Monthly Archives: October 2007

Good “ad orientem” news

How nice it is to be able to share pleasant bits of news like this, which I received by e-mail.  Apparently, the main altar (the real altar) of the National Shrine is getting some use! Dear Rev.  Father, Last Sunday, … Continue reading

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Implementation of Summorum Pontificum at Georgetown University (Jesuit)

There are many Catholic "settings".   There are not only parish communities, but also more loosely defined academic settings, such as you would find in a Catholic University. Students have need for spiritual support, ongoing instruction in the faith at … Continue reading

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Is there a 2008 Ordo for the 1962 Missal?

Everyone…. is there available somewhere an 2008 Ordo for the 1962 Missal? The FSSP used to publish one. I can’t find one right now.

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Fr. Kenneth Baker on Summorum Pontificum and the Future of the Liturgy

Fr. Kenneth Baker, SJ, editor of HPR has an article on Summorum Pontificum.  My emphases and comments. Summorum Pontificum and the Future of the Liturgy by Father Kenneth Baker We had to wait a long time for the Motu Proprio, … Continue reading

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NEWS FLASH: ANNIVERSARY OF CREATION OF UNIVERSE!

Did you know that sometime during this night and before dawn of 23 October marks the anniversary of the creation of the universe? Oh yes! Sceptical? So says the Irish Anglican primate of Ireland, Bishop James Ussher (+1654). You can … Continue reading

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Mutiny on the Loggia of Pontifical Ceremonies

There is a biting piece at Petrus you might want to read, in my translation.  The semi-anonymous author doesn’t hide his contempt for the former Master of Ceremonies, His Excellency Most Reverend Piero Marini, titular archbishop of Martirano. The interesting … Continue reading

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TLM now daily at the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome

This from Orbis Catholicus: Summorum Pontificum: the Rome update… Everybody has been asking for the liturgical update from Rome and so here’s the scoop: all is upbound! The F.S.S.P. continue with their Rome chapel of San Gregorio dei Muratori. This … Continue reading

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Vatican Press to reprint the 1962 Missale Romanum?

Do I believe my eyes? It looks as if the Libreria Editrice Vaticana is going to put out an edition of the 1962 Missale Romanum. This would be a serious way for the Holy See to give concrete support to … Continue reading

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ALERT: HELP WDTPRS!

We are making up some lost ground.  I do mean "lost".  I logged on this morning to find that well over 100 votes had been substracted by the people who run the site.  I don’t know why and no explanation … Continue reading

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Bp. Roche (Leeds, UK – head of ICEL): statement to priests on M.P. (10 Sept)

The head of ICEL, His Excellency Most Reverend Arthur Roche, Bishop of Leeds, England, issued a statement to the clergy of that diocese on the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum. A WDTPRS reader made it available recently. I am just getting … Continue reading

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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. If priests … Continue reading

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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 Full … Continue reading

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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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