Monthly Archives: April 2009

QUAERITUR: I was supposed to love the TLM, but I hated it!

From a reader with my emphases and comments:
I’ve been following your blog quite attentively for a few months now and all my reading convinced me that I needed to give the Extraordinary Form of the Mass a try ASAP. This … Continue reading

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Prayer request

Please stop now and pray for Fr. "J", who is in need.

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WDTPRS congratulates Amb. Glendon

I congratulate former the US Ambassador to the Holy See Mary Ann Glendon for her decision to decline Notre Dame’s Laetare medal.
She has set a good example at a serious moment of decision for Catholics in the United States.
As the … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: a proper genuflection

From a reader:
I happened to note in O’Connell, II, 1940, p. 23: "… the Celebrant, when genuflecting at the foot of the altar (especially when genuflecting on the step), must not turn sideways, but directly face the tabernacle."   … Continue reading

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Dies non

Sometimes you need a calm day.

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Springfield, IL: TLM comeback

From the Springfield Journal Record with my emphases and comments.
Mass trend: Latin making a comeback locally
By STEVEN SPEARIECorrespondentPosted Apr 26, 2009 @ 12:00 AMSPRINGFIELD —
Early on a Saturday morning under the watchful gaze of archangels and the Gospel writers in … Continue reading

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A CALL TO PRIESTS who implemented ad orientem worship

Here is a call to priests who have implemented ad orientem worship in their parishes.
The renowned liturgical scholar Fr. Klaus Gamber – who influenced also the liturgical theology of Joseph Ratzinger – thought that perhaps more than any other change … Continue reading

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A great image

Archbishop Burke in Lourdes

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His Hermeneuticalness reviews a review

His Hermeneuticalness reviews a review.  Let’s have a look at the great Fr. Tim Fingan’s latest interesting entry.
A recent book by John Baldovin SJ, "Reforming the Liturgy: A Response to the Critics", published by the Liturgical Press of Collegeville, Minnesota, … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can I attend an SSPX ordination

From a reader (edited):
     I wanted to ask you about attendance at relative’s ordination.  My relative is going to be ordained a priest for the SSPX.       We have not gone to the weddings which have been in the Society, … Continue reading

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