Daily Archives: 18 April 2011

Royal Wedding preview

Do you remember the dancing wedding … entrance… ummm… procession? [wp_youtube]4-94JhLEiN0[/wp_youtube] Here is a rehearsal for the entrance procession for the upcoming royal wedding. [wp_youtube]Kav0FEhtLug[/wp_youtube] Yes… we need Summorum Pontificum. o{];¬)

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QUAERITUR: Eucharistic Prayer for Masses with Kiddies

From a reader: Masses at our local Catholic grade school use Eucharistic Prayer II for Masses with Children, in which many congregational responses are added, even during the Institution Narrative! Please tell us these are going away with the new … Read More

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A monastery with falling numbers trying to find more men

Today’s number of the New York Times in the Media and Advertising section there is a story about the Benedictine Abbey at Portsmouth, RI, which is, essentially, aging to death.   I have a sincere hope they can turn the place … Read More

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Civil War Daily Gazette

I think for a while I will be following the day by day developments of the American Civil War via the Civil War Daily Gazette. 150 year after the fact, this site has a blog/magazine format and covers the events … Read More

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L’Osservatore Romano: criticizing the questioners

If you haven’t yet seen this, you will want to hop over and have a look at Sandro Magister‘s always useful place. In this case, Magister presents the back-to-back responses in the Vatican’s semi-official daily L’Osservatore Romano to two theologians … Read More

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Brick by brick in Wyoming

I like Wyoming.  I spent time there as a kid.  My mother grew up there. Carmelites in Wyoming will send you great coffee.  Wyoming Catholic College, which I have visited, has the Extraordinary Form of Mass and Eastern Divine Liturgy, … Read More

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Your Good News

Do you have any recent good news for us all?


QUAERITUR: Inserting a ditty into the reading of the Passion

UPDATE:  A reader in a comment below shows that I was wrong about my answer.  But I am going to claim that I am also right, depending on which country you are in.  It was inconceivable to me as I … Read More

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When agendas trump logic

One of the worst pieces of reasoning I have seen in a while…. almost as bad as that recent stupid piece in TIME about the new translation . Get a load of this, from the Telegraph. First homosexual caveman found … Read More

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