Monthly Archives: April 2011

No frills Easter Wednesday vespers from the older book, Brevarium Romanum

For the weary brethren.

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Feedback in Latin on Latin

Unus ex lectoribus necnon auditoribus mihi e-pistulas mea de vesperarum vocali incisione offeruit, quas profero. Gratias ingentes tibi ago quod die 25 mensis Aprilis divinum officium ad vesperas electronice vulgasti, tuo ipso voce recitatas, ut credo, pronuntiatu quidem eximio adhibito. … Read More

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Newt Gingrich on why he became a Catholic

I saw this in the Seattle Post Intelligencer but it goes back to a piece Newt Gingrich wrote for the National Catholic Register about why he joined the Catholic Church.   I think it is interesting that the secular MSM  picked … Read More

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Freedom: the right not to be offended?

From CMR: Sorry UK. It’s all over. Either emigrate out of there or be assimilated into the stale horrific world of rampant political correctness. This is amazing. And by amazing I mean sad yet completely predictable. A pub singer named … Read More

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Lent is OVER

Refresh your supply now. Help Monks.  Help Fr. Z. It’s coffee. It’s swell.

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Baby found in bag near El Paso abortion clinic – Bishop Ochoa reacts

WDTPRS was not a fan of the stand His Excellency Most Rev. Armando X. Ochoa took against Pope Benedict’s provisions in Summorum Pontificum. All that aside… … this is in the El Paso Times, and the Bishop gets WDTPRS KUDOS. Go … Read More

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From Catholic Vote…. His Eminence. I would be happy to see more of this sort of thing.

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WDTPRS POLL: Which was Fr. Z’s?

I was out with a priest friend for the afternoon.  He came into town to visit me and have some RnR after his Holy Week and Easter exercises. We visited several churches, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and then had … Read More

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The Feeder Feed: Eucharistic Dove Edition

I am at the Met with a priest friend, the great Fr. Pasley. We have admired the Eucharistic doves.


WDTPRS POLL: More on the Holy Thursday Footwashing Rite

We had a WDTPRS POLL about what you experienced on Holy Thursday regarding the footwashing rite, or “Mandatum“.  The results and your descriptions were interesting. Last night over Beijing Duck I was discussing the Mandatum with friends.  Taking my cue … Read More

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9 May: Card. Burke sighting predicted for Houston – Pro-Life

I received a note from a reader in Houston: On May 9th, Mother’s Day, Cardinal Raymond Burke will be the guest of Cardinal Daniel DiNardo and keynote speaker at “A Night for Life” Banquet, benefiting the Pro-Life efforts of the … Read More

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Do you have good news?

Do you have some good news for the readers? Today in NYC I will be spending some time with the great Fr. Robert Pasley, pastor of Mater Ecclesiae in Berlin, NJ, which I have visited several times. You may remember … Read More


The fruits of Anglicanorum coetibus: new Catholics join the Anglican Ordinariate

From the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald. My emphases. Ordinariate comes to life in Holy Week By Anna Arco & Simon Caldwell The world’s first personal ordinariate has grown dramatically during Holy Week. New members of the Personal … Read More

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Dust up in UK over anti-Catholic legislation

From CNA: Royal row breaks out in UK over anti-Catholic legislation London, England, Apr 25, 2011 / 05:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In the week of the Royal Wedding, a centuries-old law banning British monarchs from becoming or marrying a Catholic … Read More

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Duck Time

We are out for Beijing Kao Ya. More to come! More… It was suggested that th thing on the left was a favorite of a priest friend in St. Paul, which he dubbed “Rat On A Stick”. On the way … Read More

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An Italian lesson in how to override the Pope

An unhappy story of a Diocese in Italy where, apparently, local authorities believe they have the right to override the Pope’s legislation for the whole Latin Church. The intrepid Italian Vatican watcher Andrea Tornielli reports that in a small town … Read More

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On a lighter note:

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WDTPRS POLL: Holy Thursday Foot Washing Rite – what happened?

Let’s return for a moment to your experience of the Triduum and Holy Thurday’s Mass of the Last Supper. The rite of washing of feet, or Mandatum, is an option in the Roman Rite.  I know of a few places … Read More

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QUAERITUR: Use of force to defend a church from vandalism

From a reader: Is is okay to fight in churches ? Can one shoot or punch vandals ? Can one defend the priest, or himself, or the Sacrament ? Many who comment on destruction stories want to put up watches. … Read More

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QUAERITUR: Chapel veils revisited – What color?

From a priest: A quick question: a woman approached me wondering if there was anything inappropriate in wearing a white veil as an older, married woman.  She was told by another parishioner that white is only proper for young women … Read More

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