Daily Archives: 17 December 2008

QUAERITUR: SSPX wedding

From a reader: My cousin is soon to be married in a SSPX church, a church which his family has been attending for twenty years, since he was in fourth grade. I read on a Catholic website that such a … Continue reading

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Is it just me….

… or are things very slow on the Catholic blogosphere today?  Very slow on Twitter also, or so it seems.

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ante diem xvi kalendas januarias

With the help of rogueclassicism: ante diem xvi kalendas januarias Saturnalia (day 1) — major, popular festival in honour of Saturn with banquets, the wearing of soft caps (pilei), and general good cheer. Shops and schools were closed, gambling was … Continue reading

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Where some of you are

Here is a snapshot from the last few minutes of where people are (more or less) when they log in.  These are approximations and I edited out "unknown" and "United States", etc. Washington, District of… Stockton-on-Tees Toronto, Ontario Utica, Michigan … Continue reading

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Signs of Pelagianism

My friend Fr. Ray Blake, the distinguished pastor of St. Mary Magdalene in Brighton has a good commentary on his blog today. Pelagianism: I hate it, but it is very British. It is really a variant of Arianism which says … Continue reading

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A purpose of Summorum Pontificum

There is a wonderful phrase in Latin… Repetita iuvant. The Pertinacious Papist has a good reminder: Una Voce America’s Nota (No 39, Fall 2008) carries the following brief excerpt from the address of Pope Benedict XVI to the Bishops of … Continue reading

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“In rigorous hours…”

  With a tip of the biretta to the Laudator…. Robert Louis Stevenson, Winter:     In rigorous hours, when down the iron lane    The redbreast looks in vain    For hips and haws,    Lo, shining flowers upon my window-pane    The silver … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: servers sitting on steps during TLM

From a reader: Have you any information regarding alter servers sitting on the steps of the sanctuary during a TLM Mass? This is occurring in a local parish during the times when the celebrant sits (while the choir sings the … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Last Days of Advent: 17 December

We have come to the last days of the Church’s preparation for the feast of the Nativity of the Lord. COLLECT: Deus, humanae conditor et redemptor naturae, qui Verbum tuum in utero perpetuae virginitatis carnem assumere voluisti, respice propitius ad … Continue reading

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