New Chant Schola launching in London for the Traditional Mass
Announcement: The Latin Mass Society wishes to establish an all-male chant schola able to accompany sung Traditional liturgies (Mass and the Office) in the London area to the highest possible standard, and with due regard for the spirituality of the Chant. Members will be amateurs, led by a professional.
As well as grouping together competent singers, the schola’s regular rehearsals will make it possible for those with no previous experience of singing Gregorian Chant to learn how to do so. The rehearsals will conclude with a singing of Compline.
The Schola will rehearse one Friday a month to sing at Mass on the following Monday: the regular, public 6:30pm Sung Mass at Corpus Christi Maiden Lane.
Be careful what charities you support this Christmas
My latest on LifeSiteNews begins:
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Juventutem London: dates for 2019
Fr David Goddard RIP
We were very sad to hear of the death of Fr David Goddard, long term supporter of the Traditional Mass and Priest Guardian of the Shrine of our Lady of Consolation, West Grinstead.
|Fr David Goddard, centre, with Fr Matthew, left,
and Fr Andrew Southwell, right, during the
St Catherine's Trust Summer School
visit to West Grinstead in 2007.
Requiem æternam dona ei, Domine. Et lux perpetua luceat ei. Requiescat in pace. Amen.
LMS in London: new email list
The Latin Mass Society is planning some new initiatives in the London area, and there is already quite a lot happening in the capital, so we are launching an electronic newsletter just for London.
We already have one for the whole of England and Wales: you can sign up to that one here.
You don't have to be a member to join our email lists, and you don't have to live in London for this one: you may be an occasional visitor or simply interested to know what's going on. (Joining the London list won't automatically add you to the national list, so do consider signing up for both.)
We won't bombard you with emails: our plan is for a monthly email newsletter, though we may send the occasional urgent update when necessary.
LMS members in the London area who have agreed to be contacted by email are on the list. If you're not sure if this includes you, add your email address: duplicate entries are automatically merged.
After entering your email below and clicking subscribe, you will be sent a message to confirm your subscription. You may unsubscribe at any time by following the unsubscribe link in your newsletter.
Today's sexual culture is failing our young people
Don't do your online Christmas shopping till you've read this
There are two ways of doing this; they are explained in the latest edition of Mass of Ages. In case you've not got your copy (no?), here a summary.
One is called 'easyfundraising'. If you visit your usual online retailers through the easyfundraising site, or using the easyfundraising app, having told easyfundraising which charity you wish to support, a great many of them will make a small donation to your charity if you buy something.
Just visit the easyfundraising site and all will be explained. The donations vary in size; some are fixed sums, some are percentages. It's not much but it adds up. If thousands of UK Catholics consistently did their shopping this way in favour of the Latin Mass Society or Aid to the Church in Need, it would raise a very real sum of money.
The other way is basically Amazon doing this themselves in a way which is even simpler for the user. Instead of going to Amazon.co.uk, go to https://smile.amazon.co.uk. It looks exactly the same, you'll log into your account as usual, but once you've told them who to donate to, they'll donate to your chosen charity every time you buy something. (It also works with Amazon.com, but you have to choose a charity from the USA.)
How much does Amazon give? Half of one percent of the value of your purchase. (It's exactly the same if you shop on Amazon via easyfundraising.) Again, it's not much, but it adds up. You could easily end up contributing more, over a year, to the Latin Mass Society (or whoever) through shopping online, than you do through a standard annual membership or regular donations.
Why do the retailers do this? Because as good corporations they give a certain amount of their profits to charity, and this is a way to let their customers choose the charity, as well as giving those customers an extra reason to use them.
Think of the hideous causes they might otherwise support with your money! Put it to a good use.
Oh, but obviously use the Latin Mass Society's online shop for preference, filled as it is with Christmas cards, nativity sets, advent calendars, and devotional gifts of all kinds.
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Explaining and defeating Political Correctness' spiral of lunacy
My latest on LifeSite News. A key passage:
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Clericalism and abuse
My latest on LifeSite News.
A key passage:
Catholic Bishops are afraid of investigations
My latest on LifeSite News.
In some cases, decision-makers were personally involved in wrongdoing. In other cases, it is sometimes suggested, they were being black-mailed, explicitly or implicitly. I would suggest, however, that this is another motive, which would apply even to those who had little to fear personally: simply that a real house-cleaning exercise would implicate so many people, in such seriously bad things, that the overall effect on the Church’s standing, and even its ability to function, would be catastrophic.
Read it all here.