Liturgical Abuse

BFP: Liturgical Battlefield: Are You a Victim or Combatant?

By John B. Manos / May 9, 2022 /

Pope Francis said that we Traditional Catholics should not make a battlefield of the liturgy.  Because he complains of Catholics hanging on to outdated things and old ideas, it is like he is saying that people who want a united and sacred liturgy (traditionalists or trads) disrupt the purpose of liturgy…  who are the real combatants?  why is this deja vu?  and what did Father Hardon say we can do about it?

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TV Mass and Music – O Lord Deliver Us

By Cindy Paslawski / May 6, 2020 /

The TV Brings out the Worst “Performances”; Makes Bad Liturgical Music Worse. Worsened by the TV performances, music at Mass continues to offend.

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I Am Done…

By Cindy Paslawski / April 9, 2019 /

I don’t make a practice of leaving the church before the Mass is over. The nuns said we had to stay to the Final Blessing: so it was taught, so it has been done.  I suppose I would leave if the priest preached outright heresy, damned the pro-life movement, or something like that. Al Matt,…

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The Problem with the Prevenient: Low Expectations are Killing the Faith

By wffguest / August 25, 2015 /

by Guest Author, Fr. Anthony C. Neusch “The most important lesson that you can learn in this class is this: ‘Children will succeed at the level of your expectations, if you are willing to help them attain success.’” It was the most important thing I have ever learned, and it wasn’t said in any of the…

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Father Hardon: Stop Communion in the Hand Now!

By John B. Manos / May 19, 2015 /

  I often forget that the things that were common knowledge in the 90s are forgotten or ignored today. It becomes apparent when discussing communion in the hand, as I did the other day in the neopaganism article, or as I have in other contexts over the past few years, that people generally believe now that…

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How Anglicans (and Some Catholic Bishops) Think?

By John M. DeJak / November 25, 2013 /

A brief news item today heralded the apocalyptic musings of the former Archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey.  According to a FOX News Report, the former Anglican Archbishop, then second only to the Queen as Head of the Church of England, commented:  “Christianity is just a ‘generation away from extinction’ in Britain unless churches have a breakthrough in…

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A Priest’s Perspective on Fallen Away Catholics

By wffguest / January 4, 2012 /

Editor’s Note:  Fr. George Welzbacher is a priest’s priest.  He is the pastor of the Church of St. John in St. Paul, Minnesota.  The longtime history professor, pastor, and commentator still continues to educate well into his 60th year of being a priest.  Fr. John Zuhlsdorf recently paid tribute to him on the occasion of the…

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Now That You’ve Heard the New Translations: Why?

By Cindy Paslawski / November 28, 2011 /

(Editor’s note: The italicized words are the questions asked by an educated 30-something Catholic, who attends Mass regularly.) “Why are they doing this to us? Why are they changing the words of the Mass? What’s the big deal about a few words here and there?” The person asking these questions is a victim of over-preparation…

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Liturgy for the American Church Making Worship the Hostage of Ideology

By Frank J. Morriss, J.D. / June 23, 1995 /

Liturgy for the American ChurchMaking Worship the Hostage of Ideology Frank Morriss The purest worship is adoration of God as He has revealed Himself to us and as our highest abilities respond to that revelation. Prayers of petition, recognizing God’s providence, are also legitimate worship, speaking our utter dependence upon our heavenly Father and our…

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