Monthly Archives: April 2007

The Bones of Augustine

It just doesn’t get better than this. Benedict XVI and Augustine of HippoThis gives me shivers. Years ago in the hallway of the Palazzo del Sant’Uffizio where I was working, just after the release of the CDF document on the … Continue reading

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POLL: About listening to PODCAzTs


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PODCAzT 21: Leo the Great on Peter – Msgr. Schuler

Today’s PODCAzT, on the eve of my trip to the USA for Msgr. Schuler’s funeral, features s. 3 of St. Leo the Great (+461), on the anniversary of his election to the See of Peter.  In light of what we … Continue reading

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Motu Proprio alert and travel news

I decided to fly to the USA for the funeral of Msgr. Richard Schuler, of St. Paul (MN -USA). The cosmic laws governing phenomena like rain when you leave your umbrella at home or when you wash your car will … Continue reading

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A Pastor’s Page on Latin and Gregorian chant

When I travel and stop at parish churches, or when I surf their sites, I scan their parish bulletins.  Bulletins often include a "Pastor’s Page".  I am delighted when these commmentaries are well-written, informative, and not condescending.  I am rarely … Continue reading

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That blog award thingie

There is a blog award thingie taking place right now.  Religion blogs are a category.  It is called the Blogger’s Choice Awards. WDTPRS has been nominated. I am reading in the blogosphere some interest that blogs with a Catholic focus … Continue reading

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Msgr. Richard J. Schuler – RIP (Wake and Funeral Information)

Msgr. Richard J. Schuler passed away on 20 April at about 2:20 a.m., Central Time. He leaves a great legacy which will endure. "Well done, good and faithful servant… enter into the joy of your master." (cf. Matthew 25:23) Wake … Continue reading

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Another confirmation of the Motu Proprio

My good friend Mr. John Allen of the NCR*, in his weekly blurb has this interesting quote: "An April 3 letter from Cardinal Walter Kasper, who among other things heads the Vatican’s Pontifical Commission for Religious Relations with Jews, responds … Continue reading

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The Wanderer: online edition

UPDATE: I am bumping this back to the top.  Let’s have another round.  If you have seen this before, thanks!  If you haven’t, read on! The English language weekly The Wanderer has a new website and a new online edition … Continue reading

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The music for the video “Metamorphosis of an altar”

You all know and love the video (La métamorphose d’un autel) embedded in my entry Talk about an ALTARation! in which we see a rather banal modern altar being dressed for an ad orientem Mass.  Some of you have asked … Continue reading

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