Daily Archives: 6 February 2008

23 Feb: Ordination with 1962 Pontifical in St. John Lateran

Let those suffering from hysteria over the Pope changing the Good Friday prayers in the older rite consider this.  This deals with the great Luigi De Magristris.  If there were ever a man to be made Cardinal, it would be … Continue reading

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Ancient vestments for the Pope’s Ash Wednesday Mass!

When I was ordained, the members of the Gregorian chant schola I directed wanted to give me a vestment.  Since they were of modest means, I didn’t want them to spend too much money.  But since they wanted the chasuble … Continue reading

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A lighter moment

A friend sent the following, which I have seen before.  However, I am sure she thought I needed to see this today.
Subject: For all of us who appreciate a sense of humor…
It takes a university degree to fly a plane … Continue reading

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D. of Springfield-Cape Girardeau: good news keeps coming

Here is a nice piece of news from the News Leader.  I have written about the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau before.
My emphases and comments.
Two parishes to begin Latin form of Mass on Sunday
News-Leader staff
Two parishes within the Diocese of Springfield-Cape … Continue reading

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WDTPRS (2002): Ash Wednesday

Today’s Collect in the 2002 Missale Romanum is an ancient prayer. 
It is found in the Gelasian Sacramentary for the Vigil of Pentecost.  It is also among the prayers for the 4th day of the 4th month, which more than … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: The new Good Friday prayer for Jews in the 1962MR

I have been thinking a little about the new prayer Pope Benedict XVI has swapped into the 1962 Missale Romanum for Good Friday when we, as a whole Church have always, do now, and will always pray also for the … Continue reading

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Love is a burning thing… and it makes a firey ring

Even as the lunar new year is arriving, and we must pray for the well-being of those poor folks in China suffering from the problems of weather and transportation problems as they strive to go home, there is another celestial … Continue reading

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Mons. Bumble and Vatican internet access

In Rome, nothing can be assumed to be particularly easy.
Since I am back in Rome for a short period, I am not in my usual residence, but another temporary place, also run by the Holy See.  In times past use … Continue reading

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