Tag Archives: Mgr. Charles Pope Archdiocese of Washington

A Look at the “Actual Mass” of Vatican II: the 1965 Missal

By: Msgr. Charles Pope A couple of weeks ago I wrote a cautionary article aimed at my traditionally-minded brethren saying, among other things, that we ought to be careful in identifying the Ordinary Form of the Mass (1970 Missal and … Continue reading

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You Killed the Author of Life!” and other unsual sermon content. A reflection on the striking and bold content of the early Kerygma

By: Msgr. Charles Pope The scene is Pentecost Sunday and Simon Peter has just received the Holy Spirit along with 120 others. A crowd has gathered, intrigued by the manifestation of the Spirit in the upper room. The door opens and … Continue reading

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We do not want you to be like whose who have no hope – A Reflection on Modern Christian Attitudes Toward Dying

By: Msgr. Charles Pope At a recent meeting wherein an elderly relative was preparing advanced medical directives, a friend of the family, a secular Jew, expressed the discomfort the speaking about dying brings something to most people.  I happened to mention … Continue reading

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We Need the Pope, do not doubt it, as some do.

By: Msgr. Charles Pope As we await word of a new Pope, there are some in the media and among our Protestant Brethren who are dismissive of the need for a Pope at all, or who indicate that the hierarchical structure … Continue reading

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The Bigotry Question Goes Both Ways – Confronting the Media on their Line of Questioning, and the Questions they Fail to Ask.

By: Msgr. Charles Pope The early Christian martyrs were charged with a rather unusual crime: “atheism.” They were called such by the civil magistrates, and and many of the pagan Roman citizens, since they refused to worship the official gods … Continue reading

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