Monthly Archives: September 2007

PODCAzT 45: Augustine on pastors; my Motu Proprio sermon in England; chapel veils

It has been almost a month since the last PODCAzT.  My travels and time restrictions have kept me busy.  But today we listen to St. Augustine of Hippo talk about shepherds in union with Christ. Also, I have provided a … Continue reading

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Where are you?

It has been a while since I’ve posted one of these "where are you" entries.  Here is a snapshot of the last few minutes.   These places are not precise.  Someone living in St. Ipsidipsy might actually be registered on the … Continue reading

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German Bishops issue guidelines for Summorum Pontificum

The Bishops of Germany have issued a statement about the implementation of the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum.  It is available at The following translation is from cathcon. My emphases and comments.     Guidelines of the German Bishops for the … Continue reading

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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, … 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, 2007 … 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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

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