VIDEO: 1950 – Pius XII infallibly proclaims the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

In 1950 my late pastor, Msgr. Schuler, was in Rome on a Fulbright working on the manuscripts of Giovanni Maria Nanino, the successor of Palestrina for the Sistine Chapel.  He had great stories about being a priest in Rome in that Holy Year and, specifically, of the Proclamation of the Dogma of the Assumption.

It was a different world.  Think about it: the war had ended just 5 years before.

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  2. Simon_GNR says:

    Wonderful! I particularly like the English narrator. And the ostrich feather fans being carried either side of the sede gestatoria. In the good old days when the Pope didn’t feel the need to do performative humility to show us what great, humble man he was.

  3. Venerator Sti Lot says:

    Having prepared for the Feast by reading some pre-1950 Pius Parsch, and not having visited the New Liturgical Movement website recently, I blithely took a pre-1950 Missal with me today, and heard quite different Propers and Lectiones than I had before me (with the exception of the Alleluia)…

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