17 November 2018

People's Edition Ordinariate Missal (CTS)


CTS are printing a People's Edition of the Divine Worship Sunday Missal to be available beginning 14 December 2018.

I suppose there is a reluctance to say "Anglican Ordinariates" which is understandable, so the missal is listed as being that of "Ordinariates Established by Anglicanorum Coetibus". This is a very important development for the life of the laity in the Ordinariates and for those interested in studying the approved liturgical mass texts whether or not they are Roman Catholics. 


13 November 2018

The Feast of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini


St. Frances Xavier Cabrini is the patron saint of immigrants and hospital administrators.  Her shrine is in New York City.

04 October 2018

All Creatures Of Our God And King - Robert Shaw Chorale


Saint Francis of Assisi, pray for us.

29 September 2018

The Church in Crisis ... St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.


Few people I know outside the Roman Catholic Church understand what an incredibly gut-wrenching time this is for those who feel betrayed by the Episcopate of the Church worldwide.

From the article I share the following quotation from my friend the theologian Dawn Eden Goldstein,

" "I realized if every human believed and practiced what the Catholic Church teaches about human dignity," she said in response to Carr's question of why she would join such a wounded church, "I wouldn't have suffered abuse; no one would suffer abuse." "

On this feast day of the Holy Archangels and Angels, I can only offer a prayer we should be saying daily especially at the end of every Holy Mass:

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God, thrust into hell satan, and all the evil spirits, who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

12 September 2018

The Newly Consecrated Mother Abbess Cecilia


Let us rejoice in the consecration of Mother Cecilia as the first Benedictine abbess in US American history to be consecrated according to the Ancient Usage (Usus Antiquior) of the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church.

Since she is now a female prelate of the Church, she is shown in the photograph holding her crozier and wearing her abbatial pectoral cross. She will remain a consecrated Abbess for life.

May God bless her reign as Mother Abbess, and may her household increase to the glory of God.

The Lady Abbess is a graduate of the Shepherd School of Music, Rice University, Houston, Texas. Her religious community, The Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, Priory (now Abbey) of Our Lady of Ephesus is world famous for award-winning recordings of Gregorian chant.