Saturday, 5 June 2010


The June, 2010, issue of the twice-yearly journal of St. Conleth's Catholic Heritage Association is now available, either in hardcopy here or for download here. Past issues are also available for download here.

The following articles are found in the Third Volume, Number Two (June, 2010):

  • Important Clarifications from the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei
    The Vatican interprets Summorum Pontificum and the proper manner of providing of the Gregorian Rite.
  • Singed (by rays felt during Missa cantata at Bl. Columba’s Altar)
    A poem composed by Revd. Fr. David Jones, D.D.
  • St. John the Baptist in the Gregorian Rite
    A survey of the place and significance of St. John the Baptist in the 1962 Missal and the lessons to be learned from it. The author goes through St. John's place in the Common of the Mass, the Proper Masses of his feast days and his place in the temporal and sanctoral cycles.
  • Brigid and her veneration: Two Sequences
    A study of the origins, structure and significance of two medieval Sequences included in the text of Masses to honour St. Brigid of Kildare found in the Arbuthnott Missal and in the Gradual of Coligny. The author also examines the origins and place of the Sequence as an element of the Liturgy. The text of the Sequences is appended to the article.
  • I came not to seek the just
    From the writings of Msgr. Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet, Bishop of Meaux.
  • An Interview with Dom Samuel F. Weber, O.S.B.
    The experiences that have inspired of one of the most noted liturgical musicians and composers in the Church, and who is currently Director of the Institute of Sacred Music in the Archdiocese of St. Louis, given in his own words. He speaks about the influence that Benedictine Nuns, an Irish Grandmother, and the Archbishop of St. Louis have had upon the direction of his life.
  • The Irish Traditional Liturgical Calendar - Part II (1918 - 1962)
    The second part of a series looking at the development of the General Liturgical Calendar and the Irish Liturgical Calendar and the impact that various reforms have had upon them. It traces the fate of the local feasts of Saints, Dedication of Cathedrals, Votive Masses for the Dead, the changing character of Lent and Advent, etc., and the examines the various Calendar reforms from that point of view. Once again, the author illustrates the various points by reference to fictional clerics, Frs. O'Murphy and O'Toole, who struggle with the reforms amid their Parochial duties.
  • Saint Brigid and the Blessed Virgin Mary
    A careful and reverent study of the Irish traditional appelation of St. Brigid of Kildare as "Mary of the Irish," contrasting the approaches of the various ancient Irish sources such as the Hymn to St. Brigid of St. Ultán of Ard Breccan and the Life of St. Brigid by Cogitosus.
  • The Kildare Poems and the Friar who owned them
    A fascinating article examining the possible origins, authorship, contents and style of a cycle of poems known as 'The Kildare Poems' as well as the use that they were put to by itinerant Franciscan Friars in medieval Ireland.
  • Reports on Masses for the Holy Year of Priests
    Masses in the Gregorian Rite organised by St. Conleth's Catholic Heritage Association in the second half of the Holy Year for Priests.