Fun Photo: VP Pence Surrounded by Catholicism

Here’s a photo of Vice President Mike Pence speaking for life alongside Our Lady holding a Rosary and a Brown Scapular and under the Vatican flag. Via LifeSite:

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President Trump stands with “the unborn” and alongside Catholics fighting for their religious freedom, Vice President Pence told the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast on Tuesday morning.

“This honestly feels like coming home. … The hymns and liturgies of the Catholic Church are the anthems of my youth.”

Let’s hope and pray the VP one day returns home to Rome! ☩

Photos: Archbishop of MKE Presides at Extraordinary Form Confirmation Mass

Archbishop Jerome Listecki was at St. Stanislaus parish to confer the Sacrament of Confirmation in the Extraordinary Form. This is a big deal because it seems like many bishops tend to avoid the Traditional Latin Mass (TLM) if it’s something they either are not familiar with or, like in the case of Archbishop Cupich in Chicago, openly disdain.

To my knowledge, the Archbishop is not trained in the Extraordinary Form and I have not heard of him being part of other TLMs. The archbishop could have easily avoided presiding at this 10am High Mass for one of the many other Masses in the diocese that day but he didn’t. St. Stanislaus is the only place in Milwaukee that offers the TLM so it was quite the statement that he was there. It’s refreshing to see a bishop that is embracing this ‘renaissance’ of Catholicism. The archbishop should be applauded for presiding at this Confirmation and being part of this Mass. Hopefully he will continue to draw attention to St. Stanislaus and other parishes that embrace a traditional liturgy by providing the simple witness of being there.

First is a brief video during the Salve Regina. Note: if you are viewing in email, video will not display unless you view post on the site.

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All of the photos are from the St. Stanislaus Facebook Page:

There was a comment from a man who attended this Confirmation Mass and was struck by the beauty and reverence of the Extraordinary Form. It goes to show that people are moved by the beauty of a properly God-oriented Mass rather than an all-too-typical, going-through-the-motions, person-oriented, watered down Mass found in too many parishes today.

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Latin Mass Returns to St. Charles Borromeo

St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia offered Mass in the Extraordinary Form for the first time in presumably decades after young seminarians started requesting it from the current rector. Apparently they will now hold a Traditional Latin Mass (TLM) at least once a week. It’s really interesting to watch the interest in the TLM spreading worldwide.

The following photos are from the seminary’s Flickr page and occurred on the Feast of St. Martin of Tours.

 

A Perfect Sunday at a Historic Seminary

A good friend and seminarian at St. Francis de Sales Seminary treated my family to a great guided tour of the beautiful and historic grounds of this 150+ year old institution. I took a few pictures, mostly from the cupola that sits atop the enormous main dome in the front. The views of Lake Michigan and Milwaukee from the 360-degree cupola is amazing.

The image with the stairs is the spiral staircase leading up from the dome to the cupola…the true “Stairway to Heaven”.

Saint Francis de Sales, please pray for the young men studying for the priesthood. That they remain faithful, holy, and joyful for all the souls they will shepherd in the years to come.