Daily Archives: 18 January 2008

The Internet Prayer – trying to fix the languages

I have been working to fix the texts of the Internet Prayer in various languages. Some of the fonts were screwed up when we changed servers. The Korean version is a mess.  I need help with that.  The Maltese and … Continue reading

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HUZZAH! A friend of mine was made bishop!

I lived with this fellow for several years in Rome! OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS VATICAN CITY, 18 JAN 2008 (VIS) – The Holy Father:  – Appointed Fr. Protase Rugambwa, official of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, as bishop of … Continue reading

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Get away from him you XXXXX!

From the American Papist: Demonstrating students? Please. Pope Benedict isn’t even scared of the Alien Queen! (After this day, I needed a chuckle!)  Pope Benedict is probably safe, but I’m pretty sure that Monsignor is toast. 

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Do a favor for Fr. Z….. pleeeeeeeeeze??

Will you do something small for me? Jump over to this spankin’ new blog by a popular participant here and give him a bump in his statistics just to encourage him a little! o{];¬) PS: When I posted this he … Continue reading

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Galileo’s university considers inviting Pope to give conference

Galileo’s university considers inviting Pope to give conference ROME, Jan 18, 2008 / 02:30 pm (CNA).- The governor of the region of Veneto in northern Italy, Giancarlo Galan, has proposed inviting Pope Benedict XVI to the historic University of Padua, … Continue reading

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Jewish prayer about Gentiles and Catholic prayer for the Jews

You have heard by now that it is strongly rumored that Pope Benedict will by his supreme authority make a change to the texts of the 1962 Missale Romanum and alter the prayer for the Jews on Good Friday. Lot’s … Continue reading

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The Galileo issue

Lot’s of ink and electrons are being spilled over the the "Galileo factor" in the La Sapienza debacle going on in Rome. Pope Benedict was accused of obscurantism because he had the temerity to imagine that perhaps the Church wasn’t … Continue reading

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TLM in the Philippines

The spread of the older form of Mass is not limited to the USA or Europe.  Here is a story from the Philippines. Latin mass to highlight Mandurriao religious fiesta on Jan. 23 A solemn high mass in Latin will … Continue reading

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Gregorian chant with organ accompaniment? A new website.

As pretty much everyone knows now, the Second Vatican Council did not abolish Gregorian chant.  On the contrary, the Council required that Gregorian chant maintain pride of place among all forms of liturgical music.  This has been at best ignored … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI to change the Good Friday prayer for Jews in the 1962 Missal

On the blog of Andrea Tornielli of the Italian daily Il Giornale we read a story that says Pope Benedict may change the 1962 Roman Missal‘s prayer on Good Friday for the conversion of the Jews. My translation of the … Continue reading

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TLM at National Shrine in Washington for March for Life on 21 & 22 January

I got this by e-mail: I hope you can get to this email in time. I just spoke with the Liturgy office at the Basilica here in Washington, D.C. The person I spoke to on the phone, Sr. Teresa Mary, … Continue reading

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Sioux Falls and the TLM

I got this from a reader.  It is worth some attention: Here is a link to a real nice web page for the 1962 Mass at the Cathedral of St Joseph in Sioux Falls, SD.  Bishop Paul Swain. http://www.massoftheages.org/ Although … Continue reading

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Catholic Herald: the new generation of solid and clear Catholics and liturgical reform

There is an opinion piece in the Catholic Herald which merits some attention. My emphases and comments. A breath of fresh air is wafting through St Peter’s James MacMillanFriday January 18, 2008 There is a bewildering array of American Catholic … Continue reading

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