Category Archives: Latin

Christ, You are the King of Glory

We don’t get to hear many Te Deums these days, even after the reform of the reform. This is the last Sunday, the Solemnity of Christ the King,  that we can hear a Te Deum before Advent commences, when a … Continue reading

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Ave Maria

Time is running out on us for the Month of the Holy Rosary. Offered by some of the gents of the young Catholic Australian liturgical singers, Prima Luce. From memory it’s Jacques Arcadelt’s quite ‘umble and merciful Ave Maria, if … Continue reading

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To the Most High Trinity

The Holy Trinity by Ann Chapin The mystery of the Most Holy Trinity is the central mystery of Christian faith and life. It is the mystery of God in Himself. It is therefore the source of all the other mysteries … Continue reading

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The speech of angels is song

Christianity has always understood that the speech of angels is actually song, in which all the glory of the great joy that they proclaim becomes tangibly present. And so, from that moment, the angels’ song of praise has never gone … Continue reading

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Rorate Sunday

Desert dew  A little study on my part has revealed that yesterday, the Fourth Sunday of Advent, has been sometimes called Rorate Sunday in times past and even present. This is to be distinguished from Rorate Masses, which refer to Votive Masses of … Continue reading

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The TLM and the New Evangelisation

Here’s a great post from Fr Z: The Institute of Christ the King had ordinations to the priesthood recently in St. Louis.  This promoted an article in the local paper.  The writer (thus, editor) seemed amazed that this sort of thing … Continue reading

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Honouring Our Lady of Fatima

Last Sunday was Fatima Day at “The Dome of Home” on the Wirral. The day began with a sung Tridentine Mass after which a beautiful statue of Our Lady was crowned. In a moving ceremony the faithful who had each … Continue reading

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Bishop of Shrewsbury celebrates Tridentine Mass at Dome of Home

Today the Rt. Rev. Mark Davies, Bishop of Shrewsbury celebrated his first public Tridentine Mass and administered the Sacrament of Confirmation to a group of candidates at the Dome of Home. The liturgy at the landmark church of Ss Peter, … Continue reading

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Hymns of Lent 6

“ The Children of the Hebrews spread their garments on the road, crying aloud and  saying, Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord! After the blessing of the palms at … Continue reading

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Hymns of Lent 5

  And from Thy cross embrace me with arms outstretched to save.  (From the translation by Monsignor R.A. Knox of words attributed to St Bernard) The Epistle of the Mass of Passion Sunday, 5th Sunday of Lent, in the 1962 … Continue reading

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New Personal Parish of Blessed John Henry Newman, Melbourne

Tomorrow, 28 March 2014, will mark the canonical establishing of the Personal Parish of Blessed John Henry Newman in the Archdiocese of Melbourne, Australia. The parish will serve all those in the Archdiocese, which is Australia’s largest, wishing to worship in the … Continue reading

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A perspective on Franciscan humility in the liturgy

English Catholic recently posted this brilliant short piece on his blog: I am so fortunate to live in Hong Kong to be able to worship at a church where they have an unusually humble and inclusive form of liturgy at Mass.  There has … Continue reading

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Hymn in honour of Blessed John Henry Newman

From the Birmingham Oratory website: The 9th of October is the feast of Blessed John Henry Newman, the founder of the English Oratory. A new Latin hymn in his honour has been commissioned by the Birmingham Oratory and composed by Fr.John … Continue reading

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Celebrations in honour of St Philomena at the Dome of Home

Yesterday the church of Ss Peter, Paul and Philomena in New Brighton celebrated the feast day of St Philomena according to the traditional calendar. Mass was offered by Canon Amaury Montjean (ICKSP) in the Extraordinary Form, and was followed by … Continue reading

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More on the FFI

We are grateful to the journalists who forwarded this article to a member of the team behind this blog.  Please read this in the context of this and this. Franciscans of the Immaculate and the crisis within the Church: why … Continue reading

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