Daily Archives: 5 January 2007

What will the Motu Proprio be called?

Papal documents are usually known be the first few words of their text in their original language, usually Latin, like "Ecclesia Dei adflicta" (with exceptions like the German Mit brennender Sorge of Pius XI).
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Pope telephoned French Bishops about “Tridentine” Mass?

Biretta tip to long time WDTPRSer Henry for the latest on the Motu Proprio derestricting the older form of Holy Mass.  o{]:¬)
Take notice of the careful language, like "It is said…"
My emphasis:
THE CATHOLIC HERALD 5 JANUARY 2007
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Blogoscopes UP!

Keep your blogoscope raised and scanning the horizon for a release of a statement in support of a derestriction of the so-called "Tridentine" Mass which our good friends over a New Liturgical Movement will be publishing.
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Trust but verify

Well, I have finally installed a word verification plugin.
"But Father! But Father!", some of you will say, "What about a ministry of welcome?"
Respondeo dicendum, "Tough."
I know, I know… I dislike them too, but the bottom feeders are sending … Continue reading

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Last few Sabine evenings

Here is one of my last few evenings to enjoy the view of the Sabine chapel.

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Terrible movie alert: The Children of Men

If you are thinking, even thinking about going to see The Children of Men, rethink. 
It is opening in the USA.  I saw it in Rome, last month, with a certain measure of hope.  I had read the excellent book … Continue reading

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