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Yes, Advent IS a Penitential Season

It seems that the start of every new liturgical year brings forth at least one article in the Catholic parts of the web “explaining” that Advent is not a penitential season. The Code of Canon Law is generally cited, since Advent is not...Show More Summary

A Bit More About Boy-Bishops

Judging from the viewing statistics, people really enjoyed the British Pathé video which we posted a few days ago of the installation of a boy-bishop in England in 1935. I mentioned in the post that I couldn’t find any recent Catholic...Show More Summary

Rorate Masses at Holy Innocents in NYC

The church of the Holy Innocents in New York City has scheduled ten traditional Rorate Masses this Advent, some sung and some read, six of them celebrated at 6:00 a.m., and one at 5:00 a.m., with three more to go. Despite the early hour, attendance has been good, usually around 40 people, with more than 70 at the very early one on Saturday the 3rd. Show More Summary

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception 2016

The nature and greatness of the blessed and glorious ever-Virgin Mary, is divinely declared by the Angel in these words: Hail, thou that art full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women. For indeed, it was fitting...Show More Summary

The Feast of St Nicholas in Byzantine Italy

Fr Hunwicke posted an article yesterday in which, with his characteristically marvelous wit, he describes St Nicholas as “a saint with as large a portfolio of Patronages as a Renaissance cardinal.” This is particularly true among Byzantine...Show More Summary

Photopost Request : Immaculate Conception 2016

Our next major photopost will be for tomorrow’s feast of the Immaculate Conception. Please send your photos (whether of the Ordinary or Extraordinary Form) to for inclusion. We are also always glad...Show More Summary

Immaculate Conception Mass Announcements: Palo Alto and Philadelphia

The St. Ann Choir will sing the Latin Mass for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Thursday, December 8, 2016, at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Palo Alto, California, (751 Waverly St. at Homer) at 8:00 p.m., featuring the Gregorian chants for the feast and the Missa Quarti Toni of Tomás Luis de Victoria. Show More Summary

Art Commentaries and Essays on the Blessed Virgin: A New Book by Fr Michael Morris

I am delighted to hear that a book containing essays and art commentaries by the late Fr Michael Morris will be released on December 8th. It is published by Magnificat, for whom he wrote for many years.I haven’t read the book, but will review it for this column as soon as I get hold of a copy. Show More Summary

Video of the Installation of a Boy-Bishop

The archives of British Pathé never fail to turn up all kinds of interesting things; here is a video of the installation of a boy bishop at a small church in England on St Nicholas’ day in 1935. From the Catholic Encyclopedia article on boy-bishops: “The custom of electing a boy-bishop on the feast of St. Show More Summary

Please! A Simple Version of the Anglican Ordinariate Office for Lay People

Here is a both a request and proposal for the Anglican Ordinariate, if I may be so bold.Can you produce a version that can be reduced to a short booklet containing the Psalter and the unchanging prayers? If, in addition to that, we can...Show More Summary

EF Mass and '24 Hours for the Lord' at St Stephen's, Portland, OR - December 9th and 10th.

St Stephen’s parish in Portland, Oregon, is hosting a 24 Hours for the Lord as an Advent penance service, beginning at 6 pm on Friday the 9th with supper, followed by all-night adoration, and an EF Rorate Mass at 7 am on Saturday the 10th. Show More Summary

Catholic Artist Society Lecture, Dec 10 NYC, with Jennifer Don

Here is a talk that cuts right to heart of what Catholic education is about. The New Liturgical Movement's own Jennifer Donelson is giving the next Catholic Artists Society lecture in New York City on December 10th.I want to encourage anyone who is interested in the general formation of Catholics, not just Catholic artists, to go to this talk. Show More Summary

Where Can “Mutual Enrichment” Really Take Us?

The reason liberals hate Summorum Pontificum is that they understand perfectly well that the revival of the old liturgy constitutes a challenge to key principles behind the liturgical reform and to much of its practical outcome. It is...Show More Summary

Ad Orientem - How’s It Going?

Two weeks ago, I received the following message from a priest friend who runs two parishes: “Today was the last Sunday with versus populum Novus Ordo Masses at our parishes.... From next week on, all Masses shall be celebrated ad orientem.” Another friend, a laymen, wrote at the same time to say “(Our) parish... Show More Summary

A First Mass in Ireland

Thanks to our friend Mr John Briody for sending in these photos of the First Mass of Canon John O’Connor of the Institute of Christ the King, celebrated this past Sunday at St. Kevin’s Church, Harrington Street, Dublin, Ireland which is home to the Latin Mass Chaplaincy for the Dublin Archdiocese. Show More Summary

Book Notice: St. Thomas Aquinas's Commentary on Job

Back in November 2013, I offered NLM readers an update on the progress of the Aquinas Institute's massive project of producing a first-ever complete bilingual (Latin/English) hardcover edition of the OPERA OMNIA of St. Thomas Aquinas. Show More Summary

“Fisher of Men” - A Paulist Vocation Video from the 1960s

Here’s an interesting thing which a friend pointed out to me, a vocation video from the Paulist Fathers. Their Youtube account describes it as from the early 1960s, but I think it must just a bit later, since the Mass is being said (sigh...) versus populum, and on something (deep sigh...) that doesn’t look much like an altar. Show More Summary

Solemn High Mass with Monks of Norcia at Wyoming Catholic College for the Feast of St. Andrew

On November 30, the students, faculty, and staff of Wyoming Catholic College enjoyed the privilege of hosting a visit from two of the monks of the monastery of Norcia, Fr. Benedict Nivakoff, the Prior, and Fr. Martin Bernhard. The monks, together with college chaplain Fr. Show More Summary

Wonderful New Icons by Maxim Sheshukov

Thanks to the Orthodox Arts Journal for bringing to my notice the icons of contemporary Russian icon painter, Maxim Sheshukov.Here is a modern style that works within the icongraphic prototype. I notice that he does not feel compelled to follow one of the 'rules' of iconography. Show More Summary

The Relics of St Andrew

In the traditional Roman Breviary, the life of St Andrew the Apostle ends with the statement that “When Pius II was Pope, his head was brought to Rome, and placed in the basilica of St Peter.” This statement gives no idea of what anShow More Summary

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