Monthly Archives: June 2013

ROME: Sacra Liturgia Conference – Day 2 – Part Duh… errrr… Deux

Lots of French this afternoon at the Sacred Liturgy conference. I follow French well but… with the jet lag and the first topic… damn! I had to walk around and find coffee for to stay wakeful. And I find lots … Read More

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SCOTUS v Marriage

Dreadful news from the Supreme Court: Supreme Court strikes down Defense of Marriage Act provision The Supreme Court has struck down a federal provision denying benefits to legally married gay couples. The 5-4 decision found the Defense of Marriage Act … Read More

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ROME: Sacra Liturgia Conference – Day 2

Day 2 of the Sacred Liturgy conference in Rome is underway. The first talk this morning was by Gabriel Steinschulte on sacred liturgical music. He is the nephew of the late, great Msgr. Johannes Overath (a friend and colleague of … Read More

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ROME: Sacra Liturgia Conference – Day 1

The long-awaited conference on sacred liturgy in Rome is underway. We began with Vespers, sung in the Church of Sant’Appolinare near the Piazza Navona. A shot from my angle. Tonight we begin with an introduction by Bp. Rey and an … Read More

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Mystery Watch

What’s with this? From the Daily Mail: Mystery as century-old Swiss watch discovered in ancient tomb sealed for 400 years Archaeologists are stumped after finding a 100-year-old Swiss watch in an ancient tomb that was sealed more than 400 years … Read More

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VP Biden, theologian and exegete, strikes again

I was sent a link to something at The Right Scoop: it is a video of Vice President Biden, theologian.  You will need an emesis basin or a bag of some sort if you watch it. There is an annoying … Read More

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QUAERITUR: Convoluted scenario involving “whiney trads”, priest shortages, Magic 8-Ball, and dragon teeth

From a reader: I have a hypothetical question for you related to Summorum Pontificum and the Bishop’s obligation to make certain those who wish to have the TLM can do so by supplying a priest as it relates to priest shortages and whiney … Read More

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New FSSP parish set up in Minneapolis!

I confess that I am a little shocked. His Excellency Most Reverend John Nienstedt, Archbishop of St. Paul and (of my hometown) Minneapolis has entrust a parish that was to close to the FSSP! Brick by brick! Parish by parish. … Read More

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The wussificiation of the priesthood and the Novus Ordo

I have in the past mentioned the comment made by Card. Heenan when he experienced the Novus Ordo for the first time.  The comment leads a longish piece posted at Rorate (which no longer links to this blog, btw) by … Read More

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“Francis”can learning curve

I have mentioned at various times since last March that Francis needs to learn how to be Pope and that we need learn how to let him be Pope. I saw this in a Reuter’s piece (about the Empty Chair) by my … Read More

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From the Peanut Gallery

I post this for your amusement more than anything else.  Jimmy Carter, since his passing from the White House, has been the nutty uncle in the garage (save some building projects he had). From It’s not news when irrelevant people … Read More

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Of Carbonara and an Onomastico

I am, thanks to some of you readers, now ensconced in my apartment in Rome. I met friends tonight for supper. Some of you said that you live vicariously through travel entries, so I will obliged as time permits. The … Read More

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Girl Scouts who openly to worship themselves

From Breitbart: GIRL SCOUTS OF BRITAIN REPLACE ‘GOD’ WITH ‘MYSELF’ IN OATH On Wednesday, Great Britain’s Girl Guides (their equivalent of U.S. Girl Scouts) and Brownies removed God from their 103-year-old oath. Instead of the passage where they used to … Read More

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What is your good news?

Do you have good news for the readers?  Let us know.


My view for a while and Z’s Law

I am on my way to Rome today, thanks to all of you… quite a few of you! Of course this is when Zuhlsdorf’s Law clicks in big time. Many of you will remember Zuhlsdorf’s Law. Many of you will … Read More

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good, repeat, good point in the sermon you heard for Sunday? Let us know.


Pope No Show – UPDATES

The other night there was a concert scheduled in Vatican City as part of the Year of Faith events sponsored by the Holy See in Rome. Pope Francis was a no show. No compelling reason was given. It wasn’t for … Read More

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The New Normal

Have you been following the goat rodeo in Brasil? The government hiked transportation costs which will hit Los Pobres, who are also concerned about the costs of the World Cup next year.  Response? Demonstrations, riots… you know… the new normal. … Read More

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Z-SWAG IN THE WILD – Down Under Edition

His Hermeneuticalness is Down Under at the moment and he caught sight of some Z-Swag! Check it out.

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Fr. Pavone to Nancy “abortion-is-sacred ground” Pelosi (D-CA)

Fr. Frank Pavone is the head of Priest For Life. He posted an Open Letter to Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) which I reproduce here for maximum circulation. My emphases: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 Dear Mrs. Pelosi, Last Thursday, June 13, … Read More

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