Daily Archives: 12 October 2007

A stupendous line

"Eat him if you must, but bring me his brain!"

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Check this out

WDTPRS’s great friend and colleague The Hermeneutic of Continuity, champion of truth and classy erudition, has an interesting post on resources for the older form of Mass.  Go check it out.  And tell him Fr. Z sent you!

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A plea for help in introducing young people to the older form of Mass

I got an e-mail today with an earnest request: Can you kind people help this person?  Dear Fr. Zuhlsdorf,   I know that you must receive many emails every day, so I shall try to keep mine brief and to … Read More

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The Right Stuff


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Bp. Rino Fisichella on the Traditional Mass at the Pope’s University, the Lateran

It is a long tradition in the Roman academic institutions to have a meeting at the beginning of the academic year between the faculty and the head of the institution.  In the case of the "Pope’s University" as it is … Read More

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Hmmm… questions are posed to the Commission, but norms are issued before the response is received … hmmm

I am scratching my head about something. Let’s get the sequence of events clear in our minds. Some days before the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum was promulgated on 7 July 2007, a preliminary text was sent through the nuncios to … Read More

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Msgr. Perl of the Pont. Comm. “Ecclesia Dei”: we are drafting an instruction on the interpretation of Summorum Pontificum

There is an interesting piece on Petrus. My translation and emphases. Mass in Latin, a "Petrus" exclusice – Msgr. Perl of the [Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei" speaks up: "Too many disobedient bishops and priests, a clarification on the Pope’s Motu … Read More

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Archp Ranjith on bishops who resist Summorum Pontificum: “instruments of the devil”

A kind reader sent me this fascinating excerpt from a talk given by His Excellency Most Rev. Malcolm Ranjith, Secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments.  the talk was entitled “Faith, Obedience and Theology” and … Read More

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Bp. Trautman issues his own norms for the older form of Mass

WDTPRS’s favorite critic of the Holy See’s liturgical translation norms, His Excellency Most Reverend Donald W. Trautman, the outgoing Chair of the USCCB’s liturgy office has determined it best to issue his own norms for the use of the 1962 … Read More