Years ago I used to think that the Novus Ordo was free from objectionable material in itself while characterized by the privation of good and too prone to easy abuse on account of deficient rubrics.
As the weeks stretch into the Easter Season, we continue to look into the Epistle reading for Sunday’s Mass in the Vetus Ordo of the Roman Rite. This week we’ve come to the 3rd Sunday after Easter. It is the …
We have to conclude that our suffering – our suffering in a Christian, Christ-like way of suffering, will in turn be exemplary to others.
It is no wonder that idolatry is compared in Scripture to fornication. Desacralization too may be compared to fornication and adultery.
If we must criticize, let us make sure we understand the reforms before doing so. Furthermore, let us not begin with the assumption that everything the reformers did was indefensible, terrible, and novel.
“To say that Bilbo’s breath was taken away is no description at all. There are no words left to express his staggerment, since Men changed the language that they learned of elves in the days when all the world was …
Peter denied the Lord, James fled, and only John returned to be at the foot of the Cross. Let us not get puffed up about how tough we are in view of the Enemy of the soul’s relentless grinder.
The rights of the faithful are affirmed by the highest ecclesiastical authority. We must fight for these rights for the sake of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament.
How many times do we hear today from leftists and modernists, German theologians and Jesuits activists, that “that was maybe true back then, but this is now; that teaching was culturally conditioned and doesn’t apply to us anymore!”?
Above: La Adoracion de los Reyes Magos by Peter Paul Rubens of Spanish Flanders (1577-1640). The Feast of the Epiphany is the continuation of the mystery of Christmas; but it appears on the Calendar of the Church with its own …