These are a very English couple of days, yesterday and today, in the Church’s calendar, what with Saint Bede the Venerable yesterday and Saint Augustine of Canterbury today. That the former wrote about the latter in his famous Ecclesiastical History … Continue reading
CNA: Father Scott R. Carroll, ordained a priest of the Diocese of Toledo, Ohio, on May 8, died of cancer two days later after battling the disease for some time. More here.
Rorate Caeli: From the Archdiocesan intranet: At the request of Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite will begin to be celebrated at Star of the Sea Parish, 4420 Geary Boulevard (at 8th Avenue) in San Francisco on … Continue reading
Looking at any traditional missal, one will come across a couple somewhat puzzling observances: the Greater and Lesser Litanies — the former on the feast of St. Mark (April 25), and the latter on the “Rogation Days” (the Monday, Tuesday, … Continue reading
A blessed Passiontide to you all, and a Happy Saint Joseph’s Day! Is today a liturgically conflicted concurrence, or a providential pairing of mysteries that really go together? I will not answer the question. Comments are welcome. Meantime, here is … Continue reading
The announcement of Pope Benedict XVI on February 11, 2013 that he would leave the Papacy (he could not resign it, as there is no earthly authority into whose hands he could do so; he renounced the See of St. … 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