Daily Archives: 9 May 2011

WDTPRS POLL: Date of release of Instruction of “Summorum Pontificum”!

So… rumor has it that the Instruction on Summorum Pontificum will be released soon.  Spies say “within two weeks” of the time I am writing, which is 9 May, Monday.  We know it won’t be today.
When will it be?
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Instruction on Summorum Pontificum coming. So… name that document.

My spies inform me that the “Instruction” for Summorum Pontificum has arrived in the offices of nuntiatures and that it should be published in less than two weeks.
We shall see.  I have a WDTPRS POLL HERE about when and if.
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Marini (not Guido) says John Paul II wanted all the liturgical nonsense

On the Italian blog Palazzo Apostolico there is a piece by Paolo Rodari in which he say that the former papal MC, Archbp. Piero Marini states that Pope John Paul II wanted all the liturgical novelties which sprinkled his pontificate … Continue reading

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A poll in in Phoenix about Bp. Olmstead, the formerly Catholic hospital, and the abortion

You might recall that I nicknamed His Excellency Most Rev. Thomas Olmsted, Bishop of Phoenix, as “the ghost of Christmas yet to come”.  Bp. Olmsted stripped the title “Catholic” from a hospital where, with the consent of administration, a direct … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Does sacrament of anointing forgive mortal sins?

From a reader:
Can mortal sins be forgiven in the sacrament of Extreme Unction? The Catechism of Trent seems to say no:
“Pastors, therefore, should teach that by this Sacrament is imparted grace that remits sins, and especially lighter, or as they … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Our Father hand holding – Fr. Z rants

From a reader:
At Mass Saturday evening, the gentleman in the row in front of us came all the way down from his seat next to the center aisle to my husband and me sitting next to the wall aisle. He … Continue reading

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Card. Burke’s opinion on female servers in the Extraordinary Form

About the sad situation at Fisher House in Cambridge, where the chaplain had for some time, I am told, determined to have a female altar server for celebration of Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form, something that truly goes against … Continue reading

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ENGLAND: TLM training for priests and servers concluded, new session announced for August

From the Latin Mass Society in England with a few edits:
THE LMS’s Seventh Training Conference for Priests and Servers Successfully Concluded
Over thirty clerics and laymen attended the Latin Mass Society’s seventh residential training conference for the training of priests in … Continue reading

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“Pope Attacks Pathologies of Faith and Reason!” – ANALYSIS

On the site of the American Spectator my friend the great Samuel Gregg, of Acton Institute, has a piece about Pope Benedict which I bring to your attention with my emphases and comments.
Benedict XVI: In No One’s Shadow
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