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Saturday, October 28, 2006
Pictures of Sarum Mass
Here is a picure of the the celebrant saying part of the canon with his arms outstreched, a feature of the Sarum Use which it has in common with the ancient rites of Braga and Milan.
A section of this Mass can be seen as a YouTube video, as can part of an Ambrosian Rite Mass (the ancient Rite proper to the Archdiocese of Milan); see the New Liturgical Movement blog, here. Hat-tip to Shawn Tribe!
Friday, October 27, 2006
Traditional Mass in Parliament
St Edmund Campion had been a fellow of Balliol College and was active in the Oxford area before being captured near Wantage in 1581. He was martyred at Tyburn the same year.
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Penny Renold: Obituary
Miss Penelope Renold, one of
Penny was received into the Church in 1936, having come into contact with Catholicism while at school in
Like many Catholics, Penny found the liturgical changes following the Council a shattering experience. At a thinly attended meeting in the House of Commons, called by Catholic laity concerned by the situation, she was inspired by Michael Davies to become involved in the infant movement for the preservation of the Traditional liturgy. She was active in helping priests, preserving discarded books, vestments and sacred vessels, and establishing the St Pius V Information Centre, an apostolate she sold in 1978 to what is now the
Since moving to Oxford in 1981, Penny continued to work tirelessly for the Traditional Mass, most recently lending her collection of vestments and church silver for Fr Andrew Southwell’s Oxford Masses, where she was in charge of setting up and putting away the necessary things in our various Mass venues.
Not one of nature’s optimists, Penny responded to the tremendous challenges faced by all of her generation with the more practical characteristics of unshakable fidelity to the Church’s Tradition, unlimited energy and organisational ability, and iron determination. She inspired great affection among the Oxford Traditional community, and it was providential that her splendid 90th Birthday celebration brought many members of her extended family together with her Oxford friends, only a few weeks before her death. Her birthday fell on the feast of St Pius V, which was marked this year by May’s First Friday Mass, sung by Fr John Saward in Penny’s own parish church, SS Gregory and Augustine. It would have given her some satisfaction to have avoided the embarrassment of the short piece of appreciation which had been planned for the August issue of Mass of Ages. She will be greatly missed. May she rest in peace.
P.S. There is an interesting article on Penny's remarkable grandfather, Hans Renold, here.Prayer Cards for Penny are available from me on request: send your postal address to firstname.lastname@example.org
See also the report of her funeral, here.
Monday, October 16, 2006
Rosary Crusade of Reparation, London
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Status of the Traditional Sacraments
Foundation of the FSSP
DECREE OF THE ECCLESIA DEI COMMISSION
10 September 1988
Anything to the contrary not withstanding.
From the seat of the Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei", on the 10th day of September, 1988.
AUGUSTIN Cardinal MAYER
Decree Erecting the Priestly Fraternity Of Saint Peter
18 October 1988
The members of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, as well as other priests who are guests in houses of the Fraternity or who exercise the sacred ministry in their churches, are conceded the use of the liturgical books in force in 1962.
Anything to the contrary notwithstanding.
Reconciliation of Campos
Decree concerning the Personal Apostolic Administration of “St John Mary Vianney”
Given at Rome, from the seat of the Congregation for Bishops, 18th Janurary 2002
John Baptist Card. Re
+ Francis Monterisi
Institute of the Good Shepherd
Decree of the Ecclesia Dei Commission
8 Sept 2006
Anything to the contrary not withstanding.
From the seat of the Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei", on the 8th day of September, 2006.
Dario Cardinal CASTRILLON HOYOS.
Confirmation has been given by Cardinal Hoyos, in correspondance with Archbishop Burke of St Louis, USA.
Interview given by Archbishop Burke,
“However, I did have some correspondence with Dario Cardinal Castrillon Hoyos, the president of the Ecclesia Dei Commission, because a question was raised to me regarding the validity of the celebration of the other sacraments other than the Holy Mass according to the rites in force in 1962.
Apparently, among some people somewhere, this question arose. They believed there was no permission to do this, and what is more, if a bishop or priest was doing this, that these celebrations were not valid.
Now, as a canonist, and being somewhat versed in sacramental theology, I knew that this could not be possible because these rites were celebrated for centuries, and were valid celebrations. It could be that if the Pope had forbidden it, that it wouldn’t be licit. In other words, it wouldn’t be licit to celebrate those rites, but they would certainly be valid.
Because this is something that is very important, and something we need to be very clear about, I wrote to Cardinal Castrillon Hoyos. He wrote me back a very encouraging letter, and he assured me that it was indeed the mind of the Holy Father that bishops be generous in permitting the celebration of all the sacraments in the former rites. So that question was answered for me.
He told me in the letter that I should certainly feel free to share this communication with any bishop who inquired, or who I thought would be interested in it.”For the full text of the interview, see here.