Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Cathcon warns today not to be sick in Vienna and have to suffer the pastoral care of the chaplaincy of the General Hospital. Here are a few scenes from their Holy Week of this year.
Abstract Cross- Abstract Faith!
The Society has the great pleasure to announce the visit to New York and Connecticut of Martin Mosebach and Father Uwe Michael Lang. Martin Mosebach is an eminent German novelist and essayist. In October of this year he will receive the Georg Buechner prize-the highest German literary award. Mr. Mosebach has written and spoken extensively on Catholic issues, particularly relating to the Traditional liturgy. His Heresy of Formlessness, on the liturgy, was published in English translation last year by Ignatius Press. Father Lang is a priest of the Brompton Oratory in London and the author of an influential study on the position of the celebrant in the Roman rite: Turning towards the Lord: Orientation in Liturgical Prayer. (Foreword by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger)
The following events are scheduled in conjunction with the visit of Mr. Mosebach and Fr. Lang:
Friday, Sept. 7, New Haven, Connecticut St. Mary Church Hall, 5 Hillhouse Avenue7:30 PM: Presentation by Martin Mosebach and Fr. Lang.directions: http://www.stmarys-priory.com/directions.htm
Saturday, Sept. 8, New Canaan ConnecticutNew Canaan Public Library, 151 Main Street5:30 PM: Presentation by Martin Mosebach and Fr. Lang.Link to directions
Sunday, Sept. 9, New York, New York Church of Our Saviour, 59 Park Avenue at 38th Street5:00 PM: Solemn High Mass in the Traditional rite.6:30PM: Presentation by Mr. Mosebach and Fr. Lang in the undercroft of the church.
If you can't make it, you can always buy the book!
"At Morning Star Zendo, persons of all faiths are invited to practice Zazen (sitting meditation). Robert Kennedy, S.J., Roshi, is a Jesuit priest and Zen teacher in the White Plum lineage.
He studied with Yamada Roshi in Kamakura, Japan, with Maezumi Roshi in Los Angeles, and with Glassman Roshi in New York. Glassman Roshi installed Kennedy as sensei in 1991 and conferred Inka (his final seal of approval) in 1997, making him a roshi (master).
Kennedy Roshi is the author of Zen Gifts to Christians and Zen Spirit, Christian Spirit."
"That no presumptuous hands be able to lay hold of it for any horrible or evil purpose".
The same of course can be said for hand communion.
Pope John Paul II said that to touch the Sacred Host is the sole priviledge of the ordained.
Cardinal Joos told me once that the late Pope had made him a Cardinal to show how important was the work of a parish priest. Despite being head of the Diocesan tribunal, the then Fr Joos had refused to give up being a parish priest. He said, "I am an only a small Cardinal". A Cardinal Deacon, I said. Exactly, exactly was the reply.
with a fabrication, a banal on-the-spot product.
It is difficult to say briefly what is important in this quarrel of liturgists and what is not. But perhaps the following will be useful. J. A. Jungmann, one of the truly great liturgists of our century, defined the liturgy of his time, such as it could be understood in the light of historical research, as a "liturgy which is the fruit of development".... (Cathcon notes Jungmann was an very great scholar but some of his misunderstandings had a baleful effect on the liturgy).
What happened after the Council was something else entirely: in the place of liturgy as the fruit of development came fabricated liturgy. We abandoned the organic, living process of growth and development over centuries, and replaced it—as in a manufacturing process—
See also "The New Theology, where is it leading us?" by Father Garrigou-Lagrange.
I receive an e-mail.
One of the Saint Louis, Missouri churches that closed in 2005 was Saint Boniface. Sadly, this church is now a theater, which is featuring the play Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll, which it describes thusly:
"New Line Theatre opens its seventeenth season of daring, muscular theatre with the world premiere of the new revue, SEX, DRUGS, AND ROCK & ROLL a fearless celebration and exploration of these three ubiquitous forces on Americans and our culture, running Sept. 27-Oct. 20, 2007".
While this is problematic in itself, this most certainly violates the Archdiocese's conditions of sale of the church, which includes a prohibition on "live performances directed to an adult audience rather than the general public are operated or conducted."