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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Those that understand German should be angry

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And those that don't should be also. The Church in the square is the "Vatican II Remembrance Church" (yes, its true!) in Vienna.

Thanks to the ever-excellent kreuz.net

Catholicism had nothing to do with Nazism!

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From the same source as the two graphs on the Catholic vote and Nazism in 1932, a genealogy of Nazism.

Daily Life in Linz!

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Deckchair Mass.

Life Prospects Mass


Stealth Priestess
Save your flowers for someone else, Father!

Monday, July 30, 2007

Jesuit Gillibrands

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On Sunday 2nd December we celebrate the 300th anniversay of the first Catholic priest taking up residence in Liverpool since the Reformation. On that date in 1707, Fr William Gillibrand SJ moved into a room above a grocery shop in John Street (now North John Street) in Liverpool city centre. He had regularly travelled from Crosby Hall to say Mass for the growing Catholic population. After the 10.15am Mass, Bishop Tom Williams will dedicate a newly carved shrine of Our Lady of the Quay (the dedication of the first Liverpool chapel) to commemorate the anniversary.

Of your charity, pray for the repose of the five Fathers of the Jesuits order who bore the name Gillibrand.

Ecclesiasticus 44
1 Let us now praise men of renown, and our fathers in their generation. 2 The Lord hath wrought great glory through his magnificence from the beginning. 3 Such as have borne rule in their dominions, men of great power, and endued with their wisdom, shewing forth in the prophets the dignity of prophets, 4 And ruling over the present people, and by the strength of wisdom instructing the people in most holy words

The interview with Msgr. Gaenswein

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The Pope's personal secretary

"PS: It's plain to see that so many priests of the new generation discover the spiritual, cultural and aesthetical treasures of the handed-down liturgy. With the new Motu proprio 'Summorum Pontificum', an Apostolic letter of the Pope it has been stated that every priest may celebrate the Holy Mass also according to the earlier, Tridentine Rite. Will this bring new conflicts ?

MG: The opposite is the purpose and goal. Conflicts are supposed to be ended, existing fractions and schisms overcome. With the Motu proprio a spiritual home has been opened to a lot of the faithful. I am convinced that the letter of the Holy Father to the bishops which was released together with the Motu proprio and in which the Pope explains the goals and motivations of the document at length is the right key to its proper understanding."

Feast of St Ignatius

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For videos, inter-alia, explaining his life and work. There is hope even among Jesuits!

Flower Arrangement Mass in India

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Missionaries of the Precious Blood

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America.


But there is hope!
in Chile



But one of these is new Superior General.

Cherwell Blog- Sound Name

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Sound views

Touch the horizon

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The jumping Jesuits idea has already been tried in the Diocese of Linz. Diving deacons, dancing deaconesses,paddling pastoral assistants. flying servers, cycling parishioners. When all they wanted was Catholics in the service of God.

A question of the time of day?

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from kreuz.net

"Those who visit a Catholic service today, believe themselves to be in a kind of therapeutic self-help group or at an educational seminar for the laity: One sings harmless little songs, grasps everyone by the hand or ponders childish pictures with Biblical themes. The Solemnity of the mystery often gives way to the profane, self-celebration of the community."

In contrast,
"At any rate, the Papal document does not give the opportunity to put the clock back"

The Bishop of Fulda.

How many souls could be saved if it did?

May the Blood of Christ

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continue to wash away our sins and help the Poor Souls in Purgatory. Towards the end of the month dedicated to the Precious Blood.

Leaving behind the habit of religion

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Redemptorists this time, not for a change Jesuits. Heard a monk on Austrian tv claiming that religious who wanted to wear the habit all the time were only trying to create an artifical sense of security. Rather, the claim could be made about those who want to be at ease with the world.

A suggestion

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made by a member of angelqueen

When next you see an image or statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, do two things:

1) Remember the providential role of the Jesuit order in propagating the Devotion to the Sacred Heart.

2) Make an act of reparation for the many sacrileges committed against the Sacred Heart by modernist Jesuits.

You are a priest forever after the Order of Melkisedech

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A modern priest lines up the Communion chalices for the entirely objectioanable practice of Communion in both kinds. The Council of Trent teaches that the communicant under one kind is deprived of no grace necessary for salvation.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Sunshine Sisters

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of St Vincent de Paul are very proud of bringing solar technology to Africa but have they also brought the Catholic Faith?

Meet Fr Benno Kuppler SJ

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Advice about life preaching coaching spiritual consulting

The Open Church of St Klara, Nuernberg

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Mocks the Cross of Christ in an art exhibition in the year 2000.

Viva St Klara (Not!)

Thousands of euros have been spent on this Jesuit-run project.

Thousands have been made to feel good, but number of souls saved?

Stations of the Cross

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The weeping women of Jerusalem.


All fourteen stations here.

How can these stations communicate the fullness of the Catholic Faith?

Touch the horizon

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Recruitment literature for the Austrian Jesuits


The Viennese regiment of the once great army of the Jesuits.
Ready for anything, apart from doing battle for the Catholic Faith.

Old Jesuits never die, they only fade away.

The Red Bishop and the Stealth Priestesses

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The Red Bishop
That he should have so much support in France, the eldest daughter of the Church shows just how decadent the practice of European Catholicism has become.

From John Milton, Lycidas

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The hungry Sheep look up, and are not fed,
But swoln with wind, and the rank mist they draw,
Rot inwardly, and foul contagion spread:
Besides what the grim Woolf with privy paw
Daily devours apace, and nothing sed,
But that two-handed engine at the door, (Cathcon- a sword requiring two hands)
Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more.

The arch-protestant, be anything as long as it is not Catholic, Milton was rather nearer to Catholicism than either he or his readers thought!

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Traditional Catholic UK

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Just the top!

There is hope!

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An accidental visit to the Jesuits of Brussels

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Warming up the crowd. Guitar player to the right, playing an indescribably bad ditty.
I said crowd. Warming up a vacancy.
Looking forward to the altar
Procession of priests
I said altar, that should be two altars and one stealth priestess.
Extraordinary Minister in a Church full of Jesuits.


The last remaining statue from the once beautiful reredos, now affixed to a side-wall

Their house chapel.

Jesuit spirituality represented by this crucifix.

Never have I found an ecclesiastical community bound into a state of living death.

Dutch speaking Catholic bureaucrats

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Get their offices expensively renewed in the centre of Brussels.

Way of the Cross

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Father General of Jesuits

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blessed by Elder Sam Osawamick during a naming ceremony in 1993.

In contrast, the Glory of St Ignatius

Simon-Peter Says

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produces an amazing set of Catholic statistics of decline.

Why did it take the election of a new Pope for this crisis to be recognised? I used to think, in my mispent Anglican youth, that the Council was necessary to prevent a disastrous decline in the Catholic Church. If it wasn't the cause of this decline, it certainly was the occasion. Radicals were just waiting for the firing gun.

Blessed Idelfonso Cardinal Schuster

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Great liturgist! and as far as I am aware untroubled by any thoughts of liturgical reform.

Aliens have landed in Gallspach, Diocese of Linz

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and built themselves a new headquarters.

May give rise to more spluttering incredulity from the Lair of the Catholic Cavemen.

No-one goes to Church during the week now- as they can be seen by passers-by.

Once they get away with erecting a modernist temple in Fatima, they can get away with it anywhere.

Catholics fiercest anti-nazis in pre-war Germany

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As shown by the election figures for 1932.

First the percentage of Catholics.


And then the Nazi vote.


So much for the modern myth. Click on the pictures to show the detail.

Source: Erik Maria Ritter von Kuehnelt-Leddihn ""Liberty or Equality".

Friday, July 27, 2007

Kicking around the ecumenical football

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During the World Cup in Germany. A team (of clerics) but not in the proper sense. No goals scored!

St Adalbert's Basilica

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No Bishop in his right mind would try to destroy this wonderful expression of all that is Catholic, but that is what the Bishop of Buffalo is trying to do.


And St Matthew's Church. Which they tried to sell on ebay!

The .anti-flipping task force

Call To Save Churches

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"It's a sin to close any church, this is our heritage. The people of Preston built and paid for these churches."
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Bishops of the world take note

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Pope returns to work today. Given he's Pope. he never even left the office.

At Rome, Pope St. Celestine I

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who condemned Nestorius, Bishop of Constantinople, and put Pelagius to flight. By his command the holy Universal Council of Ephesus was held to condemn the same Nestorius. (from the Martyrology)



Definition of the faith at Nicaea [6th session 22 July 431]

The synod of Nicaea produced this creed: I believe ....
Credo in unum Deum, Patrem omnipotentem, factorem caeli et terrae, visibilium omnium et invisibilium.

Et in unum Dominum Iesum Christum, Filium Dei unigenitum, et ex Patre natum ante omnia saecula. Deum de Deo, Lumen de Lumine, Deum verum de Deo vero, genitum non factum, consubstantialem Patri; per quem omnia facta sunt. Qui propter nos homines et propter nostram salutem descendit de caelis. Et incarnatus est de Spiritu Sancto ex Maria Virgine, et homo factus est. Crucifixus etiam pro nobis sub Pontio Pilato, passus et sepultus est, et resurrexit tertia die, secundum Scripturas, et ascendit in caelum, sedet ad dexteram Patris. Et iterum venturus est cum gloria, iudicare vivos et mortuos, cuius regni non erit finis.

Et in Spiritum Sanctum, Dominum et vivificantem, qui ex Patre (Filioque) procedit. Qui cum Patre et Filio simul adoratur et conglorificatur: qui locutus est per prophetas. Et unam, sanctam, catholicam et apostolicam Ecclesiam. Confiteor unum baptisma in remissionem peccatorum. Et expecto resurrectionem mortuorum, et vitam venturi saeculi. Amen.

It seems fitting that all should assent to this holy creed. It is pious and sufficiently helpful for the whole world. But since some pretend to confess and accept it, while at the same time distorting the force of its expressions to their own opinion and so evading the truth, being sons of error and children of destruction, it has proved necessary to add testimonies from the holy and orthodox fathers that can fill out the meaning they have given to the words and their courage in proclaiming it. All those who have a clear and blameless faith will understand, interpret and proclaim it in this way.

When these documents had been read out, the holy synod decreed the following.

1. It is not permitted to produce or write or compose any other creed except the one which was defined by the holy fathers who were gathered together in the holy Spirit at Nicaea.

2. Any who dare to compose or bring forth or produce another creed for the benefit of those who wish to turn from Hellenism or Judaism or some other heresy to the knowledge of the truth, if they are bishops or clerics they should be deprived of their respective charges and if they are laymen they are to be anathematised.

3. In the same way if any should be discovered, whether bishops, clergy or laity, thinking or teaching the views expressed in his statement by the priest Charisius about the Incarnation of the only-begotten Son of God or the disgusting, perverted views of Nestorius, which underlie them, these should be subject to the condemnation of this holy and ecumenical synod. A bishop clearly is to be stripped of his bishopric and deposed, a cleric to be deposed from the clergy, and a lay person is to be anathematised, as was said before.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Random post generator

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Just added this top right- enjoy the selection.

Tragedy at Winnipeg:

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The Canadian Catholic Bishops' Statement on Humanae Vitae. Humanae Vitae will be forty years old next year.

Monstrancities

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at the V for Victory! blog

This one made from an irrigation valve.

Mayerling

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The name that thrusts a sword into the heart of any monarchist, now transformed into a Carmelite monastery- and one which does not have a "people's altar", as far as can be seen from the pictures, and one where the nuns retain traditional dress.

The history for those that read German big time.

Sister Joan Chittister, OSB

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takes a representative sample of Australian Catholicism and hears what she wants to hear.

"Forget it. The answer was direct: "Nothing will happen," most of them said. "We won't pay any attention to it," some said. "If anybody wants it, let them take it," a few said. "But not me," many said. End of discussion."

Just you wait, Sister.

Our Lady, Gentle Queen of Palestine

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Laetatus sum in his. The desire and hope of the just for the coming of the kingdom of God, and the peace of his church. Psalm 121

1 I rejoiced at the things that were said to me: We shall go into the house of the Lord.
2 Our feet were standing in thy courts, O Jerusalem.
3 Jerusalem, which is built as a city, which is compact together.
4 For thither did the tribes go up, the tribes of the Lord: the testimony of Israel, to praise the name of the Lord.
5 Because their seats have sat in judgment, seats upon the house of David.
6 Pray ye for the things that are for the peace of Jerusalem: and abundance for them that love thee.
7 Let peace be in thy strength: and abundance in thy towers.
8 For the sake of my brethren, and of my neighbours, I spoke peace of thee.
9 Because of the house of the Lord our God, I have sought good things for thee.



1 canticum graduum huic David laetatus sum in his quae dicta sunt mihi in domum Domini ibimus
2 stantes erant pedes nostri in atriis tuis Hierusalem
3 Hierusalem quae aedificatur ut civitas cuius participatio eius in id ipsum
4 illic enim ascenderunt tribus tribus Domini testimonium Israhel ad confitendum nomini Domini
5 quia illic sederunt sedes in iudicium sedes super domum David
6 rogate quae ad pacem sunt Hierusalem et abundantia diligentibus te
7 fiat pax in virtute tua et abundantia in turribus tuis
8 propter fratres meos et proximos meos loquebar pacem de te
9 propter domum Domini Dei nostri quaesivi bona tibi

Early signs of a tough Pope

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when Zapatero snubs Pope at Mass for 'the family'

"Attempts are being made to organise the life of society on the basis of subjective and ephemeral desires alone with no reference to … the dignity of each human being and his inalienable rights and duties,' he said."

Ecumenical Organ Donation Service

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I have heard the accusation more than once that patients' lives in Germany are ended prematurely to allow their organs to be used. Austria has just moved to an opt out rather than an opt in scheme.

Meet Prof. Dr. theol. habil. Bernd Jochen Hilberath

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Director of the Institute for Ecumenical Research (whose founding director was one Hans Kueng, who has just received a prize from his old friends, the German freemasons).

He has just been interviewed in the once reliably Catholic newspaper Die Furche.

"Naturally my colleagues say to me, "No, Hilberath, I have always said that the only in Rome will the Vatican Council be interpreted" Then I can only say- I don't believe that this is an authentic interpretation of the Council.

For Professor of so many titles, Hilberath, there is only one Council and that is the last one. Forget Rome, Scripture and Tradition, Professor Hilberath has got it right or so his intellectual arrogance believes.

Reminds one of Martin Luther one of his bible translations. "It is translated this way, because I Dr Martin Luther say so."

How Jesuits say Mass in Austria

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See earlier post including picture of How Jesuits pray. On Facebook, there is a Jesuits Fan Club for people who think Jesuits are the best priests in the world. I am not a member.