Daily Archives: 16 November 2011

Pope Benedict: Everyone should pray the psalms, Liturgy of the Hours

Pope Benedict during his Wednesday Audience said: “I would like to renew my call to everyone to pray the Psalms, to become accustomed to using the Liturgy of the Hours, Lauds, Vespers, and Compline.” From VIS: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 … Continue reading

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On the preparation of Christmas Pudding: advice sought

Since Stir-Up Sunday is upon us and it is time to make the Christmas Pudding, I thought consult in advance with some of you who have experience.  I made one last year, of course.  It was wonderful.  I shared it … Continue reading

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Looking for gift ideas for priests? Here’s one!

I have had a few notes from people asking for ideas about what to give to priests for Christmas.  Yes, I know it is early, but getting these things done early is better than leaving them to the last minute… … Continue reading

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Anglican Use Mass – differences? Similarities?

Yesterday at the USCCB meeting it was announced that the Anglican Ordinariate for the USA would be set up officially on 1 January 2012 according to the provisions in Pope Benedict’s Anglicanorum coetibus. I get questions occasionally about the liturgical … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Priest’s role, duty when someone “misuses” confession

From a reader: When does the Seal of Confession actually take affect in that the priest can’t say anything outside of the Confessional? For example, if someone goes into the confessional/reconciliation room with no intention of confessing, but some form … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Traditional monasteries for silent retreats

From a reader: Do you know of any traditional abbeys or monasteries (specifically ones that offer the Extraordinary form of the Mass) that offer silent retreats? Can the readership help?

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Bp. Finn (D. KC – StJ) to work with prosecutor on oversight agreement

Some fact checking might be in order, given the source, but from the not-very-objective KC Star comes this: Bishop Finn avoids indictment by entering diversion program By GLENN E. RICE, JUDY L. THOMAS and MARK MORRIS The Kansas City Star … Continue reading

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