Friday, February 16, 2018

Tridentine Masses coming this week to metro Detroit and east Michigan


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* NB: The SSPX chapels among those Mass sites listed above are posted here because the Holy Father has announced that "those who during the Holy Year of Mercy approach these priests of the Fraternity of St Pius X to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation shall validly and licitly receive the absolution of their sins," and subsequently extended this privilege beyond the Year of Mercy. These chapels are not listed among the approved parishes and worship sites on archdiocesan websites.

Tridentine Community News - Notes on the Mass Schedule; Tridentine Masses This Coming Week


"I will go in unto the Altar of God
To God, Who giveth joy to my youth"

Tridentine Community News by Alex Begin (February 11, 2018):
February 11, 2018 – Quinquagésima Sunday

Notes on the Mass Schedule

A few readers have asked about the criteria for Masses to be included in the below list. Given how many Tridentine Masses are offered in our region every week, only a few can be included.

Most of the readership of this column attends the Oakland County Latin Mass Association, the St. Benedict Tridentine Community, and/or Old St. Mary’s, thus the listings are geared towards their interests.

Regularly scheduled Sunday Masses are not included, as the majority of our readers already attend one of those. Occasionally Sunday Masses will be listed because of noteworthy special events. Special Masses at unique sites, and irregularly held Masses such as those at Our Lady of the Scapular are included.

Tridentine Masses This Coming Week
  • Tue. 02/13 7:00 PM: Low Mass at Holy Name of Mary, Windsor (Votive Mass for the Propagation of the Faith)
  • Wed. 02/14: 12:00 Noon Low Mass & 7:00 PM High Mass at St. Joseph (Ash Wednesday)
  • Wed. 02/14 7:00 PM: High Mass at St. Alphonsus, Windsor (Ash Wednesday)
  • Sat. 02/17 8:30 AM: Low Mass at Miles Christi (St. Scholastica, Virgin)
  • [Comments? Please e-mail tridnews@detroitlatinmass.org. Previous columns are available at http://www.detroitlatinmass.org. This edition of Tridentine Community News, with minor editions, is from the St. Albertus (Detroit), Academy of the Sacred Heart (Bloomfield Hills), and St. Alphonsus and Holy Name of Mary Churches (Windsor) bulletin inserts for February 11, 2018. Hat tip to Alex Begin, author of the column.]

    Sunday, February 11, 2018

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    * NB: The SSPX chapels among those Mass sites listed above are posted here because the Holy Father has announced that "those who during the Holy Year of Mercy approach these priests of the Fraternity of St Pius X to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation shall validly and licitly receive the absolution of their sins," and subsequently extended this privilege beyond the Year of Mercy. These chapels are not listed among the approved parishes and worship sites on archdiocesan websites.

    Thursday, February 08, 2018

    Translation project completed: Book to be published


    H. G. Stoker, Conscience: Phenomena and Theories, translated by Philip E. Blosser (University of Notre Dame Press, March, 2018)

    I have been waiting long to see this project to completion -- a translation of a book by H. G. Stoker, possibly the most exhaustive study of conscience in any language -- and from a perspective informed by phenomenology and the traditions of Christianity. It's more expensive than I would like, but it's not overly technical and should interest a wide audience -- anyone interested in conscience, its psychology, religious and moral significance, how it 'works,' historical theories about it (from ancient Greece, through Medieval thinkers to the likes of Kant, Nietzsche, Cardinal Newman, and F.J.J. Buytendijk), terms used for it in multiple languages, it's development, reliability, and whether it is primarily intellectual, intuitive, volitional, or emotional. The book will go on sale the end of March.

    For more details, see the promo page over at the University of Notre Dame Press (Here)

    Conscience: Phenomena and Theories was first published in German in 1925 as a dissertation by Hendrik G. Stoker under the title Das Gewissen: Erscheinungsformen und Theorien. It was received with acclaim by philosophers at the time, including Stoker’s dissertation mentor Max Scheler, Martin Heidegger, and Herbert Spielberg, as quite possibly the single most comprehensive philosophical treatment of conscience and as a major contribution in the phenomenological tradition.

    Sunday, February 04, 2018

    Tridentine Community News - Why Should I Go to Mass Every Day?; The Tradition of Praying Three Hail Marys Daily; A Prayer for the Forgotten Dead; St. Josaphat Monday Masses Suspended; Tridentine Masses This Coming Week


    "I will go in unto the Altar of God
    To God, Who giveth joy to my youth"

    Tridentine Community News by Alex Begin (February 4, 2018):
    February 4, 2018 – Sexagésima Sunday

    Why Should I Go to Mass Every Day?

    Reader James Murphy brought to our attention this reflection on why one should strive to attend Holy Mass daily, taken from the Pieta Prayer Book:
    “The Mass is the most perfect form of prayer!” (Pope Paul VI)

    For each Mass we hear with devotion, Our Lord sends a saint to comfort us at death. (Revelation of Christ to Saint Gertrude the Great)

    Saint Padre Pio, the stigmatic priest, said, “Every holy Mass, heard with devotion, produces in our souls marvelous effects, abundant spiritual and material graces which we, ourselves, do not know. It is easier for the earth to exist without the sun than without the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.”

    Saint John Vianney said that if we knew the value of the Mass, we would die of joy.

    Your prayers are strongest at the Consecration in Holy Mass (raising of Host and Chalice). Each time we look at The Most Blessed Sacrament our place in heaven is raised forever (revealed by Our Lord to Saint Gertrude the Great).

    “The Holy Mass would be of greater profit if people had it offered in their lifetime, rather than having it celebrated for the relief of their souls after death.” (Pope Benedict XV)

    Once, Saint Teresa of Avila was overwhelmed with God’s Goodness and asked Our Lord, “How can I thank you?” Our Lord replied, “ATTEND ONE MASS.”

    The Blessed Virgin Mary once told her faithful servant, Blessed Alain, “My Son so loves those who assist at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass that, if it were necessary, He would die for them as many times as they’ve heard Masses.”
    The Tradition of Praying Three Hail Marys Daily

    It has long been recommended that Catholics pray three Hail Marys every day, with the intention of avoiding mortal sin. An August 14, 2017 article on aleteia.org explains that in the 13th century St. Mechtilde was promised by Our Lady that whoever would pray three Hail Marys every day would receive our Blessed Mother’s help during life and her special assistance at the moment of death:
    “…I want you, on your part, to pray three Hail Marys to me each day. With the first, you will ask that, just as God the Father raised me up to a throne of glory without equal, making me the most powerful creature in heaven and on earth, so too I may assist you on earth to strengthen you and drive away from you every power of the enemy. With the second Hail Mary, you will ask that, just as the Son of God filled me with wisdom to such an extent that I have more knowledge of the Holy Trinity than all the Saints, so too may I help you during the last moments of your life, filling your soul with the light of faith and of true wisdom, so that the shadows of error and ignorance may not darken it. With the third, you will ask that, just as the Holy Spirit filled me with the sweetness of His love, and has made me so loving that, after God, I am the sweetest and most merciful, so also may I help you at the hour of your death, filling your soul with such gentleness of divine love that all the sorrow and bitterness of your death may be changed for you into delight.”
    A Prayer for the Forgotten Dead

    This lovely historic holy card from the Marianhill Missionaries – whose monastery is in Dearborn Heights, Michigan - needs no elaboration.


    St. Josaphat Monday Masses Suspended

    The Monday evening Tridentine Masses at St. Josaphat Church have been suspended for the time being. We will advise if and when they resume.

    Tridentine Masses This Coming Week
    • Tue. 02/06 7:00 PM: Low Mass at Holy Name of Mary, Windsor (St. Titus, Bishop & Confessor)
    • Sat. 02/10 8:30 AM: Low Mass at Miles Christi (St. Scholastica, Virgin)
    • Sun. 02/11: No Mass at OCLMA/Academy of the Sacred Heart
    [Comments? Please e-mail tridnews@detroitlatinmass.org. Previous columns are available at http://www.detroitlatinmass.org. This edition of Tridentine Community News, with minor editions, is from the St. Albertus (Detroit), Academy of the Sacred Heart (Bloomfield Hills), and St. Alphonsus and Holy Name of Mary Churches (Windsor) bulletin inserts for February 4, 2018. Hat tip to Alex Begin, author of the column.]

    Saturday, February 03, 2018

    Tridentine Masses coming this week to metro Detroit and eastern Michigan


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    * NB: The SSPX chapels among those Mass sites listed above are posted here because the Holy Father has announced that "those who during the Holy Year of Mercy approach these priests of the Fraternity of St Pius X to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation shall validly and licitly receive the absolution of their sins," and subsequently extended this privilege beyond the Year of Mercy. These chapels are not listed among the approved parishes and worship sites on archdiocesan websites.

    Germain Grisez (1929-2018) - RIP


    Matthew E. Bunson, "In Memoriam: Germain Grisez, Great Defender of Humanae Vitae (1929-2018)" (National Catholic Register, February 2, 2018):
    Germain Grisez, professor emeritus of Christian ethics at Mount St. Mary’s University and one of the most articulate defenders of the Church’s teachings against contraception and in defense of natural law, died Thursday morning after a bout of cancer. He was 88.

    Grisez served as professor of moral theology at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland, from 1979 to 2009. He wrote dozens of books and articles in philosophy and moral theology and became one of the most revered Catholic theologians for his defense of Pope Paul VI’s 1968 encyclical Humanae Vitae (The Regulation of Birth), which upheld the Church’s teachings on contraception at a time of great confusion and open dissent in Catholic universities.

    He also left a lasting legacy in the area of natural law, while his magnum opus, the three-volume The Way of the Lord Jesus, became one of the main texts in the study of moral theology, especially its eloquent explanation of Catholic teaching on such key topics as abortion, contraception and chastity.

    Russell Shaw, who was a longtime friend and collaborator with Grisez, including co-authorship of an ethics textbook, Beyond the New Morality: The Responsibilities of Freedom, told the Register, “Germain Grisez was a towering figure in contemporary Catholic thinking about morality. As a co-founder of the school known as the ‘New Natural-Law Theory,’ he was highly influential in his lifetime and has left a legacy that will shape reflection in the fields of ethics and moral theology far into the future.”

    “As a scholar, he was a model of intellectual integrity,” Shaw added. “As a Christian, he was a faithful son of the Church and a devoted family man and friend. I was privileged to know and sometimes collaborate with Germain for well over half a century. He will indeed be greatly missed.” Read more >>
    Not long after my reception into the Catholic Church, Prof. Grisez welcomed me to the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars and presented me with a relic of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. I shall never forget his charity, his courageous defense of Humanae Vitae, and his natural law arguments.

    Thursday, February 01, 2018

    Alex Begin interview on Ave Maria Radio about tomorrow's EF Mass at Old St. Mary's in Greektown

    Teresa Tomeo interviews Alex Begin on her show on Ave Maria Radio about the First Friday liturgy in the extraordinary form (Traditional Latin Mass) for the Purification of Mary, Feb. 2, ending the Christmas liturgical season.

    The interview starts at 44:27 here: https://avemariaradio.net/audio-archive/catholic-connection-january-31-2018-hour-1/

    Sunday, January 28, 2018

    Tridentine Community News - Oregon Sacred Liturgy Conference; Archbishop Gullickson's Reflections on Celebrating the Traditional Mass; Blessing of Throats Next Week; Tridentine Masses This Coming Week


    "I will go in unto the Altar of God
    To God, Who giveth joy to my youth"

    Tridentine Community News by Alex Begin (January 28, 2018):
    January 28, 2018 – Septuagésima Sunday

    Oregon Sacred Liturgy Conference 2018

    In 2017 the Oregon Sacred Liturgy Conference was a surprise sell-out. Despite being located in the relatively small city of Medford, luminaries including Cardinal Burke attended, drawing crowds. Hoping to repeat its success in 2018, organizers will be welcoming several prominent figures from the world of traditional Catholicism to speak at this year’s event, to be held Wednesday-Saturday June 27-30 at St. Joseph Church and the Salem Conference Center in Salem, Oregon. If you have never before attended a Latin Mass-centric conference, this is one you may wish to consider, as it is rare to experience such an assemblage of speakers in North America.


    This writer has been invited to lead workshops at the conference for priests and seminarians wishing to learn to celebrate the Extraordinary Form, however the event is primarily intended for the laity. For more information, visit: www.sacredliturgyconference.org

    Archbishop Gullickson’s Reflections on Celebrating the Traditional Mass


    Originally from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Archbishop Thomas Gullickson has served as Apostolic Nuncio to Switzerland and Liechtenstein since 2015. On December 10, 2017, His Excellency wrote a post on his blog entitled “Older and Better”, in which he reflects upon his three recent experiences celebrating Pontifical Tridentine Masses. A few excerpts:
    “…the Tradition, or should I say the Blessed Mother has won my heart in most delicate fashion… the Vetus Ordo is how a bishop is meant to celebrate the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass… in the Vetus Ordo, the liturgy, with Christ the High Priest, Mary with all the angels and saints, carries me in most attentive fashion and challenges me to allow myself to be changed, transformed, really made over to Christ Jesus…. Bishops, do yourself and the Church a favor by accepting the invitation should it come your way and doing your little, old part to let this great icon shine forth from the heart of Christ's Church!”
    Hopefully more bishops will be inspired to offer the Traditional Mass as time goes by. His Excellency’s full post may be read at: https://admontemmyrrhae.blogspot.com/2017/12/older-and-better.html?spref=tw

    Blessing of Throats Next Week

    Blessing of Throats for the Feast of St. Blase [Feast Day: February 3] will be held next Friday, February 2 after the 7:00 PM Mass at Old St. Mary’s, and on Sunday, February 4 after the 9:45 AM Mass at the OCLMA/Academy of the Sacred Heart and after the 2:00 PM Mass at Holy Name of Mary.

    Tridentine Masses This Coming Week
    • Mon. 01/29 7:00 PM: Solemn High Mass at St. Joseph (St. Francis de Sales, Bishop, Confessor, & Doctor) Orchestral Mass: César Franck’s Solemn Mass in A [No Mass at St. Josaphat this week]
    • Tue. 01/30 7:00 PM: Low Mass at Holy Name of Mary, Windsor (St. Martina, Virgin & Martyr)
    • Fri. 02/02 7:00 PM: High Mass at Old St. Mary (Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary) – Blessing of Candles and procession at the beginning of Mass. The St. Benedict Choir will sing Palestrina’s Missa Ætérna Christi Múnera. Devotions to the Sacred Heart precede Mass, and Blessing of Throats after Mass. A reception follows in the parish hall.
    • Fri. 02/02 7:00 PM: Solemn High Mass at St. Joseph (Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary) – Blessing of Candles and procession. Music by the Archdiocese of Detroit Chorus.
    • Sat. 02/03 8:30 AM: Low Mass at Miles Christi (St. Blase, Bishop & Martyr)
    [Comments? Please e-mail tridnews@detroitlatinmass.org. Previous columns are available at http://www.detroitlatinmass.org. This edition of Tridentine Community News, with minor editions, is from the St. Albertus (Detroit), Academy of the Sacred Heart (Bloomfield Hills), and St. Alphonsus and Holy Name of Mary Churches (Windsor) bulletin inserts for January 28, 2018. Hat tip to Alex Begin, author of the column.]

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    * NB: The SSPX chapels among those Mass sites listed above are posted here because the Holy Father has announced that "those who during the Holy Year of Mercy approach these priests of the Fraternity of St Pius X to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation shall validly and licitly receive the absolution of their sins," and subsequently extended this privilege beyond the Year of Mercy. These chapels are not listed among the approved parishes and worship sites on archdiocesan websites.

    Friday, January 26, 2018

    For the record: Bp. Schneider on Abp. Lefebvre

    Some will find this offensive [Advisory: Rules 7-9]:

    Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, "Bp. Schneider of Kazakhstan on Archbp. Lefebvre of the SSPX" (Fr. Z's Blog, January 25, 2018):
    The best English language vaticanista today is Edward Pentin. He has an interview with Bp. Athanasius Schneider today at the National Catholic Register (that’s the good one that begins with “National”). HERE

    The whole thing is worth reading. However, I want to emphasize one part which caught my eye for two reasons.

    First, it is Patristic. Bp. Schneider is a student of the Fathers of the Church, as am I. We need to return to the Fathers. It is amazing how many things they treated in their day which apply to our own.

    Next, because it concerns a figure I’ve long been interested in, the late Archbp. Marcel Lefebvre. He was a great churchman and missionary in Africa who went on to found the SSPX. Since I once worked for the PCED I remain interested – and hopeful – for a wonderful result.

    Here is Schneider on Lefebvre:
    PENTIN:

    What are your views on the Society of St. Pius X? Do you have sympathy for their position?

    SCHNEIDER:

    Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis on various occasions spoke with understanding towards the SSPX. It was particularly at his time, as Cardinal of Buenos Aires, that Pope Francis helped the SSPX in some administrative issues. Pope Benedict XVI once said about Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre: “He was a great bishop of the Catholic Church.” Pope Francis considers the SSPX as Catholic, and has expressed this publicly several times. Therefore, he seeks a pastoral solution, and he made the generous pastoral provisions of granting to the priests of the SSPX the ordinary faculty to hear confessions and conditional faculties to celebrate canonically marriage. The more the doctrinal, moral and liturgical confusion grows in the life of the Church, the more one will understand the prophetic mission of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre in an extraordinary dark time of a generalized crisis of the Church.

    Maybe one day History will apply the following words of Saint Augustine to him:
    “Often, too, divine providence permits even good men to be driven from the congregation of Christ by the turbulent seditions of carnal men. When for the sake of the peace of the Church they patiently endure that insult or injury, and attempt no novelties in the way of heresy or schism, they will teach men how God is to be served with a true disposition and with great and sincere charity. The intention of such men is to return when the tumult has subsided. But if that is not permitted because the storm continues or because a fiercer one might be stirred up by their return, they hold fast to their purpose to look to the good even of those responsible for the tumults and commotions that drove them out. They form no separate conventicles of their own, but defend to the death and assist by their testimony the faith which they know is preached in the Catholic Church” (De vera religione 6, 11).
    Thus, St. Augustine.

    Saturday, January 20, 2018

    Exclusively EF Trappist Abbey shuttered by Vatican

    "Mariawald Trappist Abbey Closed Down -- Summorum Undone by Current Vatican Regime" (Rorate Caeli, January 19, 2018):
    The Trappist Monastery of Mariawald, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, was probably the only monastic house in the world to make use of the provision present in Article 3 of the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum that allowed for the whole conversion of such a house to the exclusive use of the Traditional Rite.

    ...

    Now, the inevitable outcome arrived: as GloriaTV reports, the old abbey is being closed and completely dismantled. What two world wars could not destroy, Bergoglianism could:
    German Old-Rite Trappist Abbey Will Be Closed Down

    The old-rite Trappist abbey of Mariawald, Germany, will be closed down. The Vatican, the Trappist order, and the Diocese of Aachen on whose territory the abbey is located, have announced this in Mariawald.

    The monastery was inhabited by the Trappists since 1909. All employees lose their jobs. The monks will be transferred to other monasteries.

    During this year, the monastery and all its possessions will be handed over to Aachen diocese. The monastery and church of Mariawald will probably remain closed forever.

    In a letter dated November 21, 2008, Benedict XVI granted the abbey the privilege to return to the old usages of the Trappist Order in liturgy and monastic life. This concerned especially a return to the venerable Old Rite. The pope saw this project as a "renewal of the church in the spirit of tradition". Now this renewal is over before it could get off the ground.

    Friday, January 12, 2018

    The Magi and Star in Old Testament prophecies

    Fr. Eduard Perrone, "A Pastor's Descant" (Assumption Grotto News, January 7, 2018)
    The wonders of Epiphany seem never to end for me. I thought I had pretty well combed this fascinating story with its menacing subplot in years past. It is a narrative replete with supernatural unfolding and malicious intrigue. Here are a few "new" things about Epiphany that I never considered before, as far as I can recall, in my sermons of years past.

    The Magi. It's become theologically "correct" not to speak of the three "kings" since nowhere in the Gospel are they said to be kings, but rather magi ("wise men" would be an acceptable expression). They may have been mere governors of some small eastern lands. However, there is a prophecy from (Vulgate) Psalm 71 which indicates that "Kings of Tarshish and the Isles shall offer gifts; the kings of Arabia and Seba shall bring tribute. All kings shall pay homage, all nations shall serve Him." In keeping to this term "kings" we see a drama unfolding among the various kings: these magi "kings," King Herod, and the King-of-Kings, Christ. The number of magi is not specified in the Gospel. Three is taken to be their number on account of their three gifts. It may have been that several such men each brought with him the three gifts, rather than one gift by each of three. Magi they were nevertheless, that is, men who studied the heavens for knowledge. They must have known the Hebrew scriptures and the prophesies about the birth of their Messiah as well since they will ask upon their arrival in Jerusalem about the whereabouts of the newborn king of the Jews. It's remarkable that these men would have simultaneously had knowledge of who Christ was (Messiah, Son of God and man), and the time of His birth, and had met each other from their various lands and made their united way to Judea to see Christ. It's probable that angels informed them of all these things, though the scriptures are silent on this. The appearance of the star gave the men the direction needed for their way.

    The Star. In the Book of Numbers there is a prophecy: "A star shall advance from Jacob (=Israel)" and in Isaiah it is told that by Jerusalem's light kings would walk (Is. 60), bearing gold and frankincense, and that caravans of camels would fill the land. The idea of a light leading people on a journey is familiar from the Exodus wherein God guided the path of the people through the desert either by a cloud or by a pillar of fire. That was a miraculous light. Similarly, one may reason that the star leading the magi was a miraculous star, made for the purpose, and not one of the existing heavenly bodies, a star which shone both day and night and whose light moved indicating direction. In the end, the star "stood over the place" where the infant was.

    Bethlehem. It was another prophecy, from Micah, that identified Bethlehem as the birth place of the Messiah to be. (One might have otherwise thought it to be Jerusalem.) It's a marvel to contemplate that Mary and Joseph journeyed to Bethlehem only on account of a decree of Caesar Augustus -- a pagan -- ordering a census, without which our Lord's birth would have taken place in Nazareth, according to the natural course of events.

    Faith. The magi had Christian faith: they adored Christ. It had to be by a divine revelation (by an angel?) that they know the identity of this Infant. This faith led them to great acts: leaving home, parting with their treasures to serve as gifts, traveling goodly distances, and adoring the God-man upon seeing Him.

    Other things. The visit of the magi certainly must have included much talk among all persons in the cave. None of this has been recorded. One wonders about what was said and done those days (one presumes a stay of some days after the journey). We would like to now some of that holy conversation.

    While the Star has dissolved, the light of the Catholic faith with all its guiding truth remains for us. Our Lady too is a star, the Star of the Sea, who shows us the sure way to Christ. The star's progression to Bethlehem is a lesson about the advancement in faith -- from first beginnings even unto spiritual perfection by practicing the virtues. In this sense, the Epiphany story is replicated in every Christian's life.

    Fr. Perrone

    Russ Voris (1929-2018), father of Michael Voris, R.I.P.

    Russ Voris was born on October 24, 1929. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1950–1974, and spent most of his military career in various assignments that included tours in England, France, Texas and the Philippines.

    He met his wife Anne on his first assignment in England in 1952, and married her in July 1953. They were blessed with two sons (both Notre Dame grads—Go Irish!), Marshall and Michael.

    A convert to the Faith since 1957, Russ had a deep love for the traditions of the Holy Catholic Church and shared them with all those he met. Russ was always a firm and enthusiastic supporter of his son Michael's work at the apostolate, and was instrumental in its founding.

    Russ passed away peacefully at 7:56 p.m. ET on January 11, 2018, in the state of grace, surrounded by his loved ones.

    Read more at: Russ Voris, R.I.P.; and also watch the video (scroll down) celebrating the 60th anniversary of Russ' reception into the Church.