Daily Archives: 21 October 2009

The Anglican Anschluss?

The Times has a piece by their religion writer Ruth Gledhill about the Anglican Provisions being offered by Rome.
My emphases and comments.
From The TimesOctober 21, 2009Desperate bishops invited Rome to park its tanks on Archbishop’s lawn
by Ruth Gledhill
Rome has … Continue reading

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Details about the new Compendium Eucharisticum

Some more detailed news about the new Compendium Eucharisticum:
Contrary to news reports the Compendium was published in Latin not Italian. 
Also, …

It is divided into 3 sections: doctrinal, liturgical, and devotional. 
It has number of appendices: Book IV … Continue reading

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Manual for proper celebration of the Mass officially presented to the Pope

No… it isn’t a clarification of Novus Ordo rubrics.  Nor is it a copy of the 1962 Missale Romanum.
From CNA:
Manual for proper celebration of the Mass officially presented to the Pope
Vatican City, Oct 21, 2009 / 01:38 pm (CNA).- Cardinal … Continue reading

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NB: New book in Italian on liturgy

On the Italian site of ZENIT there is a note about a new book, in Italian, concerned with liturgy by Fr. Mauro Gagliardi dal titolo “Liturgia fonte di vita. Prospettive teologiche” (Fede & Cultura) – "Liturgy – source of life: … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Prayer Crusade for Priests (Angelus Press)

I received from Angelus Press a small book I want to bring to your attention.
This little book contains prayers in support of priests.  A very good thing to have during this Year for Priests.

Inside you kind prayers and also classic … Continue reading

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Proselytize is a bad word these days.
A lot off people are rushing to say that the Holy Father’s Anglican Provisions is not a matter of sheep stealing or, as Card. Kaspar put it “fishing in the Anglican lake”.
Card. Kaspar was … Continue reading

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Gathering Leaves

Biretta tip to the Laudator
Robert Frost, Gathering Leaves:
    Spades take up leaves    No better than spoons,    And bags full of leaves    Are light as balloons.
    I make a great noise    Of rustling all day    Like rabbit and deer    Running away.
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KC Bp. Finn – Priesthood Sunday in the Year For Priests

A reader alerted me to this from the upcoming edition of The Catholic Key:
October 25: Priesthood Sunday in the Year For PriestsBy Most Rev. Robert W. FinnBishop of Kansas City – St. Joseph
We have in our Diocese of Kansas City-St. … Continue reading

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Excellent conference for priests in Rome 4-8 January

There will be a very good conference in Rome for priests … for priests… just after the 1st of the year.
It is pretty good timing, since that is often when priests take a little time off after the Christmas crunch.
The … Continue reading

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Fr. George Rutler (convert from Anglicanism) on new Anglican provision

On CNA Fr. George Rutler comments on the new Anglican provisions.  My emphases and comments:
October 20, 2009Fr. Rutler discusses Vatican’s Anglican provisionBy Fr. George Rutler *
Editor’s Note: Fr. George Rutler, a convert from Anglicanism, was asked by CNA what his … Continue reading

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