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All-black boys school in Philadelphia where Latin is the key

A reader alerted me to a piece in the Wall Street Journal about an all-black boys school in West Philadelphia where Latin is taught in a serious way: Boy’s Latin. The subtitle of the article is outstanding: A dead language helps … Read More

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Description of Archbp. Chaput’s upcoming “installation” in Philadelphia

Latin Rite Ordinary Form ceremonies are, in my opinion, not as significant as the older Extraordinary way of doing things.  I have in mind the ceremonies surrounding, for example, the consecration of a church and its altar. That said, the … Read More

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15 August: Solemn TLM at St. Peter the Apostle Church (Shrine of St. John Neumann) in Philadelphia!

I post this on behalf of my good friend the great Fr. Robert Pasley, who reigns gloriously at Mater Ecclesiae in Berlin, NJ.   Each year they have a great celebration for the Feast of the Assumption. Here is this year’s … Read More

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Congratulations to Philadelphia

WDTPRS extends congratulations to the people of Philadelphia for the appointment of His Excellency Most Rev. Charles Chaput as their new Archbishop!  Condolences to the people of Denver, who must now begin a process of prayer in expectation of the … Read More

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It’s time for more purification. Are you ready, Philadelphia? It is time for us all to get tough and bear this Cross in the face of the mysterium iniquitatis. Get down on our knees and pray and do penance. The … Read More

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The fruits of the pro-abortion culture of death: horror in Philadelphia

The young Papist alerted me to this, and the always informative Jill Stanek has a lot more, about a developing story in Philadelphia. The details are ghastly. Two notes as you read more, if you chose. First, a bill is … Read More

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A random act of culture

Remember the flash mob choir brindisi thing? Get a load of this, which I picked up from CMR. 600 choristers break out in song with the largest organ in the world, in Macy’s in Philadelphia. It’s a random act of … Read More

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In Philadelphia: “A Burlap Church No More”

Brick by brick, folks. From the Weekpress.com of Philadelphia. This is pretty long, so I will just give you the link. Here is the title: A Burlap Church No More Read and come back to discuss what you think is … Read More

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Cheesesteak jaunt

Fr. Pasley and I dashed into south Philly for a cheesesteak at D’Alessandro’s. These are not production line steaks, I can tell you.  We ate in, with some of the local color. We have pronounced these very good steaks.  I … Read More

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Where the bread is salty

Dante perfectly, precisely captured the inner disorientation of the exile when he wrote of a place where "the bread is salty and the steps are hard to climb". Tasting salty bread was a reminder that he wasn’t in Florence. Climbing … Read More

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Cheese steak revisited, along with Philadelphia

I am heading to the Philadelphia area in a few days.  "But Fadda! But Fadda!", I can hear the New Jerseyans saying even now.  "Why…" I’ll be staying at Mater Ecclesiae in Berlin, NJ for a little over a week.  … Read More

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Philly: building choirs for a TLM

From a reader: Beginning on October 25,2009, weekly sung Traditional Latin Mass will be celebrated at 12 noon at St. Paul Church in South Philadelphia on Christian Street between 9th and 10th Streets.  St. Paul Parish is forming a mixed … Read More

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