Daily Archives: 9 June 2009

A new trend: Host in the Post!

Msgr. Charles Pope of the Archdiocese of Washington, DC alerted me to his item on the website of the Archdiocese.  He fisked a piece in the ultra-liberal UK sheet The Guardian. Msgr. Pope’s entry is called "Host in the Post".  … Read More

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A “Crunchy Con” liturgical essay… rereading that baptist minister’s remarks on worship

Some hours back I posted an interesting piece by a baptist minister which has been getting some play in the blogosphere. On a site called Crunchy Con there is a reaction to the experience this baptist minister had. A "crunchy … Read More

Posted in Linking Back, SESSIUNCULA, SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM, The Drill | Tagged , , , , | 51 Comments

America Magazine: English should supplant Latin as Church’s official language

From the Jesuit run America with my emphases and very time-pressed comments: Ave atque Vale The case for replacing Latin as the official language of the church Thomas G. Casey | AMERICA, JUNE 8, 2009 Latin is the official language … Read More

Posted in Our Catholic Identity, SESSIUNCULA, The Drill | Tagged , , | 101 Comments


Few things are as satisfying on a busy day as walking into a barbershop just as the only customer is getting out of the chair and arriving just before four others walk in.

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A baptist minister encounters ancient liturgy

From a reader: I thought you’d be interested in the observations of a Baptist pastor who, on sabbatical, visited an Orthodox church.  I think his observations, excerpted below, hold true, as well, about the TLM.  His blog posting is titled … Read More

Posted in Brick by Brick, Just Too Cool, SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM | 37 Comments

QUAERITUR: kneeling for Communion causing disruption

From a reader: Last month I was denied Holy Communion for kneeling by the associate priest at my parish in ___. I couldn’t believe this happened to me but had heard that this has happened before. I am new to … Read More

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A good theological library is a wonderful tool.

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Brick by brick with the SSPX

Our alert friends at Rorate posted news that SSPX Bp. Bernard Fellay, Superior of the SSPX, was received at the offices of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith… or at least, I add, at the Palazzo del Sant’Uffizio.  … Read More

Posted in Brick by Brick, SESSIUNCULA | 17 Comments