Daily Archives: 10 August 2007

Diocese of Lake Charles (LA) on the Motu Proprio – excellent!

The Diocese of Lake Charles in Louisiana, where His Excellency Most Reverend Glen J. Provost is bishop, has an article in the local newpaper, the American Press, about the Holy Father’s Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum. If you open that PDF, … Continue reading

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INDONESIA: Priests Asked Not To Refuse Providing Pre-Vatican II Latin Mass

There is a fascinating piece of UCANews out of Indonesia about the older form of Mass. My emphases and comments. INDONESIA     Priests Asked Not To Refuse Providing Pre-Vatican II Latin Mass DENPASAR, Indonesia (UCAN) — The bishops’ liturgical commission has … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 42: St. Augustine on St. Lawrence and how to be a Christian

Here is a fast, patristiblogger PODCAzT inspired by the second selection from today’s Office of Readings on this feast of St. Lawrence, deacon and martyr in Rome. We hear St. Augustine of Hippo’s sermo 304, preached probably in Hippo … Continue reading

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St. Ambrose on the martyrdom of St. Lawrence

St. Ambrose of Milan (+397) in his work De officiis ministrorum, echoing Cicero, spoke about martyrs. He lingers over the conversation between St. Pope Sixtus II (whose feast we had the other day) and his great deacon, the Spanish born … Continue reading

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NCR’s John Allen on the older Mass and Jewish-Catholic relations

My friend Mr. John Allen, the well-balanced nearly ubiquitous former Rome correspondent for the über-lefty National Catholic Reporter has a blurb in his weekly notes about Jewish reactions to the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum.  This Motu Proprio derestricts the older … Continue reading


St. Augustine on St. Lawrence, deacon

St. Augustine of Hippo preached various sermons on St. Lawrence. Here is one the bishop preached around A.D. 401.  It might not be quite what you expect, however!  It sure wasn’t what Augustine himself expected! Put yourself in the cathedral … Continue reading

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