Daily Archives: 25 June 2009

Amerika Magazine gets it wrong again

The Jesuit editors of Amerika Magazine have little clarity about both recent American history or sound theology.  This is obvious from their editorial in the 22 June issue. Be prepared for some bad writing here.  They are getting worse. Now … Continue reading

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Clergy and music revisited

Remember the question about deacons and music ministry? Vultus Christi had an interesting photo of a group of priests of the Diocese of Tulsa singing Gregorian chant during a Mass.

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QUAERITUR: Novus Ordo Lectionary with the older Mass, TLM

From a reader: Is it okay to attend Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite when the readings are in the vernacular and taken from the Lectionary for the Ordinary Form? I know this was expressly prohibited before … Continue reading

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Archbp. Vigneron’s blog

Archbishop Allen Vigneron of Detroit has started a blog for the coverage of his trip to Rome to receive the Pallium.

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French article on upcoming Ecclesia Dei & SSPX Motu Proprio

On the French language websit Golias there is an interesting article about the upcoming Motu Proprio which will concern the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei. I don’t have time to translate it for you today.  Perhaps some of our French readers … Continue reading

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Liturgical booklets for the Papal Ceremonies for Sts. Peter and Paul

Do you want to see the liturgical "aids", the booklets published for the closing of the Pauline Year and the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul by the Holy See’s office for the papal liturgies? Sunday 28 June Solemnity of … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: one confession for many indulgences?

From a reader: The year of St. Paul and the year of the priest overlap by 10 days.  Assuming the other requirements for obtaining the indulgence are met, is only one confession necessary to obtain more than one plenary indulgence? … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: When is the feast of St. Jane Frances de Chantal?

The following is a piece from the May-June Newsletter of the USCCB’s Committee on Divine Worship. It concerns the shifting date of the feast of St. Jane Frances de Chantal.  People who are interesting in the TLM, the Extraordinary Use … Continue reading

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