Daily Archives: 8 July 2007

“papal power versus episcopal power, the Vatican usually wins”

With an irritated flick of my biretta at Gerald over at the Cafeteria, which is not only closed, but nearing demolition (14 Sept) ) I present the following.  o{]>:¬(    I am not irritated at Gerald, of course.  Let’s see … Continue reading

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Card. Ricard: “the prayer could be changed if it caused difficulties with Jews”

 Let’s go back to His Excellency Reverendissmo Mons. Luca Brandolini, Bishop of Sora-Aquino-Pontecorvo.   I tip my biretta to Diogenes for the additional article.  o{]:¬\ My emphases and comments. Sun Jul 8, 2007 4:46PM BST By Silvia Aloisi VATICAN CITY (Reuters) … Continue reading

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Official statement of Bp. Matano of Burlington

Over at Amy’s I was clued into the reaction if His Excellency Most Reverend Salvatore R. Matano, Bishop of Burlington. His Excellency’s response has some interesting points. Before anything else, take careful notice of this: Desirous of fulfilling the pastoral … Continue reading

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Il Giornale: interviews Card. Castrillón Hoyos

The Italian daily Il Giornale scored an interview with the President of the Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei".  This Commission will figure big in the implementation of Summorum Pontificum. There is nothing terribly interesting or new in most of the interview.  … Continue reading

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UK MP Celebrations

This is from the blog of South Ashford Priest: Kindly take note of the bottle, no doubt chilled, of Veuve Clicquot! And from The Hermeneutic of Continuity we see the great Fr. Finigan with folks of the parish and… again… … Continue reading

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BBC on MP, shallow but with a gem

Do you remember my discussion about “reading” Mass, as an old way of describing a priest “celebrating” Mass? Try this… the article is shallow, but there is a gem in it. Pope ends Latin Mass restriction Pope Benedict has lifted … Continue reading

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The National Post on the MP

Do you remember when guys like me were being called "ultraconservative Tridentine Rite spin doctors"? (Brush up on that here.) Well the disk can spin the other direction too. As a good example of the sort of dopey stuff we … Continue reading

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A special Sour Grapes Award

Remarkably, I have not needed to bestow the Sour Grapes Award for a few days. Thanks! Then I get this, via e-mail: The Motu Mass Trap Rev Anthony Cekada Benedict XVI “liberates” the ’62 Missal. Welcome to his rainbow! Positive … Continue reading

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MP Statement by Diocese of Camden, NJ

Official Statement from the Diocese of Camden, NJ (USA). STATEMENT OF THE DIOCESE OF CAMDEN on Pope Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Letter, Summorum Pontificum, permitting the wider use of the 1962 Missal The Holy Father in his Apostolic Letter recognizes the … Continue reading

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A little while ago I posted a link to the horrible Minneapolis Star-Tribune which ran a poll about whether or not the older form of Mass should be made more widely available. Remember the poll results? Now there is a … Continue reading

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Reuters story on Motu Proprio

Reuters has a piece about the Motu Proprio.  Yours truly is cited as one of a string of quips from various perspectives.  CNN.com picked up the Reuters article where you can read it in its entirety. "The traditional Mass is … Continue reading

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