Daily Archives: 29 December 2008

Dear Richard McBrien…

Pope Benedict XVI, in his address to the Plenary Session of the International Theological Commission (5 Dec 2008) said: From the subjective point of view, that is from the viewpoint of the one who does theology, the fundamental virtue of … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Drafted into directing a TLM choir! HELP!

From a reader: I wondered if you might be able to help me, I know you’re busy so please don’t bother yourself if you don’t have a quick answer or resource.  I got elected, recruited, uh more like drafted into … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: which Marian antiphon after Compline?

From a reader: Compline ends with a Marian antiphon, as you know.  For the Advent and Christmas seasons, the proper antiphon is the "Alma Redemptoris Mater."  After that, you pick up the "Ave Regina Caelorum" through Lent.  This is true … Continue reading

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Gainesville, VA (D. of Arlington): 6 January – Solemn TLM

From a seminarian: For the feast of the Epiphany, there will be a Solemn High Mass at Holy Trinity parish in Gainesville, VA.  Several local seminarians from the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, the Institute of Christ the King, and … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: stole over the chasuble

From a reader: Visiting my grandmother out here in Texas and went to Mass Saturday evening. Saw the priest was wearing his stole on top of the chasuble. I seriously thought about asking him, politely, if he was aware it … Continue reading

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