Liturgy & Priesthood

Video Reflections on this Sunday’s Readings

October 28, 2009

Having just been to the Mount of Beatitudes in Galilee — celebrating Mass outdoors looking over the Sea, the readings for this Sunday again strike a cord. They are the beatitudes from Matthew’s gospel and they are read at every Mass on the mountain. Here is a great video reflection to prepare us for All […]

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Help for Reverent Masses

October 22, 2009

New book from Vatican offers resources for priests on celebrating Mass The Congregation for Divine Worship has completed a new volume, the <i>Compendium Eucharisticum</i>, designed to help priests celebrate Mass with proper reverence. The compendium, prepared at the request of Pope Benedict XVI, includes prayers, theological texts, and other study materials. Cardinal Antonio Canizares, the […]

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Tridentine High Mass in St. Peters

October 19, 2009

Archbishop Burke offers 1st Tridentine High Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica in 40 years Archbishop Raymond Burke, prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, has offered the first solemn High Mass in the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite in St. Peter’s Basilica since the promulgation of the ordinary form four decades ago. The Pontifical Mass took […]

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If you live in SE Michigan and want to Walk for Priests…

October 5, 2009

… join the Generation Christ and all the young people walking between St. Thomas in Ann Arbor and St. Andrews in Saline Michigan. What a great event full of fun and for such a great purpose. To learn more click here.

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Bishop Turns his Back on the People. . .

August 18, 2009

. . . and gave three good reasons why. I approve  (as if they makes any difference :-)

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More Homosexuals Made Bishops in Episcopal “church”

August 5, 2009

Episcopal Church: 3 homosexuals nominated for bishop positions http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=3699 Three weeks after the Episcopal Church voted to resume the ordination of actively homosexual bishops, three homosexual priests– one male and two female– have been nominated for election to the episcopate.

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An Ideal Bishop — May God give us 100 more!

July 23, 2009

http://www.wral.com/news/local/video/5635684/

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Central Tabernacle

July 16, 2009

Indiana bishop requires central placement of tabernacle http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=3531 Bishop John D’Arcy of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Indiana, has issued a directive that the tabernacle should be centrally placed in all churches of that diocese. “My experience is that our people, with their instinct of faith, have always desired that the tabernacle be central and visible,” Bishop […]

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Crazy “Lady Bishop” Grabs Eucharist

July 13, 2009

Geez, we have some nuts in our Church. Austrian female ‘bishop’ seizes Eucharist http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=3478 An Austrian woman who identified herself as a Catholic bishop snatched the Blessed Sacrament from a ciborium after she was refused Communion at a Mass in Linz. Bishop Ludwig Schwarz had declined to administer the Eucharist to Christine Mayr-Lumetzberger, who has […]

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Ed Peters on Archbishop Milingo

June 26, 2009

The Insordescence of Archbishop Milingo Demands Response Insordescence. It’s not a likable word. It’s not a likable thing. But Abp. Milingo is insordescent. And he needs to be dealt with. Read how, here: http://www.canonlaw.info/2009/06/insordescence-of-abp-milingo-demands.html Milingo schism grows with ordination of another bishop http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=3327 Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo, who incurred automatic excommunication in 2006 when he ordained […]

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Steve on Webcam from Ave Maria Radio Studios

June 22, 2009

From 3:00-5:00 PM I (Steve Ray) will be hosting Al Kresta’s show live from the studios of Ave Maria Radio in Ann Arbor Michigan (see topics below). You can listen over the internet and learn more at Ave Maria Radio, but I will also be covered on live video cam from the studio (see directly […]

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Should Lay Ministers Give Blessings in Lieu of the Eucharist?

May 11, 2009

Lay ministers of holy Communion should stop offering “blessings-in-lieu-of-Communion” at Mass Concerns about swine flu have prompted many parishes to discontinue the routine administration of the Precious Blood. Okay, fine.* But there’s another Communion rite practice that should also cease if only out of concerns for public health. This time, however, it’s a practice that […]

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Canon Lawyer Ed Peters on Pelosi and Archbishop Wuerl

May 8, 2009

A response to Abp. Wuerl’s claims that canon law supports his inaction in regard to Nancy Pelosi Abp. Donald Wuerl of Washington DC continues to defend his refusal to withhold holy Communion from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi in a number of ways, but his recent claims that canon law supports his inaction attract my […]

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Swine Flu & the Eucharist

May 1, 2009

Texas diocese reacts to swine flu: Communion under one kind, disinfect holy water fonts http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=2771 In the wake of mounting concern about a swine flu pandemic, Bishop Gregory Aymond of Austin, Texas, has directed that Holy Communion be distributed under one kind and that holy water fonts be disinfected after properly disposing of the holy […]

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Steve on Catholic Answers Live Monday – Priesthood!

April 27, 2009

Today I will be on the 2nd hour of Catholic Answers Live discussing the newly announce Year of the Priest. For info later on how to listen to archived replay, click here; to listen on-line tonight, click here. I took this picture (right) of the incorrupt body of St. Jean Vianney on our last trip […]

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New Ordinations for the USA

April 22, 2009

465 Americans to be ordained priests; 1/4 foreign-born, majority on dean’s list in college http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=2680 The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has released data on members of the ordination class of 2009. A remarkable 55% who responded to a survey were on the dean’s list in college, while 11% were college valedictorian or […]

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