Daily Archives: 11 August 2010


I got this from His Hermeneuticalness. I don’t know about you, but I think this would be really fun. Here is a flash mob with a difference. Over 30 members of the The Opera Company of Philadelphia burst into the … Read More

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QUAERITUR: Exposition of Host during Mass before continuing Mass

From a reader: Someone asked me today.. "what if after consecrating the bread the priest put it in a monstrance and had 30minutes of adoration before continuing with the mass?" Every part of me wants to say this shouldn’t be … Read More

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QUAERITUR: Is Latin chant forbidden unless congregation can sing?

A reader asks: My priest recently mentioned that there is a document (he does not remember what it is called) that forbids the use of choir lofts and the singing of Latin chants unless the congregation is able to sing … Read More

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QUAERITUR: Are priests, bishops ordained after 1969 validly ordained?

From a reader: I realize this must be a sensitive topic for anyone especially a priest ordained after 1969 but please know we are just seeking an objective answer. We have done our "homework" on this but who can we … Read More

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Rosemary Reuther’s article in the NCR: Women’s ordination hits a snag!

In olden days a glimpse of stocking was pretty common.  Once those old silk stockings got a snag in them, they would get a ladder-like run in them.  It was inevitable.  Once they got a run, there was no stopping … Read More

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Archbp. Burke on altar girls and EMCHs in the Extraordinary Form

I picked up from Il blog degli amici di Papa Ratzinger that H.E. Most Rev. Raymond Burke (Prefect of the Ap. Segnatura) wrote a preface to a canonical study in German of Summorum Pontificum by Fr. Gero P. Weishaupt. In … Read More

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Your good news?

Folks I am feeling dreadful today (I have been for a day or so now) and would enjoy learning of good things happening out there. What is your good news? I am happy to report that 4000+ people have viewed … Read More


Damian Thompson’s take on the music CD for the papal visit

Damian Thompson has rained vituperation down upon a music CD prepared in advance of the Holy Father’s visit to the UK. Papal visit CD: musical atrocities that make the Birdie Song sound like Mozart  [I admit that I didn’t know … Read More

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Pre-order Gregorian Chant CD by Benedictines of Barroux

A while back I posted about the Benedictine nuns who signed a recording contract.  Read that here. If you are a user of amazon.co.uk (the UK store for Amazon) you can pre-order their Gregorian chant CD. Click here. I am … Read More

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