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Category Archives: New Evangelization
I thought y’all might want to know about this. This comes from the choir director at Sacred Heart Church in Grand Rapids, MI… which has an amazing school and a great liturgical program. I have visited the parish and celebrated … Continue reading
I have been wanting to post something about this ever since I heard about it, days ago. Others have done yeoman’s work to cover it. For example, LifeSite. The bare bones: At an ultra-liberal parish in Portland – and that … Continue reading
There’s an important post at the UK’s Catholic Herald today. It has to do with the HERE I’m always going on about how, for success, every initiative we undertake in the Church has to start in and go back to … Continue reading
Gerhald Ludwig Card. Müller, former Prefect of the CDF, has issued a “Manifesto of Faith”. It has a title reference of “Let not your heart be troubled!” (John 14:1). You can get the text HERE. The idea clearly is that … Continue reading
This is impressive by anyone’s standards. The wonderful Lyceum school in Cleveland, has a great choir. They sang for a Pontifical Mass with Card. Burke and then a Divine Liturgy with Bp.Milan Lach. Read about it HERE. I want to … Continue reading
From a reader… In recent weeks I recall reading here and elsewhere some encouraging speculation and projections about the numbers of vocations produced by traditional vs. non-traditional types of communities. I’ve discovered that my parish seems to support those projections. … Continue reading
Wherein Fr. Z rants: the tyrannies of #sodoclerical euroweenies with their self-centered, condescending effeminate blather
The old phrase is: Piscis primum a capite foetet. Over the many years I have been either going to or living in Rome, it has been interesting to see how the styles and modes change in the ecclesiastical shops. These … Continue reading
Over the years, I’ve written often of the great Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, in Gower, MO near Kansas City. They record wonderful music discs. They make vestments. They, above all, pray for priests and bishops. This … Continue reading
Good news from Tyler… no… mooorrrre good news from Tyler, TX. You might recall that Most Rev. Joseph E. Strickland, Bishop of Tyler, was just about the first US prelate out of the gate to say clearly that the content of Archbp. Viganò’s “Testimony” … Continue reading
I am thrilled that Angelico Press sent me copies of books by true heroes in our struggle to revitalize our Catholic identity through the reclamation of sacred liturgical worship. First, Martin Mosebach has updated his great The Heresy of Formlessness: … Continue reading
Here is some great Brick By Brick news from the City of Angels. Archbp. Gomez official set up a traditional parish, staffed by the FSSP, exclusively for the traditional Roman Rite. Fr. James Fryar, a fine priest whom I met … Continue reading
There is an amusing piece at Fishwrap by the strongly biased liberal Peter Feuerherd about a parish in Detroit which has been given over to the formation of new Oratory. Oratories are popping up all over, probably as an unconscious … Continue reading
UPDATE: ACK! I posted the wrong photos. Corrections below. Speaking of Corpus Christi and processions, you might recall that some months ago I suggested to the readership that it would be a good gesture to help Corpus Christi parish in … Continue reading
Here is a really sad tweet about this year’s Corpus Christi procession moved from Rome to Ostia. (Not a great idea, but, hey, they didn’t ask me.) There is a link to a video of the whole thing. Click ahead … Continue reading
In 1986 the English edition of Joseph Ratzinger’s Feast of Faith was published by Ignatius Press. US HERE – UK HERE In that volume Benedict XVI reflected on the feast of Corpus Christi. His Holiness juxtaposed the sad decline of Eucharistic devotions … Continue reading