Monthly Archives: June 2008

Benedict XVI and Bartholomew I: together the Creed in Greek

Today during the Mass for the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, Benedict XVI and Bartholomew I recited the Creed together in Greek.
This is interesting for several reasons.
First, for so long it has been nearly obligatory to have the whole … Continue reading

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Boston Cathedral: weekly Sunday TLM?

I have received a few e-mails about this, but they are all very vague.
    Father:  
    After the decree of suppression was read at the 9:00 TLM today at Holy Trinity Church in Boston, the parochial administrator (who is also … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Collect (2002MR) Sts. Peter & Paul

The Collect for the Novus Ordo today is in part inspired by that of the parallel prayer in the 1962 Missale Romanum.  However, it seems to be a rather new creation, if not entirely new.
COLLECT: Deus, qui … Continue reading

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Pallium points

There has been much buzz about the pallium this year.  Pope Benedict has shifted the the papal pallium away from the very ancient, drapy stole-like "archeological" form back (and forward) to one of the historical forms which can be seen … Continue reading

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Insider rumor about the SSPX letter-response to Rome

I received a tip via e-mail.
Before reading this, I am getting it second hand and also I have no way to get separate confirmation.  So, we have to take this for what it is worth.  It’s up to you.
Here is … Continue reading

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Communion on the tongue, kneeling – Benedict XVI’s good example

Again for the Holy Mass for Sts. Peter and Paul, the Holy Father is distributing Communion only to people who are kneeling and he is giving It on the tongue only.
You could see them set up the … Continue reading

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Sts. Peter & Paul: Papal Mass – images and sermons

Holy Mass has begun in Rome at St. Peter’s Basilica for the feast of Sts. Peter & Paul.

The old … Continue reading

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Some reader/listener feedback!

I want to share with you some really nice feedback.  It is nice to get some… especially after these last few days.  Whew!
This is from a reader/listener!
Last week, while returning from pipe organ lessons at W.S.U (Go Cougs!), my … Continue reading

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Vespers for the Opening of the Pauline Year

Images are available at NLM.  Kudos to them for posting.

Sermon of the Ecumenical Patriarch:
Santità, amato Fratello in Cristo,
e voi tutti, i fedeli nel Signore,
Animati da una gioia colma di solennità, ci troviamo, per la preghiera dei Vespri, in questo antico … Continue reading

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Holy See’s Decree for Plenary Indulgences during Pauline Year

Everyone, remember that the Holy Year dedicated to St. Paul is about to begin.  Here is, once again, the text of the decree for the plenary indulgence people can gain during this time.
URBIS ET ORBIS
DECREE
Special Indulgences are conceded to … Continue reading

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