Monthly Archives: March 2008

How do Americans view the Pope and the Church?

This just in from The Earth Times: Washington – Most Americans have a positive view of the Catholic Church and Pope Benedict XVI, ahead of his visit to the United States next month, despite years of negative publicity resulting from … Continue reading

Please share this post!
Share
Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 15 Comments

Status quaestionis about liturgy by Fr. Blake

My friend Fr. Ray Blake of St. Mary Magdalene in Brighton has a very interesting post, which I share with you here, with my emphases and comments. The Sacred Liturgy isn’t just about what happens in Church, it should touch … Continue reading

Please share this post!
Share
Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 35 Comments

Where are you?

Here is a snapshot from the last few minutes of some of the places the blog’s software is detecting you are connecting from.  Since sometimes you may be connecting to the internet through some node at some distance, these are … Continue reading

Please share this post!
Share
Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 18 Comments

Fun! 2008 Cannonball Catholic Blog Awards

Over at The Crescat there is another kind of blog award project going on! Be sure to participate!  The nomimations are being taken now and voting starts on 1 April. … honoring the great ‘obscure little guy’ blogs. BEST "MORE … Continue reading

Please share this post!
Share
Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 8 Comments

Cistercian monks of Holy Cross sign Major Record Contract to Sing Gregorian Chant

This just in.  My emphases and comments. Cistercian monks of Holy Cross sign Major Record Contract to Sing Gregorian Chant3/26/2008 Catholic News Agency After a contact in London informed the Cistercian monks of Holy Cross monastery about Universal’s search for … Continue reading

Please share this post!
Share
Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 20 Comments

TLM in St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh

Here is some new via e-mail. Here it is with my emphases and comments. The TLM resumed to-day at noon in St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh, Co. Cork after more than forty years.  The Mass was celebrated by Bishop John Magee … Continue reading

Please share this post!
Share
Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 21 Comments

Food for thought

hmmm…. 

Please share this post!
Share
Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 1 Comment

“As Father Higgins says, he wants an army of servers”: Boston Herald on TLM altar boys

Here is an article in the Boston Herald which I think some of you will enjoy very much. Boys step up to altar, en MassBy Laura Crimaldi   |   Sunday, March 23, 2008  A new generation of young altar servers captivated … Continue reading

Please share this post!
Share
Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 63 Comments

Fr. Z’s e-mail

First and foremost, Happy Easter! I wanted to keep the internet thing a bit calm for the Triduum and Easter. However, I am now facing literally hundreds of e-mails from good people, many of them asking questions about sundry topics.  … Continue reading

Please share this post!
Share
Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 11 Comments

D. of Lafayette in Indiana: implementing Summorum Pontificum

Here is a piece about what is going on in the Diocese of Lafayette, Indiana.  My emphases and comments. Indiana’s Bishop Higi is Faithful to Summorum Pontificum with FSSP Support Bishop Higi tells Una Voce Carmel to Think Big Carmel, … Continue reading

Please share this post!
Share
Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 9 Comments

SF Chronicle on TLM in Oakland

I got a very interesting e-mail from a reader. A reader sent an article from the San Francisco Chronicle with this explanation: Hello Fr. Z! Strange:  in the print newspaper the article is "Latin Mass Makes a Comeback"; but on-line, … Continue reading

Please share this post!
Share
Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 23 Comments

Blog Awards – where’s that Bugatti?

You veteran readers of WDTPRS recall that I was supposed to get a Bugatti Veyron for one of those award things last year.  Remember?  Vincenzo caught a photo from last year. This year, since there don’t seem to be any … Continue reading

Please share this post!
Share
Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 21 Comments

WHITE PAPAL MOZZETTA!

I received this excellent news via e-mail (edited): When ___ and I were in Rome last February the guy at Gamarelli told us that they were busy making various things for the Pope.  I asked him if they had any … Continue reading

Please share this post!
Share
Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 62 Comments

Sermon for Vigil of Easter

I had the honor of being celebrant for the Vigil of Easter, with the 1962 Missale Romanum, at St. Augustine’s Church in S. St. Paul, Minnesota. Here is my sermon. http://www.wdtprs.com/prayercazt/080323_Vigil_sermon.mp3 

Please share this post!
Share
Posted in PRAYERCAzT: What Does The (Latin) Prayer Really Sound L, SESSIUNCULA | 38 Comments

The Holy Father’s Vigil Sermon – theological starting points for liturgy, ad orientem worship

We can approach the Holy Father’s magnificent Easter Vigil sermon on many levels.  Since WDTPRS is mainly interested in our Catholic life of prayer, let’s look at it from the stand point of what Benedict XVI is offering for our … Continue reading

Please share this post!
Share
Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 103 Comments

Oldie PODCAzT 17: For those who must sing the Exsultet in Latin, TLM or NO

If any of you out there must sing the Exsultet in Latin, there is a PODCAzT available with a recording of me doing it, in the Novus Ordo version, a couple years ago and explaining some things about it. UPDATE: … Continue reading

Please share this post!
Share
Posted in PODCAzT, PRAYERCAzT: What Does The (Latin) Prayer Really Sound L, SESSIUNCULA | 13 Comments

Benedict XVI – Good Friday – Roman Vestments

        NLM has more!  I loved the use of the ombrellino!  

Please share this post!
Share
Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 60 Comments

CLARIFICATION about something false attributed to me regarding “viri selecti”

I was alerted that at the Q&A section of EWTN’s site, a questioner made a claim about me that is not true in the context of a question about the washing of feet on Holy Thursday. Here is the exchange: … Continue reading

Please share this post!
Share
Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 46 Comments

Benedict XVI: Mass of the Lord’s Supper

The Mass is in his Cathedral, St. John Lateran. Preaching from his cathedra: The viri selecti are getting ready. The Holy Father, girded, on his way:   Washing feet        Just a good shot!  

Please share this post!
Share
Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 34 Comments

How WDTPRS deals with anger? Fun!

Tonight all across the world people will, alas, take note that some priests and bishop have decided to wash the feet of women during the Holy Thursday Mass.  They do this even though they shouldn’t and, probably, know they shouldn’t. … Continue reading

Please share this post!
Share
Posted in Parody Songs, SESSIUNCULA | 33 Comments