Month: February 2018

Notice of Lenten Hiatus

Notice of Lenten Hiatus

In order to enter more deeply into the spirit of Lent, the Sodalitium Pianum blog will be taking a hiatus from posting new content until Holy Week. At that time, we will do our best to post YouTube videos of the fully traditional (i.e., Pre-Bugnini/Pius XII) ceremonies of Holy Week. Some of these ceremonies have…

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Eleison Comments (#552): Defending Menzingen

Eleison Comments (#552): Defending Menzingen

Defending Menzingen February 10, 2018 Number DLII (552)Printable PDF Confusion reigns, descending from on high. Pray for the Pope and bishops, ere they die!   Thanks to the directly anti-Catholic words and deeds for the last five years of the present occupant of the See of Peter, delinquencies to which the way was opened by…

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Three SAJM Seminarians Receive the Cassock

Three SAJM Seminarians Receive the Cassock

Pictures from the Ceremony and Seminary Life in Avrille, France [For more information on the SAJM, please visit their official site HERE] [For information on the SAJM seminary, please see HERE]   Oh Lord, grant us priests Oh Lord, grant us holy priests Oh Lord, grant us many holy priests Oh Lord, grant us many holy religious…

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Latest Issue of Oportet Christum Regnare Now Available!

Latest Issue of Oportet Christum Regnare Now Available!

Mr. Hugh Akins’ League of Christ the King has just released and distributed the most recent issue of the quarterly Resistance journal Oportet Christum Regnare (at present, the Resistance’s only hard-copy subscription periodical).  If you are a current subscriber, you will be receiving it soon, if you haven’t already.  If you are not a subscriber, you…

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Pre-1956 Holy Week (Part II): Monsignor Gromier Critiques the Revised Holy Week

Pre-1956 Holy Week (Part II): Monsignor Gromier Critiques the Revised Holy Week

THE “RESTORED” HOLY WEEK Msgr Léon Gromier, Papal Master of Ceremonies of Pius XII Paris, July – 1960  http://www.kristkonung.se/gromier.html [Original] Translated by Fr. Anthony Chadwick   Translators Note: Msgr Gromier uses the term pastoral in the substantive, or pastorals in the plural, meaning a person with pastoral ideals. In the context of this conference, the term denotes someone who wishes to…

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Eleison Comments #551: “Official Church?” (Brief Commentary Follows)

Eleison Comments #551: “Official Church?” (Brief Commentary Follows)

  February 3, 2018 Number DLI (551)Printable PDF Rome may manoeuvre, dodge, deceive, outwit, But with lines curved straight things by God are writ.   One needs to be very careful with words, because words are the handle of our mind upon things, and things are the stuff of everyday life. Therefore upon words depends…

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Pre-1956 Holy Week (Part I): Introducing Monsignor Leon Gromier

Pre-1956 Holy Week (Part I): Introducing Monsignor Leon Gromier

Monsignor Leon Gromier (1879 – 1965): (Consulter to the Congregation of Rites since the time of Pope St. Pius X, and Ceremonieri of Pope Pius XII)   Last month, we posted a study on the changes to the traditional Holy Week rites written by Fr. Stefano Carusi, IBP (i.e., an Ecclesia Dei priest) which transpired between…

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