Category Archives: Brick by Brick

BRICK BY BRICK: more ‘ad orientem’ news

I am getting notes from people about changes at parishes to ad orientem worship. For example, from reader: The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Big River, WI began ad orientem worship on Sunday. Our pastor, Fr. Kevin Louis, has been … Continue reading

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BRICK BY BRICK! Parishes are “Turning Towards The Lord”, going “ad orientem”

During a conference in London last summer, Robert Card. Sarah famously made a prayerful and earnest personal suggestion that priests begin to say Holy Mass ad orientem beginning with Advent.  Advent begins on Sunday. Of course the Cardinal was speaking as … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! 14 NOV – SOLEMN TLM at St. Patrick’s in NYC!

For all of you within striking distance of NYC, this is IMPORTANT. Change whatever you have on your schedule in order to attend.  Bring family.  Bring friends.  Bring strangers.  Clone people and bring them too. From my correspondent: For the … Continue reading

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“Bring back the good old days of diocesan laws that have the form of law.”

Last July Robert Card. Sarah made a personal (not official) bid to priests to begin celebration of Holy Mass ad orientem, and that a good time to do that would be this coming Advent. I hope many priests will do this, … Continue reading

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BRICK BY BRICK: A Communion rail restored in a major, historic church

I just received something interesting from a reader in Chicago, for your Brick By Brick file. Perhaps you have at some time driven down the Kennedy Expressway.  Suddenly the Interstate bends sharply around, and very close to, the rectory of … Continue reading

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Card. Sarah: Priests should start saying Mass ‘ad orientem’ at Advent

If as a Church we want to effect something good and lasting, it has to be rooted in our sacred liturgical worship of God.  That’s our source.  That’s our summit.   This is where our identity is most deeply shaped.  We … Continue reading

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Brick By Brick in Ohio

From a reader… Back in December you posted a Brick-by-Brick report about the TLM returning to Athens, OH (HERE) and I just wanted to update you that Fr. Jonas Shell continues to celebrate the TLM weekly on Saturday mornings with a regular attendance of about 20 … Continue reading

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“The Latin Mass of years gone by is becoming more popular again”

I think we have to pretty much give up on correct terminology now.  It seems that the bifurcation is nearly complete.  Latin has been isolated from the Novus Ordo, partly because those on the traditional side of thing perpetually called the … Continue reading

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St Thomas Aquinas House: A traditional Catholic religious community of men in the Archd. of Detroit

From a priest friend who passed this along to me: Would you please ask Fr. Z if he might be willing to feature our new experimental, extraordinary form community on his web blog?  We have Archbishop Vigneron’s endorsement for now, … Continue reading

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Brick by brick in Marquette

Good things are happening in a Michigan Diocese, Marquette. Don’t confuse it with Jesuit-run Marquette University. First, they were blessed with n0w-Archbishop Sample.  He issued a statement on sacred music.  HERE Then they advanced the cause of Ven. Frederic Baraga.  Then … Continue reading

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Dissident priest’s talks cancelled in diocese

Here’s some good news!  Via Church Militant. His Excellency Most Reverend Michael Burbidge, Bishop of Raleigh, has forbidden a dissident priest from talking at a Catholic institution in the diocese. Bishop Michael Burbidge is rescinding an invitation to Fr. Michael … Continue reading

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Tabernacle by Tabernacle

A while back there was a flurry of discussion in Madison, WI about the long-standing, patiently-implemented, diocesan-wide policy of returning the tabernacles for the Blessed Sacrament to the center of churches. News reached me that in Brooklyn, a church is … Continue reading

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Candle by Candle in NY

In Wisconsin we had rather dreadful weather and so cancelled the Candle-mass.  I am consoled, however, with this. From a reader… First mass celebrating the proper feast today in the EF in this church (St. Mary’s, Roslyn, NY – Long … Continue reading

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D. Madison: Tabernacles must be moved to center of sanctuaries

For your Brick By Brick file. More great news from the Extraordinary Ordinary of Madison, His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C Morlino. This comes by way of the liberal (for Madison a tautology), secular newspaper the WSJ.  My emphases and comments. At area Catholic … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick in Athens, OH – The TLM returns!

Brick by Brick in Athens, Ohio, is what I glean from a story sent by a reader. From The Athens News. Let’s have a look with some of my patented emphases and comments: An ancient and beautiful liturgy returns to … Continue reading

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