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“This blog is like a fusion of the Baroque ‘salon’ with its well-tuned harpsichord around which polite society gathered for entertainment and edification and, on the other hand, a Wild West “saloon” with its out-of-tune piano and swinging doors, where everyone has a gun and something to say. Nevertheless, we try to point our discussions back to what it is to be Catholic in this increasingly difficult age, to love God, and how to get to heaven.” – Fr. Z
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Grant unto thy Church, we beseech Thee, O merciful God, that She, being gathered together by the Holy Ghost, may be in no wise troubled by attack from her foes. O God, who by sin art offended and by penance pacified, mercifully regard the prayers of Thy people making supplication unto Thee,and turn away the scourges of Thine anger which we deserve for our sins. Almighty and Everlasting God, in whose Hand are the power and the government of every realm: look down upon and help the Christian people that the heathen nations who trust in the fierceness of their own might may be crushed by the power of thine Arm. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. R. Amen.
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Monthly Archives: December 2007
Remember my remark some time ago: "Did someone find the keys for the old dusty wardrobes?" I think they did. As Shouts points out, this chair, so much more dignified than the one we have seen for years in the … Continue reading
BENEDICT WAS HERE!
The Pope had a spiffy miter for his Christmas Urbi et Orbi blessing. Where did it come from? There is a clue! Look at the papal stemma. This is the coat of arms of Papa Luciani, John Paul I, the … Continue reading
Here is the text of the Holy Father’s Urbi et Orbi message. But first, what is the Urbi et Orbi thing all about? Urbi et Orbi means literally "to the City [In Latin Urbs is by default Rome] and to … Continue reading
Do have special customs you observe for Christmas? Anything ethnic or cultural you do? Special foods? Music? Practices? Let us know a few of the things you do that make the celebration of Christmas special for you.
In the Holy Father’s Midnight Mass sermon there is a good and profound thought about liturgy, indeed, liturgical music. Watch the movement of the Holy Father’s thought. He moves from the unification of God and Man in the Word made … Continue reading
What Does the Prayer Really Say? Christmas Day – Roman Station: 1st and 3rd Masses – Basilica of St. Mary Major, 2nd Mass – St. Anastasia ORIGINALLY PRINTED IN The Wanderer in 2005 The Solemnity of the Nativity of the … Continue reading
Welcome to another installment of What Does the Prayer Really Sound Like? Today we will hear the prayers for the three Masses for Christmas in the 1962 Missale Romanum. I speak all the prayers and readings and sing the Preface … Continue reading
I am presently in St. Paul, Minnesota. I grew up in the Twin Cities. Christmas Eve has been busy. I didn’t have a morning Mass, so I went over to the chapel as the 8 am was ending. Someone was … Continue reading
In the 2005 Roman Martyrology for Vigil of Christmas has a fascinating entry. Here is the first entry of Christmas Eve day: 1. Commemoratio omnium sanctorum avorum Iesu Christi, filii David, filii Abraham, filii Adam, patrum scilicet, qui Deo placuerunt … Continue reading
The Chicago Tribune has an interesting piece about the application of Summorum Pontificum Berwyn, IL. My emphases and comments. Praise, concerns over Latin masses in Berwyn church By Margaret Ramirez Tribune religion reporter December 24, 2007 When Pope Benedict … Continue reading
On the site Sacri Palazzi there is a splendid article by . It is in Italian. I will see if I can get it translated for you, because it is worth reading. However, these are not exactly empty days for … Continue reading
Chinese state church ordains Vatican-approved bishop Beijing, Dec 24, 2007 / 10:32 am (CNA).- On Friday the state-recognized Catholic Patriotic Association ordained a bishop with the approval of the Vatican, the Agence France-Presse reports. Father Joseph Li Jing, 40, was … Continue reading
We have come to the Vigil of Christmas. Let us look rapidly at the three prayers for that Mass with the 2002 Missale Romanum. For the Masses of Christmas, including the Vigil, we are instructed to genuflect at the words … Continue reading
“…if good music does not always save the soul, bad music never does.” – great article in National Review
The National Review has a very good article which all of you must read. My emphases and comments: Mysterious EncountersBenedict XVI resurrects the aesthetics of the Mass. By Michael Knox Beran In a recent address to the bishops and … Continue reading
You simply must check this out. This site has pictures of every ecclesiastical hat I have ever heard of and quite a few I haven’t. Amazing. I’ve gotta get me one of these!
I found a good post on the site David’s Ruminations: As the year wraps up, it seems a good time to take a look ahead at what changes in the Catholic hierarchy in the USA might be anticipated in the … Continue reading
You might remember my entries about Bp. Robert Morlino of Madison, about how he changed his mind after Summorum Pontificum, about how he celebrated a Pontifical Mass recently. Now I read in a CNA story (my emphases): Madison, WI, Dec … Continue reading
We are now very close. Today’s Collect is the Post-communion of the Feast of the Annunciation (25 March) in the 1962MR. Most of you who recite the Angelus know this prayer. This time we also get the WDTPRS version since … Continue reading