The Eastern Churches: ‘it’s a guy thing’

The Chairman of the Latin Mass Society of England and Wales on men being lost to the Church   “I’ve given a lot of space on this blog recently to the question about men being lost to the Church, and a reader kindly mentioned a book which notes the contrasting situation in the Orthodox Church. This is the testimony of an American, female, convert to Orthodoxy. She begins with a reminiscence about attending Vespers when she was new to it.”     http://www.lms.org.uk/news-and-events/chairman-s-blog
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Categories: General.

Extraordinary Faith

Extraordinary Faith is a monthly 30 minute television program on EWTN that celebrates the beauty of classical Catholic sacred art, architecture, music, and liturgy – also available on YouTube. www.extraordinaryfaith.tv [youtube user]UCfbI5hqRzmxzsvkUX-hfgbw[/youtube]
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Categories: Video.

Cardinal Burke: On the Marriage of the Virgin Mary with St Joseph

Celebrating the Votive Mass of the Marriage of the Blessed Virgin Mary with Saint Joseph, we contemplate anew the great mystery of God’s immeasurable and unceasing love for us. In the brief account from the Gospel of Saint Matthew, we see how God provided that His only-begotten Son be incarnate in the immaculate womb of the Virgin Mary and at the same time, by His Incarnation, become part of the family of Joseph and Mary. In other words, although Saint Joseph and the Blessed Virgin Mary had married before the virginal conception of God the Son in Mary’s womb, they...
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Categories: Homily.

Cardinal Burke’s homily to Priests

Conference of Catholic Clergy: Cardinal Raymond Burke’s homily to Priests – St Peter’s Basilica January 9 2015 During his homily at a Mass for the priests in St. Peter’s Basilica on Jan. 9, Cardinal Raymond Burke encouraged them not to give up.  Cardinal Burke said the “frighteningly troubled times in which we live surely make us more conscious of the great and seemingly overwhelming struggle” that priests today are facing. “Confusion and error about the most fundamental truths of the moral law lead our culture into a greater and evermore self-destructive corruption,” the American cardinal said. Cardinal Burke added, “The...
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Categories: Homily.

What Does Opposition to the Traditional Mass Really Signify?

by Peter Kwasniewski In the post-Summorum world, the ancient Roman Rite can no longer be considered forbidden, dubious, marginal, or obsolete. It enjoys equal rights of citizenship with the Novus Ordo: two forms of the Roman Rite—one called Ordinary because most recently promulgated and more widely used, the other called Extraordinary, the usus antiquior, deserving respect for its venerable use—with each able to be freely celebrated by any priest of the Roman Rite, no special permission needed. One would think that, as a gesture of reconciliation at the heart of the Church, the two forms would be flourishing side by...
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