Daily Archives: 4 September 2007

D. of Venice in Florida, Bp. Dewayne on the Motu Proprio: very nice

Here is a nice story from the website of the Diocese of Venice.  My emphases and comments. Tridentine Mass Enriches Catholic Culture at St. Martha Church in Sarasota Although Pope Benedict XVI just authorized a wider use of the old … Continue reading

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Bishop Silva of Honolulu begins liturgical catechesis series

His Excellency Most Reverend Larry Silva, Bishop of Honolulu will be giving a catechetical series in the diocesan newspaper, the Hawaii Catholic Herald.  Let’s take a look, shall we? Remember, just because this began after the release of Summorum Pontificum … Continue reading

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HELP! Create a list of 14 September Masses with the Extraordinary Use

Can you chime in here right away with news about celebrations of the older form of Mass scheduled for 14 September? Thanks!

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Diocese of Dallas on the Motu Proprio

I understand that the Bishop of Dallas has issued a statement on the Motu Proprio.  So far all I have been able to see is an edited version.  Does anyone out there have the unedited version? Kindly email me.

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Milan, Italy: older Roman Rite trumped by Ambrosian

Il Giornale has an interseting article.  Apparently in Milan, Italy, the Ambrosian Rite trumps use of the older form of the Roman Rite. My emphases and comments. The Motu Proprio on the Traditional Mass? In Milan they say no On … Continue reading


Roanoke Times on older Mass: super pessimistic reporting

The Roanoke Times has an article about the Motu Proprio and older form of Mass. Do you remember The Party Line?  "There is no interest here.  Priests can’t do this.  We’ve already done enough for these people.  I’m in charge!" … Continue reading

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Bishops who to date have made no public statement about Summorum Pontificum

A reader wrote with a question: I have been reading your posts of individual Bishops who have responded publicly to the Motu Proprio. Is there anyway of knowing the Bishops/Dioceses that have chosen not to respond publicly to date? Shall … Continue reading


Is Archbp. Nichols the “frontrunner” for Westminster?

Biretta tip to HE o{]:¬) for the following article from The Times about Archbishop Vincent Nichols as the frontrunner for the Archdiocese of Westminster, and therefore a red hat.    My emphases and comments. From The Times September 4, 2007Church … Continue reading

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Chapel for the Chinese Olympic village

Does anyone really doubt that the way Beijing has been dealing with the Vatican is somehow entangled with the upcoming Olympics? BEIJING (AP) — Beijing Games organizers say they plan to build a multi-faith worship center in the Olympic Village, … Continue reading

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Jerome on fatigue in work

My state in life as a writer: Why, we yawn if we read for over an hour; we rub our foreheads and vainly try to suppress our languor. And then, after this great feat, we plunge for relief into worldly … Continue reading

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