Showing posts from February, 2009

First Sunday in Lent: Missa 'Invocabit Me' - March 1st, 2009

INTROIT ¤ Ps. 90. 15, 16 [STATION AT ST. JOHN LATERAN] Invocabit me, et ego exaudium eum eripiam eum, et glorificabo eum: longitudine dierum adimplebo eum. -- Qui habitat in adiutorium Altissimi: in protectione Dei coeli commorabitur. V.: Gloria Patri . . . -- Invocabit me, et . . . He shall cry to me, and I will hear him: I will deliver him, and I will glorify him: I will fill him with length of days. -- ( Ps. 90. 1). He that dwelleth in the aid of the Most High: shall abide under the protection of the God of Heaven. V.: Glory to the Father . . . -- He shall cry to me . . . First Sunday in Lent Tridentine Latin Rite Missal Project

Evening Roundup - Saturday After Ash Wednesday - February 28th, 2009

The Recovering Choir Director >> “Some thoughts on liturgical music” The New Liturgical Movement >> Msgr. Guido Marini Speaks Again on the Liturgy, Its Forms and Its Importance The New Liturgical Movement >> Italian Conference on Liturgical Reform of Benedict XVI WDTPRS >> QUAERITUR: a priest functioning as a deacon WDTPRS >> POLL: The Sunday Meal

Afternoon Roundup - Saturday After Ash Wednesday - February 28th, 2009

Catholic Church Conservation >> Bishop Fellay will exclude Bishop Williamson from the SSPX if he denies the Holocaust again Catholic Church Conservation >> Prosecution of Bishop Williamson almost inevitable following statement of Bavarian Justice Minister The New Liturgical Movement >> Juventutem News

The Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty

Last night on EWTN's " The World Over Live ," Raymond Arroyo hosted Fr. Robert Sirico of the Acton Institute for a discussion on subsidiarity and economics. The discussion was very interesting and well worth seeing on replay. Fr. Sirico will be featured on "The World Over Live" each month. The Acton Institute provides commentary and position papers on public issues based on religious principles. The Institute also offers a Power Blog Feed . I was very impressed by Fr. Sirico and would recommend a glance at the website. As one who can hardly balance a checkbook, the discussion on economics was most illuminating!

Saturday After Ash Wednesday - February 28th, 2009

Breviarium Romanum >> Dominica I in Quadragesima: "Ductus est Iesus in desertem... Catholic Dads >> Bumper Sticker Theology Meeting Christ in the Liturgy >> First Sunday of Lent: "He remained in the desert for forty days" Standing on My Head >> Contraceptives and the Economic Collapse Standing on My Head >> UK teens having Abortions soar Traditional Latin Mass Propers in English >> SATURDAY AFTER ASH WEDNESDAY WDTPRS >> New rector for SSPX seminary in Argentina

22:00 Roundup - Friday After Ash Wednesday, February 27th, 2009

Meeting Christ in the Liturgy >> ((((...)))) Request for Prayers! RORATE CÆLI >> Galarreta new head of La Reja Seminarians for Life >> Building a Pro-Life Audience - I The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> Families at Stations WDTPRS >> WDTPRS Friday after Ash Wednesday - Post communionem (2002MR) WDTPRS >> A reader sends a useful comment Whispers in the Loggia >> Lord Cormac Whispers in the Loggia >> Delayed. Again.

Evening Roundup - Friday After Ash Wednesday, February 27th, 2009

Catholic World News >> Scranton's Bishop Martino orders priests: no Communion for public sinners RORATE CÆLI >> Ecce nunc tempus acceptabile! Ecce nunc dies salutis ! The Black Biretta >> BRAVO to Bishop Martino The New Liturgical Movement >> Fr. Ralph March to Instruct at Colloquium The New Liturgical Movement >> Needed: A Forward Look for Sacred Music

Afternoon Roundup - Friday After Ash Wednesday - WDTPRS

Op-ed supporting Bp. Martino in the Phil. Inquirer We Are Church” whiners feel “cheated of their aims”! The auxilliary dust up in Linz, Austria - dustier still QUAERITUR: Indulgence for Stations of the Cross The first Roman Catholic bishop in House of Lords since 16th century What’s sauce for the goose-step… President Obama Starts Process of Removing Doctors' Protections on Abortions is reporting that [t]he White House quietly announced on Friday that President Barack Obama is starting the process of overturning protections President Bush put in place to make sure medical staff and centers are not forced to do abortions. The move is the latest that will add to Obama's growing pro-abortion record. A similar story is posted on The Swamp , the blog of the Chicago Tribune's Washington Bureau .

Friday After Ash Wednesday (EF) - February 27th, 2009

Dignare Me Laudare Te, Virgo Sacrata >> St. Louis de Montfort on the Little Crown of the Blessed Virgin Mary Meeting Christ in the Liturgy >> Liturgy is "Given" The Catholic Thing >> Dead Girls and Live Boys Reconsidered (Austin Ruse) The New Liturgical Movement >> Three Important Upcoming Masses in the Usus Antiquior ( Archbishop Raymond Leo Burke, Fr Stefano Maria Manelli, Cardinal Cañizares, the Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship) WDTPRS >> Bp. Martino instructs Sen. Casey on the Mexico City Policy WDTPRS >> Archbp. Vlazny (Portland, OR) on the lifting of the excommunications

Evening Roundup - Thursday After Ash Wednesday, February 26th, 2009

The New Liturgical Movement >> First Mass of Don Franceso Ramella WDTPRS >> QUAERITUR: The Perfect Priest WDTPRS >> Archd. St. Paul/Mpls on lifting the SSPX excommunications WDTPRS >> QUAERITUR: difference between hand missals WDTPRS >> A Diocese responds: it is okay to violate the Holy Thursday rubrics ( viri selecti debate...again)

Christendom College: TLM, Saturday, February 28th, 2009

I just received the following by email and have no further information other than this: There will be a Mass in the Extraordinary Form at Christendom this Saturday (February 28th). It will be offered by a priest of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (I'm guessing it's Fr. Portzer.) Date: 2/28 Time: 7:30 a.m. I am presuming this is Christendom College in Front Royal, VA.

Afternoon Roundup - Thursday After Ash Wednesday, February 26th, 2009

RORATE CÆLI >> Declaration (Bp. Richard Williamson) The New Liturgical Movement >> George Cardinal Pell to Visit Oxford, Sung Vespers at Merton, Mass at the Oxford Oratory WDTPRS >> PCED: Declaration by SSPX Bp. Williamson: “regret… apologise” WDTPRS >> Catholic Herald: Documents show Pius saved Jews from Nazis WDTPRS >> Way of the Cross by St. Alphonsus Liguori (voice and with chant) WDTPRS >> D. Scranton: Bp. Martino challenges the “Diversity Institute” at a Catholic Univ. WDTPRS >> Don't Be Discouraged

Visitors ask...Daily Latin Mass Readings?

This is one I have tackled before under various "tags" so the way the search is phrased is critical. First, if one wishes to see the Latin and English Propers together side by side, the only alternative is a good daily Missal. They are back in vogue and the Baronius, Angelus, Saint Joseph and several others are all excellent. I personally prefer the Baronius as I have stated. One option for Sundays is this site maintained by a solitary individual who has done a great job . Note that the Propers are only good for weekends and major feasts. Also, some of the wording may not conform totally to the Summorum Pontificum editions that are now being released. I have found that to be rare except around the Triduum. If you wish to see the English translation of the Latin, this website can't be beat . It is well done, it has RSS and Atom feeds and the Deacon even provides a widget if you want to install it. I subscribe to this feed and use it often here. If one wants

Early Roundup - Thursday After Ash Wednesday, February 26th, 2009

American Papist >> 40 Ways to Get the Most out of Lent (Marcellino D'Ambrosio) Breviarium Romanum >> Tempus Quadragesimae Domine, da mihi hanc aquam >> The Devil preaches on Lent RORATE CÆLI >> Notes (MUST READ! PLEASE PRAY FOR POPE BENEDICT!) The New Liturgical Movement >> The Stational Churches of Rome by Fr. Scott Haynes The Recovering Choir Director >> Sound files from Ash Wednesday at Holy Innocents, NYC (MP3s) The Way of the Fathers >> Development of Doctrine (discussion on St. Irenaeus)

Thursday after Ash Wednesday (EF) - February 26th, 2009

Catholic Dads >> Catholic non-leadership on Pro-Life Catholic World News >> Archbishop Chaput analyzes election, challenges pro-Obama Catholics The New Liturgical Movement >> Ash Wednesday from Santa Sabina, Rome The New Liturgical Movement >> What We Learn From Music WDTPRS >> progressivist penance WDTPRS >> Cardinals Promoted

Afternoon Roundup - Ash Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

American Papist >> Abp. O'Brien says Legion "stifles the free will of its members and lacks transparency" The Catholic Review Online >> Archbishop O'Brien raises concerns about Legion of Christ (by Senior Writer, George Matysek, Jr.) WDTPRS >> QUAERITUR: ashes for infants WDTPRS >> Dumb article in The Times about Benedict XVI

Reminder: Ash Wednesday Masses and Ashes!

Traditional Latin Mass in Baltimore, click here . Mass anywhere in Baltimore or its counties, click here . Mass anywhere else in the U.S., click here . EWTN, see link in the header above. The Mass in Latin for today, click here .

Early Roundup - Ash Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Meeting Christ in the Liturgy >> "Rend your hearts" RORATE CÆLI >> TLM Update from India The Black Biretta >> Continuity vs Discontinuity The Catholic Thing >> Ash Wednesday (Fr. James Schall, S.J.) The Way of the Fathers >> Lent: Turn Up the Joy WDTPRS >> QUAERITUR: changing words near the consecration WDTPRS >> WDTPRS: Ash Wednesday WDTPRS >> The Tablet: no dissent allowed

Ash Wednesday - "Remember man that thou art dust

and unto dust thou shalt return!" "Memento, homo, quia pulvis es, et in pulverem reverteris." --Gen 3:19

Mass - Ash Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Okay, I'm getting hundreds of requests. If you are in the Archdiocese of Baltimore , look here. The instructions are fairly straightforward. If you are in the Archdiocese of Washington, check the Blogroll and Favorites menu on the right menu bar. The AD of DC has a website and it too lists ALL parishes . If you are from outside the region, look at the header which contains the name "Traditional Latin Mass in Maryland." There is text which reads . Click that hyperlink and simply state where you are. It will locate parishes everywhere in the US, Canada and even internationally. You will simply have to state that you are seeking a Holy Day and look at the websites which come back to you. That's the best I can do, friends! Good hunting!

Evening Roundup - Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Breviarium Romanum >> S. MATTHIAE APOSTOLI: "Et statuerunt...Matthiam " Catholic Dads >> A Pocket Guide to Confession by Michael Dubruiel (Damian Thompson) >> Tablet refuses to print letter from James MacMillan The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> Archbishop Ranjith promotes reform of the reform WDTPRS >> Archbp. Ranjith’s observations about today’s state of the liturgy

Visitors ask...Flannery O'Connor: "You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you odd."

Search queues reveal the most amazing things! Someone asked, "where does this quote come from?" From here although I'd have to search to find it precisely ... Here is a good place to begin to look !

Afternoon Roundup - Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

American Papist >> Irish group answers Bp. Martino's firm demand to not honor pro-aborts Meeting Christ in the Liturgy >> "do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing" The Black Biretta >> Well Done, My Good and Faithful Servant The New Liturgical Movement >> Sancte Deus among the Carmelites The New Liturgical Movement >> Sing Like a Catholic on Amazon

Saint Matthias (EF) - Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Domine, da mihi hanc aquam >> A Lenten Prayer The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> Virtual Lenten Retreat with the Dominicans The Catholic Thing >> Our Managerial Class (George Marlin) The New Liturgical Movement >> Clear Words of Msgr Ranjith on the Flaws of the Postconciliar Liturgical Reforms and the Need for a Reform of the Reform Daily Mass Readings >> February 24th, 2009 WDTPRS >> The Colonel

Archdiocese of Baltimore Website: Lent 2009

The Archdiocesan website seems to be getting more user friendly by the day. I only wish that a listing of Ash Wednesday Masses was available, but perhaps that will come with time. The site now has a full explanation on Lent and the obligations for fasting and abstinence . There is also a link to the Parishes in the Archdiocese where one can find a Mass location and Mass times as well as Confessions . There is even a list of those Parishes with 24-hour Adoration. Marvelous! Note that Confessions will be offered each Wednesday from 7 PM to 8:30 PM .

Evening Roundup - Monday, February 23rd, 2009

Standing on My Head >> Polycarp's Prayer from the Pyre The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> Stations - a favourite devotion The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> Responding to the Tablet - legally compliant version The New Liturgical Movement >> Qui Habitat: Tract for 1 Lent The New Liturgical Movement >> Events backlog (Quite a few events in Sacred Music; please check this roster!) WDTPRS >> Cards. Ruini and Scola on “secularism” (from Sandro Magister's article today) WDTPRS >> QUAERITUR: removing holy water during Lent (an annual delightful commentary!)

Four Star Edition - Monday, February 23rd, 2009

American Papist >> Abp. Dolan: The Reaction Meeting Christ in the Liturgy >> "They will hate you" WDTPRS >> Irish Augustinian priest slimes Pope Benedict in the press WDTPRS >> What did Kmiec really say in the TIME article? WDTPRS >> Mickens of The Tablet: more bitter fear about continuity and true unity WDTPRS >> I want to put a stop to something Whispers in the Loggia >> Gotham Past, Gotham Future

Ash Wednesday - Traditional Mass in Latin

On Ash Wednesday, the TLM will be celebrated in the Archdiocese of Baltimore at Saint Alphonsus Church on Saratoga Street in the evening at 7 PM . The Propers for the Mass for that day can be found here . The Fisheaters website has a nice reflection on Ashes , and places this holy day in perspective.

Saint Polycarp (OF) or Saint Peter Damian (EF) - Monday, February 23rd, 2009 >> Secularism in Danger. Two Cardinals Are Running to its Defense (Sandro Magister) Creative Minority Report >> It's Official: Dolan for NYC (Damian Thompson) >> Vincent Nichols will get Westminster, says source close to Cardinal RORATE CÆLI >> No surprise The New Liturgical Movement >> Taking a Look at Liturgical Catechesis WDTPRS >> Congratulations Archbp. Dolan WDTPRS >> Archd. of St.Paul/Mpls: additional TLM Whispers in the Loggia >> Interview #1 Whispers in the Loggia >> "New York: Rejoice!"

21:00 Post - Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

Catholic Church Conservation >> Father Wagner signs official request to withdraw from nomination as Auxiliary Bishop in Linz Standing on My Head >> Shrine of the Blessed Sacrament (Hanceville, AL) WDTPRS >> Wangaratta: TLM (brick by brick) WDTPRS >> Benedict XVI’s Angelus for the Feast of the Cathedra Whispers in the Loggia >> [no title] (open line to Gotham?)

Evening Roundup - Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

Catholic Dads >> ...and to Dust you Shall Return (Requiescant in pace!) The New Liturgical Movement >> What does it mean to sing like a Catholic ? Transalpine Redemptorists at home >> We shall go with thee!

Visitors ask...Jubilate Deo Sunday or Jubilate Deo Mass

I presume this refers to " Jubilate Sunday ." As the inestimable New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia explains , The third Sunday after Easter, being so named from the first word of the Introit at Mass — " Jubilate Deo omnis terra " (Psalm 65). The Introit for this Mass is: Jubilate Deo , omnis terra, alleluia: psalmum dicite nomini ejus, alleluia: date gloriam laudi ejus, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. -- Dicite Deo, quam terribilia sunt opera tua, Domine. In multitudine virtutis tuae mentientur tibi inimici tui. V.: Gloria Patri . . . -- Jubilate Deo, omnis terra . . .

Companions of St. Anthony: Conventual Franciscan Friars of St. Anthony Province, Ellicott City, MD

A constant search item is for Shrines in the Maryland area . The Companions of Saint Anthony, Conventual Franciscan Friars of St. Anthony Province have a beautiful Shrine in Ellicott City, MD. The Shrine is located on Folly Quarter Road . I know for a fact that the Third Order Carmelites meet here monthly. The authors and presenters are listed here , and there is a very active Marian Apostolate (which explains the Carmelite presence). The Shrine also has a very active schedule including special events for Ash Wednesday, Divine Mercy Sunday, Healing Masses and so on. You might wish to attend one of their Masses on a Sunday.

Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (OF) or Quinquagesima Sunday (EF), Sunday, February 22nd, 2009 (Damian Thompson) >> James MacMillan: Tablet attack on Fr Tim Finigan is a 'disgrace' Meeting Christ in the Liturgy >> Faith: Obedience to Letter and Spirit RORATE CÆLI >> Pope: "Vatican II: the Pope protects legitimate differences" - "Pray that storms do not shake the Church " The Recovering Choir Director >> Easter Vigil responsorial psalms set to Gregorian chant melodies Daily Mass Readings >> February 22nd, 2009 WDTPRS >> Wash DC: Sunday Vespers during Lent

Visitors ask...Is the Word "Proclamation" Latin?

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary Proclamation Etymology: Middle English proclamacion, from Anglo-French, from Latin proclamation-, proclamatio, from proclamare

19:30 Roundup - Saturday, February 21st, 2009

Breviarium Romanum >> Quinquagesima Sunday: "as 'in a mirror dimly '" Catholic Church Conservation >> Father Wagner explodes ecclesiastical bomb RORATE CÆLI >> The Sunday in Quinquagesima and the Chair of Saint Peter The New Liturgical Movement >> Confession Makes a Comeback WDTPRS >> Charlottesville VA: Dominican Rite Missa Cantata scheduled WDTPRS >> NYT: priest revives confession in his parish, liberal loser runs it down WDTPRS >> Kmiec on Holy See’s Pelosi visit statement, Justice Scalia, duties of jurists

Quinquagesima Sunday: Missa 'Esto Mihi' - Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

INTROIT ¤ Ps. 30. 3-4 [STATION AT ST. PETER'S (VATICAN)] Esto mihi in Deum protectorem, et in locum refugii, ut salvum me facias: quoniam firmamentum meum, et refugium meum es tu: et propter nomen tuum dux mihi eris, et enutries me. -- In te, Domine, speravi, non confundar in aeternum: in justitia tua libera me, et eripe me. V.: Gloria Patri . . . -- Esto mihi . . . Be Thou unto me a God, a Protector, and a place of refuge, to save me: for Thou are my strength and my refuge: and for Thy Name's sake Thou wilt lead me, and nourish me. -- ( Ps. 30. 2). In Thee, O Lord, have I hoped, let me never be confounded: deliver me in Thy justice, and save me. V.: Glory be to the Father . . . -- Be Thou unto me a God, a Protector . . . Quinquagesima Sunday, Tridentine Latin Rite Missal Project

Afternoon Roundup - Saturday, February 21st, 2009

Meeting Christ in the Liturgy >> Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time: "Make a space." The Recovering Choir Director >> A story of incremental progress at the parish level The New Liturgical Movement >> 1484 Missale Romanum (that is NOT a typo!) WDTPRS >> WDTPRS: Quinquagesima WDTPRS >> Interesting “Declaration” from the Holy See’s Press Office

How and Where Do I Learn to Teach Latin?

After reading this story , I wanted to return to this subject as Latin is definitely coming back into vogue. Not only is the language the parent of the Romance languages, it is of immeasurable help in learning English vocabulary, in understanding terms in Law, Medicine and other fields, and, of course, for the Extraordinary Form of the Mass. I surveyed the "field" so to speak in the greater Baltimore area of those Universities with which I am familiar. Many offer excellent programs in the Classics with Latin interspersed, but I hoped to find a course of study with a Degree in Latin suitable to teach the language at the secondary level. At the University of Maryland, College Park, the Classics Department has such a course of study . Note that there is an undergraduate Latin major which leads to a degree suitable for teaching Latin . In addition, the University offers a Master's program which is probably more suitable for instruction at a Seminary . I am sure the

Visitors ask...Holy Rosary in Latin?

I have a number of tapes and CDs of the Rosary in Latin. I must say, however, that the most beautiful may be that from Pro Multis Media . The pronunciation and diction of the Latin by Fr. Patrick Perez is simply impeccable and easy to commit to memory. The price is also very modest. For someone looking to learn the Rosary in Latin while driving to work, for example, this CD can't be beat!

Saint Peter Damian (OF) - Saturday, February 21st, 2009

RORATE CÆLI >> CLARITY, AT LAST! The New Liturgical Movement >> Liturgical Formation, Training and Re-Enchantment: Do Not Forget Your Altar Boys The Way of the Fathers >> Hope for Europe ? Daily Mass Readings >> February 21st, 2009 Whispers in the Loggia >> Of Saints and Senators

Afternoon Roundup - Friday, February 20th, 2009

Creative Minority Report >> Laura Ingraham: Life is a Sacred Duty (Damian Thompson) >> This one's for you, Elena >> Bioethics message lost in Vatican's "credibility gap " (John L. Allen, Jr.) The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> A word of thanks WDTPRS >> QUAERITUR: How do we make the Novus Ordo better? WDTPRS >> Closing parishes, preparing for the future… Fr. Z rants WDTPRS >> QUAERITUR: incomplete vestment sets for TLM WDTPRS >> Parsing an article in a diocesan paper: some problems

Ash Wednesday Masses - Central Downtown, Baltimore, MD

Updated information for visitors is here also; click link ! I cannot hope to list every Ash Wednesday service in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. One option is to go to the Archdiocesan website, go to Parishes, find one near your location and then go to the Parish website or bulletin. Most will list Ash Wednesday services for this coming week, February 25th. Saint Alphonsus Church has Masses at 7:00 AM (OF), 12:10 (OF) and 7:00 PM (EF). Note that Confessions are heard at Saint Alphonsus each weekday from 11:30 until about noon. Saint Jude Shrine's Ash Wednesday Masses are listed here . Masses (OF) and Ashes are at 7:00 AM, 7:45, 12 NOON, 5:45 PM, and 7:45 PM . Note that Saint Jude's has a nice parking lot just across the street from the Church. The National Shrine of the Basilica of the Assumption has this schedule (scroll down to Wednesday, February 25th). These are OF Masses. Finally for those on Charles Street or to the north of the center city, the Cathedral of M

Morning Roundup - Friday, February 20th, 2009

Catholic Dads >> Catholic Book Review -- Triumph: The Power and the Glory of the Catholic Church (A highly readable history by Crocker! Highly recommended!) The Catholic Thing >> Latin Rising (David Bonagura, Jr.) The New Liturgical Movement >> Fr. Tim Finigan Responds to The Tablet The New Liturgical Movement >> >Dominican Chant Vespers for the Liturgy of the Hours in Lent WDTPRS >> A fictional dialogue (Sandro Magister) WDTPRS >> Online petition that Communion be withheld from pro-abortion pols WDTPRS >> You couldn’t make this up! (My question is in the Comments...Are we sure that Fr. Wagner's name has been withdrawn?) WDTPRS >> Fr. Kennedy of Brisbane: See ya! Whispers in the Loggia >> "Have We Mourned This Way Before? " (Seoul's Cardinal Kim R.I.P.)

21:30 Post - Thursday, February 19th, 2009

In the Light of the Law >> The Pewsitter Petition on Canon 915 (Dr. Edward Peters discusses the canonical aspects of this petition) WDTPRS >> Mariawald Abbey: transition to TLM (the Trappists return to the Usus Antiquior -- Laus Deo !)

Evening Roundup - Thursday, February 19th, 2009

RORATE CÆLI >> Argentina expels Bishop Williamson WDTPRS >> BBC: SSPX Bp. Williamson expelled from Argentina Catholic Church Conservation >> Bishop Williamson to be expelled from Argentina

Afternoon Roundup - Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Standing on My Head >> Smeagol Speaks The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> Responding to the Tablet ("Good show," Father!) WDTPRS >> Scranton: Bp. Martino digs in about pro-abortion Catholic politicians WDTPRS >> TIME: Catholics are worked up for nothing about FOCA (Oh, really!) WDTPRS >> Attack on the Pope by a group of European “rupture” theologians WDTPRS >> Exercises in intimidation: The Tablet attacks Fr. Finigan WDTPRS >> Sides being chosen ("Somethin's happenin' here. What it is ain't exactly clear.")

Morning Roundup - Thursday, February 19th, 2009 >> Return to the Council Of Chalcedon, in 451 (Sandro Magister) Catholic Church Conservation >> Austrian Church says Father Wagner's withdrawal official - but still no formal word FIRST THINGS: On the Square >> Emerging Lessons of the Deepening Crisis (Paul D. McNelis, S.J.) Standing on My Head >> Pope Meets Ratzinger The Catholic Thing >> The Templars and Us (Brad Miner) WDTPRS >> Fr. Lombardi speak about social communications Whispers in the Loggia >> Martino On The March. Again. Whispers in the Loggia >> In Hanoi, Preparing the Way

Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest

A frequent search item is " Latin Mass Retreat ." This is not an easy item to address. I have searched Una Voce-North America and other resources to no avail. The obvious answer is to seek out a Monastery that still uses the Extraordinary Form or to seek out one of the major TLM Societies such as the F.S.S.P. The Institute of Christ the King is a treasure I have not cited often . A quick survey reveals its apostolates are largely in the Midwest, although there are new apostolates in both California and New Jersey! The key of this Institute is the Extraordinary Form or Traditional Latin Mass . Note that there is a Society of the Sacred Heart within the Institute and one way for laity to become involved is via the Oblates shown here . Newsletters are free, and I love the "adopt a seminarian" concept. This is a website worth checking out!

Evening Roundup - Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Meeting Christ in the Liturgy >> Catholicism is all frills and no substance? No thanks, Nancy! The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> Nancy Pelosi and the Pope The New Liturgical Movement >> Update on the Baronius Latin-English Breviary The New Liturgical Movement >> Update on the Grail Psalter WDTPRS >> The Remnant: new interview with SSPX Bp. Fellay

Visitors ask...Saint Charles Seminary, Baltimore, Maryland

I love some of the queries I find in the search box that landed people on this site! One visitor from Ohio was seeking information on Saint Charles Seminary in Maryland . The Archdiocese of Baltimore is privileged to have two major seminaries. The first is Saint Mary's Seminary on Charles Street in Baltimore located very near the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen. The second seminary is Mount Saint Mary's Seminary located on the campus of Mount Saint Mary's University in Emmitsburg, Maryland west of Frederick, MD. Saint Charles was a "minor seminary" located near Catonsville, MD on a beautiful rolling landscape. Here is a link from the National Register Listings in Maryland including a photo . The site was vacant for a time and is now the site of CharlesTown, a retirement community. If I recall correctly, the original Chapel is still present on that site. The site is not far from the campus of UMBC, the University of Maryland Baltimore County. D.v.

Afternoon Roundup - Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

WDTPRS >> John Allen on the papal audience and Pelosi WDTPRS >> The Hill reveals discrepency: Did the Speaker and Archbishop of SanFran meet or not? WDTPRS >> I don't get it WDTPRS >> Also from The Hill Catholic Church Conservation >> Bishop Williamson could be ejected from the SSPX Catholic Church Conservation >> The comeback of Fr. Wagner ?

RORATE CÆLI: What is going on in Linz? (And in Rome?)

New Catholic of RORATE CÆLI asks a fascinating question: what is going on in Austria ? Fr. Wagner apparently has NOT signed the letter asking his nomination be withdrawn as yet. Furthermore: Bishop Andreas Laun, Auxiliary of Salzburg, concludes that Father Wagner cannot be considered "unsuitable" to be a Bishop - and certainly not because of his declarations. And, New Catholic points out that the Vatican has as yet made no response. Read this fascinating story ! Is the Vatican refusing to budge on this appointment?

Late Morning Roundup - Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

The Catholic Thing >> The Laughter of the Lord (Fr. James Schall, S.J. - excellent essay) (Damian Thompson) >> Benedict XVI: the recovery begins as Pope slaps down the ghastly Nancy Pelosi FIRST THINGS: On the Square >> Marchons à March! (Stefan McDaniel)

Saint Simeon (EF) - Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Breviarium Romanum >> Profound disappointment! (Indeed!) Creative Minority Report >> Listen Up Nancy RORATE CAELI >> Catechism for Legislators 101 (the text following the header reads "The Pope teaches Madam Speaker.") The New Liturgical Movement >> Report from Canons Regular of St. john Cantius Training Session WDTPRS >> A fine essay stating the issues in the Church’s conflicts WDTPRS >> I'm just askin' (excellent suggestion!)

Breviarum Romanum | "A flag in the wind" - Fr. Wagner's parishioners slam Bishop of Linz

The blog, Breviarium Romanum , continues to provide a running commentary on the situation in Linz, Austria . It should also be pointed out that the blog, Catholic Church Conservation , has had an amazing string of stories documenting this entire affair regarding Fr. Wagner. I point to the blog itself rather than one single story as so many pertain to breaking news. As Fr. John Zuhlsdorf has stated (see earlier post today below), the Leftists are now on a concerted attack against His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI. I have posted a link to a WDTPRS prayer for the Pope in the header to this blog . Breviarium Romanum is also asking for us to say the Novena for the Pope. The prayer from WDTPRS is in both Latin and English. His Holiness needs our prayers, fasting and works of penance to sustain him! D.v. Devoted Papist in obedience to our Pontiff

Evening Roundup - Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Creative Minority Report >> Blood In The Water Part II - Mosquitoes The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> Heartfelt thanks The New Liturgical Movement >>The Church of Our Saviour, NYC (YouTube!) WDTPRS >> F. Finigan on the The Tablet and “going loud” WDTPRS >> On Westminster, Card. Murphy-O’Conner and Archbp. Burke WDTPRS >> Author of “one of the dumbest things I have ever read” is back again! WDTPRS >> Pray in a special way. Offer your mortifications . (comments on Austria...)

Afternoon Roundup - Tuesday, February 17th, 2009 (Damian Thompson) >> The banning of Archbishop Burke: an update LatinMassNetwork >> Bishop of Vermont to say Traditional Latin Mass at St Michael's in Brattleboro, VT February 22, 2009 at 2 PM The New Liturgical Movement >> Alcuin Reid in Further Discussion on the SSPX on BBC Radio Whispers in the Loggia >> Via Jersey, a Patriarch

Morning Roundup - Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Standing on My Head >> Infallible Infallibility The Catholic Thing >> Aristotle, Prudence, and the Freedom of Choice Act (Hadley Aarkes) The New Liturgical Movement >> New Chapel of Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary (F.S.S.P., Denton, NE) The Way of the Fathers >> Sound Advice (MP3 files!) The Way of the Fathers >> Patristiblogging Population Is Popping The Way of the Fathers >> Desktop Icondullia (Patristic icons available)

Seven Founders of the Servite Order (OF) - February 17th, 2009

Creative Minority Report >> This Must Not Stand Catholic Church Conservation >> What's Wrong with the Austrian Church? USCCB Daily Readings >> February 17th, 2009

Archdiocese of Baltimore Website: Even More User Friendly!

I admire the website of the Archdiocese of Baltimore found here ( it is also listed in the Blogroll and Favorites in the Right Menu ). I check it often for updates. I was not aware of this but a maroon menu bar along the top announces "Parishes " among other options. If you move the mouse over "Parishes," you can find Masses listed alphabetically, by Vicariate, by language, by time, by day of the week, for holydays, etc. Here, for example, one can dial in a day, a time and a listing of Masses in the Archdiocese will appear ! It also works for Holydays and Vigils. This shows the "language" discriminator. It can be used to find Latin, Tridentine, Byzantine Masses, etc . Very nice!

Evening Roundup - Monday, February 16th, 2009

Breviarium Romanum >> The Wagner Affair: A Letter from the Austrian Bishops (Damian Thompson) >> Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor 'refuses permission for Archbishop Burke to celebrate old Rite at Westminster' RORATE CAELI >> Austrian Bishops in open revolt The New Liturgical Movement >> The Rebellion Against the Self-Evident

The Hermeneutic of Continuity: Parish dispute goes loud

Fr. Tim Finigan explains the entire background behind the possible story in The Tablet . Father Tim, please realize that you and all good priests have allies everywhere! Our prayers for you and for your Parish as you request! Ad multos annos !

Early Afternoon Roundup - Monday, February 16th, 2009

The Recovering Choir Director >> The hardest part of an organist’s job Whispers in the Loggia >> Called Home from Korea Whispers in the Loggia >> Prepare for Landing (Where? NY; When? Soon)

Early Roundup - Monday, February 16th, 2009

Creative Minority Report >> Blood In The Water Meeting Christ in the Liturgy >> "No sign shall be given" RORATE CAELI >> Fellay speaks after the storm Seminarians for Life >> In the life of a Priest we are dealing with so many different people and different issues Daily Mass Readings >> Monday, February 16, 2009 Whispers in the Loggia >> Countdown to Sainthood

Papal Authority Under Attack

There is no doubt that Papal Authority is under attack by the media and via "press release." Two sad posts illustrate this. To wit: Breviarium Romanum >> Holy Father under attack in Austria RORATE CAELI >> CAPITULATION - Pope's appointee bullied into submission in Austria - Update: Pope accepts request As Breviarium Romanum has pointed out so aptly: Benedict XVI has declared war on the toothless version of Christianity that has gutted Holy Mother Church in the name of a supposed "spirit" of Vatican II, laying waste to the praxis of Holy Faith in liturgy and life. No authentic spirit of the council may set itself up against the letter of that same Council without disastrous results. The Holy Father's nominee is being used to attack the Pope by those who have placed themselves on the opposing side in the battle for the life of the Church. God grant them the grace to see the true danger in which they stand by opposing the Vicar of Christ . The co

Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time (OF) or Sexigesima Sunday (EF) - February 15th, 2009

Breviarium Romanum >> Novena for the Holy Father (Damian Thompson) >> Is the Tablet planning a hatchet job on Fr Tim Finigan? (All rise to the defense of "His Hermeneuticalness"! See Fr. Zuhlsdorf for more!) Daily Mass Readings >> Sunday, February 15th, 2009 WDTPRS >> Is The Tablet declaring war? WDTPRS >> A TLM first impression Whispers in the Loggia >> In the Spotlight: Tim in the Square

Catholic Review Online: Ads urge Catholics to see the light – and go to confession

Gary Gately reports today that Baltimore buses, various print ads, radio spots and TV ads will have the message that the "light is on for you ." The light referred to is the one over the confessional. To quote His Excellency, Archbishop O'Brien: Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien says too many Catholics have gotten away from regular Confession, and he’s using the Lenten media campaign season to try to get them to return. “We have to make use of the media for important things in our lives if we want to get the message across,” Archbishop O’Brien said, “and this sacrament of reconciliation is an essential of our faith that is too often overlooked by people or not utilized as often as it should be.” The campaign is patterned after a similar effort launched two years ago by the Archdiocese of Washington. Not so long ago, Archbishop O’Brien noted, Catholics went to confession regularly. “These traditions have fallen by the wayside,” he said. “We’ve just not given the stress and th