Daily Archives: 29 September 2010

Consistory…. when?

One of these days Pope Benedict will announce a consistory and the names of those whom he intends to make cardinals. There remains speculation that a consistory might be called for the Solemnity of Christ the King in November.   If … Read More


BLOG RENEWAL: Full Text in RSS Feed

I have activated the Full Text option for the RSS feed. Enjoy the full text along a nice WDTPRS mug of hot Mystic Monk Coffee!

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WDTPRS POLL: What direction do you prefer for the altar?

We have had a few entries lately about the position of the altar.  Let’s have a quick poll. Please pick the best answer and share your reasons in the combox, below. I believe non-registered reader may be able to vote.

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QUAERITUR: Can phrase on USCCB website be used against “ad orientem” worship?

From a seminarian: I … have recently had some discussions with others in the house about implementing ad orientem style of the Mass. I think that the rubrics are very clear in assuming that the Mass is said ad orientem, … Read More

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2012 … Into the heart of darkness?

A few days back the best Catholic weekly in the UK, The Catholic Herald, posted a blurb that the Holy Father might visit Ireland in 2012. Now I read on CNA: Four Irish archbishops summoned to Rome to meet apostolic … Read More

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The Feeder Feed

I haven’t posted much from the feeder, these days. Right now the baby Goldfinches are buzzing around, making noises like squeaky-toys and incessantly following their parents.   They flap their wings, squeak, and beg. More begging action. A large flock of … Read More

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Theme for 2011 World Day of Social Communications

From VIS: THEME FOR WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL COMMUNICATIONS VATICAN CITY, 29 SEP 2010 (VIS) – Made public today was the theme chosen by the Pope for the forty-fifth World Day of Social Communications: “Truth, proclamation and authenticity of life … Read More

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Tutorial videos of the new chants for Mass in the Corrected Translation

My friend Mr. Jeffrey Tucker has posted on his blog, Chant Cafe, videos with audio of new chants for the Novus Ordo in English according to the upcoming corrected translation.  These are intended as tutorials. Some people are claiming that … Read More

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Bp. Aquila (D. Fargo) leads procession to abortion clinic

From CNA: North Dakota bishop leads procession at abortion clinic amid protests Fargo, N.D., Sep 29, 2010 / 12:51 am (CNA).- In time for the upcoming Respect Life Month of October, Bishop Samuel Aquila of Fargo, North Dakota presided over … Read More

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