Daily Archives: 28 October 2010

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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QUAERITUR: priest adds a word to words of absolution

From a reader: Father, i went to confession this afternoon and instead of the usual “I absolve you from your sins…” the priest said instead, “I now absolve you from your sins…”. Was my confession valid? Yes, it was valid. … Read More

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BLOG RENEWAL: combox and mobile theme

Under another entry a commentator said that, in his experience, there is an odd glitch in the combox.  He says that the input editor suppresses a space between the punctuation at the end of a sentence and the beginning of … Read More