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…)
Mad as hell, peaceful as heaven.
Sane words for saner minds.
Will Pope Francis grant Vatican citizenship to Alfie Evans and his father?
Tom Evans asked Pope Francis for asylum & eventual citizenship.
See the EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW of Zenit with the Father of Alfie Evans: “The Pope Told Me ‘No Child’s Life Should Be Taken Away From Him’”.
April 18, 2018 12:23 interview by Deborah Castellano Lubov
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He has hours to live, unless God spares him by your prayers. Charlie Gard of London – July 7, 2017
How long would you hold out, waiting – suffering pitilessly – for news like this?
See NCCL’s blog Looking East for the answer.
The lost lecture of the pastor of pastors.
The New Pagans and the Church, a lecture delivered in 1958 by then-Father Joseph (more…)