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1909 Dominican Rite Breviary Available for Download

I am happy to announce that, through the kindness of the author of Breviarium S.O.P. and Mr. Richard Chonak, I am now able to make available for download pdf versions of the edition of the Breviarium juxta Ritum S. Ordinis Praedicatorum published at the direction of Bl. Show More Summary

Tenebrae at Wyoming Catholic College

For the past seven years, the Wyoming Catholic College community has participated in the traditional Tenebrae service for Maundy Thursday on Wednesday of Holy Week. This year, with the enthusiastic agreement of the Schola, we added the Tenebrae service on Friday night for Holy Saturday. Show More Summary

Why You Should Go to Church (Even If You're Not Sure of Your Beliefs)

I'm not sure tho compelling this would've been before I became a believer. Now, though, having gone to church for a couple of decades, I can attest to the truth of this piece from The Art of Manliness. So I can assure you they're onShow More Summary

The Readings and Solemn Prayers of the Novus Ordo Good Friday Liturgy

Previous articles in this series:- On the Mass of the Presanctified.- On the 1955 “Solemn Liturgical Action” of Good Friday.- On the ceremonial aspects of the Novus Ordo Good Friday Ritual. The Gelasian Sacramentary has two prayers for...Show More Summary

Word to Life — Sunday Scripture readings, April 23, 2017

April 23, Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday)       Cycle A. Readings:       1) Acts 2:42-47       Psalm 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24       2) 1 Peter 1:3-9       Gospel: John 10:19-31   By Sharon K. Perkins Catholic News Service We all … Continue reading ?

Worth a Thousand Words: Noli Me Tangere

Noli Me Tangere, Lavinia Fontana, 1581via Elizabeth Lev Fontana’s version emphasized accuracy: Mary Magdalene mistakes Jesus for a gardener, and so she paints him in a broad-brimmed hat holding a shovel. Yet once she has emphasized the literal sense, Lavinia also evokes a beautiful scene. Show More Summary

Genesis Notes: Jews, Christians, Muslims ... and Abraham

We know that all three religions have a basic connection through Abraham. A succinct summary in The Complete Bible Handbook shows where they agree and disagree about Abraham's example for us. Abraham Serving the Three Angels by Rembrandt...Show More Summary

Holy Thursday Photopost 2017

A blessed Easter week to all our readers! We now begin our annual Holy Week photoposts. Look forward to the rest in the next few days! St Peter - Steubenville, Ohio Brotherhood of the Blessed Sacrament St Theresa’s Home for the Aged - Singapore St. Show More Summary

San Jacinto Day! Remember Goliad! Remember the Alamo!

Thank goodness that my friend Don never forgets... he's the one always reminding me it is San Jacinto Day He has told me many a time:I try to remember all of these good Texas holidays. They really bring home how unique the state –and future Republic?—truly is. Show More Summary

Babies ‘R’ Us

Last week, the New York Times ran an article about in vitro fertilization in the business section, which of itself should raise a few eyebrows. Not only that, but the piece tackled thorny ethical questions head on without even the slightest trace of irony, which calls to mind the aphorism attributed to Winston Churchill, “Occasionally [...]

CV LOOP: House GOP announces new health care bill

HEALTH CARE // Republican lawmakers have a new plan to repeal and replace Obamacare in a bid to bridge the gap between the House Freedom Caucus and moderates. SUPREME COURT // Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley,...Show More Summary

The Theology of the Novus Ordo Good Friday Liturgy

This article continues an ongoing series on the theology of the various Good Friday rites, covering that of the Novus Ordo. I have decide to break it into two parts, this one on the ceremonial aspects of the rite; the next part will discuss the textual changes. Show More Summary

"Egyptian Christians are made of steel!"

Watch the news anchor's reaction to the forgiveness expressed by the widow of the gatekeeper who prevented a suicide bomber from entering an Alexandria church yard on Palm Sunday, thereby saving countless lives.It is truly moving. This is why the blood of the martyrs [and the forgiveness of the faithful] is the seed of the church. Show More Summary

Worth a Thousand Words: Tea Service

Albert Anker, Tea Service, c. 1910via Arts Everyday Living

A "Fast Take" Interview on Aleteia

Elizabeth Scalia graciously offered me a "fast take" interview on Aleteia about Seeking Jesus in Everyday Life. Aleteia is a worldwide Catholic network with all sorts of fascinating articles.Among other things, find out what person in it I identify with most in the book, what writing it taught me, and... Show More Summary

Yale Conference on Medieval Rites This Weekend

This weekend, the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University will host a conference which promises to be very interesting, entitled “Medieval Rites: Reading the Writing.” The subject is the actual use of liturgical manuscripts within rituals, apart from what the mere text says. Show More Summary

Easter Thursday: Litany for the Easter Season

A beautiful litany full of praise and joy. And, not too long. What could be better? Litany for the Easter Season Father of life, we give you praise and glory. Christ is risen, alleluia! You have given Jesus victory over sin. Christ is risen, alleluia! You have raised him from the dead. Show More Summary

CV LOOP: Supreme Court hears religious liberty case

SUPREME COURT // NBC’s Supreme Court analyst says that “a clear majority” of the U.S. Supreme Court seemed inclined to rule in favor of a Missouri Lutheran church in a legal battle over whether state aid to renovate playgrounds should exclude ones owned by a religious school. SUPREME COURT // During oral arguments in the religious liberty case, [...]

Inculturation Through Tradition - Guest Article by Claudio Salvucci

Our thanks to Mr Claudio Salvucci for sharing this article with NLM. One sometimes meets with the notion that “traditional Catholicism”, as understood today, is wholly unsuited to the non-European mind. One prominent professor and musician...Show More Summary

Trump, the Syrian Strike, and the Catholic Principle of Subsidiarity

With President Trump, I think we’re still in the “wait and see” period. The week before Holy Week, though, we saw some substantial evidence of his recourse to an important Catholic principle. It’s the Principle of Subsidiarity, which says that power is best left, as much as possible, at the lower levels of an organization, [...]

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