Archive for March, 2007

It seems like we have been waiting for this for a loooong time. However, good things come to those who wait. The Traditional Roman Rite, which dates back at least to Pope Gelasius (enough with the canard that St. Pius V “invented” it at the Council of Trent nonsense) will be allowed to be offered by any priest, according to (Rorate Caeli Link). Also mentioned by (CNS). This is an act of justice, and perhaps the beginning of a reign of normalcy in the Church. Let us all pray for the conversion of sinners, and for our Holy Father, that he has the courage and resolve he will need to push this through.

I have always thought that if the average Catholic were allowed to see the Traditonal Liturgy in a normal parish setting, they would get “hooked”, and  continue to go the Old Mass, or at the very least become cognizant of the deficiences of the Novus Ordo. Over the course of time, the Old Mass will attract more young folks to it, and will force the “Reform of the Reform” that is favored by many well meaning conservatives. Good for the Church, Win/Win.

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If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just, to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all iniquity. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. (Epistle John 1:8)

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The wisdom of a scribe cometh by his time of leisure: and he that is less in action, shall receive wisdom. (Eccl 38:25)

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Ave Gratia Plena

And the angel being come in, said unto her: Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. Who having heard, was troubled at his saying, and thought with herself what manner of salutation this should be. And the angel said to her: Fear not, Mary, for thou hast found grace with God. Behold thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and shalt bring forth a son; and thou shalt call his name Jesus. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the most High; and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of David his father; and he shall reign in the house of Jacob for ever. And of his kingdom there shall be no end. And Mary said to the angel: How shall this be done, because I know not man?The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the most High shall overshadow thee. And therefore also the Holy which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. (Luke 1)

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In honor of Passiontide the header has been changed to the Greek Altar of the Crucifixion at the Holy Sepulchre. A larger photo :

Picture from (Christus Rex)

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Mother Church in the world

If the world hate you, know ye, that it hath hated me before you. If you had been of the world, the world would love its own: but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. Remember my word that I said to you: The servant is not greater than his master. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you: if they have kept my word, they will keep yours also. (John 15:18)

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Trads local to NYC (Purgatorial Mass)

For all you Trads Local to NYC, there will be a Traditional Latin Mass (Missa Cantata) offered on Monday March 26 at 6:15 PM. It is always at St. Agnes Church at 143 E. 43 St between 3rd Ave and Lexington Ave.  It is offered monthly at different times, for the Holy Souls in Purgatory by the NY Purgatorial Society.

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