Monthly Archives: July 2007

PODCAzT 38: Ratzinger on “active participation”; The Sabine Farm; Merry del Val’s music

http://www.wdtprs.com/podcazt/07_07_25.mp3 Our PODCAzT today comes after a long break.  I has some technical problems. In today’s PODCAzT I continue the project I started last time of looking at some fundamental characteristic of Holy Mass, especially in light of the older, … Read More

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It’s a conspiracy, tell you!

After solving a few of my techincal problems, which made getting the last couple PODCAzTs made and promulgated so arduuous, today I am having environmental problems! It seems like everytime I settle into get something done, the phone squawks or … Read More

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INTERNET PRAYER UPDATE: Filipino

Years ago I wrote A prayer before connecting to the internet.  It now appears in many translations.  I have been gathering them together on one page here at WDTPRS. I am please to have found a verison in Filipino.  I … Read More

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“not suited for the older form of Mass”? Give me a break!

In many official statements and articles which are less than warm in their reception of Summorum Pontificum we find curious claims along the lines that "not many churches are suited to the older form of Mass".  Oh really? You remember … Read More

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NPR on the Motu Proprio: just about every error you can make

I was alerted by my friend Fr. AL, to whom I tip the tricorno   o{]:¬)  that the über-liberal National Public Radio on its Morning Edition had a piece by Sylvia Poggioli on the older form of Mass.  The title: Catholics … Read More

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Summorum Pontificum link removed

FYI, the link to the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum was removed from the Holy See’s main page today. It is still available here. Notice that there are still no official translations!  

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At last, a photo of the “stable group”!

With an amused biretta tip to JG, who inspired this,  o{]:¬)  here we finally see a photo of a "stable group".

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Benedict XVI meets for Q&A with 400 priests

On SKY TG24 there is a good video in Italian on the meeting of the Pope with 400 priests of the region.  It was one of His Holiness’s usual conference style Q&A sessions, at which he is so brilliant. He … Read More

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Official Statement on MP by Bp. Harrington of Winona

UPDATED: In another entry, I had posted a statement of the Liturgy Office of the Diocese of Winona.  The Director of Communications of the Winona diocese then wrote in a comment  to that entry that that statement was not the … Read More

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Statement of Diocese of Winona (where the SSPX seminary is) on Summorum Pontificum

Here is the [official] statement on Summorum Pontificum from the [Liturgy Office of] Diocese of Winona.  This statement is of special interest because the Seminary of the SSPX is in the Diocese of Winona.   [UPDATE: In a comment below this … Read More

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I’m seeing a trend

I will ask for confirmation from you readers, but I am seeing a trend. The Motu Proprio is out, and we are feeling the calming of the adrenline.  Official statements of dioceses have been passed, and posted and parsed.  After … Read More

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Tulsa World on older form of Mass – YEEHAH!

An interesting take on the older form of Mass is found on Tulsa World.com in a story by Michael Overall.  As usual, my emphases and comments. Reinstated Latin Mass will reduce nonsense by: MICHAEL OVERALL World Staff Writer7/23/2007 One priest … Read More

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Caption call

   

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The School of Bologna’s Council of Discontinuity

There is an amazing fight going on in Italy over the heart of the Church’s authority and teachings.  The fight has great importance for the rest of the Catholic world. Some fast background: In 1962 when the Council was about … Read More

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PODCAzT news and blog report

I have gotten a few e-mails asking why I am not making as many PODCAzTs as I did before.  This got me thinking.  What is the status quaestionis…the state of the question? Simply put, since I have been back from … Read More

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Harry Potter and the…. Libation Bearers?

A couple months ago, while still in Rome, I logged into my account for the public library near to the Sabine Farm and reserved a copy of the ultimate Harry Potter book.  I was number 16 in the queue. The … Read More

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“she shouted, ‘Oh, shut up’ and stormed out of the sacristy.”

At Orthfully Catholic there is a sadly amusing story about… well… here it is. Today I served the RCIA Reunion Mass, which was a very interesting experience. As it was attended by people who had come home through the RCIA … Read More

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Card. Zen in N. Italy at the Pope’s Angelus

WDTPRS’s favorite active Cardinal, His Eminence Joseph Zen was in attendance at today’s Angelus, way up north in Lorenzago di Cadore where the Pope is having an alpine vacation.  With Cardinal Zen came large group of Chinese pilgrims.  Fr. Lombardi, … Read More

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California Catholic on the Motu Proprio

The California Catholic has an interesting piece by a layman about his experience of attending the older form of Mass.  Biretta tip to Fr. AL for this.   o{]:¬)    He thinks some problems need correction before the older use … Read More

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7 July Statement of the Bishops of Scotland on Summorum Pontificum

The Bishops of Scotland issued a press release when the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum came out.  Here is the press release.  I do not include the text of the MP. My emphases and comments. Article: Scottish Bishops welcome publication of … Read More

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