Picking Up from When I Was 18
Byzantine Rite Ukrainian Catholic In Astoria, Queens

Holy Cross Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church is just off the Beaten Path at 30th Street and 31st Avenue in Astoria, Queens.

There is an advantage by heading to Astoria, in that on Saturday at 5PM a Saturday Vigil Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom is offered, which for those of you in the Roman Rite, you will be able to fulfill your Sunday Obligation. This Liturgy is in English.

The crowd on…

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In NYC, Eastern Catholic Churches Of Note

One will hear the cries of Catholics, but to most Americans, they are of the Mindset of Catholics who think in terms of The Roman Rite(Your Local Parish).
If you hear names like Maronite, Melkite Greek and Syriac, fear not because these Particular Eastern Churches are as Catholic as your local Roman Rite Catholic Parish.

I feel Blessed to live in NYC, as there are a number of Eastern Catholic…

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The Little Girl, The Crucifix, The Icon, Holy Communion

I was approaching Holy Communion at St. George Ukrainian Greek Catholic in Manhattan’s East Village. A girl went up to the Icon Table. She venerated both the Icon and Kissed both the Icon and Crucifix.
Then she stood behind me on the Communion Queue.
I then told her to go in front of me. I was amazed by this Act of Devotion.
She received the Precious Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus…

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14th Sunday After Pentecost(Byzantine Rite)

It is also 14th Sunday After Pentecost(Tridentine)& 24th Sunday Of Ordinary Time(Novus Ordo).
I was in no mood for Mass Songs like “Come And Have A Couple of Glasses of Beer”, so, as is part of The Traditional Catholic Liturgical Protocol, and since I woke up later than I cared to, I went to the Byzantine Rite Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom at St. George Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church on…

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Today Is The 1st Day Of The Byzantine Rite Calendar

According to the Julian Calendar, today is September 1st, hence the beginning of The Liturgical Year of The Byzantine Rite, both Catholic and Orthodox.
It is also the 14th Sunday After Pentecost in both Byzantine Rite and the Tridentine Latin Mass Calendar. It is the 24th Sunday Of Ordinary Time in the Ordinary Form Roman Rite Catholic Calendar.

I am getting ready now for the 4:00PM Divine Liturgy…

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Louis Verrecchio, More Dynamic Than Michael Voris

While Michael Voris is in the process of ripping Cardinal Dolan “A New One”, while forgetting that old Sicilian Adage that “The Fish Stinks from the head, down”, I have watched a Video called “The Gore-tex”, where Michael Voris is “Trapped and Exposed.”
You must understand that Michael Voris wrote a Manifesto, decrying Christopher Ferrarra, John Vennari and Michael Matt, all three being Fine,…

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"Episode 20: Christ or Chaos: It’s Much More than The Latin Mass"
Rob Ford Withdraws From Mayor’s Race In Toronto

Rob Ford Withdraws From Mayor’s Race In Toronto

Normally, CBC News and CBC Radio One keep me posted on big news items in THE USA. But the Rob Ford Story is broken by another source, in the USA.

FOX News, which art on 6th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, broke the news a few minutes ago.

You read me correctly-FOX NEWS broke the story. Not CBC-FOX News!

Pray for Rob Ford for he has an abdominal tumor. CBC Radio One reported that yesterday.

Oremus!

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In Regards To Holy Innocents Parish In Midtown Manhattan

Reportedly, November is when His Eminence will announce the names of The Parishes which the R C Archdiocese of New York will consolidate or close.
Is His Eminence fearing a backlash from the Holy Innocents Episode? He might very well be. After all, the Daily Latin Mass will need to be accommodated and held somewhere in Midtown Manhattan.
Then again, His Eminence may be waiting for circumstances to…

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Bill Donahue Says “No” To The Parade

Bill Donahue Says “No” To The Parade

The Executive Director of The Catholic League, Bill Donahue, announced that his group will have NOTHING to do with the 2015 & 2016 St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

To him, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee betrayed the whole idea of a Catholic Themed Parade by not allowing a Pro Life Group to march under its’ own banner, but allowing the group, OUT@NBCUniversal, to march under their banner.

Now if…

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