Laudetur Iesus Christus! Sunday is the 19th Sunday after Pentecost and also the ancient feast of the Maternity of Mary, Mother of God (Mater Dei). As custom, here is Dr. Mike Foley’s commentary on Sunday Collect prayer: http://www.newliturgicalmovement.org/2020/10/the-liberating-collect-for-nineteenth.html
Sunday Latin Masses in Charlotte
- St. Thomas Aquinas parish: 11:30am (High Mass) no major restrictions or signups
- St. Ann parish: 12:30pm (High Mass) – 250 person seating capacity which means (for now) most people will be able to find seating. There will be outside seating available.
Next Respect Life Latin Mass Saturday October 24
St. Ann will offer its 4th Saturday Respect Life Latin Mass at 8am on October 24 (Feast of St. Raphael the Archangel). Details are still being worked out as to whether there will be a vigil at Planned Parenthood or Holy Hour. Stay tuned.
SAVE THE DATE – Feast of Christ the King – Sunday October 25
The feast of Christ the King is an important feast day especially how it relates to Christ, His Church, and His rights in society and government. It’s traditionally custom to have a Eucharistic Procession after Mass. Here are the two Masses scheduled in Charlotte:
- St. Thomas Aquinas parish: 11:30am High Mass, with Eucharistic Procession
- St. Ann parish: 12:30pm High Mass, with Eucharistic Procession
We’ll update you on any additional Masses and commemorations we hear about.
Next Juventutem event – Saturday November 7
Juventutem, the young adults group (18-35) centered around the Traditional Latin Mass will be hosting a special Mass & event beginning with 10:30am Low Mass on Saturday November 7 (1st Saturday) at St. Mark parish. Afterwards, Fr. John Putnam, pastor of St. Mark will offer a talk on Canon Law and Marriage Validity. For more information please contact Angela Kessler at email@example.com or visit: www.facebook.com/JuventutemCLT
NC Pro-Life Voter Guides
With early voting starting, lay Catholics & North Carolina Right to Life have published non-partisan candidate comparison guides which focus on the abortion stances of the candidates. There are localized guides for various areas in Charlotte (and a few outside). To download the guides visit: http://vote-catholic.com/
Latin Mass & Traditional News
- Catholics Voting for Barabbas: An excellent election-season sermon by a Traditional Latin Mass priest in another diocese:
- The French Revolution & The American Catholic Today: Fr. David Nix, a traditional priest/hermit in the Denver Archdiocese compares the beginnings of the bloody, anti-Catholic French Revolution with the current unrest we are seeing in our country today: https://padreperegrino.org/2020/09/revo1/
- Digital Holy Communion: Fr Armand de Malleray, FSSP examines the history behind today’s Holy Communion on the fingers (as opposed to Communion on the palm in the ancient Church) which is widespread in the Church today, and concludes it has no historic basis. Taking Holy Communion by fingers was invented by the heretic, John Calvin:
- Sacred Music article: The Catholic News Herald had an interesting write up by a music professor from Western Carolina University which touches upon the importance of Baroque music and its important connection to the Catholic faith and the Rosary: https://catholicnewsherald.com/95-news/entertainment/6308-meditating-on-the-rosary-through-music
The article generally raises a broader topic for Catholics – the importance of music that is well ordered for the soul. Sadly today we are saturated with “beat music” otherwise known as pop music – even in parishes! – which is inherently disordered and awakens the passions or emotions. Authentically virtuous music (inside Mass or out in the world) achieves the opposite, and calms the passions to allow the soul to better contemplate God. Fr. Basil Nortz, ORC has an excellent CD on the topic: http://store-opusangelorum-org.3dcartstores.com/Music-and-Morality_p_59.html
- Brooklyn Bishop sues New York Governor: In response to the new COVID restrictions in New York, the Bishop of Brooklyn has decided to assert the traditional teaching of the Church’s superiority over the state, and sue the Governor. Not surprisingly a New York court rejected the suit 2 days later and the Bishop is looking at other options. Despite the setback, this is a positive beginning step towards asserting the Social Kingship of Christ: https://thetablet.org/after-judge_ruling-bishop_says-diocese-looking-options/
We still lament, that many dioceses – including Charlotte – missed an opportunity to assert the Social Kingship of Christ even with just a lawsuit. In fact we North Carolinian Catholics enjoy the Mass today thanks to 200 heretical pastors (i.e. Protestants) who had courage and fortitude to sue the Governor and win. May God reward their actions with the graces to convert to the true Church of Christ: https://www.wral.com/coronavirus/federal-judge-allows-nc-churches-to-meet-inside/19101332/
- Catholic Identity Conference in Pittsburgh October 23-25: Speaking of the doctrine of the Social Kingship of Christ, the best traditional Catholic Conference in the U.S. is happening the weekend of Christ the King in Pittsburgh and will focus on this teaching. The in-person tickets are sold out but learn more and register for the online package visit: https://remnantnewspaper.com/web/index.php/articles/item/5086-christ-or-chaos-challenging-the-new-world-order-cic-2020 Please watch the Remnant’s promotional video: https://catholicidentityconference.org/index.php