Laudetur Iesus Christus and blessed feast of the Little Flower, St. Therese! Sunday is also the 19th Sunday after Pentecost, and as custom, we include commentary on this Sunday’s Collect by Dr. Mike Foley: https://www.newliturgicalmovement.org/2020/10/the-liberating-collect-for-nineteenth.html
This weekend also marked two important feasts, for which we provide commentary by Dom Prosper Gueranger:
- Feast of the Guardian Angels – October 2nd: https://sensusfidelium.us/the-liturgical-year-dom-prosper-gueranger/october/october-2-the-holy-guardian-angels-dom-prosper-gueranger/
- St. Robert Bellarmine’s Hymn for the Guardian Angels: https://www.newliturgicalmovement.org/2021/10/st-robert-bellarmines-hymn-for-guardian.html
- Feast of St. Therese of the Child Jesus – October 3rd: https://sensusfidelium.us/the-liturgical-year-dom-prosper-gueranger/october/october-3-st-therese-of-the-child-jesus-virgin/
1st Sunday Latin Mass in Salisbury at 3pm Today
Sacred Heart parish in Salisbury will offer its first Sunday Latin Mass (Low) today at 3pm. Afterwards a social will occur in Brincefield Hall (please bring a snack or desert to share). For more information please contact the Salisbury Latin Mass Community: www.salisburylmc.org
Life Chain Sunday October 3rd, 2-3pm
Sunday after St. Ann 12:30pm Latin Mass, there will be the annual Life Chain along Park Road from 2-3pm.
**Feast of the Most Holy Rosary – Thursday October 7, 7pm**
We are pleased to share that St. Thomas Aquinas will offer a High Mass for the feast of the Most Holy Rosary, Thursday October 7 at 7pm. This Mass is unique in that it will be one of the few Masses offered in our diocese this week, as all the priests will be on retreat (please pray for them and our Bishop). Furthermore, it marks the 450th anniversary of the victorious battle of Lepanto, when, in 1571, Pope St. Pius V, asked all the Church to pray the Rosary for a military victory over the Turks (e.g. Muslims) whose fleet was attempting an invasion of Europe. The Mass intentions will be in reparation for the sins of the world & conversion of the world (to Catholicism).
TAN Books Begins New Online Journal: TAN Direction
Local Catholic publisher of many fine traditional books, TAN Books, has just announced a new online journal that will help the faithful grow in holiness according the traditions of the Church. Contributors will not only include TAN staff (several attend St. Ann and the TLM) but also traditionalists including Mother Miriam of the Lamb of God, and Fr. Zachary Akers, FSSP.
Here are some recent posts:
- Mother Miriam: http://tandirection.tanbooks.com/enemies-of-salvation/from-mothers-heart-to-your-home/
- John Paul Sonnen: http://tandirection.tanbooks.com/tradition-restored/on-the-impressive-ceremonies-of-the-latin-mass/
To learn more visit: http://tandirection.tanbooks.com/
Latin Mass & Traditional News
- How to Vaccinate Oneself Against Fear: An excellent and instructive sermon by a traditional priest on how to overcome fear, especially in light of the vaccine mandates and other threats in life: https://youtu.be/m1XpOlIJGXU
- Cardinal Burke: A Letter to Those Praying For Me: In August, we asked for prayers for Cardinal Burke who was critically ill with COVID. Deo Gratias, he has improved, been released from the hospital but is making a slow recovery and needs continued prayers: https://www.cardinalburke.com/presentations/letter-to-those-praying-for-me
- New Calendar: The Illustrated Liturgical Year Calendar Subscription: Sophia Institute Press is publishing an illustrated liturgical season calendar based on the traditional liturgical calendar, and includes themes from Dom Prosper Gueranger’s, The Liturgical Year (which we cite often). According to the publisher, it is a great teaching tool for schools, homes and parishes: https://www.sophiainstitute.com/products/item/the-illustrated-liturgical-year-calendar-subscription
- Father Mateo’s Reparation Challenge for October: Our friend Steve Cunningham over at Sensus Fidelium has just published a podcast promoting Fr. Mateo Crawley-Boevey, a 20th century pious priest, who promoted the enthronement of the Sacred Heart, and wrote the powerfully spiritually book Firebrand: https://sensusfidelium.us/resistance-podcast-201-fr-mateos-reparation-challenge-for-october/
- What is Christendom? – Charles Coulombe: On the last Sunday of October, we will celebrate the feast of Christ the King, which was established to remind the Church and the world, that Christ has rights and His teachings and His Church need to be acknowledged by all governments. This feast is essentially a spiritual and temporal effort for the restoration of Christendom, where the Kingship of Christ permeates society and facilitates more souls to be saved. Charles Coulombe pens a great article explaining what exactly is Christendom, and its history: https://onepeterfive.com/what-is-christendom/
- The Council and the Eclipse of God – Part XV by Don Pietro Leone: This excellent installment on the theological problems of Vatican II and covers one of the most important breaks with tradition that the Council had proposed: Religious liberty/freedom. This article provides helpful understanding to understand the difference in theology between the traditional faith (and the Latin Mass), and Vatican II and its Novus Ordo Mass. As we approach the coming feast of Christ the King on October 31, it’s important to understand how this departure has tragically affected the rights of Christ and His Church in the public square. Here is the key difference:
The Church has always taught that Religious Liberty is the liberty of a Catholic to profess the one true religion; whereas the Council teaches that it is the liberty of anyone to profess and practice the religion he chooses.
- Angels: Fellow Worshipers in the Liturgy of Heaven: With the Church marking both St. Michael and the Guardian Angels this past week, Dr. Peter Kwasniewski notes how often the Traditional Latin Mass references angels in the liturgy: https://onepeterfive.com/angels-fellow-worshipers-in-the-liturgy-of-heaven/
- “All the Elements of the Roman Rite”? Mythbusting, Part II: Back in July, the NLM published a great article examining how different the Novus Ordo missal is compared to the Traditional Latin Mass missal of 1962. The results were stark – the Novus Ordo only contained 17 percent of the prayers found in the Traditional Latin Mass missal (1962). Think about that. Is the Novus Ordo not an entirely new missal? Well Part II of this article was just published with even more research finding that the number is even lower, at 13 percent., with 52% of the 1962 prayers omitted from the new missal: https://www.newliturgicalmovement.org/2021/10/all-elements-of-roman-rite-mythbusting.html
Lastly, on a separate topic and as a follow up to last week, with several families building home altars, the NLM has posted a follow up on its photo posts of home chapels: https://www.newliturgicalmovement.org/2021/09/photopost-house-chapels-oratories-and.html
Father Ripperger: Keep Calm and Keep Attending the Traditional Latin Mass
A few weeks ago, traditional theologian and exorcist, Fr. Chad Ripperger, who offers the Latin Mass exclusively, offered some thoughts about Traditionis Custodes, the new Motu Proprio which places limits on the Traditional Latin Mass. He offers a sobering look at the modernist forces at play who are fixed in attacking the Traditional Latin Mass. They want to banish the Latin Mass because they hate it especially because their modernist project is falling apart. Please watch the sermon in its entirety which begins at 17:32. Here is an excerpt:
“Their project is failing. They’ve spent 40 years (or 50 years) on a project that has been an unmitigated disaster…There’s been a consistent decline for 40 or 50 years. The only thing that is growing is the Traditional movement and they know it. Which is a sign to them that their project didn’t work. So what do they have to do? They lost the argument intellectually…Over the last 20 years there has been sufficient theological work done, to show point in fact, that the Old Mass is better than the New… In the end, they don’t have an intellectual argument and the only thing left is force. [Describing modernists:] You have to force your position. You have to use power to maintain it. Because that’s how you keep people in check when you don’t have an intellectual argument and you can’t persuade them.
We have to be spiritually prepared for even more serious draconian documents. They not going to let this go until they are in the grave.
We have to hope that no one seeks clarifications from the Vatican on the document…You never ask Rome a question for which you don’t already know the answer. Because if you don’t know the answer already, you don’t know what you are going to get back, and that will provide an opportunity to clamp down even more on us. To restrict us.”.
Father concludes by offering some hope and practical spiritual advice (paraphrased):
- The TLM will never cease to exist until Christ returns…It’s never going away.
- We have to merit the return to tradition. Become holy, become worthy of it.
- God is the one who can determine how long this problem can be in the Church
- Pray for Pope and Bishops
- Only prayers will win the conversion.
- When demons are attacking you, that’s a good sign. It means you are doing something they don’t like.
- Satan and his minions hate the Traditional Latin Mass
Fr. Ripperger sermon: https://youtu.be/dxEUxri3jxg?t=1052 (begins at 17:32)
As Fr. Ripperger notes, the Traditional Latin Mass will never cease until Christ returns. What Mass are you going to on Sunday?