Daily Archives: 7 December 2007

Bp. Magee of Cloyne writes to his priests on Summorum Pontificum

I received a very interesting scan (folks… if you want me to post on what you send, please send transcriptions if you send scans of documents).    I received a letter to priests by the Bishop of Cloyne in Cork, Ireland, … Continue reading

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7 Dec: St. Ambrose

Today is the feast of St. Ambrose of Milan (+4 April 397), a titanic figure of the late 4th century who changed the shape of Church and State relations for a thousand years, who brought much of the wisdom of … Continue reading

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Friday of the 1st Week of Advent

Let us look today at the Collect for Friday of the 1st Week of Advent. This prayer was in the 1962 Missale Romanum and is taken from the ancient Gregorian Sacramentary. COLLECT: Excita, quaesumus, Domine, potentiam tuam, et veni, ut, … Continue reading

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Pontifical Requiem in Westminster Cathedral, London

This is a wonderful item.  Check out the other photos over at The New Liturgical Movement. Bishop John Arnold of Westminster Becomes First English and Welsh Bishop to Celebrate the Traditional Rite in Westminster Cathedral Since the Liturgical Changes of … Continue reading

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Parody song: Smell ‘n Bells

Our friend The Roman Sacristan has sent us this!   "Smells & Bells" (to the tune of "Jingle Bells")   Processing into churchIt’s the TLM todayDoing liturgy rightChanting all the way (Glo-ri-a!)Bells at the sanctus ringRaising our spirits highOh how … Continue reading

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Star/Tribune: again the Univ. of St. Thomas (St. Paul): “a turn for the worse”

I posted entries on the travails of the University of St. Thomas where the freshmen have been assigned The Handmaid’s Tale as obligatory reading, the chapel is about to be "renovated", and the new Archbishop has been effectively kicked off … Continue reading

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