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  • ICEL’s Executive Director: New Missal Translation ‘Long Overdue’ [Catholic Caucus]

    07/03/2011 2:17:46 PM PDT · by Salvation · 20 replies ^ | June 30, 2011 | Shawn Tribe
    ICEL’s Executive Director: New Missal Translation ‘Long Overdue’by Shawn Tribe I am grateful to have had the following article pointed out to me yesterday: ICEL’s Executive Director: New Missal Translation ‘Long Overdue’. An excerpt: Although Catholics have become accustomed to the current translation of the Roman missal and some may wonder why a new one is being introduced, Msgr. Andrew Wadsworth, who is executive director of the International Commission on English in the Liturgy — which prepared the forthcoming translation that debuts in Catholic churches in the U.S. on the First Sunday of Advent — says it was high time...
  • The ‘Simple English Propers’—a Sacred Music Revolution? [Catholic Caucus]

    06/21/2011 4:02:15 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 12 replies
    Catholic Phoenix ^ | June 20, 2011 | Denys Powlett-Jones
    A parish music director in Phoenix has recently completed a major project in the renewal of sacred music, one that could have a revolutionary impact upon the celebration of the Ordinary form of the Mass all over the English-speaking world, as the latter prepares for the renewal of sacred language on its way this winter, courtesy of the new translation of the OF Roman Missal.Adam Bartlett, director of music at St. Joan of Arc parish, is the composer and compiler of the Simple English Propers, an anthology of music for the Mass that is unlike anything else available in English...
  • Dozens of bodies found buried in Texas (major Ouija Board fail)

    LIBERTY COUNTY, Texas -- Dozens of bodies have been found in a mass grave in Liberty County, officials said Tuesday. The Liberty County Sheriff's Office said 25 to 30 bodies were buried at the intersection of County Roads 2049 and 2048 between Hardin and Daisetta. The bodies are those of children, according to preliminary reports. The FBI was called in to assist the investigation.
  • Barney Frank's Disastrous Cronyism (and not one word of censure)

    05/31/2011 7:41:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Corruption: How is it that a GOP politico can get drummed out of the Senate for bathroom acts while Rep. Barney Frank merits not even a flicker of censure for economically disastrous cronyism? When will the double standard end? Two years after politically motivated mortgage lending triggered the biggest collapse since the Great Depression, House Finance Committee Chairman Barney Frank, D-Mass., has been found to have helped one of his lovers, Herbie Moses, land a six-figure job at Fannie Mae, the agency at the center of the meltdown and one he had a responsibility to regulate. Instead of exerting oversight...
  • 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...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - Attendance at Mass

    05/21/2011 7:28:54 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    Celledoor.Com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Attendance at Mass 964. Why are Catholics compelled to go to Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation? Because they owe to God the definite, regular, and public acknowledgment of their indebtedness to Him by the practice of their religion, and because the Sacrifice of the Mass is the highest act of worship in their religion. You must remember that religion is a form of justice, by which we render to God what we owe to Him. Catholics are compelled to fulfill the duties of their religion just as honest people feel compelled to pay their just debts to...
  • 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...
  • {Providence, RI} Mass attendance up after yrs of decline {Catholic Caucus}

    05/13/2011 1:03:15 AM PDT · by Cronos · 11 replies ^ | 12 May 2011 | Nicole Estaphan
    According to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence, attendance is up after several years on the decline. "For the first time in several years church attendance is up at Roman Catholic churches, we found one Providence church that is seeing the proof," said Fr. James Ruggieri. Father Ruggieri walked down the aisle at St. Patrick Church Thursday afternoon - surrounded by a healthy crowd of parishioners. "They find hospitality a place that's welcoming." That may be true. According to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence Church, attendance is growing in Rhode Island. This after a year of evangelization. "Our bishop...
  • Bishop Paprocki authorizes St. Michael Prayer after Masses (Catholic Caucus)

    04/21/2011 9:37:32 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 34 replies
    Servant and Steward ^ | 04/21/2011 | Fr. Daren Zehnle
    His Excellency the Most Reverend Thomas John Paprocki, Bishop of Springfield in Illinois, has authorized the public recitation of the Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel - originally composed by the Holy Father Pope Leo XIII in 1886 - following the dismissal at the end of Mass and before the recession. He announced this authorization to the priests of the Diocese at a dinner preceding the Chrism Mass Tuesday evening and to the people of the Diocese at the conclusion of the Chrism Mass. Prayer cards with the text of the Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel were distributed after every Mass with the newly...
  • 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.
  • Rio Mass Murder: Muslim Opens Fire on Childrens School, 11 Dead, 20 Wounded, Suicide Note

    04/07/2011 10:54:38 AM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 6/7/11 | Pamela Geller
    I think it's important to note that all of the headlines in the news reports in Portuguese call the murderer an Islamic suicide bomber and report that his letter refers to Islam, while none of the English outlets are reporting this critical clue. "In recent months, she said, he appeared to have got closer to Islam." At least 11 people, mostly children, died Thursday and more that 15 were wounded when an armed man attacked a school in Realengo in the poor suburbs of Rio de Janeiro. According to a preliminary police report, the attacker - a 24- year-old former...
  • Poll shows Brown besting possible Senate challengers

    04/07/2011 12:06:11 AM PDT · by byteback · 16 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | APR 6, 2011 | Cynthia Needham
    US Senator Scott Brown continues to enjoy strong favorability ratings and would defeat any of the Democrats -- including Governor Deval Patrick -- who have been mentioned as potential challengers, if the election were held today, according to a new Suffolk University/7 News poll. The poll indicates that former US Representative Joseph P. Kennedy II would pose the strongest challenge to the Republican senator. In a hypothetical head-to-head race, Kennedy would receive 40 percent of the vote to Brown’s 45 percent. Kennedy, however, has indicated to leading Democrats that he has no interest in challenging Brown. Brown would more easily...
  • Liberals on the run from voluntary tax

    04/06/2011 7:08:51 AM PDT · by massmike · 8 replies · 1+ views ^ | 04/06/2011 | Howie Carr
    Moonbats are cheap. And they prove it again every year at this time when the Commonwealth of Massachusetts gives them the chance to personally raise their own income taxes. Your average liberal would give an illegal alien the shirt off your back. Not his back, but your back. Just ask them. They sit in Starbucks and angrily blog about how AmeriKKKans who work don’t pay their “fair share.” They harrumph, what about the children? But you know what they say. Money talks, you-know-what walks. So far this tax season, the state Department of Revenue has received 1,971,000 returns. And of...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: APOSTOLIC SECULARITY, 04-01-11

    04/01/2011 8:43:29 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies ^ | 04-01-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):APOSTOLIC SECULARITY The erroneous theory that the primary apostolate of the priesthood does not consist in ecclesiastical ministerial functions, i.e., the Mass and administration of the sacraments, but in the social and economic development of the people. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • The Language of Liturgical Celebration: How Latin Could Serve as a "Bond of Un [Catholic Caucus]

    03/12/2011 9:14:54 PM PST · by Salvation · 22 replies ^ | March 11, 2011 | Uwe Michael Lang, CO
    The Language of Liturgical Celebration How Latin Could Serve as a "Bond of Unity" By Uwe Michael Lang, COROME, MARCH 11, 2011 ( Language is not only an instrument that serves to communicate facts, which it seeks to do in the most simple and efficient way, but it is also the means to express our mind in a way that involves the whole person. Consequently, language is also the means by which we express thoughts and religious experiences.Christine Mohrmann, the great historian of the Latin of Christians, affirms that "sacred language" used in divine worship is a specific way of "organizing"...
  • Unions Plan April 4 Mass Mobe - Socialist Labor Sec. Solis Supportive

    03/06/2011 7:02:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    New Zeal ^ | 3/6/11 | Trevor Loudon
    President Barack Obama's  Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, is backing labor unions in their campaign against plans to cut collective bargaining from government workers. Like the President himself, Solis has an history with both the Communist Party USA and Democratic Socialists of America, two of the main groups backing recent nationwide labor protests. Hilda Solis, D.S.A. Nat. Convention, Los Angeles, Nov. 2005 From the Communist Party USA's Peoples World"Labor is planning a mass mobilization nationwide on April 4 to support workers' rights, specifically the right to collectively bargain. The decision was reached at the AFL-CIO Executive Council meeting in Washington, March...
  • 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...
  • Concerns, calls for clarification on the implementation of "Summorum Pontificum" [Catholic C]

    02/21/2011 3:12:48 PM PST · by NYer · 10 replies
    Insight Scoop ^ | February 21, 2011 | Carl Olson
    From Robert Moynihan's most recent "Inside the Vatican" newsflash:Will the Vatican soon issue a document calling for some restrictions on the use of the old rite of the Mass? The internet, especially in traditional Catholic circles, is abuzz with reports that this may be about to happen. But for the moment, these reports are based only on rumors. Officially, no one yet knows the content of the upcoming Vatican Instruction to give guidelines for the implementation of Summorum Pontificum -- the dramatic and controversial July 7, 2007 papal motu proprio in which Benedict XVI, after long hesitation, granted wider use of the old,...
  • The Perfect Sacrifice: When Heaven Comes to Earth [Catholic Caucus]

    02/18/2011 2:31:02 PM PST · by NYer · 7 replies
    Perfect Sacrifice ^ | February 17, 2011
    In a chaotic world filled with much confusion and pain, people are searching for answers. Society is providing little help to cope with the growing discontent. In The Perfect Sacrifice DVD you will find the answers that will help give you the strength and direction to live your life in a meaningful and fulfilled way through the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Father Larry Actress, Lola Falana Alan Catholic nun This is a story of faith. A story about four people. A Priest. A former internationally-known entertainer. A Catholic evangelist with a healing ministry. And, a religious Sister. This is an...
  • New USCCB Document Highlights Biblical Quotations in the Mass (Needs Improving?) [Catholic Caucus]

    02/06/2011 6:30:06 PM PST · by Salvation · 11 replies ^ | Monday, January 31, 2011 | Michael Barber
    Monday, January 31, 2011 New USCCB Document Highlights Biblical Quotations in the Mass The Catholic Mass draws heavily from Scripture--in every prayer you hear quotations and allusions to biblical texts. In fact, last year I did a series presentations now available through Saint Joseph Communications here (shameless plug!) exploring the biblical backdrop for the prayers of the Mass.   Now the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has put out a footnoted version of the prayers of the new translation of the liturgy, alerting you to the Biblical background of each of the prayers.  Some examples: The response: "The Lord be...
  • Is the Mass a Sacrifice? (Once and for all, Heb 9-10) {Catholic/Orthodox Caucus}

    01/23/2011 2:42:33 AM PST · by Cronos · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Catholic Answers ^ | 2001 | Jason Evert
    1. Where does the Bible say that the Mass is a sacrifice? During the Last Supper, the Lord said to his disciples, "Do this in memory of me." In Greek, this statement reads, "Touto poieite eis tan eman anamnesin." There are two.aspects of this phrase that deserve consideration. For one, the phrase touto poieite can be translated as do this or as offer this. In the Old Testament, God commands the Israelites "you shall offer (poieseis) upon the altar two lambs" (Ex. 29:38). This use of poiein is translated as offer this or sacrifice this over seventy times in...
  • Epistle to the Hebrews - doctrinal contents{Catholic/Orthodox Caucus}

    01/22/2011 11:44:56 PM PST · by Cronos · 16 replies
    Catholic Answers ^ | 2010 | Antonio Fuentes
    he central thought of the entire Epistle is the doctrine of the Person of Christ and His Divine mediatorial office. In regard to the Person of the Savior the author expresses himself as clearly concerning the true Divine nature of Christ as concerning Christ's human nature, and his Christology has been justly called Johannine. Christ, raised above Moses, above the angels, and above all created beings, is the brightness of the glory of the Father, the express image of His Divine nature, the eternal and unchangeable, true Son of God, Who upholdeth all things by the word of His power...
  • Kerry warns against a government 'too limited to have invented the Internet'

    01/11/2011 8:58:50 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 42 replies
    Kerry warns against a government 'too limited to have invented the Internet' By Pete Kasperowicz - 01/11/11 10:27 AM ET Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) warned incoming Republicans Tuesday morning against cutting back the size of government so much that it cannot contribute to U.S. productivity. "Do they want a government too limited to have invented the Internet, now a vital part of our commerce and communications?" he asked at one point. Kerry also argued that the government's bailout of U.S. auto companies was warranted, and said government-funded research programs should be spared. "[Do they want a] government too small to...
  • Scripture in the Catholic mass

    01/04/2011 10:25:43 AM PST · by Cronos · 503 replies
    The Burning Bush ^ | 01/01/33 | JC
      Scripture in the order of the mass Nearly everything we say at mass has its roots in Sacred Scripture. This guide will help you if anyone you know is in doubt about that. Catholics quote scripture all the time, and their actions are deeply scriptural. After all, scripture flowed out of the early Church. The Church came first, the New Testament and the canon of scripture second.  Greeting Priest: In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. (Matt. 28:19)People: Amen (1 Chr 16:36)Priest: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the...
  • Pope Benedict’s Prophetic Words!

    01/01/2011 1:02:39 AM PST · by mlizzy · 21 replies
    Courageous Priest ^ | 12-31-10 | Kevin Whiteman
    Is Anyone Listening To Peter? A new Dark Age on the horizon?Catholics, Protestants, Agnostics… the vast majority of conservatives of every stripe would agree with this almost non-reported speech made by Pope Benedict XVI on 20 December, 2010.In a speech to Papal representatives from all over the world, the Pope spoke in the context of a the near total collapse in the Western world of any moral consensus rooted in Christian ethics and heritage.In comments aimed directly at the secularization and abandonment of God by the West, Benedict stunned those in a attendance when he stated; “Alexis de Tocqueville, in...
  • Who Drinks the Most Alcohol?

    12/30/2010 5:54:22 PM PST · by Little Bill · 69 replies · 829+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | Dec 29 2010 | Anneli Rufus
    How tipsy you'll be when you toast the new year could depend on your sex, education level, and where you live. Anneli Rufus on 15 stats that predict your propensity to imbibe. Related story on The Daily Beast: Beyond Champagne1. Men drink 11.1 percent more than women. In a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services survey, 57.6 percent of males aged 12 and older and 46.5 percent of females aged 12 and older reported having consumed at least one alcoholic beverage in the past 30 days. (Other studies consistently show adult men out-drinking adult women.) The gender gap is...
  • ANOTHER PONTIFICAL MASS at the National Shrine in Washington DC! (Catholic Caucus)

    12/21/2010 12:45:39 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 3 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | 12/21/2010 | Father John Zuhlsdorf
    You all remember the spectacular Pontifical Mass last April at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Bp. Slattery of Tulsa was celebrant and gave that spectacular sermon.. It was broadcast on EWTN and the undersigned was one of the announcers. I am pleased to announce that that great event was not a one-timer. I received this press release: Solemn Pontifical Mass, Extraordinary Form, April 9, 2011, at the Basilica of the National Shrine, Washington, DC, Honoring Pope Benedict XVI WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the gloriously reverent Pontifical Mass in the Extraordinary Form last April 24 at the Basilica of...
  • Big Boost for Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal: Brown Backs Senate Bill

    12/16/2010 8:55:07 AM PST · by Baynative · 108 replies · 1+ views
    ABC news- THE NOTE ^ | December 16, 2010 10:25 AM | ABC News’ Matthew Jaffe reports:
    Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown today voiced his support for a stand-alone repeal of the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy, bringing the bill one vote over the 60-vote threshold that it will need to reach if and when the Senate votes on the measure in the coming weeks. “Sen. Brown accepts the Pentagon’s recommendation to repeal the policy after proper preparations have been completed. If and when a clean repeal bill comes up for a vote, he will support it,” said Brown spokesperson Gail Gitcho. Brown’s backing means that – on paper – supporters of the repeal have 61 senators...
  • Larry the Vatican II Guy gets a lesson in ad orientam worship

    12/16/2010 1:24:10 AM PST · by Balt · 3 replies ^ | 12/16/2010 | Fr. J. Michael Venditti
    Larry has a problem with the new priest, and gets a lesson in Liturgical history by Sarah. Here's the link to the YouTube video:
  • Jury rules against Lorillard in child smoking case

    12/15/2010 9:25:02 AM PST · by Pontiac · 2 replies · 1+ views
    YAHOO/ REUTERS ^ | Dec 14, 2010 | Ros Krasny
    A jury on Tuesday ordered U.S. cigarette maker Lorillard Inc to pay damages to a dead smoker's family for allegedly enticing the woman and other black children with free cigarettes given out decades ago. Evans vs Lorillard was the first case to claim the company targeted minorities, including young children, with samples of Newport cigarettes in the early 1960s. The Suffolk Superior Court ordered Lorillard, which also makes Kent, True, Old Gold and other cigarette brands, to pay $50 million in damages to the estate of Marie Evans and $21 million to her son, William Evans. Marie Evans died of...
  • Roman Catholics debating the new translation of their Mass.

    12/15/2010 12:32:26 AM PST · by Balt · 5 replies · 1+ views ^ | 12/15/2010 | Father J. Michael Venditti
  • Map of TLMs Offered in Central Europe

    11/29/2010 1:53:58 PM PST · by 0beron · 1 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 11/29/2010 | Tancred
    A map of Traditional Latin Masses in Central Europe.
  • The Liturgical Picnic is At an End: Priest Says Mass Ad Orientem

    11/22/2010 11:41:59 AM PST · by 0beron · 5 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 11/22/2010 | Tancred
    An upper-Bavarian Parish has democratically decided to dispose of its altar-table: "The Altar symbolizes a Cross, therefore the community. But in our time, in which everything is revolving around itself, we need a break from this clogging." (, Moosach) Already at the end of July Pastor Wolfan Lehner had put the altar-table at his church St. Michael in Moosach aside. The municipality is 27 Kilometers south-east of Munich. The website '' reports that the Pastor had informed his parishoners of this change in his Christmas letter. The upper-Bavarian Parish of Moosach belongs to the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising.
  • Mass for victims of Baghdad Cathedral attack announced

    11/19/2010 5:46:58 AM PST · by Catholic Examiner · 1 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 11/19/10 | Joseph Speranzella SFO
    Mass is announced to commemorate the martyred priests and faithful of the Baghdad Cathedral.
  • Pontiff Gives Ideas to Improve Participation at Mass (Verbum Domini) [Catholic Caucus]

    11/13/2010 10:19:07 PM PST · by Salvation · 12 replies ^ | 11-11-10 |
    Pontiff Gives Ideas to Improve Participation at Mass Wonders If People Are Afraid of Detaching From the Media VATICAN CITY, NOV. 11, 2010 ( In his second postsynodal apostolic exhortation, released today, Benedict XVI offers seven practical proposals for promoting fuller participation in the liturgy. "Verbum Domini," dated Sept. 30, feast of St. Jerome, was presented today at the Vatican. St. Jerome, legendary translator of the Bible, is the patron of Bible scholars. The exhortation draws from the 12th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, which was held Oct. 5-26, 2008, at the Vatican. The theme of...
  • Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi, Lex Vivendi. As we Worship, So we Believe, So we Live

    11/06/2010 11:44:51 AM PDT · by tcg · 1 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 11/6/10 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    There is a Latin maxim that addresses the centrality of worship in the life, identity and mission of the Catholic Church; "Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi". The phrase in Latin literally means the law of prayer ("the way we worship") is the law of belief ("what we believe"). It is sometimes expanded to as, "lex orandi, lex credendi, lex vivendi", further deepening the implications of this truth - how we worship reflects what we believe and determines how we will live. The Church has long understood that part of her role as mother and teacher is to watch over worship, for...
  • Gay Mass Disallowed at Catholic Parish

    10/26/2010 12:33:06 PM PDT · by marcbold · 6 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | 10-26-10 | Matt Archbold
    Auxiliary Bishop Oscar Cantu has put a stop to St. Ann's in San Antonio weekly gay/transgender Mass that has been held there for 15 years. Now, Dignity/San Antonio is saying they're shocked and disappointed. Fred Anthony Garza, president of Dignity/San Antonio, said "Of course it was hurtful and disappointing...Many people in the community felt rejected, so part of our responsibility is meeting the needs and the pastoral needs of those people that are hurting." KSAT reports: Deacon Pat Rogers, communications director for the Archdiocese of San Antonio, said there were conflicting messages about the group's official teachings. "The fact that...
  • Sean Bielat camp says heckler was Barney Frank’s partner[boyfriend]

    10/18/2010 12:51:38 PM PDT · by DManA · 36 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Sean Bielat camp says heckler was Barney Frank’s partner
    A Barney Frank "supporter" caught on a Herald video heckling Republican Sean Bielat is the congressman’s longtime domestic partner Jim Ready, Bielat’s campaign said this morning.
  • Fugu fish soup leads to mass poisoning in Far East

    10/08/2010 11:26:40 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    RT ^ | 06 October, 2010
    Hospitals in Russia's far-eastern city of Vladivostok have seen an influx of patients with a rare form of fish poisoning. Several people have died. The culprit is the fugu fish – a traditional and popular Japanese delicacy. The catch is you have to cook it very carefully because just one fish contains a poison capable of killing over 30 people. In Japan, only very experienced, specially trained cooks are allowed to dress fugu. Fugu fish are not usually found off Vladivostok, but the warm summer saw their numbers grow. Hungry anglers took it upon themselves to make what they thought...
  • Liberals plan to control nation's food supply and starve the homeless and disabled

    10/15/2010 11:26:00 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 29 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Mainestategop
    In previous articles I brought up how liberals want the state to control the worlds food supply. Liberals believe that the private sector should not have a say in growing distributing and selling food. The state along with one world communist government should only have a say in those matters. Of course any student of history can see where that has lead, from food shortages and blights in the middle ages thanks to feudalism to hundreds of millions dying under communist made food shortages in Ukraine and China. Farms and grocery stores are not the only things liberals want to...
  • No-interest loans offered to jobless homeowners (in MA)

    10/05/2010 2:26:08 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 26 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | October 5, 2010 | Jenifer B. McKim
    Unemployed homeowners in Massachusetts will be able to take out interest-free loans of up to $50,000 to help them make mortgage payments, under a $1 billion federal program unveiled today in Roxbury by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. The program will provide about $61 million to struggling property owners in the state, according to HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan. "Countless people who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own temporarily lack the steady income they need to pay their mortgage,'' Donovan said in prepared remarks. "That's why the Emergency Homeowner Loan Program will provide limited...
  • "And With Your Spirit" (Father McNamara answers a question)

    09/15/2010 8:46:21 PM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies ^ | SEPT. 14, 2010 | Father McNamara/Zenit
    "And With Your Spirit" ---snip--- ROME, SEPT. 14, 2010 ( Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum university.Q: As in the English-speaking world, we will have to change the people's answer from "And also with you" to "And with your spirit." I have been looking for a good theological and historical-liturgical explanation for this change, in order to make it understandable for the faithful. Why this insistence on the spirit? And don't the people have the spirit as well? Apart from one short paragraph I have found no treatment of this question in...
  • The Mass of Vatican II(Catholic Caucus)

    08/29/2010 4:04:55 PM PDT · by stfassisi · 9 replies
    The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, Sacrosanctum Concilium, was one of two documents issued on the same day, December 4, 1963, the first two documents issued by the Second Vatican Council. The other document, Inter Mirifica, is on social communication. Sacrosanctum Concilium is one of the most important documents of the Council, one that has been the least understood and, I believe, has wrought the most havoc — not by having been fulfilled — but by having been ignored or misinterpreted. Now there should be no argument about the central intent of the Council concerning the liturgy. The Council actually...
  • New Roman Missal Translation Contains Some Last Minute Changes [Catholic Caucus]

    08/21/2010 11:22:07 PM PDT · by Salvation · 10 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | August 21, 2010 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    New Roman Missal Translation Contains Some Last Minute ChangesBy: Msgr. Charles Pope I had heard from some to expect a few changes in the new English translation of the Roman Missal, even in the ordinary texts that have been published for some time now. And sure enough I have noticed several of them. Two of them are a bit disappointing to me, I must say. Misereatur – The “absolution” formula that the priest says after the Confiteor or the Kyrie Litany  in the latest version reads: May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins and bring us...
  • [CATHOLIC CAUCUS] What makes Jesus present in the Eucharist: broadening one's view.

    07/30/2010 10:55:23 AM PDT · by Balt · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Master of Divinity ^ | 7/30/2010 | Father Michael Venditti, M. Div.
    Some years ago, on my now non-existent blog, I had written about the day I had hosted as concelebrant a Roman Catholic priest for a funeral, and how he had struggled to reconcile himself with the uncomfortable fact that the principles upon which his own ritual Church reformed their liturgy do not govern the liturgical life of the universal Catholic Church. It's an easy enough mistake to make, what with the Latin Church sui iuris being the largest of all the Churches in Catholicism, with many—if not most—Roman Catholics thinking that the Roman way of doing things is the Catholic...
  • Mass Legislature approves plan to bypass Electoral College

    07/27/2010 2:40:29 PM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 130 replies · 4+ views
    Boston.Com ^ | 27 July 2010 | Martin Finucane
    The Massachusetts Legislature has approved a new law intended to bypass the Electoral College system and ensure that the winner of the presidential election is determined by the national popular vote. "What we are submitting is the idea that the president should be selected by the majority of people in the United States of America," Senator James B. Eldridge, an Acton Democrat, said before the Senate voted to enact the bill. Under the new bill, he said, "Every vote will be of the same weight across the country." But Senate minority leader Richard Tisei said the state was meddling with...
  • Pope's Birmingham Open Air Mass Targeted by Muslim Group

    07/18/2010 2:37:31 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    The Sunday Mercury ^ | 7/18/10 | Adam Aspinall
    AN MP fears the Pope’s visit to Birmingham could be marred by violence after a fundamentalist Muslim group told followers to ‘convert’ Catholics attending an open air mass. The sinister orders have appeared in an inflammatory article on a hardline website called the Islamic Standard – which also brands the Pontiff ‘evil’. It is urging Muslims to disrupt Pope Benedict XVI’s appearance at Cofton Park in September when up to 80,000 Catholics will attend a live mass. Last night, Perry Barr MP Khalid Mahmood called for a police probe into the Leicester-based website. He said: “These supposed Muslims are doing...
  • Kane County Cougars host pregame mass at ballpark [Illinois]

    07/16/2010 7:07:29 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 7-16-10 | Staff/Beacon-News
    BEACON-NEWSThe Kane County Cougars plan to hold a full Catholic mass before their game tonight -- right on the field, with an altar set up near the center field wall. Fourteen churches will take part in the service. It's a first for the minor league baseball team, which went with a mass because the team official who came up with the idea is Catholic but is open to other religious services, too, perhaps one a month. "First thing, we'll pray for no rain -- then a victory," General Manager Jeff Sedivy taken on July 12, 1997, Kane County Cougars...
  • The Priest's Preparation and Thanksgiving for Mass

    06/18/2010 9:30:27 AM PDT · by markomalley · 93+ views
    Zenit ^ | 6/18/2010 | Father Paul Gunter, OSB
    ROME, JUNE 18, 2010 ( The priest depends on his union with God for the fruitfulness of his life and ministry and the people of God rely on the priest to pray for them. Jesus Christ entrusted to his closest followers a premise for any good they would do. "I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing."[1] The same Jesus, in the context of many miracles that he worked, established times to be by himself so as to spend time...