Monthly Archives: November 2011

O Magnum Mysterium

For your Advent, pre-Christmas reflection… the text from Matins of Christmas. Think about this for the next month, in the version by Lauridsen, sung about as well as you might hear it sung. O magnum mysterium, et admirabile sacramentum, ut … Continue reading

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“Imagine our Lord himself as holding back, keeping you waiting for a little.”

Pat Archbold uses the opportunity of the implementation of the new translation to reflect on the three-fold “Domine non sum dignus” before Communion. […] I have for years attended the Traditional Latin Mass when my schedule would permit and will … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! POLL ALERT at Huffington Post on new, corrected translation… imagine

At the ultra-liberal Huffington Post there is a poll about preferences concerning the new, corrected translation or the obsolete, bad translation. I ask readers to vote and I ask bloggers to pick this up as well. Remember: This is about … Continue reading

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Typo on the first day in the Catholic Book Publishing Company edition

From a priest reader: The Roman Missal for the Catholic Book Publishing Company (large edition) has a typo on the First Sunday of Advent. The Introit adds a word that should not be there: “Nor let “not” my enemies exult … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 1st Sunday of Advent – SUPER OBLATA (2002MR): thresholds

Today’s Ordinary Form Super Oblata prayer, the prayer over the offerings during the Offertory, is found in the ancient Veronese Sacramentary amidst prayers for the month of July. SUPER OBLATA – (2002MR): Suscipe, quaesumus, Domine, munera quae de tuis offerimus … Continue reading

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Praise for the new, corrected translation coming in.

I am getting some good feedback on the new translation.  Here’s one item: It was such an improvement that I might (just might) go to Novus Ordo Mass in English there once in a while! High praise indeed! UPDATE: From … Continue reading

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WDTPRS POLL: The Advent Wreath and You

Do you have an Advent Wreath? How about sharing a photo? The combox is open.

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Wherein is found Fr. Z’s annual singing rant on Advent vestments. WDTPRS POLL!

Some veteran readers here know about my annual rant about BLUE vestments during Advent.  Lest all other Advent considerations be overshadowed by the implementation of the new, corrected translations, herebelow I rant. I think this liturgical abuse is fading, but … Continue reading

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Readers: PARISH MERGER consultation!

In the past – quite a long time ago now, actually – I wrote some short stories about a fictional place with the parishes, in this deanery at least, of St. Ipsidipsy (in Tall Tree Circle), St. Fidelia (in Benedictburg), … Continue reading

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Many thanks go out to all who have been so helpful and generous with donations and items from the wish lists.  Each time something arrives it is a shot in the arm. On Monday, 28 November, I will say another … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 124: Advent Vespers hymn in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms compared

In this rapid PODCAzT I return to a hymn I dissected a few years ago in another of these audio projects, the hymn for Vespers during Advent, Conditor or Creator alme siderum, in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms of the … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI to US bishops (Region I-II-III) during their ad limina visit

The Holy Father delivered the following address to the bishops of the USA (regions I-II-III) during their ad limina visit. Let’s have a glance with my emphases and comments. Dear Brother Bishops, I greet you all with affection in the … Continue reading

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After all these years… the advent of the NEW TRANSLATION. Your thoughts. WDTPRS POLL

We have waited a long time for this. The clock has inexorably ticked away. The date for the implementation of the whole of the new, corrected translation – Order and Proper – has finally arrived for the UK and for … Continue reading

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The new Nuncio to Ireland. Some thoughts and a request to readers.

There will be a new apostolic nuncio in Ireland, and his name is.. will be Archbishop Charles Brown. A glance at his CV shows that he’s got real intellectual game. Il Santo Padre ha nominato Nunzio Apostolico in Irlanda il … Continue reading

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You say you want a restoration?

Here is a great restoration story from the History Blog. The Dulwich Picture Gallery in London unveiled the results of a two-year restoration of Saint Cecilia, a Baroque masterpiece currently attributed to the school of Annibale Caracci. The 17th century … Continue reading

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