Daily Archives: 10 January 2011

A note about music from the USCCB’s Committee for Divine Worship

In the latest newsletter of the USCCB’s Committee for Divine Worship there is a focus on the Holy Father’s Post-Synodal Exhortation Verbum Domini, concerning Sacred Scripture. I found this interesting: In times of praise and thanksgiving, and in times of … Read More

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A Catholic (“Patriotic”) parish in China

The Holy Father spoke about religious liberty in his recent “state of the world” speech to the diplomatic corps. I now want to draw your attention to an article in The Pilot, the newspaper of the Archdiocese of Boston. Think … Read More

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More social engineering: passport applications

Via Fox News: ‘Mother,’ ‘Father’ Changing to ‘Parent One,’ ‘Parent Two’ on Passport Applications By Todd Starnes Published January 07, 2011 The words “mother” and “father” will be removed from U.S. passport applications and replaced with gender neutral terminology, the … Read More

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WDTPRS POLL: The Sign of Peace in the Novus Ordo

Choose the answer closest to your thought and then give your comments in the combox below. You do not have to be registered to vote in the poll. Let’s get a good response!  Perhaps other bloggers will help?

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QUAERITUR: Avoiding the Novus Ordo “sign of peace”

From a reader: My wife and I attend an Extraordinary Form Mass almost exclusively, but at times, whether due to weather or circumstance, are forced to attend the closer, Novus Ordo parish. As those go, it’s very good, but I … Read More

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An eastward facing observation

Yesterday the Holy Father celebrated Holy Mass for the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord in the Sistine Chapel. Not a peep from the usual corners about ad orientem worship. It’s a given. Therefore,…. it is time for the … Read More

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Card. Burke, “home” in St. Louis

Just a nice email: His Eminence, Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke is in St. Louis in what he described as “home”.  He is here to give a retreat to (in his exact words), “our beloved seminarians”.  I presume he uses the … Read More

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Prayer requests and my own request

I have been getting more and more email messages from people with requests for prayers, many of them for serious problems.  It seems to me that they are increasing in number. I have said this before, but it bears repeating … Read More

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Benedict XVI’s “state of the world” speech

When I look at issues having to do with the Church, especially how the Church interacts with (or resists) the “modern world”, I will usually try to see the issue from two perspectives: ad intra (from within the Church herself) … Read More

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Louisiana: Mass workshop for priests

I picked this up from Vultus Christi: News from the Diocese of Shreveport, Louisiana The pursuit of the two forms of the Roman Liturgy “What earlier generations held as sacred, remains sacred and great for us too, and it cannot … Read More

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Issue with viewing blog with Blackberry

I received this from a reader: This my be my issue alone, but I am not sure. Last week I had to migrate from a Palm Treo to a BlackBerry Bold.  (Verizon was turning off the wireless sync for the … Read More


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