Daily Archives: 3 September 2011

Help a convent in trouble

As I understand things, this convent in England is in trouble and needs help. Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate in Cornwall. A reader writes: This convent once belonged to the Earl of Arundel. St. Cuthbert Mayne, one of the first … Read More

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The CDF/SSPX talks and a provocative observation

My friend over at The Sensible Bond has a very interesting observation about the continuing doctrinal talks between the Holy See’s CDF and the SSPX.   As you know, there will be a meeting of the SSPX superiors with Roman officials … Read More

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Gregory the Great, in words and in music

Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite observes today the feast of St. Gregory I, “the Great” (+604).  Here is his entry in the Ordinary Form Roman Martyrology: There is an oddity in the Latin text. What is it? Memoria sancti … Read More

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QUAERITUR: Reading at Mass and “eye contact”

From a seminarian: I wanted to know if the lector should keep eye contact while proclaiming the word of God at Holy Mass? Many parish guidelines say that it’s important to keep eye contact. Keep eye contact… presumably with the … Read More

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New “Index” of Forbidden Songs?

Over at Orthometer Fr. Erik Richtsteig is developing an INDEX OF FORBIDDEN SONGS. He is examining hymnals and assigning the songs within to various categories. His introduction is amusing: Here we go again. Mean, sick, and sad priest attacking poor … Read More

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