For context on why I worship the way I do, you'll need to read all my original blogging before the Russia Hoax. :-)
Today is Passion Sunday. You can follow along here with facing English/Latin: Dominica I Passionis. Normally Father Tom has a wonderful organist and choir, as well as acolytes:
Mark, I hope you were fulfilled today by the Mass.ReplyDelete
Meanwhile in NYC, the mayor started a campaign, to chip away at the First Amendment free-exercise clause.
Quoted in the Jerusalem Post, he
"called on religious citizens, asking that anyone who witnesses services taking place, to report to the congregation's officials, and request them to *STOP services*.
Should that not be enough, the authorities may 'need to take additional action, up to the point of fines, and potentially closing the building PERMANENTly.' "
Any guess, how long it'll take Groot to emulate De Blasio?
Obviously I regard De Blasio as an evil person, but I think the rhetoric about the First is hyperbolic. It' long settled law that quarantines for public safety don't abridge the right to assembly--which is the actual right being abridged here, rather than free exercise. During the Spanish flu in 1918 Catholic churches in some areas shut down for a time. That said, I understand why people would be concerned when determined enemies of Christianity and Judaism are behind these measures.Delete
"It' long settled law that quarantines for public safety don't abridge the right to assembly--which is the actual right being abridged here, rather than free exercise."Delete
Well stated on your part. And also well stated where you note that you do find it understandable that people would be concerned because of the "determined enemies" of Christianity and Judaism.
I agree with your thoughts on that particular issue 100%.
Trust but verify? Meaning, trust the established precendents, but verify that those invoking them don't have a hidden agenda.Delete
... how long it'll take Groot to emulate De Blasio?
My wife and I attended this Mass virtually. Thanks for letting us know.ReplyDelete
You're welcome. This is normally a High Mass, with the choir, organ, incense, and Fr. Tom does a great job chanting his parts. He's making do and we appreciate it.Delete
I thought that was the best sermon I've heard in a long, long time.
Or, to put it another way, will she join him, in idolatry toward Buck Almighty?ReplyDelete
Yes, the sermon was one of the best that I've ever heard, too. We are not of this world and we keep our eyes on the next life.ReplyDelete
Is this your church? I thought that you resided in D.C., MD or VA. But that may have been a false assumption on my part, especially when you referenced having a brother in WI. That would make geographic sense for you to reside in IL.
The part of the sermon that I thought was so fine was the explanation of the Eucharist, which tracked the theology ancient Roman Canon. This is where we ordinarily attend.Delete
I thought the whole sermon was good, honestly. He tied his sermon to scripture and to church teaching.ReplyDelete
I am too young to have been immersed in the Tridentine Mass, but I must say it was very beautiful. And, as you may know about me, I am very traditional. I object to the church changing man, men, mankind, brothers, brethren to people, person, humanity, brother and sisters, etc. The church has even begun to talk more about God than Lord, Father, He, Him, His, etc. I know that there is nothing inherently wrong with calling God 'God', but He has masculine titles that are being de-emphasized.
Your church is beautiful. I am a fan of the old churches, not the new 'big box' style of architecture.
I was an altar boy under the traditional Roman Liturgy. I also had quite a bit of Latin in college and kept up with it over the years. I'm not a Latinist, but I'm comfortable enough with the liturgy in Latin that I can mostly dispense with the English. Of course that in no way is meant to disparage those who use translations in their missals.Delete
We're very fortunate that the original altar was retained intact. So many older churches were defiled during the smashing of altars, altar rails, etc.
Here's a link to a church in Milwaukee that has been beautifully restored and has live streamed masses. The priests are French, thus the accent: