Monthly Archives: July 2008

Recent posts of interest & thanks to WDTPRSers

Here are a few links to posts that might be of greatest interest. I am very grateful to those of you who have used the donation button.  Please be assured that I remember you in my prayers, as one ought … Continue reading

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Catholic League response to U of Minnesota’s support of publicly anti-Catholic bigot

This is in from The Catholic League: July 31, 2008 UNIV. OF MINN. CHANCELLOR ON MYERS: HE’S IN THE CLEAR On July 25, the University of Minnesota (UMN) at Morris issued a statement by its chancellor, Jacqueline Johnson, which began … Continue reading

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CDW’s Archbp. Ranjith on Pope Benedict’s plan with the liturgy

Today in La Repubblica there was an interview by Marco Politi with His Excellency Archbp. Malcolm Ranjith, Secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments. There is a lot here that will be familiar to readers … Continue reading

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Video: Pope Benedict with his brother on vacation

There is some nice video from Stefano Maria Paci and SKY TG24 of the Holy Father on vacation in Bressanone, Italy with his brother Msgr. Georg Ratzinger, later joined by the other Msgr. Georg, the private secretary.  The three of … Continue reading

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RORATE: on Summorum Pontificum, SSPX, unity – enlightening

Our friends at Rorate have posted a very interesting interview with Prof. Luc Perrin at the Univ. of Strasbourg about the state of the question of the SSPX, Summorum Pontificum, unity, a year after the Motu Proprio and twenty years … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Before the Council we had the TLM, so why did things go wrong?

I received this from a reader.  Good questions are raised in the wake of Summorum Pontificum and "Save the Liturgy Save the World", as well as "Say the Black Do the Red" and many other of the points I raise … Continue reading


Card. Kasper at Lambeth calls for a New Oxford Movement

You should definitely go over and visit the site of the gentlemanly Sandro Magister. Today he has provided us with an English version of the speech Walter Card. Kasper delivered at the Anglican Lambeth meeting in his capacity as President … Continue reading

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Card. Kasper speaks to Lambeth: “dialogue has taken a step backwards”

UPDATE: 31 July 15:28 GMT:I closed the combox here.  Go to this entry for the full text and discussion of Card. Kasper’s talk at Lambeth. _________________________ This just in: Vatican cardinal: Catholic-Anglican dialog has ‘taken a step backwards’ Anglican Archbishop … Continue reading

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More wymynpriest pretend ordination B.S.

Annoying, but sadly true.  Here is a story from Kentucky’s Lexington Herald-Leader. My emphases and comments. Oh… btw… there is a poll at that newpaper site… if you get my drift. Be patient… Jessamine woman to be ordained a priestBy … Continue reading

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What WDTPRS is aiming at

I just wrote this for my weekly column, WDTPRS, for The Wanderer. After an explanation of the theological difference between aeterne and sempiterne Deus, which involved Augustine and Boethius, I paused for a moment and said… Indulge me, dear readers.  … Continue reading

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PCED response about TLMs for children

One of the WDTPRSers sent me a copy of an interesting response to a question put to the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei. I don’t have the original letter of the sender containing the question(s), but we can perhaps discern what … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 67: St. Augustine on Martha, active v. contemplative lives; don Camillo (part II)

Today we are joined by the mighty Doctor of Grace, St. Augustine of Hippo (+430).  He preaches to us from sermo 103 about the tension of the contemplative life and the active life, about being attentive to the needs of … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI: What I did on my summer vacation.

His Holiness will be able to relax for his August break in a place well-known to him. Hopefully he will be able to finish the second volume of Jesus of Nazareth and get something done on the "social" encyclical. This … Continue reading

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The really important things about the Church

Yes, folks, some things are more central to the Church’s life than others. For example, what the Vatican police wear. The gendarme of the Vatican have a new look. Here is the design.  Note that the shape of the hat … Continue reading

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Oshkosh & Appleton, WI – regular TLMs

I got a note by e-mail: Fr. Z:   Would you mind spreading the word that the TLM will be offered in Oshkosh, Wisconsin at Most Blessed Sacrament Parish St. Mary’s site on August 24th. Rosary begins at 4:00 PM, … Continue reading

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