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  • Not to face God while addressing Him is blasphemy [Catholic Caucus]

    03/04/2017 3:53:25 PM PST · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    Toronto Catholic Witness ^ | March 3, 2017 | Toronto Catholic
    Fr. Thomasz Jochemczyk, of the Diocese of Albenga-Imperia, Italy, in a lecture at the International Congress for the Reign of Christ the King, presented in dramatic fashion the spiritual/theological and psychological consequences of the priest saying Mass with his back to Our Lord in the Tabernacle. Fr. Jochemczyk asks: how would you feel if someone addressed you with their back to you? Is it not an insult? And what are we to make of such a stance - literally - when the priest address Our Lord, turned away from Him? Remember, Jesus Christ is God, He is our King. He...
  • For the Record: Mexican Archbishop orders Last Gospel read in all Sunday Novus Ordo Masses

    01/07/2017 1:03:03 PM PST · by ebb tide · 140 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | January 7, 2017 | New Catholic
    So, while the "Reform of the Reform" is dead for the universal Church, some particular churches (and not only parishes) may be moving ahead with bringing some elements of Roman Tradition to the new, and made-up artificial rite of Paul VI. So it is with the Archbishop of Monterrey (Nuevo León state), in Mexico, Abp. Rogelio Cabrera López, who sent the following message to all his priests: In the prologue of Saint John is found the synthesis of the Apostolic Faith, centered in the Mystery of the Incarnation: Jesus is the Word, the One who IS for all Eternity, who...
  • Poll: Catholics Support Hillary Clinton, Gay Marriage

    10/08/2016 5:02:00 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 322 replies
    National Catholic Review ^ | Aug 25 2016 | Michael O'Loughlin
    More than half of all U.S. Catholics (52 percent) would cast a vote for Democrat Hillary Clinton if the election were held today, compared to just 32 percent for Republican Donald J. Trump... More than three in four (76 percent) non-white and Hispanic Catholics would pick Clinton, with 13 percent choosing Trump. Among white non-Hispanic Catholics, Clinton holds a much smaller lead, 44 percent to 41 percent.... Six in 10 (62 percent) white evangelicals say they would vote for Trump today, while 47 percent of white mainline Protestants pick Trump. That comes from a new survey by the Public Religion...
  • US Catholic voters lean toward Clinton, survey shows

    07/14/2016 7:22:01 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 83 replies
    Catholic World News ^ | July 14 2016
    American Catholic voters lean strongly toward Hillary Clinton in this year's presidential contest, according to a new Pew Forum survey. The Pew poll found that Clinton held a 56-39% advantage over Donald Trump among Catholic voters. That 17% margin was markedly different from the results of a similar poll in the last presidential race, when then-Senator Barack Obama was virtually even with Mitt Romney among Catholic voters in June 2012. However, Clinton's margin among Catholic voters was entirely attributable to a huge (77-16%) advantage among Hispanic Catholics. Among white Catholics, Trump had a slight (50-46) edge. Among all voters surveyed,...
  • Cardinal attests to how botched liturgical reform had devastating effects on the Catholic population

    07/13/2016 12:51:54 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    The War in Our Time ^ | Juy 12, 2016 | Robert Cardinal Sarah
    From the book: God or Nothing: Cardinal Robert Sarah, Nicolas Diat In 1958, therefore, you were at the seminary when John XXIII was elected pope? […] On the other hand, I stilled lacked the maturity needed to understand the scope of the council desired by that pope. I knew, however, that Archbishop Tchidimbo represented my country and that he traveled regularly to Rome for discussions with the bishops from the other countries of the world. Although he did not really speak to us about the content of debates, I nevertheless relate an event that impressed the Catholic faithful of Conakry....
  • I Agree: Excitement Over Card. Sarah’s “Ad Orientem” Remarks Misplaced [Catholic Caucus]

    07/08/2016 2:25:29 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    A Blog for Dallas Area Catholics ^ | July 7, 2016 | tantumblogo
    Many folks have been expressing a great deal of excitement that Cardinal Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, made an exhortation calling for the Novus Ordo to be offered Ad Orientem. I agree with Rorate Caeli in finding this excitement badly misplaced. That is to say, his words, while nice and comforting to conservative/traditional ears, perhaps, are meaningless in any real, effective sense. Nothing will change, as they did not change after Cardinal Arinze many times called for Latin in the Mass and Communion received on the tongue. The fundamental issue, as Rorate notes, is that modernists/progressives do...
  • Modernism 101: Is the Novus Ordo an Unworthy Sacrifice to God?

    06/19/2016 1:22:54 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 50 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | June 18, 2016 | Toni McCarthy
    Foreword by Michael J. Matt It is becoming apparent to this writer that many people, Catholics and non-Catholics alike, are waking to the harsh reality of what Pope Francis is all about. The next step is to help these same good people understand the harsh reality of what the entire Modernist revolution has been about ever since the days of St. Pius X, when popes were still vigorously battling this great ‘synthesis of all heresies’. The Modernist revolution ‘came out of the closet’, if you will, at the time of the Second Vatican Council, but nowhere was its agenda made...
  • Can one be a diocesan priest and offer the traditional Mass only? A true motivational example

    06/06/2016 8:50:59 AM PDT · by ebb tide
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 9/08/11
    Soon after the publication of the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum, three priests of the Diocese of Novara (Piedmont, Italy) tried to celebrate the Traditional Mass exclusively (we reported on these developments here and here). In an interview released a few days ago, Father Alberto Secci tells his story, and presents us with the wonderful account of his life after Summorum. Yes, there is a life for diocesan priests celebrating the Sacraments according to the ancient use exclusively. And it can be beautiful, and powerful, and glorious, despite the normal difficulties of life. "Can you imagine what would happen if all...
  • Radicati Editorial: "Thank God We Did Not Obey Those Forcing the New Mass Upon Us"

    06/06/2016 8:31:02 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 50 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | June 2016
    Radicati Editorial: "Thank God We Did Not Obey Those Forcing the New Mass Upon Us" The New Mass, Source of Pious Naturalism Editorial: Radicati nella fede, June 2016 Newsletter of the Catholic community of Vocogno, Diocese of Novara, Italy Thank God we did not obey. We are going to shock you, but some provocations are beneficial and useful. Thank God we did not obey those, who, in order to keep us within “ordinary pastoral care” (while allowing us reluctantly an occasional Traditional Mass) asked us not to be closed to the Council’s New Mass. Thank God we did not obey:...
  • Vanity - A Path Back to Liturgical Sanity (Catholic Caucus)

    05/20/2016 2:46:01 PM PDT · by scouter · 12 replies
    5/20/2016 | Scouter
    A Path Back to Liturgical Sanity Whether they realize it or not, the Mass with which most Catholics are familiar, the one said in almost all Catholic Churches in the Western Hemisphere, is called the Novus Ordo, or more colloquially, the "new Mass." Many older Catholics may remember the Tridentine Mass, sometimes referred to as "the old Latin Mass," or the "Traditional Latin Mass (TLM)." More and more, however, young people are discovering the beauty of the Mass as it was known for hundreds of years before the wreckovation that occurred after Vatican II. While the Novus Ordo is a...

    05/03/2016 5:22:00 PM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies ^ | May 2 2016 | Beverly Stevens, REGINA Editor
    With all the hullabaloo on this topic, I have tried valiantly to avoid having a knee-jerk opinion on altar girls. Now, however, I have actually spent some time thinking about it. And I do have an opinion, based on my personal experience both as a Catholic mother and REGINA’s Editor. I raised a son and a daughter in the Catholic Church in Connecticut in the 1990’s and 2000’s. My daughter had zero interest in being an altar ‘server’ and I was somewhat dubious about then-popular claims that serving the altar would somehow prepare her to have a successful career. In...
  • Priest Reportedly Suspended For Riding A Hoverboard During Mass

    12/30/2015 2:13:19 AM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 19 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | December 29, 2015 | Tasneem Nashrulla
    "He will be out of the parish and will spend some time to reflect on this past event," the diocese of a Philippine church said. A priest in the Philippines is in trouble after a video showing him singing a Christmas song while riding a hoverboard during Mass has gone viral. A video of the incident posted on Facebook on Dec. 26 had more than 14 million views as of Tuesday. Several parishioners are seen cheering and clapping in the video as the priest rolls around the nave like a pro. But the Diocese of San Pablo, Laguna, condemned the...
  • A Critical Study of the New Mass

    08/23/2015 9:40:32 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Catholic Apologetics | September 25, 1969 | Cardinal's Alfredo Ottaviani and Antonio Bacci
    "The analysis of the Novus Ordo made by these two Cardinals has lost nothing of its value, nor, unfortunately, of its timeliness . .. The results of the reform are deemed by many today to have been devastating. It was the merit of Cardinals Ottaviani and Bacci to discover very quickly that the modification of the rites resulted in a fundamental change of doctrine." - - Cardinal Stickler, November 27, 2004, on the occasion of a reprint of the Ottaviani Intervention. LETTER OF THE CARDINALS ALFREDO CARDINAL OTTAVIANI ANTONIO CARDINAL BACCI TO HIS HOLINESS POPE PAUL VI [On September 25,...
  • Rodriguez Carballo Lets the Cat out of the Bag: “Fidelity to the Council is Not Negotiable"

    05/08/2014 5:08:11 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | May 7, 2014 | Giuseppe Nardi
    (Barcelona / Rome) Does the Congregation of Religious suffer from a villainous portrait of tradition? This question has hung in the air since last weekend. The Franciscan José Rodriguez Carballo, for a year secretary of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, participated in a Conference of Religious of Catalonia. In his speech he delivered last Saturday without directly mentioning the Order by name, gave a first official hint as to why the Franciscans of the Immaculate have been reprimanded by his Congregation. The reason implied much to the young religious Order, and is of...
  • Pope Francis' latest surprise: a survey on the modern family

    11/05/2013 1:59:45 PM PST · by IbJensen · 16 replies
    NBC News ^ | 11/5/2013 | Tracy Connor
    Pope Francis is shaking things up again. The pontiff with a penchant for surprises is making new waves by launching a survey of his flock on issues facing modern families — from gay marriage to divorce. Very specific questions are being sent to parishes around the globe in preparation for next year's synod of bishops, a grassroots effort that experts say is unprecedented. "It's fascinating," said Thomas Groome, a professor of theology at Boston College. "It's pretty astonishing," agreed Marianne Duddy-Burke, executive director of the gay Catholic organization DignityUSA. Advertise | AdChoices Vatican watchers say Francis' polling attempt is extraordinary...
  • Pope Francis and the Liturgy (hope for the "Reform of the Reform")

    05/11/2013 4:38:16 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 3 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 05/11/2013 | ALEJANDRO BERMUDEZ
    No genius is needed to figure out that Pope Francis is not a liturgist the way Pope Benedict was. But the fear that Francis’ papacy may mark the “end of the reform of the reform” of the liturgical changes that were introduced after the Second Vatican Council is, frankly, unfounded. [snip] ... Buenos Aires is probably the Latin-American city with the largest number of Masses celebrated in the extraordinary form....[Yet Bergoglio] was concentrating on a far more daunting task: making sure that all of the faithful in his archdiocese had access to a decent Mass. In Latin America, beside...
  • Donations to Obama from faculty, staff, at Catholic colleges outpaced those to Romney

    12/04/2012 9:59:04 AM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/4/12 | Caroline May
    The vast majority of faculty and staff members from the nation’s top Catholic universities donated to President Barack Obama’s campaign over Republican nominee Mitt Romney’s this cycle, according to a new report. Ninety-one percent of the employees at 23 different Catholic schools gave to Obama, according to Federal Elections Commission data available on and analysed by the conservative college site Campus Reform. Much has been made of Obama’s Affordable Care Act mandate requiring employers to provide contraception coverage, a requirement that church officials say conflicts with Catholic religious doctrine,
  • Folk Mass Band Upset Over Masses Interrupting Their Concerts

    10/25/2012 2:31:39 PM PDT · by NYer · 36 replies
    Eye of the Tiber ^ | October 25, 2012
    Yonkers, NY––Blake Jennings, lead guitarist at St. Therese Parish in Yonkers, New York is outraged over what he calls “years of concerts being interrupted by the Mass.” The 56-year-old accountant and father of three has played with his band at the 9:30 Folk Mass since 2009. “Our fans love us,” Jennings said, after Sunday Mass. “You can see it in their eyes…the way they droop down, lazily closing as we play…as if their entering into some kind of ecstasy. Or the way some in the parish are so moved they just can’t stand another moment of joy, and simply walk...
  • Pope’s ambition, a blend of the Novus Ordo and the Old Rite, could sweep Church [Catholic Caucus]

    10/04/2012 4:23:16 PM PDT · by Salvation · 51 replies ^ | Friday, 20 May 2011 | William Oddie
    The Pope’s ambition, a powerful blend of the Novus Ordo and the Old Rite, could sweep the Church There are too many difficulties attending both the Novus Ordo and the Old Rite By William Oddie on Friday, 20 May 2011 Cardinal Walter Brandmüller celebrated the Extraordinary Form Mass at St Peter's Basilica on Sunday (CNS photo) An extremely interesting story by John Thavis – which appears currently on the Herald’s homepage under the headline “Pope’s ‘reform of the reform’ in liturgy to continue” – reports what seems to me a potentially wondrous proposed advance. But will it happen? There is...
  • Woman who rammed pro-lifers with car was Catholic Relief Services employee

    08/22/2012 7:11:37 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 15 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 8/21/2012 | Patrick P Crane
    WASHINGTON, D.C., August 21, 2012 ( – As Catholic Relief Services responds to criticisms over its partnerships with pro-abortion anti-poverty groups, LifeSiteNews has discovered that the aid organization also has a history of hiring employees with strong ties to pro-abortion and pro-contraception organizations. One CRS employee lists the pro-abortion Pro-Choice Resources and Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies as former employers on her LinkedIn resume, while another was hired by the Catholic aid organization directly from the pro-abortion Population Services International. Former CRS employee Charisse Glassman was convicted of assault after driving her car into a crowd of March for...
  • QUAERITUR: Music during the consecration

    07/09/2012 1:12:14 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | July 9, 2012 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Lately, the music director at our church has been “tickling the ivories” during the Consecration. While at the piano, in the front of church (naturally), he has been playing tunes, based on hymms for sure, on the piano during the entire Consecration (with a well timed pause during the elevation). It’s not irreverent, but it does sound like “lounge music“. [As the non-liturgical instrument, the piano, nearly always does.] I find it annoying, and keep wondering when Tony Bennett comes on stage (I’m kidding, of course). [Put a brandy snifter with a dollar bill on the piano next time...
  • A Cancer at the Heart of the Church

    05/08/2012 5:28:22 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 49 replies
    Courageous Priests ^ | April 17, 2012 | Fr. Mark Kirby
    A Cancer at the Heart of the Church How and why does this sort of thing happen? It causes me a piercing sorrow because it is emblematic of the widespread loss of faith in the adorable mystery of the Most Holy Eucharist that is a cancer at the heart of the Church. The Erosion of Faith Several years ago, in the context of a course I was teaching, I suggested that the erosion of faith in the Most Holy Eucharist was, in fact, fostered by a number of liturgical and disciplinary changes: – Minimalistic approach to the fast before Holy...
  • Revealing overlooked Roman Missal changes (Eucharistic Prayers) [Catholic Caucus]

    12/28/2011 12:38:19 PM PST · by Salvation · 9 replies · 1+ views
    OSV Newsweekly, ^ | 12/11/2011 | Barry Hudock
     Revealing overlooked Roman Missal changes The new Roman Missal has dropped three eucharistic prayers and added one. Why? And an introduction By Barry Hudock - OSV Newsweekly, 12/11/2011 W.P. Wittman photo In all the hoopla leading up to the implementation of the new edition of the Roman Missal in the United States, most of the attention has focused on the new principles used to translate its contents from the original Latin to English. Though questions about “dynamic equivalence” or “formal equivalence” are important and interesting, other changes — arguably more important ones — have barely been mentioned. Here’s one: There’s a...
  • The Assent Owed to Vatican II (Catholic Caucus)

    12/02/2011 2:59:57 PM PST · by NYer · 27 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | December 2, 2011 | Jeff Mirus
    From Our Store: Essays in Apologetics, Volume I (eBook) What is finally emerging as the sticking point between the Vatican and the Society of Saint Pius X is the question of the assent owed to the Second Vatican Council. This is now the subject of an important essay in L’Osservatore Romano by one of the key negotiators for the Vatican, the vicar general of Opus Dei, Msgr. Fernando Ocariz. Note that there is a link to the full text at the end of our news story, which itself includes substantial quotations.I hate to say I told you so, but Msgr. Ocariz...
  • Breaking Bad Liturgical Habits (Catholic Caucus)

    11/05/2011 11:56:52 AM PDT · by NYer · 30 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | November 4, 2011 | George WEIGEL
     The long-awaited introduction of the new translation of the Roman Missal on November 27, the First Sunday of Advent, offers the Church in the Anglophere an opportunity to reflect on the riches of the liturgy, its biblical vocabulary, and its virtually inexhaustible storehouse of images. Much of that vocabulary, and a great many of those images, were lost under the “dynamic equivalence” theory of translation; they have now been restored under the “formal equivalence” method of translating. Over the next years and decades, the Catholic Church will be reminded of just what a treasure-house of wonders the liturgy is.At the...
  • On the Feminized Novus Ordo: Local Controversy

    09/26/2010 9:20:17 PM PDT · by 0beron · 10 replies
    Jay's Analysis ^ | 09/26/2010 | Jay008
    Local Novus Ordo Priest has Communist Prayers and Genderless Creed By: Jay It is a bad thing to be a red-blooded male and attend a Novus Ordo liturgy locally. Before the mass began, it was asked of the crowd if anyone would like to do the readings that has been trained. I am familiar with how to conduct a traditional Latin Mass as well as how to operate in the Novus Ordo as a server and reader. I offered, but was turned down, because a college girl had offered her skills. I protested that the Catholic theological norm was that...
  • EWTN Live - Wednesday at 8pm EST - Helen Hull Hitchcock on The New Missal

    02/03/2010 4:06:44 PM PST · by NYer · 2 replies · 199+ views
    ewtn ^ | February 3, 2010
    February 3 Helen Hull HitchcockThe New Missal Helen Hull Hitchcock is founding director of Women for Faith & Family and editor of its quarterly journal, Voices. She is also editor of the Adoremus Bulletin  a monthly publication of Adoremus - Society for the Renewal of the Sacred Liturgy, of which she is a co-founder. She is married to James Hitchcock, professor of history at St. Louis University. The Hitchcocks have four daughters and five grandchildren, and live in St. Louis.She has published many articles and essays in a wide range of Catholic journals, and is the author/editor of The Politics...
  • A Faithful Prayer of the Faithful can be Hard to Find

    01/28/2010 3:40:24 PM PST · by NYer · 13 replies · 215+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | January 28, 2010 | Louie Verrecchio
    The Second Vatican Council’s Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy called for a restoration of the “prayer of the faithful” saying:Especially on Sundays and feasts of obligation there is to be restored, after the Gospel and the homily, "the common prayer" or "the prayer of the faithful." By this prayer, in which the people are to take part, intercession will be made for holy Church, for the civil authorities, for those oppressed by various needs, for all mankind, and for the salvation of the entire world. (SC 53)Exactly how this takes place with regard to form and the specific intercessions offered...
  • Don't turn our churches into nightclubs, urges Vatican

    11/27/2009 5:58:04 AM PST · by NYer · 14 replies · 759+ views
    AFP ^ | November 26, 2009
    VATICAN CITY (AFP) – The Vatican on Thursday warned Italy's bishops against letting deserted churches be transformed into nightclubs if the decision was taken to sell the places of worship.Archbishop Gianfranco Ravasi, the Vatican's new culture commissar, urged "the greatest caution" after announcing that Roman Catholic churches with few worshippers could be sold off. He gave the example of a church in Hungary which was "transformed into a nightclub and where striptease took place on the altar." The archbishop, who is president of the Pontifical Council for Culture, said dwindling numbers of worshippers at some churches meant it now made...
  • Vatican Shows Priests How to Celebrate the Latin Mass on YouTube

    11/13/2009 6:43:09 AM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies · 677+ views
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11/12/09 | Damian Thompson
    The official Vatican guide to the celebration of the traditional Latin Mass has arrived on YouTube, where you can find long sections of Ecclesia Dei’s DVD about the Extraordinary Form. The clip below shows a priest saying the canon of the Mass. Coming soon to a church near you? Not if certain bishops can help it.
  • Is the SSPX right about the liturgy?

    10/30/2009 11:50:51 PM PDT · by narses · 9 replies · 749+ views
    Catholic Herald Limited ^ | 30 October 2009 | Moyra Doorly and Fr. Aidan Nichols
    Following their exchange in July, author Moyra Doorly and Aidan Nichols discuss the merits of post-Vatican II liturgical reform Dear Fr Aidan, In your kind reply to my first letter you made the point that I was drawing "unnecessarily sharp" contrasts between a theology of "propitiation and supplication" on one hand, and teachings on the "fruits of Communion" on the other. But what I was trying to demonstrate is that the pre-Conciliar sources give ample teaching on both, whereas the documents of Vatican II ignore the theology of propitiation and supplication. Now, to me this represents a doctrinal discontinuity of...
  • And With Your Passage: The "New Mass" Train Rolls On

    07/22/2009 10:44:04 AM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies · 624+ views
    witl ^ | July 21, 2009 | Rocco Palmo
    As an American arrived in the Vatican post that'll oversee the English-speaking church's global transition to the controversial new rendering of the Roman Missal, the US bishops did their part to keep the process moving, approving each of the four action-items on the new text presented last month in San Antonio... albeit on mail ballot given the meeting's "inconclusive vote" from the floor: The translation of the Order of Mass II (of the Roman Missal) received 191 votes in favor, 25 against and five abstentions. The translation of the Masses and Prayers for Various Needs and Intentions passed by...
  • Teaching the New Missal - Some Parishes Already Gearing Up for Mass Changes

    05/16/2009 2:21:27 PM PDT · by NYer · 53 replies · 1,381+ views
    NCR ^ | May 17, 2009 | Carlos Briceno
    RICHBORO, Pa. — Instead of saying “Good morning,” Father Joseph McLaughlin greets his secretary with a bright “Peace be with you.” There’s been a change recently in the way Jeanne Flower responds. “And with your spirit,” she says.It used to be: “And also with you,” just as at Mass. But she now replies with the revised version, which American Catholics will begin using liturgically sometime in the near future.That is one of the changes approved by Rome, reflecting the Vatican’s desire for translations more faithful to the Latin original. Realizing that it is important to catechize his parishioners regarding the...
  • Revisiting the Novus Ordo (Catholic Caucus)

    05/11/2009 1:53:32 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 56 replies · 1,516+ views
    Musings of a Pertinacious Papist ^ | 5/8/2009 | Philip Blosser
    After more than a year of assisting exclusively at Extraordinary Form Masses on Sundays, a Mass I have come to love, I had two occasions last summer to revisit the Roman Rite in its Ordinary Form in a large suburban Catholic parish—the same parish on both occasions. The following are my observations. I begin with the positive. The church operates a Catholic school. Together they form a large, sprawling physical plant. The Masses are well attended. When you walk into the church, you are greeted by holy water fonts at the entrance, a prominently displayed crucifix above the altar, candles,...
  • ICEL Transformed: a Tradition-Minded Priest Takes Charge

    04/07/2009 8:29:11 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 15 replies · 442+ views
    An English priest with an affinity for the extraordinary form of the Mass has been named the general secretary of the International Commission on English in the Liturgy (ICEL). The appointment highlights the transformation of an agency that was once the bane of conservative Catholics in the English-speaking world. Father Andrew Wadsworth, a priest of the Westminster archdiocese, will begin his work with ICEL in September. An accomplished linguist, he will guide the process of completing ICEL's new translation of the Roman Missal. His appointment, announced March 30, came with the approval of the Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship. ICEL...
  • Complications of 2 Forms in 1 Rite (And More on Mass Intentions) [Catholic Caucus]

    09/09/2008 4:24:34 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies · 118+ views
    ZNA ^ | September 9, 2008 | Father Edward McNamara
    Q: I am the parish priest for a dual-form parish and some of the complications are currently unavoidable. I have returned the tabernacle to the center and shifted the presider's chair to the side. The free-standing altar is used for both forms, with the placement of altar cards and candles in the traditional form and the resetting of the altar for the celebration of the ordinary form. I've returned the altar rail in two spots and cushions for kneeling at the reception of Communion. Part of the "experiment" of Pope Benedict XVI lies in the "working" of both forms where...
  • Enemies of the Motu Proprio [OPEN]

    05/21/2008 3:10:37 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies · 159+ views
    In a private conversation before the release of the motu proprio "Summorum Pontificum," a leading personality of U.K. Catholicism predicted that the reinstatement of the Traditional Latin Mass would grant again such an abundant flow of graces that it would even effect the restoration of society on sound Christian principles. While that outcome remains to be seen, the release of the motu proprio has certainly sparked a series of controversies and debates — especially in Italy, the heart of Catholicism, and that goes a long way in showing how sensitive the issue is among faithful and non-faithful alike. The...
  • Vatican official calls liturgical renewal 'irreversible path'

    04/29/2008 8:18:52 AM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies · 61+ views
    CNS ^ | April 28, 2008 | John Thavis
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Liturgical renewal launched by the Second Vatican Council is an "irreversible path" and has not been affected by Pope Benedict XVI's concession on wider use of the Tridentine rite, a Vatican official said. "The pope's decision has so far not produced any change in the celebrative practice of our ecclesial communities. His gesture was only one of service to unity," Archbishop Piero Marini, who arranged papal liturgies for more than 20 years, said in an interview April 25 in the Vatican newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano. "Therefore let's look ahead and let's continue with enthusiasm the path undertaken...
  • Kobler's Key to the Council

    12/20/2007 6:13:51 PM PST · by Dajjal · 1 replies · 100+ views
    Catholic Family News ^ | December, 2007 | Paul Zarowny
    Kobler’s Key to the CouncilBOOK REVIEW: Kobler, John F., C.P.  Vatican II, Theophany and the Phenomenon of Man: The Council's Pastoral Servant Leader Theology for the Third Millennium.  (American University Studies, Series 7, vol. 100)  New York: Peter Lang, 1991.  0820414921, 9780820414928  $51.95 by Paul Zarowny, Ph.D. Whatever its multiple shortcomings, my book on the Council is the only published attempt to provide a synthesis, at least in a seminal way, of the religious ontology shaping the sense of the Council.[1]     Passionist priest Fr. John F. Kobler’s Vatican II, Theophany and the Phenomenon of Man (1991) is a follow-up to...
  • Loss of reverence at the Novus Ordo

    08/29/2007 8:35:13 AM PDT · by Cavalcabo · 33 replies · 501+ views
    Vultus Christi ^ | August 28, 2007 | Fr. Mark
    I offered the Sunday Vigil Mass in a suburban parish last Saturday in order to help out a friend and brother priest. Father is very dedicated and I have immense esteem for him. The observations that follow are no reflection on him. He inherited a difficult situation and hasn't yet completed his first year in the parish. But, like the prophet Jeremias, I am "weary with holding in." Chatter The first thing that disconcerted me was the idle chatter in church before Mass. It was like being in a theatre waiting for the lights to dim and the curtain to...
  • Delve Into The Mind Of Mr. Norv S. HordoAnd his first ever Traditional Latin Mass

    08/19/2007 5:49:17 PM PDT · by GOPmember · 4 replies · 327+ views
    The Lair of the Catholic Cavemen ^ | August 18, 2007 | Vir Speluncae Catholicus
    I'M SO EXCITED!! I just heard that they're having something called a "Traditional Latino Mass" at St. Peter's, so I'm driving there now. I sure hope they have a Mariachi Band! OK, I've driven all the way here and I'm already confused. The sign out front says "St. Peter's Catholic Church". Catholic Church? That isn't very inclusive! Faith Community, if you please. Oh well, I'll correct the Presider after the Communal Gathering Worship Service. I just hope I can find a parking space. Well, that wasn't a very long walk to the church proper. Hey, what's with all the coats...
  • Bethlehem [CT] church turns to Latin Mass

    08/03/2007 4:25:10 AM PDT · by CT-Freeper · 6 replies · 443+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | August 3, 2007 | TARYN PLUMB
    The Rev. Joseph Looney will try anything to lead people to God. Es­pecially Latin. Starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem will begin offering a Novus Ordo Mass, or a Mass presented partially in Latin, at the request of parishioners. “If I can do anything to strengthen the culture that helped me become a priest, I will do it,” said Looney, who recently transferred to Nativi­ty from his longtime position at St. Margaret’s Church in Waterbury. “All of this is to put Jesus Christ first. If I have to use Latin to do it, I’ll...
  • Missale Romanum

    04/03/2007 9:19:14 AM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies · 497+ views
    WDTPRS ^ | April 3, 2007 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Today is the 38th Anniverary of the Promulgation of Pope Paul VI’s Apostolic Constitution (the highest form of Church document) entitled Missale Romanum.  This was the instrument by which Paul VI established the Novus Ordo Missae. Let’s review this important document which has so affected our lives. My emphasis and comments. PROMULGATION OF THE ROMAN MISSAL REVISED BY DECREE OF THE SECOND VATICAN ECUMENICAL COUNCILMissale Romanum Apostolic Constitution of Pope Paul VI issued on April 3, 1969. PAUL, BISHOP Servant of the Servants of God For an Everlasting Memorial The Missale Romanum was promulgated in 1570 by our predecessor St....
  • Back to the Tridentine? It's Up to the Pope

    02/26/2007 6:55:33 PM PST · by NYer · 21 replies · 639+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | February 26, 2007
    ROME, FEB. 26, 2007 ( Speculation continues as to whether Benedict XVI will issue a document on a possible reform of the liturgy. The secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, Archbishop Malcolm Ranjith, spoke with Inside the Vatican magazine about rumors of a papal document that would loosen restrictions on the Tridentine Mass. If he were to issue a document "motu proprio" (on his own initiative), Archbishop Ranjith said that the Holy Father will "decide what is best for the Church." "The Tridentine Mass is not something that belongs to the followers of Archbishop Lefebvre only,"...
  • "Impressive beauty of the new Mass" Cardinal Lehmann

    02/20/2007 3:24:15 PM PST · by Gillibrand · 5 replies · 299+ views
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 20 February 2007 | Gillibrand
    Cardinal Lehmann has used the German manifesto for the liberation of the old Mass to his own ends, by coming out with praise of the failed liturgy reform of the late 1960s. Translation of an article from the ever excellent “There are mis-implementations here and there.” The Mainz bishop, Karl, Cardinal Lehmann has recently remarked on the “beauty” of the new Mass. A reason for this recent praise was the German language manifesto for the readmitance of the old Rite. These comments were made by Cardinal Lehmann for the latest edition of the Mainz Church News, “Glaube und Leben”...
  • Cardinal Castrillon Hoyos says indult includes all 1962 sacraments: Interview with Archbishop Burke

    05/14/2006 4:09:51 PM PDT · by tridentine · 8 replies · 465+ views
    The Wanderer ^ | May 18, 2006 | Brian Mershon
    Archbishop Raymond Burke, who previously consecrated his former Diocese of La Crosse, Wis., to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, is known as one of very few bishops in the United States who has sincerely been "wide and generous" (Ecclesia Dei Adflicta, by Pope John Paul II, June 1988) in allowing all of the Classical Roman rite sacraments in his diocese. He has begun to show his benevolence toward the Classical Roman liturgy and sacraments also in the Archdiocese of St. Louis, as will be shown later in this interview. Bishop Fernando Rifan, the only traditionalist bishop in full communion with...
  • The Reform of the Roman Liturgy: Its Problems and Background-- Excerpts

    05/11/2006 4:49:52 PM PDT · by pravknight · 2 replies · 168+ views
    Una Voce ^ | Msgr. Klaus Gamber
    (by Msgr. Klaus Gamber) -- Excerpts from the preface to the French edition: "J.A. Jungmann, one of the truly great liturgists of our century, defined the liturgy of his time, such as it could be understood in the light of historical research, as a 'liturgy which is the fruit of development".... "What happened after the Council was something else entirely: in the place of liturgy as the fruit of development came fabricated liturgy. We abandoned the organic, living process of growth and development over the centuries, and replaced it--as in a manufacturing process--with a fabrication, a banal on- the-spot product."...
  • The New Mass: A Return to Tradition???

    03/24/2006 8:27:46 AM PST · by pravknight · 9 replies · 619+ views
    The Seattle Catholic ^ | Oct. 27, 2003 | Fr. Romano Thommasi
    Is the New Mass Really a Return to Patristic Sources? by Fr. Romano Thommasi When a man such as His Excellency Bishop Piero Marini finds himself in a unique position of authority, every action and every word that he speaks is normally seen as symbolic or indicative of an ideology held by the same man. In drafting a response to the interview granted by His Excellency Bishop Piero Marini to John L. Allen Jr. of the National Catholic Reporter, some first impressions and observations ought to be expressed before critiquing some very troubling phrases that supposedly issued from the good...
  • Benedict XVI Heresies and Errors

    03/23/2006 12:29:49 PM PST · by NYer · 29 replies · 898+ views
    Traditionalmass ^ | March 16, 2006
    [+] Benedict XVI Heresies and Errors Saving the BabyMost Rev. Donald J. Sanborn In a speech to the Curia, Benedict XVI uses desperate measures to try to save his baby — Vatican II — from the accusation of discontinuity with the past. Past church decisions, he says, are 'contingent because they are related to a reality itself changeable' — pure Modernism. The martyrs 'died for religious liberty' — pure blasphemy. (MHT Newsletter, Jan 2006)[17 Jan 2006] Damning Limbo to HellMost Rev. Donald J. Sanborn Benedict XVI prepares to 'suppress' Limbo — and promulgate a new feel-good heresy. (MHT Newsletter, Jan...
  • Ecumenism Gone Awry

    10/27/2005 6:50:22 PM PDT · by Mershon · 8 replies · 435+ views
    Renew America ^ | October 27, 2005 | Brian Mershon
    Ecumenism gone awry "Conservative" bishop OK with attending heretical worship services, while another warns against attending valid Latin Masses Brian Mershon Brian Mershon October 27, 2005 Remember Bishop Michael Sheridan of the diocese of Colorado Springs? Back prior to the 2004 presidential election, many Catholics hailed him for his defense of the Holy Eucharist by publicly stating he would forbid Holy Communion to pro-abortion "Catholic" politicians, elected officials and judges. But in this age of false ecumenism and religious indifferentism, warned against repeatedly by Pope Pius XII, Pope Pius XI (especially in the authoritative encyclical, Mortalium Animos) Pope Benedict XV...