Monthly Archives: January 2008

Archd. of Washington, DC: over complicating Summorum Pontificum?

The Archdiocese of Washington has issued a letter to priests about the implementation of Summorum Pontificum.  Someone sent it to me by e-mail but it is in the hated pdf format. It contains a strange statement.  After talking about a … Read More

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A rare meme response: book stuff

Mulier Fortis tagged me for a meme: 1) Which book do you irrationally cringe away from reading, despite seeing only positive reviews? Dream of the Red Chamber 2) If you could bring three characters to life for a social event … Read More

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Philadelphia: implementing Summorum Pontificum – every silver lining has a cloud

I begin this entry by saying that I am shocked and saddened.  There is a silver lining in Philadelphia today, but every silver lining has a cloud, as they say.   Usually people want to hear the good news first. A … Read More

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WDTPRS: Sexagesima Sunday

What Does the Prayer Really Say?   Sexagesima Sunday (1962 Missale Romanum) Roman station Mass: St. Paul outside the walls In the traditional Roman calendar this Sunday is called Sexagesima, Latin for the “Sixtieth” day before Easter.  This number is more … Read More

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Liturgy question: can the priest change Mass texts

I got this question via e-mail from a reader: Father, I have a question. At the Invitation to Prayer part of the Mass one of our priests substitutes the word "God" for the word "Him": Instead of "May the Lord accept … Read More

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On my way to KC

I will be seeing some of you in KC, where everything is up to date, I hear.

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Problems with Podpress and iTunes for stats

As you know I have in the past had a few problems with syndicating my audio projects to iTunes. I think that problem is solved. However, if there is someone out there who is Podpress (the WP plugin I use) … Read More

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Indianapolis: TLM with Bp. Perry and request for prayers for Archbp. Buechlein

This just in: Dear Father, In case you have not already gotten this heads-up I wanted to let you know that Bishop Joseph N. Perry, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago, will celebrate a solemn Traditional Latin Mass at Holy Rosary parish … Read More

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AUDIO: Bp. Robert Lynch gives his views of the older form of Mass

His Excellency is right about "instant communication" today.  Let’s have as many people as possible hear this. I applaud the initiative of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, His Excellency Most Reverend Robert Lynch, to use video and audio on the … Read More

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Franciscan U. at Steubenville: school newspaper article about TLM

UPDATE 28 Jan 2008 – 20:55 GMT: Be sure to read this disclaimer I received from the business manager at the FSSP seminary where they are offering to train priests in how to say the TLM.  It is interesting. ______________________ … Read More

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Russian Orthodox Patriarch on Pope Benedict and Latin liturgy

Rorate tips us, and I tip back   o{]:¬)   to an interesting comment in the Italian monthly 30 Giorini, of the Orthodox Patriarch of Russia, Alexius II, about the derestriction of the older form of Mass by the Pope of … Read More

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Archbishop Nienstedt with zillions of altar boys at the famous St. Agnes Church (St. Paul, USA)

His Excellency Most Reverend John Nienstedt, the Coadjutor Archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis was recently at the great St. Agnes Church for the celebration of their patronal day, Sunday 20 January 2008. His Excellency had a photo with the … Read More

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TLM for in Bend, OR for Bp. Vasa’s 8th annivesary of consecration

The Catholic faithful of the Diocese of Baker are invited to participate in the offering of a Missa Cantata (High Mass) on the occasion of the 8th Anniversary of the Episcopal Ordination of His Excellency, the Most Reverend Robert Francis … Read More

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Christian Unity Week… another point

  This is the annual week for Christian Unity. Is there not another angle here? In Summorum Pontificum we read: Art. 5, § 1.  In parishes, where there is continuously present a group of the faithful attached to the previous … Read More

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The Holy Father’s Message for the 2008 World Communications Day

Here is the Holy Father’s Message for the 2008 World Day for Communications. My emphases: The Media: At the Crossroads between Self-Promotion and Service. Searching for the Truth in order to Share it with Others Dear Brothers and Sisters! 1. … Read More

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Mass ad orientem on TV and the local norms of the D. of Birmingham, AL

I got this provocative little item via e-mail from a WDTPRSer.  It is a copy of a note he sent to the Bishop of Birmingham, AL, His Excellency Most Reverend Robert Baker.  My emphases: Most Reverend Robert J. Baker Bishop … Read More

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The Holy See’s Social Communications to be overhauled… eventually.

This just in from Apcom in my translation: Città del Vaticano, 24 January (Apcom) – There will be a change to the communications structure of the Vatican, also if "the when and how is still a point of reflection, however … Read More

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Need a 1962 Missale Romanum for the altar? Bring lots of money!

Preserving Christian Publications is reprinting the Benzinger edition of the 1962 Missale Romanum.  Happily, they made sure that it really is a 1962 edition.  You have the choice of it being bound in red or green, just like the old … Read More

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Some TLM eye-candy

With a tip of the biretta to TNLM   o{]:¬)  I direct your gaze to a site called Christus Rex for some stunning photo of a Mass recently celebrated back on 14 September 2007: And another well-dressed bishop:  

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2 Feb NYC TLM

I received this notice via e-mail: New York City Traditional Candlemass On February 2, there will be a (traditional) Solemn Mass at Our Lady of Good Counsel. The church is located at 230 East 90th Street, between 2nd & 3rd … Read More

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