I came across two articles this morning that are worthy of your attention.
Anytime Cardinal Sarah speaks up, it’s worth noting. LifeSiteNews published part of his speech at a conference in Milan this week wherein he speaks of both JPII and Mother Theresa’s love for the Eucharist.
The cardinal recounted Mother Teresa’s own words: “Wherever I go in the whole world, the thing that makes me the saddest is watching people receive Communion in the hand.”
Have you ever heard of One Mad Mom? (Hey, look! I’m not the only one.) For any of you struggling with anger right now, she’s got a great piece about sticking to the facts and not jumping into the deep. I needed to hear it, especially with the death of Bishop Morlino. (May he rest in peace! And may God send another holy bishop to that diocese!)
This last week my family and I moved to a new home. Deo gratias.
As you can imagine, I am busy unpacking.
So today I offer 3 articles that you should read. They all come from New Liturgical Movement. And if you have a spare minute, do yourself a favor and read one of them right now.
Here they are:
I’m sick of ugly buildings. Are you? David Clayton spells it out for us HERE. And I’ve added two photos for your contemplation.
2. Do you have sons? If they are discerning a vocation to the priesthood, what kind of seminary would you have them attend? Dr. Kwasniewski writes about this by showing different vocational videos. One is demanding and requires sacrifice; the other is wishy-washy and features happy-go-lucky seminarians and cardinals. Click HERE for it.
3. Why, oh why, can’t we get this right at Mass? Music matters. Music becomes a part of us, and if we continually fill ourselves with emotional schmaltzy jingles, then that’s what we’ll become.
Cardinal Sarah gets it. You should just read what he writes HERE about Gregorian Chant. My husband has been reading this article out loud to the children (well, and me too) at supper.
You might also consider buying both of Sarah’s books.
And one more thing. An invite.
If you happen to be in the Bismarck/Mandan area, and would like to experience the Mass of the Ages, come to Christ the King Catholic Church this Sunday, October 28, at 11:30am.
Fr. Nick Schneider will offer the Extraordinary Form the Mass. You know, the Mass that St. Maximillian Kolbe celebrated. The Mass that St. Thomas Aquinas wrote about. The Mass that St. Therese the Little Flower loved.
And there’s a potluck afterwards, if you want to stay and visit. I’d love to meet you.