Archbishop Villegas says no to clapping during Mass, a memorial of the Calvary

“We are a Church called together by God, not a self-organized mutual admiration club,” writes the Archbishop of Lingayen-Dagupan in his letter for Lent. “The breaking of the Bread is a commemoration of the violent death that the Lord went through. Who claps while others are in pain? It is... read more

Bishop Schneider: The Rite of Holy Communion in times of a pandemic

'The ban on Communion in the mouth … constitutes an abuse of authority.' By Bishop Athanasius Schneider, LifeSite News, February 28, 2020 Editor’s note: The following article was first published at Rorate Caeli, and is reprinted with Bishop Schneider’s permission. February 28, 2020... read more

Comparison of Old and New Prayers for Blessing of Ashes

By Peter Kwasniewski, OnePeterFive, February 26, 2020 It’s on special days like [Ash Wednesday] that I notice most sharply the vast difference between the LEX ORANDI of the old and the new liturgies. I have prepared a chart comparing the blessing of ashes in the Tridentine rite with its... read more