Daily Archives: 1 December 2007

Archbp. Nienstedt explains the situation to a biased columnist

With a biretta tip to Cathy and Ray I give you this good piece of news.
In the Star/Trib, one of the worst papers in the USA, His Excellency Most Reverend John Nienstedt, Coadjutor Archbp. of St. Paul and Minneapolis, has … Continue reading

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Reaction to Fr. Z’s Tips for writing to the Vatican

In another entry I offered tips for how to write letters to the Vatican.
I got a very jaded response from one person, which I can share with you now with my emphases and comments:
Father Z
I would like to ask why … Continue reading

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Spe salvi 10: “classical” Roman Rite cited

There is something very important in Spe salvi Let’s look at a paragraph of Spe salvi 10!  Let’s take a look with my emphases:
10. We have spoken thus far of faith and hope in the New Testament and in early … Continue reading

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1st Vespers of Advent in the Basilica

His Holiness celebrated vespers in the Vatican Basilica, always grand.
Here is a shot.  There are many things of merit here.

Leo XIII’s great chair is back.  It looks like it is going to be a keeper.
The Pope … Continue reading

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Spe Salvi: translation problem 1

You all knew I would get to it.  I am still absorbing.  However, I am alerted to something in the very first line of the encyclical….yes, the first line.   Do you notice anything strange about the French version?  I left … Continue reading

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CDWDS Annual Study Day: Majesty and Beauty in His Sanctuary

Each year the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments hosts a "study day", more or less around the date of the anniversary of Sacrosanctum Concilium, 4 December.   I have attended all the conferences so far, I believe.  … Continue reading

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WDTPRS in the news: USA TODAY

Apparently WDTPRS was in the news yesterday.  I got a message saying that we were in USA Today.  Since I was travelling, I didn’t see anything about this.  
Does anyone have any more information or links?  
It would be nice … Continue reading

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