Daily Archives: 23 June 2006

CDWDS Sec. speaks of older Mass

There is a great article about His Excellency Albert Malcom Ranjith Patabendige Don, Secretary of the CDWDS.
Vatican liturgical official seeks recovery of the sacred
Here are some excerpts:
"But unfortunately," he said, "after the Council, certain changes were made rapidly, without … Continue reading

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John Allen on Bertone and Trautman

The ubiquitous fair-minded writer for the lefty National Catholic Reporter in his weekly Word From Rome piece.  He discusses some very interesting things with his usual insight.
Do check out his brief interviews with The Chair and with Msgr. Moroney.
I will … Continue reading

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Fr. Altier joining The Wanderer

When Father Robert Altier and I were in seminary together, and ever after, we joked about working on a project that would cover things "from A to Z".  Who’da thunk it….
You remember Fr. Robert Altier of St. Paul and … Continue reading

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Fellow patristicists UNITE: Opinion Journal (WSJ) on ICEL

Opinion Journal arrives in my inbox everyday and I look forward to it.  Imagine my delight that a fellow patristicist wrote a piece on the recent vote of the USCCB to approve the English translation!  Here it is.  (Emphasis and … Continue reading

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Feast of the Sacred Heart and Holy Mass

Here is an image for you.

In the Litany of the Sacred Heart we pray: "Jesus, meek and humble of heart… Make our hearts like unto Thine."
This certainly must be the aspiration of all Christians. 
Perhaps you might take a moment … Continue reading

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Augustine: Centurion’s heart was already Christ’s throne

We have been looking extensively at "dew".  Another of the controverted proposed translations for the texts of Mass concerns the words before reception of Holy Communion: "I am not worthy that You should enter under my roof… Non sum dignus … Continue reading

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Art Bell to convert? Obvious!

I understand from Amy Welborn’s über-blog that Art Bell dediced he wants to convert.  He married a woman from the Philippines.
It makes perfect sense!  Not only should all people become Catholic, it will now be far easier to score interviews … Continue reading

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