Mega Church

What does it say about “mega churches” when the pope can draw a congregation of 46,000 in one city, then turn around and do it again a few days later with a totally different set of people, and they had to turn away more than 200,000 of the faithful who wanted tickets for one or…

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Papal Mass, Part Two

Musical Selections for Yankee Stadium Mass (via First Things): Entrance of concelebrants Symphony No. 9 in D minor – Ludwig van Beethoven I. Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso II. Molto vivace Entrance of the Holy Father Hymnus Pontificius – Charles Gounod, arr. Alberico Vitalini Dixit from Vesperae Solennes de Confessore – Wolfgang Amadeus…

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Two Opposing Views

Father Trigilio was at the papal Mass (in vestments, mind you) in DC. The altar was prepared according to the liturgical prescriptions of His Holiness with a conspicuous crucifix and seven candles on it. Everything was done REVERENTLY and PROPERLY according to the rubrics. The Ordinary Form of the Roman Missal was celebrated with full…

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The Holy Father’s Got the Awards…

…and The Crescat’s got the list of winners! Go see who’s won the Cannonball Catholic Blogger Awards! (The sidebar item will go away by dinnertime tonight, but the link I’ve provided has the permanent post, along with the picture of the Holy Father giving out the awards.) Please browse my eBay items. Thank you.

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Panis Angelicus

I have no problem whatsoever with the arrangement. (I read someone’s comment somewhere that it wasn’t very good. Nitpicking, I think. It was blessed relief after the other Communion music and quite condusive for prayer.) I was SOBBING by the end of this during Mass. And the Holy Father’s beautiful smile made me cry all…

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wow…

just … wow. I can’t believe the tone of this article, as well as the misleading ways things are presented. And I love the snide “octagenerian” comment, too. Unbelievable. But…perusing some other articles… What about this? Is this to make Catholics look just idiotic, or what? The congregation drank Coke, munched on peanuts and applauded…

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