Showing posts from 2008

The Solemnity of Mary, The Mother of God, January 1st, 2009 - May Peace Be Upon You in the New Year!


Afternoon Roundup - Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

Domine, da mihi hanc aquam >> On Spiritual Directors (Fr. Philip Neri Powell, O.P., Ph.D.) Meeting Christ in the Liturgy >> Nel cammino della vita...along the path of life The New Liturgical Movement >> Vespers and Te Deum from St. Peter's Basilica WDTPRS >> 31 Dec & 1 Jan: Plenary Indulgences for the faithful WDTPRS >> Holy Father's 1st Vespers live

Saint Sylvester I (Seventh Day of the Octave of Christmas), Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

Damian Thompson: Holy Smoke >> The Guardian and Radio 4 team up for a gruesome study of the Virgin Birth (Or, it was a miracle AND a mystery called the "Incarnation" as Saints Luke, Matthew and the Church state...) >> New Year's resolution: Make 2009 the 'Year of Africa' (John L. Allen, Jr.) The New Liturgical Movement >> Rumour Watch: New Maestro of the Sistine Chapel for Lent ? The New Liturgical Movement >> Solemn Mass Celebrated Today in Mexico City's Cathedral The New Liturgical Movement >> An Incredible Tool for Teaching the Mass and its Ceremonies Transalpine Redemptorists at home >> All is calm, all is bright - 'it don't matter what they say! '

Vocation's Day on January 3rd, 2009 at Old Saint James Parish Church in Charles Town, WV (Canons Regular of New Jerusalem)

I just received this by email: The Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem , established by then-Archbishop Raymond Burke of La Crosse, WI, will host a Vocation's Day on Saturday, January 3rd at the Old St James Parish Church on George Street, Charles Town, WV. This religious community celebrates the Liturgy in the traditional Latin form (Extraordinary form) . The day will commence at 8:00 AM and end at 1:00 PM and will include Mass. Youths or adults who are interested or who may be discerning a vocation to the priesthood are cordially invited to attend. Attendees are asked to bring a lunch and to indicate their desire to attend by sending an e-mail to Mrs. Schau (theschaus "at" hotmail "dot" com) before noon on Friday, January 2nd. There will be a Reception Brunch on Sunday, January 4th after the 9:30 AM High Mass in the Social Hall of St James (New) at the Crosswinds (Charles Town, WV) There is a home school visit with the Canons scheduled for Tuesday,

Afternoon Roundup - Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

The New Liturgical Movement >> Developments in Hungary: Hungarian Bishop Celebrates Usus Antiquior WDTPRS >> QUAERITUR: transferring Epiphany for the TLM to Sunday (two Latin Rite calendars so nobody is going to be happy...) Whispers in the Loggia >> For Bishop Barry, A Family Affair (Aux. Bishop Knestout of D.C.)

Sixth Day in the Octave of Christmas, Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

FIRST THINGS: On the Square >> Avery Dulles and the Recovery of Teleology (Nicholas Frankovich) The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> Spanish Catholic witness to the family WDTPRS >> Dear Richard McBrien... Whispers in the Loggia >> Home for Christmas

TLM Masses (Regional) for Thursday, January 1st, 2009

This is the list I have for TLM Masses regionally: Saint Bartholomew's Church, Manchester, MD, 2 PM Saint James Church, Charles Town, WV, 8 AM Here is the regional holy day schedule I put together. Some area Churches have their Holy Day schedules in PDF format. You might wish to check these to see if a TLM is being celebrated . Saint Alphonsus has an 11:30 Mass on January 1st, but there is no mention of whether it is a TLM or a Mass in the Ordinary Form.

Traditional Latin Mass in Maryland...Quo vadis? (The state of the TLM locally)

This blog was begun on December 8th, 2007 and dedicated to Our Blessed Mother on the Feast of her Immaculate Conception. As of that date, the only TLM known to me was the Traditional Latin Mass celebrated weekly at Saint Alphonsus Church in Baltimore, MD. I had a personal link to the Summary of Masses catalogued by the marvelous Ecclesia Dei Coalition, but there were no links to these Masses on the nascent blog. Over the past year, many new and exciting things have occurred by God's Grace. I began to receive emails from friends of TLM-MD who apprised me of new and fascinating developments. For example, a TLM was scheduled for St. Bartholomew's Church in Manchester, MD and I publicized that ( more Masses at Saint Bartholomew's are scheduled in the future ). A dear friend in WV has kept me up-to-date on the situation at Saint James the Greater Church in Charles Town, WV. Over the Christmas season this year, TLM Masses were celebrated at both Saint James Church

Noon Roundup - Monday, December 29th, 2008

The New Liturgical Movement >> Chants of the Mass: A Free Online Tutorial for Priests WDTPRS >> Gainesville, VA (D. of Arlington): 6 January - Solemn TLM ( Note: Holy Trinity Church in Gainesville is listed in the TLM Menu to the right )

Saint Thomas Becket (5th Day in the Octave of Christmas), Monday, December 29th, 2008

Charlotte was Both >> Under Flannery's eye (you know that if it is about O'Connor, I will post it here) FIRST THINGS: On the Square >> Big Science, Little Consequence (R.R. Reno) Meeting Christ in the Liturgy >> The Crucified One: "the only point that counts " The New Liturgical Movement >> Bishop Peter J. Elliott, Pontifical Mass and Conference upon Benedict's New Liturgical Movement in Hong Kong

Eight Star Edition: Sunday, December 28th, 2008

The New Liturgical Movement >> Music Without Borders WDTPRS >> Boston Globe interview McBrien WDTPRS >> QUAERITUR: 1 January Mass obligation and SSPX chapel WDTPRS >> A recipe for falling away from the Catholic Church WDTPRS >> National Catholic Reporter: undermining your faith yet again (Fr. John Zuhlsdorf)

Feast of the Holy Family (Sunday in the Octave of Christmas), Sunday, December 28th, 2008

RORATE CAELI >> Priest and faithful together RORATE CAELI >> 60 years ago Seminarians for Life >> Holy Family Standing on My Head >> Holy Family Standing on My Head >> The Failure of Socialism The New Liturgical Movement >> ICRSS Seminary Photos of Christmas

Afternoon Roundup - Saturday, December 27th, 2008

Meeting Christ in the Liturgy >> Jesus, Mary and Joseph The New Liturgical Movement >> Chant in the New Year The New Liturgical Movement >> Reader Question: Roman Chasuble and Altar Frontal Patterns ? The New Liturgical Movement >> Christmas in Venice The Way of the Fathers >> Oracles in Excelsis

Feast of Saint John the Evangelist - Saturday, December 27th, 2008

The New Liturgical Movement >> An Extra-ordinary Form (Fr. Thomas Kocik) The New Liturgical Movement >> Closed Musical Societies (part II with link to part I) The New Liturgical Movement >> Sacred Music and the New Evangelism (part III with links to part I and II) WDTPRS >> WSJ review of a book on Vatican II and rupture ( RED comment alert )

Pope Pius Clock...and a True Alternative, The Mother Mary Clock

Several days ago, Fr. Tim Finigan of " The Hermeneutic of Continuity ," in a humorous vein, posted a story on the "Pius Clock ." The clock displayed was a wall clock of Popes Pio I to XII located at each point of the hour. Fr. Finigan saw the clock displayed on the Hound of Heaven website and labeled as a "last minute gift idea ." The blogger, "Hound," unfortunately, saw the jpeg image posted on the internet somewhere and wrote it up as a humorous story. As the link above shows, he has no idea where to obtain one ! This is problematic as I posted a link to Fr. Finigan's story, and have had a number of folks seeking a "Pius Clock"...really ! After searching the internet to no avail, I'd like to offer a substitution. This is "The Mother Mary" clock and and is not meant in humor at all . Here is an image: The clock is actually quite beautiful, can be obtained here (the California Clock Company), and the art

Feast of Saint Stephen, Protomartyr - December 26th, 2008

Creative Minority Report >> Time: Triumph of Culture Over Religion The New Liturgical Movement >> What does it mean for music to become sacred ? The New Liturgical Movement >> The Church's Open Musical Society The New Liturgical Movement >> Solemn Midnight Mass at the Roman FSSP Parish | St. Anthony's will celebrate birth of Christ with Latin Mass | Diane Bitting

My friend who has the pulse of all things TLM sent this link out tonight. It is a very nice article dated December 23rd on the TLM being celebrated at Saint Anthony of Padua in Lancaster, PA . The weekly Sunday Mass is drawing "70-100" souls. It would be nice to see that number quadruple!

Christmas Day - December 25th, 2008 Anno Domini - A Blessed and Holy Christmas to All! >> Top 10 neglected Catholic stories in 2008 (John L. Allen, Jr.) Meeting Christ in the Liturgy >> This day Our Saviour Christ is born ! The New Liturgical Movement >> Supplement to the Parish Book of Chant ( A treasure trove! Bookmark this link !) The New Liturgical Movement >> People Look East The New Liturgical Movement >> Martyrlogium Romanum: December 25th The Recovering Choir Director >> SMTV Vol. II, No. 0.4 - Puer natus est nobis; Kyrie fons bonitatis (Gregorian chant) Whispers in the Loggia >> The Grace of Christmas: "To All" and "For All" (Urbi et Orbi Message, December 25th) Whispers in the Loggia >> "You Can No Longer Fear Me, You Can Only Love Me" (Midnight Mass Homily)

"et Verbum caro factum est..."

"et Verbum caro factum est et habitavit in nobis et vidimus gloriam eius gloriam quasi unigeniti a Patre plenum gratiae et veritatis." -- John 1:14

Early Roundup - Wednesday, December 24th, 2008 - Vigil of Christmas

Meeting Christ in the Liturgy >> The Eve of Christmas The New Liturgical Movement >> Order of Midnight Mass from St. Peter's Basilica (link to PDF file free for download) The Recovering Choir Director >> Libretto for Christmas Midnight Mass from St. Peter’s Basilica (Aristotle gives a complete line-up of the parts of the Mass sung at St. Peter's; it is the same PDF file mentioned by Shawn Tribe, but fully enunciated) WDTPRS >> Benedict XVI to visit the Holy Land Whispers in the Loggia >> Merry Christmas, by George

YouTube - A Traditional Gregorian Christmas Mass - I | Puer Natus Est

Benedictine monks chanting the introit, Puer natus est (a child is born), during the entering procession of the Christmas Day Mass. Chanting of the litany Kyrie (Lord have mercy). Monks of the Abbey of Our Lady of Assumption, São Paulo, Brazil.

Evening Roundup - Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

Meeting Christ in the Liturgy >> The Sacrament of Holy Matrimony in the Extraordinary Form Meeting Christ in the Liturgy >> Advent: God's Spiritual Stimulus Plan The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> Hats Off to Pope Benedict The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> Pius Clock (way cool!) The New Liturgical Movement >> Psalm verses for Introit/Communio - 1962 Missal (FREE download)

Afternoon Roundup - Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

American Papist >> Free download: O Emmanuel Antiphon Chant RORATE CAELI >> Pope in the Holy Land, May The New Liturgical Movement >> O Magnum Mysterium Traditional Latin Mass in Maryland >> Proclamation of the Birth of Christ, Update (this gives links to the vernacular version including an MP3 link from MusicaSacra; it also gives two options for the Latin, although neither is in standard MP3 so it will take some fiddling to get these to work. I cannot find the link on YouTube anywhere)

Noon Roundup - Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

Damian Thompson: Holy Smoke >> Pope revealed to be Catholic, shock horror FIRST THINGS: On the Square >> The Ghost of Christmas Past (Joseph Bottum) Meeting Christ in the Liturgy >> O Emmanuel (Seventh Antiphon) Standing on My Head >> Gregorian Chant The New Liturgical Movement >> The legal issue that the USCCB needs to face (this story is NOT simply going away!) The New Liturgical Movement >> Introit on Christmas: Puer natus The New Liturgical Movement >> New Translation of Durandus, On the Clergy and Their Vestments

TLM Coming to the Eastern Shore of Maryland? Possibly...

One of the most persistent searches I have on this blog is for the TLM somewhere on the Eastern Shore of Maryland on a regular basis. This is the Diocese of Wilmington. Tonight I received an email from my TLM friend that I will "redact": Fr. M. will be celebrating the [Traditional] Mass on the first Sunday of each month at Holy Redeemer Church in Delmar, 3:00 pm , beginning February 1, 2009. If this proves to be successful, I believe the long range plan is to make it an every Sunday Mass that would include holydays. If I learn more, I will put a link in and update this post. In the meantime, I would think your prayers for this are warranted. I'd also disseminate this news by email to those interested and mark this on your calendars! D.v. More info can be found here .

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Masses - Tips for Finding One Near You

A cursory glance will reveal that this blog is dedicated to be a clearinghouse for the Latin or TLM (Traditional) Mass. I have done the best I can to find Masses for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day which are TLM Masses . If you are searching for a Novus Ordo (Ordinary Form) Mass near you or near to where you are visiting, please go here: . This site lists Masses by Diocese, by Zip Code or by City. If you find Masses that are near your destination, the best bet is to call the Rectory and listen to when the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Masses are scheduled. At this time of year, in an Archdiocese the size of Baltimore or Washington, most rectories will have telephone recordings. The list WILL NOT be posted on since this is considered a "two-day" holy day and huge attendance is expected. I have checked the Archdiocesan websites. Neither Baltimore nor DC has a list of Parishes with their Christmas schedules. You might find it listed in th

December 22nd, 2008, 16:00 EST- Time for "What Does the Prayer Really Say?"

NCRep’s John Allen on the Pope’s annual address to the Curia Need a TLM Ordo for 2009 ? QUAERITUR: music for a Low Mass Speaking of "brick by brick"... The enduring message of a rosary

Papal Christmas Liturgies on EWTN - 2008

Papal Liturgies televised on EWTN SOLEMN MASS OF CHRISTMAS AT MIDNIGHT WITH POPE BENEDICT XVI FROM ROME (LIVE) 2 hrs Solemnity of the Birth of Our Lord: Midnight Mass with the Holy Father from St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. Wed 12/24/08 6:00 PM ET & 3 PM PT Thu 12/25/08 8:00 AM ET & 5 AM PT Thu 12/25/08 4:00 PM ET &1 PM PT URBI ET ORBI FROM ROME: POPE BENEDICT'S CHRISTMAS MESSAGE TO THE WORLD (LIVE) 1 hr From St. Peter's Square. Join the Holy Father for his inspiring Christmas Day message to the world on the celebration of Christ’s birth. Thu 12/25/08 6:00 AM ET & 3 AM PT Thu 12/25/08 10:00 PM ET & 7 PM PT Fri 12/26/08 3:00 AM ET & 12 AM PT Fri 12/26/08 5:00 PM ET & 2 PM PT VESPERS OF THANKSGIVING 2008 (LIVE) 90 mins The Holy Father will preside at the first vespers of thanksgiving at the year's end in St. Peter's Basilica. Wed 12/31/08 12:00 PM ET & 9 AM PT Wed 12/31/08 5:00 PM ET & 2 PM PT

Early Roundup - Monday, December 22nd, 2008

Meeting Christ in the Liturgy >> O Rex Gentium (Sixth "O" Antiphon) RORATE CAELI >> Pontifical Mass (Novus Ordo) in Latin and ad orientem in the Philippines The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> An honest atheist The Recovering Choir Director >> Juventutem 2008 CD now available on CafePress WDTPRS >> REVIEW: St. John Cantius (Chicago) TLM - Missa Cantata - instructional DVD (Spoiler alert: he loved it !) Whispers in the Loggia >> His Foleyness' Silver Christmas

Proclamation of the Birth of Christ - From the Christmas Martyrology - Update

† 2022 -  Christmas Proclamation (Kalendas) UPDATED: 12/21/2022 ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE BIRTH OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST (From the Roman Martyrology Latin: ANNO a creatióne mundi, quando in princípio Deus creávit cœlum et terram, quínquies millésimo centésimo nonagésimo nono:  A dilúvio autem, anno bis millésimo nongentésimo quinquagésimo séptimo: A nativitáte Abrahæ, anno bis millésimo quintodécimo:  A Moyse et egréssu pópuli Israel de Ægypto, anno millésimo quingentésimo décimo: Ab unctióne David in Regem, anno millésimo trigésimo secúndo; Hebdómada sexagésima quinta, juxta Daniélis prophetíam: Olympíade centésima nonagésima quarta: Ab urbe Roma cóndita, anno septingentésimo quinquagésimo secúndo: Anno Impérii Octaviáni Augústi quadragésimo secúndo,  toto Orbe in pace compósito, sexta mundi ætáte, -  Jesus Christus ætérnus Deus, æterníque Patris Fílius, mundum volens advéntu suo piíssimo consecráre,  de Spíritu Sancto concéptus, novémque post conceptiónem decúrsis ménsib

Evening Roundup - Sunday, December 21st, 2008

The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> Biblia Clerus The New Liturgical Movement >> Details about the Papal Liturgies This Christmastide

Visitors ask...Christmas Eve or Christmas Day Latin Masses for 2008

I have updated the list substantially today. Some locations include links to the PDF file of the Church bulletin while others go to a website. In order to read a PDF file, you will need to download Adobe Acrobat Reader which is free. Here is the summary and note that it is also linked in the "Header" of this blog .

Early Roundup - Sunday, December 21st, 2008 - Fourth Sunday of Advent

Meeting Christ in the Liturgy >> O Oriens RORATE CAELI >> Rorate Caeli : the silence of His coming The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> Who will own the Psalms (Fr. Tim Finigan comments on the story from the New Liturgical Movement yesterday) The New Liturgical Movement >> For Our Vestment Enthusiasts: More from Catholic Italy The Recovering Choir Director >> The Propers of the Mass: The Neglected Handmaid of the Liturgy Whispers in the Loggia >> Epiphany at the Vatican: Gold, Fiddle-Backs and Myrrh

National Shrine Grotto of Lourdes, Mt. Saint Mary's, Emmitsburg, MD - Christmas 2008

This is the schedule posted for the week of December 21st to the 27th . As you can see, no Christmas Mass is scheduled according to this post for Christmas Day.

Regional Christmas Mass News: St Francis de Sales Church and Our Lady's Church in Medley Neck

A kind reader shared this email with me this evening: The Tridentine Mass is celebrated every Sunday at 11:00 am at St Francis de Sales Church in Benedict, MD (St. Francis de Sales 7185 Benedict Avenue, Benedict, MD). A social hour (with coffee and donuts) is held after Mass in the church hall. On the first Sunday of each month, a High Mass is celebrated...on the other Sundays a Low Mass is celebrated (preceded by recitation of the rosary). There will also be an 11:00 AM Mass on Christmas Day. I have the privilege of serving Mass here. The Tridentine Mass is now also being celebrated every Sunday at 7:00 AM at Our Lady's Church at Medley's Neck, 41410 Medley's Neck Rd, Leonardtown, MD (just south of Leonardtown) . There will also be an Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve. I cannot vouch for the new weekly Mass at Our Lady's Church at Medley's Neck as it is not posted on the Parish's website. However, I feel this information is enough to list this post with t

Traditional Latin Mass (Tridentine, Gregorian) for 4th Sunday of Advent, Christmas Vigil and Christmas

I am deeply indebted to the Traditional Latin Rite Missal Project for these TLM Propers maintained online . Fourth Sunday of Advent, Missa 'Rorate Caeli' Vigil Mass of Christmas or Christmas Eve, Missa 'Hodie Scietis' First Mass at Midnight, Missa 'Dominus Dixit' Second Mass at Dawn, Missa 'Lux Fulgebit' Third Mass during the Day, Missa 'Puer Natus Est' These Masses are not meant to completely replace a recent Missal as portions may not conform to Summorum Pontificum and its final stipulations. Another resource is Una Voce of Orange County (California) which has posted the Propers online from the Saint Andrew's Missal ( by permission; 1952 version ). The pages will need to be downloaded.

Five Star Edition: Saturday, December 20th, 2008

Meeting Christ in the Liturgy >> Fourth Sunday of Advent: "Hail, full of grace. " (a reflection) The New Liturgical Movement >> Bishop of Augsburg, Germany Assists in choro at FSSP Mass WDTPRS >> Harmonizing the traditional calendar with the post-Conciliar WDTPRS >> WDTPRS: 21 December - O Clavis David

The New Liturgical Movement - Grail Psalms: A Path Forward

I have had numerous searches for the Grail Psalms. Jeffrey Tucker does a fine job setting down his reservations in a cogent article . I think this article is one that is worth looking at and discussing. I hope it gets wide coverage in the U.S.

Early Roundup - Saturday, December 20th, 2008

Meeting Christ in the Liturgy >> O Clavis David (Fourth "O" Antiphon) RORATE CAELI >> Duns Scotus and the Primacy of the Authority of the Church (Pope Benedict XVI) RORATE CAELI >> Traditional Mass for All Souls on Sunday? Possible (PCED) The New Liturgical Movement >> 2009 Ordo for the Extraordinary Form: Rinascimento Sacro (l ink to the blog, Rinascimento Sacro, and order information in Italian )

Seven Star Roundup: Friday, December 19th, 2008

The New Liturgical Movement >> James MacMillan on Christmas Music (Excellent!) The New Liturgical Movement >> Christmas Proclamation (link to recording) WDTPRS >> A sign of the times WDTPRS >> D. of Altoona-Johnstown: a note to priests about TLMs WDTPRS >> O Antiphons - summary

Five Star Edition: Friday, December 19th, 2008 >> An unpublished interview with Avery Dulles (John L. Allen, Jr.) Meeting Christ in the Liturgy >> The request of your prayers The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> The value of Humanae Vitae and frequent confession The New Liturgical Movement >> Pope: "Liturgy is Truly the Apex of the Church's Life " The New Liturgical Movement >> Clear Creek Benedictines (YouTube) The New Liturgical Movement >> Traditional Carillon (YouTube)

Regional Christmas Mass News: Latin Mass Schedule at St. James' and St. Peter's in West Virginia

For those who have followed this blog, you are aware that the TLM is now beginning in earnest at both St. Peter's Church in Harpers Ferry, WV, and at Saint James the Greater in Charles Town, WV . I just got this email from my friend with the Holy Day schedule: Christmas Eve. Midnight: Wednesday, December 24th, Christmas Eve High Mass , 11 PM Confessions, and 11:30 Christmas Carols at St. Peter's Church in Harpers Ferry, WV Christmas Day. Noon: Thursday, December 25th, Christmas Day High Mass , 5:00 PM: Solemn Vespers and Benediction at St. James Catholic Church in Charles Town, WV Sunday, 28th December (Holy Family). 9:30 AM Low Mass at St. James Catholic Church in Charles Town, WV Thursday, 1st January (Solemnity of Mary/Circumcision). 8:00 AM: High Mass at St. James Catholic Church in Charles Town, WV Sunday, 4th January (Anticipated Epiphany). 9:30 AM High Mass , 10:30 AM (approx): CRNJ Brunch Reception at St. James Catholic Church in Charles Town, WV Tuesday, 6t

Sancta Missa - Latin High Mass and Benediction - 1962 Missale Romanum - DVD

I just received notice that the Canons Regular of Saint John Cantius have released a new DVD this week. It is a DVD Instruction of the Traditional Latin High Mass for Priests, Seminarians, Altar Servers, Sacristans, Church Musicians and available from the Sancta Missa webstore . The DVD sounds beautiful . Here is information from the Sancta Missa website: Celebrant Reverend Scott A. Haynes, S.J.C. Associate Pastor, Saint John Cantius Church, Chicago Master of Ceremonies Brother Anselm Karas, S.J.C. Acolytes Brother Kevin Mann, S.J.C. and Brother Jonathan Ryan, S.J.C. Thurifer Brother Robert Brajkovich, S.J.C. Boat-bearer Brother Juan Garcia, S.J.C. Crucifer Brother Scott Thelander, S.J.C. Film Location Saint John Cantius Roman Catholic Church 825 North Carpenter Street, Chicago, Illinois 60642 United States of America Please check the Saint John Cantius webstore . The Society has a growing list of items on DVD including the Tridentine Mass narrated in French;

Noon Roundup - Friday, December, 19th, 2008

FIRST THINGS: On the Square >> Stories of Africa That Cut Through Our Wristbands (Randy Boyagoda) Meeting Christ in the Liturgy >> O radix Jesse ("O antiphon") Standing on My Head >> O Radix (YouTube) The New Liturgical Movement >> Bishops and Ad Orientem

Breviarum Romanum | Hand illuminated altar cards available

My good colleague, MCITL, has posted a link on his blog, Meeting Christ in the Liturgy , to the Breviarium Romanum blog . The mother of a priest does the calligraphy and illuminates these altar cards for the celebration of the extraordinary form of holy Mass by hand. Observe the variegated floral and gold borders in detail by clicking on the images. The altar cards shown are beautiful! Visit this link for more information on how to obtain such cards . The price is incredibly modest!

The New Liturgical Movement: Registry of Scholas

Jeffrey Tucker has posted an awesome link: a registry of Scholas that is linked to Frappr . You have to check it out to believe it! NB: The National Registry of Gregorian Scholas is now listed in the Right Menu under Blogroll and Favorite Websites .

Afternoon Roundup - Thursday, December 18th, 2008

Standing on My Head >> No Country for Old Men (I largely agree with Fr. Longenecker and found this to be a deeply nihilistic movie. However, check the links in the first Comment. One of those links is listed below and has some interesting commentary.) First Principles (ISI Web Journal) >> No Country for Old Men : Demonic Evil and the Limits of Traditio n (by Carson Holloway) The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> Traditional Vocations Blog (Awesome links from Fr. Finigan!) The New Liturgical Movement >> Rorate, and the Genius of the Chant Tradition

Early Roundup - Thursday, December 18th, 2008

Meeting Christ in the Liturgy >> O Adonai, by Abbot Guéranger Standing on My Head >> O Adonai (sung by the Brothers of Blackfriars Oxford) Standing on My Head >> The Meaning of Christ's Genealogy (YouTube link) The New Liturgical Movement >> Art Drain from the Ordinary Form ? The New Liturgical Movement >> Ireland's 15th Century Magi Cope: Hidden, Re-Discovered, Restored The New Liturgical Movement >> Alcuin Reid Reviews Dominus Est WDTPRS >> QUAERITUR: SSPX wedding

Notice on Posting Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Masses

This blog gets heavy traffic from people within the State of Maryland but also from visitors who apparently plan to spend the Christmas holy day here in the State or its environs. I am dismayed that there does not appear to be any "formal" site which lists such things as links to Parish Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Masses within the Archdiocese. I suppose that if someone was going to visit Parkville, MD, they would have to go to site (see the header where a link is provided) and check to see what the Christmas Masses would be in that area using the listed websites to ascertain the times, etc. I have posted a link here This is to an earlier post and is meant to be a listing of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day TLM Masses in this vicinity . If you are a Pastor, priest or deacon and have a Parish website, I invite you to post a Comment to this link above with full details . Notice that you must provide a name (it can be a pseudonym like "Fr. T.&quo

Late Afternoon Roundup: Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

American Papist >> A legislative threat to the Archdiocese of Washington ? Meeting Christ in the Liturgy >> O Sapientia, by Abbott Guéranger, O.S.B Standing on My Head >> Pro Life Video The New Liturgical Movement >> The O Antiphons (with links to sung versions) WDTPRS >> Signs of Pelagianism (great discussion going on in the "Comments") WDTPRS >> A purpose of Summorum Pontificum (marvelous Pope Benedict!) WDTPRS >> WDTPRS: Last Days of Advent: 17 December

Nine Star Edition - Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

Meeting Christ in the Liturgy >> The "O" Antiphons (MUST READ! These convey Christmas to me!) The New Liturgical Movement >> Peter Jeffery and Margot Fassler to Notre Dame WDTPRS >> QUAERITUR: satifying 1 January Mass obligation Whispers in the Loggia >> No Island for Old Pope

Evening Roundup - Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

The New Liturgical Movement >> Sing the Christmas Proclamation The New Liturgical Movement >> The Beginnings of Benedict's New Liturgical Movement at One Parish in Rural Canada Whispers in the Loggia >> People of the 'Book ' (Facebook!)

Saint Bartholomew's Church, Manchester, Maryland - Special TLM January 1st, 2009

This note came from my email friend at Saint Bartholomew's Church in Manchester, MD: Saint Bartholomew's in Manchester, MD will be celebrating Mass in the Extraordinary Form on January 1, 2009 (The Circumcision of Our Lord) at 2 pm in our new church on Rt. 30. All are most welcome. We had a great response to our last effort on the Feast of Christ the King with about 100 in attendance. We are grateful to our pastor, Fr. Michael Roach, for being so willing to make this Mass available. I hope this Mass gets a great response!

Early Afternoon Roundup - Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

WDTPRS >> Fr. Dale Fushek excommunicated (Life Teen priest) WDTPRS >> QUAERITUR: I can sew, embroider, make - how do I make vestments ? (EXCELLENT comments on how to make vestments!) WDTPRS >> CNN interview of Fr. Roy Bourgeois Whispers in the Loggia >> Eye of Madrid, B16 "Firms" Up WYD

Early Roundup - Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> Bishop Schneider on EWTN (Wed., U.S., Fr. Mitch Pacwa interview) The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> Cassock advice The New Liturgical Movement >> Excommunication News from Phoenix The New Liturgical Movement >> Newark News, Extraordinary Form Whispers in the Loggia >> The "Doorbuster Mass" Returns Whispers in the Loggia >> The Song of Farewell

Nine Star Edition - Monday, December 15th, 2008

The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> Cardinal Cañizares on Holy Communion The New Liturgical Movement >> Solemn Midnight Mass (Usus Antiquior) at Toronto Oratory Church WDTPRS >> UPDATE: Latin Mass Society about summer TLM training conference at Oxford WDTPRS >> Ottawa’s Archbp. Prendergast lays down law on kneeling (interesting, bravo!)

Five Star Edition: Monday, December 15th, 2008

Damian Thompson: Holy Smoke >> Latin Mass Society Chaos Continues Meeting Christ in the Liturgy >> Communion on the tongue or in the hand, to kneel or stand? "NOT THE SAME " RORATE CAELI > LMS Statement Transalpine Redemptorists at home >> F.SS.R. Students at Rorate Mass WDTPRS >> QUAERITUR: Not genuflecting during Novus Ordo Mass when crossing tabernacle WDTPRS >> A seminarian reports: A Gaudete parish nightmare WDTPRS >> QUAERITUR: Told I can’t receive on the tongue as a EMHC

RORATE CAELI: Kneeling for communion and communion on the tongue

Perhaps our new Prefect of Divine Worship, Cardinal Cañizares Llovera, is not called " Little Ratzinger " for nothing. Read this story on Communion on the tongue and kneeling to receive . It would seem he is of one mind with Pope Benedict XVI in this regard!

Five Star Edition: Sunday, December 14th, 2008

Seminarians for Life >> Dignity of the Human Embryo Shrine of the Holy Whapping >> Tolkien Month The New Liturgical Movement >> Mass of André, Cardinal Vingt-Trois, Archbishop of Paris WDTPRS >> D. of Metuchen - TLM report WDTPRS >> A response from the rector of Mount Angel Seminary about TLM training WDTPRS >> A Gaudete question revisited: “Real priests wear ‘rosacea’” !

Afternoon Roundup - Sunday, December 14th, 2008 - Gaudete Sunday

Meeting Christ in the Liturgy >> Requiescat in pace: Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J. The New Liturgical Movement >> Canonistic Notes on Summorum Pontificum The New Liturgical Movement >> New Catholic Media (Excellent!) The New Liturgical Movement >> Usus Antiquior in Mexican Cathedral Whispers in the Loggia >> Blessing the Babies (Bambinelli!) Damian Thompson: Holy Smoke >> A glimpse of Futurechurch: US Catholic bishop 'commissions' 11 women 'ministers '

Third Sunday of Advent: Sunday, December 14th, 2008 - Missa 'Gaudete'

Station at St. Peter's (Vatican) Rose INTROIT ¤ Phil. 4. 4-6 Gaudete in Domino semper: iterum dico gaudete. Modestia vestra nota sit omnibus hominibus: Dominus enim prope est. Nihil solliciti sitis: sed in omni oratione petitiones vestrae innotescant apud Deum. -- Benedixisti, Domine, terram tuam: acertisti captivitatem Iacob. V.: Gloria Patri . . . -- Gaudete . . . Rejoice in the Lord always: again I say, rejoice. Let your modesty be known to all men: for the Lord is nigh. Be nothing solicitous: but in every thing by prayer let your petitions be made known to God. -- ( Ps. 84. 2). Lord, Thou hast blessed Thy land: Thou hast turned away the captivity of Jacob. V.: Glory to the Father . . . -- Rejoice in the Lord always . . . Third Sunday of Advent Traditional Latin Rite Missal Project

Evening Roundup - December 13th, 2008

Meeting Christ in the Liturgy >> "Rejoice in the Lord always... Meeting Christ in the Liturgy >> Dignitas Humanae: "On the Dignity of the Human Person " (a good summary) The New Liturgical Movement >> ICRSS Seminary on the Immaculate Conception The New Liturgical Movement >> Question from a Seminarian: Where to Get a Good Cassock ? WDTPRS >> Brick by brick in D. of Altoona-Johnstown WDTPRS >> Napa Valley TLM Alert Whispers in the Loggia >> The Vatican's Praise: "Creative in Fidelity "

Early Roundup - Saturday, December 13th, 2008 - Feast of Saint Lucy

Creative Minority Report >> Luxembourg's Catholic Monarch The New Liturgical Movement >> Dominican Rite at Anchorage Cathedral The New Liturgical Movement >> Problems with the USCCB Server ? Whispers in the Loggia >> The Pope on "Herr Professor " Whispers in the Loggia >> One Day. Five Million .

Mountain Echo: Mount celebrates traditional Latin Mass

Kala Garry posts an article in the "Mountain Echo"--the campus newspaper of Mount Saint Mary's in Emmitsburg, MD--on the Traditional Mass celebrated on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception as experienced from a "student's-eye" view. The article documents the experience of the Usus Antiquior from those who may never have seen one previously. While mostly unfamiliar with the EF, many Mount students joined the seminarians for the special celebration. Having grown up with the Norvus Ordo, most were lost between the quiet Latin prayers of the priest and the beautiful parts sung by the choir. Regardless, the reverence of the Mass brought many into a high form of worship. "It was an incredible experience," reflects sophomore Tricia Lester. "I don't even know how to put it into words. The reverence of the prayers and the solemness of the Mass gave me a deeper appreciation of the miracle that occurs at every Eucharist. Plus, the homily wa

Evening Roundup - December 12th, 2008

RORATE CAELI >> Archbishop of Paris to celebrate Traditional Mass (Mon Dieu!) Standing on My Head >> Bob Jones and the Catholic Church The Black Biretta >> Requiescat in pace (Avery Cardinal Dulles) WDTPRS >> Regarding the Instruction Dignitas Personae WDTPRS >> Fighting amongst those who should be closing ranks (so terribly sad...) WDTPRS >> A festive car crash ("God rest ye merry gentlepersons...!) WDTPRS >> A reflection on Amos 8

Afternoon Roundup - Friday, December 12th, 2008

The New Liturgical Movement >> Further Photos of the Restored Chapel at Seton Hall The New Liturgical Movement >> New Spanish Vestment Maker: Benedictus WDTPRS >> The Tiber is in flood Whispers in the Loggia >> Death of a Legend