Daily Archives: 11 May 2006

Zen and the Tridentine Mass

This is a must read article.  I tip my biretta to participant Jon: o{]:¬) A Very Brief account, from Cyril Jerome Law, Jr. Hong Kong The Orient has often been dubbed the Mysterious East. With Hong Kong being the "Pearl … Continue reading

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Zen resists pressure from the PRC

Actions speak louder than words and the forced, illicit, official Church consecrations are not liked by people. When Paul Pai Junmin was consecreted bishop with Pope Benedict’s permission in Shenyang last week, a crowd of at least 5,000 Catholics attended. Many bishops and more than 100 priests, some from abroad willingly participated in the Mass. Most of the 5000 had to stay outside the church and follow on a large screen. The large crowd was probably due to the knowledge that the Holy See approved the consecration. When the state held consecrations without the permission of the Holy See, few people attended and many of the clergy were forced under pressure to be there. Continue reading

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UPDATED: A prayer for liturgical translators

For years I have urged you faithful readers of the column in The Wanderer (and now more recently here on the blog) to pray for those involved in preparing the liturgical translations.  Here is a brief prayer you could use.  … Continue reading

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The Z-Cam

I turned the webcam on, after a long hiatus. There are some really cool clouds over Rome today. As long as it doesn’t start pouring rain, I will leave the cam on out on my window ledge. Enjoy!

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Thursday of the 4th Week of Easter

Thursday of the 4th Week of EasterI liked today’s prayer enough to share what it really says. COLLECT:Deus, qui humanam naturamsupra primae originis reparas dignitatem,respice ad pietatis tuae ineffabile sacramentum,ut, quos regnerationis mysterio dignatus es innovare,in his dona tuae perpetuae … Continue reading

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