Daily Archives: 1 October 2007

John Allen on Archbp. Marini: “enough dance to remind them of Broadway production numbers”

John L. Allen, the nearly ubiquitous former Rome correspondent for the left-leaning National Catholic Reporter has something interesting to say about the changing of the guard in the Office of Pontifical Ceremonies.
This is worth a close reading.
My emphases and … Continue reading

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ADVISE Fr. Z: Blackberry users

I am bumping this back into public view.
I am considering upgrading my phone to Blackberry and getting a plan.
I thinking of the Curve and I have voiceplan on ATT/Cingular.
If you are a Blackberry user, I could use your impressions.
I will … Continue reading

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Marini vixit, vivat Marini – IT’S DONE!

It’s done.  His Excellency Piero Marini will no longer be the Master of Pontifical Ceremonies. 
How we shall miss him.
This is from the Holy See today:
NOMINA DEL MAESTRO DELLE CELEBRAZIONI LITURGICHE PONTIFICIE
Il Santo Padre ha nominato Maestro … Continue reading

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Bp. of Victoria (Canada): “the Ordinary and Extraordinary, will no doubt, influence one another”

The Bishop of Victoria, Canada, Most Reverend Richard Gagnon has made a statement about Summorum Pontificum.
My emphases and comments.
Summorum Pontificum
New Order of the Mass [Clever!]
By Bishop Richard Gagnon
Pope Benedict’s Apostolic Letter, entitled Summorum Pontificum, issued Moto Proprio, which … Continue reading

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Bishop to Pastor: “I am very concerned about the comportment of the faithful in your parish church…”

A kind reader sent me a fine article from Creative Minority Report.
My emphases and comments.
Bishop Murphy: No One Knows Where the Blessed Sacrament Is!
As I reported last week, my Pastor informed us that at the request of Bishop Murphy … Continue reading

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