Category Archives: Linking Back

PRP – 4th Glorious Mystery: The Assumption

Back in 2006 I put together a “Patristic Rosary Project”, digging into the Mysteries we reflect on in recitation of the Rosary through the lens of some texts from the Fathers of the Church. I will have to return to … Continue reading

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FOLLOW UP: America Magazine interview

As you know I did an interview with Jesuit-run, liberal Amerika Magazine.  The combox over there has been… interesting.
I sincerely believed that doing the interview would be an “olive branch” moment.
Today, I noticed that Amerika has an interview with Mary … Continue reading

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St. Lawrence and the Holy Grail

On the Feast of St. Lawrence, I thought you might want to see an old post I wrote some time ago, posted on 26 June 2006, on the chalice some people think might be the Holy Grail:
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When His Holiness Pope … Continue reading

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Stunning unexpected support for Fr. Z’s request for LCWR credentials!

As you know, I was recently crushed by the LCWR’s second rejection.
I had reached out in hope. I had applied, again, for media credentials for the upcoming LCWR assembly in Nashville.  They have rebuffed, again, my application.
“Where’s their prophetic spirit?”, I … Continue reading

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Cong. for Worship considers (’bout time) more dignified “Sign of Peace”. POLL

I have posted polls about your feelings about the “Sign of Peace” during the Novus Ordo.
I saw this today at CNA:
Vatican announces desire for more restrained sign of peace at Mass
Vatican City, Jul 31, 2014 / 05:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- … Continue reading

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What Did the Imam Really Say? Revisited

I read at Il Giornale today that the prayer read by the Imam in the Vatican Gardens was indeed from the Sura 2, wherein Allah is asked to crush infidels (that’s us) and let Islam triumph over the whole world … Continue reading

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“Thanks for your blog. It saved this seminarian from a particularly mortifying purification.”

From a seminarian:
Just wanted to say a big “Thanks” for your blog. I was sure glad for the liturgical minutiae I’ve picked up here when I found a fly in the Precious Blood tonight after Mass. Your advice about skewering … Continue reading

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UPDATE: 2013 Scalfari Interview now BACK on the Vatican website. Why?

Originally Published on: Jul 16, 2014 @ 11:36
17 July: The interview has been removed.  More below.
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Can someone explain to me why the first Scalfari Interview from October 2013 is once again back on the Vatican’s website under the official category of the … Continue reading

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FOLLOW UP: Religious Freedom under attack in the US Senate – FAIL

The other day I urged you, in unity with the USCCB, to contact your Senator’s offices and express your opposition to the passing of S. 2578, the ‘Protect Women’s Health From Corporate Interference Act of 2014’. This would have gravely … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Forms of 1st blessings by new priests

I’ve had a couple emails lately with questions about forms or texts of blessings by priests.  ’Tis the season: new priests are darting about, leaving whiffs of still-fresh chrism in their wakes, imparting “first blessings”.  As it turns out, I … Continue reading

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