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Monthly Archives: October 2008
The gentlemanly Sandro Magister has provided us with an English translation of the Holy Father’s Preface to his Opera Omnia which is underway. The first volume was, unsurprisingly, his liturgical writings. As I have been saying, liturgy is at the … Read More
At Catholic Culture there is an interesting piece by Jeff Mirus. My emphases and comments: “Pitiful Diatribes on Exterior Forms” Posted Oct. 27, 2008 1:28 PM by Dr. Jeff Mirus If you argue endlessly about this or that form of … Read More
Over at Standing On My Head Fr. Dwight Longenecker has something to say about saying Mass ad orientem. Let’s have a look with my emphases. Here’s a suggestion and question about the liturgy. I was celebrating Mass on Sunday away … Read More
The dreadful pro-abortion but "Catholic" Governor of Michigan, Jennifer Granholm (D-MI) is now showing her colors. Apparently, Gov. Granholm is in favor of an embryonic stem-cell research referendum which is on the ballot in Michigan. This is "Proposal 2". Proposition … Read More
My friend Fr. Blake of St. Mary Magdalen in Brighton has posted a letter of His Eminence Keith Patrick Card. O’Brien, Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh, to Prime Minister Gordon Brown. OPEN LETTER TO THE PRIME MINISTER 28 October … Read More
Election Prayer by Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J. Lord Jesus Christ, You told us to give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and to God what belongs to God. Enlighten the minds of our people [in] America. May we choose … Read More
His Excellency Frances Malooly, the new Bishop of Willmington, Delaware, had an op-ed piece the other day in the News-Journal. This is the diocese of pro-abortion vice-presidential candidate Sen. Joseph Biden (D-DE). My emphases and comments. Catholic Church has … Read More
I think it would be interesting to explore whether there is any overlap in the list of US bishops who have been supportive of Summorum Pontificum on the one hand, and the list of US bishops who have made strong … Read More
From a reader about the Bishop of Corpus Christi, Texas: Catholic Bishop Rene H. Gracida Releases Radio Ad Stating no Catholic can Vote for Barack Obama in Good Conscience MEDIA ADVISORY, October 24 /Christian Newswire/ — Today – perhaps in … Read More
The site Kansas Catholic has some great photos of the consecration of Old Saint Patrick this last weekend. Check it out! Here are a couple teasers.
Just because it’s pretty.
Years ago, when I worked in the Vatican and cellphones were not yet an option, placing some calls required you to go through the Vatican switchboard. So, I can attest to much of the substance of this article. Here is … Read More
It is time once again to thank you readers for… well.. several things. First, I repeat my gratitude to those of you who voted for WDTPRS on the Blogger’s Choice Awards. WDTPRS came in first, as you may recall. Your … Read More
A kind reader alerted me to a interesting set of responses from His Eminence Dario Card. Castrillon Hoyos to questions about Benedict XVI’s Summorum Pontificum. The Q&A is, interestingly enough, posted on clerus.va, the website of the Congregation for Clergy. … Read More
A friend alerted me to this from the site of Kansas Liberty: My emphases and comments: Archbishop defends church’s ‘rights and responsibility’ to teach moralsNaumann says most important issue to Catholics is abortion Last week the Roman Catholic archbishop of … Read More
From a priest reader. This is edited to preserve anonymity. My emphases: Dear Fr. Z.: I have been transferred to a new assignment. At that time I determined to celebrate Mass ad orientem. The bishop has received letters of complaint … Read More
REPOST: This is interesting: Knights of Columbus airs pro-life ‘heartbeat’ radio ad New Haven, Oct 6, 2008 / 08:25 pm (CNA).- A new Knights of Columbus radio spot featuring the heartbeat of a 10-week-old unborn child and urging listeners to … Read More
Here is a question from a reader. It brings up good questions. People often come to see their beloved old hand missals for Mass as treasures, dear old friend, a life-long companion. Thus, they probably use their hand-missals in very … Read More
After my travels I am finally heading back to the Sabine Farm. So…. yet another airport.
This is from the Pontifical Mass at Old St. Patrick’s last Saturday.