Daily Archives: 13 March 2008

QUAERITUR: Children playing Mass… but… girls?

I get a great Quaeritur via e-mail.   Father, Thank you for your time and effort with WDTPRS and your website. [You’re welcome.] I’m a father of three children, raised with my brother in the early ’60’s by our wonderful … Read More

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WDTPRS: blog or … dating service?

My phone rang sometime before 6 am.  I was wanted on a radio program to talk about some "Catholic issues" in the media right now.  So, I got on the phone with the producer of Bill Bennett’s morning radio show, … Read More

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There my be a technical problem with the blog

Expect some problems with the blog for some hours. For those WDTPRS vets around here, remember my problems with my old hosting service over a year ago? Apparently they didn’t do all that they were supposed to do to keep … Read More

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Pope Benedict hears confessions in St. Peter’s Basilica at Penance service

UPDATE: I added my rapid translation of the Holy Father’s sermon at the penance service, below.    CTV had a live broadcast from the Basilica of St. Peter during a penance service for young people.  It was pretty much a … Read More

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The Novara (Italy) TLM battle continues

Remember the dust up on the Diocese of Novara, Italy, over the implementation of Summorum Pontificum and how some priests are celebrating the older form of Mass in conflict with the wishes of the local bishop?  WDTPRS posted here and … Read More

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Pope’s 3rd encyclical: Caritas in veritate

The intrepid Marco Tosatti writes in the Italian daily La Stampa that the Pope’s third encyclical (his first "social" encyclical") will be entitled "Caritas in veritate… Charity in truth". Here are the bullet points of Tosatti’s piece  The last social … Read More

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No. You can’t ‘go to confession’ online. Period. Can’t. No.

I found this on CNN, having been warned about it by the American Papist. First, a few comments. Before anything else let this be said…. I changed my mind about that entry head line.  Of course you can confess online!  … Read More

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Get yourselves ready: WICKED STUPIDITY ALERT

I think we had better gear up for series of truly stupid, as a matter of factly, wickedly stupid, news stories and TV spots about the Catholic Church in the next few weeks, ’till after Easter.

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Statement on recent Vatican meeting about the Letter to Catholics in China

The Holy See Press Office issued a statement about the Commission Pope Benedict set up to examine reactions to the Letter to Catholics in China.      Communique of the Holy See Press Office regarding the meetingof the Commission for … Read More

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Kidnapped Chaldean archbishop of Mosul is dead

I regret to report some bad news.  From Asia News. The archbishop of Mosul is dead Bishop of Arbil: "A heavy Cross for our Church, ahead of Easter". Mosul (AsiaNews) – The Chaldean archbishop of Mosul is dead. Archbishop Faraj … Read More

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Card. Castrillon Hoyos to pontificate at Westminster Cathedral

I got this via e-mail: Cardinal Dario Castrillon Hoyos to Celebrate Pontifical High Mass in the Traditional Latin Rite in Westminster Cathedral, Saturday 14 June 2008 The Latin Mass Society is proud to announce that Cardinal Dario Castrillon Hoyos, President … Read More

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Changes to the structure of the Pont. Comm. “Ecclesia Dei” – what this means

Excellent news: On VIS we see some changes in the Roman Curia:  The Holy Father Benedict XVI named as Vice President of the Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei", Msgr. Camille Perl, until now Secretary of the same Pontifical Commission. At the … Read More

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