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Friday, May 29, 2009

Cardinal Hoyos to visit SSPX?

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from kreuz.net – kreuzmeldungen

Appproaching eachother

France. The President of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, Cardinal Dario Castrillón Hoyos, considers visiting on 29 June, the Feast of Peter and Paul, the Seminary for Priests Society of St. Pius X. in Econe in Switzerland. This has been reported by the usually well-informed French priest Claude Barthe on Wednesday in the French newspaper 'Présent'.

Archdiocese of Miami considers church massacre

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Archdiocese of Miami considers closing 14 churches - Breaking News - MiamiHerald.com:

"South Florida Catholics may learn struggling churches' fates Sunday, when pastors are expected to announce a process that could lead to the closure of 14 churches in the Archdiocese of Miami.

The archdiocese is considering merging eight Catholic parishes and six missions and apostolates with other nearby Catholic communities in coming months, said archdiocese spokeswoman Mary Ross Agosta."

St. Colman Catholic Church plans celebration

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after it was spared closure - Cleveland.com:

"St. Colman Catholic Church will hold a special Mass on Sunday to celebrate its rebirth, following the reversal of Bishop Richard Lennon's decision to close the 129-year-old parish.

Lennon, in his plan to shrink the Cleveland Catholic Diocese by 52 parishes, declared in March that St. Colman's on West 65th Street would close and merge with St. Stephen's on West 54th Street."

Curial cardinal: abortion worse than child abuse.

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from KATH.NET - Katholischer Nachrichtendienst

Cardinal Antonio Cañizares, the new prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and former Primate of the Catholic Church in Spain desr in an interview with Spanish television channel TV3, the killing of unborn children as "serious" as the thousands of child abuse cases which have been made public, reported by the "Süddeutsche newspaper reported. The thousands of cases of abuse of children in institutions of the Catholic Church in Ireland was not as serious as abortion. "What some (Irish) schools may be done, is not to be compared with the millions of lives destroyed by abortion ," said the cardinal, but he makes clear that the abuse of children in Ireland was subject to "absolute condemnation" . "We must apologize." Cañizares was appointed by the Pope to be Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship.

Sanity returns to the LMS Leadership

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Priests belt out 'God bless the Pope' at Latin Mass Society conference – Catholic Herald Online:

"Dr Joseph Shaw, LMS chairman, said: 'The glorious sight of the great chapel with Solemn Mass, two choirs, more than a score of priests in choir, and a good number of local faithful, was surpassed by the bustle of the enormous sacristy and the whisper of private Masses at innumerable altars in the early morning. What the LMS conference represented is the re-establishment of the Traditional Mass as part of the toolkit of parish priests. It was wonderful to see Ushaw College doing what it has done for two centuries: enabling the training of priests in the Church's great liturgical tradition.' The next conference will be in Hertfordshire from August 24 to August 28."



Full in the panting heart of Rome
Beneath the apostle's crowning dome.
From pilgrim's lips that kiss the ground,
Breathes in all tongues one only sound:

GOD BLESS OUR POPE, GOD BLESS OUR POPE,
GOD BLESS OUR POPE, THE GREAT THE GOOD!

The golden roof, the marble walls,
The Vatican's majestic halls,
The note redoubles, till it fills
With echoes sweet the seven hills

GOD BLESS OUR POPE, GOD BLESS OUR POPE,
GOD BLESS OUR POPE, THE GREAT THE GOOD!

Then surging through each hallowed gate,
Where martyrs glory, in peace await
It sweeps beyond the solemn plain,
Peals over Alps, across the main.

GOD BLESS OUR POPE, GOD BLESS OUR POPE,
GOD BLESS OUR POPE, THE GREAT THE GOOD!

From torrid south to frozen north,
The wave harmonious stretches forth,
Yet strikes no chord more true to Rome's,
Than rings within our hearts and homes.

GOD BLESS OUR POPE, GOD BLESS OUR POPE,
GOD BLESS OUR POPE, THE GREAT THE GOOD!