Daily Archives: 27 September 2007

The “Fourth Secret” drama continues

In the continuing drama of the "Fourth Secret" of Fatima (that is, the part of th Third Secret which hasn’t been revealed by the Holy See) read this from CWN:
Italian journalists protest exclusion from Fatima discussion
Rome, Sep. 27, 2007 (CWNews.com) … Continue reading

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Bp. Farrell on the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum

His Excellency Most Rev. Kevin J. Farrell, Bishop of Dallas has issued a letter to priests of that diocese about the Holy Father’s provisions in Summorum Pontificum.
My emphases and comments.
Bishop Farrell’s letter to the priests
August 24, … Continue reading

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Will EWTN be broadcasting Mass with the 1962 Missal?

Yes… apparently.
A kind reader sent me a copy on an e-mail received from EWTN’s Gordon Siobley responsding to a question about future broadcasts of the older form of Mass.
EWTN plans to occasionally air the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, … Continue reading

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A bizzaro evening planned

I have a bizzaro evening planned. 
Tonight is the 7th season premier of Smallville.
I was introduced to this series by a Canadian priest in Rome some years ago and have been hooked ever since.

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Happy Moon Cake

At this time of year the Chinese celebrate their Mid-Autumn Festival.
With a click of the chop-sticks to Cha Xiu Bao:

Bright moon, when did you appear? Lifting my wine, I ask the dark night sky. Tonight in the palace of heaven … Continue reading

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Officers of Italian Bishops Conference on Summorum Pontificum

I know I am catching up with some dated news, but recently there was a bit of a debate about the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum among Italian bishops during a meeting of their conference (CEI): 17-19 September.  The CEI is … Continue reading

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The Sabine Z

I returned to The Sabine Farm after my superb trip to England.   Many thanks, again, to all whom I met there.
Last night we were graced with a clear sky and a Harvest Moon you could read by… or harvest by.
I … Continue reading

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Bp. Zipfel of Bismarck in the press about Summorum Pontificum

A kind reader sent a link to an article in the Bismarck Tribune about how His Excellency Most Reverend Paul Zipfel, Bishop of Bismarck, approaches the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum.  Let’s dig into the article, with a few caveats.
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Summorum Pontificum does not create an ecclesiastical Jurassic Park

Under another entry, there is some debate about the reception of Communion in the hand during Holy Mass celebrated in the extraordinary form.
Some contend that Communion may not be given in the hand, because it could not be given in … Continue reading

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