iOS Traditional Latin Mass Finder, version 2.1.1 released!

The iOS version of the Traditional Latin Mass Finder, version 2.1.1 is now in the iOS AppStore.  Version 2.1.1 loads the list of Latin Masses close to you up to 10x faster. It also contains a lot of stability fixes, and helps to architect the app for future enhancements.

If you don’t see version 2.1.1 on the AppStore yet, give it another hour, to allow it to replicate among Apple’s servers.  Or you will get it soon if you have automatic updates turned on.

I hope these updates really help the users of the Traditional Latin Mass Finder!

-Martin Walker

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iOS Traditional Latin Mass Finder, version 2.1.1 to be released soon

The first update of 2017 is on the way for the iOS version of the Traditional Latin Mass Finder!  Version 2.1.1 is currently in testing.The most important change this version is that it loads the list of Latin Masses close to you MUCH faster – in the order of 10x faster. Version 2.1.1 also has a lot of stability updates as well.  It should ship in the coming week.

           

Also check out the Android version of the Traditional Latin Mass Finder!

-Martin Walker

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Average Catholic on Trad Dad Round Table

This past Wednesday, December 14th, I had the pleasure of being a guest on the “Trad Dad Round Table”, a show on Magnificat Media, with Mike Austin and Tim Meinholz.  We discussed Christmas and Advent traditions from a Catholic perspective.

The episode I was on is available on Sound Cloud, HERE.

I want to thank Mike and Tim for having me on!  It was a lot of fun.  Mike and Lisa Austin are doing a wonderful job with Magnificat Media Radio, and I recommend to all readers to help support their efforts!

I also want to thank Mike for mentioning the Traditional Latin Mass Finder app on the Trad Dad Round Table.  If anyone needs help finding Latin Masses close to them, go HERE for the iOS version of the TLM Finder app, and HERE for the Android version.  The Android version is programmed by a friend of mine, Nive, and a great thanks to her for putting it together!

God bless, a blessed Advent, and Merry Christmas!

-Martin Walker (Average Catholic)

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iOS Traditional Latin Mass Finder, version 2.1 released

More news on the Traditional Latin Mass Finder app.  We have now released an update to the iOS version of the Traditional Latin Mass Finder.  This is a smaller update.  It is a conversion to Swift 3.0 (a language used to program iOS), some small bug fixes, and some other tweaks.

There are plans to introduce new features in the coming year.  One is a social feature, one introducing the app onto new tech, and one to enrich the content of the Mass Details page.  I’ll share more information going forward.

This is the 2nd announcement in a couple of weeks.  Last week we released the first Android version of the Traditional Latin Mass Finder.

 

           

 

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Piano Guys – Let It Go

My 10-year old daughter really likes this video by the Piano Guys.  Of course, she also really likes the movie Frozen 🙂

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Text of the Four Cardinals Dubia

I have been following the story of the Dubia (doubts) written by the four cardinals, and how they went public with the Dubia recently.  Interestingly, most of the stories don’t list the questions they asked the Holy Father, Pope Francis.

The four cardinals are: 

Carlo Caffarra, archbishop emeritus of Bologna

Raymond Burke, patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta; (he used to be bishop of La Crosse, Wisconsin, not too far north of me, and Archbishop of Saint Louis, just south of me)

Walter Brandmüller, president emeritus of the Pontifical Committee for Historical Sciences

Joachim Meisner, archbishop emeritus of Cologne

For the record, here are the Dubia questions.  I got this from the National Catholic Register.  For the Explanatory Note of the Four Cardinals, the Forward, and Edward Pentin’s commentary, please visit the link to the Register.

The Dubia

  1. It is asked whether, following the affirmations of Amoris Laetitia (300-305), it has now become possible to grant absolution in the sacrament of penance and thus to admit to holy Communion a person who, while bound by a valid marital bond, lives together with a different person more uxorio without fulfilling the conditions provided for by Familiaris Consortio, 84, and subsequently reaffirmed by Reconciliatio et Paenitentia, 34, and Sacramentum Caritatis, 29. Can the expression “in certain cases” found in Note 351 (305) of the exhortation Amoris Laetitia be applied to divorced persons who are in a new union and who continue to live more uxorio?
     
  2. After the publication of the post-synodal exhortation Amoris Laetitia (304), does one still need to regard as valid the teaching of St. John Paul II’s encyclical Veritatis Splendor, 79, based on sacred Scripture and on the Tradition of the Church, on the existence of absolute moral norms that prohibit intrinsically evil acts and that are binding without exceptions?
     
  3. After Amoris Laetitia (301) is it still possible to affirm that a person who habitually lives in contradiction to a commandment of God’s law, as for instance the one that prohibits adultery (Matthew 19:3-9), finds him or herself in an objective situation of grave habitual sin (Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, “Declaration,” June 24, 2000)?
     
  4. After the affirmations of Amoris Laetitia (302) on “circumstances which mitigate moral responsibility,” does one still need to regard as valid the teaching of St. John Paul II’s encyclical Veritatis Splendor, 81, based on sacred Scripture and on the Tradition of the Church, according to which “circumstances or intentions can never transform an act intrinsically evil by virtue of its object into an act ‘subjectively’ good or defensible as a choice”?
     
  5. After Amoris Laetitia (303) does one still need to regard as valid the teaching of St. John Paul II’s encyclical Veritatis Splendor, 56, based on sacred Scripture and on the Tradition of the Church, that excludes a creative interpretation of the role of conscience and that emphasizes that conscience can never be authorized to legitimate exceptions to absolute moral norms that prohibit intrinsically evil acts by virtue of their object?
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December 8, 2016, noon – High Mass at Saint Joseph Parish in Claremont, New Hampshire.

A High Mass will occur at Saint Joseph Parish, in Claremont, New Hampshire, on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, December 8. The Mass will be at 12:00 Noon. This is the first time the Latin Mass will be celebrated at Saint Joseph’s. If you live in the area, please come and support this celebration of the Mass!

Address:
58 Elm St.
Claremont
New Hampshire

Deanery Announcement:

Extraordinary Form of Mass
In accordance with the Apostolic Letter Summorum Pontificim of Pope Benedict XVI, and responding to the requests of the faithful and attending their pastoral need, Bishop Peter Libasci has asked the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter to celebrate Mass in the Extraordinary Form (Mass in Latin according to the old rite) at St. Joseph Church in Claremont, NH. This will take place on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, December 8, 2016 at Noon. St. Joseph’s is on Elm St. in Claremont. The Mass with be sung, that is a High Mass. All are invited to attend. 


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