Daily Archives: 9 December 2008

A prayer request

Apparently, and sadly, Fr. Richard John Neuhaus editor of First Things, has been diagnosed with cancer. He put this on his site: Fr. Neuhaus wrote this note on First Things: I cannot begin to respond to the deluge of assurances … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: A Prime example…. V. Benedicite. R. Deus.

From a reader: Can you explain the construction, "Benedicite Deus"?  First, is it actually the equivalent for "God bless," as several websites suggest?  If so, how does the grammar work there — is "benedicite" some sort of majestic plural, with … Continue reading

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Reminder of PODCAzTs

Don’t forget these recent PODCAzTs on the Advent hymns in the Church’s official prayer, the Liturgia Horarum. 076 08-12-07 An Advent hymn dissected "Verbum supernum prodiens", with digressions 075 08-12-04 An Advent hymn dissected "Conditor alme siderum"; Fr. Z digresses … Continue reading

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Chicago: 22-28 June – Sacred Music Colloquium

From a reader: Seven Days of Musical Heaven” June 22-28, 2009 (Monday noon through Sunday morning)Loyola University, Chicago, IllinoisSponsored by the Church Music Association of America You are invited to sing with and experience the Sacred Music Colloquium, the largest … Continue reading

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Archd. of Ferrara, Italy: TLM established

On the blog Rinascimento Sacro there is an story I didn’t expect to be reading. Following the precepts of Summorum Pontificum in the Archdiocese of Ferrara-Comacchio and the Abbey of Pomposa, the archbishop, His Excellency Most Rev. Paolo Rabitti on … Continue reading

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New Prefect of the Cong. for Divine Worship: Antonio Card. Cañizares Llovera

  #  RINUNCIA DEL PREFETTO DELLA CONGREGAZIONE PER IL CULTO DIVINO E LA DISCIPLINA DEI SACRAMENTI E NOMINA DEL SUCCESSORE Il Santo Padre ha accolto la rinunzia presentata dall’Em.mo Card. Francis Arinze, per raggiunti limiti di età, all’incarico di Prefetto … Continue reading

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