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sábado, 10 de março de 2012


Bishop-elect Batut at the Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Paris
French Priest Friendly toward Usus Antiquior Appointed Bishop by Benedict XVI

Some very interesting news is coming out of France today by way of the Schola Sainte Cecile -- and the NLM's own Philippe Guy may be able to give us more insight into this. They are reporting that their pastor, the pastor of the parish church of St-Eugene-Ste-Cecile, has been appointed a bishop by the Holy Father:
Our Priest named Bishop!

The Holy Father has appointed M. l’abbé Batut, pastor of St-Eugene-Sainte-Cecile (Paris IX), auxiliary Bishop of Lyon.

First Hungarian Bishop Since Council Offers Solemn Pontifical Mass in Usus Antiquior

The blog of the Capitulum Laicorum Sancti Michaelis Archangeli in Budapest, Hungary, report an event of particular significance for the usus antiquior in that country; namely, the celebration of a Solemn Pontifical Mass from the Faldstool by the local Auxiliary Bishop of Vác at the minor basilica of Mátraverebély-Szentkút, the national shrine of Hungary -- the first Solemn Pontifical Mass in the usus antiquior by a Hungarian bishop since the time of the Council.

The Bishop was greeted by the head of the Franciscan community which administers the shrine, Fr. Peregrin Kálmán OFM, and the Office of Terce was sung by the gathered congregation.

Members of the Capitulum Laicorum S. Michaelis Archangeli took a role in the execution of this liturgy, as well as some Hungarian seminarians.

Here are a few photographs of the event.

Francis Cardinal Arinze Offers Usus Antiquior in Providence

From one of our readers:
Francis Cardinal Arinze celebrated a Pontifical Low Mass in the Extraordinary Form today, Sept. 28, 2011, at the Church of the Holy Name of Jesus in Providence, RI. The administrator of this church is Fr. Joseph Santos whom you know from his celebrations of the Rite of Braga.

Usus Antiquior at Kenrick Seminary

  At Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in the Archdiocese of St. Louis, Mass in the usus antiquior was offered. Here are two images from that Mass.

Kenrick Seminary celebrates Solemn Mass (Usus Antiquior)

The NLM received word today that the seminarians at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis spent the day today in a workshop on the usus antiquior. The workshop began with a Solemn Mass offered at the old Kenrick Seminary Chapel (now the Cardinal Rigali Center), celebrated by Fr. Karl Lenhardt of the Institute of Christ the King -- who also recently celebrated the Sept. 14th Mass on EWTN with great excellence.

Here are some photos of the event.

(Fr. Samuel Weber, OSB, led the schola)

(Note the rood loft)

For all the photos: photo album

Christmas in Shanghai

Our first Christmas photos come from Shanghai, China. This particular Mass was celebrated according to the usus antiquior.