Daily Archives: 1 July 2009

Interview with dom Cassian Folsom, OSB, on Extraordinary Use

I posted earlier the news that St. Benedict Monastery in Norcia, Italy – the birthplace of St. Benedict – will now be offering Holy Mass in both uses of the Roman Rite. In the newsletter of the monastery there is … Continue reading


Norcia, Italy: Monastery of S. Benedetto to celebrate Mass in both Uses

From Norcia, Italy: July 1, 2009 July 7th, 2009 will mark the 2nd anniversary of the Motu Proprio of Pope Benedict XVI Summorum Pontificum. For this occasion, the monks of Norcia are pleased to announce a new liturgical apostolate, given … Continue reading

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Cause for John Paul II moves forward a step

From the intrepid Andrea Tornielli:   Yesterday morning there was help at the Congregation for Causes of Saints the second meeting of the theological consutors tasked to examine the "Positio", that is the documents and testimonies of the cause for … Continue reading

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Bishop in Uruguay resigned due to misconduct

From CNA: Pope accepts resignation of Uruguayan bishop accused of sexual misconduct Vatican City, Jul 1, 2009 / 02:29 pm (CNA).- Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the resignation of Bishop Francisco Domingo Barbosa Da Silveira of Minas in Uruguay, in … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: genuflecting to the Blessed Sacrament during Mass

From a priest reader I received a couple liturgical questions.  Here is one of his comments: It does not make sense to me—and it makes even less sense to servers and others—to say we genuflect before and after the Mass, … Continue reading

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“Caritas in veritate” to be released on 7 July

From CNA: Holy Father’s social encyclical to be released July 7 [the same date as Summorum Pontificum, btw] Vatican City, Jul 1, 2009 / 10:56 am (CNA).- The Vatican has announced that Pope Benedict’s third encyclical, “Caritas in veritate” (Charity … Continue reading

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Belfast, Ireland, 15 August – Solemn TLM

In Belfast, Ireland, on 15 August there will be a Solemn TLM. Saturday 15 August at 4.00pmSaint Patrick’s Church, Donegall Street, BelfastMusic: Mass for Four Voices (W. Byrd), Ave Maria (T.L. de Victoria)Jesu Dulcis Memoria (T.L. de Victoria), Gregorian Chant

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Fota II International Liturgy Conference – Cork, Ireland

Those of you in Ireland, or who are going to be in Ireland, or would like to be in Ireland, there will be a liturgy conference near Cork The organizers sent a schedule for the two days. St. Colman’s Society … Continue reading

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For progressivists even the sloppiest Mass is not “diverse” enough

From Damian Thompson‘s blog.  Be sure to go over and take a look at the comments there, too. My emphases and comments: I recently came across this parish magazine article, by a former seminarian called Damian Rhodes, which shows that for some … Continue reading

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