Monthly Archives: February 2008

Technical Problems continue

OLD STUFF: Folks, there were problems with the com box yesterday.  I fixed that. I believe the feed problem is fixed. The PODCAzT plugin is screwed up, and it has something to do with permalinks and the .htaccess. I am … Continue reading

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 23 Comments

OMV and SJ superiors line up against Pope Benedict and Summorum Pontificum.

The provisions of Summorum Pontificum are meeting with resistance on the part of some diocesan bishops.   However, the Motu Proprio also speaks of the role of religious major superiors.   Some parishes are run not by diocesan priests, but … Continue reading

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 101 Comments

WDTPRS kudos to The Hermeneutic of Continuity

WDTPRS send blogo-hermeneutical kudos to the great Fr. Finigan of The Hermeneutic of Continuity for his continuous service in the blogosphere.  Fr. Finigan’s project just reached a milestone of half a million visitors, which is most gratifying. Imagine what will … Continue reading

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 9 Comments

Videos of the Sarum Rite

My friend Fr. Raymond Blake sent an interesting link to videos of the Sarum Rite celebrated for Candlemass posted at Valle Adurni. Check it out! Here is the first installment. This looks like Merton College chapel in Oxford. [youtube:v=h4iOqek9Y4Q] For … Continue reading

Posted in Mail from priests, SESSIUNCULA | 20 Comments

FSSP: New District Superior in the USA

Some FSSP news:    The Superior General of the FSSP, The Very Reverend Fr. John Berg, with the consent of the General Council, has accepted the request of Fr. George Gabet, FSSP to step down as District Superior and has … Continue reading

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 31 Comments

In vain have I searched

In the past I have searched in vain for someone to help develop the wordpress theme for this blog. I have a couple options.  Keep this theme, but upgrade it, widgetize it, etc. (I can’t do that myself.)Change the theme … Continue reading

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | Comments Off on In vain have I searched

La Crosse: new old church

Many thanks to NLM for this great glimpse of a new old church being completed in La Crosse, WI, which H.E. Raymond Burke initiated. Honestly, this church looks like it was transported from Baroque Rome. Look at this new … … Continue reading

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 22 Comments

Palm Sunday: Benedict XVI’s vestments with the design of Leo X (+1521)

Here is a fascinating piece from Petrus.  My translation, emphases. For Palm Sunday the Pope will wear vestments with the coat-of-arms of the Medici Pope, Leo X CITTA’ DEL VATICANO – On Palm Sunday, 16 March next, Benedict XVI will … Continue reading

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 67 Comments

Anchorage: Bp. Schwietz on implementing Summorum Pontificum

There is news from the Archdiocese of Anchorage in Alaska about the implementation of the provision of Summorum Pontificum. Shall we have a look with my emphases and comments.  The following is from a letter from Archbishop Roger Schwietz the … Continue reading

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 41 Comments

Santa Fe: good news about TLM

There is a good story in the online version of the Albuquerque Journal My emphases and comments. Monday, February 25, 2008 Church Offers a Weekly Mass in Latin By Kiera HayJournal Staff Writer     If you happened into the San … Continue reading

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 15 Comments

PODCAzT 51: Communion in the hand

We tackle a thorny issue: Communion in the hand.  To help us drill into this practice, which we can only hope will diminish over time, we have the help of comments by His Excellency Archbishop Malcolm Ranjith, Secretary of … Continue reading

Posted in PODCAzT, SESSIUNCULA | 43 Comments

Chant for the new prayer for the Jews

Biretta tips to NLM and to Musica Sacra  o{]:¬)  for letting us all know that the new prayer for the Jews on Good Friday with the 1962 Missale Romanum has been realized in Gregorian notation, in PDF format, useful for … Continue reading

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 11 Comments

Er Papa e Romanesco

Yesterday the Holy Father visited a parish in the Testaccio area of Rome, along the river, S. Maria Liberatrice.  He was presented with a poem, in honor of his visit, in Romanesco, the dialect of Rome.  The Holy Father said: … Continue reading

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 6 Comments

Breakfast: not just for the birds

Outside the window of my office area, I have a bird feeder.  On return to the Sabine Farm from the UK, I immediately refilled the feeder, much to the delight – and I daresay great need – of the rather … Continue reading

Posted in My View, SESSIUNCULA | 23 Comments

Communion in the hand: a news story and some comments

  UPDATED: 24 Feb 08 – 16:57: Archbp. Ranjith has denied what is reported below.  Check out the bottom of this entry for the details. __________________ An old story has floated back into the news by way of The Earth … Continue reading

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 47 Comments