Beautiful photo from Holy Communion

From Fr. Zuhlsdorf’s blog

Latin Midnight Mass makes a comeback

By Lisa Weighton.

“In 2007, four decades after Latin mass was widely discontinued, Pope Benedict XVI revitalized it by allowing any priest to say the Mass.

“Father Alex MacLellan of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church jumped at the chance, and now heads the only church in the Victoria diocese that has a Latin Mass.”

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Vatican defends naming Pius XII Venerable

From Zenit

“A Vatican spokesman today said that Pope Pius XII has been declared “venerable” because he is a model for Christian life, not because of the historical decisions he made.

“Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, director of the Vatican press office, offered a statement to Vatican Radio today in response to Benedict XVI’s declaration Saturday recognizing the heroic virtue of Pius XII.”

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Archbishop Schnurr takes over archdiocese of Cincinnati




“The Rev. Dennis M. Schnurr, coadjutor archbishop of Cincinnati since October 2008, has succeeded Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk as leader of the 19-county Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati, the archdiocese announced Monday.”

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Archbishop Sheen’s remains could return to Peoria

By Phil Luciano, Peoria (IL) Journal-Star

“Will Roman Catholics in Peoria and New York City battle over the remains of Bishop Fulton J. Sheen?

“That’s a possibility, if Sheen becomes a saint – an effort spearheaded by the Peoria Diocese.

“Sheen, who died 30 years ago this month, is buried in a crypt under the altar at historic St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City. However, if the El Paso native is canonized, Catholic custom would give the Peoria diocese a claim to exhume Sheen’s remains and reinter them here at St. Mary’s Cathedral.”

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Bulletin for Sunday, Dec. 20


Christmas Day & New Years Day Latin Mass Schedule:

Friday, Dec. 25. Christmas Morning: 7:00 AM at Our Lady of Mt Carmel
Friday, Jan. 1. New Years Day (evening): 7:00 PM at Our Lady of Mt Carmel
Sunday, Jan. 31. Feast Day of St John Bosco: Mark your calendar and join us at Our Lady of Mt Carmel for celebrating the feast day of our patron saint with a Solemn High Mass and an after Mass pitch-in dinner. See below for the Saturday (Jan 30th) evening’s Speaker Series event which is the evening before Sunday Mass.

The Speaker Series is here. Just some of the Speaker Series events for 2010:

  • January 30, 2010 at 6 PM: Clear your social calendar for Saturday evening with speaker Father Robert Fromageot, FSSP as recently seen on EWTN. Father will speak at Our Lady of Mt Carmel in the St Thomas Aquainas room below the church.
  • March: Lenten Recollection with the North Central Indiana’s very own favorite home town boy, Father Roberto Cano, FSSP with a Sol-emn High Mass to follow and pitch-in dinner.
  • May: The speaker series continues with well known Father Gregory Pendergraft, FSSP, Executive Director of Development for the Priestly Society of St Peter (FSSP) in North America with a Solemn High Mass followed by pitch-in dinner.

Pius XII & John Paul II


His Holines Pope Pius XII


Laudetur Jesus Christus

This morning in Rome, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, authorized the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to promulgate the decrees recognizing the heroic virtues of the Servants of God Pius XII (Eugenio Pacelli) and John Paul II (Karol Wojtyła).