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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | June 28, 2007
Pope Benedict XVI has signed a document that would allow more churches to adopt the old Latin Mass that largely faded from use during the 1960s, when the groundbreaking Second Vatican Council opened the door to worship in the local vernacular, Vatican officials say. The revival of the Tridentine Mass has long been promoted by Roman Catholic traditionalists, who say it is more moving, contemplative and historically authentic than the modern Mass....
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | November 15, 2013
The Baltimore Symphony has presented an epic work every few seasons since Marin Alsop started her tenure as music director in 2007, works that seem to bring out the best in her and the orchestra. Such was the case with Leonard Bernstein's "Mass" and Arthur Honegger's "Jeanne d'Arc au bucher. " You can add to that list Benjamin Britten's "War Requiem," presented Thursday night at Meyerhoff Hall, where it will be repeated Friday before moving to Strathmore on Saturday . This nearly 90-minute score for two orchestras, two choruses and three soloists fuses searing texts by World War I poet Wilfred Owen with the traditional Latin Mass for the Dead.
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By KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWS SERVICE | December 28, 1997
ELMHURST, Pa. -- Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary seems to float at the top of a steep green hill, looking out at the sky from its perch in the high, flowing mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania.The building went up as an orphanage in the 1940s. Later, it became a retreat house for the Scranton Catholic Diocese. Then it fell into disuse. Now it's been resurrected - to an unlikely fate.The chanting that filters down its staircase is the ages-old Gregorian chant, and the men walking its halls wear the long black cassocks that Bing Crosby wore in "The Bells of St. Mary's."
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | November 9, 2013
At the 11th hour on Nov. 11, 1918, "the monstrous anger of the guns" and "the stuttering rifles' rapid rattle" - to quote two of poet Wilfred Owen's indelible phrases - finally subsided. The First World War, the one to end all wars, was over. The silence probably would not have impressed Owen, a lieutenant in the British army. He had already written about the way soldiers "walked quite friendly up to Death" and "laughed, knowing that better men would come, and greater wars. " The poet, killed by a sniper a week before the Armistice at the age of 25, left behind a collection of searing verses that would become integral to Benjamin Britten's "War Requiem," a 1962 score that combines Owen's words with the text of the Latin Mass for the Dead.
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By Tracy Wilkinson and Rebecca Trounson and Tracy Wilkinson and Rebecca Trounson,Los Angeles Times | July 8, 2007
Pope Benedict XVI authorized yesterday wider use of the long-marginalized Latin Mass, a move that delighted Catholic traditionalists but worried others who fear the erosion of important church reforms. Revival of the service, which had largely been supplanted by the modernizing spirit of the Second Vatican Council, also angered Jewish groups because it contains a passage calling for their conversion. In a decree known as a motu propio, essentially a personal decision, the pope urged priests to celebrate a 1962 version of the 16th-century Tridentine Mass when their congregations request it. Until now, priests could use the Latin Mass only with permission from their bishops, which was not always forthcoming.
NEWS
October 8, 1992
Kent E. Schiner, a Pikesville insurance underwriter serving his second two-year term as president of B'nai B'rith International, plans to spend part of the Sukkot holiday, which begins Sunday, with the Jewish community of Cuba.Sukkot, a joyous nine-day festival, comes four days after Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.In Cuba, Mr. Schiner will be the guest of the B'nai B'rith Maimonides Lodge, which was founded in 1943. He will be the first B'nai B'rith president to visit Cuba on behalf of the 149-year-old international Jewish organization.
NEWS
March 27, 1996
Traditional Mass safeguards faithI was pleased to see that Latin was the subject of a considerable article in the Feb. 26 Sun. I must disagree, however, with some of the views of the Rev. Reginald Foster, as reported approvingly and at some length by your correspondent from Rome.Father Foster, described as an American scholar of Latin at the Vatican, apparently dismisses those Roman Catholics who are working to have the Traditional Latin (Tridentine) Mass made widely available as an alternative to the post-Vatican II Mass as "ultraconservatives seeking to return to some mystical golden age."
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By EILEEN SOSKIN and EILEEN SOSKIN,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 28, 2005
If you would like to take a break after a day of raking leaves, Columbia Pro Cantare is offering up a glorious fall program tomorrow night in Jim Rouse Theatre at Wilde Lake High School. To begin its 29th season, under the direction of founder and artistic director Frances Motyca Dawson, Columbia Pro Cantare will perform a program featuring two choral masterworks, as well as three pieces that showcase the talents of some special soloists. The programmatic glories begin with two settings of the Gloria movement of the Latin Mass (a hymn of praise taken from the angelic account of the Nativity in Luke 2:14)
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By Jason Song and Jason Song,SUN STAFF | April 25, 2005
Kim Keller wanted her nine children to experience as many different Masses as possible and took them to services in English and in Spanish at churches throughout the Baltimore region. "We thought it was important they experience different cultures," she said. But the Kellers stopped searching for new services when she heard Mass in Latin at St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church. "It was the most beautiful thing I'd ever heard. We've been coming here ever since," she said yesterday after attending services.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | November 15, 2013
The Baltimore Symphony has presented an epic work every few seasons since Marin Alsop started her tenure as music director in 2007, works that seem to bring out the best in her and the orchestra. Such was the case with Leonard Bernstein's "Mass" and Arthur Honegger's "Jeanne d'Arc au bucher. " You can add to that list Benjamin Britten's "War Requiem," presented Thursday night at Meyerhoff Hall, where it will be repeated Friday before moving to Strathmore on Saturday . This nearly 90-minute score for two orchestras, two choruses and three soloists fuses searing texts by World War I poet Wilfred Owen with the traditional Latin Mass for the Dead.
NEWS
By Tracy Wilkinson and Rebecca Trounson and Tracy Wilkinson and Rebecca Trounson,Los Angeles Times | July 8, 2007
Pope Benedict XVI authorized yesterday wider use of the long-marginalized Latin Mass, a move that delighted Catholic traditionalists but worried others who fear the erosion of important church reforms. Revival of the service, which had largely been supplanted by the modernizing spirit of the Second Vatican Council, also angered Jewish groups because it contains a passage calling for their conversion. In a decree known as a motu propio, essentially a personal decision, the pope urged priests to celebrate a 1962 version of the 16th-century Tridentine Mass when their congregations request it. Until now, priests could use the Latin Mass only with permission from their bishops, which was not always forthcoming.
NEWS
By Jennifer McMenamin and Liz F. Kay and Jennifer McMenamin and Liz F. Kay,sun reporters | July 2, 2007
Mary Ellen Lamantia wept through the entire service the first time she attended a traditional Latin Mass. "I felt like I had found my home again," she said of the Tridentine rite she heard at Christmastime in 1979 with other members of St. Hilary Roman Catholic Church. "It's the true Mass, the Mass of the Apostles themselves, handed down 2,000 years ago. It should not - and cannot - be changed." The expected release of a document from Pope Benedict XVI that would allow more churches to celebrate the old Latin Mass has sparked hope among some traditional Catholics for a revival of the quiet and reverent church service that largely faded from use during the 1960s.
NEWS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | June 28, 2007
Pope Benedict XVI has signed a document that would allow more churches to adopt the old Latin Mass that largely faded from use during the 1960s, when the groundbreaking Second Vatican Council opened the door to worship in the local vernacular, Vatican officials say. The revival of the Tridentine Mass has long been promoted by Roman Catholic traditionalists, who say it is more moving, contemplative and historically authentic than the modern Mass....
NEWS
By EILEEN SOSKIN and EILEEN SOSKIN,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 28, 2005
If you would like to take a break after a day of raking leaves, Columbia Pro Cantare is offering up a glorious fall program tomorrow night in Jim Rouse Theatre at Wilde Lake High School. To begin its 29th season, under the direction of founder and artistic director Frances Motyca Dawson, Columbia Pro Cantare will perform a program featuring two choral masterworks, as well as three pieces that showcase the talents of some special soloists. The programmatic glories begin with two settings of the Gloria movement of the Latin Mass (a hymn of praise taken from the angelic account of the Nativity in Luke 2:14)
NEWS
By Jason Song and Jason Song,SUN STAFF | April 25, 2005
Kim Keller wanted her nine children to experience as many different Masses as possible and took them to services in English and in Spanish at churches throughout the Baltimore region. "We thought it was important they experience different cultures," she said. But the Kellers stopped searching for new services when she heard Mass in Latin at St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church. "It was the most beautiful thing I'd ever heard. We've been coming here ever since," she said yesterday after attending services.
NEWS
By KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWS SERVICE | December 28, 1997
ELMHURST, Pa. -- Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary seems to float at the top of a steep green hill, looking out at the sky from its perch in the high, flowing mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania.The building went up as an orphanage in the 1940s. Later, it became a retreat house for the Scranton Catholic Diocese. Then it fell into disuse. Now it's been resurrected - to an unlikely fate.The chanting that filters down its staircase is the ages-old Gregorian chant, and the men walking its halls wear the long black cassocks that Bing Crosby wore in "The Bells of St. Mary's."
NEWS
By Jennifer McMenamin and Liz F. Kay and Jennifer McMenamin and Liz F. Kay,sun reporters | July 2, 2007
Mary Ellen Lamantia wept through the entire service the first time she attended a traditional Latin Mass. "I felt like I had found my home again," she said of the Tridentine rite she heard at Christmastime in 1979 with other members of St. Hilary Roman Catholic Church. "It's the true Mass, the Mass of the Apostles themselves, handed down 2,000 years ago. It should not - and cannot - be changed." The expected release of a document from Pope Benedict XVI that would allow more churches to celebrate the old Latin Mass has sparked hope among some traditional Catholics for a revival of the quiet and reverent church service that largely faded from use during the 1960s.
NEWS
By Frank P. L. Somerville and Frank P. L. Somerville,Staff Writer | October 3, 1992
Sister Wilhelmina Lancaster is one of many older Roman Catholics who fondly remember the traditional Latin Mass and plans to be present tomorrow when it is revived at an historic Baltimore church.A member of the Oblate Sisters of Providence, Sister Wilhelmina says she tried to adjust to vernacular worship after the old Latin Mass was virtually outlawed by church authorities in 1970. As a teacher, she even encouraged children to adapt to the experimental folk music promoted by church liturgists.
NEWS
March 27, 1996
Traditional Mass safeguards faithI was pleased to see that Latin was the subject of a considerable article in the Feb. 26 Sun. I must disagree, however, with some of the views of the Rev. Reginald Foster, as reported approvingly and at some length by your correspondent from Rome.Father Foster, described as an American scholar of Latin at the Vatican, apparently dismisses those Roman Catholics who are working to have the Traditional Latin (Tridentine) Mass made widely available as an alternative to the post-Vatican II Mass as "ultraconservatives seeking to return to some mystical golden age."
NEWS
October 8, 1992
Kent E. Schiner, a Pikesville insurance underwriter serving his second two-year term as president of B'nai B'rith International, plans to spend part of the Sukkot holiday, which begins Sunday, with the Jewish community of Cuba.Sukkot, a joyous nine-day festival, comes four days after Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.In Cuba, Mr. Schiner will be the guest of the B'nai B'rith Maimonides Lodge, which was founded in 1943. He will be the first B'nai B'rith president to visit Cuba on behalf of the 149-year-old international Jewish organization.
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