Thursday, May 31, 2007
Without the indult for the Latin Mass, that is how it is going to be at least prior to the Last Judgement.
On current trends, the Church in Europe will last to 2025.
After 1956, Feast of Our Lady, Queen of Heaven.
"The Holy Spirit, Sanctifier and distributor of all graces, has chosen to act exclusively through the Immaculata. Therefore the Immaculata, as the instrument of the Holy Spirit, is the Mediatrix of All Graces won by Christ at Calvary."
Saint Maximilian Kolbe
Cardinal Mercier, allegedly a great ecumenist, was a great promoter of devotion to Our Lady Mediatrix and refounded the Abbey of Afflighem under this protection.
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
This post originally appeared on October 18 last year. The photograph has been changed at the insistence of St Benno Verlag, but it can still be seen here on their website which I also provided a link to.
Liturgical dancing has been consistently condemned by Popes throughout the ages. However in our modern days, it is easier to find these performances than a Latin Mass.
He won't be the last, but the ground is a bit tbin at the moment.
Latin- expressing Catholicism for almost 2000 years!
a forty centimetre high piece of abstract art that symbolises the connection between his name and St Benedict of Nursia.
This is being presented to him at an Audience today.
It is a pity that the Papal name is inspired by Pope Benedict XV, the Pope of Peace and the Feast of St Benedict Joseph Labre being celebrated on the Pope's birthday.
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Pictures say 10000 words or more. The leadership (!!!) of the same order today.
Pope calls for relaunch of mission. Relaunch.... clearly stuck on the launching pad without fuel.
'They all attend Mass every day and say many Paternosters (rosaries) in public, ... and whoever is at all able to read carries with him the Office of Our Lady; and they recite it in Church with some companion in a low voice, verse by verse, after the manner of churchmen.'
Report of the Venetian Ambassador upon visiting England in 1496.
England, the Most Catholic Nation. Where did it all go wrong?
Verse 3 could have been written for those awaiting the indult.
The one foundation of the Church is St Peter, the Rock on which She is built.
The Church's (one foundation) one whole Body
is Jesus Christ (h)Her Lord;
(s)She is (h)His new creation,
by water and the word:
from heaven (h)He came and sought (h)Her
to be (h)His (h)Holy (b)Bride;
with (h)His own (b)Blood he bought (h)Her,
and for (h)Her life (h)He died.
(OK, I give up!- corrections not highlighted in following verses!
Elect from every nation,
yet one o'er all the earth,
Her charter of salvation,
one Lord, one Faith, one birth;
one holy Name She blesses,
partakes one holy food,
and to one hope She presses,
with every grace endued.
Though with a scornful wonder
men see Her sore oppressed,
by schisms rent asunder,
by heresies distressed;
yet saints their watch are keeping,
their cry goes up, "How long?"
and soon the night of weeping
shall be the morn of song.
Mid toil and tribulation,
and tumult of Her war
She waits the consummation
of peace for evermore;
till with the vision glorious
Her longing eyes are blessed,
and the great Church victorious
shall be the Church at rest.
Yet She on earth hath union
with God, the Three in One,
and mystic sweet communion
with those whose rest is won.
O happy ones and holy!
Lord, give us grace that we
like them, the meek and lowly,
on high may dwell with Thee.
Not knowing when to use CAPITALS leads anglicans into all sorts of errors.
Sadly, the indult is nothing like the final triumph of Christendom, but the beginning of a long, hard road.
Monday, May 28, 2007
That is the Pope’s Motu Propriu for the use of the Latin Mass.
To what extent, this has anything to do with China, became clear this weekend in a meeting in the gardens of the Vatican Gardens.
1 And when the days of the Pentecost were accomplished, they were all together in one place:
2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a mighty wind coming, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.
3 And there appeared to them parted tongues as it were of fire, and it sat upon every one of them:
4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they began to speak with divers tongues, according as the Holy Ghost gave them to speak.
Friend of the Latin Liturgy
Professor Wang has translated Ovid, Homer and Cicero into Chinese. He is China’s most prominent Latinist and a member of the Academy of Social Sciences. He knows everything about the old “luó ma”, which means Rome in Chinese. He does, however, prefer to speak Chinese, even if this takes some brilliance from his lecture on the enormously growing importance of Latin for contemporary China.
In any case, it was discovered that in Peking, there is in progress on a dual language edition of the "Corpus Juris Civilis” and according to Professor Wang, it has been “received cordially by a multitude of readers”. The Papal Council for Historical Science has been debating for two years on the topic, at "Domus Sanctae Marthae", in the Vatican Gardens, “The Latin Language in the service and identity of Europe”.
There were endless lectures on the importance of the Latin in general and of the individual. Robert de Mattei of the National Science Council said that “Latin was a language which has translated a whole complex of a religious, legal and ethical principles into words and rules.
The Bosnian writer, Pedrag Matvejevic has recently declared this language to be a suitable tool for values in the battle of civilizations.
Latin is the English of Europe.
It is for this reason that there is not only a Latin Wikepedia
(Self-promotion: "Nunc sunt 13075 paginae!") but also a daily language broadcast in the language of Petrarch on Finnish Radio and Radio Vatican.
Fear of a new schism
The people of neo-Latin or Romanic languages are in terms of their number stronger than those who speak English or Arabic, so Mattei explains. During the time when the Latins slip into their Pentecost weekend, the Pope is writing his Sunday homily. It appears that during this week, a Motu Propriu will be published ( Latin translation given on own initiative) which will be a minor Papal opinion, without seal, signature or justification.
In it, the Latin Mass is going to be promoted more strongly to the Faithful. This is good news for some and in this manner, one does no longer have to understand what is said and done at the front and the liturgy will assume a stronger emphasis towards the action of the Rite. But others, for example, important Bishops in Germany are afraid of a schism if the Pope would actually support the use of the Latin Mass.
As well as that the French bishops are contemplating an open rebellion because they are afraid that the Pope will make common cause with the unfaithful traditionalists of Archbishop Lefebvre. Ceterum there is a country in which the Latin Mass survived right up to the 90s because the liturgy reform of the Vatican Council was perceived as a Western interference, this country was China.
Sunday, May 27, 2007
but you have turned it into an exhibition hall.
Church of St Anthony in Liege, closed 1977.
I rather prefer what happens at the Chapel of St Augustine in Liege, which is cared for by the Fraternity of St Peter.
No oversized plugs on display here.
Congratulate me on my communion - (by buying flowers - flower shop advertising)
And beer advertising parodying the Sacred Heart with an apple.
A "work of art" showing how much they have not benefited from their Christian origins can be seen on the outside wall of the school.
The first photo illustrating their Christian identity has a Minorah and a sack of coffee from Brazil.
Saturday, May 26, 2007
In 1942 a group, led by summer resident Dr. Charles Brusch (who later became personal physician to president John F. Kennedy), decided to build the church at the outskirts of Main Street to look “like a miniature Roman Catholic cathedral,” according to a commemorative history of Brookline booklet published in 1969. "
At Canterbury in England, St. Augustine, bishop and confessor. He was sent there with others by Pope St. Gregory, and preached Christ's Holy Gospel to the English folk. He died there, glorious for virtues and miracles. His feast is kept on May 28.
Here seen being dispatched by Pope St Gregory the Great to convert the English.
Pray for the day that England will once again enjoy the fullness of the Catholic Faith.
Also the Feast of St Phillip Neri, whose Oratory came to England on the same Mission.
STIRBT DAS LEBEN?
Symposium zum Internationalen Tag des Lebens
Freitag, 1. Juni 2007 – 18.00 Uhr
Stadtsäle Sankt Pölten
(Völklplatz 1, 3100 St. Pölten)
Es wird zu folgenden Themen gesprochen:
Die Entwicklung des Menschen
Dr. Wolfgang Machold/Österreichische Lebensbewegung
Sexualität mit Verantwortung – Lebensschutz beginnt nicht erst mit der Empfängnis Julia Blaimschein/Jugend für das Leben und Helga Sebernik/Teenstar
Abtreibung in Niederösterreich
Mag. Dietmar Fischer/HLI Österreich
Rechtliche Lage und neueste Entwicklungen zur Abtreibung
Dr. Alfons Adam/Die Christen und Pro Vita
Abtreibung, das 5. Gebot und das Seelenheil
Mag. Herbert Graeser/ev. Pfarrer
Politik als christlicher Auftrag
Professor MMag. DDr. Herbert Pribyl/Hochschule Heiligenkreuz
Post Abortion Syndrom
Dipl.Psych. Irmtraud Langer/Österreichische Lebensbewegung
Veranstalter ist die Partei "Die Christen" (näheres unter www.dieChristen.at) die jedoch nur den Rahmen bietet. Die Referenten sind unabhängige Experten, denen keinerlei inhaltlichen Vorgaben gemacht wurden. Bemerkenswert ist- und darüber freue ich mich persönlich, daß nicht nur verschiedene Lebensschutzgruppen teilnehmen, sondern auch offizielle Vertreter der evangelischen und katholischen Kirche - man beachte deren Themen!
Moderiert wird die Veranstaltung von mir.
Ich hoffe, den einen oder anderen von Euch bei der Veranstaltung begrüßen zu können, und bitte auch darum, diese Einladung nach Möglichkeit weiter zu verteilen.
Ein gesegnetes Pfingstfest wünscht Euch allen
Rechtsanwälte Dr. Alfons ADAM & Mag. Gernot STEIER
A-3040 Neulengbach, Rathausplatz 108
Telefon +43.2772.52844 Telefax +43.2772.54690
Friday, May 25, 2007
According to Tradition, Derrick of Alsace, Count of Flanders, brought the relic of the Holy Blood with him after the Second Crusade, having received it in the Holy Land (1150).
Because of his exceptional heroism during this crusade, Derrick received this relic, with the approval of the Patriarch of Jerusalem, from the hands of his brother-in-law, Baldwin III of Anjou, King of Jerusalem.
Arriving in Bruges on april 7th 1150, Count Derrick, accompanied by his wife Sybilla of Anjou and Leonius, Abbot of Saint Bertin's abbey of Saint Omar, brought the Relic to the Basilius chapel on the Burg, a chapel which he himself had built.
Much more to follow - to get the title click on the photo.
Veneration of the Relic follows at the end of the procession, first outside and then in the Basilica.
(film taken by another last October at one of the weekly venerations)
And look who was welcome in the Procession -
Anglicans whose track record of devotion to the Precious Blood is lamentable, beginning with their destruction not only of Hailes Abbey but also of the relic of the Precious Blood that was kept there.
"Though King Henry VIII's commissioners (conveniently) declared the famous relic to be nothing but the blood of a duck, regularly renewed, and though the Abbot Stephen Sagar admitted under torture, that the Holy Blood was a fake in hope of saving the Abbey, Hailes Abbey was one of the last religious institutions to acquiesce following the Dissolution Act of 1536."
And from the Victoria County History
"In 1413 Pope John XXIII granted for ten years a relaxation of ten years and ten quarantines of penance to penitents who on Whitsun Day and Corpus Christi and during those octaves visited the church of Hayles and gave alms for the maintenance of the fabric."
And elsewhere in the Procession. Stealth priestesses by the yard.
This is one of this years modernisations to the Procession. These women (and I think one man) are meant to represent the Resurrection and the Ascension. They ended up looking more like a new age sect. Given the general decline of the Church in Europe today, the membership numbers will not get far past those of a sect in future years.
Another was a section protesting against all the injustices in the world, such as homelessness or AIDS.
I put all the best in the Procession in the slide show at the beginning, but have saved the worst until last.
On the one hand, the Procession was deeply traditional, as even towards the end, we saw pilgrims of old, paying tribute to the pilgrims of today.
But after that a float whose participants were trying to hijack this great Catholic day to their own syncretist ends. Whatever they sought to prove it was not Catholic.
The modern world- as a tree but strangely fragile with a green topping, being led by members of another sect who celebrate all the world's religions who provide roots for the tree.
Two of the roots were oddly blank. Some of this sect wear books on their head.
This is probably one of their "priests".
More pictures of the group who would not look out of place stoned out of their mind at a sixties pop concert.
After this modern group came further members of the Noble Confraternity of the Precious Blood to rescue the honour of the occasion. Not least, after them came the Bishop carrying the Precious Blood. It goes to show how far Catholic society in Europe has fallen that such a group were given a place of honour in the parade.
The Procession tells the whole of salvation history, from the Creation through to the Redemption of many by Our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ by His Most Precious Blood. I will try and obtain a full programme so readers can put the pictures in the slide show in their full context. More pictures will be put in the slide show tonight and tomorrow.
It is a shame and a scandal that modern elements are being slowly but surely injected into the Procession which, if allowed to continue will destroy this Catholic tradition forever.
To conclude pictures from previous years, which I will try to put into another slide show shortly.