Monthly Archives: June 2007

NYT on MP

The NYT has its coverage of the MP now.  Shall we look at it together?  My emphases and comments. June 28, 2007Wider Use of Latin Mass Likely, Vatican Officials SayBy LAURIE GOODSTEIN and IAN FISHER Pope Benedict XVI has signed … Continue reading

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Le Croix confirms

The French paper Le Croix confirms with a longer article what Kath.net and Die Welt reported. Highlights of new items: 1)  It says that the bishops were representatives of bishops conferences.2)  After the plenary meeting ofthe Pont. Comm. Ecclesia Dei … Continue reading

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IT’S COMING – MOTU PROPRIO – 7 JULY (07-07-07)

On Wednesday afternoon the Secretary of State, Tarcisio Card. Bertone gave the Motu Proprio to 30 bishops from around the world on Wednesday afternoon in the Apostolic Palace.  The bishops were explicitly chosen and invited for this.  (I am guessing … Continue reading

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An important blog switches off the lights

The good blog Pontifications has closed shop. "Namárië" he wishes us. Cura ut valeas!

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Remember what I posted yesterday?

Do you recall what I posted yesterday about appointments?   It seems Marco Tosatti was right. #  RINUNCIA DEL GRAN MAESTRO DELL’ORDINE EQUESTRE DEL SANTO SEPOLCRO DI GERUSALEMME E NOMINA DEL PRO-GRAN MAESTRO Il Santo Padre ha accolto la rinunzia presentata, … Continue reading

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The Tablet: another dreadful editorial

It will hardly surprise anyone familiar with The Tablet that an article against the derestriction of the older form of Mass might emerge when the date of the MP ostensibly draws nearer.  In finem citius after all. The Tablet’s editorial … Continue reading

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“… keep clear of TradWorld!”

This WDTPRS blog was born from a project of helping people to know what the prayers of Holy Mass really say, because the Lord knows we are not getting their true content in the translation presently in use.  The idea … Continue reading

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Another “Where are you?” snapshot

In the last few minutes… here is a list of where some of your are: Fairfax, Virginia Dayton, Ohio Washington, District of… Stadtwald, Thuringen Columbia, Missouri Kleszczw, Krakow Pleasant Hill, California Vnersborg, Vastra Gotal… Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Nashville, Tennessee Adelaide, South … Continue reading

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Tosatti in La Stampa on Vatican appointments

In the daily La Stampa, Marco Tosatti has an article concerning possible upcoming Vatican appointments. After speculation about the appointment of Card. Tauran for Interreligious Dialogue, Tosatti riffs on the presence of men from Milan in the Curia. Tosatti mentions … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI: a different Motu Proprio – Changes Conclave legislation

Pope Benedict XVI desires that the manner of electing a Pope in a conclave will return to an earlier form.  The Motu Proprio is called Constitutione apostolica. John Paul II had changed the legislation to permit "simple election".   Under the … Continue reading

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Kath.net: 6 July for the Motu Proprio

The German language newsource Kath.net has published a piece indicating a date of 6 July for the Motu Proprio.  Also, H.E. Egon Kapellari, Bishop of Graz (Austria) will present a commentary on the document. Vatikan (www.kath.net) Das Motu proprio zur … Continue reading

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Liturgical music reform

Another great one from The Crescat.

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Prayer initiative for the Motu Proprio

For quite a while now, I have been saying a prayer each day for the good reception of the Motu Proprio which will derestrict the older form of Mass, the so-called "Tridentine" rite. I see now that Card. Dias has … Continue reading

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Prayers for Letter to Catholics in China

I really like this story.  My emphases. VATICAN – CHINANuns to pray for Pope’s letter on China and full religious freedom A letter signed by Cardinal Dias and the secretary of the Pontifical Missionary Union call on monasteries to dedicate … Continue reading

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It is possible that the Motu Proprio is now being printed

I am told by a very well-placed source that the text of the Motu Proprio is being printed at the Vatican Tipografia. On Italian news via RAI tg2 on Sunday, it was said that the MP will come "in the … Continue reading

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What if the Motu Proprio is… *glup*… SUCCESSFUL!??

This is simply too funny.  Biretta tip to JG for guiding me to the right blog:  What If The Latin Mass Is More Successful Than Anyone Expected?Hmmmm…I’ve heard that many "progressive" Catholics are planning preemptive strikes to counter the ever … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 36: St. Augustine on John the Baptist; Ut queant laxis

http://www.wdtprs.com/podcazt/07_06_24.mp3Our PODCAzT for this Solemnity of the Nativity of John the Baptist presents a selection from sermon (s. 288) preached by St. Augustine of Hippo (+430) in Carthage in 401.  This is not the same selection as you find in … Continue reading

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RAI TG2: Motu Proprio in the “upcoming days”

I tip the biretta to FA  o{]:¬)   who sent the following: Today’s telegiornale RAI TG2 at 1PM reported the contents of today’s Angelus pretty accurately, consideng the outlet. What struck me as unusual was that they announced the derestriction of TLM … Continue reading

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Dumb article on old Mass in Boston Ledger

As the finger drumming continues in anticipation of the derestriction of the so-called "Tridentine" rite via a Motu Proprio, and when it finally arrives, we will see many more articles like the following.  They will be characterized by that deadly … Continue reading

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Helping you with the new Road Care document… be serious

We must all challenge ourselves to make each and every document of the Holy See our own, in some way appropriate to our vocations. You have, I am sure, been deeply moved and edified by the new roadie document from … Continue reading

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