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Archive for July, 2007

There is still a long way to go

Posted: Sunday, July 22nd, 2007 @ 9:31 pm in Church Issues, Liturgy | Comments Off on There is still a long way to go

After two weeks I am still as pleased as anyone about the Motu Proprio. I am aware of the various concerns and confusions that have come up, but I simply don’t believe with they prove serious problems. However, we must not let our guard down. We must not stop praying for liturgical restoration. Summorum Pontificum […]

Who is a traditionalist?

Posted: Friday, July 13th, 2007 @ 9:35 am in Church Issues | 3 Comments »

Through the Lion and the Cardinal I saw this quote from the Undercroft: The truly momentous aspect of Summorum Pontificum and its accompanying letter is the one most commentators will miss: it is the Holy Father’s implicit re-statement of Nicea II – that the whole tradition of the Church retains its permanent value; that whatever […]

Feast of Pope Pius I

Posted: Wednesday, July 11th, 2007 @ 3:13 pm in Liturgical Calendar, Popes, Saints, Time After Pentecost | Comments Off on Feast of Pope Pius I

Today is the feast of Pope St. Pius I. He ascended to the papacy in 142, and was martyred in 155. He may have been born a slave, and might also be the brother of Hermas, author of the The Shepherd. Pope Pius had a variety of heretics to deal with, mostly gnostic. In particular […]

’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 […]