Cardinal Robert Sarah encourages the priests arrested in Paris. The picture shows the cardinal in the church in March 2015 when he was talking about the new evangelization and the liturgy.
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Saturday, October 17, 2020
by Young Catholic Girl
Whenever I find an “petition book” in a church, I like to leaf through it. Then my gaze may get caught on a clumsy children's handwriting that simply tells us that the child went on a nice excursion with their parents and wants to share this joy. There is the elderly lady who prays for her grandchildren or people who pray for their sick parents. There is a lot of thanks to our Lord, sometimes a little cross or a few little hearts from the hands of children for God. But there is also a lot of worry and sorrow that is brought before the Lord in a few words.
Trans: Tancred firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
(Sydney) An unusual statement on the sacred liturgy has been made by an Australian bishop.
Msgr. Richard Umber is Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Sydney. As the Sydney Archbishop Dominic Anthony Fisher joins the Synod at the Synod of the Youth in Rome, his Auxiliary Bishop sent an unusual tweet at home about the liturgy and the future of the Church. A hard judgment on the so-called post-conciliar believers is easy: the older, the more infantile the liturgy must be for them.
On October 7, Auxiliary Bishop Umber wrote:
A priest should consider the pastoral needs of the Church when choosing between different options for the Mass:
Under 30: 1962 Missal
Over 50 years: youth Mass
Over 70 years and a child are present: Kiddie Liturgy
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Bishop Olivieri celebrating the Immemorial Mass of All Ages with his successor, Bishop Borghetti to the left.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
|Notre Dame de la Serra Mary Queen of|
Mary "Queen of Corsica"
Traditional Rite in Notre Dame de la Serra
image: Riposte Catholique
Friday, September 14, 2012
The Pope says some beautiful words about the reform of the reform. Then he goes back and names Bishops who do the opposite. by Sari Hiltunen
(kreuz.net) In the Diocese of Helsinki there hasn't been an Old Mass celebrated for over a year.
It's too expensive a Mass?
For the past few years, the Diocese was regularly visited by priests from the Society of St. Peter from abroad.
Then the Diocesan administration explained that the Catholic laity ought to finance these visits.
Actually, among the Traditionalists are mostly young families with many children. They don't have the financial means.
The Old Mass as a Magnet
For the spiritual formation this situation is a catastrophe.
Till now the Traditionalist of the Diocese have even produced vocations.
Many converts have found their way to the Church through the Old Mass.
The unbeneficial influence of Opus Dei
Bishop Teemu Sippo (65) rules the Diocese of Helsinki.
He runs a hard Old Liberal course.
It is no contradiction that his General Vicar is a priest of the Personal Prelature of Opus Dei.
He is the Spanish born Fr. Ramon Goyarrola (43).
Opus Dei has no potential for reform
Priests of Opus Dei are also active in the Diocesan administration.
It is a publicly stated goal of Opus Dei to succeed Bishop Sippo's Diocese.
With the introduction of the Personal Prelature into the Diocese things haven't improved in the least.
English Instead of Latin
The most recent step: The Diocesan administration want to cancel the only Novus Ordo Eucharistic Celebration in the Latin Language, which has been held every Sunday in the Cathedral since the end of the Pastoral Council.
The service is well attended. It takes place at 9:45.
In its place there will be an English Eucharistic Celebration, although there is already an English Mass on Sundays in Helsinki.
Everything upside down
Since the appointment of the Bishop and General Vicar, female ministers have been introduced.
The interior of a parish church in Helsinki was destroyed under the pretext of restoration.
New order children -- and youth -- were sent on a summer camp with the homosexual friendly Lutherans.
Even the Diocesan festival took place this year -- even on the Feast of the Assumption -- in a protestantic "church" building.
The Problem is in Rome
The Diocese of Helsinki finds itself in a difficult financial situation. It doesn't receive the privilege of state taxes like the German church does.
Otherwise, it is stuck on the course with the Old Liberals, who are not know to engage themselves for the Church.
Because of the financial need Msgr Sippo has to have his residence moved to the former retreat house "Stella Maris" outside of Helsinki.
From there he can indulge himself in his interest in a mindless ecumenism.
The current Pope has clearly authorized it.
Because he has named countless Bishops in the mean time, who think and operate similarly.
Link to kreuz.net...
Monday, April 2, 2012
|This is what the future looks like.|
Bild: Benediktinerkloster Nursia
Monday, March 26, 2012
Germany. The traditional Dominicans of Fanjeaux in south west France will start a new grade school in the Fall. This was reported by the District Superior of the Society of St. Pius X, Franz Schmidberger, in the most recent edition of the "newsletter". The nuns will begin their school at St. Micheal's Priory in Rheinhausen in southern Baden.
The Old Mass Makes everything New
Italy. Last week Bishop Gualtiero visited Sigismondi of Foligno near the Benedictines of Nursia at a High Mass in the Old Rite. The site 'summorum-pontificum.de' wrote about this. Msgr Sigismondi has entrusted the monks with a new apostolate. They may celebrate the Immemorial once a month in his Diocesan city in the church of St. Maria Infraportas. The faithful should grow accustomed to this form again. Msgr Sigismondi will participate at the old Mass himself in the choir, to underline its importance. Clearly the Bishop sees this as a contribution to the New Evangelization.
Evil Has no Rights
France. State privileges for homosexuals are not human rights. This was the final ruling of the judge of the 'European Court for Human Rights' in Strassburg. It refused two homosexual women. They had complained to the French court, because it had banned them from adoption as married couples.
The Germans Think They are Smarter
"Despite the global boom, Germany will continue its taboo against exorcists. [Father] Urluch Niemann (+2008), a Frankfurt Jesuit physician, considers it impossible that this country will ever again have an exorcism sanctioned by a senior pastor. For obsession, the correct way is to accompany spiritual counseling with therapy."
From an article from Markus Brauer in the 'Stuttgarter Nachrichten'
Thursday, March 15, 2012
It appears as though the Society of St. Pius X Prior wants to turn to the local Diocese. The opportunity has clearly been concluded.
(kreuz.net) Last Sunday morning Msgr Jean-Marie Bonfils (82) of Ajaccio on the Island of Corsica has made an unusual gesture.
'Riposte-catholicque.fr' reported this on Monday.
The Diocesan Bishop is Confirming at the St. Pius X Priory
The Bishop was at the church of the Society of St. Pius X in Ajaccio.
There he confirmed 19 candidates in the Immemorial Rite. At the end he celebrated a Pontifical High Mass.
The Bishop has clearly held the confirmation at the priory of his own initiative.
One De Facto General Superior
Msgr Bonfils was ordained as a priest for the ‘Societé des Missions Africaines’ in December of 1954.
He was an instructor in Lyon and in Benin, West Africa, as a theology professor.
In March 2005 Msgr Bonfils retired as Bishop to Nizza.
In September 2011, he was named as the Apstolic Administrator of the crisis-stricken Diocese of Ajaccio on the isle of Corsica.
He will conduct the business of Administrator till April 14.
Then his successor, Msgr Olivier de Germay (51) will be consecrated as Bishop.
Presently, Msgr Bonfils is also the Papal Commissar for the Contemplative Sisters of St. John and also the de facto General Superior.
The action of Msgr Bonfils appears to have been done in conjunction with Father Herve Mercury -- the Society Prior of Ajaccio.
He is presently in consultation with Msgr Bonfils to become incadinated in the Diocese.
The most recent confirmation in Ajaccio was not the result of an arrangement with the General Council of the Society.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
With the Old Faith, it Survived the Conciliar Collapse
In 1948, 22 monks from the Abbey of Solesmes setted from Fontgambault.
On October 7th the new director of the cloister, Abbot Jean Pateau was consecrated.
Meeting with the Pope
On the 9th of March the website 'riposte-catholique.fr' reported some recent events at the cloister.
The webiste reported that the new Abbot and his predecessor, Abbot Antoine Forgeot, had travelled to Rome on November 23rd.
They were even invited by Pope Benedict XVI. The meeting was not known about until today.
As soon as the Holy Father saw the two monks, he called out: "Fontgambaul!"
The Pope enjoined the new Abbot, to hold fast to the line of his predecessors.
He had militated very strenuously against introducing any kind of concelebration.
Falling Back From the High Level
According to reports from 'riposte-catholique.fr' vocations are also not falling back.
In the last year they haven't had any entrants.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Bild: Jens Falk/Acción Litúrgica
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Linen on the Hedgerow
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Saturday, August 27, 2011
(kreuz.net)On Thursday Bishop Czeslaw Kozon (59) of Coppenhagan celebrated a Pontifical High Mass in the Old Rite at the Parish of St. Gertrud in Herzogenrath.
This was picked up by the 'Aachener Zeitung'.
The occasion for the Pontifical Mass was the 'Cologne Liturgical Event' running since last Thursday till today.
The population 50.000 city of Herzogenrath is located in the vicinity of Aachen.
The pastor of St. Gertrud is Fr. Guido Rodheudt.
He is a speaker for the German 'Priesternetzwerks' and coordinator for the event.
The second highpoint is again another Traditional High Mass.
Present at the Congress were about a hundred priests, deacons and laity from Germany as well as the Netherlands, France and other countries.
The theme of the event read: "Reality -- Really -- Essential. The presence of Christ in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar and its entitlement in liturgical forms."
The Congress was organized by various Catholic organizations.
-the 'Initiative Circle of Catholic Laity and Priests in the Archdiocese of Hamburg -- Cardinal Newman Circle'
- the "intitiative Circle of Catholic laity and Priests from the Archdiocese of Cologne and in the Diocese of Aachen'
-the "Network of Catholic Priests'
- "Una Voce Germany"
As the second high point of the event the 'Aachener Zeitung' described a High Mass in the Old Rite, that will be celebrated by Abbot Josef Vollberg of the Trappist Cloister of Mariawald.
After the Mass there was a matinee with the theme "the Cathedral in the in the nutshell: the Missal of Trent" in the parish center.
The German writer, Martin Mosebach was there.
Link to original...
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
[Catholic Conference of Phillipines Website] MANILA, August 14, 2011— An exorcist has led a ritual outside the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Sunday to ask for God’s forgiveness for those who “dishonored the image of Christ.”
Fr. Michelle Joe Zerrudo of the Diocese of Cubao said the prayer was being offered to compensate for whatever has been done to God by those behind the controversial art exhibit at the CCP.
“This is an act of love for God to make up for the lack of love. This is not a political rally but simply a religions event,” Zerrudo said.
Link to catholicism.org...
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
“Benedict XVI knows well that in the long term we cannot remain with a coexistence between the ordinary and extraordinary forms in the Roman rite, but that the Church will again need in the future a common rite... However, given that a new liturgical form cannot be decided in an office, as it requires a process of growth and purification, for the time being the Pope stresses above all that the two forms of use of the Roman rite can and must enrich one another mutually.” (Ibid.) According to Cardinal Koch, Rome’s permission of a Mass that needs no permission would be that it might ultimately disappear!
Thursday, May 12, 2011
|The Mass of All Ages|
(kreuz.net, Vatikan) The Instruction 'Universae Ecclesiae' to the Motu Proprio 'Summorum Pontificum' isn't slap in the faces of the Old Believers, nor is it perfect.
This was reported by Father John Zuhlsdorf from a well-known Weblog 'wdtprs.com'.
The priest received the three page long document, which will be addressed by journalists at ten o'clock tomorrow.
He will honor the moratorium till noon.
The Rights of Traditionalists Before the Bishops
Vatican Andrea Tornielli went cleverly to work.
He published today on his website the first contents of the document.
According to that 'Universae Ecclesiae' underscores the rights of the Traditionalists against the Old Liberal Bishops.
The shepherds must not obstruct the freedom of the Traditionalists by limiting rules or qualifications.
For example there are no specifications about the number of faithful necessary for a group of Traditionalists to have a Mass.
In any case, the priest must have a solid understanding of Latin for the celebration of the Old Mass.
That about closes out the ninety percent of the priests who've been educated in the system of seminaries run into the abyss by the Bishops for the last thirty years.
Even the Easter Triduum
In the new generation of priests it will be different. Because the Clarification desires that the celebration of the Old Mass will be a part of priestly education again.
It is to be expected that the German speaking Bishops will not be kept out of Rome by any further schismatic acts.
The Clarification also provides for the celebration of the Easter Triduum, in so far as there is a Traditionalist group.
As recently as last Good Friday neo-Conservative Bishop Fraz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst of Limburg refused to allow the Traditionalists in his Diocese to celebrate the Old Liturgy.
Finally the Papal Commission 'Ecclesia Dei' explains Tornielli will in the future be a clearing house for receiving alleged or real conflicts.
Link to original, kreuz.net...
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Recommendation: since you don't need the approval of an Ordinary, just go ahead and use the 1962 Missal.
Here's the report from Marquette Warrior:
We have heard for several days that the French Honor Society would be sponsoring a mass tomorrow night. It would be the “Latin Mass” we were told, but with parts in French.
It was to be led by Rev. Canon Olivier Meney, who is the “go to” guy for the Latin Mass in southeastern Wisconsin.
Indeed, just a few minutes ago we got the flyer for the event.
But now it has been cancelled. We confirmed that with Rev. Meney’s secretary, and with Emily Schumacher-Novak in Campus Ministry.
H/t to Badger Catholic.
Friday, April 8, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
|His Lordship Saying Mass|
Huonder described in the interview how much power criticisms of his person cost, where he wants to lead the faithful of his Diocese and how capable he is for his office. Of course, he was eager to defend the Immemorial Mass as well in his interview with 'Sudostschweiz" on Sunday, here's a partial translation, h/t kreuznet; but he's never been shy about that:
The education of priests who will read the Mass in Latin, is not a sign of a conservative outlook. "I work integratively in these cases", he said in the interview this Sunday. After all it will be forbidden the current Mass in the vernacular in return; the old Rite deals almost like a second upgrade of the offering.
"In this case I want to act integratively", he said in his interview with 'Sudostschweiz on Sunday". He concluded by saying that he wouldn't abolish the Mass in the vernacular.
Huonder is further convinced that the refusal of a second Auxiliary Bishop will lead to calm the situation in the Diocese of Church. A "large weight" has fallen from his shoulders now that the solution had been possible, he explained.