Monthly Archives: April 2008

NYC: some TLM notices

Thanks to Hallowed Ground we know that:
There will be a Mass on the Vigil of the Ascension at the Church of Our Saviour at 6:00 (Fulfills the Obligation for Ascension Thursday).
There will be a Mass at Our Lady of Good … Continue reading

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Spero: For the pope, all questions must be entertained

Here is an interesting perspective from Spero with my emphases and comments.
For the pope, all questions must be entertained
Much of what Pope Benedict XVI said was obscured by the media’s focus on his response to sexual abuse by clerics. The … Continue reading

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Prayer request

I am pretty tired right now. 
My mind is flat lined.  
I read, … oh how I read, … but I wonder what I am absorbing. 
I write, but I wonder if anything I write makes sense.
I am mentally pretty … Continue reading

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Watching Rev. Wright

Rev. Wright is speaking at the NAACP meeting in Detroit.
He is an engaging speaker, though not great or profound.  I also wasn’t terrible thrilled by his anti-Catholic comments, but… so what’s new, really.  Lana caprina… if that isn’t to European … Continue reading

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Tablet picks up on Card. Cipriani’s (Lima, Peru) ban of Communion in the hand

I posted on this issue back on 17 April, but The Tablet has it now. 

Church in the World26 April 2008Peru
Cardinal bans Communion in hand
A Peruvian cardinal has banned the practice of receiving Communion in the hand in his diocese to … Continue reading

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What is Twitter and why we should want to know

As familiar as I am with some dimensions of blogging, I am rather more unfamiliar with other personal networking technologies.
For example, what is TWITTER, anyway?
I got interested on knowing about this whole twitter thing because of the following CNN story:
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Card. Mahony on what the Pope’s visit did for him personally

If you haven’t seen this from the Archbishop of Los Angeles, His Eminence Roger Card. Mahony in The Tidings.  My emphases, no comment:
Published: Friday, April 25, 2008Reflection: The Pope’s Pastoral VisitBy Cardinal Roger M. Mahony
Pope Benedict XVI came as our … Continue reading

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NYT: Steinfels on aftermath of Pope Benedict’s visit to the USA

The NYT has an article by Peter Steinfels on the Pope’s visit.
My emphases and comments.
April 26, 2008BeliefsPope Benedict and the Lasting Impact of His U.S. TripBy PETER STEINFELS
Pope Benedict XVI has come and gone. To a population that knew little … Continue reading

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WDTPRS problems and Sabine frustrations: the Enemy ATTACKS!

Some of you will have encountered problems accessing the blog.
Obviously we are back!
"But Father! But Father!" some of you are surely saying.  "What happened? I was worried your provider went out of business, or the server died, or… well… maybe … Continue reading

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UK: Coordination of liturgical calendars

The Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei has responded to the Bishops Conference of England and Wales about the coordination of calendars of for the Novus Ordo and the TLM regarding feasts.
Apparently they received a response to a dubium proposed to the … Continue reading

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Archd. NY vocation crisis: surge after Pope Benedict’s visit

I found this nice story from the NY Daily News.
Pope Benedict’s visit proves a godsend for city seminary
BY ADAM NICHOLSDAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Friday, April 25th 2008, 4:00 AM
A clergy-starved Archdiocese of New York was facing a crisis – until Pope … Continue reading

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L’OssRom: revealing interview with H.E. Piero Marini (former MC)

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In today’s L’Osservatore Romano there is an interview with the former papal MC, H.E. Archbp. Piero Marini, now head of the office for Eucharistic Congresses.   In interview begins with comments about the upcoming Congress to be held in Quebec.  However, … Continue reading

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ORDINARY form in Glasgow: images

You should check out this page with photos and clips of the Ordinary form of Holy Mass celebrated in the Glaswegian Diocese.
A sample:
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I am very concerned that the TLM will in ome cases shove the Ordinary form, the Novus Ordo … Continue reading

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Oh my! Bugatti Veryon convertible!

The mighty Bugatti Veyron will have a convertible version!

There must be a Black/Red version! 

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FSSP TLM training in USA during the summer

FSSP announces summer training programs in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Riteincluding dedicated program for Sung/Solemn Mass
DENTON, Nebraska – April 14, 2008 – The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, in collaboration with Una Voce International, is pleased to announce … Continue reading

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ONE only TLM for Catholic Students in London PER YEAR!

I was sent an  interesting link about the implementation of Summorum Pontificum via the Central Catholic Chaplaincy Centre for London Universities.
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2008Mass in the Extraordinary Form at Newman House
Earlier this year a small group of students asked … Continue reading

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The gravitational pull works down under too!

I am informed of a marvelous thing. 
Apparently in Melbourne, Australia’s Cathedral of St. Patrick the altar has been altered.
There is now, front and center, a crucifix.  

Look familiar?
Folks, the gravitational pull is working its wonderous effects, even down under … Continue reading

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RIP – Fr. Basil Studer, OSB

In your goodness, please pray for the repose of the soul of Fr. Basil Studer, OSB, a monk of Engelberg in Switzerland and for decades a professor at both Sant’Anselmo and the Augustinianum. 
He died today at 1500 CET.
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Fr. Neuhaus: more about the Mass at Nationals Stadium

Fellow former Lutheran Fr. Richard John Neuhaus, over at First Things, was an commentator on EWTN during the coverage of Benedict XVI’s visit.
He has more to say about the papal Masses.  Let’s have a look with my emphases and comments.
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UPDATE on the Beatification cause of Ven. John Henry Newman – the miracle

Here a fuller picture of the procedure in the cause of Ven. John Henry Newman.
As a cause progresses, the Congregation must examine the evidence presented concerning the holiness of life of the one being propsed.  If the Congregation deems that … Continue reading

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