Monthly Archives: December 2005

Hmmm…. first Pete and now Re-Pete

I am gratified to find that some other folks are now thinking through the Successor of Peter’s wardrobe when contributing to the blogosphere. For example, over at the catty Whispers in the Loggia a piece was published (finally) about why … Continue reading

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New Catholic blog worth looking at

Pillar of Truth is up and running. It looks as if Dave might be a sensible fellow, in that he also comments on the sport God loves the most. He seems to be a former Lutheran and convert to Holy … Continue reading

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Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

What Does the Prayer Really Say? Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God Your feedback brightens my dark wintry days! Fr. FW of WA writes via e-mail (edited): “I hear very little but have picked up that the US Bishops seem … Continue reading

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Christmas Octave at St. Agnes

I have returned to my native place for the Octave of Christmas. At St. Agnes in St. Paul, MN, there was a fine midnight Mass. A full orchestra and large choir began with traditional and modern Christmas carols at 11:15 … Continue reading

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For the fanon…

… I guess we will have to wait a while longer. Ratz.

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About Ermine, Camauro and whatever else will come

I am back in the USA for Christmas and at my home parish of St. Agnes in St. Paul (MN). There is a marvelous tradition here on Saturday mornings: after the Latin Mass sung in Gregorian Chant by schola (proper) … Continue reading

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The Pope on Gregorian chant

Papal ceremonies must set liturgical standards, Pope says This is just the sort of news we need to spread around. But first, a comment: I wrote this for the WDTPRS column for the 4th Sunday of Advent: On 5 December … Continue reading

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Angels we have heard

Well… let’s just look at this one. This is on the so-called “Angel Bridge” in front of Castel Sant’Angelo in Rome. In contrast to the heralds of great joy at the birth of the Lord, this angel is holding one … Continue reading

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RSS FEED

If you are using an aggregator, please use this link. I am having a hard time getting my RSS links set up. http://www.wdtprs.com/blog/wp-rdf.php You can cut and paste that into the right stop when you add a new bookmark. It … Continue reading

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Smell, bells, capes, drapes and haberdashery

Hmmm… I wonder if Pope benedict is competing with Archbishop Raymond Burke of St. Louis visiting a parish in his see where the pre-conciliar liturgy is in constant and exclusive use: This is a cappa magna.

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Caption Contest

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CAMAURO

No…. this is not Benedict XVI sporting a seasonal Santa Hat. This is it, the real thing, the camauro of yesteryear. Nor is this one-up-manship on the part of a Pope competing with some kids at the audience of 14 … Continue reading

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O Antiphons

I made a little O Antiphon page which might be useful to some of you. There are links to audio files of the chant both by the undersigned and the schola cantorum of the North American College in Rome (though … Continue reading

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4th Sunday of Advent

What Does the Prayer Really Say? 4th Sunday of Advent Some feedback. MK of Lake View, NY writes concerning my claim in WDPTRS of 29 November last about the origin of the term “secret” which formerly identified the oratio super … Continue reading

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Sunday in the Octave of Christmas – Holy Family

What Does the Prayer Really Say? Holy Family – Sunday in the Octave of Christmas Originally our Feast today was celebrated on the first Sunday after Epiphany but after the post-Conciliar reform of the calendar it was moved forward, probably … Continue reading

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