By Father Roger Landry, EWTN News - St. Paul VI had promulgated the new Roman Missal eight months earlier, but, by the time the First Sunday of Advent came around, the new liturgical books were not yet ready, and so the rollout was rather bungled and confusing, for priests and people alike… In many places, that disarray continued, as some thought that the “new Mass” not only allowed for but demanded creativity. This led to a period of sweeping liturgical instability and experimentation that dramatically impacted Church prayer, architecture, art and music.
By Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone, First Things - In the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, directly over the spot where our Lord’s Cross stood, there stands a Greek altar. Directly next to it is a Latin altar, and in between the two altars hangs an icon of the Mother of God. Right at that point of encounter, where she stood 2,000 years ago at the foot of the Cross, she now stands uniting East and West, Greek and Latin…
By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews - African American voters urged Democratic presidential candidates to stop pushing abortions on black women and their unborn babies… Speaking with Fox News host Martha MacCallum on Sunday, two African American leaders expressed frustration with the candidates’ abortion advocacy, Townhall reports… “My biggest issue with the current Democratic candidates as it comes to the black community is that all of them are pushing for poor women of color to have access to abortion. That’s all that you hear,” panelist Angela Stanton King said.
By Diane Montagna, LifeSiteNews - Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has denounced a pro-LGBT concert hosted last night in St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna, calling it the “yet another homoerotic and blasphemous provocation.”… Archbishop Viganò said the event represents “the sinister vision of a church that seems to want to rebuild itself against the faith and against the truth of the human person.”… “Gay activists, transvestites and transsexuals perform on the Cathedra of St. Stephen, when instead they should receive from the Catholic Church the proclamation of Christ’s liberating Truth and the gift of his saving Love, freely offered to all those who, from the depths of their wounds and repentance, dare to acknowledge their need for salvation.”