Daily Archives: 15 May 2018

@ArchbishpSample to make liturgical changes in the @archpdx

His Excellency Most Reverend Alexander Sample, Archbishop of Portland has stood up again and again in favor of a strong Catholic identity.  I remind the readership of his stellar sermon some years ago at Assumption Grotto in Detroit (HERE) and … Read More

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“The Council that might have been…” but wasn’t.

One of you readers recently sent me an interesting link to a page of the blog of Fr. Joseph Komonchak. Fr. Komonchak has provided the original – but rejected – schemata for the Second Vatican Council. At some time you … Read More

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UPDATE: I am delighted to report that my correspondent sent an audio recording of the Internet Prayer in his native tongue Mayalalam, which is spoken in Kerala state in India. ORIGINALLY Published on: Dec 21, 2017 There are a few … Read More

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Justice Thomas delievers commencement address

I was alerted to the news that, last weekend, Justice Clarence Thomas gave the commencement address at Christendom College. Surely you will be interested. And if you have not read it, check out his autobiography. My Grandfather’s Son: A Memoir … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Timing of announcements during Holy Mass

From a reader… QUAERITUR: My parish has been assigned a parochial administrator. Since he has arrived, we have had nearly weekly post-homily announcements. What I mean is that our priests finish their homily and the parochial administrator or someone from … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Religious Ed teacher controls First Communion

From a reader… QUAERITUR: At our parish the head of the RE [Religious Education] is adamant that no child is allowed sacramental prep without having come to RE for a minimum of one year with good attendance. We home school … Read More

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