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’62 Missal Motu Proprio Edition

Posted: Monday, July 9th, 2007 @ 7:43 am in Liturgy | 1 Comment »

If you don’t have traditional missal yet, go to the Baronius Press website and check out their new Motu Prorprio edition to be published in September. From their site: Following the Holy Father’s Motu Proprio on the 7th July 2007, Baronius Press, the only publisher of a Church approved edition of the 1962 Roman Missal, […]

The MP and Traditional Communities

Posted: Monday, July 9th, 2007 @ 7:03 am in Liturgy | Comments Off on The MP and Traditional Communities

For some excellent commentary about Summorum Pontificum and what it means for communities who already have the traditional rites, see Fr. Robert Pasley’s homily given at the 11:00 am high mass yesterday at Mater Ecclesiae. Here is an excerpt: The Liturgy, as I have said, is the heart of the Church, and the Church cannot […]

At Long Last

Posted: Saturday, July 7th, 2007 @ 9:18 pm in Liturgy | 1 Comment »

I just wanted to put up a quick post expressing my joy and gratitude that the Motu Proprio has finally come! It appears to be very much what we had hoped for. Other blogs are already covering it well, so I won’t say much here. I will throw my two cents in on one issue […]

Motu Proprio Release Date

Posted: Thursday, July 5th, 2007 @ 3:53 pm in Liturgy | Comments Off on Motu Proprio Release Date

It appears that the Motu Proprio will indeed be published on 7th. On the old calendar the 7th is the feast of Sts. Cyril and Methodius. Of course these are major saints for the Eastern Orthodox. It is no secret that we need to shape up our liturgy before there is much chance for progress […]

As it was before, and greater than before

Posted: Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007 @ 10:53 am in Liturgy | Comments Off on As it was before, and greater than before

Regarding my point on the post below about how the NO has resulted in a better appreciation of the TLM, there is an excerpt on Rorate Caeli that sums it up perfectly. It is from Italian poet Tito Casini.  He likens the current situation with the mass to the Sun disappearing behind an eclipse, then […]

Benefits of the Novus Ordo

Posted: Friday, June 29th, 2007 @ 4:07 pm in Liturgy | 1 Comment »

Well, this a topic I don’t write about much. But all the talk about the Motu Proprio and how it relates to a “reform of the reform” got me thinking about what good could from the whole NO experience of the last forty years. God does have a way of pulling good things out of […]

Corpus Christi Sequence

Posted: Sunday, June 10th, 2007 @ 8:41 pm in Liturgy, Saints | 1 Comment »

Before the Gospel reading for Corpus Christi there is a sequence. There are not too many sequences left anymore even in the Tridentine Mass. It seems that there used to be a sequence for every mass, but most of them where cut out at the council of Trent. Only four remained after that, and I […]

Dispelling Pre-Vatican II Myths

Posted: Sunday, March 18th, 2007 @ 8:45 pm in Liturgy | Comments Off on Dispelling Pre-Vatican II Myths

We often get to hear about how Vatican II taught us that we all have a priestly role in the Church (forget the fact that it’s in the bible for anyone who cares to read it). Well, Dom Gueranger must have had a mystical vision of the future because he wrote about it in the […]

Now Is The Winter Of Your Discontent!

Posted: Friday, March 16th, 2007 @ 12:18 pm in Culture, Liturgy | Comments Off on Now Is The Winter Of Your Discontent!

As I noted in my post about Sacramentum Caritatis, many traditionally minded Catholics are disappointed with the exhortation. In some ways I am too. But some of the comments on other Trad blogs are just over the top absurd. The level of despair is, frankly, appalling. What we have in this document is a very […]

Sacramentum Caritatis

Posted: Tuesday, March 13th, 2007 @ 2:09 pm in Liturgy, Sacraments | Comments Off on Sacramentum Caritatis

As I am sure you know, the much anticipated AE is out. Plenty of other bloggers have it covered pretty well, so I will just offer a few thoughts. First off, this document is a theological reflection on the Eucharist, not a liturgical document per say. As such is good for education and catechesis, but […]


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