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Daily Archives: 15 September 2007
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
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
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
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
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
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