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This week: The Mass; because it is so very important, the Mass again; a useful stereotype; the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary; St. Alphonsus Liguori teaches us to unify our will with God’s; Iota Unum.
The title of this article is not hyperbolic. The Mass, and the fitting celebration thereof, really is that crucial. For those who don’t have a real opinion on the Traditional Latin Mass, or who prefer the Novus Ordo, this would make a great introduction to the importance of the Traditional Latin Mass.
Whenever I’m face down in the dirt, and life is kicking me repeatedly in the back of the skull (like this past week), this is the essay of St. Alphonsus Liguori’s that I turn to. The purpose of our lives is to do whatever God wills us to do. That’s all that this short and powerful essay is about. Read it. It helps.
I have an unfortunate but seemingly inescapable tendency to read three or four books at a time. This is the fourth book in my current stack. I’m only a few chapters into it, but so far I am blown away at the analysis of the Second Vatican Council (and surrounding changes) presented therein. Written by a periti (helper theologian) of the council, Romano Amerio had a ringside seat to the changes of the Latin Church up until publication in the mid-1980’s. So far, I can’t recommend it enough, and hope to write a full review on the blog after finishing it.
Editor’s note: the previous issue (№ 4) lacked a introduction. The editor regrets his error.
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