Monthly Archives: October 2007

“To be close to Carlo was to be close to a fountain of fresh water”

With a tip of the biretta to Fr. Blake,  o{]:¬)   I offer for your consideration a story about holiness.   15 Year Old offered his life for Pope and Church (CNA).- In October of 2006, Carlo Acutis was 15 years … Continue reading

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WDTPRS and the “Blogger’s Choice Award” for 2008

Something odd is happening at the "Blogger’s Choice Award" for 2008 A reader alerted me to what happened when the link on the left side bar to the "Blogger’s choice award" page for WDTPRS was clicked.    A little before … Continue reading

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Hate mail sent to a blogger

Damian Thompson at Telegraph.co.uk has gotten a threatening e-mail for his writing on the whole Paul Inwood barely dodged by the Portsmouth diocese. Folks, you would not believe the hate mail writing on these, and other issues, generates from the … Continue reading

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Interview with the new Papal M.C. Msgr. GUIDO Marini

The site Petrus has an interview by Bruno Volpe with the new Master of Ceremonies, Msgr. Guido Marini, who has replaced Archbp. Piero Marini. My translation: CITTA’ DEL VATICANO – He’s only just arrived in the Vatican: with a marked … Continue reading

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NB: An important update to the entry on Franciscan University

I got an official statement from Franciscan University of Steubenville on the initiation of the Traditional Latin Mass and I updated the entry.  It was sent by the Associate Director of Public Relations.

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Please explain Facebook to me and others

Okay… not every one at once. 1) What is it in very general terms? 2) What is it used for? 3) How does it differ from other online tools? 4) Do you use it and for what?

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Irish Anglicans aim for union with Rome – UPDATED

I have always been interested in the plight, and victories, of Anglicans/Episcopalians who "swim the Tiber".  The late Msgr. Richard Schuler, of St. Agnes Church in St. Paul, MN, was instrumental in helping the first Anglican priests come over to … Continue reading

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1957 vs. 2007… or “You just want the fifties back!”

Thanks to Sacramentum vitae (the blog, not the Eucharist) I have this to share from Professor Tony Esolen at Mere Comments posts the following satire from a reader. How many times have some of us heard from the spittle-flecked lips … Continue reading

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In Arkansas, 3 day program on Summorum Pontificum

Here is some spectacular news from the Arkansas Catholic. My emphases and comments. Arkansas priests get overview on Latin Mass Seminary professor leads three-day program on ‘motu proprio’ Published: October 27, 2007Malea Hargett By Malea HargettEditor Fifty-seven priests and two … Continue reading

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PRAYERCAzT 04: Feast of Christ the King – 1962 Missale Romanum

Welcome to another installment of What Does the Prayer Really Sound Like?  In this audio project I will simply read, and this week sing, the Latin prayers for the upcoming Sunday or feast from the 1962 Missale Romanum. If priests … Continue reading

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Diocese of Clifton: “liberal in the best sense of the word”

Damien Thompson of Telegraph.co.uk has a very interesting piece about how the older form of Mass is getting traction in the Diocese of Clifton, in England.  A good point is made: "By allowing the Pope’s wishes to be implemented naturally, … Continue reading

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What if…

UPDATE: I am bumping this back to the top. I was just watching some news coverage of the fires burning in California. A woman interviewed, said they were given 5 minutes warning before being evacuated. She said: "I have no … Continue reading

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A question for readers about old Breviary rubrics

Folks, I got this question by e-mail (one of the nearly 400 today alone).  I don’t have the energy to respond. Help this guy out (if you know how). I am an admirer and loyal reader of your blog. You … Continue reading

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Chicago Workshop for Celebrants went “spectacularly well”

Good news over at Musica Sacra. Success at the Celebrant WorkshopBy CMAA on October 23, 2007 at 1:58 pm The celebrant workshop (Missa in Cantu) went spectacularly well. A total of forty priests and seminarians attended. They participated in daily … Continue reading

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Please pray for people and an Abbey threatened by the California fires

Fr. Stephanos, of Me Monk Me Meander says prayers are needed for their monastery, Prince of Peace Abbey, in Oceanside, CA, not far from where the California fires are burning wildly: We are in San Diego County. We are safe … Continue reading

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