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A moment of reflection… Priest. I will go in to the altar of God. Resp. To God who giveth joy to my youth. Priest. Judge me, O God, and distinguish my cause from the nation which is not holy: deliver … Read More
At The Catholic Thing there is a piece translated from the original German (by a good friend of mine, two, as a matter of fact), by Gerhard Ludwig Card. Müller. The former Prefect of the CDF examines Francis’ new Plessy … Read More
The SSPX office in Menzingen put out a statement, still only in French, about Traditionis custodes. HERE Here’s a taste… From Summorum Pontificum to Traditionis custodes, or from the Nature Preserve to the Zoo […] A organized extinction While Francis … Read More
At Rorate there is a strong piece which examines the Motu Proprio. It is by a canonist writing with a nom de plume. I’ve read it over a couple of times, along with Traditionis, and I’ve been contacted by, and have … Read More
Today, 16 July, is the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. During the Amazonian Synod (“walking together”), it was at her church in Rome, near the Vatican, that the shrine to to the demon Pachamama was set up. Today, … Read More
From a reader…. QUAERITUR: I recently discovered the SCDF declaration Instauratio liturgica (Jan. 25, 1974), which says that the meaning of a translated sacramental formula is that of the original Latin, understood according to the mind of the Church. Especially … Read More
ASK FATHER: Why are the Novus Ordo and the Traditional Latin Mass just two “forms” instead of two different “rites”?
UPDATE 9 July: You might go over to The Remnant and watch Peter Kwasneiwski’s talk at the Roman Forum on the issue I treat, below, and a lot more. One of the important points he makes is the ever-increasing ultramontanism … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: Please help me to understand something about Communion on the hand. As I’m understanding it, people can receive Communion on the hand if they want to but also on the tongue if they want that and … Read More
1 July – Most Precious Blood and also the Feasts of St. Junipero Serra and St. Aaron, brother of Moses
A thought for you: Though we all may be different in height or sex or shape of eye and color of skin, we all bleed the same red Our Savior bled for our sins. Our unifying human blood, divinely infused, … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: Dear Father, I am about Duck Duck go’d out on this and still can not find any answers. I attend weekly mass at an institute of Christ the King oratory and in our mass’s after the … Read More
This is a terrific question, equally applicable to the Traditional Latin Mass, Novus Ordo, Divine Liturgy… From a “Young TLM Dad”… QUAERITUR: Hello Father, Since starting to attend the TLM on a more regular basis I noticed that mine, and … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: I went to confession this afternoon. It was my first time going at this particular church. When the priest asked me to say an Act of Contrition, I started, “O my God, I am heartily sorry…” … Read More
Dom Alcuin Reid, has a good opinion piece at Catholic World Report about the rumored restrictions or retooling of Summorum Pontificum, Benedict XVI’s “emancipation proclamation” for priests and lay people regarding traditional sacred liturgical worship. My emphases and comments. Opinion: On liturgical … Read More
Just to review… Benedict XVI’s 2007 Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum says: Art. 5, § 1. In paroeciis, ubi coetus fidelium traditioni liturgicae antecedenti adhaerentium stabiliter [previously continenter] exsistit, parochus eorum petitiones ad celebrandam sanctam Missam iuxta ritum Missalis Romani anno … Read More
Today I saw at the French site Notre-Dame de Chrétienté a proposal for a Novena to St. Joseph to maintain the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum. If there is a threat to Summorum, this is a good thing to do. If there … Read More
At the French site Riposte catholique we read that the Archbishop of Dijon, Roland Minnerath, has expelled the FSSP from the diocese. They are to leave by September. They’ve only been there for 23 years. No consultation. D’un trait de … Read More
NEW can. 1379 § 3 makes a canonical crime an attempt to ordain a woman to ANY of the three sacred orders (episcopate, priesthood, diaconate)
Yesterday I wrote about the new Book VI of the Latin Church’s Code of Canon Law. This new Book VI, dealing with offenses and punishments, completely replaces the older version. Some changes are mere rearranging. Others are more substantive. Yesterday … Read More
The District Superior of the SSPX, Fr. John Fullerton, has asked in a newsletter that people pray an Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart during the month of June. The Act of Reparation is for “the sins that continue … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: Father, a question – if a penitent is in a state of mortal sin, and they go to confess their sins to a priest, and the penitent does everything necessary on their part for the sacrament … Read More
This time of year many new priests are being ordained and, consequently, many priests observe their own anniversaries. In the traditional, Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite a priest can add orations for himself, Pro seipso sacerdote, on the anniversary … Read More