Category Archives: New Evangelization

Fewer Catholics schedule funerals for their dead

A tip of the biretta to Pewsitter for this piece from the Worcester Telegram:
Bishop McManus worried that some omit funeral Masses
WORCESTER — Bishop Robert J. McManus is expressing concern that Central Massachusetts Roman Catholics are not scheduling funeral Masses for … Continue reading

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Solemn Mass ’45 style!

A reader sent me a note with a link to a movie (the whole thing on YouTube) called Christmas Holiday 1944.
From about minute 18 you will find a Solemn Mass. Very nice.
New Evangelization!

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The Forbidden Rite

A reader sent the following enthusiastic filmette:

Be the Maquis!

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A “Francis Effect” in these USA?

There is a lot of buzz about a “Francis Effect”.  As I watch Twitter, for example, I see comments such as “I’m not Catholic anymore, but I really like this Pope!” or “I disagree with the Church on a lot … Continue reading

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Again HUGE news: Pope Francis explicitly endorses Benedict XVI’s “hermeneutic of continuity”

You will want to read this carefully and put it in your “IMPORTANT” file.
This is, again, HUGE news.
The 450th anniversary of the closing of the Council of Trent is coming up on 4 December.  We like to celebrate these great … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: TLM 1st experience: Extraordinary Form is easier than the Novus Ordo

From a reader:
I just read the post in which you shared a reader’s observation about the pastoral nature of the TLM. I experienced something similar. I went to my first TLM on Nov. 2 for All Souls. A few days … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: 1st Traditional Latin Mass experience – “The highly pastoral nature of the Extraordinary Form.”

From a reader:
Over the past 10 years have assisted at a few dozen EF masses. I usually go alone and sometimes with my very Catholic friends, but this weekend I took a group of high school students and their parents. … Continue reading

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Consecration of a diocese to the Sacred Heart!

I like this bishop.  He is the sort of bishop that Archbp. Mennini – Nuncio to England and Wales – is helping to appoint.   I remember his “inaugural” sermon as the newly “installed” bishop.  HERE
From the best Catholic weekly … Continue reading

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Of liturgical silence and gigantic centipedes

Here is a great point for our reflection on our obligation to revitalize our liturgical worship of God.
Unless we revitalize our liturgical worship, no other aspect of a New Evangelization will have any lasting effect.
Dan Burke wrote at the National … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: Preaching about confession

From a transitional deacon:
I’m an avid reader of the blog. I have noticed how often you mention confession in the blog and wanted to relay this short little bit of my experience this weekend.
I’m a newly ordained transitional Deacon and … Continue reading

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