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Early Roundup - Friday, October 31st, 2008

UPDATE: Eleventh Hour Election Alert - Fr. John Corapi, SOLT, October 31st, 2008

The three-part series of YouTubes containing the sermon of Fr. John Corapi, SOLT on abortion can be found here.

Father has now placed an MP3 containing the entire sermon which can be sent to radio stations or via emails. It is at this location.

Finally, EWTN will play the sermon:

Also EWTN will air Eleventh Hour Election Alertas a special on Nov. 3 at 5:30pm EST andNov. 4 at 11:00am EST - so let anybody you know who doesn't have a computer!Just a reminder, clocks are turned BACK one hour this weekend to Standard Time in the U.S.--"Spring forward; Fall back"!


Rosary Novena to Our Lady of Victory, Day Five, October 31st, 2008

Father John Corapi, SOLT, has asked all Catholics to pray a rosary novena (9 consecutive days) commencing Monday, October 27th, 2008, to Our Lady of Victory for the cause of LIFE. We should ask Our Lady to assist our Nation in electing those candidates who will promote the cause of LIFE in all its stages in the elections to be held on November 4th.

How to pray the RosaryPrayer to Saint Michael the ArchangelRosary for Life - Mysteries of the Rosary for Life from the USCCB(Sun & Wed: Glorious; Mon & Wed: Joyful; Tue and Fri: Sorrowful; Thu: Luminous)Sorrowful Mysteries for Life (Friday)
Our Lady of Victory, pray for us!

How Do You Pronounce "Deo volente?"

This has been popping up a great deal lately. I invite those who have questions like this to first put the term in the "blog search engine" in the upper left corner. They would have come across this entry from July. Once again, several pronunciations are possible depending upon "classical" or "liturgical" Latin differences. I pronounce the name,

Day'-OH VO-Len'-Tay (although the liturgical Latin could render the second name, VO-Len'-Tee).


Visitors ask..Latin Mass Readings or Readings for the Latin Mass or Daily Latin Mass Readings

This is one I have answered before on several occasions, but the Google "search string" is totally critical for locating the answer.

To my knowledge, there is NO site online that has the daily LATIN readings for the TLM. It just doesn't exist as yet. However, a good Deacon has a site with the English Translations of the TLM for most days.

Today, October 30th, and yesterday were Ferial Days, so only information on the saint was provided. However, here is an example of the readings for the Mass for Saints Simon and Jude for earlier this week.

Note that you can subscribe to the RSS output for this site, or use the widget he provides. For English readers, it is a marvelous apostolate!


Early Roundup - Thursday, October 30, 2008

WDTPRS >> ON FIRE! Bp. Finn of Kansas City - MUST READ

Okay, this is NOT hyperbole. This article by His Excellency, Bishop Robert Finn, is THAT good. God has graced Kansas City, MO!


Rosary Novena to Our Lady of Victory, Day Four, Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Father John Corapi, SOLT, has asked all Catholics to pray a rosary novena (9 consecutive days) commencing Monday, October 27th, 2008, to Our Lady of Victory for the cause of LIFE. We should ask Our Lady to assist our Nation in electing those candidates who will promote the cause of LIFE in all its stages in the elections to be held on November 4th.

How to pray the RosaryPrayer to Saint Michael the ArchangelRosary for Life - Mysteries of the Rosary for Life from the USCCB(Sun & Wed: Glorious; Mon & Wed: Joyful; Tue and Fri: Sorrowful; Thu: Luminous)Luminous Mysteries for Life (Thursday)
Our Lady of Victory, pray for us!


Evening Roundup - Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Afternoon Roundup - Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Eleventh Hour Election Alert - Fr. John Corapi, SOLT

Fr. Corapi produced a half hour video today that all Catholics (and Americans) should see. It expounds upon what Bishop Rene H. Gracida just said boldly in a recent radio spot. (He is the Bishop that ordained Fr. Corapi a Deacon).
As YouTube has a ten minute limit on posts, the entire post is divided into three segments--Parts 1, 2 and 3--of ten minutes each. The video can be found here: Eleventh Hour Election Alert!

http://www.fathercorapi.com/election.aspx


Rosary Novena to Our Lady of Victory, Day Three, Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Father John Corapi, SOLT, has asked all Catholics to pray a rosary novena (9 consecutive days) commencing Monday, October 27th, 2008, to Our Lady of Victory for the cause of LIFE. We should ask Our Lady to assist our Nation in electing those candidates who will promote the cause of LIFE in all its stages in the elections to be held on November 4th.

How to pray the RosaryPrayer to Saint Michael the ArchangelRosary for Life - Mysteries of the Rosary for Life from the USCCB(Sun & Wed: Glorious; Mon & Wed: Joyful; Tue and Fri: Sorrowful; Thu: Luminous)Glorious Mysteries for Life (Wednesday) PDF link

Our Lady of Victory, pray for us!

Te Deum laudamus!: FOCA: Freedom of Choice Act and Barack Obama

Whenever a secular Carmelite speaks, I listen. That may be because I so care for their charism! Diane M. Korzeniewski has a marvelous post of October 2nd that all should consider. Just how radical is the F.O.C.A.? Read here for more information! Ponder its ramifications, my Catholic, pro-life friends... Bishop Finn will enlighten you...



Evening Roundup - Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Afternoon Roundup - Tuesday, October 28th, 2008 - Sts. Simon and Jude

The New Liturgical Movement has an extremely important post relating to Summorum Pontificum, and to the continuity of the Usus Antiquior with the Latin Liturgy. The post is translated from Italian and is entitled, "Response of the Cardinal President of the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” to certain questions." Shawn Tribe posted this and it is a MUST READ! Note the important passage stating again that NO INDULT is necessary!
A. Evidently not. This is because, with the publication of the Motu Proprio “Summorum Pontificum,” the regulations for the use of the Missal of 1962, previously given in “Quattuor abhinc annos” and thereafter in the Motu Proprio of the Servant of God, John Paul II “Ecclesia Dei adflicta” have become obsolete.

In fact, “Summorum Pontificum” itself, even from Art.1, explicitly affirms that “the conditions of the use of this Missal, regulated in the previous documents “Quattuor abhinc annos” and “Ecclesia Dei”, have been replaced. The Motu Proprio li…

Rosary Novena to Our Lady of Victory, Day Two, Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Father John Corapi, SOLT, has asked all Catholics to pray a rosary novena (9 consecutive days) commencing Monday, October 27th, 2008, to Our Lady of Victory for the cause of LIFE. We should ask Our Lady to assist our Nation in electing those candidates who will promote the cause of LIFE in all its stages in the elections to be held on November 4th.

How to pray the RosaryPrayer to Saint Michael the ArchangelRosary for Life - Mysteries of the Rosary for Life from the USCCB(Sun & Wed: Glorious; Mon & Wed: Joyful; Tue and Fri: Sorrowful; Thu: Luminous)Sorrowful Mysteries for Life (Tuesday)
Our Lady of Victory, pray for us!

Eight Star Edition: Monday, October 27th, 2008

Afternoon Roundup - Monday, October 27th, 2008

Rosary Novena to Our Lady of Victory, Day One, Monday, October 27th, 2008

Father John Corapi, SOLT, has asked all Catholics to pray a rosary novena (9 consecutive days) commencing Monday, October 27th, 2008, to Our Lady of Victory for the cause of LIFE. We should ask Our Lady to assist our Nation in electing those candidates who will promote the cause of LIFE in all its stages in the elections to be held on November 4th.

How to pray the RosaryPrayer to Saint Michael the ArchangelRosary for Life - Mysteries of the Rosary for Life from the USCCB(Sun & Wed: Glorious; Mon & Wed: Joyful; Tue and Fri: Sorrowful; Thu: Luminous)Joyful Mysteries for Life (Monday)
Our Lady of Victory, pray for us!

Evening Roundup - Sunday, October 26th, 2008

Rosary in Latin

Some searches have found the Rosary Novena mentioned below, but also wish to see the prayers in Latin. Go here to the Una Voce site. The prayers of the Rosary in Latin can be found at this location.


Noon Roundup - Sunday, October 26th, 2008 - Feast of Christ the King

Rosary Dedicated to Our Lady of Victory for Life, Day One

Father John Corapi, SOLT, has asked all Catholics to pray a rosary novena (9 consecutive days) commencing Monday, October 27th, 2008, to Our Lady of Victory for the cause of LIFE. Upon commencing the daily rosary, we should ask Our Lady to assist our Nation in electing those candidates who will promote the cause of LIFE in all its stages in the elections to be held on November 4th.

How to pray the RosaryPrayer to Saint Michael the ArchangelRosary for Life - Mysteries of the Rosary for Life from the USCCB(Sun & Wed: Glorious; Mon & Wed: Joyful; Tue and Fri: Sorrowful; Thu: Luminous)
Our Lady of Victory, pray for us!

Five Star Edition: Saturday, October 25th, 2008

NLM: Benedict's Preface to the Ratzinger Opera Omnia: What is and is he not saying about Liturgical Orientation?

The Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, is publishing a complete set of all his works including some which have not been published. Shawn Tribe has written a thoughtful essay based on an article in Zenit dealing with the liturgy and orientation of the priest and people during worship. It is an excellent synopsis and a MUST read!


Afternoon Roundup - Friday, October 24th, 2008

WDTPRS >> REVISITED: Mount St. Mary Seminary

I am delighted that Fr. Zuhlsdorf found time to "revisit" his prior post on the Mount. From this post, it sounds as if the seminarians in Emmitsburg are being introduced to the Usus Antiquior, and in a positive manner.

Please check out this post! The photos are fantastic, and the Church is as beautiful as I remember it. I hope the good Father visitors had the time to visit the Shrine of Lourdes on the Hill.


Special: Midnight High Mass on Christmas Eve at Historic St. Peter's in Harpers Ferry, WV.

Thanks to M. for sending this along. Please mark it on your calendars. Also, note that St. James of W.V. has formed a Yahoo Group and all are invited to join.

There will be aMidnight High Mass on Christmas Eve at Historic St. Peter's in Harpers Ferry, WV.St. Peter's is a mission church of St. James Catholic Church. The celebrant will be Monsignor Richard Hughes.

Please pass this information along to anyone interested in attending. Anyone interested in supporting this effort can join the Yahoo Group at:

StJamesLatinMass@yahoogroups.com Laus Deo!

Afternoon Roundup - Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

Special: TLM at St. Bartholomew's Catholic Church on Sunday, October 26th, 2 PM

I just received this note today. I'm sorry for the late notice but thank J. for sending it on!

Sorry to be coming in so late with this but we are having another Extraordinary Form Mass at St. Bartholomew's new church in Manchester this Sunday October 26 at 2 pm. This is the Feast of Christ the King in the old calendar. The celebrant will be Fr. Lee Gross and our little schola will sing the Ordinary and Propers. All are most welcome.
Many have been faithfully checking back to this site for another TLM Mass at Saint Bartholomew's Church in Manchester, MD. Here is your chance!


Afternoon Roundup - Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

AmericanPapist: Breaking: US Bishops set the record straight in today's statement

Thomas Peters of American Papist is announcing this breaking story. The USCCB has published a press release clarification of the issues dealing with abortion and the Freedom of Choice Act in response to those who would attempt to move the discussion away from Roman Catholic teaching.

Please read this "must read" story! The clarification, here posted in PDF format, was co-signed by Justin Cardinal Rigali and Bishop Murphy of Rockville Centre, NY.




Father John Corapi, SOLT - A Call for a Rosary Novena

This appears on Fr. Corapi's website and was in his last weekly email. I urge all to consider his request!

No other issue, not all other issues taken together, can constitute a proportionate reason for voting for candidates that intend to preserve and defend this holocaust of innocent human life that is abortion.

I strongly urge every one of you to make a Novena and pray the Rosary to Our Lady of Victory between October 27th and Election Day, November 4th. Pray that God’s will be done and the most innocent and utterly vulnerable of our brothers and sisters will be protected from this barbaric and grossly sinful blight on society that is abortion. No woman, and no man, has the right to choose to murder an innocent human being.
Amen!

DIVINE MERCY CARE’S PRO-LIFE PHARMACY OPENS IN CHANTILLY, VA

My friend sent this to me today by email and I thought I'd share it with all...

PRESS RELEASE
DIVINE MERCY CARE’S PRO-LIFE PHARMACY OPENS IN CHANTILLY, VA
Contact: Bob Laird - 703-934-5552 (office)/703-732-0681 (cell)

(10/21/08, Chantilly, VA) – DMC Pharmacy opened today in Chantilly, VA with a blessing of the building by the Most Reverend Paul S. Loverde, Bishop of Arlington. The DMC pharmacy is the newest addition to the Divine Mercy Care family of healthcare services. DMC Pharmacy is a pro-life pharmacy specifically designed to meet the pharmaceutical needs in a prolife, pro-woman, and pro-family atmosphere. Located in the Sully Place Shopping Center, in the heart of Chantilly, VA, DMC Pharmacy provides a convenient opportunity for families and individuals to have their prescriptions filled and their pharmaceutical questions answered in a friendly environment. Divine Mercy Care is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Catholic healthcare organization in Northern Virginia that also operates the Te…

Afternoon Roundup - Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

Afternoon Roundup - Monday, October 20th, 2008 - Saint Paul of the Cross

Monday, October 20th, 2008 - Fr. John Zuhlsdorf Is Visiting Baltimore!

Afternoon Roundup - Sunday, October 19th, 2008

Morning Roundup - Saturday, October 18th, 2008 - Feast of Saint Luke

The Witherspoon Institute: Public Discourse - "Little Murders" by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput

The Witherspoon Institute on its website "Public Discourse - Ethics, Law and the Common Good" features an excellent address given by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Denver. Here is just a bit of what His Excellency had to say:

The abortion conflict has never simply been about repealing Roe v. Wade. And the many pro-lifers I know live a much deeper kind of discipleship than ''single issue'' politics. But they do understand that the cornerstone of Catholic social teaching is protecting human life from conception to natural death. They do understand that every other human right depends on the right to life. They did not and do not and will not give up - and they won't be lied to.

So I think that people who claim that the abortion struggle is ''lost'' as a matter of law, or that supporting an outspoken defender of legal abortion is somehow ''prolife,'' are not just wrong; they're betraying the witness of every person who …

Seven Star Roundup: Friday, October 17th, 2008

Afternoon Roundup - Friday, October 17th, 2008

Afternoon Roundup - Thursday, October 16th, 2008

Late Afternoon Roundup: Wednesday, October 15th, 2008 - St. Teresa of Avila, Doctor

Ten Star Edition: Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Early Afternoon Roundup - Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Nine Star Edition - Monday, October 13th, 2008

EWTN Program Alert: Sunday, October 26th - "Into Great Silence"

A friend mentioned this in an email. Check the TV lineup on EWTN for Sunday, October 26th, 2008. At 9 PM Eastern time, "Into Great Silence" is being shown in its entirety. Either print out this calendar or mark this date! US only!

Step into the riveting silence of Philip Groning's stunning new documentary on the spirituality of Carthusian monks. Filmed without narration and very little dialogue at the Monastery of the Grand Chartreuse in France, Mr. Groning captures the brimming vitality of monastic life and the overpowering sound of God.

Evening Roundup - Sunday, October 12th, 2008

Early Afternoon Roundup - Sunday, October 12th, 2008

WDTPRS >> TULSA: Vocation of spiritual motherhood for priests

Fr. John Zuhlsdorf of "What Does the Prayer Really Say?" has found one of those marvelous stories that just makes one smile. Spiritual motherhood? Read on and kudos to the Diocese of Tulsa and their marvelous Bishop, H.E. Bishop Slattery!

What a great idea!


Noon - Saturday, October 11th, 2008

Three Star Edition: Friday, October 10th, 2008

Evening Roundup - Thursday, October 9th, 2008

Afternoon Roundup - Thursday, October 9th, 2008

Regional Mass News and Special Events - Cardinal Castrillon Hoyos to Celebrate TLM at the National Shrine in D.C.

Update 2, 9:08 PM, 10/08/08: I just received the email below. The initial "outline" of this event is indeed accurate. The only thing remaining is whether Cardinal Castrillon-Hoyos will accept. Thanks to John for his email!

When asking my source about details on the Hoyos Mass at the National Shrine, he said that Cardinal Hoyos has indeed been invited to the Shrine to offer Holy Mass. The Archdiocese of Washington approved the invitation, and the date Cardinal Hoyos was asked to say (or sing!) Mass was December 13th. His Eminence has not (yet?) accepted the invitation, so the entire event remains up in the air. I wish I had better news, but I thought a follow-up was in order.


Update: I've made several attempts to verify this information, but to no avail. As much as I want to believe this, it is possible that this was more rumor than fact. I apologize if this is the case. If I learn that this special event WILL take place, I will post it as …

WDTPRS >> Holy Smoke: Are traditional Catholics losing hope? - Fr. Z responds

This is a response to an article by Damian Thompson that has made its way around the blogosphere. It is an excellent report and a MUST read especially for those who desperately want a TLM and don't know where to turn next. Fr. Zuhlsdorf has posted good advice for many of us.


Afternoon Roundup - Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

5 Star Edition: Tuesday, October 7th, 2008 - Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary

Evening Roundup - Monday, October 6th, 2008

Evening Roundup - Sunday, October 5th, 2008

Afternoon Roundup - Sunday, October 5th, 2008

Respect Life Sunday - Sunday, October 5th, 2008

WDTPRS >> From a priest: I must “protect myself from persecution and ridicule” over the TLM

Fr. John Zuhlsdorf carries a post this evening from a young priest who is suffering terribly over his love for the Traditional Latin Mass. The post is heartbreaking. Please read it if you can at this link.

I pray for the Holy Father, for bishops and for priests every day. They need our prayers. A post such as this is just one manifestation of what suffering may occur in being an "alter Christus."


Noon - Saturday, October 4th, 2008 with Father John Zuhlsdorf