Monthly Archives: October 2010


BENEDICT XVI’S PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR NOVEMBER VATICAN CITY, 29 OCT 2010 (VIS) – Pope Benedict’s general prayer intention for November is: “That victims of drugs or of other dependence may, thanks to the support of the Christian community, find in … Read More

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Manhattan: Solemn TLM for Christ the King

Sunday 31 October isthe Feast of Christ the King in the older, traditional calendar. There will be a Solemn Mass at 10 am, also at Holy Innocents with music by Morales, the Missa sobre las voces. After the Sunday Mass, … Read More

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On The Road: back in Manhattan… some views and news

I rose at oh dark hundred this morning, did my chores, and headed to the airport. Off through the LSD TUNNEL OF LIBERAL NEW AGE LOVE in the Detroit airport. Our approach into NYC. A great view of the park. … Read More

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Fr. Longenecker on ad orientem worship

Fr. Dwight Longenecker posted an entry about celebrating Holy Mass ad orientem. It is longish, so you can read the whole thing there.  Here is some of it with my emphases and comments: Friday, October 29, 2010 Turning to the … Read More

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John Allen on global policies for a global Church

How I wish my friend John L. Allen could write for some Catholic publication rather than for the National Catholic Reporter. As you know, Mr. Allen is the nearly-ubiquitous fair-minded writer in that otherwise bleak fishwrap. His Friday piece is … Read More

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Wherein Fr. Z muses about political impact of today’s terror-related news

As I do household chores, I am tuned in to frenzied news coverage of the various terrorist-related bombs, bomb scares or trial runs in the USA and London, connected with Dubai and Yemen. Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is suspected. … Read More

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USAToday’s religion blogger Cathy Lynn Grossman writes about “wafer watch”

UPDATE 1820 GMT: The original post at USAToday has been edited and this message added: (NOTE: Language in the above graph has been changed from the original post to reflect more clearly respect for the Eucharist in Catholic belief.) Dear … Read More

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Benedict XVI on faith in the public square, politics

Yesterday the Holy Father spoke to bishops from Brazil gathered in Rome for their ad limina visit. Some of his comments pertain to the upcoming US midterm election next week and the role of the Church in shaping the consciences … Read More

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Remedial Catholicism through chant

I direct you attention to an entry at The Chant Cafe: Simple Propers for All Souls Posted by Adam Bartlett Download them here Note that the chants for the Feast of All Souls are the same as the Requiem (Funeral) … Read More

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NCR has a nutty about Card. Burke’s observations about voting

Yesterday in an entry about comments made by soon-to-be Card. Burke and the responsibilities of voters in this upcoming mid-term election, I foretold that liberals would claim that Burke was “telling people how to vote”. Arch-liberal Maureen Fielder, a dissenting … Read More

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Battlestar Galactica prequel… prequels… news

It seems that the Battlestar Galactica prequel series Caprica was axed yesterday. This follows a week after the announcement that SyFy would produce a movie length pilot set during the first Cylon war. It will be called, apparently, Battlestar Galactica: … Read More

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BLOG RENEWAL: Test of a new mobile theme

Test of a new mobile theme, posted from my iPhone. If this works for you, pitch in.  I had to buy it.


NYC, Manhattan Solemn TLM news for Christ the King, All Saints, All Souls

Are you in or near New York City? There will be a Solemn Mass with the 1962 Missale Romanum at Holy Innocents in Manhattan (near 37th and Broadway) for the Feast of All Saints Monday, 1 November at 6 PM, … Read More

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Archbp. (Card.) Burke on the obligation to VOTE properly

Remember how soon-to-be Cardinal Raymond Burke was, as liberals crowed, promoted to a Roman office in order to remove his influence on the American scene? This is from CNA with my E and C: Rome, Italy, Oct 28, 2010 / … Read More

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Jailbirds get absentee ballots, but not military personnel?

The men and women serving in the US Military oversees are not going to be able to vote with absentee ballots for some states (Illinois, for example).  But apparently if you are in jail in Cook County (coincidentally in Illinois), … Read More

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Liberals finally defend Liturgiam authenticam!

Many readers are sending me links to liturgical writers and pages and blogs, liberals, frothing about changes the Holy See is making to the English translation of the Roman Missal approved in 2008 by the USCCB and given the nod … Read More

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QUAERITUR: Mortal sin to join SSPX third order?

From a reader: I have a question about becoming a 3rd Order member with the SSPX. Would it put me into mortal sin to become a member? I have not attended their Mass on general orders from Pope Benedict XVI … Read More

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What is your good news?

First, happy Feast of Sts. Simon and Jude.  St. Jude is a patron of “impossible causes”, which gives me some comfort today. Second, today is the anniversary of the 312 AD Battle of the Milvian Bridge, when Constantine defeated Maxentius.  … Read More


Unbleached beeswax candles

Over at NLM there was a post about unbleached beeswax candles, which are traditionally used for Masses for the Dead. Reverend Fathers, Your Excellencies and sundry Graces… please consider the use of beeswax candles for All Souls and Requiem Masses.  … Read More

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QUAERITUR: reconsecrating, restoring a chalice

From a reader: Many years ago, a chalice was donated to the parish of my grandfather as a memorial after his death. After several years, my grandmother received a call from the pastor stating that they were cleaning house in … Read More

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