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Daily Archives: 17 October 2007
While many in Italy are moaning and grousing, Carlo Card. Caffarra, Archbishop of Bologna, known to be quite papalino has established the older form of Mass, according to Summorum Pontificum, as of Sunday 18 October, every Sunday and Holy Days … Read More
I am listening to the radio interview with His Excellency Bishop Sheridan of Colorado Springs about Summorum Pontificum. It is very interesting and balanced! He makes some great observations about Mass ad orientem, young people who want the older Mass, … Read More
Our friends in the common cause over at Rorate have put up the full text of the talk, in English, delivered in the Netherlands by His Excellency Most Reverend Malcolm Ranjith, Secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline … Read More
My memory is a little fuzzy: First, before a consistory but after the promulgation of the names of the new Cardinals 1) Do we call them "Your Eminence"? I think so. 2) They could vote in a conclave even if, … Read More
I was surprised on the selection First, His Excellency Daniel DiNardo did a License at the Augustinianum! He had a good statement on the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum. What is going on? Both men, Archbp. Foley, and Archbp. DiNardo are … Read More
I got an e-mail from a priest. Maybe you readers can give some feed-back and information. Here is what I received (edited): Fr., I am going to be using the option ad orientem during the upcoming Advent season and Lent. … Read More
COMMENTS BEING UPDATED I read something today that really made me mad. I don’t mad too often, but this … grrrr… I see Matt Abbott tackled him too. Here is a 16 September blurb in the parish bulletin of Sacred … Read More
I posted an entry the other day about statements made by the excommunicated SSPX bishop Williamson in which he takes exception to the naming of females as Doctors of the Church. I closed down the comments on that entry when … Read More
I get lots of questions via e-mail and I am considering how to revive the old ASK FATHER Question Box. In any event, here is something I got recently (edited): QUAERITUR: Recently a visiting priest said some of the Masses … Read More
Did you know that when the United States of America is formally at war, the head of the eagle on Great Seal should be turned to look at the side wherein the eagle clutches arrows in its talon, rather than … Read More
UPDATE: I have had several more requests from lay people about how to participate at celebrations of Holy Mass in its older, traditional form. Thus, I revive this entry, FWIW. Everyone: Can I have some help with this? I received … Read More