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 extraordinaria acquirendi, … 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 Jennings · … 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 … 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 prayed entirely … 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 keep them … 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 was pretty … 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 into … 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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