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Monthly Archives: July 2007
We haven’t yet heard much about Summorum Pontificum from Canadian sources. However, in the Catholic Register, a Canadian paper, there is this article of interest. My emphases and comments. Latin Mass increases diversity, says Archbishop Collins Written by … Read More
Sr. Chittister is pretty worried. On 10 July Sister produce what must be called an exemplary piece on the Motu Proprio and older form of Mass. It perfectly conveys what Sister stands for. Nearly a month later she has produce … Read More
There is again something of interest from the Diocese of Winona on the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum. You might remember the statement of His Excellency Most Reverend Bernard Harrington which you can review here. I had also posted here a … Read More
In the Diocese of Orange in California, there has been some conflict over the use of the older form of Mass. Click here, here and here for the sad background. I now offer for your consideration the following, well, bizarre … Read More
The Washington Times has an article on the Motu Proprio. My emphases and comments. Old rite wins new Mass appeal July 30, 2007 By Julia Duin – The Tridentine Mass, the Latin-only rite both loved and hated by many Catholics … Read More
While scanning my RSS feeds this morning I noticed that Gerald at the Cafeteria found an article in a publication I nearly never pay attention to: Commonweal. They published something by a Rite Ferrone on the Motu Proprio. Commonweal … Read More
I received this from a priest in the Diocese of Steubenville where His Excellency Most Reverend Robert Daniel Conlon is Bishop. It is a memo to "priests resident in the Diocese of Steubenville" dated 20 July 2007. His Excellency … Read More
There is a revelatoryop-ed piece about the older form of Mass in Hell’s Bible, today. It concerns my good friend Fr. Philips at St. John Cantius Church in Chicago. My emphases and comments. Editorial ObserverThe Pope Reopens a Portal to … Read More
In an ADNKRONOS story, we read: The Pope: Could celebrate the Mass of St. Pius V in public Signs point to the First Sunday of Advent – The Director of "Latinitas", at last we will have a common prayer of … Read More
Here is an article on the older form of Mass from The B.C. Catholic, newspaper of the Archdiocese of Vancouver. My emphases and comments. Ne timete: old Latin Mass still ‘extraordinary’ By Jeff Graham Ne timete: be not afraid, is … Read More
Last week I presented the Archbishop of Portland, His Excellency, Most Reverend John Vlanzy’s comments from a 2006 article about the older form of Mass. Click here for that entry. Now His Excellency has presented his view of the Motu … Read More
The English lefty tabloid The Tablet (28 July) has a somewhat more balanced piece than the usual hysteria we can expect from the ranks of their writers. Today we read a contribution by a man who back int he day … Read More
In today’s PODCAzT, we hear from St. Augustine of Hippo (+430) who contributes to the second reading in today’s Office of Readings. The selection is from Bk 10 of the Confessions. I use that as a spring board into … Read More
In the newspaper of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, The Criterion, there is a good article on the older form of Mass. My emphases and comments. English? Latin? Parish builds unity out of liturgical diversity By Sean Gallagher On July … Read More
Today is the feast of Sts. Joachim and Anna, the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary, grandparents of the Savior. Here is their entry from the Martyrologium Romanum. Memoria sanctorum Ioachim et Annae, parentum immaculatae Virginis Dei Genetricis Mariae, quorum … Read More
The reliable Andrea Tornielli of the Italian daily Il Giornale has an exclusive interview with the Holy Father’s segretario particolare Msgr. Georg Gänswein. Here are the highlights. During his vacation, the Pope is reading, writing, taking walks, playing the piano, … Read More
Check out the fuller schedule over at the Whappers. Holy Whapping Television Network (HWTN): The Motu Proprio Edition Monday 9:00 AM. Traddietubbies. Finally, some quality children’s programming. Four freakish creatures apparently made of felt watch archival footage of Pius XII’s … Read More
In the newspaper of the Diocese of Memphis, the West Tennessee Catholic, we find the statement of His Excellency, Most Reverend J. Terry Steib, S.V.D. Take a deep breath. My emphases and comments. This Far By Faith Finding a Way… … Read More
I haven’t heard too much about the release of Summorum Pontificum from Canadian sources. However, here is an editorial from the Prairie Messenger, the weekly Catholic newspaper printed in Humboldt, Saskatchewan. My emphases and comments. Peter Novecosky, OSB Tridentine … Read More
The addition of the Internet Prayer in Filipino sparked another version, this time in Cebuano, the language of the central and southern Philippines. CEBUANO (Philippines) Pag-ampo bag-o sa pagsulod sa Internet.Diyos nga makagagahum ug walay katapusan, nga nag gamakanamo ingon … Read More