Daily Archives: 13 September 2009

Oakland, CA – 20 Sept: Bp. Cordileone, Pontifical TLM

From a reader: Next Sunday, September 20th, 2009, the Bishop of Oakland, California, His Excellency Salvatore Cordileone will celebrate a Solemn Pontifical Mass at Saint Margaret Mary to mark the 20th anniversary of the Traditional Latin Mass at the parish.  … Continue reading

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Vulgar victory celebration

A blogger with Newsweek/WaPo, Anthony Stevens-Arroyo exults over the early retirement of Bp. Martino of Scranton with all the elegance of a face painted sportsfan on a car burning spree. To give you some of his other accomplishments, Anthony Stevens-Arroyo … Continue reading

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Episcopalians: old-style service drawing young crowd

Here is an interesting article from ljworld, the Lawrence Journal, about an Episcopalian church returning to a traditional… actually Roman… style liturgy and drawing in young people.  Big surprise! My emphases and comments. Archive for Saturday, August 29, 2009Mass appeal: … Continue reading

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I decided to make pizza. "But Father! But Father!", you might be saying.  "Why pizza?  Are you watching a ball game?" No ball game.  But I found a package of sliced pepperoni sausage in my freezer archive which a past … Continue reading

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Thanks to readers

First, WDTPRS went over 8 million visits recently, at least since I have been keeping stats.  Thanks! Also, a long time ago a kind reader sent me an old but unused network power switch, I finally have it installed and … Continue reading

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Priests learning from the past: De Defectibus

As we come to the 2nd anniversary of Summorum Pontificum it is good to review some of the motives behind Pope Benedict’s Motu Proprio, his "emancipation proclamation" for the older, traditional forms of the Roman Rite. Pope Benedict is concerned … Continue reading

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Fitchburg, Mass., brick by brick with the TLM

A reader pointed out this article from telegram.com, of Fitchburg, Mass.   Sunday, September 13, 2009 In Fitchburg, Latin Mass ‘resonates with rhythm’Fitchburg church celebrates traditional service By Bronislaus B. Kush TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFFbkush@telegram.com FITCHBURG —  The pews at … Continue reading

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Documentary about Matteo Ricci screened at Venice Film Festival

Very cool… from CNA: Documentary about Jesuit missionary to China screened at Venice Film Festival Venice, Italy, Sep 12, 2009 / 06:13 pm (CNA).- A new documentary on the life of Fr. Matteo Ricci, a pioneering Jesuit missionary to China, … Continue reading

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