New Liturgical Movement: Photos of Bishop Perry’s Mass in Philadelphia at the Cathedral Basilica of Ss Peter and Paul






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The Eucharistic miracle of Sokolka

Every day, on the altars of Catholic churches around the world, the greatest miracle possible takes place: the transformation of bread and wine into the true Body and Blood of Christ.

Laboratory analyses confirm that the structure of the cardiac muscle fibers and the structure of the bread are intertwined in a way impossible to reproduce by human means.

The Host is tissue from heart of a dying man.

In its official communiqué, the Metropolitan Curia of Bialystok stated:

“The Sokolka event is not opposed to the faith of the Church; rather, it confirms it. The Church professes that, after the words of consecration, by the power of the Holy Spirit, the bread is transformed into the Body of Christ, and the wine into His Blood. Additionally, this is an invitation for all ministers of the Eucharist to distribute the Body of the Lord with faith and care, and for the faithful to receive Him with adoration.”

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Source: The Eucharistic miracle of Sokolka

Angelic Twaddle: God, are You listening?

God, are you listening?

When God is quite it does not mean He is inattentive to our needs. In fact, the angels know that when we want something from God, the Almighty’s response comes in 3 familiar paths (see comic for answers).

BTW, when God has something “better” for us it may involve short-term suffering… just don’t try to carry it alone.

How many kinds of prayers are there? Thanksgiving, Praise, Worship/Adoration, Petition (request), Intercession, can you think of others? How about just informally turning our thoughts/heart to God? CC2634

Knowing the basics of the Catholic Faith

California Catholic Daily

Dear Reader,

Our lineup for today includes:

Why Do Catholics Do That? by Kevin Orlin Johnson, PhD

Knowing the basics: When was the last time you brushed up on your knowledge of the faith?

Interior of Mary Star of the Sea Church

Churches worth driving to: Mary Star of the Sea, San Pedro


Fraternal invitation to Bishop McElroy and Father Martin: Let’s embrace the truth about homosexual inclination that is at the heart of our Church’s teaching

Dr. Robert Moynihan is reporting: Letter #56, 2017: Get ready….

Dr. Robert Moynihan is reporting:

Friday, September 22, 2017
Get Ready…

A well-informed observer of Vatican affairs has just alerted me that “something important will be published on Sunday” in Rome, so I should “get ready” to take the entire day to cover and report on the “big news”…


At the same time, earlier today an alert was published on the Rorate Caeli (link) Twitter website (link), where one may read the following “tweets,” the first from August 19, the second from today, September 22:


August 19 — Rorate Caeli @RorateCaeli
Oh, goodness, just got some unbelievable Vatican news now (not rumor, news)! — but not authorized to publish it at this moment.


September 22, 9:52 a.m. — Rorate Caeli @RorateCaeli

This news will be, barring something unforeseen, on Rorate Caeli in just over 24 hours. Stay tuned, and pray.


Here is what it looks like:


What might this upcoming “news” be?

Stay tuned!

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New Liturgical Movement: Problems with the Reformed Lectionary: A Summary

The prevailing orthodoxy is that, while other aspects of the post-conciliar liturgical reform might legitimately be questioned, the new lectionary is an obvious success. However, in recent years there have been more people asking whether or not this common view is justified—especially since it can be argued that, rather than following historical precedents in the Roman tradition and retaining and enhancing the readings already in place, Coetus XI of the Consilium went far beyond the principles of Sacrosanctum Concilium 23 by designing a lectionary ex novo.

Read this excellent article here:


Source: New Liturgical Movement: Problems with the Reformed Lectionary: A Summary

Padre Pio on the Battle of Prayer by KATHLEEN BECKMAN

On my first pilgrimage to San Giovanni Rotundo to pray at the tomb of Padre Pio in 1995, I discovered two little volumes of the saint’s writings in the shrine store. They comprise letters to and from his spiritual director, and his spiritual direction letters to directees. For this reflection, I have chosen practical lessons on the battle of prayer (cf. Catechism 2725) from these writings.

[Excerpt] Never lie down to sleep without having first examined your conscience on the way you have spent the day and without first turning your thoughts to God. Then offer and consecrate your whole person and that of every Christian.

Offer, moreover, to the glory of His divine Majesty, the rest you are about to take and never forget your Guardian Angel who is always close to you, who never leaves you no matter how badly you treat him. O unspeakable excellence of this good angel of ours! How many times, alas, have I made him weep when I refused to comply with his wishes which were also God’s wishes! May this most faithful friend of our save from further unfaithfulness. (Pg. 292, Letter 41, Piertrelcina, 17-12-14)

Prayer: Lord Jesus, it is impossible for me to show enough gratitude for the gift of my Guardian Angel, my faithful life-long friend and protector. Please grant me spiritual sensitivity to hear the prompting of your holy angels. At the end of each day, help me to know how my actions honored or dishonored your Majesty.

Read more of what St. Pio of Pietrelcina wrote here:

Source: Padre Pio on the Battle of Prayer