Monday, May 29, 2017
Abandoning Latin Changed Liturgical Music … for the Worse - Crisis Magazine:
"After 35 years as a liturgical musician, it’s amazing how little I really know about the liturgical music of the Roman Rite. Then again, what should I expect when my earliest memories of music at Mass tend to involve now-forgotten attempts to make Ray Repp tunes, guitar-group versions of Beatles songs, social-justice-pop-folk songs, and patently …"
God is Real, Christianity is True, and Everything You Do Matters
We can experience a touch of the infinite now, before we go on to the true Infinite. All we have to do is, in the words of Scripture, “Cease striving and know that I am God.”
Sunday, May 28, 2017
OPEN LETTER TO MELANIA TRUMP
by Fr. Richard Heilman
SOLEMNITY OF THE ASCENSION OF OUR LORD: FORTY DAYS AFTER EASTER
(from "Divinie Intimacy")
On the Ascension of the Lord:
ON THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD* A Homily of St Leo the Great I.
The events recorded as happening after the Resurrection were intended to convince us of its truth. Since the blessed and glorious Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, whereby the Divine power in three days raised the true Temple of God, which …
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Our Lady of Fatima 100th Anniversary Mass and Procession
Click link above to view 32 more photos of this beautiful and sacred event in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, at
St Joan of Arc FSSP Idaho.
This vibrant, active FSSP Chapel is out growing its present home, and with no room to expand they are planning to move to nearby Post Falls, Idaho.
This may be my next move, also! I would relocate to Post Falls, Idaho just to have an opportunity to be a part of this magnificent FSSP community of traditional Catholics!
Friday, May 26, 2017
Scripture Speaks: The Ascension of Our Lord:
"Ascension Sunday presents a paradox: Jesus leaves His apostles for Heaven, but He assures them He is always with them. What kind of departure was this? Gospel (Read Mt 28:16-20) Today’s Gospel records the end of Jesus’ forty days of post-Resurrection appearances and teaching. The account of what actually happened during those days is quite …"
Solemnity of the Ascension:
" But the Ascension is not just about charity. It is also a feast of hope. Yes, there is something in it for us. He goes to prepare a place for us (Jn. 14:2). We will also one day wear crowns made of gold instead of thorns."
Why Do Catholics Have a Devotion to Mary?:
"In our relationship with Mary, she helps give new life to our souls, prays for us, and provides us with what we need to grow in grace. In return, she deserves our honor and love, just as our earthly mothers do. She deserves our devotion."
St. Philip Neri:
"The Italian priest St. Philip Neri (1515-1595) greatly contributed to the spiritual reformation of the Church in the sixteenth century. He was born in Florence to a wealthy family, and after receiving a good education, was apprenticed to a relative with a flourishing business which Philip was intended to inherit. However, after having a mystical …"
Thursday, May 25, 2017
The Ascension and Our Journey Home:
"The Solemnity of the Ascension of Our Lord oftentimes is an understated event in the Church’s liturgical year. We profess the reality of this historical and supernatural event each Sunday as we profess the Creed. It is a significant event, in fact, it is the climax before He sends the Paraclete. In returning to the …"
Thy Will Be Mine
How the Lord Works Wonders in the Midst of His People:
"In the book of Exodus, the Lord spoke to Moses saying, “Before all your people I will perform wonders, such as have not been performed in all the earth or in any nation. And all the people, among whom you live, shall see the work of the Lord, for it is an awesome thing that …"