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.
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.
By Lyle Dunne
The first non-European Pope was elected to do one thing: reform the Roman Curia, the pitifully disorganised, corrupt and lazy central machinery of the church – Damian Thompson, The Spectator.
As far as the present pontificate is concerned, I’ve been a bit of a semicaliplenitudinarian. No, it’s not from Mary Poppins, but don’t bother looking it up, I just invented it: someone who thinks the glass is always half full.
By Frances Stead Sellers | Washington Post | August 8, 2014
Once you view Latin as the key to understanding both English and the history of Western civilization, as Jan McGlennon, who teaches at Wilson High in the District, puts it, you begin to think we should all speak Latin all the time.
The Roman Breviary: in English, in Order, Every Day (Kindle edition), July-August 2014 compiled by the Very Reverend Gregory Bellarmine SSJC, Christian Books Today, $3.70.
Reviewed by MC.
…we all live the Mass through this odd technology of a printed codex. We are all Gutenberg’s children.