Sunday, September 29, 2013

Children don’t Belong in a Cry Room and Neither do You

From Quartermaster of the Barque:
The question of whether loud or unruly children should attend Mass with their parents has been extensively debated. Everyone has an opinion. As a father of four children (who endeavors to attend mass with my kids on Sundays, and also as regular daily communicants), I have my opinion, too. But my opinion is not the point; rather, this article examines whether cry rooms or nursery care are part of Tradition, and applies the significance of the objective facts to answer the question that children belong at Mass.
Full article: Children don’t Belong in a Cry Room and Neither do You

Friday, March 15, 2013

Wise words from Brother J.R., FFV, superior of the Franciscans of Life, about how we should react to our new pope and accepting the differences between Pope Francis and Pope Benedict XVI:

"The pope is not our property. We must not try to own him.

The pope is a person and deserves the same respect as any other person.

The pope has a right to freedom. Any attitude, any wish, any desire that imposes our will, our desires, our wishes on his person is a violation of his right to freedom. We do not violate another person's right to freedom, anymore than we want our freedom violated.

The pope binds and unbinds. We do not. Whatever he chooses to bind and unbind, is is up to us to adapt, not him.

His Holiness is a Jesuit. He is not a secular pope as have been all of our popes this past 100 years. He's a regular priest. He has a right to live out his Jesuit vocation, even as pope. Canon Law and theology protect this right. It is we who must get used to the Jesuit way of doing things.

His Holiness has a spirituality, ecclesiology and and worldview that are his own. We have no right to invade that or expect that he accommodate to our own. A servant is not the same as property.

Finally, the Holy Father is not a lab rat that should be put under observation by us. He is a human being with dignity and should be respected as such."

From Catholic Answers Forum

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Blog of the Week: The New Liturgical Movement

The New Liturgical Movement is another must read on my daily blog roll. It covers sacred liturgy and liturgical arts with an appreciation of the centuries-old traditions of the Church. If you love Cappa Magnas, Roman vestments, liturgical processions, and all the "smells and bells" traditions of the Church whether its expressed in the Ordinary Form, the Extraordinary Form or even the Dominican Rite, then this is the blog for you.

Carry On

A little Saturday afternoon inspiration:

Monday, April 2, 2012

New Home for Some New York Nuns

The community of Redemptoristine nuns in West Park, New York, are moving to a new convent, in a former Franciscan friary in East Rutherford, N.J. Among the ways they earn their keep is sewing ceremonial capes for the Knights and Ladies of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Blog of the Week - Atonement Online

Atonement Online is the blog of the Rev. Christopher Phillips, pastor of Our Lady of the Atonement Catholic Church, the parish I attend. Father Phillips posts news about the parish and the parish school, as you might expect. But more importantly, he regularly discusses issues related to the liturgical patrimony of Anglican Use parishes and issues related to the creation of the newly-erected Personal Ordinarriate of the Chair of Saint Peter. Fr. Phillips is the founding pastor of Our Lady of the Atonement, the first Anglican Use parish, established in 1983.