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Tag Archives: SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM
This was sent by a priest friend.
“OUCH!” doesn’t quite capture my reaction.
Let me preface your viewing by saying that the older, traditional form of the Roman Rite is not susceptible to this sort of madness.
BTW… the real … Continue reading
Over and over, wrong and wrong again; with the Church not speaking to the world from her wisdom, but the world teaching the Church a lesson in its foolishness, and the Church going along, like the puny kid in the … Continue reading
The Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage in Rome is a great event. I hope to go as long as they are held.
There is now a video documentary of last year’s experience with English subtitles. HERE
There are high quality views of some of the liturgical events … Continue reading
I think we have to pretty much give up on correct terminology now. It seems that the bifurcation is nearly complete. Latin has been isolated from the Novus Ordo, partly because those on the traditional side of thing perpetually called the … Continue reading
First, we have now a nickname for the new Letter.
Thanks to The Great Roman™!
Next, I am gobsmacked by something I heard. US radio talk show host Michael Savage has been reading – on air – portions of Amoris laetitia. … Continue reading
At the website of the diocesan newspaper of the Diocese of Brooklyn there is an editorial dated 2 March about the legacy of Pope Benedict XVI. HERE
While the editorial is positive and has some good points there is a glaring … Continue reading
I had an email from Juventutem (too bad about that J) saying that
Hungary’s Bertalan Kiss, has become the President of Fœderatio Internationalis Juventutem. HERE
In addition to co-founding and leading the annual Hungarian pilgrimage, Peregrinatio Fidei, since 2012, Bertalan Kiss helped … Continue reading
Our worship environment has been polluted for decades. It has to stop. Benedict XVI offered moving inspiration for us all through the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum. We have to save the environment from the predations of bad liturgists who have so … Continue reading
Brick by Brick in Athens, Ohio, is what I glean from a story sent by a reader.
From The Athens News. Let’s have a look with some of my patented emphases and comments:
An ancient and beautiful liturgy returns to an Athens … Continue reading
ASK FATHER: The mantelletta and other clerical gear were “abolished” but under Summorum Pontificum can they be used? Wherein Fr. Z rants.
From a reader…
I am writing with a follow up question to your post yesterday (16 November) on the subject of the mantelletta. HERE In your response to the reader, you mentioned the (dolorous) decision, issued motu proprio, of the blessed … Continue reading
I received word via email… the Traditional Latin Mass has “returned” to St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia.
This is an exceptionally good development. They should should have it every week, at least.
Here are a few snaps from their flicker feed … Continue reading
I have been – mostly on purpose – in a Synod Free Zone in the last few days, even though I am at Ground Zero. Yes, I am hearing a lot. No, I am trying not to let … Continue reading
The procession and Pontifical Mass for the Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage was this morning. Here are some shots.
I prayed for you, the readers here, my family, my friends, my confreres in Madison, the … gulp… Synod.
Starting in S. … Continue reading
I have received sundry questions about situations in which Traditional Latin Masses (Extraordinary Form), have been suddenly cancelled, without reasons, without dialogue, without recourse… no doubt in the name of the Mercy Pope Francis speaks of.
As you know, the law laid down … Continue reading
From a reader…
I am a new comer to the Latin Mass. [?] Words cannot express how much we have missed since coming to the Latin Mass thru my children’s Catholic school. Our parish does not have a Latin Mass, yet is fairly … Continue reading
At NLM there is a good entry by Peter Kwasniewski about implementing Summorum Pontificum where you are.
He makes some practical points which I endorse… as one would expect since I also have made them.
WARNING: Peter links to a dangerous video that may make … Continue reading
Here is a grooovy oldie post from the WDTPRS archives. This, from this very day in 2007:
Some time ago, the Official WDTPRS Parody Song Writer, the esteemed now Father Tim Ferguson wrote some lyrics in honor of Summorum Pontificum:
As he put it,
“I ruminated … Continue reading
From a reader…
I am dying and planning my funeral. I like the formulations in the old Latin funeral more than in the Novus Ordo. Can English translations of the old mass be substituted for parts of the new Mass?
The provisions of Summorum … Continue reading
I want to bring to your attention the upcoming annual Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage to Rome 19-29 October. It is handled by Orbis Catholicus and my friend John Sonnen. I will be going, as chaplain. That means TLMs everyday and probably some … Continue reading