Here are a couple of recent articles which will certainly be of interest to our readers, and which I think it profitable to read together, as I will explain below. The first is a lengthy piece in First Things by Martin Mosebach, called “The Return to Form”, subtitled “A Call for the Restoration of the Roman Rite.” It is fairly long, but certainly worth reading in its entirety; I was especially struck by his take on the nature of what Pope Benedict did for the liturgy as a whole when he promulgated Summorum Pontificum.
“When Pope Benedict had the greatness of soul to issue Summorum Pontificum, he not only reintroduced the Roman Rite into the liturgy of the Church but declared that it had never been forbidden, because it could never be forbidden. No pope and no council possess the authority to invalidate, abolish, or forbid a rite that is so deeply rooted in the history of the Church.
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Source: New Liturgical Movement: Two Articles of Interest, by Martin Mosebach and Stuart Chessman
This morning, the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem, Theophilos III, presided over the reopening of the shrine over the tomb of Christ within the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, after many months of restoration work. (The shrine is known as the Aedicule, from the Latin “aediculum – a small building,” and is contained within a large rotunda which forms the back half of the church.) The Jerusalem Patriarchate has a fairly active Youtube channel, and just posted a video of the ceremony; after about 30 minutes of milling around, there is some nice music, and representatives of the various communities that use the church speak, including the superior (I assume) of the Holy Land Franciscans.
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Source: New Liturgical Movement: The Tomb of Christ Reopened in Jerusalem
O Lady, hear my prayer: and let my cry come unto thee.
Turn not thy sacred countenance away from me: nor hate me because of my
Forsake me not in the thought and counsel of mine enemies: and permit me
not to fall in their wicked attacks.
Those who trust in thee, will not fear the tortuous snake: and those who
exalt thee in praises will escape the hand of Acheron.
By thy virginal conception give me a good confidence in thee: and by thy
admirable delivery rejoice my soul.
Glory be to the Father, etc.
Men ruin everything. And liberals ruin everything. So, if you do the math, you’ll see that liberal men ruin everything like twicely or something. (Math was never really my subject. Or Grammar.)
But it seems now that liberals and men are hell bent on destroying women’s sports. Just a few decades after the liberal agenda gave us Title IX which demanded that educational institutions offer just as many scholarships for women’s sport as they do men’s sports, now liberals are demanding that men can call themselves women and that will effectively eradicate women’s sports.
You see, the first thing took scholarships away from men and now the second thing gives it back to men pretending to be women. That’s the thing, it was never actual women they were trying to help. It was just advancement of the agenda. They don’t care who it rolls over or who it helps, it’s all about the agenda, stupid.
You see, a transgender weightlifter just won an international women’s competition for powerlifting and set a record. You know, all the actual women in the competition are like “What the what?!”
And do we really want to make women powerlifters angry?
Read more here:
Source: Creative Minority Report: Male Weightlifter Wins Women’s Competition. Shatters Record…Because, Well, He’s a Dude
Fr. Jay Finelli: On Thursday, I celebrated my first Requiem Mass in the Extraordinary Form. It was very moving to all gathered – the congregation, the servers, and myself included.
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Source: Requiem Mass – iPadre Catholic Podcasting
Personally, I would love to have this Mass celebrated for my death but sadly, I doubt it would ever happen! Yes, I will pass on to the Lord any day now, but I’m just too far away from a Traditional parish to have a traditional requiem Mass. I don’t see that changing at my age of 80! 😭
1988: Society of Saint Pius X leader Abp. Lefebvre signs, the following day he changes his mind when John Paul II and Card. Ratzinger are not clear on the matter of bishops.
2012: Just as SSPX Superior-general is called to Rome to what he thinks is the final signing, Ratzinger, now Benedict XVI, has one of the greatest about-faces of his Pontificate and, pressured by some Cardinals, asks for another doctrinal statement. The deal falls.
2017: All signs point to an imminent agreement between the ultra-liberal Pontiff from Argentina, Francis, and the ultra-conservative Traditionalist Society.
This Monday evening in Rome, religious correspondent Marco Tosatti (with Sandro Magister, the best reader of the current Pontificate) confirms
that just one set of signatures separates the Society from full integration within the Church.
Not only that, he confirms news that Rorate had: Unlike the fake news spread out last month about the Church of Saint Mary on the Esquiline Hill (that belongs to the Vicariate of the City of Time and is not for sale), the building being negotiated for the Roman headquarters of the Society is this:
It’s the Church and former school and convent of the Sisters of the Immaculate Conception — a complex that includes the Church of Saint Mary Immaculate and Saint Benedict Joseph Labre, in the Tuscolano neighborhood of Rome (corner of Via Monza and Via Taranto), very near the Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem and near the Cathedral of Rome, St. John in the Lateran.
We know that because we have learned that the Sisters have already contacted the appropriate Roman Curia congregation and are waiting for authorization to continue negotiations.
Francis and the SSPX: It really is a matter more of when than of if.
– See more at: http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2017/03/third-times-charm-tosatti-sspx-and.html#sthash.Iyjw9QIv.dpuf
Source: RORATE CÆLI: Third Time’s the Charm – Tosatti: “SSPX and Vatican just one step from final agreement” – The future Roman headquarters
by John J. Aréchiga
I am a 73-year-old Catholic – Roman Catholic – and I believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. In some circles I am known as Don Quixote de la Santa Fe. They say I joust with windmills – but that I have won my fair share.
In days of yore – as a child, teenager, and young adult – we were a Roman Catholic community. We were well schooled in traditional catechism and well formed in our traditional Roman Catholic faith.
Today we are a Christian community that is further evolving into a community of the faithful; a community where Sunday mass is about the Sermon of the Amount and a second collection; a community of marginally catechized and marginally formed modernist Catholics.
Read more of what John has to say here:
Source: “And I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: Whom shall I send, and who shall go for us? And I said: Lo, here am I. Send me.” | ABYSSUS ABYSSUM INVOCAT / DEEP CALLS TO DEEP