Daily Archives: 19 September 2011

The miracle of the blood of San Gennaro in Naples

I am glad that Sancte Pater picked up the ANSA story about the miracle of the blood of St. Januarius, in Italian San Gennaro, the bishop of Benevento near Naples who was martyred during the persecution by Diocletian around 305. … Read More

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Your good news and your Sunday sermon recollections

Let’s start out the work week with some of your good news. And give us also a good point from the sermon you heard on Sunday!


QUAERITUR: Bowing during the Creed

From a reader: Why do we bow during the Nicene Creed for the lines “by the power of the holy spirit…” and who started this practice? These lines are at the heart of the Creed.  They are, as it were, … Read More

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“Copernican Revolution”? Not!

Our friends at Rorate have published part of something from Messa in latino, speculation about the “Doctrinal Preamble” offered by the CDF to the SSPX during their meeting of 14 September, last.  I wrote about that here. The speculation rises … Read More

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“And a little child shall lead them”. A reaction to the new, corrected ICEL translation.

In England, Catholics are already using the new, corrected ICEL translation of the Order of Mass.  Fr. Finigan, mighty p.p. of Blackfen, has an interesting post about a reaction to the new, harder words in the Creed. Excerpt: The mother … Read More

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Revising and updating the 1962 Missale Romanum

Sandro Magister at Chiesa has in interesting piece about the activity of the Holy See. Here is a little bit of what he offered. VATICAN CITY, September 19, 2011 – “The activity of the Holy See” is a hefty volume … Read More

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Where Chinese food and translations intersect… sort of

Every day I check the site Engrish.  It has photos of amusing “translations” of East Asian languages into “Engrish”. I see that Sancte Pater has also found Engrish. He posted, inter alia, a shot today. Since I post often about … Read More

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Card. Piacenza interviewed

On ZENIT there is part 1 of an interview with His Eminence Mauro Card. Piacenza, Prefect of the Congregation for Clergy. I have heard Card. Piacenza speak several times and I was impressed.  He has issued some good things as … Read More

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