Monthly Archives: August 2007

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

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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.  … 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 the … 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 personal … 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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A “Parish Life Coordinator… Coordinatrix” writes in the bulletin about Motu Proprio

When it comes to reactions to the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum, here at WDTPRS we usually focus on major media and official statements of dioceses.  Usually parish doings are of less interest.  However, sometimes you find pieces exemplfying an attitude … Continue reading

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Buffalo, NY: expansion of older Mass

The Buffalo News is reporting that …  you read it.
Emphases and comments are mine.
 

FOCUS: CATHOLIC CHURCHLatin Mass could expand in Diocese of BuffaloMajor changes unlikelyfor most WNY CatholicsBy Jay Tokasz NEWS STAFF REPORTERUpdated: 08/16/07 9:43 AM
For most area Catholics, the … Continue reading

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You people have worn me out!

I just finished reading through nearly 200 comments posted to this entry.
I am truly amazed by your responses.  Some of the comments are fascinating!
I glossed some of them in red.
Thanks for the generous response to my query.  I never expected … Continue reading

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Feedback from a Jesuit: WDTPRS is a “prison of accuracy”

I get a lot of e-mail feedback from my columns in The Wanderer and from commentary on this blog and various interviews.  Here was a truly amusing bit I received this morning.  It is from Fr. Philip Chircop, SJ who, … Continue reading

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New to the older Mass? Your experiences.

I have a favor to ask those of you who did NOT grow up with the older form of Mass. 
If sometime along the way you decided to check out the older form of Mass, the "Tridentine" Mass, I am … Continue reading

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Article in American on post-Conciliar liturgical reform by Card. Danneels.

The new number of the lefty magazine of the Jesuits, America, has an article on post-Conciliar liturgical reform by His Eminence Godfried Card. Danneels.
My emphases and comments.
Liturgy 40 Years After the CouncilHigh point or regression?BY GODFRIED DANNEELS | AUGUST … Continue reading

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Wonderful article about that Solemn Mass in Vermont

The Burlington Free Press (vermont) has a good article about the wonderful Mass celebrated by His Excellency Most Reverend Salvatore Matano.
My emphases and comments.
 

A sense of the sacred
Published: Sunday, August 19, 2007By Gail CallahanCorrespondent
For the first time in more … Continue reading

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EWTN: great or squishy?

An Irishman was walking along and saw a crowd of his countrymen brawling in the street.  He runs up and shouts, "Is this a private fight or can anyone join?"
There is a fight brewing in the comments of another entry.  … Continue reading

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Looking for a perfect gift for a traditionally minded priest?

Folks, for years I have had a problem when I travel of carrying a copy of the Missale Romanum, in whatever edition.  A small format edition is really useful when you have to take it on the road.
I have the … Continue reading

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20 Aug: St. Samuel, prophet

Today is feast of St. Samuel, the prophet of the Old Testament.
Many people do not realize that Old Testament figures are often considered saints.
Here is the entry for St. Samuel in the Roman Martyrology:
2. Commemoratio sancti … Continue reading

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