Coronavirus Catacomb Holy Thursday Reflections with Fr. John Trigilio
Holy Thursday, April 9th, 2020
The Mass of the Lord’s Supper is the centerpiece of Holy Thursday and takes place in the evening after the Chrism Mass in the morning. It is a regular Mass but with a special focus on the institution of the Eucharist itself and one optional element, the Washing of the Feet. This commemorates Jesus’ washing of the feet of the Apostles at the Last Supper and the mandate He gave them to “Do this as I have done to you,” called the “Mandatum” in Latin. This is why Holy Thursday is sometimes called “Maundy” Thursday, an Anglicization of the Latin word “Mandatum”.Read more
Coronavirus Catacomb Good Friday Reflections with Fr. John Trigilio
Good Friday, April 10th, 2020
Good Friday stands at the very center of the Sacred Triduum. It is a day in the Catholic Church where we hold no masses but celebrate the Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion. As on Palm Sunday, we read the entire Passion Narrative to commemorate this event.Read more
Coronavirus Catacomb Holy Saturday & Easter Reflections with Fr. John Trigilio
Holy Saturday and Easter, April 11th-12th, 2020
Holy Saturday is another day in the Sacred Triduum on which we do not celebrate any Masses in the morning or afternoon. The only Mass that can be celebrated is the Easter Vigil, which by long-standing custom is supposed to begin after sundown on Saturday.Read more
Today is the 1st of the month when we all pray the rosary together in union with Cardinal Burke. I went to St. Therese of Carmel church a few minutes from my home to pray at the grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes. I prayed a rosary, the litany of Our Lady and, as it was 12:00 and the bells began to toll, I prayed the Angelus for all of our members. As Lourdes is a shrine where many miraculous cures have occurred, I prayed especially for all the sick and suffering.
May Our Lord Jesus Christ and Our Lady of Fatima bless you and protect you now and always!
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Cardinal Raymond Burke has said that if the family synod opened the way for divorced and remarried Catholics to receive Holy Communion then it has “departed from Catholic teaching in a very fundamental matter”.
The cardinal, patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, made the comments in an interview with Mass of Ages, the quarterly magazine of the Latin Mass Society.
Cardinal Raymond Burke Addresses the Corona Virus Outbreak
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The “I Want You” recruiting poster featuring a grim-faced Uncle Sam pointing his finger at the observer was hardly a necessary motivator for the men of the World War I & II generations to join the army. Millions of young men ran to the war and enthusiastically joined the war effort, which must have made old Uncle Sam deeply proud of the youth of America.
Would Uncle Sam get the same response from America’s youth today? Does our culture produce men of such character now, men who will drop everything to join principled efforts to defend country, church, family and innocents?Read more