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  • "The Bible says that Progressives are estranged from God"

    10/24/2008 2:10:58 PM PDT · by Teófilo · 14 replies · 572+ views
    Sometimes dynamic translations do cause unforeseen problems. A Word Study. Folks, some times you have to hand it to Bible translators because in their quest to make the Bible understandable and relevant to today, they in fact may make it too understandable and too relevant. Consider how the New American Bible translates 2 John 1:9: Anyone who is so "progressive" as not to remain in the teaching of the Christ does not have God; whoever remains in the teaching has the Father and the Son.Now the footnote that accompanies this verse explains is as follows: Anyone who is so "progressive":...
  • Ad Altare Dei (Traditional Latin Mass on the USS Theodore Roosevelt) (Ecumenical)

    10/22/2008 8:45:02 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 29 replies · 920+ views
    Breviarium Romanum ^ | 10/21/2008 | MCITL
    Iudica me, Deus, et discerne causam meam de gente non sancta: ab homine iniquo et doloso erue me. Quia tu es, Deus, fortitudo mea: quare me reppulisti? et quare tristis incedo, dum affligit me inimicus? Emitte lucem tuam et veritatem tuam: ipsa me deduxerunt, et adduxerunt in montem sanctum tuum, et in tabernacula tua. Et introibo ad altare Dei: ad Deum, qui laetificat iuventutem meam. Confitebor tibi in cithara, Deus, Deus meus: quare tristis es, anima mea? et quare conturbas me? Spera in Deo, quoniam adhuc confitebor illi: salutare vultus mei, et Deus meus. -- Psalmus 42, Breviarium Romanum,...
  • (Must Read!): Rediscovering traditionalism Benedict XVI's popular new traditionalism

    10/02/2008 8:43:27 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 4 replies · 444+ views ^ | 30 Sep 2008 | John Casey
    Rediscovering traditionalism By John Casey On 14th June this year about 1,500 people filled Westminster Cathedral. Every seat was taken; people stood in the aisles and spilled out on to the piazza outside. The occasion was a mass, but not an ordinary mass. It was indeed a mass in what is now officially called the ``extraordinary form'' of the Roman rite, i.e. the mass as it had existed before the changes that followed the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965). It was celebrated by Cardinal Castrillon Hoyos, and was the first mass in the traditional form to be celebrated in the Cathedral...
  • Theological Word Of The Day: Scriptorium

    09/24/2008 6:28:47 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 3 replies · 72+ views
    TWOTD ^ | September 24, 2008
    Scriptorium Lat, “A place for writing” Additions to medieval libraries and monasteries that were designed for the reproduction of ancient texts by scribes and copyists. Many biblical texts were produced in the scriptorium, but the scribes reproductive assignments were not limited to the Scriptures.
  • Cardinal: Some not satisfied even after pope's Tridentine Mass decree [Catholic Caucus]

    09/16/2008 4:28:24 PM PDT · by NYer · 40 replies · 213+ views
    CNS ^ | September 16, 2008 | Cindy Wooden
    ROME (CNS) -- Rather than being grateful, some people have reacted to Pope Benedict XVI's wider permission for the celebration of the Tridentine Mass with further demands, said Cardinal Dario Castrillon Hoyos. The cardinal, president of the Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei," spoke Sept. 16 at a conference marking the first anniversary of "Summorum Pontificum," the document by which Pope Benedict expanded access to the Tridentine rite, the Mass rite used before the Second Vatican Council. Cardinal Castrillon, whose commission works with communities using the old rite, said his office continues to receive letters requesting the Tridentine rite be used not...
  • Complications of 2 Forms in 1 Rite (And More on Mass Intentions) [Catholic Caucus]

    09/09/2008 4:24:34 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies · 118+ views
    ZNA ^ | September 9, 2008 | Father Edward McNamara
    Q: I am the parish priest for a dual-form parish and some of the complications are currently unavoidable. I have returned the tabernacle to the center and shifted the presider's chair to the side. The free-standing altar is used for both forms, with the placement of altar cards and candles in the traditional form and the resetting of the altar for the celebration of the ordinary form. I've returned the altar rail in two spots and cushions for kneeling at the reception of Communion. Part of the "experiment" of Pope Benedict XVI lies in the "working" of both forms where...
  • Commentary on the "Ave Maris Stella" (Catholic/Orthodox Caucus)

    09/08/2008 8:16:48 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 6 replies · 968+ views
    Dignare Me Laudare Te, Virgo Sacrata ^ | 15th century | Dr. Thomas Gascoigne
    [A true friend of mine, whom I've known for just over a year, gave me a present, in true Hobbit form, at her birthday party this month. The present, a sixty-year-old book, is a 1948 reprint of a 1914 edition of the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary, printed by E.J. Dwyer, an Australian publisher. Not only does it have the all the prayers of the Little Office, it contains something I had never seen before, a commentary on the prayers themselves. She knew that I would greatly appreciate this book, and I am truly grateful that she...
  • Old is New: Cedar church offers weekly Latin Mass

    09/05/2008 11:09:50 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 2 replies · 112+ views ^ | August 30, 2008 | GRETCHEN MURRAY
    Old is New: Cedar church offers weekly Latin Mass BY GRETCHEN MURRAY Local Columnist Everything old is new again. That's particularly true for Roman Catholics who, once again, can attend weekly Mass in its original Latin form. Last year's decision by Pope Benedict XVI to restore the 16th Century Tridentine Mass has evolved into one of the worship opportunities the Diocese of Gaylord has offered since May 11. A weekly Latin Mass is celebrated at 12:45 p.m. Sundays at Holy Rosary Church in Cedar. The Latin Mass, which the Catholic Church refers to as the extraordinary form of the Mass,...
  • The suppression of a Latin-loving parish (Catholic Caucus)

    08/09/2008 10:45:42 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 32 replies · 94+ views
    Holy Smoke blog (Daily Telegraph) ^ | 8/9/2008 | Damian Thompson
    ...One hundred parishioners of St John the Evangelist, Allerton Bywater, have petitioned their bishop... to allow the parish to celebrate Mass only in Latin, in both the old and new forms. Instead, he is closing the church... and has told the parish priest, Fr Mark Lawler, that he will not be appointed to a new parish because his ministry is "divisive". Fr Lawler told me today: "This is a parish that does exactly what the Holy Father tells us to do.... The bishop is determined to squash it, and to destroy me because he doesn't want me moving to another...
  • Liturgical Institute, Mundelein, Adds (Required) Course on the Extraordinary Form

    07/25/2008 10:12:14 AM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies · 109+ views
    CMR ^ | July 25, 2008 | MAC
    One year after the release of the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum, The Liturgical Institute at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, Illinois, announced that it has added a required 3-credit course on the history and spirituality of the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite to its roster of classes. The Liturgical Institute was founded by Cardinal Francis George, Archbishop of Chicago (left) in the year 2000. Though the primary emphasis of the Institute involves the reformed liturgical books, this course comes in response to the call of Pope Benedict for freer study and use of the...
  • Marketing The "New" New Mass!

    07/07/2008 10:16:20 AM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies · 245+ views
    CMR ^ | July 7, 2007
    When I heard the report at the end of last week that Pope Benedict has asked the Congregation for Divine Worship to study some potential changes to the liturgy, I got very excited. Think about all the possibilities! Think about what the Mass could be, rather than what it often is. The abuses and experiments, gone! The tawdry celebration of self, gone! Latin back in its proper place! Gregorian Chant! The priest's magnificent back on glorious display! The more I thought about it the more excited I became and the more I started wondering how would such a change be...

    07/01/2008 5:16:47 AM PDT · by Serviam1 · 33 replies · 162+ views
    Catholic Action League of Massacusetts | 30 June 2008 | Catholic Action League of Massacusetts
    NEWS RELEASE MONDAY, JUNE 30, 2008 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CATHOLIC ACTION LEAGUE MOURNS CLOSING OF HOLY TRINITY CHURCH The Catholic Action League of Massachusetts today mourned the closing of the venerable Holy Trinity church in Boston's South End. The parish was suppressed today by a decree of Sean Cardinal O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston. The last masses were celebrated yesterday, June 29th, on the feast of Saints Peter and Paul. Holy Trinity was the last German Catholic parish in New England, and was one of only two venues in the Archdiocese which offered weekly Sunday celebrations of the Traditional Latin Mass....
  • Televised Extraordinary Form of the Mass (Latin) today, EWTN (Catholic Caucus)

    07/01/2008 4:33:23 AM PDT · by Petronski · 11 replies · 290+ views
    Feast of the Most Precious Blood - July 1st, 2008 First Solemn High Mass of Fr. Jared McCambridge, FSSP Airtimes: Tue 07/01/08 8:00 AM ET & 5 AM PT LIVE Tue 7/01/08 7:00 PM ET & 4 PM PT Encore Wed 7/02/08 12:00 AM ET & 9 PM PT (Tue) Encore
  • Holy Trinity Closing, But Welcoming Doors Not Opening – Yet

    06/26/2008 3:35:13 PM PDT · by Serviam1 · 21 replies · 136+ views
    Save Holy Trinity Committee | 26 June 2008 | Christine M. Quagan
    Holy Trinity Closing, But Welcoming Doors Not Opening – Yet No German, Latin Masses for Displaced Parishioners; Reopening of Homeless Program Delayed BOSTON – June 26 – On Sunday, June 29, Holy Trinity parishioners will hear for the first time the decree that formally closes the 164-year-old South End parish effective the following day, June 30. Despite the short interval between the formal announcement and the closure, parishioners will immediately appeal the decision to Cardinal Sean O’Malley. The decree, signed early this week but yet to be formally read, will designate the Cathedral of the Holy Cross as the welcoming...
  • Vero Possumus (Vanity)

    06/22/2008 5:37:39 AM PDT · by Politically Correct · 33 replies · 593+ views
    6/22/08 | Latemarch
    Vero Possumus, latin for yes we can (or at least an approxmimation of it). While I think that every failed campaign has a "jump the shark" moment. I'm thinking Michael Dukakis in the tank and John Kerry in the bunny suit. Therefore I'm thinking that Obama's campaign has just jumped the possom. What I was hoping is that all you Freepers out there with a command of Latin could have some fun with this and give us alternatives for his use on his new presidential seal. Of course faux Latin would also be much fun
  • George Weigel: "Latin days are here again?"

    06/20/2008 1:01:00 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies · 105+ views
    Insight Scoop ^ | June 20, 2008 | Carl Olson
    The prolific author writes in the pages of Newsweek (to which he is a regular contributor) of how he thinks Pope Benedict XVI is working to implement the "reform of the reform": Is Pope Benedict XVI determined to restore the Latin mass that many Roman Catholics thought had been consigned to the dustbin of history? The answer, in short, is both yes and no. But neither the "yes" nor the "no" quite fits the conventional speculations in several recent media reports following off-the-cuff remarks to a small Catholic association in Great Britain by a Vatican official. In unraveling this, it...
  • Newsweek article on the Extraordinary Form

    06/20/2008 12:29:34 PM PDT · by NYCCatholic · 4 replies · 110+ views
    Newsweek ^ | June 19, 2008 | George Weigel
    Latin Days Are Here Again? Pope Benedict wants to revive the Latin mass in Roman Catholic worship. But what exactly does that mean? George Weigel Newsweek Web Exclusive Updated: 11:19 AM ET Jun 19, 2008 Is Pope Benedict XVI determined to restore the Latin mass that many Roman Catholics thought had been consigned to the dustbin of history? The answer, in short, is both yes and no. But neither the "yes" nor the "no" quite fits the conventional speculations in several recent media reports following off-the-cuff remarks to a small Catholic association in Great Britain by a Vatican official. In...
  • Confirmations conferred in traditional Latin liturgy

    06/19/2008 1:49:45 PM PDT · by NYer · 41 replies · 197+ views
    LI Catholic ^ | June 18, 2008 | Pete Sheehan
    Rockville Centre — They were not yet born — nor had their parents probably met — when the new liturgy was introduced in the 1960s, but a dozen teens and pre-teens last Sunday were happy to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in a Latin ceremony. Bishop William Murphy conferred the sacrament last Sunday at St. Agnes Cathedral here for a group of children and one adult whose families regularly attend an approved Tridentine (traditional Latin) Mass offered each Sunday at St. Matthew’s Church in Dix Hills. Bishop Murphy administered the sacrament of confirmation in the traditional Latin rite during a...
  • For Thrill Value, "Gibbet" Trumps the Teacups (bishops debate liturgy document) [Catholic Caucus]

    06/16/2008 10:26:24 AM PDT · by NYer · 52 replies · 124+ views
    WITL ^ | June 13, 2008 | Rocco Palmo
    Who needs DisneyWorld when you've got a showdown on translations? By the looks of it, yesterday's Orlando debate and vote on the proposed revision of the Proper of Seasons packed even more of a punch than expected. NCR's John Allen relays: [O]nly seven bishops out of 250 Latin Rite prelates in the United States even bothered to propose amendments to the text, a clear sign that most felt the handwriting was on the wall. Like it or not, many concluded, Rome has made clear that the new translations must be closer to the Latin, both in structure and word...
  • Support for Euro in doubt as Germans reject Latin bloc notes

    06/13/2008 8:03:58 AM PDT · by BGHater · 16 replies · 231+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 13 June 2008 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Notes printed in Berlin have more currency for bank customers who fear a 'value crisis' Ordinary Germans have begun to reject euro bank notes with serial numbers from Italy, Spain, Greece and Portugal, raising concerns that public support for monetary union may be waning in the eurozone's anchor country. Germany's Handelsblatt newspaper says bankers have detected a curious pattern where customers are withdrawing cash directly from branches, screening the notes to determine the origin of issue. They ask for paper from the southern states to be exchanged for German notes. Each country prints its own notes according to its economic...
  • A Month After Pope’s Visit . . .Cardinal O’Malley Closes German Parish

    06/12/2008 7:54:15 PM PDT · by Serviam1 · 5 replies · 102+ views
    The Wanderer Press | 5 June 2008 | Paul Likoudis
    One month after Pope Benedict XVI made his historic visit to the United States, Sean Cardinal O’Malley ordered the closure of Boston’s oldest German parish, Holy Trinity, and declared all its assets — including $ 242,000 in its bank account — be transferred to Holy Cross Cathedral. The priests and parishioners of Holy Trinity Church, established by German immigrants in 1844, opened the first parochial school in New England and introduced the Christmas tree and Christmas cards to Puritan Boston, among many other traditions. Since 1990, the parish has been home for the Traditional Latin Mass community from 1990 to...
  • Losing a Space to Soar

    06/11/2008 6:13:22 AM PDT · by Serviam1 · 1 replies · 50+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 11 June 08 | Yvonne Abraham
    Losing a Space to Soar By Yvonne Abraham | June 11, 2008 It's not what you expect to see when you step into a Catholic church these days. Demurely dressed women in lace mantillas. A priest with his back to the congregation: In nomini Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti, Amen. Bells ringing. Gregorian chant floating down from the choir loft. But here it all is at Holy Trinity German Church, on Shawmut Avenue in the South End, at the start of a sweltering Sunday. About 100 people from Bourne and West Roxbury and all over come for the 9...
  • Extraordinary Form Mass Intensive Workshop for LAITY (Catholic Caucus)

    06/08/2008 11:04:55 PM PDT · by baa39 · 7 replies · 112+ views
    Sancta Missa ^ | June 8, 2008 | The Canons Regular of St. John Cantius
    Monday August 25 to Friday, August 29, 2008 - Extraordinary Form of the Mass - 1962 Missale Romanum - "The Most Beautiful Thing this Side of Heaven" The "Workshop for Laity" in the Extraordinary Form of the Mass will provide an in-depth examination and spiritual meditation on the Traditional Latin Mass through the presentation of lectures and tutorials. Participants will also have opportunities for Eucharistic Adoration to extend the worship of our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. Devotion to Our Blessed Lady will be fostered by the recitation of the Holy Rosary in Latin. Additionally, sacramental Confession will be offered...
  • Priests from Nebraska lead rite's resurgence of Latin Mass [Ecumenical]

    05/31/2008 4:23:54 PM PDT · by NYer · 43 replies · 569+ views
    Calibre ^ | May 31, 2008 | Christopher Burbach
    May 31--LINCOLN -- A cardinal from the Vatican, surrounded by 50 priests. Gregorian chants floating through clouds of incense.A 3 1/2 -hour Mass, sung in Latin mostly by priests facing the altar.A cathedral packed to standing-room-only with lots of families with lots of children, women and girls in veils, men in suits, boys in neckties and close-cropped haircuts.Catholics kneeling to take communion.The ordination at Lincoln's Cathedral of the Risen Christ on Friday seemed oh-so-retro. But it was hardly an exercise in nostalgia. It was more like back to the future for a small but growing minority that seeks a louder...
  • Latin, Prayers, Chilly Dorms at School in France

    05/20/2008 7:43:48 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 9 replies · 189+ views
    Reuters ^ | 05/20/2008 | Lisa Essex
    CHAVAGNES-EN-PAILLERS, France (Reuters) - Learning Latin, attending Catechism and hurrying along draughty corridors to prayer, two dozen boys are experiencing old-fashioned British boarding school life -- deep in the French countryside. Boxing, folk-dancing and Gregorian chant also figure on the curriculum at Chavagnes International College, a traditional Catholic English boys' boarding school in the Vendee wine-growing region on France's Atlantic coast. Housed in a 200-year-old former seminary in a region marked by France's wars of religion in the mid-16th century, it says it attracts parents who are disillusioned by the British state school system or the values of modern life....

    05/13/2008 5:56:39 PM PDT · by magdalen · 17 replies · 358+ views
    Times online ^ | May 13, 2008 | magdalen
    Pilgrims sing the praises of Latin The Tridentine Mass is being revived by young Catholics while walking to Chartres Cathedral Greg Watts Religion may well be in decline among European youth but it is by no means dead. This weekend about 6,000 young Catholics will set off on a 75-mile walk from Paris to Chartres Cathedral — and as they walk they will all be praying and singing in Latin. Pope Benedict XVI’s decision last year in his apostolic letter, Summorum pontificum, to revive the Tridentine Latin Mass, was seen as a turning back of the clock by some liberal...
  • Vatican makes Latin-language documents available online

    05/10/2008 1:16:58 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies · 122+ views
    CNS ^ | May 9, 2008 | By John Thavis
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Latin is online at the Vatican. Without fanfare, the Vatican's site has made hundreds of papal and other documents available in a new Latin-language section. The Latin area went live May 9. Visitors clicking on "Sancta Sedes" (Latin for "Holy See") are taken to a menu of documents arranged by pontificate or Roman Curia office. Also posted is the complete neo-Vulgate Latin version of the Bible and Latin editions of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the Code of Canon Law and the documents of the Second Vatican Council. The papal pages -- "Summi Pontifices"...
  • Iran's influence in Latin America worries U.S.

    05/07/2008 8:01:35 PM PDT · by Flavius · 3 replies · 89+ views
    reuteurs ^ | 5/8/08 | reuteurs
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iran is making allies in Latin America to counter Washington's traditional influence in the region and could use them to threaten U.S. security, a top U.S. diplomat said on Wednesday
  • † Traditional Mass Propers ~ Dominica Prima Passionis ~ Passion Sunday ~ 09 March 2008 Anno Dómini †

    03/09/2008 6:25:37 PM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 27 replies · 439+ views
    Robert Drobot | 09 March 2008 Anno Dómini | The Most Holy Trinity
    "Catholics who remain faithful to Tradition, even if they are reduced to but a handful, they are THE TRUE CHURCH. They've got the churches, but we've got the faith" -- Saint Athanasius, "Apostle of Tradition", 373 Anno DominiThe Holy Tridentine Roman Rite Mass The Tridentine Mass takes its name from the Council of Trent ( 1545-63 ), under the watchful eye of Pope Saint Pius V. The "Tridentine Rite" is, therefore, more properly called the Ancient or Traditional Roman Rite. The last edition of its missal was published in 1962.The traditional Roman Rite differs from the new rite --...
  • On Ratzinger's 2003 letter on the "Old" Mass

    02/20/2008 12:40:33 PM PST · by Balt · 2 replies · 102+ views
    Priestly Pugilist ^ | 2/20/2008 | The Priestly Pugilist
    I've come across a real gem (or, rather, a friend of mine came across it and alerted me to it): a letter from 2003, written by then Cardinal Ratzinger, in answer to a letter requesting wider permission throughout the Latin Church for the use of the Missal of John XXIII. Dear Dr. Barth ! My heartfelt thanks for your letter of April 6, which I didn't have time to answer until now. You're asking me to lobby for a wider permission of the old Roman Rite. As you well know, I am very open to such requests, as my efforts...
  • Ite, Missa Est (Interest in ‘Extraordinary Form’ of the Mass Growing on Campus)

    02/18/2008 3:34:50 PM PST · by NYer · 10 replies · 388+ views
    NCR ^ | February 19, 2008 | VALERIE SCHMALZ
    When Pope Benedict XVI loosened restrictions on celebration of the pre-Vatican II Latin Mass last July, Notre Dame University’s campus ministry immediately began planning how to implement the change. Notre Dame is just one of a number of Catholic colleges and universities that viewed the Pope’s July 7, 2007, Apostolic Letter Summorum Pontificum as a signal that the form of the Mass dating to 1570 should be available on their campuses. Others, such as Jesuit-run Fordham University in New York, began offering the Mass of Blessed John XXIII at the behest of students.“It’s actually been a lot of fun to...
  • Archbishop to ordain priests using Tridentine Mass in Rome cathedral

    02/07/2008 6:12:47 AM PST · by NYer · 17 replies · 1,004+ views
    CNS ^ | February 6, 2008 | John Thavis
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- A former Vatican official will ordain four traditionalist priests in a Tridentine Mass celebrated in the cathedral of Rome, church officials said. The Feb. 23 ordination Mass in the Basilica of St. John Lateran will be the most prominent celebration of the old rite in Rome since Pope Benedict XVI relaxed restrictions on its use last year. The Mass, to be celebrated by Archbishop Luigi De Magistris, will follow the 1962 Roman Missal, known commonly as the Tridentine rite. In July 2007 the pope issued new rules, saying the old rite could be used much more...
  • The Phony 'Pink Tide'

    01/24/2008 2:13:44 PM PST · by ECM · 3 replies · 59+ views
    TCS Daily ^ | 24 Jan 2008 | Raphael C. Rosen
    Chávez. Lula. Kirchner. Morales. Vásquez. Correa. Bachelet. Ortega. Socialism sweeps Latin America as leftist presidents rise. Reading the news today, one can be forgiven for believing that a near-revolution in Latin America is at hand, that the morning of equality for the marginalized masses speedily draws near. The truth is, the socialist "pink tide" washing ashore in Latin America is just foam that Western journalists have gulped down: it is far more rhetorical than real. Reporters equate a bloated but still capitalist state that thrives—and can only thrive—on mass handouts with a socialist one. Don't be fooled. Blue and red...
  • Vatican official says pope does not want to abandon liturgical reform

    01/21/2008 3:41:01 PM PST · by NYer · 20 replies · 148+ views
    CNS ^ | January 21, 2008 | John Thavis
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Benedict XVI has no intention of launching a liturgical "return to the past" but would like to recover some important elements that have been lost or forgotten in recent decades, the Vatican's liturgist said. Msgr. Guido Marini, master of papal liturgical ceremonies, made the comments in an interview Jan. 19 with Vatican Radio. He was asked about fears that the pope wants to abandon the liturgical reform of the Second Vatican Council. "These are certainly incorrect inferences and interpretations," Msgr. Marini said. The path of Catholic liturgy is "development in continuity," in which change never...
  • US fears 'disastrous' links in Latin America with Islamic militants

    01/17/2008 12:29:55 AM PST · by americanophile · 6 replies · 185+ views ^ | January 17, 2008 | Agence France-Presse
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - A top US military commander said Wednesday he fears a "disastrous" linkup between drug traffickers and radical Islamists in Latin America, where he said Iran wields growing influence. "I fear greatly that the connectivity between narcoterrorism and Islamic radical terrorism could be disastrous in this region," Admiral James Stavridis, head of the US Southern Command, told a conference on Latin America. "What I worry about in this region with outside actors coming into it is the potential for those streams to cross, if you will, for the fuel of narcoterrorism to become engaged in Islamic radicalism here...
  • Vatican clarifying Latin Mass rules

    01/03/2008 11:09:03 AM PST · by NYer · 77 replies · 134+ views
    AP ^ | January 3, 2007 | Nicole Winfield
    The Vatican has begun drafting a document to elaborate on Pope Benedict XVI's recent liberalization of the old Latin Mass because some bishops are either ignoring his move or misinterpreting it, Vatican officials said.The Vatican's No. 2, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, said in comments published Thursday that the Vatican would be issuing an "instruction" on how to put the pope's document into practice, since there had been what he called some "uneven" reactions to it since it went into effect last year.The document Benedict issued in July removed restrictions on celebrating the so-called Tridentine Mass, the rite celebrated in Latin before...
  • Boston's "Christmas Parish" Announces Schedule of Christmas Services and Concert

    12/19/2007 5:33:02 PM PST · by Serviam1 · 1 replies · 94+ views
    Christine M. Quagan | 17 Dec 07 | Christine M. Quagan
    Boston's "Christmas Parish" Announces Schedule of Christmas Services and Concert BOSTON – December 18 - Known as the Christmas Parish because its German immigrant founders introduced many Christmas customs to New England and the country during the mid-1800s, Holy Trinity Church in Boston's South End announces its schedule of Christmas services for 2007. The 2007 Christmas Mass schedule at Holy Trinity, located at 140 Shawmut Avenue, is: Christmas Eve 11:30 PM: Concert of traditional German and English Christmas carols. Midnight: Traditional Latin High Mass; begins with candlelight procession in which the celebrant lays the Infant Jesus in the crčche. Christmas...
  • Latin Mass Resumes at Holy Trinity, Boston

    12/19/2007 5:13:56 PM PST · by Serviam1 · 18 replies · 107+ views
    Peter Cooper | 17 Dec 07 | Rob Quagan / Peter Cooper
    This morning Fr. Connolly announced (to the throngs in attendance at the 10 o'clock Mass) that after his consultations with His Eminence, he (Fr. Connolly) has decided that the Tridentine Latin Mass will again be celebrated weekly at Holy Trinity. He mentioned that it remains for us to work out a schedule of clergy to enable us to have the priests necessary to ensure proper coverage. There also will be careful consideration as to the time the Mass will be celebrated. The possibility of having the Latin Mass take place before the [current 10:00AM] Novus Ordo one is under active...
  • Extraordinary, Right?

    12/03/2007 7:28:41 PM PST · by Antoninus · 17 replies · 101+ views
    Gloria Romanorum Blog ^ | 12/4/07 | Antoninus
    Guess what? The *new* Extraordinary rite at our parish was featured on a local news broadcast! And very positively, I might add. Here's the link: Local Pastor Adds Latin Mass to ScheduleHere's a transcript [errors mine]: Reporter: Well today at noon St. Peter Celestine Catholic Church [sic--it's actually St. Peter's, not Celestine. That's another parish nearby.] in Merchantville, New Jersey takes a bold step. The pastor is putting a traditional Latin Mass on the church's Sunday schedule. As CBS 3's Pat Ciarrocchi reports, this comes at the encouragement of the Pope, who hopes that tradition will ignite the fires of...
  • Ancient Music Wins New Fans (Gregorian Chant)

    11/13/2007 12:00:30 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 25 replies · 690+ views
    BBC News ^ | 11/13/2007 | Paddy O'Flaherty
    One of the world's oldest styles of religious music is attracting a host of new enthusiasts.Gregorian chant is usually associated with monks in monasteries, but it's being heard more often now in regular services. Its growing popularity brought 70 representatives of choirs from Northern Ireland to a chanting workshop in the Dominican Convent in west Belfast. The college chapel became a study for a day as experts passed on advice on how best to perform the ancient melodies. Principal tutor Donal McCrisken said Gregorian chant was an excellent medium for vocal training. "You have to sing it very purely -...
  • Vatican Official: Bishops Should not Limit Latin Mass

    11/08/2007 6:41:53 AM PST · by NYer · 16 replies · 57+ views
    Catholic News Service ^ | November 8, 2007 | Cindy Wooden
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) - The secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments criticized bishops and priests who have given a narrow interpretation to Pope Benedict XVI's permission for the wider celebration of the Tridentine Mass. Archbishop Albert Malcolm Ranjith Patabendige Don told an Italian Internet news site that he found it difficult to understand the action "and even rebellion" of churchmen who have tried to limit access to the older Mass. "On the part of some dioceses, there have been interpretive documents that inexplicably aim to limit the 'motu proprio' of the pope," he told the Web...
  • Latin Lovers in America

    11/06/2007 8:11:49 AM PST · by Frank Sheed · 24 replies · 41+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | November 6, 2007 | Harry Mount
    And is it true? Are the long-held dreams of a thousand bachelor teachers, their shoulders sprinkled with dandruff and chalk-dust, coming to life? Is the great Latin revival happening? After half a century of decline, when the teaching of Latin retreated to a few small brave frontier outposts -- American prep schools, British public schools and the Vatican -- is it back? The answer is -- yes...a bit. The dead language is showing some small signs of recovery; mere glimmers, perhaps, but significant all the same. Chief of the Latin Revival Club is Pope Benedict XVI, who on September 14...
  • (Cardinal) Pell celebrates Mass in Latin

    11/05/2007 9:33:55 AM PST · by NYer · 9 replies · 79+ views
    Cath News ^ | November 2, 2007
    Cardinal George Pell is the first Sydney Archbishop in 40 years to celebrate Mass in Latin according to the 1962 Roman Missal. Celebrated at St Mary’s Cathedral on Saturday morning, the Mass was held to celebrate Pope Benedict's apostolic letter Summorum Pontificum which was published in July. The letter, issued "motu proprio," on one's own initiative, explained new norms allowing for the use of the 1962 missal as an extraordinary form of the liturgical celebration. The norms took effect on 14 September. The Oriens Foundation, which promotes understanding of the Tridentine rite, said the Mass "represented a significant event in...
  • Vatican Press announces publication of 1962 Edition of the Roman Missal

    10/23/2007 1:03:40 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies · 103+ views
    CNA ^ | October 23, 2007
    Vatican City, Oct 23, 2007 / 10:14 am (CNA).- The Vatican Press, Libreria Editricie Vaticana, has announced that it will begin selling the Roman Missal of 1962.  The publication is being viewed as a sign of support from the Vatican for those who wish to celebrate the Mass in Latin according to the 1962 rite, recently encouraged by Pope Benedict XVI's motu proprio instruction, "Summorum Pontificum."It is available for purchase at a price of 59 Euros.  Further details can be found at
  • Pope's Brother attends 1962 Latin Mass

    09/29/2007 8:51:35 AM PDT · by Gillibrand · 2 replies · 135+ views
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 29 September 2007 | Chris Gillibrand
    Cathcon has the pictures. If you use any of these pictures, please acknowledge by making a link to Cathcon. Canon Georg Ratzinger occupied one of the stalls in the Church. His biography. He gave interviews. More coverage coming soon here- hopefully a video
  • Liturgical Dispute; St. Peter's Online (Letter on 1962 Missal Causes Skirmish)

    09/28/2007 6:25:45 AM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies · 21+ views
    Zenit ^ | September 27, 2007 | Elizabeth Lev
    After the sunny skies of August, storm clouds appeared this week in Rome as Benedict XVI's apostolic letter "Summorum Pontificum" came into effect Sept. 14. For those who have been sleeping under a liturgical rock this summer, the July 7 papal document, issued "motu proprio" (on his own initiative), gave all Catholic priests much broader permission to celebrate the liturgy according to the 1962 Roman Missal, and the faithful the right to request this form of the liturgy. This might have passed unnoticed except for a few keen Vatican watchers, but a commotion among the Italian bishops regarding the document...
  • Interesting news from Rome

    09/23/2007 7:44:02 AM PDT · by Frank Sheed · 37 replies · 361+ views
    What Does the Prayer Really Say? ^ | September 23, 2007 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    23 September 2007 Interesting news from Rome CATEGORY: SESSIUNCULUM — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf @ 12:52 am As you probably know I am in Rome right now.  I will be heading back to the USA via London early next week. During my all too brief Roman sojourn, I have been catching up with people and news. One of the very interesting things I have learned is that the Pontifical North American College, the seminary where most of the men from the USA live and receive their spiritual formation, is going to be … wait for it… training seminarians to celebrate...
  • Fruits of Summorum Pontificum already showing

    09/15/2007 9:49:58 AM PDT · by Balt · 25 replies · 398+ views
    The Priestly Pugilist ^ | 7/15/07 | Priestly Pugilist
    12:20 PM 9/15/2007 - In case you missed it (and Eastern Catholics probably would, since it has nothing to do with them), yesterday was “D-day” for the Romans - the day on which the provisions of a motu proprio entitled Summorum Pontificum, made public on July 7, went into effect. Your friendly neighborhood Priestly Pugilist told you all about it in the 12:05 PM 7/10/2007 post. For those too lazy to go back and read it, it lifts pretty much all the restrictions, real or imaginary, that used to be in place regarding the celebration of the Mass of the...
  • Area priests (Roanoke VA) see little demand for Latin Mass

    09/04/2007 9:40:56 AM PDT · by NYer · 37 replies · 552+ views
    Roanoke Times ^ | September 2, 2007 | Pamela J. Podger
    Several Roman Catholic priests in Southwest Virginia are thankful demand for the old-style Latin Mass hasn't emerged here because they are already stretched thin trying to serve rural parishes.This summer Pope Benedict XVI allowed freer use of the traditional Latin liturgy. Some regard his July 7 apostolic letter as a way of healing a rift with Catholic traditionalists. Although Latin is woven occasionally into regular services, the pope's action means that priests no longer need special permission from bishops to perform the old-style Latin Mass. The 16th century Tridentine Mass had been commonly celebrated for 1,500 years but was modernized...
  • New Latin Mass parish in Buffalo NY

    08/19/2007 5:04:14 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies · 960+ views
    Buffalo News ^ | August 19, 2007 | Jay Tokasz
    For most area Catholics, the Latin Mass either is a hazy memory or a footnote in church history. But next month, the ancient rite, set aside nearly 40 years ago in favor of a new, vastly different Mass, will be welcomed back in area churches — thanks to a recent apostolic letter from Pope Benedict XVI. The letter is unlikely to change the way most Catholics in the Diocese of Buffalo experience their liturgies. Still, traditionalists were thrilled by the July announcement. “It’s lifted a stigma. It’s almost like being freed,” said Al Huntz, president of the local chapter of...