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When a bishop, not only his subjects, is subject to law.

Like it or not, he has a point.

Some years ago Pope Francis said to dissenters agitating to ordain women, that he is “a son of the Church”, and that he cannot change her doctrines to suit himself or others.
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It seems the Cardinal agrees.

After preparing the posts published on this blog earlier today (May 9) and on April 15 we discovered the interview of Gerhard Cardinal Müller which is linked here.

https://newdailycompass.com/en/no-bishop-has-the-right-to-prohibit-public-masses/ “No Bishop has the right to prohibit public [sic*] Masses” interview of Cardinal Gerhard L. Müller, former Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith

* All Masses or other parts of the sacred Liturgy of holy Church are public by their nature and definition.

Is it because praying the sacred Liturgy is an intrinsic good?

Christ is risen!

There are such things as intrinsic evils. Directly killing the innocent — like the pre-born, the elderly, the infirm; or suicide; also, blasphemy, sodomy, and the like.

Are there intrinsic goods? Is the sacred Liturgy one of them? (more…)

A burning question. Sanity wholely for the Masses.

Christ is risen! Truly He is risen!
Khrystos voskres! Vo’instinu voskres!
Christus resurrexit! Vere surrexit!
Xristos anesti! Alethios anesti!

Until we can complete a short treatise in questions & answers about the nearly universal cancellation of the sacred Liturgy (foremost holy Mass) by the world’s bishops during the panic over the coronavirus pandemic, Directors of the NCCL apostolate present the following points of argument for consideration.

Except in cases of excommunication, interdict or similar censure, does a bishop possess the authority to forbid – as many throughout the world of late have – lay faithful from actual participation (viz., to be really present) in a liturgical act of latria, regardless whether the Liturgy prayed is scheduled or not by the bishop, or whether it is declared sine populo, “without the people”, or “private”, “not public” or “publicly cancelled”?

Directors of the NCCL apostolate believe that they (more…)

Send them your virtual (if not exactly vital) support today!

Thanks to bishops worldwide, almost to the man (a term used here lightly), images of clergy praying alone what was once Liturgical — viz., public prayer of the Church — are now ‘live-streamed’ to the faithful on earth, who remain otherwise ‘virtually’ locked-out of the sacred places.

Indeed, in many instances, the bishops have accomplished what no earthly power hitherto (more…)

An avoidable tragedy – still avoidable.

The following article, written 26 years ago this spring, is still as fresh as a daisy in its valuable lessons.

An Avoidable Tragedy by Eric de Saventhem

Or, “Object lessons to avert artificial estrangements that can last a millennium”.

The essay appeared originally in the April (more…)

Interview with a [real] courageous Bishop

photo_bp_athanasius_schneider_6-12-2014Read Bishop Athanasius Schneider’s balanced, steady, bold interview, given during a visit to England last month.

Liturgy, Family, the Great Crisis of the Church – “Thanks be to God the Internet exists”

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