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Should the infamous “altar girl” decision be reversed? Wm. Oddie opines. WDTPRS POLLS included.

The formidable William Oddie, a columnist of the UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald, has an opinion piece on the 1994 interpretation of the Latin Church’s Canon Law which permitted service at the altar by females.   Keep in mind … Continue reading

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WDTPRS POLL: Should the US Bishops have Catholics return to meatless Fridays for the whole year?

In another entry, I offered and reacted to Archbishop Dolan’s (Archd. NY) comments about our Catholic identity, external markers seen by others and ourselves which reinforce that identity and communicate it to others and the former practice of meatless Fridays … Continue reading

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I want to circle us back to an old and very important debate. What is the plural of the drink made from gin and tonic? One is “a gin and tonic”. Do we say two “gin and tonics” or “gins … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: sign of Cross after Holy Communion – WDTPRS POLL

From a reader: Some friends were having a discussion about whether or not making the sign of the cross after receiving Holy Communion is encouraged, discouraged, or doesn’t matter either way.  What say you ? I saaaaay…. I sayyyyy… Sure.  … Continue reading

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WDTPRS POLL: Date of release of Instruction of “Summorum Pontificum”!

So… rumor has it that the Instruction on Summorum Pontificum will be released soon.  Spies say “within two weeks” of the time I am writing, which is 9 May, Monday.  We know it won’t be today. When will it be? … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: seminarians and clerical dress and WDTPRS POLL

From a seminarian: I’m wondering, I seem to remember hearing about a letter or something where Pope Benedict asked seminarians to wear clericals when going to audiences or something… I believe this was in reference to his visit to the … Continue reading

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WDTPRS POLL: Which was Fr. Z’s?

I was out with a priest friend for the afternoon.  He came into town to visit me and have some RnR after his Holy Week and Easter exercises. We visited several churches, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and then had … Continue reading

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WDTPRS POLL: Holy Thursday Foot Washing Rite – what happened?

Let’s return for a moment to your experience of the Triduum and Holy Thurday’s Mass of the Last Supper. The rite of washing of feet, or Mandatum, is an option in the Roman Rite.  I know of a few places … Continue reading

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WDTPRS POLL: Attending Triduum services

A quick WDTPRS POLL: Please leave a comment in the combox if you care to.

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How is your Lent so far? II

A couple weeks ago I asked how your Lent was going… if you were sticking to your plan… if you had a plan, that is. It is time to ask again. So? How’s it going? Select an answer and add … Continue reading

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POLL ALERT! LOWEST Super Bowl Commercial

Our friends at SERVIAM have a poll going about which Super Bowl commercial lowered the standard for good, acceptable commercials, and made everyone collectively stupider and more vicious. GO VOTE NOW. Let’s see if we can boost his voting turn … Continue reading

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POLL ALERT! Phoenix Hospital and its “Catholic” status!

This poll is presently underway on the site azfamily.com. If you are so inclined, you might offer your opinion.  CLICK HERE. The results as of 1914 GMT: UPDATE: 22 Dec 1759 GMT:

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Miracle Near 34th Street: My and your Christmas plans. WDTPRS POLL ALERT!

There is a POLL at the end! Where will you be for Christmas this year and at which Mass do you plan to assist? For Christmas this year, I will again be in New York City to celebrate the Miracle … Continue reading

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WDTPRS POLL ALERT! (This might get things going.)

I love the title of this entry.   No, not the title of this entry… but Damian Thompson’s title on the entry where he posts Michael Voris’s latest. Lesbian-hugging Marxist nuns have reduced US parishes to nuclear wasteland, Catholic pundit tentatively … Continue reading

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POLL ALERT! WaPo on religious freedom of military chaplains and homosexuals

POLL ALERT! The Washington Post has a rather slimy question with a poll concerning religious freedom and the US Military, especially in regard to “don’t ask – don’t tell”, which concerns the identity of homosexuals. Here is the WaPo text:  … Continue reading

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