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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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Spoken Latin: A modern remedy for the nation’s age-old reading problems?

Spoken Latin: A modern remedy for the nation’s age-old reading problems?

By Frances Stead Sellers | Washington Post | August 8, 2014 Once you view Latin as the key to understanding both ...

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Sign of Peace…or Discord?

Sign of Peace…or Discord?

By Tony Pead. The false notion of ‘active participation’ has become deeply embedded in the psyche of many good Catholics who ...

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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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The Franciscan Pontificate and the Half-Full Glass

Gary Scarrabelotti 25 August, 2014 0 Comments

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.

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Spoken Latin: A modern remedy for the nation’s age-old reading problems?

Gary Scarrabelotti 14 August, 2014 0 Comments

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.

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No Flipping Ribbons

Gary Scarrabelotti 13 August, 2014 0 Comments

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.

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