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15 September: Seven Sorrows of Mary – The “Our Lady of Sorrows Project”

Today, the day after the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, is the Feast of Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  There is an analogous commemoration on Friday after 1st Passion Sunday. Some time ago, I wrote a … Read More

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WDTPRS- Exaltation of the Cross and Basil Emeritus

Let’s look at the Collects for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross in both the Ordinary and the Extraordinary Form, Novus Ordo (1970MR etc.) and the Vetus Ordo (1962MR of St John XXIII).  These are now, apparently acknowledge … Read More

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WDTPRS – 23rd Ordinary Sunday (N.O.): Our perfectly amazing adoption

The Collect for the 23rd Ordinary Sunday – this Sunday – was not in any pre-Conciliar edition of the Roman Missal, but it was in the 8th century Gelasian Sacramentary in a section for evening prayers during Paschaltide.  You have … Read More

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LONDON: 11-19 September – Eucharistic Octave with different Catholic Rites

One of you readers sent me notice about something that will take place at Corpus Christi in Maiden Lane, London.  The programme HERE. It will be the “London Eucharistic Octave” organized by the parishes of central London.  At the end … Read More

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Wherein a priest alumnus of the North American College responds. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From an alumnus of the North American College (US seminary in Rome) … edited so that the style of writing can’t be traced to any one priest by those who might recognize it. As a NAC grad, I read your … Read More

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ZISK: In an interview, Francis talks about “Traditionis custodes”, how he views it, what it means, why he did it. Wherein Fr. Z comments.

From Vaticannews.va: Extracted from an interview with Francis by Carlos Herrera on Radio COPE Q: I don’t know if Pope Francis is a man who likes to bang his fist on the table. Would it be possible that the last … Read More

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U.S. Seminary in Rome snuffs out the Traditional Latin Mass and training for seminarians

The craven faculty of the North American College (US seminary in Rome), perhaps under the pressure of their board, has snuffed out the Traditional Latin Mass, which was a regularly scheduled Mass on Saturdays. There was also training for the … Read More

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WDTPRS – 21st Ordinary Sunday: The smoke of Satan v. Invisible love

Let’s look at the Collect for the upcoming 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time: Deus, qui fidelium mentes unius efficis voluntatis, da populis tuis id amare quod praecipis, id desiderare quod promittis, ut, inter mundanas varietates, ibi nostra fixa sint corda, … Read More

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16 August: St. Joachim (1962MR)

Today in the traditional Roman calendar is the Feast of St. Joachim, father of the Blessed Virgin Mary. St. Joachim’s name in Hebrew means “he whom YHWH has set up”. His feast was not in the 1570 Missale Romanum. It … Read More

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¡Hagan lío! Invitation to Bishops and Priests to Fast, Recite Leo XIII’s Exorcism Prayer on Vigil of the Assumption

I was sent this.  It seems like a good thing to do (pace certain prelates). INVITATION TO BISHOPS AND PRIESTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD TO A DAY OF FASTING AND THE RECITATION OF THE EXORCISM OF LEO XIII ON THE … Read More

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WDTPRS: Vespers hymn for Mondays – Immense caeli Conditor

It is good sometimes to sit and really drill into the hymns for the liturgical Hours, rather than just read them through – familiar as they become with repetition (the essence of liturgical rites).  It helps to know the melodies, … Read More

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The Transfiguration of GRAPES!

The Roman calendar has many little treasures which remind us of how our Faith and the Church’s calendar, the rhythm of temporal and spiritual life, are integrated in our seasons. Today, for example, the Feast of the Transfiguration of the … Read More

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Mosebach: “The vehemence of the motu proprio’s language suggests that this directive has come too late. “

The distinguished German author Martin Mosebach, whose amazing books I do not tire of recommending, has a piece at First Things about the Motu Proprio Traditionis custodes (TC). Mosebach begins from the premise that “papal authority is unraveling as never before” … Read More

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VIDEO and text of Peter Kwasniewski’s important talk: “The Pope’s Boundedness to Tradition as a Legislative Limit”

Our friends at Rorate have published the text of a talk by Peter Kwasniewski delivered at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Littleton, CO… once the parish of Fr. Jackson, author of Nothing Superfluous (he is moving to Providence, RI). It is … Read More

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ACTION ITEM! Be a “Custos Traditionis”! Join an association of prayer for the reversal of “Traditionis custodes”.

As the smoke clears and the initial shock of the cruelty of Traditionis custodes ebbs… but will not go away… we have to bring our legitimate aspirations to prayer and penance. I propose… … an informal association of prayer and … Read More

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Trouble keeping the sacristy quiet before Mass?

Fathers, do you have trouble keeping the sacristy quiet before Mass?  Too much random, unfocused chatter irrelevant to the sacred action about to take place. Old sacristies would have a large sign calling for… SILENTIUM I may have found something … Read More

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ASK FATHER: The priest only said, “I absolve you from your sins”. Is that sufficient for a valid absolution?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I went and confessed all sorts of actual mortal sins to a priest, and for the absolution, I definitely heard him say either “I absolve you from your sins” or “I absolve you of your sins” … Read More

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ACTION ITEM! 15 August 2021 – World-wide Consecration to the Immaculate Heart by all TLM communities

This came by email and I warmly endorse it. The Holy Catholic Church is in an unprecedented world wide crisis. The only hope for the Faithful is a Divine intervention, through the intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Two … Read More

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Traditionis custodes and “reception theory” – or – When a law is no law at all.

Have you ever heard of “reception theory”? Reception theory states that a law, in order to be a law, a binding law, must be received by the community for which it is intended.  If they community does not receive it, … Read More

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“Why, then, would Francis punish those who worship according to the Latin rite?”

From The Federalist.  My emphases. The Latin Mass Is The Future Of The Catholic Church Pope Francis is punishing a faithful and devout minority of Catholics in hopes of staving off the inevitable. By John Daniel Davidson You don’t have to … Read More

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