Daily Archives: 26 July 2011

QUAERITUR: How to revive use of the altar rail

From a reader: Our parish has a beautiful altar rail with red velvet cushions. It is used at the Latin Mass (celebrated once a month). Many have asked our priest about the use of altar rail at all Masses. Pastor … Read More

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SMS et Pipationes … LATINE! MVR!

Picked up via rogueclassicism and a Google+ page: +Lauren Stein suggested coming up with a list of Latin abbreviations for texting. I’m pasting in here some ideas for that which already surfaced at the eClassics Ning a couple of years … Read More

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Priest physically assaulted for celebrating TLM and bringing back sacred tradition

The liberal approach. Our friends at Rorate posted a translation of an article in Italian about an incident in Ronta, near Florence. My emphases and comments: “You have been tough, but we will smash your head. Signed, Your friend Satan”. … Read More

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QUAERITUR: Eucharistic “Danny Boy” Prayer. Fr. Z rants.

From a reader: That is strange. Last weekend we had a visiting priest and something strange happened. He sang the first part of the Eucharistic prayer to the tune of “Danny Boy”. Well, needless to say most of us were … Read More

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Exorcism of a Community

Troops and officers who go into battle would do well to familiarize themselves with all the weapons at their disposal.  They should know a) that they have them, b) what they do and c) how to use them and when.  … Read More

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26 July: Sts. Joachim and Anna, parents of Mary, Mother of God, grandparents of the Lord

Today is – in the reformed, post-Conciliar calendar – the feast of both Sts. Joachim and Anna, the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary, grandparents of the Savior. In the traditional calendar it is the feast of St. Anna. Here … Read More

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