Pope issues new directives on revision, translation of liturgical texts

More power to episcopal conferences, less of a role for Congregation for Divine Worship

The Holy See has released a new “motu proprio” from Pope Francis outlining a shift in the responsibility of local bishops and the Apostolic See for the revision and approval of liturgical texts. Dated Sept. 3, the document is titled “Magnum Principium,” meaning “The great principle,” and deals explicitly with two specific changes to Canon 838 of the Code of Canon Law, which … [Read more...]

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Bishop Brennan blesses St. Monica Academy’s new campus

School that teaches complete faithfulness to the Catholic Church is growing steadily

The following comes from a March 22 Pasadena Now article: On Tuesday April 5, 2016, Bishop Joseph V. Brennan of the San Fernando Pastoral Region of the LA Archdiocese will bless St. Monica Academy’s new campus in Montrose and consecrate it to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Due to a steady growth in enrollment, St. Monica’s moved to the campus of Holy Redeemer Parish in … [Read more...]

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No drums?

Music director will use Latin vocals, chant, Renaissance music and new commissions at Christ Cathedral

The following comes from a March 8 Orange County Catholic article by Cathi Douglas: Internationally respected liturgical director and organist John A. Romeri, formerly the director of Liturgical Music for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, joined the Diocese of Orange as the first Christ Cathedral Director of Music Ministries in January. OC Catholic was able to speak with Dr. … [Read more...]

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The devil hates Latin

Exorcist for San Jose diocese tells group that Satan despises "the universal language of the Church"

The following comes from a February 16 New Liturgical Movement article by David Clayton: I just attended a talk by the exorcist for diocese of San Jose, Father Gary Thomas. I wanted to pass on one little comment that he made almost in passing. I do not know where he stands liturgically in regard to the Mass - there was nothing in what he said that led me to believe that … [Read more...]

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Churches Worth Driving To – Immaculate Conception Chapel

Immaculate Conception Chapel, San Francisco Name of Church: Immaculate Conception Address: 3255 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 Phone number: (415) 824-1762 Mass times: Sundays, 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. (Italian), noon, 5:30 p.m. (Latin Tridentine). Monday – Saturday, 7:30 a.m. Holy Days, Thursdays, and the 13th of the month, 7:30 p.m. Confessions: By appointment … [Read more...]

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