Articles tagged: liturgy

Night Holds No Terror: 7 of the Best Psalms to Pray Before Bed

Life & Leisure Theology

SPL Staff • May 28th, 2015

Compline via anglicanbreviary.net Listers, the Liturgy of the Hours is a gift from Sacred Tradition that allows the Faithful to truly pray without ceasing. Though quite complex, this rich tradition is basically the Psalms adorned with hymns and other prayers. The Holy Mass and the Liturgy of the... Read More →

Facing God: 10 Advantages of Ad Orientem

Theology

SPL Staff • March 1st, 2014

Listers, Fr. Mark Kirby offers an excellent reflection on ad orientem.1 On his blog, Vultus Christi, Father Kirby reflects on five years of saying the Holy Mass ad orientem. He states, "after five years of offering Holy Mass ad orientem, I can say that I never want to have to return to the versus... Read More →

6 Lessons from Pope Francis' First Holy Week 2013

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SPL Staff • April 1st, 2013

 Holy Thursday 1. Chrism Mass Homily A good priest can be recognized by the way his people are anointed. This is a clear test. When our people are anointed with the oil of gladness, it is obvious: for example, when they leave Mass looking as if they have heard good news. Our people like to... Read More →

The Golden Calf & Our Catholic Mass: 3 Reasons Man Cannot Invent the Liturgy

SPL Staff • March 20th, 2013

Listers, "man himself cannot simply 'make' worship." This is the opening line of arguably the two most powerful paragraphs in Cardinal Ratzinger's The Spirit of the Liturgy. SPL has previously promoted this seminal work in The 2 Books by Cardinal Ratzinger that Will Change Your Life. While that... Read More →

The 2 Books by Cardinal Ratzinger that Will Change Your Life

Philosophy Theology

SPL Staff • March 9th, 2013

Listers, if Catholics are to live a life of virtue then there are two primary sciences - bodies of knowledge - all Catholics should study: the "Noble Science" and the "Queen of the Sciences." The corpus of writings from Cardinal Ratzinger is as vast and as it is impressive. An excellent survey of... Read More →

Fasting and Abstinence: 6 Basic Questions and Answers on Lent

Theology

SPL Staff • February 18th, 2013

Listers, Lent is a penitential season within Holy Mother Church and all Catholics are called to participate. For various reasons there is always a spectre of confusion around the time of Lent regarding the requirements of fasting and abstinence asked of all Catholics pursuant to Canon Law. Since... Read More →

6 Books by Pope Benedict XVI Every Catholic Should Read

Philosophy Theology

SPL Staff • February 13th, 2013

Listers with the announcement of Pope Benedict XVI's resignation, we wanted to share with you part of his lasting legacy as a theologian and teacher. In the history of the popes, it is hard to find anyone as easy to read and understand. His writings are, moreover, a beautiful blend of timeless... Read More →

Catholic Countdown: The Top 20 Lists of 2012

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SPL Staff • January 28th, 2013

Listers, in little over a year St. Peter's List has become a rapidly growing community of faithful Catholics. Our I Stand with the Catholic Church graphics have been used in religious liberty rallies around the nation and listers have sent fantastic photos of themselves and their loved ones... Read More →

14 Photos of a Procession Celebrating the 95th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima

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SPL Staff • December 14th, 2012

Listers, we received the follow gallery of photos back in October from a lister in Chesapeake, Virginia. She writes:   St. Benedict's parish (Chesapeake, VA) celebrated the 95th anniversary of the Fatima apparition. With several parishes from the area we marched a Eucharistic procession from... Read More →

21 Questions on Why the Holy Eucharist Was Given to Humanity

Theology

SPL Staff • October 31st, 2012

Listers, the following lesson is taken from the Baltimore Catechism. The Baltimore Catechism was the standard catechism of teaching the faith and catechizing children from 1885 to Vatican II. Its basic question-and-answer approach is the most natural learning style for the human mind and... Read More →

Do This in Memory of Me: 7 Questions on the Eucharist and Consecration

Theology

SPL Staff • October 19th, 2012

Listers, the following lesson is taken from the Baltimore Catechism. The Baltimore Catechism was the standard catechism of teaching the faith and catechizing children from 1885 to Vatican II. Its basic question-and-answer approach is the most natural learning style for the human mind and... Read More →

This Is My Body: 10 Questions to Help Explain the Holy Eucharist

Theology

SPL Staff • October 10th, 2012

Listers, the following lesson is taken from the Baltimore Catechism. The Baltimore Catechism was the standard catechism of teaching the faith and catechizing children from 1885 to Vatican II. Its basic question-and-answer approach is the most natural learning style for the human mind and... Read More →

Let It Be the Armor: 3 Meditations from Aquinas for After Holy Communion

Theology

SPL Staff • September 13th, 2012

Listers, the Eucharist is the source and summit of the Catholic life. However, articulating our gratitude and both intellectual and emotional response to the literal body, blood, soul, and divinity of the Second Person of the Trinity is a daunting if not impossible task for most of us.... Read More →

Aquinas: 4 Points of Meditation Before Receiving the Eucharist

Theology

SPL Staff • September 5th, 2012

Listers, the following is a prayer by the Angelic Doctor St. Thomas Aquinas meant to prepare the soul for reception of the Eucharist. SPL has taken the prayer from the Recommended Prayers chapter of the 1962 Roman Missal and has organized the Common Doctor's words into four meditations.1   1. I... Read More →

14 Quotes in Support of Latin in the Roman Catholic Church

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SPL Staff • August 27th, 2012

Listers, please take the time to review these quotes on the importance and immutability of Latin in the Roman Catholic Church. Note the sources: many of which can certainly not be labeled (and discarded) as "traditionalists." Latin in the Church is not a liberal or conservative issue, but a... Read More →

Splendour of the East: 5 Byzantine Hymns All Catholics Should Know

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SPL Staff • August 19th, 2012

1. Axion Estin (It Is Truly Meet) It is truly meet to bless thee, O Theotokos, ever blessed, and most pure, and the Mother of our God. More honorable than the cherubim, and beyond compare more glorious than the seraphim. Without corruption thou gavest birth to God the Word. ... Read More →

The Queen Takes Her Throne: 6 Quotes on the Dormition and Assumption of the Blessed Virgin

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SPL Staff • August 15th, 2012

Listers, today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary in the Roman Church and the Feast of the Dormition in the Eastern Churches. Along with the following selection of quotes, we have also shared a sermon in its entirety by St. John Damascene regarding the Dormition and Queenship of... Read More →

Glory of Rome: 5 Latin Hymns Every Catholic Should Know

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SPL Staff • August 12th, 2012

Listers, our study of the best hymns within the treasury of the Church continues with a look at the Latin hymns all Catholics should know. A previous look at the best English hymns can be found at 5 English Hymns All Catholics Should Know. 1. O Sanctissima Mater amata, intemerata: ora, ora... Read More →

5 English Hymns Every Catholic Should Know

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SPL Staff • August 7th, 2012

1. Jesus, My Lord, My God, My All Sweet Sacrament, we Thee adore. O make us love Thee more and more! This Eucharistic hymn was written by Fr. William Faber. A friend of Bl. John Henry Newman's, Fr. Faber was a prominent cleric in the Church of England, who converted to Catholicism in the... Read More →

The 3 Part Catechesis on St. Thomas Aquinas by Pope Benedict XVI

Theology

SPL Staff • August 6th, 2012

Part I Eucharistic Soul 9 Statements by Pope Benedict XVI on St. Thomas Aquinas Listers, Pope Benedict XVI describes St. Thomas Aquinas as having an "exquisitely Eucharistic soul." The following is taken from a talk delivered by the Holy Father on June 2nd, 2010 and he also delivered a follow... Read More →
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