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Monthly Archives: May 2009
I wonder about these terms… which we will be hearing and reading often in the coming days. What is the difference of impact between pro-life and anti-abortion What do these terms really say? What are people trying to convey by … Read More
From AP via FoxNews: My emphases and comments: Pro-Life Groups Fear Backlash After Tiller MurderMany anti-abortion groups condemned the killing of Tiller, a prominent abortion provider who was shot dead at his church in Wichita, Kansas. But they expressed concern … Read More
I await with anxiety the inevitable capture of the person who shot George Tiller to death. Tiller will now be lifted up in mockery of authentic martyrdom. I hope to God his murderer is not Catholic. I am supposing he … Read More
All… the NYT has this story. The infamous late-term abortionist Dr. George Tiller was shot and killed today in his church. WDTPRS deplores this violence. Furthermore, this will bring horrific blow-back down on the entire pro-life movement. Abortion Doctor Shot … Read More
From a reader: A traditional Latin Missa Cantata (Mass in the Extraordinary Form) has been scheduled for 3:00 PM on Sunday, June 28, 2009 in anticipation of the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul at the Church of St. Paul, … Read More
I wrote about the letter of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei about the use of the traditional form of the Ambrosian Rite. Now there is an article in Il Giornale about the issue. n. 131 del 2009-05-31 pagina 4 «La … Read More
From a skype conversation with one of my witty interlocutors: "[08:31 AM] … : Next week in the Novus Ordo is Trinity Sunday. We hate these dogmatic "theme" Sundays. People could care less about dogma. I wish the Novus Ordo … Read More
In this PODCAzT we will look into the new Year of Priests announced by Pope Benedict XVI and the indulgence priests and lay faithful can gain each in their own ways. Then, I will start what I hope to carry … Read More
You might have missed had Catholic Church Conservation not been vigilant. Yes, YouTube has video produced by the infamous St. Joan of Arch parish in Minneapolis on the occasion of their Earth Day celebration! Look at it as a sort … Read More
Under another entry commenters went down the rabbit… but with a good topic for discussion. Orchestral music for Holy Mass…. Mozart Masses, Schubert, Haydn, Gounod, Faure, Reinberger, etc. Kosher for the Roman Rite? Not Kosher?
Last Thursday was the Feast of the Ascension. Today is the Vigil of Pentecost. The original NOVENA is underway. Pray to the Holy Spirit. Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful, and enkindle in them the fire of … Read More
Welcome to another installment of What Does the Prayer Really Sound Like? Today we will learn the antiphons, orations and readings, sequence, preface and proper parts of the Roman Canon for Pentecost in the 1962 Missale Romanum. In this installment … Read More
From a reader: Rev. Mr. Charles White IV is to be ordained priest for the Archdiocese of Detroit by Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron on Saturday, May 30th. His first Mass as celebrant, will be in the Extraordinary Form – a … Read More
On Thursday, 29 May there was a very interesting "discussion" held by Catholic University of America on "The Obama Administration and the Sanctity of Human Life: Is there a common ground on life issue? What is the right response by … Read More
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From Stella Borealis come this entry about the annual Pentecost challenge made by a homosexual activist group to the local Archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis. The group concerned is called Rainbow Sash. Adherents of Rainbow Sash publicly protest the … Read More
Although the week has brought some sadness, there are nevertheless reasons for good cheer in this life, aided by grace. Foremost among the good pieces of news I had were the appointment of a friend of mine, Fr. Lee Piche, … Read More
UPDATE 0019 GMT 30 May One of the commenters, below, says that this report is not true. Scroll down to see his comments. _____________________ Our friends at Rorate have an entry which has me a little steamed. Try to wrap … Read More
There has been a very interesting development in regard to the use the older form of the Ambrosian Rite. My understanding is that priests and laypeople in those regions where the Ambrosian Rite has historically been used have encountered great … Read More