Monthly Archives: May 2011

QUAERITUR: What do I call a friend about to be ordained a priest?

From a reader: My friend was just ordained to the Diaconate, and will be ordained to the Priesthood next year. This leaves me with a question regarding etiquette when addressing him now, and then later when he’s a priest. Being … Read More

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The storm building in the D. of Kansas City-St. Joseph

You have probably seen news about the case of a priest in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph who had photos from different sources, some he took, of children. Bp. Robert Finn is taking some heat about Fr. Ratigan, a … Read More

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REVIEW: 1962 Roman Breviary iPhone app

The Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate created an app for the 1962 Breviarium Romanum.  It is now available, FREE, for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. This may be a way for some of you to get more familiar with … Read More

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20th Anniversary Supper: chicken

I have been trying to recapture some verve for cooking.  The kitchen hasn’t been very interesting lately. But yesterday, with the help of a couple donations which came in for my 20th anniversary of ordination, I picked up some groceries … Read More

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The Feeder Feed: Z-CAM edition

Here are a few screenshots from the live Z-CAM which I have running again.  I still have some technical problems, but it is running.  I have chaplets of the Rosary in Latin, prayers for the Pope, and other prayers. And … Read More

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Benedict XVI entrusts Italy to the Blessed Virgin. Fr. Z rants

You may have seen this yesterday. POPE ENTRUSTS ITALY TO VIRGIN’S PROTECTION VATICAN CITY, 27 MAY 2011 (VIS) – Yesterday afternoon in the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, Benedict XVI presided over the praying of the Rosary together with the … Read More

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QUAERITUR: Exposition in a school classroom

From a reader: Is it proper to hold Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in a classroom at the high school when 30 feet out the back door is the church and our Perpetual Adoration Chapel, where the Blessed Sacrament is … Read More

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An ineffable anecdote

During the preparation of the new translation, some defenders of the old way of doing things, the so-called “dynamic equivalence” method of translation, carped about the new goal of greater accuracy would be tooo haard for people in the pews.  … Read More

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NCR’s editor and publisher passed away: Joseph Feuerherd – R.I.P.

The National Catholic Reporter reports the death of their editor in chief and publisher. Joseph Feuerherd, NCR editor in chief and publisher, died this morning after an 18-month battle with cancer. He was 48. Funeral arrangements are pending. Feuerherd died … Read More

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Some of you have been kind enough post greetings for my 20th anniversary of ordination.  I am very grateful for your prayers and other gestures and greetings including donations. Some of you have sent donations, particularly as a mark of … Read More

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Card. Lehmann of Mainz calls people who want the old form of confirmation foolish.

I saw on the site of Andrea Tornielli that Card. Lehmann of Mainz considers Pope Benedict’s provisions in Summorum Pontificum to be foolish. That is the only conclusion you can come to, and it is my conclusion, if you consider … Read More

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Computer guts question for tech savvy readers

I have a question for knowledgeable readers. I pulled open a computer and found this graphic/video “card” Can someone bring me up to speed on something? Can I pull a video card out of another computer, a card with dual … Read More

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The lighter side of cruelty to animals.

We need something a little lighter right now. And since I am angry at a dog at the moment … more the dog’s owner… here. Try this.  If you don’t laugh, you’re…. you’re… a Fishwrap subscriber. [wp_youtube]nGeKSiCQkPw[/wp_youtube] I’ll bet you … Read More

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NCFishwrap’s editorial for women’s ordination: creepy ineducability

National catholic Reporter, Fishwrap, has an editorial today in favor of the ordination of women. Whom did they consult as their expert?  The deposed Bishop of Toowoomba, William Morris. And for their theological “insights”?  You decide.  I have my own … Read More

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True ecumenical gesture: Catholics, Orthodox together give Pope new Papal Tiara – WDTPRS POLL

UPDATE 26 May 0305 GMT: From a reader: Seeing today’s post on the new tiara made me remember that there is a list in the papal Caeremoniale Romanum of the days, other than the Pope’s coronation, when the tiara is … Read More

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Editor of L’Osservatore Romano cured as a child by the intercession of St. Pius X

If you don’t ask for miracles, miracles won’t be granted. At Palazzo Apostolico of Paolo Rodari there is a story that the present editor of the Vatican’s newspaper L’Osservatore Romano was healed when he was little through the intercession of … Read More

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Methodist “ordination” in Liverpool’s Catholic Cathedral cancelled

From the UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald, comes this news. Archbishop calls off Methodist ordinations By David V Barrett on Wednesday, 25 May 2011 The controversial proposed ordination of Methodist ministers in Liverpool’s Metropolitan Cathedral in July has … Read More

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A Michael Voris video, a WDTPRS POLL

I saw a filmette by Michael Voris related to the issue of eulogies and funerals and lack of adherence to Catholic teaching and scandal and the frustration of priests, etc. [wp_youtube]fEfYkD7qNVI[/wp_youtube] Here is a little poll just to get a … Read More

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We’ve got Spirit, yes we do! We’ve got Spirit… well… not so much.

Sad news from NASA: NASA Concludes Attempts to Contact Mars Rover Spirit The full version of this story with accompanying images is HERE. PASADENA, Calif. — NASA is ending attempts to regain contact with the long-lived Mars Exploration Rover Spirit, … Read More

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Agony in England or Reason #100988876 for Summorum Pontificum

P.A.I.N.F.U.L….. To all my readers across the pond and elsewhere… I am so very sorry. [Sorry about the vile ad, as well.] UPDATE: I am trying to think of a light-hearted analogy. In the spirit of my baseball/cricket analogy at … Read More

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