Daily Archives: 1 July 2008

SSPX statement on the “ultimatum”

This is from the website of the SSPX.  It seems to be an official statement. My emphases and comments. CONCERNING THE ULTIMATUM  [They are calling it an "ultimatum" also.]of Cardinal Castrillon HoyosReleased on July 1, 2008 from DICI. On June … Continue reading

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At the bottom of the hour, in just  a few minutes, I will head to the Sabine Chapel and say Mass. I am especially thankful for the recent news about the Transalpine Redemptorists. However, as good as this news is, … Continue reading

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Transalpine Redemptorists REGULARIZED!

Rorate has something which I heard about a couple days ago, but which I couldn’t confirm concretely. Let there be sung Non nobis and Te Deum. Here is the site of the Transalpine Redemptorists: Tuesday, July 01, 2008 Canonical Good … Continue reading

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Anglican Communion: falling apart

This is in from the Times.  My emphases and comments. Church of England clergy plan mass exit over women bishops1,300 write protest letter to archbishop Ruth Gledhill, Religion Correspondent More than 1,300 clergy, including 11 serving bishops, have written to … Continue reading

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I.Media: SSPX requests lifting of excommunications

Our sharp-eyed friends at Rorate have a very interesting story.  Not my translation, but my emphases and comments: I.Media: SSPX asks for removal of excommunications Agence France-Presse (AFP) publishes today the information that the Rome-based French religious news agency I.MEDIA … Continue reading

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Tears and anger in Boston

This sad story comes from the Boston Globe. I just posted an entry a while ago, mentioning that Archbp. Burke, when he was in St. Louis, saved one of their great churches by entrusting it to a traditional group. Closure … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: congregational responses at TLM

This question came via e-mail: I have seen a number of patterns of spoken congregational response in Masses in the Extraordinary Form.  Occasionally you get something like the old "Dialogue Mass", a low Mass where the congregation joins the server … Continue reading

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St. Louis: TLM – St. Francis de Sales Oratory

1 July 2008 is the third anniversary of the canonical erection of the St. Francis de Sales Oratory of the Institute of Christ the King, Sovereign Priest. This German Gothic revival church had been slated for closure, but was rescued … Continue reading

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May their hands grow from the ground when they are dead

I found this:    StarTribune.comAudacious theft at archbishop’s home nets Catholic treasures By ANTHONY LONETREE, Star Tribune June 30, 2008 An overnight burglary at the St. Paul residence of new Archbishop John Nienstedt netted the thief or thieves the gem- … Continue reading

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