Monthly Archives: January 2008

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 committee … 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 (afternoon tea, a … 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 priest … 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 symbolic … 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 the … 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 in Indianapolis … 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 internet … 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.
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I got this … Continue reading

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