Monthly Archives: January 2012

THEOLOGY OF THE TRADITIONAL LATIN MASS # 13

The chalice, being a consecrated vessel, has been kept covered out of reverence for it.  Now, the immediate preparation for the Sacrifice begins with the removal of the veil because Divine mysteries of our Faith are about to be revealed. … Continue reading

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Monsignor, Our Lady of Fatima and Hell

Yesterday,  a dear priest-friend of our family expressed his consternation over the loss of the sense of the sacred which he sees even amongst parishioners considered to be good people.   Well, today, I came across a youtube on Angel … Continue reading

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THEOLOGY OF THE TRADITIONAL LATIN MASS #12

We have seen the altar boy move the missal from the right side to the left.  This signifies that when the Chosen People of the Old Covenant rejected Jesus, the Good News of salvation was then brought to the pagans, … Continue reading

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Don’t do it! (CITH)

I believe Msgr. Schneider is right.  It is going to take a great deal of catechesis to put an end to CITH.   The ignorance amongst the faithful is so prevalent, the loss of faith in the Real Presence of colossal … Continue reading

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So loveable, so precious…

….so vulnerable.    Who would want to kill them? Today is the day on which we are called to make reparation for the deliberate destruction of      children in the womb.   Please do something.  

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HAVE IT YOUR WAY WORSHIP

We were forewarned that the NeoCatechumenal Way would be approved, in spite of the fact that “The Neocatechumenals typically celebrate their Masses not on Sunday, but on Saturday evening, in small groups, separated from the rest of the parish community. … Continue reading

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THEOLOGY OF THE TRADITIONAL LATIN MASS #11

“Cleanse my heart and my lips, O Almighty God, Who cleansed the lips of the Prophet Isaiah with a burning coal; in Thy gracious mercy deign so to purify me that I may worthily proclaim Thy holy Gospel. Through Christ … Continue reading

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THEOLOGY OF THE TRADITIONAL LATIN MASS #10

The Collect – a prayer rich in Catholic doctrine –  follows the Gloria, with the reading of the Epistle next. In the low Mass, the priest reads the Epistle, while in the High Mass, it is chanted by the subdeacon, … Continue reading

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From an independent columnist: “Look, the Emperor isn’t wearing clothes!”

Writes Chris Freind: “……The church lost that when it stopped demanding greatness, instead letting folks off the hook by making things “easier.” [Want to hold God in the palm of your hand?  Go right ahead.  We don’t care if you … Continue reading

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THEOLOGY OF THE TRADITIONAL LATIN MASS# 9

The priest kisses the altar and turns to the faithful.  In kissing the altar – which represents our Lord – the Roman Daily Catholic Missal explains that the priest “breathes in, so to speak, the love and spirit of Jesus … Continue reading

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