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
I think the pharisees were something like Chief Deputy Mitch Lucas, at least as far as small-minded bigotry is concerned. Lucas might be a great warden, and a good family man, no doubt.
There are nine prayers in the Ordinary of the traditional Latin Mass that may be efficacious for the forgiveness of venial sin.
side from celebrating the joys of Easter this Sunday past, the usus antiquior community in Hong Kong were also celebrating their 10th year as a community, marked by a Solemn Pontifical Mass at St. Teresa’s church, and celebrated by their … Continue reading
Today is Mid-Lent Thursday, day twenty of our forty-day fast. The Church defers celebration of this Lenten midway mark to Laetare Sunday, when the Introit tells us to “Rejoice” (Laetare), and some non-Lenten modifications make their way into the liturgy, … Continue reading
Yes, from what the Cardinal writes concerning La concélébration eucharistique. Du symbole à la réalité there are points with which we who are loyal to the traditional Latin Mass would disagree with the author, Msgr. Guillaume Derville. Nevertheless, it is refreshing … Continue reading
The best penances are those that God sends us. These penances are immediately consequent upon His “will signified,” that is, the natural moral law and any positive law to which we are bound in conscience, e.g., the Church’s laws on … Continue reading
It’s that simple, as Father Paul Wattson intended it in petitioning Rome to approve the liturgical octave. Pope Saint Pius X approved of the octave in 1908 and Pope Benedict XV promoted its observance throughout the whole Catholic Church. The … Continue reading
The traditional Roman Rite of Mass has made its way onto the campuses of Thomas More College and the College of Saint Mary Magdalen. These are two of the country’s most respected Catholic liberal arts colleges. It so happens that … Continue reading
[Originally authored 13 December 2003, the Feast of Sancta Lucia] At this time of the Christian Feast of the Nativity, when we are also expectantly considering the coming year of 2012 (as was so in 2003) and the pressures of … Continue reading