Saturday, July 07, 2007

Summorum Pontificum

Click on the link above and you will see the words of the long-awaited motu proprio giving priests greater ability to offer the traditional latin Mass. Hopefully, this will go a long way in ceasing the cruel and silly treatment Catholics who desire tradition have received for 35 years. I have my doubts about this since the types of "Christians" that do everything they can to stop traditional Masses from being widely available will not pay much attention to any papal document. However, this motu propio is a great positive step and the Catholic blog world is shouting Deo Gratias for Pope Benedict XVI's pastoral concern in releasing this after much opposition:

Saint Louis Catholic

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Rorate Caeli

For Catholics on Long Island, there is a weekly traditional latin Mass offered at 11 AM every Sunday at the St. Pius X chapel in Uniondale. Booklets are provided so you can follow along, I would suggest taking one of the red booklets as it explains the entire Mass. Each week alternates between a high Mass and a low Mass and there are refreshments after the low Masses.

There is also a traditional latin Mass offered on the first Sunday of the month at Sacred Heart Church in Cutchogue.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Karen Hall at Some Have Hats clarifies some facts regarding the National Catholic Register article about her new (possible) show called Vows.
The DRVC finally has a new Director of the Office of Worship. He is a priest whose name would be worth about 1 billion points in Scrabble, if the game allowed names to be used. More importantly, he is known for being a good, orthodox priest:

"The Most Reverend William Murphy, Bishop, Diocese of Rockville Centre, appointed Father Andrzej J. Zglejszewski director of the diocesan Office of Worship, effective June 27, 2007. "
I haven't blogged lately but when I read this story I had wanted to blog about it:

Love Thy Neighbor and all that:

a Bayville couple had to go to village court over complaints about the noise their girls make while playing in their pool. Now, the court has since dismissed the charges and an argument could be made that the parents should instruct the girls to respect their neighbors and watch how much noise they make. (After the charge was dismissed the parents were quoted as saying they would.) But when I read the original article in Newsday last week about the complaint, I was stuck by this comment:

"This is it for me," said Kostakis, whose wife, Angie, is listed as one of the complainants on the summons. "I don't work 12 hours a day to come home and listen to this -- -- ." (emphasiss mine)

The question I asked when I read that was: Why exactly DO you work 12 hours a day? It must not be to support a large family as this article on the story mentions that the Kostakis' have no children. Is it so you could live in Bayville on the water?

A local priest, Msgr. Batule wrote of some of John Paul the Great's writings on work here. Some quotes:

"Pope John Paul II makes clear, however, that the proper subject of work continues to be man"

"Work is a good thing for man-a good thing for his humanity-because through work man not only transforms nature, adapting it to his own needs, but he also achieves fulfillment as a human being and indeed, in a sense, becomes more of a human being"