Monthly Archives: June 2008

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 kneeler. This … 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 new form of papal pallium is being used.   The Holy Father has shifted away from the archeologically correct, but odd, … 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!), … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

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Vatican investigation of Medjugorje?

Tipped by a reader, I picked this up from BalkanInsight.com. I really dislike this topic, so I am not going to open the combox right now. Vatican to Probe Medjugorje Sightings 27 June 2008 Sarajevo _ The Vatican announced <font … Continue reading

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Bp. Fellay interview by Radio Svizzera: didn’t totally reject the Conditions

On Saturday 28 June 2008, twenty years to the day after his illicit episcopal consecration at Econe, Switzerland which resulted in his excommunication and the split between the SSPX and the Catholic Church, Bp. Bernard Fellay, now Superior General of … Continue reading

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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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