Daily Archives: March 31, 2011

Maynooth Seminary Not Closed After All?

And when you think that, semel in anno, the Church shows some teeth and takes some exemplary measures to make clear that the modernist party is now clearly at an end, promptly you are forced to change your mind.

It is not true, says the president of the College, that Archbishop Dolan would have suggested the closure of the institution. It is not true that – as the irish Catholic reported – Dolan was “appalled” at the standards therein found and wants the place to be simply shut down. Note that Archbishop Dolan is the one who still hasn’t acted against the Homo Masses in his own diocese. I am sure it takes some doing to “appall” him.

Granted, the seminary’s President is the first one who would lose his position and therefore it can be that his intervention is something he felt obliged to, a defence ex officio in purest “comical ali”-style (someone able to define an apostolic visitation “a positive and affirming experience” shows that he has nothing to learn from the Arab comic talent after all) but I doubt that he would have released such a statement without having received assurances as to the future of the (as he said using the usual nonsensical buzzword, “vibrant”) institution he leads.

We shall see. I liked the idea of the Irish priests being formed in Rome, away from bad influence. Too good to be true, perhaps.


Tridentine Mass in York Is A Huge Success

Read here on Rorate Caeli about the first Tridentine Mass in the York Minster since the Deformation.

1) Completely packed, with extra accommodation provided.

2) More than 700 people attended.

3) After the Mass, rather impressive procession through the streets of York to the shrine to St. Margaret Clitherow.

Just like the old times!

I admit that this was organised by the latin Mass Society (kudos a gogo) and that therefore a certain ability to mobilise was there. But such initatives will certainly contribute to awaken the interest for the Tridentine Mass in many who never had the privilege to assist to one or even to know of its existence i practical terms.


“Pray-Through”: Confession In 60 seconds?

New and revolutionary idea: the drive-through confessional.

Please read Father z‘s contribution attentively.

This is a dramatic development. Very important.

Observe, in the end, the newspaper he links to.

This is even more important.


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