Showing posts from February, 2009

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

INTROIT ¤ Ps. 90. 15, 16

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

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

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

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

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

Afternoon Roundup - Friday After Ash Wednesday - WDTPRS 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

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

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

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 the Roma…

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

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

Afternoon Roundup - Ash Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Reminder: Ash Wednesday Masses and Ashes!

Early Roundup - Ash Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

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

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

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

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

Four Star Edition - Monday, February 23rd, 2009

Ash Wednesday - Traditional Mass in Latin

Saint Polycarp (OF) or Saint Peter Damian (EF) - Monday, February 23rd, 2009

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

Evening Roundup - Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

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

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

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary


Etymology:Middle English proclamacion, from Anglo-French, from Latin proclamation-, proclamatio, from proclamare

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

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

INTROIT ¤ Ps. 30. 3-4

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

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 there are m…

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

Afternoon Roundup - Friday, February 20th, 2009

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 Mary Our Quee…

Morning Roundup - Friday, February 20th, 2009

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

Afternoon Roundup - Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Morning Roundup - Thursday, February 19th, 2009

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

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.


Afternoon Roundup - Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

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

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

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!

Devoted Papist in obedience to our Pontiff

Evening Roundup - Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Afternoon Roundup - Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Morning Roundup - Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Seven Founders of the Servite Order (OF) - 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

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

Early Roundup - Monday, February 16th, 2009

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 AustriaRORATE CAELI >> CAPITULATION - Pope's appointee bullied into submission in Austria - Update: Pope accepts requestAs 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 comments …

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

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 the att…