New Oxford Book of Christian Verse as sermon fodder . . .

 . . .  as using George Herbert’s “Redemption,”  — on a platter for the inventive preacher — which  condenses Christian teaching about redemption in Christ’s death on the Cross into a single image of a tenant seeking a new lease from his lord.  “Single image,” yes. Every preacher wants that. In the poem drawing on Luke’s … Continue reading New Oxford Book of Christian Verse as sermon fodder . . .

Sung Latin Mass Saturday March 16, St. Ita’s Chicago

Originally posted on Blithe Spirit:
From Veritas, Bonitas, Pulchritas — the True, the Good, the Beautiful: Discover the Latin mass.  You’re invited to a SUNG LATIN MASS, 1962 Roman Missal. Antonio Lotti’s Mass for Three Voices. Saturday March 16, 2 PM Site also has list of events, mostly sung masses as above, in or centering on…

The doctoring of a council document, the one on worship, from which important footnotes disappeared

Why important? Because they referred to council fathers’ reasoning behind liturgical changes, positioning them in the history of such change, from Pius X to Pius XII. From the article pointing this out, by Dr. Susan Benofy, in the Adoremus Bulletin, June of 2015, cited here: [T]he idea that the council was a continuation of work … Continue reading The doctoring of a council document, the one on worship, from which important footnotes disappeared

Interior life, not to be abandoned in our search for community or commitment to a cause . . .

Instead, mes enfants . . . “Abandon yourself entirely to the over-ruling of God, and by self-oblivion be eternally occupied in loving and serving Him without any of those fears, reflexions, examens, and anxieties which the affair of our salvation, and perfection sometimes occasion.” Gold in them there hills . . . Since God wishes … Continue reading Interior life, not to be abandoned in our search for community or commitment to a cause . . .

Idea for introducing yourself to one sitting next you at church before Sunday mass . . .

. . . when the presiding priest or singing director urges you to do so. Do not just say hi but hand out your card. Something they can take with themselves and maybe later call you and presto, some new business. Or, and this is a big or, a number or address a person can … Continue reading Idea for introducing yourself to one sitting next you at church before Sunday mass . . .

The villainous Bugnini, who made the Ordo Novus, as presented in newly translated book by highly regarded French historian Yves Chiron

Held in low esteem, if any esteem at all, by traditionalists and tradition-leaning Catholics from all over the world. The general theme of the book [Annibale Bugnini, Reformer of the Liturgy, Angelico Press] could be summed up as this: Bugnini was immensely hard-working and a skilled networker, and in large bureaucracies these are the people … Continue reading The villainous Bugnini, who made the Ordo Novus, as presented in newly translated book by highly regarded French historian Yves Chiron

Traditional Latin Mass: A Review of Peter Kwasniewski’s Book ‘Noble Beauty’ | National Review

Too much too soon, contra-Vatican 2, “malleable”: Disagreement over how the faithful should conduct their liturgy, or public worship, has dogged the Catholic Church for the past 50 years. The reasons are many, but three are especially salient: -The liturgical changes that were introduced after the Second Vatican Council (1962–65) were sweeping — especially the … Continue reading Traditional Latin Mass: A Review of Peter Kwasniewski’s Book ‘Noble Beauty’ | National Review

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