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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...