Daily Archives: 21 April 2011

23 April: Talk Like Shakespeare Day…. POSTPONED?

A had a note from a reader: Father Z:  thank you for supporting Talk Like S. Day in the past.  Because it falls on Holy Saturday, will you defer it this year to a later date? Quoth I in response … Read More

Posted in Lighter fare | Tagged

Preparing for Holy Thursday Mass

The chasuble I get to use tonight at Holy Innocents in Manhattan. A detail. I am told the Sister who made this didn’t have the chance to finish it. UPDATE: A few photos of the Mass.


D. Springfield: revival of the St. Michael the Archangel Prayer

I received a very interesting note from a reader in my email today.   On the blog of Fr. Daren Zehnle called Servant and Steward I learn that His Excellency Most Rev. Thomas John Paprocki, Bishop of Springfield has authorized for … Read More

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Brick by Brick, Just Too Cool, Mail from priests, New Evangelization, Our Catholic Identity, The future and our choices | Tagged , ,

WDTPRS POLL: Attending Triduum services

A quick WDTPRS POLL: Please leave a comment in the combox if you care to.

Posted in POLLS | Tagged , ,

Card. Burke on women covering their heads in church

The great Canonical Defender, Dr. Ed Peters has an interesting note on the use… here we go again… about women wearing head coverings in church. He has something from Cardinal Burke in the topic. But first, in a nutshell here … Read More

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, Lighter fare, Linking Back | Tagged , , , , ,

Question about Pope Benedict’s Holy Thursday adoration at Altar of Repose

If any of you watched the Holy Father’s Mass at the Lateran, and perhaps recorded it, could you do me a favor? I noticed that the Pope’s time of silent prayer before the Altar of Repose after Mass was especially … Read More

Posted in ASK FATHER Question Box | Tagged , ,

Benedict XVI’s sermon for Holy Thursday Mass of the Last Supper

Pope Benedict’s sermon for the Holy Thursday Mass of the Last Supper.  My emphases and comments and I add some extra paragraph breaks. Dear Brothers and Sisters! “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer” … Read More

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | Tagged , , , ,

I’ll bet you thought Jesus died for our sins. HAH! NCR has a new angle.

It is hard to know what to do when you see a “catholic” site post something that is simultaneously heretical and thoroughly dopey. Do you ignore it?  Do you post about it and therefore drive traffic to it? This is … Read More

Posted in Throwing a Nutty | Tagged , , ,

WDTPRS Holy “Maundy” Thursday in the Triduum

The term “Maunday” or “Maundy” Thursday refers to Christ’s mandate (mandatum) in John 13:34 to His apostles in the service of the Church. It is also called sometimes “Shere” Thursday, perhaps from “shere” indicating “tolerance” and “remedy”, in the sense … Read More

Posted in LENT, WDTPRS | Tagged , ,