Daily Archives: 22 February 2008

PODCAzT 50: St. Leo the Great on Peter; Fr. Lang on the Cathedra of Peter

In this first PODCAzT since I returned from my recent trip to England and, briefly, to Italy, we hear on this Feast of the Cathedra of St. Peter, a sermon by Pope Leo the Great (+461) and my translation of … Continue reading

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Hand raised in blessing

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22 Feb: Collect

Anybody want to give this a shot? COLLECT: Praesta, quaesumus, omnipotens Deus, ut nullis nos permittas perturbationibus concuti, quos in apostolicae confessionis petra solidasti. There is nothing especially difficult about the grammar and vocabulary of this prayer, though it is … Continue reading

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D. of Cloyne: Bp John Magee to celebrate TLM in Cobh

I got this via e-mail: St. Colman’s Society for Catholic Liturgy is pleased to annoiunce that by letter dated 21 February 2008, Bishop John Magee of Cloyne, has CONFIRMED that he will celebrate the Holy Mass in the extraordinary form … Continue reading

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Anniversary of one of my best photos

I shot this from my window in Rome a couple years ago, today:

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St. Leo the Great on Peter

Some of you lay folks out there probably recite the Liturgy of the Hours. Maybe you also use the Office of Readings. If you don’t read Latin, you might not know how glorious the sermons of St. Leo the Great … Continue reading

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Images of the Basilica of St. Peter on this Feast of the Cathedra

Here are a few photos of St. Peter’s taken last year on this feast of the Cathedra of St. Peter. It is pretty dark in the Basilica, so steady is the name of the game. Here is a shot through … Continue reading

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Msgr. Guido Marini in the USA!

Do you remember my post the other day about Pope Benedict saying their are problems with huge outdoor Masses?  Do you remember that Msgr. Guido Marini was to be sent to the USA to help prepare the papal ceremonies? I … Continue reading

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Help an inquirer with question about English version of Roman Breviary

I got a question via e-mail.  I bet some of you can help quicker than I can: Father Z – is there an English language version of the Breviary in force in 1962 that you would recommend?

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PCED clarifies service of deacons in the TLM

Since Summorum Pontificum went into effect, questions about the older, pre-Conciliar form of Mass have, as was inevitable, begun to surface.  The Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei" (PCED) is, at this time, the clearing house for these questions, since the Commission … Continue reading

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