Thursday, June 28, 2007

Could it be true?

The Motu is right around the corner?

Check out for the details:

Monday, June 25, 2007

10 Commandments for Drivers??

The Vatican has issued it's 10 Commandments for Drivers.

Unfortunately, this is not a joke.

Go on over to Kat's site for a few laughs about it:

Monday, June 18, 2007

A life raft is nice, but...

I personally don't think the Motu Proprio will be the "Magic Bullet" that many others seem to think it will be.

Like my man in the raft, don't get me wrong, it's more than welcome. But there are still so many sharks out there. I wonder how long before they'd chew this raft up. (Assuming of course, the raft is ever thrown out there)

Father Z has an excellent piece on how to conduct ourselves like gentlemen when and if the MP comes:

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Fr. Z finds himself in serious violation

Father Z over at WDTPRS finds a rather obscure reference to the types of shoes that are supposed to be worn while offering/assisting at Mass. From his blog:


Some time ago I reported the publication of the reissue of Ludovico Trimeboni’s Compendio di Liturgia Pratica (Milano: Marietti 1829, 2007). If you want to know how to do something traddy, look in this book.I said that I would from time to time share interesting points, as I did here.I have just found out that I am in grave violation of a seriously important point when celebrating the "Tridentine Mass". This is so huge… folks, well… what to say… I think… I just don’t know if I can go on….

In the section on "Ceremonies of Mass, ch. I, "The Read Mass", I. "The Celebrant" §1 – Ordinary Ceremonies – 421 – "In the sacristy" ([. 397) I have just now read (my translation):

Use the footware that clerics of the place are used to wearing publicly and wear the cassock.

Well… this part isn’t so hard, though I am not sure I can find either matching flip flops or golf shoes for my cassock. Maybe a different color cassock… hmmm… but I digress. What follows is what upset me so much, and, of course, it is in a footnote: the good stuff always is:

D. 3268, 3. [Cf. Naifa, Costume of the Prelates of the Catholic Church, Balitmore, 1925:

"According to the Roman ceremonial, all clerics and those who serve in church, as cantors, sacristans, etc., ought to wear shoes with buckles (It. fibbie). The buckle is of shiny steel for members of the inferior clergy and servers, in silver for priests, monks and prelates belonging to religious orders. Gold and guilded silver are reserved for secular prelates."

All this time…. do you hear??? .... all this time I have been out of bounds, perhaps my immortal sole… er… soul in danger.I am caught in a real aporia here. On the one hand, how to deal with wearing shoes like clergy wear around here. I mean, how to you clip buckles on flipflops, anyway? I guess you can work more easy with golf shoes. But where to get silver buckles these days?


Read all about it at his blog :

Monday, June 11, 2007

Typical liberal whining

CTSA boo-hoos about losing influence and worries about giving a "false impression to outsiders" regarding their long-standing dissent and endorsement of the usual liberal idiocy.

The truth of the matter is that they're whining about the fact that people see right through them.
Pick up a steaming hot plate of the details over at Gerald's Cafeteria:

Thursday, June 7, 2007

President Bush meets Pope Benedict XVI

President Bush will meet with Pope Benedict at the Vatican this weekend. Should be an interesting conversation, although I doubt the Pope will engage in too much "I told ya so" kind of stuff...

Read all about it at Catholic World News:

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Mater Dei Television

An old pal of mine, Chuck, from waaaay back in the Catholic Discussion Group days, has been tirelessly working on the launch of Mater Dei Television. The feed isn't up yet, but the blog associated with it is. It will feature tons and tons of old Catholic programs like the old "Catholic Hour", along with a bunch of old footage of and programs on the Popes. He sent me a preview disc and it was incredible! I highly recommend this effort! It's a great way to actually see some of our Catholic Heritage which has been so carelessly discarded by the Modernists!

Friday, June 1, 2007

So glad we have smart people.. that we can understand just how "stoopid" we, the unenlightened laity, really are.

Bishop Trautman again pontificates from on high about how we ignorant sheep can't possibly grasp what words mean unless they're under two syllables long and certainly no more than 5 or six letters long.

Here's what Trautman says regarding new translations from the Vatican:

"All liturgy is pastoral. If translated texts are to be the authentic prayer of the people, they must be owned by the people and expressed in the contemporary language of their culture. To what extent are the new prayers of the Missal truly pastoral? Do these new texts communicate in the living language of the worshiping assembly? How will John and Mary Catholic relate to the new words of the Creed: "consubstantial to the Father" and "incarnate of the Virgin Mary"? Will they understand these words from the various new Collects: "sullied," "unfeigned," "ineffable," "gibbet," "wrought," "thwart"?"

Gerald, who's serving it up hot and fresh over at the Cafeteria, has more:

Gee - just think how easy Math class would be if he was your teacher!