Daily Archives: 9 July 2012

General Chapter of the SSPX is underway. PRAY!

The General Chapter of the SSPX is underway in Ecône, Switzerland.
I warmly request everyone to PRAY for the men as they meet, asking the Holy Spirit to bend what is rigid and warm what is cold.
Also, I noted with great … Continue reading

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Gregorian chant recordings from 1904 – interesting but… YIKES!

Over at Rorate I found links to fascinating recordings on Youtube from 1904. 
First is the famous Benedictine pioneer of modern Gregorian chant, Dom André Mocquereau. He conducts students of the French Seminary in Rome in the chant Alleluia Pascha nostrum.
I … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Mass obligation at an SSPX chapel and receiving Communion

From a reader:
I would love to attend the TLM, and there is an SSPX Chapel less than 15 miles from my home; but everytime I try to get information regarding the SSPX, I’ve received contradictory information. One “expert” claims that attendance … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Returning to the Church after joining another church for many years

From a reader:
If a person leaves the church and joins another faith for 10 plus years, what is required to return to good standing in the church?
This isn’t as hard as one might imagine.
Usually all a person has to do … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Music during the consecration

From a reader:
Lately, the music director at our church has been “tickling the ivories” during the Consecration. While at the piano, in the front of church (naturally), he has been playing tunes, based on hymms for sure, on the piano … Continue reading

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Being as “cunning as serpents and as innocent as doves” without losing dignity, honor, and self-respect.

At the blog The Art of Manliness I was pleasantly surprised to see the image of a priest in a biretta.
Here is some of the entry, but I have bulletpoint-ized the headings.  You’ll have to go there to find out … Continue reading

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