Daily Archives: 1 December 2010

Deacon’s Q&A about Extraordinary Form to create unity in multicultural parish

Here is an offering from the Catholic Sentinel, the twice monthly publication of Oregon Catholic Press, the official newspaper of the Archdiocese of Portland. Rev. Mr. Cummings answers a question. Why is the Latin Mass not offered more? [Scottish-born, Irish-trained] … Read More

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A different take on Russian roulette

I have a hard time trusting the press when reporting things such as this.  I am inclined to believe what LifeSite reports. Still, I think this requires additional explanations. I thought that the Russian Orthodox Church and the Catholic Church … Read More

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Which apps are apt for Apple?

I noted at the site of the young Papist that Apple decided to remove the Manhattan Declaration from their app store.  I noted at the same site that the obviously illegitimate “catholic” group “Catholics For Equality” – a pro-homosexual organization … Read More

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Here are a few recent posts you might not want to miss. Card. Ratzinger wanted a revision of penal section of Code in 1988 QUAERITUR: using really old Holy Water Do your sins bug you? QUAERITUR: Hanukkah Benedict’s Christ is … Read More


Interview with Msgr. Pozzo, Secretary of the Pont. Comm. “Ecclesia Dei”

Over at NLM there is a very useful entry, which also asks from some help from people who are competent in German. At the German site of Vatican Radio there was an interview with the Secretary of my old haunt … Read More

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Card. Ratzinger wanted a revision of penal section of Code in 1988

My friend John L. Allen, Jr., the nearly-ubiquitous fair-minded columnist sadly still writing for the NCR has an interesting piece you will want to read with care. Keep in mind that while “smoking gun” is usually a negative image, this … Read More

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A few quick and crazy notes for readers

The new blog software is more exacting about selecting comments for the moderation queue.  Don’t freak out if your comments sometimes wind up in moderation.  Then again, something I flag people for moderation. There is crazy finch traffic at the … Read More

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QUAERITUR: using really old Holy Water

From a reader: Retrieving some books from storage this afternoon, I came across a bottle of holy water that I filled at the shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham a *long* time ago — more than 20 years ago.  The … Read More

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Do your sins bug you?

Been to confession lately? Preachers often reach for analogies to help people understand spiritual realities. Here is a good one, picked up from Ironic Catholic. If you are squeamish, read this anyway whether it is fiction or not. New York, … Read More

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From a reader: Is it okay for us to observe Hanukkah in anyway? It think it depends on what you mean by “observe”. We can sure watch with respect what Jews do at this time of year. After all, the … Read More

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Benedict’s Christ is not a teddy bear: Analysis by Samuel Gregg

My friend Samuel Gregg of the Acton Institute is one of the smartest writers, commentators I know. He has a very good piece on the blog of the Acton Institute about Pope Benedict’s book-length interview which goes beyond the Condom … Read More

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WDTPRS POLL: Your Advent practices

Advent is a season of preparation for the Second Coming of the Lord as well as celebration of the First Coming, the Nativity of the Lord. Many include in their observance of Advent many of the trimmings and trappings of … Read More

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Critics and criticisms of Benedict XVI and his condom comments

Sandro Magister, Italian Vaticanista, has a thought provoking piece today which deals with criticisms of Pope Benedict XVI and what he said offered by his supporters. I’ll include here just the first part.  Go to Magister’s site for the whole … Read More

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Canadian Anglicans seek Rome

Benedict XVI is the Pope of Christian Unity. From the Canada.com. CALGARY — A Calgary Anglican parish is the first in Canada to take up an invitation made by Pope Benedict XVI last year to return to the Roman Catholic … Read More

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