Monthly Archives: August 2010

A different take on “active participation”

I hear there was recently another attempted ordination of a wymyn in Arizona.

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WDTPRS POLL: sanctuary design for Pope Benedict’s visit to England

UPDATE: 1 Sept 17:52 GMT: I see that England’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald has linked to this post.  Perhaps you readers might reciprocate and contribute well-considered and respectful comments in the discussion over there as well. __________ I … Read More

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Looking again at “active participation”

In Faith Magazine there is an article about active participation in the liturgy.  Let’s have a look with my emphases and comments.   ‘With hearts and hands and voices’full, conscious and active participation in the liturgy by Rita Thiron [Who … Read More

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E-Mail issue

A note to friends who also read this blog: I have had an email problem.  While on the road this weekend, my internet provider changed outgoing server settings.  Result: I could not send anything out.  It took a while to … Read More

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It is hardly ever killing time

On domestic flights one of two things will fill my time. I either fall more or less instantly to sleep – rather in the manner of Capt. Aubrey – or I read. Todayen route I was able to devour the … Read More

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Wholly Ours

In a conversation with a friend today it became clearer and clearer to me how the Second Vatican Council’s document on liturgy, Sacrosanctum Concilium, is entirely the property of … on the side of the traditional/conversative argument. The usual narrative … Read More

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Where you are

I did a quick snapshot of some of the places you are when you come to visit WDTPRS. I cut out the "unknown" and entries that were too vague, such as "Canada" or "Germany". These are approximations of locations in … Read More


What is your good news?

Have any good news for us today? I was able to spend some time with friends in KC, MO, meet with Bp. Finn, and help a priest friend by taking one of his four Sunday Masses.


REVIEW: Mystic Monk Coffee

was so impressed by the proposed plans for the new Carmelite Monastery in Wyoming, that I decided to check out Mystic Monk Coffee and help them peddle some. Pounds and Grounds and Compounds I developed a strong interest in good … Read More

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WDTPRS: 14th Sunday after Pentecost

Today’s prayer survived the snipping and pasting of the Consilium and the late Rev. Annibale Bugnini’s liturgical experts to be used on Tuesday of the 2nd week of Lent. COLLECT (1962MR): Custodi, Domine, quaesumus, Ecclesiam tuam propitiatione perpetua: et quia … Read More

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QUAERITUR: In the USA is it against the law to kneel for Communion?

From a reader: I know this may seem a bit odd, but  I was hoping to get your perspective on the U.S. GIRM 160, which states:  "The norm for reception of holy Communion in the dioceses of the United States … Read More

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If you live long enough…

… you’ll see just about everything. Brick by brick. I have nothing else worthwhile to add to that. [youtube:]

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QUAERITUR: important kitchen tools

Here is a change of pace. A reader recently asked me about necessary cooking tools. Among the several things which more obvious, good bowls are essential. Sturdy, heat resistant and in different sizes.

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Bl. Teresa of Calcutta saved Card. Comastri’s priesthood

From CNA with my emphases: Cardinal Comastri recounts how Mother Teresa saved his priesthood Rome, Italy, Aug 26, 2010 / 05:46 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Archpriest of St. Peter’s Basilica remembered at Mass on Thursday how a promise he made … Read More

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Anyone having internet problems today?

Earlier today, on and off, I had some real problems with use of the internet.  Some sites wouldn’t load, and others would.  I had particular problems with loading anything from a Google search. Did you have this experience?  Did something … Read More


New “Roman Missal” edition of the “Say The Black – Do The Red” coffee mug!

I just received the very first edition of the Say The Black – Do The Red “New Roman Missal” edition coffee mug. It is slightly different from the standard edition in that I not only add the obviously added text, … Read More


QUAERITUR: priest roams around to preach

From a reader: We have a new pastor, and I am trying desperately to acclimatize myself to his liturgical style.  I’m wondering which things I should be concerned about and which I should just deal with. 1. When he give … Read More

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“If you aren’t a conservative by the time you are 40, you don’t have a brain”

My friend The Motley Monk has an interesting insight (me emphases and comments: Most people surely have heard the aphorism, "If you aren’t a liberal when you are 20, you don’t have a heart….but if you aren’t a conservative by … Read More

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How to deal with frustration

This afternoon I was pretty frustrated, due to blog problems, and also due to a break down in communication with someone.  Therefore, I took my frustrations out on some garden produce. What to do?  In case of doubt, make pasta. … Read More

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SSPX Superior Bp. Fellay v. SSPX Bp. Williamson

Brian Mershon posted at the site of The Remnant a story concerning the reaction of the SSPX’s Superior Bp. Bernard Fellay to the remarks published (made public) by SSPX Bp. Richard Williamson (which I examined here). Let’s have a look … Read More

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