Friday, November 30, 2007

SP November 30, 2007

Archbishop Burke approves new oratory for Latin Mass

Rome: is the lifting of the Lefebvrist excommunications near?
It is up to them.

Mater Dei Community Established in Diocese by Jen Reed

Msgr. Wach meets with Pope Benedict
On Wednesday, October 3, Msgr. Gilles Wach, Prior General of the Institute of Christ the King, had a very special surprise visit with the Holy Father at the Holy Father's General Audience. His Holiness, recognizing Msgr. Wach in the front row, amidst the pilgrims awaiting his passing by, graciously stopped for a short conversation in which he commented on the Institute's large number of vocations, and inquired about its latest developments, including those in America.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

SP November 29, 2007

Say What?
Summorum Pontificum was vague, so all masses are canceled. Besides, I don't like your attitude!

Summorum Pontificum on Long Island
Steady growth.

Cardinal Pell's Mass in Sydney
A video of the classical Roman Rite Mass celebrated by Cardinal George Pell in St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney, 3rd November 2007.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

SP November 28, 2007

Cardinal George to celebrate Solemn High Mass on Dec. 29

And The Chant Goes On
Tongues trip over lyrics crafted in a dead language. Their lungs give out under syllables meant to be held for seven, sometimes 10 seconds.

Bishop Cordileone Pontifical Requiem

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

SP November 27, 2007

The Death Certificate of the New Mass Has Now Been Signed and Much more
Bishop Fellay of the SSPX on many topics!

Italian Bishop suspends priests for insisting on Latin Mass
—Bishop Renato Corti of Novara, Itay, has suspended 3 priests who refused to celebrate a novus ordo Mass on Sunday

A liberal priest celebrates his first TLM
Very interesting observations by a liberal priest who celebrated his first TLM because parishioners had asked for it.

Newman Society Mass
Catholics of Oxford University celebrate Pope’s restoration of Traditional Latin Mass

Reclaiming What's Been Lost

Monday, November 26, 2007

SP November 26, 2007

The Death Certificate of the New Mass Has Now Been Signed and Much more
Bishop Fellay of the SSPX on many topics!

Conduct Unbecoming in Poland
You report: Traditional Mass "banned" in Łódź

Bp. Magee of Cloyne writes to his priests on Summorum Pontificum

Fellay speaks about the Motu Proprio - and more...

Sunday, November 25, 2007

SP November 25, 2007

The 1962 Mass with Post-1970 Innovations:Is It Likely?

Thoughts from Canon Lawyers. HT to NLM

Latin Makes a Comeback
WaPost - Young Catholics Are Leading a Resurgence of the Traditional Mass

Bishop Kieran Conry should resign
Damian Thompson has had it with Summorum Dissenters

Milanese Motu Mayhem: The Press got it wrong!
Andrea Tornielli: I don't think so, and neither does the Pope.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

SP November 24, 2007

A Radical Solution to the Vocation Crisis - Tradition
The return of the tonsure, wimple and soutane.

The "BCL Guidelines" in relation to Summorum Pontificum

Catholic-Jewish relations move forward, says AJC liaison

Friday, November 23, 2007

SP November 23, 2007

Is the Novus Ordo the "Kids Table"

Father Z. says "At the risk of being somewhat provocative, I suspect the older form, the TLM will become (at least for a while) the "grown up Mass", while the Novus Ordo, still reverent and sound in so many ways, will be lighter, less challenging."

Avoiding Balkanization within the Liturgical Forms
By Shawn Tribe

Thursday, November 22, 2007

SP November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

Letter of the Bishop of Norwich
To properly implement the provisions of the Motu Proprio, I have established the Ecclesia Dei Ministry of the Diocese of Norwich. This ministry will respond to the spiritual needs of the faithful in the Diocese who have an attachment to the Extraordinary Rite of the Roman Rite, the Rite of 1962.

Dutch bishops: will train priests and seminarians in the TLM

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

SP November 21, 2007

A Losing Season in South Bend
We are not talking about football.

Please Don’t Pray at Mass!
Long Island Pastor decries the bad ol' days when the Mass was "incomprehensible."

Roades? Where we are going we need lots of Roades.
The Latin Mass will be celebrated regularly at St. Lawrence Chapel as part of a new community established by Harrisburg Bishop Kevin Rhoades. Fr. Z. shows his gratitude here.

Why the Pope is right to purge modern music
By Damian Thompson

Motu Barada Nikto
Summorum Pontificum is apparently more difficult to decipher than alien dialogue. It is the "The Day the Diocese Stood Still" in Brownsville.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

SP November 20, 2007

More Archbishop Ranjith in L'Osservatore
"We cannot approach the liturgy with a superficial and less than scientific attitude. This applies to those who adopt a “creative” interpretation of the liturgy but also for those who presume to establish too easily what the liturgy was like at the origins of the Church. A careful exegesis is always needed; we cannot throw out naive interpretations."

Rubrics - Not just for Neo-Theo-Con Rad Trads Anymore
Fr. Z on Arthur Serratelli, Bishop of Patterson

Summorum well received in the Netherlands

Monday, November 19, 2007

SP November 19, 2007

Archbp. Ranjith interview in L’Osservatore Romano on liturgy

Latin services living on

Don Nicola Bux in L'Osservatore Romano today: On the Liturgy on the Anniversary of Mediator Dei

Sunday, November 18, 2007

SP November 18, 2007

Clarification by Christmas?
According to the British Catholic weekly, The Tablet, the Vatican will be issuing 'before Christmas' an Instruction to clarify some aspects of the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum.

Important: Ecclesia Dei to ask seminaries to teach Traditional Mass
According to Italian news agency Adnkronos, the Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei" will soon publish an order addressed to seminaries "in which it is required that the celebration of the Latin Mass be taught to future priests"

Latin Revival
Some Catholics prefer the mystique and reverence of the Latin Mass, even if they don't know what's being said. The old form of the rite now has a weekly home at Nativity of Our Lord Church in Thunderbolt.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

SP November 17, 2007

Ranjith speaks to Fides: the message of the motu proprio

Father U. M. Lang on Christian Latin as a Liturgical Language

By Rene Henry Gracida, Bishop Emeritus of Corpus Christi

Friday, November 16, 2007

SP November 16, 2007

The Pope received in audience yesterday morning Cardinal Darío Castrillón Hoyos, President of the Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei". Hmmm...

Latin - vehicle of unity between peoples and cultures

By Uwe Michael Lang via Rorate

Pope gets radical and woos the Anglicans
Damian Thompson's scathing editorial on the opponents of the Pope in England and Wales.

Things are moving on the Sacred Music front and the old guard is frightened
By Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Thursday, November 15, 2007

SP November 15, 2007

Cardinal Pell's sermon

Newsletter of the Canon Law Society of Great Britain and Ireland on the important Summorum Pontificum Art. 5

A Richer Liturgical Translation: Interview With Bishop Roche

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

SP November 14, 2007

For the Liturgically Impaired
Liturgy at Steubenville

Una Voce's Rome Conference

Where the priest should look during Mass

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

SP November 13, 2007

The epic, and relevant, story of the Latin language.

A biography of the Latin Language

Heaven on Earth

A couples experience of the extraordinary form.

Where they don't make a mess of the mass
Deacon Greg Kendra reminds us that the ordinary form can be done right too.

Monday, November 12, 2007

SP November 12, 2007

Greater use of Tridentine Mass may ‘promote unity’
In the Archdiocese of Chicago, where the Tridentine Mass is already celebrated at several sites, this letter will not have a huge impact, but it may “erase any suspicion that people may have” about the Tridentine Mass, said Cristina Borges, the development director for the Shrine of Christ the King Sovereign Priest.

Father Z: Unsigned editorial in The Tablet: craven prejudice against those who want the older Mass

A "compromise might be conceivable"

Rorate reports on some comments of Bishop Williamson of the SSPX.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

SP November 10, 2007

Latin Mass Draws Interest After Easing of Restrictions
NY Times:But the groundswell that many backers had predicted has not surfaced and seems unlikely, Catholic liturgists and church officials say.

SGS News Extra - SGS priests work to spread the traditional Latin Mass (Part 1)

Friday, November 9, 2007

SP November 9, 2007

“At a time of day that is convenient for the people”

Plans for Traditional Latin Mass move forward in Monterey diocese, extraordinary rite also being celebrated in other dioceses

Archbp. of Westminster on Summorum Pontificum

A Brief Survey and Analysis of Post-Conciliar Liturgical Philosophies: Part 1 of 2

Thursday, November 8, 2007

SP November 8, 2007

Archbp. of Westminster on Summorum Pontificum

Fr. Z. gives it the once over.

A breakthrough at last
On 18 November, the Bishop of Northampton, Peter Doyle, will administer Confirmation in the Traditional Rite at Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Chesham Bois, Bucks. And he will personally celebrate the old Latin Mass as a regular Sunday service - the first diocesan bishop to do so for many years.

Bishop Conry tries to put his foot down
U.K. Bishop says “There is something of a contradiction when you suggest that the ‘extraordinary form’ (as the Holy Father puts it) might actually become the ‘ordinary’ form by taking place on a Sunday morning instead of the “ordinary” Sunday Mass. This is not envisaged by the document.” Huh?

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

SP November 7, 2007

In Good Faith: Latin Mass
Archbishop Burke on the Motu Proprio

Thomas E. Woods: Benedict's Revolution
The Woods piece is an absolute must read in my opinion.

Latin mass link to the ages

With Pope Benedict's encouragement, more churches return to ancient rite

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

SP November 6, 2007

Latin Lovers in America

The American Spectator

Church stil holds public influence, says French bishops' leader

Conference of the Philippines statement about Summorum Pontificum

Monday, November 5, 2007

SP November 5, 2007

Ranjith speaks: Episcopal "rebellion" going on;
"Bishops and Cardinals" must obey the Pope

Do The Red, Say The Black
Catholic Pillow Fight opines on whether we would need the 'Reform of the Reform' is they would just Do The Red and Say The Black

Cardinal Danneels on the Liturgy: A Commentary

posted by Shawn Tribe

Cognitive Dissonance?

Sunday, November 4, 2007

SP November 4, 2007

Cardinal Pell's Solemn Pontifical Mass-NLM has some pictures of the Mass.

Rorate has its ongoing series of TLMs from around the world. This time from Brazil

Saturday, November 3, 2007

SP Weekend November 3-4, 2007

Australia Celebrates Letter on 1962 Missal
The archbishop of Sydney will preside Saturday at a Mass said in the extraordinary form at St. Mary's Cathedral. The event is a celebration on the occasion of Benedict XVI's apostolic letter "Summorum Pontificum," published in July.

The Tridentine Mass for Joe Sixpack - Priest to Offer Courses in the Traditional Mass

Friday, November 2, 2007

SP November 2, 2007

Bishop Hollis and the ‘Extraordinary Rite’

Tabernacle Back Where It Belongs

Drilling into Manlio Sodi’s ghastly pamphlet against Summorum Pontificum

Some Thoughts on Motu Proprio Mania
by Mark Shea