Daily Archives: 1 February 2009

QUAERITUR: Did Rome say “versus populum” is “the norm”?

From a priest reader:
I thought I read, when Mother Angelica opened her new shrine, there was somewhat of a dispute, because she wanted Masses said "ad Orientem" and others said she couldn’t.  The matter, I think, was appealed to Rome, … Continue reading

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An alarming TLM at Toronto’s seminary

From Toronto Catholic Blog comes this.
Now… don’t freak out.  Just remember that this is a brick by brick process.
Some people will rush to all sorts of exaggerations.
Take the report for what it is worth.
I hope, … Continue reading

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The seeping cracks are spliting open

I think this next week is it. 
This is probably the week we will start to see an acceleration of expressions of real hatred of the Holy Father and the SSPX. 
The nastiness is starting to seep out cracks in … Continue reading

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The hits keep rolling in

A student colleague of Fr. Hans Kung, Fr. Hermann Häring, has in the German press called for the Pope to resign.
Guess why.

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Observation of Prefect of Cong. for Bishops on SSPX excommunications

Marco Politti of La Repubblica interviewed the Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, His Eminence G.B. Card. Re.  That dicastery lifted the infamous excommunications.
There is an interesting detail in the Cardinal Prefect’s comments which will be unpopular but is exactly … Continue reading

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Italian priest: lifting the excomms… a rape of the Church by the Pope

A sort of sad interview in an Italian paper with a priest who has had some issues with the Pope.
We have written about Fr. Farinella before.  He was very negative about Summorum Pontificum.  I believe he is also against Crucifixes … Continue reading

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Boston Globe: Card. O’Malley on Pope Benedict, SSPX

Someone from The Boston Globe alerted me to coverage of Card. O’Malley’s comments about the SSPX and Bp. Williamson’s controversial comments.

O’Malley defends pope, apologizes to Jews
Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley of Boston is praising Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to lift … Continue reading

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Springfield, IL – TLM returns

From a reader:
At least 150 were in attendance [At Blessed Sacrament Church] assisting in offering the sacrifice (counting by Communion) at 7 am at Blessed Sacrament church.  After decades of waiting, it is altogether fitting that God so directed that … Continue reading

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Accattoli v SSPX

Read Italian?
Luigi Accattoli, Italian journalist, is blasting away at the SSPX bishops.

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Wymyn whine at Benedict XVI about SSPX excomms being lifted

An reader who must have been cleaning out a cyber-drain alerted me to a whine… er um… post from the wymynpryst types… you know… the deluded.
This is offered both for its amusement factor and to help you understand their mentality.
My … Continue reading

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The next Archbishop of Westminster

You know that I am rooting for His Hermeneuticalness.
But what if…. what if….
The Mulier Fortis has a wickedly amusing thought.

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Support your team!

In honor of the Super Bowl, which I may not watch .. or glance at with only partial interest because it doesn’t have anything to do with baseball or hockey, …
Which team should emerge victorious?
I think two teams are playing… … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 78: A Vespers hymn dissected “O Lux Beata Trinitas”; Fr. Z on the SSPX

It has been a while since I did a PODCAzT, but I figured it was time to plunge back in.
Today we will drill into a hymn sung by Holy Church in the Liturgia horarum for Sunday Vespers every other Sunday, … Continue reading

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Really… admit it…

Be honest now.
When it comes right down to it… and you can answer in perfect anonymity,…
POLL CLOSED

In which language do you really prefer for Holy Mass?

Latin (or liturgical language of your Rite) (77%, 1,815 Votes)
My mother tongue or … Continue reading

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Card. Lehmann: SSPX stresses Latin liturgy “only to disguise their true intentions”

This is in from CathCon.  This comes from Die Welt online.
Remember that Card. Lehmann was also an apprentice of the late Fr. Karl Rahner.  Unlike Fr. Ratzinger, Fr. Lehmann stuck rather closer to his mentor’s hermeneutic of discontinuity and rupture … Continue reading

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A fortunate Minnesota parish: their pastor on altar boys and “ad orientem” worship

Fr. Thomas Dufner, pastor of Holy Family in St. Louis Park, MN, a friend of mine, has done wonders at his parish, in a near-Western suburb of Minneapolis. 
People travel long distances to attend Mass there.  The church is … Continue reading

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Reminder: Prayers for Fr. Foster

May I ask you, please, to renew your prayers or continue them as the case may be for Fr. Reginald Foster? 
He is the well-known American Latinist and Carmelite working for the Holy See.
You might recall that he was taken … Continue reading

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Boston’s Sean Card. O’Malley writes about the SSPX

Boston’s Archbishop Sean Card. O’Malley has a blog and he has written briefly on the SSPX controversy which recently arose.

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The Vatican announced this week that the Holy Father has lifted the excommunications of four bishops of the … Continue reading

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A Statement by Dr Alcuin Reid on a response he got from the SSPX

I received this from Alcuin Reid, who is the editor and author of good liturgical sources:
Statement by Dr Alcuin Reid:
On Friday BBC Radio asked me to discuss recent events concerning the SSPX on ‘The Sunday Programme’ this morning. Following that … Continue reading

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