The official statements always sing the praises of reform, but the people in the pews know better. They are the ones who have suffered the most.
Archives for November 2013
Friday, November 15 at 7:00pm (CST) Kevin Allen will present a concert at St. Josaphat Church in Chicago, Illinois.
Thomas More College Artist-in-Residence, David Clayton, to teach a class on painting in the English gothic style.
“The Instruction pretends that we actually do have Propers for the Mass, whereas everyone knows that today the Mass Propers are sung perhaps at one Mass in ten thousand.” — Professor László Dobszay
Being the first to post about Thanksgiving so now everyone else looks like they’re copying me.
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”
This short video talks about Cardinals who didn’t understand the Pope’s resignation speech.
If you tend to cry a lot, don’t read this poem.
Having stable, familiar, unchanging plans in place can be very reassuring, rather than the pressure to be original and creative.
The Beauty of the Liturgical Year: Advent
“Many a pope has gone through his entire pontificate without making a single infallible statement.” — Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
“All illustrations were painstakingly edited and partly redrawn.”
Do we rightly fear the Lord?
One of the Most Venerated Martyrs from Christian Antiquity
Sometimes “seeing is believing.”
How the peculiarities of the calendar affect Immaculate Conception this year.
A mystery! The 1970s ICEL seems not to have included these words, even though they were in the official Latin …
A free PDF download of this entire book is provided, courtesy of the St. Jean de Lalande Library of Rare Books.
“If the world is progressing intellectually, should not the existence of God have been defined in the 1st century and the nature of the Trinity in the 19th?” — Fulton J. Sheen
Following the Second Vatican Council, black vestments aren’t usually worn because they’re considered too “spooky and scary.”
Perhaps we are de-sensitized to the symbol, but the color representing the liturgical feast we celebrate today is in fact one of great importance.
Reimagining the Altar Steps
After many years, I finally type up the psalms for Compline of All Souls’ Day in Latin and English.
Pope Francis celebrating in this manner was a bit of a surprise, since members of his generation aren’t usually accustomed to “turning their backs on the people.”
The Dominican House of Studies schola has just released its first album, In Medio Ecclesiae, under the aegis of the newly founded Dominicana Records. The album is available now for download at www.dominicanablog.com/records; CD purchase coming soon.