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Cardinal Burke and Fr Glen Tattersall outside Newman Parish Church, Caulfield (photo: Newman Parish website).

Cardinal Burke on the Integrity of Marriage and the Family

By Raymond Cardinal Burke These are topics that are exciting controversy in both secular and ecclesiastical circles at present, in the ...

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Ten Years Without Michael Davies

Ten Years Without Michael Davies

by Leo Darroch, Rorate Caeli The Extraordinary Life and Times of Michael Davies, Latin Mass Hero - and a list of his ...

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Cardinal Burke’s Sermon in Sydney

Cardinal Burke's Sermon in Sydney

The following is the sermon Cardinal Burke gave at the Solemn Pontifical Mass at the throne that he celebrated in ...

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The New Evangelisation and the Old Mass

The New Evangelisation and the Old Mass

by Lyle Dunne [The 1960s generation] dismantled a high Catholic culture by removing its cornerstone and they left subsequent generations of ...

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Balancing the books (Author's photo)

The Franciscan Pontificate and the Half-Full Glass

By Lyle Dunne The first non-European Pope was elected to do one thing: reform the Roman Curia, the pitifully disorganised, corrupt ...

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Cardinal Burke on the Integrity of Marriage and the Family

Gary Scarrabelotti 23 September, 2014 0 Comments

By Raymond Cardinal Burke

These are topics that are exciting controversy in both secular and ecclesiastical circles at present, in the lead-up to the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family, commencing on 5 October, at which it seems the “Kasper Theorem” will be a key agenda item. Readers will recall Tony Pead’s article from May on this subject, in which he discussed Cardinal Burke’s comments re-affirming traditional Catholic teaching on this subject.

The following is the text of a talk that was to be delivered by Cardinal Burke at the opening of the World Congress of Families in Melbourne during his recent visit. Unfortunately the talk was not able to be delivered.

Readers should be aware the article is considerably longer than pieces we usually run in Oriens. However I can assure you the content is of the first importance, and extremely timely.

Those who wish to access a pdf of this talk can do so at the website of the Newman Parish Caulfield, here.

‘Even within the Church, there are those who would obscure the truth of the indissolubility of marriage in the name of mercy, who condone the violation of the conjugal union by means of contraception in the name of pastoral understanding, and who, in the name of tolerance, remain silent about the attack on the very integrity of marriage as the union of one man and one woman. There are even those, too, who deny that the married receive a particular grace to live heroically in faithful, enduring and life-giving love, while Our Lord Himself has assured us that God gives to the married the grace to live daily in accord with the truth of their state in life.’
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Ten Years Without Michael Davies

Gary Scarrabelotti 22 September, 2014 0 Comments

by Leo Darroch, Rorate Caeli

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Michael Davies, Latin Mass Hero
- and a list of his works

‘I have been profoundly touched by the news of the death of Michael Davies. I had the good fortune to meet him several times and I found him as a man of deep faith and ready to embrace suffering. Ever since the Council he put all his energy into the service of the Faith and left us important publications especially about the Sacred Liturgy. Even though he suffered from the Church in many ways in his time, he always truly remained a man of the Church. He knew that the Lord founded His Church on the rock of St Peter and that the Faith can find its fullness and maturity only in union with the successor of St Peter. Therefore we can be confident that the Lord opened wide for him the gates of heaven. We commend his soul to the Lord’s mercy.’

Michael Davies (photo:sspx.org)

Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger,
9 November 2004.

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Eucharistic Prayer Composed in Trattoria

Gary Scarrabelotti 20 September, 2014 0 Comments

By Sandro Magister and Rorate Caeli, September 2014

“The unbelievable scene is not unknown, it has been mentioned elsewhere before, but now confirmed in the published recollections of one of the two men involved: during the mad rush to have the Novus Ordo Missae (the New Mass of Paul VI)  ready as soon as possible, the Consilium, the 1963-1970 organization charged with the upheaval and destruction of the Roman Rite under the guise of “reform” and under the control mostly of Archbishop Annibale Bugnini, had reached a new level of ignominy in composing a new “canon”. The draft was so bad and dangerous that the new Eucharistic Prayer had to be rewritten in a hurry and at the last minute during a late-night meeting by two men in a Roman restaurant.”

One of these, perhaps?

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Cardinal Burke’s Sermon in Sydney

Gary Scarrabelotti 17 September, 2014 0 Comments

The following is the sermon Cardinal Burke gave at the Solemn Pontifical Mass at the throne that he celebrated in St Mary’s Cathedral Sydney on 27 August for the Oriens Foundation, for the special intention of the Propagation of the Faith. In coming days Oriens will be publishing other talks given by His Eminence during his recent Australian tour, which was partially funded by the Oriens foundation.

Sir 36, 1-8. 15-17. Mt 9, 35-38

In our time, however, there has developed a timidity about announcing openly the Catholic faith and its practice to others. There is even the false tendency among some Catholics to pretend that the Catholic faith and practice is just one among various ways to eternal salvation and so to excuse themselves from the exercise of their missionary calling.

Praised be Jesus Christ, now and forever. Amen.

Arrival of Cardinal Burke at St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney (Photo courtesy of Newman Parish Caulfield Website)

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The New Evangelisation and the Old Mass

Gary Scarrabelotti 25 August, 2014 0 Comments

by Lyle Dunne

[The 1960s generation] dismantled a high Catholic culture by removing its cornerstone and they left subsequent generations of Catholics in a state of cultural poverty, confusion and boredom.
- Professor Tracy Rowland

This is not a review, but an article promoting of an important book I haven’t read yet. That may seem rash, but read on and you’ll see my point.

Sacred Liturgy: The Source and Summit of the Life and Mission of the Church, edited by Dom Alcuin Reid, is the proceedings of the Summer School Sacra Liturgica 2013, published in English by Ignatius Press.

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