Daily Archives: 23 October 2008

Blognic underway

People are gathering! After a tough night of blogniking… it is time for supper. Off to the Capital Grill, which I understand is good for fending off starvation.

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On the way to the bognic

Here we go!

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Cistercian Missal… strange for us Romans

When clergy of a more traditional stripe get together, what do they do besides tour battlefields, have some decent meals and have some laughs? Why, they look at old missals, of course. I had the chance to look at an … Continue reading

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BLOGNIC ALERT: Philadelphia – Thursday evening!

I believe we have locked down the time and place for the Philadelphia blognic. I can be at the Irish Pub at 20th & Walnut in the Rittenhouse Square area Thursday evening, 23 October, from 6:00-8:00 pm. Other bloggers and … Continue reading

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REVISITED: Mount St. Mary Seminary

The other day Father Pasley of Mater Ecclesiae and I visited Mount St. Mary Seminary in Emmitsburg.  I posted a few little shots from my phone, since I had internet trouble there…. par for the ecclesial course. This week in … Continue reading

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NLM: a good post on Gregorian chant in parishes and inevitable resistance

At NLM they are taking a breather from beautiful photos for some very useful observations about something I am sure many of you have experienced. What to do when a move has been made in your parish, your community, wherever, … Continue reading

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Recently the Canons at St. John Cantius in Chicago had a great celebration for their feast of St. John Cantius on 20 October. They offered a Latin Holy Hour, a Solemn High Mass (1962 Missale Romanum) and Solemn Vespers (1962 … Continue reading

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1962 Missale Romanum: Vatican bestseller

The online vendor of the Vatican publisher and bookstore the Libreria Editrice Vaticana, a site called paxbook.com , has a list of its bestsellers for October 2008. Here is a glimpse:      ACTUAL BESTSELLER LIST October 2008 1. Ordo. Missae … Continue reading

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Deus lo vult

You might pop over to Standing On My Head and read about Fr. Longenecker’s new project:  a book about the romantic side of Catholicism. Here is a little excerpt of his entry, which nods in the direction of WDTPRS. I … Continue reading

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On board with Summorum Pontificum

Sometime ago I posted about my visit to the aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT when it was at Norfolk, VA.  I met the chaplain and and a tour.   He, most excellent of men, offers the older form of Holy Mass, … Continue reading

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