Solemn High Mass in Carmel, Indiana


Thursday, January 1st, Feast of the Circumcision of Our Lord


St. John Bosco Latin Mass Community

at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Carmel, Indiana (see map below)


  • Solemn High Mass: 10:45 am


Priest: Father Roberto Cano, FSSP

Deacon: Father Christopher Roberts

Subdeacon: Mr. Gregory Eichman, FSSP


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Father Roberto Cano, FSSP to Offer Mass in Carmel, Indiana Saturday 10 am, December 27th.


Father Cano offers Mass at the FSSP's personal parish, Santissima Trinità dei Pellegrini in Rome, Italy.  Father's brother Tito Cano is the altar server.

Father Cano offers Mass at the FSSP’s personal parish, Santissima Trinità dei Pellegrini in Rome, Italy. Father’s brother Tito Cano is the altar server.

Father Roberto Cano, FSSP will offer a Traditional Latin Mass at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Carmel, Indiana this Saturday at 10 am.  Father Cano is parochial vicar at a FSSP personal parish, St. Francis de Sales in Mableton, Georgia.

Father Cano was ordained by Bishop Fabian Wendelin Bruskewitz at Lincoln Nebraska in November 2007.  Father is a native of Lafayette Indiana and is the son of Augusto and Rita Cano.

 Assiting the Mass as an altar server will be Father’s brother, Augusto “Tito” Cano.  Tito and his wife Bianca live in Noblesville.  All of Father’s family are members of the FSSP’s personal parish, Saints Philomena and Cecilia in Brookville, Indiana.


Wishing you a Blessed Christmas Season


Una Voce Carmel extends our most sincere thanks for your prayers and financial support through this past year. Through your help, we’ve been able to support the training of our very own Father Christopher Roberts and fund the cost required to bring us the following God Loving priests:

Further, with your help, we’ve been able to reach more people than ever with information and support for the Traditional Latin Mass throughout the Diocese of Lafayette.  Again, thanks to you, new Una Voce chapters have sprung up in key location like Muncie and Lafayette. We are looking forward to Kokomo in the coming year.

Also, five traditional Roman fiddle-back vestment sets are being made and will be delivered in the beginning of the New Year.  A beautiful altar cross and processional cross are just now arriving and beautiful altar linens, frontal, Infant King statue, server paten, thurible, aspergillia set and candles have been purchased.

Thank you for helping our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI bring to reality his motu proprio, Summorum Pontifium.  May God bless you during this Christmas Season and throughout the new year.christmas_garland_wreath02

The TLM’s Twenty Years of Impressive Growth

These figures show the number of Traditional Latin Masses in the United States in November of each year.   Used with the permission of  Coalition in Support of Ecclesia Dei

These figures show the number of Traditional Latin Masses in the United States in November of each year. Used with the permission of Coalition in Support of Ecclesia Dei (click on the graph)

New Prefect of CDW

p7052954His Eminence (HE), Antonio Cardinal Cañizares Llovera (born 10 October 1945) is a Spanish prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. Today, December 9, 2008, Cañizares was appointed as Prefect of Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments by His Holiness (HH), Pope Benedict XVI. HE, Cañizares is sometimes known by his nickname of “Little Ratzinger,” referring to the similar beliefs and opinions between him and HH, Pope Benedict XVI, born Joseph Ratzinger, who himself is aware of and “very amused by this expression.”

HE served as Archbishop of Toledo and Primate of Spain from 2002 until 2008 when HE was appointed by HH, Pope Benedict XVI as Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. HE was elevated to the cardinalate in 2006.

canizaresconcapa4HE, Antonio Cañizares Llovera was born in Utiel, and studied at the minor and major seminaries in Valencia and at the Pontifical University of Salamanca, from where HE obtained a doctorate in theology, specializing in catechesis. HE was ordained to the priesthood by HE, Archbishop José García Lahiguera on 21 June 1970, and then served as vice-pastor and delegate for catechesis in the Archdiocese of Valencia.

Following HE’s transfer to the Archdiocese of Madrid, HE taught catechetical theology at the University of Salamanca and fundamental theology at the Conciliar Seminary of Madrid. HE later became the director and a professor of the Institute of Religious Science and Catechesis “San Dámaso” in Madrid, and sat on several commissions and secretariats of the Spanish Episcopal Conference as well. From 1985 to 1992, HE served as director of the Secretariat of the Episcopal Commission for the Doctrine of the Faith. HE also founded and was the first president of Asociación Española de Catequistas, and was Director of the review Teología y Catequésis.

canizaresconcapa1On 6 March 1992, HE was appointed as Bishop of Ávila by Pope John Paul II. HE received his episcopal consecration on the following 25 April from Archbishop Mario Tagliaferri, with Cardinals Ángel Suquía Goicoechea and Marcelo González Martín serving as co-consecrators, in the Cathedral of Ávila. Cañizares later became a member of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in the Roman Curia on 10 November 1996, and was named Archbishop of Granada on 10 December of that same year. In addition to HE’s duties in Granada, was Apostolic Administrator of Cartagena from January to October 1998, and made President of the Episcopal Commission of Education and Catechesis in 1999.

p7053313HE was promoted to Archbishop of Toledo, and thus Primate of the Spanish Church, on 24 October 2002. He was elected Vice-President of the Spanish Episcopal Conference as well. HH, Pope Benedict XVI created HE Cardinal Priest of S. Pancrazio in the consistory of 24 March 2006. The Spanish primate was awarded a doctorate honoris causa from the Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera on that same date.

HE has been a member of Real Academia de la Historia de España since November 2007. HE will be eligible to participate in any future papal conclaves until HE reaches the age of eighty on 10 October 2025.

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Grand Duke of Luxembourg Will Lose His Veto


(December 4, 2008) – Luxembourg’s parliament looks ready to strip the Grand Duke of his last lawmaking power as a controversy over euthanasia comes to a head. One of Europe’s last royals with political sway may lose his formal veto by taking a stand against a law legalizing euthanasia.

grand_duc_4601The Grand Duke of Luxembourg, who has said he would interfere with a decision by parliament, will likely be stripped of his veto in a historic decision after a heated showdown over a bill to legalize euthanasia.
Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg protested the bill and threatened to kill it next week by refusing to sign it into law.

Since parliament is expected to pass the bill, Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker said the Grande Duke has overstepped his role. Juncker personally opposes the euthanasia bill but says he will propose a change to the constitution to deny the Grand Duke his veto. His role by the end of 2008 could be reduced to rubber-stamping parliamentary decisions, instead of deciding whether to approve them.

LUXEMBOURG-ROYAL-EUTHANASIA-CONSTITUTION“That means he will only technically enact laws,” Juncker said, according to Reuters.

The euthanasia bill passed a first vote by parliament in February. It looks set to pass a second and final vote next week, but the Catholic Grand Duke announced on Tuesday — in a closed-door meeting with leaders of Juncker’s ruling Christian Socialists — that he would refuse to enact the law.

His position tipped the tiny nation into the worst constitutional crisis in its history. The Luxembourg royal house has tried to block a decision by parliament only once before, when the Grand Duchess Marie-Adelaide refused to sign an education bill in 1912.

“I understand the Grand Duke’s problems of conscience,” said Juncker, “but I believe that if the parliament votes in a law, it must be brought into force.”


The euthanasia bill has been controversial since 2001. It would let patients with “grave and incurable” conditions die at the hands of a doctor if they ask repeatedly to be euthanized and earn the consent of two doctors and a panel of experts. Medical and physician groups have opposed the bill, though, and so have many citizens of this traditionally Catholic nation.

57555361It follows similar laws in the Netherlands and Belgium, where King Baudouin — Henri’s uncle — abdicated for a day in 1990 to avoid signing a Belgian abortion law. The current Belgian king, Albert II, has signed Belgium’s recent euthanasia and homosexual-marriage laws over his private Catholic beliefs.

57555395The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is a constitutional monarchy, and the Grand Duke is its head of state. He has indicated that he won’t stand in the way of any change to the constitution.

Asperges Added to Sung Mass Starting Dec. 14th

180px-bc_st_ignatius_apse_window_3Una Voce Carmel is happy to report that we will begin to offer the Asperges Me, literally ‘Sprinkle Me”, starting on Sunday, December 14th, at 3 pm. Our choir and servers are feverishly preparing for the special ocasion which will include the proper incensations for the Extraordinary Form.

HH Benedict XVI

HH Benedict XVI

“The rite of sprinkling the congregation with holy water before the principal Mass on Sunday, so called from the words intoned at the beginning of the ceremony, taken from Psalm 1 sic[51(50)], throughout the year except at Easter-tide, when Vidi aquam, from Psalm 117, is intoned. It precedes every other ceremony that may take place before the Mass, such as the blessing of palms or of candles. It is performed by the celebrant priest wearing vestments of the liturgical colour of the day.” from the Catholic Encyclopedia

Una Voce has recently procured several items to continue to enrich and support our growing Latin Mass community including a thurible (censer), aspersorium (Holy Water vessel), aspergillium, and processional cross. These items will be used for the first time on Sunday, December 14th. Father Michael Maggiera, FSSP, will offer the Sung Mass.

May God bless our Choir, our servers, and all those who have contributed time and treasure in making this apostolate a resounding success.

Powerful head of Russian Orthodox church Alexiy dies


Fri Dec 5, 4:36 am ET
MOSCOW (Reuters) – Patriarch Alexiy II, the head of Russia’s powerful Orthodox Church, has died at his residence at the age of 79, a church spokesman said on Friday.

A spokesman for the Moscow Patriarchy of the Russian Orthodox Church said Alexiy had died on Friday morning at his residence in Peredelkino outside Moscow.
The Church never commented on Alexiy’s health and did not immediately disclose a cause of death but diplomats in Moscow had said that the patriarch had been suffering from cancer.


Russian Orthodox Patriarch Alexy II, second right, speaks to priests and the faithful during the consecration of newly built Christ the Savior Cathedral

Head of the Russian Orthodox Church for the past 18 years, the Estonian-born Alexiy was an influential figure with close links to the Kremlin.

He oversaw a major religious revival in Russia after the collapse of the Soviet Union, with hundreds of new churches built across the country.

In a first reaction, former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev said he was “so shocked that it is very hard for me to find words on the spot,” Interfax news agency reported. “I respected him deeply.”
Russian television immediately began running excerpts from what it said was Alexiy’s last television interview at the end of October.

President Dmitry Medvedev, who was on an official visit to India, was expected to make a statement on the death shortly.

Vatican Radio has an audio from His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI.