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  • Does TV Mass 'count'?

    01/07/2017 10:00:31 AM PST · by Salvation · 48 replies
    OSV.com ^ | 01-04-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Does TV Mass 'count'? The Church teaches that missing Mass is a grave sin, but there are reasons obligation wouldn’t apply Msgr. Charles Pope 1/4/2017 Question: I am 87 years old, live in a retirement community and can no longer drive. I attend the Mass that is offered here once a month and receive holy Communion when it is distributed each week by extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist. I watch Mass on TV. But someone told me that I am not meeting my obligation to go to Mass by watching it on TV. They say it doesn’t count. Is this...
  • VIDEO-How US mass shootings are getting worse(Barf alert)

    10/05/2017 8:18:05 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | 4th October 2017 | Franz Strasser
    Deadly rampages are happening more often and claiming more American lives. Here's how the US changed. http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-us-canada-41474594/las-vegas-how-us-mass-shootings-are-getting-worse
  • How Pope Francis Helped An Unrepentant Terrorist Get A Presidential Pardon

    02/13/2017 4:05:12 PM PST · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 13, 2017 | Maueen Mallarkey
    On January 13, Robert Gonzlez Nieves, archbishop of San Juan, revealed Pope Francis role in Barack Obamas pardon of terrorist mastermind Oscar Lopez-Rivera. Speaking from the Cathedral of San Juan, Nieves announced that although the Holy Father made no public statement of his involvement, he had indeed worked behind the curtain on behalf of the unrepentant, bloody-handed Lopez-Rivera. The archbishop was pleased to say: I know that there have been efforts made through diplomatic channels. The pope is very aware. We are grateful to the Holy Father for his support. Papal complicity in this politically charged act received little notice...
  • BREAKING: Pope Francis gives local bishops more responsibility for Mass translations

    09/09/2017 7:24:55 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 19 replies
    American Magazine ^ | September 9, 2017 | The Editors
    Pope Francis today issued new instructions for the approval of liturgical texts, rebalancing the relationship between the Vatican and local bishopsconferences in favor of greater local control. The pope's order, issued in a motu propio titled Magnum Principium,reverses the trend in recent years toward greater Vatican control over the texts used in the Mass. In order that the renewal of the whole liturgical life might continue, Francis wrote, it seemed opportune that some principles handed on since the time of the [Second Vatican] Council should be more clearly reaffirmed and put into practice.Editor's note: This story is developing and will...
  • Massive black hole discovered near heart of the Milky Way

    09/05/2017 3:47:40 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 25 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9/4/17 | Ian Sample
    Astronomers find evidence of enormous black hole one hundred thousand times more massive than the sun in a gas cloud near the galaxys centre If confirmed, the black hole will rank as the second largest black hole ever seen in the Milky Way after the supermassive black hole known as Sagittarius A*. An enormous black hole one hundred thousand times more massive than the sun has been found hiding in a toxic gas cloud wafting around near the heart of the Milky Way. If the discovery is confirmed, the invisible behemoth will rank as the second largest black hole ever...
  • What Catholics Lost When They Started Tearing Down Their Great Altars

    08/28/2017 3:39:09 PM PDT · by NYer · 38 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 28, 2017 | Dominic Lynch
    If the grand altars, with all their gold and statues and size, are at their core outward signs of inward devotion, what does it say about plain altars that more resemble a table than a temple? For most of the Catholic Churchs 2,000-year history, it has been known for its magnificent churches. In the popular psyche, the stereotypical Catholic church has high, arched ceilings, statues of saints, massive crucifixes, incense that seems to pour from the walls, and gilded, beautiful, and (sometimes) obnoxious altars.There is perhaps no better example of this than St. Peters Basilica in Rome, the Vatican itself,...
  • [Catholic Caucus]Looking for Guadalupe Songs in English

    08/26/2017 9:07:24 AM PDT · by Tax-chick · 29 replies
    Vanity | August 26, 2017 | Tax-chick
    Although it is only August, my choir is planning our music for the Mass for Our Lady of Guadalupe (December 12). It is a bilingual Spanish/English service. We have an abundance of songs available in Spanish, of course. However, we need two or three songs in English. For the past two years, we have used "Hail Mary, Gentle Woman" and "Holy is His Name," but we're tired of those! Does anyone know of any songs in English about Our Lady of Guadalupe, or even fairly close thematically? I looked last year, but all I found was something for children using...
  • Vatican rumblings: Pope Francis aiming to end Latin Mass permission

    07/26/2017 10:35:48 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 284 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 26, 2017 | John Henry-Westen
    Sources inside the Vatican suggest that Pope Francis aims to end Pope Benedict XVIs universal permission for priests to say the Traditional Latin Mass (TLM), also known as the Extraordinary Form of the Mass. While the course of action would be in tune with Pope Francis repeatedly expressed disdain for the TLM especially among young people, there has been no open discussion of it to date. Sources in Rome told LifeSite last week that liberal prelates inside the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith were overheard discussing a plan ascribed to the Pope to do away with Pope Benedicts famous...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Bishop Dorylas Moreau shares Francis vision of the Novus Ordo church

    08/20/2017 3:22:06 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Call Me Jorge .... ^ | August 19, 2017 | HereisJorge
    Bishop Dorylas Moreau shares Francis vision of the Novus Ordo church Two revolutionaries meet Francis & Dorylas Moreau. Dorylas Moreau is the bishop of the Quebec Diocese of Rouyn-Noranda. If that name sounds familiar it is because he was the bishop who petitioned the Vatican recently for the twisted Sr. Pierrette the pastor Thiffault to be allowed to witness a wedding and perform the ceremony. In a recent interview with ICI Radio-Canada and an in an article he wrote in the 6 June 2017 diocesan newsletter, Lglise de Rouyn-Noranda, Moreau shared what Francis told him and the bishops of...
  • With Trumps presidency, unfalsifiable Progressive delusions thrive

    07/13/2017 3:19:15 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 11 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 7-12-2017 | Bookworm
    The banal news that Donald Trump Jr tried to get dirt on Hillary exposes Progressive delusions as a collective dementia unresponsive to actual facts.In 1848, Charles Mackay published Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds. The preface to his first edition explains the idea behind the title: THE OBJECT OF THE AUTHOR in the following pages has been to collect the most remarkable instances of those moral epidemics which have been excited, sometimes by one cause and sometimes by another, and to show how easily the masses have been led astray, and how imitative and gregarious men...
  • Francis Imposes Concelebration For Priests Living in Rome [Catholic Caucus]

    06/28/2017 2:16:00 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | June 28, 2017 | Gloria TV
    Roberto de Mattei writes in Corrispondenza Romana about a secret working paper of the Congregation for the Clergy, which is circulating in Roman Seminaries and Collegios, i.e. houses where priests, who study in Rome live. The paper wants that the young priests stop saying Holy Mass and participate instead in mass-concelebrations. According to De Mattei, already on April 1st 2017 Pope Francis tried to denigrate the celebration of Mass as "individualism" and recommended concelebration instead, while addressing priests, who study in Rome. According to De Mattei, the working paper writes in bold that "the concelebrated Mass is to be preferred...
  • Vatican reportedly working on Ecumenical Rite of Mass for joint worship with Protestants

    06/23/2017 9:12:09 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 447 replies
    Veritas Vincint: "The Truth Shall Prevail" ^ | June 20, 2017 | Paul Simeon / John Supplers
    June 20, 2017 by paulsimeon2014 Vatican reportedly working on “Ecumenical Rite of Mass” for joint worship with Protestants Pope Francis meets with Rev. Jens-Martin Kruse at Rome’s Evangelical Lutheran Church on Nov. 15 2016Italian journalist and Vatican expert Marco Tosatti has reported that Pope Francis has formed a top-secret commission tasked with implementing a new kind of “mass” that is acceptable to Catholics, Lutherans and Anglicans. The commission consists of representatives from all three denominations, all bound to secrecy.The journalist, who is well known in Italy for his accurate reporting of all things happening in the Vatican, has said that...
  • Ratzinger to Fumone. Burke to Campo De' Fiori. Someone is 'getting bent out of shape'

    05/22/2017 3:52:55 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | May 20, 2017 | Marco Tosatti
    Reading three news articles yesterday makes me think that someone is really getting bent out of shape and we are entering now a perilous phase of decline: those who dont agree with the boss off with their heads! An unprecedented populist degeneration in the life of the modern Church. I sincerely hope Im wrong: Im not just saying this, I really hope so. However we have signs that are anything but comforting. The crux of the matter, it seems to me, is once again the Popes non-response (a year has now gone by) to the five questions asked by...
  • India bishops slam 'brutal' disruption of Good Friday service

    04/23/2017 2:50:13 PM PDT · by vladimir998 · 9 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | April 21, 2017 | Hannah Brockhaus
    India's Catholic bishops have strongly condemned a violent police disruption of a Good Friday service at a small parish in the south of the country. The Dhalit Catholic community in the village of Sogandi was holding a liturgy for the Passion of the Lord April 14 when they were disrupted by the Tehsildar local tax and revenue officers as well as police during the Veneration of the Cross and distribution of Holy Communion.
  • Gloria.TV News for the 21st of February

    02/21/2017 8:53:25 AM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Gloria.TV ^ | February 21, | Gloria TV
    Secrecy: Referring to its source in Santa Marta, the blog Anonimi della Croce reports of secret meetings of Pope Francis with the Anglican Archbishop Justin Welby and other Anglican and Lutheran dignitaries. Protestant representatives participate also in the secret group that works on changing the New Rite into a new ritual that can be used by Catholics and Protestants alike.
  • Pope Francis has ordered a review of the new Mass translation (Catholic Caucus)

    01/28/2017 2:36:21 PM PST · by NYer · 13 replies
    America Magazine ^ | January 26, 2017 | Gerard O'Connell
    Pope Francis has ordered a review of Liturgiam Authenticam, the controversial decree behind the most recent translations of liturgical texts from Latin into English and other languages. The commission, established by the pope just before Christmas, is also tasked with examining what level of decentralization is desirable in the church on matters such as this. The mixed commission includes bishops from all the continents. Significantly, Pope Francis appointed Archbishop Arthur Roche, the secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, to be its president. The English-born archbishop is the number two official at the...
  • Bishop Morlinos Move to Ad Orientem Masses in Madison

    09/06/2016 6:28:26 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    OnePeter5 ^ | 9/6/16 | Brian Williams
    This past weekend the Most Reverend Robert Morlino, Bishop of the Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin made an announcement of great liturgical importance. Going forward His Excellency will be offering all of his Masses at the Cathedral ad orientem. Make no mistake about it, this is a major development on the liturgical landscape of American Catholicism. While Bishop Morlino is a strong supporter of the Traditional Latin Mass, and has offered it publicly on numerous occasions, his recent announcement pertains to Masses offered in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite. This is the positive manifestation of Robert Cardinal Sarahs call...
  • Pittsburgh: Mass Attendance Down 40% Since 2000

    08/18/2016 5:44:25 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 36 replies
    Commenting on sobering demographic and financial trends, Bishop David Zubik of Pittsburgh told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that the number one priority has to be, We need to make our worship better. Second of all, we need to do the best job that we can to get not only more ordained leaders, but we really have to open up lots of doors for the lay leaders of the Church, he said. Since 2000, diocesan Mass attendance has declined by 40%, and K-8 Catholic school enrollment has fallen by 50%. The newspaper also reported that nearly half of Pittsburgh parishes are the...
  • MUSLIMS Threaten California Church with Allahu Akbars During Sunday Mass

    08/12/2016 9:15:09 AM PDT · by blueyon · 39 replies
    the gateway pundt ^ | 08/12/16 | Jim Hoft
    Oh nice. So this is what we have to look forward to in Obamas new America.Father Josiah Trenham described the threats on his Orthodox Church in California. Muslims screamed Allahu Akbars at St. Andrew Orthodox Church during its Sunday service. They brought their bullhorn so everyone would get the message. Via FOX News and Jihad Watch:
  • The Catholic Mass, as described by Justin Martyr in the year 155

    07/19/2016 2:43:06 PM PDT · by NYer · 46 replies
    Aletelial ^ | July 19, 2016 | Daniel Esparza
    At the Last Supper, Jesus commanded the 12 Apostles to “do this in remembrance of me.”The “this” is the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, also called the Divine Liturgy by Eastern Rite Catholics.When Christianity was new, misunderstood and outlawed, Saint Justin Martyr, one of the first Christian philosophers who understood Greek thought and Christian doctrine to be compatible, defended Christian doctrine and liturgical practices from secular political power, claiming Christians should not be persecuted. In his Apology, a detailed written defense of Christianity, one of the earliest descriptions of the Catholic Mass is found. “And this food is called among us...