There is a venerable tradition in the Church, going back at least to the time of Saint Jerome (+420), of referring to Penance as the “second plank.” The sacrament of Penance is here meant, and this explains the capitalization. This … Continue reading
I have been reading a few good articles about Our Lord’s baptism on Catholic websites, one by Carl Olson for the Catholic World Report, another by Monsignor Charles Pope for the Archdiocese of Washington website, and lastly the Sunday sermon … Continue reading
Father Z: My friend Fr. Richard Heilman, pastor of St. Mary’s in Pine Bluff, WI, in the Diocese of Madison – where there reigneth Bp. Morlino – has made the move to the East. See here.
The Book of Acts of the Apostles contains many great speeches or sermons, numbering from seventeen to thirty-something, depending on your chosen method of reckoning. The Epistle for today’s Mass is taken, in part, from Saint Stephen’s speech to the … Continue reading
With Pope Saint Pius V’s reform of the Roman Rite in 1570, many liturgical Sequences that sprung up in sundry dioceses of western Christendom were expunged from the Roman Missal. Four were kept. They were the Victimae Paschali Laudes of … Continue reading
It would be a boon to the cause of Tradition if the Holy Father would himself publically offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in the traditional rite. If you share that conviction, then please consider signing the petition below. … Continue reading
Manteca Bulletin: “I want to start a Catholic Church television station that has the Latin Mass every day. That’s my dream.” Read more here.
Former Archbishop of Toledo and Primate of Spain, Cardinal Antonio Cañizares Llovera—current Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments—will be the celebrant of the Pontifical Mass in the extraordinary form that will close the … Continue reading
Father Z’s blog: In another entry I answered a question from a lay person who desired to pray for a priest as he learns the Extraordinary Form of Holy Mass at the request of his bishop. It occurs to me … Continue reading
Msgr. Andrew Wadsworth, the executive secretary of the revamped International Commission on English in the Liturgy (ICEL), told an American audience that the liturgy in Dublin had “a sort of 80s feel to it.” He observed that liturgical changes during … Continue reading
Catholic Culture: Five years after Pope Benedict issued Summorum Pontificum, his motu proprio permitting priests to offer the extraordinary form of the Mass without first having to obtain permission from their bishops, Cardinal Raymond Burke lamented “resistance to what the … Continue reading
Saint Irenaeus’ name comes from the Greek word for “peace”: εἰρήνη (eirēnē). Catholic authors often mention that he fulfilled his beautiful name when he made peace between the Christian East and Rome: “In 190 or 191 he interceded with Pope … Continue reading
The Deacon’s Bench: Today Fr. Patric D’Arcy, newly ordained priest of the Archdiocese of New York, celebrated his first Mass – a Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form – amid the Gothic splendor of Blessed Sacrament Church. Many clergy and seminarians … Continue reading