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  • John Vennari, RIP

    04/05/2017 2:49:52 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | April 4, 2017 | Kenneth J. Wolfe
    John Vennari, RIP Traditional Catholics, and the world, lost a good man today.  Rorate was fortunate to call John a friend, who many readers knew of through his publication, Catholic Family News.  He will be greatly missed.  Please pray for the repose of his soul. JOSEPH JOHN VENNARI (1958-2017) R.I.P. Dear Friends, Joseph John Vennari died on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 10:46 a.m. E.S.T. It is not only Passion Tuesday, but the 98th anniversary of the death of Blessed Francisco of Fatima - the first Tuesday (the day dedicated weekly to the Holy Face) in April (the month dedicated...
  • On the plight of St. Adalbert's Church in Chicago [Catholic Caucus]

    02/24/2017 7:34:55 AM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Church Militant ^ | February 23, 2017 | Christine Niles
    Why is Chicago's Cdl. Blase Cupich refusing to meet with parishioners on the proposed sale of this Traditional Latin Mass parish? And why is he willing to sell the historic landmark to the Chicago Academy of Music, a secular group with a questionable financial track record, who may put the church to profane use? Saint Adalbert, in Chicago's trendy Pilsen neighborhood, was completed in 1914, built by Polish immigrants and maintained by the largely Hispanic community. It was designed by noted architect Henry J. Schlacks, who designed a number of Chicago's historic churches and went on to found the School...
  • Four Ways the Traditional Latin Mass Honors Womanhood [Catholic Caucus]

    02/03/2017 10:00:56 AM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | January 31, 2017 | Mary Donellan
    I’ve had the privilege of being able to attend the traditional Latin Mass for going on nine months now. I can say without hesitation that this transition has been the single best change of my life. I’ll forever have an ongoing love story with Catholic tradition, and I’ve been blessed to discover that nowhere is Catholic tradition manifested with more breathtaking beauty than in the traditional Latin Mass. Here, largely forgotten rites, prayers, and symbols still exist in all their spiritual strength and efficacy, as they have for the past 1,500 years. As a woman, the traditional Latin Mass resonates...
  • Strike Three: Tulsa Diocese Reverses THIRD Traditional Work of Bishop Slattery [Catholic Cauc]

    12/31/2016 6:30:22 PM PST · by ebb tide
    The Okie Traditionalist ^ | December 30, 2016 | Joseph Ostermeir
    Folks, you can't make this stuff up. I would much rather be blogging about Christmas meals and winter outings, but if there was any benefit of the doubt still maintained (by a few) about the new direction of the Tulsa diocese, under the new Francis/Cupich-appointed Episcopate, common sense would now conclude otherwise. I'd think. Looking for a verifiable microcosm of the Francis revolution at the level of the Local Church? Look no further than here in the Oklahoma, USA. Strike One: Doloran Fathers Latin Mass exorcist society ended in diocese LINK Strike Two: Mother Miriam's Daughters of Mary (also devoted...
  • Don Nicola Bux rejects Pope Francis in the liturgical prayer: "Traditional rite is no exception"

    11/25/2016 4:51:25 PM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    katholisches ^ | November 25, 2016 | Giuseppe Nardi
    (Rome) Cardinal Raymond Burke, the eminent religious lawyer, does not contradict the assertion of Pope Francis, that the Roman rite handed down was "only an exception for nostalgics". Also one of the most famous liturgists, Don Nicola Bux, raises contradiction. Since 10 November, is the new Pope's book (Nei tuoi occhi è la mia parola) "In your eyes my word is" in bookstores. In this interview Pope's confidant, Father Antonio Spadaro SJ, Pope Francis tells the Latin Mass: "The Latin Mass? Only one exception. Pope Benedict has made a proper and generous gesture to meet a certain mentality of some...
  • [Catholic Caucus]Tradition is for the Young

    11/11/2016 9:07:56 PM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    New Liturgical Movement ^ | November 11, 2016 | GREGORY DIPIPPO
    Many years ago, I read an interview with a famous “dissenting” theologian, as they are sometimes euphemistically called, (one who has now passed to his reward, and shall therefore remain nameless), in which he talked about the many things that had permanently disappeared from Catholic life, and of which younger Catholics would therefore never any experience or memory. As I recall it, funeral Masses in black vestments were named among them, and this was said with something of a wistful tone, since even the most obdurate revolutionaries could hardly deny the powerful sense which the tradition Requiem communicates of the...
  • Pope, in interview, laments ‘rigidity’ of youth who prefer Latin Mass [Catholic Caucus]

    11/11/2016 8:13:53 AM PST · by ebb tide · 78 replies
    Catholic World News ^ | November 11, 2016
    Cardinal-designate Blase Cupich of Chicago joined Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s Secretary of State, as a presenter at a Vatican press conference on the publication of Nei tuoi occhi č la mia parola (“In Your Eyes Are My Word”). The book is the first unabridged collection of the future Pope Francis’s homilies and addresses from 1999 to 2013, when he served as archbishop of Buenos Aires. Other presenters at the press conference included Father Arturo Sosa, the new superior general of the Society of Jesus, and Father Federico Lombardi, the former director of the Holy See Press Office. The book...
  • 15 Cloisters Dissolved: What Remains of the Order of the Franciscans of the Immaculate?{Cath Cauc)

    09/17/2016 7:16:30 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Eponymous Flower ^ | September 16, 2016 | Giuseppe Nardi
    How far has the destruction of the Order of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate progressed? This is the updating of a chapter that is like a dark shadow on the pontificate of Pope Francis. In 1969 two Fathers Minor, Stefano Maria Manelli and Gabriele Maria Pellettieri, asked the Father General of the Order, after a thorough study of Fontes Franciscani, to be allowed to start a "new experience of Franciscan life" back to its original rigor. In 1970 an abandoned monastery of the Order was made ​​available to them where they gathered more men over time, and with the...
  • New Bishop of Tulsa is Reportedly Shutting Down a Traditional Exorcist Society of Priests

    09/11/2016 10:20:37 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 21 replies
    The Okie Traditionalist ^ | September 11, 2016 | The Okie Traditionalist
    Bishop David Konderla--is reportedly shutting down the Society of the Most Sorrowful Mother--a Latin Mass Society of Exorcists Priests. So here's the Situation: an anonymous priest of the Diocese of Tulsa has reportedly confirmed this week that Bishop Konderla informed the Society's Superior Fr. Chad Ripperger that he will not permit their Society to continue their work in the Tulsa diocese. Newly Ordained Bishop David Konderla This story was first released 2 days ago by The Hirsch Files blog, here LINK & here LINK. In fact, the Society's website TODAY was tellingly shut down, click HERE Some Background: The Society...
  • Radio Vatican Cuts Down Holy Rosary and Latin Mass on Its Regular Shortwave Broadcasts

    09/08/2016 7:38:19 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Eponymous Flower ^ | August 31,, 2016
    Edit: picked up this story from Reviewbrah and thought it might be of interest. The following report is from Portale Italradio, dated from the end of July. No more short waves for two of the most followed lithurgical broadcasts of Vatican Radio. As from 1 August 2016, Latin Mass at 05:30 UTC and Rosary prayer at 18:40 UTC will be broadcast on the usual frequencies only on Sundays and catholic holy days. No motivation is until now available. The decision has been taken earlier this week by the Vatican Secretariat for Communications. Both broadcasts were especially meant to reach isolated...
  • Parisian Riot Police Drag Catholic Priest From the Altar

    08/03/2016 3:53:18 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 54 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | August 3, 2016 | Matthew Karmel and Steve Skojec
    Around three dozen faithful gathered for Mass this morning in the little church of St. Rita, located in the 15th arrondissement of Paris. The priest, vested in the traditional manner, celebrated ad orientem, assisted by an altar boy in a red cassock and white surplice. Dominus vobiscum. It was a scene with which all who attend the traditional Latin Mass are perfectly familiar – except, perhaps, for the fact that most of the parishioners were standing. They were standing because the pews had been removed in order to form a barricade at the entrance to the church. A group of...
  • Solemn Consecration of the City of Aliquippa (Catholic Caucus)

    08/02/2016 1:47:08 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    (Image Source) On Saturday, 4 June 2016, in a historic ceremony sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Woodlawn Council 2161, the City of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, was solemnly consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The consecration was performed by the pastors of the three Catholic parishes located in Aliquippa, and the mayor. Consecrators: Reverend Father Paul C. Householder, Pastor St. Titus Roman Catholic Church, Aliquippa Reverend Father Mykhaylo Shkyndya, Pastor St. George Byzantine (Ruthenian) Catholic Church, Aliquippa Reverend Father Michael Polosky, Pastor Ss. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, Aliquippa The Honorable Dwan...
  • Austin man charged with hammering turtle to death told police it was self-defense

    07/27/2016 3:38:44 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 46 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 26 July, 2016 | Tom Steele
    An Austin man who is accused of beating a turtle to death with a hammer told authorities he was acting in self-defense, his arrest-warrant affidavit says. Terry Washington, 55, told police that the turtle lunged at him and repeatedly tried to bite him after it had been hooked on a fishing line on the edge of Lady Bird Lake, KVUE-TV reports. According to the affidavit, he said he killed the turtle in self-defense and in order to get the fishing hook back, then dragged it under a bridge to get it out of the view of passers-by. The June 21...
  • I Agree: Excitement Over Card. Sarah’s “Ad Orientem” Remarks Misplaced [Catholic Caucus]

    07/08/2016 2:25:29 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    A Blog for Dallas Area Catholics ^ | July 7, 2016 | tantumblogo
    Many folks have been expressing a great deal of excitement that Cardinal Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, made an exhortation calling for the Novus Ordo to be offered Ad Orientem. I agree with Rorate Caeli in finding this excitement badly misplaced. That is to say, his words, while nice and comforting to conservative/traditional ears, perhaps, are meaningless in any real, effective sense. Nothing will change, as they did not change after Cardinal Arinze many times called for Latin in the Mass and Communion received on the tongue. The fundamental issue, as Rorate notes, is that modernists/progressives do...
  • Cardinal Rivera celebrates Traditional Mass in Mexico City on Feast of St. Peter with the FSSP

    07/04/2016 11:12:48 AM PDT · by ebb tide
    Rotate Caeli ^ | June 30, 2016 | New Catholic
    Cardinal Rivera, Archbishop of Mexico City, celebrated the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception (administered by the Fraternity of St. Peter - chaplain Fr. Kenneth Fryar), with a Traditional Mass. It was Cardinal Rivera's first public Traditional Mass since the introduction of the Novus Ordo in 1969/1970. The official news service of the Archdiocese adds the following: [D]uring the Mass, two great relicaries were exposed to the veneration of the faithful, with first class relics of Saint Cristóbal Magallanes and his 24 martyr companions of the Cristero War, as well as 13 lay...
  • Pope Francis Retires the Most Traditional Friendly Diocesan Bishop of Italy at 70

    06/24/2016 3:13:42 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | Giuseppe Nardi
    (Rome) Bishops who are too traditionally inclined, or promote it in their dioceses, or who allow the celebration of the traditional form of the Roman Rite to an extent that it goes beyond a niche, don't have it easy under Pope Francis. This is already being felt by Bishop Mario Oliveri of Albenga-Imperia on the Italian Riviera. Despite the above-average earnings in his diocese, he was overthrown by Pope Francis in January 2015. The Pope appointed the Bishop of Pitigliano-Sovana-Orbetello, Msgr. Guglielmo Borghetti, as the Coadjutor Bishop of Albenga-Imperia, although Bishop Oliveri is in good health and was only 70...
  • Can one be a diocesan priest and offer the traditional Mass only? A true motivational example

    06/06/2016 8:50:59 AM PDT · by ebb tide
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 9/08/11
    Soon after the publication of the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum, three priests of the Diocese of Novara (Piedmont, Italy) tried to celebrate the Traditional Mass exclusively (we reported on these developments here and here). In an interview released a few days ago, Father Alberto Secci tells his story, and presents us with the wonderful account of his life after Summorum. Yes, there is a life for diocesan priests celebrating the Sacraments according to the ancient use exclusively. And it can be beautiful, and powerful, and glorious, despite the normal difficulties of life. "Can you imagine what would happen if all...
  • Mark Shea Becomes Traditionalist!

    04/02/2016 8:10:50 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | Friday, April 1, 2016
    Edit: talking to Mark Shea from his epic Olympia woodland trailer hideaway, we received a brief message of deep affection, fraternity and encouragement. Mark has graciously informed us that he can't, just can't go on any more being a tinkling cymbal, mean-spirited, rigid Puritan who looked down on, disparaged and slandered people he had always claimed as coreligionists. He's so sorry he has come so lately to the beauties of Immemorial Mass of All Ages. Not only was this heart felt admission something he expressed with much sorrow and contrition, but he also insisted that he's been going to the...
  • Francis' Vulgar Comments on the Latin Mass

    02/28/2016 3:37:26 PM PST · by ebb tide · 38 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | 2/28/16 | John Vennari
    It appears that a children's book titled Dear Pope Francis is to be released on March 1. Rorate Caeli obtained and posted a section of the book that is not only disturbing, but provides a snapshot into the mind of Francis concerning the ancient Mass of the Church. This is the excerpt: "Dear Pope Francis, Were you ever near the pries as the altar boy? Greetings from Alessio (Italy, age 9)" "Dear Alessio, yes, I was an altar boy. And you? What part among the altar boys do you have? It's easier to do now, you know: You might know...
  • Benedict & Francis: Two Peas in a Papal Pod?

    01/26/2016 4:14:42 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 7 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | 1/28/16 | Michael Matt
    February 11, 2016 will mark the third anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI’s shocking declaration of his intention to abdicate on February 28, 2013. What was behind that history-changing decision? We can all guess but nobody on this side of the Tiber really knows. That he was pressured in some way seems obvious. But, why? Two words: Summorum Pontificum. At the end of the day and despite “the dossier”, the butler, vatileaks and everything else, it’s my opinion that Benedict incurred the wrath of hell itself when he restored the Traditional Latin Mass to the mainstream of the Catholic Church (even...