Daily Archives: 1 February 2011

Summorum Pontificum: what is possible?

I have been writing more about Summorum Pontificum lately than I have for a while.
We have to remind people that Summorum Pontificum gave us some provisions that have the force of law.  They are not merely part of the vision … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: How should we approach a priest to ask for the Extraordinary Form?

From a reader:
A group at my parish is planning on approaching our pastor to request Mass in the Extraordinary Form. I would like to be prepared to answer his questions about the “mechanics” of putting on this Mass: training the … Continue reading

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Cardinals to take possession of their titular churches in Rome

A couple of WDTPRS’s favorite Cardinals will soon be taking possession of their cardinalatial titles in Rome:
Sabato 5 febbraio 2011, alle ore 18.30, l’Em.mo Cardinale Raymond Leo Burke, Prefetto del Supremo Tribunale della Segnatura Apostolica, prenderà possesso della … Continue reading

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Why we needed Summorum Pontificum: Reason #746589

A reader alerted me to this. I am not making this up.
From Inquirer.net of Luzon in the Philippines:
Nuns dance to get recruits in Baguio City
By Elmer Kristian Dauigoy
Inquirer Northern Luzon
BAGUIO CITY—Never too old for “Toyang.”
Catholic nuns on Saturday night … Continue reading

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A “post hoc ergo propter hoc” observation

There were attacks on Christians in Egypt.
The Pope spoke out against attacks on Christians in Egypt.
The Egyptian government resented the Pope.
Where is the Egyptian government now?
I’m just askin’….

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QUAERITUR: Can a pastor/liturgist force servers to receive Communion under both kinds?

From a reader with my emphases:
Our parish liturgist has sent out the following to all Altar Servers and Acolytes who assist at the Novus Ordo mass.
“Servers at Saint Mary receive both Species if they receive at all.  If you receive … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: How to confess well? I worry I am not doing a good enough job of it.

From a reader:
Hi. I am convert. [… S]ince being brought up in a protestant
tradition and only becoming catholic as an adult, I was never exposed to the traditions, the formality. In our confirmation classes we was taught the believe system … Continue reading

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A Papal Nuncius with sharp words about bishops who resist Summorum Pontificum.

Yesterday we saw with the help of Rorate and Messa in Latino that an Italian bishop had some things to say about other bishops who resist Pope Benedict’s visions and provisions.
Today, our friends at NLM clue us in about the … Continue reading

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