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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Glory and Honour to Christ the King- Chartres 2007

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In the Year 2525

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A brilliant prophecy of a non-Catholic future.

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.

Church of the Three Architects

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Was the Church of the Three Kings, use your mouse for the 360 degree view.

School of Mary, Mediatrix in Belgium

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Celebrates Halloween every year, no evidence at all that they celebrate today's Feast.

Feast of Our Lady Mediatrix of All Graces

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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.

Petition to: make a statement of regret concerning the Dissolution of the Monasteries.

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"We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to make a statement of regret concerning the Dissolution of the Monasteries.":

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

I am inspired to start a new poll

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What comes closest to your view?

Liturgical dancing
Great spiritual benefit to the Church and the dancers?
Great spiritual benefit to the individual dancers?
Neither good nor bad?
Unfortunate practice?
For the benefit of the dancer and not of the Church?
Act of spiritual pride?
Work of the devil?
  
pollcode.com free polls

Dance now part of pilgrimage

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in modern German church. Huysburg used to be a seminary, and is now a Benedictine monastery.

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.

"In our catechesis on the Fathers and teachers

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of the early Churchwe now turn to Tertullian , an African from Carthage and the first great Christian author to write in Latin."

He won't be the last, but the ground is a bit tbin at the moment.

Latin- expressing Catholicism for almost 2000 years!

Just what the Pope needs

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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.

The Pope’s Language Lesson

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The Mass is not a lesson, although the new Rite has often seemed more like a catechetical class, and in any case the freedom for the old Rite is much more than about language.

I suspect Mr Allen did not write the headline.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

You are a Missionary Priest for ever

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Scenes from the missions of the Scheut Fathers.





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.

Little Office of Our Lady

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Officium Parvum Beate Marie Virginis:

'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?

I must be stressed!

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To quote in full a protestant hymn, which however I think gets everything correct apart from the first line! - which I have therefore amended, as well as adding some capitals.

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.

May is Mary's Month

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Our Lady Queen


of the
Most Holy Rosary


Pray for us!

Spiritual eco-imperatives

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instead of saving souls.

New poll!

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When the indult for the Latin Mass is published, will you
drink champagne?
sing Te Deum and then drink champagne?
sing Te Deum?
Write a letter of protest to the Bishop?
Carry on as if nothing has happened?
  
pollcode.com free polls

Day of infamy

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On this day, in 1453, Constantinople fell.


St Theresa Couderc

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I saw an overall view of the whole Catholic universe and a multitude of altars where the Adorable Victim was being immolated simultaneously. The Blood of the Lamb without sin flowed in abundance from each of these altars. My soul was siezed and penetrated by a sentiment of love and recognition of this vision of the satisfaction and abundance that Our Lord offers for us.
Meet the Cenacle Sisters, who she founded and despair.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Immediately after Pentecost, there will be something.

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Translation of an original article from the
German language journal Der Spiegel.

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.
Acts 2:1
(Spiegel edited the bible citation).

Pope Benedict.

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.

Latin is not yet dead

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Despite rumours to the contrary,Latin is the wave of the future. Vicipaedia!

Klooster Hotel

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the Cloister without a soul.

Let it be done according to thy programming

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The Curt Jester: has further proof that aliens landed in Michigan in the 1960s. This was the famous day when the earth stood still, but someone still managed to take a photo.

Meet the Cenacle Sisters

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Appropriate for the Monday after Pentecost. This is their founder, who gazes down in horror on their ethicalism masquerading as religious life.

Introibo ad altare Dei

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The Glory of the Catholic Missions

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Benediction in the Congo

"Catholics" 'ordain' women

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These women are about as Catholic as my pet poodle. Like their orders, he doesn't exist either.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

United Hearts of Jesus and Mary

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Stained glass in a pilgrimage chapel near Liege

dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows,
made more dramatic by the sun.














Chapel of St Evermarus
seen earlier in the day.



My house shall be called a house of prayer

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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.

Forty years on

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One can get a sense of the impact that Catholic catechism over the last forty years has had on the religious sense of the Belgium people from two pieces of advertising I found recently.

Congratulate me on my communion - (by buying flowers - flower shop advertising)


And beer advertising parodying the Sacred Heart with an apple.

DIC

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or as they used to be known the Ladies of Christian Instruction. Comments on this futile piece of trendiness as the process of secularisation of Christian schools continues apace are unneessary.





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.


The same school celebrating Easter in the nearby Church of St Christopher

Become alien in your faith

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Catechism class advertising in Belgium. For alien read adult.

Aliens landed in Muskegon, Michigan in 1964

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How do we know? They left behind the Church of St. Francis de Sales. To this day, the locals think that this is an image of Our Lady.

Feast of Pentecost

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The Upper Room, not as grand as the picture above!

Whose return to the Catholic Church is still under negotiation.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Church of the Infant Jesus

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"Sixty-four years after it was built by group of 100 eager parishioners, the Infant Jesus of Prague mission church is closing its doors.

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. "

Pope overiding objections

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Latin Mass indult on the horizon.

Watch out for announcement at Chartres and publication next Tuesday! Otherwise, I will have to start holding my breath again.

Anniversary of the Death of St Augustine

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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.

Is Life Dying?

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I receive an invitation by e-mail, which I thought that I would pass on.

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

Gernot Steier


Rechtsanwälte Dr. Alfons ADAM & Mag. Gernot STEIER
A-3040 Neulengbach, Rathausplatz 108
Telefon +43.2772.52844 Telefax +43.2772.54690
rechtsanwaelte@adam-steier.at

Friday, May 25, 2007

Procession of the Holy Blood in Bruges

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Which took place on Ascension Day this year.

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.