Tucson parish fostering liturgical abuses?

Eucharistic bread recipe includes white flour, salt, baking powder and olive oil

A parish in Bishop Gerald Kicanas' diocese of Tucson uses illicit matter for their eucharistic hosts, recites a made-up creed on Sunday and is allegedly aligned with LGBT activists. Saint Pius X in Tucson, Arizona, has as its pastor Fr. Harry Ledwith, who's videotaped at Mass reciting a made-up creed titled "The Hungry Credo of Concern" along with his parishioners in April. … [Read more...]

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Bishop McElroy aligns himself with Bishop McGrath

When it comes to the sacraments for those in same-sex marriages, San Diego bishop says he agrees with approach of San Jose bishop -- not that of Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois

Although response from Catholic clergy has been muted in the wake of Springfield, Illinois, Bishop Thomas Paprocki’s June 12 decree that prohibits Catholics in "same-sex 'marriage' " from receiving Communion, lay organizations have been vocal about their disdain for the decree. The decree bars Catholics in same-sex marriages from receiving Communion as well as from receiving … [Read more...]

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Looking forward to 10 years of Summorum Pontificum

The motu proprio, issued by Pope Benedict XVI July 7, 2007, was meant to help close rift in Church following liturgical changes made after the Second Vatican Council

Ten years after Benedict XVI broadened access to the celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass, the document by which he did so is being hailed as a means of closing the rift of division following liturgical changes made after the Second Vatican Council. “Sometimes there are these polemics, but I think Benedict tried to overcome these polemics, saying that even in the liturgy … [Read more...]

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Why are we showing up to Mass as if we’ve just rolled out of bed?

Orange diocese offers guidance for all Catholics on proper reception of the Blessed Sacrament

If in fact we truly believe that we are receiving the body of Christ, is there any moment in our lives that could be more important? Why, then, are we showing up to Mass as if we’ve just rolled out of bed? Why are we approaching the person distributing Communion thinking of the big game that afternoon? Why are we (I’ve seen people do it) reaching to take the Eucharist from the … [Read more...]

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Cardinal Sarah: Liturgical devastation reflects serious crisis of faith

Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship offers blunt assessment of the damage caused by post Vatican II liturgical excesses

In an address to a German conference marking the 10th anniversary of the Summorum Pontificum, Cardinal Robert Sarah, the prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, offered an extraordinarily blunt appraisal of “the disaster, the devastation, and the schism that the modern promoters of a living liturgy caused”: “The serious crisis of faith, not only at the level of the … [Read more...]

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A victory for the seal of Confession

Priests can't be forced to break the seal to report alleged abuse of minors, Louisiana Supreme Court rules

The following comes from a November 1 Catholic News Agency article by Matt Hadro: Catholic priests do not have to break the seal of Confession to report the alleged abuse of minors, the Louisiana Supreme Court ruled on Friday. The Diocese of Baton Rouge, at the center of the case, responded that they were “very pleased” with the court’s Oct. 28 opinion, “which affirms the … [Read more...]

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“The Lord starts to rub off on you through the sacraments”

Few things more fundamental to the Catholic faith than the seven sacraments

The following comes from a September 29 Orange County Catholic article by Michael J. Medley: There are few things more fundamental to the Catholic faith than the seven sacraments: baptism, Eucharist, reconciliation, confirmation, marriage, holy orders, and anointing of the sick. The Church teaches that these sacraments were instituted by Jesus during his public ministry as a … [Read more...]

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