From the March/April, 2015 issue of Touchstone
A Fast for the Feast by Anthony Esolen

Illuminations

A Fast for
the Feast

Anthony Esolen on Pope Gregory the Great's Audi, benigne Conditor

We are a Resurrection People," say the bishops of the Catholic Church in Canada, and therefore we will keep kneeling at Mass to the barest minimum. "We are a Resurrection People," said the priests and theologians in my youth, and therefore we will not have priests wear black for funerals, and we will replace the crucifix above the sanctuary with the risen Christ free-floating from the Cross behind. When I was a small boy, we were required to fast from the previous midnight before we received Communi . . .


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