Monthly Archives: June 2008

Just got off the air

I just got off the air with Hugh Hewitt, talking for two segments about the 5 Conditions and what is going on with the SSPX.

Please check out Mr. Hewitt’s site.
I’ll try to put up some audio from this along … Continue reading

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Msgr. Guido Marini: Communion kneeling and on the tongue will be the standard for papal Masses

From the interview with Msgr. Guido Marini, Master of Pontifical Ceremonies with L’Osservatore Romano.  My translation, emphases and comments:

L’ OssRom: In the recent visit to Santa Maria di Leuca and Brindisi the Pope distributed Communion to the faithful on the … Continue reading

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HURRAY! A return to an older style papal pallium!

I remember my reaction when I attended the press conference before Pope Benedict’s inaugural Mass and then saw the pallium Archbishop Piero Marini put on the Pope.
Now, thank God, the Pope is changing the style of the pallium back.  No, … Continue reading

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PRAY! PRAY NOW!

The Enemy will try savagely to ruin what has been set in motion.  He and the minions of hell hate the Church, hate unity, hate harmony, hate us, hate hate hate us!  They have angelic powers and are mighty enemies.
But … Continue reading

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Caption call

"Happy Birthday, Holy Pardner!
With my warmest regards, George W. Bush"

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Tornielli: the 5 points were for Bp. Fellay

Andrea Tornielli has written (in my translation, emphases and comments):
Bp. Fellay’s moment of truth   [Italian:  "Il bivio di monsignor Fellay" is literally the "fork in the road".  Which path to choose?]
I am in Rome and I have gathered some additional … Continue reading

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SSPX prospects and my ruminations

Our friends over at Rorate have picked up on Paolo Rodari’s note on Palazzo Apostolico about the Five Conditions posed by the Holy See to the SSPX.  The Holy See is requiring a response by the end of the month.
Here … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Do SSPXers think new rites of ordination are valid?

This question came up in a comment under another entry.

Some SSPX priests and some of the people in the pew have doubted the validity of the new rite of Ordination. Is this a block? Are the priests who hold these … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: abbrev. in MartRom.

I had an interesting question by e-mail from a reader:
Fr. Z., I was working with the 2004 Roman Martyrology [Martyrologium Romanum – there was a new edition in 2001, which it was rapidly recognized needed a lot of revision.  A … Continue reading

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UK: Solemn Catholic TLM in Winchester Cathedral (Anglican)!

The other day I posted an eyewitness account of the Solemn TLM in Winchester Cathedral… an Anglican Cathedral, under the aegis of the Catholic Bishop of Portsmouth but at the invitation of the Cathedral Chapter.  I warned you about it … Continue reading

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ICEL’s Msgr. Harbert responds to Bp. Galeone’s points on the new translation

A couple readers sent via e-mail a text floating around which was claimed to be a response from ICEL to the points raised about the draft of the new translation of the Missale Romanum by His Excellency Most Reverend Victor … Continue reading

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The Holy See’s 5 conditions for the SSPX – my comments and a prayer

The intrepid Andrea Tornielli has the five points which the Holy See has offered to the SSPX.  Here is my translation:

I have gotten hold of the letter (written in French) which Dario Card. Castrillon Hoyos wrote with the five conditions … Continue reading

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RSS feed

If any of you are having problems with the RSS feed, please know that this is getting some attention today.
I have had constant problems with the feed for this blog.  Even worse is the feed for the PODCAzTs, and iTunes, … Continue reading

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St. John the Baptist: notes and oldie PODCAzT

Today is the Feast of the one whom the Lord called the greatest man ever born of woman.
Here is his entry in the new Martyrologium Romanum:
Sollemnitas Nativitatis sancti Ioannis Baptistae, Praecursoris Domini, qui iam in utero … Continue reading

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NCR: the ban on lay preaching Archd. St. Paul & Minneaapolis

This is interesting.
Take a look at this piece from the ultra-lefty National Catholic Reporter.
My emphases and comments.

Lay Ministries: Minnesota parishes tussle with impending ban on lay preaching
By KRIS BERGGREN, Minneapolis
Publication date:  June 13, 2008
An archbishop’s recent order to end … Continue reading

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The birds and the bees

The masked berry patch thugs are still hanging around, like a bunch of punks at the corner store.
 
Someone asked for shot of bees, liturgical or otherwise.

Sorry this is so blurry, but Mrs. Skunk (I think), a … Continue reading

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Neo-Catechumenals must adhere to the Roman Rite

The recent approval of the statutes of the Neo-Catechumenal Way had me scratching my head a little.
I was mostly wondering about their liturgical practices.
Frankly, I didn’t have time to read everything about this when … Continue reading

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Countdown: accord between Holy See and SSPX

The very reliable Andrea Tornielli of the Italian daily Il Giornale is reporting that
My translation of the blog post with my emphases and comments.
Countdown: accord between Holy See and SSPX
The countdown has started for an accord between the Society … Continue reading

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Chicago: workshop for laypeople on the TLM

I posted this before, but here is a reminder:

A workshop for the lay faithful about the Extraordinary Use of the Roman Rite will be held from August 25-29, 2008, and a workshop for clergy and seminarians will be … Continue reading

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Oceanside, CA: a priest who gets it

I received this nice note:

Dear Fr. Z,   Today, at the end of Mass, our pastor, Fr. Cavanna Wallace, spoke about what he said is now being called the "Gregorian" Mass. He directed our attention to the red … Continue reading

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