Adventus! (I'm pretending to be smart. That's the Latin root for Advent.)
Sadly, my generation didn't get schooled or churched in Latin. But I'm excited to see young Catholics embracing this beautiful, universal "language of the Church"—and even experiencing the traditional liturgy!
This week, we report on Catholic students who plan to "wear the veil" to Mass on Monday, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. And college chaplains tell us that students are showing a growing appreciation for traditional Masses.
It's all part of their yearning for the full richness of the Faith… and a rejection of the watered-down theology and uninspiring liturgy at too many Catholic schools and colleges. And it's why we're cosponsoring the Sacra Liturgia conference in New York on June 1-4; details to come soon.
Meanwhile, there's an apparently dreadful conference going on right now at Notre Dame on "Gender and Childhood". Another Catholic college has put its religious freedom in jeopardy by allowing the federal government to regulate its employee relations, while more courageous colleges continue to fight the National Labor Relations Board. And University of Scranton professors support a colleague's same-sex marriage.
May God help us, and may He bless you in this Advent season! As we continue to promote and defend faithful Catholic education, will you financially support us in this work?
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Friday, December 05, 2014
Posted by Deacon John Giglio Jr at 5:08 PM