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Sacred Triduum...celebrating the Mystery of Christ's Love. IN PRINCIPIO ERAT VERBUM - March 24, 2016 ... catholic parishes have no Masses celebrated in order for the clergy to commemorate the institution of Holy Orders by Christ. Even the vestments reflect the celebratory nature of the liturgy. The purple, that has been the color of the Lenten season is cast aside and white is now worn indicating both celebration and joy. Traditionally during the Chrism Mass, the local bishop blesses the Holy Oils that are used throughout his diocese for the next year. The Oil of ...http://verbumcarofactumest.blogspot.com/2016/03/sacred-triduumcelebrating-mystery-of.html
Saint of the Day: Cyril of Jerusalem DA MIHI ANIMAS - March 18, 2016 The following comes from Catholic Online: "Make your fold with the sheep; flee from the wolves: depart not from the Church," Cyril admonished catechumens surrounded by heresy. These were prophetic words for Cyril was to be hounded by enemies and heretics for most of his life, and although they could exile him from his diocese he never left his beloved Church. Cyril's life began a few years before Arianism (the heresy that Jesus was not divine or one in being with the ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2016/03/saint-of-day-cyril-of-jerusalem.html
Conscientious Objection FR RAY BLAKE'S BLOG - March 16, 2016 ... have the freedom to express my conscience. Before the invention of Pius XII the rite happen outside of Mass, and anyone could be involved, within Mass it takes on a Eucharistic meaning. I have been fortunate, there are many things I do or don't do because of conscience. Though I have used it I really feel uncomfortable about using that trattoria-written-back-of-a menu Eucharistic Prayer (EPII), in fact I have a problem with using one other than the Roman Canon. I don't consider them invalid, ...http://marymagdalen.blogspot.com/2016/03/conscientious-objection.html
Go-To Guy for Miracles EST QUOD EST - March 8, 2016 ... me: the repeated use of the word Catholic. Four times in the original article post, once in the comments. I thought Mr. Dreher was an Orthodox Christian now? If so, what does he care about what the Catholics might say about an internal matter? Let's see: After a couple of visits, we received an invitation to a party at the Archbishop's house, after the Dormition feast. I felt divided about this. For one, I didn't want to go to a fancy archbishop's house. For another, I had had ...http://contrapauli.blogspot.com/2016/03/go-to-guy-for-miracles.html
Understanding the Mass: 100 Questions, 100 Answers - Mike Aquilina BOOK REVIEWS AND MORE - March 7, 2016 ... Basics of the Mass 1. Why do we call our worship "the Mass"? 2. What other names does the Mass go by? 3. What happens at a Catholic Mass? 4. Why do we need this ritual? Can't I worship God just as well using my own words? 5. Why does the Mass refer to Jesus as a "victim" and a "lamb"? 6. Why is the Mass a sacrifice? 7. Why is the Mass the same sacrifice that Christ made on the cross? 8. Is every Catholic worship service a Mass? The Eucharist: The Real Presence ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/BookReviewsAndMore/~3/d6987qvRVjo/understanding-mass-100-questions-100.html
Liturgical Notes on the Feast of the Holy Innocents NEW LITURGICAL MOVEMENT - January 4, 2016 In the Missal of St Pius V, the feast of the Holy Innocents is celebrated in violet vestments, rather than the red used on all the other feasts of Martyrs. It is also the only feast on which the Gloria in excelsis is omitted, and with it, the Te Deum in the Divine Office; furthermore, the Alleluia at Mass is replaced with a Tract, and Benedicamus Domino is said in place of Ite, missa est , as in Advent and Lent. This custom is attested in the 9th century by Amalarius of ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheNewLiturgicalMovement/~3/lOzA3_NmUXQ/liturgical-notes-on-feast-of-holy.html