Time, time, said old King Tut, is something I have nothing but.
Archives for August 2013
“Until I turned around for the Ecce Agnus Dei at the people’s Communion, I did not know whose sobs I had been hearing.”
The Psalms of David often reveal both the ugliness of humanity and his unwavering faith in God. In his prayer, he calls for the defeat – the blood of his enemies. His words are startlingly human.
“Across the board the Catholic faith can be understood as God’s family in every way. You don’t need a PhD in theology. You don’t even need courses in theology.” — Dr. Scott Hahn
Is there an intrinsic or necessary connection between being a good artist and being a good man? As with most of the great questions, the answer is no—and yes.
Fr. Godfrey Diekmann, OSB, was a major proponent of the “hootenanny Mass” following the Second Vatican Council.
Grace and IKEA directions.
It’s odd to hear Archbishop Annibale Bugnini talk about “chant in its ever stimulating freshness.”
I will be releasing hundreds of these B/W religious line art drawings for free and instant download. These beautiful Catholic “woodcuts” were done with magnificent skill. “Download Free Traditional Catholic Clipart”
“Pope Francis told the crowd that often when he heard confessions in Buenos Aires, he would ask penitents if they had given alms to those begging on the church steps. If they said yes, he would ask if they looked the person in the eye and if they touched the person or just threw coins at him or her.”
A section of the Gospel of John dating sometime around 120 A.D. (!!!)
A particular Greek manuscript may or may not be more ancient than, for instance, St. Jerome’s Latin Vulgate.
I have a hard time believing that nuns told young Catholics, “Whatever you do, don’t read the Bible!” Seriously?
Download: “Institutio Generalis Missalis Romani”
“Dumbing Down” Does No Service to Faith
Read my mistakes to save yourself the trouble.
USCCB Secretariat of Divine Worship: “The GIRM never speaks to every possible scenario that could take place.”
“There is nothing in the Council text about turning altars toward the people.” — Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger
In the mystery of the Incarnation, God takes delight in responding to man’s sensible, bodily nature, and the resulting need for tasting and touching our God.
Named Bishop of Mantua, Sarto began in 1884 to teach dogma courses in the Seminary, giving each student a personal copy of the “Summa Theologiae.”
The importance of the priest singing the orations at Mass.
“And the practice of saying a Low Mass while the choir sings bits of things is too dreadful to be described.” — Fr. Adrian Fortescue, 1912
Whose Gift Is It?
One of our contributors, Richard Clark, plans to write about the 1998 ICEL translation . . .
A beautiful hymn from Rev Fr Popplewell FSSP from Canberra, Australia.