OLDIE PODCAzT 119: The Holy Name and BlasphemyPosted on20 May 2013byFr. John ZuhlsdorfFrom 2011:Today is the feast of St.
WDTPRS POLL: All-male sanctuary/altar service and vocations to the priesthood.Posted on20 May 2013byFr.
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From a reader:Is there any significance between altar boys who wear black cassocks as opposed to those who wear red ones in the TLM?No, there is no significance. This is a matter of aesthetics
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Poem for PentecostThe boy kneels as the Father prods the coalsthat glower in the thurible. The grayash sticks, then crumbles, shifts and falls away.The embers surge orange before the granules,like tiny jewels, are spooned onto the fire.It is a simple ritual—almost quaint–done with ancient courtesy and restraint.In the burnt brass bowl, like a little pyre,the fire and fuel co-mingle and producea waft of smoke that lifts to curl and cling,and break the chains of human suffering.It’s a burnt offering; Pentecost– A bushblazing in the desert where I roam.It’s the smoke on Sinai; the still, small voiceand the sweet, cloudy pillar that leads me home.This poem is from my published collection, A Sudden Certainty–Priest Poems
Remembering that the New Testament is hidden in the old and the old is made manifest in the New, yesterday’s feast provides three powerful images from the past that converge at Pentecost: Wind, Fire and Witness.The mighty rushing wind connects back to the first day of creation where in the first verses of the Bible we are told that “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth, and the earth was without form and void, and the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.” The Hebrew for “Spirit of God” is ruach Elohim which means “Wind of the Mighty One” or “Mighty Wind” or “Breath of God” or “Spirit of God”. Because Hebrew has a small vocabulary single words often carry a multiplicity of meanings
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Who’da thunk it?Sant’Anselmo, the Roman liturgical institute (which hasn’t always been a bastion of tradition), is going to offer a Masters degree in GREGORIAN CHANT.From CNA:Rome university launches course on liturgical musicBy Estefania Aguirre Rome, Italy, May 20, 2013 / 09:34 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A pontifical university in Rome has launched a master’s program in Gregorian chant and the use of the organ at Mass so as to build unity among Catholics world-wide. [I just about fell off my chair.] “The most important thing is that music, when it is truly liturgical, creates community,” Father Jordi Piqué, dean of the Pontifical University of Saint Anselmo’s liturgical institute, said May 20.
Browse > Home / Latest News Releases / TWIN PHILLY SCANDALS – Catholic League TWIN PHILLY SCANDALSMay 20, 2013 by Bill Filed under Latest News ReleasesBill Donohue issued the following remarks today:There are two scandals going on in Philadelphia, and both involve injustices done to the Catholic Church. One is legal, and the other is journalistic.The legal scandal involves the prosecution of three Catholic priests, and one Catholic layman, in a case so incredible that it would be turned down as too fictional a script for a TV crime show
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Browse > Home / In the News / May 18, 2013: Catholic News Agency – Catholic League May 18, 2013: Catholic News AgencyMay 20, 2013 by Bill Filed under In the NewsCatholic News Agency, “Donohue says IRS probe triggered by Catholics United“Written by Bill
Yesterday, we celebrated the birth of the Church.
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Dear Brothers and Sisters,Today we contemplate and re-live in the liturgy the outpouring of the Holy Spirit sent by the risen Christ upon his Church; an event of grace which filled the Upper Room in Jerusalem and then spread throughout the world.But what happened on that day, so distant from us and yet so close as to touch the very depths of our hearts? Luke gives us the answer in the passage of the Acts of the Apostles which we have heard (2:1-11).
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I’m in Indianapolis Indiana leading a parish mission this week, and in the meet and greet session afterwards, the most common conversation I have is with middle aged women who say, “Father, what can I do, my children have stopped practicing the faith!” or they tell me how their children have married Mormons or Methodists or Baptists and left the Catholic Church.What’s the problem?
I’ve been a little delayed since returning from Chicago, partly by my own desire to rest, partly by an effort to restore my laptop to full form which is an on going effort. I’ve been working on this blog for a longer period of time, because the theme is quite challenging.
From a reader:Over Mother’s Day weekend I attended mass at a church I do not usually attend.
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COLLECT (1962MR):Praesta, quaesumus, omnipotens Deus: ut claritatis tuae super nos splendor effulgeat; et lux tuae lucis corda eorum, qui per gratiam tuam renati sunt, Sancti Spiritus illustratione confirmet.Splendor and claritas are related to the concept of glory and of light. Illustratio is a technical term from ancient rhetoric.
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