Is celebration “versus populum” a good idea? Father Mike’s answer might raise some eyebrows…
Ponder this statement by the prefect for the Dicastery for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments (a.k.a. “CDW”).
Then he got really angry (because it dawned on him what he’d just admitted).
Two days ago, Bishop Ronald Fabbro of London (Ontario) released a rigid decree. Much could be said, but let’s take just one item. Bishop Fabbro demands that everyone adhere to “the celebration of Mass as found in the new Roman Missal (2011).” Then, in the very next sentence, he rigidly demands that all priests celebrate […]
This year, the priest at my parish will be offering the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass ad orientem on Fridays during Lent. I wrote the following “explainer” to help my parishioners understand what’s going on and why.
I find it interesting that the “Order of the Mass without a congregation” also tells the priest when he should face the Altar and when he not should face the Altar.
I did some digging—and the results aren’t pretty. I hope Bishop Christensen will immediately retract his directive, which contains false statements.
See for yourself. On the left is the letter from 2020; on the right is a blog from 2016.
Nobody’s perfect; we all make mistakes. His Excellency’s letter must be retracted as soon as possible.
To the Right or to the Left?
Cardinal Ratzinger’s English is *fantastic* (as this video shows).
It’s incorrect to say new Churches must be constructed with table altars.
“…there are, in the core of the Church’s sacramental teaching and experience, good contentions and corollary arguments to be made for both practices.” —Archbishop Naumann
A $12,000 reward will be given to anyone who can produce a Vatican II document mentioning “celebration facing the people.”
Are you being rude to people sitting in pews behind you?