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Mount Saint Mary's Seminary and University Announce a Marian Symposium, October 9th to 11th, 2008

Mount Saint Mary's University and Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland is holding a Marian Symposium on October 9th through 11th as part of the commemoration of their 200th Anniversary . The Symposium includes an international list of speakers with Mass to be celebrated by H.E. Archbishop Edwin O'Brien, Archbishop of Baltimore. The website contains PDF files of the full program . The scheduled list of speakers includes: Reverend Monsignor Michael Magee, S.T.D., S.S.L. The Blessed Virgin Mary in the Life and Ministry of the Priest Monsignor Michael Magee, a Priest of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, holds a Licentiate in Sacred Scripture from the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome and a Doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. He is Professor of Scripture and Systematic Theology at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Overbrook, Pennsylvania. +++++ Sister Mary Timothea Elliott, R.S.M., S.S.D. Mary - Pure Response to the Word of God

Visitors ask...Traditional Latin or Tridentine Mass Online (YouTube)

I am still getting searches for a TLM online (especially from international venues). As you know, the FSSP is offering a free DVD of the TLM to all priests and seminarians in North America and is discounted for all others . The link is on the FSSP website . This is a nice collection from the Vivat Jesus blog . YouTube has links to shorts snips from a Mass celebrated by the Institute of Christ the King, Sovereign Priest in the St. Louis Cathedral . Note that the links are divided into: Part I, Procession - Introit, Kyrie, Gloria - Collect - Commemoration, Epistle, Tract, Gospel.

Third Sunday after Pentecost: Missa 'Respice In Me'

INTROIT ¤ Ps. 24. 16, 18 Respice in me, et miserere mei, Domine: quoniam unicus, et pauper sum ego: vide humilitatem meam, et laborem meum: et dimitte omnia peccata mea Deus meus. -- Ad te, Domine, lavavi animam meam: Deus meus, in te confido, non erubescam. V.: Gloria Patri . . . -- Respice in me, et miserere mei . . . Look Thou upon me, O Lord, and have mercy on me: for I am alone and poor. See my abjection and my labor; and forgive me all my sins, O my God. -- ( Ps. 24. 1, 2). To Thee, O Lord, have I lifted up my soul: in Thee, my God, I put my trust: let me not be ashamed. V.: Glory be to the Father . . . -- Look Thou upon me . . . Tridentine Latin Rite Missal Project .

Evening Roundup - Saturday, May 31st, 2008

WDTPRS >> KC - Glorious new altars for the TLM parish - eye candy WDTPRS >> Vatican: end of Marian month at San Pietro (beautiful photos)

Afternoon Roundup - Saturday, May 31st, 2008

WDTPRS >> QUAERITUR: During confession what was the priest saying? WDTPRS >> WDTPRS: 3rd Sunday after Pentecost (1962 Missale Romanum) - Another column from The Wanderer WDTPRS >> N. Alabama: TLMs available (both on June 1st - Birmingham and Huntsville) The New Liturgical Movement >> Msgr. Ranjith - Pontifical Mass - Blue Vestments (beautiful photos) The New Liturgical Movement >> Unique Iconic Monstrance - World's Largest - To be unveiled at Divine Mercy Shrine, Chicago

Early Roundup - Saturday, May 31st, 2008

WDTPRS >> QUAERITUR: Female Altar Servers WDTPRS >> Prayer for Priests Whispers in the Loggia >> The Heart of a Bishop ( Archbishop Charles Chaput OFM Cap.) The Black Biretta >> Ordinations, Anniversaries, Transfers (Fr. John Trigilio gives some advice) LatinMassNetwork >> Queenship of Mary The New Liturgical Movement >> Celebration of the Conversion of St. Paul in 2009 Traditional Latin Mass Propers in English >> Mary, Our Queen

WDTPRS: Card. Castrillon Hoyos ordains priests for the FSSP in Lincoln, NE - Extraordinary Rite

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Father John Zuhlsdorf has the entire Ordination in a photo montage from the EWTN Live liturgy . He also has extensive commentary on the entire Ordination and the Mass. It was beautiful to see. Please visit! There are now 62 comments on this thread and many more are sure to come. The most heartfelt congratulations go out to the four new Reverend Fathers who were ordained this day! Hat tip and photo credit: WDTPRS!

The Answer to Most of Your Questions on the Tridentine or Latin Mass in Baltimore, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia and Other Stuff

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TLM (Extraordinary Form; Gregorian Rite) Masses in Maryland and Surrounding States, F.S.S.P Locations, N.O. Masses, N.O. Latin Masses, Shrines, Monasteries, Abbeys, Training in the TLM, Latin Propers Sacred Music, Chant, Chant Libraries (MP3s and text), Hymnals for Parishes Vestments and Other Items Needed for the TLM Mass Religious Orders: Benedictines, Carmelites, Dominicans, Search Forms The Traditional Latin Mass ( Gregorian Rite, Tridentine ; Extraordinary Form ; Usus Antiquior; Missal of 1962 ) or Finding Regional Novus Ordo Sunday Masses This blog is called "Traditional Latin Mass in Maryland." What are you trying to accomplish? [ Answer: I am trying to assist people searching for the Traditional Latin Mass in the greater Maryland area to find a Sunday Mass which celebrates the Usus Antiquior or Extraordinary Form ]. Which States are covered? [ Presently, I cover Maryland, the D.C. suburbs, Washington, D.C. itself, Northern Virginia, some of West Virgini

Catholic Review Online: What is God Whispering?

How does the Holy Spirit move in one's life? Well, let's take a scenario. Suppose someone, say a blogger, was watching a beautiful ordination of four priests on EWTN on the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus for several hours and then decided to check out the Catholic Review Online site for the latest column by H.E. Archbishop Edwin O'Brien. There, he finds a post in " Thoughts on Our Church " about...vocations ! I'd say that would qualify as a signal! I close with a challenge from the warm and reassuring words of Pope Benedict XVI to the youth at St. Joseph’s Seminary in New York: “Friends, again I ask you, what about today? What are you seeking? What is God whispering to you? The hope that never disappoints is Jesus Christ.” The challenge to each of you, especially to parents, is the same one I made to the students and staffs of the schools. I ask you to reflect on what we can do to encourage vocations, to help our young people to hear what God i

Early Afternoon Roundup - Friday, May 30th, 2008

WDTPRS >> Get out your bells, books, and candles! Canada: another attempted ordination The New Liturgical Movement >> Loyola University Makes Special Accommodations (on last minute entrants on the Sacred Music Colloquium, June 16th-22nd) Charlotte was Both >> About Fr. Pfleger (Cardinal George comments)

Morning Roundup - Friday, May 30th, 2008 - Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Ars Catholica >> Ars Around St. Blog's (locations of other posts discussing Art and Beauty) Creative Minority Report >> CNN's Anti-Catholic Spin WDTPRS >> CDF: Decree of Excommunication of those involved with attempted ordination of women FIRST THINGS: On the Square >> Disingenuousness and Clarity (Fr. Richard John Neuhaus spells it out for all to see) Traditional Latin Mass Propers in English >> Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

EWTN Program Alert: Ordination of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter, 11:00 AM EDT

PRIESTLY ORDINATIONS FOR THE PRIESTLY FRATERNITY OF SAINT PETER LIVE 4 hrs. From the Cathedral of the Risen Christ - Lincoln, Nebraska Fri 5/30/08 11:00 AM ET & 8 AM PT Sat 5/31/08 12:00 AM ET & 9 PM PT (Fri )

Eleven Star Edition: Thursday, May 29th, 2008

RORATE CAELI >> Juventutem's Sydney Launch: Countdown to WYD RORATE CAELI >> GENERAL DECREE OF THE CONGREGATION FOR THE DOCTRINE OF THE FAITH: Automatic excommunication for "ordination" of women The New Liturgical Movement >> Sacred Heart at Mater Ecclesiae

Visitors ask...What is S.O.L.T.? Does it have the Latin Mass?

One great thing about having a blog "metered" is that you can tell what people are searching for. One perennial is the term, "S.O.L.T." which you may have seen after the name of Fr. John Corapi, the famous and moving speaker. S.O.L.T. stands for " Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity ." The S.O.L.T. website defines its apostolate and includes both Lay and Consecrated Members . The mission of its apostolates is defined here . Priests of S.O.L.T. are "Shepherds after my own heart ." The Formation program is described here , and the General Priest Council is shown here . The Society is not defined by the TLM Mass, although it is quite possible that some priests celebrate the Extraordinary Form. If you are interested, please contact them!

Visitors ask...how do you pronounce "Padua"?

The visitors log contained an inquiry on how to pronounce the geographical name, Padua? The Merriam-Webster online dictionary gives two variants . I have always used the first, anglicized variation. The second is the Italian pronunciation. You can hear both pronounced and compare.

Afternoon Roundup - Thursday, May 29th, 2008

LancasterOnline.com >> Return of Latin Mass fills church WDTPRS >> QUAERITUR: What is really needed to be able to celebrate the TLM? (a long post to priests on what to do when you are tied in knots...) WDTPRS >> Wonder what "schism" is? There is a good example in St. Louis. The New Liturgical Movement >> Thomas Aquinas Chapel Update (Duncan Stroik)

Chiesa.com: The Peaceful Revolution of Vietnam's Catholics

Sandro Magister has an interesting article on the Church in Vietnam in the latest edition of Chiesa.com . Here is a look at his observations: On each of these occasions, the prompting was the request for the return of land and buildings confiscated from the Church by the regime. In the north of the country, the confiscations go back to the 1950's, when the communists took power, and in the south to after 1975. And the first and most important demand concerns the building that at one time hosted the pontifical delegation in Hanoi, next to the archbishop's residence and the cathedral of St. Joseph. The building was requisitioned in 1959, and is now used as a restaurant. Last December 15, the archbishop of Hanoi, Joseph Ngô Quan Kiêt, asked for the building to be given back, and called upon the faithful to pray that justice be done. The faithful took him at his word. Since December 18, every evening, they have gathered in front of the fence outside the former nunciature,

Early Roundup - Thursday, May 29th, 2008

FIRST THINGS: On the Square >> United Methodism on Abortion (Paul T. Stallworth) The New Liturgical Movement >> St. Vincent de Paul, Los Angeles (beautiful!) WDTPRS >> D. of Monterey: TLM at Mission San Juan Bautista - 29 June (after an absence of FORTY years!) Traditional Latin Mass Propers in English >> Saint Mary Magdalen of Pazzi

10 Star Edition: Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

The New Liturgical Movement >> The New Site of FSSP Venetia WDTPRS >> Reviewing WDTPRS Bullet Points (take note; this is important) WDTPRS >> Mpls - St. Joan of Arc Church - I don’t even know how to label this tragic abuse WDTPRS >> Takin' it to the street (we need 100,000 of these) WDTPRS >> KCC signs blog - RIP (goodbye, old friends!)

Homeschool Alert >> Institute for Advanced Physics

I just watched a fascinating show on EWTN with a dialogue between Fr. Mitch Pacwa and Dr. Anthony Rizzi. Dr. Rizzi is from the Institute for Advanced Physics and his mission is to make science intelligible to Catholics and Christians . The Institute publishes books based on Newtonian Physics and has several books that add the "link" back to Christianity and away from the areligious theology of "scientism ." Dr. Rizzi made much of the upcoming voyage to Mars and how the calendar to be used on this mission will be based on the calendar of the French Revolution -- scientific -- as opposed to the Julian calendar of Columbus or the Gregorian calendar we know. His Institute's effort is to begin to reacquaint Christianity with the observational scientific method before the Revolution . His books bespeaks of "what we know from observation" and advances from there. He said his 6-year-old son loves to play the software games that one can obtain by p

Decent Films Guide by Steven D. Greydanus: "Bella" (2006)

This is one of those instances where I wanted to read Steven's review "after" seeing the film. I recently bought it on DVD as soon as it was available. It came highly recommended by several close relatives and I had missed it in the theaters. Steven's review of "Bella" is here . I find that I agree substantially with him but would have given it a "bit more" for a score. As usual, Mr. Greydanus gives not only an "artistic score" but grades it for merit, spiritual value, moral value and so on. Bella is " bella !"

Charlotte Was Both: Catholic Summer Reading

This blog's favorite "search string" is for the Catholic Lifetime Reading list published by Fr. McCloskey . I am very happy that Amy Wellborn of Charlotte was Both has posted a link to the Catholic Summer Reading list . The list is excellent! I am a bibliophile. I have stacks of books yet unread and still find that I cannot pass up more orders to Amazon. Walking past a bookstore without a purchase seems almost inconceivable to me. The ten best bets on Amy's list are great "summer reads ." The entire list of 64 has some incredible books to consider . Amy has done a great service for all of us by calling attention to this program. Please check out this list of great reading and sign up for future editions.

Afternoon Roundup - Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

The New Liturgical Movement >> Chant for Children Whispers in the Loggia >> "The Sense of Liberation " (this is a deeply moving story from Rocco Palmo; don't miss it)

Catholic World News: English Church forced to drop adoption services

CWNews.com posted this story today from England . It reads in part: The dioceses of Southwark, Portsmouth, and Arundel and Brighton have agreed to end their affiliation with the Catholic Children's Society. The group will be renamed Cabrini Children’s Society. The Mail predicted that other dioceses would soon follow suit, while some Catholic agencies vowed a court battle to protect their right to continue offering adoption services without compromising their Catholic identity. Read more here .

Early Roundup - Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

AmericanPapist >> Latin Mass celebrated on a Navy supercarrier (photo of the TLM being celebrated aboard CVN-71, the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt) WDTPRS >> CWN: Orthodox bishop shares Communion with Catholics FIRST THINGS: On the Square >> Cloning Without Conscience: The New British Embryology Bill (Christopher Tollefsen) LatinMassNetwork >> Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi ( Reverend Anthony J. Manuppella) The Recovering Choir Director >> Learning Gregorian chant with the help of GNU Solfege - interval recognition Traditional Latin Mass Propers in English >> Saint Augustine of Canterbury Whispers in the Loggia >> The New Breed (article on vocations)

Evening Roundup - Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

The New Liturgical Movement >> Corpus Christi in Saint-Eugene - Paris - France (Philippe Guy; Beautiful photos!) The New Liturgical Movement >> Ward's Rossini-Like Propers (Jeffrey Tucker; Justine Ward's simplified Propers for Children! - 1932)

MyCatholic.com: Customized Home Pages, Daily Mass Reading Widget and more!

I have given a hat tip to this link before but it bears repeating. myCatholic.com has a free "home page" that can be customized to suit your Catholic needs . Yes, it has Catholic News.com, CNA, CNS and a large variety of Catholic blogs, but it also has financial news, Yahoo top sports, headline news, etc. The entire package is very attractive and I wouldn't know what to do without it. The CatholicContent.com folks also offer links to Catholic job listings nationwide. They also have free widgets that will give you a link to Catholic Search Engines or to the Daily Mass Readings of the USCCB . The Daily Mass Readings widget is the one I have linked in the right menu bar near the bottom of the page . I also used it recently as a demo on a post a few days ago. You can install this onto a web page and then check the Readings each day along with the provided Meditation. Give it a look. It is a great feature and is provided by a solid Catholic company.

Early Roundup - Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

RORATE CAELI >> You Report: Corpus Christi in Front Royal, VA The Black Biretta >> Fr. Z. celebrates 17 year jubilee (Fr. John Trigilio gives "megaprops" to Fr. John Zuhlsdorf of What Does the Prayer Really Say ...Ditto!) Traditional Latin Mass Propers in English >> Saint Bede the Venerable First Things: On the Square >> To Seek God in the Spirit of Truth (Jose H. Gomez)

10 Star Edition: Monday, May 26th, 2008 - Memorial Day After Dark

WDTPRS>> Video of the great Archbp. Ranjith (Sec. CDWDS) on liturgy The New Liturgical Movement >> Report on Sancta Missa Workshop, May 19-23, Chicago The New Liturgical Movement >> Celebrating the Graduale RORATE CAELI >> Corpus Christi in the Philippines

Tribute - Memorial Day, May 26th, 2008

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It is hard to imagine a more fitting musical tribute than that of the beautiful theme written by Michael Kamen for the TV series, "Band of Brothers." On this Memorial Day, perhaps a silent meditation on this cemetery scene with Kamen's theme playing as a backdrop will help us to focus on what so many have given as the price for our liberty and our religious freedom... "Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and may the Perpetual Light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. And may their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed through the Mercy of God rest in peace! Amen+ Grateful Hat Tip to "Wretchard" of "The Belmont Club"

The Cabarfeidh Pages (Highland Warriors): A Soldier's Prayer for the Fallen

The Cabarfeidh Pages (Highland Warriors) posts the words to the beautiful hymn, "Mansions of the Lord," written for the movie, "We Were Soldiers ." Here are the words sung by the West Point Glee Club: To fallen soldiers let us sing Where no rockets fly nor bullets wing Our broken brothers let us bring To the Mansions of the Lord No more bleeding, no more fight No prayers pleading through the night Just divine embrace, eternal light In the Mansions of the Lord Where no mothers cry and no children weep We will stand and guard though the angels sleep Through the ages safely keep The Mansions of the Lord The website has a link to the recording used in the movie in .wav format. Click here and open in another tab to hear the hymn played . It is indeed a beautiful hymn... You will also here a portion of the Scottish ballad, Sgt. MacKenzie. Click here to hear the complete ballad in Scottish. The words are on the website . Garry Owen!

Visitors ask...Memorial Day

Monday, May 26th is designated "Memorial Day" in the United States (the last Monday in May). It is both a federal and state holiday and many in the U.S. mark it as the "unofficial" first day of summer. The day is set aside to commemorate those members of our military who have died. Many will visit civilian or Veteran's cemeteries to pay their respects, attend scheduled memorial services or go to special Masses to mark this day. I will be posting lightly over the next day or so, but new posts are scheduled.

Early Roundup - Sunday, May 25th, 2008 - Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ

WDTPRS >> WDTPRS: 2nd Sunday after Pentecost (1962 Missale Romanum) - from The Wanderer Traditional Latin Mass Propers in English >> Second Sunday After Pentecost (this kind Deacon religiously updates the Propers each day as a work of love; please visit his site as often as possible!) The New Liturgical Movement >> Solemnity and A Restored Altar Frontal in Spain (Shawn Tribe) The New Liturgical Movement >> Prostration on the Forms in the Dominican Rite (Fr. Augustine Thompson, O.P.; visit Dominican Liturgy ! It is listed in my Blogroll in the right menu!)

Mass Readings for - Sunday, May 25th, 2008 in the US - Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ

In the United States, most Dioceses will follow the custom of celebrating the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) on the 25th. Here are the Mass readings for Sunday for the Novus Ordo Mass. This "widget" is free, by the way, from www.catholiccontent.com as are others which you can place on any desktop or in a browser. The content changes daily, of course, and is free. The TLM Mass for the Second Sunday after Pentecost, ' Missa Factus Est Dominus ,' is found here .

Ars Catholica >> Notre Dame, Our Mother

Ars Catholica posts an image and story on the beautiful image of Our Lady of Sheshan . When I saw this image both on Fr. Z’s blog and Amy Welborn’s, I thought it was one of the more stunning, modern images of Our Lady. I was particularly struck by the Chinese characters, and how, at least to this western eye, and non-Mandarin speaker, they hearken to the tradition of gold stars on a blue background. Read the full story posted here .

Visitors ask...Tridentine Mass, Latin Mass, Archdiocese of Baltimore (or the TLM or Usus Antiquior) in Baltimore or in Maryland

I thought I had covered this adequately, but it still appears in "search strings" in various forms and orders of words! Search engines are "tempermental!" Visitors often ask for the "Tridentine Mass" (or the "Latin Mass," or the "TLM," or " Usus Antiquior ," or "Extraordinary Form") in the Archdiocese of Baltimore (or even more generally, "in Baltimore" or "in Maryland"). Here is the scoop... The ONLY " TLM " or " Tridentine Mass " celebrated in the Archdiocese of Baltimore every Sunday and Holy Day is at Saint Alphonsus Church on Saratoga Street in the heart of Baltimore city. The Sunday TLM Mass there is at 11:30 AM. There is a weekly " Latin Novus Ordo Mass " celebrated at the National Shrine of the Basilica of the Assumption nearby at 9:00 AM each Sunday. Please note that both of these Masses are to be found in the RIGHT MENU and are also contained in

Early Roundup - Saturday, May 24th, 2008 - World Day of Prayer to Our Lady of Sheshan

Ars Catholica >> Notre Dame de Sheshan Charlotte was Both >> Prayer for China The New Liturgical Movement >> Reminder: Pray for the Church in China Today Creative Minority Report >> Q and A with Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann WDTPRS >> Prayer Request: Transalpine Redemptorists WDTPRS >> Pope Benedict is changing the conversation Charlotte was Both >> And in Siberia

Vatican: Prayer to Our Lady of Sheshan (for the People of China)

The Holy Father has asked the faithful to say this prayer on the 24th of May for the people of China. The prayer was taken from the Vatican website . The prayer is available at the same location in a number of other languages. Prayer to Our Lady of Sheshan Virgin Most Holy, Mother of the Incarnate Word and our Mother, venerated in the Shrine of Sheshan under the title "Help of Christians", the entire Church in China looks to you with devout affection. We come before you today to implore your protection. Look upon the People of God and, with a mother’s care, guide them along the paths of truth and love, so that they may always be a leaven of harmonious coexistence among all citizens. When you obediently said "yes" in the house of Nazareth, you allowed God’s eternal Son to take flesh in your virginal womb and thus to begin in history the work of our redemption. You willingly and generously cooperated in that work, allowing the sw

Evening Roundup - Friday, May 23rd, 2008

The Black Biretta >> non sum dignus Domine (yes, many are talking about those who received Communion yesterday from His Holiness kneeling and on the tongue ...) WDTPRS >> CNS on the Communion kneeling at the Pope’s Corpus Christi Mass (Fr. Zuhlsdorf comments on those who make light of the above epiphenomenon) Charlotte Was Both >> A radical remedy (Amy Wellborn) The New Liturgical Movement >> Archbishop Ranjith's Visit to Austria (with beautiful photos) The New Liturgical Movement >> New Look for The Society of St. Catherine of Siena (a source of Liturgical study and research)

CNA: Christianity is the most profound revolution in history, Pope declares

The Catholic News Agency, CNA, posted a story last night summarizing the liturgy of Corpus Christi from Rome . The Holy Father's comments are summarized well in the article. “The Eucharist can never be a private matter,” explained Pope Benedict. “The Eucharist is public worship, which has nothing esoteric or exclusive about it. ... We remain united, over and above our differences, ... we open to one another in order to become a single thing in Him." "Walking with the Lord" was the second aspect of the celebrations that the Pope discussed. The chance to accompany Jesus in the Eucharist allows us to reflect on how He in fact, “raises us up again ... and puts us on the journey with the power of this Bread of life. ... The procession of Corpus Christi teaches us that the Eucharist wants to free us from all distress and discomfort ... so that we can resume the journey with the strength God gives us in Jesus Christ," the Holy Father said. Moreover, "Without

Early Afternoon Roundup - Friday, May 24th, 2008

Creative Minority Report >> Liturgical Institute Announces Music Retreat (Mundelein, IL) WDTPRS >> QUAERITUR: Where to get a decent cassock in the USA ? (good tips in the comments section) WDTPRS >> Benedict XVI’s Prayer to O.L. of Shenshan, for the Chinese People - also a Fr. Z request Whispers in the Loggia >> History's Deepest Revolution

Early Roundup - Friday, May 23rd, 2008

RORATE CAELI >> Neocatechumenal Way statutes definitively approved by the Pope ? (There seems to be some confusion as to whether the changes requested in 2005 regarding Liturgy have been incorporated...stay tuned) The New Liturgical Movement >> More on Corpus Christi from Rome (Gregor Kollmorgen with lots of photos) What Does the Prayer Really Say >> Oriole sightings and others (sorry, but Oriole sightings are big news in this location!) Whispers in the Loggia >> Patriarch in the Oval ( Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Nasrallah Pierre Sfeir with President Bush) FIRST THINGS: On the Square >> Please, We're Not That Kind of Evangelical (Fr. Richard John Neuhaus)

Late Evening Roundup - Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

The New Liturgical Movement >> Ingrao: The Pope Limits Concelebrations (Gregor Kollmorgen) WDTPRS >> Corpus Christi Mass: Benedict XVI gives Communion only on the tongue to people kneeling WDTPRS >> QUAERITUR: Clerical Funerals

Maryland Catholic Conference: Bills that undermine marriage signed into law

I received this email moments ago from the Maryland Catholic Conference . It is self-explanatory. Senate Bill 566 and Senate Bill 597 to take effect July 1 Dear Advocates, In the last few weeks, you've heard from us requesting your assistance in contacting Gov. Martin O'Malley and asking him to veto two bills that undermine the legal status of marriage in Maryland. Despite having heard from about 2,000 concerned Catholic citizens about the troubling impact of Senate Bill 566 and Senate Bill 597, the governor signed those measures into law this morning, May 22. Senate Bills 566 and 597, which create a definition of "domestic partnership" in law and treat those relationships as marriages in parts of the state's health and tax statutes, will take effect on July 1. Below you will find a statement the Conference issued this morning in response to the governor's signing of these bills. Please take a few moments to read about the Church's deep con

Visitors ask...how do you pronounce "Pietrelcina"?

This has been dealt with previously, but I failed to put Pietrelcina in the title ! Visitors are wondering how to pronounce the word, "Pietrelcina" (as in St. Pio of Pietrelcina who is mentioned in this blog's header). I wanted to be accurate and so I consulted someone who speaks Italian fluently who confirmed my thoughts. The pronunciation is: PEE-ATE-TRAL-CHEE'-NA. Sorry, but I can't do linguistic symbols on this blog. That is close enough I pray!

Late Afternoon Roundup: May 22nd, 2008 - Feast of Corpus Christi

Shouts in the Piazza >> Kneeling for Communion WDTPRS >> Benedict XVI celebrating Corpus Christi in Rome - Communion at kneeler & on the tongue (Gorgeous photos and double confirmation from two priests ...) The New Liturgical Movement >> Chant and Recession ? The Recovering Choir Director >> O Sacrum Convivium ( MP3 and a YouTube link to Olivier Messiaen’s setting of St. Thomas Aquinas’ text)

Decent Films Guide by Steven D. Greydanus: "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" (2008)

This blockbuster is about to come out so I thought you'd like to have Steven Greydanus' take on the movie . His review seems to be more favorable than some I have seen. As always, his rating system is very helpful to parents.

WDTPRS: The Pope to put limits on concelebrations

Fr. Zuhlsdorf of " What Does the Prayer Really Say " comments on the news as reported in " Panorama " : No more big "show" Masses: The Popes want to put the brakes on huge concelebrations with hundreds of priests, often far from the altar, as we are now used to in the World Youth Days and papal journeys. Benedict XVI has entrusted to the Congregation for Divine Worship the task of preparing, if necessary, an "instruction". Full story is here !

Thursday, May 22nd: Rocco and Amy

Whispers in the Loggia >> "Sing a New Song " (Rocco Palmo) Whispers in the Loggia >> What Makes a Bishop ? (Rocco Palmo) Charlotte Was Both >> Catching up with the Fathers (Amy Wellborn)

Early Roundup - Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

First Things: On the Square >> The Transformation of Belfast (Sandra Czelusniak) LatinMassNetwork >> Feast of Corpus Christi RORATE CAELI >> Fr. Cantalamessa and Communion Under Species (posted by Bonetus) The New Liturgical Movement >> An NLM Interview with Fr. George William Rutler on the Liturgy (Shawn Tribe) Traditional Latin Mass Propers in English >> Feast of Corpus Christi

First Things >> Blog Archive >> One College That’s Getting It Right

Michael Linton posted this story on May 16th on the First Things Blog . As he relates in his piece: Like many of us reading these pages, I was in the middle of that spring migration known as “bringing the kid home from college for the summer break” (and, we hope, the summer job). My daughter and I were having breakfast at the local diner with seven of her friends (who had helped us schlep her gear to the car–always a good idea to reward cheap labor), and I was asking them about their first year in college. What did they like about it? What didn’t they? What were the big surprises, how were the roommates? All those kinds of questions I’ve learned are fairly innocuous ways to get to know 19-year-olds and to pick up a little local flavor and some entertaining gossip. After a couple of sentences complaining about the food, they were ignoring me and talking between themselves. Talking about Aristotle. And Plato. About the nature of virtue in the Nicomachean Ethics and how Verdi capture