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“Francis”can learning curve

I have mentioned at various times since last March that Francis needs to learn how to be Pope and that we need learn how to let him be Pope.
I saw this in a Reuter’s piece (about the Empty Chair) by my old … Continue reading

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Francis, the G8, and reform of the Roman Curia – some musings

Over here I posted about the new G8 that Pope Francis will call together in October.  They are supposedly to help with alterations to the constitution called Pastor bonus, that governs the Roman Curia.
We all agree that reform of the … Continue reading

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Why don’t priests follow rubrics? Fr. Z cheerfully rants.

My friend Fr. Ray Blake, distinguished p.p. of St. Mary Magdalen in Brighton, has a post sure to prick the consciences of some not yet liberally heart-hardened priests and bishops.
He starts off with a comment about the lack of liturgical … Continue reading

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Are liberals baffled by the rising of the Traditional Roman Rite? Yes. And terrified.

Over at Real Clear Religion there is something that I am finally getting around to talking about and that you should look at.
Here are some high points with my emphases and comments.
The Rise of Latin Mass Youth
by George Neumayr

Liberal bishops dismissed … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI and the tension of liturgical “traditio” and “progressio”

On VIS there is a summary and in the pages of L’Osservatore Romano there is the Italian text, which the same paper featured as its front page story today.
Pope Benedict gave a talk to the Ninth International Congress on the … Continue reading

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Archbp. Coleridge hits a liturgical home run

Ever since the papal Master of Ceremonies Msgr. Guido Marini gave a talk in Rome to English-speaking priests about liturgy and liturgical reform, liberals have been coming out of the wood work.
They are now emboldened to attack Benedict XVI and … Continue reading

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Intriguing book by SSPX – “The Problem of the Liturgical Reform: A Theological and Liturgical Study

The kind folks at Angelus Press, the publishing arm of the SSPX, recently sent me a copy of The Problem of the Liturgical Reform: A Theological and Liturgical Study by the Society of Saint Pius X.
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A “Crunchy Con” liturgical essay… rereading that baptist minister’s remarks on worship

Some hours back I posted an interesting piece by a baptist minister which has been getting some play in the blogosphere.
On a site called Crunchy Con there is a reaction to the experience this baptist minister had.
A "crunchy con" … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: What do you mean by “liturgy” in need of “reform”?

From a reader:
On your take on notredame you kept refering to the "liturgy". In the present catholic church there are 2 different liturgies: the novus ordo and the tridentine. What liturgy are you refering to that needs reforming. The old … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: I was supposed to love the TLM, but I hated it!

From a reader with my emphases and comments:
I’ve been following your blog quite attentively for a few months now and all my reading convinced me that I needed to give the Extraordinary Form of the Mass a try ASAP. This … Continue reading

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