Father Edwin Palka, member of the Order and pastor of Epiphany of Our Lord parish in Tampa, Florida, home of the Traditional Latin Mass in the Diocese of St. Petersburg, begins this week a series of homilies about the Traditional Latin Mass, which we are happy to be able to share.
When all are collected, and with his permission, we will put them on their own page. Until then, here are the first two:
Transmute the poor bread of my life into your life;
thrill the wine of my wasted life into your divine Spirit;
unite my broken heart with your Heart;
change my cross into a crucifix.
Let not my abandonment and my sorrow go to waste.
Gather up the fragments,
and as the drop of water is absorbed by the wine
at the Offertory of the Mass, let my life be absorbed in you.
Let my little cross be entwined with your great Cross
so that I may purchase the joys of everlasting happiness
in union with you.
— Bishop Fulton J. Sheen
When Traditian Order member and speaker of the truth Father Edwin Palka’s words stop being absolutely vital to hear and learn from we will stop running his bulletin posts on the page. Alas that time has not yet come.
From the Pastor: Vigano!
Bulletin article, September 2, 2018
Last Saturday evening news broke regarding a statement the former Papal Nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Vigano, was releasing. I was extremely grateful that I had already announced that I was going to be preaching a series of explanatory sermons on the Traditional Latin Mass.
Whew! I certainly didn’t want to have to jump right back into the quagmire of filth which so many our bishops have been complicit in producing and covering up. It was certainly a nice surprise that the whistleblower was such a high-ranking Churchman since his arguments would have to be given at least a look-see before labeling him a kook.
Continue reading “Vigano!”
In the wake of the great scandals rocking the Church in recent weeks, the Traditian Order hereby calls on its members and supporters to voluntarily adopt the traditional penitential practices of the Church, offering any sacrifice this entails for the restoration of Holy Mother Church.
The traditional rules of fasting and abstinence under the 1962 liturgical calendar, as outlined in Canons 1250-1254 of the 1917 Code of Canon Law, are as follows. Our Upcoming Events on the right-hand sidebar of our page will note the holidays listed below as they arise.
1. Abstinence is obligatory on all Fridays, except on Holy Days of Obligation outside of Lent. Fasting and complete abstinence are obligatory on the following days:
- Ash Wednesday
- Fridays and Saturdays in Lent
- Good Friday
- Holy Saturday
- Ember Days
- Vigil of Pentecost
- Vigil of Christmas
- Fasting and partial abstinence are obligatory on all other weekdays of Lent (i.e., Monday through Thursday—Fridays are always complete abstinence); this means that meat can be eaten at the principal meal on these days.
- Sundays throughout the year or on a Holy Day of Obligation outside of Lent cancels the fasting and/or abstinence of any day.
- If a fast-day Vigil falls on Sunday, the fasting and abstinence associated with the Vigil are not anticipated on the Saturday, but dropped altogether for that year.
- In 1931, Pope Pius XII gave an indult to the American bishops allowing them to dispense with Abstinence on any penitential day that was a civic holiday and on the Friday that followed Thanksgiving Day. (Canon Law Digest, vol. 1.)
- Moreover, in the United States liquids, including milk and fruit juices, may be taken at any time on a day of fast, but “other works of charity, piety, and prayer for the pope should be substituted” to compensate for this relaxation.
2. What can be eaten?
- The law of abstinence forbade the eating of flesh meat and of broth made of meat, but did not exclude the use of eggs, dairy products, or seasonings made from the fat of animals.
- The law of fasting prescribed that only one full meal a day was taken with two smaller meals that did not equal the main one.
- As to the kind of food and the amount that might be taken, the approved customs of the place were to be observed. It was not forbidden to eat both flesh meat and fish at the same meal, nor to interchange the midday and evening meals.
We are not in the business of simply posting links on our page, favoring original content or commentary, but at this time we are simply speechless and provide the following for your consideration:
August 21 is the day on the modern Church calendar set aside to recognize the great Pope Saint Pius X. While most moderns recognize him only as a few of the initials in the curious “SSPX” group, in fact he is a pope for the whole Church.
Pope St. Pius X recognized and battled modernism, the heresy of our day, fighting it in the Church. Had he prevailed, we almost certainly would not be fighting the battles we must today.
While it is a Monday, still you owe it to yourself to spend some time researching this great man, and understanding what he tried to do for you so all of this would not happen.