Daily Archives: 2 December 2008

2 December: a little cluster from the persecution under Valerian

From rogueclassicism … a little cluster from the persecution under Valerian:
iv nonas decembres c. 255 A.D. — martyrdom of Hippolytus c. 256 A.D. — martyrdom of Aurelia and Paulina 259 A.D. — martyrdom of Pontian

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QUAERITUR: no words of absolution during penance service

From a reader:
I went to confession last evening at my parish after the Advent Penance Service, and one of the visiting priests (there were several), after hearing my sins, said something like "Your sins are forgiven, go in peace." No … Continue reading

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A reader’s word of appreciation to WDTPRSers and TLM news

From a reader.  I will include his name here, Philip Johnson, for I asked you to pray for him in another entry and he chimed in.
This is Philip Johnson, the Naval Officer who is dying of brain cancer (PhilipGerardJohnson.blogspot.com).  I … Continue reading

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The Liguorian Magazine on Latin liturgy

An alert reader sent this article from The Liguorian with this interesting comment:
"A TLM article in a "mainstream" Catholic publication published by the Redemptorists may measure the pace of the Benedictine reform."
Let’s have a look with my emphases and comments. … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: What’s with Latin “memineris” and the genetive?

From a reader:
I am singing in a small Gregorian chant "schola" that my wife has organized.  My voice continues to be mediocre, but one thing that I find myself drawn to is the resuscitation of my high school Latin. We are … Continue reading

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A comment from Card. Castrillon about the “Instruction” on Summorum Pontificum

The other day our friend John Sonnen reported with photos about the Pontifical TLM celebrated at Santa Maria degli Angeli in Rome celebrated by Dario Card. Castrillon Hoyos of the P.C. Ecclesia Dei.
Subsequent to the wonderful Mass Italian journalist Bruno … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Tuesday 1st Week of Advent – SUPER OBLATA (2002MR)

We continue to look at our prayers for Mass during Advent.
SUPER OBLATA (2002MR)Placare, Domine, quaesumus,nostrae precibus humilitatis et hostiis,et, ubi nulla suppetunt suffragia meritorum,tuae nobis indulgentiae succurre praesidiis.
This prayer is identical to the Secret of the older, 1962 editio typica … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Tuesday 1st Week of Advent – COLLECT (2002MR)

We continue with our glance at the Collects of the days of Advent.

COLLECT: Propitiare, Domine Deus, supplicationibus nostris, et tribulantibus, quaesumus, tuae concede pietatis auxilium, ut, de Filii tui venientis praesentia … Continue reading

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“Hey, Roman! You have a minute?”

Our friends over at Kansas Catholic have brought back the "church sign dialogues"!  We are pleased.
Here are the first few frames of the recent offering.  You can go over there and read the rest.
Church Signs: Discussing the … Continue reading

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