Daily Archives: 6 December 2007

Question for WDTPRSers in the UK

Very recently I had an invitation to come to speak at an event in the UK during February. 
I am looking around at airfares and finding some pretty good prices from the USA to the UK for most of February.
I … Continue reading

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My first look the new USCCB document on Sacred Music.

I am beginning to read through the new USCCB document on sacred music.  While I am still framing my impressions, I was struck by the following.  This seems to be a very new approach to music from the pens of … Continue reading

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Thursday in the 1st Week of Advent

Here is the Collect for Thursday of the 1st week of Advent.
COLLECT: Excita, Domine, potentiam tuam, et magna nobis virtute succurre, ut, quod nostra peccata praepediunt, gratia tuae propitiationis acceleret. This prayer was … Continue reading

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Archbishop of Braga, Portugal cold toward Summorum Pontificum

A kind reader alerts us to bad news from Portugal:
From an interview of the Portugese Magazine Expresso (23 November) with the Archbishop of Braga, H.E. Most Rev. Jorge Ortiga (President of the Portuguese Episcopal Conference) we read the following (not … Continue reading

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St. Charles Borromeo Seminary to have Traditional Mass

Summorum Pontificum is bearing fruit!
I received this wonderful bit of news via e-mail from a seminarian at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, in Philadelphia:
I just wanted to send you a quick note to let you know that the rector of St. … Continue reading

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PRAYERCAzT 12: 2nd Sunday of Advent – 1962 Missale Romanum

Welcome to another installment of What Does the Prayer Really Sound Like? 
Today we will hear the prayers for the 2nd Sunday of Advent in the 1962 Missale Romanum.  I speak all the prayers and … Continue reading

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Parody lyrics requested: Oooo… my bishop got run over by Ratzinger

A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away…
… seminarians would on Tuesday evenings pile into cars and drive geographically short distance, but ecclesiologically vast gulf, from the St. Paul Seminary to the great Church of St. Agnes, in … Continue reading

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