Tag Archives: Liturgy and Sacraments

A YouTube Call to Authentic Counter-Revolution

A Video Call to Authentic Counter-Revolution …

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Holy Mass – Reverent or Irreverent?

    Early one Sunday evening, I went to Holy Mass. It was exquisite. The priest wore deep rich purple vestments, for it was Septuagisima Sunday. His chasuble was wholly visible, as he stood facing the tabernacle with the congregation. I was in the choir and the Gregorian chant we sang was sublime. The incense was heavenly and the priest’s […]

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Alter Christus – The Preciousness of the Priesthood

    ‘After having instituted the Holy Eucharist, He [Jesus Christ] became one with His Church, with His members’ (Dom Marmion in Union with God). ‘When you ask a child what the figure of the priest evokes from him, he will answer “Jesus” or “the Mass”. Some will say … that the children have gone straight to the […]

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From His Sacrifice, Death became Life

Contemplating the Unfathomable Sacrifice by which death became life …

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A Personal Ramble – and Possible Movie of The Gentle Traditionalist!

Rambling on Catholic Ireland, the Legion of Mary, the Chesterbelloc and more …

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The Glory of the Institute of Christ the King

On experiencing the glory of the Institute of Christ the King in Limerick, Ireland.

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The Wonder of the Missa Cantata

On witnessing the Wonder of the Missa Cantata …

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Resurgent in the Midst of Crisis by Peter Kwasniewski – Review

The traditional Latin Mass resurgent … In this beautiful, heartfelt book, Peter Kwasniewski examines the crisis of the Church and points the way home …

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The Gentle Traditionalist on the Catholic Mystery: Supernatural Love

The Gentle Traditionalist explains a Supernatural Mystery of Love …

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The Tridentine Mass: Balm to My Soul

Why the Tridentine Mass is like balm to the soul …

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Father Dwight Longenecker, Joseph Ratzinger and the Mystery of the Liturgy

Benedict XVI: ‘The ecclesial crisis in which we find ourselves today depends in great part upon the collapse of the liturgy.’ The grave issue that Benedict XVI suffered, which Father Longenecker does not appear to suffer …

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The Loss of Ad Orientam and Other Liturgical Tragedies

Why the ad orientam change is a tragedy amidst other liturgical tragedies …

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On the Meaning of Corpus Christi

On the origins and meaning of the Feast of Corpus Christi, still celebrated on the Thurdsday after Trinity Sunday in the traditional calendar of the Extraordinary Form.

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On the Institute of Christ the King in Ireland

On the riches and beauty of the Latin Mass offered by the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest (ICKSP) in Limerick, Ireland.

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In the Month of the Blessed Sacrament …

In the month of Blessed Sacrament, a small reflection on the profound devotion dedicated It …

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The Joy of Confession and Absolution

The Sacrament of Confession is a joy to feel. Absolution brings such strength and clarity …

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Pope St. Pius X on Holy Communion – Frequent and Daily

In 1905, the pontificate of the great Pope St. Pius X expressed the burning need for frequent and daily reception of Holy Communion. Today a hundred years later, the need would seem more grave still …

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From the New Age Movement to the Heart of Christ

A Catholic and Christian convert from the New Age movement looks at the ongoing experience of communion with the Heart of Christ.

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Christendom and the ‘Integral Substance of the Eucharistic Mystery’

Benedict XVI saw the ‘Integral Substance of the Eucharistic Mystery’ at the heart of Christendom.

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Stripped of the Seven Sacraments of the Catholic Mystery …

The loss to the world of the Seven Sacraments of the Catholic Mystery is incalculable. Without all Seeven Sacraments, Christianity may continue to wither.

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