Daily Archives: 13 May 2011

WDTIRS: Universae Ecclesiae 21: Drilling into the Latin and English (training of priests and seminaries)

A question came in about what the Instruction Universae Ecclesiae really says, in paragraph 21. Since we look at texts here, lets see UE 21. 21 – Ordinarii enixe rogantur ut clericis instituendis occasionem praebeant accommodatam artem celebrandi in forma … Continue reading

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WDTPRS KUDOS to the Bishops of England and Wales: meatless Fridays re-established

If perhaps the Conference of England and Wales won’t be enthusiastic about Universae Ecclesiae I read this with pleasure from the site of Peter Jennings: Fish on Friday re-established by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales By Peter … Continue reading

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Archbp. Nichols (Westminster) on Universae Ecclesiae and seminarians

I have been watching Twitter about Universae Ecclesiae.   Anna Arco, the persistent feature writer of the UK’s best Catholic Weekly (full disclosure – they print my stuff each week), quotes the reaction of His Excellency Most Rev. Vincent Nichols, Archbishop … Continue reading

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Reason #42564 for Universae Ecclesiae

Benedict XVI is a kind man of generous spirit. His desire to bring healing to a Church divided in every sphere if its life, and to lend to all, both on the liberal and the traditional side, a better lens … Continue reading

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QUAERUNTUR: More questions about Universae Ecclesiae

From a reader: I have a couple of questions [Looks like more than a couple.] !. In regards to Breviarium Romanum. “Summorum Pontificum gives clerics the faculty to use the Breviarum Romanum in effedt in 1962, which is to be … Continue reading

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Arial view

Big ship. This is USS JFK docking in Malta. To get an idea of the size of this aircraft carrier, compare the nearby buildings. Click for larger image.

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The Feeder Feed: “Am I blue?”

Everyday seems to bring a surprise and a newcomer. Behold: Passerina cyanea. Indy is wary.  But he really likes millet.  A few days ago I filled a long empty canister feeder with millet hoping to catch the first arrivals and … Continue reading

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Superman comes to his senses

It is a momentous day.  It is the Feast our Our Lady of Fatima, the day of the release of Universae Ecclesiae, the day of the last broadcast of Smallville. Yes, friends, the young Clark Kent finally becomes Superman. I … Continue reading

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QUAERUNTUR: Universae Ecclesiae and “Novus Ordo” practices

I had a note from a reader with a list questions.  It is a brief list, without any rambling, so I won’t ramble either. First, UE 28 is the (soon-to-be infamous) paragraph with the derogation of liturgical practices that came … Continue reading

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REMINDER: Liturgical manuals for the Extraordinary Form

Since Universae Ecclesiae is going to reshape somewhat the playing field, and since there will now be additional motivation to ask questions about how to do things the Extraordinary way, it occured to me to remind you about some helpful … Continue reading

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VIS: Holy See Press Office statement about Universae Ecclesiae

From VIS with my emphases and comments. NOTICE ON NEW INSTRUCTION UNIVERSAE ECCLESIA [Spelled incorrectly.  Ecclesiae.] VATICAN CITY, 13 MAY 2011 (VIS) – Following is the notice, in full, summarizing the new Instruction Universae Ecclesia [again] regarding the application of … Continue reading

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Universae Ecclesiae, chapel veils, and you

Posts about women wearing head coverings in church never get any attention… NOT.   Nice double negative, no? I am reminded of the story of the guy during a conference on philology and philosophy who, having delivered a dopey and mind-numbing … Continue reading

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WDTPRS POLL: Universae Ecclesiae

Here is a little poll about the new Instruction.  I have written a post about it.  I have made a PODCAzT so you can listen to it. Give your considered answer, having first read it or listened to it and … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 119: Instruction “Universae Ecclesiae”

In this PODCAzT we listen to the Instruction issued by the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” on the implementation of Summorum Pontificum of Benedict XVI. At the beginning I have an introduction to give us some context.  I read in Latin … Continue reading

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RELEASED: Instruction “Universae Ecclesiae” – the text and my initial observations

Today the Instruction Universae Ecclesiae (UE) has been released.  I reformatted the documents I received and make them available in English HERE, or Latin HERE. Here are some rapid points to help you read the document on your own.   The … Continue reading

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