Liturgy

When the Pope Finds “Selfies” Inappropriate

By John M. DeJak / April 13, 2014 /

The intellectually-challenged media loves to report on the Pope posing for “selfies,” but they ignore something more interesting. One of the things that has impressed me about His Holiness Pope Francis from the beginning of his Pontificate is the solemnity with which he celebrates the liturgies of the Church. It is a striking contrast from the previous…

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Magazine – The Public Face of Vatican II: Change

By John B. Manos / July 5, 2013 /

The Summer 2013 Volume III, Issue 2 is out in the wild! Continuing our theme for the Year of Faith, where Pope Benedict XVI has given us a tool to unravel the false reforms conducted “in the spirit of Vatican II.”  Our focus is on the goal of the Year of Faith:  A true renewal of…

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Liturgical Dance

By John M. DeJak / July 3, 2013 /

Recently there have been a number of posts on other blogs highlighting the ridiculous aberration of so-called “liturgical dance” and other abuses. The Bellarmine Forum, instead of cursing the darkness, would like to light a candle:

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St. Joseph’s Name Added to Eucharistic Prayers

By Patrick Sternal / June 20, 2013 /

Quiz: when was St. Joseph added to the Roman Canon? (No cheating, no googling) and by which Pope? How long did it take the USCCB to act on the addition? Read this for the answers.

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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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Englishing the Liturgy

By John M. DeJak / November 5, 2011 /

In presenting background for the 2011 linguistic changes in the Mass, the Wanderer Forum Foundation hopes to initiate a revitalization of faith. While many instructions to the faithful merely concentrate on the change in the words, we hope this background on the Mass explains why the change was needed to safeguard the true teachings of…

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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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