Monthly Archives: May 2009

Discussion: Orchestral Music for Holy Mass in the Roman Rite

Under another entry commenters went down the rabbit… but with a good topic for discussion. Orchestral music for Holy Mass…. Mozart Masses, Schubert, Haydn, Gounod, Faure, Reinberger, etc. Kosher for the Roman Rite?  Not Kosher?

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Novena: Pray to the Holy Spirit – VIGIL OF PENTECOST

Last Thursday was the Feast of the Ascension. Today is the Vigil of Pentecost. The original NOVENA is underway. Pray to the Holy Spirit. Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful, and enkindle in them the fire of … Continue reading

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PRAYERCAzT 28: Pentecost (1962MR)

Welcome to another installment of What Does the Prayer Really Sound Like?  Today we will learn the antiphons, orations and readings, sequence, preface and proper parts of the Roman Canon for Pentecost in the 1962 Missale Romanum.  In this installment … Continue reading

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DETROIT: 31 May (Pentecost) Solemn FIRST Mass – TLM

From a reader: Rev. Mr. Charles White IV is to be ordained priest for the Archdiocese of Detroit by Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron on Saturday, May 30th.   His first Mass as celebrant, will be in the Extraordinary Form – a … Continue reading

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Discussion between D. Kmiec and R. George on the Obama Administration

On Thursday, 29 May there was a very interesting "discussion" held by Catholic University of America on "The Obama Administration and the Sanctity of Human Life: Is there a common ground on life issue? What is the right response by … Continue reading

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Archbp. Nienstedt to pro-homosexual group: “The truths of our faith are not open to debate”

From Stella Borealis come this entry about the annual Pentecost challenge made by a homosexual activist group to the local Archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis.  The group concerned is called Rainbow Sash. Adherents of Rainbow Sash publicly protest the … Continue reading

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What is your good news?

Although the week has brought some sadness, there are nevertheless reasons for good cheer in this life, aided by grace. Foremost among the good pieces of news I had were the appointment of a friend of mine, Fr. Lee Piche, … Continue reading

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Nice, France: ONE Mass for the whole diocese on Pentecost

UPDATE 0019 GMT 30 May One of the commenters, below, says that this report is not true. Scroll down to see his comments. _____________________ Our friends at Rorate have an entry which has me a little steamed. Try to wrap … Continue reading

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PCED: Clarification on the use of the ancient Ambrosian Rite

There has been a very interesting development in regard to the use the older form of the Ambrosian Rite. My understanding is that priests and laypeople in those regions where the Ambrosian Rite has historically been used have encountered great … Continue reading

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