Daily Archives: 12 December 2007

PRAYERCAzT 13: “Gaudete” Sunday, the 3rd 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 Gaudete Sunday, the 3rd Sunday of Advent in the 1962 Missale Romanum.  I speak all the prayers and readings and also … Continue reading

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U. of Maryland: teaching the older Mass

Here is a great story from the University of Maryland‘s newpaper. My emphases and comments.   A return to tradition for campus CatholicsPatrick MoehrleIssue date: 12/10/07 Section: News Students at the Catholic Student Center are trying to infuse the present-day … Continue reading

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Help a WDTPRS reader with a Mass on 15 December

I hope you readers can help this fellow who wrote by e-mail:  We are planning to celebrate a Novus Ordo "Low" Mass in Latin (ad orientem!) on December 15, 2007. Only the readings and the Gospel will be in the … Continue reading

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Prelates quoting “Say The Black, Do The Red”

UPDATE 12 Dec 2007 – 17:21 UCT Archbishop Hart of Melbourne quoted "Say The Black, Do The Red" in a recent address to the Council of Priests of the Archdiocese of Melbourne. Faithfulness on the other hand requires that because … Continue reading

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Martian rover Spirit… racing to survive!

Here is a fascinating story from Astronomy Picture of the Day about the rover Spirit on Mars… racing to survive! Explanation: The Martian rover Spirit is now in the race of its life. The rolling robot is trying to reach … Continue reading

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Exsultet link fixed

I fixed the link to the audio of the Exsultet on the post about St. Ambrose back on 7 December.  Use the embedded player!

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Wednesday of the 2nd Week of Advent

Here is the Collect for Wednesday of the 2nd Week of Advent. COLLECT: Omnipotens Deus, qui nos praecipis iter Christo Domino praeparare, concede propitius, ut nullis infirmitatibus fatigemur, qui caelestis medici consolantem praesentiam sustinemus. This prayer is ancient, from Rotulus … Continue reading

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Iraq: A muslim woman gives us a raw glimpse of the spirit of the early Church’s martyrs

I don’t know if this went around on the blogosphere or not.  The great FA deserves a biretta tip for this link to an article from CNA:  o{]:¬) I added my emphases. Catholic Navy chaplain shares story of Iraqi conversionMuslim … Continue reading

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