Daily Archives: 21 September 2007

Sooo… whaddya call that Mass, anyway? You know, all that old fashioned stuff?

Under another entry someone brought up the question of what to call the older form of Mass.  I guess by now regular readers here are used to seeing me write "the older form of Mass".  I am comfortable with that … Continue reading

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Bp. Murphy of Rockville Centre on the Motu Proprio: a pleasure to read

And now for your Motu Proprio parsing pleasure… Someone sent me a transcript of a statement by His Excellency Most Reverend William Murphy, Bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, NY.  It was in His Excellency’s column in The Long … Continue reading

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Archbp. Mansell of Hartford on Summorum Pontificum: enjoy!

The Archbishop of Hartford, His Excellency Most Reverend Henry J. Mansell, made a statement on the Motu Proprio and the older form of Mass. I think you are going to like this!  I did! My emphases and comments.    Archbishop’s … Continue reading

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D. of Alexandria on Summorum Pontificum

The Bishop of Alexandria in Louisiana, His Excellency Most Reverend Ronald P. Herzog, has sent a Memorandum to his priests about the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum. My emphases and comments.   MEMO to Priests: September 11, 2007 RE: Motu Proprio … Continue reading

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Rector the Pontifical College Josephinum on the Motu Proprio

We know that at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary (USA) the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum has been well and properly received.  How about other seminaries?   What is going on? Here is a note (edited by me) which I received from a seminarian … Continue reading

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Sale of older Mass handmissals rocketing

Here is an interesting piece.  What it reports isn’t really much of a surprise, but it confirms what we know was going to happen.  Latin Mass Missal Sales Double LONDON, SEPT. 20, 2007 (Zenit.org).- Since Benedict XVI’s letter on the … Continue reading

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