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Bp. Tobin’s Tough Love: Hirsute flabmeisters… mature women with skimpy clothes… hyperactive gum-chewing kids checking their iPhones

His Excellency Most Reverend  Thomas J. Tobin, Bishop of Providence has sobering reminders for his flock. HERE No doubt His Excellency is addressing himself only to the Catholics of Providence. So, if you are not in that diocese pay no attention.  My emphases and … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Ways to improve celebration of Mass with Novus Ordo

From a reader: We are trying to help make a very reverent Ordinary Form mass. Any suggestions? We thought Ad Orientem and Sung Propers might be a good start! Any other suggestions? Right off the bat, we can all improve … Continue reading

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A sense of the sacred: How to recapture it.

Over at the National Catholic Register Pat Archbold has a good piece for your consideration.  You might point it out to your parish priests. I’ll give you the intro and then the headlines. You can read the rest there. 7 … Continue reading

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BREAKING! Missing and the search is on!

The often amusing Eye of the Tiber reports on a serious news story that should concern us all.  My emphases. Sierra Nevada–More than five dozen searchers scoured the Sierra Nevada foothills for the missing reverence at a Mass at the Church … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Electronic devices during Mass

From a reader: I attend the Extraodinary Form regularly. I noticed yesterday a man using a tablet as his Missal. I’m not sure what to think about this. My own thought is that a tablet also can (and does) display … Continue reading

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Are we now a nation of blatteroons?

When I take a break from movies with lots of explosions, I like period pieces.  You can’t beat a well done production of a Jane Austen novel or just about any of the 19th century writers. It happened the other … Continue reading

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A blogger’s conversion to altar rails and kneeling for Communion (POLL)

Deacon Greg Kandra has had a bit of a conversion about altar rails.  Here is a taste. Okay. I’ve changed my mind. It’s time to bring back the altar rail. Hey, I’m as surprised as anyone else that I feel … Continue reading

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SHHHHHSSSSers

Under another entry commenter "Allan" posted the following, which is worthy of consideration on its own.  My emphases and comments. I’ve been wondering where to post this, but under the theme of “brick by brick” I think there’s a lesson … Continue reading

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