July 18, 2016: On Saturday, more than 600 men walked through the streets of Royal Oak, Michigan, taking part in a eucharistic procession for reparation and mercy.
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The trend is undeniable. Diocese after diocese is being forced to close parishes and parish schools, owing to falling numbers of practicing Catholics. And the other unrecorded fact nationally is that back in the day, almost all the students in Catholic schools were Catholic. Today, not so much.
There are huge numbers of students sitting in Catholic schools who are not Catholic and never become Catholic. The entire reason for the existence of Catholic schools is to transmit the Faith. That hasn’t happened broadly in many decades.
But here at St. Therese Carmelite school in Alhambra, these stunning facts are being reversed….
A look inside the life and spirit of Immaculate Heart of Mary School with footage from an interview with our Bishop Robert McManus of the Diocese of Worcester Ma. Find out more about IHM School by visiting the school website.
The Rise of Latin Mass Youth
One of the points (Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI) stressed in his letter accompanying Summorum Pontificum was that “what earlier generations held as sacred remains sacred for us too.” …
Among the groups interested in the traditional Latin mass were youth, he noted: “young persons too have discovered this liturgical form, felt its attraction, and found in it a form of encounter with the Mystery of the Most Holy Sacrifice particularly suited to them.”
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Young Catholics Drawn to ‘Timeless’ Worship of Latin Mass
“What we’ve found — and this is the case all over the world — a lot of younger people tend to be attracted to the Latin Mass….There’s a great sense of connectedness, and I think a lot of young people are searching for something very concrete and very deep in their spirituality. The Latin Mass fulfills a need that many of them gravitate toward.”
When Hipsters Go to Church
“I’m not a child,” one 24-year-old in skinny jeans told me with craft beer in hand, “and that’s how a lot of these ‘young adult Masses’ treat me.”
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Youth, Beauty, Passion & the Mass of Ages
WILSON GAVIN is an eighteen year old Australian currently living in Mongolia, where he works as a teacher. After falling away from the Faith at an early age, he returned through the Traditional Latin Mass and the ministry of the Carmelites. He is presently discerning a vocation to the priesthood.
This article is his story.
The Latin Mass in America Today
A Candid Interview with Byron Smith
He’s the secretary of Una Voce America, which today supports the training of diocesan priests in the Extraordinary Form of the Mass, otherwise known as the Latin Mass. In the this wide-ranging, exclusive Regina Magazine interview, Byron Smith tells the astounding story of the many people — some famous, some obscure — who have labored long and hard for more than fifty years to bring this Mass to Catholics in North America.
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Corpus Christi Watershed
Corpus Christi Watershed is a non-profit organization dedicated to exploring the relationship of religion, culture and the arts.
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Real Catholic Modesty
Dedicated to spreading all known information on Catholic Modesty. 🌹💒 Sharing inspirational photos of modest fashion! – On FB & Pinterest – Website in progress!
“What does the Church really think about modesty? I mean, what is all the fuss really about this word ‘MODESTY‘?”
“After 16 long years, I am working to bring this MUCH needed and MUCH requested title back into print for YOU, Catholic Mothers. I so WANT to save your families from the suffering our own family suffered. I so want to give you the SUPPORT you have been needing fighting a battle that leaves you alone in your fight against the world. If God has saved this from a raging fire, Can you afford NOT to read it?”
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REGINA draws together extraordinary Catholic writers, photographers and videographers with a vibrant faith and wide-ranging interests.
From the Housetops
This booklet is a magazine that was started in the early days of the Center when it was an apostolate to Harvard University in Cambridge. Once the Center moved to Harvard, MA, it took a hiatus until it was revived in 1975 by Brother Hugh Mac Isaac.
Since then it has celebrated 35 years of continuous publication with a distribution of over 1 million copies. Each issue features the life of a Saint, with the intention of appealing to the modern reader. Other articles are gleaned from the timeless treasures of the Church, no longer available in print, or they are new articles written in an effort to evangelize.
These are great evangelization tools, so give on to your friends, and spread the Faith “From the Housetops!”
Would you like a sample issue? Contact us with your name and mailing address and let us know you would like a free complimentary issue! …or, if you love it already, sign up a friend for a free issue!
Visit, like and share the “From the Housetops” Magazine Facebook page! Reach more souls!
“…that which you hear in the ear, preach ye upon the housetops.” ~Matthew 10:27
“Oremus Press is a privately-owned family business apostolate which promotes the Catholic Church. We consider all 23 Rites of the Church to be valid and legitimate, and while our preference leans more specifically toward the Extraordinary Form of the Latin Rite, we encourage ANY form or liturgical rite which is celebrated reverently, properly and legitimately. We support and are obedient to our local Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City, The Magisterium, and to our Holy Father, Pope Francis, the Vicar of Christ.”
“One year annual subscription. The Wanderer print edition is beginning its 148 year of weekly publishing. Your source for weekly Catholic news and commentary. Catholic, conservative, orthodox, and loyal to the Magisterium. Published 52 times a year.”
“ The Wanderer, a national Catholic weekly journal of news, commentary, and analysis, has been publishing continually since 1867. Owned and operated by Catholic laymen, The Wanderer is independent of ecclesiastical oversight but maintains a fiercely loyal adherence to Catholic doctrine and discipline. The journal has published during the reigns of ten popes and has consistently looked to these pontiffs for teaching, guidance, and leadership.”
“NEATO!” Catholic Websites
So far these guys are the best in Catholic media & organizations.
- The Church Militant – I can’t even express my thankfulness for these guys and their apostolate! “MISSION: Under the patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Michael the Archangel, the mission of ChurchMilitant.com is to promote the faith given to humanity by Jesus Christ, the Son of God and the Messiah. This faith is the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church led by the successor to St. Peter, Pope Francis. ChurchMilitant.com aims to provide everyone with means to increase their personal holiness through catechesis and evangelization about the truth of the Christian faith. We aim to convert non-Catholics to the faith founded personally by Jesus Christ, and strengthen the faith of existing Catholics. ChurchMilitant.com aims to achieve this by bringing Jesus Christ to the internet through the use of digital media.”
- The Catholic Gentleman – “More than ever, the Church needs men. Sadly, many Catholic men have believed the lie that being holy isn’t manly, and that the faith is boring. They leave religion to women and children and simply tune out. But holiness is for men. There is nothing more difficult, rewarding, or manly than becoming a saint. The spiritual life is full of combat, struggle, hardship, and adventure. It requires blood, sweat, tears, perseverance, and courage. It isn’t for the faint of heart. Catholic men are called to leave mediocrity behind and to strive for greatness. The Catholic Gentleman exists to inspire men to holiness—to love God, to serve others, and to deny self. And to do it all with class and classic manly flair.“
- Father Z – “This blog is like a fusion of the Baroque ‘salon’ with its well-tuned harpsichord around which polite society gathered for entertainment and edification and, on the other hand, a Wild West “saloon” with its out-of-tune piano and swinging doors, where everyone has a gun and something to say. Nevertheless, we try to point our discussions back to what it is to be Catholic in this increasingly difficult age, to love God, and how to get to heaven.” – Fr. Z
- Rita Davidson – “Are you are tired of the mundane Catholic literature out there for children? Are you are seeking rich, spiritual books to enrich your weary soul? Do you want safe material to use in your homeschooling? Are you are looking for unique resources to educate yourself about the faith? Are you are looking for traditional Catholic modesty resources? Are you tired of weeding through the lies and confusion about modesty? Are you looking for answers to your many questions about the faith? Do you want to support a traditional Catholic family with your purchases? If you answered Yes, to even half these questions, you are in the right place.”
- The Marian Catechist – “Catholic evangelist, videographer, and religious commentator, faithful to the Magisterium and waging war against the powers of hell. I endeavor to present the authentic teachings of the One True Church with clarity and charity. Under the special patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mother of God, whose servant I am, I seek to fulfill my Christian duty in laboring to build up the Mystical Body of the Christ here on earth, that all may one day partake of eternal beatitude in Heaven. Ad Jesum per Mariam!“
- Gabriel Castillo / TrueFaith.tv – “Spreading the True Faith of Jesus Christ and His Church using video, images, quotes, and more. A special emphasis is placed on holiness of life”
- Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary – “Being a Slave of Mary means giving all that we are, all that we have, and all that we do “To Jesus Through Mary. The many apostolates of Slaves of the Immaculate Heart are all evangelization based, spreading a love and knowledge of Jesus and Mary in the spirit of St Louis Marie de Montfort’s True Devotion. While IHM School, located on the monastery grounds, educates 125 students and takes a large focus of the community, it is only one of our works. “From the Housetops,” a spiritual magazine featuring the lives of the Saints, is our major tool of evangelizing. It is distributed through the mail and by hand, person to person, in a street ministry. Mancipia Press, the full-scale printing shop with a four-color press, and state-of-the-art equipment is owned and operated by the Brothers who print the magazines and books. Montfort Retreat, a 200-acre facility in New Hampshire, where our summer camp programs are held is owned and maintained by the community. There the Sisters direct and operate three weeks of “Morning Star” camp for girls and the Brothers, two weeks of “Montfort” camp for boys. Youth retreats and days of recollection are also held there. The Sister make Altar breads and embroidered fabric art for sacred vessels and evangelization products. An online gift shop along with one at the monastery offer beautiful art pieces and sacramentals for devotions. “True Devotion to Mary” is also spread through lectures, and the Consecration Manual. A ring designed exclusively as a symbol of this consecration has been created and distributed by the Sister, along with a chain of holy slavery bracelet. This is only a short list of what the community does. But it’s not really what they do, but for whom they do it! Even the smallest action is part of the apostolate as the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart do ALL for Jesus through Mary.”
- Cardinal Burke – “Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke (born June 30, 1948) is an American cardinal prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He serves as the patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta and his previous position was Cardinal Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, which he held until November 2014″
- Cardinal Robert Sarah
- Bishop Athanasius Schneider
- Juventutum – “The Fœderatio Internationalis Juventutem is a Catholic network fostering the sanctification of the youths worldwide according to the Roman traditions of the Church. We wish to contribute to the sanctification of the members of Juventutem and of any youths who are our contemporaries.“
- Lepanto Institute – “The Lepanto Institute for the Restoration of All Things in Christ is a research and education organization dedicated to the defense of the Catholic Church against assaults from without as well as from within….”
- Tradition, Family, Property – “The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) is an organization of lay Catholic Americans concerned about the moral crisis shaking the remnants of Christian civilization. Its earliest origins date back to January 1971, when the first TFP members started to group around the publication Crusade for a Christian Civilization. Today, with over 120,000 active members, volunteers and donors, the TFP is on the front lines of the Culture War, peacefully defending the values of tradition, family and private ownership.“
- Zachary King – “After 26 years of involvement with the occult, Zachary has become a warrior for Jesus Christ and wants to share his knowledge for the protection of God’s people. Zachary’s testimony is an inspiration that proves how great God’s mercy & forgiveness truly are and above all shows the depth of His love for us.”
- FSSP – “Using the ancient liturgy as our well-spring, we form our priests in the traditions of the Church to serve at the altar and in the parish so that the fullness of Christ might enter the emptiness of the world.”
- Corpus Christi Watershed – “Corpus Christi Watershed is a 501(c)3 public charity dedicated to exploring and embodying as our calling the relationship of religion, culture, and the arts. This non-profit organization employs the creative media in service of theology, the Church, and Christian culture for the enrichment and enjoyment of the public.”
- Fish Eaters – “The purpose of this site is to bring souls to the one, holy, Catholic, and apostolic Church — the Church headed by Christ and built on the rock of St. Peter, the Church against which the gates of Hell will never prevail. Fish Eaters strives to do this by showing Protestants the errors of Protestantism and by teaching Catholics to recognize what is and isn’t Catholic. Fish Eaters wishes to inspire Catholics to do all in their power:to fight to preserve the traditional Mass and all the other traditional Sacramental ritesto learn, teach, and guard every last drop of the Faith in the same way that Catholics have learned, taught, and guarded it for two millenniato practice traditional devotions and popular customs that have always served to build strong Catholic families and communities, and to keep us all close to ChristFurther, the site has as its purpose teaching Catholics how to practice Catholicism in the traditional way. The For Catholics section focuses on the whys of traditional Catholicism; the Being Catholic section teaches the hows. This site’s instructions are based on the 1962 calendar and Missal used by most traditional priestly fraternities, such as the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter. This site itself avoids debate between priestly fraternities with regard to the wisdom (or lack thereof) of worshipping outside ordinary diocesan structures, leaving such topics to the discussion forum where all — Catholic or non-Catholic — who respect the rules of the forum, and who can respect each other, are welcome.
Though traditional Catholicism is less a “movement” than a “staying where you are,” I strive to make this site what “The Revealer,” a publication of the New York University Department of Journalism and New York University’s Center for Religion and Media, says it is: “an excellent introduction to the ‘traditionalist’ Catholic movement.” And I want for FishEaters to live up to how I’m honored to have had Charles A. Coulombe describe it — as a “[t]ruly amazing site — encyclopedic, witty, and traditional, all done by an Italian-American housewife with a particular eye to the Church Year. Hours of fun!”
- Nineveh 90 – Inspired by the excellent program, “Exodus 90,” and all of the research that reveals it takes 90 days to replace bad habits (even addictions) with good habits, I am calling upon all of us to enter into a 90 day period of humility and transformation I call “Nineveh 90,”leading up to the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima on May 13, 2017.Nineveh 90 is all about freedom. The goal is to achieve the freedom necessary to fully engage the love of God and the love of neighbor. Nineveh 90 is based on a challenging 90-day period of purification, a dying to self, which is supported by fellow soldiers in Christ for greater interior freedom and, eventually, a more purified and selfless love.
- New Liturgical Movment – Why a new liturgical movement?In 1997, Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (later Pope Benedict XVI) published a volume under the title Milestones: Memoirs 1927 – 1977. In it he wrote:
There is no doubt that this new missal [after Vatican II] in many respects brought with it a real improvement and enrichment; but setting it as a new construction over against what had grown historically, forbidding the results of this historical growth, thereby makes the liturgy appear to be no longer a living development but the product of erudite work and juridical authority; this has caused us enormous harm. For then the impression had to emerge that liturgy is something ‘made’, not something given in advance but something lying within our own power of decision. From this it also follows that we are not to recognize the scholars and the central authority alone as decision makers, but that in the end each and every ‘community’ must provide itself with its own liturgy. When liturgy is self-made, however, then it can no longer give us what its proper gift should be: the encounter with the mystery that is not our own product but rather our origin and the source of our life. A renewal of liturgical awareness, a liturgical reconciliation that again recognizes the unity of the history of the liturgy and that understands Vatican II, not as a breach, but as a stage of development: these things are urgently needed for the life of the Church.I am convinced that the crisis in the Church that we are experiencing today is to a large extent due to the disintegration of the liturgy, which at times has even come to be conceived of etsi Deus non daretur, in that it is a matter of indifference whether or not God exists and whether or not he speaks to us and hears us. But when the community of faith, the worldwide unity of the Church and her history, and the mystery of the living Christ are no longer visible in the liturgy, where else, then, is the Church to become visible in her spiritual essence? Then the community is celebrating only itself, an activity that is utterly fruitless. And because the ecclesial community cannot have its origin from itself but emerges as a unity only from the Lord, through faith, such circumstances will inexorably result in a disintegration into sectarian parties of all kinds – partisan opposition within a Church tearing herself apart.This is why we need a new Liturgical Movement, which will call to life the real heritage of the Second Vatican Council.
By Catholic Wife of (over) 30 years, mother of 11 children and 23 (and growing) grandchildren!
“Let us work towards being “old-fashioned” not archaic, prudent, not prudish and thoroughly and fully joyful, traditional, feminine Catholic women!”
“In many ways, Our Catholic Church, our society and our families have lost this sense, this reverence. We need to get back to where our families are once again venerating Our Lord in the Holy Eucharist, where the liturgy is lived inside the home, where couples are reverencing each other, children are respecting their parents…and women are cherishing and realizing their incredible role in bringing this “Sense of the Sacred” back to our homes!
This blog is like an “online magazine” where articles are shared from, mostly, guest writers that have long since gone to their eternal home….Writers who have paved the way and shared, in their books, how we, too, can have success in that very important role of wife and mother.”
- Ecclesia Dei
“Promoting the Traditional Latin Mass as sanctioned by Summorum Pontificum”
The website is a bit archaic in its design but it is worth its weight in GOLD with information! You can also order a bunch of NEAT freebies!
“We are a small family apostolate located in the Chicago area, dedicated to finding and republishing out-of-print classics of Catholic literature. Our special focus is the work of Mother Mary Loyola, but we also feature the work of many other well-beloved Catholic authors of yesteryear. Though we started out by offering photographic reprints of these older books, most of our titles have now been completely retypeset. ”
B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L. Crusade for Priests & apostolate! I ordered some freebies of theirs and am happily “addicted” to praying for priests, especially on Thursday and am a proud Spiritual Momma of a priest!
“Opus Sanctorum Angelorum, the Work of the Holy Angels, is an international movement within the Catholic Church faithful to the Magisterium. It is ordered to promoting devotion to the holy angels and a covenant bond with them through a consecration approved by the Church, so that the holy angels may lead us more effectively to God. The Work is under the overall direction of the Order of Canons Regular of the Holy Cross, under which has also been erected the Confraternity of the Holy Guardian Angels. The Sisters of the Holy Cross is aggregated to the Order and, though autonomous, forms with it one spiritual family.”
There is always hope. Do not be afraid (nor scandalized) in the evils of the world. WORK to defeat them and to do God’s Holy will!
Until Next Time! God Bless & Keep It Trad!