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  • New York Parish Fears Losing Daily Dose of ‘Spiritus Sancti’

    06/27/2014 6:24:38 PM PDT · by statestreet · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 27, 2014 | Sharon Otterman
    As the Rev. Justin Wylie took the pulpit at the Church of the Holy Innocents in Manhattan last month, anger and anxiety emanated from the pews. The church is the only one in New York City to offer a daily traditional Latin Mass, but an archdiocesan panel had recommended that it be closed. Father Wylie, a visiting priest, urged parishioners to be obedient but also to speak up, as traditionalist Catholics, for a place in the church, saying they should not be “turned out like squatters.”
  • Restore Latin to the Mass [Lutheran / LCMS Mass, that is]

    06/26/2014 2:47:24 AM PDT · by markomalley · 82 replies
    The Jagged Word ^ | 6/24/2014 | Rev. Graham Glover
    It’s been roughly 500 years since Martin Luther introduced the language of the people to the Mass – the Divine Liturgy of the Church. 500 years since the historic language of the Western Church was purged from the worship of God’s people. As a student of history, I understand why Luther thought this was necessary. Indeed, there is goodness in hearing and understanding the Liturgy in one’s native tongue. But Luther’s experiment with language should end. It’s time to restore Latin to the Mass of the Western Church. It’s time to reintroduce the language of the Church to her people.For...
  • An Open Letter to the Archdiocese of New York About Holy Innocents

    06/13/2014 5:38:55 AM PDT · by statestreet · 1 replies
    Catholic History Nerd ^ | May 21, 2014 | Sarah
    Greetings in Christ! Like you, I am a transplant to the NYC area with Midwestern roots. It was an honor to attend the young adult Mass you celebrated at St. Patrick's Cathedral last December. Your joyful witness to our Catholic faith is such an inspiration. It's come to my attention that the Archdiocese of New York is considering closing several churches. It's always a shame to see a parish go, but I get it. Neighborhood demographics change, and we're no longer in an era where multiple ethnic parishes need to co-exist within blocks of each other. Urban dioceses now find...
  • Old Churches...

    06/03/2014 9:21:29 AM PDT · by statestreet · 21 replies
    The Society of St. Hugh of Cluny ^ | June 2, 2014 | Stuart Chessman
    Yes, there is a unique quality, difficult to capture, that the sensitive visitor experiences in the silent old churches of New York or Brooklyn. A feeling of remoteness from the surrounding city, a somewhat musty atmosphere of a past that here somehow has not disappeared and a mysterious sense of solidarity with the tens, even hundreds, of thousands who have passed through these doors. This is especially so in the old Victorian churches of New York. The few neoclassical buildings, like St. Peter’s, are stark witnesses to us of an earlier age that has vanished. The later magnificent structures of...
  • Massacre At Holy Innocents?

    05/27/2014 5:37:07 AM PDT · by statestreet · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 26, 2014 | David Pietrusza
    “A voice in Rama was heard, lamentation and great mourning…” Those are the words of Jeremias the Prophet. St. Matthew’s gospel tells us that they foreshadow King Herod’s murder of Bethlehem’s infant males following the birth of Christ, who Herod feared might usurp his ill-gotten earthly throne. Holy innocents die for different reasons. In every generation. In every place. A church — a very special church — by that name is scheduled to die in Manhattan’s Garment District.
  • Sir Mix-A-Lot's "Baby Got Back" translated into Latin

    10/15/2003 11:54:03 AM PDT · by Constitution Day · 172 replies · 60,404+ views
    Livejournal.com ^ | 10/08/2003 | Quislibet [Livejournal]
    Yes, you read the thread title correctly. - CD De clunibus magnis amandis oratioMixaloti equitis mehercle!(By Hercules!)Rebecca, ecce! tantae clunes isti sunt! (Rebecca, behold! Such large buttocks she has!)amica esse videtur istorum hominum rhythmicorum.(She appears to be a girlfriend of one of those rhythmic-oration people.)sed, ut scis,(But, as you know)quis homines huiusmodi intellegere potest?(Who can understand persons of this sort?) colloquuntur equidem cum ista eo tantum, quod scortum perfectum esse videtur.(Verily, they converse with her for this reason only, namely, that she appears to be a complete whore.) clunes, aio, maiores esse! (Her buttocks, I say, are rather large!)nec possum...
  • Vanilla Ice: "Ice Ice Baby" translated into Latin

    07/01/2005 6:54:33 AM PDT · by Constitution Day · 59 replies · 2,645+ views
    Livejournal.com ^ | 01/17/2005 | cataptromancer (Livejournal)
    In the noble tradition of De clunibus magnis amandis oratio (Baby Got Back), I bring you: Gelu, O Gelu, CaraVANILLĆ GELUS doo doo doo, doo-doo-doo-doo doo doo doo, doo-doo-doo-doo... Etenim, siste, me iuva, auscultaque (Indeed: Halt, aid me, and take heed) Gelu redivit cum inventione novissima (Frost has returned with a very new invention) Nescioquid me constringit (Something constrains me) Fluo ceu hasta baleanarum necandarum noctu et quotidie (I flow in the manner of a whale-killing spear daily and by night) Umquam hoc desistetne? Ego dubito. (Shall this ever cease? I myself doubt it.) Lucernis restinctis luceam (When the lamps...
  • 12 Latin Words that Shaped the Faith [Ecumenical]

    02/24/2014 8:08:26 PM PST · by Salvation · 36 replies
    CE.com ^ | 02-24-12
    12 Latin Words that Shaped the Faith Stephen Beale We all know that Latin is the language of the Church. But in the post-Vatican II era, it may seem that Latin is not as relevant as it once was.While you may not need to know Latin to understand the Mass anymore, it is impossible to imagine the Christian faith as we know it without Latin—including where the word “Mass” comes from. Below are twelve words that have shaped the faith in Western Christendom.gratia: Grace—it’s what we all need and what none of us can earn through our own efforts...
  • Lefty Meltdown Leads Latin Revival

    02/18/2014 11:27:49 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 19 replies
    American Interest ^ | February 17, 2014 3:51 pm | Analysis by Walter Russell Mead & Staff
    Are we about to witness a big power shift in Latin America?Venezuela, Brazil and Argentina are languishing in differing shades of turmoil, steadily losing ground to regional underdogs. The Pacific Alliance, an historic trade agreement between Mexico, Peru, Chile, and Colombia (and coming soon: Costa Rica), has the potential to recolor Latin America’s economic map and introduce some new regional powerhouses to the world stage. As The Atlantic points out, not all the credit goes to the underdogs: One reason the Pacific Alliance may succeed is the increasingly urgent need to transcend the chronic failure to link Latin America’s economies.The...
  • SOLEMN PONTIFICAL MASS IN THE EXTRAORDINARY FORM FOR THE FEAST OF THE PRESENTATION

    02/01/2014 1:39:19 PM PST · by NYer · 72 replies
    EWTN ^ | February 1, 2014
    EWTN is providing live coverage of ... SOLEMN PONTIFICAL MASS IN THE EXTRAORDINARY FORM FOR THE FEAST OF THE PRESENTATION OF THE LORD AT THE NATIONAL SHRINE OF THE INFANT OF PRAGUE 02/02 at 11:00 AM ET; 02/03 at 12:00 AM ET Bishop Edward J. Slattery of Tulsa celebrates Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form at the National Shrine of the Infant of Prague in Prague, Oklahoma. LIVE. Bishop Slattery on Prayer, the Mass and New Vocations You’ve made public statements about problems with the liturgy. What changes would you like to see? I would like to see the...
  • Thoughts on the Traditional Latin Requiem Mass – Not Really as Dark or Dreadful As Many Say

    11/13/2013 2:56:48 AM PST · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11/13/2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Perhaps as a concluding post on funeral masses, this is my third post on the subject this week (omni trinum perfectum – all things are perfect in three), I would like to re-post an article I wrote over a year ago.Many of the comments these past days mentioned the Traditional Latin Requiem Mass, which I have been privileged to celebrate many times in my 25 years. It is a beautiful and gentle liturgy, so consoling and yet also sober and mindful that someone has died and that we ought to pray.And while I do not say that everyone must like...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Why Pray, Fast, Give Alms and Fight the Devil

    10/29/2013 10:00:11 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 5 replies
    Traditional Catholic Priest ^ | 2-18-13 | Fr. Peter Carota
    From the Bible we can see that the devil is real and active. Personally, I do not think that there is any other place where the spiritual battle is so intense and extreme, as when it comes to restoring Catholic Tradition. As we read in scripture about the devil asking Jesus to adore him, we know that the devil wants all of us to adore him instead of Jesus. If the devil can’t get us to adore him, he works on getting us to adore ourselves. In the Novus Ordo Mass we see so much anthropomorphic or man centered liturgies....
  • LINGUISTICS: Early Date for the Birth of Indo-European Languages

    11/28/2003 10:24:23 AM PST · by Lessismore · 36 replies · 3,431+ views
    Science Magazine ^ | 2003-11-28 | Michael Balter
    Ever since British jurist Sir William Jones noted in 1786 that there are marked similarities between diverse languages such as Greek, Sanskrit, and Celtic, linguists have assumed that most of the languages of Europe and the Indian subcontinent derive from a single ancient tongue. But researchers have fiercely debated just when and where this mother tongue was first spoken. Now a bold new study asserts that the common root of the 144 so-called Indo-European languages, which also include English and all the Germanic, Slavic, and Romance languages, is very ancient indeed. In this week's issue of Nature, evolutionary biologist Russell...
  • The Chaplet of St. Michael the Archangel in Latin (Catholic Caucus)

    04/20/2013 5:00:05 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 21 replies
    Fisheaters ^ | 2005 | Fisheaters...and a little from GonzoII
    The Chaplet of St. Michael the Archangel In Latin V. Deus, in adiutórium meum inténde. O God, come to my assistance R. Dómine, ad adiuvándum me festína. O Lord, make haste to help me. V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, et Spirítui Sancto. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. [Say one Our Father and three Hail Marys after each of the following...
  • More primary schools to offer Latin and ancient Greek (UK)

    11/19/2012 5:04:54 AM PST · by Renfield · 20 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-17-2012 | Graeme Paton
    All primary schools will be expected to teach foreign languages to pupils from 2014 as part of a major drive to boost education standards, it emerged. At least one subject from a seven-strong shortlist – French, German, Spanish, Italian, Mandarin, Latin and ancient Greek – will be offered to seven- to 11-year-olds. The move – outlined in a consultation document published by the Department for Education – could result in a major rise in the number of pupils studying the classical languages at a young age....
  • Pope Benedict Launches Latin Academy at Vatican

    11/10/2012 10:06:29 AM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    BBC ^ | 11/10/12
    Pope Benedict XVI has approved the launch of a new Latin language college in the Vatican. The Pontifical Academy for Latin will promote the knowledge and study of the language from classical times to the present day, said the Vatican. The Pope said the Church was the "guardian and promoter" of Latin and that a good understanding of it was more important than ever. The Church officially abandoned the use of Latin in Masses in the 1960s. But Pope Benedict has taken steps to make it easier for priests to say Mass in Latin, rather than their local language, if...
  • John Leguizamo: 'Latin People for Republicans Are Like Roaches for Raid'

    09/25/2012 10:13:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/25/12 | Christian Toto
    Sounds like comic actor John Leguizamo pines for a one political party system. Leguizamo, best known for providing the voice of Sid in four "Ice Age" movies, recently talked to CNN about his political views. “Latin people for Republicans are like roaches for raid,” he adds. “It doesn’t make sense. [Republicans are] not for us. You’re not for my values. We’re working class people mostly and blue collar. We’re your cops, we’re your firemen, we’re your carpenters and the things we need – we need to protect our unions, we need to protect our Medicare, we need to
  • Mirabile Dictu! The Pope Saves Latin

    09/03/2012 7:25:12 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9/1/12 | Harry Mount
    Thank God for the Catholic church – and I speak as an agnostic Anglican. Once again, they are helping to preserve the study of Latin in Western Europe, as they have for more than a millennium. Pope Benedict is about to set up a new body, the Pontificia Academia Latinitatis, which will study and promote the language in schools and churches. The role of Latin has declined in the Catholic church since Vatican II but it still remains the official language of the Vatican – and the role of the church in the survival of Latin is incalculable. The Old...
  • SSPX begins libel proceedings in Germany

    05/24/2012 1:24:00 PM PDT · by Gillibrand
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 24 May 2012 | Cathcon
    They sue a Green Party politician for his statements about Bishop Williamson and their attitude to Islam
  • Latin Mass Novena [Catholic caucus]

    03/04/2012 3:33:05 AM PST · by koinonia · 2 replies
    Website ^ | February 6, 1012 | Franciscans of the Immaculate
    A Novena of Latin Masses will be offered by the contemplative branch of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate at their Ritiro Mariano Friary in Amandola, Italy. The intention of the Novena is for THE SANCTIFICATION OF ALL FAMILIES (or persons) enrolled in the Novena. The nine Masses will begin at the Easter Vigil Mass on April 7th and will conclude on Divine Mercy Sunday April 15th...
  • Went to a Tridentine Latin Mass yesterday...(Vanity)

    01/09/2012 7:48:58 AM PST · by paterfamilias · 46 replies
    none | 9 January 2012 | me
    My wife and I went to the Tridentine Mass at Immaculate Conception Church(Sleepy Hollow, NY). It has been a very long time since a Mass brought us to tears. The prayers are beautiful, the reverence is palpable. The women had their heads covered, 90% of the men (and boys) wore jacket and tie, the priest's vestments were very traditional (when was the last time you saw a priest wearing a maniple and his biretta), a lot of young families, an altar boy (about 10 years old) and a fairly young priest, both of whom said the Latin prayers as if...
  • Wise Men from the East and the Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord [Ecumenical]

    01/05/2012 8:01:45 PM PST · by Salvation · 11 replies
    IgnatiusInsight.com ^ | January 5, 2012 | Sandra Miesel
    Wise Men from the East and the Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord Wise Men from the East | Sandra Miesel | The Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord We Three Kings of Orient are,Bearing gifts we traverse afar. . . . Who were these gift-bearing kings, these Wise Men of the East? What has their mission meant to Christians across the ages? The Wise Men—not yet called kings—make only a single appearance in Holy Scripture. St. Matthew's Gospel (Mt 2:1-12) tells of their arrival in Jerusalem shortly after the birth of Jesus. They have come seeking the...
  • Finally listening to Blessed John XXIII? (Latin for Seminarians)

    12/28/2011 5:21:46 AM PST · by markomalley · 8 replies
    The hermeneutic of continuity ^ | Dec. 28, 2011 | Fr Tim Finigan
    Blessed Pope John XXIII, in the Apostolic Constitution Veterum Sapientia of 1962, strongly mandated the study and use of Latin in ecclesiastical studies, theology, the Liturgy, and as a prerequisite for priestly formation. This February, there is to be an International Convention in Rome to mark the 50th anniversary of Veterum Sapientia. I can't help thinking that after 50 years we are perhaps finally prepared to take the document of the Blessed Pope seriously. Here is one passage from the standard translation that you can find in various places on the internet: Of its very nature Latin is most suitable for promoting...
  • BBC: Second Vespers from the London Oratory for the Feast of St. Andrew [In Latin]

    12/02/2011 7:07:25 AM PST · by GonzoII · 2 replies · 2+ views
    New Liturgical Movement ^ | Wednesday, November 30, 2011 | Shawn Tribe
    BBC: Second Vespers from the London Oratory for the Feast of St. Andrew by Shawn Tribe Readers will no doubt be interested to know that BBC Radio 3's Choral Evensong programme broadcast Second Vespers for the Feast of St Andrew today from the London Oratory. Here is the programme summary: Weds 30th Nov 2011 (rpt Sun 4th Dec 2011) London Oratory- Choral Vespers Organ Prelude: Intonazione octavo tono (Giovanni Gabrieli) Invitatory: Deus in adjutorium meum (Victoria) Antiphons & Psalms: 110, 113, 116, 126, 117 (Victoria) Hymn: Exsultet orbis gaudiis (Victoria) Antiphon: Cum pervenisset (Plainsong) Canticle: Magnificat primi toni (Victoria) Antiphon...
  • A Letter to the Pope: How To Do Latin Right

    11/30/2011 7:20:08 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 19 replies
    American Chronicle ^ | Sept, 2007 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    >>>THIS ARTICLE FIRST APPEARED FOUR YEARS AGO. STILL A HOT TOPIC.>>>> The Vatican recently announced a return to the Latin Mass for congregations that wish to use it. Much of the world was bewildered or bemused. Oh great, old-fashioned religionists will be listening to sonorous noise that nobody understands. Ah, but what if they did! I believe the Pope’s decision is a great opportunity, both for spiritual enlightenment and educational advances. Perhaps I should mention that I’m not a Catholic or someone who goes to religious ceremonies of any kind. I write as an education activist; in that context, let’s...
  • Vatican Attacks 'Foolish' BBC for Ditching BC and AD to be PC

    10/05/2011 3:32:18 PM PDT · by VU4G10 · 13 replies
    dailymail.co.uk/ ^ | 10.05.11 | Simon Caldwell
    The Vatican has accused the BBC of an ‘act of enormous foolishness’ for dumping the terms BC and AD in case they cause offence to non-Christians. The Roman Catholic Church also severely criticised the ‘senseless hypocrisy’ of Britain’s public service broadcaster for using a false respect for other religions to purge Christianity from Western culture. ‘It is by now very clear that respect for other religions is only an excuse, because those who wish to erase every trace of Christianity from Western culture are only a few secular westerners,’ said a front page editorial in L’Osservatore Romano, the Vatican’s official...
  • WYD and the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite

    08/22/2011 3:37:44 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | August 22, 2011 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Via Eponymous Flower and Messa in Latino comes something from World Youth Day not covered by the mainstream Catholic media. And one must ask why that is.My emphases: Traditionalist Bishops [Not the SSPX bishops. Bishops with actual faculties and authority.] Celebrate the Immemorial Mass With 1500 WYD Pilgrims(Madrid) Msgr. Marc Marie Max Aillet, the Bishop of Bayonne, Lescar and Orlon since 2008 in France will celebrate the Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form at the Parish Church of San Eduardo in Madrid with more than 1500 youth. This church has been allocated to the youth who are attached to Tradition...
  • Priest beaten up in front of his mother for celebrating the Traditional [ Latin ] Mass

    08/01/2011 7:21:27 PM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 18 replies
    KOLBE 16670 ^ | A.D. 26 jULY 2011 | Editors
    Priest attacked, guilty of celebrating the Latin Mass ... Tue, 26/07/2011 - 15:24 "You have been tough, but we will smash your head. Signed, Your friend Satan". That was one of several threatening messages sent to Father Hernán García Pardo, parish priest of San Michele, in Ronta [Mugello region of the Province of Florence, Tuscany]. His fault [was] that of celebrating the Latin Mass.... The warnings, which had been recurrent for some time, had not made the priest, who despite everything has continued to say Mass according to the ancient rite, give up. The last chapter [took place] last Wednesday,...
  • The Purposeful Thwarting of American Integration

    07/08/2011 4:15:00 PM PDT · by lbryce · 4 replies
    Don't Tread On Me ^ | July 6, 2011 | Charles Petzold
    Over the weekend,I tried my best to enjoy our Independence Day,despite the fact that I have all this information about our true state of being rattling around in my head. I spent the 4th in Weehawken N.J.,overlooking Manhattan,and watching the Macy’s fireworks show. The main street was blocked off by police,and all sorts of people were walking around,sitting on the park lawns,BBQ’ing,and more or less enjoying the day the way that I have always known it growing up. Weehawken is a very mixed neighborhood,where one can find people from all over the planet residing in one place. Specifically,the area right...
  • The "experience of the heavenly liturgy has been lost since Vatican II."

    05/14/2011 2:02:50 PM PDT · by NYer · 51 replies
    Insight Scoop ^ | May 14, 2011 | Carl Olson
    Here is an excerpt from a lengthy and very thoughtful address on the new translation of the Roman Missal given last month by Auxiliary Bishop James Conley of Denver at the Midwest Theological Forum in Valparaiso, Indiana: The key point here is that the words we pray matter. What we pray makes a difference in what we believe. Our prayer has implications for how we grasp the saving truths that are communicated to us through the liturgy. For instance, our current translation almost always favors abstract nouns to translate physical metaphors for God. If the Latin prayer refers to the...
  • New guidelines for Tridentine Mass – 10 key facts (Catholic Caucus)

    05/13/2011 10:22:51 AM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    cna ^ | May 13, 2011
    Pope Benedict XVI / Photo Credit Mazur Vatican City, May 13, 2011 / 10:55 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Local dioceses should give a “generous welcome” to any laity who wish to attend Mass in the “extraordinary form” and to priests who wish to say it.  That’s the key message of new Vatican guidelines regarding the extraordinary form of the Mass – often popularly referred to as the “Tridentine Mass” or “old Latin Mass.” The “extraordinary form” is the rite of Mass contained within the Roman Missal which was universally used from 1570 to 1962. It was almost always celebrated in...
  • Traditional Latin Catholic Mass: Easter Sunday

    04/24/2011 2:30:26 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 4 replies
    You Tube ^ | 28.07.2006 | trady/Narration by then-Mgr. Fulton J. Sheen
    Traditional Latin Mass filmed on Easter Sunday in 1941 at Our Lady of Sorrows church in Chicago. The film presents the ceremonies of the Missa Solemnis or Solemn High Mass in full detail with narration by then-Mgr. Fulton J. Sheen. Celebrated by Rev. J. R. Keane of the Order of Servites (hence the white habits and cowls), the ceremonies are accompanied by a full polyphonic choir, orchestra, and fifty Gregorian Chanters. The attention to detail in the ceremonies is impressive. Notice, for example, how the servers and ministers always take great care to move in order. Notice too that the...
  • The Language of Liturgical Celebration: How Latin Could Serve as a "Bond of Un [Catholic Caucus]

    03/12/2011 9:14:54 PM PST · by Salvation · 22 replies
    Zenit.org ^ | March 11, 2011 | Uwe Michael Lang, CO
    The Language of Liturgical Celebration How Latin Could Serve as a "Bond of Unity" By Uwe Michael Lang, COROME, MARCH 11, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Language is not only an instrument that serves to communicate facts, which it seeks to do in the most simple and efficient way, but it is also the means to express our mind in a way that involves the whole person. Consequently, language is also the means by which we express thoughts and religious experiences.Christine Mohrmann, the great historian of the Latin of Christians, affirms that "sacred language" used in divine worship is a specific way of "organizing"...
  • Pontifical TLM in Washington DC Cancelled (Catholic Caucus)

    03/11/2011 7:35:02 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 13 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | 03/11/2011 | Father John Zuhlsdorf
    Keep in mind that the Pontifical Mass was to be celebrated in honor of the anniversary of the election of Pope Benedict. This year will also bring the 60th Jubilee of the Holy Father's ordination. The Paulus Institute had organized the Lenten Mass in honor of the Holy Father on the sixth anniversary of his election to the papacy. It was to have been the second such Mass, the first having been offered at the National Shrine last year before a capacity congregation of over 4,000. Unfortunately, this year’s scheduled celebrant, Archbishop Augustine DiNoia of the Congregation for Divine Worship...
  • “What if We Said, ‘Wait’?” Vatican Won’t [Catholic Caucus]

    03/07/2011 6:16:36 AM PST · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    A prominent Catholic pastor in Seattle is “letting go” of his campaign against a new Latinized translation of the church liturgy, but not his convictions in starting it. “It is the people who will have the last word on the new missal once it is introduced,” Fr. Michael Ryan, pastor of St. James Cathedral, said in a Sunday morning homily. Noting that the missal will be introduced later this year, Ryan added: “This is neither the time nor the place for arguing the matter.” He pledged to work toward harmonious introduction of the new language into the cathedral’s worship. Ryan...
  • A Brussels Archbishop Celebrates the First Gregorian Mass in Forty Years

    02/01/2011 3:53:24 PM PST · by 0beron · 1 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 02/01/2011 | Tancred
    The Previous Episcopal Conference speaker says this is a 'false signal' Brussels (kath.net/KAP) The Brussels Archbishop Andre-Joseph Leonard just celebrated a Mass in the Traditional Rite. The celebration took place in Brussels with about 500 faithful on Sunday for the occasion of the arrival of the "traditionalist" Society of St. Peter in Benelux-Staaten, as reported by the newspaper "De Standaard".
  • ANOTHER PONTIFICAL MASS at the National Shrine in Washington DC! (Catholic Caucus)

    12/21/2010 12:45:39 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 3 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | 12/21/2010 | Father John Zuhlsdorf
    You all remember the spectacular Pontifical Mass last April at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Bp. Slattery of Tulsa was celebrant and gave that spectacular sermon.. It was broadcast on EWTN and the undersigned was one of the announcers. I am pleased to announce that that great event was not a one-timer. I received this press release: Solemn Pontifical Mass, Extraordinary Form, April 9, 2011, at the Basilica of the National Shrine, Washington, DC, Honoring Pope Benedict XVI WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the gloriously reverent Pontifical Mass in the Extraordinary Form last April 24 at the Basilica of...
  • The Liturgical Picnic is At an End: Priest Says Mass Ad Orientem

    11/22/2010 11:41:59 AM PST · by 0beron · 5 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 11/22/2010 | Tancred
    An upper-Bavarian Parish has democratically decided to dispose of its altar-table: "The Altar symbolizes a Cross, therefore the community. But in our time, in which everything is revolving around itself, we need a break from this clogging." (kreuz.net, Moosach) Already at the end of July Pastor Wolfan Lehner had put the altar-table at his church St. Michael in Moosach aside. The municipality is 27 Kilometers south-east of Munich. The website 'merkur-online.de' reports that the Pastor had informed his parishoners of this change in his Christmas letter. The upper-Bavarian Parish of Moosach belongs to the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising.
  • 'When we left, the stones came from behind' (Scotland-based traditional order) (Catholic Caucus)

    10/03/2010 9:58:08 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 12 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | 1 October 2010 | Mark Greaves
    Pope Benedict XVI’s 2007 Motu Proprio, Summorum Pontificum, was an attempt to end decades of division over liturgy: to bring the Society of St Pius X (SSPX), and all the groups affiliated with it, back into the Church.... Negotiations with the SSPX have indeed begun, yet so far no traditionalist group has taken up the Pope’s call – except, that is, for one small community based on a tiny, windswept island in Orkney. The community, known as the Transalpine Redemptorists, have paid a heavy price for their decision. Four brothers and two priests have left, and about 1,000 supporters in...
  • Google launches Latin translation tool

    09/30/2010 10:53:44 AM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies · 1+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 9/30/2010 | Claudine Beaumont
    Google Translate, a service that can instantly translate entire web pages or chunks of text in to another language, has added Latin to its list. Google Translate supports more than 50 languages, including minority languages such as Welsh and Haitian Creole, and the addition of Latin is sure to please scholars and traditionalists. In a blog post, written entirely in Latin, Jakob Uszkoreit, a senior engineer at Google, said that Latin was far from a “dead language”. “There are many Latin language learners,” he wrote. “Over 100,000 American students take the National Latin Exam every year and many more learn...
  • When the Holy Father Celebrates Mass Today, You Can Barely Tell the Difference From his First Mass

    09/02/2010 12:48:16 AM PDT · by 0beron
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 09/02/2010 | Tancred
    The Meal Table Is Frequently Little More than a Night Table in Front of a Magnificent AltarA German Bishop has sharply criticized the post-conciliar liturgical reform. One wanted to tear out the altar --- and horribly degraded it. [kreuz.net] The Liturgy must be recovered as the "holy life's blood" of the Church. Bishop Emeritus Klaus Dick (82) of Cologne explained most recently in a lecture in Cologne. On Friday the Cologne 'Domradio' (Cathedral Radio) recording of the presentation. It consists most substantially from citations -- predominantly from Pope Benedict XVI.
  • Why are 'Macho' Latin Countries Pushing Gay Initiative?

    08/03/2010 8:59:02 AM PDT · by geraldmcg · 5 replies · 14+ views
    WebToday ^ | 8-3-10 | WebToday
    Railing against the majorities in virtually all of their respective homelands, delegates from 30 Latin American and Caribbean countries descended on Brazil this past week to push a “gender equality” initiative that turned the advancement of women into an apparent crusade for abortion and gay rights. Born out of this meeting, known as the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean’s (ECLAC) Regional Conference on Women, was a document prepared for submission to the United Nations at its major Millennium Development Goals (MDG) assembly scheduled for next month. Available for interviews to shed light on the proceedings, and the...
  • Oliver Stone Defends Latin American Film [Says Hugo Chavez "Too Macho" for Americans] [!!!]

    07/06/2010 9:27:25 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 60 replies · 1+ views
    The Wrap ^ | 07/03/10 | Steve Pond
    Critics who complain about his favorable depiction of Hugo Chavez and other Latin American leaders are spreading “mythologies,” director Oliver Stone said Friday night after a Santa Monica screening of his film “South of the Border.” Stone participated in a Q&A session at Laemmle’s Monica 4-Plex after the screening, which was picketed by protesters who felt that his documentary’s positive look at anti-imperialist leaders in Venezuela, Bolivia, Argentina and other countries overlooked the economic ills and repressive policies of countries like Chavez’s Venezuela. Actress Maria Conchita Alonso, who earlier in the week told theWrap that Stone’s depiction of Chavez was...
  • Clinton urges rich Latin Americans to pay 'fair' tax share

    06/08/2010 5:09:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies · 28+ views
    breitbart ^ | 6/8/10 | afp
    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday urged the wealthy across the Americas to pay their "fair share" of taxes in order to eliminate poverty and promote economic opportunity for all. In a policy speech in the Ecuadoran capital, Clinton said her appeal to overhaul tax systems did not amount to "class warfare" and was instead a recognition that the "winner-take-all-approach" was a drag on progress.
  • Traditional Latin Mass to be Restored to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima [Catholic Caucus]

    05/09/2010 4:21:34 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 8 replies · 275+ views
    St. John Cantius Church Bulletin ^ | 5-9-10 | Canons Regular of St. John Cantius
    A PILGRIMAGE TO RESTORE THETRADITIONAL LATIN MASSTO THE SANCTUARY OFOUR LADY OF FATIMA The Canons Regular of St. John Cantius (Archdiocese of Chicago) are leading a pilgrimage in September, 2010, to Fatima, Portugal, to help achieve the restoration of the Traditional Latin Mass to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima. Included in this pilgrimage to the Fatima apparition sites, will be a liturgical conference in Fatima, providing clergy and laity lectures on the history, spirituality, and mystical theology of the Classical Roman Rite. On September 10, the Canons will celebrate a Solemn High Latin Mass (1962 Missale Romanum) at...
  • Legalizing Racial Profiling? Arizona Immigration Bill Draws Fire

    04/22/2010 11:38:33 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 56 replies · 975+ views
    ABC news ^ | April 22,2010 | HUMA KHAN
    An Arizona state bill that would give law enforcement greater authority over arresting illegal immigrants has caused national uproar and could set the stage for court battles over how far states can go when it comes to immigration policies. The bill would it make it a crime for immigrants to have no alien registration document, and undocumented citizens would be charged with "trespassing" simply for being in Arizona. The bill allows police to question and arrest people without warrant if there is "reasonable suspicion" about their immigration status. It would become illegal for people to employ illegal immigrants or to...
  • Five Problems, Five Solutions (Catholic Caucus)

    04/05/2010 4:09:27 PM PDT · by Desdemona · 54 replies · 415+ views
    The New Liturgical Movement ^ | March 25, 2010 | Jeffrey Tucker
    After years of observing the Catholic music scene, particular as it affects the liturgical life of the Church, I think I can narrow down the most pressing problems of our time. The good news is that all five problem have answers that are readily at hand. For this reason, we all have cause for being extremely hopeful. 1. Musicians do not have a model, much less ideals, in mind. Catholic musicians are very sincere people who aspire to do research so that they can do their jobs well. They order book after book and read many official documents. And yet...
  • Clinton: U.S. part of Latin drug trade

    03/06/2010 10:56:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies · 313+ views
    GUATEMALA CITY -- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said the U.S. is "part of the problem" in Central America's worsening drug trade, and is working to reduce demand at home while assisting neighbors in their fight against traffickers. "The United States under the Obama administration recognizes and accepts its share of responsibilities for the problems posed by drug trafficking in this region," Mrs. Clinton said today at a news conference at the Presidential Palace in Guatemala City, before meeting with regional presidents. "That's an admission that we have been willing to make this past year," she said, adding the...
  • How to mark Benedict's fifth anniversary (Latin Mass in DC)

    02/24/2010 10:01:23 AM PST · by NYer · 1 replies · 163+ views
    NCR ^ | February 24, 2010 | Dennis Coday
    Latin Mass at the National Shrine in April First such Mass at the shrine in nearly 45 years If you haven't yet settled on a way to mark the fifth anniversary of the pontificate Benedict XVI, and if you're in the Washington, D.C., area, you may want to check this out. The Paulus Institute, whose raison d'ętre is "for the propagation of sacred liturgy," announced today "the fifth anniversary of inauguration of Pope Benedict XVI will be commemorated in the Great Upper Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington D.C. by a Pontifical Solemn...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: SURSUM CORDA, 02-23-10

    02/23/2010 8:20:20 AM PST · by Salvation · 10 replies · 165+ views
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 02-23-10 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):SURSUM CORDA "Lift up your hearts", a phrase used by the priest when addressing the faithful at Mass during the preface. It is also used as a motto in Christian heraldry. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.