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Fr. Peter Carota, concentrating his priesthood on making the riches of the Tridentine Mass available by doing research on how he may found a new religious order and start a TV station that broadcasts the Latin Mass every day. Currently, he is travelling around America and staying with various monasteries that have the Tridentine Mass at the heart of their liturgical life, as well as visiting Latin Mass communities www.TraditionalCa...
Catholic Mass, Vietnam 1966, members of 101st Airborne. The value of the mass. It is sad how often we take it for granted. This picture moved me so deeply; especially seeing the bare feet of the young man in the back. May we never lose sight of the value of the mass.
“Since Christ Himself has said, “This is My Body” who shall dare to doubt that It is His Body?” -St. Cyril of Jerusalem, 315-386 AD. Mass is catechesis: we are nourished by Jesus & we learn how much we are loved by Him; we are commanded to take that love to the peripheries of human existence that Pope Francis talks about. Those peripheries demand the transcendent: truth, beauty, goodness, consistency. How can we presume to do this if we have liturgies that cause confusion re what we believe?
Mark Shea, "How to respond when other faithful hurt you." The same body of believers that embraces us can sometimes cause us deep pain. Also helpful: try to remember (which is why a strong, daily prayer life is important) that we find our true embrace & welcome in the Church through, with, & in Jesus, which is why one should never let other believers, great sinners that we all are, drive one away from Christ & from His Church. Other people's sins may be inexcusable, but don't let that stop you.