Monthly Archives: January 2008

“Tridentine” wedding eye candy

Brought to you by the Holy Catholic Church as faithfully express at Assumption Grotto in Detroit:  

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Another reason why we need the TLM in more places

From the Cafeteria  with a frowning biretta tip  o{]>:¬( Worst Mass ever ? Via CathCon, who never fails to find such atrocities. From the cathedral of Auch in France come these screenshots of a televised Mass. What the hell this … Continue reading

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TLM greatly increases in German speaking regions

With a biretta tip to Rorate    o{]:¬)   I pass this along.  Very interesting! The German language site Die Kreuz has a story about the rapid increase in Germany, Austria and Switzerland in the celebrations of Mass with the 1962 … Continue reading

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The Philippines and the TLM

This is rather interesting! The entire Philippine Somaschan community has decided to learn how to celebrate the Traditional Latin Mass according to the Missal of 1962! Fr. Abraham Arganiosa CRS, who started this move, reports the development in his blog. … Continue reading

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About that article on Franciscan University…

UPDATE I got an e-mail from Geoffrey A. Coleman, the Business Manager of Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Denton, Nebraska about the article on what is going on at Franciscan University at Steubenville concerning the TLM. My emphases and … Continue reading

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Archd. of Washington, DC: over complicating Summorum Pontificum?

The Archdiocese of Washington has issued a letter to priests about the implementation of Summorum Pontificum.  Someone sent it to me by e-mail but it is in the hated pdf format. It contains a strange statement.  After talking about a … Continue reading

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A rare meme response: book stuff

Mulier Fortis tagged me for a meme: 1) Which book do you irrationally cringe away from reading, despite seeing only positive reviews? Dream of the Red Chamber 2) If you could bring three characters to life for a social event … Continue reading

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Philadelphia: implementing Summorum Pontificum – every silver lining has a cloud

I begin this entry by saying that I am shocked and saddened.  There is a silver lining in Philadelphia today, but every silver lining has a cloud, as they say.   Usually people want to hear the good news first. A … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Sexagesima Sunday

What Does the Prayer Really Say?   Sexagesima Sunday (1962 Missale Romanum) Roman station Mass: St. Paul outside the walls In the traditional Roman calendar this Sunday is called Sexagesima, Latin for the “Sixtieth” day before Easter.  This number is more … Continue reading

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Liturgy question: can the priest change Mass texts

I got this question via e-mail from a reader: Father, I have a question. At the Invitation to Prayer part of the Mass one of our priests substitutes the word "God" for the word "Him": Instead of "May the Lord accept … Continue reading

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On my way to KC

I will be seeing some of you in KC, where everything is up to date, I hear.

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Problems with Podpress and iTunes for stats

As you know I have in the past had a few problems with syndicating my audio projects to iTunes. I think that problem is solved. However, if there is someone out there who is Podpress (the WP plugin I use) … Continue reading

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Indianapolis: TLM with Bp. Perry and request for prayers for Archbp. Buechlein

This just in: Dear Father, In case you have not already gotten this heads-up I wanted to let you know that Bishop Joseph N. Perry, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago, will celebrate a solemn Traditional Latin Mass at Holy Rosary parish … Continue reading

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AUDIO: Bp. Robert Lynch gives his views of the older form of Mass

His Excellency is right about "instant communication" today.  Let’s have as many people as possible hear this. I applaud the initiative of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, His Excellency Most Reverend Robert Lynch, to use video and audio on the … Continue reading

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Franciscan U. at Steubenville: school newspaper article about TLM

UPDATE 28 Jan 2008 – 20:55 GMT: Be sure to read this disclaimer I received from the business manager at the FSSP seminary where they are offering to train priests in how to say the TLM.  It is interesting. ______________________ … Continue reading

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