Thursday, March 31, 2011
Cardinal Burke to Sing Pontifical Mass in Rome April 9
Statio Quaresimale Mass at Basilica of San Nicola in Carcere on Saturday, April 9, 2011 at 5:30 p.m.
From Rome: Via Crucis in Bronzo by DOMUS DEI
Finally, a return to the technical virtuosity of the classical form. This lovely Via Crucis was just created at the Rome studio of Domus Dei, located near Cinecitta'. Two Italian artists, Giuseppe Allamprese and Pasquale Nava labored for months to complete the project before Lent of this year. From March 9 unil April 29 you can pray this Via Crucis, now located along the Via della Conciliazione leading up to the Vatican, as seen here. After Easter the Via Crucis will then be sent to South America, to the faithful of Chile.
Catholic Culture: Simplex Mitre with Damask Print
Buy your bishop one as a present - when in Rome order from the Roman tailor Signor Gammarelli on Via S. Chiara. Just bring a copy of this photo with hat size and bring your credit card!
Rome Icon of Padre Pio
Latin in the Mass?
"The Eucharistic celebration is to be carried out in the Latin language." -Code of Canon Law (Canon, 928). "The use of the Latin language is to be preserved in the Latin rites." -Vatican Council II (Sacrosanctum Concilium, 36). "The Latin language still holds primacy of place as that language which, based on principle, the Church prefers." -Mons. Guido Marini (Liturgy Conference at Mileto). "The Roman Church has special obligations towards Latin, the splendid language of ancient Rome, and she must manifest them whenever the occasion presents itself." -Pope John Paul II (Dominicae Cenae, 10). "I ask that future priests, from their time in the seminary, receive the preparation needed to understand and celebrate Mass in Latin, and also to use Latin texts and execute Gregorian chant." -Pope Benedict XVI (Sacramentum Caritatis, 62).
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
From Rome: New Book by Papal Master of Ceremonies Mons. Guido Marini
Published by Newman House Press: http://www.jhcnewman.org/.
A German Saint in the Face of Totalitarian Evil: Paul Cardinal Mayer, O.S.B.
Benedictine monk and future cardinal, Padre Paul Mayer of Germany, born in 1911, found himself in Rome during the Nazi occupation. Sometimes people forget that Nazism was also anti-Catholic. Fr. Joseph Ratzinger wrote in 1966: "Nazi anti-Semitism, in any case, attacked Christianity as part of the Near-Eastern and Jewish defilement of the Aryan race."
Truth About Planned Parenthood
The Planned Parenthood League, not only anti-family, has also always been anti-Catholic. Even in the 1940s they went after Cardinal Cushing of Boston for his pro-life views. Planned Parenthood, which sponsored a referendum there in 1948 in favor of birth control information, issued a statement then asking "How does the archdiocese maintain its tax-exempt status, when tax laws deny such exemption to groups engaged in influencing legislation?" -Salt of the Earth by John Fenton.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Pastors: For Your Sacristy
Painted Canvas Outdoor Signs
Where to Play Basketball in Rome
The hoops are here, at Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II. Meanwhile, baseball is played inside the old Circo Massimo.
Rome's Tiara Window
Old Buildings in Rome
Now and then in downtown Rome you will see older construction, such as this property, located just behind the Palazzo Farnese. Notice how the first floor was the stable? Countless historic buildings such as this were destroyed in Rome after the year 1870, when Rome was rebuilt to appear as a modern European capital.
Monday, March 28, 2011
From Rome: Flowers in Honor of Aborted Babies
Sons of Divine Providence: Don Giuseppe Vallauri, FDP Leads "Septem Ecclesiarum" Pilgrimage in Rome
Under the leadership of one of the very finest priests in all of Italy, Don Vallauri, the pilgrims walked through Rome visiting the seven churches while singing, praying and fasting. The seven churches visited are: S. Petri in Templo Vaticano, S. Pauli Extra Moenia, S. Ioannis in Laterano, S. Mariae Maioris, S. Sebastiani, S. Laurentii in Agro Verano and S. Crucis in Hierusalem.
Be sure at least once in your lifetime to make the seven church pilgrimage in Rome - a wonderful experience (prayers can be found in the Enchiridion Indulgentiarum).
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Pastors: Get Your Church Register and Records Books in Latin
Mass intention book available at Ancora'.
From Rome: UN FAO (Food and Agriculture)
Not To Be Missed: Rome's Famed Weekly Divino Amore Pilgrimage
If you think the Faith is dead in Rome or Europe, then attend this pilgrimage with the thousands who participate. Held every Saturday at 12:00 a.m. - a pilgrimage on foot towards the Sanctuary of the Madonna del Divino Amore (located just outside Rome) starts from this place, near the Circo Massimo Metro stop. It takes place from the first Saturday after Easter until the last Saturday of October as well as on December 7, the vigil of the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. Each year many thousands of pilgrims participate in this weekly trek. Bring a bottle of water and a snack to eat during the break. Mass at dawn at the shrine and you can take a bus back to the city afterwards.
The Sacred Colours
Saturday, March 26, 2011
What is Wrong with This Picture?
Chain Relic of St. Paul
From Rome: Making the British Empire Catholic
Sts. Andrea e Gregorio al Celio: It was from this spot atop Rome's Celian Hill, that St. Gregory the Great towards the beginning of the seventh century sent two groups of monks to evangelize England. Among the monks were St. Augustine, the first Archbishop of Canterbury, St. Lawrence, St. Mellitus, St. Justus, and St. Onorius, all succeeding archbishops of Canterbury, and St. Paulinus, first archbishop of York.
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