Monthly Archives: September 2008

ABC on Lourdes

The Archbishop of Canterbury is under fire for going to Lourdes, preaching at Lourdes, and in general for being a “papal puppet.” Jeremy Brooks, of the Protestant Truth Society levels his criticism: Lourdes represents everything about Roman Catholicism that the … Continue reading

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Ordination Rites: Ordination of a Bishop 26

We’ll devote this whole post to the consecration prayer. Remember when we last left the bishop-elect, the Book of the Gospels was on his head, handled by two deacons. The prayer commences with an allusion to Saint Paul’s greeting in … Continue reading

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How It Goes

I’ve mentioned a number of times here my regard for my friend and occasional radio sparring partner, Jeffrey Tucker. He invited me to come over to the CMAA’s MusicaSacra Forum a few weeks ago, and I’ve been contributing a few … Continue reading

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Ordination Rites: Ordination of a Bishop 20-25

Two important rituals precede the consecration prayer. After an invitation to pray, the bishop-elect lies prostrate during the litany of saints. We’ve spoken of the inclusion of appropriate saints for deacons, and I think we’ve touched on it for priests. … Continue reading

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New Cathedral

Angela Hill of the Oakland Tribune writes on the newest Catholic cathedral, dedication tomorrow. Are the douglas fir and crafted metal enough to convince the reform2 doubters? Probably not. There’s a video presentation on the Trib site linked, but it … Continue reading

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Ordination Rites: Ordination of a Bishop 19

Let’s look carefully and the questions used to “examine” the bishop-elect, noting this is where we have first mention of the “successor of the apostle Peter”: EXAMINATION OF THE CANDIDATE 19. The bishop-elect then rises and stands in front of … Continue reading

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Hryniewicz Abstract

Brian linked the abstract from the controversial paper by Polish theologian Waclaw Hryniewicz. I’d prefer to take a look at the whole thing, but I think what this summary reveals does not show the CDF in any more of a … Continue reading

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Ordination Rites: Ordination of a Bishop 18

The homily will give us many insights as to the Church’s notion of episcopal ministry. Notice how many times the pope is mentioned in comparison to the college of bishops and other theological realities. 18. Then the principal consecrator, while … Continue reading

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Today’s Sad Task

There’s one task they never quite preprare you for at Parent School … Gravedigging. Our first pet acquisition in the Brittany era died last night, Slam, our lop-eared rabbit. He was already full-grown when adopted from an animal rescue group … Continue reading

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Ordination Rites: Ordination of a Bishop 16-17

After the gospel, as in the other ordination rites, the candidate is presented before the homily: 16. One of the priests addresses the principal consecrator: Most Reverend Father, the church of N. asks you to ordain this priest, N., for … Continue reading

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Make the Rough Places Smooth

A contrast in satellite topography: first, Saturn’s second largest moon, Rhea. Notice the shadows along the day-night terminator from a valley in the north, some hilly terrain just to the left and south of that, and the numerous craters. As … Continue reading

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The Compleat Music Director

I’m having an interesting side discussion on one of the threads at the MusicaSacra Forum discussion site. One commentator there objected to my suggestion the ideal music director for a Catholic parish be versatile and well-rounded. Admittedly, I have high … Continue reading

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Cyclone Hockey

Home from our first ISU sporting event. We enjoyed watching the men’s hockey team take out Mizzou 6-2 in the home opener. Brit was conflicted, saying the teams were from the two states she’s lived in. Who would she root … Continue reading

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Summorum Pontificum, One Year In

CNS has a catch-all piece offering scattered reactions to last year’s “liberation” of the Traditional Latin Mass (TLM). One analysis: The response to the papal letter varied around the world. In the United States, many bishops — even those not … Continue reading

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Progression

It’s been a recent practice in the D-party to elevate an also-ran from the presidential primary crop to the number two spot on the ticket. Biden, Edwards, then skip back to Al Gore in ’92. For the R’s you have … Continue reading

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