Monthly Archives: July 2007

PODCAzT 38: Ratzinger on “active participation”; The Sabine Farm; Merry del Val’s music Our PODCAzT today comes after a long break.  I has some technical problems. In today’s PODCAzT I continue the project I started last time of looking at some fundamental characteristic of Holy Mass, especially in light of the older, … Continue reading

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It’s a conspiracy, tell you!

After solving a few of my techincal problems, which made getting the last couple PODCAzTs made and promulgated so arduuous, today I am having environmental problems! It seems like everytime I settle into get something done, the phone squawks or … Continue reading

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Years ago I wrote A prayer before connecting to the internet.  It now appears in many translations.  I have been gathering them together on one page here at WDTPRS. I am please to have found a verison in Filipino.  I … Continue reading

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“not suited for the older form of Mass”? Give me a break!

In many official statements and articles which are less than warm in their reception of Summorum Pontificum we find curious claims along the lines that "not many churches are suited to the older form of Mass".  Oh really? You remember … Continue reading

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NPR on the Motu Proprio: just about every error you can make

I was alerted by my friend Fr. AL, to whom I tip the tricorno   o{]:¬)  that the über-liberal National Public Radio on its Morning Edition had a piece by Sylvia Poggioli on the older form of Mass.  The title: Catholics … Continue reading

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Summorum Pontificum link removed

FYI, the link to the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum was removed from the Holy See’s main page today. It is still available here. Notice that there are still no official translations!  

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At last, a photo of the “stable group”!

With an amused biretta tip to JG, who inspired this,  o{]:¬)  here we finally see a photo of a "stable group".

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Benedict XVI meets for Q&A with 400 priests

On SKY TG24 there is a good video in Italian on the meeting of the Pope with 400 priests of the region.  It was one of His Holiness’s usual conference style Q&A sessions, at which he is so brilliant. He … Continue reading

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Official Statement on MP by Bp. Harrington of Winona

UPDATED: In another entry, I had posted a statement of the Liturgy Office of the Diocese of Winona.  The Director of Communications of the Winona diocese then wrote in a comment  to that entry that that statement was not the … Continue reading

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Statement of Diocese of Winona (where the SSPX seminary is) on Summorum Pontificum

Here is the [official] statement on Summorum Pontificum from the [Liturgy Office of] Diocese of Winona.  This statement is of special interest because the Seminary of the SSPX is in the Diocese of Winona.   [UPDATE: In a comment below this … Continue reading

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