28 November 2011

How Was Mass Yesterday?

How was Mass yesterday? Did you remember to say, "And with your spirit"?

I said, "And with your spirit," but I didn't go to a Roman Mass. I went to a Byzantine Divine Liturgy.

Can you believe it? I've been waiting years for the new translation of the Roman Missal and the implementation of the new GIRM (unlike the in the U.S., Canadians just started using the new GIRM yesterday), and when it came, I missed it. I was also looking forward to using my booklet, but I guess I'll have to wait until tomorrow's weekday Mass.

16 November 2011

Confusion Over the Word "Priest"

There is a great deal of confusion among English speaking Christians (maybe in some other languages as well) between the ministerial priesthood and the priesthood of all Christians. Protestant Churches do not have a ministerial priesthood, and often suggest that Catholics invented their ministerial priesthood apart from Sacred Scripture. Most Catholics, when presented with such suggestions, either weaken in their faith in the Catholic Church, or ignore such suggestions and make no attempt understand why these suggestions are wrong. This confusion does not exist in Greek or in Latin, and so a little look at the Greek New Testament, the Latin Vulgate Bible and the English Douay-Rheims Bible clears up this matter very quickly.

Merry Christ Mass

I just got back from the gym, and as I was driving home, I noticed some men putting up Christmas decorations on the street lights.

Wait a minute... That's not politically correct. I mean "holiday decorations." No, that doesn't work. Everyone knows that the holiday is Christmas. Most people also know that the word holiday means "holy day;" that is, a feast in the liturgical calendar.

15 November 2011

I've Unsubscribed From LifeSiteNews

Back in February, I switched from reading LifeNews.com to LifeSiteNews.com. I made the switch because LifeSiteNews gave more Canadian content and a little bit broader range of subject matter. However, over the months that followed, I became more and more uncomfortable with how LifeSiteNews was reporting their stories (a couple of times I wrote about this).