How important is the homily?

Ask pretty much any regular, even daily, Mass-going Catholic… Novus Ordo Mass-going Catholic, that is… how important the homily is, and the odds are pretty good the answer will be, “It’s incredibly important!” In May of 2012, America Magazine ran a story about …

Cardinal DiNardo gathers his brood

On May 28, 2013, self-identified “Bishop” Janice R. Huie of the United Methodist self-proclaimed “Church” presided (a proper use of the word) over a rite of commissioning and so-called “ordination” involving some fellow heretics. This is nothing new, of course. Protestants have been …

Nostra Aetate: A clear decree?

In an interview with Catholic News Service on May 17, 2012, Cardinal Kurt Koch, President of the Pontifical Commission for Religious Relations with Jews, said, “The ‘Nostra Aetate’ declaration of the Second Vatican Council is a clear decree and is important for every …

Repudiating the Offertory

“That utter abomination follows which forces all that precedes in the Mass into its service and is, therefore, called the Offertory.  From here on, almost everything smacks and savors of sacrifice … Let us, therefore, repudiate everything that smacks of sacrifice, together with …

Papa was a rollin’ stone

I just received one of Dr. Robert Moynihan’s Letters with this photo of the former Pope Benedict and Pope Francis in the chapel where the former will presumably offer Mass, along with the following text: “It is not clear from this photo how …