Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux Why do we have altars in our churches? Find out in today’s video with Fr. Brice.
INSTRUCTION: INCULTURATION AND THE ROMAN LITURGY Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments March 24,1994 The present instruction was prepared by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, by order of His Holiness Pope John Paul II, who approved it and ordered that it be published. From the […]
Cool Catholics This is really worth reading and sharing: I was a Catholic once…. “I was a Catholic once,” said the lady a few yards from me in the parking lot. “Now I’m a Christian and you can be one as well.” She preceded to hand a tract to a gentleman standing next to […]
A SHORT CATECHESIS ABOUT THE MINISTRY OF ACOLYTE By Lawrence Luna Who are the acolytes? – They are the ones assisting the clergy in worship. These assistants were called acolytes, which comes from the greek word followers/attendants ( Book Serving at the Altar, p.2). ———————————- Why there are acolytes? -It is both historical and biblical […]
Dei Verbum Dictum Some things never change: This is how early Christians celebrated Mass A brief comparison of liturgy from the 2nd century and liturgy today. While there exist many different liturgical rites within the Catholic Church, each with their own unique traditions, the basic structure of the Mass across all these rites is […]
On the QUESTION of Kneeling or Standing After the Consecration On the QUESTION of Kneeling or Standing After the Consecration Until After the GREAT AMEN During the Eucharistic Celebration March 19, 2016 Your Eminences and Excellencies, During the January 2016 112thCBCP Plenary Assembly in Cebu, there was a discussion on the issue of standing […]
Roman Catholic Diocese of Cubao READ: Diocesan Guideline on the Universal Law on the Posture of Kneeling at Mass — In the Diocese of Cubao, we hereby exhort all to follow the Universal Norm of kneeling after the Sanctus, during the Consecration, and STAND after the Consecration, with the Mysterium Fidei.
Sebastian Hello my friends! A Blessed Palm Sunday to you all and my best wishes for a fruitful and blessed Holy Week and Easter. One question, if I may, on the issue of both the OF and EF Masses. In reading someone’s review of the book, ‘The Poe, the Council and the Mass’ (Likoudis […]
Sebastian Hello my friends!! A question on a couple of other matters. What are your thoughts on the subject of funeral Masses as they exist now (I believe white vestments are worn) as opposed to the old Requiem Masses with the wearing of black. As always, I welcome all of your knowledge on these […]
ANSWERING QUESTIONS ON NOVUS ORDO MISSAE’S VERSUS POPULUM CELEBRATION OF HOLY MASS By Lawrence Luna Question: What is Versus Populum? Answer: It is the way of celebrating the Holy Mass where the priest faces the people (Roman Rite). _____________________ Question: Why is this way of celebrating the Holy Mass was implemented in Vatican 2? […]