Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Dracula vs. the Catholic Eucharist

by Taylor Marshall

Pontifical Requiem Mass for deceased bishops and priests on November 3

By The Catholic Herald

MADISON -- In the "Church Year," November is a significant month for considering the Communion of the Saints and the holy souls in Purgatory.

At the start of the month, the Church celebrates All Saints Day, giving thanks to God for all those we believe have achieved their heavenly goal, and then All Souls Day, during which we pray for the souls of all those who have departed but await their entry into heaven. They are moving days, which call to mind not only loved ones and friends who have died, but also the end of our own lives.

In most parishes, All Souls Day will coincide with Sunday this year, and thus will be marked with particular attention and solemnity. But for all who wish to participate, a particular opportunity exists in the Diocese of Madison to celebrate All Souls Day and to remember all the deceased priests and bishops who have served the faithful here, by way of the traditional Latin Requiem Mass.

At 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 3 (the day to which this commemoration is transferred in the ancient calendar of the Church), Bishop Robert C. Morlino will celebrate a Pontifical Requiem Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. The location of the Mass, the Bishop O'Connor Catholic Pastoral Center in the Bishop O'Donnell Memorial Chapel, holds particular significance as the building and chapel are named, respectively, in honor of the first and second bishops of the diocese and were the place of formation of so many diocesan priests.

A Requiem Mass, which is seldom seen anymore, is always offered for the repose of the soul or souls of the deceased and mirrors in its ritual the Catholic funeral Mass. This Requiem Mass, which has been organized by the Madison Tridentine Mass Society, will be marked by particular ceremony as it is a Pontifical Requiem, celebrated by the bishop. The Mass will be accompanied by Tomás Luis de Victoria's Requiem for four voices.

All are invited to join in the ancient prayer of the Church, as we commend to God the good priests and bishops who have gone before us, even as we pray as a diocese for our "Priests for the Future."

Monday, October 20, 2014

What's a Catholic to do?

Saint Paul Weighs In

Destruction of Sodom

"The wrath of God is indeed being revealed from heaven against every impiety and wickedness of those who suppress the truth by their wickedness. ... As a result, they have no excuse; for although they knew God they did not accord him glory as God or give him thanks. Instead, they became vain in their reasoning, and their senseless minds were darkened. ... Therefore, God handed them over to degrading passions. Their females exchanged natural relations for unnatural, and the males likewise gave up natural relations with females and burned with lust for one another. Males did shameful things with males and thus received in their own persons the due penalty for their perversity. And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God handed them over to their undiscerning mind to do what is improper. They are filled with every form of wickedness, evil, greed, and malice; full of envy, murder, rivalry, treachery, and spite. They are gossips and scandalmongers and they hate God. They are insolent, haughty, boastful, ingenious in their wickedness, and rebellious toward their parents. They are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Although they know the just decree of God that all who practice such things deserve death, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them."

First Chapter of the Epistle to the Romans

Time is Running Out!

The March for Life is the biggest and most powerful pro-life event of the year! Each year, approximately 500,000 pro-lifers descend on the nation's capitol, demanding justice for pre-born persons. You don't want to miss this event, taking place on January 22nd!

But don't wait---the deadline for registration isNovember 1st! Call 262-796-1111 ext. 10 today or click here to register!

Crazy Cardinals, Synod on Marriage and Family, Finding Peace

by Dr Taylor Marshall

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by Dr Taylor Marshall


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