Category Archives: SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM

GUEST POST: Sacred Heart of Jesus parish in Grand Rapids, MI

From a reader:
Thank you for your blog, your collect translations, and your devotion to the Tridentine Rite. I pray for you every night before bed, please pray for me.
I wanted to pass along some information about this wonderful bunch of young … Continue reading

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Archbp. Cordileone establishes “Benedict XVI Institute for Sacred Music and Divine Worship”

For your Brick by Brick file, I was sent a link to an entry at Catholic San Francisco about a new liturgical institute established by Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone.
Archbishop explains goal of new liturgical institute
On the eve of the feast of … Continue reading

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A reflection on “pastoral liturgy”

A pioneer of the Catholic blogosphere, Amy Welborn, popular before I came onto the stage, has on her site a comment or three about a Mass she experienced.
Here is the part I found most interesting.  My emphases:
When I went to … Continue reading

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Drought in California? ¡Vaya lío! Revive the Oratio Imperata, traditional public Processions

At Catholic Vote I saw an entry about how the bishops of California are praying for rain. It’s pretty dry out out there on the Left Coast.

SACRAMENTO Catholic bishops called for divine intervention Tuesday as California endures what appears to … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Travel-size 1962 Missale Romanum – AT LAST!

Looking for a gift for a traditionally-minded priest?
Looking for a gift for a soon-to-be-ordained seminarian?
Looking for materials for your budding Extraordinary Form Mass group in your parish?
Looking for the right stuff for your own home’s private chapel for when Father … Continue reading

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Epiphany Water Report!

The other day I posted about special blessings of sacramentals for Epiphany, including the Blessing for Epiphany Water.
As a follow up, since the blessing of Epiphany Water is reserved to bishops and to priests with permission from their bishop, I … Continue reading

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BEGONE SATAN! Epiphany Blessings, The Devil, and You

Epiphany is coming, Reverend Fathers.  We have special blessings we can use.
You will find actual blessings in the Rituale Romanum (not in the dreadful “Book of Blessings”).
First, we have the famous blessing of chalk, then used to mark the doors of … Continue reading

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A few thoughts about changes to the Congregation for Bishops. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

A lot of you are asking by email my take on Pope Francis’ not confirming Card. Burke as a member of the Congregations for Bishops and for Saints.
The fact is that the members of these Congregations are routinely shifted around. … Continue reading

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Pat Archbolds’ Open Letter to Pope Francis on Franciscan Friars

Pat Archbold has written an open letter to Pope Francis about the plight of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate. Here is a sample.
Dear Holy Father,
I urgently need your help and so do others. I have heard all you have … Continue reading

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Fr. Z on Fr. Hunwicke on the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate.

I can say with great pleasure that Fr. John Hunwicke, a Catholic priest of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, is blogging again.  He had a blog which was for a while repressed by the “powers that be”.  He … Continue reading

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