Showing posts from August, 2008

Evening Roundup - Sunday, August 31st, 2008

LatinMassNetwork >> FSSP Coming to Seattle, Washington The New Liturgical Movement >> How to deal with the hymn police

Afternoon Roundup - Sunday, August 31st, 2008

WDTPRS >> Gustav - a prayer WDTPRS >> “Clarifications” from Archbp. Wuerl! Priests of Washington DC preach on human life (mega-props to His Excellency; our sermon too centered on this topic and I am in the AD of Baltimore) RORATE CAELI >> Politics - Papal Reminders. Affirming the Gospel of Life - I The New Liturgical Movement >> Report on Gregorian Institute of Canada Colloquium Traditional Latin Mass Propers in English >> Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost WDTPRS >> WDTPRS: 16th after Pentecost - COLLECT

The Black Biretta: PRAY

I echo the sentiments of Fr. John Trigilio . These poor people have suffered tremendously. I am asking God for a "major miracle" - that the hurricane essentially "falls apart." The Lord hears small AND mighty prayers! His Will be done...

Afternoon Roundup - Saturday, August 30th, 2008

The Recovering Choir Director >> Jubilus Chant Course DVD (this is something that Church Music Directors should definitely check out!) WDTPRS >> Reactions to Speaker Pelosi keep coming (Props to AmericanPapist) WDTPRS >> Great collection of Decollation paintings!

Catholic Review Online: Cathedral announces concert series

The Catholic Review Online has announced the Concert Series for the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen . Here is the lineup posted: Sept. 21 - 5:30 p.m. – Ronn McFarlane, lutenist, will perform and give a lecture about the lute. Oct. 12 – 5:30 p.m. – Solemn Choral Vespers; Cathedral Choir performs works including Magnificat (Collegium Regale) and the Te Deum (Collegium Regale) by Herbert Howells. October 26- 5:30 p.m. – Mr. Sansone will perform an organ recital featuring works by Edward Elgar, Bach and Flor Peeters. Nov. 23 - 5:30 p.m. – Jonathan Moyer will present the final organ recital in a series of four performances featuring the entire organ works of Olivier Messiaen. Nov. 30 - 5:30 p.m. - A Festival of Lessons and Carols for Advent featuring the St. Stephen’s Choir of Men and Boys will be offered. Dec. 2 - 7:30 p.m. - The International Women’s Brass Conference, Maryland Chapter, presents its 5th annual holiday brass concert. The Emmanuel Lutheran Church Choir and the Towson Methodis

EWTN Coverage of the Solemn High Mass on the Feast of the Holy Cross, September 14th

One of my email colleagues sent me this: SOLEMN HIGH MASS ON THE FEAST OF THE HOLY CROSS (LIVE) 2 hrs. Solemn High Mass of the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross in the Extraordinary Form. The Tradional Latin Mass from the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, Alabama. Sun 9/14/08 8:00 AM ET & 5 AM LIVE

Evening Roundup - Friday, August 29th, 2008

In the Light of the Law >> Dr. Barr's startlingly simple question (interesting premise...) Bonfire of the Vanities >> What Palin on the GOP ticket means (Fr. Martin Fox) Standing on My Head >> Erin Brockovich and Sarah Palin (Fr. Dwight Longecker) The Black Biretta >> We may not agree on abortion, but (Fr. John Trigilio) The New Liturgical Movement >> ICEL Policy on Global Computer Networks

Afternoon Roundup - Friday, August 29th, 2008 >> In India, the Christians' Offense Is Fighting Against Slavery (Sandro Magister) FIRST THINGS: On the Square >> How the Public Square Became Naked (Fr. Richard John Neuhaus) >> Violence against Orissa Christians is a wake-up call (John L. Allen, Jr.) RORATE CAELI >> Evaluating the Meaning of a Movement. Abbé de Cacqueray FSSPX speaks about Summorum Pontificum The New Liturgical Movement >> Seminarians at the North American College Learn Chant The New Liturgical Movement >> Special Issue on the Graduale Romanum The Way of the Fathers >> Head in the Sand (groan...)

Evening Roundup - Thursday, August 28th, 2008

WDTPRS >> Archbp. Chaput on Fox News about Speaker Pelosi (Podcast) WDTPRS >> A Seminary teaching men to "Say the Black, Do the Red " (hope it is in Maryland...) WDTPRS >> The bones of St. Augustine of Hippo WDTPRS >> Bp. Murphy of Rockville Centre on Nancy Pelosi’s errors about human life The New Liturgical Movement >> The Spirit of Summorum

Catholic Review Online: Delaware bishops have been low-key with Biden’s church involvement

The Catholic Review carries an article by Patricia Zapor of the Catholic News Service concerning the "low key" role Bishops have played regarding Senator Joseph Biden . Bishop W. Francis Malooly of Baltimore is to take over the Diocese of Wilmington on September 8th. Please pray for the Bishop! He needs all the prayers and support that he can receive!

Catholic Review Online: Work Ardently and Incessantly…

Last week, H.E. Archbishop Edwin O'Brien posted a column in " Thoughts on Our Church " entitled "Shall We Dance ." One poignant segment stated: Most in our culture, including Catholics, see laws as threatening their freedom, limiting rightful options, interfering with their privacy. No dancing in the street here! Our theology, on the other hand, sees man wounded by sin and in need of salvation. Divine help comes to us in Christ through the law that guides us and the grace that sustains us. This week, Archbishop O'Brien, after citing the previous column on the role that law plays in our lives, discusses Humanae Vitae and its implications for today in a column entitled, "Work Ardently and Incessantly ." He writes, And there is more. The dissent which followed Humanae Vitae has itself spawned a generation of Catholic thinkers and theologians who have claimed that not only was the Church wrong about the Pill, it is wrong about sterilization, wro

Afternoon Roundup - Thursday, August 28th, 2008

St. Peter Canisius Apostolate >> The Witness of the Saints: Basic Rules for Living a Good Catholic Life The New Liturgical Movement >> A Recommended Catholic Publication WDTPRS >> List of Bishops Who Responded to Speaker Pelosi WDTPRS >> Univ. of Notre Dame and the TLM WDTPRS >> AP: Pelosi gets unwanted lesson in Catholic Theology WDTPRS >> Denver: TLM in the Cathedral to express gratitude FIRST THINGS: On the Square >> The Tattoo Fashion (R.R. Reno) AmericanPapist >> Abp. Chaput continues to steal spotlight from DNC AmericanPapist >> Franciscan monks attacked "clockwork orange-style " (sadly, violence against religious is becoming far more serious of late)

The Uproar Intensifies...

AmericanPapist >> Listed: American Bishops who have spoken against Pelosi Charlotte was Both >> Theological Catch-Up WDTPRS >> Exceptionally good article on the pro-abortion politician issue (Magister's article from WDTPRS >> BLOGGERS UNITE! Keep shaping the conversation on pro-abortion Catholic politicians WDTPRS >> The Hill: GOP demands Pelosi apologize for mangling Catholic teaching

Afternoon Roundup - Wednesday, August 27th, 2008 >> Obama's Pick for Vice President Is Catholic. But the Bishops Deny Him Communion (Sandro Magister) St. Peter Canisius Apostolate >> Negative Theology The New Liturgical Movement >> Recordings from Mater Ecclesiae's Assumption Mass WDTPRS >> What Does Augustine Really Say? (What does Pelosi not understand?) WDTPRS >> Newspaper of Archd. of SanFran on Speaker Pelosi

Evening Roundup - Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

RORATE CAELI >> Politics - Papal Reminders - The dangers of political Messiahs and of Socialist promises - II The New Liturgical Movement >> Offertory Verses for Your Schola WDTPRS >> 26th Aug: St. Melchisedech WDTPRS >> NY’s Card. Egan responds to Rep. Pelosi WDTPRS >> Washington’s Archbp. Wuerl responds to Speaker Pelosi (D-CA)

Noon Roundup - Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

The New Liturgical Movement >> More on Dominican Mass in the Northwest WDTPRS >> More on "boys" playing Mass WDTPRS >> Archbp. Chaput (RC-Denver) vs. Speaker Pelosi (D-CA) The Way of the Fathers >> Q & A with the Man from Hippo

Evening Roundup - Monday, August 25th, 2008

AmericanPapist >> Flash: Abp. Chaput publishes official response to Pelosi's scandalous comments on abortion (NB: This article is posted as it is a correction of a misstatement of the position of the Catholic Church on abortion. Archbp. Chaput is taking a leading role in this discourse as Mr. Peters points out.) RORATE CAELI >> Both Catholic and Calvinist ? (on the relationship of Brother Roger of Taize) WDTPRS >> Hosts made from genetically-modified wheat The Recovering Choir Director >> ICEL responds, most definitely

Afternoon Roundup - Monday, August 25th, 2008 - Saint Louis the King

The New Liturgical Movement >> Get Thee to Virginia ! (Saint John the Beloved; McLean, Va, Gregorian Chant Workshop) The New Liturgical Movement >> Dr. Alcuin Reid's Forthcoming Work: Continuity or Rupture? A Study of The Liturgical Reform of the Second Vatican Council The New Liturgical Movement >> ICEL policy on proposed order of Mass texts The Recovering Choir Director >> In time for choir season - the CantemusDomino Store The Way of the Fathers >> Prophet Motive (Mike is back in town; hide the puns) Traditional Latin Mass Propers in English >> St. Louis IX, King and Confessor

Evening Roundup - Sunday, August 24th, 2008

WDTPRS >> Great Vocations Poster (you absolutely, positively must see this! Kudos to Bishop Burbidge of Raleigh, NC) WDTPRS >> 24 August: Benedict XVI's Angelus (Italian) WDTPRS >> ANSA: Pope considers 'last leg of life'

The New Liturgical Movement: Ranjith: We Have to Muster the Courage to Correct Course [Updated]

Gregor Kollmorgen of the NLM has posted an excellent find from H.E. Archbishop Malcolm Ranjith, Secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. In an interview with Die Tagepost , H.E. made some interesting comments . Go to the NLM to see what they have posted.

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost - Feast of Saint Bartholomew

Traditional Latin Mass Propers in English >> Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Saint Bartholomew) LatinMassNetwork >> St. Bartholomew, Apostle (Aug. 24) In the Light of the Law >> The Economist is Jolly Well Right WDTPRS >> WDTPRS: 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Yahoo News (AP): Wanjiru first Kenyan to win Olympic men's marathon

I must confess that I have watched almost none of the Olympics. It is not a political statement in any way; it is totally a matter of time management with Fall teaching now in full swing. Mr. Samuel Wanjiru just won the first marathon for the Kenyans ever in Olympic history . It was incredibly moving to see Mr. Wanjiru drop to his knees at the finish, bow in prayer and then to make the Sign of the Cross. That is a moment indelibly etched in my memory. Hearty congratulations to Kenya and to Mr. Wanjiru and his Christ-like witness!

Saint Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Richmond, VA

In response to a comment by Gil, I have added Saint Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Richmond, VA to the right menu . Saint Joseph's has Low Mass each Sunday at 8:30 AM and High Mass at 11:00 . I tip my hat to Gil for the tip!

WDTPRS >> Two Classics from Fr. Zuhlsdorf

WSJ: Wymynpryst Liberation Ordination (amazing...!) QUAERITUR: WDSC116RS? (a tour de force!)

Visitors ask...Latin-English Missal in PDF Format

I have just had a search for a "Latin-English" Missal in PDF format. A search of the SanctaMissa website reveals that the entire 1962 Missale Romanum can be downloaded at this link . You can't get any better than that.

Afternoon Roundup - Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

In the Light of the Law >> About Biden, let's ask the right questions well The Black Biretta >> Democratic VP Nominee and His Catholicism The New Liturgical Movement >> Si quaeris miracula The Recovering Choir Director >> "Pride of place," or "principal place?" - A non-Latinist investigates

First Things: On the Square >> Vote for Real Hope and Change by Charles J. Chaput, Archbishop of Denver

This was posted this week, but it bears to be seen again. H.E. Archbishop Charles Chaput has written a book entitled " Render Unto Caesar: Serving the Nation by Living Our Catholic Beliefs in Political Life " which can be pre-ordered from He submitted this essay to First Things this past week . Here is a portion of it: Obviously, we have other important issues facing us this fall: the economy, the war in Iraq, immigration justice. But we can’t build a healthy society while ignoring the routine and very profitable legalized homicide that goes on every day against America’s unborn children. The right to life is foundational . Every other right depends on it. Efforts to reduce abortions, or to create alternatives to abortion, or to foster an environment where more women will choose to keep their unborn child, can have great merit— but not if they serve to cover over or distract from the brutality and fundamental injustice of abortion itself . We should remember

Regional Mass News - August 22nd, 2008

Update August 29th: The proper URL for Saint Alphonsus is now working again. I have changed it back to the original URL. I just discovered this evening that Saint Alphonsus Church in Baltimore must have failed to renew its domain name or is in the process of moving to a new server. The link that was present for so long now takes one to a site that advertises homes. As a result, I have gone into the FAQs, Visitors Ask About the TLM, etc. and the link in the right margin and changed the URL with this link . This link is from the Archdiocese of Baltimore and has all the information necessary. Many are checking regularly about St. Bartholomew's in Manchester, MD. The TLM was a great success, but it appears that it will be an occasional event. I have heard nothing further on this and know that the Pastor is a member of the Faculty at Mt. St. Mary's. To say he is busy is an understatement. Many are also checking on the TLM that was being held on a fairly regular basis at S

Late Afternoon Roundup: Friday, August 22nd, 2008

Shrine of the Holy Whapping >> The Hail Mary Pass Comes Later (the Church shown is St. Alphonsus in Baltimore) The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> Settings for new ICEL texts The New Liturgical Movement >> FAQ on Sacred Music: New Edition WDTPRS >> NLM: examination of “Pastoral Music”’s gloss of Mediator Dei WDTPRS >> When priests don’t want to give Communion to those who kneel - more thoughts

Ignatius Insight Scoop: Oregon bishop warns against ignoring the activity of Satan

Carl Olson posts a link to an article by Bishop Robert Vasa of the Diocese of Baker, OR which H.E. posted in The Catholic Sentinel . Here is a part of Bishop Vasa's article: ...It is certainly important that we not become excessively consumed or obsessed by the presence and activity of the evil one but it is also most important that we not be oblivious to his presence or activity, for it is real. All one needs to do is look at the state of moral confusion which reigns in our present society. The killing of the sick or elderly because they want it is being promoted as some kind of right or good but this can be so only in the topsy-turvy world of Screwtape and Wormwood. When taking the life of an innocent pre-born child is seen as right and a right and when the preservation of precisely that right becomes the object of a political campaign, I suspect the letter from Screwtape to the demon master of that campaign would be filled with praise. When a whole society begins to questi

Afternoon Roundup - Friday, August 22nd, 2008

FIRST THINGS: On the Square >> Meeting God as an American (Fr. Richard John Neuhaus) LatinMassNetwork >> Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary RORATE CAELI >> Traditional Latin Mass Update in the Philippines St. Peter Canisius Apostolate >> Friday With the Church Fathers: Make Your Way by Faith The New Liturgical Movement >> "Benedictine" Altar Arrangement in Chile The New Liturgical Movement >> Support Sacred Music

Evening Roundup - Thursday, August 21st, 2008 >> In Ossetia, could religion be part of the solution ? (John L. Allen, Jr.) WDTPRS >> Pope invited to visit China WDTPRS >> QUAERITUR: TLM servers and kissing stuff WDTPRS >> QUAERITUR: Can pastors deny the use of the church to visiting priests/groups ? WDTPRS >> Sound pronunciation of Church Latin vs. spittle-flecked rigidity

The Catholic Thing: Reading Paradise Lost by William Saunders

William Saunders makes a plea for us all to read (or to re-read) Paradise Lost . If my words don’t conjure it up for you, try Milton’s instead. You don’t have to rely on finding the time and energy and resolve dutifully to read a “forbidding” text. No; listen to it instead. Hear the words ring, hear the clang of battle, the cries of the vanquished. Enter, almost as a participant, a grand saga that lifts you out of the humdrum, the daily. Do yourself a favor before this summer comes to an end. If you don’t want to try Paradise Lost, then try the Aeneid. If not that, then how about the Iliad, or the Divine Comedy? Great intellectual and spiritual stimulation and wonderful adventures await you. It’s not too late for those of us who have graduated from high school into the work-a-day world. Try one of these great books on tape. Excellent advice !

Afternoon Roundup - Thursday, August 21st, 2008

WDTPRS >> L’OssRom: Knights Templar were innocent WDTPRS >> QUAERITUR: If priest denies Communion when I kneel The New Liturgical Movement >> Apostolates of the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius RORATE CAELI >> Liturgical News from Bangladesh FIRST THINGS: On theSquare >> Law & Unlaw (Ian H. Henderson)

Visitors ask...The Catholic Mass in Arabic...

This has been a recurrent "search" and I have not been able to get a handle on what people wish to learn. It finally occurred to me that some souls might be asking if the Catholic Mass is translated into Arabic. I am indebted to this website edited by Abouna Firas Boutros Khoury Diab . There is a great deal of information here including the Mass in Arabic , the Gospel of the day in Arabic (sent by email or appearing in Arabic text), a link to Vatican Radio broadcast in Arabic , and sundry other links collected here . Please browse through this website. There are many other items to check into including Children's Bibles in Arabic .

Afternoon Roundup - Wednesday, August 20th, 2008 - Feast of Saint Bernard

WDTPRS >> Benedict XVI: CD's of the Rosary in Latin WDTPRS >> Archbp. Burke on a global problem: marginalizing faith in the “private” sphere WDTPRS >> QUAERITUR: Resources for explaining Mass and things to children WDTPRS >> QUAERITUR: The 'liturgist" FIRST THINGS: On the Square >> Christian-Muslim Crosstal k (Joseph Loconte) Summorum Pontificum >> Advocatus Diaboli: The Demand Side (2nd in a series) A New Liturgical Movement >> Mass Ordinary with New Text (PDF and MP3 "sung" files of Aristotle Esguerra) The New Liturgical Movement >> Solemn Mass in Worms Cathedral and EF figures from Germany The Recovering Choir Director >> More plainsong English-language Mass ordinary settings at MusicaSacra (see NLM above)

Nine Star Edition - Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

WDTPRS >> REVIEW: Handbook for Laundering Liturgical Linens (this is due to be an instant classic; I know of some parishes that are not following traditional guidelines) WDTPRS >> Maryknoll priest who attended fake wymym thing called in WDTPRS >> A negligent Fr. Z. thanks readers Standing on My Head >> (Saint) Mr. and Mrs. Martin (the parents of St. Therese of Lisieux)

The Black Biretta: Catholics who support abortion should not receive Communion, says Archbishop Burke

Fr. John Trigilio, President of the Convocation of Catholic Clergy, posts this article from CNA on his blog, The Black Biretta . Archbishop Burke is now Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura. Please read this important article. Here is a sample: To illustrate his point, he referred to “public officials who, with knowledge and consent, uphold actions that are against the Divine and Eternal moral law. For example, if they support abortion, which entails the taking of innocent and defenseless human lives. A person who commits sin in this way should be publicly admonished in such a way as to not receive Communion until he or she has reformed his life,” the archbishop said. “If a person who has been admonished persists in public mortal sin and attempts to receive Communion, the minister of the Eucharist has the obligation to deny it to him. Why? Above all, for the salvation of that person, preventing him from committing a sacrilege,” he added.

Noon Roundup - Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

WDTPRS >> Shroud of Turin News WDTPRS >> St. Louis: TLM at Shrine of St. Joseph FIRST THINGS: On the Square >> Vote for Real Hope and Change (Archbishop Charles Chaput, O.F.M., Cap.) RORATE CAELI >> "There is a gradation of enthusiasm" (TAC leader, John Hepworth) Traditional Latin Mass Propers in English >> Saint John Eudes, Confessor

WDTPRS >> D. of Tuscon: ICK’s 13th apostolate

Fr. John Zuhlsdorf reports that the Diocese of Tucson, AZ has invited the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest to shepherd a Parish in their community . This marks the 13th apostolate for the ICK. The F.S.S.P. is also continuing to expand into new territory as the list of its Apostolates demonstrates. Quo vadis?

Evening Roundup: Monday, August 18th, 2008

WDTPRS >> Rome 16-18 Sept: Conference on Summorum Pontificum The New Liturgical Movement >> Interesting Conference in Rome This September The Way of the Fathers >> Vision in Full View The Way of the Fathers >> Villa of the Papyri

Headline News: WDTPRS - TLM training in Archd. of Washington DC

Big news! Fr. Zuhlsdorf posted this a while ago : Extraordinary Form workshop for priests to be held in the Archdiocese of Washington September 9, 10 and 11 (Tues-Thurs) Church of Saint Mary Bryantown MD Those interested should contact Fr Mark Knestout, Office of Worship, 301.833.4594, email or Fr. Thomas LaHood, 301.475.8403, email Workshop is to be given by Fr Victor Szczurek, O. Praem., of Saint Michael’s Abbey in Orange, California. Please make arrangements ASAP!

The Catholic Thing: Persecution, Evangelization, Dialogue by James Schall, S.J.

The Catholic website "The Catholic Thing" continues to provide a daily venue for thought and reflection by superb writers. Today, Fr. James Schall begins his article in this fashion : In the Catholic press, we find three recurring notions, though seldom considered together and distinguished. They are persecution, evangelization, and dialogue. The Church is of its nature “missionary.” That is, the “Go forth and teach all nations” is not just a pious exhortation. Looking at the world with eyes of cold realism, however, we can recognize that by far the greater part of the world, after two millennia, remains to be evangelized and converted by missionary activity. Evidently, tremendous obstacles stand in the way of peacefully and calmly presenting the case for Catholicism. However, we are supposed to “evangelize,” not “proselytize.” This latter word does not have a bad name in the dictionary. But it has become currently a big political sin. It implies using dubious methods to ac

Afternoon Roundup - Monday, August 18th, 2008

The New Liturgical Movement >> More altar arrangements (more and more, I believe that the emphasis shown by Shawn Tribe and others on the "Benedictine altar arrangement" is of great importance. It is the ideal place to begin to catechize people...) WDTPRS >> Detroit - Assumption Grotto: Solemn TLM The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> Rome conference on Summorum Pontificum St. Peter Canisius Apostolate >> Reflections on Sacrosanctum Concilium , Part 7: The Sacraments RORATE CAELI >> Update from Tokyo (October 11th!) FIRST THINGS: On the Square >> Keeping the Faith in Faith-Based Schools (Mary Rose Rybak)

Evening Roundup - Sunday, August 17th, 2008

Standing on My Head >> NCR Article (Anglican agonies...) Standing on My Head >> Episcopal Convert Priest Blog (Fr. Ernie Davis) The New Liturgical Movement >> Dominican Solemn Mass at Holy Rosary Church, Portland OR (8/10/08) The New Liturgical Movement >> Making the ordinary extraordinary

Early Afternoon Roundup - Sunday, August 17, 2008

The New Liturgical Movement >> Childrens Choirs Can and Do Sing Gregorian Propers The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> Archbishop Ranjith models mutual enrichment (double more here) The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> Annual Liturgical Lunacy

Early Roundup - Sunday, August 17th, 2008 - Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Traditional Latin Mass Propers in English >> Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Saint Hyacinth) WDTPRS >> WDTPRS: 14th Sunday after Pentecost (from The Wanderer)

Visitors ask...Traditional Latin Mass Propers...?

Update: August 17th, 2008: As you can see in the Comments, the blog, Venite, Missa Est! posts the Propers for the TLM in the right margin of the blog as a PDF file. I am adding this link to the Blogroll in the right margin. In due course, these files will be separated as to pages. That will be a great service. Tomorrow is the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost in the Traditional Calendar. I know that because this link is present in the right margin and leads to the F.S.S.P.'s 2008 Liturgical Calendar . Some are looking for a full online version of the Latin Propers. One does not exist except in a written Missal such as the Baronius, Angelus, or one of those available from Aquinas and More. However, this site, the Traditional Latin Rite Missal Project (also found in the right margin) is the ongoing apostolate of one person who intends to put the entire Missal online. There is another site which is quite beautiful and maintained daily by a Catholic Deacon. It is the Tradi

The New Liturgical Movement: Three great posts...

Polyphonic Propers, Chanted Ordinary Sung Mass in Virginia Showcases Beautiful Gothic Revival Commissioned Vestments (Saint Mary's, Alexandria, VA) In Mulieribus (Women's ensemble!)

Early Roundup - Saturday, August 16th, 2008

St. Peter Canisius Apostolate >> The Rosary: The Visitation The Recovering Choir Director >> "Why (Modern) Roman Catholic Music S**** So Much " (direct quote or not, I reserve the right to edit titles...) The Recovering Choir Director >> "The Ark and Sacred Music " The Traditional Latin Mass in Michiana >> TLM schedule released for the University of Notre Dame Traditional Latin Mass Propers in English >> Saint Joachim

Since You Asked: Father John Corapi, S.O.L.T., August, 2008

Father John Corapi has an email service to announce new offerings about his various talks and series. This announces a series called, "Since You Asked...Your Questions Answered by Fr. John Corapi ". Here is a snippet from the email announcement: The highly anticipated series is finally available! Consisting of nineteen hours and almost 250 questions answered by Father John Corapi, this new series was video taped at events all over the United States. “Educational, Inspirational, Entertaining, Refreshing, Courageous, So easy to understand, and It’s about time!”—These are just a few of the comments we have received from previews of this exciting new series, almost two years in the making. Hundreds and hundreds of man-hours were spent traveling to events throughout the United States, on videography, editing, arranging, and producing in order to bring you this best ever collection of your questions answered by Fr. John Corapi. Almost 19 full hours o

Four Star Edition - Friday, August 15th, 2008

RORATE CAELI >> Ukrainian Orthodox Parish turns Greek Catholic The New Liturgical Movement >> A National Treasure (musically, that is) Transalpine Redemptorists at home >> Triduum third day -- Assumpta est Maria in Caelum !

Noon Roundup - Friday, August 15th, 2008 - The Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary >> A round of questions for the "shepherd-in-chief" (John L. Allen, Jr.) WDTPRS >> Awe at transcendence LatinMassNetwork >> St Stephen's, Pensacola, FL, Sunday Traditional Latin Mass 10:30 AM starting September 7, 2008 RORATE CAELI >> Assumpta est Maria ad æthereum thalamum St. Peter Canisius Apostolate >> Fridays with the Church Fathers: The Assumption of Mary The New Liturgical Movement >> The Pope on the Revelatory Power of Beauty in Art and Music The New Liturgical Movement >> The Apostles of Jesus Christ, Priest and Victim: New Website Traditional Latin Mass Propers in English >> The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Evening Roundup - Thursday, August 14th, 2008

The Black Biretta >> Sacred Name of the Almighty to Remain Unspoken The New Liturgical Movement >> Announcements (Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Alexandria, VA; Sung TLM High Mass, August 15th, 7:30 PM) The Recovering Choir Director >> A three-year-parish-level liturgical music outline

Afternoon Roundup - Thursday, August 14th, 2008

Bonfire of the Vanities >> Some background information on Luke and the Acts of the Apostles (Fr. Martin Fox) The New Liturgical Movement >> The First Masses of a Priest in the Two Forms of the Roman Rite The New Liturgical Movement >> Music for Real Parishes (The Parish Book of Chant) The New Liturgical Movement >> Developing a Glossary of Liturgical Terms The Way of the Fathers >> Ancient Germanic Übersource The Way of the Fathers >> Check These Out (neat stuff!) The Way of the Fathers >> History Repeats Itself

The Catholic Thing: Alma mater by Ralph McInerny

This is a story recounted by Professor McInerny on Notre Dame du Lac and Project Sycamore . This is a most interesting example of what dedicated alums can do... Here is a link to Project Sycamore . Notre Dame, Our Mother and Queen of Heaven, pray for us!

Early Roundup - Thursday, August 14th, 2008 - Feast of St. Maximilian Kolbe

St. Peter Canisius Apostolate >> Pope Pius XII and the Assumption of Mary The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> Works of Newman Online AmericanPapist >> Noted: Bp. Loverde to bless new Arlington highschool The Recovering Choir Director >> My view of adapting Gregorian melodies to the new English translation of the Mass Ordinary (an aside: I sent the Gloria XV link to several friends who are not "really into" Chant and they were most impressed!) Traditional Latin Mass Propers in English >> Vigil of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Pastoral Associate/Assistant Director of Campus Ministry - Mount Saint Mary's University

I use the homepage . One of the features of this nice, customizable home page is a link to . This caught my eye a moment ago: Pastoral Associate/Assistant Director of Campus Ministry . The position is at Mount Saint Mary's University. Hope this is of use to some soul looking for a nice position in beautiful Emmitsburg, MD.

Afternoon Roundup - Wednesday, August 13th, 2008 >> How to Conduct Politics as Catholics. The Denver Memorandum (Sandro Magister) Creative Minority Report >> Fr. Barron on the New Batman Movie Creative Minority Report >> 72 Abortions for Every 100 Babies Born! Summorum Pontificum >> Attention Evil Traditionalists ! (Patrick Archbold) The New Liturgical Movement >> Recent Ordinations at Le Barroux by Cardinal Rode The New Liturgical Movement >> Topic Ideas (Deborah Morlani)

Catholic Review Online: Archbishop to continue dialogue with Legionaries

Paul McMullen posted an article in the Catholic Review Online yesterday concerning a continuing dialogue between H.E. Archbishop O'Brien and the Legionaries of Christ. The full article can be found here .

Noon Roundup - Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

WDTPRS >> QUAERITUR: audibility of prayers during a TLM LatinMassNetwork >> Learning to serve the Traditional Latin Mass The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> Vocations Guide to the Priesthood The New Liturgical Movement >> Revival and Traditional Creativity within the Liturgical Arts as part of a New Liturgical Movement (VESTMENTS!)

Evening Roundup - Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

Creative Minority Report >> Henry VIII Could Not Be Reached For Comment The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> Respect for the Sacred Name The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> Video of Nashville Dominicans The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> Mention in the Sunday Times The New Liturgical Movement >> What the new English Gloria sounds like The Recovering Choir Director >> An Englished Gloria XV (MP3 version linked here) Transalpine Redemptorists at home >> Rev. Fr. Michael Mary's 30th Anniversary of Priesthood

Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary - Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter, International Seminary, North America

It has dawned on me that with all the interest in the F.S.S.P., I have never done a post on the Seminary in Denton, NE itself! Here is the link to Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary . Some of the links found on the site include: Seminary News (with ample photos!) Vocations (requirements, application process, visiting the Seminary) Chapel Construction (again, with ample photos!) Formation Academics (the Faculty and their courses) Frequently Asked Questions (excellent!) Chant (indicates which parts of the Mass are sung and when) Multimedia Archives (videos and more photos!) This is a well designed website. Please, take the tour and then DONATE !

Early Afternoon Roundup - Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

Catholic Review Online: Thoughts on Our Church >> Hope from FRESH Start (Hal Smith writes the column for this week for Archbishop O'Brien) LatinMassNetwork >> Assumption Traditional Latin Mass at Holy Family Church in Clemmons, NC Shrine of the Holy Whapping >> Pio Nono Baptist Church

The Catholic Thing: The End of the Secularist Age - Michael Novak

This is a fascinating interview of Michael Novak by Robert Royal . Here is just one snippet: MN: Years ago, Irving Kristol wrote in Commentary that secularism as a philosophy is dead, even though its after-effects still advance through our major institutions. It is too shallow to deal with human tragedy, for it has essentially posited that we humans are meaningless creatures, without purpose, a result of chance. Most people cannot put up with the hardships of life if their struggle is meaningless and without nobility. Secularism, therefore, cannot sustain a civilization. More recently, the German philosopher and public atheist Jurgen Habermas wrote that after September 11, 2001, he felt for the first time that secularists are a small island in a turbulent sea of religion. Marvelous interview !

Early Roundup - Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

FIRST THINGS: On the Square >> Solzhenitsyn and the Battle for the Human Soul (Robert P. Kraynak) Whispers in the Loggia >> "Shadow" Over the Days Shrine of the Holy Whapping >> Thou Unpronounceable, I know you are with me St. Peter Canisius Apostolate >> Tuesdays with St. Thomas: Do all things have an end ? The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> Papa Stronsay seminarians (Fr. Finigan shows the 5 seminarians from the F.SS.R. as they leave for Denton, NE) The New Liturgical Movement >> Three Priests Sign with Sony Traditional Latin Mass Propers in English >> Saint Clare, Virgin

Four from The New Liturgical Movement, Monday, August 11th, 2008

Chant from the Institute of Christ the King (gorgeous CD) Waiting on an ICEL response CDW Issues Directives on the Use and Translation of the Name of God in the Liturgy and Liturgical Music Profane Miscellany from Michael Lawrence (not what you think!)

Early Afternoon Roundup - Monday, August 11th, 2008

WDTPRS >> Toronto: TLMs WDTPRS >> Emo, Ireland: 30 August - TLM for Pauline Year WDTPRS >> An old priest comments: “so many of the ardent became lukewarm, many lapsed” The New Liturgical Movement >> The Mass, Translated at Last The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> Havoc wrought in process of ICEL approval (I have this published issue of Adoremus and I'm glad Fr. Finigan comments on this!) The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> "Parish Musings Blog "

Late Morning - Monday, August 11th, 2008

LatinMassNetwork >> Shrine of St Rose of LIma, Quincy, IL opening in Nov 2008 as a Latin Mass Parish Shrine of the Holy Whapping >> Chesterton: In Defense of Heraldry The New Liturgical Movement >> Chesterton's "A Defense of Heraldry," and the Knack of Thinking Symbolically The Recovering Choir Director >> The propers from one layman’s point of view

Early Roundup - Monday, August 11th, 2008 Focus >> The Pope Theologian Says: The Proof of God Is Beauty FIRST THINGS: On the Square >> Cum Mortuis in Lingua Mortua (Joseph Bottum) Shrine of the Holy Whapping >> Feast of Saint Clare St. Peter Canisius Apostolate >> Reflections on Sacrosanctum Concilium , Part 6: The Wondrous Sacrament of the Church The New Liturgical Movement >> The FSSP in Mexico The New Liturgical Movement >> More Benedictine Arrangements

NLM: Blessed Sacrament Dominican Solemn Mass (First Photos) - Fr. Augustine Thompson, O.P.

Fr. Augustine Thompson, O.P. posts both photos and a video from the Solemn Mass in the traditional Dominican Rite in the parish of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Seattle, WA celebrated August 8th . See the beautiful montage here. More photos are to come.

Seven Star Roundup: Sunday, August 10th, 2008

WDTPRS >> National Catholic Reporter’s shameful article on wymypryst dress-up day WDTPRS >> Times: Damian Thompson on the unstoppable WDTPRS >> Now this is a puzzling vestment Creative Minority Report >> Thinking Theologically About Liturgical Architecture The New Liturgical Movement >> A New Contributor (No, it's not HIM) The New Liturgical Movement >> In Remembrance of the Original Founder of CIEL UK, Nicole Hall

Noon Roundup - Sunday, August 10th, 2008 - Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

The New Liturgical Movement >> St. Mary and the Martyrs, or the Pantheon The New Liturgical Movement > Thompson on Merton in the Times Online The New Liturgical Movement >> Dominican Rite on the West Coast RORATE CAELI >> Summer recess notes: You report Traditional Latin Mass Propers in English >> Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost (St. Lawrence, Martyr)