Daily Archives: 21 March 2011

Prayer request: Archbp. Buechlein – Indianapolis

From the website of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis: Archbishop Daniel M. Buechlein suffers a mild stroke Archbishop Daniel M. Buechlein, O.S.B. suffered a mild stroke on March 18 and has been admitted to St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. The archbishop … Read More

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QUAERITUR: Seminarian looking for Latin tools

I want to get the readership into this with suggestions. From a reader: I’m a seminarian for ____. I’ve been trying to get hold of a good ecclesial Latin dictionary and grammar for awhile and haven’t had much luck. Do … Read More

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Latin in the Ordinary Form, seminary. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

I am forever lamenting the sloppy, inaccurate term long used by many of the traditionalist camp, “the Latin Mass”, to describe older, pre-Conciliar form, Extraordinary Form, Usus Antiquior, “Tridentine” Mass, even Traditional Latin Mass or TLM. The Latin Mass… ought … Read More

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Many thanks to a reader, not sure who you are, who sent music CD’s of The Sixteen singing English polyphony.  I have on right now Robert Fayrfax Missa Albanus.  It is so beautiful it almost hurts. And while I am … Read More

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Brick by continuity brick in Macon, Georgia

From a reader about St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Macon, GA where Fr. Allan McDonald is building brick by brick.  You will remember Fr. McDonald from his rodent wars and his efforts at true continuity in liturgical worship.  Fr. McDonald … Read More

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Mexico: Priests targets for extortion, kidnapping, murder

From Agenzia Fides: Mexico City (Agenzia Fides) – Last year more than one thousand priests were victims of attempted extortions (for their “protection”, amounts ranging from ten thousand to two million Mexican pesos have been demanded). About 162 were threatened … Read More

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Priests, holiness, and avoiding a spiritual peril

I am getting a lot of email and phone calls about something in the news recently about accusations made against a priest. I don’t know enough about the case in question to offer anything other than my sincere hope with … Read More

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Brick by brick in London

I received a note from the Latin Mass Society in England about a fine celebration of St. Joseph’s Day in Westminster Cathedral.  A few lines and a photo… Fr Andrew Southwell, the LMS’s National Chaplain, gave the Morning of Recollection … Read More

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Lent: the silly season in some places

As a preamble. From a reader: Here is a a picture I took, instead of Holy Water, or the sand, its a purple cloth. This is not my home parish, but I happen to be in that town this weekend … Read More

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WDTPRS Monday in the 2nd Week of Lent

Today’s prayer, quite ancient and designated the Gelasian Sacramentary for the early Roman Church’s use on Tuesday of the 2nd Week of Lent, was once arranged a bit different, but it was the same prayer. It was not in the … Read More

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