Daily Archives: 30 July 2012

“Chicago values”: Card. George, Archbishop v Rahm Emanuel, Mayor

His Eminence Francis Card. George, Archbishop of Chicago, has published a piece on the archdiocesan website. His Eminence gralloched Mayor Rahm Emanuel on the issue of “Chicago values”. My emphases and comments: Monday, July 30, 2012 Reflections on “Chicago values” … Read More

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QUAERITUR: How to make myself known to the parish priest without being too forward?

From a reader: What is the proper/traditional etiquette for newcomers, particularly those registered in a parish, when it comes to formal introductions to the priest, (specifically British customs if you know them)? I was taught it is rude and improper … Read More

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Dems will include same-sex “marriage” plank in their platform at convention

Are you a Catholic who voted for The First Gay President? Think again. From Politico: Democrats are set to include a pro-gay marriage plank in their convention platform for the first time in history, party sources confirm to POLITICO. The … Read More

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Msgr. Steenson of the US Anglican Ordinariate about the Roman Rite’s Extraordinary Form

There was some controversy (HERE) about the position of the USA’s Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter for former Anglicans in communion with Rome concerning the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. The head of the US Ordinariate, Msgr. Jeffrey … Read More

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Signs of revival

At the site of Catholic World Report there is and interview with author Roger Kimball about his new book, The Fortunes of Permanence: Culture and Anarchy in an Age of Amnesia (UK link HERE). Within the interview you will find this … Read More

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QUAERITUR: Sitting instead of kneeling during the Consecration.

From a reader: First, thank you for your internet ministry and your tireless promotion of the liturgical use of Latin. My parish is being renovated and Mass is temporarily being celebrated in a nearby university chapel. Since the chapel is … Read More

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QUAERITUR: Does kneeling for Communion show a “spirit of disobedience”?

From a reader: Our new pastor recently published a letter in the bulletin [I’ve cut that out in order to “anonymize” this.] in which he uses the GIRM [General Instruction on the Roman Missal] to argue that those who genuflect … Read More

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