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Award for the Most Hideous Lectionary Ever

In an article entitled "Books That Cry Out the Unique Richness and Holiness of God's Word," I argued that somewhere along the line, we decided to forego the expense and trouble of creating beautiful artifacts for the sacred liturgy, and settled for a combination of aesthetic mediocrity and repellent modern ugliness. Show More Summary

“In Mei Memoriam Facietis”; Liturgical Externals and Memory - Guest Article by Veronica Arntz

We are pleased to share with our readers this guest article by Veronica Arntz, a recent graduate of Wyoming Catholic College who will begin graduate studies in theology this fall at the Augustine Institute. The heated debate surrounding Cardinal Robert Sarah’s call to celebrate the liturgy ad orientem shows deep division within the Church. Show More Summary

La Sainte Baume - St Mary Magdalene’s Cave

Even scholars least inclined to skepticism in treating of the lives of the Saints find it difficult to accept as true the legend that St Mary Magdalene, her sister Martha and brother Lazarus, together with many companions, settled in the Provence region of southern France. Show More Summary

Sacred Music Summer Camp for Youth - Lincoln, Nebraska

Sacred Music Summer Camp for Youth Music Instructors: Nicholas & Elizabeth Lemme What: Five days of musical instruction in Gregorian chant and beginning polyphony, culminating in a Mass at the end of the week, chanted by all of the camp participants. Show More Summary

Turning Toward the Lord -- An Evangelical and Ecumenical Perspective for Support

Billy Graham teaching Cardinal Sarah’s challenge that priests celebrate Mass “ad orientem” has sparked controversy and heated discussion throughout the Catholic world. Hyperbole aside, some think this would imply we’re going back to the dark ages. Show More Summary

Our Lady of Mt Carmel in the UK

The feast of Our Lady of Mt Carmel is especially important to Catholics in the UK, since it was of course an English Carmelite, St Simon Stock, to whom the Virgin Mary appeared and gave the Scapular. Here are some photos of two celebrations...Show More Summary

Pilgrimage to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in East Harlem

On Saturday, July 23rd, at 11:15 a.m., a Solemn High Traditional Latin Mass will be celebrated in the Pontifical Sanctuary of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in East Harlem, New York, at the privileged altar of the Crowned Madonna, for the fifth annual pilgrimage being made that day by faithful attached to the Extraordinary Form of the Latin Rite. Show More Summary

R.I.P. Fr Michael Morris, O.P.

It was with sadness that I learned of the death on Friday of Fr Michael Morris, O.P., after an illness. For many years he has been a great advocate for beauty in sacred art and the culture, whose interests ranged from the aesthetics of St Thomas and traditional Christian iconography to Hollywood movie posters. Show More Summary

Men’s Holy Leagues: Manchester, NH, St Clair Shores, MI and Assumption Grotto, Detroit

Please do keep notifications of Men’s Holy League meetings coming; I am happy to promote them both to raise attendance at those already established, and in the hope that it might inspire the creation of more.First at St Hedwig’s Church in Manchester, New Hampshire, July 22nd, at 7 pm; the Facebook page is here. Show More Summary

Historical Images of Barcelona Charterhouse, 1960

Our thanks to B.D. for his kind permission to reproduce these photos taken in the Charterhouse of Montalegre in 1960. The monastery is located in the town on Tiana, about 11 miles north of Barcelona, and is the only Charterhouse still functioning in Catalonia. Show More Summary

Two Conservatives Seeing Eye to Eye On Culture - Roger Scruton and Benedict XVI

I recently posted an article about the history of the English telephone box. The idea for that post came from Roger Scruton and his reference to Sir Giles Gilbert Scott’s design in his book How to Be A Conservative, which at the end I contrast briefly with Benedict XVI’s essay Christianity and the Crisis of Cultures. Show More Summary

A Reader Laments the Lack of Attention to “Externals” in the Liturgy

A regular NLM reader sent in this letter some weeks ago; it is reproduced below with the author’s permission. Men being ordained to the Sacred Priesthood in the traditional Roman Rite (2016) I enjoyed your post on “The Logic of Incarnation...Show More Summary

More Excellent Music from the Fota Liturgical Conference

Dr Ite O’Donovan, the director of the Dublin-based Lassus Scholars, has posted some more videos of the music for the Pontifical High Mass celebrated by Cardinal Raymond Burke for the ninth annual Fota Liturgical Conference in Cork, Ireland, at the church of Ss Peter and Paul. Show More Summary

Patrem Omnipotentem

A leading German theologian was discoursing in learned and abstract fashion on the omnipotence of God when an Ethiopian metropolitan, with huge beard, a kind of black pancake of a headdress and several elaborate pectoral crosses - a thoroughly exotic figure - rose to his feet with great dignity and interrupted the German theologian in full flow. Show More Summary

“Their Sound Is Gone Out” - The Division of the Apostles

July 15th is the traditional day for the feast known as the “Divisio Apostolorum – the Division (or ‘Dispersion’) of the Apostles”, a feast which was very popular in the Middle Ages, and continued into the Tridentine period on many local calendars, but was never on the general Calendar. Show More Summary

Fr Hunwicke Weighs In on the Ad Orientem Controversy

Everyone who is interested in the ongoing controversy over Cardinal Sarah’s proposal to begin celebrating ad orientem more generally should betake himself to Fr Hunwicke. The immediate controversy is, of course, largely not real, inasmuch...Show More Summary

Feast of St. Mary Magdalene at the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer, NYC

In honor of Pope Francis’s decision to elevate the liturgical rank of St. Mary Magdalene, the Parish of St. Vincent Ferrer and St. Catherine of Siena will host an “Hour of Mercy” and sung Mass for her Feast Day.5–6 pm: Hour of Mercy with Confessions5 pm: Reflection on St. Mary Magdalene by Sr. Maria Teresa, CFR5:30 pm: Solemn Vespers6 pm: Sung Mass with Cantor and Organ

A Liturgical Rarity: Asterisks from Portugal

Mr Marco da Vinha, author of the blog Alma Bracarense about the Use of Braga, sent in some pictures of asterisks from three different Portuguese cathedrals, Braga, Lisbon, and Bragança. In the Byzantine Rite, the asterisk, the “little...Show More Summary

Alcuin Reid Interview on Cardinal Sarah and Sacra Liturgia

Catholic World Report has published an excellent interview with Dom Alcuin Reid, in which inter alia he discusses some of the issues that have arisen from Cardinal Robert Sarah’s proposal, made during the recent Sacra Liturgia conference...Show More Summary

A Personal Note of Thanks

I recently attended the ninth edition of the Fota International Liturgical Conference in Cork, Ireland, which is organized each year by the St Colman’s Society for Catholic Liturgy. The theme of the conference this year was Liturgy and...Show More Summary

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