Daily Archives: 15 September 2011

Sweet Basil and the Holy Cross

An Orthodox priest reader sent some photos of their tradition using sweet basil on their observance of the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.  Here are three. Great tradition. I didn’t get around to posting about the basil … Read More

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A curious and annoying blog glitch on the side bar

A curious glitch. I have noticed that some widgets on my right sidebar appear on Chrome and IE but not on Firefox. For example, I have a couple amazon.com widgets, search boxes and so forth, which don’t appear.  Strange.  Nooooo… … Read More


England: 17 September – Inauguration of Bl. John Henry Newman Institute of Liturgical Music

This Saturday, 17 September, will bring the official inauguration of the Blessed John Henry Newman Institute of Liturgical Music in Birmingham, England.  My friend Msgr. Andrew Wadsworth wrote me saying that this is “probably the most significant enterprise in liturgical … Read More

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Another front for bullying the Church

In the increasing hot culture war, the Catholic Church is going to be torched more and more often.  Here is an example. A disturbing article appeared in the site NorthJersey.com. East Rutherford Catholic church’s gay music director to quit over … Read More

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QUAERITUR: What to say if confessing to a bishop, cardinal, pope?

From a reader: If you were confessing to a Bishop or a Cardinal or even the Holy Father would you say “Bless me Bishop” or “Bless me your Eminence” etc etc? Sure.  You could do it that way.  If would … Read More

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“What advice would you give to a newly appointed bishop?” Phil Lawler opines.

All of us have, from time to time, thought that we would do a better job at role “X” in the Church.  “If I were Pope… if I were bishop… if I were pastor… if I were sacristan…  youth group … Read More

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Budgeting your money and your time

I think it was Benjamin Franklin who said that time is money.  There are times when my time is worthy more than my money. For example, while running errands I stopped a two stores yesterday looking, inter alia, for a … Read More

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