Daily Archives: 3 January 2011

Grand Imam in Egypt disagrees with Pope Benedict’s call for respect for Christian lives?

With a biretta tip to Rorate, I note a story on Ahlul Bayat New Agency that… well… read it yourself. My emphases and comments: CAIRO (Ahlul Bayt News Agency) – Egypt’s top Muslim cleric on Sunday criticised Pope Benedict XVI’s … Read More

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QUAERITUR: Why do deacons distribute Communion? Are they just glorified EMHC’s?

From a reader: What makes a Deacon an “ordinary” minister of the Eucharist? Is it simply that he is ordained? I tried to ask our local Deacon, and was expecting a more theological treatment, but maybe I was expecting too … Read More

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“The ground was one circle of solid red.”

It is past the season, but this is fine indeed, and it matches something of my mood and my To Do List. Via the Laudator: Robert Frost, Unharvested: A scent of ripeness from over a wall. And come to leave … Read More

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Blogs You Might Consider

I like 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. Here are three who have lately caught my … Read More

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Serviams’ 2010 CINO Award winner surges to victory

Serviam’s 2010 CINO Award winner surges to victory “Congratulations” to the National catholic Reporter on winning the 2010 CINO Award.  It was a closer vote than in years past with NcR edging out Nancy Pelosi by only 115 votes out … Read More

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Meteor shower and solar eclipse on the same day!

From spaceweather.com: QUADRANTID METEOR SHOWER: Sky watchers in the northern hemisphere should be alert for meteors before sunrise on Tuesday, Jan. 4th.  Earth is about to pass through a narrow stream of debris from shattered comet 2003 EH1, the parent … Read More

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When heresy leads to apostacy

Who is Addison Hart? And why should we care? Addison Hart was an Anglican who joined the Catholic Church.   Now, he is leaving the Church and sliding back into the Anglican communion.  I hear they have some job vacancies right … Read More

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QUAERITUR: EF practices in OF, OF in EF

From a reader: I’d value your opinion. I attended Mass today at a parish run by a new, quite traditional community of priests that regularly uses the Extraordinary Form. Today they celebrated a reverent Ordinary Form Mass but the priest … Read More

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Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament

Yesterday at Holy Innocents Church in Manhattan, in the afternoon, people gathered again for Vespers, sung in Gregorian chant.  Then there was Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Litany of the Most Holy Name (for the Feast, of course) and Benediction. … Read More

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