Showing posts with label Immemorial Mass of All Ages. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Immemorial Mass of All Ages. Show all posts

Monday, September 18, 2017

Auxiliary Bishop Dick: "The Aversion to the Old Rite is so Strong That it Can Not be Celebrated at All"



"Communion of Saint Catherine of Sienna" by Domenico Beccafumi (1520)

"In practice, however, the aversion to the form of the old rite is so strong that it can not be celebrated at all. Here the Pope's intention was not taken up."
Msgr. Klaus Dick, auxiliary bishop of Cologne, in an interview of the Tagespost for the 10th anniversary of the Motu proprio Summorum Pontificum and its implementation in the Federal Republic of Germany.
Image: Wikicommons
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
AMDG

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Poll: Most Committed Polish Would Attend Immemorial Mass of All Ages If Given the Opportunity

Edit: just received this poll result from Una Voce Miami.

Ten years after the motu proprio, we have decided to complete our 2009-2011 European survey campaign regarding the reception of Pope Benedict XVI's Motu Proprio. This campaign covered the continent's principal Catholic countries, whether in the wake of papal visits (Portugal, United Kingdom, Spain) or at the request of our local partners. However, it had overlooked the highest-ranking country in terms of Church vitality: Poland. We therefore decided that the time had come to survey the country of Pope John Paul II.

Rather than commissioning a survey from a commercial institute, we followed the advice of Una Voce Poland and turned to the Institute for Catholic Church Statistics (ISKK). It was founded in 1972 by the Society of the Catholic Apostolate (the Pallottines) and works for the Polish Bishops’ Conference. The institute’s Catholic character means that the survey was taken directly on a group made up of committed Catholics (1) which gives this poll an original importance since it deals only with practicing Catholics. After gathering over 800 responses, they selected 635 that matched the distribution of committed Catholics in the Polish population.


I - THE RESULTS

Survey conducted by the ISKK (Institute for Catholic Church Statistics) from May 13 to June 4, 2017. Online panel method on a cross section of 635 committed Catholics. (1)

> 1: Do you go to Mass? (1)
Every Sunday and holy day: 93.6%
Nearly every Sunday: 5.8%
Once a month: 0.6%

> 2: In July 2007 Pope Benedict XVI said that the Mass could be celebrated both in its modern form, termed “ordina ry” or “of Paul VI”—with the priest facing the people—and also in its traditional form, termed “extraordinary” or “Tridentine”—in Latin, the priest facing the tabernacle. Were you aware of this?
Yes: 89.5%
No: 6.9%
No answer: 3.6%

> 3: What is your opinion of the Mass in the Extraordinary Form (in Latin and facing the tabernacle)? (Note: the total is above 100% because the pollster allowed multiple answers)
It is an expression of fidelity to the Church’s tradition: 49.9%
It is something normal: 37.3%
It does not correspond to contemporary culture: 17.6%
It is a strange practice: 4.2%
Other: 16.7%
Hard to say: 12.1%

> 4: If the older Mass were celebrated (in Latin and facing the tabernacle) in YOUR parish, would you attend?
Weekly: 28.9%
Once in a while: 51.6%

Never: 15.1%
Hard to say: 4.4%

II - JUST LIKE EVERYWHERE ELSE . . .

Polish Catholicism, a leaven of victorious resistance to Communist dictatorship, went through a triumphant era in the late 20th century. From a doctrinal and liturgical point of view, it was less exposed to the “Springtime of the Council” and its abuses. Even today, Gregorian chant and Communion on the tongue remain the norm in most of the country’s parishes.

In this rather conservative and isolated context, it is interesting to note that the extraordinary form —so often presented as a reaction to abuse— would draw one worshipper in four every Sunday if it were part and parcel of ordinary parish life. A result that corresponds to the average found in the other countries (19% in France in 2008; 25% i n Germany in 2010; 27.4% in Spain in 2011; etc.).

III - PAIX LITURGIQUE'S DETAILED COMMENTARY

1) The Poles are aware of the extraordinary form’s legitimacy

In Poland, nine committed Catholics (1) in ten know that the extraordinary form has full citizenship in the Church. This is a very high result. Besides the fact that it seems normal for committed Catholics to be informed on the different aspects of the life of the Church, one may also think that after ten years knowledge of Benedict XVI’s motu proprio has made some headway: in the first place through local word-of-mouth, then through the place that the extraordinary form has on social networks, and also thanks to the work of associations such as Una Voce Poland that organize lectures, ceremonies, and pilgrimages to promote the Latin and Gregorian liturgy.

2) A Catholicism preserved from the liturgical wars

The answer to question #3, which was slightly modified by the ISKK pollsters as compared to our usual item (2), brings out the fact that only one in 25 committed Catholics sees the older liturgy as a “strange practice.” Furthermore, less than one in five (17.6) considers that it does not conform to contemporary culture. In any event one may imagine that for some this answer is not a negative, since it only notes the incapacity of the contemporary world to make room for tradition.

On the other hand, the fact that one committed Catholic in two sees the extraordinary form as “an expression of fidelity to the Church’s tradition” is unambiguous. This survey therefore shows us the face of a church which, while it certainly has suffered along with the whole Church from the break imposed by the liturgical reform, nevertheless has by and large remained immune to a “progressive” opposition against the older liturgy as well as to the rupture that has harmed, and continues to harm, our Western European churches. 

3) 8 Polish Catholics in 10 . . . 

. . . would gladly attend the extraordinary form if it were celebrated in their parish: 28.9% would prefer to do so and 51.6% would do so once in a while. The close to 30% of Massgoers who would attend the traditional Mass every Sunday if it were celebrated conveniently in their parish (19% in France in 2008, 40% in Italy, 25% in Germany, etc.) shows the true weight of the extraordinary form. This again confirms the existence of a vast silent mass (at least one in four Catholics) that aspires to more sacrality and solemnity in its liturgical and spiritual life. Only 15% of practicing Polish Catholics express no attraction to the extraordinary form, which leaves a great field for the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum to make its way, patiently, among that country’s parishes.

4) The scientific confirmation of all our earlier surveys

The fact that, thanks to the ISKK’s specific competency, this Polish survey bears only on practicing Catholics makes it a reliable benchmark for analyzing the results of our earlier national surveys. All of our other surveys targeted Catholics generally, i.e. both Massgoers and non; at our request the polling institutes highlighted the answers specific to practicing Catholics. Because of the dramatic drop in even monthly Mass attendance among West European Catholics, however, the samples of Massgoers might be considered too small to be fully representative.

In reality, scientists are well aware that the more samples are numerous, the more the statistics are reliable. The consistency of the results obtained in the seven countries of our earlier surveys —France, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Great Britain, Switzerland, and Spain— was already a significant statistical element. Their agreement with the results of the Polish survey, obtained from a cross section exclusively made up of practicing Catholics, strongly confirms their validity.

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AMDG

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

First Priestly Ordination in the Immemorial Mass in Nigeria Since Liturgical Reform

(Abuja) On 15 August, the feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary a first Mass was celebrated in Nigeria in the Immemorial Roman Rite.


Plan of the Church of Our Lady of the Perpetual Help of Umuaka

Monsignor Gregory Ochiaga, the emeritus bishop of Orlu ordained Deacon Charles Ike from the Priestly Society of St. Peter to the priesthood. The priestly ordination took place in the parish of Enneemaka of Umuaka, which is supervised by the Society of St. Peter. Umuaka is located in the state of Imo.
Nne Enyemaka is Igbo, the language of the people of the same name who live in southeast of Nigeria, and stands for Our Lady of Perpetual Help. A copy of the Roman image is revered in the parish church built by the Society of Peter. The construction work is still ongoing.
The parish was established by the incumbent Bishop of Orlu, Augustine Uwuoma as a personal parish for the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.
It is the first priestly ordination in the Immemorial Roman Rite, which has been offered in Nigeria since the liturgical reform of 1969/1970.
If you are interested in the church building project, you can find information on fsspnigeria.org.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: fsspnigeria.org
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
AMDG






Friday, August 11, 2017

Holy Mass in Immemorial Rite in the Ruins of Saint Andrew for the Return of Scottland to the Catholic Faith

(Edinburgh) The Kingdom of Scotland, located in the north of Britain, united with the Kingdom of England in 1706. In 1560 the Reformation had been introduced into the country, in contrast to England, with a Calvinist variant, which in its Scottish form is called Presbyterianism. The Church of Scotland, which is simply called "The Kirk" because of its character as a national church, has been Presbyterian since then. For centuries, the repression of the Catholic religion, which was carried out by a series of anti-Catholic laws and Catholic persecutions, took place.

Scotland on the way to Neo-Heathenism

Today, self-seeking Scotland is a country on the way to a neo-renaissance. According to the census, only 53.8 per cent of Christians admitted to being Christian in 2011, while almost 44 per cent of the Scots do not have any religious affiliation. 36.7 per cent of the Scots described themselves as religions. A further seven percent did not provide any information on religious affiliation. 2.6 percent, especially immigrants, claimed another religion (predominantly Islam).
In spite of the persecution, the Catholic faith could never be completely ousted from Scotland. Above all in the Highlands and on the Outer Hebrides, Catholic tradition never broke off. In the second half of the 19th century it was reinforced by Irish immigrants. On the inland migration of Scottish Catholics and the immigration of Irish Catholics, the now relatively strong Catholic presence in and around Glasgow has returned.
In 2011, 16 percent of the Scots believed in the Catholic faith.

Hoardes of the Catholic tradition

The Transalpine Redemptorists have their seat in the north of the island, Papa Stronsay, which is part of Orkney Islands off the coast of Scotland. In addition to the Scottish mother house, there is another monastery in New Zealand since 2007. Transalpine Redemptorists also provide the priestly missions to Samoa.
Since 2008 the Filii Sanctissimi Redemptoris (F.SS.R.) are in full unity with Rome. Connected with them is the Confraternity of St. Ninian, whose goal is that Scotland will again return to the Catholic faith. The members of the Brotherhood pray, evangelize and mission.
Patron of the Brotherhood is theSaint Ninian of Whithorn (who died around 432), who is the first missionary of Scotland. Pope Benedict XVI took part in the celebrations for St. Ninian Day on his visit to Great Britain.

Saint Ninian of Whitehorn

Whithorn (White House) is one of Scotland's oldest, Catholic cults, whose existence can be traced back to the time of Saint Ninian. Archaeologists confirm that at least at least since the late 6th century there was a monastery. This has certainly been true since the eighth century. The monastery priest had the rank of a bishop and the monastery church also served as a cathedral. As the founder of the monastery, Saint Ninian was venerated. In 1177 the monastery adopted the Rule of St. Norbert of Xanten and joined the Premonstratensian Order. The monastery had a prominent position and belonged to one of the most important places of pilgrimage in Scotland. Many Catholics, Scottish kings, most recently in 1563, Mary Stuart, made pilgrimages to the tomb of St. Ninian till the 16th century. 

Ruins of the Catholic Cathedral of St Andrews Scotland
Ruins of the Catholic Cathedral of St Andrews, Scotland

With the introduction of the Protestant Reformation in 1560, the flowering season abruptly ended and the abolition of the monastery took place. The last Catholic priest, Malcolm Fleming, was arrested in 1563 for the "crime" of continuing the Holy Mass. In 1568 he died in prison. The monastery goods were confiscated by the Crown in 1587 and transferred to the new Anglican Diocese of Galloway in 1606. The former monastery and episcopal church was only used as a reformed church and fell into decline. At the beginning of the 18th century the main tower collapsed. When a new parish church was built in 1822, the decay came to an end, which today can only be seen as a ruin. In Whitehorn the Monreith Cross was found, one of the largest highways in Britain. A proof of the great age of the Christian sanctuary.
Church ruins today all over Scotland and England are reminiscent of the once-flowering Catholic Church.

Walk to St. Andrews Cathedral

The Brotherhood of the Saint Ninian has undertaken a pilgrimage for the conversion of Scotland to the Catholic faith on the 5th to the 7th of August from the Scottish capital Edinburgh to St Andrews. They followed in the footsteps of the pilgrims of the Middle Ages, who pilgrimaged to St. Andrew, the patron of Scotland, to call him to intercede to God.
At the end of the three-day walk, Holy Mass was celebrated in the ruins of the former cathedral of this Scottish city in the traditional form of the Roman rite. The Bishop's Church had been desecrated and plundered by the Protestants in the course of the Reformation. At that place which they had let fall into ruin,  Catholics are again praying for the conversion of Scotland 450 years later.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Photo: Sancta Familia Media (Screenshots)
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
AMDG

Monday, January 2, 2017

Papal Commission Ecclesia Dei: Private Masses Allowed in Immemorial Rite Without Permission

(Rome) On 18 October 2016 one of the faithful presented ECCLESIA DEI with a Dubium (doubt). The question was whether a priest with a regular permission could celebrate a private Mass in the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite according to the Motu proprio Summorum Pontificum (Articles 2 and 5.4) in a validly built private chapel without further permission.

On 3 November, the Pontifical Commission gave its affirmative Responsum (answer). The Commission confirmed that such an event was permitted. At the same time, the Commission reaffirmed that the faithful can of course participate in a private Mass. Anyone who wishes to participate and spontaneously participate in the celebration of the  Mass has the right to do so within the meaning of Article 4 of Summorum Pontificum. The number of participants is irrelevant. The priest can also exclude believers from attending.

The reply of the Pontifical Commission, Ecclesia Dei, also states that a private Mass in a private chapel does not require any authorization, for example, by the local priest or local bishop.

In the liturgical form of Pope Paul VI., the term Missa sine populo (Mass without people)
is used for private Mass, but it is confusing, as the term "private Mass" was an occasion for misunderstandings. The term private Mass does not mean a "private" Mass (a priest or a group), excluding third parties. It simply means the difference from a "community Mass" in the sense of Church law, ie the mass of a parish or a convent.

Inquiry to the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei

Private Masses may not be publicly announced by the priest. As the Church jurist Gero Weishaupt explained on Introibo.net, however, the priest can provide information to the faithful on request. The faithful, on the other hand, can also publicly call for a private Mass and invite people to participate.

Therefore, the phrase "private Mass" does not refer to the number of participants. Thousands of faithful could attend a private Mass. The phrase "Missa sine populo" (which has replaced the term "private Mass" in the Novus Ordo), on the contrary, means that the priest is permitted to say Mass even if no faithful are present.

Prior to the form of Paul VI. in 1969, a priest required a papal indult to celebrate a Holy Mass without without an altar server. Holy Mass is always an expression of ecclesial communion and of the benefit of the entire Church, which is why at least an altar server or the faithful had to be present.  

There was no "solitary" mass in Church history. A celebration without a ministrant was "not inadmissible", only in emergencies, in order to be able to offer the last rites to a dying man. It is only since 1970 that the Church has regularly allowed a priest to celebrate alone.

Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Messa in Latino
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
AMDG

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Bishop Edward Slattery Celebrates Immemorial Mass of All Ages Ad Orientem for All Hallows



Edit: with all the people complaining abbout the sky falling, we thought we'd give this some attention.

[Okie Traditionalist] Tonight, the Diocese of Tulsa, especially the Catholic faithful devoted to the Traditional Mass, got a spiritual booster shot in the arm from their recently retired bishop--Bishop Edward Slattery--celebrating the Ancient and Venerable Roman Rite at the Cathedral, on behalf of All Souls.

Curiously, the Cathedral website only announced a Novus Ordo for this evening at the local cemetery LINK. Even its Sunday bulletin made no mention of the Bishop's High Mass (LINK). It took a phone call by an Okie Traditionalist Correspondent to the cathedral's secretary to confirm that His Excellency would in fact be saying a public Traditional Mass where, until just recently, he was Chief Pastor.

As discussed here (LINK), Bishop Slattery has been one of the rare bishops actively promoting the Traditional Latin Mass, and the first American bishop to start saying Mass Ad Orientem every Sunday in his cathedral. As sitting bishop, he often said the Tridentine rite of his own accord at the cathedral and elsewhere, not only as a courtesy to several Latin Mass communities he actively founded over the last 2 decades.

Link...

Also, Laramie Hirsch...
AMDG

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Abbott of Mariawald Resigns -- War on Catholicism Continues

Edit: the Trappist Monastery of Mariawald is located in the vicinity of the of Heimbach with 4,400 inhabitants - it lies fifty kilometers southeast of Aachen. This monastery, which has seen some decent growth in the past, has changed over to the Immemorial Rite. The war against Catholicism internally continues.

We're extremely skeptical about any supposed continuation of tradition.  The irony is, this monastery was all but dead before they embraced tradition. The intention now appears to be they are going to make sure it goes back to being dead.

 Reported by Rorate:
In a letter to friends of the Abbey of Mariawald, O.C.S.O. published by Gloria.tv, Abbot Josef Vollberg has announced that he is resigning as abbot. As his reason Dom Vollberg states that he takes this step in order to avoid "the risk... that the abbey could be closed against the will of the community." The abbey will now be ruled by its pater immediatus, Abbot Bernardus Peeters of the Abbey of Koningshoeven in the Netherlands. Abbot Bernardus has appointed Dom Josef to serve as prior of the community after his resignation as abbot comes into effect on the first Sunday of Advent.
There are a lot of other communities that have far more serious problems that aren't being given these sorts of attentions.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Immemorial Rite: Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest Entrusted With Parish Work in Naples

Church of the Confraternity of Mary, Help of Christians, in Naples
(Rome) Naples archbishop, Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe, has commissioned the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest (ICRSS) the task of celebrating the Immemorial Mass of All Ages in the diocese and to take over the pastoral care of the faithful of the old rite.
The celebration of Holy Mass will take place Sunday and Feasts at at  6 o'clock in the Church ofthe  Arciconfraternita Santa Maria del Soccorso, the Archconfraternity of Mary Help of Christians, in the district of Arenella. The church is not to be confused with the parish church, which is a few meters away.
The Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest has sent two canons, Father Louis Valadier and the new priest, Father Florian Braun to Naples to meet with the Archbishop's request. Today, on the feast of Saint Januarius, the patron of Naples, the two priests took up their pastoral work.
With the appointment of the priests also ends the previous summer break in the celebration in the traditional rite, which was set for two months. It's a victory, and the faithful are very relieved as the Coetus Fidelium of Naples has announced.
The new Canon was ordained in 2012 for the Institute of Christ the King. Most recently he was scholastic and choirmaster at order's own seminary in Gricigliano in Tuscany. Canon Florian Braun is a very new priest, who was ordained last July along with another ten candidates for the Institute of Christ the King and Higher Priest.
The Church of the Confraternity was, after the publication of the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum to become the home of the faithful of the Roman Rite. The church is located in its pristine state. In contrast, the high altar dating from 1607 was demolished in the nearby parish church during the post-conciliar liturgical reform.
In the city there are three more Mass locations in the traditional rite according to the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum. Nowhere, unfortunately is the traditional rite allowed at a reasonable time on Sunday morning.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
picture: Francesco De Filippo (Screenshot)
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
AMDG

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Immemorial Mass of All Ages Receives Home in Co-Cathedral of Coria-Caceres

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(Madrid) The traditional form of the Roman Rite, which has been celebrated in a small suburban church of Caceres in the Spanish region of Extremadura, has experienced an appreciation. In future it will be celebrated every Sunday at 11 am in the Co-Cathedral of the Diocese of Coria-Caceres.
Coria-Caceres will be the second diocese after the Archdiocese of Pamplona,  in which the traditional rite "blessing the Church for centuries", will be celebrated in the Diocesan Church. This was made possible by the decision of Bishop Francisco Cerro."Remarkably, both bishops, the Bishop of Coria-Caceres and the Archbishop of Pamplona y Tudela are called Francis," said the Spanish columnist Francisco Fernandez de la Cigoña.
The Co-Cathedral of Santa Maria de Caceres is the most famous church in the city. It goes back to the 13th century. Its present appearance is in a Romanesque-Gothic transition style, which it received in the late 14th and in the 15th centuries. Since 1986 it is part of the world heritage sites.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi 
Image: Wikicommons
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
AMDG

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Immemorial Mass: Cardinal Archbishop Answers Faithful According to Summorum Pontificum

Celebration in the Immemorial Mass of All Ages: A Cardinal
Interprets Summorum Pontificum Correctly

(Rome) The legal norms of Benedict XVI. are clear. They were established by him for the whole universal Church in the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum committed. Any priest has the discretion and without any additional permission to celebrate Holy Mass in the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite.  In order for believers to be able to attend the celebration, is to form a stable group. The phrase "coetus fidelium" lists no minimum number, it sets the hurdle but so low that a handful is enough.
Not all bishops, priests and Ordinaries can make friends with the motu proprio. Again and again there are reports that the faithful who wish the celebration of Mass in the traditional rite, being put off, being slowed or even shown hostility. The standards adopted by Pope Benedict XVI.  leave no plausible discretion in proper compliance. As a rule, therefore, ideological reasons hide behind resistance against the traditional Mass.
 The Archbishop of Ancona-Osimo, Msgr. Edoardo Menichelli, who was made a cardinal by pope Francis in February 2015 is an exemplary case.
An overzealous priest in whose parish a coetus fidelium had formed and requested the celebration of Mass in the traditional rite, turned to the Archbishop, to obtain a "permission." Such is, however, according to Summorum Pontificum, not necessary. In this sense Cardinal's response anticipated this, who correspondingly wrote the Coetus fidelium:
"As already stated, the rule of a stable group applies, the bishop does not need to grant any permission.
I know that you've already spoken with the pastor, and the group also provides the liturgical book [the 1962 Missal].
I do not now know who will celebrate the Holy Eucharistic liturgy: if there is a priest of the diocese, I have no objection;  should it be another priest, he has - as required - to submit to the pastor the celebret.
On this occasion, I bless you all and your families. "
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: MiL
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
Link to Katholisches...
AMDG

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Farewell Miguel de la Quadra-Salcedo y Gayarre -- Friend of the Immemorial Mass of All Ages

The World's Most Interesting Man
With the death of Don Miguel de la Quadra-Salcedo y Gayarre, a reporter, a promoter of culture and tireless adventurer, not only a charismatic personality, but also a true friend of the traditional rite is gone from this world.
As Pope Benedict XVI. issued the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum  Quadra-Salcedo confessed in an interview that there was little that moved and pleased him in his exciting life inwardly more than strengthening and revitalization of the traditional form of the Roman Rite for the world Church.
Born in Madrid, Miguel de la Quadra-Salcedo  felt himself as a Basque  by descent.  In his life he was an engineer, athlete, botanist, reporter and adventurer. In the Congo, he was even sentenced to death. All his life he traveled the world, but he was at home in the mountains of Navarre.
De la Quadra-Salcedo, born in 1932, studied at the University of Agriculture. In 1960 he represented Spain as a discus thrower at the Summer Olympics in Rome. In the same year he began his work for Spanish television after a trip to Colombia as a reporter. He reported on the war in Vietnam and the coup of Pinochet in Chile. In the Congo, he would have even been shot against a the wall, because he reported on the execution of 300 prisoners in Congo. Like many other dangerous situations, he also survived this.
Of particular interest, really more of a fascination, is the history of the discovery of America. He dealt with the actors like Bartolomé de las Casas, Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo, Pedro Arias de Avila or Núñez de Balboa and events associated with the discovery and the Spanish presence in America. Above all, he strove for a correction of historical representation. De la Quadra-Salcedo lamented the distorted image of the Spanish colonial history by the Protestant states of England and the Netherlands. Their early-onset historical propaganda had led to the idea prevalent today, but mistakenly believed by many, that Britain's penetration in North America was a (positive) colonization, while Spain's penetration in Latin America was considered a conquest (negative). The exact opposite was historically the case, said the Spanish globetrotter. The Latin American Mestizentum is the evidence of the respect that the Spaniards accommodated the  Indian population, and argued that on the other hand, they were wiped out in the Anglo-Saxon north almost entirely.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Accion Liturgica
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
AMDG

Thursday, April 7, 2016

UK: Record Numbers Attend Immemorial Mass in UK During Easter Triduum

Edit: in light of various complaints based on unsubstantiated data by the usual professional mourners for the Church's demise , you know who you are, there is some really positive news coming out of the UK that Easter services for the Triduum have enjoyed record numbers!  Mr. Joseph Shaw of the Latin Mass Society was quoted in the Catholic Herald, which unfortunately insists upon prosaically calling the Immemorial Mass of All Ages, the "Extraordinary Form":

[Catholic Herald] Across Britain more than 200 older form Masses were celebrated over Holy Week. These included Easter Sunday Masses at both Norwich and Portsmouth cathedrals.

LMS said attendance in key parishes such as Warrington and Preston were up by at least 20 per cent from last year.

Joseph Shaw, chairman of LMS, said: “”We are delighted at the number of Easter Triduum services celebrated in the Extraordinary Form this year.”

Shaw added: “The growing numbers present at Extraordinary Form celebrations of the Easter vigil this year underline the continual growth we are experiencing all over the country in attendance at the Traditional Mass.”

Monday, February 29, 2016

What Dear Pope Francis Thinks of the Mass

Edit: this from Rorate from the book we tried to tell you about earlier. Now it's in English. Not very surprising, I know:

Thursday, February 18, 2016

800 Years of the Dominican Order -- Varying Trends

Philippine Dominicans
(Manila) 800 years ago, in 1216,  Pope Honorius III. confirmed the Dominicans, previously founded two years before. There are completely variant trends in  the Order.
The founder was is Spaniard, Domingo de Guzman, better known as Saint Dominic. From him, the mendicant order also received its common name. Officially, it is called Ordo fratrum Praedicatorum (OP), in English, Today, the Order of Preachers Is led, which now numbers approximately 5,900 brothers and 3,000 contemplative and 30,000 apostolic sisters, by Frenchman Bruno Cadoré. In 1959 the Order had even 9,506 brothers.
There are provinces of fading inexorably appears and.Throughout Austria, there is only one Dominican monastery. Vienna archbishop Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, belongs to this Order.
But there are still provinces that are alive and flourishing in the best sense of the word. These include the Dominican Province of the Order of St. Joseph in the eastern part of the USA. There the Immemorial Mass is also  maintained.
This also applies to the Provincia Philippinarum in the Philippines. This past Deceber 10th, 18 new novies of the Province have begun their studies at the inter-diocesan Seminary of the Pontifical and Royal University of St. Thomas in Manila.  Both facilities are run by Dominicans. 
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: OP.org
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
AMDG

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Possumus et Non Possumus- Sermon of Archbishop Luigi Negri in St. Peter's

(Rome) The highlight of the 4th International Pilgrimage Summorum Pontificum was  the Pontifical Mass in the Immemorial Mass of All Ages at the grave of the apostle Peter  in St. Peter's Basilica. The celebrant was Bishop Juan Rodolfo Laise OFMCap, Emeritus of San Luis in Argentina. The sermon was by Msgr. Luigi Negri, Archbishop of Ferrara-Comacchio and Titular Prelate of Pomposa. The Archbishop of Ferrara belongs, because of his clear language,  authentic style and his willingness not to play favorites is one of the exceptional personalities in the European episcopate. His episcopal chair was therefore sawed violently last with sharp shots, as it was assumed that he wished for the imminent death of Pope Francis. 
In his speech without notes, he went to the twofold position of the Church in its evangelizing mission to humanity. It  should be seized by what it's received, and Christianize. It must at the same time keep away from  worldliness and resolutely reject what is contrary to the teachings of Christ, however. 
As Archbishop Negri held his sermon, found a few meters away, there  was great anxiety about the vote on the final report of the Family Synod. The Synod Fathers also included Cardinal Carlo Caffarra who originally should have given the sermon, which was then given by  Archbishop Ferrara  because of the scheduling conflict.
IV. International Pilgrimage Summorum Pontificum ad Petri Sedem

Homily of Msgr. Luigi Negri

Archbishop of Ferrara-Comacchio 
St. Peter's Basilica 
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Praised be Jesus Christ
forever, Amen.
The Gospel reading of today's liturgy recalls the great expectation of the salvation of all mankind, to the expectation of the poor, the humble and the distressed. This expectation is like the circles that are drawn in the water when suddenly something is thrown in, because anyone can enter the water and participate in such a manner in the newness of life, which is identified with the Messiah of Israel.
There we have it! The expectation was fulfilled! The wait is over, because the coming of Christ has torn the heavens for all time, and he has entered into history - with all its greatness and all its miseries, with all its limitations and all its temptations, but - in the totality of history even with the immense capacity of the human being, from  generation to generation, to responsibly confront the problem of the destiny of his life and the goal with which he is called to rediscover it: the kingdom of God, which is already among us.
Christ is the new life in our midst: life is fully realized in Him, in the mystery of His death and resurrection and His ascension, a secret that was all communicated in the depth of our faith and revealed in the strength of our love.
It is the new life, because there is only one salvation. It is a new extension of the intelligence and of the heart, towards themselves,  others and the whole reality expressing itself in a new sensibility. This new humanity is in us as a grace, as a gift of faith, as undeserved truth that is offered to us generously in response to the great expectancy that moves our being.
Given this grace we can not be complacent and indulge in a fatalism that is not Christian. We must assume our responsibilities, that grace - the principle of new life within us, a seat of the new life in us - can mature in our humanity, penetrate it and unfold, but especially that by it unfolding in our humanity to principle of mission, we can communicate. Faith is given to us so that we can share it.
In Redemptoris Missio St.John Paul II. explained that the faith is strengthened by giving. The gratitude for the grace that was given to us, in the depths of our consciousness and in our daily lives is the intention to contribute to the great mission of Christ and the Church. A task that we should cooperate in with all our strength, in whichever areas of everyday life and whatsoever circumstances we will find ourselves, and at whatever place and in whatever capacity.
The Christian people has a great calling:  to communicate Christ in the new life every human being, so that every person is grasped by this grace and he in turn can learn this newness. The Christian responsibility is therefore, mission. It is the great and extraordinary lesson of the Church in its two thousand year history, often achieved with difficulty, often marked by numerous imperfections, but also by a lot of glory.
The Church is the inexhaustible presence of Christ's life, which is offered to all, even those who sometimes do not even want it, but who are excited by our presence as a witness, to look to Christ, perhaps for the first time in a world in which we live, who is so far from the presence of the Lord.
This mission has its identity and morality expressed in two great words that could and had to be pronounced by the Church in Its history: The first word is POSSUMUS.
In this word, in this posture the Church encountered mankind from generation to generation. The faith is encountered in reason, Christian freedom is encountered in human law. The things of the life of peoples and nations were inculturated to the Catholic faith, and more than once, this Catholic faith has made a decisive contribution to the expression to the forms of civilizations and cultures.
The Church and the world  encounter in POUSSUMUS. Seeking humanity has met with the Church that proclaims the God Who reveals himself. The human, personal and social existence, the great history of culture and civilization gets its meaning by the great Catholic culture that is not yet over and speaks to us through the various cultural expressions. Mission has had the great ability in the horizon of possumus to make a significant contribution to the growth of the personal and social human life.
The Church could and yet had to inevitably say another word: This second word is NON  POSSUMUS.
The Church had said on many occasions that it is not allowed to supplant the Church's presence in the life of society, to suppress the rights of God, to extinguish the rights of the Church and thus inevitably to the degradation of humanity, of its contribution the human and social life. NON POSSUMUS. There has never been a  moment in history, no matter how dramatic it may have been, especially in western Europe, where the Church often as  not sometimes stood alone, took up Its responsibility and has denied the legality of certain ideologies, the legitimacy of certain cultural, social has denied and political requirements.
The Church has excluded itself in its NON POSSUMUS   dialogue with the people, but denies that the ideologies may impact on their lives. The Church opposes them because they discourage and damage people, because they are directed against the mystery of life and to the mystery of love. The sanctity of fatherhood and motherhood, the most significant events in human life are overturned, smashed and replaced by completely unacceptable forms of personal, family or social life.
The Church will never only say POSSUMUS, just as She could  never only be able to say NON  POSSUMUS.  She must make in Her missionary responsibility, the encounter between Christ and the hearts of people possible, She must know how to find the right rhythm for the openings and closures, for the intellectual and moral acceptance and the rejection of all that the right hand of God contradicts.  Because by acting against the rights of God, it creates the preconditions for a decline, for a dehumanization of the human and social life. Especially it makes the society in which the Church lives a terrible experience.
Therefore, woe to us brothers, if we therefore replace the binomial POSSUMUS - NON POSSUMUS by a unilateral POSSUMUS that delivers Christendom to the prevailing mentality that makes the goal even of our lives, that which is sought by the world in its negative and diabolical objectives: the elimination of Christ and the Church. We can not accept the all too many events, initiatives and experiments are strongly marked by this well-intended Catholic world, which desires to please the world and to gain its support or applause. [See the Professional Catholics employed by various organs of the establishment.]
We want to see the face of Christ. This face of Christ lights below us in the beauty of the liturgy, and it leads us to the final glory of His countenance. The face, which is both Judge and Savior. We just want to direct our hearts and intelligence every day on the much beloved face of the Lord. For from Him will be born in us and in the world, a new intelligence. A new heart that makes  us love all men, which comes as part of the mystery of Himself to us revealing Christ to the world. That makes us feel the usefulness of our time and our lives solely to confirm Christ and not as confirmation of our strength and power. That's what we want.
Do we trust the Holy Church of God, the Virgin Mary, so that with the joy that comes from faith, we can also carry the burden of sacrifice of our daily lives - the life of the whole Church as well as the life of every one of us - so that the binomial is inseparable, which seems impossible to the mentality of the world: joy and sacrifice.
So be it.
Translation: Paix liturgique / Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Paix liturgique
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
AMDG
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