5 Transalpine Redemptorist – Now Known As Sons Of The Most Holy Redeemer Seminarians to study in the US

August 12, 2008

It’s a long way from the windswept shores of Papa Stronsay, Northern Scotland to the plains of Nebraska. The robust traditionalist community, the Transalpine Redemptorists, having restored its relationship with Rome, it will now send 5 of its youngest members to study theology at the Society of Saint Peter’s seminary, in Denton, Nebraska. Read the rest of this entry »


Inca Processional Hymn from 1631

August 11, 2008

“Hanacpachap cussicuinin” is processional hymn in the Quechua language of Peru (Inca), this piece was most likely written by a native composer and later published by the Franciscan scholar Juan Pérez Bocanegra in 1631, thus becoming the first example of polyphony printed in the Americas.

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TLM Parished Closed in Britain Despite Strong Attendance

August 11, 2008

Sanctuary of St John the Evangelist, Allerton Bywater

It seems this little charmer of a Church with strong attendance will be permanently close a week from today. Tragic.

Next Sunday, a thriving little Catholic church in Yorkshire mining country which just happens to offer the traditional Latin Mass will be shut by the Bishop of Leeds, Arthur Roche (who, I learn, is a patron of an organisation called STOP – Start Treating Others Positively).

After I posted about this yesterday, parishioners of St John the Evangelist, Allerton Bywater, have contacted me with heartbreaking messages of support for their priest and their church. The more I learn, the more cruel the decision of the diocese appears. Read the rest of this entry »