Laudetur Iesus Christus! This is the 4th Sunday after Pentecost. With Dr. Mike Foley’s weekly column on hiatus, we will now provide Dom Prosper Gueranger’s reflection on Sunday’s propers courtesy of Sensus Fidelium: https://sensusfidelium.us/the-liturgical-year-dom-prosper-gueranger/the-time-after-pentecost/fourth-sunday-after-pentecost/
Blessing of Lilies: We would be remiss if we didn’t thank Fr. Reid for kindly blessing the lilies of St. Anthony after last Sunday’s Mass. The Traditional Rite is replete with many blessings of sacramentals that we hope to continue unpackage as the calendar and our priests time permits. These sacramental blessings are a small but important way to help sanctify the world around us.
Priestly Ordinations yesterday: Please pray for newly ordained priests Frs Joseph Wasswa, and Juan Miguel Sanchez, as they will be ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Charlotte this Saturday June 19. Fr. Wasswa will now serve as parochial vicar at Our Lady of Grace in Greensboro, the Sunday Latin Mass parish in the Triad.
4th Sunday Respect Life Latin Mass – Saturday June 26 at 8am: St. Ann will offer its regular 4th Sunday Latin Mass on Saturday June 26 at 8:00am followed by prayers at the local abortion facility.
Traditional Men’s Recollection with the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest – Saturday June 26 (Raleigh)
The Institute of Christ the King will lead a traditional men’s recollection and Latin Mass this coming Saturday June 26 in Raleigh. The Institute is a priestly religious order that exclusively offers the Traditional Latin Mass and operate parishes in the US and around the world. The recollection is for men, but the Mass is open to the public.
Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT, Offered by Canon Matthew Weaver of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest,
9:00 am: Men’s Recollection, 10:00 am: Rosary, 10:30 am: High Mass, Confessions available
Location: Saint Joseph Catholic Church, 2809 Poole Rd, Raleigh, NC 27610
Feast of SS. Peter and Paul –Tuesday June 29: The Cathedral will offer its annual Solemn High Latin Mass at 7pm on Tuesday June 29. It will be with the Cathedral Choir and feature Missa Brevis in E minor by Carl Heinrich Biber.
SAVE THE DATE: Traditional Confirmations – Sunday July 11, 12:30pm: Msgr. Winslow, the Vicar General for the Diocese, will come to St. Ann parish to administer the traditional sacrament of Confirmations. CLMC hopes to organize a reception afterward Mass.
Latin Mass & Traditional News
- Fr. Reid’s homily on confession: Last Sunday Fr. Reid gave an excellent homily on going to confession. If you missed it, we invite you to read it here: https://www.stanncharlotte.org/june-13th-2021-fr-reid/
- Feast of St. Ephraim the Syrian: This past Friday in the traditional calendar, the Church celebrated the feast of an early Church doctor, St. Ephraim the Syrian. Residing in the 4th century Christian community of Edessa (the today’s Turkish-Syrian border) this deacon founded many monasteries, was known for his knowledge of scripture, and was a student of St. Jacob of Nisibis, a bishop and attendee at the council of Nicaea. Most interestingly is that St. Ephraim wrote about St. Jacob’s fascinating ascent of Mt. Ararat, the mountain where Noe’s ark supposedly lay and where this saintly bishop found some of its relics. For those adventurous readers, the account of the location of Noah’s ark by the Kolbe Center is well worth the time: https://www.kolbecenter.org/the-nisibis-report/
To learn more about this great saint, click here: https://sensusfidelium.us/the-liturgical-year-dom-prosper-gueranger/june/june-18-ephraem-the-syrian-deacon-confessor-and-doctor-of-the-church/
- Chris Ferrera on the problematic “moral licitity” of abortion-linked COVID vaccines: For a deep dive into the traditional moral teachings and outlook when it comes the abortion linked COVID-19 vaccines, Chris Ferrera, noted traditionalist writer for the Remnant, attorney, and author of several books (including Liberty: The God That Failed), published a lengthy examination earlier this spring of why the COVID-19 vaccines do not meet the Church’s traditional criteria for morally permissible:
- No Salvation Outside of the Catholic Church? – Rorate Caeli posted a good refresher on the Church’s traditional teaching on non-Catholic Christians and how it “changed” after Vatican II. This article is part of a broader series examining the Council and its resultant obscuring of God and His teachings:
- Iniquis Afflictisque- On the Persecution of the Church in Mexico: In the Church’s treasury of tradition, there are many great encyclicals that are worth reading and inspire the faith. Often times many of the encyclicals prior to Vatican II were actually written in a succinct and accessible way so that laity could read them without being bogged down in complex theological statements or terms. In prior e-mails, we’ve shared other encyclicals by Pope Pius XI (1922-1939), but this one in particularly is worthy. Iniquis Afflictisque was written in November 1926 during the masonic and communist revolution in Mexico and discussed the Church in Mexico’s response to the government persecution that outlawed Catholicism, and sent many priests and religious to death, and many into exile.
Sadly today, Catholicism in Mexico is barely a shadow of what it once was, and we can see the devastating impact free masonry and communism had on this once great Catholic nation and people. Thankfully, the Traditional Latin Mass is making a slow but steady comeback in Mexico and has great potential to restore the faith there. Since this week, the Church in the U.S. Catholic Church celebrates “religious freedom” week (and quite meagerly), we thought it appropriate to share how the Church once defended herself against persecution: