Daily Archives: 14 January 2008

Diocese of Nashville: application of Summorum Pontificum

I was alerted to this press communication from Diocese of Nashville. My emphases and comments. January 11, 2008 Tridentine rite returns to Nashville Diocese Andy Telli, Tennessee Register SPARTA. Women with black lace veils dripping [Nice.] loosely from their head … Continue reading

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Cardinal Arinze speaks about Latin, music, and translation

His Eminence Francis Card. Arinze, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments, address a liturgical conference in St. Louis in November.  His talk has been published on ZENIT in three parts. Cardinal Arinze on Language … Continue reading

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Damien, over at The Telegraph, has used Munch’s famous The Scream for his look at the reaction to the Holy Father celebrating ad orientem. Do any of you WDTPRSer long-timers remember this from the time before Summorum Pontificum? I believe … Continue reading

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Thanks “ad infinitum”

On my return to The Sabine Farm I found a very nice gift from PF in the UK, the book Ad Infinitum: a biography of Latin by Nicholas Ostler.  Thanks! Also, I received an incredible linen alb from a long-time … Continue reading

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Laymen acting as “subdeacon” at Mass in both the TLM and Novus Ordo

I think you readers can help flesh out a discussion of this interesting topic. Can a layman substitute for a "subdeacon" at celebrations of the TLM and also in the Novus Ordo. Keep in mind that Paul VI’s Ministeria quaedam … Continue reading

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Greensboro, NC: Summorum Pontificum applied

Here is a piece from the News Record about the application of Summorum Pontificum in Greensboro, North Carolina. My emphases and comments. Latin Mass fills pewsBy Nancy McLaughlinStaff WriterMonday, Jan. 14, 2008 3:00 am GREENSBORO — The pews quickly filled … Continue reading

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The Benedictines of Clear Creek

This is in from the Tulsa World.  The great monastery of Fontgombault in France, near Tours, has a foundation in the USA.   This is an article about that foundation. Tulsa World A vision appearing by: BILL SHERMAN World Religion Writer … Continue reading

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