Fr. Godfrey Diekmann, OSB, was a major proponent of the “hootenanny Mass” following the Second Vatican Council.
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?
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
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.”
“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
One of our contributors, Richard Clark, plans to write about the 1998 ICEL translation . . .
I published this article in 2007. I am reproducing it here in case anyone finds it useful.
My dad used to say, “When all you’ve got is a hammer, everything starts looking like a nail.”
“At the same time, however, this reform cannot and does not repudiate the past. It tries to guard carefully.” — Cardinal Knox, writing on behalf of Pope Paul VI in 1974
Catholics in America are free to receive the Holy Eucharist in their hands, but the way Cardinal Bernardin forced this issue is disturbing.
Extraordinary photographs of a 1949 Pontifical Mass for the 400th anniversary of the arrival of St. Francis Xavier in Japan.
“The scribes seldom knew Greek, so these renderings of Greek texts in Latin characters teem with mistakes of every kind.” — Dr. Peter Wagner
“The scribes seldom knew Greek, and so these renderings of Greek texts in Latin characters teem with mistakes of every kind.” — Dr. Peter Wagner (1903)
How would you like to have the United States army escort you to school each day?
“Where it can be done away with without too much difficulty on the part of the faithful, it should be abrogated.” — Pope Pius XI on “orchestral Masses” (private letter)
The second half of an article about the most important book you’ve never seen.
Who should start the “Glory to God” at Mass? Who should intone the Gloria? Ordinary Form.