Monthly Archives: August 2007

27 August: St. Monica, widow – her tomb

This is the chapel in the church of St. Augustine in Rome (literally across the street from my back door) where the mortal remains of St. Monica (+387), the mother of Augustine of Hippo now rest.  To the right is … Continue reading

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Caption call

 

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ALERT: Australia: Sunday 26 August: celebrations of the usus antiquior

Some new from Down Under:  Archdiocese of Melbourne: Solemn Pontifical Mass at the Throne will be celebrated in the traditional Latin rite (1962 Missal) by His Grace, Archbishop Denis Hart, at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne, on Saturday, 25 August, at … Continue reading

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“Vatican blocked reform of anti-Semitic prayer”: The Tablet

There is an interesting piece by Robert Mickens in the lefty The Tablet about the controversial Good Friday prayer for the Jews in its older form before the phrase pro perfideis Judaeis was removed. Some of the points made here … Continue reading

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The Tablet on the Archpb. of Glasgow’s harsh provisions for the older Mass

The lefty English Catholic tabloid The Tablet has an article in the 25 August issue.  It is about the reaction to the Archbishop of Glasgow’s reaction to the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum.  His Excellency Most Reverend Mario Conti’s had issued … Continue reading

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Archbp. of Denver says no to SSPXers: what comes from scratching eyeballs

An interesting story is developing in Denver.  This just in via The Rocky Mountain News. My emphases. By Jean Torkelson, Rocky Mountain News August 24, 2007 A group of breakaway Catholic traditionalists who will embark on an annual pilgrimage through … Continue reading

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St. Augustine, FL: public meeting on older Mass with diocesan official

One of the faithful readers here sent me the following e-mail.  Apparently there will be a public meeting with an official of the Diocese of St. Augustine, Florida, about Motu Proprio.  As you may be aware, the Bishop of Pensacola-Talahasee … Continue reading

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Your Voicemails

I have listened to your voicemails which you have left on my virtual SKYPE numbers, one in the USA and another in the UK, and via skype itself (wdtprs).  Thanks enormously!  I won’t be accepting contact details through that skype … Continue reading

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24 Aug: the spirits of the dead walked the streets of ancient Rome

This is an interesting day in ancient history. The Romans, by which I mean ancients and also Catholics of the Roman Church, call this day ante diem ix kalendas septembres.   On this day in ancient Rome there were rites … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 43: Benedict XVI on Mass “toward the Lord” and a prayer by St. Augustine

. In today’s offering we return to the question of the position of the priest and people relative to the altar especially regarding the older form of Mass, the so-called "Tridentine" Mass.  too often we hear that in the … Continue reading

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Bishop of Pensacola-Tallahassee issues his own norms for Summorum Pontificum

The Bishop of Pensacola-Tallahassee, Most Reverend John H. Ricard, SSJ has issued his norms for the implementation of the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum.  They were borrowed from the Diocese of St. Augustine.  You might remember those.  I called some of … Continue reading

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22 August: Battle of Bosworth Field

This was the anniversary of the Battle of Bosworth Field, during which King Richard, third of that name, was slain. Did you know that Richard III was found not guilty in a mock trial presided over by three Justices of … Continue reading

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Video joy

A few days ago I was looking with irritation at a bunch of DVDs I had brought back to the Sabine Farm from Rome, all PAL  and European region, unplayable on my equipment here.  I resolved to solve this problem.  … Continue reading

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New Bp. of Birmingham (Alabama, USA) changes coat-of-arms

The new Bishop of Birmingham in Alabama, which see was vacant for a long time, has changed his coat-of-arms. Bishops normally have their arms divided so that one part is the arms of the diocese and their other is their … Continue reading

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Fr. James Schall, SJ, on the Motu Proprio

In these electron charged pages I have been glossing and fisking all sorts of statements and articles about Summorum Pontificum.  I keep intending to get back into other things, but so many people are sending interesting items, I simply must … Continue reading

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