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Monthly Archives: March 2011
I posted about the USCCB’s Doctrine Committee and their examination of Sr. Elizabeth Johnson’s book on the Trinity which seems to be heretical. NCFishwrap covered this too. Bottom line: Feminist theologian = good. USCCB Doctrine Committee = bad. Sr. Johnson, … Read More
We have talked about iPad Roman Missals on the altar. We have talked about ATMs in the narthex of church’s for your weekly donations. We have talked about electric vigil lights, and recorded music, and microphones, hand sanitizer at Communion. … Read More
I was alerted to this video over at Rorate. I would point out that this year on 29 June is the 60th Jubilee of our Holy Father’s ordination to the priesthood, together with his brother Georg. It is too bad … Read More
First, many thanks to WDTPRSers who sent the two volumes of Augustine’s sermons and also the great CD/DVD combo of the 40 voice Mass by Striggio. It is great. The sound is so intense that, at least with earphones, I … Read More
US Bishops do care about theology and what is being taught and written. For example, even though we already knew this, Sr. Elizabeth Johnson’s book on the Trinity, Quest for the Living God, is not a good book. The Doctrine … Read More
Imagine the possible applications! [wp_youtube]3CR5y8qZf0Y[/wp_youtube] And did you see the video of the guy who can spin an inverted glass full of water? Did ya?
Over at Southern Orders there is a study in contrasts. For your consideration. And then… We need Summorum Pontificum. We need the new, corrected translation.
In the Anderson, South Carolina Independent Mail. Police investigating break-in at Anderson church ANDERSON — Anderson police are investigating a break-in at St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Church in Anderson. A church member went to St. Mary to unlock … Read More
The Catholic left condemned President Bush and the Iraq War. Why is the Catholic left not condemning President Obama and what he is doing in Libya?
Liberals who don’t like the new translation either don’t like the clearer theology of the prayers or the sound of the prayers. The usual tack they take is people are too stupid to understand the new texts. This has been … Read More
Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami had an editorial letter in the Miami Sun Sentinel in defense of true, natural marriage. Wenski’s note was dignified and measured. He began: Those who see “same sex marriage” as progress towards a more “tolerant” … Read More
From time to time I have showed you some art by artist Daniel Mitsui, who has a blog entitled The Lion and the Cardinal, an obvious Patristic reference which never fails to delight me. I want to remind you of … Read More
A reader reminded me about something on the Vatican website for the Office of Liturgical Ceremonies: 5) The maniple is an article of liturgical dress used in the celebration of the extraordinary form of the Holy Mass of the Roman … Read More
UPDATE 30 March 1909GMT: I HAVE IT. Sheer glory. There is included a DVD (Region 0) which has more audio in surround sound and a documentary on the recording. “But Father! But Father!”, you are surely saying. “You mentioned sackbuts. … Read More
If a person can strive this hard for a moment of worldly glory and interior satisfaction, how much more should we strive for the “unfading crown of glory”? A friend a benefactor of this blog alerted me to a video … Read More
Yes, I think we do need a New Evangelization. Don’t watch any of what follows on a full stomach. Especially the part with the priest. I found this through the blog Fides et Forma. Sts. Peter and Paul parish in … Read More
COLLECT Praesta, quaesumus, Domine, ut, per quadragesimalem observantiam eruditi et tuo verbo nutriti, sancta continentia tibi simus toto corde devoti, et in oratione tua semper efficiamur concordes. A bit strange in its style, no? Well, this is of new composition … Read More
A reliable source in Rome tells me… In a time when the Pope barely receives visiting Nuncii, the Pope is going to receive the head of the new Anglican Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, Msgr. Keith Newton. If true, … Read More
I was alerted to this event in New York City at one of my usual haunts. This comes from a friend: For all of you planning to be in (or near) New York City this weekend, you won’t want to … Read More