Daily Archives: 18 June 2010

Another really bad call by an ump/referee: US robbed at World Cup

Why was US go-ahead goal disallowed? [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGc6Kld7nzc] Why? Historic U.S. World Cup win erased by awful referee call Fans and players of the national team are livid tonight after it had a World Cup win turned into a draw because … Read More

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Is it time for the papal tiara?

From His Hermeneuticalness: I very much hope that the Mgrs Ganswein and Marini persuade the Holy Father that the restoration of the tiara is the next step in the reform of the Papal Liturgical Ceremonies and that the visit to … Read More


Get a life!

I understand BP’s Tony Haywood has his life back now. In other news, I hear some … folks… are advocating a boycott of BP. Did it occur to them that BP needs income in order to clean up the mess … Read More


The Feeder Feed: baby edition

There are new birds at the feeders.  They are literally new: some of them are babies. Some shots will following in the next days. Here is a adult male Hairy Woodpecker with baby in tow.  The young one makes a … Read More

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iPad replacing altar Missal? WDTPRS POLL

Some years ago I wrote in my weekly column in The Wanderer: An excerpt: I hesitate to add this, for surely a few people will freak out… but once upon a time in a WDTPRS column I joked about having … Read More

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QUAERITUR: ordination in traditional form without minor orders

From a reader: I had a question regarding ‘regular’ seminarians getting Extraordinary Form ordinations.  I’m going into the seminary this fall for my diocese, so it would be a while before I get to ordination (if, God willing, I do), … Read More

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QUAERITUR: marrying in the state of mortal sin

From a reader: If a couple marries in a Catholic Church in a state of mortal sin, is the marriage still valid or not? Assuming that everything else is in order, namely, both of the couple are free to marry, … Read More

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Sacerdotal kitchen solidarity

Fr. Christensen, a priest of the Diocese of Sioux Falls, of White Around the Collar, has posted something of his own kitchen endeavours. WDTPRS desires to express solidarity. Father prepares caprese and a roast.

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US Catholic, Bp. Trautman renew attack on new translation

UPDATE: 19 June 1703 GMT: Remember New Math? 3.  I don’t really pay enough attention at Mass to notice how good or bad the translations are. Agree  1% Disagree  96%    Other  9% __________ ORIGINAL POST__________ Erie’s Bishop, His Excellency Most … Read More

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The Feeder Feed: Renaissance edition

Here is a painting at the Metropolitan in Manhattan, depicting Eve with Cain and Abel, an unusual subject.  It is by the Florentine Bacchiacca (+1557 – Francesco d’Ubertino).  It once included the figure of Adam, and so this painting was … Read More

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QUAERITUR: wearing a rosary

A reader asks: I live in an area with a large Hispanic population and I see a lot of men and boys wearing Rosaries around their necks. Is it sacreligious to do so? Please enlighten me. You mean they use … Read More

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