Monthly Archives: May 2011

A new batch

I have ticked a few things off my To Do List for the day and can now settle down to read a bit. I need, inter alia, to make some more notes about Augustine’s commentary on 1 John, which we … Continue reading

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A question for the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei”

QUAERITUR: Msgr. Guido Pozzo Secretary of the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” Palazzo del Sant’Uffizio 00120 Vatican City Reverend and Dear Monsignor, The Instruction Universae Ecclesiae states in par. 8 that “the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum constitutes an important expression of … Continue reading

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About Universae Ecclesiae and the Latin language

Over at Over at Fr Hunwicke’s Liturgical Notes I noted this from a few days ago.  A good read and with my own emphases and comments: Universae ecclesiae, C S Lewis, and Bl John XXIII I referred not long ago … Continue reading

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Prof. Peter’s and a scary thought about can. 1387

The Canonical Defender, Prof. Ed Peters, has posted something that shook me a little, when I think of the implications it could have for priests who are less than committed to the Church’s moral teachings.  He has an article in … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: To veil or not to veil.

From a reader: I’m debating whether or not to start veiling at the Novus Ordo Mass I attend. [She is obviously talking about wearing a chapel veil or head covering in church during Mass.] I find going to Mass puts … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Does the debate over liturgy overlook the plight of the Church and the world?

The Instruction Universae Ecclesiae 8, on the implementation of the provisions of Summorum Pontificum (the emancipation proclamation for the older form of the Roman Rite), states that the Extraordinary Form, the Usus Antiquior, is a treasure for all. With that … Continue reading

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WDTPRS is (mostly) a Kumbaya Free Zone

From the great Laudator: Perhaps the song Kumbaya is not really an African-American spiritual dating from the 1930s, but rather a vestige of an ancient Greek skolion, a drinking song. Could kumbaya be a corruption of the plural of Greek … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI speaks to the new Council for “New Evangelization”

From CNA: Crisis of ‘indifference’ shows need for New Evangelization, Pope says Vatican City, May 30, 2011 / 10:47 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict stressed the urgency of evangelizing modern society, saying that Christians today face the task of reaching … Continue reading

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Just say no to liturgical dance

With a tip of the biretta  o{]:¬) to Patrick Madrid, I share this from Stephen Colbert, as an exemplification of just how ridiculous liturgical dance really is. Not “can be”… is. [wp_youtube]oASYa-Wkroc[/wp_youtube]

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A look at the posture and manner of receiving Holy Communion

From the website of the newspaper the Catholic Herald of the Diocese of Madison, where H.E. Most Rev. Robert Morlino reigns, comes this piece about the manner of reception of Holy Communion.  I must add, as the writer does not, … Continue reading

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Houston: dedication of new Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham

I read at the site Ordinarite Portal, for the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham set up under the provisions of Anglicanorum coetibus – Benedict XVI is the Pope of Christian Unity – that on 28 May H.E. Daniel Card. … Continue reading

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Blistering analysis of implementation of Pope Benedict’s vision for sacred music

It has been said that Pope Benedict has been reigning but not ruling. Sandro Magister has an analysis piece at his place, Chiesa, about something which touches the the heart of what I have been calling Pope Benedict’s “Marshall Plan”, … Continue reading

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Support Bishop Finn: proposal for prayers, penance against the attacks of Hell.

Again, in regard to the dust up in the Diocese of Kansas City -St. Joseph, over at SERVIAM there is a very good proposal, couched in the no-nonsense language we like around here at WDTPRS. In Support of Bishop Finn … Continue reading

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Teas in the afternoon

It was a tea day, with an equivocation. First, I shifted a Fukien Tea I picked up for a song at, of all places Sam’s Club, into a bonsai tray sent by a reader here some time ago, chosen from … Continue reading

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