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"But if, in any layman who is indeed imbued with literature, ignorance of the Latin language, which we can truly call the 'catholic' language, indicates a certain sluggishness in his love toward the Church, how much more fitting it is that each and every cleric should be adequately practiced and skilled in that language!" - Pius XI
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The liberal-biased Religion News Service has run a piece by Jesuit Thomas Reese. The future of Catholic liturgical reform It is every bit as bad as you might imagine. A Jesuit on liturgy… after all. First, you might remember that Reese … Read More
Today is the feast of St. Justin, Martyr, who was killed in about 165. COLLECT (1962): Deus, qui per stultitiam crucis eminentem Iesu Christi scientiam beatum Iustinum Martyrem mirabíliter docuisti; eius nobis intercessione concede; ut, errorum circumventione depulsa, fidei firmitatem … Read More
I always enjoy the photos and videos of young boy playing Mass. Children are naturally liturgical. Of course Holy Church breathes with both lungs, East and West. This is terrific. “Divine Liturgy” according to the young. WE ARE OUR RITES
There are groups which celebrate the Traditional Latin Mass and which, for Low Mass, have their readings in the vernacular. Alternatively, for example on a Sunday, while the priest reads the reading at the altar in Latin, someone reads the … Read More
For Lent, and now the Octave of Easter, I offer daily 5 minute podcasts. They are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season. Today is Easter Monday. … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: Why is it that some sacraments require a delegation from the bishop, i.e., penance and marriage? Why doesn’t baptism fall under this heading? The reason that baptism doesn’t require delegation from the bishop or the pastor … Read More
Happy Easter! For Lent, and now the Octave of Easter I am offering daily 5 minute podcasts. They are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season. Today … Read More
For Lent I offer daily 5 minute podcasts. They are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season. The Roman Station tonight for the Vigil is Saint John … Read More
This is one of the rarest of liturgical rites in the Church right now: the Holy Thursday – yes, Holy Thursday – Chrism Mass in the Traditional Roman Rite, the Vetus Ordo, the Extraordinary Form. This was streamed from the US … Read More
The term “Spy” Wednesday is probably an allusion to Christ’s betrayal by Judas. This prayer was the Collect for this same day in the 1962 Missale Romanum. It was also in the ancient Gregorian Sacramentary in both the Hadrianum and … Read More
I’ve been incessantly writing and talking about a “demographic sinkhole” opening up under the Church in these USA. Gallup published (oddly, under “Politics”) about US Church membership. When you go over there to read the article, be aware that they … Read More
Open Letter to Cardinal Sarah To His Eminence Card. Robert Sarah Dear Eminence, Pain and indignation invade my heart to hear certain incredible news: They have forbidden private masses in St. Peter’s!?https://t.co/MTwcPzAiGw — Joseph Zen (@CardJosephZen) March 30, 2021 CNA … Read More
At the National Catholic Register (never to be confused with the Fishwrap), we read that Robert Card. Sarah has joined his voice to those of Cards. Raymond L. Burke, Gerhard L. Müller and Walter Brandmüller, who have objected to the St. … Read More
For Lent I offer daily 5 minute podcasts. They are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season. The Roman Station today is St. John Lateran. Today is … Read More
Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week. Holy week includes the Sacred Triduum. The principal ceremonies of the Palm Sunday Mass include the blessing of palm branches (or olive branches in some parts of the world, such as Rome) … Read More
I had this question come in…. QUAERITUR: I’m curious to know what happens to First Friday and First Saturday devotions when the Triduum falls on those days. I’ve searched the Internet a bit and cannot readily locate guidance. Is it … Read More
For Lent I offer daily 5 minute podcasts. They are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season. The Roman Station today is Santo Stefano Rotondo. Today is … Read More