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The Priestly Character of Ad Orientem Worship: Guest Article by Zachary Thomas (Part 3)

Click to read the earlier parts of this article: part 1, part 2. At the Sermon on the Mount, in the Beatitudes, at the heart of Christ’s preaching, where he appears most merciful and gentle, where he is most incorrectly caricatured as...Show More Summary

Latin Compline with Dominican Elements Booklet Now Available

I am pleased to announce that Dominican Liturgy Publications has now published a convenient booklet with the complete text of Compline from the Liturgia Horarum (Liturgy of the Hours) furnished with all the elements from the traditional...Show More Summary

Word to Life — Sunday Scripture readings, May 28, 2017

I've had the privilege of being present when two of my nephews were commissioned as Marine officers. They had been through months of rigorous academic, physical and leadership training, and it was a proud moment for their parents when the new officers, resplendent in their "dress blues," received their second-lieutenant pins. Continue reading ?

A Rogation Procession and Mass in Hungary

This past Monday, the “Community of St Philip Neri” ( celebrated the first Rogation Day with a traditional procession and solemn Mass at Balatonederics, a small village located on the north shore of Lake Balaton in Hungary. Show More Summary

Reminder; Be a Benedictine Monk for 48 hours!

Here’s a reminder for an event I publicized earlier in the month.Fr Dunstan and Fr Gregory of St Mary’s Benedictine Monastery in Petersham, Massachussetts, dropped me a line about their next monastic experience weekend, in which they...Show More Summary

Well Said: Stop thinking about yourself

This is from a 1917 mystery featuring a female detective, Millie, who has an unusual way of dealing with cases. Here she has explained to a prospective client that she doesn't deal in divorce cases because they are too "high" (difficult). Show More Summary

Worth a Thousand Words: Grand Duchess Elisabeth Feodorovna

Grand Duchess Elisabeth Feodorovna,sister of Empress Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia, ca. 1880svia The Corseted Beauty

Protecting children: Don’t let dedication deplete reserves of compassion

By Drew Dillingham Catholic News Service (Fourteenth in a series) ROME — To have compassion means to suffer with another. It is a trait we as Christians seek to live out every day. Many of us labor, personally and professionally, … Continue reading ?

The Woman

In the Gospels we hear Jesus refer to his mother Mary as “Woman”. This reference should draw our attention to the woman mentioned in Genesis, as well as in the book of Revelation. But who is this “Woman”, and why is she so central in...Show More Summary

LOOP: Republican wins House seat despite altercation

MONTANA ELECTION // Greg Gianforte won a special election in Montana to fill the House seat vacated when Ryan Zinke was confirmed as Secretary of the Interior. Gianforte appears likely to win by at least 7 percentage points, despiteShow More Summary

This sentence sums up the self-serving hypocrisy of the Catholic left.

In a recent article on the meeting between Pope Francis and President Trump, liberal Catholic commentator Michael Sean Winters showcased in a few succinct words how he and other titans of irrelevancy among the Catholic Left perniciously engage in one of the ugliest, twisted, and most common distortions of Pope Francis’ teaching on mercy. Pope [...]

A Rogation Procession in Southern France

Our friends of the Fraternity of St Joseph the Guardian in La Londe Les Maures, France, were recently welcomed by a parishioner to his vineyard for a Rogation procession and Mass. For logistic reasons, the event had to be moved at the...Show More Summary

Worth a Thousand Words: Point of Entry

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Well Said: Books and Sharks

I do not believe that all books will or should migrate onto screens: as Douglas Adams once pointed out to me, more than 20 years before the Kindle showed up, a physical book is like a shark. Sharks are old: there were sharks in the ocean before the dinosaurs. Show More Summary

FSSP Ordinations Tomorrow on LiveMass and iMass

Tomorrow, May 26th, the feast of St Philip Neri, the Fraternity of St Peter’s North American seminary will celebrate the ordination of seven men to the priesthood, at the Parish of the North American Martyrs in Lincoln Nebraska. ForShow More Summary

The Ascension of the Lord 2017

Truly it is fitting… though Christ our Lord. Who after the Resurrection, which is glorious unto all ages, appeared openly to His disciples, visible to their sight and palpable to the touch, unto the fortieth day, and was raised up unto...Show More Summary

LOOP: No fireworks at Papal-Presidential meeting

POPE AND PRESIDENT // The meeting between the President and the Holy Father seems to have been productive, with both of them emphasizing peace and speaking about the plight of Christians in the Middle East. CatholicVote President Brian...Show More Summary

REWIND: Busy morning at the Vatican

While much of America was still sleeping, Pope Francis welcomed Donald Trump to the Vatican, then led his usual Wednesday general audience in St. Peter’s Square. Here’s some of what you missed. Sun rising here at the Vatican. Security high … Continue reading ?

The Priestly Character of Ad Orientem Worship: Guest Article by Zachary Thomas (Part 2)

Click here to read the first part of this article. The versus populum posture fashionable today suggests that the priest is there only to give, without first receiving something from God. And, since the laity must all “participate” in...Show More Summary

Genesis Notes: Isaac's Resume

As I said last week, we tend to overlook Isaac because he's a fairly quiet, unassuming soul compared to the vivid personalities that come before and after him. And yet, God told his father, "I will establish my covenant with him as an everlasting covenant for his descendants after him." That's huge. Show More Summary

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