Thursday, July 31, 2008
Latin as a language underwent development as in any other language. The Church uses a pronunciation called "Ecclesiastical Latin." Many of the courses taught to young people reading Caesar and Virgil were taught the "Classical Latin" pronunciation.
Here are two great sites to check Latin pronunciation. The first is focused on pronouncing Ecclesiastical Latin--Church Latin. This site has a nice listing of Latin prayers including more basic prayers such as the Pater Noster (Our Father). The pronunciation would utilize that taught by the Church and used in the Mass.
This site is the National Shrine of the Franciscans in San Francisco and does a splendid job in differentiating "ecclesiastical Latin" pronunciation from "classical Latin."
So, what does this have to do with "humanae vitae?" The Church pronounces the phrase using the "ecclesiastical form": Who-mah'-nay Vee'-tay
I would pronounce it (out of olden habit) in the "classical form": Who-mah'-nigh Vee'-tigh' . The diphthong "ae" was pronounced "aye" (as in the "igh" in the word "high") in the classical Latin I learned, and it is hard to get rid of that which was drummed into me over years.
The phrase means "Of (or On) Human Life."
Note that the newspaper has an electronic edition which will open in a new browser window. One can then scroll through the entire published version (the latest edition published) page by page. It is quite a neat feature! The online version is of interest to me in that stories appear a bit more quickly and have permanent hyperlinks that can be referenced.
There was a story posted this morning, an interview, with Professor Luc Perrin, that I linked to on RORATE CAELI. Fr. Zuhlsdorf reads it critically and makes some interesting observations. One, in particular, is worth mentioning from the interview (the quote is taken as found on the WDTPRS blog; BOLD portions are from Fr. Zuhlsdorf, and RED portions are HIS comments:
However we should consider two facts that need time to be fully received by the Church. First fact: the status of the traditional Roman rite (Extraordinary Form) has been firmly settled as never before. [But some will complain that it isn’t becaues Benedict XVI changed the Good Friday prayer. They are wrong, of course, and this guy right. But that doesn’t change the grousing.] On the very long term, it could help to influence the liturgical studies and consequently the teaching in seminaries and Faculties (see the examples of Mundelein and Kenrick-Glennon seminaries for Chicago and Saint-Louis which are magnets for vocations). The second fact is nearly impossible to evaluate: how many priests, especially young priests in Europe and Northern America, will have a spiritual benefit from article 2? [This is what I maintain is perhaps the single greatest point of importance of Summorum Pontificum.] It could be very interesting to have an inquiry to know the impact of the private celebration in the Extraordinary Form among priests.Read the entire article with commentary here.
- The New Liturgical Movement >> Classical Architecture on a Budget: It Can Be Done
- The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> Mass and Vespers
- Standing on My Head >> Cardinal Kasper Clarifies the Situation
- Shrine of the Holy Whapping >> Sacred Art Competition and Exhibition at Latrobe, Pennsylvania, this Fall ( Note, postmark deadline August 1st!)
- RORATE CAELI >> EWTN to telecast Sydney Pontifical Vespers (Thursday night and Friday morning; check EWTN TV)
- The New Liturgical Movement >> Fr. Tim Finigan gives an inside view of the Oxford U.A. Sessions
- The Way of the Fathers >> Basque in This
- The Way of the Fathers >> Topkapi Tourism
- Traditional Latin Mass Propers in English >> St. Ignatius of Loyola, Confessor
- www.Chiesa: Focus >> At Lambeth, Cardinal Kasper Calls for Another Newman (Sandro Magister)
- RORATE CAELI >> A Historian Observes the Catholic Moment. One year of Summorum Pontificum and the SSPX (Professor Luc Perrin)
- The Recovering Choir Director >> Juventutem photos - final list (Aristotle returns to posting!)
- St. Peter Canisius Apostolate >> Friday: a Day of Penance (this is also discussed at length by Jimmy Akin for further reading)
- Standing on My Head >> Kolbe and Therese (two of my favorite saints!)
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
“Our dialogue has been made dynamic by the desire to remain faithful to the will expressed by Christ that his disciples should all be one” so that “the world may believe,” Cardinal Walter Kasper, President of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity, said on Wednesday afternoon.
The cardinal noted that these efforts at dialogue have been “based on the Gospel and on our ancient common traditions” and motivated by “fidelity to Christ.”
And yet, “now it seems that full and visible communion as the goal of our dialogue has taken a step backwards,” Cardinal Kasper lamented.
Read the entirety here.
- AmericanPapist >> Unearthed Vatican Letter to Bishops Emphasizes Choice of Defiance (that also brings this retrospection by Cardinal Stafford into the fore once again)
- AmericanPapist >> Text: Excerpt of Vatican's communique to ex-bishop Lugo
Of course, the group might also have consulted an embryology textbook as some others have done.
"We are honored to have received these endorsements from such respected physicians," stated Kristi Burton, head of Colorado for Equal Rights. "Science clearly proves that life begins at the time of fertilization. We are secure in the fact that we have science and reason on our side, and we are pleased to have the medical community supporting our efforts."
In the header to this blog, you will see a link which reads: Sancta Missa TLM Online Tutorial. This link was added today. Sancta Missa's link will take you to the Mass. The tutorial on the left and right is divided into sections. If you click the left column, you will be taken to photos and video links. If you click the right, you are taken to the "Ordo Missae of the Mass" divided in a step-by-step fashion.
If you click the Latin of the Mass (in the left column), an MP3 file recites the prayer for you. It is quite an amazing feat. One can literally go through the Mass section by section. Note too that Sancta Missa has a marvelous DVD to offer as well.
I hope this solves the issue of those who want to "HEAR" the Mass in Latin! And, may the Lord bless the wonderful folks at the St. John Cantius Society!
Today, Father posts the response to his request which was posted on the blog of the individual.
I believe that Fr. Trigilio is correct and that Catholics should fast on Friday, August 1st which is First Friday and the Feast of St. Alphonsus.
For those in the Baltimore area, St. Alphonsus Church has scheduled a special "Liturgical" weekend of Masses (some TLMs) and the adoration of the relic of the Parish's patron saint. More can be found here.
- Creative Minority Report >> Why Pro-Lifers Will Win
- FIRST THINGS: On the Square >> Interview with an Ex-Vampire Novelist (Fr. Dwight Longenecker interviews Anne Rice)
- St. Peter Canisius Apostolate >> Grace Depends on Nature
- The Way of the Fathers >> We Wuz Robbed! (good-natured advice offered...)
- The Way of the Fathers >> Why He Lives at the P.O. (I love these titles!)
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
- WDTPRS >> PCED response about TLMs for children
- The New Liturgical Movement >> Extraordinary Form Rubrical Question (If you know the answer to this question, please address your answer to Fr. Thompson, O.P. on the NLM)
- Standing on My Head >> Rowan William's Speech
Special: The Black Biretta - Catholic Clergy Call for Reparation in Response to Communion Desecration (Fr. John Trigilio)
The Confraternity of Catholic Clergy (a national association of 600 priests & deacons) respond to the sacrilegious and blasphemous desecration of the Holy Eucharist by asking for public reparation. We ask all Catholics of Minnesota and of the entire nation to join in a day of prayer and fasting that such offenses never happen again. (suggested: one Holy Hour before the Blessed Sacrament and one whole day of fasting on Friday, August 1st, Feast of St. Alphonsus Ligouri)
Read the full post here.
With a bit of searching, I found a Syromalabar Mission of Baltimore at this website. This gives more explanation about the Syro-Malabar Church. And this link has the list of services and the location of the Church.
The Syro Malabar Diocese of Chicago has a list of Churches and Missions. Note that this list includes a Church in Hagerstown, MD but the website link directs one to a Parish in Ohio.
St. Mary Catholic Church
224 W. Washington Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Please inquire locally about this Mission in Hagerstown and whether it is still active.
- The New Liturgical Movement >> Should a Parish Impose Uniformity in Music (Jeffrey Tucker; Mr. Tucker suggests "diversity" in music is still the best approach)
- Pontifications >> Is the Episcopal Church a Truly Catholic Church
Assuming this is for real, Deo is pronounced "Dā'-ō" with the accent on the first syllable.
Volente is pronounced "Vō-Len-Tee" or "Vō-Len'-Tā" (my preference) with the accent on the second syllable.
The phrase/name means "Lord willing" or "God willing."
St. Peter Canisius Apostolate >> Tuesdays with St. Thomas: Our Ultimate Goal: Introduction (A New Blog!)
St. Peter Canisius Apostolate's aim is to catechize the Catholic Faithful. The blog is designed beautifully and will cover different subjects each day. As today is Tuesday, it is Tuesday With St. Thomas Aquinas.
The blog is authored by Jeff Vehige. Read his personal account of his "journey." The blog will be listed in the Blogroll in the right menu.
- WDTPRS >> NYT - John L Allen's op-ed on Humanae vitae
- WDTPRS >> Oshkosh & Appleton, WI - regular TLMs
- FIRST THINGS: On the Square >> Atheism and Evil (Michael Novak)
- FIRST THINGS: On the Square >> When Mother Comes Home (Frederica Mathewes-Green)
- The New Liturgical Movement >> Sights from Merton College, Oxford
- Standing on My Head >> Waffle House
Monday, July 28, 2008
- WDTPRS >> The NCR dissents from Humanae vitae, the Church’s moral teaching (This is a very disturbing report...)
- WDTPRS >> Quincy, IL: TLM parish to be established (In case you wondered, this is the home page of the F.S.S.P. and here are the Apostolates within the U.S.)
The Church in her wisdom accommodates this with the musical structure of the Roman Rite. It gives the parts that change the least to the priest. The parts that change a bit more but still not much are assigned to the people generally (the ordinary). The parts that are very difficult and change every week are assigned to the choir, precisely because people with a musical vocation love change and variety and can handle that from a technical point of view.The full article is here.
So consider using the new Mass texts as a way to completely rethink the way music is used in the parts that generally belong to the people. By using plainsong, we make the transition easier, and also take a huge step to using the music that is most suitable to the Roman Rite.
By the way, Fr. Andrew is spot on...the movie is not doing very well.
Times arise when we learn that someone has died in another state. We'd like to get to their funeral, but can't. How does one send a Mass card to the family? We can call a Parish in that area, but is there another way?
I am from the generation that kept a desk drawer of these cards at the ready for such a contingency. There are Spiritual Societies that offer a Mass or enroll a loved one in a Perpetual Mass Society. A small donation is usually asked to cover the cost of the card itself and as a donation for the priest. In many missionary countries and for Missionary Societies, this is vital.
Here is a list of just some Societies that have cards available. You can ask the Society to send you cards in advance, and then use them when the time comes:
- Society of African Missions (this group also offers "Gregorian Masses")
- Trinitarian Mass Cards (the Trinitarian Fathers; also have Gregorian Masses)
- Seraphic Mass Association (Capuchins)
- Society of the Divine Word (Sacred Heart)
- Creative Minority Report >> Liturgical Institute Answers Liturgical Questions Online (this is a seminarian's dream! Yes, there is a link to email questions to the Faculty!)
- Summorum Pontificum >> Why I Quit the SSPX
- The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> Merton Conference begins
Yet we see even more clearly after WYD2008 that Benedict has his own quiet and powerful way of truth telling. He virtually summed up his whole position during the welcoming ceremony at Bangaroo: “There are many today who claim that God should be left on the sidelines, and that religion and faith, while fine for individuals, should either be excluded from the public forum altogether or included only in the pursuit of limited pragmatic goals. This secularist vision seeks to explain human life and shape society with little or no reference to the Creator. It presents itself as neutral, impartial and inclusive of everyone. But in reality, like every ideology, secularism imposes a world-view. If God is irrelevant to public life, then society will be shaped in a godless image, and debate and policy concerning the public good will be driven more by consequences than by principles grounded in truth.”The Catholic Thing is proving to be a treasure for Catholic thought. I urge you to "bookmark" this website. Sadly, it is not offered by RSS at this point.
CatholicCitizens.org: Catholic Clergy Challenge Colleagues to Reacquaint Themselves and Their People With Humanae Vitae
In addition to summarizing the six unanimous resolutions posted on the Confraternity's website, the CatholicCitizens.org site adds a note of background from the meeting itself posted on the Christian Newswire. It is worth reading!
- WDTPRS >> Father Zuhlsdorf is asking for prayers for a special intention. Please say an "Ave" on his behalf!
- FIRST THINGS: On the Square >> Pervasively Unconstitutional (Joseph M. Knippenberg)
- Shouts in the Piazza >> Noble Simplicity (Part TWO)
- Standing on My Head >> The ABC Urges Unity
- Standing on My Head >> Cardinal Levada's Letter to the TAC
- Standing on My Head >> Brideshead Abandoned
- Summorum Pontificum >> Changes at the Oratory
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Steven D. Greydanus of Decent Films Guide reviews the 1952 epic now on DVD starring Gary Cooper, Thomas Mitchell, (a very young) Lloyd Bridges, Katy Jurado, Grace Kelly, Otto Kruger, Lon Chaney, Jr., Henry Morgan and Ian MacDonald. The movie was directed by Fred Zinnemann who also directed "A Man for All Seasons" (another of my favorites and "a movie for all people").
Needless to say, Mr. Greydanus does a splendid job analyzing this masterpiece in which an old pendulum clock plays such a pivotal role. He gives it the recognition it deserves. And, in a case of sheer serendipity, I feel the ballad opening sung by Tex Ritter is essential to the film as well. I couldn't imagine the movie without it!
In the interest of fair disclosure, I must admit to having a classic "Regulator" schoolhouse clock hanging on the wall at this moment. It does not bias my evaluation of this movie, however!
Please read this column and show it to friends! Remember the "butterfly effect," a beautiful analogy!
Information has been sent to every pastor and occasional reminders will be generated throughout this Year of Saint Paul about the possibility of gaining a plenary indulgence on the occasion of a prayerful visit to one of these churches with the fulfillment of designated spiritual works including recent reception of the sacrament of reconciliation, reception of Holy Communion and prayers for the Holy Father.
There is perhaps some concern raised the moment the Church begins to make reference to “indulgences” since the concept is frightfully plagued by rumors, innuendoes, misconceptions, myths, lies and accusations. First, a definition: An indulgence is a remission before God of the temporal punishment for sins, whose guilt is forgiven, which a properly disposed member of the Christian faithful obtains under certain and clearly defined conditions through the intervention of the Church, which, as the minister of Redemption, dispenses and applies authoritatively the treasury of the expiatory works of Christ and the saints. The concept of indulgences requires an acceptance of the existence of purgatory since it is in purgatory that the “temporal punishment for sins whose guilt is forgiven” is worked out.
The New Liturgical Movement fleshes this story a bit more in depth here. The blog is calling this event, "...the Most Thorough Usus Antiquior Training Session to Date." Again, head to the TLM for their thorough take on this story.
Mr. D’Adamo, who has since attended Catholic seminars about the New Age movement and has studied the phenomenon extensively, will give a free talk on the dangers of the New Age movement beginning at 7 p.m. on Aug. 3 at the Church of the Annunciation.To read the entire story, check Mr. Matysek's article. Note too that Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J. of EWTN has written on this phenomenon as well. His book is excellent.
Mr. D’Adamo said he is concerned that New Age principles are entering the mainstream and leading people away from the Catholic faith. He cited a book promoted by Oprah Winfrey, titled “A New Earth” by Echart Tolle. Mr. D’Adamo said that the popular volume presents an alluring spirituality and philosophy that is at odds with Christianity.
I have several friends who go on "short pilgrimages" to this location about three times a month! Here is how to get to the Monastery. Masses and Confessions are frequent so it is a great place to go for confession virtually on the hour. Here is a virtual tour of the Holy Land. Finally, on great feasts and holidays, there are special events. I know for Christmas, the location is packed so if you wish to go, plan well in advance and call the number provided.
It is a place of great beauty. And it seems to be a "local" secret!
- The Black Biretta >> Class, Real Class (R.N., Fr. Trigilio)
- WDTPRS >> Oldie PODCAzT 39: Augustine on Christ the Mediator; “for all” or “for many”?
- The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> English Catholic History blog
- The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> Fr George Pell at Oxford (1979)
- The New Liturgical Movement >> Catholics come home
- Traditional Latin Mass Propers in English >> Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Deus in loco sancto suo: Deus qui inhabitare fecit unanimes in domo: ipse dabit virtutem, et fortitudinem plebi suae. -- Exsurgat Deus, et dissipentur inimici ejus: et fugiant, qui oderunt eum, a facie ejus. V.: Gloria Patri . . . -- Deus in loco sancto suo . . .
God in His holy place; God who maketh men of one mind to dwell in a house; He shall give power and strength to His people. -- (Ps. 67. 2). Let God arise and let His enemies be scattered: and let them that hate Him flee from before His face. V.: Glory be to the Father . . . -- God in His holy place . . .
- WDTPRS >> U of Minnesota refuses to act about P.Z. Myers
- AmericanPapist >> Is anything different 40 years later? Yes.
- The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> Best bit of "Into Great Silence"
- The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> TLM at Lisieux
- Traditional Latin Mass Propers in English >> Saint Anne, Mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary
In the meantime, Rocco Palmo nicely sums up the confirmation on the Liturgical translations. There has been no confirmation yet of the CWNews.com story concerning "pro multis" being translated as "for many." I pray that story didn't "jump the gun!" I've been praying for that change for years!
Friday, July 25, 2008
Of interest to me is the fact that Pearce is now writing the second of perhaps several books. The book being written now will cover three of Shakespeare's plays and illustrate the deep "catholicity" found in each play. Pearce's contention is, in fact, that only by understanding the Catholic mindset of William Shakespeare can one really understand more than just a superficial gloss on his writings.
Look for this on "encore." It was a fascinating 40 minutes. Pearce revealed that the Catholic underpinning is so full in Shakespeare's plays that he could write a book on each individual play revealing the Catholic "currents" if pressed.
Catholic World News: Vatican approves new English translation for Mass (pro multis is now "for many")
At the Consecration, the priest will refer to Christ's blood which is "poured out for you and for many"-- an accurate translation of pro multis-- rather than "for all" in the current translation.Laus Deo!!
CNA - Life and Family | Humanae Vitae | The Year of the Peirasmòs - 1968 | Cardinal James Francis Stafford
The whole people of God, including children and adolescents, now must look into the abyss and see what dread beasts are at its bottom. Each of us shudders before the wrath of God, each weeps in sorrow for our sins and each begs for the Father’s merciful remembrance of Christ’s obedience.
AmericanPapist: Report: First to press: Vatican Approves New English Translation for the Order of the Mass
The new website provides news on the status of the restoration work. But above all, it gives access to the catalogs of the works kept in the library. The main new development is that in addition to the catalog for printed works, there is now also a catalog for manuscripts. For now, it contains a limited amount of information. But it has already been supplemented – for the manuscripts accompanied by complete descriptions – with a selection of images freely available for view.
Read more here.
American and Canadian liberals are apoplectic, reckoning that the new body will serve as a Roman-style Holy Office with the authority to discipline them. African evangelicals, in contrast, are thrilled, because the new commission could well end up being dominated by conservatives who support the Gafcon agenda.Read the details here...
- AmericanPapist >> Humanae Vitae 40th Anniversary Post
- FIRST THINGS: On the Square >> The Anniversary of Humanae Vitae (Joseph Bottum)
- The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> Ironia pós-conciliar
- The New Liturgical Movement >> Fœderatio Internationalis Juventutem - Report following WYD
- WDTPRS >> LA STAMPA: Hans KÜNG on Pres. Bush and Pope Benedict XVI
Thursday, July 24, 2008
- WDTPRS >> Mundelein Liturgical Institute (Chicago): required course on TLM
- NCR Cafe.org >> Four Sfumature from the Pope’s trip to Sydney (John L. Allen, Jr. weekly column; sfumature … small nuances that can be meaningful)
- The Way of the Fathers >> Look Homeward, Melito
- The Way of the Fathers >> Praise and Parcheesi in Ancient Britain
- Creative Minority Report >> Liturgical Institute, Mundelein, Adds Course on the Extraordinary Form
- Summorum Pontificum >> Mundelein Adds Required Course on the Extraordinary Form
- AmericanPapist >> Report: Superior English translation of the Mass approved by the Holy See (Confirmation needed as it is embargoed)
- WDTPRS >> An interesting Curial shift coming up
- WDTPRS >> UK Petition to the Bishops for the TLM
- WDTPRS >> QUAERITUR: advice for a wymynpryst wannabe
- Creative Minority Report >> On Christian Unity
- Summorum Pontificum >> I Can't Get No - Satisfactionem (Damian Thompson reports once again and what a splendid idea!)
- The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> A New Liturgical Journal, "Usus Antiquior"
- The New Liturgical Movement >> John Browne from the Eton Choir Book
- The Black Biretta >> St. John's Valdosta Blog - For Priests and Deacons: ARE YOU WILLING TO PREACH WHAT ISN'T POPULAR?
- Creative Minority Report >> Forgive Him Father, He Knows Not What He Does
- FIRST THINGS: On the Square >> The Mass Man (Joseph Bottum on José Ortega y Gasset)
- The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> Canonical considerations on clerical blogging (interesting post with consideration of Canon Law!)
- The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> Dilemmas of a would-be Traddy Womynpriest
- Traditional Latin Mass Propers in English >> Saint Christina, Virgin and Martyr
- WDTPRS >> ANGELUS: Interviews SSPX excomm’d bishops (part II: Tissier de Mallerais)
- WDTPRS >> Good News from St. Louis: reconciliation draws closer
- The New Liturgical Movement >> The Advent of a New Scholarly Liturgical Journal dedicated to Usus Antiquior, edited by Alcuin Reid and Laurence Hemming
- RORATE CAELI >> The meaning of a new foundation
- RORATE CAELI >> Clouds over Spain
- Shouts in the Piazza >> To Live is to Change
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
- Creative Minority Report >> Seen Souls in Purgatory Lately? The Marytown Mosaics (Marytown...the Militia of the Immaculata...one of my favorite links!)
- AmericanPapist >> Breaking: Arch. of STL & Board Members Sue St. Stanislaus for Control
- AmericanPapist >> "Gay Bishop Must Resign or Confess, Says Sudan Church Head"
- AmericanPapist >> Update: Author believes California bishops' response to "gay marriage" was "tepid"
- Standing on My Head >> Lord, Thank you that I am Not in the Churchagod (More comments on Flannery O'Connor)
- The Black Biretta >> Vatican Letter to Priests on the Feast of St. John Vianney
- The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> Society of Pope Paul VI
- WDTPRS >> Card. Diaz to Lambeth: “spiritual Alzheimer’s … ecclesial Parkinson’s”
- Standing on My Head >> Lambeth Zulu Conference
- WDTPRS >> Clapping in Church
- Standing on My Head >> Flannery Favorites (I HAD to weigh in...)
- AmericanPapist >> Good: "U.S. bishops launch Natural Family Planning Awareness Week"
- AmericanPapist >> Update: "No action to be taken against professor who threatened to desecrate Eucharist, university says"
- WDTPRS >> ANGELUS: Interviews with SSPX excomm’d bishops (part I: Fellay)
- WDTPRS >> SSPX & Womenpriests: similar? dissimilar?
- FIRST THINGS: On the Square >> In Search of Realism (Joseph Loconte)
- RORATE CAELI >> In the Anglican Areopagus
- The New Liturgical Movement >> Alcuin Reid reviews Britt's Dictionary of the Psalter
- The Recovering Choir Director >> Juventutem 2008 Audio - Christus Factus Est (Anerio) (MP3)
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Sadly, that also applies to the Eastern Shore counties of Maryland as well where vistors often check to see if things have changed. There is even a link on the Blogroll to "sign up to keep abreast of things."
In the header to this blog, I now have a link to the TLMs listed by Ecclesia Dei, the premier Coalition that handles all of North America (US and Canada). By clicking that link in the header, I got to the Coalition for Ecclesia Dei website, clicked Wyoming, and got this answer:
None at present
That answer would apply to many sites within the U.S. So, your work is cut out for you! Pray, speak to priests, and give them all the assistance they can use. Pray for them, offer assistance in learning Latin and the TLM, join the Schola, become an altar server, donate items needed for the TLM. It can happen in God's good time...
The post for today is on Marriage and the crisis engendered by those unwilling to defend it adequately. The writer is Hadley Aarkes, Ney Professor of Juriprudence at Amherst College. As always, his columns are "eye-opening."
- Faith & Family Live >> Humanae Vitae: Lasting Truth
- The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> Genuine Ecumenism
- The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> Sunday High Mass (video montage)
- WDTPRS >> Liverpool: bad TLM news (Please read the last line of this post carefully; it may prove most helpful to many.)
- WDTPRS >> Let's all pitch in and buy the Pope more ermine
- LatinMassNetwork >> Traditional Latin Mass in Vermont on the Feast of the Assumption, August 15th (Burlington, VT)
- The Way of the Fathers >> Belief and Unbelief in the Dark Night (Michael Novak book news)
- The Way of the Fathers >> Greek Fathers Eeking Back Webward (Thesaurus Linguae Graecae)
- WDTPRS >> Under the Lambeth Big Top
- The New Liturgical Movement >> The Double Life of William Byrd (free download of "A Byrd Celebration" edited by Richard Turbet in PDF format)
Cardinal Rigali...wrote the July 18 letter in response to a New York Times article about a draft proposal requiring that any program run or funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) must certify that it will not refuse to hire nurses and other healthcare workers who object to abortion and abortifacient contraceptives.
News of the proposal prompted criticism from abortion rights supporters. On Friday Sen. Hillary Clinton said the draft was a "gratuitous, unnecessary insult" to women.
While noting that he was not specifically responding to the reported proposal, Cardinal Rigali said some of the proposal’s critics had made “sweeping” charges that did not acknowledge the legal tradition of freedom of conscience in health care. He said legal conscience protections in health care are not new, having been in force since at least the 1973 “Church amendment.”
Read the full story here.
- AmericanPapist >> On leaving Mass right after Communion
- AmericanPapist >> Confraternity of Catholic Clergy defends Humanae Vitae on its 40th Anniversary
- The Black Biretta >> News Bytes: Clash of Opinions on Humanae Vitae (NB: Fr. John Trigilio who posts the blog, The Black Biretta, is President of the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy)
- www.Chiesa : Focus >> From the "New World" Symphony of Benedict XVI. An Anthology (Sandro Magister)
- FIRST THINGS: On the Square >> Christopher Nolan's Achievement: The Dark Knight (Thomas S. Hibbs)
- The New Liturgical Movement >> More from the recent ICRSS Ordinations
- The Way of the Fathers >> Virtual Bible (namely, the Codex Sinaiticus)
- Traditional Latin Mass Propers in English >> Saint Mary Magdalen
Monday, July 21, 2008
If you are visiting Maryland, you MUST get out to see the National Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes located just above the Mount Saint Mary's University in the Catoctin Mountains in Emmitsburg, MD. Here is the Grotto Home Page, and here is a link to Sunday Masses in the Chapel which are at Noon. The link to the Pilgrim's Center is here. Here is a link to the Seminary.
Sunday Masses in the Church are not listed. It might be best to contact Fr. Lombardi by email before arriving. His email address is on the Grotto page.
- WDTRPS >> Iconic documents
- The New Liturgical Movement >> An Anglican Use Requiem
- Shouts in the Piazza >> Noble Simplicity
- Ars Catholica >> In the meantime (For those who may have missed it, Ars Catholica will be posting "sparsely" in the near term due to work schedules. I'm sorry, since his contribution to "all things Catholic" has been sorely missed. Still, the Blogroll link will always remain. "Domers" do that for one another. I must confess that I am a Villanova "Wildcat," however. Oh well, I hope that didn't blow a great friendship [to paraphrase Monsieur Rick's final words to Inspector Renaud!])
- RORATE CAELI >> No Leaving the Church of England? (Separate "discrete" dioceses proposed)
- The New Liturgical Movement >> Schola Catharina and Gregorian chant
- The New Liturgical Movement >> The Pope's New Youth Mass (Jeffrey Tucker from The Wanderer)
- The New Liturgical Movement >> A Small Mission Church in Quebec restores Ad Orientem
- The Way of the Fathers >> Maddening (Thomas Madden's new book)
- RORATE CAELI >> Papal Mass in Saint Mary's Cathedral Sydney
- RORATE CAELI >> Traditional Latin Mass Pictures from the Philippines
- FIRST THINGS: On the Square >> Those Whitewashed Walls (Matthew J. Milliner)
- Traditional Latin Mass Propers in English >> SAINT PRAXEDES, Virgin
- The Catholic Thing >> Promethean Green (Ralph McInerny; a new website!)
Sunday, July 20, 2008
- RORATE CAELI >> Transalpine Redemptorists change their name
- Whispers in the Loggia >> And Now, the Cleanup
- The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> BBC bias on World Youth Day
- The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> New ICEL texts at Sydney
- Creative Minority Report >> When Christians Act Like Christians
- The New Liturgical Movement >> Report on Chant Australia
- The New Liturgical Movement >> What am I getting out of Mass?
- Whispers in the Loggia >> See You in Madrid
- WDTPRS >> South Ashford Priest reorders the sanctuary
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- The New Liturgical Movement >> Coverage of the Final Papal Mass at World Youth Day (Shawn Tribe; this is re-posted from yesterday. The NLM post has a lot of photos and some comments apparently made by Shawn as the Mass progressed. The "comments section" also has over 300 posts.)
Saturday, July 19, 2008
- The New Liturgical Movement >> Coverage of the Final Mass at WYD [Ongoing Updates]
- Whispers in the Loggia >> HOMILY OF POPE BENEDICT XVI, MASS FOR THE XXIII WORLD YOUTH DAY -- CELEBRATION OF CONFIRMATION, RANDWICK RACECOURSE, SYDNEY
- WDTPRS >> WYD Video Wrap
- WDTPRS >> Detroit: Bp. Athanasius Schneider at Assumption Grotto - 20 & 27 July
Reminder: the Papal WYD Mass is scheduled for 7 EDT.
The schedule is:
- Friday, August 1: 7:00 A.M. Mass, Prayers & Exposition, Veneration of St. Alphonsus Relic, Confessions at 11:30 A.M., 12:10 noon Mass and prayers.
- Saturday, August 2: 7:00 A.M. Mass, Prayers & Exposition, Veneration of St. Alphonsus Relic, Confessions at 11:30 A.M., 12:10 noon Mass Tridentine Latin, 1:00 P.M. Holy Hour consisting of the Rosary, Divine Mercy, Prayers, Benediction and Veneration of Relic.
- Sunday, August 3: 8:30 & 10:00 A.M. Mass, 11:30 High Mass Tridentine Latin Rite, Prayers, Benediction and Veneration of the Relic.
PLEASE JOIN US!