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- Cardinal Burke Not Standing Down Posted on: Monday, March 27, 2017
- Please Pray for Fr. Calvin Goodwin, FSSP Posted on: Monday, March 27, 2017
- Hey Frankie Cocco: Do Us Wise Guys Get Communion Too? Posted on: Monday, March 20, 2017
- Justice Alito's Warning: Christian Persecution Rising Posted on: Monday, March 20, 2017
Pope Francis blessed by Patriarch Bartholemew
Editor’s Note: Now that I have your attention, please take a few moments to read the following “Letter to the Eastern Clergy on the Reunion of the Churches,” by Pope St. Pius X. I discovered it in an old file of my father’s, and I don’t believe it’s available anywhere else on the Internet. The year was 1910 and this, Dear Friends, is how Catholic popes used to speak…a long, long time ago in a Church far, far away. MJM
Venerable Brethren, Health and Apostolic Benediction,
It would be hard to say how much has been done by holy men from the closing years of the ninth century, when the nations of the East began to be snatched from the unity of the Catholic Church, in order that our separated brethren might be restored to her bosom. Beyond all others the Supreme Pontiffs, our predecessors, in fulfillment of their duty of protecting the faith and ecclesiastical unity, left nothing undone, by fatherly dissidence which brought bitter grief to the West, but to the East gave loss. The witnesses of this, to mention but a few among many, are Gregory IX, Innocent IV, Clement IV, Gregory X, Eugenius IV, Gregory XIII, and Benedict XIV. (1)
Laetare Sunday's sermon gets right to the heart of the matter of Mass -- the sacrifice. Beginning with the miracle of the loaves and fishes, Father illustrates how this prefigures the Last Supper, the Sacrifice of Calvary and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Then Father shows how from Luther to Bugnini the idea has been to destroy the sacrifice and wreck the Church. Father's powerful conclusion will make you want to become a saint today!
With Michael Matt out of town this week, we're presenting excerpts from a recent episode on why we're traditional Catholics.
Topics include "Old Catholic Nuns," the "Old Catholic Confessional," the "Old Catholic Priesthood," "Meatless Fridays," "Scapulars and Mass in Latin," and the "Large Catholic Family".