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"But if, in any layman who is indeed imbued with literature, ignorance of the Latin language, which we can truly call the 'catholic' language, indicates a certain sluggishness in his love toward the Church, how much more fitting it is that each and every cleric should be adequately practiced and skilled in that language!" - Pius XI
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Daily Archives: 1 July 2009
I posted earlier the news that St. Benedict Monastery in Norcia, Italy – the birthplace of St. Benedict – will now be offering Holy Mass in both uses of the Roman Rite. In the newsletter of the monastery there is … Read More
From Norcia, Italy: July 1, 2009 July 7th, 2009 will mark the 2nd anniversary of the Motu Proprio of Pope Benedict XVI Summorum Pontificum. For this occasion, the monks of Norcia are pleased to announce a new liturgical apostolate, given … Read More
From the intrepid Andrea Tornielli: Yesterday morning there was help at the Congregation for Causes of Saints the second meeting of the theological consutors tasked to examine the "Positio", that is the documents and testimonies of the cause for … Read More
From CNA: Pope accepts resignation of Uruguayan bishop accused of sexual misconduct Vatican City, Jul 1, 2009 / 02:29 pm (CNA).- Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the resignation of Bishop Francisco Domingo Barbosa Da Silveira of Minas in Uruguay, in … Read More
From a priest reader I received a couple liturgical questions. Here is one of his comments: It does not make sense to me—and it makes even less sense to servers and others—to say we genuflect before and after the Mass, … Read More
From CNA: Holy Father’s social encyclical to be released July 7 [the same date as Summorum Pontificum, btw] Vatican City, Jul 1, 2009 / 10:56 am (CNA).- The Vatican has announced that Pope Benedict’s third encyclical, “Caritas in veritate” (Charity … Read More
In Belfast, Ireland, on 15 August there will be a Solemn TLM. Saturday 15 August at 4.00pmSaint Patrick’s Church, Donegall Street, BelfastMusic: Mass for Four Voices (W. Byrd), Ave Maria (T.L. de Victoria)Jesu Dulcis Memoria (T.L. de Victoria), Gregorian Chant
Those of you in Ireland, or who are going to be in Ireland, or would like to be in Ireland, there will be a liturgy conference near Cork The organizers sent a schedule for the two days. St. Colman’s Society … Read More
From Damian Thompson‘s blog. Be sure to go over and take a look at the comments there, too. My emphases and comments: I recently came across this parish magazine article, by a former seminarian called Damian Rhodes, which shows that for some … Read More