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NOTA Subscribers – October 2012

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

To Subscribers of Una Voce America’s publication, NOTA:

We have had a number of challenges this year which have caused several delays in the publication of NOTA for 2012.  We are happy to report that the Fall 2012 issue is in printing and will be mailed out soon.

New subscribers can expect to receive the appropriate number of issues beyond this year.  We have also moved international (outside of North America) subscriptions to email-only delivery.  The cost of surface postage per issue is more than what we receive in an individual annual subscription rate.

Thanks very much for your patience and for your continued support of our apostolate.

Plan a Procession for Save America Sunday

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

On Sunday, October 28, 2012, Traditional Catholics who are concerned with the growing belligerence toward the rights of the Church, the mounting threats to the free exercise of conscience, and the impending negative implications of the HHS mandate, are planning to gather around the country for public outdoor Processions of the Blessed Sacrament in honor of Christ the King. Through these processions, Catholics will publicly exert the social kingship of Our Lord Jesus Christ and pray for the protection of religious liberty as well as the spiritual well-being of the nation and its leaders.

To learn more and plan a procession in your community, visit

Fr. Raymond V. Dunn, S.J., M.A., STL, J.D., OSJ, Requiscat in Pace

Friday, September 14th, 2012

The board and members of Una Voce America mourn the passing of friend, mentor and spiritual guide, Fr. Raymond V. Dunn, S.J. who died at his home in Palo Alto, CA on June 3, 2012.

Fr. Dunn was one of the earliest supporters of Una Voce America and worked for several decades to promote the offering of the traditional Latin Mass in California.  He was a voice of Catholic orthodoxy and tradition during an era when it was rare to find any priests willing to commit time and effort to the preservation of the traditional Mass, and Fr. Dunn travelled widely through the West Coast, offering Mass and supporting Latin Mass communities.

Fr. Dunn was also the founder of the St. Peter Claver Society, a charitable organization dedicated to offering financial support for Catholic seminarians.

He also served on the board of the Cardinal Kung Foundation and worked to gain support for persecuted Catholics in China and elsewhere around the world.

Fr. Dunn was also an attorney and he offered his legal service to defend the pro-life movement and offer assistance to Catholic priests and others who could not afford legal advice.

For a number of years, Fr. Dunn generously supported Una Voce Palo Alto as founding president and an active member.

We ask your prayers for him with thanks for his devoted service to God and the Church for so many years.

May he rest in peace.

New Orleans Parish Forms Purgatorial Society

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

Father Stanley Klores, S.T.D., Pastor of St. Patrick’s Church in New Orleans, has announced the formation of a parish purgatorial society. The society’s purpose is to bring together lay people, clergy, and religious to pray for the poor souls in purgatory. A monthly sung Requiem Mass (1962 missal) will be offered for this intention each second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM, at the historic New Orleans church of St. John the Baptist, now a part of St. Patrick’s parish.

Although the society is being formed within the parish community, the Mass will be open to all who wish to attend. Enrollment in the society is not limited to the parish; all may send in the names of the departed.

For more information, please call the parish rectory at (504) 525-4413.

Traditional Mass Society/Una Voce Leader, William Robert Opelle, R.I.P.

Monday, January 16th, 2012

Mrs.  Joy Lanfranchi reports from Una Voce Orange County, CA:

Mr.  Bob Opelle, a longtime champion for the TLM, passed away Thursday, January 5 after a brief illness. He was in Hawaii, where he had been living with his wife for several years. He had served as a leader battling for the TLM many years ago when the fight was still new.

Una Voce America adds:

Mr. Opelle was President of the Traditional Mass Society, headquartered in San Juan Capistrano, for many years. The TMS was successor to the original Una Voce in the United States association that was founded and led by Dr. Dietrich von Hildebrand. After von Hildebrand died in 1977, Bob diligently represented the U.S. at meetings of the international Una Voce Federation. The TMS produced a bimonthly newsletter that focused on raising consciousness of Catholics of their liturgical patrimony. Bob led national petition drives to awaken the Curia to the desires, and indeed the rights, of Catholics to have access to the traditional Mass. His final petition effort netted nearly 50,000 names and was placed directly into the hands of Pope John Paul II in 1994 by Bob himself.

I had the honor of meeting Bob while in Huntington, CA for the UVA leadership conference there in 2002. He very graciously took me on a private tour of the beautiful San Juan Capistrano area, culminating in a visit to the Mission there, and made sure I would have a place to sit for Mass on Sunday morning in the crowded historic chapel.

Requiem aeternam dona ei, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei. Requiescat in pace.

Thank you, friend.

Byron Smith,
Secretary, Una Voce America

Faces of Christ Collection Features Traditional Catholic Art

Friday, October 21st, 2011

A new website has been launched to highlight the artwork in the Faces of Christ Collection. Housed in France, this collection features dozens of paintings by some of the most talented Catholic artists from recent decades. Though their individual styles vary, these artists share a commitment to the traditional norms of beauty and form. See traditional Catholic art >

Una Voce Ventura Holds Successful One-Day Conference

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

On September 10, 2011, Una Voce Ventura held a conference entitled “Applying the fruits of the Extraordinary Rite to family life” at Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, California. The day began with a Solemn High Mass in the college’s Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel. The conference program consisted of three one-hour lectures and a convivial luncheon. To hear recorded talks by Fr. James Fryar, FSSP, and Dr. Thomas Kaiser, visit the Una Voce Ventura website.

Our Lady of Clear Creek Monastery: Gregorian Chant Weekend November 2011

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Gregorian Chant Weekend 2011
November 11, 12 & 13

Gregorian initiation, starting right from the beginning.
Learn to sing also:
Mass Chants
Ordinary: Kyriale 10, 11
Accomodation available:
Women, at the Log cabin; Men, at the guest house of the new monastery and in the oratory building of the old monastery.
The weekend begins after 6 pm Vespers on Friday, November 11, at the monastery.
It will conclude with a picnic after Sunday Mass.

Gregorian Chant Weekend, registration form and details

FSSP’s Tulsa Parish and RealCatholicTV to Present October Retreat

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

The Dominus Est! apostolate is sponsoring a retreat entitled “Dominus Est! – Verbum Dei et Mater Dei” (The Word of God and the Mother of God) on Saturday, October 8, 2011 from 10 AM to 6:00 PM at Catholic Charities in Tulsa. Talks will focus on Marian Dogma and its biblical and typological roots.

Speakers will be Fr. Angelo Van der Putten, FSSP, pastor of the Parish of St. Peter, and Michael Voris of RealCatholicTV. In addition, RealCatholicTV will be filming the talks at the retreat. The fee is $15 and includes a catered lunch by Ludger’s. For more information, please visit

Una Voce Los Angeles Sponsors Gregorian Chant Workshop, Oct. 8th

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Gregorian Chant Workshop
Sponsored by Una Voce Los Angeles
Saturday October 8, 2011 8:30 am – 5 pm
St. Victor’s Catholic Church
8634 Holloway Drive
West Hollywood, California 90069
(310) 652-6477


Participants will learn the basics of chant under the direction of Kathy Reinheimer, the Director of the Regina Pacis Cantorum choir and Sursum Corda schola, which sing throughout the Diocese of Reno and the Sierra foothills of California. Ms. Reinheimer is an experienced chanter, having studied under the world’s leading experts in Gregorian chant. She is also a gifted teacher. She will be your guide through the basic chant repertoire of the Church.