Monthly Archives: November 2007

Some details about Spe Salvi, Benedict XVI’s next encyclical

On Saturday, 30 November, the Holy Father will sign his next encyclical letter, Spe salvi, on the theological virtue of hope.  The date of the signing, the Feast of St. Andrew, seems to have been chosen as of way of … Continue reading

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Akron (Ohio) Beacon Journal: article on the TLM – a good read!

Here is some good news from Ohio via the Akron Beacon Journal.
My emphases and comments.
 Tridentine Mass is no longer rare in select parishesChurch resumes regular Masses in Latin
Gregorian chant also back in favor by Akron choir
By Colette M. Jenkins Beacon … Continue reading

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The Holy Father’s miter during the consistory

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Congratulations to the new cardinals!

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Help me work through this: Since the TLM is now back, why bother with the Novus Ordo in Latin?

This year in my written articles for The Wanderer I turning my focus less on the Novus Ordo and more on the TLM.  I need to work through some of issues.
Now that the older form of Mass (in Latin) has … Continue reading

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Bishop of Norwich on the older form of Mass

His Excellency Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, Bishop of Norwich has sent a letter:
My emphases and comments.

Office of the BishopDiocese of Norwich, CT.
August 15, 2007.
Dear Brothers in Ministry:
You are aware that in the Roman Catholic Church there has … Continue reading

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Vestments for a consistory

According to a a communique of the Office of Pontifical ceremonies, on Petrus:
His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI may use for the Saturday consistory a miter of Pius IX, with images of the Blessed Virgin and the Lord, a cope of … Continue reading

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Watchin’ a movie

I am watching the wonderful Cinderella Man and thinking of a friend, AF.
There are a few inaccuracies, but I find a lot to appreciate in this film. 
I wonder if we won’t be hearing about similar stories, living similar stories, … Continue reading

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ALERT: calling denizons of NAPA

Look… those who know me will immediately assume I am after some good wine… and I am.  Always.
However, this time… in addition to the wine, I am after information.
I received this from an alert reader GS in MN  o{]:¬)

I’m on … Continue reading

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Dutch bishops: will train priests and seminarians in the TLM

The Dutch bisshops published an Latin/Dutch booklet containing the ordinary of the extraordinary use and are making preparations to teach the extraordinary use in the their seminaries and to their priests!
This is in from a reader.   More than one person … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: photo shop program

Which "photo shop" type program is best?
Please balance versatility against cost.

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ITALY – TUSCANY: use of the older Mass grows

The Italian daily La Repubblica is reporting that since summorum Pontificum there has been growth in requests for the TLM.
Apparently Masses are springing up everywhere, despite the fact that last April the bishops of Tuscany had sent a protest, with … Continue reading

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Some confusion in Brownsville

I got this from a kind reader.  Edited and with my emphases and comments:

Greetings from South Texas Father Z.,
I’ve read your website quite a bit and like what you’re all about. Thanks. I recently wrote the diocese about the motu … Continue reading

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Wonderful news from Harrisburrg: Bp. Rhoades treats people like adults

I have been catching up on e-mail: it pours in.  I wish I had seen this one earlier!
A kind reader sent this.  Enjoy!
Edited (the letter was from a scan and had to be cleaned up) with my emphases and comments.
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Raptim transit… a gunslinger Pope

This is marvelous.  Biretta tip to FA   o{]:¬)
The blog on L’espresso by Sandro Magister has a great item, which I offer in my translation:
In the curriculum of Pius XI there is a certificate for being a first-rate shot
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