Daily Archives: 6 August 2007

A little know Roman fact about the feast of the Transfiguration

Did you know that today is the titular feast of the Basilica of St. John Lateran, the Cathedral of Rome? "But Father! But Father", I can hear you objecting. "Don’t you know that that basilica is called ‘St. John‘? How … Continue reading

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Article on older form of Mass in Memphis, TN

I got this from a reader in Memphis.  I thought you might be interested.   I saw that you wrote last week about Bishop Steib’s (Memphis, TN) statement on the Motu Proprio.  You may be interested in a very positive … Continue reading

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Where you at?

It’s time for another "Where you are" entry.  Here is s snapshot of users of this blog.  Remember, the stats I get don’t always show accurate locations, or every possible user.  This is just a glimpse to let you know … Continue reading

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Patristic Rosary Project: 4th Luminous Mystery – Transfiguration

Some of you newcomers to WDTPRS might not know that I built up something called the Patristic Rosary Project.  When I looked at the Transfiguration, 4th of the Luminous Mysteries, here is what I provided: ____________ We continue our Patristic … Continue reading

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Too many people for Pope’s Angelus so he goes to them

Yesterday for the Holy Father’s noontime Angelus at Castelgandolfo, there were so many people present that they couldn’t all be in the courtyard of the papal villa.  So, despite clearly having a bad head cold, after finishing the Angleus the … Continue reading

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Chabanel Responsorial Psalm Project

You might take a look at the Chabanel Responsorial Psalm Project.

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New Orleans: Pontifical High Mass – 1 November

I got this from a kind reader: Father, I have been informed that Archbishop Alfred Hughes of New Orleans will celebrate a pontifical High Mass according to the 1962 missal on the feast of All Saints, at St. Patrick’s (the … Continue reading

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Bishop of Augsburg on the Motu Proprio

A kind reader in Germany sent the following about the reception of the Motu Proprio by the Bishop of Augsburg, His Excellency Most Reverend Walter Mixa.  My correspondent includes a helpful summary. Dear Fr. Z, the Bishop of Augsburg, H.E. … Continue reading

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6 August: Transfiguration of the Lord

What Does the Prayer Really Say? Transfiguration & 18th Sunday of Ordinary Time ORIGINALLY PRINTED IN The Wanderer in 2006 … This year our Sunday coincides with the feast of the Transfiguration. Because Ordinary Time is not a “strong “ … Continue reading

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