Monthly Archives: September 2006

30 Sept: St. Jerome – where is he buried?

Some time ago, there was a discussion on one of our splendid Catholic blogs making mention of the burial place of St. Jerome perhaps in the Major Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome. This is an interesting story and … Continue reading

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A little woven detail

Today in the chapel of the Sabine Farm, Holy Mass was celebrated with the 1962 Missale Romanum and the vestments were appropriately festive. Here is a little detail woven into the fabric of the chasuble: Continue reading

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Card. Zen to retire?

This is in from Zenit: ROME, SEPT. 28, 2006 ( Benedict XVI has promised to consider allowing Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun to retire as bishop of Hong Kong, and expressed his affection for the city’s Catholics, says a news report. … Continue reading

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Missa pro Ecclesiae defensione

Today I used the Mass Pro Ecclesia defensione in the 1962 Missale Romanum: COLLECT:Omnipotens sempiterne Deus,in cuius manu sunt omnium potestateset omnia iura regnorum:respice in auxilium christianorum;ut gentes paganorum, quae in sua feritate confidunt, dexterae tuae potentia conterantur. LITERAL VERSION:Almighty … Continue reading

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Liturgical music MEME

I got tagged by Cor Immaculatae for the liturgical music MEME 1. Your favorite Mass Ordinary settings (i.e.Kyrie, Sanctus, Agnus Dei):IV comes to mind. 2. Your favorite Mass Proper chants (i.e. Introit, Gradual, Tract, Alleluia, Offertory, Communion):*ehem* … some days … Continue reading

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A blurb on “active participation”

I found a nice piece on "active participation" in Denis Crouan’s The History and the Future of the Roman Liturgy (2001, in English from Ignatius Press, 2005, p. 279 – my emphasis):   Does Gregorian chat prevent the active participation … Continue reading

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Degradation of a bishop

I received this CC: of correspondence from a friend and canonist via e-mail (slightly edited with my added comments): Anent the rite of degradation from the "Roman Pontifical of Pope Benedict XIV" who allegedly "promulgated this ritual in 1862," Benedict … Continue reading

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Radio Sabina and the Z-Cam: on the air

Radio Sabina and the Z-Cam are back on the air again.  I will suspend them for a while from time to time, but for the most part I will keep broadcasting.

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25th Sunday of Ordinary Time: POST COMMUNION (1)


In our prayer today there is a theme of continuity. We even have a form of the word continuus. In the beginning of the Post communion Father refers to the constant helps we depend on from the actual graces God confers upon us. The effect of redemption will be eternal and unending. In the final line we hear of that eternal effect linking and yoking together our participation in the sacred sacramental mysteries we experience in Holy Mass, on the one hand, with the conduct and mores of our lives on the other. For the baptized Catholic Christian there must be continuity between our reception of the sacraments and the way we live. Continue reading

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Did you know…

I have just time to post a brief note about today’s feast.   I am not so much talking about St. Pio.  Nor am I talking of St. Linus.  Did you know that today was the feast day of the parents … Continue reading

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Z-Cam and Radio Sabina: update

The Z-Cam will be mostly but not entirely offline for a few days.

In the meantime, I will be, Deo volente, in the Twin Cities this weekend and will be celebrant for the 8:00 am sung Latin Mass on Saturday and the 10:00 Latin High Mass on Sunday, both at St. Agnes in St. Paul. Continue reading

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“How do you solve a problem like Milingooooo?”

Frequent poster and old friend Tim Ferguson, noted writer of brilliant parody lyrics (who authored inter alia "O Come, O Come, Liturgical Blue") has given us his newest on the problem of Milingo: Here we go.  It is to the … Continue reading


RIP, Sr. Leonella Sgorbati

Shot by an Islamic attacker in the back while praying.

As she died, she asked to to forgive the one who killed her. Continue reading

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Hot cup o’ joe

Every once in a while someone sends a nice little perk of appreciation in the form of a gift card to useful stores or some e-mail/internet equivalent. So to the person who sent me the Starbuck’s card, thanks. I am … Continue reading

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What did the Pope really say?

Today in his General Audience address, the Holy Father spoke yet again about the reactions raised by his Regensburg Address.  Here is the principle point (my emhpasis): “I trust, therefore, that following the initial reactions, my words at the University … Continue reading

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