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An Inadvertent Trilogy: Their Finest, Dunkirk, Darkest Hour

We wound up watching these movies within a few weeks of each other and found that these separate takes on the battle of Dunkirk made a wonderful, if inadvertent, trilogy. They also make an interesting set of movies for reflection in the storytelling art, since they all center upon the same event but from very different points of view. Show More Summary

The Feast of St Benedict 2018

Listen carefully, my child, to the master’s precepts, and incline the ear of your heart; willingly receive and effectively fulfill the admonition of your loving father, that by the labor of obedience you may return to Him from whom you had departed by the sloth of disobedience. Show More Summary

LOOP: Pro-life Democrat apparent winner close race in IL

  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21 PRO-LIFE DEM PREVAILS  Pro-life Democrat Dan Lipinski appeared likely to narrowly defeat pro-abortion radical Marie Newman in Illinois’ 3rd District in South Chicago. With over 90% of the vote counted, Lipinski clung to a 51-49% lead over Newman, with much of the remaining vote in Lipinski-friendly precincts. Marie Newman sounded bitter [...]

Fostering Young Vocations (Part 7) - Who’s Afraid of the Cassock?

From the French Catholic blog Le Salon Beige comes this item. The southern French dioceses of Perpignan, Montpellier, Nimes and Carcassonne made the following video for a joint collection appeal, in which a young priest meets some Young People™ in a church building which appears to be young, and yet so very, very old... Show More Summary

Roman Pilgrims at the Station Churches (Part 8)

Friday of the Fourth Week of Lent - St Eusebius In the historical lectionary of the Roman Rite, this was the day on which the Gospel of the Raising of Lazarus (John 11, 1-45) was read; the station was therefore kept at the church of St Eusebius on the Esquiline hill, right next to a very ancient Roman cemetery. Show More Summary

Christ Becomes the Mystagogical Catechist through the Mass

Book review: A Devotional Journey into the Mass - How Mass Can Become A Time of Grace, Nourishment, and Devotion, by Christopher Carstens (pub. Sophia Institute Press). In this book (available here), Christopher Carstens, who is also...Show More Summary

Scott couldn't believe they threw Julie overboard, but the sea calmed immediately so he couldn't argue their logic.

The Book of Jonah — it's not just the story of a man and his big fish. We dig deeper into Jonah's story in Episode 178 of A Good Story is Hard to Find podcast. Join us!

Music for Lent: The Media Vita

The hour of Compline is far more variable in the Dominican Office than in the Roman, often changing the antiphon of the psalms, the hymn, and the antiphon of the Nunc dimittis. This was true of most medieval Uses, and especialy in Lent, a season in which the Dominican Use brings forth some its best treasures. Show More Summary

LOOP: Pro-abortion GOP governor could lose today

    TUESDAY, MARCH 20 ILLINOIS ELECTION TODAY  Republicans in Illinois might just fire their governor in their own party primary. Gov. Bruce Rauner last year signed into law a bill forcing taxpayers to pay for abortions. Pro-life Jeanne Ives is within striking distance. READ DEMS ATTACK HYDE AMENDMENT  There is broad bipartisan agreement to provide some [...]

Jon Miller: Actually Border Walls Work! Here’s Proof.

An interview with CRTV’s Jon Miller, from Episode 25 of the CatholicVote Radio Hour! Like and subscribe to the CatholicVote Radio Hour on YouTube, iTunes and GooglePlay, and follow us @CatholicVote on Facebook and Twitter! Music Credit: Electro Swing Republic feat. Show More Summary

Photopost Request: Passiontide Veils 2018

Our next photopost series will be of your churches with the Crosses, statues and paintings veiled for Passiontide; please send your pictures to for inclusion. Be sure to include the name and location of the church, and always feel free to add any other information you think important. Show More Summary

Lenten Mission at Holy Innocents in New York City

The church of the Holy Innocents In New York City will have a Lenten Parish Mission from Monday March 19 to Wednesday, March 21, during the 6 pm Latin Mass, to be preached by Fr Joseph Tuscan, OFM Cap. There will be the opportunity, for all those who attend each evening of the Mission, to gain a Plenary Indulgence. Show More Summary

Guardini's Spirit of the Liturgy Centenary - Call for Papers of the Society for Catholic Liturgy

Call for Papers Centenary of the Publication of The Spirit of the Liturgy by Romano Guardini September 27–29, 2018 Cathedral of St. Mary Miami, Florida A touchstone of the twentieth-century Liturgical Movement, Romano Guardini’s Spirit of the Liturgy marks its centennial year of publication in 2018. Show More Summary

Passion Sunday 2018

The Vespers hymn for Passiontide Vexilla Regis, in alternating Gregorian chant, according to a different melody than the classic Roman one, and polyphony by Tomás Luis de Victoria.

Solemnity of St. Joseph

Good news! NO FASTING on a solemnity. So enjoy a break from your Lenten fasting while giving thanks for St. Joseph. May he help us to all be so self-giving and faithful. Giuseppe Maria Lo Spagnolo Crespi - Death of Saint Joseph [c.1712]Via Gandalf's Gallery The season of Lent is interrupted by the Solemnity of Joseph, Husband of Mary. Show More Summary

Weekend Joke: Didn't Get the Job

There are plenty more where that came from — at Savage Chickens.

Instruction Sheet for Clergy Assisting with Distribution of Communion at the EF

In the ever-growing number of places where the traditional Roman Rite of the Mass is being offered, a situation often arises where a priest who is not already trained in the usus antiquior is nevertheless called upon to offer assistance...Show More Summary

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