Notre Dame becomes first Catholic university in U.S. to offer regular Byzantine liturgy on campus

How cool is this? From Aleteia: Students and faculty at the University of Notre Dame who go to the university’s chapel on Sundays may be hearing something different from the usual Mass opening of “In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” “Blessed is the kingdom of the Father and the Son and [Read More...]

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Catch this: playing with a football during a homily

This happened on September 10 at Cathedral School in Superior, Wisconsin. The homilist is Fr. Andrew Ricci. [Read more...]

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At the World Meeting of Families: How do you give communion to a million people?

View image | gettyimages.com Here’s an interesting glimpse behind the scenes, from Philly.com—including a detail that has lately been making the rounds on social media: that the pope is expected to say Mass in Latin. Read on:  When more than 1,500 priests and deacons descend from Pope Francis’ altar on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway next month [Read More...]

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Bishop Morlino on SSPX: “Have nothing to do with them” — UPDATED

Madison’s Bishop Robert Morlino makes clear his opposition: I want to be cautious and fair about the SSPX. Many of their concerns are legitimate. Many of their values and aspirations are admirable, and their zeal is impressive. Their priests wish to serve the Lord and His people. The people who attend their chapels are fervent. [Read More...]

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How not to do a funeral

View image | gettyimages.com The anonymous priest “Fr. Nonomen” at Commonweal describes an awful experience at one funeral, from bad music to weak preaching: When it was time for the homily, Father Pastor stepped away from the pulpit and walked down to the family in the pews. I was about to give him extra points [Read More...]

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Latin Mass dating?

A reader sent me this link, which has the following brief description: You are unwed and want to marry? Get to know traditional Catholics all over the world. Find your match and start a big family. Latin-Mass-Dating.com is for all traditional Catholics – regardless where they attend the Traditional Latin Mass (Diocesan priests, religious communities, [Read More...]

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Are you doing this at Mass? Stop that!

View image | gettyimages.com This crossed my Facebook feed this afternoon and it’s too good not to share.  From EpicPew, a few of the 10 Things You Might Be Doing Wrong at Mass (#5 irks me no end): 1. Changing posture early Seriously, what’s the deal? Why can’t we just wait ’til we actually finish [Read More...]

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Report: priest stops funeral Mass mid-liturgy

From a TV station in Rochester, New York: A local family said a priest suddenly stopped their loved one’s funeral during the ceremony. Michael Klimchuk said Father Louis Sirianni at Saint Mark’s Church in Greece ended the funeral mass for his sister, Mary, Monday because a family member went outside the order of the mass [Read More...]

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Dressing for Mass: “So much of what we wear communicates our identity”

A terrific and timely new video by Eric Coughlin about how we should dress for Mass, featuring (among others) the great Brandon Vogt and his family. Read Brandon’s take on all this, too: How you dress matters. There are at least two reasons why. First, because of what it says to others. Dressing nicely communicates [Read More...]

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Bishop decries “hirsute flabmeisters spreading out in the pew…”

Behold the bishop of Providence, Thomas Tobin, unplugged: The sloppy and even offensive way people dress while attending Mass is something I’ve witnessed personally and regularly receive complaints about. You know what I’m talking about; you’ve seen it too. Hirsute flabmeisters spreading out in the pew, wearing wrinkled, very-short shorts and garish, unbuttoned shirts; mature [Read More...]

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