Showing posts from January, 2009

NLM: The Gregorian Missal (Downloadable Missal from Solesmes!)

Here it is! To quote Jeffrey Tucker: It's been my dream--and many share it-- that the Gregorian Missal could be examined by every Catholic musician in the English-speaking world . It wouldn't cause an immediate outbreak of chant in every parish. I know this. But it would change the debate. It would illustrate what we fanatics have been saying for so long. It would illustrate what Vatican II intended. It would instill a sense of the ideal. It would make it clear that chant is the music of the Roman Rite. It would provide direction for the future. The hermeneutic of continuity between old and new would become clear. We could begin again to stitch together our practice with our tradition. Glorious news: the Solesmes Abbey has made this possible. The monastery has given permission to the Church Music Association of America to upload a beautiful copy, fully bookmarked, online at It is here, the first universally downloadable presentation of the Gregorian Missal .

Four Star Edition - Saturday, January 31st, 2009

Breviarium Romanum >> Dominica IV Post Epiphaniam: "Save, Lord; we are perishing." Meeting Christ in the Liturgy >> "evil spirits obey Him" The New Liturgical Movement >> Candlemas in New Jersey The New Liturgical Movement >> High Fashion in the Church: The Place of Church Vestments in the History of Art from the Ninth to Nineteenth Century WDTPRS >> Really...admit it...

Saint John Bosco - Saturday, January 31st, 2009

RORATE CAELI >> Nel mare ora regna una grande calma (Saint John Bosco's "Dream of the Two Columns") The New Liturgical Movement >> The Sacred Liturgy: The First School of Faith The New Liturgical Movement >> Nicola Bux and Salvatore Vitiello on the Revocation of the SSPX Excommunication: an Act of Real Ecumenism WDTPRS >> EWTN picks up the ball on the pro-life ad WDTPRS >> John Allen’s take on the SSPX excommunications WDTPRS >> Vatican to Visit U.S. Women Religious Institutes Whispers in the Loggia >> First, the Seminaries... Now, the Convents: The Visitation Returns

Afternoon Roundup - Friday, January 30th, 2009 >> The Lefebvrite case: What was the Vatican thinking ? (John L. Allen, Jr.) RORATE CAELI >> Note The New Liturgical Movement >> Tridentine TV (added to the Blogroll and Favorites!) WDTPRS >> The Tablet on Rome and the SSPX - revealing their true fears WDTPRS >> S. African Jesuit argues against the new liturgical translation WDTPRS >> Need another reason to reconcile the TAC and SSPX?

TLM at Saint James the Greater Church in Charles Town, WV - Important Note and Meeting

My friend and contact at Saint James the Greater in WV has emailed me an important note . I would invite everyone who wants the TLM at Saint James to attend the Latin Mass this Sunday, Feb. 1st at 9:30 AM , and to stay for a small reception for Fr. Dom Daniel, Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem . Fr. Dom Daniel is deciding on a location to establish a monastery. If the people want him to stay within this tri-state area, we are in need of people able to contribute financially or otherwise to show the Bishop (WV) that this community would not be a burden on the Diocese. Anyone interested in helping or keeping up-to-date can join this Yahoo Group: Finally, we ask for prayers for the Latin Mass community at St. James. Those attending this "occasional" TLM Mass apparently come from the local area, from parts of Western Maryland and from the Front Royal area of VA. I'm sure more will be discussed at the meeting after the TLM Mass.

Christendom College News and Events: Students Lead Hundreds of Thousands in the March for Life

The News and Events segment of the Christendom College website begins its article of January 23rd this way: On January 22, the entire student body of Christendom College, including members of the faculty and staff , led hundreds of thousands in protesting abortion at the 36th Annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. Select students were given the honor of carrying the lead March for Life banner as well as the official March for Life flags. Photo Credit: Christendom College, Front Royal, VA Fantastic!

Noon Roundup - Friday, January 30th, 2009

Transalpine Redemptorists at home >> The Holocaust WDTPRS >> Bp. Williamson's health WDTPRS >> SSPX Bp. Williamson mans up

Early Roundup - Friday, January 30th, 2009 >> For Peter's Cash, a Calm Amid the Storm (Sandro Magister) Meeting Christ in the Liturgy >> Young People Stand Up for Life! (Photo Gallery) RORATE CAELI >> Apology Letter of Bishop Richard Williamson Standing on My Head >> GAFCON and TAC Whispers in the Loggia >> The Long Shadow of Schism Whispers in the Loggia >> Pope's Russian Wish: A New Era

Ten Star Edition: Thursday, January 29th, 2009 >> The drama continues: head of SSPX 'recognises Vatican II', says Cardinal Castrillon (Damian Thompson) The New Liturgical Movement >> Bishop Fellay, Superior of SSPX has Recognized Vatican II "Theologically" WDTPRS >> The Remnant: SSPX reconciliation by 2 February? WDTPRS >> Are pro-lifers falling into the FOCA Trap? WDTPRS >> Card. Castrillon: Bp. Fellay recognized Vatican II (to quote Padre Zuhlsdorf, "HUGE!") WDTPRS >> Dissenter Leonardo Boff against Pope Benedict on SSPX

19:00 Roundup - Thursday, January 29th, 2009

RORATE CAELI >> Cardinal Castrillón: Relevant declarations to Corriere della Sera RORATE CAELI >> New Fellay interview: "The eventual separations will be minimal" Standing on My Head >> The Vatican's Response to TAC The New Liturgical Movement >> Sorry, ICEL says no The New Liturgical Movement >> Dr. Alcuin Reid on Our Approach Now to the SSPX Question WDTPRS >> CDF will recommend a “personal prelature” for traditional Anglicans WDTPRS >> Archbp. Burke: USCCB document partly to blame for Catholic support of pro-abortion pols WDTPRS >> Treviso: More SSPX heat, fanned up by the Italian press WDTPRS >> A good note from Alcuin Reid on the SSPX development

Early Roundup - Thursday, January 29th, 2009 - What A Week!

Breviarium Romanum >> Benedict XVI: "Accomplish...true recognition of the Second Vatican Council" >> Holy Smoke: Traditional Anglicans 'to be offered personal prelature by Pope' (Damian Thompson) RORATE CAELI >> More Papal moves towards unity. A Personal Prelature for the Traditional Anglican Communion? The New Liturgical Movement >> Traditional Anglican Communion to be Received as Personal Prelature?

Catholic Online - Archbishop Burke: Catholic News Service Needs 'New Direction'

Catholic Online picks up a story reported by LifeSiteNews. Archbishop Burke, Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, has some interesting things to say about CNS, the Catholic News Service . Archbishop Burke, the former Archbishop of St. Louise Mo. and recently appointed head of the highest ecclesiastical court in the Catholic Church, told that although “there were a greater number of bishops who spoke up very clearly and firmly ... there was also a number who did not.” But most damaging, he said, was the document “Faithful Citizenship” that “led to confusion” among the voting Catholic population. “While it stated that the issue of life was the first and most important issue, it went on in some specific areas to say ‘but there are other issues’ that are of comparable importance without making necessary distinctions.” Read the entire story here .

Evening Roundup - Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

American Papist >> Breaking: Israel's chief rabbinate severs Vatican ties RORATE CAELI >> "The Second Vatican Council will not be negotiable" (statement of the Bishops of France) The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> SSPX story develops (Fr. Finigan places some items into context) WDTPRS >> Israel’s chief rabbinate severs ties with Vatican (commentary) WDTPRS >> Elie Wiesel attacks Pope over “Holocaust bishop” (commentary)

Five Star Edition: Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Standing on My Head >> St. Thomas Aquinas The Black Biretta >> Angelic Doctor The New Liturgical Movement >> A Brief Consideration of the Decree Lifting the Excommunications The Way of the Fathers >> Thomistic and Patristic WDTPRS >> Pope Benedict speaks about SSPX during Wednesday Audience

Saint Thomas Aquinas - Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

American Papist >> Worse than FOCA: Prevention First Act >> No More Excommunication for the Lefebvrists. But Peace Is Still Far Off (Sandro Magister) Domine, da mihi hanc aquam >> Homily for Saint Thomas Aquinas (repost) RORATE CAELI >> Pope speaks about SSPX in General Audience Whispers in the Loggia >> BXVI Tackles SSPX Whispers in the Loggia >> Amid Clash, a Kaddish

Eight Star Edition: Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

RORATE CAELI >> Superior General of the SSPX: Bishop Williamson forbidden to speak on political or historical matters RORATE CAELI >> Kirill of Smolensk elected new Patriarch of Russia RORATE CAELI >> Note of the District Superior for Germany of the SSPX The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> New Statement from Bishop Fellay The New Liturgical Movement >> Kirill Elected New Russian Orthodox Patriarch WDTPRS >> Statement by SSPX Superior about Bp. Williamson’s opinions on Jews in WWII WDTPRS >> Philadelphia Bulletin on TLM WDTPRS >> Springfield, IL: regular TLM returns Whispers in the Loggia >> From Russia With Love

Afternoon Roundup - Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

WDTPRS >> CNA: Prof. Kmiec thinks he’s on the short list for the Vatican WDTPRS >> Ed Peters: Why the original SSPX excommunications were valid WDTPRS >> Wiegel on the SSPX excommunications

Early Roundup - Tuesday, January 27th, 2009 - Saint Angela Merici

Breviarium Romanum >> Vatican II "not a dogma of Faith" Charlotte was Both >> From the comments In the Light of the Law >> Why the original SSPX excommunications were valid (Dr. Edward Peters) The New Liturgical Movement >> Missa in honorem Sancti Paul Whispers in the Loggia >> Election Day in Russia Whispers in the Loggia >> 75 = Staying On

Visitors ask...Online or "Streaming Video" of a Traditional (Tridentine, Gregorian) Mass

From time to time, I have requests for an "online" or "streaming video" of a TLM (Tridentine; Gregorian) Mass. The key factor that prohibits this is that the premier video service, YouTube, has a time limit on video uploads. The Canons Regular of Saint John Cantius have a marvelous website and series of marvelous DVDs on the TLM. If one wanted to simply learn more about the TLM, start here, for example . This link has Masses from a Low Mass, Missa Cantata, etc. with video clips. Here, for example, are clips for the Low Mass . This offers sample liturgies in a step by step format of videos . Here is a Solemn High Mass for Corpus Christi Sunday from the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia, PA . Suffice it to say that the webstore contains not only the full videos of many Masses but detailed descriptions of what is happening. For those simply interested in seeing a beautiful "classic" TLM, here is the Mass of Easter Sunday in 1941 at Ou

Seven Star Edition - Monday, January 26th, 2009

Charlotte was Both >> Lefebvre, Part II The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> "A resource of the utmost importance" The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> "Unacceptable and stupid" WDTPRS >> SSPX media brochure about the lifting of the excommunications (bet there are many comments on this post!) Whispers in the Loggia >> "The Horizon of Unity Remains Open to Us"

Saints Timothy and Titus - 5 Star Edition - Monday, January 26th, 2009

Breviarium Romanum >> Hypocrisy Meeting Christ in the Liturgy >> "Repent and believe in the gospel" of life! RORATE CAELI >>Fellay: the first interview - "I am confident" The Black Biretta >> March for Life 2009 The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> A moving pro-life testimony WDTPRS >> QUAERITUR: How long must we fast before Communion in a TLM? WDTPRS >> Philadelphia: Conversion of Paul at St. Paul’s WDTPRS >> Fr. Z agrees with Bishop Fellay’s comments in an interview WDTPRS >> Fr. Finigan makes some observations

Evening Roundup - Sunday, January 25th, 2009

RORATE CAELI >> What will the SSPX have to do? "Vatican II is not a dogma of Faith," Roman sources say The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> Are you with Pope Benedict? The Recovering Choir Director >> Two devalued cents on the SSPX situation and those who would comment on it The Way of the Fathers >> Celibacy and the Laity, Way Back Then WDTPRS >> QUAERITUR: How many times may I receive Communion in a day? WDTPRS >> Cleveland newspaper on Vatican II and TLM WDTPRS >> SSPX Bp. Williamson comments on the lifting of the excomm’s.

Eastern Shore Reminder: TLM in Delmar, February 1st

I would simply like to remind my friends on the Eastern Shore of the post I received a while back. I was informed--and hopefully, this is solid information--that the TLM will be celebrated at 3 PM next Sunday at Holy Redeemer Church in Delmar. The link is here . Please call the Church to confirm this or go to the link in the post and call for information.

Early Roundup - Sunday, January 25th, 2009

RORATE CAELI >> Tears RORATE CAELI >> Fifty years ago: The Gathering Storm The Traditional Latin Mass in Michiana >> Diocesan Liturgy Day 2009: Fort Wayne-South Bend Traditional Latin Mass Propers in English >> Third Sunday after Epiphany/Conversion of Saint Paul WDTPRS >> WDTPRS: Conversion of St. Paul

Conversion of Saint Paul - Sunday, January 25th, 2009

Charlotte was Both >> Beyond Mexico City (groan...!) (Damian Thompson) >> Benedict and the SSPX: the backlash begins The New Liturgical Movement >> Sacred Music at its Heights: Allegri and Palestrina WDTPRS >> Vatican criticizes Obama on abortion issue WDTPRS >> FSSP reacts to the lifting of the SSPX excommunications

Evening Roundup - Saturday, January 24th, 2009

In the Light of the Law >> Lifting the excommunications of June 1988 (a canonist speaks) Transalpine Redemptorists at home >> News of Great Joy! WDTPRS >> Bishop Baker’s Birmingham Brick By Brick Building WDTPRS >> SSPX leader writes to their supporters: new prayer petition WDTPRS >> MISCONCEPTIONS: What the lifting of the SSPX excom’s means for people

Afternoon Roundup - Saturday, January 24th, 2009

Domine, da mihi hanc aquam >> Repudiate Obama's Abortion Policy The New Liturgical Movement >> Reaction: FSSP Press Release WDTPRS >> Lifted WDTPRS >> Some thoughts about the SSPX, Rome and unity WDTPRS >> Bp. Fellay responds to the Swedish TV re: Bp. Williamson’s interview WDTPRS >> A French and German bishop react; some comments by Fr. Finigan

Saint Francis de Sales - Saturday, January 24th, 2009

Charlotte was Both >> Your move RORATE CAELI >> Decree of the Congregation for Bishops The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> Excommunications lifted The New Liturgical Movement >> Chabanel in practice The New Liturgical Movement >> Monreale Cathedral: One of the Great Glories of Christendom Whispers in the Loggia >> First, Google; Now, Guglielmone -- LI Scout Becomes SC Shepherd (Charleston gets a Bishop)

Official Google Reader Blog: Google Reader for Beginners

Some of you are like me... You have a number of blogs you just HAVE to follow each day. So, you may make up a folder in your Bookmarks or Favorites, and you do the "daily cycle" to see what is posted. Some of you return as many as 7 times in one day! Google offers a Reader that can function in a variety of ways. Google also now offers a tutorial site on how to set up and use a Google Reader . The icon in the window with this blog address has an orange symbol which allows one to subscribe using an RSS reader. There are other feeds as well such as Feedburner. If you are someone who likes to check out several blogs each day or several times per week, please check out the Google site. It is great, informative and free! Just go here !

19:00 Roundup - Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Charlotte was Both >> Done The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> SSPX - the agony and the ecstasy Whispers in the Loggia >> There Goes the Olive Branch Whispers in the Loggia >> Not since... (major Papal appointment due tomorrow at 0600? NY?)

Four Star Edition - Friday, January 23rd, 2009

American Papist >> Kmiec claims consideration for Vatican diplomatic post Charlotte was Both >> Oh, and that other rumor Creative Minority Report >> Judge Bans "Secondhand Jesus " (religion is now a "thought crime" in the U.S.) RORATE CAELI >> Removal of the excommunications of SSPX Bishops: Updated thread below: Confirmations; note to be published tomorrow; Explanatory Note expected in L'Osservatore Romano (this is meant to be an "open thread" which will be constantly updated)

Afternoon Roundup - Friday, January 23rd, 2009

American Papist >> AmP recieves Pro-Life Instigator Award for Activism (congratulations, Thomas!) Charlotte was Both >> Covering the coverage Meeting Christ in the Liturgy >> Deathwatch Summorum Pontificum >> Bp. Fellay defends SSPX, distances it from Bp. Williamson WDTPRS >> RESPONSE from PCED about Sunday, Conversion of St. Paul

Early Roundup - Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Charlotte was Both >> Back to Mexico City Charlotte was Both >> Vatican YouTube RORATE CAELI >> Removal of the excommunications of SSPX Bishops. Second Thread. One Update The New Liturgical Movement >> Blessing of the Lambs on St. Agnes's Day (see the new Vatican YouTube in action!) Whispers in the Loggia >> SSPX Rehab Gets "Gassed" Whispers in the Loggia >> Conclave, Moscow Edition

Evening Roundup - Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

Charlotte Was Both >> March for Life Open Thread >> Vatican approach to Obama in contrast to conservative U.S. Catholics (John L. Allen, Jr.) Summorum Pontificum >> Un-Ex-Communicated WDTPRS >> QUAERITUR: illuminating the Host during Exposition WDTPRS >> Meanwhile... and I do mean "mean"

First Things: On the Square >> We Shall Not Weary, We Shall Not Rest (Fr. Richard John Neuhaus)

The late Father Richard John Neuhaus was a devoted champion of LIFE. In his memory, FIRST THINGS will publish this speech each year on the date of the Roe v. Wade decision . We would do well to read it in its entirety. “We the People” have not and will not ratify the lethal logic of Roe v. Wade . That notorious decision of 1973 is the most consequential moral and political event of the last half century of our nation’s history. It has produced a dramatic realignment of moral and political forces, led by evangelicals and Catholics together, and joined by citizens beyond numbering who know that how we respond to this horror defines who we are as individuals and as a people. Our opponents, once so confident, are now on the defensive. Having lost the argument with the American people, they desperately cling to the dictates of the courts. No longer able to present themselves as the wave of the future, they watch in dismay as a younger generation recoils in horror from the bloodletting of

Feast of Saint Vincent - Annual March for Life - Day of Penance

Charlotte was Both >> Day of Penance Meeting Christ in the Liturgy >> Marching for Life RORATE CAELI >> Continuous updates on the SSPX situation WDTPRS >> A message from Archbp. Burke (comments on Roe v. Wade) WDTPRS >> Excommunication of SSPX bishops to be lifted within days? Whispers in the Loggia >> Welcome Home SSPX ?

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009 - Choose LIFE!

Image Credit: St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Garland, Texas "Mary and Jesus"

Whispers in the Loggia: And They Came

Rocco Palmo does his usual masterful job describing the Vigil Mass for the March for Life . It is the largest liturgy held annually in the U.S. with 16,000 in attendance and scores turned away. Note that a TLM will be held tomorrow .

WDTPRS >> Excommunication of SSPX bishops to be lifted within days?

Father John Zuhlsdorf weighs in with this favorable story by Andrea Torinielli on the SSPX situation here . This follows a number of reports I've posted this evening (see RORATE CAELI). The problem is, an earlier post on WDTPRS shows the complexities of this issue now . Will the situation with Bishop Williamson cause this to be placed on hold? Maryland Bill Would Require Doctors to Promote Suicide as Option to Patients

What a shock! carries this story datelined Annapolis : "As a method of getting states to promote suicide without legalizing the practice of assisted suicide, euthanasia backers are relying on legislation that forces doctors to promote suicide as an option . The bills also make it so pro-euthanasia groups are given referral status to talk with patients." The proposed law, HB 30, can be seen here . It is interesting (if one can call it that) that the Bill is filed under "File Code: Public Health."

Vigil of the March for Life - Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

Holy Communion is now being distributed at Vigil Mass of the Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. Here is the EWTN lineup for tomorrow: MARCH FOR LIFE 2009 (LIVE) - Washington, D.C. 4 hrs Live and complete coverage of the most important pro-life event of the year: the 2009 March For Life. This prayerful walking procession up Constitution Avenue in Washington DC, ends with a Rally for Life at the Washington Monument. Network coverage includes interviews, panel discussions, and speeches from pro-lifers around the country. Thu 1/22/09 11:00 AM ET & 8 AM PT Thu 1/22/09 10:00 PM ET & 7 PM PT Sat 1/24/09 9:00 AM ET & 6 AM PT Here is the weather forecast for Thursday from NOAA : Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 23. West wind around 6 mph. Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 44. South wind between 5 and 8 mph. Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 32. Southwest wind between 3 and 6 mph. Suns

Evening Roundup - Vigil of the March on Washington - Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

RORATE CAELI >> Removal of the excommunications - A Guide (other blogs and outlets are now reporting this story first seen on Rorate Caeli; MUST READ ) The New Liturgical Movement >> Rumour Watch: Lifting of Excommunication of SSPX Bishops in the Next Days? [UPDATED] ( and here! ) Whispers in the Loggia >> Live Streaming from the Vigil Mass for Life here (note that a Mass in the Extraordinary Form will be celebrated tomorrow here ) Note: The Magnificat reminds us that tomorrow is a day of Penance!

Feast of Saint Agnes, Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

RORATE CAELI >> A surprise - for tomorrow ? (possible HUGE SSPX news for tomorrow) The Black Biretta >> Lest We Fool Ourselves (Fr. John Trigilio) The New Liturgical Movement >> Personal Parish for the FSSP in Nigeria WDTPRS >> Again, priest teaches his flock about liturgy - this guy gets it! (Part II) WDTPRS >> 21 January: St. Agnes, virgin and martyr

Seven Star Edition - Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

The New Liturgical Movement >> Liturgical Report from Mexico City, International Congress on Families WDTPRS >> White House website updated (reportedly at high noon) WDTPRS >> QUAERITUR: Divided Sanctus and Benedictus

Saints Fabian and Sebastian - Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

Shrine of the Holy Whapping >> Cardinal Tettamanzi's Decalogue Against Temptation The New Liturgical Movement >> Pastoral Visit of Abp. Vlazny to Holy Rosary Church, Portland OR The New Liturgical Movement >> Celebrating Change at OCP Traditional Latin Mass Propers in English >> SAINTS FABIAN AND SEBASTIAN, MARTYRS

Nine Star Edition - Monday, January 19th, 2009

The New Liturgical Movement >> The Expansion Project of the Premonstratensians of St. Michael's Abbey The New Liturgical Movement >> Report on ICK chant workshop WDTPRS >> Archbp. Carroll’s “Prayer for Government”

Early Afternoon Roundup - Monday, January 19th, 2009

WDTPRS >> South Bend, IN: Bishop D'Arcy's TLM WDTPRS >> Again, priest teaches his flock about liturgy - this guy gets it! (Part I) WDTPRS >> "Who Am I?" (search me!) WDTPRS >> Pro-life commercial from

Early Roundup - Monday, January 19th, 2009

Catholic-Hierarchy News >> Burns Named Juneau Bishop Decent Films Guide >> The Spirit (2008) (by Steven D. Greydanus) FIRST THINGS: On the Square >> Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr. (Father Richard John Neuhaus, October 2000) The Catholic Thing >> Pietas (Ralph McInerny) The New Liturgical Movement >> Quick Liturgical Catechetics: The Four Ends of the Sacrifice of the Mass

Evening Roundup - Sunday, January 18th, 2009

RORATE CAELI >> Fifty years ago: The Pope sets the whirlwind in motion The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> Presentation of EF Mass tutorial DVD The New Liturgical Movement >> The Importance of Inclina Domine The New Liturgical Movement >> Chant in Belfast WDTPRS >> URGENT PRAYER REQUEST: Fr. Reginald Foster

Second Sunday after Epiphany - January 18th, 2009 (Second Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Traditional Latin Mass Propers in English >> Second Sunday After Epiphany WDTPRS >> Canada: Ramifications of the Crown losing a polygamy case WDTPRS >> QUAERITUR: follow-up to “kissing the ring of a bishop” WDTPRS >> QUAERITUR: covering relics when the Bl. Sacrament is exposed WDTPRS >> Follow-up: Ad Orientem in Ann Arbor, MI - a priest reacts

Seven Star Edition - Saturday, January 17th, 2009

Domine, da mihi hanc aquam >> Just another pro-abortion politician The New Liturgical Movement >> The Ceremonies for the Solemn Entrance of the Archbishop of Milan The New Liturgical Movement >> The Vatican on YouTube (Google working with Vatican on a special YouTube effort!) WDTPRS >> REVIEW: The General Principles of Ceremonies of the Roman Rite: For Inferior Ministers (Romanitas Press) WDTPRS >> Bp. Vasa: Those who profess to love God, but back abortion, are liars WDTPRS >> Lafayette, IN: regular TLM

Saint Anthony of the Desert - Saturday, January 17th, 2009

Meeting Christ in the Liturgy >> "Make disciples " The New Liturgical Movement >> A Brief History of the Position of the Stole The Way of the Fathers >> Work to be Done (Report on the Seminary Visitation and Patristics studies) WDTPRS >> Correcting something in The Telegraph about the Apostolic Penitentiary and grave sins (an excellent clarification to this news article!)

Afternoon Roundup - Friday, January 16th, 2009 >> Four historical forces reshaping Catholic-Jewish relations (John L. Allen, Jr.) RORATE CAELI >>The joint Liberal Jewish-Liberal Catholic taskforce against Benedict XVI The New Liturgical Movement >> FSSP Training DVD launch in London WDTPRS >> 18 Jan: Will Pres. Obama react to Pres. Bush’s proclamation of “National Sanctity of Human Life Day” ? WDTPRS >> Catholic Herald: Anna Arco’s great article on “women who made Vatican history”

Early Roundup - Friday, January 16th, 2009

American Papist >> UPDATE: Catholic Bishops Bash ACLU Lawsuit Domine, da mihi hanc aquam >> The Folly of a Pro-Abortion Catholic FIRST THINGS: On the Square >> The Persistence of the Catholic Moment (Father Richard John Neuhaus, February, 2003) The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> "Window of Life " (Beautiful story!) The New Liturgical Movement >> Liturgical Variations: The Placement of the Diaconal Stole in the Ambrosian Rite The New Liturgical Movement >> That Portland Sound

Three Star Edition - Thursday, January 15th, 2009

Domine, da mihi hanc aquam >> Report on the Apostolic Visitation of US Seminaries Domine, da mihi hanc aquam >> Fr. Philip's Vocation Story (MUST READ!) LatinMassNetwork >> March for Life 2009 - Traditional Latin Mass at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

Early Afternoon Roundup - Thursday, January 15th, 2009

RORATE CAELI >> Our Dear Patron Saints - I The Black Biretta >> Seminary Report Accurate, Encouraging and Reprimanding The New Liturgical Movement >> Copyright, profit and liturgical music The New Liturgical Movement >> Pre-Conciliar Vatican Liturgical Images Sought WDTPRS >> AP article on the Sacred Apostolic Penitentiary

CNS STORY: Vatican report: Most U.S. seminaries are generally healthy

In a story dated January 14, 2009, the Catholic News Service released the final report of the Apostolic Visitation team of U.S. seminaries . The final report is found here in this PDF file and is of importance for all Catholic s . Some issues--such as the importance of the presence of the Rector, increase in the study of Latin, and needed emphasis on Catholic Moral Theology--are areas which appeared in this report. The news story and PDF file are worthy of detailed reading and analysis. Need I suggest we pray for Bishops and priests daily?

Seven Star Edition - Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

American Papist >> Catholics shunned at Obama Inauguration WDTPRS >> Kmiec attacks ‘right wing’ Catholic bloggers WDTPRS >>Another Novus Ordo Mass ad orientem WDTPRS >> QUAERITUR: Can I use an Angleus Press prayer book? WDTPRS >> Cork, Ireland: 4-5 Feb - TLM course for priests WDTPRS >> "wind through some dense copse..."

Four Star Edition - Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

American Papist >> Free Overnight Housing offered to March for Life participants! Kansas Catholic >> Biretta in Baltimore (the priest is Monsignor Arthur Bastress) The Black Biretta >> Have Teenage Sons or Students ? The New Liturgical Movement >> Liturgical Images from the Vatican The New Liturgical Movement >> Images from workshop, St. John Cantius Whispers in the Loggia >> Call and Answer

Eight Star Edition: Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> Visions vademecum ? (Fascinating!) The New Liturgical Movement >> Liturgical Variations: The Fraction in the Mozarabic Liturgy The Way of the Fathers >> Greek Scriptures Found in Smyrna ? The Way of the Fathers >> Terracotta Da Vida, Baby (Outstanding "Iron Butterfly" reference... score that one a 9.8!) WDTPRS >> The Pill’s inventor: “catastrophe” … “horror scenario ” WDTPRS >> Brisbane: renegade parish in the news again WDTPRS >> QUAERITUR: show tunes and wedding music WDTPRS >> QUAERITUR: bridesmaids and mantillas: yes or no?

Saint John the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, Leesburg, VA - TLM First Sunday of the Month

My dear friend has notified me that Saint John the Apostle Roman Catholic Church in Leesburg, VA offers Mass in the Extraordinary Form the First Sunday of each month at 10:30 in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception . I don't list Masses in the TLM menu unless they are offered weekly, however, I thought I'd publicize this Mass. If it becomes a weekly event, please let me know! As Fr. Zuhlsdorf pointed out in a post a few days ago, a "stable group" is THREE people and that can include the priest.

Two Star Edition: Tuesday, January 13th, 2009 - Saint Hilary

Breviarium Romanum >> Alma Redemptoris Mater (beautiful!) >> Christmas in India. "There was no room for them at the inn " (Sandro Magister) Creative Minority Report >> Hospital to Force Docs to Abor t ? Domine, da mihi hanc aquam >> Theosis: that we might become God Traditional Latin Mass Propers in English >> 1962 Missale Romanum Just Released! ( Benziger Classic Altar Edition conforming to Summorum Pontificum ; St. John Cantius Society Bookstore has them!) RORATE CAELI >> In Jesuit magazine, Chief-Rabbi of Venice: The Pope has cancelled 50 years of Church History WDTPRS >> A ray of hope

Two Star Edition: Monday, January 12th, 2009

American Papist >> Breaking: St. Louis Monsignor named new Archbishop of Knoxville Meeting Christ in the Liturgy >> When saying it best means saying nothing at all The New Liturgical Movement >> Things Mean Things The New Liturgical Movement >> Sung Mass in Latin Transalpine Redemptorists at home >> The South wind doth blow WDTPRS >> A note on Summorum Pontificum and its interpretation WDTPRS >> More on the "gravitational pull" WDTPRS >> Back to the question of "stable group" WDTPRS >> QUAERITUR: confusion of roles Whispers in the Loggia >> Rich It Is -- Western "Rome" Meets East Tennessee

Evening Roundup - Sunday, January 11th, 2009

RORATE CAELI >> FSSPX Celebrates Mass at Amiens – in the Cathedral! The New Liturgical Movement >> The Institute of the Good Shepherd: St. Eloi, Bourdeaux The Recovering Choir Director >> “Dad, that song’s weird.” WDTPRS >> Card. Laghi - RIP WDTPRS >> Ad Orientem Whispers in the Loggia >> Laghi Dies; Jadot Lives

Afternoon Roundup - Sunday, January 11th, 2009

Breviarium Romanum >> Rogate quae ad pacem sunt Jerusalem Catholic-Hierarchy News >> Cardinal Laghi died RORATE CAELI >> British journals publicize Traditional Calendar (bright idea number 23,409: if, as Rorate Caeli reports, British papers will print the Traditional calendar for the week, perhaps your local paper will too?)

The Baptism of the Lord - Sunday, January 11th, 2009

Domine, da mihi hanc aquam >> Religious Priests and Diocesan Priests The New Liturgical Movement >> The Baptism of the Lord from the Sistine Chapel: Pope Celebrates Ad Orientem The New Liturgical Movement >> Roman Professor, Priest and member of Papal Liturgical Office speaks on Benedict's New Liturgical Movement The Way of the Fathers >> Father Neuhaus on the Twain Meeting WDTPRS >> An oldie but a goodie WDTPRS >> Fr. Cervellera receives the Premio Giuliano Ragno 2008