Daily Archives: 25 April 2009


Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 46 Comments

Third SSPX Rosary Crusade: 12 million rosaries for….

From the "Letter to Benefactors" of the SSPX from SSPX Superior Bp. Bernard Fellay. Some of the usual stuff, some very good points and finally a great idea. My emphases and comments. LETTER TO FRIENDS AND BENEFACTORS – SPRING 2009 … Continue reading

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Archbishop Dolan hits the ground running in NYC

From The New York Post My emphases and comments: ‘TAMPER WITH MARRIAGE & WE’RE IN BIG TROUBLE’ By DAN MANGAN April 23, 2009 — Archbishop Timothy Dolan yesterday said advocates of gay marriage "are asking for trouble," arguing that traditional, … Continue reading

Posted in Our Catholic Identity, SESSIUNCULA, The future and our choices | Tagged , , | 23 Comments

Fr. Bugnini’s defense of Mass antiphons against vernacular hymns

I had this from a reader, with my emphases and comments. Does this eye-opening piece by Jeffrey Tucker … at NLM bear further comment? ___ Can Hymns Licitly Replace Propers? In short, in 1969 the [Bugnini] Consilium was asked this … Continue reading

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Feast of St. Mark: procession and litany

From a reader: How many parishes observed this feast day of St. Mark with the traditional procession chanting the litany of the saints? Ours followed a sung ad orientem Novus Ordo Mass with incense and Kyrie (Gr.), Sanctus, Mysterium Fidei, … Continue reading

Posted in ASK FATHER Question Box, SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM | Tagged , , , | 34 Comments

A miracle approved for Ven. J.H. Newman?

This is in The Telegraph: Cardinal John Newman poised for beatification after rulingThe Vatican has cleared the way for the beatification of John Henry Newman, the English Roman Catholic Cardinal. By Simon CaldwellLast Updated: 4:29PM BST 24 Apr 2009 A … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Just Too Cool, Saints: Stories & Symbols | 28 Comments