Courtesy of an Italian Website and the Forum Catholique – 500 photos of the Novus Ordo. (Well, almost 500 – a perceptive reader has identified at least one Anglican service at Trinity Church right here in little old New York). But no need to worry! After all, unlike the Traditional Mass all this is not a mere fashion that will go away…
DIRECT LINK to the pictures.
Thanks to CMdelaRocca and Le Forum Catholique.
“All over the country, buildings formerly owned by the Catholic Church are being repurposed.”
“The church’s divestment of buildings has been going on for a decade. Sometimes, there’s pushback from the parishes where divestment occurs, which in many cases supported the development and maintenance of those properties. NPQ would love to hear how other buildings sold by the Catholic Church are being put to new uses, and how the local parishes and community have responded”
From the “Nonprofit Quarterly’ HERE.
(Thanks to Roger McCaffrey)
The Old Altar: “God forgive me, but I hope the ones responsible for that altar are still in purgatory.”
The “new” Altar – from a destroyed church.
PHOTOS: ANDREW THEODORAKIS/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
The restoration of a Brooklyn church….
And an Article in the New York Daily News about it.
We rejoice at the restoration of a Brooklyn church and at the rediscovery of the sense of the sacred and of the artistic heritage of Catholic Tradition underlying it.
“But when I heard how many people had strayed from Holy Name because of the modern altar, I got on board. It would be part of the evangelization of Windsor Terrace.” (The pastor of Holy Name parish)
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/new-altar-brooklyn-church-article-1.1581425#ixzz2qoVn9G7Y
Yet me must not forget that this success comes at a bitter cost: that altar came from a historic Brooklyn church recently destroyed. And sold to developers for a great sum.
(Thanks to Prof. Walter Petrovitz)
Msgr Ignacio Barreiro, since 1998 Executive Director of the Rome office of Human Life International, will be joining the parish of St. Mary, Norwalk, CT as parochial vicar(curate) in March. Father Barreiro has been active in the pro-life and Traditional Mass apostolates for many years.
Fro further biographical information see HERE.
St. Gabriel Church in Stamford, CT will be offering a Solemn Mass in the Extraordinary Form for the Feast of the Epiphany on Monday, January 6 at 7:30 pm. Refreshments will follow in the parish meeting room.
More and more Catholic properties hit the market. Now it is the former school of the parish of Old St. Patrick’s cathedral. In the 1980′s it was apparent to the outside observer that this school shared the post-Conciliar decadence of so many other Catholic institutions. In 2010,after various vicissitudes, it closed with 129 pupils. Now the building is on the market for $29 million.
It is indeed a splendid building in a magnificent setting. It was erected in 1825 as an orphanage, after a fund raising concert in the cathedral featuring the soon-to-be-world-famous Maria Malibran. A few decades later, one of the first parochial schools in New York moved into the building. Now after nearly 190 years of Catholic use, this magnificent relic of glorious past is up for sale.
See the New York Daily News Article.