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  • English bishops say new Mass translation offers chance to deepen faith (Catholic Caucus)

    05/29/2011 8:17:10 AM PDT · by sayuncledave · 3 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | May 19,2011 | David Kerr
    London, England, May 19, 2011 / 12:18 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- England’s bishops say the upcoming new English translation of the Mass is not “change for change’s sake,” but will “ensure greater fidelity to the liturgical tradition of the Church.” In a letter to be read in all parishes May 29, the bishops say the current translation of the Mass does not express the full meaning of the original Latin and loses some of the “teaching of the faith,” meant to be communicated in the liturgy. “In the earlier translation not all the meaning of the original Latin text was fully...
  • Muti sides with pope against Church 'sing-songs'

    05/27/2011 12:31:09 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 29 replies
    Ansa ^ | 27 May 2011
    (ANSA) - Vatican City - Italian conductor Riccardo Muti is backing Pope Benedict XVI's drive to discourage guitar ''sing-songs'' from Catholic masses. The traditionalist German pontiff has called for an end to the use of pop-inspired religious music that many Catholic churches have used in different parts of the world to attract the faithful. ''It is possible to modernize holy music,'' he once said at a concert at the Sistine Chapel. ''But this cannot happen outside the great traditional path of the past, of Gregorian chants and sacred polyphonic choral music. ''(The Church supports) new expressive means (in music, as...
  • 'Generous' approval (urged), Vatican issues new norms for the Tridentine rite. [Catholic Caucus]

    05/15/2011 11:26:27 AM PDT · by Salvation · 24 replies ^ | 5/13/11 | JOHN THAVIS | Catholic News Service
    'Generous' approval Vatican issues new norms for the Tridentine rite.   JOHN THAVIS | Catholic News Service 5/13/11 VATICAN CITY — A new Vatican instruction calls on local bishops and pastors to respond generously to Catholics who seek celebration of the Mass according to the 1962 Roman Missal, commonly known as the Tridentine rite. The instruction, issued May 13, said pastors should approve such Masses for groups of faithful, even when such groups are small or are formed of people from different parishes or dioceses. These faithful cannot, however, contest the validity of the modern Mass or the authority of...
  • The "experience of the heavenly liturgy has been lost since Vatican II."

    05/14/2011 2:02:50 PM PDT · by NYer · 51 replies
    Insight Scoop ^ | May 14, 2011 | Carl Olson
    Here is an excerpt from a lengthy and very thoughtful address on the new translation of the Roman Missal given last month by Auxiliary Bishop James Conley of Denver at the Midwest Theological Forum in Valparaiso, Indiana: The key point here is that the words we pray matter. What we pray makes a difference in what we believe. Our prayer has implications for how we grasp the saving truths that are communicated to us through the liturgy. For instance, our current translation almost always favors abstract nouns to translate physical metaphors for God. If the Latin prayer refers to the...
  • New guidelines for Tridentine Mass – 10 key facts (Catholic Caucus)

    05/13/2011 10:22:51 AM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    cna ^ | May 13, 2011
    Pope Benedict XVI / Photo Credit Mazur Vatican City, May 13, 2011 / 10:55 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Local dioceses should give a “generous welcome” to any laity who wish to attend Mass in the “extraordinary form” and to priests who wish to say it.  That’s the key message of new Vatican guidelines regarding the extraordinary form of the Mass – often popularly referred to as the “Tridentine Mass” or “old Latin Mass.” The “extraordinary form” is the rite of Mass contained within the Roman Missal which was universally used from 1570 to 1962. It was almost always celebrated in...
  • A Biblical Walk Through the Mass (Book Review) [Ecumenical]

    05/08/2011 7:56:44 PM PDT · by Salvation · 25 replies ^ | May 5, 2011 | Kathleen Naab
    A Biblical Walk Through the Mass Interview With Author on Finding Scripture in the New Translation By Kathleen Naab LITTLETON, Colorado, MAY 5, 2011 ( Many Catholics might not realize just how much an hour at church on Sunday mornings puts them in contact with the Bible. In addition to the readings and psalm, "practically everything in the liturgy has some roots in Scripture,” according to a scholar who has written a book to point out these connections. Dr. Edward Sri goes into the biblical roots of liturgy in <A href="">"A Biblical Walk Through the Mass."</A> And he says the...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: CHALICE, 05-02-11

    05/02/2011 9:16:38 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies ^ | 05-02-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):CHALICE The cup-shaped vessel or goblet used at Mass to contain the Precious Blood of Christ. For centuries it was made of precious material; if it was not of gold, the interior of the cup was gold-plated. Since the Second Vatican Council, chalices may be of other materials. A chalice is consecrated with holy chrism by a bishop. Regilding the inside does not destroy the consecration. sometimes the word chalice designates its contents. (Etym. Latin calix, cup, goblet, drinking vessel, chalice.) All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal...
  • The Viennese Cardinal's Ugly Vestments

    04/08/2011 9:07:38 PM PDT · by 0beron · 5 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 4/08/11 | Tancred
    One of the Vienna Cardinal's regalia was so ugly that he even presented it at the Old Liberal trade exhibition in Italy. Their "simple" vestments ( The Viennese Liturgy seminar will feature clerical robes at the clerical exposition „koiné 2011“ in the northern Italian city of Vicenza. The website '' reported this in March. For Sister Imelda Ruf the dubious invitation to the Mass "a promise that we are on the right way." The Sister belongs to the Benedictine Cloister Steinerkirchen fifty kilometers south west of Linz.
  • The Scoop on Holy Mass [Catholic caucus]

    04/07/2011 11:15:34 AM PDT · by Mary Kochan · 9 replies
    Catholic Lane ^ | 4/06/11 | Louie Verrecchio
    Sure, there’s only one Roman Rite celebrated in two forms, Ordinary and Extraordinary, but let’s be honest; that’s just on paper. In the real world, the Ordinary Form comes in more flavors than Baskin Robbins. Here are just some of the choices at my disposal:
  • Catholic Word of the Day: ASPERGES, 04-04-11

    04/04/2011 9:36:33 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies ^ | 04-04-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):ASPERGES The first word in the Latin of the Psalm "Thou shall sprinkle me with hyssop" gave its name to the ceremony of sprinkling the people with holy water before the principal Mass on Sunday. During the paschal season the "Asperges" is replaced by the hymn "Vidi Aquam." (Etym. Latin asperges, thou wilt sprinkle; from aspergere, to sprinkle.) All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • What If We Just Said Pray [Catholic caucus]

    03/27/2011 5:55:40 PM PDT · by Mary Kochan · 4 replies
    Catholic Lane ^ | 3/25/11 | Louie Verrecchio
    Fr. Michal Ryan, pastor of a cathedral church, launched an online signature drive to encourage laity and clergy alike to oppose the liturgical texts approved by Holy Mother Church...
  • Readings for the week of 3/27-4/2 (Jewish/Noachide caucus)

    03/26/2011 6:22:19 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 6 replies
    Bible, prayerbooks, and calendar | 3/26/'11 | Zionist Conspirator
    Monday and Thrsday mornings, 3/28 and 31Kohen--Leviticus 12:1-4Levi--12:5-8Yisra'el--13:1-5 Strday 4/2--Shabbat HaChodesh/Parashat Tazri`aMORNING Kohen--Leviticus 12:1-13:5Levi--13:6-17Shelishi--13:18-23Revi`i--13:24-28Chamishi--13:29-39Shishi--13:40-54Shevi`i--13:55-59Maftir--Exodus 12:1-20Haftarah--Ezekiel 45:16-46:18 EVENING Kohen--Leviticus 14:1-5Levi--vs. 6-9Yisra'el--vs. 10-12
  • Readings for 3/13-26 (Jewish/Noachide caucus)

    03/18/2011 8:44:02 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 42 replies
    Bible, prayerbooks, and calendar | 3/18/'11 | Zionist Conspirator
    Monday morning 3/14Kohen--Leviticus 6:1-3Levi--vs. 4-6Yisra'el--vs.7-11 Thrsday 3/17--Ta`anit 'EsterMORNING Kohen--Exodus 32:11-14Levi--Exodus 34:1-3Yisra'el--Exodus 34:4-10 EVENING Kohen--Exodus 32:11-14Levi--Exodus 34:1-3Yisra'el/Maftir--Exodus 34:4-10Haftarah--Isaiah 55:6-56:8 Strday 3/19--Shabbat Zakhor/Parashat TzavMORNING Kohen--Leviticus 6:1-11Levi--6:12-7:10Shelishi--7:11-38Revi`i--8:1-13Chamishi--8:14-21Shishi--8:22-29Shevi`i--8:30-36Maftir--Deuteronomy 25:17-19Haftarah--I Samuel 15:2-34 EVENING Kohen--Leviticus 9:1-6Levi--vs. 7-10Yisra'el--vs. 11-16 Strday night, 3/19--Leyl PurimMegillat 'Ester--The Book of Esther Sunday 3/20--PurimKohen--Exodus 17:8-10Levi--vs. 11-13Yisra'el--vs. 14-16Megillat 'Ester--The Book of Esther Monday and Thrsday mornings, 3/21 and 24Kohen--Leviticus 9:1-6Levi--vs. 7-10Yisra'el--vs. 11-16 Strday 3/26--Shabbat Parah/Parashat SheminiMORNING Kohen--Leviticus 9:1-16Levi--9:17-23Shelishi--9:24-10:11Revi`i--10:12-15Chamishi--10:16-20Shishi--11:1-32Shevi`i--11:33-47Maftir--Numbers 19:1-22Haftarah--Ezekiel 36:16-38 EVENING Kohen--Leviticus 12:1-4Levi--12:5-8Yisra'el--13:1-5
  • Catholic Word of the Day: PENITENTIAL ACT, 03-18-11

    03/18/2011 8:26:19 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies ^ | 03-18-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):PENITENTIAL ACT The invitation by the priest at Mass, after the opening salutation, to have the congregation acknowledge their sinfulness. This is followed by the Appeal for Mercy, the Kyrie, unless the pleas for forgiveness was already included in the penitential act. Normally each invocation is sung (or said) twice, but there may be further repetitions and also brief text insertions (tropes) if the circumstances warrant such additions. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Gregorian Chant: Pride of Place [Catholic Caucus]

    03/17/2011 8:04:53 PM PDT · by Mary Kochan · 10 replies
    Catholic Lane ^ | 3/16/2011 | Mary Anne Moresco
    Look up “Gregorian chant” in just about any current dictionary or encyclopedia and you will see a description that says it “is the liturgical chant of the Roman Catholic Church.” Notice that the tense of the verb “to be” is in its present form of “is.”
  • Viennese Disco Masses Are at an End

    03/17/2011 10:31:41 AM PDT · by 0beron · 7 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 3/17/11 | Tancred
    It says "Mass" outside. But it's a Rock concert on the inside. This thief's pastoral initiative doesn't serve the youth, rather it serves the blathering of the official Bishops, providing them a diversion from the shattering glass of their Olde Liberal Church destruction.
  • The Liturgical Year [Catholic Caucus]

    11/27/2010 1:44:05 PM PST · by Salvation · 6 replies ^ | not given |, Various
    The Liturgical Year   Unlike pagan religions which see time as an endless cycle, Christians see time as being linear; it has a beginning and will have an end. Within Christianity's linear, "big picture" sense of time, though, the passing of hours is experienced as cycles of meditations on holy things. Think of a spiral -- of a circle of time moving ever forward toward His Coming -- and you will have a sense of "Catholic time." The Catholic year (the "liturgical year") is made special by cycles of celebrations commemorating the lives of Jesus and His mother, the angels, and...
  • Readings for the week of 3/6-12 (Jewish/Noachide caucus)

    03/05/2011 4:55:06 PM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 7 replies
    Bible, prayerbooks, and calendar | 3/5/'11 | Zionist Conspirator
    Sunday 3/6--First Day Ro'sh Chodesh 'Adar SheniKohen--Numbers 28:1-3Levi--vs. 3-5Shelishi--vs. 6-10Revi`i--vs. 11-15 Monday 3/7--Second Day Ro'sh Chodesh 'Adar SheniKohen--Numbers 28:1-3Levi--vs. 3-5Shelishi--vs. 6-10Revi`i--vs. 11-15 Thrsday morning 3/10Kohen--Leviticus 1:1-4Levi--vs. 5-9Yisra'el--vs. 10-13 Strday 3/12--Shabbat Parashat VaYiqra'MORNING Kohen--Leviticus 1:1-13Levi--1:14-2:6Shelishi--2:7-16Revi`i--3:1-17Chamishi--4:1-26Shishi--4:27-5:10Shevi`i--5:11-26Maftir--5:24-26Haftarah--Isaiah 43:21-44:23 EVENING Kohen--Leviticus 6:1-3Levi--vs. 4-6Yisra'el--vs.7-11
  • Vatican Officials Say Bad Masses Lead to Weak Faith [Catholic Caucus]

    03/04/2011 9:45:16 AM PST · by marshmallow · 41 replies
    Catholic News Service ^ | 3/3/11 | Cindy Wooden
    ROME (CNS) -- A weakening of faith in God, a rise in selfishness and a drop in the number of people going to Mass in many parts of the world can be traced to Masses that are not reverent and don't follow church rules, said two Vatican officials and a consultant. "If we err by thinking we are the center of the liturgy, the Mass will lead to a loss of faith," said U.S. Cardinal Raymond L. Burke, head of the Vatican's supreme court. Cardinal Burke and Spanish Cardinal Antonio Canizares Llovera, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and...
  • The liturgical year "is Christ Himself, living on in His Church..."

    02/28/2011 2:08:06 PM PST · by NYer · 3 replies
    Insight Scoop ^ | February 28, 2011 | Carl Olson
    Following up a bit on the previous post about the significance of the liturgical calendar, here is an excerpt from Barbara Morgan's essay, "Liturgy, Catechesis, and Conversion":In order to grow in participation in the mystery of Christ the Church wisely arranges the liturgical year to cover all of the mighty acts of God. The possibility for contemplation of all of the stages of God’s salvific action in sacred history are there. The Church maintains the important link between God’s promise and His oath: from the promise of and subsequent longing for redemption in Advent; to the stupendous realization of God’s...