Catholic Youth Issues Own Pre-Synod Text: Proclaim Truth Without Apology!

(via LifeSiteNews) On Sunday, group of Catholic youth released a response to the “pre-synod” document that has been given to Pope Francis, explaining in it they want “reverence in the liturgy,” wider availability of the Traditional Latin Mass, and for the Church to proclaim unpopular truths “boldly, without apology, and without adulteration or dilution.” “I… Continue reading Catholic Youth Issues Own Pre-Synod Text: Proclaim Truth Without Apology!

Cardinal Sarah: Widespread Communion in the Hand is Part of Satan’s Attack on the Eucharist

(via LifeSite) The head of the Vatican department overseeing liturgy is summoning the Catholic faithful to return to receiving Holy Communion on the tongue and kneeling. In the preface to a new book on the subject, Cardinal Robert Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, writes: “The most insidious diabolical attack consists in trying to… Continue reading Cardinal Sarah: Widespread Communion in the Hand is Part of Satan’s Attack on the Eucharist

Priest: Pope Francis’ New Liturgical Rules Could Cause ‘Huge Damage’

(via LifeSite) The Catholic Church is in crisis of authority under Pope Francis, with major figures like Cardinal Robert Sarah subjected to “stinging” papal rebukes and curial power plays, and dissatisfied Catholics positioning themselves to manipulate synods to change Church teaching. That’s according to an analysis by EWTN’s Papal Posse, which last Thursday galloped through… Continue reading Priest: Pope Francis’ New Liturgical Rules Could Cause ‘Huge Damage’

Pope Benedict XVI: ‘Obscuring’ God From the Liturgy Has Led to Crisis in the Church

(via Catholic Herald) The former pontiff said liturgy had become too centred on man’s ‘activity and creativity’ God has become “obscured” in the liturgy, resulting in a crisis for the Church, Benedict XVI has said. In a foreword to the Russian edition of his book Theology of the Liturgy, reproduced in La Stampa, the former… Continue reading Pope Benedict XVI: ‘Obscuring’ God From the Liturgy Has Led to Crisis in the Church

Pope Francis on Catholic Youth Who Favor Latin Mass: ‘Why So Much Rigidity?’

(via LifeSite) In a new interview, Pope Francis criticized the “rigidity” of young people who are attached to the Traditional Latin Mass. “I always try to understand what’s behind people who are too young to have experienced the pre-conciliar liturgy and yet still they want it,” the pontiff said. “Sometimes I found myself confronted with… Continue reading Pope Francis on Catholic Youth Who Favor Latin Mass: ‘Why So Much Rigidity?’

Cardinal Sarah: Reverent Liturgy is Essential to Fighting Culture of Death

(via LifeSite) One of the chief antidotes to a world “marked by the blight of Godless terrorism, of an increasingly aggressive secularism” and an “advancing culture of death” is to restore primacy to God in the Catholic liturgy, Cardinal Robert Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, said Thursday. The cardinal was speaking to… Continue reading Cardinal Sarah: Reverent Liturgy is Essential to Fighting Culture of Death

Francis Invokes ‘Magisterial Authority’ to Say ‘Liturgy Reform is Irriversible’

(via Breitbart) In a rare appeal to his magisterial authority as the Roman pontiff, Pope Francis stated Thursday that the changes made to the Catholic liturgy by the Second Vatican Council are “irreversible.” In a lengthy discourse to a group of liturgical experts, the Pope said: “We can affirm with certainty and magisterial authority that… Continue reading Francis Invokes ‘Magisterial Authority’ to Say ‘Liturgy Reform is Irriversible’