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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

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