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Short on time quick post December 13, 2010

Posted by Tantumblogo in Admin, awesomeness, General Catholic.

I had a doctor’s appt this morning and I’m always running behind on Monday, so here’s some nice chant to kill some time.  I really like the prayers Adoro Te and Pange Lingua, I hope you do, too:

With a procession, no less!  And that, is how we do that.

Hey Chris, is the chant group shut down for the holidays?  Would figure, now that I have time on Sundays with soccer over, you guys are on break!


1. thewhitelilyblog - December 13, 2010

This is so beautiful. But bittersweet. I went to a local novus ordo church here in Chicago for holy hour last First Friday, a really beautiful little ‘Italianate’ church downtown. You know, for advent. I’m sending spiritual bouquets to my godless children, and a holy hour is a good item (!). They have the Blessed Sacrament exposed for two hours at this church, every First Friday. My own parish is an SSPX chapel and we don’t have access as much and besides it’s pretty far away from me, whereas this church is steps away from a convenient Brown Line stop. So I got there the last forty five minutes, and I had a terrible time finding the altar of exposition because there was no light or candles lit for the monstrance. It was sitting in the dark, almost alone. Only two people were there, myself and another lady. There were two candles lit over on the main altar, though. It’s connected to what the novus ordo asserts about that altar and about the Blessed Sacrament, hard to put into words. All glory and honor to the community meal, none to Him in the Holy Sacrament. The priest came out at the hour, and without any prayers or incense or bells or Blessed Be God, blessed us and reposed the Sacrament. I looked on line and I think the latter is allowed in the new religion. But it said there are supposed to be 4-6 candles for Our Lord in the monstrance. I would think by the monstrance, no across church. But is was awfully discouraging. Every time I try going to a local parish, I leave feeling like crying.

The Holy Father’s approach is so laudably reverent. But at the same time, he supported at the time and still supports the idea of collegiality, which, in practice more than the actual compromise agreement that was reached and enunciated at VII, means he just does what he does and wishes and prays the rest of the world will imitate him. Which they aren’t. He doesn’t punish. He just asks. Every time somebody suggests that ‘heads will roll’ for this or that flagrant violation of tradition from rebel pro-choice feminist corporate-nun or limp- wristed bishop or CINO university, they don’t realize that power got ‘decentralized,’ which means it’s gone. That’s collegiality. SSPX is asking that it be re-visted in the on-going discussions. along with ecumenism and religious freedom.

Tantum, you were surprised a while back at so many locked churches (you were traveling, if I remember right?). You might be surprised at what you find, if you got in when they were open. Most traditionalists have found niches where they can cling to Catholicism. I don’t do it much myself because it makes me really depressed for days and days. Bad for the spiritual life. But just think! Our Lord alone there in the dark! So disrespected! How can they!

tantamergo - December 13, 2010

I’ve got to go, WL, but I will reply with more tomorrow! I know whereof you speak, but it seems to be getting a bit better, at least in spots.

2. Chris Baker - December 14, 2010

Adoro te devote is one of my favorites. I especially love the verse “Pie pellicane, Iesu Domine” — Pelican of mercy, Jesus Lord.

Plano Schola Gregoriana is off over the Christmas break. We’ll be back in Jan.

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