Open to me the portals of repentence, O Christ our God.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Pilgrimage For Restoration 2007 Continued

The Holy Mass, Shrine of Our Lady of the North American Martyrs-


Pilgrimage For Restoration 2007

My family and I had the great privilege of participating in the last two days of the 12th annual Pilgrimage for Restoration sponsored by the National Coalition of Clergy & Laity. The Pilgrimage is a 65 mile march from the lake of the Blessed Sacrament(lake George) to the Shrine of Our Lady of the North American Martyrs, Auriesville, New York.

A summary explanation of the pilgrimage is as follows-

"What is the Pilgrimage for Restoration?
In its twelfth year, the annual pilgrimage is a spiritual journey of the faithful to the place where Saints Isaac Jogues, René Goupil and John LaLande were martyred 365 years ago. It is conducted in honor of Christ Our King, for the restoration of new Christendom, and in reparation for sins against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Invoking the intercession of America's saints and martyrs, we desire that the Catholic Faith restore every dimension of our lives: our hearts, families, workplaces, parishes, neighborhoods, cities, dioceses, the American nations.
The pilgrimage is an exercise of penance and prayer, of contradiction and restoration, having both a personal and social character. Modeled on the annual Pentecost pilgrimage to Notre-Dame de Chartres, France, we embrace the traditional doctrine & practice of Holy Church, with all its demands.
A special intention of the pilgrimage is the restoration of the Catholic family and the Latin litugical tradition. We hope thereby to show our attachment to the Church's Tradition and the riches it contains, not with the intention of reverting to some by-gone era, but rather of drawing benefits from the ancient sources and putting them to work in the world today."

The whole pilgrimage was capped off by a Solmn High Mass in the Extraordinary Rite at the Shrine of our lady of the North American Martyrs. A few photos.

The Walk-

More Photos To Come
Deo Gratias

Thursday, September 27, 2007

"The traditional Mass did more to change my life then any 'relevant' teen Mass ever did."

A Sixteen year old Catholic writes to the news paper of the Diocese of Atlanta.

Letter to the Editor
Published: September 20, 2007
To the Editor:

I am 16 years old, and for the past 11 months I have attended the traditional Latin Mass weekly, while still attending the Novus Ordo Mass during the week. Because of this, I decided to address certain points made by Carroll Sterne in the Sept. 6 edition of The Georgia Bulletin. Mr. Sterne speaks about the type of Mass that someone of a younger generation is drawn to, and I thought that a teenager’s point of view might be helpful.
Mr. Sterne in his letter gives voice to the opinion of many of today’s liturgists when he says that no one from a younger generation would be drawn to the Latin Mass (many take this even further and assume that we would not like a reverent Novus Ordo Mass either). This opinion causes many of those who plan modern liturgies to do veritable back flips in an attempt to draw teenagers and young adults in. Sometimes this works, but it has a side effect: by doing these things, liturgists show that they have absolutely no faith in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass to change the lives of those in my generation. My generation knows about this lack of faith, we are able to see it every time we go to a “teen Mass” and experience priests ad-libbing prayers in an attempt to make them more relevant to us.
This lack of faith backfires; it sends us the message that we also should distrust the power of the liturgy, and it also can turn the Mass into something of a joke.
After experiencing this for months, I attended a Traditional Latin Mass and experienced something that I’d never seen before: Here was a priest who expected my life to be changed without adding anything to the Mass in an attempt to bring this change about. This priest had perfect faith in the power of the liturgy, and it showed. It was beautiful. The traditional Mass did more to change my life then any “relevant” teen Mass ever did.
Ethan Milukas, Peachtree City


Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Red Sox Nation In Full Panic Mode

After dropping their third straight game to the mediocre Toronto Blue Jays, the Boston Red Sox find themselves only 2.5 games ahead of the hated New York Yankees in the American League East division race, and all of Red Sox Nation is sweating. With ten games left in the season the Sox have been greatly diminished by injuires to several starters including star slugger Manny Ramirez.

Manny, please come back!
Let's hope the Sox can get back on track tomorrow in their final game against the Blue Jays. Pray, Sox fans. Pray.


Russian representatives attend Latin Mass in Loreto

Loreto, Sep. 18, 2007 (

More than 700 people-- including Russia's ambassador to the Holy See, Nikolay Sadchikov, and a representative of the Russian Orthodox Church-- were in attendance when Cardinal Dario Castrillon Hoyos (bio - news) celebrated Mass using the 1962 Missal at the basilica of Loreto, Italy, on September 14. The Colombian cardinal, who heads the Ecclesia Dei Commission, celebrated the Mass to mark the implementation of the motu proprio authorizing wider use of the traditional liturgy. Cardinal Castrillon Hoyos acknowledged the presence of the Russian Orthodox Church, and embraced him after the Mass and singing of the Te Deum. In his homily the cardinal remarked: "Surely our lady has heard this rite celebrated many times. For her it is not a novelty." He emphasized that the Pope's initiative is intended to promote reconciliation within the Church, and "we are not dealing with opposition between two rites."


Saturday, September 15, 2007

Sept 14 - Fr. Peter Fehlner, F.I. - The Exaltation of the Holy Cross - Tridentine, Homily


Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate are Summorum Pontificum Able

A short post on thier web site says the following...

"Ave Maria!

We just had a Tridentine High Mass tonight at Our Lady’s Chapel in preparation for the Tridentine High Mass tomorrow, Saturday, Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, which we will broadcast live. This was done on the first day of the Motu Proprio going into effect. We hope to get a video up of tonight’s Mass early tomorrow. But most importantly, stay tuned at 7pm, Saturday, Sept 15, for a live broadcast! Ave Maria!"

Tomorrow at 7pm log on to for live broadcast of the Holy Mass in the Ancient Roman Rite.


Thursday, September 13, 2007

Ecce Summorum Pontificum

The Feast of the Triumph of the Holy Cross is almost here, and the liberation of the Ancient Roman Mass is upon us. DEO GRATIAS! Tomorrow will be a day of great joy and thanksgiving. We Catholics who are attached to the Extraordinary from of the Roman Mass have much to be grateful for.

Thanks be to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Thanks be to our Lady, the Queen of the Church's liturgy.

Thanks be to all the Saints who have undoubtedly offered their prayer's before God for this Mass.

Thanks be to our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, for being docile to the Holy Ghost in this matter of the Ancient Mass.


Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Latin Mass Workshops- FSSP

The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter is pleased to collaborate with Una Voce America in making possible workshops hosted by Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Denton, Nebraska, on teaching priests to say the "extraordinary form" of the Latin Roman Rite.


Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Summorum Pontificum News

I Media announced today that Cardinal Hoyos will celebrate a Tridentine Mass on the 14th of September in Loretto.


Great News: Pavarotti Dies Reconciled To The Church

Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Pavarotti's return to the Church

Luciano Pavarotti's parish priest says the singer returned to the Church before he died. Before quoting the report, here something from the Gospel of Matthew

For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard. 2 And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard. 3 And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the marketplace, 4 And said unto them; Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you. And they went their way. 5 Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did likewise. 6 And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle? 7 They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive. 8 So when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward, Call the labourers, and give them their hire, beginning from the last unto the first. 9 And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny. 10 But when the first came, they supposed that they should have received more; and they likewise received every man a penny. 11 And when they had received it, they murmured against the goodman of the house, 12 Saying, These last have wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day. 13 But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny? 14 Take that thine is, and go thy way: I will give unto this last, even as unto thee. 15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good? 16 So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.

From CNA

Luciano Pavarotti, the world renowned tenor was laid to rest in Modena’s cathedral with a grand funeral which paid tribute to the opera legend and gave witness to his return to the Catholic faith.

The diocese had received criticisms that it had gone overboard in honoring a remarried divorcé. But Pavarotti's parish priest, Fr. Remo Sartori, said the twice-married singer had been reconciled with the Catholic faith, reported the Sydney Morning Herald. Pavarotti had received the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick before losing his battle against pancreatic cancer last Thursday, aged 71.

Church leaders and pastors, including Pope Benedict XVI, sent messages conveying their condolences. The Pope’s message expressed his sorrow at the loss of "a great artist who with his extraordinary interpretative talent honored the divine gift of music".

In his tribute, Archbishop Benito Cocchi of Modena recognized Pavarotti as an exceptional talent and as someone who “expressed himself in charity towards those who suffered."

One of the emotional climaxes of the funeral was a 1978 recording of Panis Angelicus (Bread Of Angels), performed by Pavarotti and his father, Fernando.

Taken from The Cafeteria Is Closed


Saturday, September 8, 2007

"Extraordinary Form" of the Mass on Long Island

New "Extraordinary Form" of the Mass at St. Matthew in Dix Hills, Long Island

For some four years now we have offered the Novus Ordo Mass (the Mass of Vatican II) celebrated in Latin each week with music provided by our Gregorian Schola. Because I have received so many letters from parishioners requesting the Tridentine Mass, I am happy to announce that the 9:00 a.m. Sunday Mass in the chapel will become a weekly Tridentine Mass. The first Mass of this "extraordinary form" of the liturgy will be celebrated by Msgr. Vincent Keane on Sunday, September 16, 2007. It will be a learning process for both priests and people, and there may be some bumps along the way. But I am very happy to be able to offer this Mass, so important in our Catholic tradition, to those who desire it. I have been studying the liturgy, and look forward to being able to celebrate the Mass myself soon."


Tuesday, September 4, 2007

EWTN To Air Traditional Latin Mass- More Detials

EWTN To Air Traditional Latin MassIrondale, AL

EWTN Global Catholic Network will broadcast a Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, live from the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, Alabama, on Friday, September 14th, at 8 AM.The Mass will be celebrated by clergy of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter in commemoration of the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. Chant for the Mass will be offered by the Poor Clare Nuns of Perpetual Adoration of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery.

This special two-hour broadcast of the "Traditional Latin Mass," will take place on the effective date for the norms permitting the celebration of Mass according to the Missal of 1962, recently promulgated by Pope Benedict XVI in his Apostolic Letter issued motu proprio, Summorum Pontificum.As preparation for this broadcast, on Wednesday, September 12th at 10 PM, EWTN will present a one-hour roundtable: "The Motu Proprio on the Traditional Latin Mass," hosted by the Network's Vice President for Theology, Colin Donovan and featuring a panel of experts.

On Friday, September 14th, at 8:00 PM, The World Over Live program will have host Raymond Arroyo talking with the Most Rev. Raymond L. Burke of St. Louis, Missouri about the Motu Proprio issued by Pope Benedict XVI. Archbishop Burke was one of two American Bishops personally invited to Rome by Pope Benedict XVI for a briefing on the Motu Proprio before its release. He will share his thoughts on that meeting and take questions from EWTN viewers.EWTN, in its 27th year, is available in more than 140 million television households in 144 countries and territories. And with its worldwide short-wave radio station, its direct broadcast satellite service, its AM & FM radio network, its Internet website ( and its publishing arm, EWTN is the largest religious media network in the world.


Monday, September 3, 2007

Extraordinary Rite


Saturday, September 1, 2007

Boston Red Sox Rookie Phenom Throws No Hitter In Only His Second Major League Start

Red Sox rookie Buchholz thows a NO HITTER against the Baltimore Orioles.

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Photo By Winslow Townson, AP