Category Archives: “How To…” – Practical Notes

ASK FATHER: Use of Eastern censer by Romans

From a reader:
Would it be an abuse to use an eastern thurible in the Roman Rite even if the bells are removed? Sometimes it seems more efficient to use especially in Eucharistic processions.
I don’t know that it would be an … Continue reading

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Tensions in the Catholic blogosphere. Where Fr. Z opines.

Some discussion is arising in the Catholic blogosphere about, well, the Catholic blogosphere.   This week, for example, the UK’s still best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald, has an opinion column: Bishops and bloggers: there is a way out of … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Spike the stats for an oppressed blogger! ¡Vaya lío!

Everyone, please do me a favor.  This is a simple ACTION ITEM!  ¡Vaya lío!
Visit the blog Protect The Pope.  Spike the traffic over there big time today.  Even if it is just for a brief hit-and-run look-see.
Click HERE!
Tens of thousands visit … Continue reading

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More about the silencing of a Catholic blogger

As you know, an English Catholic deacon of the Diocese of Lancaster who was a blogger was silenced by his bishop.  HERE
My friend the Dean of Bexley, the P.P of Blackfen, His Hermeneuticalness, Fr. Timothy Finigan, distinguished English blogger whom … Continue reading

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¡Vaya lío! Another church gets a new Communion rail!

The other day I posted about the installation of a new Communion rail in the Church of St. Mary in Pine Bluff, WI.  HERE
Now I read that a new rail will be installed in St. Joseph’s Church in Macon, GA.
From … Continue reading

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How tiny liberal loon crank groups provide cover and distraction for larger, more dangerous initiatives.

In Religion Dispatches which is associated with USC, Patricia Miller opines.
Who is Patricia Miller? She is described on the page:
Patricia Miller is the author of Good Catholics: The Battle Over Abortion in the Catholic Church. She has written extensively about … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Why is the back of Father’s vestment raised at the consecration?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I have been wondering why the servers lift the priest’s chasuble during the consecration. From the sources that I could find, it was an old practice to help the priest because the chasubles were heavy. Is there a … Continue reading

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Lent, Gator Meat, and You… and I

In this week’s digital edition of the UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald, I saw this cartoon:

Not a lot of gators in Ol’ Blighty, except perhaps plodding around in the offices of The Bitter Pill, but I think we are having … Continue reading

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“In varietate concordia”, E pluribus unum” and “In necessariis unitas”

In the slimy, slithery scrawl of the head of catholics for Choice to Hell’s Bible (aka The New York Times – HERE) cites a Latin phrase “in varietate concordia” which he renders as “unity in diversity.”
What the writer, dissident Jon O’Brien, … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 10: Friday 1st Week of Lent

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Today is Friday of the 1st Week of Lent.
Lent is fully underway.  Examine your consciences and…
GO TO CONFESSION!

With this audio offering, I continue a series of daily podcasts for Lent.  They are intended to give … Continue reading

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