Rorate Caeli

Notice: Upcoming Lectures of Dr Kwasniewski in Rhode Island on October 26 & 27

In two weeks’ time, in conjunction with the ordination of Rev. Mr. William Rock, FSSP, by His Excellency Bishop Athanasius Schneider in Providence, RI (as announced here), I will be giving talks at two different parishes in the area. Each lecture will be followed by a Q&A and book signing.

On Saturday, October 26th, at 7:00 pm, the topic will be “The Priority of Adoration, Fear of the Lord, and the Virtue of Religion in Catholic Worship,” at The Church of the Holy Name of Jesus (99 Camp Street, Providence RI 02906: map).

On Sunday, October 27th, at 6:30 pm, the topic will be “It’s Not Just a Matter of the Heart: Why What We Do and How We Do It Matters So Much in the Liturgy,” at The Church of the Holy Ghost (316 Judson St, Tiverton, RI 02878: map).

At this time of meltdown in the Vatican and throughout the episcopacy, it is more urgent than ever to concentrate on the restoration of Catholicism at the grassroots level, beginning with the most important thing we will ever do in this life: Introibo ad altare Dei... As Martin Mosebach memorably says:

Now the water has to flow, and no one who holds the liturgy to be an essential component of the Faith can dispense himself from this task. The liturgy IS the Church—every Mass celebrated in the traditional spirit is immeasurably more important than every word of every pope. It is the red thread that must be drawn through the glory and misery of Church history; where it continues, phases of arbitrary papal rule will become footnotes of history. Don’t the progressives secretly suspect that their efforts will remain in vain so long as the Church’s memory of her source of life survives?

The posters below reproduce all pertinent information. I look forward to meeting many lovers of liturgy and Catholic tradition!