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Pontifical Masses proliferate

Is it just me, or has there been an increase in the number of Pontifical Masses in the traditional Roman Rite lately?
I just saw this at NLM:
On the occasion of the 7th anniversary of the promulgation of Summorum Pontificum, His … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI empowered a movement that will bring beauty back to the sanctuary and to the whole world.

I saw this in The Week.  My emphases and comments:
In defense of Pope Benedict and the Latin Mass
Twelve summers ago I entered a dusty little church in a Polish neighborhood in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., that Poles had abandoned long ago. It … Continue reading

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VIDEO: A moment of a Pontifical Mass

The 7th FOTA conference (liturgy) took place in Cork, Ireland.  There was a Pontifical Mass at the Throne with Terce celebrated at Sts Peter and Paul Church by His Excellency Most Rev Philip Boyce, OCD, Bishop of Raphoe. There are … Continue reading

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Seal of Confession under attack by Louisiana Supreme Court

I have read with concern and anger that a court in Louisiana has ruled that a priest of the Diocese of Baton Rouge, who had heard the confession of a minor concerning abuse by an adult, can be compelled to … Continue reading

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BREAKING! Missing and the search is on!

The often amusing Eye of the Tiber reports on a serious news story that should concern us all.  My emphases.
Sierra Nevada–More than five dozen searchers scoured the Sierra Nevada foothills for the missing reverence at a Mass at the Church of … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER & POLL: Sign of Peace at Mass. Not good. What to do?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Father, I notice that at daily mass or where the mass is sparsely attended parishioners will wave to each other from across the church.
Is there a better way to handle this situation?
Sure there is!  How about not do … Continue reading

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“dust off the censer, and toss out the bong” – 07/07/07

Here is a grooovy oldie post from the WDTPRS archives. This, from this very day in 2007:
The Official WDTPRS Parody Song Writer, the esteemed Tim Ferguson has been at it again.
As he put it,
“I ruminated a bit more … and … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Juventutem Thanks Benedict XVI for Summorum Pontificum

Here is a nice video “thank you” note from Juventutem to priests, lay people, Pope Benedict and Pope Francis for Summorum Pontificum.
On Monday 7 July we will have come to the 7th Anniversary of the release of the text.  It … Continue reading

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Missale Romanum cum lectionibus – online

Just too cool.  For priests who want to have a mobile (on screen, at least) Latin resource for the Novus Ordo Missale Romanum, an enterprising priest has made use of existing pdfs of the Missale Romanum cum lectionibus, long out … Continue reading

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The slippery slope of Communion for divorced and remarried

My friend the still-parish priest of Blackfen, still-Dean of Bexley, His Hermeneuticalness, Fr. Tim Finigan has drilled into a kerfuffle which illustrates how sides are being formed concerning Communion for the divorced and, subsequently, civilly remarried.
Finigan describes the situation.  A … Continue reading

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