Sunday, September 14, 2014


So the September 14th bulletin and recent e-News from my Novus Ordo parish report that a new contemporary music group is forming to sing at the 9am Mass on Sundays when the children's choir is not singing. Really? Are we trying to copy Rebuilt here? If I may borrow words from 1P5, why do so many Catholics view the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass as a laboratory for themselves to innovate and force their creativity into it?

This September 14th here in Baltimore, we are celebrating the Bicentennial of Francis Scott Key's authorship of the Star Spangled Banner.

Liturgically it is the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross.

We also mark September 14th as the anniversary of the date Summorum Pontificum went into force. Thank you, Pope Emeritus Benedict. That was SEVEN years ago today, but when will it have the desired effect (re-sacralization of Holy Mass) around here in Baltimore?

If it doesn't happen soon (and there are no signs that it will), this won't be the land of the free much longer (but we'll certainly have to be brave to practice our faith).

Lex orandi, lex credendi, lex vivendi