Daily Archives: 21 June 2007

L’Occidentale: Why Pope Benedict would want to derestrict the “Tridentine” Mass

In the interesting Italian newssite L’Occidentale there is a piece by Pietro de Marco about why Pope Benedict XVI would want to derestrict the older form of Mass. It is as if this fellow had been reading my articles.  Actually, … Continue reading

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I having been getting feedback about my comments (here and here) about H.E., Bishop Traumant, "The Chair", and his inimical attitude toward the Holy See’s translation norms in Liturgiam authenticam.  Since His Excellency thinks "John and Mary Catholic" are not … Continue reading

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The Zen of President Bush

This is a really interesting story in the WaPo about President bush and one of WDTPRS’s favorite cardinals, H.E. Joseph Card. Zen Ze-Kiun.   Biretta tip to Argent   o{]:¬) A Chinese Cardinal Meets the Real Bush By Robert D. Novak Thursday, … Continue reading

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Well… maybe Bp. Trautman is right after all

His Excellency the Bishop of Erie, Most Reverend Donald W. Trautman is an enemy of the Holy See’s translation norms.  He is energetic in recruiting people to reject the Holy See’s norms.  His basic problem with the norms is that … Continue reading

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