Daily Archives: 24 April 2008

Follow up to the entry on the menus for Pope Benedict

Here is a followup to the entry on the menus prepared for the Holy Father’s visit to the USA.  Biretta tip to PS who forwarded the link!  o{]:¬) Enjoy this from the Wall Street Journal! TASTINGSBy DOROTHY J. GAITER AND … Continue reading

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“These are my mother’s flavors.”

I found a lovely entry over at Dom Bettinelli‘s place.   My interest in doing honor to God’s creation through cooking well got my attention. Enjoy! Famed Italian chef, grandmother, cookbook author, restaurateur, and PBS cooking show host Lidia Bastianich was … Continue reading

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UK: 15 Nov ’08 – confirmations with the old Pontifical

There is an interesting press release out from the Latin Mass Society in the UK: PRESS RELEASE FROM THE LATIN MASS SOCIETY For Immediate Release 17 April 2008 Westminster bishop to confer Traditional Latin Rite confirmations Bishop George Stack, auxiliary … Continue reading

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VIS: Beatifications approved by Holy Father (John Henry Newman not on THIS list)

From VIS: RITES OF BEATIFICATION APPROVED BY THE HOLY FATHER VATICAN CITY, 24 APR 2008 (VIS) – The Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff today announced three beatification ceremonies due to take place over coming days:   Candelaria … Continue reading

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EWTN’s Raymond Arroyo reacts to comments about coverage of the Papal Visit

EWTN has posted something about their coverage.  Since WDTPRS spoke of it many times, I think it only fair to include what Raymond Arroyo postedwith my emphases and comments. THE AFTERGLOW: HANDICAPPING OUR COVERAGETuesday, April 22, 2008 ________________________________________We are still … Continue reading

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Some thanks to you readers and a penjing report

Coming back to the Sabine Farm after this last trip was a bit like coming home for Christmas. Piled up on my counter were loads of mail and…. BOXES!  People had been busy with my Amazon wish list and I … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Putting the Church back into my life – Differences between a Novus Ordo Latin and TLM?

When I got home to the Sabine Farm, I found that the birdfeeders had been absolutely picked clean – chickadees can be greedy little things – and I had 1241 e-mails waiting for me. I get lots of news and … Continue reading

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More good news, this time in Florida.  Since what was sent in the hated pdf format, I will simply refer you to the note I got. Hello Fr. Z! My name is Stephen Mozier, a layman and Oblate of St. … Continue reading

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Beaune, France: monthly TLM

If it can happen in France it can happen at your parish.  Here is a nice note from a reader: Dear Fr Z, I am writing from France where I check your blog daily. I thought you might be interested … Continue reading

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A priest teaches his flock about the TLM – this guy gets it!

This great news begins, as it so often does, with a nice note from a reader: Fr. Zuhlsdorf, Long time reader, first time partaker.  I know you’re extremely busy so I’ll try to keep this short.  While doing some research … Continue reading

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Church Signs on Papal Visit

You should check out Kansas City Catholic from time to time.  Here is their latest church sign exchange:

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PCED clarifies: Summorum Pontificum 6 allows vernacular readings instead of Latin

There is an interesting development in the matter of Summorum Pontificum and the use of the vernacular in celebrations of the TLM. The Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei reponded to a questions proposed concerning Art. 6. The questions were: "Can readings … Continue reading

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Domincan Liturgy blog

I want to alert the readers to a new site focused on Dominican liturgy: Aptly, this site is called … Domincan Liturgy. It is run by a WDTPRS friend, Fr. Augustine Thompson O.P.

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Help from the readers: Eucharistic procession

I got a question from a reader: This summer I’ve been assigned to a small rural parish in the diocese … and my pastor and I have been talking about doing a  Corpus Christi procession.  He’s excited by the idea, … Continue reading

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Ireland: TLM training for priests

This news is from e-mail: The Latin Mass Society of Ireland is organising a short course for priests wishing to learn how to celebrate the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite; it’s intended particularly for priests in the northern half … Continue reading

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