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On church kneelers

July 10, 2017 Joanna Bogle 3

“We have something for you,” said the manageress, with a pardonably smug smile, as soon as I entered the coffee-shop. And she went to a door, rummaged in the cupboard and produced—my bag with my […]

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It’s Howdy Doody Time!

June 21, 2017 George Weigel 12

Three or four times each month, Father X (as I’ll call him here) celebrates the noontime daily Mass I regularly attend. I’m grateful for his homilies, which are almost always thoughtful. Thus in a recent […]

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Enough with the liturgical translations!

April 27, 2017 Russell Shaw 0

The immortal Yogi Berra said it best: “It’s déjà vu all over again.” That was my first reaction to the news that a new Vatican commission had been established some time back to consider—again—the question […]