Category Archives: New Evangelization

PHOTOS @MadisonDiocese – Corpus Christi Mass with Procession – Traditional Pontifical Mass at the Throne

Yesterday evening, real Corpus Christi, we had a Pontifical Mass at the Throne with a Eucharistic Procession at St. Norbert’s in Roxbury, WI, a beautiful little church in a deeply German area of the diocese. Here are a few photos … Read More

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Anti-Catholic cartoon reveals the spirit of the recent anti-life Irish referendum

A lay reader today alerted me to an opinion cartoon in The Sunday Independent in Ireland. That sad, earthly-enslaved nation repealed by referendum the 8th amendment to their Constitution, which protected the right to life of the unborn.  The Constitution, … Read More

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“What young Catholics want.  What old Catholics want young Catholics to want.”

A couple of related stories. Consider this against the background of some clever tweets that are going around.  Some wags post side by side images of something traditional and something liberal with the caption, “What young people want… What old … Read More

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Wherein Archbp. Chaput wins the pastoral Super Bowl in @ArchPhilly

Two items concerning Philadelphia’s Archbishop Charles Chaput have come across my scree in the last few hours. First, today I received PDF (PDFs are clunky) of a column that that Archbp. Chaput wrote for their archdiocesan newspaper. In this column, … Read More

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Who cares what libs think? Boldly recover and use great traditional items and vesture of yore.

At the newish blog LAJ, Shawn Tribe has a good post about boldness in regard to some traditional vesture and other items of yore. In the 60s Paul VI abolished quite a lot of good things. That was a mistake. … Read More

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More altar rails! We need many many more altar rails!

From the NCRegister: Altar Rail Puts Communicants on Right Track Priests and parishioners explain the value of kneeling when receiving Communion. Joseph Pronechen In many parishes, a once-standard sanctuary staple is making a comeback: the altar rail. “Having an altar … Read More

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A new year, a new membership – LMS @latinmassuk

When I find an organization or cause that I like or that I use, I try to support it. For example, I really like Our Lady of Hope Clinic, about which I have written. I like Team Rubicon. I really … Read More

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BALTIMORE: New life for a parish with the TLM, FSSP: Sat 16 Dec – RORATE MASS

There is a good piece in the Baltimore Sun about the newly established FSSP parish at the St. Alphonus, a fine old church.  It is the National Shrine of St. Alphonsus Liguori.  Parish site HERE.   NB: They have a RORATE … Read More

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The dying out of women religious, and the crisis of religious, priestly vocations. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

If anyone in the English speaking world knows what the status quaestionis is concerning American women religious it’s Ann Carey. She has written insightful books about, especially, why some orders are imploding from their own suicide pact with modernity.  See … Read More

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QUESTION: Traditional SPANISH language sermons and catechetical sources?

A question to the readership… Do you know of sites and books which have sermons in Spanish for the traditional Roman Rite?   Catechisms? Is there anything like the Baltimore Catechism in Spanish? You can find materials in abundance for English.  Sources … Read More

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2 November – All Souls, Indulgences, and YOU!

Let’s have a review of the indulgences available for All Souls and the days that follow, so that you can plan your own action.  Don’t let these days slip by. From the Handbook of Indulgences: Visiting a Church or an Oratory … Read More

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PODCAzT 159: Catholics and Lutherans about Justification

On this 500th anniversary of the legendary nailing up of theses by Martin Luther, that spark the revolt that tore Christendom apart, and on this anniversary of the signing of the Joint Today we will hear Avery Card. Dulles 1999 … Read More

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Cri de Coeur: What recourse do we laypeople have?

This cri de coeur comes from a comment under another entry. And what recourse do we laypeople have?  Do we just have to sit around and remain silent because we do not have proper authority to speak up? Priests and … Read More

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Card. Burke’s smashing @Buckfast_Abbey talk on Message of Fatima

There is a video of the talk, but the audio is really bad.  So, I extracted the audio from the video and cleaned it up. Wanna hear it?  It’s classic Burke and hard hitting. There is a LifeSite story about … Read More

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The revitalization of a parish in ultra-lib land

Do you remember when Fr. Illo at a parish in San Francisco decided to stop the service at the altar by females (YAY!) and the world came down on his head. In the Catholic Herald, the UK’s best Catholic weekly, there … Read More

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@MichaelSWinters nasty remark about converts. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Today there is a “Defense of Converts” in First Things.   There is a defense because there was an attack. A couple days back, at the Fishwrap (aka National Sodomitic Reporter), the Wile E. Coyote of the catholic Left, Michael Sean Winters, attacked … Read More

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Wherein another reader does indeed “throw in the towel”

From a reader: In light of your rather depressed email correspondent [HERE], I want to share a more uplifting story. […] I have again become a Roamin’ Catholic. After decades as a “Novus Ordo Catholic,” I have thrown in the … Read More

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The penny dropped for another musician

The penny dropped for another musician. At increasingly useful Crisis today I read a piece by a musician about the state of church music today.  His summary: disaster resulted from the degradation of sacred worship in Latin.   Of course it … Read More

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Your View From The Pew: SSPX Chapel

UPDATE: I’ve been informed that this is not an SSPX chapel, but rather an FSSP chapel! And yet my sentiments stand. ___ I had an interesting series of texts this morning from a friend in New Jersey. First, he sent … Read More

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A young priest recounts his experience and aspirations

For decades priests have done all sorts of goofy things to Mass and bishops did little or nothing to safeguard our sacred worship. Almost a year ago Robert Card. Sarah called for priests to celebrate Mass ad orientem more often, where possible, … Read More

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