Daily Archives: 3 January 2008


From the brilliant Jester: This news came out earlier this week, but I have been working with my contacts to try to get more information. In a world exclusive I have gotten hold of the new document which is being … Continue reading

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Follow up to 1st Vespers: COPES

I tip my biretta to MG who alerted me to the differences in the wonderful John XXIII cope used by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI for the 1st Vespers ceremony the other day.  Here is the cope as worn by … Continue reading

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Vatican Radio: Card. Bertone on Summorum Pontificum

Check this out at the site of Vatican Radio (03 Jan 08 -RV) Emer McCarthy reports on Vatican Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone’s statements to a prominent Italian periodical [Famiglia Cristiana] regarding an Instruction that will clarify certain questions that … Continue reading

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AP story on the implementation of Summorum Pontificum

The AP has an item today about the older form of Mass and the reception of Summorum Pontificum. My emphases and comments.  Posted on Thu, Jan. 03, 2008 Vatican clarifying Latin Mass rules By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press Writer The … Continue reading

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D. of Davenport, Iowa on Summorum Pontificum

Let’s have a look at what is going on in the Diocese of Davenport, Iowa, about Summorum Pontificum. In what follows there is the cover note in the e-mail I received [edited] and then a letter of Bp. Amos to … Continue reading

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ALERT: Quadrantid meteor shower

This is from Space Weather: METEOR SHOWER: Earth is about to pass through a stream of dusty debris from near-Earth asteroid 2003 EH1, producing the annual Quadrantid meteor shower. Forecasters expect a brief but intense peak of 50+ meteors per … Continue reading

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Letter from an alumnus to St. Thomas University in St. Paul

You know about the controversy at St. Thomas University, in St. Paul, which effectively gave the heave-ho to the local Archbishop as an ex officio member of the board.  There are other reasons to be concerned about the Catholic identity … Continue reading

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Tolkien’s Birthday: Raise a glass!

Via Bettnet we learn the following from the Tolkien Society: On the 3rd January 1892 JRR Tolkien was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa. To celebrate this event, on this day each year Tolkien fans around the world are invited to … Continue reading

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ALERT for students around Cornell and Ithaca

The Recovering Choir Director has some news.  Let those in the area of Cornell pay attention. Iosephus at the Cornell Society reports that on the Octave of Christmas, an Extraordinary Form Low Mass was celebrated at St. James in Trumansburg, … Continue reading

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News from TT

Yes, everyone, there is good news from TT. “But Father! But Father!”, you may be asking me.  “Who is TT?” Perpend, dear reader.  It’s a “where” not a “who”. My emphasesand comments. Tridentine Mass returns to TT Thursday, January 3 … Continue reading

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