Daily Archives: 7 September 2007

General WDTPRS news and comments from Fr. Z

Some nuts and bolts.
First, a note a thanks to all of you who are sending e-mail to me.  I can’t possibly answer all the e-mail: there is simply too much!  So, please forgive me if you don’t get a response.   … Continue reading

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A Bishop tears out high altar after a priest’s First Mass

There is an interesting story coming out of Hungary but I don’t have any specific information yet.  Still, what I read wa a little shocking.
It seems that an imprudent newly ordained priest decided to celebrate his First Mass in the … Continue reading

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Holy Apostles Seminary: public Extraordinary Use of Mass

With a tip of the biretta to NLM I present some good news.   o{]:¬)
Thursday, September 06, 2007Holy Apostles Seminaryposted by Shawn Tribe
Thanks to a priest of the Canons Regular of Saint John Cantius for this information which relates to … Continue reading

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Dutch Dominicans call for laity to celebrate Mass

Meanwhile… while we are all focused on the gravitational pull the usus antiquior will have on the newer form of Mass, some folks are still making looney proposals.   Get this, from the lefty weekly The Tablet.   
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Traditional Latin Mass Returns to Lithuania thanks to Summorum Pontificum

Here is a nice story.    My emphases.
Traditional Latin Mass Returns to Lithuania
8/19/2007 – 08:39 PST
CHICAGO, IL – AUGUST 19, 2007 – Fr. Scott Haynes, S.J.C. [These are the canons of St. John Cantius in Chicago] offered the Tridentine … Continue reading

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Older Mass and Newer Mass: gravitational pull

The Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum is one dimension of Pope Benedict XVI’s larger vision for the Church, his ecclesiastical "Marshall Plan".
Why do we need the usus antiquior on a wider and more generous basis?  To correct and redirect, reorient, the … Continue reading

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Bp. Burbidge of Raleigh, NC on Summorum Pontificum.

Day after day, I have had to read disappointing statements from dioceses and bishops.  Of course, there have been a few good ones too!
Here is the official statement of the Bishop of Raleigh, NC, His Excellency Most Reverend Michael F. … Continue reading


Help a WDTPRS reader with music at LOW Mass in the Usus Antiquior

I received a question via e-mail from a reader.  It concerns the use of music at a low Mass in the usus antiquior.
Can we have some knowledgeable people help this nice person?
Hello Father;
I have a question. My pastor is planning … Continue reading

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