Monthly Archives: June 2007

Letter to the Church in China: first glance

Here are some rapid notes after a first reading.  This should post appear after the embargo is lifted, after 1200h in Rome.
The Letter to Bishops, Priests, Consecrated Persons and Lay Faithful of the Catholic Church in the People’s Republic of … Continue reading

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Diogenes on the Motu Proprio

If you don’t subscribe to CWN, you ought to, even if only to show appreciate for Diogenes.   (My emphases.)
yet another motu proprio?
Posted by: Diogenes – Today 4:28 PM ET USA

Pope Benedict the XVI will soon … Continue reading

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Card. O’Malley: MP for “reconciliation”

On the blog of His Eminence Sean Card. O’Malley, we read an account of the meeting he attended in Rome concerning the Motu Proprio.  My emphases and comments.
From Cleveland I flew to Rome at the request of Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone … Continue reading

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Il Giornale: all sacraments, not just Mass

The solid Andrea Tornielli has a meaty piece in Il Giornale about the Motu Proprio.
Highlights:
1)  The MP will be released probably on 7 July.2)  There will probably be no press conference to present the document.3)  The Pope offers a … Continue reading

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WDTPRS NEWS ALERT! ACTION NEEDED!

On the website of the one of the worst, one of the most liberal newspapers in the USA, the execrable Minneapolis Star-Tribune, there is an informal poll:
Instant poll: Should the church allow wider use of the Latin Mass?
Pope Benedict … Continue reading

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Sons of Salieri – the debasing of liturgical music

There is a very piece at The Paragraph Farmer (great name!) about liturgical music. 
You have all heard rotten music in churches, music which makes even the Campbell Soup jingle or the theme from Gilligan’s Island sound … Continue reading

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Two German presbyterates refuse “pro multis”

WDTPRS has soldiered for years on the side of truth and beauty in liturgical translation.  We played a not insignificant role in process whereby the accurate translation of "pro multis" in the consecration of the Precious Blood went up the … Continue reading

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“…the Vespri’s mass at the St. Paolo’s Basilica…”

We are interested these days in accuracy of reporting on the details of the Motu Proprio.
I offer for your consideration….
…the finely crafted caption for a photo from Reuters
Pope Benedict XVI leads the Vespri’s mass at the St. Paolo’s Basilica in … Continue reading

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WDTPRS looks at the “Tridentine” Mass in the VERNACULAR

In another entry on this blog there are questions and comments about having the "Tridentine" Mass in the vernacular.   Apparently radio commentator Paul Harvey inaccurately launched some rumor about this.
"But Father!  But Father!", some of you are muttering.  "That sounds … Continue reading

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The Motu Proprio considered ad intra & ad extra

Here is something I wrote for the paper: We won’t know the details of the Motu Proprio until it is promulgated, but we must consider several points.  When a major document comes from the pen of a Pope, I always … Continue reading

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