Monthly Archives: April 2006

What does GIRM 299 really say?

For those with too little time to read at length, let me give you a blunt summary: For decades the liturgical establishment has operated as if the Council required the abolition of Latin and the ripping out of versus Deum … Continue reading

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The Secretary of the CDWDS

It is rather hard to find on the web clear photos of His Excellency Archbishop Albert Malcolm Ranjith Patabendige Don (called generally Malcolm Ranjith) who is the Secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments.  So, … Continue reading

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“Turning Towards The Lord”

Today I attended the presentation of a book.  The Italian edition of Uwe Michael Lang’s book Turning Towards The Lord (in Italian Rivolti al Signore: l’orientamento nella preghiera liturgica.  Cantagalli, 2006.  Ignatius Press originally published it in English in 2004.)  … Continue reading

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iPope, if you haven’t seen it yet…

Jay Leno (not to be confused with Latin leno) picked up on the fact that when Benedict XVI visited the offices of the Vatican Radio, he was given the gift of an iPod. So, Leno provided his viewers with the new “commercial” for the iPod.

If you haven’t yet seen this yet it is worth the effort. Continue reading

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Card. Castrillón Hoyos on older form of Mass being abolished

In an interview in the November 2005 number of 30 Days His Eminence Darío Card. Castrillón Hoyos (Prefect of the Congregation for Clergy) was interviewed by Gianni Cardinale.   The interview is online.  In the interview the Cardinal was asked (by … Continue reading

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I am pretty sure sure this is NOT what Catullus had in mind…

I know these kids at Notre Dame like their Compendium, but… sheesh! I hope they don’t try to adjust some of the other stuff by Catullus. Continue reading

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What is meant by “abrogate”?

In earlier entries I offered that the Pope might simply make a statement about the older form of Mass not ever having been "abrogated".  I got some mail on that asking me what "abrogate" means, and what it means here.  … Continue reading

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A prayer for liturgical translators

Some time ago, I put out an invitation for you to compose a prayer for translators working on the new English version of the Missale Romanum. 
I finally took the bull by the horns and wrote one.  Transatlantic flights are … Continue reading

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Mass with the Jesuits

Diogenes of CWN wrote something amusing about Pope Benedict and the Jesuits (emphasis mine). 
Yesterday, the Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Angelo Sodano celebrated Mass for a "pilgrimage" of Jesuits and Jesuit collaborators in St. Peter’s Basilica. After the Mass … Continue reading

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