Monthly Archives: April 2006

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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More about old Mass and “abrogation”

This might be old news to all of you, but I have been überbusy and travelling to boot.  Another CWN piece, (emphasis mine): Cardinal Jorge Medina Estévez, the former prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, … who is a … Continue reading

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Indults and rumors of indults

In Catholic World News there is an article on Vatican and traditionalists: rumors continue  In that article you read: For the past month, a recurrent rumor at the Vatican has been that Pope Benedict will issue a motu proprio allowing … Continue reading

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Back in Rome, with a zillion of my closest friends

I have arrived back at my apartment in Rome, overlooking the City from two very fine and very high views.  So, I am back.. yep, sure am…  with about six zillion tourists who have invaded!  Here is a shot from … Continue reading

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Easter Sunday sermon

I had posted audio of my sermon for Easter here some days ago. Here is an image. I think it is obvious that I have been in Italy for a long time. Continue reading

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Expression of gratitude

Thanks to all of you who have been reading regularly and posting comments.  Your participation makes the blog work more fun and rewarding.  I am a relative newcomer to the Catholic blogosphere (though I am a battle hardened vet of … Continue reading

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The Chapel of the Sabine Farm

As some of you might remember, I am presently in the USA at "the Sabine Farm", as I like to call it. Spring is really happening, and this is my LAST day here. Today I will be starting some herbs … Continue reading

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Birettiquette

When visitors come to St. Agnes Church they often comment on the fact that the clergy wear birettas.  The biretta used to be obligatory on the part of the priest celebrant and deacon and subdeacon.  Now it is an option, … Continue reading

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19 April 2005: Where were you?

It is sometimes possible to remember precisely where you were and what you were doing when historic events took place. People often cite examples like where they were when they heard that JFK was shot, or when Neil Armstrong stepped … Continue reading

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The Modern Rite by Klaus Gamber

Many thanks to "F and the wild bunch" for my spiffy new copy of the little collection of essay on the reform of liturgy by Klaus Gamber entitled The Modern Rite.  I am grateful for the thought and the gift. … Continue reading

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Vigil Revisited: Lumen Christi

The Easter Vigil Revisited: Lumen Christi sung for the third time Continue reading

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