Tenth Sunday After Pentecost (Assumption Masses)

Laudetur Iesus Christus! Sunday is vigil of the Assumption (suppressed when it falls on a Sunday) and the 10th Sunday after Pentecost.  The Church now moves on from last Sunday’s meditation on the destruction of the Temple to now unveiling herself to all the nations with the new sacrifice offered by Christ, as Dom Prosper Gueranger writes in The Liturgical Year:

The considerateness wherewith the Church had, so far, treated the Synagogue, would henceforward be unmeaning. As the beautiful queen and bride, she is now at full liberty to show herself to all the nations, subdue their wild instincts by the power of the Spirit, unify them in Christ Jesus, and put them by faith into the substantial, though not visible, possession of those eternal realities which had been foreshadowed by the Law of types and figures.


Additionally, the readings/prayers for Mass focuses on humility which is explained in this commentary: http://www.newliturgicalmovement.org/2020/08/running-humble-tenth-sunday-after.html#.Xy9rGn57nwc  

Feast of the Assumption – Monday August 15

The feast of the Assumption is not a holy day of obligation this year in the US due to it falling on a Monday (per the USCCB), but why not make it a personal holy day of obligation and attend Latin Mass and honor Our Lady?

Latin Masses this Week

  • Wednesday August 17, 6pm – St. Ann: Feast of St. Hyacinth
  • Thursday August 18, 7pm – St Thomas Aquinas: Feria
  • Friday August 19, 7am St. Ann or 12:30pm St. Mark: Feast of St. John Eudes

Dr. Peter Kwasniewski Returns to Charlotte – September 2nd, 7pm

The CLMC is hosting Dr. Peter Kwasniewski to offer a special lecture for the CLMC, entitled: The Primacy of Tradition and Obedience to the Truth. Friday September 2, Aquinas Hall (St. Thomas Aquinas Parish), 1400 Suther Road, Charlotte.

5:30pm Cocktails/Meet & Greet

7pm Lecture

7:45pm Panel Discussion & Q&A

9pm Book Signing

This free lecture will be a sequel to his talk to us last November, and build upon his new book, True Obedience in the Church. Moreover, the event will also feature a special panel discussion which includes Dr. Kwasniewski and two other noted liturgical writers, Greg DiPippo from the New Liturgical Movement, and Christopher Owens of the Veterum Sapientia Institute (The Latin Institute co-founded by Fr. Barone). The panel will answer your questions about the future of the Latin Mass. It will be moderated by the CLMC’s own Brian Williams.  Please invite your friends and spread the word.

Holy Face Devotions & New Book

The primary purpose of this apostolate is to, by praying certain prayers, make reparation for the sins committed against the first three Commandments of the Lord: The denial of God by atheism (communism), blasphemy, and the profanation of Sundays and Holy Days. Devotion to the Holy Face has been referred to as the devotion for Jesus Crucified.  It should be noted that Communists hate the Latin Mass. The schedule is as follows:

  • St. Mark – Mondays 2-3pm
  • St. Thomas Aquinas – Tuesdays 6am in the main church
  • St. Ann – Tuesdays 7:30am in the chapel after the Novus Ordo Mass (uses the booklet which takes 15-20 minutes)
  • Don’t see your parish? Why not organize one?

New Book on the Holy Face Devotion: TAN Books has just announced a new book on the Holy Face devotion by Fr. Lawrence Carney, a Latin Mass priest in Missouri who is chaplain to the Benedictines of Mary. The book is entitled The Secret of the Holy Face: The Devotion Destined to Save Society. If you want to learn more about this powerful devotion, please visit: https://tanbooks.com/products/books/tan-books/pre-order/the-secret-of-the-holy-face/

Latin Mass & Traditional News

  • What They Requested, What They Expected, and What Happened: Council Fathers on the Latin Roman Canon: The evidence continues to mount, and be documented, that the Novus Ordo Mass, and other changes, were not what the Vatican II Council fathers asked for or even wanted. As Dr. Peter Kwasniewski shows, even bishops who wanted the Mass in the vernacular language still wanted the Roman Canon of the Mass to remain in Latin. This is documented in the response these bishops gave the Council ahead of the votes. Did the committee that designed the Novus Ordo Mass actually listen to the Vatican II Council fathers? You be the judge:  https://www.newliturgicalmovement.org/2022/08/what-they-requested-what-they-expected.html#.YvHYvhzMKHs

CLMC comment: What can a priest or bishop do about this? See next article below.

  • If a law isn’t accepted, it is essentially no law at all: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (e.g. Fr. Z) has a helpful article which reminds us that a law is not a law if the group ignores it. He interestingly notes how most bishops and the Church have never fully received the Novus Ordo Mass, instead embracing liturgical abuses of the Mass, while others are gravitating towards the Traditional Mass – something the Church has recognized through various decrees and official decisions over the last 50 years. What does this mean for the current restrictions on the Latin Mass (e.g. Traditiones Custodes)? If more clergy ignore Traditiones Custodes, it perhaps won’t be enforceable as a law. This seems to be happening as we note below. https://wdtprs.com/2022/08/if-a-law-isnt-accepted-it-is-essentially-no-law-at-all-traditionis-time-will-tell-novus-ordo-time-has-told/

Bishops and the Traditional Latin Mass – Cutting Through the Fear (Part II)

Last week we began to document the quiet but growing support occurring in the episcopacy for the Traditional Latin Mass and how more bishops are standing up for the Mass of Ages and cutting through the rigidity of the Traditiones Custodes fear-machine. We are pleased to provide more examples, showing that dioceses like Arlington and Washington, which severely restricted the Latin Mass, are actually outliers:

  • Providence (RI): This past week, Rhode Island bishop, Thomas Tobin, tweeted support for traditional Latin Mass attendees and traditional liturgies: “I am convinced that if the Church is to prosper in the present age, it cannot hesitate to embrace and support traditional Catholics, traditional liturgies and traditional moral values.https://twitter.com/ThomasJTobin1/status/1558098786798522370

These examples serve as an excellent reminder to continue praying for the bishops – a growing number of them continue to support – and even offer – the Latin Mass.

Yet some may still wonder if it’s time to head for the hills, lay low, or run for cover. Yet if these bishops and Cardinals aren’t running away, why should we?

Why are you fearful, O ye of little faith? (Matthew 8:26)

What Mass are you attending Sunday?