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Using Altar Rail Makes Mass More Reverent – and Speeds Up Communion

An interesting article on the Southern Orders blog: http://southernorderspage.blogspot.com/2015/03/if-something-looks-more-reverent-is-it.html The Church in the article recently installed an altar rail which they use for their occasional Traditional Latin Masses. The pastor Fr. MacDonald also tried using it at an Ordinary Form … Continue reading

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Ember Days this week

In the old calendar the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday of this week are Ember Days in Lent. The Ember Days occurred 4 times a year during each season and were times of fasting and penance. According to the Catholic Encyclopedia: “The purpose … Continue reading

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Catholics are Born for Combat

This phrase is attributed to Pope Leo XIII who reigned at the end of the 19th Century. He was also famous for initiating the prayers we used to say after Mass including the prayer to St. Michael the Archangel. This … Continue reading

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Reactivating Blog!

After almost a year I decided to reactivate this blog.

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Feast of the Assumption

Last Tuesday on said feast day, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to attend a Solemn High Mass at St. Paul’s, near Harvard Sq. Cambridge Mass. This Mass was sponsored by Juventutem Boston, a group which promotes the Extraordinary … Continue reading

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Turning Together Towards the Lord

One of the recent trends in some parishes as part of a reform of the liturgy is a return to the ancient practice as was common in the Church until 50 years ago, of worship with the priest and congregation … Continue reading

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What to do about divorced and remarried Catholics

I recently attended a Mass where at the homily the celebrant spoke about the need for compassion for divorced and remarried Catholics, about how the Church needed to re-examine her “traditions” and allow that people sometimes make mistakes. I think … Continue reading

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