Monthly Archives: July 2007

I’m seeing a trend

I will ask for confirmation from you readers, but I am seeing a trend. The Motu Proprio is out, and we are feeling the calming of the adrenline.  Official statements of dioceses have been passed, and posted and parsed.  After … Continue reading

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Tulsa World on older form of Mass – YEEHAH!

An interesting take on the older form of Mass is found on Tulsa World.com in a story by Michael Overall.  As usual, my emphases and comments. Reinstated Latin Mass will reduce nonsense by: MICHAEL OVERALL World Staff Writer7/23/2007 One priest … Continue reading

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The School of Bologna’s Council of Discontinuity

There is an amazing fight going on in Italy over the heart of the Church’s authority and teachings.  The fight has great importance for the rest of the Catholic world. Some fast background: In 1962 when the Council was about … Continue reading

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PODCAzT news and blog report

I have gotten a few e-mails asking why I am not making as many PODCAzTs as I did before.  This got me thinking.  What is the status quaestionis…the state of the question? Simply put, since I have been back from … Continue reading

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Harry Potter and the…. Libation Bearers?

A couple months ago, while still in Rome, I logged into my account for the public library near to the Sabine Farm and reserved a copy of the ultimate Harry Potter book.  I was number 16 in the queue. The … Continue reading

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“she shouted, ‘Oh, shut up’ and stormed out of the sacristy.”

At Orthfully Catholic there is a sadly amusing story about… well… here it is. Today I served the RCIA Reunion Mass, which was a very interesting experience. As it was attended by people who had come home through the RCIA … Continue reading

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Card. Zen in N. Italy at the Pope’s Angelus

WDTPRS’s favorite active Cardinal, His Eminence Joseph Zen was in attendance at today’s Angelus, way up north in Lorenzago di Cadore where the Pope is having an alpine vacation.  With Cardinal Zen came large group of Chinese pilgrims.  Fr. Lombardi, … Continue reading

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California Catholic on the Motu Proprio

The California Catholic has an interesting piece by a layman about his experience of attending the older form of Mass.  Biretta tip to Fr. AL for this.   o{]:¬)    He thinks some problems need correction before the older use … Continue reading

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7 July Statement of the Bishops of Scotland on Summorum Pontificum

The Bishops of Scotland issued a press release when the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum came out.  Here is the press release.  I do not include the text of the MP. My emphases and comments. Article: Scottish Bishops welcome publication of … Continue reading

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The Scotsman: flame against opponents of liturgical tradition

The other day we observed the feast of St. Praxed, whose marvelous basilica is on the Esquiline Hill.  So, my eyes sharpened as I read the following, sent by a kind WDTPRSer. This is from The Scotsman, which is a … Continue reading

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Diocese of Baton Rouge on Summorum Pontificum

In the newspaper of the Diocese of Baton Rouge we find the statement of His Excellency, Most Rev. Robert Meunch on Summorum Pontificum.  There is also a commentary by a priest, I suppose of that diocese. Statement of Bishop Robert … Continue reading

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Diocese of Orange: reconsideration of use of newer Lectionary in older Mass

You know that in the Diocese of Orange, in California, His Excellency Most Rev. Tod Brown had considered that at celebrations of the older form of Mass, the readings from the NEWER Lectionary were to be used.  Here you can … Continue reading

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Archbp. of Galveston-Houston on the Motu Proprio

His Excellency Most Rev. Daniel N Dinardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston, has this to say about Summorum Pontificum in The Catholic Herald. More and more of the statements I am seeing, strike me as positive. My emphases and comments.  A Shepherd’s … Continue reading

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Oh my! Check out the Atlanta Journal Constitution

Oh my!  The Atlanta Journal Constitution has an engaging piece on reactions to the Motu Proprio. My emphases and comments. The Latin Mass not cause for contention By Lorraine V. Murray Published on: 07/21/07 In the sixties, hippies shunned their … Continue reading

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