One of the last things Benedict wrote on the reception of Holy Communion

OFFICE FOR THE LITURGICAL CELEBRATIONS OF THE SUPREME PONTIFF Communion received on the tongue and while kneeling The most ancient practice of distributing Holy Communion was, with all probability, to give Communion to the faithful in the palm of the hand. The history of the liturgy, however, makes clear that rather early on a process took place to change this practice. From the time of the Fathers of the Church, a tendency was born and Continue Reading →

Critique Of Novus Ordo Catholic Mass By Dietrich Von Hildebrand

JULY 31, 2014 BY FATHER CAROT Dietrich von Hildebrand is one of the greatest Catholic minds of the 20th. Century.  He and his wife, Alice “WERE” considered some of the greatest thinkers and speakers in the Catholic Church.  But because they are critical of the changes made by Vatican II in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, they are relegated today as insignificant people. So, all of you who think you know everything about the Continue Reading →

Eleven Great Quotes from Pope Benedict XVI on Liturgy and the Holy Mass | Taylor Marshall

by Dr Taylor Marshall   Like most of you, I have enjoyed reading the Holy Father’s thoughts on the liturgy and the Holy Mass over the years. Pope Benedict was undeniably prolific in his theological reflection on Liturgy and the Eucharist prior to his election as Supreme Pontiff of the Catholic Church. Even before I became Catholic, I was impressed by his forthrightness and clarity on what constitutes genuine and God-honoring liturgy. A previous post Continue Reading →

A long speech by Archbishop LeFebvre that is worth the time spent to read it | Roman Catholic Man

ARCHBISHOP LEFEBVRE SPEAKS – A CLEAR VIEW OF SSPX Fr Richard HeilmanMay 29, 2016 If anyone has heard me speak or read my writings, I “constantly” stress the need of “obedience.” It is, quite literally, the gateway into the Divine Life.  Jesus said, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them” -John 14:23. The desire to turn one’s life Continue Reading →

“Has it worked?” the question we dare not ask | Fr. Ray Blake’s Blog

Monday, November 13, 2017 In this centenary year of the Soviet Revolution, it is worth reflecting that after 70 years the Russian people actually asked the question, “Has it worked?” It is the question an efficient business asks regularly, I suspect parents in a healthy family ask that question. it should be the fundamental question of the spiritual life. Fifty years after the implementation of the liturgical changes, it is the question the Church should Continue Reading →

More about photos during Mass and Pope Francis’ admonishment | Fr. Z’s Blog

Posted on 10 November 2017 by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf The other day Pope Francis spoke out again taking photos at Mass or other liturgical moments. Greg DiPippo at NLM has a good piece about this HERE. He makes the distinction between this… And this… I would add any of myriad photos of beautiful sacred liturgical moments, Masses and more. Two observations. First, if Pope Francis doesn’t want all the photos during Masses etc., he might Continue Reading →

Western Civilization Exists for the Mass

NOV 7 Posted by Brian Williams -Liturgy Guy Many are stunned today at the speed in which western civilization is collapsing. Coinciding with this is the post-conciliar crisis within the Church, the fourth great crisis of Christendom as it has been described by that great defender of orthodoxy, Bishop Athanasius Schneider of Kazakhstan. What may not be as clear too many is the connection between the destruction of the Mass and of the collapse of Continue Reading →

On Irreverent Masses | Barnhardt

Just a little reminder to one and all about liturgy, and bad liturgy.  Obviously, I think that living close to reverent liturgy, either the Tridentine Mass or Divine Liturgy, should be an extremely high priority, BUT, to those who say, “Novus Ordo Mass is all there is available to me, and I’M NOT GOING!”, let me hasten to remind you of the following:   The most “irreverent” Mass in history was Calvary itself. No one Continue Reading →

Communion handling: the gravest problem | Rorate Caeli

 Inspired by recent debates on the matter, we ( Rorate Caeli) repost this 2011 item. *** Translation problems? Mass celebrated towards the people? Altar girls? Postures? No, the greatest and gravest problem of the liturgy of the Latin Church – that is, of the “Ordinary form”, or Mass of Paul VI – is one that transcends all this, even it is related to all of them: it is the way the Body of Christ is Continue Reading →

21st Century Catholicism: Having one’s cake and eating it too

Cafeteria Catholic is a phrase that has been with us since the end of Vatican II and the promulgation of the Novus Ordo Missae; choosing what to believe and what not to believe based on our own private judgment. It represented a radical change within Catholicism that described a new Catholic Culture which swept the world and has now thoroughly gripped most Catholics without having the least concern that they might not be Catholics in Continue Reading →

Letter to Tosatti: “I Fear We Are in the End Times” Marco Tosatti10/30/2017 Dear friends, enemies, and any other readers, this morning I thought I was going to have a day off. Then a message arrived from “Big Shot”, which, I must confess, truly took my breath away, because of its tone and because I know that “Big Shot ” has seen it all and is not someone who is easy to impress. Read a little… Dear Tosatti, What I am going to write you Continue Reading →

Christ the King; today, not in November and of the world, not “in our hearts”

OCT 29, 2017by HILARY WHITEin THE OLD FAITH It’s Christ our King, not Christ our pal. It is a feast primarily about celebrating Christ’s ongoing kingship over all reality, including this present world, where the Church must fight for the recognition of His rights, the actual extension of His dominion to all domains, individual and social.” “Including this present world”… I was going to write a Thing about why we have the Feast of Christ Continue Reading →