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Another young person’s reaction to Pope Francis about liturgical reform

A young woman at my home parish, St. Agnes in St. Paul, MN, penned a piece for the National Catholic Register in reaction to Pope Francis’ recent curious statements about liturgical reform.
As you may recall, the Pope (or, better, his ghost writer) … Continue reading

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AUDIO – Victimae Paschali Laudes – As you may never have heard it before

20 April 2017 was the 10th anniversary of the death of Msgr Richard Schuler.  A great deal as been written about him and we all owe a debt of gratitude to him for what he did.
In his memory, and to … Continue reading

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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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Just For Fun: Shots from St. Agnes Day in Rome

Just for fun, The Great Roman Fabrizio sent some photos from the Mass celebrated by Card. Muller at the Church of St. Agnes on the P.za Navona. I thought you might like to see them. I am always happy to … Continue reading

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21 January St. Agnes: “Shining with the fire of divine love”

Let us invoke St. Agnes, virgin and martyr.
O glorious Agnes who, though weak, was chosen by God to make His own might manifest in your martyrdom, together with the Holy Apostles intercede now before the throne of our Our Father … Continue reading

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St. Paul, MN – St. Agnes Church: Month Mind for Mother Angelica with Mozart, Mass in Latin

At my home parish of St. Agnes in St. Paul, MN, there are orchestral Masses (Mozart, Schubert, Haydn, Beethoven, etc.) on 30 Sundays of the year, along with Gregorian chant Propers.
This year they added a Mass to the repertory.  The … Continue reading

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Divine Praises … sung

On Sundays at my home parish in my native, St. Agnes in St. Paul, MN, the hour of Vespers has been sung in Gregorian Chant, using the Liber Usualis, at 3 pm for some 40 years… at least.   Vespers followed by Benediction … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Ordinary Form Edition

I am in my chilly native place at the moment.  Tomorrow, I’ll have the 10 AM Mass at my home parish, St. Agnes in St. Paul, where I have not been for a long while… too long.  The music is … Continue reading

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“Today, we fix our gaze on Agnes.”

There is a lovely post at Vultus Christi to which I direct your attention.
This is how it begins:
The wintertime liturgy sparkles with a constellation of virgin martyrs and holy women. The Roman Canon enshrines their names: Felicity, Perpetua, Agatha, Lucy, … Continue reading

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Francis and the Lambs

Pope Francis went to a parish and allowed a lamb to be put over his shoulders.
Is there is a better way to smell like the sheep than that?
What I want to know is whether or not Pope Francis blessed lambs … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: A mother benefits from Low Mass

I received a note from a parishioner at my home parish back in St. Paul, MN, The Church of St. Agnes.
I have been a parishioner at St. Agnes in St. Paul for 14 months having moved to the Twin Cities … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Video about the revival of a inner city parish by using actual Catholicism.

I want about 15 minutes of your time.
If you are a bishop or a priest or a seminarian, please give your special attention.
Below is an excerpt from a documentary to be shown soon on EWTN (30 April 6:30 EDT) about … Continue reading

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Agnes: “Shining with the fire of divine love”

Let us invoke St. Agnes, virgin and martyr.
O glorious Agnes, chosen by God, though weak,
to make His own might manifest in your martyrdom,
together with the Apostles
intercede before the throne of our Our Father in heaven
and beg strength for the bishops … Continue reading

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Agnes… lambs… Popes…. nuns… pallia

The Holy Father blessed lambs today, the feast of St. Agnes, as usual. The lambs are associated with Agnes, because of the Latin similarity of their names, Agnes and agnus.  Get it?
Those sisters in the background are Benedictine nuns … Continue reading

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21 January: St. Agnes of Rome, virgin and martyr

Here is something I have posted in the past… about St. Agnes of Rome.  Newcomers to WDTPRS may not have seen it.
Behold the skull of Agnes.

The dies natalis ("birthday into heaven") of Agnes was recorded in the register of the … Continue reading

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