How Does Benedict XVI Perceive His Retirement?
2018 December 01 by Fr. David Friel

Clues from a Wednesday General Audience


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A Solemn Pontifical Mass will be offered in Philadelphia on September 14, 2017


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Silence in the Liturgy
2017 June 18 by Fr. David Friel

Thoughts from Pope Benedict XVI, Msgr. Guido Marini, and the GIRM


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Essays from Msgr. Guido Marini


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Thoughts on Benedict
2017 June 04 by Fr. David Friel

St. Benedict, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, and “Ars Celebrandi”


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On the Spirit of Conservation
2016 August 28 by Fr. David Friel

A Reflection on the National Parks, Sacred Architecture, and “Laudato Si”


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Relevant Reflections from “Sacramentum Caritatis.”


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Baptisms in the Extraordinary Form
2016 March 20 by Fr. David Friel

Reflections on a Recent Experience


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We must respect the vision of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.


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An Extraordinary Event: NCYC 2015
2015 November 23 by Fr. David Friel

Traditional Mass offered at National Catholic Youth Conference


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A Missal for the Ordinariate
2015 September 20 by Fr. David Friel

Concrete gestures that enter hearts and stir consciences are essential, inspiring in everyone that inner conversion that is the prerequisite for all ecumenical progress. — Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI


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Praise of God Demands Song
2015 January 18 by Fr. David Friel

Impromptu Address of His Holiness Benedict XVI to the Members of the Pontifical “Sistine” Choir


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When we come to church, there should be no question whether we are in a church or in a coffeehouse or in a multipurpose gym.


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Fair-Weather Friends Of Good Liturgy & Pope Francis
2014 September 22 by Jeff Ostrowski

The catastrophic scandals in our Church, especially those perpetrated by members of the hierarchy, are an opportunity for us to place all of our trust in God.


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May the Archbishop’s reflections & exhortations bear fruit in practical renewal!


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Liturgy & Clericalism
2014 June 01 by Fr. David Friel

Love of liturgy—and, specifically, employment of its traditional forms—is not clericalism.


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Collected Works of Joseph Ratzinger
2014 May 18 by Fr. David Friel

Beginning with Liturgy


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The Mercy of God Makes Saints
2014 April 27 by Fr. David Friel

Unmasking the Media’s Mythical Divide Between Popes


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Yes, the house is on fire. Yes, liturgy is important. Seriously? Yes.


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“If the right is given to African tribes to include their pagan traditions in the liturgy, I think the same should also be given to the rite of a thousand year-old Christian Church, based on a much older Roman tradition.” — László Dobszay


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Ratzinger: "How much filth there is in the church!"
2014 January 24 by Jeff Ostrowski

“Have mercy on your church,” Cardinal Ratzinger prayed in 2005. “When we fall, we drag you down to earth, and Satan laughs, for he hopes that you will not be able to rise from that fall; he hopes that being dragged down in the fall of your church, you will remain prostrate and overpowered.”


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Msgr. Georg Ratzinger talks about his vocation, his brother’s vocation, and many other things.


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Francis on Benedict's "Enlightened Conscience"
2013 December 04 by Corpus Christi Watershed

The Pope Emeritus “prays, reads, listens to music, dedicates himself to his correspondence, which is a lot, and receives visitors. Every day we walk together in the woods behind the monastery, reciting the rosary.” — Archbishop Ganswein (10/22/13)


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Consider these lines from GIA’s newest hymnal (Worship IV): “Who is this who eats with sinners, calling luckless losers winners?” Did they really just use the phrase “luckless losers” in a Catholic hymn book?


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Definition Of Liturgical “Piccoluomini” ?
2013 October 30 by Jeff Ostrowski

Human beings are “geared” toward annual events. Our minds, emotions, and memories simply aren’t programmed to work in 3-year cycles.


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