Daily Archives: 27 June 2008

Liverpool! First “personal” TLM parish in the UK!

Here is a great piece!   As I was telling a journalist on the phone today, things are picking up speed. Take a look at the Catholic Herald. Archbishop Patrick Kelly of Liverpool is preparing to create Britain’s first parish dedicated … Continue reading

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Archbp. Burke’s presser for his new assignment

Watch the presser Archbishop Burke gave about ceasing to be Archbishop of St. Louis and becoming Prefect of the Signatura. This is wonderful. Also, Archbishop Burke made a statement, posted on the Archdiocesan website. [flv]08_06_27_burke_statement.flv[/flv]

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12 July: Fota International Liturgy Conference – the Music!

Sacred Music Alert!  Below is the prospectus for the music to be at the Mass in Cobh Cathedral for the Fota International Liturgy Conference to  be held on 12 July 2008. Fota International Liturgy Conference Holy Mass at St. Colman’s … Continue reading

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Anglican Bishop(s) – swimming?

From Damian Thompson’s blog Holy Smoke. C of E bishop will defect to RomeThursday, June 26, 2008, 08:13 PM GMT [General]At least one Church of England bishop will defect to Rome soon after the Lambeth Conference, I gather from Anglo-Catholic … Continue reading

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2001 – Bp. Fellay: “If he calls me, I go.”

I find this interesting.  I was tipped to it through a comment under another entry. 30 Days magazine managed to obtain a long interview with the Superior General of the SSPX, H.E. Bishop Bernard Fellay.  Although the written interview omitted … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the SSPX opportunity

I am convinced that there must now be a dramatic gesture of humility on the part of the SSPX.  Everyone involved in this dispute, on both sides of this split, SSPX and Holy See alike, are good people.  They all … Continue reading

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AFP: Lefebvrites – no intention of “responding” to Vatican ultimatum

The spokesman of the SSPX is reported by the Agence France-Presse about the Five Conditions.  This is reported in Le-Croix.com.Here is my translation with by emphases and comments. PARIS: 27 June 2008 (AFP) – The Lefebvrites have no intention of … Continue reading

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For students of St. Augustine, a great tool in paperback

I am very happy to announce a matter of great joy. One of the best books on St. Augustine in the last 20 years is now in paperback, and therefore more affordable. Serious students of late antiquity, of theology, of … Continue reading

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In a few minutes, at the bottom of this hour, I will say Mass, again for the intention of the closer unity of the SSPX with the Roman Pontiff.   Join your intentions to this Mass. Remember, as Augustine says, where … Continue reading

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Musings of excomm’d SSPX Bp. Williamson

On a blog called Dinoscopus there are entries which perhaps are posted by the excommunicated SSPX Bishop Richard Williamson. I haven’t been able to verify for sure that this is Bp. Williamson’s blog, but it seems reasonable that it is. … Continue reading

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Congratulations Archbp. Burke!

I was sadly happy to read this morning that Archbp. Burke has been, as I suspected he would be, named by His Holiness as Prefect of the Signatura. Sadly happy, I say, because the loss of Archbishop Burke as an … Continue reading

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Sleepless at the moment – PRAY!

I can’t sleep.  It is 0130 right now and I am hoping I can get back to the land o’ nod. In the meantime, I will ask your continuing prayers for the sake of the greater unity of the Church. … Continue reading

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