Tuesday, April 29, 2008

SP April 30, 2008

Usus Antiquior at Seton Hall

SP April 29, 2008

Transalpine Redemptorists to establish contact with Rome
"We have argued for years now of our "state of necessity" and of the resulting supplied jurisdiction that the Church supplies to us. But can we continue to argue this when ordinary jurisdiction is offered to us without any compromise in the Faith? "

Images from TLM at Franciscan U at Steubenville

Monday, April 28, 2008

SP April 28, 2008

Santa Croce, Rome: The Solemn Pontifical Mass of Cardinal Castrillon Hoyos

The man who will not go away
Interview with Archbishop Piero Marini.

UK: Coordination of liturgical calendars

Friday, April 25, 2008

SP April 25, 2008

St. Louis keeps Latin mass tradition alive

Westminster bishop to confer Traditional Latin Rite Confirmations

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

SP April 22, 2008

Priests receive training in celebrating Tridentine rite
“My preference is for the revised rite, but I see great beauty in the traditional rite,” said Father Fitzgerald, a Norbertine priest who was invited to come to Nashville recently by Bishop David Choby to instruct four priests – two from the Diocese of Nashville and two from the Diocese of Knoxville – on how to celebrate the rite that was used for more than 400 years before the new order of the Mass was implemented by Pope Paul VI in 1970, following the instructions of the Second Vatican Council." Ht Fr. Z.

Monday, April 21, 2008

SP April 21, 2008

Fellay: SSPX "cannot sign an agreement"

Benedict XVI: The Pope of the Council
—Here is the thing about Pope Benedict and the Council; His words and speeches are not mere lip service, he means it.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

SP April 19, 2008

Readings in the Vernacular!
1. Article 6 of the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum foresees the possibility of proclaiming the readings in the vernacular without having to proclaim the first in Latin.

2. The Readings may be proclaimed in English according to the translations approved for liturgical use by the Holy See and the Bishops of the United States.

Archbp. of Anchorage, again, on Summorum Pontificum

Friday, April 18, 2008

SP April 18, 2008

News from St. Francis de Sales Oratory
At St. Francis de Sales Oratory we have a particular reason for thanksgiving in this first year after the publication of the Apostolic Letter given motu proprio Summorum Pontificum.

Special: CMR Papal Liturgy Coverage and Commentary

Mass Outrage: No Extraordinary Ministers!
—After the multicultural musical mayhem that occurred yesterday, progressives still aren't happy.

Shock! Do You Want Fries With That?
—Super sized liturgies now come with fries!

Liturgical Music - New Amazon Flavor!
—Raymond Arroyo puts a fine point on the embarrassing music at the papal liturgy.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

SP April 16, 2008

Between Medieval And Folk, Two Mass Audiences
Catholics don't argue about abortion or the death penalty nearly as much as they argue about what music is sung (or not sung, or used to be sung) at their local Sunday Mass. It was ever thus -- at least since the 1960s, when Sister first shortened her habit, strummed a G7 chord and, to hear some Catholics tell it, all heck broke loose.

Requiem Mass (Usus Antiquior) in the Cathedral of Siena

Monday, April 14, 2008

SP April 14, 2008

Did Ranjith Rankle the Wrong Romans?
Report:Ranjith off to Sri Lanka?

Or Not So Fast?
Ranjith not out?

Two Blogs encouraging Vocations to Orders and Societies promoting the Usus Antiquitor

Friday, April 11, 2008

SP April 11, 2008

Tridentine Mass coming to St. Joseph
WOONSOCKET —Parishioners of St. Joseph Church on Mendon Road joined The Rev. Michael Woolley Sunday evening in order to prepare for the church’s upcoming Traditional Latin Masses to be celebrated on Sundays, April 13, , May 11 and June 8.

Knoxville, TN: First Solemn Latin Mass in Decades

Thursday, April 10, 2008

SP April 10, 2008

Zenit: What's Behind Liturgical Abuses?
Interview With Leader of Traditional Mass Community

WaPo: 'We Live It Every Day'
Pope's Visit Cheers Young Conservatives Who Reject 'Cafeteria Catholicism' in Favor of the Full Menu
"During an era when two-thirds of young Catholics say they can be good Catholics without going to Mass and many believe in a woman's right to choose abortion and view premarital sex as morally acceptable, Karen and David Hickey might be considered renegades -- because they are so devout.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

SP April 9, 2008

Cardinal Kasper: Pray and Witness to the Jews
—Dual covenant theology, I don't think so!

Fr. Z on Charging for the TLM: Absolutely!
"Having a parish costs something. Somebody has to pay for what you receive. When you go to Mass and there is heat or A/C, someone pays the bill. There are bills for lights and salaries for maintenance and cleaning. The priest has the right to a just salary, room and board. If you expect him to travel, his expenses must be paid."

SP April 8, 2008

Huh? Latin Mass Community to be charged $72,000 for Mass
You want the TLM, pony up pal! Poor people need not apply!

As Bishop Malone announced, the Chaplaincy will be funded by those benefiting from this ministry, and the Chaplaincy will continue only if there is sufficient funding to meet its expenses. The initial annual budget has been prepared, which I have approved and accepted. The budget for the first year is $72,000.00 and includes salary, room & board, health insurance and pension, travel expenses, church rental, office expenses, and other ministy (sic) expenses.

Shock! Abe Foxman is upset....Again.

Monday, April 7, 2008

SP April 7, 2008

Commentary: No Latin Mass Without SSPX?
—Is this really an axiom which we can take on faith? I am not so sure.

The Catholic Herald on the
Cardinal Dario Castrillon Hoyos Interview.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

SP April 6, 2008

Fr. Piero Cantoni on Summorum Pontificum, its reception and its meaning

Friday, April 4, 2008

Vatican Press Office

Statement of the Prayer for the Jews. Link Here.

Following the publication of the new Prayer for the Jews for the 1962 edition of the Roman Missal, some groups within the Jewish community have expressed disappointment that it is not in harmony with the official declarations and statements of the Holy See regarding the Jewish people and their faith which have marked the progress of friendly relations between the Jews and the Catholic Church over the last forty years.

The Holy See wishes to reassure that the new formulation of the Prayer, which modifies certain expressions of the 1962 Missal, in no way intends to indicate a change in the Catholic Church's regard for the Jews which has evolved from the basis of the Second Vatican Council, particularly the Declaration Nostra Aetate. In fact, Pope Benedict XVI, in an audience with the Chief Rabbis of Israel on 15 September 2005, remarked that this document "has proven to be a milestone on the road towards the reconciliation of Christians with the Jewish people." The continuation of the position found in Nostra Aetate is clearly shown by the fact that the prayer contained in the 1970 Missal continues to be in full use, and is the ordinary form of the prayer of Catholics.

In the context of other affirmations of the Council - on Sacred Scripture (Dei Verbum, 14) and on the Church (Lumen Gentium, 16) - Nostra Aetate presents the fundamental principles which have sustained and today continue to sustain the bonds of esteem, dialogue, love, solidarity and collaboration between Catholics and Jews. It is precisely while examining the mystery of the Church that Nostra Aetate recalls the unique bond with which the people of the New Testament is spiritually linked with the stock of Abraham and rejects every attitude of contempt or discrimination against Jews, firmly repudiating any kind of anti-Semitism.

The Holy See hopes that the explanations made in this statement will help to clarify any misunderstanding. It reiterates the unwavering desire that the concrete progress made in mutual understanding and the growth in esteem between Jews and Christians will continue to develop.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

SP April 3, 2008

The Pope is the Enemy
—Williamson of SSPX agrees that "objectively speaking, [the Magisterium and the Pope are] our enemies" So much for 'filial devotion and loyalty.'

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

SP April 2, 2008

Haaretz: Pope's use of Latin mass 'not a call on Jews to convert'
The Vatican is expected to issue a statement next week in which the Catholic Church will make it clear that the resumption of the use of an old Latin prayer by Pope Benedict XVI during mass on Easter Sunday last month is not an attempt to call on Jews to convert, or a sign that the church intends to initiate missionary efforts among Jews.

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