Daily Archives: 19 November 2010

QUAERITUR: Can a deacon baptize with the older Rituale Romanum?

Want a traditional baptism with the Roman Rite? Have a deacon but not a priest? From a deacon reader: I […] was recently ordained to the transitional diaconate, asked me whether church law allows him to perform a Baptism using … Read More

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box |

Australian priest publicly calls for women’s ordination

Here is the sort of thing we are accustomed to learn from the National Catholic Fishwrap. Priest advocates ordination of women, expects dismissal by Tom Roberts on Nov. 19, 2010 It would be difficult to imagine, as things now stand … Read More

Posted in Throwing a Nutty |

The Campus Telephone Pole: your good news and events

I have had lately numerous requests for me to push this event or that special Mass.   I would like to help, but were I to do this all the time, this blog would be taken over. However, I’ll open this … Read More


An analysis of crisis in the Church and society, a portrait of the Pope.

Benedict’s XVI’s new book-length interview is coming. From the Catholic Herald we have an interview with the papal interviewer: Peter Seewald: ‘I know of few young people so alive, so curious and so modern as the Pope’ [Fascinating.] The German … Read More

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Manhattan Sunday TLM and Mystic Monk Convivium

This coming Sunday is the last “green” Sunday after Pentecost.  Can it be true?  Advent begins the Sunday after. At Holy Innocents Church in Manhattan there will be a Mass at 10 am  in the Traditional Roman Rite (37th Street … Read More

Posted in On the road |

Anglican Archbp. Williams speaks about Anglicanorum coetibus in Rome

From The Telegraph: Churches lose their vicars as Anglicans “jump ship” for Rome, warns Rowan Williams The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has warned that parishes will be left without vicars as hundreds of Anglicans “jump ship” for Rome. … Read More

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In town

Londoners can thank me for the good weather.  It always clears up here as I am about to depart. Fish and chips is in order I think. And a few last errands and places.


Thoughts about correcting the Corrected Translation

Yesterday we had a glimpse of the CDW’s revision of the ICEL text of the Roman Missal which had been approved by the USCCB and sent for Rome’s approval, which it obtained.   The revised text was leaked and put on … Read More

Posted in The Drill, WDTPRS |

Thanks, Californians, thanks a lot.

CNS via CMR: Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) today likened the United States of America to Iran, North Korea and Pakistan because those nations also do not allow homosexuals in their militaries. Boxer likened the U.S.A. to the Communist regime in … Read More

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