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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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Monthly Archives: April 2010
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Fr. Longenecker over at Standing On My Head has an amusing, and useful, entry! Lovers of the TLM might want to read this and pay careful attention during High Masses in the future. A New Solution for the Sign of … Read More
A great deal of interest has been expressed in a DVD of the Pontifical Mass celebrated on 24 April in Washington, DC for the anniversary of Pope Benedict’s pontificate. As far as I know, this project is going ahead. The … Read More
A few notes before you read the following. First, the bishop in the story below is a friend of mine. We lived together for a year in Rome and I used to give share Mass stipends with him when they … Read More
The Orioles are back! First one spotted this morning. I can see these two are going to be in competition for that grape jelly!
I had asked readers for reactions to the Pontifical Mass in the Traditional, Extraordinary Form celebrated in Washington DC for the 5th anniversary of the pontificate of Pope Benedict. Here are some of your responses: I arrived at 11:00 pm, … Read More
The oldest living Cardinal, His Eminence Paul Augustine Card. Mayer, OSB, has died at nearly 99 years of age. Card. Mayer had an incredible life of service in the Church. I can make the claim that we were friends. His … Read More
US Catholic has a nutty about the Pontifical Mass in Washington DC, but still manages a good question
Over at the liberal US Catholic site a writer named Bryan Cones has a little nutty about the Pontifical Mass in Washington DC. I’ll add some emphases and comments as I read along with you. I predict clichés. A ridiculous … Read More
I recommended (HERE) that you who attended the Pontifical Mass on 24 April in Washington DC, or who watched it on TV, send Bishop Slattery of Tulsa, the celebrant, a note of thanks via the combox on the blog of … Read More
Remember! If you liked the broadcast of the Pontifical Mass on EWTN, be sure to thank the Paulus Institute. From the Paulus Institute: DVD, Photographs of Pontifical Solemn High Traditional Latin Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine WASHINGTON, … Read More
Lest they be missed as they scroll off. The religion of the New York Times, “a hell of a thing” NCR “analysis” of the Pontifical Mass in Washington, DC. Wrong again. The Feeder Feed: new bird! What’s driving the media … Read More
Did you see this? From Digitised Manuscripts Blog: Vatican Library to digitise 80,000 manuscripts Monsignor Cesare Pasini, Prefect of the Vatican Library, sent out an "extraordinary" Newsletter 5/2010 on 24 March (see full text as posted by the Evangelical Textual … Read More
Long-time readers of WDTPRS have read my constant reference to The New York Times as "Hell’s Bible". Over the top? I don’t think so. I pick up a little support for that nickname from a fascinating column by Kenneth Woodward … Read More
The dissenters of National Catholic Reporter have an analysis piece about the Pontifical Mass in Washington DC on 24 Saturday. Included in the body of their piece are some splendid photos. A redeeming point. Let’s have a look with my … Read More
It is an exciting moment when you spot your "first" bird of the season. Your breath catches for a moment when you realize what you are seeing. Even better is when you spot your first ever at your feeder. This … Read More
From CNA with my emphases: Pope will make final decision on Legionaries, Vatican spokesman states Rome, Italy, Apr 28, 2010 / 05:56 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI will make the final decisions regarding the Apostolic Visitation of the Legionaries … Read More
Want to know what is driving the media rush to attack the Church and Pope Benedict over the clerical abuse crisis.. again? Hell’s Bible (aka The New York Times) A Frenzied Pace for Lawyer Behind Vatican SuitsBy MONICA DAVEYPublished: April … Read More
I had asked readers for reactions to the Pontifical Mass in the Traditional, Extraordinary Form celebrated in Washington DC for the 5th anniversary of the pontificate of Pope Benedict. Here are some of your responses: Being 16 years old I … Read More
I find it fascinating that as new technology develops, we start finding new things in the Shroud of Turin. As you may know the Shroud of Turin was recently placed on display in Turin, Italy. Here is an interesting story … Read More