Catholic Worker Dr. Larry Chapp and Catholic Answers Focus on the constructive Way Forward. — How We Treat the Aged Poor Reveals Something About Ourselves
“Concerning the value of the Mass, Padre Pio said: “If men only appreciated the value of a holy Mass they would need traffic officers at church doors every day to keep the crowds in order.” Padre Pio was asked what his Mass meant to him. He responded: “It is a sacred participation in the passion of Jesus.… Read More St. Padre Pio and the Mass.
Who or what here is front and Center the whole time and Who is casually picked up for barely a second, put back down quickly as if de-emphasized deliberately, then passed around in what appears to be the real climax of liturgical intention, the act not of adoration of His Real Presence, not the re-presentation… Read More Now You See Him. Now You Don’t.
Homily of Benedict XVI, Palm Sunday, 2006 To understand what occurred on Palm Sunday and to know what it meant not only for that time but for all times, a detail is important, which became for his disciples the key to understand that event when, after Easter, they recalled those tumultuous days with a new… Read More “The Cross Is the Tree of Life” – Benedict XVI
Opinion(s). Dr. Larry Chapp interviews Dr. Shaun Blanchard who has written extensively on the topic of Vatican II, the hermeneutic of reform, the papacy of Pope Francis, and Traditionis Custodes. Note: Posting this interesting discussion does not imply necessary agreement with every opinion expressed. SH — Dying on the Wrong Hill. Thomas Storck on our… Read More Larry Chapp interviews Shaun Blanchard on Councils & Liturgy
“…that you may know how you ought to behave yourself self in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.” — 1 Timothy 3:15 The living Word of God dwells within, and never apart from, the Pillar and Ground of Truth, the Interpreting Church… Read More White Lies
by Michael Davies.From Catholic, October 1996. The Catholic Church was founded by Our Lord Jesus Christ, God the Son made Man. He has promised His Church that She will continue to exist exactly as He constituted her until He comes again in glory to judge the living and the dead. The Catholic Church is the Church that is indefectible. The… Read More The New Mass and Indefectibility
See also First Things, Burying Benedict by Matthew Schmitz Intro, Inside the Vatican magazine “Pope Benedict XVI is very old now, and lives mostly in silence and prayer. “Therefore, he is no longer able to defend himself against attacks on his thought as he once did, quite effectively, in his own words, with his own strength of… Read More Canceling Pope Benedict
A brief comparison of liturgy from the 2nd century and liturgy today “While there exist many different liturgical rites within the Catholic Church, each with their own unique traditions, the basic structure of the Mass across all these rites is the same as it it was in the 2nd century. When compared side-by-side, surprisingly little… Read More 155 A.D. The Mass According to Saint Justin Martyr