Daily Archives: 17 February 2008

St. Joseph’s feast day this year and Holy Week

I got this question via e-mail: I have consulted several priests from traditional orders regarding the celebration of St. Joseph’s feast day on March 15 this year. They tell me this date applies only to the novus ordo and that … Continue reading

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Baltimore and the TLM

I got this a while back, but am just now able to get to it.  I received this via-e-mail: Dear Fr. Zuhlsdorf, I thought you might be interested in what was going on in the Archdiocese of Baltimore concerning the … Continue reading

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Question: USCCB list of approved/forbidden music?

I got a question by e-mail (edited).  I hope you can help out. Dear Fr. Z, My family has started attending the extraordinary form of the mass, and it has been such a blessing to us! I enjoy reading and … Continue reading

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Position of altar in one of the Holy Father’s chapels

Over at NLM we find a photo taken during the Lenten exercises for the Holy Father and curia. The altar in the Redemptoris Mater sure seems awfully close to that wall, doesn’t it?

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PCED: Seminarians have the right and must be trained in the TLM

I got a very interesting letter from a seminarian who will remined nameless. The seminarian asked the Commission some questions. The answers are illuminating. First, the Commission says that seminarians "have the right" to be instructed also in the older … Continue reading

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I travelled to Oxford this week to participate in a colloquium on blogging at the Catholic Chaplaincy sponsored by the Newman Society. I had a chance to walk around the town a bit and enjoy the sights in the company … Continue reading

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Development at Ave Maria University: TLM added to schedule

This is in from Ave Maria University: Dear Ave Maria Community Members, After extensive discussion involving the University’s leadership and priests and others, the Chaplain’s Office is happy to announce that our newly adjusted Mass schedule for Ave Maria University … Continue reading

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TLM in San Francisco

I got this by e-mail.  Very interesting and good news. Fr Z, Got a flyer this A.M. that reads: Father William Young will begin celebrating the Traditional Latin Mass on Sundays at 11:30am on March 2, 2008 at Holy Rosary … Continue reading

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Something is up about the TLM for seminarians at Mundelein Seminary (Chicago)

I am trying to get to the bottom of something which seems to be going on at Mundelein Seminary in the USA.  A seminarian sent me a copy of a letter that the Rector of Mundelein sent, I believe, to … Continue reading

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The Times: China repents and seeks to woo Pope

The Times has an interesting piece today about the Chinese possibly doing an about-face on a future visit from Pope Benedict XVI. My emphases and comments. From The Sunday TimesFebruary 17, 2008China repents and seeks to woo PopeMichael Sheridan, Far … Continue reading

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KC Star op-ed on the new Good Friday prayer

My friend KK sent me the following article from the Kansas City Star, to which I have applied my own emphases and comments. Prayer retains veiled remarks Bill TammeusColumnistKansas City Star Earlier this month Pope Benedict XVI ordered good changes … Continue reading

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