Monthly Archives: July 2007

Canadian Archbishops Collins (Toronto) and Prendergast (Ottawa) on the M.P.

We haven’t yet heard much about Summorum Pontificum from Canadian sources.  However, in the Catholic Register, a Canadian paper, there is this article of interest. 
My emphases and comments.
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Sr. Chittister, AGAIN, on the older Mass in the NCR!

Sr. Chittister is pretty worried.
On 10 July Sister produce what must be called an exemplary piece on the Motu Proprio and older form of Mass.  It perfectly conveys what Sister stands for.
Nearly a month later she has … Continue reading

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Director of Liturgy of Diocese of Winona on newer and older forms of Mass

There is again something of interest from the Diocese of Winona on the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum.  You might remember the statement of His Excellency Most Reverend Bernard Harrington which you can review here.  I had also posted here a … Continue reading

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Diocese of Orange and the MP: not registered at parish? Go away!

In the Diocese of Orange in California, there has been some conflict over the use of the older form of Mass.  Click here, here and here for the sad background.
I now offer for your consideration the following, well, bizarre … Continue reading

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Washington Times on the Motu Proprio

The Washington Times has an article on the Motu Proprio.
My emphases and comments.
Old rite wins new Mass appeal
July 30, 2007
By Julia Duin – The Tridentine Mass, the Latin-only rite both loved and hated by many Catholics for its medieval … Continue reading

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Commonweal: weird hysteria about the Motu Proprio

While scanning my RSS feeds this morning I noticed that Gerald at the Cafeteria found an article in a publication I nearly never pay attention to: Commonweal.   They published something by a Rite Ferrone on the Motu Proprio.
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Spooky Summorum Pontificum memo from Bp. of Steubenville to priests

I received this from a priest in the Diocese of Steubenville where His Excellency Most Reverend Robert Daniel Conlon is Bishop.  It is a memo to "priests resident in the Diocese of Steubenville" dated 20 July 2007.
His Excellency Bishop Conlon … Continue reading

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Hell’s Bible: Interesting op-ed about older Rite of Mass at St. John Cantius

There is a revelatoryop-ed piece about the older form of Mass in Hell’s Bible, today.    It concerns my good friend Fr. Philips at St. John Cantius Church in Chicago.
My emphases and comments. 
Editorial ObserverThe Pope Reopens a Portal … Continue reading

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Pope might celebrate older Mass on 1st Sunday of Advent

In an ADNKRONOS story, we read:
The Pope: Could celebrate the Mass of St. Pius V in public
Signs point to the First Sunday of Advent – The Director of "Latinitas", at last we will have a common prayer of praise to … Continue reading

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Newspaper of Archd. of Vancouver on MP

Here is an article on the older form of Mass from The B.C. Catholic, newspaper of the Archdiocese of Vancouver. 
My emphases and comments. 
Ne timete: old Latin Mass still ‘extraordinary’
By Jeff Graham
Ne timete: be not afraid, is the … Continue reading

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