Monthly Archives: November 2013

Pope Francis Reaffirms the Sanctity of Human Life

From “Evangelii Gaudium” Apostolic exhortation of Pope Francis (from Vatican web site) 213. Among the vulnerable for whom the Church wishes to care with particular love and concern are unborn children, the most defenceless and innocent among us. Nowadays efforts … Continue reading

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Down East

A little over a week ago my family was Down East in Lubec Maine where we attended Mass at the parish of St. Peter the Fisherman. The name is apt as commercial fishing is still an important part of the … Continue reading

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The Catholic Generation Gap

This video which I found on Chant Cafe explains how young people are drawn to the richer expression of the more traditional forms of Mass:

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What is the Church

In this video intended for Protestants, but worth watching by Catholics as well, Michael Voris talks about misconceptions of what the Catholic Church is: Check it out.  

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The Fear of the Lord

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of Wisdom”. Back when I was in the Episcopal Church, we attended Mass one day at a little church on Cape Cod where the response for the psalm was this phrase. The … Continue reading

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The Latin Mass (Continued)

Saw this interesting quote from Bishop Egan of the Diocese of Portsmouth England, on the “New Liturgical Movement” blog: “When Mass is celebrated in Latin, it is a splendid reminder of the Catholicity or universality of the Church across space … Continue reading

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Faith Of Our Fathers

On All Saints Day and yesterday at Mass we used this wonderful old hymn as our recessional. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faith_of_Our_Fathers_(hymn) The theme of the hymn is the faith of our fathers which enables them to endure persecution and martyrdom. It could be … Continue reading

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