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  • Rare Latin Mass A Return to Ritual (St. Mary Mother of God Parish in DC)

    06/04/2006 10:01:24 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 33 replies · 658+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 6/4/2006 | Michelle Boorstein
    The ringing of bells. Latin wafting high into the church rafters. Women's heads draped in lace. There is a solemn aura to 9 a.m. Sunday Mass at Saint Mary Mother of God, a D.C. parish on Fifth Street NW where hundreds of Catholics who long for ancient ritual gather each week to celebrate what is among the most traditional and complex of Roman Catholic rites: the Tridentine Mass.... ...But mostly there is a powerful silence, a seriousness created by the absence of contemporary church: no responsive readings, no guitars, no congregants walking to a microphone to read from Scripture or...
  • Monsignor R. Michael Schmitz on Relevant Radio

    05/21/2006 5:46:31 AM PDT · by tridentine · 2 replies · 205+ views
    Institute of Christ the King ^ | May 21, 2006 | Institute of Christ the King
    Msgr. R. Michael Schmitz, Vicar General of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, will be interviewed on Relevant Radio's "Morning Air" on Monday, 22 May, at 8:00 am CET. On that same day, Monsignor Schmitz will also be celebrating the Mass which is broadcast by the Catholic radio network at 8:30 pm CET, in the Traditional Latin Rite. For frequencies go to For streaming audio go to
  • 3 Named (by pope) to Work With Lefebvre Group

    04/10/2006 4:42:30 PM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies · 519+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | April 9, 2006
    VATICAN CITY, APRIL 9, 2006 ( Benedict XVI has appointed three new members to the commission that is working for a return to full communion for members of the Society of St. Pius X. The three appointed to the Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei" are Cardinals William Levada, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith; Jean-Pierre Ricard, archbishop of Bordeaux and president of the French episcopal conference; and Antonio Cańizares Llovera, archbishop of Toledo and primate of Spain. The commission's president is Cardinal Darío Castrillón Hoyos, prefect of the Congregation for Clergy. The Commission "Ecclesia Dei" was instituted...
  • Daily Traditional Hymn "It is Well with my Soul" (my catholic aunt is dying, please pray.)

    04/08/2006 9:55:54 PM PDT · by Full Court · 55 replies · 2,651+ views
    Pastor Mikel Paulson ^ | 1873 | Ho­ra­tio G. Spaf­ford,
    This hymn was writ­ten af­ter two ma­jor trau­mas in Spaf­ford’s life. The first was the great Chi­ca­go Fire of Oc­to­ber 1871, which ru­ined him fi­nan­cial­ly (he had been a weal­thy bus­i­ness­man). Short­ly af­ter, while cross­ing the At­lan­tic, all four of Spaf­ford’s daugh­ters died in a col­li­sion with an­o­ther ship. Spaf­ford’s wife Anna sur­vived and sent him the now fa­mous tel­e­gram, “Saved alone.” Sev­er­al weeks lat­er, as Spaf­ford’s own ship passed near the spot where his daugh­ters died, the Ho­ly Spir­it in­spired these words. They speak to the eter­nal hope that all be­liev­ers have, no mat­ter what pain and grief be­fall...
  • Your Daily Traditional Hymn "He's the Lily of the Valley" (is morning star in your bible?)

    04/06/2006 8:56:43 PM PDT · by Full Court · 6 replies · 4,242+ views
    Pastor Mikel Paulson ^ | unknown | Charles W. Fry, 1837-1882
    Lily of the Valley, right click and open a new window to hear the beautiful piano music I have found a friend in Jesus, He's ev'rything to me,He's the fairest of ten thousand to my soul;The Lily of the Valley, in Him alone I seeAll I need to cleanse and make me fully whole:In sorrow He's my comfort, in trouble He's my stay;He tells me ev'ry care on Him to roll;He's the Lily of the Valley, the Bright and Morning Star,He's the fairest of ten thousand to my soul. Refrain:He's the Lily of the Valley, the Bright and Morning Star,He's...
  • Your Daily Traditional Hymn "Whosoever Meaneth Me" (real piano, free Mp3)

    04/05/2006 9:04:08 PM PDT · by Full Court · 27 replies · 645+ views
    Pastor Mikel Paulson ^ | 1910 | :J. Ed­win Mc­Con­nell
    Right Click here for the beautiful music!!!"Whosoever Meaneth Me" Revelation 22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.I am happy today, and the sun shines bright, The clouds have been rolled away; For the Savior said, whosoever will May come with Him to stay (to stay).Refrain“Whosoever” surely meaneth me, Surely meaneth me, O surely meaneth me; “Whosoever” surely meaneth me, “Whosoever” meaneth me.All my hopes have been raised, O His Name be praised, His...
  • Monday's Traditional Hymn "Till the Storm Passes By."

    04/03/2006 8:32:18 AM PDT · by Full Court · 15 replies · 5,997+ views
    Pastor Mikel Paulson ^ | 1958 | Mosie Lister
    'Til the Storm Passes By, Press here for the music, played on a real piano! You can download all of these free to your HD Words and Music by Mosie Lister copyright 1958 Mark 4:39 "And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace be still.  And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm." In the dark of the midnight have I oft hid my face, While the storm howls above me, and there's no hiding place. 'Mid the crash of the thunder, Precious Lord, hear my cry, Keep me safe till the storm...
  • Vatican sees U.S. situation as hopeful, but at crossroads (Interview with TLM Priests)

    03/23/2006 5:36:19 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 7 replies · 515+ views
    Renew America ^ | 3/22/2006 | Brian Mershon
    Vatican sees U.S. situation as hopeful, but at crossroadsInterview With Fr. Gabet, Msgr. Schmitz Brian Mershon March 22, 2006 (From the March 23 edition of The Wanderer) In light of reported activities at the highest levels of the Church to possibly find a canonical solution and regularization for the bishops and priests of the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX), The Wanderer decided to interview the U.S. and North American superiors for the Institute of Christ the King, Sovereign Priest (ICKSP), and the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP). (Two related articles will follow this one.) Providentially, the interview with...
  • Beloved priest of the Latin Mass dies

    03/10/2006 6:28:56 AM PST · by ELS · 6 replies · 298+ views
    The Mercury News ^ | Mar. 10, 2006 | Connie Skipitares and Julie Sevrens Lyons
    Monsignor John Joseph Sweeny, 81, pastor of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Santa Clara for three decades, has died. Held dear by parishioners because he embraced traditional Catholicism -- celebrating Latin Mass and keeping church open around the clock -- he had suffered from respiratory illness for many months and died Tuesday at his family home in San Andreas. Sweeny, who retired from Our Lady of Peace in 2002 at 78, was responsible for commissioning the landmark statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary that stands in front of the church next to Highway 101. The 30-foot-tall stainless steel...
  • Phyllis Schlafly Was Right

    02/08/2006 2:45:53 PM PST · by Paul Ross · 70 replies · 2,090+ views
    National Review Online ^ | February 8, 2006 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    February 08, 2006, 7:54 a.m. Phyllis Schlafly Was Right Kathryn Jean Lopez, National Review, February 8, 2006The woman has earned a few “I Told You So”s. Most of America's girls typically don't get to celebrate Phyllis Schlafly during "Women's History Month," but they should. Mrs. Schlafly not only had the right idea when she fought the Equal Rights Amendment during the 70s, but predictions she made back then are still accurate today. Schlafly, of course, was head of the National Committee to Stop ERA. And stop it she did — the U.S. Constitution was not amended. She argued that...
  • Deacon Fournier Disassociates With TCR

    02/01/2006 9:01:26 AM PST · by tcg · 2 replies · 883+ views
    Catholic Way ^ | 2/1/06 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    February 1, 2006 From: Deacon Keith Fournier For Distribution Attached is my public statement concerning my decision to disassociate from Traditional Catholic Reflections and Reports ( over its decision to call for the impeachment of the President and certain members of his cabinet today. I wish Stephen Hand only the Lords' best as he seeks to follow his personal conscience. I strongly disagree with his position. Too often, such disagreements between Christians are treated with hostility. That is not how we have approached this. We are joined as faithful Catholic Christians. We simply disagree - strongly - over this important...
  • Traditional horns reinstated for bugle calls at "Oldest Post of the Corps"

    01/19/2006 10:24:46 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 464+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Jan 19, 2006 | Cpl. David Revere
    MARINE BARRACKS WASHINGTON, Washington D.C. (Jan.19) -- Morning colors started the day on a historical note here at Marine Barracks Washington, Jan. 19. Sgt. Clint Owens of Arlington, Tx. rang the bell and sounded the familiar tune using a valveless bugle - the first time the United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps has used this traditional type of horn since after the Korean War. "We've reinstated these straight bugles for the same reason we still fly the 1801 flag at Evening Parades here at the 'Oldest Post of the Corps,'" said Chief Warrant Officer Brian Dix, D&B director. "The...
  • Good Riddance to Traditional Pensions

    01/10/2006 7:15:22 AM PST · by SirLinksalot · 49 replies · 1,233+ views
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | 01/09/2006 | James Glassman
    Good Riddance to Traditional Pensions Print Mail By James K. Glassman IBM announced last week that it would freeze the old-style pension plans it provides to more than 100,000 employees and instead offer an improved version of its 401(k) plan. This is no run-of-the-mill accounting change or cut-costing measure. It is a major philosophical and economic shift for a bellwether corporation. IIt means, in short, that International Business Machines is moving away from paternalism and giving workers more control over their own retirements. The U.S. government should do the same in reforming Social Security. The IBM decision is good news...
  • Bury Christmas Beneath the Willow

    12/16/2005 10:10:29 AM PST · by Thorin · 27 replies · 831+ views
    Chronicles ^ | 12/16/05 | Aaron Wolf
    Reports in the national press that some modern megachurches are “closing” on Christmas in order to encourage families to “have a more personal experience on that day” have shocked many traditional Christians. The Chicago Tribune first reported this phenomenon on December 6, in an article about the godfather of megachurches, Willow Creek. Other articles followed, in USA Today and other papers, chronicling the trend throughout the United States. This is nothing new for Willow Creek, and the WillowCreeking of America is evidenced by the spread of this trend. Many, many churches, including Rockford’s Heartland Community Church (which recently purchased Colonial...
  • Providence Brings Bishop Rifan to Una Voce Conference

    11/30/2005 11:52:24 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 17 replies · 1,695+ views
    The Wanderer | 12/1/2005 edition | Brian Mershon
    Providence Brings Bishop Rifan to Una Voce Conference By BRIAN MERSHON PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Amidst buzz in Catholic circles about the possibility of an imminent freeing of the classical Roman rite of Mass, Bishop Fernando Rifan offered a Solemn Pontifical Mass from the throne and delivered the keynote address, highlighting the tenth anniversary conference of Una Voce America in Providence, R.I., November 18-20. And on Saturday morning, he treated Mass attendees with his musical playing ability by slipping down from his chair near the altar to play the organ during the communion of the faithful, as well as for the...
  • Neutral Crystal Symbol May Join Traditional Red Cross Emblems

    09/19/2005 5:51:47 PM PDT · by blam · 35 replies · 1,241+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-20-2005 | Anton La Guardia
    Neutral crystal symbol may join traditional Red Cross emblems By Anton La Guardia, Diplomatic Editor (Filed: 20/09/2005) The Red Cross and its Islamic cousin, the Red Crescent, could soon be joined by a Red Crystal. The move is an attempt to create a neutral emblem in an age of growing religious strife, in which aid workers have been attacked and the Red Cross headquarters in Baghdad bombed. The symbol also seeks to resolve disputes that have kept some humanitarian organisations, mainly Israel's Magen David Adom, which uses the red Shield of David, outside the International Red Cross and Red Crescent...
  • Fried in Turkey: Is democracy on the outs?

    08/02/2005 1:15:57 PM PDT · by forty_years · 5 replies · 462+ views ^ | August 2, 2005 | Michael Rubin
    On June 8, 2005, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan visited President Bush in the White House. Among the topics the two discussed were freedom, democracy, and the rule of law. Speaking from the Oval Office, Bush declared Turkey's democracy to be "an important example for the people of the broader Middle East."Turkey remains an important ally of the United States despite recent bilateral tensions over the Iraq war and its aftermath. Both Republican and Democratic administrations have valued Turkey not only as a strategic military partner in the Cold War but also, in recent decades, as a democratic outpost...
  • What We Have Lost

    06/03/2005 9:22:21 PM PDT · by GOPmember · 184 replies · 2,057+ views
    In The Spirit of Chartres ^ | In The Spirit of Chartres
    What We have Lost...and the Road to RestorationA critical look at the changes in the Catholic ChurchThis video gives you an intimate, up-close look at the destructive and wide-spread changes that have taken place in the two-thousand-year-old Catholic Church since the close of the Second Vatican Council in 1965.Much of what you see will surprise you, maybe even shock you, and -- unfortunately -- will sadden you. "What We Have Lost" not ony exposes the external damage that has been done to the Universal Church, but goes deep behind the scenes to reveal the hidden changes; how and when they...
  • 1962 Sunday Missal Mass Readings/Second Sunday After Pentecost

    05/28/2005 9:25:49 PM PDT · by AAABEST · 11 replies · 438+ views ^ | May 29, 2005 | The Father, The Son and the Holy Spirit
    1962 Sunday Missal Mass Readings/Propers for the Second Sunday After Pentecost   Colors:  White   INTROIT  Psalms 17: 19, 20The Lord became my protector, and He brought me forth into a large place: He saved me, because He was well pleased with me. -- (Ps. 17. 2, 3). I will love Thee, O Lord my strength: the Lord is my firmament, and my refuge, and my deliverer. V.: Glory be to the Father . . . -- The Lord became my protector . . .   COLLECT - Make us, O Lord, to have both a perpetual fear and...
  • 1962 Sunday Missal Mass Readings/First Sunday After Pentecost (Trinity Sunday)

    05/21/2005 4:56:23 PM PDT · by AAABEST · 11 replies · 521+ views | May 21, 2005 | The Father, The Son and the Holy Spirit
    1962 Sunday Missal Mass Readings/First Sunday After Pentecost (Trinity Sunday)   Colors:  White   INTROIT  Tobias 12: 6Blessed be the Holy Trinity and undivided Unity: we will give glory to Him, because He hath shown His mercy to us. -- (Ps. 8. 2). O Lord, our Lord, how wonderful is Thy name in all the earth! V.: Glory be to the Father . . . -- Blessed be the Holy Trinity and undivided Unity . . .   COLLECT - O almighty and everlasting God, who hast granted to Thy servants, in confessing the true Father, to acknowledge the...