I was disturbed when I read Fr. Godfrey Diekmann’s comments about the Pope.
During the second half of the 20th century, some doctors thought they were smarter than God. They no longer promoted or taught breastfeeding to mothers.
The current Missal was put together with haste, and even the Vatican dicastery had to apologize for all the errors and typos contained in those early 1969 and 1970 directives, as Msgr. Schuler has pointed out.
The current rubrics tell the priest when to turn around and face the people, which would be superfluous if he were already facing them.
I never realized Subdeacons were allowed to be part of the New Mass, but it makes sense since the minor orders were not suppressed until 15 August 1972.
Those who oppose abortion point out that very few of the 50 million abortions since Roe v. Wade had to do with “rape and incest,” but this is the weaker argument.
“I had a special relationship with Pope Paul VI that began with his election to the papacy.” — Bishop René H. Gracida
… when people have to read the reviews to find out if they enjoyed the concert?
“This is not to say that prayers in strophic form cannot be uttered with a prayerful mentality.” — Professor László Dobszay
Fr. Georg May was a superb Canon lawyer and faithfully heard Confessions every Saturday … even during the tumultuous years following the Second Vatican Council.
“Will you still love your girlfriend after she becomes your wife?”
If a choir sings the “Kyrie Eleison” in Greek, is it still considered a “Latin Mass?” Archbishop Bugnini disagrees.
“It might surprise a stranger that, after we have solemnly told the people to go away, they stay and the service continues.” — Adrian Fortescue
As he lay dying, St. John Vianney’s confessor whispered, “Hide my whip, hair shirt, and other instruments of penance. If people find them, they’ll think I’m in Heaven, and won’t pray for me.”
I’m reminded of my years as a high school teacher. There were always 5-6 parents who had too much time on their hands, and they pestered the administration for changes.
Billy claims all Americans can swim. Joseph is an American. Billy says Joseph can swim. Where’s the news?
Cardinal Cushing famously left the Second Vatican Council, claiming, “I cannot speak Latin.”
I’ve asked many priests this question, but nobody seems to know the answer.
Catholics must distinguish between true, authentic Liturgical dance and the “goofy type.”
“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