Monthly Archives: May 2017

“Great as no goddess’s Was deemèd, dreamèd”

Today is, in the older Roman calendar, the Feast of the Queenship of Mary.  In the Novus Ordo calendar, this Feast was transferred to mere Memorial status on 22 August.  In the Novus Ordo calendar, 31 May is the Feast … Read More

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31 MAY – MADISON, WI – Pontifical Mass at the Throne for Feast of the Queenship of Mary

This evening, 31 May, the Feast of the Queenship of Mary, we will have a wonderful Pontifical Mass at the Throne at 6 PM at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Monona, WI.  The Extraordinary Form Mass is organized by the … Read More

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The Religion of Peace 102: Dawa

Today at The Catholic Thing there is useful information about Islam and its tenets. Is “Dawa” in your vocabulary? So, what do you know about dawa? You know what jihad is, and what sharia is. That is Islamic vocabulary 101. … Read More

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Sometimes reality is stranger than fiction. From The Mirror: Robot ‘preacher’ can beam light from its hands and give automated blessings to worshippers A robot ‘preacher’ that beams lights from its hands [I’ve gotta work on that one.] and can … Read More

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Archd. Denver restores order of the Sacraments of Initiation

This comes from the National Catholic Register. Archbp. Samuel Aquila of Denver has decided to make some changes. Making Benedict XVI’s Dream Come True in Denver On Pentecost Sunday, Archbishop Samuel Aquila made history in the U.S. by announcing that … Read More

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A bishop says: “the actual pastoral action of Jesus Christ… does not first demand a change of life”

The National Schismatic Reporter (aka Fishwrap) ballyhoos heterodoxy and immoral actions. They have a story about a commencement address delivered by the Bishop of San Diego, Robert McElroy, to graduates at Jesuit-run Santa Clara University, a member of the Graduate Theological … Read More

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ASK FATHER: What if we are alive when Christ returns?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Is it true that we will all die? If Jesus comes at this very moment many people will be alive. Do we die before going to hell or Heaven? First, we don’t know exactly what is … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Why do priests impose hands during ordinations?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I attended the sacerdotal ordination of 5 priests for my diocese last Saturday. After the bishop imposed hands, other priests participating in the Mass also imposed hands on the candidates. Since priests lack the fullness of … Read More

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Sec. Mattis on what keeps him awake at night

SecDef Mattis (USMC-Ret) on what keeps him awake at night: We need more of this attitude in Holy Church, especially from our officers, the clergy.

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‘Tis the season for ordinations

This is ordination season in many places.  I’ve been getting news about priestly ordinations and some of it is good. While my impression is that diocesan vocations are down in the last few years, some places there is growth. In … Read More

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The penny dropped for another musician

The penny dropped for another musician. At increasingly useful Crisis today I read a piece by a musician about the state of church music today.  His summary: disaster resulted from the degradation of sacred worship in Latin.   Of course it … Read More

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No Garbage Post!

The other day I forgot to hit PUBLISH!  Grrrr… Il Monsignore Illustrissimo e Reverendissimo Presidente delle Strade would have been disappointed in me.  I mean… I post a lot of garbage, but… well… These old “no dumping” signs are all … Read More

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Your View From The Pew: SSPX Chapel

UPDATE: I’ve been informed that this is not an SSPX chapel, but rather an FSSP chapel! And yet my sentiments stand. ___ I had an interesting series of texts this morning from a friend in New Jersey. First, he sent … Read More

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BLUE Pontifical Vestment and Violet Folded Chasuble Projects – UPDATE

UPDATE: 28 May: Many of the people I have been talking to like the bronze, but the silver – so to speak – came in second. I took the fabric and swatches into the chapel and turned on the lights. … Read More

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QUAERITUR: Can a layperson repose the Blessed Sacrament?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Our priest has asked the two laypersons who attend the last hour of Adoration if they would be willing to repose the Blessed Sacrament if he cannot be present to do so. I am one of … Read More

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made during the sermon you heard for your Mass of Sunday obligation? Let us know what it was!


Card. Müller on deaconettes: “No. Not possible.” – on liturgy: “crisis”

Raymond Arroyo of EWTN has a wide ranging interview with His Eminence Gerhard Ludwig Card. Müller, Prefect of the CDF. One thing that caught my attention is his clear refutation and denial of the possibility of the ordination of deaconesses … Read More

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VIDEO: Pontifical Mass in Germany

Masses Pontifical in the traditional form of the Roman Rite must be multiplied. To that end, here is a beautiful video of a Pontifical Mass celebrated in Germany by the Secretary of my old digs the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei“, … Read More

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THEY’RE HERE! White Pontifical Mass Vestments

They’re here. The long-awaited White Pontifical set has arrived! I invited the chancellor to help with the unboxing. The humeral veil reveals itself.  The light on this fabric is precisely what I had hoped for. One of the 3 dalmatics which … Read More

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WDTPRS – 7th Sunday of Easter: Ascended but still present

I won’t acknowledge Ascension Thursday Sunday.  Yesterday was the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord and Sunday is, in the Ordinary Form, the 7th Sunday of Easter. Let’s look at the Collect for the 7th Sunday of Easter. Supplicationibus … Read More

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