Monthly Archives: November 2007

Fr. Lang’s article on Latin – another translation

There was a good article about Latin some time ago in L’Osservatore Romano by Fr. Uwe Michael Lang, an Oratorian working in Rome.   This deserves some attention.  Another translation was offered elsewhere, but there are ways in which it could … Continue reading

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The Novara Three: UPDATE

On the blog Rinascimento Sacro, there is an update about the three priests in the Diocese of Novara, in N. Italy, who have run into a conflict with their Bishop, H.E. Most Rev. Renato Corti over the use of the … Continue reading

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Writing to the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei”: some tips

  Damien Thompson posted about writing to Rome about how some prelates are seeking to stonewall Summorum Pontificum. It deserves some attention.  If this applies to the UK, it applies elsewhere!  Read his piece and, if you think it is … Continue reading

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URGENT: Univ. of St. Thomas (MN) CHAPEL WRECKOVATION

I got an e-mail.  I ask those who live in Minnesota to pay attention to this. This is about a meeting: 12:45 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas. Students, faculty and staff are invited to … Continue reading

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Some comments by priests from another entry

The recent article in America Magazine has sparked some very good discussion.  After parsing that article, I started a spin-off, about the "lonliness" the priest/writer felt at saying the Roman Canon during his first celebration of the traditional form of … Continue reading

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New members of the USCCB Committee on Divine Worship

Here is a list of the new members of the USCCB’s "Committe on Divine Worship" (note the name change of the Committee.) H.E. Most Rev. Donald W. Trautman is not long the Chair. H.E. Most Rev. Arthur J. Serratelli, about … Continue reading

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What’s up with The Golden Compass?

  I admit I know next to nothing about this movie about to come out.  However, what I have read leads me to believe that this is a film to avoid. I admit I don’t have many problems with the … Continue reading

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18-19 January: Rocky Mountain Regional Sacred Music Workshop

I received a note from a reader about an upcoming workshop on sacred music: Rocky Mountain Regional Sacred Music Workshop   Friday January 18 – Saturday January 19 JOIN US for a fun, educational, 2-day workshop on singing and learning … Continue reading

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Novara, Italy: priests on strike over saying the TLM

There is an alarming story going around in Italy, which CWN picked up. Italian bishop suspends priests for insisting on Latin Mass Rome, Nov. 26, 2007 (CWNews.com) – Bishop Renato Corti of Novara, Itay, has suspended 3 priests who refused … Continue reading

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From another entry: during the Roman Canon “I felt intense loneliness”

The Jesuit ultra-leftist weekly America Magazine had an article by a self-described liberal-minded priest who made a decision to celebrate the traditional form of Mass when a group asked fo it. I posted the whole article and made comments here. … Continue reading

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What’s up in Steubenville at St. Peter’s near Franciscan University?

I got this e-mail about the situation of the TLM in Steubenville. My emphases: Fr. Z, I wanted to share some good news here in the diocese of Steubenville.  Yesterday, St. Peter’s Church offered the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass … Continue reading

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Caption call

Give this one your creative shot!  o{]:¬)

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America Magazine: two items on Summorum Pontificum: a jeer and a reflection

The Jesuit ultra-leftist weekly America Magazine has two items right now on Pope Benedict’s provisions in Summorum Pontificum. Here are a couple pieces, the first dreadful, and the second… well… I’ll let you discover that for yourself.  From their latest … Continue reading

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PRAYERCAzT 10: 1st Sunday of Advent – 1962 Missale Romanum

Welcome to another installment of What Does the Prayer Really Sound Like?  Today we will hear the prayers for the 1st Sunday of Advent in the 1962 Missale Romanum.  I speak all the prayers and readings and also sing the … Continue reading

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Where are you?

Here is a snapshot of the last few minutes. My blog stats can tell where people are (more of less) when they come to visit.   I understand that 85% of the time the stats will show where people are within … Continue reading

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About the “Whither Latin Novus Ordo?” entry

I got a wonderful e-mail: Dear Fr. Z, Thanks for the thread regarding Wither the Novus Ordo in Latin? I think it’s the best thread this blog has ever seen. It is one that makes your blog/journal by far, the … Continue reading

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Question for those who usually attend Mass with the Novus Ordo

This question is directed at those who attend Mass usually with the Novus Ordo, in any language. Time and again I hear that people very rarely, if ever, hear the Roman Canon, Eucharistic Prayer I, in their parishes. If you … Continue reading

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Catholic Herald: Catholicism – young – fresh – vigorous – returning to… France?

There is an interesting article in The Catholic Herald which merits attention.  The topic: the revival of traditional Catholicism in France. This article is interesting especially because it juxtaposes the tired old cliches of the agin-hippies with a more optimistic … Continue reading

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Before and After: you decide

The Curt Jester offers a chance to reflect: You decide Marini I Marini II    

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L’Osservatore Romano: Mons. Guido Marini on the position of the Cross for the concistory

In L’Osservatore Romano today we read a description of the recent papal ceremonies for the consistory.  The one explaining them is the Master of Pontifical Ceremonies Mons. Guido Marini. My translation and emphasis. Monsignor Guido Marini explains the ceremonyIn tradition … Continue reading

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