Monthly Archives: March 2008

WDTPRS applauds Bp. Trautman!

Credit must be given when credit is due!
Trautman to skip graduation in protest of Clinton visit
Erie Catholic Bishop Donald W. Trautman will not attend the Mercyhurst College graduation in protest over Sen. Hillary Clinton’s visit to campus Tuesday.
Trautman issued a … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 53: Annunciation – St. Leo the Great; some voicemail Q&A

On this Feast of the Annunciation, which was bumped by the observance of the Easter Octave, we will hear St. Pope Leo I, "the Great" (+461) sermon 22, a Christmas sermon of 441, which is part of the office of … Continue reading

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BBC 4: Palestrina and the Popes

I was recently told that on BBC 4 radio there is a program about Palestrina and the Popes. 
Alas, you can’t hear via internet this outside the UK.
Any chance one of you might have captured it?
Drop me a line if … Continue reading

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Pontifical halfpipe

About that papal skateboard:

Biretta tip   o{]:¬)   to Fr. Blake and the Curt Jester.  

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What are Summorum Pontificum critics really worried about?

I often wonder what it is that critics of Summorum Pontificum are really objecting to.
Some say that they object to the "out dated" ecclesiology.
Quite often I think their objections go deeper… to Catholic moral teaching.
Traditional liturgy usually goes hand in … Continue reading

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OLDIE PODCAzT 18: Dominica “in albis” – Augustine to the newly baptized

Here is an oldie PODCAzT from last year for this Sunday "in albis".

Today is traditionally called Dominica in albis, the Sunday of the white garments which the newly baptized received on the Vigil of Easter.  St. Augustine (+430) preaches about … Continue reading

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IMPORTANT: tracking statistics for the Extraordinary Use is neccesary

I got a very useful e-mail which I think it important to pass on to you readers everywhere. 
This is from the Latin Mass Society which is in the UK and, I think, Ireland.
They are stressing that bishops of that … Continue reading


WDTPRS: Low Sunday – “in albis”

Here is an excerpt from my WDTPRS article in the current issue of The Wanderer.  The articles are available on line through The Wanderer’s subscription website.
What Does the Prayer Really Say?   “Low” Sunday – “in albis” (1962 Missale Romanum) – … Continue reading

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The great Fr. Finigan, hopefully soon to be the next Archbishop of Westminster, has pointed out the existence of Wikimissa, a directory of traditional Masses worldwide.
This could be a very valuable tool.
For example, if this is kept up to … Continue reading

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Mass of Ages: Ignacio Barreiro on implementing Summorum Pontificum

Now that the intense days of Holy Week have passed and I have begun to catch up on my backlog, I have had some time to review a few back copies of the publication Mass of Ages, which the kind … Continue reading

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