Monthly Archives: February 2008

In vain have I searched

In the past I have searched in vain for someone to help develop the wordpress theme for this blog. I have a couple options.  Keep this theme, but upgrade it, widgetize it, etc. (I can’t do that myself.)Change the theme … Read More

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La Crosse: new old church

Many thanks to NLM for this great glimpse of a new old church being completed in La Crosse, WI, which H.E. Raymond Burke initiated. Honestly, this church looks like it was transported from Baroque Rome. Look at this new … … Read More

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Palm Sunday: Benedict XVI’s vestments with the design of Leo X (+1521)

Here is a fascinating piece from Petrus.  My translation, emphases. For Palm Sunday the Pope will wear vestments with the coat-of-arms of the Medici Pope, Leo X CITTA’ DEL VATICANO – On Palm Sunday, 16 March next, Benedict XVI will … Read More

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Anchorage: Bp. Schwietz on implementing Summorum Pontificum

There is news from the Archdiocese of Anchorage in Alaska about the implementation of the provision of Summorum Pontificum. Shall we have a look with my emphases and comments.  The following is from a letter from Archbishop Roger Schwietz the … Read More

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Santa Fe: good news about TLM

There is a good story in the online version of the Albuquerque Journal My emphases and comments. Monday, February 25, 2008 Church Offers a Weekly Mass in Latin By Kiera HayJournal Staff Writer     If you happened into the San … Read More

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PODCAzT 51: Communion in the hand

UPDATE: This PODCAzT was made in 2008. In 2011 the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei“, which has competence, issued a document called Universae Ecclesiae – English HERE, or Latin HERE – which helps to interpret and to implement Summorum Pontificum. In Universae Ecclesiae we … Read More

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Chant for the new prayer for the Jews

Biretta tips to NLM and to Musica Sacra  o{]:¬)  for letting us all know that the new prayer for the Jews on Good Friday with the 1962 Missale Romanum has been realized in Gregorian notation, in PDF format, useful for … Read More

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Er Papa e Romanesco

Yesterday the Holy Father visited a parish in the Testaccio area of Rome, along the river, S. Maria Liberatrice.  He was presented with a poem, in honor of his visit, in Romanesco, the dialect of Rome.  The Holy Father said: … Read More

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Breakfast: not just for the birds

Outside the window of my office area, I have a bird feeder.  On return to the Sabine Farm from the UK, I immediately refilled the feeder, much to the delight – and I daresay great need – of the rather … Read More

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Communion in the hand: a news story and some comments

  UPDATED: 24 Feb 08 – 16:57: Archbp. Ranjith has denied what is reported below.  Check out the bottom of this entry for the details. __________________ An old story has floated back into the news by way of The Earth … Read More

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Help with a good hand missal for the Novus Ordo

I got a question from a reader: I am new to the Church so please forgive me if this is a stupid question. I have ordered a 1962 Missal ( your reviews were so good I decided to get both … Read More

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The entry on what is happening in Greenvile, NC, was moved.

The entry on what is happening in Greenvile, NC, was moved.

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Diaconate ordinations at St. John Lateran: traditional eye-candy

My friend John Sonnen, former St. Agnes of St. Paul parishoner, now omnipresent resident in Rome, has photos of the ordination of deacons for the Good Shepherd Institute.  The great Archbp. Luigi De Magistris was the ordaining bishop in no … Read More

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Fr. Z taken to task over focus on traditionalist rejection of new Good Friday prayer

In comments under another entry I was somewhat tasked with not giving enough attention… well… here is the comment: David: <b>Too much is being said on this blog about the SSPX not accepting this prayer, and not enough about the … Read More

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Excomm’d SSPX Bp. Williamson on Good Friday prayer: good points but calls Benedict XVI anti-semitic

Now, compare and contrast what Jacob Neusner wrote with what the excommunicated SSPX bishop Richard Williamson wrote. Part of what Williamson writes, below, is rather interesting.  He makes some good points.  However, he steps over the line.  My emphases and … Read More

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New Good Friday prayer & “shelo asani goi”: the logic of monotheism and its eschatological hope

On the run up to Pope Benedict’s derestriction of the older form of Mass, some Jewish leaders expressed concern ranging from annoyance to hysteria about the prayer for Jews on Good Friday in the 1962 Missale Romanum.   Some Jewish … Read More

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AFQB: use of rose vestments on the vigil of Laetare or Gaudete Sunday

I got the following question via e-mail: Dear Father, Laetare Sunday is almost upon us and the servers at my church have been earnestly debating a question you’re better placed to answer than most. Is it the case, as people … Read More

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Fr. Welzbacher’s Pastor’s Page on the Good Friday Prayer of Jews – excellent

Occasionally I post about the insights of Fr. George Welzbacher, a priest of the Archdicoese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, who writes a Pastor’s Page, for his parish of St. John on the east side of St. Paul.  Usually pastor’s … Read More

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SSPX comment on Good Friday prayer for Jews: profound regret

Witha tip of the biretta  o{]:¬)  to Rorate we read a press release from the SSPX about the Pope Benedict’s new Good Friday prayers for Jews: we read a press release from the SSPX about the Pope Benedict’s new Good … Read More

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PRAYERCAzT 18: 3rd Sunday of Lent (1962 Missale Romanum)

Welcome to another installment of What Does the Prayer Really Sound Like?  Today we will hear the prayers for the 3rd Sunday of Lent in the 1962 Missale Romanum.  I speak all the prayers and readings and sing the Preface … Read More

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