"I meet you, O Christ, face to face. I see you in your Sacraments." Saint Ambrose (Photo of Haditha Dam, Iraq.)
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
First Extraordinary Form Mass at Mount Saint Mary's in ca. 50 Years
The extraordinary form of the Roman rite of holy Mass was celebrated on the grounds of Mount Saint Mary's Seminary by Monsignor Charles Pope, of the Archdiocese of Washington, on 8 December. The deacon was Father Paul D. Scalia of the Diocese of Arlington, the subdeacon was Father John C. Fritz (2000 Mount grad) of the Diocese of Rockford (studying at Catholic University). All three priests say the traditional Latin Mass in the D.C./Arlington area. The homilist was Father Frederick L. Miller, a systematic theology professor at the Mount. This solemn liturgy was the first of its kind offered at the Immaculate Conception chapel on the Emmitsburg, Maryland, campus in about half a century.
MCITL 10th Anniversary: The Catechism and Scriptures together in the Sunday homily
"The integration of elements of the Catechism of the Catholic Church with the readings from the Lectionary offers us an opportunity to demonstrate how the Word of God is able to animate our personal and communal life with Christ and, at the same time, articulate the Church’s faith that has been immeasurably enriched by the living tradition of twenty centuries."-- Archbishop Donald Wuerl, intervention at the Synod of Bishops on the Word of God