Monthly Archives: April 2008

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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QUAERITUR: How to fulfill Holy Day obligation

I got a question via e-mail:      What exactly is required for the fulfillment of a Holy Day?  I ask this because those who attend both the Ordinary and Extraordinary forms of Mass can get into ackward situations with the … Continue reading

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Great TLM news from D. of Fresno (and a friend of Fr. Z)

I got this nice piece of TLM news from the Diocese of Fresno. It involves a friend of mine, Fr. Angel Sotelo. FRESNO TRADITIONAL MASS SOCIETY Contact: Keven Smith                               FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEEmail: UNIQUE CATHOLIC RITUAL RETURNS TO FRESNO Pentecost … Continue reading

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Back to the Sabine Farm

I have been in Florida for a few days.   I about an hour I start my trip back to the Sabine Farm! Let us hope for a boring journey.

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Knoxville TLM success and eye candy

The great gift which is Summorum Pontificum is bearing fruit everywhere.  Good news comes from Knoxville, TN, where our friend Henry, long-time WDTPRSer, has reported about a very fine celebration of Holy Mass.  Knoxville’s First Solemn Latin Mass in Decades … Continue reading

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EF/TLM training in Still River, MA… for servers

Good news has come in: Father,      I just wanted to let you know that the EF training for priests and servers at the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary community in Still River, MA was a great success!  I … Continue reading

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