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Traditional Latin Mass All Souls Day at St. John Berchman Cathedral in Shreveport

A Traditional Latin Mass at St. John Berchman Cathedral in Shreveport, La.

Pope Benedict XVI has made it clear the Traditional Latin Mass is to be used and encouraged in our Dioceses.  No longer do the priests need permission from the Bishops to celebrate Mass the way it had been for the previous 1300 -1500 years. Until Vatican II and those who used the simple changes in the 1968-69 Novus Ordo Mass to twist sweeping changes that we now see.

Because of the strong religious and family traditions in the South we are seeing a revival of the TLM as this example from the All Souls Day Mass at the Cathedral in Shreveport, La.  If you have not been to a TLM Mass it is worth the effort to encourage your Parish or Diocese to start holding this form of the Mass. The Reverence, Pioty and Sacredness of the TLM is something to experience for you and your family.  Such solum worship and prayer to our Eternal Father is a natural fit for the many traditions Southerners pass from one generation to the next, as we progress thorough this life.

“Because of the historical French and Spanish influences, there is a prevalent culture surrounding the dead of Louisiana. It is not uncommon for families to prepare for the feast of All Soul’s by cleaning and painting the family plot and graves, which are uniquely above-ground, encased in brick or cement because the water-table precludes ground burial. As a result, a necropolis is formed which leaves the impression that the dead are still among us, not hidden. Perhaps this is why over 500 people attended the evening Mass during a torrential rain and thunderstorm, to connect with their dead.”

Full Article with Pictures of the Mass

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Posted by on November 9, 2010 in Family, Religion, South, Uncategorized


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Murky Message?

The Bishops need to proclaim Our Saviour’s message boldly and clearly.


Posted by on October 29, 2010 in Abortion, Election '10, Uncategorized



Faith and Politics, Part of a Solution

“With the American midterm elections looming close, issues such as Church-State relations and the religious beliefs of candidates are surfacing again.

Pundits have speculated about the way religious affiliations will affect voters, especially with controversies such as health care reform and changes to immigration laws still fresh.

Earlier this month the seven Catholic bishops published a statement offering guidelines to help people evaluate which candidates it would be suitable to vote for. Catholics, they said, should judge political matters through the lens of faith and not be guided by self interest or party loyalty alone.

The bishops mentioned a number of issues, ranging from life matters to war and peace and education. It’s rare, they admitted, to find a candidate who agrees with the Church on every matter, but not all have the same weight.

Following the recommendation of the 2008 document, “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship,” issued by the U.S. bishops the New York prelates stated: “The inalienable right to life of every innocent human person outweighs other concerns where Catholics may use prudential judgment, such as how best to meet the needs of the poor or to increase access to health care for all.”

“Religion has a legitimate role in the public square, the Pontiff stated, and should not be marginalized.”

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Posted by on October 26, 2010 in Catholic, Election '10


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