Daily Archives: 24 March 2009

More SSPX March ordination madness

A kind reader sent this: My translation of the main part of the article on kath.net regarding the reaction of the German Bishop’s Conference to the statement of Mgr. Fellay on the relocation of the ordinations next Saturday: The Society of … Continue reading

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Bp. D’Arcy (where U. Notre Dame is) speaks

On the site of the Diocese of Fort-Wayne-South Bend, we find this statement: It does not have Bishop D’Arcy’s name on it, but it is clear that it is his statement since it is on the diocesan website page for … Continue reading

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These little peckers are eating me out of house and home! In the meantime… before the nasty freezing rain came, there was some sunshine. PENJING REPORT Penjing goes out now when the temps rise and there is sun. Penjing’s much … Continue reading

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I think we are going to see some hard times. I wouldn’t be surprised to see undesirable groups of people being isolated by "authorities". There is an interesting piece in Free Republic about how this might be initiated. It’s called … Continue reading

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Card. Pell: sympathetic to obligatory ad orientem worship

The best of the UK’s Catholic weeklies, The Catholic Herald interviews the great Cardinal Pell, of Sydney, Australia. He spoke about the issue of Holy Mass ad orientem.  My emphases and comments. Where do you think the liturgical development is … Continue reading

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REVIEW: NEW – The Ceremonies of the Roman Rite Described

I received a copy of the new, updated edition of The Ceremonies of the Roman Rite Described by Adrian Fortescue, J.B. O’Connell & Alcuin Reid.  Burns and Oates / Continuum, 2009, 496 pp. This is the "Fifteenth Edition: Revised and … Continue reading

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25 Mar – National Press Club: Archbp. Burke video interview

This just in.   At the National Press Club on 25 March, Randall Terry of Operations Rescue will screen an interview with Archbishop Burke:     FROM: PR NEWSWIRE WASHINGTON DC  202-347-5155TO: NATIONAL, POLITICAL AND RELIGION EDITORS: Archbishop Burke, a Top Official … Continue reading

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More from McInerny on UND and Pres. Obama

Prof. Ralph McInerny’s comments about the "vulgar lust" on display by the University of Notre Dame’s leadership were excellent.  A reader thought you might like some more from him. This is from the Nation Review site. RALPH McINERNY Bernie Madoff … Continue reading

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Six Million

Sometime during the night one of your readers put WDTPRS over 6 million visits.

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Sweden, Finland, and Estonia: upcoming TLMS

From a reader: Tridentine Latin Masses in Sweden, Finland, and Estonia Father Benjamin Durham FSSP will visit Sweden, Finland, and Estonia during the Passion Week leading to Palm Sunday. This is the schedule: Heliga Korsets församling, Eskilstuna, SverigeHoly Cross parish, … Continue reading

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Cobh, Ireland: Solemn TLM – Easter Monday

I received this from a reader: St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh, Co.Cork – Solemn High Mass St. Colman’s Society for Catholic Liturgy wishes to announce that Solemn High Mass in the extraordinary form will be celebrated in St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh, … Continue reading

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