Daily Archives: 10 April 2011

QUAERITUR: “While I use to veil as a little girl, my first Holy Communion…”

From a reader: Dear Fr. Z, Several months ago, after attending several Extraordinary Form Masses that our new pastor began to offer (a daily Mass once a week), I discerned that I also should cover my head at Novus Ordo … Read More


Shivers… 165… Eaton Place?

I had no idea. I turned on the tele and flipped around… and suddenly had gooseflesh at the catch of a strain of music. Upstairs, Downstairs. It’s back. And a Rose is still a Rose! I had no idea that … Read More

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How long?

From Ten Reasons with my emphases: You really can’t make this stuff up. Ernesto Cardenal, the Jesuit Marxist liberation theologian who served in the violent Marxist-Leninist Sandinista government of Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua during the 1980s, is visiting Xavier University. … Read More


Passiontide – Veiling of Crosses and images – WDTPRS POLL

There is a WDTPRS POLL below.  Also, think about taking a camera to church or taking a photo with your phone. In the 1962 Missale Romanum, the Extraordinary Use of the Roman Rite, this is First Passion Sunday.  In the … Read More

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QUAERITUR: gloves on bishops

From a reader regarding this entry: You can see the cardinal wearing purple gloves. I’ve never seen this before. Could you please explain the gloves and what role they play? I imagine he takes them off for the consecration of … Read More

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QUAERITUR: Are you… that is Fr. Z… going to the 1 May beatification/blog meeting in Rome?

I have had many queries about whether or not I am going to be in Rome for the beatification of Pope John Paul II and the Vatican blogger meeting, which seems to be by Super-Double-Top-Secret Selection. I am not going … Read More

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Brick by brick in the Netherlands

Brick by brick in Groningen, Netherlands: Just returned from Mass celebrated in the Cathedral of Groningen (North of the Netherlands). Nothing unusual you might think. But tonight for the first in very very long time, Mass in extra-ordinary form was … Read More

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The great “falling away”?

Mariachi band Masses and watering-down Catholic doctrine are not the answer. My emphases and comments. From Real Clear Religion: More Than 1,000 Mexicans Leave Catholic Church Daily 07/04/11 08:25 Filed in: great apostasy The great apostasy is one of the … Read More

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The Feeder Feed: spring changes

Here is an update from the feeder. Cardinals have grey areas… which could be an ecclesiological statement in some cases… as they change to their summer plumage. I may have told you about the Flying Squirrel which was visiting for … Read More

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QUAERITUR: Holy Thursday foot washing follies

From a reader: Well this year is a return of mass foot washings. As our bulletin states, “This year everyone will participate in this action. Please wear socks and shoes that are easy to remove. Towels will be provided.” Should … Read More

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