Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Summorum Pontificum: Sept. 14th in Rome...

"For today the Lord has wrought deliverance in Israel..."

The Rome apostolate of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter (Fraternitas Sacerdotalis Sancti Petri) will celebrate the Holy Father's latest Motu Proprio with a Sung Mass this coming Friday, September 14 at 6:30 p.m. at their Rome chapel of San Gregorio dei Muratori ( All are welcome.

For Catholics who feel attached to the so-called Tridentine Rite this coming Friday will be an answer to, for many of us, decades of prayer. It has indeed been one rocky crag after another since the turbulent cultural demolition of 1968 and the Father of Mercies hears all prayers and so answers them. Gentlemen, and ladies: al futuro!


Anonymous said...

This is absolutely unrelated but I am a student who has about 130 credit hours in the U.S. but who is considering studying at the Angelicum in the near future. I'd really like to talk with you to get some more information. I've been in contact with a Dominican over there at the Angelicum. I'm concerned with how to get there as I've been told I need to have enough money to pay for everything for the first year (after which I guess I can get financial aid). Also I'm not sure how to pay for living expenses. If you have the time at some point, I'd appreciate it if we could talk a bit!

My email is rpolka at

I hope to hear from you soon!

Pax Christi tecum.

Anonymous said...

Hey John, speaking of Summorum Pontificum, I just saw you on EWTN. There were exerts of an FSSP mass celebrated in Roma shown during EWTN's Summorum Pontificum "round-table discussion". You among others were serving the mass.

~Someone who met you in Rome and studies in St. Paul.

Corvus said...

Here in terra paganum it will be a while before the Motu Proprio of the heroic Pope Benedict XVI has effect. I say this because of the sparse population and the lack of priests. We are doing well to have a priest at all and a mass with no folk guitars. Please pray for us as you are enriched by the Usus antiqiour.

God bless you

Anonymous said...

Summorum Pontificum was a big victory. The impish gnomes (liberals) are finished, Deo gratias!

Anonymous said...

Warm greetings in the True Christmas Spirit!

I hope all is well, you seem very knowledgeable. I read through your blogs--very sharp indeed! Do you have a Doctorate in Divinity or Philosophy?

Anyhow, I was wondering if you could give some priceless advice. I am thinking of buying a some good old Catholic theology books for some family members and loved ones, and well, I recently received an advertisement for this very interesting book called "Communicatio in Sacris: The Roman Catholic Church against Intercommunion of non-Catholics" by Mr. William J. DeTucci.

I was wondering if you have seen any book review on this book? I could not find anything on the author. It seems the book talks about the Role of Vatican II in the Modern World and how some Traditionalists have resisted many of the Modernistic teachings of Ecumenism, Religious Liberty, and the New Mass, as opposed to the old Latin Tridentine Mass. However, I also recently read Benedict XVI's Motu Proprio (, which seems to be give the Liberty of "Open Communion" to so-called Traditional Catholic Groups who dissent from Vatican II, i.e. Marcel Lefebvre's SSPX, Mark Pivarunas' CMRI, Clarence Kelly's SSPV, Br. Michael Dimond's Most Holy Family Monastery, the various Saint Benedict Centers, Jason Spadafore's Raphael Society, Patrick Taylor's Society of the Virgin Mary, and so many other Independent Bishops at Large)--all who promote Intercommunion Latin Mass Ritual, of course! I think the Spirit of Vatican II is really being recognized now by many of the Traditionalists who once followed Bishop Lefebvre in resisting Vatican II Conciliar Reforms, but since the Motu Proprio Latin Mass Ecumenism has been widely promoted and it has been "well received" by many of these same various Traditionalists Sects and also by many Liberal Bi-Ritual Bishops who offer both the Latin Mass and Ecumenical Modern Liturgies.

However, breaking the rule of judging a book by its cover, and only peaking its table of contents, it seems to me this book is an itchy reaction to this Neo-Ecumenism that both Greek and Latin Churches have been involved with. Not sure if you have read the book, or know of some theologian who has written a review? Here is the link to the contents that I browsed:

and also here:

I would most greatly appreciate any book review that you or a theologian has done. This book seems to have positive merit in as much it claims to be "a Compendium of Roman Catholic Doctrine on the subject of Intercommunion with non-Catholics. This book produces the overwhelming theological consensus for the Dogmatic Teaching condemning Intercommunion with non-Catholics, putting together a treasury of Sacred Scriptures, Church Fathers, Doctors, Saints, Theologians, and Popes who have written on the matter."

However, I just wanted to verify that before I make my last minute shopping for this Christmas & New Year Season.

May God bless you all!

Kind regards,


John Paul Sonnen said...

thanks for the note. but i know nothing about ecumenism or interreligions dialogue or the like. so i guess i don't know what to say. sorry!