Daily Archives: 1 February 2010

Benedict XVI’s talk with the bishops of England and Wales

First… read this: In a social milieu that encourages the expression of a variety of opinions on every question that arises, it is important to recognize dissent for what it is, and not to mistake it for a mature contribution … Read More

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Remember Doug Kmiec? Stiring the anthill in Malta.

Remember Doug Kmiec?  He wasn’t very well accepted in Malta.  He was nearly sycophantic in his support of Pres. Obama during the campaign and after, probably because he wanted to be the ambassador to the Holy See instead of just … Read More


TAC Archbp. Hepworth on Anglicanorum coetibus

In the Church Times (Issue 7663 – 29 January, 2010), an Anglican publication which is not connected with the Anglican hierarchy we find this. My emphases and comments: Archbishop Hepworth: took up ARCIC and “got what we wanted” GRAHAM HOWARD … Read More

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Benedict XVI to the Church’s jurists and tribunals: “shun pseudo-pastoral claims”

From CNS about the Holy Father’s address to the jurists of his tribunals. The Italian text of the Holy Father’s address is here. Desire for sacraments not sufficient reason for annulment, pope says By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN … Read More

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Possibly Advent 2011 for the new English translation

A reader alerted me to this: Vatican making final review of English liturgical translations        By Cindy Wooden – Catholic News Service   Monday, 01 February 2010 The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments is pulling together the final … Read More

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QUAERITUR: Readings in English during Extraordinary Form Mass

From a reader: Hey Father Zed.  I’ve got a question about using the vernacular in the TLM…  Last night my fiancee and I went to a TLM and the priest, who had a wonderful voice, sang the mass very well…. … Read More

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What I do on airplanes

If I don’t go to sleep immediately, or listen to an audio book, this is what I do on airplanes. For example: I drill into Anscar Chupungco’s dreadful talk he delivered in Australia.

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QUAERITUR: Exultet in two languages

From a reader: Father and the deacons at my parish know that I study chant, and it has been suggested that I sing the Exultet this year. This is one of the first chants I started learning (in Latin of … Read More

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