Author Archives: Brother André Marie
Below is the full version of the magnificent “Miserere mei, Deus” composed by the Catholic priest and Roman School composer, Father Gregorio Allegri (c. 1582-1652), and here brilliantly performed by the Choir of New College, Oxford. The Miserere is Psalm 50 (51), a penitential psalm that is sung daily as the first psalm of schema II in the office of Laudes during penitential seasons. It is very Lenten. (From DRBO.ORG.) Miserere. … More →
(Rorate Caeli) Let no one be fooled: the current incessant notes and gossip about Cardinal Pell’s brilliant job in reorganizing the finances of the Holy See/Vatican City State are not really about money… They are about his brave and unbending defense of the very words spoken by Our Lord Jesus Christ Himself on marriage, divorce, and adultery. Even the Italian journalists make fun of the sudden … More →
According to the Washington Post, a new study has revealed some dramatic changes in the sociological map of American religiosity. Here are some highlights, taken verbatim from the Post’s article: Last year, for the first time ever, Protestants lost their majority status in an annual survey conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute. Only 47 percent of America identifies as Protestant, with rates as high … More →
This morning, I telephoned an old Armenian Catholic friend to ask him about Saint Gregory of Narek, recently proclaimed Doctor of the Church by Pope Francis. Joe speaks fluent modern Armenian and reads the old classical Armenian literature. He was, for a time after Wold War II, a novice for the Mekhitarist Congregation of Armenian Catholic monks in Vienna, Austria. He is my go-to man for things Armenian … More →
The savage infidels who call themselves ISIL have added to their brutal crimes recently by simultaneously beheading twenty-one Egyptian Coptic Christians on a beach in Libya. This grievous crime against defenseless civilians should rouse our just indignation. Further, such a persecution of the baptized by those who hate the Cross (and have vowed to conquer Rome) should elicit a chivalric response in Catholic hearts. With all our … More →
As we prepare for the beginning of Lent, please let me draw the readers’ attention to some relevant offerings on our web site: Suggested Lenten Penances, Guilt Transformed, Some Lenten Thoughts, Let us Do Penance, and Lenten Transfiguration. Also, for those beginning the preparation for Total Consecration on February 20 in order to make the consecration on March 25, here is a book with True Devotion to Mary … More →
Due to travel complications caused by inclement weather, Father Phillipson is not able to be here to offer the regular 7:30 and 9:30 Sunday Masses tomorrow. Instead, Monsignor Lamothe will offer a Low Mass at 2:00 in the afternoon, after he has fulfilled obligations elsewhere. The calling tree has been notified. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.
The New Emangelization blog recently defended the words of Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke on the detrimental effects of “altar girls” on priestly vocations. His Eminence’s words came in a much discussed interview published on that same blog. To defend the Cardinal, the author of the New Emangelization blog cited the work of The Liturgy Guy, which is worth reading if you’re confused on this issue. Of … More →
Michael Voris on the popularization of the heresies of Hans Urs von Balthasar by Father Robert Barron and Ignatius Press. For more on this subject on our site, click here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Let Pope Francis know you would like him to reaffirm categorically the Catholic teaching that divorced and civilly remarried Catholics cannot receive Holy Communion and that homosexual unions are contrary to Divine and natural law. Please join us in supporting the urgent Filial Appeal to Pope Francis by completing the petition at this site. Your petition form will be delivered to him in the Vatican along with thousands … More →
Worth reading: (Edward Pentin) In response to Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri’s comment that “dogma has its own evolution”, a reader on my Register blog aptly quoted Pope St. Pius X’s ‘Oath Against Modernism’. The head of the Synod of Bishops secretariat, responsible for organizing the highly controversial October Synod on the Family, told Aleteia last week: ”There’s no reason to be scandalized that there is a … More →
The Mass propers we prayed here at Saint Benedict Center this morning were not those for the martyr saint of today, Saint Vincent; nor were they for that other Saint Vincent whose feast falls today: Saint Vincent Pallotti. They instead came from the Votive Mass for Peace (Da Pacem) in the traditional Roman Missal. This is because January 22 is, by decree of the United … More →