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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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Tag Archives: Missale Romanum
This last week saw the 50th anniversary of the “birth” of the Novus Ordo – after an unnaturally swift gestation – on 3 April 1969 when Paul VI promulgated the Apostolic Constitution Missale Romanum. Today I read for you, and I … Read More
Just too cool. For priests who want to have a mobile (on screen, at least) Latin resource for the Novus Ordo Missale Romanum, an enterprising priest has made use of existing pdfs of the Missale Romanum cum lectionibus, long out … Read More
UPDATE 21 May: Rev. Mr. Ditewig has changed his original post around a bit and has apologized. ____ The usually sensible Rev. Mr. Kandra and the, well, I suppose less than always sensible (he seems to support women’s ordination and … Read More
Looking for a gift for a traditionally-minded priest? Looking for a gift for a soon-to-be-ordained seminarian? Looking for materials for your budding Extraordinary Form Mass group in your parish? Looking for the right stuff for your own home’s private chapel … Read More
From a priest: For those that follow the 1962 calendar or simply follow the traditional penitential days, are the ember days in the octave of Pentecost days of fast? It would seem not since the octave days, similar to Easter, … Read More
Something has to be done. I am a firm believer that the Extraordinary Form must not be tinkered with right now. We need a long period of stability so that the right sort of “gravitational pull” of the Ordinary and … Read More
From a reader: I have a friend (she is learning to speak English) that attends our Tridentine Mass and needs a Complete Latin/Spanish Missal of the 1962 Mass. I want to buy one for her and I have been looking … Read More
I must hand it to our friends at Rorate, who are always on top of this stuff. Today is the 50th “birthday” of the 1962 Missale Romanum! As per Rorate: The Decree of the Sacred Congregation of Rites establishing the … Read More
I recently received a couple instructional DVDs produced by the canons at St. John Cantius in Chicago and I have had a chance to look at “Sacred Rites and Ceremonies of the Roman Rite, featuring the use of the 1962 … Read More
From a priest: A thought: In the rubrics of the Missal, would you agree that a change in a word signifies a change in action? Looking at the prayers that the priest says that are not directed to the congregation, … Read More
Several priests have asked me my opinion about editions of the Roman Missal with the new, corrected English translation. They don’t know which version to purchase and wanted my insights. One priest wrote with additional information. Here’s the list: Liturgical … Read More
Sandro Magister at Chiesa has in interesting piece about the activity of the Holy See. Here is a little bit of what he offered. VATICAN CITY, September 19, 2011 – “The activity of the Holy See” is a hefty volume … Read More
People have been asking what to do with obsolete editions of the lame-duck Sacramentary. I have made some suggestions in the past. The Canadian Bishops gave their own suggestion. For real. De-commissioning the Sacramentary 1. After the Prayer after Communion, … Read More
I just finished writing a column for The Wanderer. In this week’s burnt offering I was looking at the intercessions made after the consecration during the 3rd Eucharistic Prayer. Here is something of what I wrote: There is one mediator … Read More
The bishops of England and Wales are asking that a Pastoral Letter about the new, corrected translation of the Roman Missal be read on Sunday 29 May. I noticed it on the blog Caritas in Veritate of my friend Fr. … Read More
Today the Instruction Universae Ecclesiae (UE) has been released. I reformatted the documents I received and make them available in English HERE, or Latin HERE. Here are some rapid points to help you read the document on your own. The … Read More
From a reader: I have a question regarding this document in reference to Pope Benedict XVI’s Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum. In Conferentiarum Episcopalium, which was issued by the sacred Congregation of Divine Worship on October 28th, 1974, the use of … Read More