On February 2, forty days after Christmas, the Latin Rite celebrates the feast of the Purification. It is also called Candlemas because on this day Christ, the Light of the World, entered the holy temple nestled in the arms of … Continue reading
Fr. Z blog: I received a copy of a letter sent by the Bishop of Rockford, Most Rev. David J. Malloy, to the priests of that diocese. The rest is here.
This is a profound lecture given by Peter A. Kwasniewski for the Vancouver Traditional Mass Society. It was delivered on last November 12. It is quite lengthy but well worth your attentive reading (or listening to, if you purchase the CD). … Continue reading
Below is a YouTube video of the Reconquest episode that debuted last week, “Sanctifying the Seasons by Living Liturgically.” My guest was Charles Coulombe. For some of the links associated with this show, please go to the Reconquest site. And … Continue reading
Rorate Caeli: Today’s Vatican Bollettino announced the appointment of 27 prelates as members of the Congregation for Divine Worship (CDW), a major overhaul that obviously has a direct impact on the policies and overall directions of the CDW. In the CDW, … Continue reading
Sometimes Leon Trotsky is given credit for saying that you might not be interested in war but war is interested in you. He didn’t say that, exactly, but it is nevertheless true. I have not infrequently challenged you readers to … Continue reading
This is an intriguing article explaining the liturgical significance of the altar linen and corporal in reference to the burial and resurrection of Christ. National Catholic Register, Edward Pentin: A German theologian and friend of Benedict XVI, drawing on the … Continue reading
Catholic Culture: The Vatican has moved quickly to counteract a suggestion by Cardinal Robert Sarah that priests should celebrate Mass ad orientem. Father Federico Lombardi, the director of the Vatican press office, issued a statement on July 11 saying that Cardinal … Continue reading
Catholic Culture: Cardinal Robert Sarah, the prefect of the Congregation for Liturgy, has recommended that priests throughout the world celebrate Mass ad orientem, beginning at Advent. More here.
Aleteia, Philip Kosloski: Guess which European country was the first to be given papal approval to celebrate a feast in honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Was it France, where both St. John Eudes and St. Margaret Mary promoted … Continue reading
New Liturgical Movement: Instead, in keeping with a programmatic decision to avoid what they considered “difficult” biblical texts, the revised Lectionary altogether omits 1 Corinthians 11:27–29. St. Paul’s “stern warning” against receiving the Body and Blood of the Lord unworthily, that … Continue reading
During the sacred Triduum, the Lamentations of Jeremias are sung as part of the Tenebrae ceremony, i.e., the liturgical office comprised of Matins and Laudes, and done in the dark, as its Latin name suggests. Each liturgical lesson from Jeremias … Continue reading
The Wanderer: Schneider made a clear statement about this matter, as follows: “As concretely to the innovation of washing the feet of women during the Holy Mass of the Last Supper on Holy Thursday: This Holy Mass celebrates the commemoration of … Continue reading
Jennifer Miller has a very good article, republished today for Catholic Culture website, on the history and meaning on the Church’s Ember Days. She is the primary developer of CatholicCulture.org’s liturgical year section. Jennifer Gregory Miller, Catholic Culture: This Wednesday, February … Continue reading
Catholic Culture: Therefore, the bishop said, all parishes in the Marquette diocese will be expected to teach chant to the faithful, and introduce the regular chanting of the Ordinary parts of the Mass. These steps, Bishop Doerfler said, “can be taken … Continue reading