Monthly Archives: October 2007

PRAYERCAzT 03: 21st Sunday after Pentecost – 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.
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Fr. Peter Daly of CNS apologizes for harsh article about neighboring parish and older Mass

You might remember some weeks ago Fr. Peter Daly, a columnist for Catholic News Service (paid for by the USCCB) wrote a pretty awful article about a neighboring parish, the older form of Mass and people who go to it.  … Continue reading

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An SSPX priest opines on whether TLM and Novus Ordo are really same Rite: I respond

Ecclesia Militans, the blog of a firm adherent of the SSPX, has a piece by the SSPX Fr. Peter Scott (rector of the SSPX seminary in Australia) about the differences between the older form of Mass and the newer form.  … Continue reading

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Some recent posts of interest

An oldie…. Fr. Z’s 20 Tips For Making A Good Confession

PRAYERCAzT 03: 21st Sunday after Pentecost – 1962 Missale Romanum
Magister’s piece on Sacred Music and the Pope’s ongoing plan
Trinum non semper perfectum est: The Three Marini
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Seeing red, at the Trevi Fountain

Some dopey wag poured dye in the Trevi Fountain, according to Il Giornale, and turned it red.

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Cleveland

In a couple hours I head for the airport.  I am off to help a priest friend revive 40 Hours Devotion in his parish of St. Gregory the Great in S. Euclid.
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Catholic nations with the largest number of cardinal electors

You should read Mr. Allen’s interesting observations about the demographics of the College of Cardinals.  Here is a teaser:

In addition, there are places where the limited number of spots for
new cardinals might be better utilized. Here’s a projection of what … Continue reading

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Card. George: clarification on what Jews might change in light of 1962 Good Friday prayers

Do you recall that His Eminence Francis Card. George of Chicago had made a pretty interesting observation that, after we Catholics had adjusted our prayers on Good Friday (in the pre-Conciliar Missale Romanum), the Jews might try not calling Jesus … Continue reading

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An oldie…. Fr. Z’s 20 Tips For Making A Good Confession

Fr. Z’s 20 Tips For Making A Good Confession   o{]:¬)
We should…
  1) …examine our consciences regularly and thoroughly;  2) …wait our turn in line patiently;  3) …come at the time confessions are scheduled, not a few minutes before they … Continue reading

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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!]
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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
INTERNATIONAL LITURGICAL CONFERENCE
“Benedict XVI and The Sacred Liturgy”
at The Sheraton Fota Island Golf Resort & Spa
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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.  
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QUAERITUR: In Collect for St. Luke why “mortificationem jugiter in suo corpore… portavit”?

I got this by e-mail:
QUAERITUR:

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…
portavit"? 
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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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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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