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3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C LORD, IF YOU WILL (SUNDAYS AND SOLEMNITIES) - January 24, 2016 ... universal, so are all her actions; all that she does, belongs to all. When she baptizes a child, that action concerns me; for that child is thereby connected to that head which is my head too, and ingraffed into that body, whereof I am a member. And when she buries a man, that action concerns me; all mankind is of one author." In Christ, then, we are all part of one body. That is the mystery and the beautiful message that St. Paul, in our second reading today, ...http://lordifyouwill.blogspot.com/2016/01/3rd-sunday-in-ordinary-time-cycle-c.html
Christus Mansionem Benedicat! MAN WITH BLACK HAT - January 6, 2016 ... ("Chalking the Door") At the Mass for the Day, the faithful are given chalk that has been blessed by the priest, as well as special holy water known as "Epiphany water." The blessing for it, which takes place only for this occasion, is to be found in the traditional Rituale Romanum , and includes a prayer of exorcism. The blessed chalk and the holy water are then taken home, to be used that evening. + + + We begin with the Sign of the Cross, ...http://manwithblackhat.blogspot.com/2016/01/christus-mansionem-benedicat.html
"Intruders and Desecrators" ST. CONLETH'S CATHOLIC HERITAGE ASSOCIATION - November 29, 2015 ... Mass, they will feel distracted from their customary thoughts and forced to follow those of others... "...Not Latin, but the spoken language, will be the main language of the Mass. To those who know the beauty, the power, the expressive sacrality of Latin, its replacement by the vulgar language is a great sacrifice: we lose the discourse of the Christian centuries, we become almost intruders and desecrators in the literary space of sacred ...http://catholicheritage.blogspot.com/2015/11/intruders-and-desecrators.html
Casting Wider Nets of Compassion VOX NOVA - November 15, 2015 ... less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend's or of thine own were: any [person]'s death diminishes me, because I am involved in [hu]mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee. –John Donne Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris have shaken the world. Prayers and condolences have poured out from everywhere. Social media was immediately lit up with expressions of grief and solidarity with the French people, and Facebook ...http://vox-nova.com/2015/11/15/casting-wider-nets-of-compassion/
A Blast From the Past AND SOMETIMES TEA - October 21, 2015 ... Fatima, that is why. Fatima is not a stand-alone event in the history of private revelation. The warnings and promises of Fatima concur precisely with the teaching of the fathers and doctors and copious amounts of approved private revelation from saints over millennia. A very short summary of events looks like this: The Church is in crisis and seems close to its eclipse. The climax of this Church crisis occurs concurrently with a global war (particularly in Europe and starting with civil ...http://redcardigan.blogspot.com/2015/10/a-blast-from-past.html
Radicati EDITORIAL: "The New Mass, the Mass of the Assembly: The Cradle of Agnosticism" RORATE CÆLI - October 14, 2015 ... nella fede, September 2015 Newsletter of the Catholic community of Vocogno, Diocese of Novara, Italy That which is no longer present in the Mass, inevitably disappears from Catholic life. It is only a matter of time - and not much at that. This is what has happened with the last liturgical reform: the "empty spaces" of the rite have become the "empty spaces" of a new Christianity. We'd like to focus on one among the many: the disappearance of the submissa voce ...http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2015/10/radicati-editorial-new-mass-mass-of.html