Daily Archives: 5 March 2010

NYC – St. Vincent’s and Holy Innocents

I will be in Manhattan for a while.  I will be celebrant for a Triduum in the older Roman Rite at Holy Innocents

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NY – Bronxville

I will do a parish mission.

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Fish on Fridays, my way – Fr. Z’s “Just For The Halibut” Cakes

It is Friday in Lent, and as the sun sank, I – a traditionalist in my consistency – wanted a cheeseburger. So, I dug into the freezer and found a piece of frozen halibut which I bought for $1.38. "What … Read More

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Telegraph: 100 US Anglican parishes convert to Roman Catholic Church

I understand that Anglican Archbishop Rowan Williams may soon issue a document Romanorum coetibus which will create a safe haven in the very loose Anglican embrace where the editor and readers of The Tablet and NCR, at their request mind … Read More

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The Feeder Feed and thanks

House Finch. They were scarce for a while, but are getting more active, I think. And many thanks to RF who used my amazon wish list to send Joseph Pearce’s Through Shakespeare’s Eyes: seeing the Catholic presence in the plays.  … Read More

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WDTPRS – Friday 2nd Week of Lent – “Prayer over the People” (2002MR)

A great new feature of the 2002 Missale Romanum in Latin is that for Lent the "Prayer over the people" or Oratio super populum has been revived as an option. Priests can use this prayer NOW at the end of … Read More


iBreviary iPhone app… free?

I received an SMS saying that the iPhone app "iBreviary" is free right now. I have mixed views of iBreviary, frankly.  At first, it was quite promising.  Many languages were promised including Latin. But most of the time the Latin … Read More

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Catholic Herald: Bishops call for renewal of Britain

Some time ago, Fr. Aidan Nichols set out radical and comprehensive program for Catholic renewal of England in a book The Realm: An Unfashionable Essay on the Conversion of England. (For readers in the UK click HERE to buy.) Fr. … Read More

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Good spiritual reading in New Jesuit Review’s latest issue

In the latest issue of New Jesuit Review (issued by real Jesuits!) there is a fine article by my friend Fr. John Gavin, SJ, whom I got to know in Rome.   Folks, there are good young Jesuits.  Really. His article … Read More

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Every storm clouds has its lining of silver… this time in Tennessee

In Tennessee a baptist minister has engaged in the worst sort of anti-Catholic bigotry. The pastor of Conner Heights Baptist Church, Jonathan Hatcher, distributed to students at Pigeon Forge High School the lowest sort of anti-Catholic pamphlets.  One such refers … Read More

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An initiative at St. Patrick’s, Soho, London. Not complicated, it just works.

If you want to see what a Catholic newspaper should be like, check out this article in The Catholic Herald, the UK’s best Catholic weekly. Here is a great story. Preamble: Keep in mind as you read that NCR in … Read More

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NCR has another little nutty

Poor things.  Would they like some cheese with that whine? The hermeneutic of dysfunction Mar. 05, 2010 An NCR Editorial It doesn’t take an expert church observer to understand that those who want to diminish the effect of the Second … Read More

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