Daily Archives: 27 January 2010

Start teaching Gregorian chant to parishes before the new translation starts

Latin is not, as some claim, tooo haaard for parishes. From a priest reader: I’ve been thinking about the new translation of the Novus Ordo.  Suddenly, all of the old music will be out, of no use.  I wondered what … Continue reading

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Why did we need Summorum Pontificum? Reason #7467

Here is a video from gloria.tv about a Mass in Germany for Fasching (the lead up to Lent called "Carnival" – historically a time of excess in various spheres). I know that Fasching has deep cultural roots… but… in church? … Continue reading

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Berlin, NJ: Mater Ecclesiae starting sung Compline.

I continue to muse about Latin in parish worship.  I just isn’t that hard.  People can and will take to it and Latin can facilitate a deeper kind of active participation. I had a note from a reader who has … Continue reading

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Christians Attacked in India

From Vatican Radio: Christians Attacked in India (27 Jan 10 – RV) The Indian State of Karnataka has been the scene of new anti-Christian attacks within the past week leaving two churches damaged. The Archbishop of Bangalore in Karnataka, Bernard … Continue reading

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Following TEAM RUBICON in Haiti

Team Rubicon is a self-financed and self-deployed group of former Marines, soldiers firefighters, Jesuits, health care professionals currently providing emergency relief in Haiti.  They provide their own security and deal with whatever they find. UPDATE 28 Jan: St. Ignatius’ Prayer … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s 20 Tips For Making A Good Confession

As a follow up to the dynamic discussion HERE, I thought it a good idea to repost my tips for making a good confession so that you can have them in hand, before Lent begins and you can make a … Continue reading

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Celebrity Cruises distorting facts about anti-priest policy

I have in the past written (HERE and HERE) about how the cruise line, Celebrity Cruises has for some reason booted priest/chaplains from their ships.  I have suggested that perhaps you find other cruise lines if that is the sort … Continue reading

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