Category Archives: Universae Ecclesiae

QUAERITUR: How to get Gregorian chant and a TLM in the parish.

From a reader: The New Missal has started in my parish and the music is atrocious. I had to go to the local public high school play to hear Gregorian Chant! No regard for GIRM #41. My Bishop refuses to allow the … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick in Trenton, NJ – EF joy!

For your “Brick by Brick” file, comes this from Trenton, NJ. Several people wrote to me about about this. There is a newly-established Latin Mass at St. Anthony’s in Trenton at 12:15 pm every Sunday. St. Anthony’s is located in … Continue reading

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NEW WDTPRS COFFEE MUG: Universae Ecclesiae edition

It has been a while since I have offered a different WDTPRS mug for your consumption of Mystic Monk Coffee or Tea. Behold, the newest: the Universae Ecclesiae 8 mug. As you know Universae Ecclesiae was the Instruction from the … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Extraordinary Communion Minister at a TLM if the priest is infirm?

From a reader: May a duly commissioned Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion distribute the host at Mass in the Extraordinary Form when the celebrating priest is physically impeded from doing so? It would seem that paragraph 28 of Universae Ecclesiae … Continue reading

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It seems diocesan bishops can ordain using the older rite of ordination after all!

Here is something that merits attention.  As you might recall, the clarificatory document about Summorum Pontificum from the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” entitled Universae Ecclesiae indicated that the Pontificale Romanum was to be used for ordinations only by those groups … Continue reading

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Question for seminarians

As we know, Universae Ecclesiae spoke to the need for Latin Church seminarians to know the Extraordinary Form. I would appreciate notes by email from seminarians about what is going on in their programs of formation.  Use the CONTACT link … Continue reading

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Note to bishops: Summorum Pontificum replaced Ecclesia Dei adflicta. No… really… it did.

It defies reason, but sometimes we still find bishops who think that Summorum Pontificum and Universae Ecclesiae don’t exist and that they can still order matters concerning the older form of Mass according to the now superseded Ecclesia Dei adflicta. … Continue reading

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I sense a trend.

Over at Orwell’s Picnic there is a post entitled “Face it, Hippies”, which this graph. I sense a trend. The growth is slow, some will say.  But there is growth.  There is growth in several important spheres of the Church’s … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Using the Breviarium Romanum but with the Novus Ordo calendar

From a priest: Thanks for all of your work on behalf of the Church and, from a brother priest, oremus pro invicem! [Libenter!] I was ordained this year and thank God for the tremendous gift of offering the Divine Sacrifice … Continue reading

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US Catholic gets nutty about Bp. Olmsted of Phoenix and Communion under both kinds

US Catholic ‘s Bryan Cones became a little hysterical about Bp. Olmsted’s decision to apply the Church’s laws concerning Communion under both kinds in the Diocese of Phoenix. As I understand it, the 1975 edition of the Missale Romanum gave … Continue reading

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