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  • 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 don’t agree with the boss – off with their heads! An unprecedented populist degeneration in the life of the modern Church. I sincerely hope I’m wrong: I’m 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 Pope’s 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 Morlino’s 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 Sarah’s 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 Obama’s “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...
  • 5 reasons Mass didn’t bore the saints (Catholic Caucus)

    07/19/2016 1:45:18 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Aletelial ^ | July 19, 2016 | Sr. Theresa Aletheia Noble
    Do you ever feel bored at Mass?Don’t worry, I’m not judging. When I first returned to Mass after a time away, I found the Mass boring. But Jesus’ presence in the Eucharist drew me in. And eventually, his presence in the Mass instructed me in the ways of heaven, helping me to develop a greater love for the Mass. I realized that the Mass was the most important prayer that I could pray in any day.As Blessed James Alberione once said, the Mass is “the daystar of prayer.” In other words, nothing else we do to get closer to...
  • Cardinal Sarah's speech: a stealth success?

    07/14/2016 6:31:48 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 4 replies
    CatholicCulture.org ^ | July 13, 2016 | Phil Lawler
    You might say—many commentators have said—that with the quick Vatican smackdown of Cardinal Sarah's proposal for ad orientem worship, Rome has spoken and the case is closed. I disagree. On the contrary, Cardinal Sarah has reopened a much-needed discussion about how to increase reverence in the liturgy. His address to a conference in London caused what that city's Catholic Herald is describing in this week's cover headline as A liturgical earthquake. Ten days ago no one was talking about celebrating Mass ad orientem. Now that option is being widely discussed, even in secular media outlets. Cardinal Sarah was not issuing...
  • Vatican Squelches Rumors of New Rules on Mass Facing East

    07/11/2016 4:49:11 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 53 replies
    Crux ^ | 7/11/16 | Ines San Martin
    Although the pope's top official for liturgy recently suggested that priests should adopt the ad orientem posture for celebrating Mass beginning in Advent, meaning facing the east, a Vatican spokesman on Monday said that instructions recommending facing the people are not going to change.ROME- In the wake of recent comments by its chief liturgist recommending that priests celebrate Mass ad orientem, meaning facing east with their backs to the people, beginning in Advent, the Vatican released a statement on Monday saying no new rules along those lines are in the works. A Vatican spokesman also rejected the vocabulary of a...
  • Vatican Liturgy Chief asks all priests and bishops to face east for Mass, faithful to kneel for ...

    07/06/2016 8:06:36 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 82 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 5, 2016 | John-Henry Westen
    Speaking at a conference on the liturgy in London yesterday, Cardinal Robert Sarah, the highest authority on the topic in the Catholic Church under Pope Francis, asked all bishops and priests to adopt the ancient posture in the Mass where the priest faces the tabernacle along with the congregation, rather than facing the people. He asked that the posture be adopted by Advent of this year, which begins November 27. During the same talk, Cardinal Sarah encouraged all Catholics to receive Communion kneeling. During the talk, the Vatican’s liturgy chief revealed that Pope Francis had asked him to “continue the...
  • No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No.

    06/17/2016 2:36:48 PM PDT · by NRx · 93 replies
    ByzantineTexas ^ | 06-17-2016 | ByzantineTexas
    This is just so wrong. (NRx)
  • THE LARGEST MASS KILLING IN THE USA ?

    06/13/2016 10:07:58 AM PDT · by knarf · 53 replies
    self, FB FRiend ^ | June 13, 2016 | knarf
    WRONG ... IT IS WOUNDED KNEE
  • 1940 Latin Mass Full Version [Easter Sunday]

    03/27/2016 2:18:23 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 9 replies
    YouTuibe ^ | 1940 | Msgr. Fulton J. Sheen and others
    This video is simply a reference video, and is not intended to be divisive nor promote any kind of theological agenda.
  • Francis' Vulgar Comments on the Latin Mass

    02/28/2016 3:37:26 PM PST · by ebb tide · 38 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | 2/28/16 | John Vennari
    It appears that a children's book titled Dear Pope Francis is to be released on March 1. Rorate Caeli obtained and posted a section of the book that is not only disturbing, but provides a snapshot into the mind of Francis concerning the ancient Mass of the Church. This is the excerpt: "Dear Pope Francis, Were you ever near the pries as the altar boy? Greetings from Alessio (Italy, age 9)" "Dear Alessio, yes, I was an altar boy. And you? What part among the altar boys do you have? It's easier to do now, you know: You might know...
  • Trump Wonders if Obama Would've Attended Scalia Funeral if Held in Mosque

    02/20/2016 11:38:28 AM PST · by TraditionalMerica · 82 replies
    Donald Trump on Saturday questioned whether President Barack Obama would have skipped late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s funeral had it been held in a different venue: a mosque. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/701084443889381377?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw Scalia’s funeral Mass began Saturday morning in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the largest Roman Catholic church in the U.S. Obama and first lady Michelle Obama paid their respects to Scalia on Friday as he lay in repose in the Great Hall of the Supreme Court but did not attend the funeral.
  • Watch: Live Stream of Funeral Services of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

    02/20/2016 8:39:14 AM PST · by grimalkin · 30 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 2/20/2016 | Breitbart
    Saturday, the funeral services of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will be held in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. at 11 a.m. ET.
  • Massachusetts tattoo artist gives away free Donald Trump tattoos

    01/30/2016 8:24:27 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    whnt ^ | 01/30/2016
    Bob Holes, owner of the Clay Dragon Tattoo in Seabrook, Mass announced this week that the is offering free Trump tattoos. It can be anything related to the Republican Presidential candidate. People have chosen his face, which took less than an hour, and his campaign slogan "Make America Great Again."
  • The Miracle in the Snow

    01/26/2016 8:48:54 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/26/15 | Judi McLeod
    Whether or not Planned Parenthood and the mainstream media ignore them, there will ALWAYS be busloads of students ready to head to March for Life protests, even when getting back home means getting through the generation’s worst blizzard. Miracle searchers don’t have to delve into the long ago past searching for miracles from Above. They only have to go back to Sunday past when a ‘Miracle in the Snow’ proved that not even the worst blizzard of a generation can blow out the candle of faith. With high winds driving 30 and more inches of snow, Winter Storm ‘Jonah’ blew...