Monday, August 21, 2017
A Visit to Innsbruck (6): The Castle of Ambras and the First Museum in Europe
Today is the final installment of my series on Innsbruck. I have saved the most exotic for the end. On the last day of my visit, my host ...
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Assumption 2017 Photopost (Part 2)
This second part of our Assumption photopost has just as much interesting variety as the first ; we have plenty of Marian blue, another Pon...
The Feast of St Louis of Toulouse
Since the early 14th century, the Franciscans have kept August 19th as the feast of St Louis, bishop of Toulouse and son of Charles II of t...
Friday, August 18, 2017
Assumption 2017 Photopost (Part 1)
My favorite photoposts are the ones which show not only the beauty, but also the great variety and richness of the Catholic liturgical trad...
Culmen et Fons Conference, Sept. 18-22, Peabody, Mass.
Saint Adelaide Parish in Peabody, Massachusetts (Archdiocese of Boston) will host a conference on liturgical formation and sacred music, wi...
Thursday, August 17, 2017
The Council of Trent on the Silence of the Canon
As a follow-up to Matthew Hazell’s post earlier today on the GIRM and the silent Canon, this is what the Council of Trent has to say on the...
GIRM 32 and the Roman Canon: The Power of Silence?
Robert Cardinal Sarah, in his recent book The Power of Silence , raises once again the question of a silent Canon in the Ordinary Form: ...
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Lay Readers at Funerals and Weddings: Feedback Sought
A fter the Second Vatican Council, permission was given for lay men and women to proclaim the readings from Sacred Scripture (except the G...
The Feast of St Roch
Among the Saints listed in the Roman Martyrology on August 16th is St Roch, one of the most popular Saints to invoke in times of plague. Ac...
EF Votive Mass of St Francis de Sales in Brooklyn, August 21
The Visitation Monastery in Brooklyn will have its first traditional Latin Mass since the post-Conciliar liturgical reform on Monday, Augus...
Temporary Profession for the Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer
On the feast of St Alphonsus Liguori, August 2nd (EF), Fr Celestine Maria made his temporary profession of the vows of religion, poverty, c...
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
November 1, 1950: The Dogmatic Definition of the Assumption
From the archives of British Pathé, a report on the dogmatic definition of the Assumption made by the Ven. Pope Pius XII on November 1 of t...
Reports of the Death of the Virgin Mary...Are True!
Did Our Lady die? Until recently, I would have said no; She was assumed into heaven because of Her purity. I must admit I had not investiga...
Monday, August 14, 2017
A Visit to Innsbruck (5): A Marian Miracle Shrine with an Unusual Image of Our Lady
One of the most charming places we visited in Innsbruck is the little parish church of Amras, dedicated to “unserer Lieben Frau Mariä Him...
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