Category Archives: Liturgy

Bishop Athanasius Schneider: ‘We are in the fourth great crisis of the Church’

By Sarah Atkinson, Catholic Herald online: Liberals, collaborating with the “new paganism”, are driving the Catholic Church towards a split, according to Bishop Athanasius Schneider, the liturgical specialist who is carrying on a rearguard fight against “abuses” in the Church. … Continue reading

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Honouring Our Lady of Fatima

Last Sunday was Fatima Day at “The Dome of Home” on the Wirral. The day began with a sung Tridentine Mass after which a beautiful statue of Our Lady was crowned. In a moving ceremony the faithful who had each … Continue reading

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Bishop of Shrewsbury celebrates Tridentine Mass at Dome of Home

Today the Rt. Rev. Mark Davies, Bishop of Shrewsbury celebrated his first public Tridentine Mass and administered the Sacrament of Confirmation to a group of candidates at the Dome of Home. The liturgy at the landmark church of Ss Peter, … Continue reading

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New Personal Parish of Blessed John Henry Newman, Melbourne

Tomorrow, 28 March 2014, will mark the canonical establishing of the Personal Parish of Blessed John Henry Newman in the Archdiocese of Melbourne, Australia. The parish will serve all those in the Archdiocese, which is Australia’s largest, wishing to worship in the … Continue reading

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A fine word

The Holy Father had something good and important to say yesterday: When we celebrate the Mass, we don’t accomplish a representation of the Last Supper: no, it is not a representation. It is something else: it is the Last Supper … Continue reading

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Lectio Divina: 1st Sunday of Advent, Year A

The Fall of the Damned – Bosch, Venice With Open Eyes, Astonished and New Paris, November 29, 2013 (Zenit.org) Monsignor Francesco Follo 1) Vigilance and discernment In the Canticle of the Sun (recited in the liturgy of the Hours during … Continue reading

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A perspective on Franciscan humility in the liturgy

English Catholic recently posted this brilliant short piece on his blog: I am so fortunate to live in Hong Kong to be able to worship at a church where they have an unusually humble and inclusive form of liturgy at Mass.  There has … Continue reading

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Lectio Divina: 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

[text] Faith Is Light Paris, October 04, 2013 (Zenit.org) Monsignor Francesco Follo 1) A question of quality not quantity This Sunday’s Word of God reveals that what the missionaries announce has two basic features: perseverance and humility. Jesus clearly points … Continue reading

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COMMUNION IN THE HAND — GRAVE ERROR

from: http://churchmilitantblog.wordpress.com Communion in the Hand — Grave Error “Not to oppose error is to approve it, and not to defend the truth is to suppress it” – Pope St. Felix III      The decline of belief and faith among … Continue reading

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Why the Latin Mass?

from: http://reginamag.com by Father Richard G. Cipolla ‘I went into St. Peter’s and stood under the dome and read those words: Tu es Petrus et super hanc petram. And I looked to the confessio where lie the bones of St. … Continue reading

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Traditional “Mass of All Ages” is a Contemplative Foretaste of Heaven

from: http://www.traditionalcatholicpriest.com Thomas Aquinas states that the highest spiritual perfection is the contemplative – active life.  But the contemplative spiritual life is superior to the active religious life.  What this means is that those who spend their time in a quiet … Continue reading

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When will my Church feel like ‘home’ once more?

Michael nails it again! Here’s a transcript of the video: We’ve received quite a bit of email, and Facebook comments, the vast majority of it sympathetic, about the theme we stressed last week in a couple of Vortex episodes about … Continue reading

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Mass of Christian Burial: Ecclesial crisis on display.

from:http://www.harvestingthefruit.com Make no mistake about it: The Church in our day is in the midst of a terrible, and in many ways unprecedented, crisis of faith. This objective reality, however, is largely lost on the overwhelming majority of Catholics, both … Continue reading

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Slowly but surely: new liturgical books on the way.

from: http://www.praytellblog.com by Jonathan Day  Now that the new English translation of the Roman Missal is in place, five newly translated liturgical texts are moving through the process of revision and approval. I had the pleasure of interviewing Martin Foster, … Continue reading

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