- Friday, 24 May 2013 11:13
The Latin language is far from being extinct even though you only hear it at times in Church. Our common experience today at Mass prayed in the Ordinary Forum is often in the language of the people. The official language of the Catholic Church, however, remains Latin: the texts of the church, the texts of the pope, and importantly, in the prayer of the Church. Fear not. The “house” language today, the daily work of the curia is Italian. It is possible that at some point English will replace Italian.
The Carmelite friar Father Reginald Foster
is the renown contemporary father of the Latin language. He spent several decades in Rome working, teaching and writing in Latin. Now he’s retired from active teaching but he keeps his hands in the field by consulting, developing teaching materials, writing and attending some initiatives. One of his works is Corpus Latinitatis
- Wednesday, 22 May 2013 09:49
God bless this young person. He wants to lead God’s pilgrim people at a tender age!
- Monday, 20 May 2013 15:00
John Rutter’s “Mass of the Children” is being performed by several choirs at the famous Carnegie Hall.
Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Location: Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium, Perelman Stage 57th Street & 7th Avenue, NYC
Tickets: $15! (Reg. $55)
The invite with special codes for the discount: Rutter’s Mass of the Children.pdf
- Tuesday, 14 May 2013 10:29
Boston’s Cardinal does outdoor work.
From being a candidate in some people’s eyes for the Petrine ministry to doing menial tasks, Sean Cardinal O’Malley gives good example.
One can only guess what the papacy would be like today had O’Malley been elected. It makes no sense to speculate, and yet one wonders.
I doubt one can say that the estimation he enjoys is due to this kind gesture, but I do think it helps. Cardinal O’Malley knows that hard work means getting his hands dirty and collaborating with others.
Work gives dignity to man’s life; it gives to joy to the heart seeing a task completed as well as can be.
On this feast of Saint Matthias, may his intercession before God give us more bishops like this one.
Saints Matthias and Francis, pray for us.
- Thursday, 25 April 2013 14:20
‘The Maastricht Hours’, Liège 14th century (British Library, Stowe 17, fol. 172r)