Daily Archives: 4 June 2009

USB Question

Does anyone have experience of using USB extenders using CAT5?

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 14 Comments

Changes at Basilica of Holy Cross of Jerusalem in Rome due to “liturgical abuses”

I picked up from the Papa Ratzinger blog, an Italian site, that at the Basilica of the Holy Cross of Jerusalem in Rome, a basilica of profound historical importance, the Cistercian Abott of the monastery has been removed as the … Read More

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 37 Comments

Need to refresh your Vatican batteries?

When you simply have to know about the weather in the Vatican City State. And when you need a view of St. Peter’s Square.

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Gate of Heaven – 20 years today

Catholics used to put the words Porta Caeli over the doors of their churches. But another gate, the Gate of Heavenly Peace or Tian’anmén was the site of a terrible thing 20 years ago.

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Request to readers about Confirmation preparation materials

Would you readers, priests and lay people alike, do me a favor? Post here suggestions and reviews of good materials for preparation both of young people and adults for the Sacrament of Confirmation. This might be a helpful resource!

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes | 31 Comments

QUAERITUR: Communion for a non-celebrating priest

From a priest reader: Perhaps you or your readers could help me with a question regarding communion etiquette for priests in the Ordinary Form of the Mass.  When a priest is in attendance at a mass and not concelebrating, should … Read More

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, Mail from priests | 25 Comments

Thanks to readers

First, many thanks to you who have voted for WDTPRS in the many categories of the Catholic Media Awards!  Please let your friends know about the voting and ask them to help WDTPRS. Also, I am deeply grateful to the … Read More

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QUAERITUR: Should I stand or should I kneel?

From a reader: I am a bit of an amateur rubricist (God help us all), and know the rules in the Ordinary Form.  The bishops of the United States, under the permission of the Holy See, have mandated kneeling during … Read More

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Some ammunition in defense of Ven. John Henry Newman

The cause for beatification of Venerable John Henry Newman, the convert, Cardinal, and theologian is going apace. From time to time you may have read some revisionist theory from a self-interested writer absurdly suggesting that Newman was homosexual.   Rubbish. A … Read More

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If Harry Knox is anti-Catholic, why is he at the White House?

From CNA with my emphases and comments: White House ‘comfortable’ with controversial faith-based council appointee Washington D.C., Jun 4, 2009 / 06:15 am (CNA).- The White House spokesman has said that President Obama is “comfortable” with the makeup of his … Read More

Posted in I'm just askin'..., The Drill | 17 Comments