Monthly Archives: July 2011

Relief for the famine in Somalia?

Does anyone know of Catholic agencies which gets aid to Somalia.. aid that isn’t diverted to some faction but actually gets to people? Catholic Relief Services is functioning in Kenya, which is taking in refugees from the famine in Somalia. … Read More

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A giant SPACE SNAKE is going to swallow the Earth! Wherein Fr. Z rants!

From Space Weather: BIG SUNSPOTS: After more than a week of quiet, solar activity is picking up with the emergence of two large sunspot groups on the sun’s northeastern limb.  The active regions are crackling with C- and M-class solar … Read More

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Surprise at being quoted by an unexpected publication

Here’s a a surprise that came at me the other day.  The folks who put out the SSPX newsletter in the USA asked for permission to reproduce one of my blog posts.  Remember that post on 10 Points about prospective … Read More

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Tomb of St. Philip the Apostle discovered in Turkey’s Denizli

From World Bulletin, a source I haven’t heard of, comes a story from the Turkish news agency Anadolu via a reader: Tomb of St. Philip the Apostle discovered in Turkey’s Denizli The tomb of St. Philip the Apostle, one of … Read More

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QUAERITUR: morning sickness and the Eucharistic fast

From a reader: I’m fairly early in my pregnancy yet, but I’ve been getting sick if I don’t eat regularly — about an hour is my max time before I get queasy. Unfortunately, that’s a little less than how long … Read More

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A cardinal’s diary recording the 2005 conclave?

The intrepid Andrea Tornielli on his Vatican Insider of the Italian daily La Stampa has a story about a “diary” kept during the 2005 conclave which elected Benedict XVI. If there really is a diary, then the conclavist, if he … Read More

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Non-Catholic, progressive, ecumenical site hits one out of the park about the new translation

A long-time reader alerted me to an interesting article on the non-Catholic site The Christian Century (“a progressive, ecumenical magazine based in Chicago”).  The writer, Carol Zaleski, professor of world religions at Smith College in Northampton, MA, makes some comments … Read More

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Bp. Trautman in the news! (Fun.)

His Excellency Most Rev. Donald W. Trautman, Bishop of Erie, has for years been in the cross hairs here on WDTPRS… rather his ideas have been in the cross hairs… rather, his wrong ideas about liturgical translation have been.  Nevertheless, … Read More

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The embattled Church in Eastern Asia

News from the embattled Church in Eastern Asia.  First, this from CWN with my emphases: Cardinal Zen rips Beijing’s bid to control Catholic Church July 26, 2011 Cardinal Joseph Zen has denounced the “preposterous and ridiculous” efforts by the Chinese … Read More

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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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ReplayTV redivivus

Do any of you readers use the great DVR ReplayTV?

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Monday Supper

I was in the mood for soup, and I didn’t care if it was a summer soup or winter soup.  Therefore, I opened up my very own autographed copy of Lorraine Wallace’s Mr. Sunday’s Soups. “More than 75 delicious homemade … Read More

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QUAERITUR: cremation

From a reader: Father..I’m making end of life arrangements. I am a cradle Catholic.  We have a columbarium in our ____ and it all makes sense but…cremation freaks me out. Do you think Our Lord will be angry at me … Read More

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RECENT POSTS and thanks

Some recent posts of interest as they scroll along: A tot of coffee! QUAERITUR: New translation of Confiteor omitted from Mass today. We mustn’t take a vacation from prayer and God QUAERITUR: Wore a black chapel veil and women scoffed … Read More

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Prof. Peters on canon Law and “presumed death”

The Canonical Defender, Prof. Ed Peters, has on his excellent blog In The Light Of The Law, an interesting post about marriage and presumption of death. I suspect that this issue could include also military combatants who are MIA. Thus, … Read More

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