Tag Archives: Fr. John Hunwicke

“What a bore clergy find the ‘Hymn to Love’ in I Corinthians 13…”

From Fr. Hunwicke of Mutual Enrichment comes this brilliantly blistering entry. I am glad he’s on our side. And I am especially glad to have another defender of the pre-Lent Sundays. They were 86’d in the time of Paul VI. … Continue reading

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Some profess respect for separated heretical brethren, but hate unseparated traditional brethren

Fr. John Hunwicke has an interesting comment about the FSSP over at his excellency blog Mutual Enrichment.   This is the second of a short series.  He has a penchant for chain-posts, it seems.  You can find the rest over there.  Meanwhile, … Continue reading

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Concerning concelebration

At his excellent blog, Mutual Enrichment, Fr. Hunwicke has a few posts about concelebration. Samples… Pope Innocent III on Concelebration: Innocent III takes it for granted that “from time to time many priests concelebrate” and adds “the Cardinal Presbyters of Rome … Continue reading

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What ‘Quo primum’ says and what it doesn’t say

At his engaging blog Mutual Enrichment, Fr John Hunwicke has a good note about Pius V and Quo primum.  He points out a common error or two about that famous Apostolic Constitution. Quo primum was the instrument of promulgation of the first “Tridentine” … Continue reading

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Notes on Eucharistic Prayer II

Every once in the while, when I was saying the Novus Ordo far more often than I do today (last Sunday was the first in several months, after the EF and before an EF baptism), why I used the Roman … Continue reading

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“among so many adversities”

Fr. John Hunwicke has a superb post over at his place.  He looks at today’s Collect in the Extraordinary Form.  My emphases and comments. in tot adversis Da quaesumus, omnipotens Deus: ut, qui in tot adversis ex nostra infirmitate deficimus; … Continue reading

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“Do not exaggerate, overestimate, what a Pope can do….”

The inimitable Fr. Hunwicke has a good reminder at his fine blog HERE about papal authority (my emphases): Two points. Despite the anxieties entertained by the Intellectuals on both sides of this question … the Traditionalists and the Tablettentendenz … … Continue reading

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Where Fr. Hunwicke explains “Festum Ovorum”

The intimitable Fr Hunwicke at his place has a brilliant post which I’ll reproduce here with the urgent admonition that you visit his place, over THERE: FESTUM OVORUM Well, that’s how they describe the Saturday before Quinquagesima year by year … Continue reading

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“lingua latina bene calleant”

Many are the times that I have lamented the nearly complete disobedience to the Code of Canon Law and the expressed will of modern Roman Pontiffs about the Latin language.  For example, the 1983 Code of Canon Law, can. 249, … Continue reading

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Are the aging-hippies burying Benedict’s legacy?

I have written a few times about the priest in the Diocese of Brentwood, UK, a man of a certain age who – inexplicably – was in charge of the diocesan liturgy office, who sent a letter to The Tablet … Continue reading

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