Tag Archives: cathedra

QUAERITUR: Pontifical Mass in the Novus Ordo?

From a reader:
This may be a stupid question, but in the Novus Ordo, if a bishop of the diocese celebrates Mass, would it technically be defined as a “pontifical Mass” since he would be the pontiff?
Not a dumb-question at all.
Let’s get … Continue reading

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Ex cathedra… ad cathedram

A little fun with Latin. A reader sent this:

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Baldichin By Baldichin

The destruction inflicted on our churches in the name of Vatican II still makes the angels weep.
However, a restoration is slowly picking up momentum.
Here is a good example.
I like to visit the Cathedral if my native place, St Paul and … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Bishops and Titular Sees

From a reader:
Recently, you had a post up regarding Archbishop Nienstedt’s defense of traditional marriage.  As a curious person, I looked up the Archbishop’s background and discovered he once held the titular see of Alton, in Illinois, when he was serving as an auxiliary bishop.  … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 118: Benedict XVI’s Message for Lent; Fr. Z on love and on Peter

NB: iTunes users… I found that there was a second enclosure buried in these posts which screws up the iTunes feed. Let me know if you are not getting this on iTunes.
Pope Benedict’s XVI’s Message for Lent 2011 is available.  … Continue reading

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