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Sunday, January 13, 2008
Housekeeping Issues: January 2008

With the start of another year I would like to outline my goals for this blog throughout the year. I will need some help in achieving some of them.

  1. Post as often as possible. I can not post while I am in seminary, but I am allowed to post outside of the seminary building. So, if I do have time, I will try and visit a nearby library and post occasionally over the next few months.
  2. Edit/Update Past Posts. I have a few thousand to edit because I want to have each spiritual reference link to the verse in the Douay Rheims Bible. I also want to put on each page about a saint the Collect from the 1962 Missal.
  3. Find Hundreds of Photos of the Tridentine Mass. I have searched Google Images and have a collection of images, but I want to find new images of the Tridentine Mass. If you have some images and would allow me to use them for posts on my blog, please email me at acatholiclife[at]


del_button January 9, 2008 at 1:18 PM
Mark said...

Just my own opinion, but I don't think you should post during term-time.

del_button January 9, 2008 at 1:19 PM
Seminarian Matthew said...

I certainly will not be posting much, and I will only post when I am allowed to do so.

del_button January 10, 2008 at 12:51 AM
Mark said...

Don't get me wrong; it's just I would love to be able to set such a rule for myself.

del_button January 11, 2008 at 11:08 AM
viking said...

Perhaps Ken over at Hallowed ground can help you find pictures for the blog. I would love to have a BIG directory with many TLM pictures, also pictures of Priestly vestments, and Pre Vatican II parish life.

del_button January 14, 2008 at 1:48 PM
The Daily Grotto said...


You will be in our family's prayers. Thank you for such a wonderful blog. The pictures of the Holy Mass are extraordinary.

God Bless,


del_button January 19, 2008 at 5:44 PM
Kat said...

I wish I had pictures for you... sorry.

del_button January 29, 2008 at 11:02 PM
Bill Brown said...

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del_button February 2, 2008 at 3:49 AM
Anonymous said...


If you want to get many pictures from contemporary "tridentine rite" masses I suggest you to visit the italian website
It has a lot of pictures!

del_button March 6, 2008 at 4:13 AM
Nicholas said...

Dear Matthew, there is no need to be 'a traditional Catholic' or priest (to be). It is enough to be Catholic and follow the teaching of the Pope.
I passed my first 25 years participating in the Tridentine Mass - it was beautiful - but I have appreciated the changes brought about by the Council. I believe strongly that the Holy Spirit was present and active during the Council. My advice: not traditional or modern, but just faithful to Church teaching, especially the lead given by His Holiness.

del_button March 6, 2008 at 4:14 AM
Nicholas said...

Dear Matthew, I am a Roman Catholic catechist from Malta (Europe), and I appreciate you are answering God's call to His service. What I didn't like was the use of the words 'a traditional Catholic' - preferring the Tridentin Mass. I know the Pope has given permission for this Mass, and I appreciate it myself – as I passed about 25 years attending such a Mass. But why should we prefer one Mass over the other? Has the Holy Spirit left the Church during the Council? Of course he didn't. My advice, therefore is this: follow the advice of H.H. the Pope. His preferences should be ours.

del_button March 9, 2008 at 1:24 PM
Seminarian Matthew said...

No the Holy Spirit has not left the Church, but the Novus Ordo Mass is not as beautiful and reverent to Our God as the Tridentine Mass. I agree with some of the sentiments here:

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