Daily Archives: 24 December 2009

NYC – Manhattan – Christmas Midnight TLM with music

If you are in or near Manhattan….
There will be a Solemn TLM for Midnight Mass (yes, midnight, Christmas) at Holy Innocent’s in Manhattan.
The undersigned is celebrant for the Mass.  Here is the music line up:
Prelude Music (starting at 11:30 PM)

Gwendolyn … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict knocked down by woman before Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica

This isn’t the first time someone tried to get at the Pope, but this one actually got to him.
Here is a story from AP:
Pope Knocked Down by Woman at Christmas Mass
Thursday, December 24, 2009
VATICAN CITY —  A woman jumped … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone!

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Benedict XVI’s Christmas Sermon: liturgy is the first priority

The shepherds teach us a priority: hasten to worship.  Everything else comes later.
In his sermon for Christmas Pope Benedict shows his mystical side.  He is a liturgical mystic.  That is to say, for Benedict, worship is an occasion for the … Continue reading

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Live stream of the Holy Father’s Mass

I am tuned in to the broadcast of the Holy Father’s Mass from St. Peter’s.
The Sistine Choir is still pretty bad.
During the Holy Father’s entrance I caught a glimpse, I am sure, of my friend and blogger John Sonnen of … Continue reading

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Vigil of Christmas – (2005) Roman Martyrology

In the 2005 Roman Martyrology for Vigil of Christmas has a fascinating entry.  Here is the first entry of Christmas Eve day:
1. Commemoratio omnium sanctorum avorum Iesu Christi, filii David, filii Abraham, filii Adam, patrum scilicet, qui Deo placuerunt et … Continue reading

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Nuncio says Rome has more interest in internet than a “terna” his sends

My friend Fr. Ray Blake of Brighton’s St. Mary Magdalen has this interesting piece:
Archbishop Faustino Sainz Muñoz, the Apostolic Nuncio [in the UK] has given an interview to The Tablet, apparently. Why such a good man should not choose a … Continue reading

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