Daily Archives: 18 October 2007

A NJ layman and the loss of the tiara

Here is an interesting piece.  The blurb below accompanied an advertisement for a lecture at Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology on 24 October.
The Archbishop Gerety Lecture series presents Rev. Msgr. Raymond Kupke, Ph.D. as he discusses the ways NJ … Continue reading

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California Catholic Daily reports that things are looking up

I got this note from California Daily Daily.   It sounds like good news!
My emphases and comments.

“The use of the Latin language is to be preserved”  [Well.. after all, …. that’s … that’s… only Vatican II saying that!]
Will Benedict … Continue reading

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Conference July 2008: “Benedict XVI and The Sacred Liturgy”

Here is an interesting piece, long in advance, which a monsignorial friend has passed along for your edification:
St. Colman’s Society for Catholic LiturgyEst. 2007
“Benedict XVI and The Sacred Liturgy”
at The Sheraton Fota Island Golf Resort & Spa
On Saturday … Continue reading

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Magister’s piece on Sacred Music and the Pope’s ongoing plan

I have been for a long time that the Pope has a kind of "Marshall Plan" for the Church.  He is trying to revive, rebuild, reinvigorate many sectors of the Church after the devastation of the last decades.  
Despite the … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: In Collect for St. Luke why “mortificationem jugiter in suo corpore… portavit”?

I got this by e-mail:
Why does the Church give us – in her Traditional Liturgy
– the Collect "Interveniat" for St Luke, seeing as it contains the
phrase "qui crucis mortificationem jugiter in suo corpore…
I was wondering about this while saying … Continue reading

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Bishops to celebrate Pontifical Masses

Keep watching this for updates!
I received this from a WDTPRSer:

Bishop to celebrate Missa Pontificalis
Bishop Robert C. Morlino will celebrate a Missa
Pontificalis (Pontifical High Mass at the Throne) according to the
Extraordinary Form of the Latin Rite based on the Missal of … Continue reading

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Trinum non semper perfectum est: The Three Marini

There is an interesting little article in the Italian Il Riformista about the three Vatican Monsignors Marini.  There is a little pun here on the well-known Italian "Le Tre Marie".
Remember that Italians use terms like "Monsignor" a bit more liberally … Continue reading

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The bells! The bells!

Look at the difference in these reports:
Emphases mine.

    Gerlie Anobong – AHN News Writer
    Vatican City (AHN) – A drunken, barefoot Frenchman was reportedly seized by the authorities after he managed to ring a bell in the facade of St. … Continue reading

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