Monthly Archives: December 2007

Chicago Tribune: Praise, concerns over Latin masses in Berwyn church

The Chicago Tribune has an interesting piece about the application of Summorum Pontificum Berwyn, IL. My emphases and comments.   Praise, concerns over Latin masses in Berwyn church By Margaret Ramirez Tribune religion reporter December 24, 2007 When Pope Benedict … Continue reading

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“within days” the explanatory “Note” from the P.C. Ecclesia Dei?

On the site Sacri Palazzi there is a splendid article by  .  It is in Italian.  I will see if I can get it translated for you, because it is worth reading.  However, these are not exactly empty days for … Continue reading

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Chinese state church ordains Vatican-approved bishop

Chinese state church ordains Vatican-approved bishop Beijing, Dec 24, 2007 / 10:32 am (CNA).- On Friday the state-recognized Catholic Patriotic Association ordained a bishop with the approval of the Vatican, the Agence France-Presse reports. Father Joseph Li Jing, 40, was … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Vigil of Christmas

We have come to the Vigil of Christmas.  Let us look rapidly at the three prayers for that Mass with the 2002 Missale Romanum. For the Masses of Christmas, including the Vigil, we are instructed to genuflect at the words … Continue reading

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“…if good music does not always save the soul, bad music never does.” – great article in National Review

The National Review has a very good article which all of you must read. My emphases and comments:   Mysterious EncountersBenedict XVI resurrects the aesthetics of the Mass. By Michael Knox Beran In a recent address to the bishops and … Continue reading

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The most incredible super-splediferous ecclesiastical HAT site ever!

You simply must check this out. This site has pictures of every ecclesiastical hat I have ever heard of and quite a few I haven’t. Amazing. I’ve gotta get me one of these!      

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Heirarchy round-up in the USA

I found a good post on the site David’s Ruminations: As the year wraps up, it seems a good time to take a look ahead at what changes in the Catholic hierarchy in the USA might be anticipated in the … Continue reading

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Bp. Morlino still stepping up to the plate

You might remember my entries about Bp. Robert Morlino of Madison, about how he changed his mind after Summorum Pontificum, about how he celebrated a Pontifical Mass recently. Now I read in a CNA story (my emphases):  Madison, WI, Dec … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 4th Sunday of Advent

We are now very close. Today’s Collect is the Post-communion of the Feast of the Annunciation (25 March) in the 1962MR. Most of you who recite the Angelus know this prayer.  This time we also get the WDTPRS version since … Continue reading

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Back in St. Paul

I am in the Twin Cities for Christmas.  It is tough to leave The Sabine Farm for anything, but it is nice to come home. I will be at St. Agnes for the 10 am on Sunday, which is the … Continue reading

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Confirmed: Mary Ann Glendon as US amb. to Holy See

Here is a story from CNS saying that Mary Ann Glendon has been confirmed as the USA’s Ambassador to the Holy See. Senate confirms Mary Ann Glendon as U.S. ambassador to Vatican By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The … Continue reading

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23 December – O Rex Gentium

LATIN: O Rex gentium, et desideratus earum, lapisque angularis, qui facis utraque unum: veni, et salva hominem, quem de limo formasti. ENGLISH: O King of the gentiles and their desired One, the cornerstone that makes both one: come, and deliver … Continue reading

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TLM at the Cathedral of Savannah, GA

Check out this article in the Savannah Morning News about the the older form of Mass at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. My emphases and comments. Latin Mass moves to cathedral downtown  Sunday Mass marks return of old … Continue reading

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Wonderful news in Charlotte

Check out this article from the paper of the Diocese of Charlotte, NC, The Catholic News & Herald of 21 Dec. 21, 2007.  His Excellency Most Rev. Peter J. Jugis is bishop there.  You might remember there was a Mass … Continue reading

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Caption call

CONGA!   

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