Daily Archives: 28 December 2010

QUAERITUR: Permanent deacons and the Roman collar.

I have had a number of questions from permanent deacons about the use of clerical dress, either in a liturgical setting or as street clothing. After consulting a trustworthy canonist, I will respond to them all here. In 2009, the … Read More

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WDTPRS: “Nobis quoque peccatoribus” and +Joe Bagofdoughnuts, Bp. of Black Duck

I was working on my weekly article for the paper, for the column that gave this blog its original name and purpose, and turned up something that might interest you. The column this week is about the section in the … Read More

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Ecclesia de mysterio…. Ever heard of it?

In 1997 the Holy See issued an important document, unusual in its form and provenance in that it was signed by eight dicasteries, or departments of the Roman Curia. Congregation for the Clergy Pontifical Council for the Laity Congregation for … Read More

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Card. Burke pontificates with the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate

Here is some liturgical eye-candy for ya! Go to the site of AirMaria for many more great photos! His Eminence Card. Burke on 26 December pontificated in the Extraordinary Form at the seminary of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate … Read More

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Blogs You Might Consider

I like Catholic bloggers who work and play well with other bloggers.  Some don’t, you know.  Some bloggers think that others bloggers are competition.  I think we can all help each other out, instead of being petty. I believe in … Read More

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Liturgical tradition of the Feast of the Holy Innocents

A priest friend sent this: Dom Gueranger has some fascinating points for today’s feast.  He states that the vestments for today’s feast is Purple: “The Red vestments of a Martyr’s Day would be too expressive of that stream of infant blood … Read More

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Violence against Christians

I am looking at some stories on CWN. Philippines: bomb explodes during Christmas Mass A bomb exploded during Christmas Mass in a chapel on the island of Jolo, injuring 11. “I was reading the Gospel,” said Father Romeo Villanueva. “I … Read More

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