Showing posts with label Requiem. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Requiem. Show all posts

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Richard III Was Catholic and He Should be Buried as One

Edit: we said it first in September as soon as it was possible it could have been him. Indeed, a proper Mass for him still isn’t impossible.
By John-Paul Ford Rojas7:26PM GMT 17 Mar 2013 
[Telegraph] Dr John Ashdown-Hill argued that the monarch, killed in 1485 before the Reformation, was “a very religious man”. He suggested that the split from Rome that took place a few decades later might never have happened were it not for Richard’s defeat at the hands of the Tudors.

The king’s skeletal remains were discovered under a car park in Leicester earlier this year and he is now expected to be buried at the city’s Anglican cathedral – since it is the nearest consecrated ground.

But the decision has proved controversial with many arguing he should be re-interred at York Minster because of his strong ties to the region. There has also been the question of his religious affiliation.

Dr Ashdown-Hill told the BBC: “There is a lot of evidence that Richard III had a very serious personal faith. If Richard III had not have died, maybe the Anglican church would never have existed.”

Maybe this Mass would look like this:

Friday, November 2, 2012

Requiem: Liturgical Colors Express Theology

Edit: the following is a commentary on the season by the Canon Lawyer of Aachen, Father Gero Weishaupt in our translation.  Of course, the Holy Father is saying Mass today in black.

The Roman Rite provides the color black in both of its forms in Masses for Souls (also called Masses for the dead or Requiem, exsequies), where in the so-called ordinary form of the Roman Rite, purple may also be worn. Red is worn at the Requiem for a Cardinal. The color white is not designated. To wear it is an abuse. Because behind this color there is another believe and consequently a theology in relation to the state of the departed after the entrance of death.

While Catholic belief speaks for two thousand years (purgatory or Beatific Vision), there are currents in the Church, which speak of a "Resurrection of the Dead". The intermediate state is rejected. That's what the color white expresses. Here is shown once again,m that the faith itself is expressed in the manner of celebration (to which the Liturgical colors also belong). Liturgy is celebrated Dogma. Lex credendi lex orandi, says Prosper of Aquitane.

What and how I believe, I express in the form of prayers. The Liturgy also has in colors a symbolically expressive power and is therefore an expression of the faith. White expresses something else than black or (even in the Novus Ordo) violet. Whoever wears WHITE against ecclesiastical specifications, will express the resurrection of the dead. An intermediate state of the soul (Purgatory or the Beatific Vision) in expectation of the bodily resurrection at the return of Christ and the Last Judgement is denied.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Jesuit Refused His Dying Wish

Father Hugh Thwaites SJ

Edit: the beloved Traditional priest, Father Hugh Thwaites SJ has requested in his will that his Requiem Mass be in the Immemorial Mass of All Ages, or the Tridentine Mass as it's popularly known.

It's unfortunate, it's terrible and demoralizing, but not entirely shocking that the Jesuits are choosing not to fulfill their brother's dying wish by burying him in the Rite he loved and embodied as a priestly victim. It's just the sort of thing that the Jesuits are known for these days.

Father is to be buried tomorrow, and he certainly needs our prayers for his good and our own, for we don't know wither he is now.

Here is a copy from Linen on the Hedgerow, with a person to contact regarding this injustice:

A number of you have responded to my message (below) expressing 'disquiet' about the fact that Father Thwaites' wish will be frustrated. I would suggest that you send a 'nice' message to the Jesuit Provincial at His name is Father Dermot Preston SJ

There's also a petition at Juventutem London which you can sign.

Also taken from Hermeneutic of Continuity.