Monday, September 29, 2008

Evening Roundup - Monday, September 29th, 2008

Afternoon Roundup - Monday, September 29th, 2008 - Feast of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael

Thursday, September 25, 2008

CNA: New appointments mark bold papal move for Liturgical reform

I'm sure this is all just a coincidence. After all, Summorum Pontificum was released last year and that is the end of that. No "big deal," as they say:

A hardly noticed brief note from the Vatican's Press office announced the appointment of new consultants for the office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff. It did not mention, however, the importance of the new appointees.

The new consultants include Monsignor Nicola Bux, professor at the Theological Faculty of Puglia (Southern Italy,) and author of several books on liturgy, especially on the Eucharist. Bux recently finish a new book "Pope Benedict’s Reform," printed by the Italian publishing house Piemme, scheduled to hit the shelves in December.

The list of news consultants includes Fr. Mauro Gagliardi, an expert in Dogmatic theology and professor at the Legionaries of Christ's Pontifical Athenaeum “Regina Apostolorum”; Opus Dei Spanish priest Juan José Silvestre Valor, professor at the Pontifical University of Santa Croce in Rome; Fr. Uwe Michael Lang, C.O., an official of the Congregation for the Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments and author of the book "Turning Towards the Lord" -about the importance of facing "ad orientem" during Mass; and Fr. Paul C.F. Gunter, a Benedictine professor at the Pontifical Athenaeum Sant Anselmo in Rome and member of the editorial board of the forthcoming "Usus Antiquior," a quarterly journal dedicated to the Liturgy under the auspices of the Society of St. Catherine of Siena. The Society, which has an association with the English Province of the Order of Preachers (Dominicans), promotes the intellectual and liturgical renewal of the Church.

Not even sure why this article is relevant. This last part though seems to be disquieting, though...

Also relevant to the appointments is the fact that all former consultants, appointed when Archbishop Piero Marini led the office of Liturgical Celebrations, have been dismissed by not renewing their appointments.
Hmmmmmm.... "Introibo ad altare Dei."

Afternoon Roundup - Thursday, September 25th, 2008

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Residuum Revertetur: Fall Ember Days (Sep 24, 26 & 27, 2008)

A beautiful new blog--one unknown to me--has appeared! It is written by Resrev. She has a nice summary of the Fall Ember Days that were a mainstay of the Church for such a long time. Please have a look-see and welcome her! The blog is definitely traditionalist in scope and we can always use more!

Welcome to the neighborhood!


How Do You Pronounce Pietrelcina?

An oldie but goodie...

Afternoon Roundup - Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008 - Saint Pio of Pietrelcina

Thursday, September 18, 2008

St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, Upper Marlboro, MD: TLM, September 26th, 7 PM

I received an email today from my contact in Southern Maryland:

I checked the St. Mary’s bulletin online for the TLM on Tuesday and found that the TLM is scheduled for Friday instead.

"LATIN TRIDENTINE MASS - Rev. Mark White will be offering a Latin Tridentine Mass in the Church on Friday, September 26th at 7:00 pm. Why not take this opportunity to either acquaint or re-acquaint yourself with this 'Extraordinary Form of the Holy Mass.'"
If you are close by, why not attend?

Afternoon Roundup - Thursday, September 18th, 2008

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Evening Roundup - Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

Catholic World News: The Pope's direct challenge; the French bishops' tepid response

Catholic World News has an incredibly insightful article on the message conveyed by His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, to the French Hierarchy. This is an excellent story and a MUST read. Reading between the lines, the full story emerges. Here is a snippet:

Reading between the lines, it seems clear that the Pope was sending a message to French bishops, and others who have resisted implementation of the motu proprio. Even by their own standards, he was saying, they should "tolerate" the liturgical form that many faithful Catholics embrace. "There is no opposition between the liturgy renewed by Vatican II and this liturgy," the Pontiff assured his in-flight press conference. Thus there is no reason for hostility toward the extraordinary form.

If that message was conveyed subtly during the Pope's trip toward Paris, it was delivered quite explicitly on Sunday when the Holy Father addressed the members of the French hierarchy in a meeting at Lourdes. Noting that a year had passed since Summorum Pontificum was issued, the Pope told the bishops that he recognized the tensions within the French Church-- and expected them to address the problem.

Have a look!

Afternoon Roundup - Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

Monday, September 15, 2008

Evening Roundup - Monday, September 15th, 2008

TLM Mass at Saints Peter and Paul Church in Palmyra, VA, Sundays, 7:00 AM

As promised, I contacted the Rectory of Saints Peter and Paul Church in Palmyra, VA. I was informed that there is indeed a weekly TLM at the Church at 7:00 AM each Sunday.

I am very pleased to add another TLM Mass to the menu in the right margin and to the list of TLMs linked to the header.

Laus Deo!

Morning Roundup - Monday, September 15th, 2008

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Mount Saint Mary's "The Mountain Echo" is Publishing Again!

Four Star Edition - Sunday, September 14th, 2008

Early Afternoon Roundup - Sunday, September 14th, 2008 - Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Excellent News on the TLM from the ADW and on the Practicum to Train Priests in the Usus Antiquior

I received the email below from a friend in Maryland. Please check out the photos of the Practicum held in the Archdiocese of D.C. and the First Mass by Fr. White. I am delighted to post such excellent news! Thanks, JR!

You should be aware of the following:

Pictures from the ADW Practicum for the Extraordinary Form:


First Mass by Father White

Father White attended the practicum referred to in the first post. I believe another priest who attended will be celebrating his first mass this Sunday in southern Maryland. It would be good if you posted these on your blog. The posts are from the blog, Meeting Christ in the Liturgy, done by a local priest and Navy Chaplain. I don’t know his name. You may know him. Now that something is happening in the ADW, I think it would be good to publicize the masses said by these 15 priests to increase attendance and give them encouragement.


Evening Roundup - Saturday, September 13th, 2008

Morning Roundup - Saturday, September 13th, 2008

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Evening Roundup - Thursday, September 11th, 2008

Afternoon Roundup II - Thursday, September 11th, 2008

Afternoon Roundup - Thursday, September 11th, 2008

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

We Remember: September 11th, 2001

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For Our Men and Women in Military Service

O Prince of Peace, we humbly ask Your protection for all our men and women in military service. Give them unflinching courage to defend with honor, dignity, and devotion the rights of all who are imperiled by injustice and evil. Guard our churches, our homes, our schools, our hospitals, our factories, our buildings, and all those within from harm and peril. Protect our land and its peoples from enemies from within and without. Grant an early peace with victory founded upon justice. Instill in the hearts and minds of men and women everywhere a firm purpose to live forever in peace and good will toward all. Amen.

~~Franciscan Mission Associates

Late Afternoon Roundup: Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

Afternoon Roundup - Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Evening Roundup - Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

One Minute Monk: Abbot Placid Solari, the eighth abbot of Belmont Abbey

The Cardinal Newman Society has a very nice newsletter that presents topical news during the college year. The e-newsletter for today comments on a story from Catholic Exchange on Saint Benedict's, The One-Minute Monk. Abbot Placid Solari is shown here; one can get a free copy of the Rule of St. Benedict! Good deal!

Afternoon Roundup, Part II - Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

Afternoon Roundup, Part I - Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

Monday, September 8, 2008

Evening Roundup - Monday, September 8th, 2008

Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

This particular Gospel is a favorite of mine. This is taken from the USCCB website.

Gospel: Matthew 1: 1-16, 18-23

The Book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ,
the son of David, the son of Abraham.

Abraham became the father of Isaac,
Isaac the father of Jacob,
Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers.
Judah became the father of Perez and Zerah,
whose mother was Tamar.
Perez became the father of Hezron,
Hezron the father of Ram,
Ram the father of Amminadab.
Amminadab became the father of Nahshon,
Nahshon the father of Salmon,
Salmon the father of Boaz,
whose mother was Rahab.
Boaz became the father of Obed,
whose mother was Ruth.
Obed became the father of Jesse,
Jesse the father of David the king.

David became the father of Solomon,
whose mother had been the wife of Uriah.
Solomon became the father of Rehoboam,
Rehoboam the father of Abijah,
Abijah the father of Asaph.
Asaph became the father of Jehoshaphat,
Jehoshaphat the father of Joram,
Joram the father of Uzziah.
Uzziah became the father of Jotham,
Jotham the father of Ahaz,
Ahaz the father of Hezekiah.
Hezekiah became the father of Manasseh,
Manasseh the father of Amos,
Amos the father of Josiah.
Josiah became the father of Jechoniah and his brothers
at the time of the Babylonian exile.

After the Babylonian exile,
Jechoniah became the father of Shealtiel,
Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel,
Zerubbabel the father of Abiud.
Abiud became the father of Eliakim,
Eliakim the father of Azor,
Azor the father of Zadok.
Zadok became the father of Achim,
Achim the father of Eliud,
Eliud the father of Eleazar.
Eleazar became the father of Matthan,
Matthan the father of Jacob,
Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary.
Of her was born Jesus who is called the Christ.

Now this is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about.
When his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph,
but before they lived together,
she was found with child through the Holy Spirit.
Joseph her husband, since he was a righteous man,
yet unwilling to expose her to shame,
decided to divorce her quietly.
Such was his intention when, behold,
the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said,
“Joseph, son of David,
do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home.
For it is through the Holy Spirit
that this child has been conceived in her.
She will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus,
because he will save his people from their sins.”
All this took place to fulfill
what the Lord had said through the prophet:

Behold, the virgin shall be with child and bear a son,
and they shall name him Emmanuel,

which means “God is with us.”
Praise to You Lord Jesus Christ!

Afternoon Roundup - Monday, September 8th, 2008

Monday, September 8th, 2008 - An All "Whispers in the Loggia" Post

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Evening Roundup - Saturday, September 6th, 2008

Afternoon Roundup - Saturday, September 6th, 2008

Early Roundup - Saturday, September 6th, 2008

Note: Posting will depend on T.S. Hannah which is now bearing down on Maryland and D.C.!