Monthly Archives: October 2007

Please explain Facebook to me and others

Okay… not every one at once. 1) What is it in very general terms? 2) What is it used for? 3) How does it differ from other online tools? 4) Do you use it and for what?

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Irish Anglicans aim for union with Rome – UPDATED

I have always been interested in the plight, and victories, of Anglicans/Episcopalians who "swim the Tiber".  The late Msgr. Richard Schuler, of St. Agnes Church in St. Paul, MN, was instrumental in helping the first Anglican priests come over to … Read More

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1957 vs. 2007… or “You just want the fifties back!”

Thanks to Sacramentum vitae (the blog, not the Eucharist) I have this to share from Professor Tony Esolen at Mere Comments posts the following satire from a reader. How many times have some of us heard from the spittle-flecked lips … Read More

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In Arkansas, 3 day program on Summorum Pontificum

Here is some spectacular news from the Arkansas Catholic. My emphases and comments. Arkansas priests get overview on Latin Mass Seminary professor leads three-day program on ‘motu proprio’ Published: October 27, 2007Malea Hargett By Malea HargettEditor Fifty-seven priests and two … Read More

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PRAYERCAzT 04: Feast of Christ the King – 1962 Missale Romanum

Welcome to another installment of What Does the Prayer Really Sound Like?  In this audio project I will simply read, and this week sing, the Latin prayers for the upcoming Sunday or feast from the 1962 Missale Romanum. If priests … Read More

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Diocese of Clifton: “liberal in the best sense of the word”

Damien Thompson of Telegraph.co.uk has a very interesting piece about how the older form of Mass is getting traction in the Diocese of Clifton, in England.  A good point is made: "By allowing the Pope’s wishes to be implemented naturally, … Read More

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What if…

UPDATE: I am bumping this back to the top. I was just watching some news coverage of the fires burning in California. A woman interviewed, said they were given 5 minutes warning before being evacuated. She said: "I have no … Read More

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A question for readers about old Breviary rubrics

Folks, I got this question by e-mail (one of the nearly 400 today alone).  I don’t have the energy to respond. Help this guy out (if you know how). I am an admirer and loyal reader of your blog. You … Read More

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Chicago Workshop for Celebrants went “spectacularly well”

Good news over at Musica Sacra. Success at the Celebrant WorkshopBy CMAA on October 23, 2007 at 1:58 pm The celebrant workshop (Missa in Cantu) went spectacularly well. A total of forty priests and seminarians attended. They participated in daily … Read More

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Please pray for people and an Abbey threatened by the California fires

Fr. Stephanos, of Me Monk Me Meander says prayers are needed for their monastery, Prince of Peace Abbey, in Oceanside, CA, not far from where the California fires are burning wildly: We are in San Diego County. We are safe … Read More

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Good “ad orientem” news

How nice it is to be able to share pleasant bits of news like this, which I received by e-mail.  Apparently, the main altar (the real altar) of the National Shrine is getting some use! Dear Rev.  Father, Last Sunday, … Read More

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Implementation of Summorum Pontificum at Georgetown University (Jesuit)

There are many Catholic "settings".   There are not only parish communities, but also more loosely defined academic settings, such as you would find in a Catholic University. Students have need for spiritual support, ongoing instruction in the faith at … Read More

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Is there a 2008 Ordo for the 1962 Missal?

Everyone…. is there available somewhere an 2008 Ordo for the 1962 Missal? The FSSP used to publish one. I can’t find one right now.

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Fr. Kenneth Baker on Summorum Pontificum and the Future of the Liturgy

Fr. Kenneth Baker, SJ, editor of HPR has an article on Summorum Pontificum.  My emphases and comments. Summorum Pontificum and the Future of the Liturgy by Father Kenneth Baker We had to wait a long time for the Motu Proprio, … Read More

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NEWS FLASH: ANNIVERSARY OF CREATION OF UNIVERSE!

Did you know that sometime during this night and before dawn of 23 October marks the anniversary of the creation of the universe? Oh yes! Sceptical? So says the Irish Anglican primate of Ireland, Bishop James Ussher (+1654). You can … Read More

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Mutiny on the Loggia of Pontifical Ceremonies

There is a biting piece at Petrus you might want to read, in my translation.  The semi-anonymous author doesn’t hide his contempt for the former Master of Ceremonies, His Excellency Most Reverend Piero Marini, titular archbishop of Martirano. The interesting … Read More

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TLM now daily at the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome

This from Orbis Catholicus: Summorum Pontificum: the Rome update… Everybody has been asking for the liturgical update from Rome and so here’s the scoop: all is upbound! The F.S.S.P. continue with their Rome chapel of San Gregorio dei Muratori. This … Read More

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Vatican Press to reprint the 1962 Missale Romanum?

Do I believe my eyes? It looks as if the Libreria Editrice Vaticana is going to put out an edition of the 1962 Missale Romanum. This would be a serious way for the Holy See to give concrete support to … Read More

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ALERT: HELP WDTPRS!

We are making up some lost ground.  I do mean "lost".  I logged on this morning to find that well over 100 votes had been substracted by the people who run the site.  I don’t know why and no explanation … Read More

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Bp. Roche (Leeds, UK – head of ICEL): statement to priests on M.P. (10 Sept)

The head of ICEL, His Excellency Most Reverend Arthur Roche, Bishop of Leeds, England, issued a statement to the clergy of that diocese on the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum. A WDTPRS reader made it available recently. I am just getting … Read More

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