Monthly Archives: April 2008

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 … Continue reading

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

[uc] 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.  … 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: [youtube:] I am very concerned that the TLM will in ome cases shove the Ordinary form, … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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. Studer … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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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