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Friday, 3 April 2020

Action Item: The TORONTO ORATORY needs YOUR help in expanding its online presence

The Toronto Oratory is rapidly expanding their spiritual presence online. 

But they need OUR help. Please SUBSCRIBE to their Youtube channel. 

You can link to the Toronto Oratory youtube channel HERE

Just click the "subscribe" button on the right side of the screen. Sign into your google account, and you are done!  

When they reach "1000" subscribers they will have the ability to livestream without any restrictions. Are you in? I am. 

Before today is out, make sure you have joined. Better yet, join, and ask five other people you know to subscribe as well! 

St. Philip Neri, pray for us. 
St. Joseph Vaz, pray for us.
St. Henry Newman, pray for us. 
All ye holy Oratorians, pray for us. 

The Toronto Oratory daily schedule of online Masses is: 

Novus Ordo  (10:00 a.m.)
Usus Antiquior (11:30 a.m.)

UPDATE: [Easter Monday]. Unfortunately, the Toronto Oratory has not taken advantage of a Providential opportunity to expand their presence online even when assisted by Catholic bloggers and others. God writes straight with crooked lines, as with the coronavirus, He has given an opportunity to priests to expand online liturgy and spiritual pastoral care. It is now two weeks later and we have yet to have daily sermons with Mass. During Holy Week we could have had Stations of the Cross, bible reading, a "fireside chat" about the  spiritual life.  And the sermons? None. Even for Easter Sunday. Very sad. A opportunity lost.  


John Haggerty said...

On days like these, we can be thankful for this sublime prayer of Saint Philip Neri's. A pastor to us all in this strange time of self-isolation.

The talk was most useful. Thanks to all concerned for letting me hear it. It covered a great deal in a short space, a miracle of brevity in itself. I shall listen to it again.

I purchased a life of Saint Philip by Antonio Gallonio from St Paul's Media Centre (Glasgow) about five years ago. Translated from Latin, the biography was first printed in 1600, and waited over 400 years to appear in English!

Reading the Gallonio biography made me wish that my reformed Protestant friends could know about Saint Philip, but they recoil from anything *Romish*. The Reformation has much to answer for. We must pray for unity. *Father, may they be one.*

John Haggerty said...

*Attacking the Mass when no one is watching.*
Return To Tradition. 3 April 2020. YouTube.

The point made is that many priests in the USA are furious whenever a concerned Catholic brings up the Latin Mass. It's as if their anger switch has been pulled. What on earth makes them so hostile, so bitter, so opposed?

This was my experience in Scotland. After Vatican II the Latin Mass was not heard again for decades. A tragic history still to be written.

I recall a popular cardinal, fondly remembered to this day. He came from an industrial working-class background, very much a man of the people, outspoken on abortion, concerned with social justice. He had no patience with traditionalists and bawled them out without a hearing.

The reaction of many Scottish priests was, *Don't talk to me about the Latin Mass; I grew up on the old Mass; I studied Latin at seminary.* And that was the end of any discussion. Old faithful Catholics were dismissed.

It is worth remembering that Philip Neri only ever knew the Latin rite.

The illustration in this post shows Saint Philip at the altar with the Eucharist and Chalice.

Perhaps it will prickle the conscience of postmodernist priests who follow Toronto Catholic Witness.

Irenaeus said...

Lovely video from Father Michael.