Daily Archives: 15 September 2007

Official statement of the D. of Peoria on Summorum Pontificum

An official letter, or instruction, I am not sure what to call it, has been issued by the Office of Divine Worship of the Diocese of Peoria, headed I am guessing by Fr. Stanely Deptula, whose name appears at the … Continue reading

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Celebration of Extraordinary Mass in Raleigh, NC

You might recall that the Bishop of Raleigh, NC, His Excellency Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge had issued one of the best statements about Summorum Pontificum I have seen by any bishop anywhere.
Bishop Burbidge steps up to the plate as … Continue reading

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” … now in force…”

Folks, remember that with 14 September not only the provisions of Summorum Pontificum are in force.
The Rules are now in force too.
Fr. Z’s 5 Rules of Engagement now that the Motu Proprio is in force:
1) Rejoice because our liturgical life … Continue reading

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New status for the Pont. Comm. “Ecclesia Dei”?

The French paper Le Croix has an article speculating that the Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei" will undergo a change of status.
What are the main points of the article?  Keep in mind that this is the article, and not my predictions, … Continue reading

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A Brief Fr. Z roundup

My flight from the USA to the UK went without a hitch, until I put my feet on terra firma at Gatwick.  The line for passport control took 1.5 hours, which was both unusual and pretty annoying.
I am presently with … Continue reading

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The Austrian Vestment Debacle

You know about the horrid vestments the Holy Father wore at Mariazell in Austria.
I have a bit of news.
Apparently, the Austrians wanted the Holy Father to wear Baroque vestments.
They were overidden by His Excellency the current Master of Pontifical Ceremonies, … Continue reading

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