Daily Archives: 1 February 2009

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 … 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 beautiful, … 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 … 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. Hello to you all! The Vatican announced this week that the Holy Father has lifted the excommunications of four bishops … 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. … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: 4th Sunday after Epiphany – SECRET (1962MR)

Here is part of a piece I wrote for the weekly The Wanderer. In the traditional Roman calendar this is the Season after Epiphany, called in the typical edition of the 1962 Missale Romanum the “Tempus per annum ante Septuagesimam… … Continue reading

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