Daily Archives: 2 November 2006

Recordare Iesu Pie

Here is a festive detail from an early 20th c. Roman catafalque which was being set up for the Requiem High Mass at San Gregorio dei Muratori this evening. I link to a larger version so you can enjoy it as a wallpaper if you wish. Continue reading

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4th Glorious Mystery: The Assumption

We continue our Patristic Rosary Project today with the:
4th Glorious Mystery: The Assumption
Although Ven. Pius XII refers to Mary’s death in the document whereby he declared infallibly the dogma of the Assumption, and Bl. John Paul II adverts to Mary’s … Continue reading

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The Remnant vs Archbishop Ranjith

If there were ever a concrete demonstration that the traditionalist dimension of the Church tends, as I often say, to attract the sort of person who is happy only when he is unhappy, (but not exclusively, thanks be to God) … Continue reading

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Musings about Curial appointments

I have been asking around a little about the new Archpriest of the Basilica of St. Peter, S.E. Angelo Comastri, whom I knew very little about. Here is what I am getting from people.
First, it seems that His Excellency, … Continue reading

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“… call into question the direction…”

The French bishops of the Ecclesiastical Province of Besançon and the bishops of Strasbourg and Metz sent a snarky note to Pope Benedict XVI to communicate their complaints (the Italian daily Il Giornale called "lamentele… grumblings") about the establishment of … Continue reading

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French Tridentine grumblings

Our friends on the Rorate Coeli team get a tip of zee ol’ biretta  o{]:¬) for being sharp-eyed and catching the article in the Italian daily Il Giornale having a paragraph on the old Mass indult. They have … Continue reading

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