Daily Archives: 18 November 2010

The new Roman Missal leaked, online for your perusal

I was standing in a gallery of the Tate Britain looking at a piece by William Blake… this one as a matter of fact… … when I had an SMS to check mail. Therein I found a link to something … Read More

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Ante diem xiv kalendas decembres

From rogueclassicism: ante diem xiv kalendas decembres Mercatus — in the wake of the lengthy ludi Plebeii, the Romans needed a few days to restock their cupboards ca. 64 A.D. — upside down crucifixion of Peter 303 A.D. — martyrdom … Read More

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Anglican Archbp. Williams is in Rome. No, he is dry. No swimming.

From CNA: Vatican City, Nov 18, 2010 / 02:28 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The head of the Church of England, Archbishop Rowan Williams of Canterbury met privately in Rome with Pope Benedict XVI on Nov. 18. The meeting comes at an … Read More

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Summorum Pontificum in Scotland

Damian Thompson, whom I was able to see in NYC but not in London for some reason, posted this enlightening entry: Why is Summorum Pontificum a dead letter in Scotland? I’ve been contacted by a student at St Andrews University … Read More

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Archbp. Dolan elected – Liberals go bananas

From the Catholic League: ARCHBISHOP DOLAN’S CRITICS FREAK OUT Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the way some of the critics of New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan are reacting to his election yesterday as the new head of the … Read More

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QUAERITUR: thanksgiving tree during entrance procession

From a reader: What do you think about the following announcement at Mass: “At the rear of the church, please pick up a paper leaf and write on it what you are thankful for this year. We will put all … Read More

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London: Going into Town

Yesterday I spent a glorious afternoon in the Victoria and Albert Museum in the galleries for the Medieval and Renaissance periods.  If you haven’t been, do go. Today I believe I must go to the Tate Britain.  I understand there … Read More

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Napolitano May Exempt Muslims From Airport Pat-Downs

A reader alerted me to this story on Corruption Chronicles, a “judicial watch” blog. Remember the photo the other day of a woman religious (probably not from a community in the LCWR) get once-over by the TSA? My emphases. Napolitano … Read More

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Is the “Vatican’s” government a “train wreck”?

There is a slow seismic tremor running very deep, but it is discernible. For example, some in the UK are saying that the Bishops meetings there ought to be live-streamed so that the Catholic people know what is going on.  … Read More

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A new cause for beatification opens in the US… with a twist…

Here is an interesting piece of news from the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph where His Excellency Most. Rev. Robert Finn has the reins.  From the blog of the diocesan newspaper The Catholic Key: Beatification Cause for Founder of Mary’s … Read More

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Benedict XVI: “Eucharistic springtime” – WDTPRS POLL

In my native place springtime comes in a little at a time, one step forward, two steps back and eventually two steps forward one step back. Yesterday His Holiness Pope Benedict said at his Wednesday General Audience during which he … Read More

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