Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Short Forms of the Readings: Distorting the Gospel?
As chance would have it, this last Sunday (OF: 28th Sunday per annum , Year A; EF: 19th Sunday post Pentecosten ) the Gospel reading wa...
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Liturgical Splendor and the Image of God (Part 2): Guest Article by Zachary Thomas
We continue with the second part of this essay by Mr Zachary Thomas; to read the first part, click here . The full experience of liturgy a...
The Psalms - Unlocking David’s Code for Slaying Cultural Philistines Like Me
Anyone who has read my book The Way of Beauty knows that I consider myself unliterary. I have never much enjoyed reading poetry or “great-...
Monday, October 16, 2017
Fatima Centenary Celebrations at St John Cantius
There have been celebrations at St John Cantius, Chicago on the 13th of every month since last May to celebrate the centenary of the Fatima...
Homogeneity vs. Hierarchy: On the Treatment of Verbal Moments
Chanting the Epistle In discussions of problems with the Novus Ordo Missae, its advocates will frequently say that its opponents are al...
Sunday, October 15, 2017
The Feast of the Holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council
In the Byzantine tradition, today is the commemoration of the Holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council, the second held in the city o...
Friday, October 13, 2017
Liturgical Splendor and the Image of God (Part 1): Guest Article by Zachary Thomas
Once again, we are very grateful to Mr Zachary Thomas for another fine essay on liturgical theology. Christians believe that God created m...
1967: Reaching the Bottom of the Slippery Slope
Here is an interesting bit of history from the post-Conciliar period, a new set of variations to the order of Mass issued in May of 1967, f...
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Historical Images of the English Benedictine Abbeys
We are very grateful to Mr Richard Barton, who runs a blog called btsarnia , for his kind permission to reproduce the following images from...
EF Pontifical Mass with Bishop Serratelli on Saturday
On Saturday, October 14, His Excellency Arthur Serratelli, Bishop of Paterson, New Jersey, will celebrate a Solemn Pontifical Mass at the C...
Benedictine Monastic Experience Weekend, Nov 3-5, Petersham, Massachusetts
Here is notification for this year’s weekend at St Mary’s Monastery in Petersham, Massachusetts. I was pleasantly surprised at how positive...
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Why Did Vatican II Open on October 11?
In a motu proprio issued on the feast of the Purification in 1962, Pope St John XXIII established that the Second Vatican Council, which h...
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