Monthly Archives: April 2006

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 … 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 the … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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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