Daily Archives: 2 May 2012

SSPX German District Superior: “If Rome now calls us back out of exile…”

In the April Mitteilungsblatt (newsletter) of the SSPX in Germany, the District Superior (former Superior General) of the SSPX, Fr. Franz Schmidberger, wrote: […] Wenn Rom uns nun aus dem Exil zurückruft, in das wir 1975 mit der Aberkennung der Approbation … Read More

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Bp. Sample on Liturgical Reform – audio of interview

His Excellency Most Reverend Alex Sample, Bishop of Marquette, has something to say about liturgical reform. This is an interview from Catholic Answers. Bp. Sample stresses a “hermeneutic of continuity”. I am not entirely on board with His Excellency (an … Read More

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An idea for the upcoming LCWR assembly in St. Louis

My years in Italy exposed me to the incredible phenomenon of the small town bands which would be part of processions through the streets. They were uniformly dreadful and delightful! However, the Italian banda cittadina‘s got NUTHIN on these guy … Read More

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Yet another Chinese food post!

I went to a great Chinese restaurant recently and they gave me crabs! Soft-shelled crabs, of course. They were both crunchy and soft at the same time. Sometimes they are prepared with Five Spice. These were heavy on the garlic. … Read More

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The Platteville Food Fight: Fishwrap weighs in! (Fr. Z makes a SUGGESTION.)

Please use the sharing buttons!  Thanks! National catholic Fishwrap has now picked up on the ecclesial food fight going on in Platteville, WI (D. Madison – Bp. Morlino), about which I have posted before (HERE). You will be shocked to … Read More

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June 25-July 1, 2012 Sacred Music Colloquium in Salt Lake City

There will be a spiffing Colloquium on Sacred Music in Salt Lake City. June 25-July 1, 2012 It will be held at the Cathedral of the Madeleine in Salt Lake City, Utah. Check out the website and look at the … Read More

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I am not making this up: Blessing of … Purses

Recently there was held – and this is not a belated April Fool’s Day joke – a “Blessing of Purses”. Needless to say, this is not in any of the official books of Holy Catholic Church.     I dunno… … Read More

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