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Full Text of Bishop Morlino’s Homily Calling for Communion on Tongue While Kneeling

Below is the full text of Bishop Robert C. Morlino’s Homily at the Chrism Mass, Tuesday, April 11, 2017: What a wonderful day to be together, preparing to celebrate the

The Lord Descends into Hell

A reading from an ancient homily for Holy Saturday Something strange is happening—there is a great silence on earth today, a great silence and stillness. The whole earth keeps silence

A Vocation Prayer that Brought 30 First Masses in 30 Years

  My good friend, Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (Fr. Z), alerted me to a prayer that was said at the beginning of every homily in his home parish. Fr. Z writes

Bishop Morlino Calls for all to Receive Communion on Tongue While Kneeling

For I have learnt for a fact that nothing so effectively obtains, retains and regains grace, as that we should always be found not high-minded before God, but filled with

Deus Vult! We Are at War Whether We Know It or Not!

I am convinced we are in the throes of the greatest spiritual war of all times (I wrote about it here). While much of it is played out in the political

Fr. Z’s Excellent Take on the Place of the Novus Ordo in Our Times

Excellent, excellent excellent take on our current climate, in regards to the Novus Ordo and the Traditional Latin Mass (of course it is, because it comes from Fr. Z 😉

On My Bucket List – Sing Biebl’s Ave Maria with a Bunch of Guys in a Bar

I know this doesn’t sound like a former All-State football player’s M.O., but since I was a child, I sang in choirs. More recently, I have been singing with our

Authentic Love Wills This *Greatest* Good for the Other

In the “Three Ages of the Interior Life,” Fr. Réginald Marie Garrigou-Lagrange writes: As soon as a man seriously seeks truth and goodness, this intimate conversation with himself tends to become conversation

The Older Rite of Exorcism and Blessing for Providing Holy Water

RITE FOR PROVIDING HOLY WATER P: Our help is in the name of the Lord. All: Who made heaven and earth. The exorcism of salt follows: God’s creature, salt, I

Cardinal Sarah on Devastation to the Liturgy, Paths to Authentic Reform

The Vatican’s liturgy chief speaks of disaster and schism as the consequences of placing man and not God at the center of worship; praises Summorum Pontificum on its 10th anniversary.