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  • Barcelona Cardinal Holds Mass in Defiance of Government Order

    07/27/2020 6:36:16 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Crux ^ | 7/27/20 | Ines San Martin
    Ignoring a warning from the government of Catalonia, a Spanish cardinal on Sunday led a funeral Mass for the victims of the COVID-19 coronavirus, hours after threatening to take “legal action” against civil authorities for the “arbitrariness” with which the right of religious freedom and worship is being treated. Up until Friday, the archdiocese hoped the government of Spain’s northeastern Catalonia region would raise the 10-person cap for religious events that was announced July 17 after a second wave of cases hit the region. This announcement came after the invitations for the funeral Mass had already been sent. However, Cardinal...
  • Some Michigan Public Catholic Masses To Resume, But This Church Will Require Reservations & Tickets To Attend!   (vanity)

    05/28/2020 7:52:59 PM PDT · by Songcraft · 19 replies
    All Saints Catholic Parish Church Bulletin ^ | May 24, 2020 | Rev. Joe Muszkiewicz
    St. Anne Catholic Church (All Saints Parish)Alpena, Michigan Some relatives of ours received a letter from their priest at St. Anne Catholic Church (All Saints Parish) in Alpena, Michigan, saying that public Masses there will resume this coming weekend (5/30 - 5/31), and explaining to them how those Masses will be conducted.   It is a very long, wordy letter (which I'll include below for any interested and patient people), and it is also included in their online church bulletin, under the section in the bulletin titled "From Fr. Joe". Some of the strange points that jumped out at...
  • The Ascension of the Lord Mass in Ft Walton Beach

    05/24/2020 7:39:09 AM PDT · by Shark24 · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | May 24 2018 | St Mary's Chruch
    Live streamed Mass from St Mary's in Ft Walton Beach. God bless!
  • [Catholic Caucus] Francis Calls During Eucharist - And Phone Comes First (Video)

    05/23/2020 10:04:34 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | May 22, 2020 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] Francis Calls During Eucharist - And Phone Comes First (Video) Jalostotitlán Father Miguel Domínguez, Jalisco, Mexico, was reading the gospel during a Eucharist when his mobile phone rang.Instead of switching it off, he accepted the call immediately, nodded to the congregation, disappeared into the sacristy, and transmitted the phone-call via the microphone to everybody.It turned out that he was talking to "Francis," reports (May 21). The incident was recorded.Shortly after, he returned, asked for applause for Francis, and continued reading the Gospel. Mexican media call Domínguez a friend of Francis.In a serious Catholic Mass, a priest would...
  • US bishops' guidelines for reopening Mass: groups of 10, sanitizer during Communion

    05/08/2020 8:46:47 PM PDT · by one guy in new jersey · 10 replies ^ | May 4, 2020 | Joshua J. McElwee
    The U.S. bishops' conference has forwarded a set of recommendations to Catholic prelates across the country, proposing various paths forward for how they might restart the public celebration of the Mass in their dioceses despite the continued fear of the spread of the coronavirus. In an April 30 memorandum obtained by NCR, Archbishop Leonard Blair, head of the bishops' Committee on Divine Worship, suggests the prelates consider a series of guidelines prepared by the Thomistic Institute at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington. Taking their cue from the Trump administration's "Opening Up America Again" plan, which says the country...
  • Video -- Archbishop Alexander K. Sample of Western Oregon/Portland

    05/06/2020 4:53:33 PM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies ^ | 05-05-20 | Archbishop Sample
    Encouraging message about reopening Catholic Churches in Oregon/Archdiocese of Portland. Recommendation as well as some restrictions are still in place. Possibility of more Masses with 25 parishioners at each Mass.
  • Catholic Priest Sues NJ Governor Phil Murphy to Hold Mass

    05/05/2020 5:30:09 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    The Red Elephants ^ | 5/1/20 | Sasha O'Connor
    Catholic priest Father Kevin Robinson has sued NJ governor Phil Murphy alleging that executive order 107, invoked to fight the Coronavirus Pandemic, is infringing on his 1st and 14th amendment rights. Fr. Robinson who serves St. Anthony of Padua church in North Caldwell, NJ alleges that he has been unable to carry out his priestly functions due to the COVID-19 lockdown, saying in an email to his parishioners ”my civil rights have been violated as a result of Gov. Murphy’s unconstitutional order to shut down religious services in the State.” According to the suit Father Robinson: “has been threatened by...
  • Trump rally in Northampton against Covid Shut Down

    05/02/2020 3:42:39 PM PDT · by Vermont Lt · 17 replies
    Mass Live ^ | 5/2/2020 | Mass Live
    In Northampton, supporters of President Donald J. Trump gathered to show their concerns about the restrictions imposed on the public and loss of civil liberties during the coronavirus pandemic. “These events have been going on mostly in the eastern part of the state all winter, weather permitting,” said former Hampden County Correctional Officer Chris Ryan. “The sub-theme of this event is opening up our country again and holding the China Communist Party accountable for their weaponized virus creation.”
  • [Catholic Caucus] “To Be Or Not To Be.” The Capital Question of Masses on TV

    04/26/2020 6:48:49 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | April 26, 2020 | Sandro Magister
    [Catholic Caucus] “To Be Or Not To Be.” The Capital Question of Masses on TV The discussion had been germinating for some time. But the April 12 homily in which Pope Francis “retracted” his concession for the television broadcast of his morning Masses at Santa Marta has brought it into the light of day.In that homily, the pope said that “this is not the Church” if it decays from the real to the virtual. It is a “gnostic” Church with no more people or sacraments.There is something contradictory in this "j'accuse" of Francis delivered precisely during one of his televised...
  • One third of participants in Massachusetts study tested positive for antibodies linked to coronavirus

    04/19/2020 3:27:33 PM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 60 replies
    FOX News ^ | 4/18/2020 | Peter Aitken
    Around a third of participants in a Massachusetts study tested positive for antibodies linked with coronavirus, according to researchers. The Mass. General study took samples from 200 residents on the street in Chelsea, MA. Sixty-four of the participants tested positive – a “sobering” result, according to Thomas Ambrosino, Chelsea’s city manager. Ambrosino called Chelsea the epicenter of the crisis in Massachusetts. Chelsea has the state’s highest rate of confirmed cases, with at least 712 confirmed cases and 39 deaths – an infection rate of around 2 percent. .... Doctors used a device made by BioMedomics to analyze the samples. The...
  • Pope Francis Strips God’s Wrath From Mass for Pandemic

    04/03/2020 3:08:30 PM PDT · by WmShirerAdmirer · 1 replies
    Church Militant ^ | April 2, 2020 | Jules Gomes
    The new "Mass in Time of Pandemic," published on April 1 by the Vatican's Congregation for Divine Worship, has been stripped of all references to the "wrath of God." The liturgy, approved by Pope Francis, eliminates all prayers emphasizing "repentance" — references which abound in the "Recordare domine testamenti" [Remember, Lord, thy covenant] votive Mass — composed and used for deliverance from pestilences since the Black Plague in the mid-14th century. Old "Mass for Deliverance from Death in Time of Pestilence" In the decree authorizing the new Mass, Cdl. Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, explained that...
  • Message on the Combat against the Coronavirus, COVID-19

    03/21/2020 9:07:18 AM PDT · by David-n-NM · 2 replies
    Cardinal Raymond Burke ^ | 3/21/2020 | Cardinal Raymond Burke
    "For some time now, we have been in combat against the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19. From all that we can tell – and one of the difficulties of the combat is that so much about the pestilence remains unclear – , the battle will yet continue for some time. The virus involved is particularly insidious, for it has a relatively long incubation period – some say 14 days and some say 20 days – and is highly contagious, much more highly contagious than other viruses we have experienced."“We cannot simply accept the determinations of secular governments, which would treat...
  • Archdiocese of Hartford cancels Masses

    03/16/2020 1:41:38 PM PDT · by kidd · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Hartford ^ | March 16, 2020
    The Archdiocese of Hartford has cancelled all weekday and weekend Masses in the churches of the Archdiocese through April 3, 2020.
  • As Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker limits gatherings of 25 or more people, workers ask what that means for their workplaces, daycares

    03/15/2020 9:12:31 PM PDT · by bitt · 27 replies
    MASSLIVE.COM ^ | 3/15/2020 | steve stolis
    Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker’s announcement Sunday night banning gatherings of 25 or more people sent workers scrambling to find out what that means for their jobs, their children’s daycare facilities and preschools. The executive order on gatherings — one of several issued Sunday to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus — prohibited “without limitation, community, civic, public, leisure, faith-based, sporting events with spectators, concerts, conventions, fundraisers, parades, fairs, festivals and any similar event or activity that brings 25 or more persons in a single room or single space at the same time.” Those spaces include auditoriums, stadiums, large conferences,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Italian Police Storms Mass in Rome (Video)

    03/15/2020 3:16:03 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | March 15, 2020 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] Italian Police Storms Mass in Rome (Video) Italian police interrupted a Mass in Cerveteri, Rome, EWTN's Alexey Gotovskiy reports (Twitter, March 15, video below). The Mass was broadcasted in the Internet. The stream showed few people assembled in front of the Church for prayer. There was less danger of contamination than in a supermarket, train or bus.
  • Art with a sting: Tiny Pricks Project chronicles Donald Trump’s words with embroidery (TDS)

    02/15/2020 11:11:20 AM PST · by BansheeBill · 31 replies
    Daily Hampshire Gazette (Northampton, MA) ^ | 2/14/2020 | Steven Pfarrer
    Over the course of his public life, Donald Trump has made any number of incendiary, bizarre and flat-out false comments. And since he began his campaign for the presidency in 2015, Trump has kept the quotes coming at an ever-increasing, ever-exhausting pace. “I am a very stable genius.” “I alone can fix it.” “Why are we having all these people from sh*thole countries come here?” “Nobody has more respect for women than I do.” (The latter comment came the same night he referred to Hillary Clinton during a 2016 debate as “Such a nasty women.”) As much as they’ve become...
  • Second Student being tested for Corona Virus at Smith College

    02/05/2020 8:21:36 AM PST · by Vermont Lt · 41 replies
    Mass Live ^ | 2/5/2020 | Mass Live
    A second student at Smith College is under medical evaluation for possible exposure to coronavirus. The school shared in a letter with the campus community Tuesday that the student recently traveled to the Hubei province in China and has reported cold-like symptoms.
  • Irish Priest Rides Scooter For Christmas Eve Mass Recessional in Viral Video

    12/26/2019 5:35:04 PM PST · by Coleus · 17 replies
    Church POP ^ | 12.26.19
    What are your thoughts about this? Fr. Peter O’Connor of Dublin, Ireland made headlines this week after riding a scooter down the aisle at Christmas Eve Mass....The pastor of Ballyroan Parish in Dublin told his congregation “that he received the scooter from Santa and wanted to test it out.” The parish posted a video with the caption, “Fr. Peter’s Christmas present put to very good use! Happy Christmas”. The video depicts Fr. O’Connor providing the congregation’s final blessing, then rolling away on a scooter for the recessional. Other videos of the full recessional also surfaced. ABC News posted the pastor...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-02-19

    12/02/2019 5:21:44 AM PST · by annalex · 8 replies
    December 2 2019 « December 1 | December 3 » Monday of the First Week of AdventLectionary: 175 Reading 1 Is 4:2-6 On that day,The branch of the LORD will be luster and glory,and the fruit of the earth will be honor and splendorfor the survivors of Israel.He who remains in Zionand he who is left in JerusalemWill be called holy:every one marked down for life in Jerusalem.When the LORD washes awaythe filth of the daughters of Zion,And purges Jerusalem's blood from her midstwith a blast of searing judgment,Then will the LORD create,over the whole site of Mount Zionand over...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-01-19

    12/01/2019 10:06:15 AM PST · by annalex · 10 replies
    December 1 2019 « November 30 | December 2 » First Sunday of AdventLectionary: 1 Reading 1 Is 2:1-5 This is what Isaiah, son of Amoz,saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.In days to come,the mountain of the LORD's houseshall be established as the highest mountainand raised above the hills.All nations shall stream toward it;many peoples shall come and say:"Come, let us climb the LORD's mountain,to the house of the God of Jacob,that he may instruct us in his ways,and we may walk in his paths."For from Zion shall go forth instruction,and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.He shall judge between...