Monthly Archives: September 2007

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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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. My … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Note on the entry about the Josephinum

Seldom have entries on this blog stirred emotions and produced e-mail as did what I wrote about reports coming from the Pontifical College Josephinum. Since I have scores of e-mails on this issue in my inbox which I cannot possibly … Continue reading

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Fr. Z on the move

This morning I head to the airport to fly back to the USA.   I won’t have a lot of time when I change planes after customs, so I am unsure about getting online until… well… late. I have a lot … Continue reading

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POLL: What should we call the “older” Mass? Continuation.

I posted a poll in another entry.  Comments can be made there. {democracy:18}

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Card. Pell: Pontifical Mass at the Throne

A kind reader sent this new: To implement the Motu Proprio "Summorum Pontificum"  His Eminence George Cardinal Pell, Archbishop of Sydney will celebrate Pontifical Mass tthe Throne according to the Extraordinary Form of the Latin Rite at St. Mary’s Cathedral … Continue reading

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About my post on the Josephinum and Summorum Pontificum

Some days ago I posted something sent to me by a seminarian at the Pontifical College Josephinum in the USA about statements made by faculty about the Holy Father’s Motu Proprio.   If what this seminarian reported was true, the … Continue reading

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Archbp. Dolan reacts to Motu Proprio and CDF statement in his ineffable way

His Excellency Most Reverend Dolan, Archbishop of Milwaukee.  My emphases and comments.    7/17/2007 Dear Friends United in Love and Service of Jesus Christ and His Church: You remember Chicken Little? [?] This poor chick saw calamity in everything.  Whatever … Continue reading

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Implementing Summorum Pontificum at Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (Washington, DC)

I received a good bit of news today.  A WDTPRS reader sent me a copy of correspondence with the Rector of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C., Msgr. Walter R. Rossi. Here is … Continue reading

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Z news – Rome to London again

This morning very early I set out from Rome for London once again. I had a few very good days in the Eternal City, catching up with friends and running errands.  For example, yesterday the Pope was in my diocese.  … Continue reading

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