Monthly Archives: March 2008

WDTPRS applauds Bp. Trautman!

Credit must be given when credit is due! Trautman to skip graduation in protest of Clinton visit Erie Catholic Bishop Donald W. Trautman will not attend the Mercyhurst College graduation in protest over Sen. Hillary Clinton’s visit to campus Tuesday. … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 53: Annunciation – St. Leo the Great; some voicemail Q&A

On this Feast of the Annunciation, which was bumped by the observance of the Easter Octave, we will hear St. Pope Leo I, "the Great" (+461) sermon 22, a Christmas sermon of 441, which is part of the office of … Continue reading

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BBC 4: Palestrina and the Popes

I was recently told that on BBC 4 radio there is a program about Palestrina and the Popes.  Alas, you can’t hear via internet this outside the UK. Any chance one of you might have captured it? Drop me a … Continue reading

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Pontifical halfpipe

About that papal skateboard: Biretta tip   o{]:¬)   to Fr. Blake and the Curt Jester.  

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What are Summorum Pontificum critics really worried about?

I often wonder what it is that critics of Summorum Pontificum are really objecting to. Some say that they object to the "out dated" ecclesiology. Quite often I think their objections go deeper… to Catholic moral teaching. Traditional liturgy usually … Continue reading

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OLDIE PODCAzT 18: Dominica “in albis” – Augustine to the newly baptized

Here is an oldie PODCAzT from last year for this Sunday "in albis". _________ Today is traditionally called Dominica in albis, the Sunday of the white garments which the newly baptized received on the Vigil of Easter.  St. Augustine (+430) … Continue reading

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IMPORTANT: tracking statistics for the Extraordinary Use is neccesary

I got a very useful e-mail which I think it important to pass on to you readers everywhere.  This is from the Latin Mass Society which is in the UK and, I think, Ireland. They are stressing that bishops of … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Low Sunday – “in albis”

Here is an excerpt from my WDTPRS article in the current issue of The Wanderer.  The articles are available on line through The Wanderer’s subscription website. What Does the Prayer Really Say?   “Low” Sunday – “in albis” (1962 Missale Romanum) … Continue reading

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Wikimissa

The great Fr. Finigan, hopefully soon to be the next Archbishop of Westminster, has pointed out the existence of Wikimissa, a directory of traditional Masses worldwide. This could be a very valuable tool. For example, if this is kept up … Continue reading

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Mass of Ages: Ignacio Barreiro on implementing Summorum Pontificum

Now that the intense days of Holy Week have passed and I have begun to catch up on my backlog, I have had some time to review a few back copies of the publication Mass of Ages, which the kind … Continue reading

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More on the newly discovered sermons of St. Augustine of Hippo

Fellow patristiblogger Mike Aquilina has this over at his place: Constanze Witt of the Department Of Classics at the University of Texas posted the following to a medieval list. Not all sensational finds come out of the ground! Augustine scholars … Continue reading

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More Curia rumors

This morning I got another confirmation from one of my spies that Bp. Rino Fisichella is being considered for the post of Secretary of the CDF. That would mean that the Rector position at the Lateran University would open up.  … Continue reading

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Question for UK readers

Anyone out there in the UK with fast internet and a Slingbox hooked up to a DVR?  Drop me a line!

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Rumors about curial changes: Divine Worship and Doctrine of the Faith

There is rumors of curial changes afoot.  Check the blog of Andrea Tornielli: The change of the guard foreseen at the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, the Vatican’s "liturgy ministry": Nigerian Cardinal Francis Arinze (who … Continue reading

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Some thanks to readers for donations and a book!

A few of you have recently use the donation button on the left side bar, or perhaps on the entries for the PODCAzTs and PRAYERCAzTs.  Thank you very much!  I try to send an individual thank you back by e-mail … Continue reading

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Too much stress in your life? Try this.

Fed up? Nothing gives quite the same sensation as popping bubblewrap. Go ahead… click… and then come back to let us know how it went. "Must have mooorrre ! ! !" … a new WDTPRS motto!

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QUAERITUR: Eucharistic fast before TLM – how long?

I got a question via e-mail:  Hi Father. At the end of Mass today in Christ the King Chapel at Franciscan, the EF Mass taking place this Sunday was announced – however, we were told that if we were going … Continue reading

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L’OssRom: Darío Card. Castrillón Hoyos on Summorum Pontificum

Darío Card. Castrillón Hoyos, President of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, gave an interview to L’Osservatore Romano. I am thinking that this does two things.  First, he is shoring up what the Holy Father has been saying about ad orientem … Continue reading

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Fr. Selvester on confessions on Good Friday: a response

  Fr. Guy Selvester, a blogger I respect who often comments here, I am glad to say, has taken WDTPRS and others to task for supporting the hearing of confessions on Good Friday and Holy Saturday. He states acknowledges that … Continue reading

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Reporting in Italy on Pope’s Baptism of a Moslem at Easter Vigil

  I am just now started to get more interested in this story. As you know the Holy Father baptized a Muslim at the Easter Vigil, Magdi Allam, vice-director of the Italian daily Corriere della Sera.  Some reactions have been … Continue reading

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