Daily Archives: 14 September 2017

Thank you, Pope Benedict

Your Holiness, thank you for Summorum Pontificum. Since the late 80’s I had the pleasure of speaking with you about these matters, and I think I know your mind on them and motives. You gave us a great and timely gift. Today, … Continue reading

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In the wake of the big storms: Prayers of THANKSGIVING!

In the wake of hurricane IRMA, many have written to say that they are well. My mother and her friends are fine. I advocated prayers before the storm. Now I recommend prayers of thanksgiving after the storm. From a priest… I am a priest … Continue reading

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Today in Madison, WI, His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, the Extraordinary Ordinary, will celebrate Holy Mass in the Roman Rite’s greatest form, at the Throne in the Vetus Ordo. Mass begins at 5PM at the chapel of Holy … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 3: Summorum Pontificum 10 Years ONWARD!

I’m in the hall at the Angelicum for the day conference on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Summorum Pontificum going into effect. As we start… in one view Martin Mosebach, Cardinals Burke and Müller. The place is packed. … Continue reading

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What Did Council Fathers REALLY Say About LATIN?

Dr. Peter Kwasniewski wrote to me the other day to alert me to his post at NLM about the Second Vatican Council and the Latin language.  It is MUST READ reading.  HERE A taste to get you in… The documents … Continue reading

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