Showing posts from September, 2008

Afternoon Roundup - Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Morning Roundup - Tuesday, September 30th, 2008 - Feast of Saint Jerome

Evening Roundup - Monday, September 29th, 2008

Afternoon Roundup - Monday, September 29th, 2008 - Feast of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael

Eight Star Edition: Sunday, September 28th, 2008

Early Afternoon Roundup - Sunday, September 28th, 2008

AP: Legendary actor Paul Newman dies at age 83

This story is just coming over the AP. "The Verdict" is perhaps one of his best and most underrated movies.

Requiescat in pace!

Morning Roundup - Saturday, September 27th, 2008 - Feast of Saint Vincent de Paul

Early Afternoon Roundup - Friday, September 26th, 2008

Morning Roundup - Friday, September 26th, 2008

CNA: New appointments mark bold papal move for Liturgical reform

I'm sure this is all just a coincidence. After all, Summorum Pontificum was released last year and that is the end of that. No "big deal," as they say:

A hardly noticed brief note from the Vatican's Press office announced the appointment of new consultants for the office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff. It did not mention, however, the importance of the new appointees. The new consultants include Monsignor Nicola Bux, professor at the Theological Faculty of Puglia (Southern Italy,) and author of several books on liturgy, especially on the Eucharist. Bux recently finish a new book "Pope Benedict’s Reform," printed by the Italian publishing house Piemme, scheduled to hit the shelves in December.The list of news consultants includes Fr. Mauro Gagliardi, an expert in Dogmatic theology and professor at the Legionaries of Christ's Pontifical Athenaeum “Regina Apostolorum”; Opus Dei Spanish priest Juan José Silvestre Valor, professor a…

Afternoon Roundup - Thursday, September 25th, 2008

Early Evening Roundup: Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Five Star Edition: Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Residuum Revertetur: Fall Ember Days (Sep 24, 26 & 27, 2008)

A beautiful new blog--one unknown to me--has appeared! It is written by Resrev. She has a nice summary of the Fall Ember Days that were a mainstay of the Church for such a long time. Please have a look-see and welcome her! The blog is definitely traditionalist in scope and we can always use more!

Welcome to the neighborhood!


How Do You Pronounce Pietrelcina?

Afternoon Roundup - Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008 - Saint Pio of Pietrelcina Bangalore: Catholics condemn government after church desecration

Bangalore, Sep. 22, 2008 ( - More than 3,000 stunned Catholics gathered in sorrow at St. James church at Marianapalaya, a Bangalore suburb, on Sunday after the church was found desecrated.

Sad, sad, sad... Read the full story here.

Afternoon Roundup - Monday, September 22nd, 2008

Nine Star Edition - Sunday, September 21st, 2008

Noon Roundup - Sunday, September 21st, 2008

NLM: Imminent Release of Dominus Est by Bishop Athanasius Schneider

Shawn Tribe has an NLM post that the book by Bishop Athanasius Schneider, Dominus Est, dealing with the reception of Communion is about to be released. The book has endorsements by both Cardinal Arinze and Archbishop Malcolm Ranjith of the CDW.

WDTPRS >> KC - Bp. Finn’s “Red Mass” sermon

Father Zuhlsdorf reprints the homily of Bishop Robert Finn at a "Red Mass." It is an excellent read!

Morning Roundup - Saturday, September 20th, 2008 - The Feast of the Korean Martyrs

Five Star Edition: Friday, September 19th, 2008

St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, Upper Marlboro, MD: TLM, September 26th, 7 PM

I received an email today from my contact in Southern Maryland:

I checked the St. Mary’s bulletin online for the TLM on Tuesday and found that the TLM is scheduled for Friday instead.

"LATIN TRIDENTINE MASS - Rev. Mark White will be offering a Latin Tridentine Mass in the Church on Friday, September 26th at 7:00 pm. Why not take this opportunity to either acquaint or re-acquaint yourself with this 'Extraordinary Form of the Holy Mass.'"
If you are close by, why not attend?

Afternoon Roundup - Thursday, September 18th, 2008

7 Star Edition: The New Liturgical Movement...

Afternoon Roundup - Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

Evening Roundup - Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

Whispers in the Loggia >> Trid-Head on Mass Hysteria: "How Can We Fight?" (Rocco ponders that when Cardinal Castrillon-Hoyos steps down from PCED at the age of 80, is it possible that 'Archbp.' Burke could take his place?)Whispers in the Loggia >> Saving St. Mary's (Galveston's Cathedral-Basilica)

Catholic World News: The Pope's direct challenge; the French bishops' tepid response

Catholic World News has an incredibly insightful article on the message conveyed by His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, to the French Hierarchy. This is an excellent story and a MUST read. Reading between the lines, the full story emerges. Here is a snippet:

Reading between the lines, it seems clear that the Pope was sending a message to French bishops, and others who have resisted implementation of the motu proprio. Even by their own standards, he was saying, they should "tolerate" the liturgical form that many faithful Catholics embrace. "There is no opposition between the liturgy renewed by Vatican II and this liturgy," the Pontiff assured his in-flight press conference. Thus there is no reason for hostility toward the extraordinary form. If that message was conveyed subtly during the Pope's trip toward Paris, it was delivered quite explicitly on Sunday when the Holy Father addressed the members of the French hierarchy in a meeting at Lourdes. Noting that a…

Afternoon Roundup - Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

Evening Roundup - Monday, September 15th, 2008

TLM Mass at Saints Peter and Paul Church in Palmyra, VA, Sundays, 7:00 AM

As promised, I contacted the Rectory of Saints Peter and Paul Church in Palmyra, VA. I was informed that there is indeed a weekly TLM at the Church at 7:00 AM each Sunday.

I am very pleased to add another TLM Mass to the menu in the right margin and to the list of TLMs linked to the header.

Laus Deo!

Morning Roundup - Monday, September 15th, 2008

Mount Saint Mary's "The Mountain Echo" is Publishing Again!

Four Star Edition - Sunday, September 14th, 2008

Early Afternoon Roundup - Sunday, September 14th, 2008 - Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Excellent News on the TLM from the ADW and on the Practicum to Train Priests in the Usus Antiquior

I received the email below from a friend in Maryland. Please check out the photos of the Practicum held in the Archdiocese of D.C. and the First Mass by Fr. White. I am delighted to post such excellent news! Thanks, JR!

You should be aware of the following:

Pictures from the ADW Practicum for the Extraordinary Form:


First Mass by Father White

Father White attended the practicum referred to in the first post. I believe another priest who attended will be celebrating his first mass this Sunday in southern Maryland. It would be good if you posted these on your blog. The posts are from the blog, Meeting Christ in the Liturgy, done by a local priest and Navy Chaplain. I don’t know his name. You may know him. Now that something is happening in the ADW, I think it would be good to publicize the masses said by these 15 priests to increase attendance and give them encouragement.


Evening Roundup - Saturday, September 13th, 2008

Morning Roundup - Saturday, September 13th, 2008

Eleven Star Edition - Friday, September 12th, 2008

Late Afternoon Roundup: Friday, September 12th, 2008

Afternoon Roundup - Friday, September 12th, 2008

Evening Roundup - Thursday, September 11th, 2008

Afternoon Roundup II - Thursday, September 11th, 2008

Afternoon Roundup - Thursday, September 11th, 2008

We Remember: September 11th, 2001

For Our Men and Women in Military ServiceO Prince of Peace, we humbly ask Your protection for all our men and women in military service. Give them unflinching courage to defend with honor, dignity, and devotion the rights of all who are imperiled by injustice and evil. Guard our churches, our homes, our schools, our hospitals, our factories, our buildings, and all those within from harm and peril. Protect our land and its peoples from enemies from within and without. Grant an early peace with victory founded upon justice. Instill in the hearts and minds of men and women everywhere a firm purpose to live forever in peace and good will toward all. Amen. ~~Franciscan Mission AssociatesRichard Rescorla Memorial Foundation

Late Afternoon Roundup: Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

Afternoon Roundup - Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

Evening Roundup - Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

One Minute Monk: Abbot Placid Solari, the eighth abbot of Belmont Abbey

The Cardinal Newman Society has a very nice newsletter that presents topical news during the college year. The e-newsletter for today comments on a story from Catholic Exchange on Saint Benedict's, The One-Minute Monk. Abbot Placid Solari is shown here; one can get a free copy of the Rule of St. Benedict! Good deal!

Afternoon Roundup, Part II - Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

Afternoon Roundup, Part I - Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

Evening Roundup - Monday, September 8th, 2008

Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

This particular Gospel is a favorite of mine. This is taken from the USCCB website.

Gospel: Matthew 1: 1-16, 18-23

The Book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ,
the son of David, the son of Abraham.

Abraham became the father of Isaac,
Isaac the father of Jacob,
Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers.
Judah became the father of Perez and Zerah,
whose mother was Tamar.
Perez became the father of Hezron,
Hezron the father of Ram,
Ram the father of Amminadab.
Amminadab became the father of Nahshon,
Nahshon the father of Salmon,
Salmon the father of Boaz,
whose mother was Rahab.
Boaz became the father of Obed,
whose mother was Ruth.
Obed became the father of Jesse,
Jesse the father of David the king.

David became the father of Solomon,
whose mother had been the wife of Uriah.
Solomon became the father of Rehoboam,
Rehoboam the father of Abijah,
Abijah the father of Asaph.
Asaph became the father of Jehosha…

Afternoon Roundup - Monday, September 8th, 2008

Monday, September 8th, 2008 - An All "Whispers in the Loggia" Post

It' On (Senator Biden, "incoming"...)For Wilmington's New Bishop, Fran Frenzy (God be with you, Your Excellency!)Newark's Humble "Healing Bishop"On the Move (a new Archbishop of Florence as predicted yesterday)A Month On, "Great Sadness"... and Patient Endurance (the Marian Days accident)

Evening Roundup - Sunday, September 7th, 2008

Early Roundup - Sunday, September 7th, 2008

Evening Roundup - Saturday, September 6th, 2008

Afternoon Roundup - Saturday, September 6th, 2008

Early Roundup - Saturday, September 6th, 2008