Daily Archives: 23 May 2011

Catholic Church destroyed by Tornado in Joplin, MO

Last night a large tornado tore into Joplin, MO. A church was destroyed. The priest is, I hear, safe. You might say a prayer for the priest and parishioners as they rebuild. Sometimes a set back like this can result … Read More

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I am not saying Post hoc ergo propter hoc, but… you decide. “DANGER! CRABBY LIBERALS! DANGER!” There was a photo on Astronomy Pic of the Day: Just before the release of Universae Ecclesiae there was a flare from the Crab … Read More

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QUAERITUR: TLM readings in the vernacular and UE 26

From a reader: I know this is not the same as an official dubium to the PCED, but your view would be appreciated. (I ask these questions because of the situations at two different parishes in the Archdiocese of ___ … Read More

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Just checking with you all.  I am still here, it seems. Pick your best answer and, if you picked “Yes”, please indicate in the combox the names of the meds you ought to be taking right now but, in fact, … Read More

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QUAERITUR: Altar girls dressed as clerics. What to say?

From a reader: What would be a proper response to a priest who not only allows his female altar servers to wear the black cassock and white surplice, but also tells the parishioners that it is perfectly acceptable to do … Read More

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Where you are!

Here is a snapshot from the last few minutes of where some of you are (rough estimations). The stats change so fast I can just give a few. Colorado Springs, Color… Brighton, East Sussex Helsinki, Southern Finl… Rome, Lazio Indiana, … Read More

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Hate-filled editorial by The Tablet: Extraordinary Form, clericalism, and child abuse

From The Bitter Pill (aka The Tablet aka RU486).  Make a decision before you read this to remain cool and composed.  I worked on this a few days ago, but set it aside and then turned my own heat down … Read More

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Universae Ecclesiae 28, the Eucharistic Fast, and You.

I had a post about Univerae Ecclesiae 28 and how the derogation in that paragraph makes it clear that the provisions of Summorum Pontificum exclude female service at the altar in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. The reason … Read More

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The Feeder Feed: Z-Cam update

I am still having some technical problems with the Z-Cam but I have it up and running again. Here are a couple screen shots taken within just a few minutes. And Oriole was hanging around on the hummingbird feeder and … Read More

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Paul Augustin Card. Mayer, OSB – 100 years – R.I.P.

Paul Augustin Card. Mayer, OSB, would have been 100 years old today.  He died on 30 April 2010. Card. Mayer was a great friend and a mentor for me for many years and it was an honor to know him.  … Read More

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QUAERITUR: What should we do when priests do stupid things?

Priests are people too.  But sometimes I think, “Listen, pal.  If you are too stupid to follow the rites for sacraments as they are written, maybe you should be working as a dishwasher.” From a reader: If you post this … Read More

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