Monthly Archives: September 2007

Where is St. Jerome’s body?

I posted this last year.  But I put so much work into it that it deserves recycling. Some time ago, there was a discussion on one of our splendid Catholic blogs making mention of the burial place of St. Jerome … Continue reading

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Diocese of Fresno statement on Summorum Pontificum

His Excellency Most Reverend John T. Steinbock of the Diocese of Fresno has made a statement about the application of the provisions in the Pope’s Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum. My emphases and comments.   Mass in Latin Pastoral Message aired … Continue reading

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A converting Episcopalian grieves: “…miasmal excrescences of Marty Haugen and David Haas…”

I tip my biretta to the always engaging Diogenes for the links to what follows.  Another Episcopalian has decided he can no longer endure the self-destruct mode that Church is vigorously wrapped up in.  So, he is swimming the Tiber.  … Continue reading

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Benedict’s Pontifical Mass in St. Peter’s? Maybe 2 December

Corriere della Sera‘s Luigi Accatoli has an article about the possibility of Pope Benedict celebrating Mass in the Basilica of St. Peter with the extraordinary use of the Roman Rite he derestricted with Summorum Pontificum. Accatoli raises the interesting question … Continue reading

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The Jersey Journal: “it is not a ‘social event,’ but communion with God”

The Jersey Journal has an article on the implementation of the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum in My emphases and comments. Church celebrates a return to traditional mass in LatinMonday, September 24, 2007By CHARLES HACKJOURNAL STAFF WRITER At a solemn Latin … Continue reading

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Pawtucket Times: Introibo ad altare Dei

Here is an interesting piece from the Pawtucket Times. My emphases and com[]ments. 09/28/2007Introibo ad altare Dei (I will go in to the altar of God)By DONNA KENNY KIRWAN [CLICHE ALERT!] PAWTUCKET – St. Leo the Great Church will be … Continue reading

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“… growing familiarity with Benedict has not translated into higher approval ratings…”

Here is an interesting piece from the nearly ubiquitous John L. Allen, Jr., the former Roman correspondent for the lefty NCR.   Get this. My emphases.   Benedict XVI’s approval rating in America is 73 percent, poll finds By John … Continue reading

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Marini vixit, vivat Marini – a new papal M.C.

That might be a little exaggeration, but the Italian journalist Andrea Tornielli has posted on his blog Sacri Palazzi: The nomination of Msgr. Guido Marini, of the clergy of Genoa, as head of the Office of liturgical celebrations of the … Continue reading

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Angelic details

Today, as last year, in the chapel of the Sabine Farm, Holy Mass was celebrated with the 1962 Missale Romanum.  The vestments were appropriately angelic and festive. After all, the chapel was filled also with angels. Here is a little … Continue reading

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Catholic New York on “Solemn Joy”: a very pleasant article

Here is a nice article from Catholic New York. My emphases and comments. Solemn Joy Traditional Latin Mass community celebrates pope’s decree By CLAUDIA McDONNELL Reverence and devotion filled the air like incense [There is really something very different about … Continue reading

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