After singing the Remembrance Sunday Requiem last Saturday night at the Ordinariate, the next day, somehow, seemed to me like a day for celebrations! I said Mass for Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, and for his intentions. What is the correct form for drinking his toast? "Il Cardinale Patrono"?
And congratulations to the Knights. I suppose we might now, when speaking of admirably orthodox Fr A, murmur things like "Very, very, Malta". Or, about a distinctly questionable clergyman "You'd never catch him anywhere near Rhodes". Or, about Fr C, who is basically sound but keeps his head below the parapet, " Gozo, my dear chap, definitely Gozo".
Ad multos annos, Eminentissime!
9 November 2014
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Thank-you for this post Padre. Prayer must always be our mainstay.
Considering your intentions , “Il Cardinale Patrono” definitely appears to be one of several choices which corresponds to "the correct form for drinking a toast” to Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke . . . We might further note , that concerning the correct matter for drinking a toast to Cardinal Burke : one would be open to selecting the designated beverage from a much wider array - that is, on the sole condition that it had not at all been diluted.
Deus te benedicat.
From: Modern Catholic Dictionary, Fr. John Hardon, S.J.
The object for which a priest offers the Eucharistic Sacrifice. This intention is distinct from the priest's decision to offer Mass, which is necessary for valid celebration. It is also distinct from the effects of the Mass which benefit those who take part in the sacrifice and attend the Mass. These are called the special fruits of the Mass and extensively are without limit, as are also the effects on the entire Church, called the general fruits of the Mass.
Mass intentions refer to the particular purpose for which a specific Mass is offered. This may be to honor God or thank him for blessings received. But technically a Mass intention means that the sacrifice is offered for some person(s) living or dead. Also called the application of a Mass, it pertains to the ministerial fruits of the Mass. These fruits are both extensively and intensively finite in virtue of the positive will of Christ. Other things being equal, the more often the sacrifice is offered the more benefit is conferred.
The intention for which a priest offers a Mass is determined either by the common law of the Church, or by specific precept, or, most often, by the intention of the donor of a Mass stipend, or by the priest's own devotion. Since it is not absolutely certain that the ministerial fruits of the Mass are limited, a priest may conditionally (if the one giving the stipend suffers no loss thereby) offer the Mass for several intentions. It is assumed that the priest does not intend by these second or third intentions to fulfill an obligation of justice by these conditional applications.
Modern Catholic Dictionary, Fr. John Hardon, S.J.
As I have read somewhere (sorry, I usually do not remember ...) the Malteser on Malta are not very happy and said that Cardinal Burke will come to them once a year for holy mass ... and nothing else ...
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