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By Ben Yanke on February 28, 2013
We are in a state of sede vacante. Pray for our cardinals and future Holy Father that the holy spirit will work through them quickly and clearly.
Veni creator spiritus.
By Ben Yanke on February 27, 2013
I am hoping to attend this. Anyone else want to join me? Abbot Rooney is great, I have met him several times, and I know he’ll do a fantastic job.
Update: HERE IS THE REGISTRATION FORM
The Office of Worship of the Diocese of Madison & the Orate Institute of Sacred Liturgy, Music and Art presentVatican II & the LiturgyWhat did Vatican II say? What still needs to be done?Abbot Marcel Rooney, OSB, presenter
Pope Benedict XVI invited us to take a fresh look at the documents of the Second Vatican Council during the Year of Faith. Join internationally known liturgist, Abbot Marcel Rooney, OSB, for a fresh look at what was called for by the Council and what still needs to be done.Saturday, March 9, 2013Saint Maria Goretti Parish5313 Flad Avenue, Madison (map)10 a.m.–noon
The Right Reverend Marcel Rooney, OSB, has spent his life learning and teaching about the liturgy, music, and sacred art. He has now formed the Orate Institute of Sacred Liturgy, Music and Art based in our diocese. His deep knowledge and faith, combined with wit and insight, connects with both the novice and scholar.
Abbot Marcel’s comprehensive DVD boxed set, “Reflections on Holy Mass”will be available for sale.
Registration and more information:
- Before February 28: $4 per person / $2 each for 5 or more from the same parish
- March 1-9: $6 per person / $4 each for 5 or more from the same parish
In case of inclement weather on March 9, call (608) 821-3081 for a status update.
By Ben Yanke on February 26, 2013
Yes, you read that right. Our crazy Uncle Joe (aka, Joe Biden) is at it again.
This administration can’t even be consistent with itself. One day Pres. Obama comes out and is moaning about how the radical right is hurting the economy and holding people down, then VP Biden comes out and says that everything is fine, nothing to see here.
The video is below, start at 2:35 and listen. Transcript below the video.
VICE PRESIDENT: Thank you all. I tell you what, I didn’t know Jack was as good as he is until I heard that rhyme last night. (Laughter.) Jack, if you had done that, I’d be introducing you here. (Laughter.)
Thank you all very, very much. I’m sorry — you guys are much more disciplined than the place I lived for 36 years, up on the Hill, and you’re running ahead of schedule. And so the President is with me, and I want to thank you all for being here.
We have a lot to work on. There’s a lot from fixing a broken immigration system to rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure, and this new word everybody in America is learning about — “sequester.”
This town, unlike many of your capitals, is I hope temporarily frozen in — not indifference but in sort of an intense partisanship, the likes of which in my career I’ve only see the last couple years. But you know the American people have moved to a different place. By the way, thanks for being so nice to my wife last night. I like you a hell of better. (Laughter.) We disagreed on some things.
But all kidding aside, I think the American people have moved — Democrats, Republicans, independents. They know that the possibilities for this country are immense. They’re no longer traumatized by what was a traumatizing event, the great collapse in 2008. They’re no longer worried, I think, about our economy being overwhelmed either by Europe writ large, the EU, or China somehow swallowing up every bit of innovation that exists in the world. They’re no longer, I think, worried about our economy being overwhelmed beyond our shores.
And I don’t think they’re any more — there’s no — there’s very little doubt in any circles out there about America’s ability to be in position to lead the world in the 21st century, not only in terms of our foreign policy, our incredible defense establishment, but economically. I think the American people are ready to get up. As a civil rights leader, when I was coming up as a kid, said, they’re just — the American people are tired of being tired. I think they’re ready to get up and move. And you guys know that because it’s happening in your states. You probably feel it in your fingertips more than most of us do here in Washington.
And as I said, I think they know we’re better positioned than any nation in the world to lead the world. And that’s why I think they’re so frustrated by what they see and don’t see happening here in Washington. And I think their frustration is turning into a little bit of anger.
I found an interesting dynamic — without ruining any of your reputations and picking out any one of you — but whether it was a Democrat or Republican governor I had been talking to last night and over this past weekend, I heard from several of you, both parties, how do you deal with this going on up here? How do you deal with the Congress? No distinction, Democrat or Republican, depending who I was talking to, no distinction about who you’re dealing with — but how do you deal with this? Because you guys deal and women deal with legislatures that are split. Some of you represent a minority party as a governor, yet you get on very well with — you accomplish things in your home state. And as I said, I’ve been here long enough — that’s the way it used to work, and I think we can make it work that way again.
But there’s a number of things we have to do immediately, and we may disagree on how to address them, but I don’t think anybody disagrees on the need for them to be addressed — from implementing the Affordable Care Act. It’s the law. You all are grappling with that. Each of you are making different decisions, but you’re grappling with it. You’re moving and you’re making your own judgments.
We also have to — I don’t think there’s much disagreement there’s a need for immigration reform. I’ve not met a governor from the time of implementing the Recovery Act to now who doesn’t think that we have do something about our crumbling infrastructure in order to impact on our productivity here in this country — continue to attract, keep and bring back American business from abroad.
And there’s very little disagreement on the need to build an education system that has such immense possibilities for our people.
But on most of these issues we’re united by more than what divides us. All these issues intersect at a place — the ones I just mentioned and others — they intersect at a place where both the state and federal governments engage. So we’re going to have to work together. They overlap in many cases.
We’ll have our differences, but we all should agree that the United States has to once again have the highest percentage of college graduates of any nation in the world. I don’t think there’s any disagreement. Everybody agrees and some of you governors have led the way on early education and the consequences for the prospects of success for our children not only of graduating, but avoiding the criminal justice system. You’ve all led in knowing that we have to have reform of our high school system so that we — and not only finding a pathway for people who are going to four-year college and community college but go into the trades.
So there’s so much agreement that I think we ought to be able to get a fair amount done. And we should all agree that to grow our economy we have to invest in manufacturing, clean energy, infrastructure, education. The question is who invests and how much and how — we’re going to debate that. But there’s not much disagreement about the need to invest.
And I think we’re all — I’ve never met a Democrat or Republican who’s been a governor who doesn’t think that the American people should have the sense that hard work is going to be rewarded, that there’s a chance that if you work hard, you got an opportunity. I don’t know of any group of men or women who are a better living example of that than all of you sitting in front of me in your own experiences.
So the question is — we all use the phrase “move forward in a balanced way” — when one man’s balance is another man’s imbalance, but that’s what we got to talk about. That’s what’s at stake. But the one thing that I don’t think any of you lack is a vision about how great this country can be now that we’re coming back, that we ought to be able to reassert ourselves in a way that we own the 21st century. And I know the guy I’m about to introduce believes that as strongly as all of you do.
Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you to the President — who’s back with the pastry chef and I’m wondering what he’s doing back there. (Laughter.) The President of the United States, my friend, Barack Obama. (Applause.)
By Ben Yanke on February 26, 2013
Yet another fantastic video from the Diocese of Madison and Backflip films.
Notice all of the beautiful “action shots” from different liturgies and Masses, and how they exemplify beauty, through the dignity and beauty of the vestments and reverence in the actions. For example, check out 0:30, 1:19, 1:32, 5:24, 7:20, 7:50 (the best one!).
Also, the seminarian testimonies are fantastic.
And of course, don’t forget to give. Those not in the Madison Diocese, or for those who somehow will miss the in-parish drives can visit this page for more information.
By Ben Yanke on February 25, 2013
I had a fantastic weekend at the Knights of Divine Mercy and Diocese of Madison’s annual Men’s retreat. We had both Fr John Zuhlsdorf and Raymond De Souza as speakers for the weekend. Fr Z raised the important point of keeping Vatican II in perspective, and that the other councils hold just as much weight for us, and were arguably more important. De Souza discussed the importance of reverence for the Most Holy Eucharist (including the significance and importance of receiving on the tongue and the problems with receiving in the hand, woo hoo!), as well as the pope and relativism.
I also got to meet (again) and spend some time with Matt K from Badger Catholic and his gang that he brought along from the north, which was very nice.
And at last, some pictures:
The Mass at the end was very beautiful. Every liturgical text was completely sung, including readings, propers, Eucharistic Prayer, tract (in Latin), and everything else, except the credo. I made sure we had liberal amounts of incense!
I’m sure Matt will be posting some of his photos soon as well, so I’ll be on the lookout for those and update this post when he does.