Daily Archives: 12 October 2010

Update on E-Mail

I believe I am finally emerging from the email cloud of unknowing. Gigabyte after gigabyte of email is migrating even as we speak.


QUAERITUR: Deacon’s choir dress

From a deacon reader: I assume a permanent deacon’s choir dress would be cassock and surplice, just like a priest. But if he were to receive communion, would he bring a diaconal stole and put it on at the appropriate … Read More

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Brick by Brick |

Ubicumque et semper: New Motu Proprio and new Vatican office

I am reading the new Motu Proprio by Benedict XVI entitled Ubicumque et semper, by which His Holiness established a new dicastery of the Roman Curia: “Pontifical Council for Promotion of the New Evangelization”. One might imagine that an English … Read More

Posted in New Evangelization, Our Catholic Identity, SESSIUNCULA |

Card. Rivera: Priests must work to transform society

From CNA: Cardinal Rivera to priests: Transform society with the light of the Gospel Mexico City, Mexico, Oct 11, 2010 / 10:01 pm (CNA).- Mexican priests must resist growing efforts to build a society without the guidance of the Gospel, … Read More

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QUAERITUR: More graces from a High Mass?

From a reader: I have heard that there are more graces available at a High (EF) Mass than a Low Mass. Is that true? (I am aware that graces received are dependent upon one’s being properly disposed and attention during … Read More

Posted in ASK FATHER Question Box |

Dallas, TX: A new church for the old Mass. Fr. Z rants.

Here are some excerpts from a brick by brick success story in Dallas.  From dallasnews.com: Dallas Diocese’s only Latin Mass church, Mater Dei, celebrates opening of Irving sanctuary By SAM HODGES / The Dallas Morning News samhodges@dallasnews.com Jack Schmidt converted … Read More

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