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Lutherans call for Latin Liturgy as an aid to identity and unity

I saw a post at a Lutheran blog calling for  - wait for it – more Latin in their liturgy.
As a convert to Holy Mother Church from Lutheranism, I found this pretty interesting.  I am aware that there exists a … Continue reading

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Card. Collins: “receiving communion is not obligatory at Mass”

The Archbishop of Toronto, His Eminence Thomas Card. Collins has said something that I have been hammering at for years.  HERE
It is NOT obligatory to receive Communion at Mass.
Also, people who may not receive Communion are STILL OBLIGED to attend … Continue reading

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Two interesting facts about the late Maya Angelou.

At Fishwrap, Michael Sean Winters has reminded us that the late writer Maya Angelou once recounted to Family Circle Magazine that, as a pregnant teen, she chose to keep her baby instead of opting for abortion. HERE  Kudos to MSW … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Children learn to sing Gregorian chant at Chant Camp!

How many of you have heard someone object to Gregorian chant on the grounds that it is tooo haaard!
Right.
Here is a video about a summer camp where children as young as 8 years old are learning to sing Gregorian chant.
At … Continue reading

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MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! You helped a US Army Chaplain and his troops!

YOU DID IT!  100% Fulfillment of the requests for socks.  I am really proud of you.
1800 pairs of sock in less than a month and a half.
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Our own “Cantor”, frequent commentator here, broke down the purchases by location. NB: British … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick in El Paso

For your “Brick by Brick” file, in the El Paso Times:
El Paso Catholic Diocese to offer Mass in Latin [Will it be the Novus Ordo?]
“Oremus,” which means ‘let us pray’ in Latin will be heard regularly in Mass starting in … Continue reading

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Of Masses Pontifical (D. Providence) and Solemn (D. Sacramento)

It will not be stopped.
This is a little late in the posting, but I thought you would like to see a couple success stories.
First, my friend Fr. Jay Finelli, “iPadre”, sent photos of a Pontifical Mass celebrated by Bp. Matano … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z praises Jamie Manson of the Fishwrap

Over at Fishwrap, Jamie Manson deserves our praise.
Are are shocked?
Our Jamie seems to be the only one over there who isn’t in denial about Pope Francis!
See her piece (I am not making this up):
Time to face facts: Pope Francis agrees … Continue reading

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¡Vaya lío! Great idea for diocesan New Evangelization!

Here is an encouraging “¡Vaya lío!” example.
You all know about, or ought to know about, the great Benedictine monks in Norcia, Italy.  Here is something from their web page:
SOLEMN MASS WITH THE BISHOP OF FOLIGNO, HIS EXCELLENCY GUALTIERO SIGISMONDI
[NB] The Bishop … Continue reading

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Sister explains the situation. Spittle-flecked nutty, bullying, intimidation ensue.

With a biretta tip to TAM, I bring to your attention something that was in the Charlotte Observer.
This is we are going to experience for a long-time, friends.  If we Catholics (read: faithful to the teachings of the Church concerning … Continue reading

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