Category Archives: Liturgy

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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What happened?

Video transcript: Since this is the 50th year anniversary of the start of the Second Vatican Council, we thought it might be helpful to review some misconceptions that have arisen as a result of people ascribing to Vatican II things … Continue reading

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How John Paul II Restored Liturgical Sanity

from: http://www.crisismagazine.com/ by Jeffrey Tucker We tend to think of the papacy of Benedict XVI as the papacy that put the Catholic liturgy back together again, turning the “hermeneutic of rupture” into the “hermeneutic of continuity.” Rarely receiving the credit … Continue reading

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Cardinal Burke: Attention to liturgical norms “an act of profound respect and love for Our Lord”

  Here is a selection of quotations from His Eminence Raymond Cardinal Burke’s June 28th address “Liturgical Law in the Mission of the Church” at the Sacra Liturgia conference in Rome: “The difference in the approach to the Sacred Liturgy from my … Continue reading

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