Continued Abuse of Extraordinary Ministers Proves Cardinal Sarah’s Ad Orientem would be No Different Even Had the Pope Signed off

By John B. Manos / July 31, 2016 /

Subtitle for the Liturgically impaired:  Ad Orientem means “towards the east” or in ICEL dynamic equivalence “facing the east”. I love listening to the radio, and many programs I like are available on podcast. Sometimes I listen to a podcast again, even though I heard the live show, because I pick up things I didn’t hear…

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What this Russian Defense Minister did Shames American Catholics

By John B. Manos / May 15, 2015 /

I was tickled yesterday when someone sent me a link to this article and highlighted that us Catholics used to do this. In Russia, however, it seems that Catholic practices are proudly public again (unlike here). Reports Russian media:  Before beginning the Victory Day Parade in Moscow’s Red Square, Minister of Defense, Sergei Shoygu crossed himself. The journalists…

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BAM! Paprocki Drops a Knee on the Head Bob crowd

By John B. Manos / June 25, 2014 /

Thank God! Do you hear the sound? (bam!) That’s the sound of a knee being dropped. In a pastoral letter, Ars celebrandi et adorandi, given to his diocese on June 22, Bishop Paprocki says it:  “the proper reverence to the Blessed Sacrament is ‘to bend the knee,’ to genuflect.”  THANK GOD! On Bending the Knee Wait! Do you hear the…

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Suffering the Ignorant Orthopraxis of Our Day

By John B. Manos / July 25, 2013 /

One of the things I really like about how God ordered this world is precisely how unassuming some of the greatest things He has worked really are to the passer by. If you didn’t look, you wouldn’t notice. It’s so easy to take them for granted until you look with the eyes of faith that can see…

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