Monthly Archives: May 2008

QUAERITUR: What is really needed to be able to celebrate the TLM?

I received this question from a priest:
Dear Father Z. A priest friend of mine, who started saying the TLM about 10 years ago, with the old Bishops permission called me this morning.   He asked me if Cardinal Hoyos had said that … Continue reading

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Posted in ASK FATHER Question Box, Mail from priests, SESSIUNCULA, SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM | 11 Comments

D. of Monterey: TLM at Mission San Juan Bautista – 29 June

This note has come in:
SALINAS — After an absence of forty years, the Traditional Latin Mass according to the Roman Missal of 1962 returns to Mission San Juan Bautista on the Feast Day of Saints Peter and Paul, Sunday, June … Continue reading

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Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 12 Comments

KCC Signs blog – RIP

I am mourning the loss of the KC church signs blog.
Pretty fun, creative stuff.

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Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 6 Comments

Takin’ it to the street

Take this onto the streets!
At least that is what one priest is doing.
I got this from a reader:
You have mentioned my pastor, Rev. Fr. Gerard Saguto, FSSP, a couple … Continue reading

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Thanks to WDTPRSers, Penjing Report, and Sabine Blooms

Many thanks to those of you who wished me well for my anniversary of ordination (26 May) posted in comments and sent by e-mail.  A couple of you used the donation button, for which I am grateful, and and one … Continue reading

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Posted in My View, SESSIUNCULA | 6 Comments

Mpls – St. Joan of Arc Church – I don’t even know how to label this tragic abuse

Remember the Potato Head Puppet Mass perpetrated by Call To Action in California?  Go here, but not on full stomach.  And to think a bishop was involved.
BUT WAIT!   THERE’s MORE!
I had mentioned in that entry about the Call To Action … Continue reading

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Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 90 Comments

Reviewing WDTPRS bullet points

Over time I have developed some ideas which guide most of what I post here regarding liturgy, liturgical translation, use of the older form of Mass, etc.
Let’s review some of the aphorisms and basic starting points I use here which … Continue reading

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Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 13 Comments

Quantum potes tantum aude: Corpus Christi images

Quantum potes tantum aude
This is a line in the sequence Lauda Sion, composed by St. Thomas Aquinas for the Feast of Corpus Christi.
“However so much as you are capable of doing, dare to do that much.”
More smoothly, “Dare to do … Continue reading

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CWN: Orthodox bishop shares Communion with Catholics

This is in from CWN.  I think it is interesting in light of discussion on this blog about Catholics seeking out the Orthodox in times of serious spiritual necessity and how that might be a model for how we think … Continue reading

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Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 120 Comments

Just having some…

… down time.

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Video of the great Archbp. Ranjith (Sec. CDWDS) on liturgy

I have been alerted to these videos from gloria.tv of His Excellency Most Rev. Malcolm Ranjith, Secretary of the Cong. for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments.
The videos, here and here, have been edited a little.  And the sound … Continue reading

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Memorial day: a WWI vet … yes… WWI

Biretta tip to the Cafeteria for this one:

The Last Doughboy

From MSNBC
Frank Woodruff Buckles, the last known living American-born veteran of World War I, was honored Sunday at the Liberty … Continue reading

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Comment problems and anti-spam word difficulties

There are still problems with the comments.
Yes, I am getting your e-mails that you can see the anti-spam word.  I know also that there is a long long delay for the comments to appear.
I can’t fix this myself immediately.
Something was … Continue reading

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Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 19 Comments

A brief “Where are you?”

Here is a snap of just a few places where readers are right now, but I have just included the non-USA locations.
Pieve Di Soligo, Veneto Polska, Wloclawek London, London, City of Kreuztal, Nordrhein-Wes… Toronto, Ontario Hamilton, Ontario Brighton, East Sussex … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ – Corpus Christi

I put together three WDTPRS articles I wrote about the prayers for the Feast of Corpus Christi.
It is longish but there may be some useful bits.What Does the Prayer Really Say?  The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ – … Continue reading

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An ugly impression

I have the impression that the Enemy has been attacking this blog for the last couple days.

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QUAERITUR: How has the Holy Father promoted the TLM?

I got this question:

Fr. Z,
I would be very interested to hear what you and/or your readers would have to say to this question.
In our diocese, a priest recently stated in a public forum that "Pope Benedict is … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI’s Prayer to O.L. of Shenshan, for the Chinese People – also a Fr. Z request

If readers in different countries could record this prayer in their native tongue and send me the audio file (mp3), I could post them.  Especially welcome would be Chinese, in the various forms, Mandarin, Cantonese, Wu, Hakka, etc.  Find links … Continue reading

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Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 15 Comments

Pope Benedict is changing the conversation

His Holiness is changing the conversation.
For decades the progressivists have been able to shift the Church around slowly but surely more in line with their preferences because, first and foremost, they were able to set aside their minor differences and … Continue reading

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Posted in Classic Posts, SESSIUNCULA | 23 Comments

Where you are

You are a really diverse gnad this morning, I must say!
Here is a snapshot of the last few minutes.  Locations are approximate and not everyone shows up in a precise place.  Sometimes I just see "unknown" or "United States".
New York … Continue reading

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Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 4 Comments