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Tag Archives: New Evangelization
A warning from recent history about changes to the CDF and notes about authentic and deficient “evangelization”
A priest friend sent this around to a select group. I think more people should know about it. As we read about the proposed Curial “reforms” Ottaviani reminds us that the seeds for this were sown by Paul VI another … Continue reading
From a reader… In the Pope’s visit to Ecuador he stated: “Evangelization does not consist in proselytizing, but in attracting by our witness those who are far off, in humbly drawing near to those who feel distant from God and … Continue reading
I have to share this video from You Tube I was sent by email as reason #756 for Summorum Pontificum. This is: Easter Vigil Liturgy of St Patrick Catholic Church, Seattle, [NB] 2010. The seven readings from the old testament are … Continue reading
Card. Burke’s magisterial talk in England: If we can’t get the family right, New Evangelization will fail.
His Eminence Raymond Leo (Latin for “Lion”) Card. S.R.E. Burke was in England recently. He sang Mass for which my friend Fr. Finigan was one of the sacred ministers. He gave quite a talk. The full text is HERE. The … Continue reading
At The Wanderer there is part 1 of a new interview with His Eminence Raymond Card. Burke. See if this isn’t exactly what I have been talking about for… how long now? “The Sacred Liturgy is absolutely the first act of the … Continue reading
Speaking of Hell’s Kitchen, over at CWR there is a dynamite interview with Fr. George Rutler, Pastor of St. Michael’s in Manhattan. He speaks on a range of issues, from the decision of the Church of England to “ordain” women … Continue reading
I firmly believe that when the older form of Holy Mass is celebrated in more places, we will have a sounder basis for the “New Evangelization” called for by our Popes. Thus, celebrations of the Extraordinary Form must not be … Continue reading
On whichever side of the Pond you are, you can be sure that reviving a parish doesn’t have to be rocket science. We have all heard of parishes which, though moribund, have been revived through the use of Catholicism. … Continue reading
The Institute of Christ the King had ordinations to the priesthood recently in St. Louis. This promoted an article in the local paper. The writer (thus, editor) seemed amazed that this sort of thing is going on. Young people… Mass… … Continue reading
The other day I posted about the installation of a new Communion rail in the Church of St. Mary in Pine Bluff, WI. HERE Now I read that a new rail will be installed in St. Joseph’s Church in Macon, … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
When I hear about the “New Evangelization”, I often wonder when the “Old Evangelization” concluded. For your Just Too Cool File. Archbp. Vigneron of Detroit did some sidewalk evangelization! The group that organizes this is St. Paul Street Evangelization. “This … Continue reading
My constant drumbeat has been that for any effort of New Evangelization to bear long-lasting fruit, we must revitalize our sacred liturgical worship of God. Nothing we do to renew the Church will last unless we get our liturgical house … Continue reading
Sometimes when I hear talk, often vapid, about the New Evangelization, I cynically wonder when it was that we completed the Old Evangelization. On the other hand, we are living in a post-Christian era, most of us in countries that were … Continue reading
Dissenters and liberals are not going to like this. Today in the Pauline Chapel of the Apostolic Palace, Pope Francis celebrated Mass for his Name Day, the Feast of St. George. There is a transcript. Among the things the … Continue reading
My friends of the Latin Mass Society in England have a new and worthy initiative. The Sodality of St Augustine of Hippo From the website: The purpose of the Sodality is to unite the prayers of members for the conversion of … Continue reading
I recently posted about Sr. Joan Chittister and the Council of Elders. HERE. Judging from my email feedback about that post, I realize that many of my visitors have never heard of the Council of Elders. Many would never have … Continue reading
My friend the mighty Dean of Bexley, His Hermeneuticalness, Fr. Tim Finigan has a great post at his place. He places his observations in the context of men in his parish hall watching Millwal defeat Leeds. I am mindful of … Continue reading
I heard a song today by one Matthew West that got me thinking about the need to revive the practice of regular sacramental confession. Lyrics HERE [wp_youtube]DR7KfFfse3k[/wp_youtube] In part…. […] Breathe in deep Feel your heart still breathing Let’s go … Continue reading