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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 I … 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 … 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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