The fact that we don’t really yet have an official name for the New Paradigm (and probably won’t for another couple of centuries) has made it difficult to help clarify what I mean when I say that in effect, most regular novus ordo Mass-going Catholics
Hey, remember the Cold War? Remember waking up three nights a week from Nuke Nightmares? Remember Bay of Pigs? Remember watching the news every night wondering how close we were getting? Remember when the Berlin Wall came down and everyone said it was over? Russians
It’s the first Antiphon of the first Nocturn of Matins of the Annunciation. The others are: Drop down, ye heavens, from above and let the skies pour down righteousness; let hte earth open and bring forth a Saviour. Behold, the name of the Lord cometh
I was on my way home from Rome on Saturday when the conference in Rome that people are talking about was happening. No, I didn’t go to it. Had no interest. Yes, I thought it was a good thing, in a kind of shruggy sort
So difficult is this issue for modern people – including Catholics – to deal with that it never gets talked about. So I thought we’d talk about it. My good friend Fr. Paul McDonald, who is now involved in the Fatima Center apostolate since Fr.