Ad Orientem and Versus Populum both make sense

Here we see a cartoon meant to illustrate why it "makes more sense" for the priest to be facing the altar and the crucifix, as he does when celebrating the Traditional  Latin Mass:PIC ad orientam versus populum cartoon I've seen this cartoon in various places, most recently here. It's cute, but misleading. Recall what the catechism says:  1368The Eucharist is also the sacrifice of the Church. The Church which is the Body of Christ participates in the offering of her Head. With h … [Read more...]

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At the Register: Why busy parents should always go to midnight Mass

And it has nothing to do with "misery loves company!" … [Read more...]

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Great little missal for kids

These booklets appeared in our pews a few weeks ago:I will admit, I saw the cover and thought, "Ut-oh.  Glass-walled church, buncha laymen cluttering up the altar . . . this can't be good."  Well, the cover is the only ishy part.  The book itself is great.The format is simple:  words of the Mass on the left, color coded explanations on the right.They explanations are more than just the standards "sit, stand, kneel, listen to the priest."  They explain what "epiclesis" means (I'll … [Read more...]

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