Monthly Archives: September 2010

IRELAND 20-22 Oct: TLM Workshop for Priests

In his pastoral letter to the faithful in Ireland, Our Holy Father said that a return to traditional Catholic practices is necessary. From a reader: Seminar for Priests and Seminarians who would like to learn to celebrate the Extraordinary Form … Continue reading

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Some people have written today, I don’t know why today especially, that there are problems with some of my older PODCAzTs. I checked.  It looks like #47 and older aren’t loading because they were on a different server.  With the … Continue reading

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Fr. Z rants about the Corrected Translation.

For those of you who missed it, I direct your attention to an important post at The Chant Cafe (whose motto is “Double Shots of Plainsong – No Foam”).  I am sure the cafe serves Mystic Monk Coffee, too! Jeffrey … Continue reading

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Google Translate adds Latin translation tool

From The Daily Telegraph: Google launches Latin translation tool Google Translate, a service that can instantly translate entire web pages or chunks of text in to another language, has added Latin to its list. Google Translate supports more than 50 … Continue reading

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St. Jerome’s final resting place

I have posted this is years past, but I worked so hard on it when I originally wrote it that I want to get as much mileage out of it as I can.  Besides, there are new readers here all … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: crossing stole and using maniple in Novus Ordo

From a priest reader: I try to bring into the Novus Ordo as many elements from the old rite as I can, where permitted. My question is:  is it licit for a priest celebrating Mass according to the new rite … Continue reading

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Over at the blog Southern Orders I see that Fr. McDonald and Fr. Justin received their new WDTPRS coffee mugs.  These are Say The Black (Translation Edition) mugs.

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Consistory…. when?

One of these days Pope Benedict will announce a consistory and the names of those whom he intends to make cardinals. There remains speculation that a consistory might be called for the Solemnity of Christ the King in November.   If … Continue reading

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BLOG RENEWAL: Full Text in RSS Feed

I have activated the Full Text option for the RSS feed. Enjoy the full text along a nice WDTPRS mug of hot Mystic Monk Coffee!

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WDTPRS POLL: What direction do you prefer for the altar?

We have had a few entries lately about the position of the altar.  Let’s have a quick poll. Please pick the best answer and share your reasons in the combox, below. I believe non-registered reader may be able to vote.

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QUAERITUR: Can phrase on USCCB website be used against “ad orientem” worship?

From a seminarian: I … have recently had some discussions with others in the house about implementing ad orientem style of the Mass. I think that the rubrics are very clear in assuming that the Mass is said ad orientem, … Continue reading

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2012 … Into the heart of darkness?

A few days back the best Catholic weekly in the UK, The Catholic Herald, posted a blurb that the Holy Father might visit Ireland in 2012. Now I read on CNA: Four Irish archbishops summoned to Rome to meet apostolic … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed

I haven’t posted much from the feeder, these days. Right now the baby Goldfinches are buzzing around, making noises like squeaky-toys and incessantly following their parents.   They flap their wings, squeak, and beg. More begging action. A large flock of … Continue reading

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Theme for 2011 World Day of Social Communications

From VIS: THEME FOR WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL COMMUNICATIONS VATICAN CITY, 29 SEP 2010 (VIS) – Made public today was the theme chosen by the Pope for the forty-fifth World Day of Social Communications: “Truth, proclamation and authenticity of life … Continue reading

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Tutorial videos of the new chants for Mass in the Corrected Translation

My friend Mr. Jeffrey Tucker has posted on his blog, Chant Cafe, videos with audio of new chants for the Novus Ordo in English according to the upcoming corrected translation.  These are intended as tutorials. Some people are claiming that … Continue reading

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