Friday, August 31, 2007
"Following the collapse of Communism, the most anti-church group in Europe are the Greens. Few believe in sin anymore, but the Greens are trying to make us all feel guilty. Father Sutch should stick to preaching the Gospel."
See Priest offers festival-goers the chance to confess their green sins!
God's great gift of Confession
parodied in a desparate search for revelance.
Your eco-sins are forgiven.
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Associated, I think with the Kolping movement. Birettas are appropriate for priests, but only if they remember their dignity within the priesthood, which they share with the Pope.
Many wonderful pictures here.
To the visitors! (a record)
To the page viewers (also a record!)
To all those who have been kind enough to buy books and donate that Cathcon's work can continue.
To all those who have visited today, also a record breaking day.
To all those that link to Cathcon.
In the end that we may all chant, the chant of victory!
Not to us, O Lord, not to us; but to Thy name give glory.
Non nobis Domine non nobis sed nomini tuo da gloriam!
And I have a small request, do not forget to pray for those that would close Churches and supress the Latin Mass, and for those members of the Catholic Church who have forgotten their supreme mission.
To preach Christ and Him Crucified.
St Thomas Aquinas, of the Order of Preachers, has a vision of Our Lord on the Cross.
Mass in the ordinary form celebrated by Archbishop Nichols. Some of the priests concelebrating in this picture are priests who are interested in saying 1962 Latin Mass, some however are priests with a longer track record of being associated with tradition.
Fuller report here. It all, of course, depends on which direction priests are headed.
125 years of the railway track through the Gotthard Tunnel and dress a church in the red the colour of Swiss Railways.
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
An ecumenical service in the middle of a Dutch canal. The man who looks like a Catholic priest is a protestant and the woman is a Catholic stealth priestess and a nun from the Sisters of Maria Magdalena Postel.
Who needs a Church, when you have got a boat?
Earlier this year, the Parish said goodbye (pictures below). The drifting nun is now ministering in another parish.
The same nun in happier days
As sponsered by the European Commission.
See Our Lady Mocked an exhibition in the same Church.
The Beguines. The original and holy tenants of the Church
"as just and merciful as Nero, and as good a Christian as Mahomet".
A contemporary portrait shows her standing astride England. A statue of "Truth" erected at the same time in St Peter's Basilica in Rome has a thorn sticking into her foot. The thorn is rooted firmly in England.
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Cathcon warns today not to be sick in Vienna and have to suffer the pastoral care of the chaplaincy of the General Hospital. Here are a few scenes from their Holy Week of this year.
Abstract Cross- Abstract Faith!
The Society has the great pleasure to announce the visit to New York and Connecticut of Martin Mosebach and Father Uwe Michael Lang. Martin Mosebach is an eminent German novelist and essayist. In October of this year he will receive the Georg Buechner prize-the highest German literary award. Mr. Mosebach has written and spoken extensively on Catholic issues, particularly relating to the Traditional liturgy. His Heresy of Formlessness, on the liturgy, was published in English translation last year by Ignatius Press. Father Lang is a priest of the Brompton Oratory in London and the author of an influential study on the position of the celebrant in the Roman rite: Turning towards the Lord: Orientation in Liturgical Prayer. (Foreword by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger)
The following events are scheduled in conjunction with the visit of Mr. Mosebach and Fr. Lang:
Friday, Sept. 7, New Haven, Connecticut St. Mary Church Hall, 5 Hillhouse Avenue7:30 PM: Presentation by Martin Mosebach and Fr. Lang.directions: http://www.stmarys-priory.com/directions.htm
Saturday, Sept. 8, New Canaan ConnecticutNew Canaan Public Library, 151 Main Street5:30 PM: Presentation by Martin Mosebach and Fr. Lang.Link to directions
Sunday, Sept. 9, New York, New York Church of Our Saviour, 59 Park Avenue at 38th Street5:00 PM: Solemn High Mass in the Traditional rite.6:30PM: Presentation by Mr. Mosebach and Fr. Lang in the undercroft of the church.
If you can't make it, you can always buy the book!
"At Morning Star Zendo, persons of all faiths are invited to practice Zazen (sitting meditation). Robert Kennedy, S.J., Roshi, is a Jesuit priest and Zen teacher in the White Plum lineage.
He studied with Yamada Roshi in Kamakura, Japan, with Maezumi Roshi in Los Angeles, and with Glassman Roshi in New York. Glassman Roshi installed Kennedy as sensei in 1991 and conferred Inka (his final seal of approval) in 1997, making him a roshi (master).
Kennedy Roshi is the author of Zen Gifts to Christians and Zen Spirit, Christian Spirit."
"That no presumptuous hands be able to lay hold of it for any horrible or evil purpose".
The same of course can be said for hand communion.
Pope John Paul II said that to touch the Sacred Host is the sole priviledge of the ordained.
Cardinal Joos told me once that the late Pope had made him a Cardinal to show how important was the work of a parish priest. Despite being head of the Diocesan tribunal, the then Fr Joos had refused to give up being a parish priest. He said, "I am an only a small Cardinal". A Cardinal Deacon, I said. Exactly, exactly was the reply.
with a fabrication, a banal on-the-spot product.
It is difficult to say briefly what is important in this quarrel of liturgists and what is not. But perhaps the following will be useful. J. A. Jungmann, one of the truly great liturgists of our century, defined the liturgy of his time, such as it could be understood in the light of historical research, as a "liturgy which is the fruit of development".... (Cathcon notes Jungmann was an very great scholar but some of his misunderstandings had a baleful effect on the liturgy).
What happened after the Council was something else entirely: in the place of liturgy as the fruit of development came fabricated liturgy. We abandoned the organic, living process of growth and development over centuries, and replaced it—as in a manufacturing process—
See also "The New Theology, where is it leading us?" by Father Garrigou-Lagrange.