- RORATE CAELI >> The faith of the demons (Aquinas)
- The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> Immaculata Conceptio blog
- The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> TLM for children
- The New Liturgical Movement >> Missa Et ecce terrae motus
- The New Liturgical Movement >> One More Image from the First Vespers of Advent
- WDTPRS >> A Sunday Afternoon
Sunday, November 30, 2008
- In the Light of the Law >> Time period for fulfilling the "Sunday obligation"
- Seminarians for Life >> Advent
- The New Liturgical Movement >> Pope Celebrates Mass in the Roman Basilica of St. Lawrence on the Occasion of the 1750th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of St. Lawrence
- WDTPRS >> Benedict XVI’s 1st Vespers for Advent - some video
- WDTPRS >> Pope Benedict visits St. Lawrence outside-the-walls - video
- WDTPRS >> Seminarians and Gregorian chant in the Netherlands
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Station at St. Mary's Major
INTROIT ¤ Ps. 24. 1-3
Ad te levavi animam meam: Deus meus, in te confido, non erubescam: neque irrideant me inimici mei: etenim universi, qui te exspectant non confundentur. -- Vias tuas, Domine, demonstra mihi: et semitas tuas edoce me. V.: Gloria Patri . . . -- Ad te levavi . . .Traditional Latin Rite Missal Project, Advent
To Thee have I lifted up my soul: in Thee, O my God, I put my trust, let me not be ashamed: neither let my enemies laugh at me: for none of them that wait on Thee shall be confounded. -- (Ps. 24. 4). Show, O Lord, Thy ways to me: and teach me Thy paths. V.: Glory to the Father . . . -- He shall cry to me . . .
- Catholic-Hierarchy News >> Weigand retired, Soto Succeeded as Sacramento Bishop
- Catholic Minority Report >> The "Old" Liturgical Movement: 1947 "Benedictine" Arrangement
- Meeting Christ in the Liturgy >> "Be on Guard!"
- RORATE CAELI >> Notes from the Iberian Peninsula
- The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> Belmont Abbey (U.K.)
- Whispers in the Loggia >> Out West, Deja Newman
Friday, November 28, 2008
- RORATE CAELI >> ¡Viva Cristo Rey! SSPX Consecrates a New Church in Mexico
- www.Chiesa.com >> India. Christians between a Rock and a Hard Place (Sandro Magister)
- Decent Films Guide>> Quantum of Solace, 2008 (Steven D. Greydanus)
- Decent Films Guide >> Twilight Appeal: The cult of Edward Cullen and vampire love in Stephenie Meyer’s novels and the new film (Steven D. Greydanus)
- RORATE CAELI >> A new friend of the Traditional Mass in the French hierarchy
- NCRCafe.org >> Benedict on interreligious dialogue: How religions talk with each other (John L. Allen, Jr.)
- The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> A cautionary video
- Standing on My Head >> Fr Elijah and End Times
- WDTPRS >> "What's wrong with this picture?"
- WDTPRS >> Rose for the coming Advent
- Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, in Baltimore, Maryland has posted its Christmas Mass and Concert schedule here
- The Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Baltimore has posted its Christmas schedule here
- Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC has a full schedule for both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day linked at the bottom of this page here
- The Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle in Washington, DC has its Advent and Christmas schedule posted here
- Creative Minority Report >> Priests Top the Charts?
- FIRST THINGS: On the Square >> The End of Advent (Joseph Bottum; truer words were never spoken; "Black Friday"... UGH! What a hideous name!)
- The New Liturgical Movement >> Usus Antiquior returns to Johannesburg Cathedral
- The Way of the Fathers >> After Thanksgiving, Feast Your Eyes
Thursday, November 27, 2008
- Meeting Christ in the Liturgy >> Give thanks...and remember
- Meeting Christ in the Liturgy >> "The world as we know it is passing away"
- The New Liturgical Movement >> First Images and Report from the IBP-Fraternity of Christ the Priest Training Conference in Spain
- Whispers in the Loggia >> Next Up: Bioethics
- Whispers in the Loggia >> Quote of the Day
- Whispers in the Loggia >> Pray for Mumbai
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
The monthly half-hour gathering for children’s eucharistic adoration at Our Lady of Perpetual Help began last spring at the request of a home-schooling parent. This year, children from Our Lady of Perpetual Help School are also participating in the prayer session.What a remarkable idea! What a great way to introduce young minds to the Mystery of the Holy Eucharist! Just as Perpetual Adoration is known to foster vocations, this too will have spiritual benefits none can now foresee!
The parish modeled its children’s adoration service on one developed by Father Antoine Thomas, a Brother of St. John and a native of France who promotes children’s adoration around the world.
The service is becoming increasingly popular, attracting about 20 people last year and now averaging more than 60 homeschoolers, parents and parish school children.
Father Arnold believes the service is a way to help children better understand the Eucharist and grow in their love for Christ. It is also a good experience for children preparing for their First Holy Communion, he said.
And people, the Legislative and Executive branches, are even considering the F.O.C.A. which will bring more of THIS here?
Russia’s abortion rate is among the highest in the world, with nearly 70 percent of pregnancies ending in an abortion. The Western Europe abortion rate is about 12 per 1,000 women per year, while in Russia that figure is 54 per 1,000, according to U.N. records on abortion rates.
In 2004 there were 100,000 more abortions than births.
Further, about 10 to 15 percent of abortions in Russia have complications, leaving about 8 percent of women sterile.
May God help and forgive us all! Saint Michael the Archangel, protect us!
- www.Chiesa.com >> The Samurai with the Cross. From the Acts of the Martyrs of Japan (Sandro Magister)
- Seminarians for Life >> Society is sick because the family is being destroyed
- Standing on My Head >> Barbie and Ken Culture
- The Way of the Fathers >> Cup's Up
- WDTPRS >> Fr. Z’s 20 Tips For Making A Good Confession
- Whispers in the Loggia >> A Year Later, the Cardinal Marches On (Cardinal DiNardo)
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
- The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> "I may have Down’s Syndrome but I am a person first" (“I can’t get rid of my Down’s Syndrome, but you can’t get rid of my happiness.")
- The New Liturgical Movement >> A Manifesto For A Return To Monastic Tradition: Details From the German Trappists (God is magnificent!)
- WDTPRS >> Archbp. Nienstedt’s initiative about confession: “a total re-catechesis”: part 1
- WDTPRS >> Antonio Card. Cañizares Llovera, Archbishop of Toledo, on “Christophobia”
- WDTPRS >> Novus Ordo orchestral Mass alert
- WDTPRS >> “The Lord doesn’t resign Himself to lose us” (Magnificent!)
Monday, November 24, 2008
- RORATE CAELI >> Conservative Trappist Abbey becomes exclusively "Old Rite"
- The Black Biretta >> Revising History (as a resident of the "Free State" of Maryland, I submit that the history cited is pretty revised!)
- The New Liturgical Movement >> Institute of the Good Shepherd and Fraternity of Christ the Priest hold Training Conference
- Whispers in the Loggia >> Daughter of the Church, Mother of the State
Please bookmark MusicSacra. It is THE place to search first.
- www.Chiesa.com >> Shocking News: A Cardinal Sings the Praises of Orthodoxy (Sandro Magister)
- FIRST THINGS: On the Square >> We Need Roots (R.R. Reno)
- The New Liturgical Movement >> Core Questions About the Psalter
- The New Liturgical Movement >> Tremendous News: German Trappists Return to Usus Antiquior [update]
- WDTPRS >> TLM at Dunwoodie, St. Joseph's Seminary
- WDTPRS >> Fighting FOCA
- WDTPRS >> Rem acu tetigerunt! The importance of knowing Latin
- WDTPRS >> QUAERITUR: Advent wreaths and my annual rant on BLUE vestments
- WDTPRS >> The spiritual danger in using gadgets, internet, etc.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
|English version:||Latin version:|
|O God, we praise Thee: we acknowledge Thee to be the Lord.||Te Deum laudamus: te Dominum confitemur.|
|Thee, the Father, all the earth doth worship.||Te aeternum Patrem omnis terra veneratur.|
|To Thee all the Angels, the Heavens and all the Powers,||Tibi omnes Angeli; tibi Caeli et universae Potestates;|
|To Thee the Cherubim and Seraphim cry out without ceasing:||Tibi Cherubim et Seraphim incessabili voce proclamant:|
|Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Hosts!||Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus, Dominus Deus Sabaoth.|
|Full are the Heavens and the earth of the majesty of Thy glory.||Pleni sunt caeli et terra maiestatis gloriae tuae.|
|The glorious choir of the Apostles praises Thee,||Te gloriosus Apostolorum chorus,|
|The admirable company of Prophets praises Thee,||Te Prophetarum laudabilis numerus,|
|the white-robed army of Martyrs, praise Thee.||Te Martyrum candidatus laudat exercitus.|
|Thee, the Holy Church throughout the world doth confess:||Te per orbem terrarum sancta confitetur Ecclesia,|
|The Father of infinite Majesty;||Patrem immensae maiestatis:|
|Thy adorable, true and only Son;||Venerandum tuum verum et unicum Filium;|
|Also the Holy Ghost, the Comforter.||Sanctum quoque Paraclitum Spiritum.|
|Thou, O Christ, are the King of glory!||Tu Rex gloriae, Christe.|
|Thou art the everlasting Son of the Father.||Tu Patris sempiternus es Filius.|
|Thou, having taken it upon Thyself to deliver man, didst not disdain the Virgin's womb.||Tu ad liberandum suscepturus hominem, non horruisti Virginis uterum.|
|Thou, having overcome the sting of death, hast opened to believers the Kingdom of Heaven.||Tu, devicto mortis aculeo, aperuisti credentibus regna caelorum.|
|Thou sittest at the right hand of God, in the glory of the Father.||Tu ad dexteram Dei sedes, in gloria Patris.|
|Thou, we believe, art the Judge to come.||Iudex crederis esse venturus.|
|We beseech Thee, therefore, to help Thy servants whom Thou hast redeemed with Thy Precious Blood.||Te ergo quaesumus, tuis famulis subveni: quos pretioso sanguine redemisti.|
|Make them to be numbered with Thy Saints in everlasting glory.||Aeterna fac cum sanctis tuis in gloria numerari.|
|O Lord, save Thy people, and bless Thine inheritance!||Salvum fac populum tuum, Domine, et benedic hereditati tuae!|
|And govern them, and exalt them forever.||Et rege eos, et extolle illos usque in aeternum.|
|Day by day we bless Thee||Per singulos dies benedicimus te.|
|And we praise Thy Name forever: yea, forever and ever.||Et laudamus nomen tuum in saeculum, et in saeculum saeculi.|
|Vouchsafe, O Lord, this day to keep us without sin.||Dignare, Domine, die isto sine peccato nos custodire.|
|Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us.||Miserere nostri, Domine, miserere nostri.|
|Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, for we have trusted in Thee.||Fiat misericordia tua, Domine, super nos, quemadmodum speravimus in te.|
|O Lord, in Thee I have trusted; let me not be counfounded forever.||In te, Domine, speravi: non confundar in aeternum.|
|V. Blessed art Thou, O Lord, the God of our fathers.||V. Benedictus es, Domine, Deus patrum nostrorum.|
|R. And worthy to be praised and glorified for ever.||V. Et laudabilis, et gloriosus in saecula.|
|V. Let us bless the Father and the Son, with the Holy Ghost.||V. Benedicamus Patrem et Filium, cum Santo Spiritu.|
|R. Let us praise and magnify Him for ever.||R. Laudemus et superexaltemus eum in saecula.|
Fisheaters.com, Te Deum
- WDTPRS >> An evil letter in the New York Times about primacy of conscience (MUST READ!)
- WDTPRS >> Moving the sign of peace in the Novus Ordo
- Transalpine Redemptorists at home >> Submission to Peter is the right way to go (MUST READ!)
- Meeting Christ in the Liturgy >> "My kingdom is not of this world"
- Standing on My Head >> Letters of Support
- Seminarians for Life >> An Exhortation To Hear Mass Devoutly
- The New Liturgical Movement >> More photos from the Institute of the Good Shepherd
- Standing on My Head >> C.S. Lewis RIP
- Traditional Latin Mass Propers in English >> Saint Cecilia, Virgin & Martyr
- Transalpine Redemptorists at home >> Jurisdiction for Confessions
Friday, November 21, 2008
- RORATE CAELI >> Italian Rumors (Change at CDWDS and perhaps a move of the "sign of peace?")
- WDTPRS >> More from dissident NCRep on Bougeois’s excommunication
- WDTPRS >> Papal ad orientem alert!
- WDTPRS >> The future and our choices
- FIRST THINGS: On the Square >> The Deadly Convenience of Christianity Without Culture (Fr. Richard John Neuhaus is in our prayers)
- In the Light of the Law >> Copernicus: Motor terrae, solisque Stator
- In the Light of the Law >> "Same-sex marriage" in medieval canon law
- NCRCafe.org >> The context of Cardinal Stafford's stark language (John L. Allen, Jr.)
Thursday, November 20, 2008
- The New Liturgical Movement >> Rumour Watch: Arrival of the New CDW Prefect in Rome? (the selection appears to be Card. Antonio Cañizares Llovera, Archbishop of Toledo)
- WDTPRS >> Alignment of dates: New Prefect of CDWDS? (see above!)
- The New Liturgical Movement >> Winter Issue of Sacred Music
- WDTPRS >> A very sad Fr. Z and the promise of a Mass (Fr. Dan Schuh...requiescat in pace!)
- WDTPRS >> I was sad before… I am irritated now (Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights alert on behalf of Fr. Daniel Coughlin)
- The Way of the Fathers >> In Memoriam (Fr. Joseph Linck...requiescat in pace!)
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
- WDTPRS >> Statement for WDTPRS from the Spokesperson for H.E. Card. Schönborn (this is in response to the WDTPRS post from yesterday entitled, "Mass in Vienna: What the...?" which I linked here)
- WDTPRS >> A good view of the Greenville controversy (The Catholic Thing is a daily "must read")
- WDTPRS >> From a priest about the collection for CHD
- WDTPRS >> A Host found on the floor: a priest teaches his flock about Communion
- Whispers in the Loggia >> The Visit Over, It's Gong Time
- Whispers in the Loggia >> "Gethsemane" in Context
- FIRST THINGS: On the Square >> The Realism of the Supernatural (Sally Thomas)
- Seminarians for Life >> The Holy Spirit
- The Black Biretta >> Open Letter to President-Elect Barack Obama
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Today, Mr. Tucker received a response from GIA which will act as the agent for the copyright and the correspondence is posted here. This is of great concern for all of us (or it should be). Open access is mandatory for Liturgical texts that will be used in writing Sacred Music and cannot be the singular property of one agent. Artistic freedom is required so that we obtain the very best music possible to honor God.
Please see this message so you understand what is happening here.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
This of it: A private company using a legal monopoly to sell the Psalms we are mandated to sing at a profit and using the state to crack down on all who attempt to compete or give them away for free? The GIA and the USCCB are playing with fire here. The Reformation was prompted by injustices less egregious. All Catholics must stand up and insist that this must not be allowed to happen. If the Church is going to authorize the Revised Grail, access must be efficient and impartial in the only way it can be: the rights to the texts must be completely open access.Please read the entire article here.
- The New Liturgical Movement >> Homily of Cardinal Castrillón on the 20th Anniversary of the FSSP
- Whispers in the Loggia >> "We Will Know Gethsemane" (James Francis Cardinal Stafford)
- Creative Minority Report >> Diocese Has Priest's Back
- The Traditional Latin Mass in Michiana >> Bishop D'Arcy to offer the Traditional Latin Mass in South Bend
Saturday, November 15, 2008
This story will not only appeal to those who are Ravens fans, but to all Catholics. I had heard the new head coach was Catholic. I didn't expect the nice story by Mr. George P. Matysek, Jr.
Harbaugh has fond memories of the nuns who kept him in line. After he clapped erasers on the walls, one punished him by making him write a sentence hundreds of times on the chalkboard. Another made him work as a janitor for two weeks after he scaled a church tower so he could clang the bell.We have a lot in common it seems...
“Accountability was a big part of it,” said Harbaugh, whose favorite duty as an altar boy was ringing the bells at Mass.
Friday, November 14, 2008
- FIRST THINGS: On the Square >> The Coming Kulturkampf (Father Richard John Neuhaus)
- RORATE CAELI >> For the Record: "Progressive" paper mentions possible Vatican-SSPX development
- The New Liturgical Movement >> St. Benedict's Chapel - A New Church in the Virginia Tidewater
- The Way of the Fathers >> My Heart’s on Fire, Palmyra (groan...)
Thursday, November 13, 2008
- Faith & Family Live! >> Do You Know Roe?
- The New Liturgical Movement >> One Question Only on the Revised Grail Psalter (as promised, the NLM is THE place for liturgical music...the concern is over copyrights; check the comments)
- The New Liturgical Movement >> Magnificat: The Monthly and An Interview (my FAVORITE devotional! The perfect gift for a family!)
- The New Litugical Movement >> Liber Brevior Online
- The Revised Psalter comes from here
- The Rector makes reference to the work as the first item in this news report
- Abbot Gregory Polan seems to be the motive force (see above)
- Adoremus in its November edition makes comments on this Psalter here
- The rights to the Psalter belong to Conception Abbey. The USCCB had been in contact and negotiations with Conception Abbey and apparently had worked out arrangements regarding copywritten material.
- American Papist >> On the End of Catholic Hospitals (totally serious...)
- WDTPRS >> QUAERITUR: What to do about visiting priest preaching error?
- WDTPRS >> A gentle correction for Our Sunday Visitor about the SSPX and Summorum Pontificum
- WDTPRS >> Advent is Coming and Christmas will soon be upon us (the Advent book from Magnificat is superb if you are searching for something)
FSSP TRAINING DVD - Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite - Fraternity of St. Peter and EWTN presents
Check the site! It is marvelous: http://www.fsspdvd.com/
- The New Liturgical Movement >>The Long Awaited Release of FSSP Training DVD and a Review
- WDTPRS >> REVIEW: The TLM instructional DVD by the FSSP. Stunning!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
- Seminarians for Life >> Hope for Pro Life People
- Standing on My Head >> Mass in Wartime (see WDTPRS below)
- The New Liturgical Movement >> Letter from Pontificia Commissio Ecclesia Dei concerning various music questions
- WDTPRS >> REVIEW: Angelus Press 2009 Calendars (magnificent!)
- WDTPRS >> Relive the thrills: the USCCB discusses liturgical translation ("this is Pelagian"...)
- Whispers in the Loggia >> FOCA = Lights Out? (Bp. Thomas Paprocki nails it)
USCCB - Bishops Approve Icel Gray Book Translation of the Proper of Seasons and Revised Grail Psalter
Bishops Approve Icel Gray Book Translation of the Proper of Seasons and Revised Grail Psalter
BALTIMORE—The U.S. bishops approved the ICEL Gray Book Translation of the Proper of Seasons November 11, at their General Assembly in Baltimore, in a 189-30 vote. The bishops also approved the Revised Grail Psalter by the Monks of Conception Abbey for liturgical use in the United States in a 203-5 vote.
The Committee on Divine Worship placed the Gray Book edition of the Proper of Seasons, the Mass prayers for special parts of the liturgical year like Advent and Lent, before the bishops at their June 2008 meeting in Orlando, but the vote taken was inconclusive. After a subsequent mail ballot was sent to the Latin rite members of the conference who had not voted, the translation did not receive the necessary two-thirds approval. The bishops proposed modifications, which were reviewed by the Committee on Divine Worship. Now that the bishops have approved the modified text, it will be submitted for recognitio, or approval by the Holy See.
The Revised Grail Psalter will also require recognitio by the Holy See. The Revised Grail Psalter, which is already used in the breviary used by priests, was recommended to the bishops by the Committee on Divine Worship because it can be easily sung and chanted, it is faithful to the original Hebrew, it is familiar to those who read the breviary, and it is critically aware of Christological references.
The statement then continues:The fundamental good is life itself, a gift from God and our parents. A good state protects the lives of all. Legal protection for those members of the human family waiting to be born in this country was removed when the Supreme Court decided Roe vs. Wade in 1973. This was bad law. The danger the Bishops see at this moment is that a bad court decision will be enshrined in bad legislation that is more radical than the 1973 Supreme Court decision itself.In the last Congress, a Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) was introduced that would, if brought forward in the same form today, outlaw any “interference” in providing abortion at will. It would deprive the American people in all fifty states of the freedom they now have to enact modest restraints and regulations on the abortion industry. FOCA would coerce all Americans into subsidizing and promoting abortion with their tax dollars. It would counteract any and all sincere efforts by government and others of good will to reduce the number of abortions in our country.
On this issue, the legal protection of the unborn, the bishops are of one mind with Catholics and others of good will. They are also pastors who have listened to women whose lives have been diminished because they believed they had no choice but to abort a baby. Abortion is a medical procedure that kills, and the psychological and spiritual consequences are written in the sorrow and depression of many women and men. The bishops are single-minded because they are, first of all, single-hearted.Please read the entire statement.
- WDTPRS >> QUAERITUR: Does a TLM on Saturday evening fulfill a Sunday obligation?
- FIRST THINGS: On the Square >> Culture Wars, R.I.P.? (Peter Leithart)
- American Papist >> Beast: Man arrested for attempting to steal Communion
- American Papist >> Results: New Bishop chairs announced + analysis
- American Papist >> Breaking: President-elect Obama phoned pope yesterday
Thanks for the kind note! My prayers go with you for your request.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
It is truly a remarkable feat! I give a "shout out" to the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, Diocese of Columbus. Note that some areas are enlarged especially in the Northeast where there are more Dioceses.
Pax et bonum!
A threat to all life, this legislation would also have a terrible impact on Catholic and other pro-life healthcare providers. Of particular note:Amen!I pledge that we will join with other all law-abiding religious and public interest groups in taking every action necessary to resist this blatant attempt to stifle the consciences of those who continue to hold innocent human life sacred.
FOCA trumps state laws that protect rights of providers (e.g. Catholic hospitals, pharmacists, etc.) to conscientiously object to performing abortions if such state laws are seen to in any way “interfere” with a woman’s decision to have an abortion. FOCA undermines the freedom of religion upon which our country was founded.
- FIRST THINGS: On the Square >> For Pro-Lifers, a New Day (Fr. John Jay Hughes)
- WDTPRS >> A different sense of "translation"
- WDTPRS >> QUAERITUR: hand missal for TLM (mine is the Baronius)
- RORATE CAELI >> The "Dark Ecumenism." Episcopal Bishop moves to undermine Catholic teaching in the dark of night
- Standing on My Head >> Ad Orientem
Monday, November 10, 2008
Rocco Palmo, as always, does a masterful job summarizing the feel of the Conference and the topic that everyone feels in a palpable fashion: will the Bishops handle the "subtleties" of "Faithful Citizenship" more directly if at all? This is a great read as always.
- WDTPRS >> QUAERITUR: what to buy a priest?
- WDTPRS >> Denver: TLM wrapup
- WDTPRS >> OORAH! (Roger this sentiment!)
- WDTPRS >> PCED respond: bishops can’t force changes to Roman calendar for TLM
- Whispers in the Loggia >> Goodbye, "Gibbet" (what an ignominious move!)
- Charlotte was Both >> And they're off
- www.Chiesa.com >> Catholics and Muslims Have Signed a Charter of Rights. But Now Comes the Hard Part (Sandro Magister)
- FIRST THINGS: On the Square >> Assisted Suicide: The Wind in Their Sails (Wesley J. Smith)
- The New Liturgical Movement >> Latin Mass Society and Ecclesia Dei: Transferred Holydays of Obligation: an Important Clarification From the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei (MUST READ!)