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10 Star Edition: Monday, June 30th, 2008

Ars Catholica >> Tip of hat, wag of the finger (Copyright Stephen Colbert) Ars Catholica >> Interesting blog on sacred music The New Liturgical Movement >> Ss. Peter and Paul in Malta with the Canons of the Basilica of Ss Peter and Paul: Basilica Insignia and Mitred Canons

Evening News with Fr. Zuhlsdorf and "New Catholic"

WDTPRS >> Rodari on Benedict and Communion in the hand WDTPRS >> Opinion piece on the TLM in the Charlotte Observer WDTPRS >> QUAERITUR: Resources for Anglicans thinking about the Roman Church WDTPRS >> Reuters: SSPX “answer without response” to Vatican ultimatum RORATE CAELI >> Warning (I am confused as to whether this confirms the above story from WDTPRS or is different!)

Catholic Review Online: Pope Benedict presents pallium to Archbishop O’Brien

George P. Matysek, Jr. has this feature on the imposition of the pallium on Archbishop Edwin O'Brien yesterday . His Excellency was pleased by the large delegation from Baltimore present in Rome.

NLM: Upcoming EWTN programming (July 1st)

The New Liturgical Movement has a notice of the Solemn High TLM Mass on the Feast of the Most Precious Blood on EWTN . Don't miss it!

Noon Roundup: Monday, June 30th, 2008

Charlotte was Both >> Homily Bonanza (courtesy of Teresa Benedetta!) Charlotte was Both >> More from Richmond The New Liturgical Movement >> Feast of SS. Peter and Paul in SS. Trinita, Rome The Way of the Fathers >> Roman Protomartyrs

Evening Roundup - Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, Sunday, June 29th, 2008

The New Liturgical Movement >> Papal Mass for Saints Peter and Paul - The Homily The New Liturgical Movement >> Music from the Toronto Oratory; the Splendour of Palestrina and William Byrd The New Liturgical Movement >> "Pastoral Musicians" Embrace Chant? The New Liturgical Movement >> Fr. Neil Roy's Review of Marini's A Challenging Reform Whispers in the Loggia >> Peter and Paul, Unity and Pallia

What Does the Prayer Really Say: Four Fascinating Articles from Sunday

Insider rumor about the SSPX letter-response to Rome (Oh Lord, that this be true!) Pallium Points Boston Cathedral: weekly Sunday TLM? Benedict XVI and Bartholomew I: together the Creed in Greek

Visitors ask...Latin Mass (online or televised or on TV)

Visitors often seek to find a TLM Mass to see for themselves--whether online, televised, or upcoming--to learn what the "fuss is about." I have posted a lot of things in the right menu from SanctaMissa, from the Latin Society of England and Wales, from the Latin Society of Ireland, from EWTN, from the F.S.S.P., etc. My strong suggestion for anyone who really wants to see and to KNOW what the TLM is about is to purchase this : The Immemorial Tridentine Mass DVD narrated by Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen The Immemorial Tridentine Mass narrated by Fulton Sheen is a true treasure of our Catholic heritage. Hear Archbishop Sheen explain the Traditional Mass in this magnificent live 1940 recording of a sung High Easter Mass in Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Chicago. A beautifully filmed presentation of the traditional Easter Mass for the whole family! You can fin

Charlotte Was Both: What did you see and hear?

Amy Wellborn's blog, Charlotte was Both , has a magnificent essay today . It is a delight! Don't miss it!

EWTN Coverage of the Papal Mass of Saints Peter and Paul

EWTN will televise the Papal Mass and Imposition of the Pallium on Sunday, June 29th TWO times! The online schedule calls for the 2-1/2 hour program to be televised at: Sun 6/29/08 3:30 AM ET & 12:30 AM PT Sun 6/29/08 9:00 PM ET & 6 PM PT If you missed the early showing, you can catch it on rebroadcast tonight at 9 PM EDT or 6 PM PDT. Please note the TLM to be shown on July 1st!

Papal Mass for Saints Peter and Paul - Imposition of the Pallium on 42 Metropolitan Bishops

WDTPRS >> Communion on the tongue, kneeling - Benedict XVI’s good example WDTPRS >> Sts. Peter & Paul: Papal Mass - images and sermons The New Liturgical Movement >> Papal Mass for Saints Peter and Paul (photo intense) Traditional Latin Mass Propers in English >> Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles Whispers in the Loggia >> "Who is Paul?"

Creative Minority Report: Schism! No Not Those Guys, The Other Guys. (Anglican Communion)

Patrick Archbold has picked up this story tonight. Go here to the Creative Minority Report where he gives further details on this apparent split .

Visitors ask...Mass Times for Marytown, Illinois (Militia of the Immaculata)

The Franciscan Shrine of Marytown, Illinois, the National Headquarters of the Militia of the Immaculata , and the Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe, is actually located in Libertyville, IL. The MassTimes.org link is here . Masses are listed as follows: Weekend : Sat. 7:30 AM , 8:00 AM , 11:45 AM, 12 Noon; Sun. 8:00 AM, 8:30 AM, 7:00 PM Weekday (Mon thru Fri): 7:00 AM, 7:30 AM, 11:45 AM, 12 Noon, 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM Adoration: 24 hours per day Rosary: Daily, 7:00 PM 1600 W. Park Avenue, Libertyville, Illinois 6048

Visitors ask...a Dominican Mass or Parish in Maryland?

The search index has now turned to the "Dominicans." It is not widely known in Maryland that the Dominican Priory of the Immaculate Conception is located in Washington, D.C . This link shows the Liturgical Horarium during the school year . The Dominican life is summarized here , and the Friars and Brothers in residence are listed here . If you wish to attend the Sunday Mass, I'd call ahead. The Third Order or Lay Dominicans consists of Chapters and this link shows you where to find a local Chapter of the Dominican Province of St. Joseph (Eastern U.S.). Region 5 constitutes D.C., Maryland and Virginia. The Pope Pius V Pro-Chapter mentioned once before has a website here . Here is a link to the Dominican Liturgy . I am not certain this is celebrated at the Priory routinely. Fr. Thompson, O.P., is on the blog team at The New Liturgical Movement and publicizes when a special Mass will be celebrated. His link is located in the Right Menu . Hope this he

The Pauline Year Begins, June 28th, 2008

Charlotte was Both >> Anno Paolinis (Amy Wellborn provides an indispensable set of links for this year... don't miss this post !) WDTPRS >> Holy See’s Decree for Plenary Indulgences during Pauline Year (Fr. Zuhlsdorf posts the "spiritual benefits") RORATE CAELI >> Loved by Christ (New Catholic) Catholic News Agency >> Pauline Year ( the new "Pauline Year Website" ...linked to the right menu!)

Early Afternoon Roundup - Saturday, June 28th, 2008

Shouts in the Piazza >> Pauline Year Begins The New Liturgical Movement >> Solemn Vespers for the Inauguration of the Pauline Year (Shawn Tribe; photo intense) CNA >> Web site dedicated to the Pauline Year being launched by CNA

WDTPRS >> Bp. Fellay interview by Radio Svizzera: didn’t totally reject the Conditions

As I said earlier, I was awaiting an analysis from Fr. Zuhlsdorf on what is (or may be) happening . His line of thought puts certain things into a more informed context. The comments also shed more light on the situation. The truth is, only those involved (the Holy Father who received the letter, Cardinal Castrillon who has probably been in negotiations with Bishop Fellay and Bishop Fellay himself) know what is going on totally and how things might progress. I continue to pray for a resolution. This appeared to be a great gesture by His Holiness and I pray it bears fruit!

NLM: Fellay speaks to the June 28th Deadline and Response today on Public Radio

Shawn Tribe reports on the "find" by Rorate Caeli today in The New Liturgical Movement . I am hoping that Fr. Zuhlsdorf can clarify some of this report today.

Visitors ask...Readings (English) for the Latin Mass (daily)

I have answered this question in other locations, but it is worth repeating. To my knowledge, there is no site that has all the Latin (plus English translations) of the Propers for Sundays and the daily TLM online that accords with the Missal of Pope John XXIII. The closest thing one can find is the Tridentine Latin Rite Missal Project which is the Herculean task of one man! Even that will need to be revised due to the Motu Proprio and its requirements. Some of the postings are out of date which explains why some events of Holy Week weren't posted here. An alternative is a good missal; Baronius and several other companies now sell them. They are usually called " Motu Proprio " editions (I believe EWTN now has one on its webpage). The final option, and it is a good one, is the Traditional Latin Mass Propers in English . This is the daily work of a Catholic Deacon who has even created a widget with the readings. Here is the Mass for today, the Feast of St.

Early Roundup - Saturday, June 28th, 2008 - Feast of Saint Irenaeus

Chiesa.com >> "The Pope Does Not Put on Prada, but Christ" (a marvelous article by Sandro Magister) The New Liturgical Movement >> Magister on the Marini Interview (Gregor Kollmorgen comments on the article above) Creative Minority Report >> Doomed! Big Fireball. Doomed. (putative apocalyptic visions ascribed to the Blessed Virgin to Gianna Talone-Sullivan ) LatinMassNetwork >> St. Irenaeus

Catholic World News: The Forum: What next for the Vatican-SSPX talks?

Phil Lawler of Catholic World News posts a very good roundup of where things now stand as far as anyone can determine who is not on the "inside ." Personally, I have not stopped praying that the request of the Holy Father for normalization will occur. I am presuming the time-honored maxim whether accurate or not: "those who know aren't speaking, and those who are speaking don't really know." May God grant us reconciliation, and may Bishop Fellay respond in a favorable way to a simple request from the Vicar of Christ.

Evening Roundup - Friday, June 27th, 2008

WDTPRS >> Anglican Bishop(s) - swimming? WDTPRS >> 2001 - Bp. Fellay: “If he calls me, I go. ” Whispers in the Loggia >> The Year of Paul Whispers in the Loggia >> Hermann Holds the Arch

What Does the Prayer Really Say: On the SSPX Situation

WDTPRS >> AFP: Lefebvrites - no intention of “responding” to Vatican ultimatum WDTPRS >> Thoughts on the SSPX opportunity

3:00 - The Hour of Divine Mercy, Friday, June 27th, 2008

WDTPRS >> Musings of excomm'd SSPX Bp. Williamson WDTPRS >> PRAY! PRAY NOW! - 3 Standing on My Head >> Anglicans in Agony LatinMassNetwork >> Britain to Create First Parish for the Traditional Latin Mass

Catholic Review Online: Archbishop O'Brien Receives the Pallium

The Catholic Review Online has established a link to a special section with exclusive updates on the installation of the pallium for Archbishop Edwin O'Brien . The link to this coverage is here , and is being written by George P. Matysek, Jr. Videos are also linked to this special subsectio n .

Early Afternoon Roundup - Friday, June 27th, 2008

Charlotte was Both >> More on St. Louis (Amy Wellborn praises the Archdiocese of St. Louis for its "press savvy" in terms of its Archdiocesan paper and in getting ahead of stories by posting press releases and press notices on the Archdiocesan website. It is a practice worth noting as she points out. See below...) Whispers in the Loggia >> More Burke (Rocco Palmo does a really nice job handling this breaking story--as usual)

In the Light of the Law: First thoughts on Abp. Burke's promotion to the Signatura

Dr. Edward Peters has posted his initial thoughts on the promotion of Archbp. Burke to the Signatura . I obviously defer to him on his "insider knowledge," but echo his sentiments at being a bit sad as well. Archbp. Raymond Burke is a gem and will be greatly missed in the American Church. I can imagine that St. Louis will be extremely sad to see him go. However, his talents are needed in the Eternal City it seems.

Visitors ask...Monasteries (Franciscan, Trappist, Carmelite) in Maryland

This is a perennial but seems to continue to get "fruitless searches" no matter how many times I post it. I will continue trying every combination I can so that folks can find the information. Here is the list of Religious Orders or Monasteries and their locations in Maryland . Here is the Master list of all Orders as found on the FAQs, #4 . Some have search forms. And, since the Franciscan Order is a frequent search, I have the Franciscan Monastery in Maryland and also have a link to the one in D.C . Hope that helps!

Early Roundup - Friday, June 27th, 2008

WDTPRS >> Congratulations Archbp. Burke! The Black Biretta >> Feast of Saint Jose-Marie Escriva LatinMassNetwork >> Our Lady of Perpetual Traditional Latin Mass Propers in English >> Prayers to Our Lady of Perpetual Help FIRST THINGS: On the Square >> Understanding the Third Reich and Other Great Evils (Fr. Richard John Neuhaus)

Special: Archbishop Burke and Other News

Whispers in the Loggia >> The "Chief Justice": A St Louis Cardinal Catholic-Hierarchy News >> Burke named Apostolic Signature Prefect Catholic-Hierarchy News >> Ruini retired, Vallini named Rome Auxiliary Bonfire of the Vanities >> Pray for the Holy Father's efforts Toward Unity

One Star Edition: Friday, June 27th, 2008

Catholic World News >> 41 new archbishops to receive pallium Sunday Catholic News Agency >> Bishop Fellay rejects Vatican conditions for reconciling split (quoted in a homily of June 20th; is this still his decision?) Catholic News Agency >> Pope's ancient ornaments and vestments underscore continuity in the liturgy

Evening Roundup - Thursday, June 26th, 2008

WDTPRS >> PODCAzT 62: Interviews with and by Fr. Z; What has Bp. Fellay really said? (In this post, Fr. Zuhlsdorf gives an excellent background on many things and includes Podcasts. Please note that Mr. Brian Mershon responds in the comments section. Cardinal Castrillon-Hoyos extended the offer of "regularization" to Bishop Fellay; Mr. Mershon explains the issue clearly in his comment) WDTPRS >> Kerfuffle! Wisconsin parish nixes altar girls - predictable outrage ensues before sanity prevails The New Liturgical Movement >> Personal Parish for the EF to be Established in Liverpool, England (Gregor Kollmorgen) The Way of the Fathers >> Feast of a "Modern Man of the Fathers" (St. Josemaria Escriva) Whispers in the Loggia >> Petrine Pallium, v.3.0 Whispers in the Loggia >> Last Runs Before Rome

Charlotte Was Both: Juxtapositions

Amy Wellborn has a very insightful post today called "Juxtapositions ." Don't miss it!

Canons Regular of Saint John Cantius - New Website

Thanks to Amy Wellborn for providing this link on her blog, Charlotte was Both ! The Canons Regular of Saint John Cantius have a new website which is now linked in the right menu . There is a News link and a link to Traditional Mass Training Moves . There is also a link to their Apostolates (the Sancta Missa site is also in the right menu). Plus, there is so much more including a link for Vocations. Please visit!

WDTPRS >> On Lengthening the Communion Fast and the TLM in New Haven, KY

WDTPRS >> An argument for lengthening Communion fast to 3 hours again (comments on the Ed Peter's proposal posted this morning) WDTPRS >> New Haven, KY: weekly TLM established

Early Roundup - Thursday, June 26th, 2008

In the Light of the Law >> Proposal: Extend the Communion fast WDTPRS > PRAY! PRAY NOW - 2 The New Liturgical Movement >> Development in Continuity - the Full Interview with Mgr. Marini RORATE CAELI >> The "Question" of Lutheran Orders Chiesa.com >> In Florence, Catholics Are Rewriting Their History (Sandro Magister) LatinMassNetwork >> Saints John and Paul

Nine Star Special Edition - Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

It will not be surprising that the Catholic "blogosphere" is asking all to pray for Bishop Fellay and for the members of the S.S.P.X. I join in that plea! The New Liturgical Movement >> Urgent Appeal for Prayers The Traditional Latin Mass in Michiana >> Please pray for Bishop Bernard Fellay and the SSPX WDTPRS >> PRAY! PRAY NOW! WDTPRS >> Just got off the air (with Hugh Hewitt...) WDTPRS >> HURRAY! A return to an older style pallium! WDTPRS >> Msgr. Guido Marini: Communion kneeling and on the tongue will be the standard for papal Masses

Evening Roundup - Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

RORATE CAELI >> Back to a regular Roman-style Papal Pallium The Way of the Fathers >> Maximus Maximized The Way of the Fathers >> To the Max

Afternoon Roundup - Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

WDTPRS >> Tornielli: the five points were for Bp. Fellay WDTPRS >> SSPX prospects and my ruminations The New Liturgical Movement >> How to Build a New Parish Music Program (Fr. Frank Phillips, Pastor of St. John Cantius in Chicago)

NLM: New Papal Pallium

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Gregor Kollmorgen has posted a story on The New Liturgical Movement . His Holiness Pope Benedict will wear a new Papal Pallium this Sunday for the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul. As a result, H.E. Archbishop O'Brien will be among the first to witness this in person. The story, the rationale for the change and a photo are here . Pallium photo courtesy of L'Osservatore Romano , 26th June, 2008

WDTPRS >> QUAERITUR: Do SSPXers think new rites of ordination are valid?

Fr. John Zuhlsdorf gives a really excellent presentation of the issues here . His post is well worth reading. And, he mentions Michael Davies who "is sorely missed" in the current situation.

Early Roundup - Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

The Black Biretta >> Gibbet VS. Thong (A question posed by Fr. John Trigilio...) The New Liturgical Movement >> A New Gothic Church for Lafayette, IN The New Liturgical Movement >> Ave Maria, Bruckner, Live on Sunday FIRST THINGS: On the Square >> The Complete--and Surprising--Flann O'Brien (Franklin Freeman) LatinMassNetwork >> St. William, Abbot Traditional Latin Mass Propers in English >> St. William, Abbot

Visitors ask...TLM Materials for the Laity, Sung Latin Masses, TLM at Saint James in Charles Town, TLM on the Eastern Shore

I've staked out a lot of ground in this "Visitors ask" column and I hope I do a respectable job. One question appearing relates to materials for the laity to learn more about the Latin Mass (or TLM). I can think of no better starting point then the SanctaMissa.org site of the St. John Cantius Society . It is a treasure trove and yes, there are DVDs available. See other sites within the right menu. There are a number of other sites such as the EWTN Latin Mass Resources site. A second question concerns "Sung Masses." A Missa Cantata is not a common thing in this area but the Novus Ordo Latin Mass frequently is sung. See the right menu or the Frequently Asked Questions and note especially the Masses at St. Matthew's Cathedral in D.C. and the various Masses in northern Virginia . I believe more of them are sung on a regular basis (see Saint Benedict in Chesapeake, VA ). As for the TLM at Saint James the Greater in Charles Town, WV and the situatio

The Catholic Review Online: The Yoke That Binds

His Excellency Archbishop Edwin O'Brien is surely off to Rome very soon as he anticipates the conferral of the pallium on Sunday, the 29th of June, the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul. In his column this week, Thoughts on Our Church , he describes the experience to come . The metropolitan archbishop is entitled to wear the pallium only within the territory of his province. The Pope alone wears it everywhere as a sign of his universal jurisdiction. Incidentally, the pallium worn by Pope Benedict XVI is now different from the pallium he confers on Sunday. His pallium is similar to the ancient, longer and broader style seen in mosaics of the early Church. Gratefully, I am accompanied by more than 100 friends from Baltimore and from among the faithful representing my prior places of ministry. I pray it will be a holy pilgrimage for all who take part. What a graphic reminder of the unit

CNA: First Mass of Pauline Year to be ecumenical; Pope to give palliums to 43 archbishops

The Catholic News Agency is reporting that the first Mass of the Pauline year beginning June 29th will be ecumenical with Patriarch Bartholomew I participating . Bartholomew I and the Holy Father will deliver the homily, recite the profession of faith and impart the final blessing. The Pontiff will concelebrate with the new Catholic metropolitan archbishops, upon whom he will impose the pallium. Among the 43 archbishops receiving palliums are: Most Rev. Frederick Edwin O'Brien, archbishop of Baltimore ; Most Rev. Thomas John Rhodes, archbishop of Mobile; Most Rev. John Clayton Nienstedt, archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis; Most Rev. Anthony Mancini, archbishop of Halifax, Canada; Most Rev. William Martin Currie, archbishop of Saint John's, Newfoundland, Canada. Read the story here .

WDTPRS >> The Holy See’s 5 conditions for the SSPX - my comments and a prayer

Reactions to the "conditions" given to the SSPX abound on the internet. Fr. John Zuhlsdorf has a good commentary on this issue, and more than this, he identifies the critical issue upon which all else rests , viz., " Who is Peter in the Church? " If this cannot be agreed upon, further discussion would seem useless. I reprint Fr. Zuhlsdorf's prayer. It is perfect. O God, our common Father who knows us better than ourselves, pour graces through the Holy Spirit into the hearts of the members of the SSPX to bend what is rigid and warm what is cold, that in union with the Vicar of Christ, to whom Your Son our Lord gave His own authority to bind and to loose and whom He gave as a gift to the Church as a visible point of unity, we may together in ecclesial charity strive in grace and zeal to renew Your people in our Holy Catholic Church .

Afternoon Roundup - Tuesday, June 24, 2008

RORATE CAELI >> Decision 2008: The Conditions (Update: The Actual Document) WDTPRS >> The Holy See's 5 conditions for the SSPX - my comments and a prayer WDTPRS >> ICEL's Msgr. Harbert responds to Bp. Galeone's points on the new translation The New Liturgical Movement >> "The Little Ratzinger" to head CDW? The New Liturgical Movement >> Gradual and Introit (MP3 file alert!!!) The New Liturgical Movement >> O Salutaris (More MP3 files!!!)

Late Morning - Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

The New Liturgical Movement >> The Five Conditions Asked of the SSPX (Gregor Kollmorgen; contrary to assumptions, these apply to an ecclesial respect for the Pope) WDTPRS >> St. John the Baptist: notes and oldie PODCAZT

Early Roundup - Tuesday, June 24th, 2008 - The Nativity of John the Baptist

Creative Minority Report >> I Want Mass to Have Top Ten Music Whispers in the Loggia >> Orlando Redux (If "gibbet" was good enough for St. John Fisher...) FIRST THINGS: On the Square >> No One Sees God (Michael Novak discusses his new book) RORATE CAELI >> Patriarch of Constantinople: Homily, Creed, and Blessing together with the Pope LatinMassNetwork >> Saint the Baptist The Precursor - 32 Traditional Latin Mass Propers in English >> The Birthday of Saint John the Baptist The Way of the Fathers >> The Oracles: "Hell-Tourism" and More The Way of the Fathers >> Greek to You

WDTPRS >> NCR: the ban on lay preaching - Archd. St. Paul & Minneapolis

Fr. Zuhlsdorf recounts a story from Minneapolis in the NCR by Kris Berggren about the "tussle" about to ensue with the upcoming ban on "lay preaching ." This is one story you have to read. Fr. Zuhlsdorf does a sterling job on comments.

The Recovering Choir Director: Sacrosanctum Concilium 36 - a retrospective glimpse

Aristotle has a fascinating historical retrospective on Sacrosanctum Concilium . The Archdiocese of Baltimore is mentioned in this recollection (see no 161). It is a fascinating post and shows how we got from there to here.

Summorum Pontificum: Is the Catholic Church sliding towards civil war?

Brian Kopp posts an interesting story with an extremely provocative title . The Roman Catholic Church is not a "standing army" composed of divisions. The Pope is not the Commander-in-chief, but the Servant of the Servants of God . It is an interesting story nonetheless in its scope, and puts into full view the concupiscence and folly of all of us men. As His Holiness infers in the final paragraph, God, is a patient God; the Son will still sort the "wheat from the chaff."

WDTPRS: Countdown: accord between Holy See and SSPX and Neo-Catechumenals must adhere to the Roman Rite

Fr. Zuhlsdorf has an open discussion going on the two big stories of the day. First, the story broken by The New Liturgical Movement concerning the offer to the SSPX to "regularize ." And, the second story reported by Sandro Magister of Chiesa which recounts the changes to be made by he Neo-Cathechumenals .

NLM: SSPX Confirms Existence of Vatican Offer (Gregor Kollmorgen)

Gregor Kollmorgen reports that "Fr Alain-Marc Nély, second assistant of Bishop Fellay, the superior of the Society of St. Pius X, has confirmed to the Swiss Catholic news agency Kipa/Apic that such an offer indeed exists." Read his report here . The offer is "to regularize" their situation.

Mary's-Land: "Terra Mariae"

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Maryland is one of the 13 original colonies and named after Queen Henrietta Maria, wife of King Charles I . Maryland got its name from Henrietta Maria. She was the daughter of King Henry IV of France and Marie de Médici of Italy. In 1625, Henrietta Maria married King Charles I and became Queen of England. King Charles I's choice to make Henrietta Maria his wife was controversial because she and her family were Roman Catholics rather than members of the Church of England. Queen Henrietta Maria was unpopular with many English people and members of Parliament because she assisted English Catholics like the Calverts. The Calverts chose to name their new province in North American, Mary-land, (“Terra Mariae”) in the queen's honor. Henrietta Maria's life was difficult due to the English Civil Wars that occurred during her husband's reign. She had to flee England while her husband was on trial for treason against his nation. She went to the Netherlands to raise m

Afternoon Roundup - Monday, June 23rd, 2008

The Recovering Choir Director >> Benedict XVI: “Why don’t we just open up the Constitution and read it?” WDTPRS >> Chicago: workshop for lay people on the TLM WDTPRS >> More Roman traditionalism! (the Mike Aquilina blog, The Way of the Fathers ," has been added to the Blogroll on the right) WDTPRS >> Oceanside, CA: a priest who gets it WDTPRS >> Lake Charles, LA: Solemn TLM - June 29 (Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 2 PM)

The Black Biretta: "From the Boss" and "Forty Hours"

The Black Biretta >> From the Boss The Black Biretta >> Forty Hours

Early Roundup - Monday, June 23rd, 2008 - Big News?

Chiesa.com >> The Old Form of the Neocatechumenal Mass Is Illicit (Sandro Magister) RORATE CAELI >> Tornielli: SSPX-Rome Agreement near Summorum Pontificum >> Return of the SSPX? The New Liturgical Movement >> Tornielli: Agreement between Holy See and Lefebvrians - the Countdown [UPDATE] (Gregor Kollmorgen)

Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Picayne, MS and the Catechism of the Catholic Church

I have have never visited Picayune, MS but when I do, I am going immediately to this Catholic Church . By my deductions, Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Church appears to be a "spiritual powerhouse." The Parish has many beautiful devotions online, but the "searchable" Catholic Catechism--available to all--is fantastic . I bookmarked it many years ago and have used it often. I was in a discussion with a good Protestant friend and was asked "how do Catholics interpret Scripture?" I could have gone off on the "senses" of Scripture (an excellent book by Jimmy Akin, I should say), but decided to quote the Catechism definition. I went here to this spot , typed in "scripture interpretation" and retrieved a number of good matches including number 111 . I then clicked "enter CCC at this point," and received this answer: III. THE HOLY SPIRIT, INTERPRETER OF SCRIPTURE 109 - 119 . I was then able to tell my friend that thi

Nine Star Edition - Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

WDTPRS >> Davenport, IA - TLM beginning 3 August WDTPRS >> “I think it’s boring” - Phoenix, AZ newspaper on the TLM The New Liturgical Movement >> Sixth Anniversary of the Founding of the Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem The New Liturgical Movement >> Latin Hymns for the Liturgy of the Hours

Noon Roundup - Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

Light posting today... LatinMassNetwork >> Saint Paulinus of Nola Traditional Latin Mass Propers in English >> Sixth Sunday after Pentecost The New Liturgical Movement >> Vestments of St. Charles Borromeo

Sacred Music Stories That Go Together...

The Catholic News Agency published a story today entitled, "Bishop's book to aid parishes understanding the role of music in divine worship. " In considering this, you might wish to also see this blog report from " The Recovering Choir Director " that seeks to clarify the precise role this new book has with regard to other documents which already have the formal recognition of Rome . Just for your info...

Visitors ask...How do you pronounce "Notre Dame?"

I think I need to start a new blog! These things are popping up left and right now. I presume the individual was not asking about the University in South Bend, IN which we all "Cheer, cheer for old..." . That has been americanized to "Noter Dame" where the "a" in Dame is a long and hard "a". Some do pronounce the "Notre" as "Nut-rah" realizing its French roots. Here is the pronounciation as given by someone knowledgeable in French. In France, the Cathedral is pronounced as follows: There are plenty of examples where a mispronunciation of a foreign word or phrase has become standard - Notre Dame, for instance. French speakers would pronounce it “no-truh dahm” , but in this country it is and always will be “noh-ter daym” . No doubt the ears of Francophones are offended every time those words are uttered, but it’s become a fixture. Found it here ... Been there too... Amazing!

10 Star Edition: Saturday, June 21st, 2008

The New Liturgical Movement >> The Bees of the Barberini Family: Public Heraldry in Rome (Shawn Tribe) WDTPRS >> Bp. Rivest of Chicoutimi: I’m in charge here, not Benedict XVI - no TLM! (Fr. Zuhlsdorf sets the record straight; his new server is up and running)

Early Evening Roundup: Saturday, June 21st, 2008

The New Liturgical Movement >> Help Support the New Roman Personal Parish Whispers in the Loggia >> Meet the Patriarch RORATE CAELI >> Vos esurientes accipite

Visitors ask...How do you pronounce "Maryland". How do you pronounce "Jubilate"?

Well, you never know what people will want to know! Someone asked "how to pronounce Maryland ?" Frankly, it depends! I have lived here a long time and have heard about 40 different pronunciations! Here is the official one from the Merriam Webster Online Dictionary . The woman does a sterling job with " ˈ mer-ə-lənd". However, I've heard "Merlin" (as in the magician from King Arthur's Court), "Marilyn" (with the "d" dropped as in the name, Marilyn Monroe), and "Myrrhland" (as in Gold, Frankincense and .... )! It depends upon where in the state you were born, I guess! And, it is a small state! The most common is probably "merrill-end" (as in the name of the stock brokerage company with no seeming linkage between the "l" and the "and"). That's my 2 cents anyway. The Latin word "Jubilate" is linked here . It is from the Vulgate and is used in the Introit

Noon Roundup - Saturday, June 21st, 2008

WDTPRS >> Bartholomew I to Eastern Catholics: return to Orthodoxy without breaking with Rome WDTPRS >> WDTPRS: 6th Sunday after Pentecost (1962MR) The New Liturgical Movement >> What News from the Colloquium?

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost: Missa 'Dominus Fortitudo'

INTROIT ¤ Ps. 27. 8, 9 Green, Semi-double Dominus, fortitudo plebis suae, et protector salutarium Christi sui est: salvum fac populum tuum, Domine, et benedic hereditati tuae, et rege eos usque in saeculum. -- Ad te, Domine, clamabo, Deus meus, ne sileas a me: nequando taceas a me, et assimilabor descendentibus in lacum. V.: Gloria Patri . . . -- Dominus, fortitudo . . . The Lord is the strength of His people, and the protector of the salvation of His anointed: save, O Lord, Thy people, and bless Thine inheritance, and rule them for ever. -- ( Ps. 27. 1). Unto Thee will I cry, O Lord: O my God, be not Thou silent to me, lest if Thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit. V.: Glory to the Father . . . -- The Lord is the strength of His people . . . Traditional Latin Rite Missal Project

Early Roundup - Saturday, June 21st, 2008

WDTPRS >> ALERT: blog problems today - expansion over the weekend (the fruit of success is a crushed server; 3 will have to suffice) LatinMassNetwork >> St. Aloysius Gonzaga Traditional Latin Mass Propers in English >> Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, Confessor Summorum Pontificum >> For Everybody? Quebec Cardinal: Et Alors? (this was a total surprise to me, frankly) The New Liturgical Movement >> Vestments from the Vatican (Shawn Tribe)

Father John Corapi, SOLT

Anyone who watches EWTN regularly certainly knows of Fr. John Corapi. Some may have watched his entire series on the Catholic Catechism, or seen any number of other series this powerful preacher has done. He once estimated, not in boasting, that as many as one billion people may have heard his Catechism series. This is the power and potential of multimedia which has been praised by Pope John Paul II and by Pope Benedict XVI. Father's style of speech is powerful and he clearly loves being a priest. He says that he prepares for every hour of speaking by several hours of prayer before the Holy Eucharist. It is evident. The YouTube below is a shortened version of his original audiotape on his own conversion. If you are traveling this summer, and if you want to listen to some quality Catholic tapes, check his talks available on SOLT . You might even sign up for his newsletter. I did.... Father's John's speaking schedule has slowed down. We need to hear him now on

Afternoon Roundup - Friday, June 20th, 2008

The New Liturgical Movement >> English Translation of Premonstratensian Rite Ceremonial In Progress (the Norbertines) WDTPRS >> Another motivation parody (an illustration of "gibbet") WDTPRS >> Engrish (if you have not been to this site, it is beyond explanation)

Visitors ask....Latin Mass in England and Wales or in Ireland

Cardinal Castrillon-Hoyos has set off a huge storm of interest in the TLM or "Gregorian Form" in England, Wales and even Ireland. To find these Masses, go to The Latin Mass Society of England & Wales or the Latin Mass Society of Ireland . Both sites are very helpful. Be sure to check for the "extras!"

Visitors ask...Divine Mercy Chaplet in Latin?

An international visitor asked a fascinating question. Is there a location for the Divine Mercy Chaplet of St. Faustina in Latin? Of course... We check the ubiquitous Fisheater's website, and find it located here .

Early Roundup - Friday, June 20th, 2008

WDTPRS >> QUAERITUR: Distinction of Masses, TLM and NO The New Liturgical Movement >> Sacred Art in Crisis: Zenit Interviews Fr. U. Michael Lang (Shawn Tribe) The New Liturgical Movement >> Vestments and Breviary of St. Pius V FIRST THINGS: On the Square >> Tim Russert and the Follies of Life (Fr. Richard John Neuhaus) Traditional Latin Mass Propers in English >> Saint Silverius, Pope and Martyr Whispers in the Loggia >> Live from Quebec Summorum Pontificum >> Confirmation (the Traditional Form, Bishop Murphy, Rockville Centre, NY)

Nine Star Edition - Thursday, June 19th, 2008

WDTPRS >> Pope Benedict annoyed at studied prelatial indifference? (the title comes from a story by Damian Thompson who first announced the essential comments of Cardinal Castrillon at the impromptu press conference; whether this is fact remains to be seen as Fr. Zuhlsdorf states) WDTPRS >> PREVIEW: A GREAT new publication from Angelus Press! WDTPRS >> QUAERITUR: Gregorian Masses and Gregorian Masses and Gregorian Masses (the use of "Gregorian Rite" has caused confusion; this is a helpful review) The New Liturgical Movement >> More historical photographs of the Papal Liturgy (Shawn Tribe)

5 PM Edition - Thursday, June 19th, 2008

LatinMassNetwork >> The Language of the Liturgy: The Value of the New Translations Summorum Pontificum >> Weigel on Why Latin? (Newsweek)

Visitors ask...Mass vestments sewn by an Order of Religious Women

I am sorry when I see that visitors failed to find this link. It is located in the right menu under vestments and is part of the FAQs link at the top of the right column. The Order is the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of the Apostles . I believe they make vestments for the F.S.S.P. and their work is beautiful. They are located in Kansas City, MO. Other locations that make vestments are here and here . I'm sure there are others. Saint Bede Vestments is another good bet .

Early Afternoon Roundup - Thursday, June 19th, 2008

Creative Minority Report >> New Photos from Thomas Aquinas College (Duncan Stroik, architect; beautiful! ) The New Liturgical Movement >> Irish Liturgical Conference Reminder (FOTA INTERNATIONAL LITURGY CONFERENCE, Saturday, 12 July 2008; St. Colman's Cathedral, Cobh)

WDTPRS: The Tablet reacts to Card. Castrillon’s Mass and remarks in London

Father Zuhlsdorf posts an article from the Tablet (U.K.) by Elena Curti concerning Cardinal Castrillon's comments at his impromptu press conference . It is a very interesting post.

Early Roundup - Thursday, June 19th, 2008

Charlotte was Both >> Catholic Charities and Abortion Chiesa.com >> African Diplomats, Take Note: This Is How the Church Works (Sandro Magister; this title sounds a tad "autocratic," but the article is an explanation of why "the Church" has such a vital role to play for those dispossessed) Creative Minority Report >> Jailed for Homeschooling (in Germany) FIRST THINGS: On the Square >> The State of Higher Desperation (Matthew J. Milliner, a Ph.D. candidate in art history at Princeton University) The New Liturgical Movement >> Holy Week Ceremonies in Papal Chapels as recounted by English Cardinal, Nicholas Wiseman (Shawn Tribe) Traditional Latin Mass Propers in English >> Saint Juliana Falconieri, Virgin

Visitors ask...Monks (or Carmelites or Franciscans or...) in "a particular state"

I have been seeing more and more requests (Laus Deo!) seeking a Monastery or a Religious Order somewhere in the U.S. and the individual ends up here. That may be because of the links I have in the right menu bar which link to various Orders. There is a great website that is worth its weight in gold. It is here: " Deo est Gloria ," Directory of Catholic Religious Life Communities . It links to each U.S. state or internationally if you visit the home page . Someone has been searching for Carmelite Friars in California. So, I click California and this shows up . Notice as I go down the list, the Religious Carmelites are for Women. However, in San Jose, I find this: Discalced Carmelite Friars, Province of St. Joseph, P.O. Box 3420, San Jose, CA 95156 . The Friars have a website and here it is. This is a great way to find what you seek. It lists any number of Orders and can be a great help. I hope my friend in California will find the Monastery, Friary or Abbey tha

RORATE CAELI: Cardinal Castrillón in the Archdiocese of Westminster

Earlier today, I posted a long narrative from The New Liturgical Movement which was an account of the visit of Cardinal Castrillon Hoyos to England . The Latin Mass Society of England and Wales has asked RORATE CAELI to post the links here to the "official documents" that the Society wishes to make available to the public . [I suspect that this is because the Society has been inundated for more information (even this little blog got a lot of traffic from the U.K. seeking information).] I am posting this link because it really is a link to the major and definitive repository.

WDTPRS: QUAERITUR: Can priests refuse to say the TLM or the Novus Ordo?

Fr. Zuhlsdorf responds at length to the question above . His answer is quite informative. It is well worth reading.

Noon Roundup - Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

WDTPRS >> Will Roman appointments affect Archbp. Burke? WDTPRS >> QUAERITUR: Can seminarians wear birettas? The New Liturgical Movement >> More from Notre Dame, Paris (Gregor Kollmorgen) Whispers in the Loggia >> On Language (Liturgical language...)

Early Roundup - Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

The New Liturgical Movement >> Summary of Events at Westminster (Praise God, there has been such a huge response to the Pontifical Mass that the Latin Mass Society of England and Wales has released a "detailed" press notice; please note that the Latin Mass Society of England and Wales is listed in the menu on the right and offers "resources" which are excellent!) Whispers in the Loggia >> Ora et Labora (Rocco Palmo mentions the "shockwaves" from Westminster in his post today) WDTPRS >> QUAERITUR: Calling children up around the altar (lot of great information in the comments, as always) FIRST THINGS: On the Square >> The War on Abstinence (Ryan T. Anderson, an assistant editor at First Things). Traditional Latin Mass Propers in English >> Saint Ephrem, Deacon and Doctor of the Church

Late Evening - Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

RORATE CAELI >> Merci, Sainte Vierge! (Photo link, Traditional Mass celebrated today at the High Altar of the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Paris, Notre-Dame de Paris... Ainsi-soit-il !) The Black Biretta >> Right on Target (Fr. Trigilio wrote an opinion piece last week on the "liturgical vote ;" today, he gives his "props" to Fr. Zuhlsdorf and more specifically to Bishop Seratelli for His Excellency's response)

On Liturgical Issues - June 17th, 2008 (WDTPRS)

Fr. Zuhlsdorf has finally had the opportunity to comment on the article written by John Allen who recalls the "play-by-play" of the vote of the USCCB on whether to accept the new translation of the Propers for the Seasons . He makes some rather interesting points that I had missed. Fr. Zuhlsdorf also has high praise for Bishop Seratelli of Paterson, NJ who has published something about translation on his Diocesan website . They are both very interesting reads.

First Things >> Blog Archive >> This Can't Be Happening

This "review" of the movie, "The Happening," was posted by Anthony Sacramone on the First Things >> Blog Archive . If you intend to see the movie, I suggest that YOU BACK AWAY FROM THE COMPUTER AND DO NOT READ THIS REVIEW! It contains spoilers and other stuff. If, like me, you had NOT planned to see this movie, you are welcome to click the link but be advised to BACK AWAY FROM THE COMPUTER AND MAKE SURE YOU ARE NOT DRINKING COFFEE, SODA OR ANY BEVERAGE AS YOU READ THE REVIEW! ...I wonder if Mr. Sacramone has an agent?

EWTN Special Presentations: June 18th and July 1st, EWTN TV

EWTN PRESENTS GATE OF HEAVEN Wed 06/18/08, 10:00 PM EDT Sat 06/21/08 (replay), 5:00 AM, EDT This solemn consecration performed by the Most Reverend Bishop of La Crosse, Raymond L. Burke, includes the celebration of a Pontifical High Mass in the Traditional Latin Rite. +++++++++++++++++++ SOLEMN HIGH MASS ON THE SOLEMNITY OF THE PRECIOUS BLOOD Tue 07/01/08, 8:00 AM, EDT Tue 07/01/08, 7:00 PM, EDT (Encore) Wed 07/02/08, 12:00 AM, EDT (Encore) Solemn High Mass of the Solemnity of the Precious Blood in the Extraordinary Form . The Traditional Latin Mass from the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Hanceville, Alabama.