Monthly Archives: July 2007

Archbishop Vlazny of Portland on the Motu Proprio

Last week I presented the Archbishop of Portland, His Excellency, Most Reverend John Vlanzy’s comments from a 2006 article about the older form of Mass.  Click here for that entry.
Now His Excellency has presented his view of the Motu … Continue reading

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The Tablet: another piece on the Motu Proprio

The English lefty tabloid The Tablet (28 July) has a somewhat more balanced piece than the usual hysteria we can expect from the ranks of their writers.  Today we read a contribution by a man who back int he day … Continue reading


PODCAzT 39: St. Augustine on Christ the Mediator; “for all” or “for many”?

  In today’s PODCAzT, we hear from St. Augustine of Hippo (+430) who contributes to the second reading in today’s Office of Readings.  The selection is from Bk 10 of the … Continue reading

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Archd. of Indianapolis newspaper on older Mass

In the newspaper of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, The Criterion, there is a good article on the older form of Mass.
My emphases and comments.
English? Latin? Parish builds unity out of liturgical diversity
By Sean Gallagher
On July 7, Pope Benedict XVI … Continue reading

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26 July: Sts. Joachim and Anna, parents of Mary, Mother of God

Today is the feast of Sts. Joachim and Anna, the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary, grandparents of the Savior. 
Here is their entry from the Martyrologium Romanum.
Memoria sanctorum Ioachim et Annae, parentum immaculatae Virginis Dei Genetricis Mariae, quorum … Continue reading

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Andrea Tornielli interviews Msgr. Gänswein

The reliable Andrea Tornielli of the Italian daily Il Giornale has an exclusive interview with the Holy Father’s segretario particolare Msgr. Georg Gänswein.
Here are the highlights.

During his vacation, the Pope is reading, writing, taking walks, playing the piano, listening … Continue reading

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Fr. Z to appear on HWTN! (Motu Proprio Edition!)

Check out the fuller schedule over at the Whappers.
Holy Whapping Television Network (HWTN): The Motu Proprio Edition
9:00 AM. Traddietubbies. Finally, some quality children’s programming. Four freakish creatures apparently made of felt watch archival footage of Pius … Continue reading

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Bishop of Memphis on the Motu Proprio

In the newspaper of the Diocese of Memphis, the West Tennessee Catholic, we find the statement of His Excellency, Most Reverend J. Terry Steib, S.V.D.
Take a deep breath.
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Saskatchewan’s Catholic Prairie Messenger on the Motu Proprio

I haven’t heard too much about the release of Summorum Pontificum from Canadian sources.  However, here is an editorial from the Prairie Messenger, the weekly Catholic newspaper printed in Humboldt, Saskatchewan.
My emphases and comments.  

Peter Novecosky, OSB
Tridentine Mass
The … Continue reading

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The addition of the Internet Prayer in Filipino sparked another version, this time in Cebuano, the language of the central and southern Philippines.
CEBUANO (Philippines)
Pag-ampo bag-o sa pagsulod sa Internet.Diyos nga makagagahum ug walay katapusan, nga nag gamakanamo ingon sa … Continue reading

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