Monthly Archives: January 2008

Russian Orthodox Patriarch on Pope Benedict and Latin liturgy

Rorate tips us, and I tip back   o{]:¬)   to an interesting comment in the Italian monthly 30 Giorini, of the Orthodox Patriarch of Russia, Alexius II, about the derestriction of the older form of Mass by the Pope of … Continue reading

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Archbishop Nienstedt with zillions of altar boys at the famous St. Agnes Church (St. Paul, USA)

His Excellency Most Reverend John Nienstedt, the Coadjutor Archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis was recently at the great St. Agnes Church for the celebration of their patronal day, Sunday 20 January 2008. His Excellency had a photo with the … Continue reading

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TLM for in Bend, OR for Bp. Vasa’s 8th annivesary of consecration

The Catholic faithful of the Diocese of Baker are invited to participate in the offering of a Missa Cantata (High Mass) on the occasion of the 8th Anniversary of the Episcopal Ordination of His Excellency, the Most Reverend Robert Francis … Continue reading

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Christian Unity Week… another point

  This is the annual week for Christian Unity. Is there not another angle here? In Summorum Pontificum we read: Art. 5, § 1.  In parishes, where there is continuously present a group of the faithful attached to the previous … Continue reading

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The Holy Father’s Message for the 2008 World Communications Day

Here is the Holy Father’s Message for the 2008 World Day for Communications. My emphases: The Media: At the Crossroads between Self-Promotion and Service. Searching for the Truth in order to Share it with Others Dear Brothers and Sisters! 1. … Continue reading

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Mass ad orientem on TV and the local norms of the D. of Birmingham, AL

I got this provocative little item via e-mail from a WDTPRSer.  It is a copy of a note he sent to the Bishop of Birmingham, AL, His Excellency Most Reverend Robert Baker.  My emphases: Most Reverend Robert J. Baker Bishop … Continue reading

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The Holy See’s Social Communications to be overhauled… eventually.

This just in from Apcom in my translation: Città del Vaticano, 24 January (Apcom) – There will be a change to the communications structure of the Vatican, also if "the when and how is still a point of reflection, however … Continue reading

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Need a 1962 Missale Romanum for the altar? Bring lots of money!

Preserving Christian Publications is reprinting the Benzinger edition of the 1962 Missale Romanum.  Happily, they made sure that it really is a 1962 edition.  You have the choice of it being bound in red or green, just like the old … Continue reading

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Some TLM eye-candy

With a tip of the biretta to TNLM   o{]:¬)  I direct your gaze to a site called Christus Rex for some stunning photo of a Mass recently celebrated back on 14 September 2007: And another well-dressed bishop:  

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I received this notice via e-mail: New York City Traditional Candlemass On February 2, there will be a (traditional) Solemn Mass at Our Lady of Good Counsel. The church is located at 230 East 90th Street, between 2nd & 3rd … Continue reading

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ICEL Plenary Meeting in Mumbai

This just in from CNA: Liturgy Commission expects 2008 completion of Roman Missal draft Mumbai, Jan 24, 2008 / 07:15 am (CNA).- The International Commission on English in the Liturgy (ICEL) met in Mumbai last week, planning to complete the … Continue reading

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TLM at Universities: the saga continues…. with Boston College

I got this note from a student at the Jesuit operated Boston College (me emphases): Fr. Z,      I’m a sophomore at the Jesuit-run Boston College and a Catholic who longs for liturgy and worship that is spiritually fulfilling, having … Continue reading

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Up to date in Kansas City: a WDTPRS blognic on Saturday 26 January?

WHAT: Some of you know I will be in Kansas City, MO, this weekend.  A few of you from the area expressed interest in a blognic. My kind host for my time in KC told arranged a good meeting place … Continue reading

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PRAYERCAzT 17: The Last Gospel – 1962 Missale Romanum

Welcome to another installment of What Does the Prayer Really Sound Like?  In this project we will study the Last Gospel, the beginning of the Gospel of John, used at the end of Mass with the 1962 Missale Romanum.  With … Continue reading

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Wednesday Audience: Benedict XVI speaks of “turning toward the Lord”

UPDATED 23 Jan 07 – 22:05 GMT: In his Wednesday audience address, focused mostly on Christian unity, the Holy Father subtly reinforced what he has been doing about reorienting the focus of liturgy, both the positioning of the Crucifix in … Continue reading

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