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  • [Catholic Caucus] Invalid baptism leads to an avalanche of invalid sacraments

    08/22/2020 4:09:25 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 71 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | August 20, 2020 | Kenneth J. Wolfe
    [Catholic Caucus] Invalid baptism leads to an avalanche of invalid sacraments A rogue "permanent deacon" in the Archdiocese of Detroit, Mark Springer, administered invalid baptisms for 13 years. One of them was to someone who would eventually be "ordained" a priest in 2017 -- only to learn he was never validly baptized himself. Post-Vatican II vernacular baptism book To his credit, the priest -- Father Matthew Hood -- watched a video of his baptism and heard the word "We" instead of "I" used in the vernacular formula, "I baptize thee in the name of the Father and of the Son...
  • [Catholic Caucus] TURN TO TRADITION -- a response to George Weigel

    07/30/2020 3:48:05 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | July 30, 2020 | Father Richard Gennaro Cipolla
    [Catholic Caucus] TURN TO TRADITION -- a response to George Weigel Fr. Richard G. CipollaRecently George Weigel offered an Op-Ed titled  “A Paradox for the Next Pope” as part of the Wall Street Journal’s Houses of Worship series.  He quite rightly calls attention to several issues that will confront the successor of Pope Francis:  confronting and ending the terrible scandal of sexual abuse by clergy; reform of the financial structure and administration of the Church; and the challenge of supporting the vitality of the Catholic faith in those disparate places in which it found and at the same time...
  • [Cztholic Caucus] The strange birth of the Novus Ordo

    07/22/2020 10:06:45 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | April 4, 2019 | Fr Hugh Somerville-Knapman Fr Hugh Somerville Knapman
    [Catholic Caucus] The strange birth of the Novus Ordo After several decades of liturgy wars, few are unaware of the turbulent history of the post-conciliar liturgy since the New Order of Mass (Novus Ordo Missae) was promulgated 50 years ago, on April 3, 1969, by Pope Paul VI with his apostolic constitution, Missale Romanum. The Novus Ordo was produced in a mere five dizzying years by a committee of bishops, guided by an assemblage of experts. The process itself was a novelty, starkly contrasting with the gradual and organic growth (over more than 1,500 years) of the liturgy it replaced.The...
  • Communion in the hand was bad enough. Priest tells people to hold hosts in their hands while he consecrates

    07/16/2020 7:25:59 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Fr. Z's Blog ^ | July 15, 2020 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Communion in the hand was bad enough. Priest tells people to hold hosts in their hands while he consecrates If only priests were as hard working to develop reverence in their parishes as they are to facilitate communion-no-matter-what and for-anyone-at-all.There is a piece at LifeSite, in which I am heavily quoted, about a priest who came up with wacky ideas – astonishingly tacky and irreverent – to facilitate Communion.   It is hard to believe that anyone in this day and would do this.  But, this is the depth to which we have sunk in some places.The priest put out a...
  • A pessimistic look at (catholic) church re-openings after Covid-19

    07/14/2020 4:54:13 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 53 replies
    California Catholic Daily ^ | July 13, 2020 | California Catholic Daily
    A pessimistic look at (catholic) church re-openings after Covid-19 Father Illo: I think we'll be down to 5-10 percent Father Joesph Illo, pastor of Star of the Sea in San Francisco,  gave a 14-minute homily of Sunday, July 12.A 15-second excerpt:Our church leaders are hoping that when the church restrictions are lifted that people will all come back to Mass. I don’t see it , Before Covid, 75 percent of Catholics did not come to Mass every Sunday on a regular basis. How many of the 25 percent attending will return? I think we’ll be down to 5-10 percent of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Why the Latin Mass Matters in the Real World: A Review of Dr. Kwasniewski’s Powerful New Book

    06/26/2020 5:04:33 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Rorate Ceeli ^ | June 26, 2020 | Fr. William Slattery
    [Catholic Caucus] Why the Latin Mass Matters in the Real World: A Review of Dr. Kwasniewski’s Powerful New Book (A guest review by Fr. William Slattery) In writing this review, I am seeking to pay off a debt I owe to Dr. Kwasniewski. It was largely due to his first Angelico book, Resurgent in the Midst of Crisis (2014), that I converted to the Traditional Latin Mass. As a priest ordained by Pope John Paul II in 1991, my entire liturgical life before and after priesthood had been the Novus Ordo. During my years in Rome, while studying for my...
  • Roman Catholic Hymnist David Haas New Song Celebrating LGBTG+ Pride Month Reveals Shocking Truth

    06/06/2019 4:33:28 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 11 replies
    nteb ^ | 6/6/2019 | Geoffrey Grider
    FROM LIFE SITE NEWS: David Haas, 61, is known by Catholics throughout the English-speaking world for such hymns as “Blessed are They,” “You Are Mine,” and “Servant Song.” Jesuit-run America Magazine has called Haas “one of the most prolific and significant liturgical composers of the post-Vatican II English-speaking church.” On Monday, June 3, Haas announced on social media that he had written a refrain to celebrate “Pride Month.” His post included an image with rainbow colors with the word “pride” written across in bold white letters. In a now-deleted post on Facebook that was captured by LifeSiteNews, the composer wrote:...
  • [Cath Cauc] Bishop forces priest to use table altar instead of high altar for Extraordinary Form

    03/25/2019 3:59:33 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Fr. Z's Blog ^ | March 24, 2019 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    ASK FATHER: Bishop forces priest to use table altar instead of high altar for Extraordinary Form From priest…QUAERITUR: Recently my bishop refused to let me celebrate a Solemn High Mass at the high altar of the Church, insisting altar that is used in the Ordinary Form should be used. So I celebrated the Solemn High on that altar, ad orientem, in obedience. [Praiseworthy.] The argument given was that GIRM #303  [Ooops!] says that once a new altar is consecrated the old high altar should no longer be used for offering of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Secondly the bishop...
  • A Biography of Bugnini Paints a Startling Picture

    02/03/2019 5:45:43 PM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 1/31/19 | Fr. Dominic Allain
    Many facts once dismissed as conspiracy theories are shown to be historically accurate For Christmas I was given a copy of the newly translated biography of Annibale Bugnini, architect of the Novus Ordo Mass – and hero or éminence grise of the Council’s liturgical reforms, depending on your viewpoint. It is difficult not to tend towards the latter, though I don’t think the author intends it so. Startling things emerge: many facts once dismissed as conspiracy theories because they were originally reported by those who opposed some reforms are here held to be historically accurate, perhaps the most notorious being...
  • [Catholic Caucus] “Superhero Vigil” at parish in @DioceseOfScr

    04/02/2018 4:02:26 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Fr. Z's Blog ^ | April 1, 2018 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
  • [Catholic Caucus} Father's stage "act" gives me indigestion

    11/04/2017 7:04:33 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Dymphna's Road ^ | November 3, 2017 | Dymphna
    I saw this video on Hilary White's Twitter and it left me with a sour stomach. When that passed I felt the deep urge to throw down my gauntlet, like a medieval knight. This is a priest and he's acting like a third rate performer in a run down comedy club. Novus Ordo: Another Liturgical Abuse Priest on altar strips off vestments down to a referee's uniform and then mocks Beniction by using a baby.
  • Cath Cauc: Pope’s liturgy reforms risk taking Catholics ‘back to the 1970s’

    10/24/2017 7:14:50 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    LifeSIte News ^ | October 24, 2017 | Diane Montagna
    Seminarians, calling themselves The Dameans, set liturgical music to guitars in the 1970s. Photo credit: thecatholiccommentator.org What might be the repercussions of Pope Francis’ public letter to Cardinal Robert Sarah, the Vatican’s liturgy chief, correcting him for seeking to rein in the Pope’s new liturgical decentralization?  To gain perspective on the significance and potential impact of the Pope’s letter to the cardinal, we spoke with Dr. Peter Kwasniewski, a prolific writer and international lecturer on the liturgy, as well as a cantor, conductor, and composer of sacred music. LifeSite: Dr. Kwasniewski, what in your view is the most significant...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Francis v. Sarah

    10/23/2017 3:32:55 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | October 23, 2017 | Kenneth J. Wolfe
    Francis v. Sarah Responses and comments -- or not -- by a pope are rarely accidental.  When four cardinals asked Pope Francis to clarify the pro-divorce language in Amoris Laetitia the questions have been ignored for so long that half of the cardinals have since died. The remaining two still look forward to an answer. Yet when Francis has a mission, anything (or anyone) standing in its way gets dealt with by the most humble, charitable and non-judgmental pope in the history of the Roman Catholic Church. The most recent example is Magnum Principium, his motu proprio to toss translations of the...
  • The Catholic Church’s Push for a Multicultural Utopia Gets Weird

    09/17/2017 12:14:34 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 17, 2017 | Susan D. Harris
    Hot off the presses and hitting a church near you comes the pamphlet, “Our Faith Teaches: Welcoming the Refugee and the Migrant.”  The pamphlet begins the church’s two-year mass education effort to condition (especially United States) Catholics to support programs like “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” (DACA) and apparently accept “global migration” by any immigrant group -- no questions asked. The “Share the Journey” website first introduces us to immigrant “Ruth” -- a name obviously meant to invoke the Biblical Ruth who was widowed and then followed her mother-in-law into a strange land -- and famously gave the world, “Whither...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Sarah on the Liturgy...

    08/31/2017 1:56:05 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | August 30, 2017 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    In a recent article on the state of liturgy in the French journal La Nef, excerpted in English at Sandro Magister’s indispensable blogsite, Cardinal Robert Sarah, the now-neutralized Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, presents the usual “conservative” admissions of the liturgical disaster that has unfolded since the post-Vatican II “liturgical reform” was thrust upon the Church. The usual admissions are followed by the usual “conservative” refusal to admit that the “reform” was a catastrophic blunder that should be abandoned in favor of a return to liturgical tradition. Worse, Cardinal Sarah prescribes a...
  • We can affirm with certainty & with magisterial authority that the liturgical reform is irrever...

    08/24/2017 9:29:07 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | August 24, 2017 | Andrew Guernsey
    Francis: "We can affirm with certainty and with magisterial authority that the liturgical reform is irreversible" Pope Francis gave an address on the liturgical reform of Pope Paul VI today, speaking to participants of the 68th Italian National Liturgical Week. In it, Francis declares: "After this magisterium, after this long journey, we can affirm with certainty and with magisterial authority that the liturgical reform is irreversible." Francis' remarks ironically read like a Quo Primum for the Novus Ordo. Pope St. Pius V's Quo Primum (1570), which has never been revoked or abolished by any pope, decreed that the Traditional Latin Mass, which the saintly...
  • 50 years on, a fascinating glimpse of how liturgical reform became a juggernaut [Cath Cauc]

    05/25/2017 8:14:29 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    Catholic Herald ^ | May 25, 2017 | Joseph Shaw
    50 years on, a fascinating glimpse of how liturgical reform became a juggernaut by Joseph Shaw posted Thursday, 25 May 2017 A Mass facing the people, with the tabernacle attached to the altar: Eucharisticum Mysterium, issued on May 25 1967, shows the conflict between innovation and traditionToday is the 50th anniversary of the Instruction Eucharisticum Mysterium, signed by both the Prefect of the soon-to-be abolished Sacred Congregation of Rites, and the President of the Concilium, the temporary institution in charge of the liturgical reform. It now represents a fascinating snapshot of a fast-moving action sequence.In 1967 the Novus Ordo Missae,...
  • Not to face God while addressing Him is blasphemy [Catholic Caucus]

    03/04/2017 3:53:25 PM PST · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    Toronto Catholic Witness ^ | March 3, 2017 | Toronto Catholic
    Fr. Thomasz Jochemczyk, of the Diocese of Albenga-Imperia, Italy, in a lecture at the International Congress for the Reign of Christ the King, presented in dramatic fashion the spiritual/theological and psychological consequences of the priest saying Mass with his back to Our Lord in the Tabernacle. Fr. Jochemczyk asks: how would you feel if someone addressed you with their back to you? Is it not an insult? And what are we to make of such a stance - literally - when the priest address Our Lord, turned away from Him? Remember, Jesus Christ is God, He is our King. He...
  • For the Record: Mexican Archbishop orders Last Gospel read in all Sunday Novus Ordo Masses

    01/07/2017 1:03:03 PM PST · by ebb tide · 140 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | January 7, 2017 | New Catholic
    So, while the "Reform of the Reform" is dead for the universal Church, some particular churches (and not only parishes) may be moving ahead with bringing some elements of Roman Tradition to the new, and made-up artificial rite of Paul VI. So it is with the Archbishop of Monterrey (Nuevo León state), in Mexico, Abp. Rogelio Cabrera López, who sent the following message to all his priests: In the prologue of Saint John is found the synthesis of the Apostolic Faith, centered in the Mystery of the Incarnation: Jesus is the Word, the One who IS for all Eternity, who...
  • Poll: Catholics Support Hillary Clinton, Gay Marriage

    10/08/2016 5:02:00 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 322 replies
    National Catholic Review ^ | Aug 25 2016 | Michael O'Loughlin
    More than half of all U.S. Catholics (52 percent) would cast a vote for Democrat Hillary Clinton if the election were held today, compared to just 32 percent for Republican Donald J. Trump... More than three in four (76 percent) non-white and Hispanic Catholics would pick Clinton, with 13 percent choosing Trump. Among white non-Hispanic Catholics, Clinton holds a much smaller lead, 44 percent to 41 percent.... Six in 10 (62 percent) white evangelicals say they would vote for Trump today, while 47 percent of white mainline Protestants pick Trump. That comes from a new survey by the Public Religion...