Daily Archives: 16 June 2008

Some photos of Card. Castrillon Hoyos’ Mass at Westminster Cathedral

His Hermeneuticalness in action. Here is one of my favorites. Cappas…. we need more cappas. More cappas, less prattle. See more photos here.

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More on what Card. Castrillon Hoyos said to the press in London about the TLM

It is important to keep this in plain sight for a while. Damian Thompson has a piece on his blog about Card. Castrillon Hoyos’ words in London recently. My emphases and comments. Traditional Mass for ‘all the parishes’ Posted by … Continue reading

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How should people receive Communion? Pope Benedict sets example… again

Pope Benedict has not only given us Summorum Pontificum to derestrict the Traditional pre-Conciliar Mass, not only given his own Diocese of Rome a personal parish, not only begun a movement to rethink ad orientem worship and the use of … Continue reading

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Archd. of Toronto: ad orientem

Over at Vox Cantor we have the news that His Excellency Most Reverend Thomas Christopher Collins ordained a deacon for the Oratory in his Archdiocese of Toronto. He celebrated Holy Mass ad orientem. For more photos go here. Stories like … Continue reading

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Another full “personal parish” for TLM: Vancouver, Canada

News from Western Canada: Dear Father, To be somewhat cliche, I’m a long time reader first time "emailer". As of July 1st the FSSP community will finally be getting their own church building, Deo Gratias! I take this excerpt off … Continue reading

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Reminder: Rome pilgrimage in late-October – early November

Everyone: You might check the left side bar for a link about the pilgrimage to Rome I am going to be helping out in November. I got a not today that the early registration rate might still be available.

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QUAERITUR: Colored cassocks for servers

I got a question via e-mail: Hi Fr Z, I have a liturgical question. What are the rules/customs regarding the different coloured soutanes worn by altar servers. A discussion (revolving around my upcoming nuptials) I am having at the moment … Continue reading

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TLM conference Pisa, Italy

In case any of you in or near Pisa, Italy are leaning toward the TLM… Conferenza sul "Motu Proprio" a Pisa ________________________________________Il Comitato "San Pio V" di Pisa segnala una nuova bellissima iniziativa, una conferenza del Rev. P. Nicola Bux, … Continue reading

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Nice feedback from KC, MO

A reader sent some good news and nice feedback about my post on the construction project in Old St. Patrick‘s in Kansas City: Dear Father Z. I do the Old St. Patrick Oratory in Kansas City website. Ordinarily we have … Continue reading

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Springfield, MO: regular TLM established at St. Agnes Cathedral

I got this from a reader: Father Z,   Below is a paragraph from the June 2008 issue (see News and Commentaries at the end) of the  Una Voce Arkansas Ozarks Regional Newsletter announcing Bishop J. Vann Johnston‘s prompt move … Continue reading

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A new blog idea! Latin Tattoos!

Being known for a stong knowledge of Latin brings me all sorts of weird questions.   People are forever asking me to translate stuff for them, as if my knowledge and copious free time were simply at their disposal for free.  … Continue reading

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Ex ore infantium perfecisti laudem

And Jesus said to them: Yea, have you never read: Out of the mouth of infants and of sucklings thou hast perfected praise? (Matthew 21:6) I got this from a reader via e-mail (edited): Fr – I thought you would … Continue reading

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TLM 29 June: Peabody, MA

On the same day that Holy Trinity in Boston is closing, a new TLM will be celebrated north of Boston in Peabody MA. The first authorized TLM on the North Shore in decades for the feast of Sts. Peter and … Continue reading

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The Westminster TLM: sign of a “cultural revolution”

The Pontifical Mass celebrated by His Eminence Dario Card. Castrillon Hoyos is still creating buzz. I think we all know that Pope Benedict has weighed into the ongoing culture wars with his Pontifical Elbows clearing the fields.  His Marshall Plan … Continue reading

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