28 11, 2017

TLM Class 3

By |2019-04-05T04:28:57+00:00November 28th, 2017|Podcasts, Sermons, Talks|

The six links of this podclass are: Conversation With Christ to learn how to meditate as St. Teresa of Avila and St. Ignatius of Loyola. Moveable Feasts pdf of the Traditional Calendar from 2000 to 2050 YouTube Traditional Latin Catholic Mass: Easter Sunday by Fulton Sheen iMass app St. Francis De Sales' meditations on the parts of the Mass Nothing Superfluous by Fr. James Jackson The seven sections of the 1962 family Missal are: 1: Devotionals 2: Sundays in Advent and Lent (and Moveable Feasts) 3: Sundays after Pentecost (and Moveable Feasts) 4: Ordinary/Roman Canon and Prefaces (Baronius has prefaces before Ordinary) 5: Common Masses 6: Saints and Immovable Feasts 7: [...]

19 11, 2017

“The Office” Catholics

By |2019-05-18T15:11:32+00:00November 19th, 2017|Life|

The Office is not a particularly edifying TV show and I would not recommend it for its secular world view.   I’ve never seen the UK version of The Office and I’ve only seen a few episodes of the American version.  Still, it struck me this week that the personalities (not the religious or political views) but the personalities of The Office characters seem to reflect the very personalities attracted to various movements of American Catholicism in the 21st century. Notice equal-opportunity target-practice below:   JPII Catholics≈Jim These are the young Catholics who want to make Catholicism look relevant. Jim Halpert is no neo-conservative on the TV show, but his [...]

19 11, 2017

Superfuit Sunday

By |2019-04-05T04:29:43+00:00November 19th, 2017|Podcasts, Sermons, Talks|

Today is the Sixth Sunday which remains after Epiphany.  "Superfuit" is Latin for "remain" or "survive," because these readings remain from the Sundays of the calendar year prior to Septuagesima Sunday earlier this year.  This is so we can get through all the readings before the last Sunday of the ecclesial year (next week.) Most of today's sermon is actually taken from St. John Chrysostom's words on St. Matthew chapter 13, the Gospel for today.  The other person in the feature-image is St. Gregory the Wonderworker.  Both are early Turkish saints, mentioned in this sermon.

17 11, 2017

Fulton Sheen’s Little Heroine

By |2017-11-18T00:12:55+00:00November 17th, 2017|Theology|

The only person to reach more people for Christ on television than Billy Graham was a Catholic bishop named Archbishop Fulton Sheen from Illinois, later bishop in New York. Every Tuesday night, starting in the 1950s, up to 10 million Americans from all faiths tuned in to his TV Show, Life Is Worth Living. Not only Catholics, but many older Jewish people fondly remember tuning in to his Tuesday evening show about God. Venerable Fulton Sheen also traveled the world and raised millions of dollars for foreign missions in poor countries. He is credited with converting the following to the Catholic Faith: Agnostic writer Heywood Broun, politician Clare Boothe Luce, [...]

17 11, 2017

TLM Class 1

By |2019-04-05T04:29:55+00:00November 17th, 2017|Podcasts, Sermons, Talks|

This is class 1 on teaching the 1962 layman's missal, but people who go to the Ordinary Mass or Divine Liturgy will learn a lot, too, because linked here is the meditation for each part of the Holy Mass according to St. Francis De Sales, and that comprises part of this "podclass."

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