Category Archives: POLLS

Informal but interesting

Liberal survey of priests on new translation is inaccurate

A little while ago, some people who hate on the new translation of the Roman Missal had a little survey of priests and their reception of the translation. It may not come as a huge surprise that the survey found … Continue reading

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WDTPRS POLL: All-male sanctuary/altar service and vocations to the priesthood.

I have posted this poll before, but in light of another post, I thought I would revisit the question.
Please select a response and make comments on this subject in the combox, below.
And, yes, I know that some churches don’t even … Continue reading

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POLL: SECOND ROUND – What name WILL (not should) the next Pope choose?

We had a first poll HERE.  I took the top 15 results and offer them again for your opinion as the conclave begins today!
The combox is open for your explanations.   Anyone can vote, but you have to have an approved … Continue reading

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Annual appeal videos during Mass. Fr. Z posts an example. POLL ALERT!

This morning, before celebration of Low Mass in the Usus Antiquior, it fell to me to introduce a video from the Diocese of Madison about the Annual Catholic Appeal.
Since last night I ran into the Bishop, His Excellency Most Reverend … Continue reading

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A woman’s report on wearing a veil in church for the first time – Fr. Z POLL!

The subject of chapel veils, mantillas, whatever, comes up occasionally.  It always excites conversation.
My view is that this custom should be revived.  According to the Church’s present law, women are not obliged to cover their heads in church.  I would … Continue reading

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POLL: What name will (not should) the next Pope choose?

One of the more entertaining aspects of a papal election is speculation not only about whom the Cardinal Electors will choose, but what the new Pope’s name will be.
Entertaining, yes, but there is a serious side to it. John Paul … Continue reading

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WDTPRS POLL: 3 February St. Blaise Day Blessing of Throats

Our liturgical calendar is packed with wonderful opportunties for spiritual benefits.
Today there is a special blessing for candles (not just yesterday!) in honor of St. Blaise and then a blessing of throats.
I once stood for hours in the church in … Continue reading

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Fishwrap gins up the Catholic gun control debate – POLL

Over at Fishwrap I was amused to see Michael Sean Winters go after Nicholas Hahn of the far more serious Crisis Magazine who opined that the US bishops and papal spokesman Fr. Lombardi ought to butt out of the gun-control … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Do I say an “Amen!” in the 1st Eucharistic Prayer? POLL

From a reader:
I have not spent too much time observing the four Eucharistic prayers but I recall that, particularly in the Roman Canon / Eucharistic Prayer I, the priest has the option of saying “Through Christ our Lord. Amen.”
Are the … Continue reading

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A shot in desperation (no… not about the gun debate) – POLL

When a last shot is all you have!
This is making the rounds today with the caption:
This video will make you smile
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKam0zfEDHs&feature=player_embedded#!
So…. did it work?

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