Daily Archives: 11 January 2009

Bethel, Alaska – TLM

From a reader: From the January 11th parish bulletin of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Bethel, Alaska – "Father Chuck will celebrate a Latin Mass on Saturday, January 31st at 7:00 pm. However, those who wish to participate in … Continue reading

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Battlestar Galactica fans… some speculation…

The final half of the last season is coming up. Our friend and fellow blogger Jimmy Akin has some interesting speculation about who the last Cylon is. Don’t go there if you are interested in seeing the last few episodes … Continue reading

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Back to the question of “stable group”

There was some confusion when the Emancipation Procl… er um Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum was released about the Latin Art. 5, § 1. In paroeciis, ubi coetus fidelium traditioni liturgicae antecedenti adhaerentium stabiliter [previously continenter] exsistit, parochus eorum petitiones ad … Continue reading

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More on the “gravitational pull”

One of the fruits of the Holy Father’s Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum will be the "gravitational pull" that will be exerted when the older forms call priests (and others) to correct their ars celebrandi. Keeping in mind that the plural … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: confusion of roles

From a distressed reader: I need your help as I am not sure where else to turn. I cannot find the correct answer for this. The Parish we attend has undergone some changes and not for the good. The first … Continue reading

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A note on Summorum Pontificum and its interpretation

From a priest friend: Public news: Hey Fr. Z,  Got news for you… 1. "No organ, no curia in the world is in measure of interpreting the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum.  Only the Commission Ecclesia Dei knows the mens Petri, … Continue reading

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I am pleased to communicate that one of you kind participants sent a translation of the Internet Prayer in LATIVIAN Many years ago I wrote this prayer in Latin.  Since then it has been translated into many languages. I am … Continue reading

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Request for feedback on MOBILE browsers and this blog

Here is a request to those of you who participate in WDTPRS through their mobile devices, cellular phones, etc., with mobile browsers. I had in place a theme which iPhones would pick up.  I made change to that theme recently … Continue reading

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18 Jan: D. of Fort Wayne-South Bend – Bp. D’Arcy – TLM

From a reader: Bishop John Michael D’Arcy, bishop of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, will offer the Mass according to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite in South Bend, Indiana. Sunday, January 18th at 7:45 amSt. Patrick Catholic … Continue reading

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Ad orientem

The liturgical eye-candy guys at NLM have posted some excellent screen-captures of the Vatican TV feed of the Holy Father’s Mass for the Baptism of the Lord in the Sistine Chapel. This is now the time when he openly celebrates … Continue reading

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