Daily Archives: 23 October 2010

Bishop assaulted in Canada

I suspect this sort of thing is going to happen more and more frequently. From CBC: B.C. bishop severely beaten One person is in custody after the Roman Catholic bishop of Kamloops, B.C., was severely beaten at the city’s cathedral. … Read More


QUAERITUR: Late evening Sunday Masses

From a reader: Several churches in my area hold Sunday Mass in the evening, in addition to in the morning. Is it permissible to attend these Masses if we cannot make morning Mass, or is it even permissible to hold … Read More

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Body scanners unveiled at JFK Airport; Napolitano doesn’t volunteer

From the NY Daily News: Body scanners unveiled at JFK Airport; Homeland Security Sect. Janet Napolitano doesn’t volunteer BY Christina Boyle DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Airline passengers might want to consider a trip to the gym before heading to the … Read More

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QUAERITUR: Masses for things instead of for people

From a reader: Father, is it appropriate for a person to ask a priest to offer Mass for a non-human intention, like “for a bountiful harvest” or “for good weather”? Canon law says (c. 901) that a priest can offer … Read More

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WDTPRS 30th Sunday of Ordinary Time: “In His will is our peace.”

In Canto III of the Paradiso of the Divine Comedy the poet Dante is in the Heaven of the Moon. He encounters the soul of Piccarda. Dante queries her about the happiness of the blessed in heaven wondering if somehow, even in heaven, souls might be disappointed that they do not have a higher place in celestial realm.

In response Piccarda utters one of the greatest phrases ever penned and or recited (l. 85): Read More

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Fun internet retro-ads for internet stuff

I picked this up from His Hermeneuticalness Fr. Finigan, whom I wish would turn on his Skype more often. Retronaut images A little fun for Saturday. A correspondent kindly sent me a link to these clever Anachronistic Internet Ads. Have … Read More

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QUAERITUR: decree about excommunications of SSPX bishops

I have received several emails asking about the juridical effect of the lifting of the excommunications of the SSPX bishops in January 2009. Some are saying that the decree means that there never were excommunications in the first place, some … Read More

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