Monthly Archives: February 2008

Catholic Herald: editorial on seminaries training for the TLM

The Catholic Herald, in addition to the article by the diligent Anna Arco, has an editioral about the older form of Mass and training of seminarians.
Shall we parse it in our Usual Way?
Training seminarians to serve the Church of the … Continue reading

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Catholic Herald: All seminaries must teach the old Latin Mass, says Vatican

The charming Anna Arco of the Catholic Herald has a piece in the same paper about the training of seminarians for the entirety of the Roman Rite!  We had a story about this here.
My emphases and comments.
All seminaries must teach … Continue reading

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Thanks are due: tea, books and donations

Upon my return home from Ol’ Blighty I found a wondrous pile of little boxes all heaped up Santa-like… waiting for my prying fingers!
First, there was an envelope from the UK.  Family Piublications fired off to me a copy of … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Angelus Press hand missal

I think it is of upmost importance to participate at Holy Mass also using a sound “hand missal”.  A good hand missal, whether of the TLM of the Novus Ordo, can enrich your interior receptivity.
A while back I reviewed the … Continue reading

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The “Ecological Stations” in Durham, NC: Christ as Earth Mother, praise of the serpent

Once in a while I get something via e-mail and I am not quite sure if someone isn’t having me on.
A parishioner of at Immaculate Conception Church in downtown Durham, NC, a Franciscan run parish known for its emphasis on … Continue reading

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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 … 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 got … 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 … Continue reading

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Farewell to England

I am heading back to The Sabine Farm, today, after my visit to the sceptr’d isle.  Soon I must dash off to Gatwick.
Many thanks to everyone I met along the way for your great kindness and warm welcome.  You made … Continue reading

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1500 signatures collected in Paris

A piece in Le Croix in French reports that in Paris 1500 people have signed a petition presented to André Card. Vingt-Trois forthe creation of a  "personal parish" for the extraordinary use of the Roman Rite to be staffed by … Continue reading

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Where are you?

It has been a while since I have done one of these little snap-shots of where some of you are.   Here is a list of places some of you readers are (roughly) when coming to WDTPRS in just the last … Continue reading

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Rome – 22 Feb: Musical Rosary – UPDATED

Here is an announcement for people in Rome (edited and with my translation):
The Fraternity of St. Peter and the "Elsa Peretti" Foundation are happy to announce the third of their Rosary with musical settings events, to take place on Friday … Continue reading

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SCHOLION: Consecration of a paten and chalice

UPDATE: 1 March 08 – 0615 GMT
Great images from an older Pontifical over at The Lion and the Cardinal.
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Over at NLM a seminarian asked a question about the consecration of a chalice with chrism using the old rites in the … Continue reading

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