Tag Archives: Latin

Latin Contest Announcement: Prize €20000

The Pontifical Council for Culture and the Pontificia Academia Latinitas will issue a prize of €20000.

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ASK FATHER: Can the Novus Ordo be “ad orientem”, in Latin, with Deacons?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Can a Novus Ordo be ad orientem with Latin, chant, a subdeacon and deacon in traditional vestments?
Not only can the Novus Ordo be celebrated ad orientem, it ought to be.  The rubrics indicate that this is the standard, the norm.  The … Continue reading

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“…the language demons fear the most…”

At Catholic Gentleman we find an interview with “Mixed Martial Arts” fighter, Bas Rutten.  Biretta tip to a reader –   o{]:¬)
In the interview we find:
14. You say frequently, “Deo gratias!” This is Latin for “Thanks be to God.” Just curious: … Continue reading

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UPDATE on Reginald Foster’s ‘Ossa Latinitatis Sola’ – Request for old Ludi Domestici

UPDATE 21 Oct:
A priest friend sent me a photo of his very own copy of Ossa, duly delivered.  Yes, folks, the books are shipping.

UPDATE:
Some people are asking me for updates on the publication of the 1st volume of the Ossa Latinitatis … Continue reading

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Reginald Foster’s 1st Latin book FINALLY out!

Nota bene, all you former Reggie students.
At long last… after many delays… Fr. Reginald Foster’s Latin book is printed, released and shipping on 18 October!  I’ve added it to my list.
Ossa Latinitatis Sola ad Mentem Reginaldi Rationemque: The Mere Bones of … Continue reading

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1962: Of Manners in Church, of the Vernacular, and of Vocations

One of you readers sent me a link to a video from 1962, made in Ireland, about the changes in the Ritual for administration of sacraments, especially of Marriage and Baptism.   They talk about the New Ritual, the introduction of … Continue reading

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Memories of Vatican II’s halcyon days. Who could have predicted that things would fall apart?

Over at Crisis there is a great piece recounting memories of Vatican II times… those spirit-filled, halcyon days!
I particularly enjoyed this paragraph about the writer’s days in a Catholic girls school:
We attended Mass in Latin, sang hymns in Latin and … Continue reading

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Latin. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Fr. John Hunwicke, priest, gentleman and Latinist, has a spiffing post at his blog Mutual Enrichment (which title is a reference to Summorum Pontificum).
He writes about Latin.  Here is a taste of the first part with my oft-imitated emphases and comments:
Since Papa Bergoglio … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 8th Sunday after Pentecost (1962MR): Being even more ourselves.

Today’s Collect is from the ancient Veronese Sacramentary and the Gelasian and the so-called Gregorian. It survived the liturgical tailors with their scissors and thread to live on in the post-Conciliar Missale Romanum on Thursday of the 1st week of … Continue reading

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About Latin and how hard Mass ought to be.

At Crisis there is an entry by Anne Maloney, a Philosophy prof at – or all places – the College of St. Catherine in St Paul, Minnesota.  Let’s just say that Saint Kate’s has been really weird for a really long time, … Continue reading

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