The Mass as sacrifice, more than a meal

It’s an event. Failure to believe in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist is not the only crisis of Eucharistic faith the Church currently faces. It is the most well-publicized crisis of faith, because studies have consistently shown a decline in the percentage of Catholics who believe that the Eucharist is truly and … Continue reading The Mass as sacrifice, more than a meal

Wearing a mask at Holy Mass, pro and con, Part 1

The Mass Mask: Guest Post by Uncle Mike, Rebuttal by Briggs Uncle Mike Speaks: It has come to my attention that some people resent having to wear a face mask when attending a Catholic Mass. I have little (some but not much) sympathy for these complainers. He goes on to speak of when he was … Continue reading Wearing a mask at Holy Mass, pro and con, Part 1

“All We, With Face Unveiled”: Masking Christian Worship

Monday, August 10, 2020 by  Peter Kwasniewski A friend sent me the following note. Dear Dr. Kwasniewski: In our State of ———, masks were recently mandated in public places. Failure to comply with the new order can result in a petty misdemeanor or fine. Even at Holy Mass, all are supposed to wear masks. I think … Continue reading “All We, With Face Unveiled”: Masking Christian Worship

Silence squelched in Novus Ordo mass — a meditation on noise

The parish has N.O. masses and also Extraordinary Form (Latin) masses. Today I attended one of the former, said by a visitor, where I had to start jotting just as the sermon began. Only a six-minuter and something acceptable, I trust, in any case not unusually good or bad. Feeling dreaded ennui coming on, I … Continue reading Silence squelched in Novus Ordo mass — a meditation on noise

A PERIOD OF UNPARALLELED MEDIOCRITY – Tito Casini on the Vatican II Revolution

Originally posted on Hieronymopolis:
Tito Casini, The Last Mass of Paul VI : An Autumn Night’s Dream. (Britons Publishing Company, 1971) pp. 57-58: “Those who now considered the changes of the Reform to be the work of Satan saw clearly in them, above all, his pride. It emerged, that most characteristically Satanic sin, in the presumption…

Saint Ephrem, Deacon (373 A.D.); Saints Mark & Marcellian, Martyrs (286 A.D.)

His hymns did what? Ephrem the Syrian (c. 300-373) was a native of Nisibis, in Roman Mesopotamia, and was very probably the head of the catechetical school of that city until its capture by the Persians. He subsequently became a monk near Edessa and there spent most of his life writing commentaries on the Bible … Continue reading Saint Ephrem, Deacon (373 A.D.); Saints Mark & Marcellian, Martyrs (286 A.D.)

Catholic priest brings sacraments to sick during COVID-19, coronavirus

Originally posted on Blithe Spirit:
He’s Fr. Mike Lewis, of El Paso, who did graduate work at Mundelein Seminary,  explaining beautifully the role of the priest and meaning of sacraments of the sick and dying. Met him last fall at one of the vicariate’s novena of services about abuse. He did the service at a…

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