Daily Archives: 16 December 2008


I have been trying to get usteam to work on the old laptop I put in the chapel.  I think more people can watch ustream at once, whereas only 7 can watch at the same time with the present service. … Read More

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QUAERITUR: Rose vestments during the week after Gaudete Sunday?

Rosacea vestments during the week after the 3rd Sunday of Advent? I reader sent me this: In re: Rosacea, today I came across this interesting instruction, found in "Matters Liturgical" 9th edition (1956): 119. b. Rose-color vestments may also be worn, … Read More

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Radio Sabina lives again

I have temporarily revived Radio Sabina and the Z-Cam in the chapel.

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QUAERITUR: satifying 1 January Mass obligation

From a reader: Per the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), January 1, the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, is a holy day of obligation — one of the few non-Sundays throughout the year when Catholics are required … Read More

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“I was told there would be cookies”

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What is this?

Can anyone tell me what this flower is? It is blooming in my kitchen and I have no idea what it is. UPDATE: 1859 GMT From a reader: From the photo it appears that the flower in question is called … Read More

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CNN interview of Fr. Roy Bourgeois

More on Fr. Roy Bourgeois and the excommunication situation. There was a CNN piece on 14 December with Fr. Bourgeois and Msgr. Charles Pope. Father found his collar for the interview.   He has not found a Catholic position on the … Read More

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Italiani! Nuovo sito dedicato all S. Messa in forma straordinaria

Vorrete investigare questo nuovo sito: http://www.messainlatino.it/

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Fitchburg, Mass. Mass: TLM – Midnight – Christmas

From a reader: There will be a high Christmas midnight mass (missa cantata) at Immaculate Conception Church, 59 Walnut St., Fitchburg, Massachusetts. A musical prelude will begin at 11:30, with the mass beginning at 12 midnight. It is hoped that … Read More

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QUAERITUR: I can sew, embroider, make – how do I make vestments?

From a reader.   Perhaps some of you can help her: Hello Father Z, Before I call the parish office and volunteer, I wondered if you or your readers could recommend a reliable source on doing the fancy sewing for Mass … Read More

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Fr. Dale Fushek excommunicated

I don’t know how many of you were at some point influenced by Life Teen, but one of its founders, Fr. Dale Fuscek, has been excommunicated.  The Papist has the goods. From the Diocese of Phoenix website:     December 15, … Read More

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Christmas cards

Are you sending Christmas cards this year? Fewer? More?

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