Daily Archives: 17 October 2007

Bologna: regular celebrations of the TLM

While many in Italy are moaning and grousing, Carlo Card. Caffarra, Archbishop of Bologna, known to be quite papalino has established the older form of Mass, according to Summorum Pontificum, as of Sunday 18 October, every Sunday and Holy Days … Continue reading

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Radio interview: H.E. Bp. Sheridan of Colorado Springs about Summorum Pontificum

I am listening to the radio interview with His Excellency Bishop Sheridan of Colorado Springs about Summorum Pontificum. 
It is very interesting and balanced!
He makes some great observations about Mass ad orientem, young people who want the older Mass, and … Continue reading

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Full text of Archbp. Ranjith’s talk in the Netherlands

Our friends in the common cause over at Rorate have put up the full text of the talk, in English, delivered in the Netherlands by His Excellency Most Reverend Malcolm Ranjith, Secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline … Continue reading

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Protocol for a Cardinal Elect

My memory is a little fuzzy:
First, before a consistory but after the promulgation of the names of the new Cardinals
1) Do we call them "Your Eminence"?  I think so.
2) They could vote in a conclave even if, quod Deus avertat, … Continue reading

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Cardinals Elect: Galveston-Houston!

I was surprised on the selection
First, His Excellency Daniel DiNardo did a License at the Augustinianum!
He had a good statement on the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum.
What is going on?
Both men, Archbp. Foley, and Archbp. DiNardo are from Pennsylvania.
Archbp. Wuerl?
He’s … Continue reading

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Request for information about the use of “ad orientem” altars in parishes

I got an e-mail from a priest.  Maybe you readers can give some feed-back and information.  Here is what I received (edited):
Fr.,
I am going to be using the option ad orientem during the
upcoming Advent season and Lent. I have been … Continue reading

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Fr. “Pat” in Bolivar, Missouri: one of the dumbest statements I have ever seen

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I read something today that really made me mad.   I don’t mad too often, but this … grrrr…
I see Matt Abbott tackled him too.
Here is a 16 September blurb in the parish bulletin of Sacred Heart Catholic Church … Continue reading

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UPDATE: SSPX Bp. Williamson vs. female Doctors of the Church

I posted an entry the other day about statements made by the excommunicated SSPX bishop Williamson in which he takes exception to the naming of females as Doctors of the Church.
I closed down the comments on that entry when I … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: mixing elements of the old with the new and saying “for many”

I get lots of questions via e-mail and I am considering how to revive the old ASK FATHER Question Box.  In any event, here is something I got recently (edited):
QUAERITUR:
Recently a visiting priest said some of the Masses at our
church. … Continue reading

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About being picky

Did you know that when the United States of America is formally at war, the head of the eagle on Great Seal should be turned to look at the side wherein the eagle clutches arrows in its talon, rather than … Continue reading

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