Father,I commented on your blog a few days back about the fastest Mass ever, the priest who waved the Host casually in the air, one handed. Ordination circa 1970, because of Diocesan “reorganisation”.Well, we had another one, late twenties, Ordination circa 2011. If we have priests like him, the Church’s problems are over, well almost. At least in my obscure little part of the world.
What wonderful traditional Catholic preaching. It is to be hoped that such young priests are introduced to & encouraged to celebrate the Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form as such celebrations can only deepen their Faith & allow it to deepen the Faith of their congregations
Yes it is good to see and hear young Priests of today. They do indeed give us hope for the future of the Church.I googled Montligeon which Fr Hatton mentioned as I had never heard of it and was surprised to learn that it is described as a 'world centre of prayer for the Holy Souls.' I wonder why it is not well known in Britain. I found a documentary on Montligeon on Youtube from KTO and in it you can see the statue which Fr Hatton mentions. The young Parish Priest (en soutane) is interviewed and mentions how the attitude towards death has changed over the last 50 years.One of my friends moved house a few years ago and after attending her new parish told me she was horrified by the Priest's homily which had been all about Hell. She actually said she would not go there again because of that sermon. As a cradle Catholic perhaps she had been used to wishy washy sermons and consequently horrifed at hearing an orthodox one. The 'church of nice' has a lot to answer for.
Father, I don't know if you have read the latest article on http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/ : "Ten tips on how to survive a calamitous Pope and remain Catholic" It is the most sane and balanced comment on current Church affairs I have read in a long time.
Oh, my, THIS is an alter Christus!!YES, I KNOW NOVEMBERYes, I know NovemberThe tolling of the bell,The whispers of the suf’ring soulsFrom mountain top to dell.The chilly, gray, damp morningsThe rusting of the leaves,The whispers of the suf'ring soulsLike moans from one who grieves.And in the windy noon-timeWhen clouds fight 'gainst sun's might,The whispers of the suf'ring soulsCry, "Sanctuary light!"So 'fore the red-glassed candle,Compelled I go to pray,The whispers of the suf'ring soulsPlead, "Sacrifice today!"Now deep, dark sanctuaryIs lit by candle bold,The whispers of the suf'ring souls..."Your prayers are autumn gold!"So like the leaves of autumnI fall to kneeling postureThe whispers of the suf'ring soulsBeg, "Say a Pater Noster!"The flicker in the red glassBurns hotter now with Creed.Oh, yes, I know November!The month of Hope...souls freed!
Funeral today. Ecumenical affair. Catholic chaplain: "the sooner we ordain women the better". Thank you and goodnight.
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