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Monday, October 15, 2007

More than an apology required from Archbishop Niederauer

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but also action against the parish that allows me to live the life of Christ in fabulous make up and heels:

Giant new church

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Scandal in San Francisco

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Archbishop Niederer apologises

This egregious affair presents one more public moment for the Catholic Hierarchy to revisit the question of giving the most Holy Eucharist to those knowingly engaged in public and unrepented of sin. That includes those Catholics who are running for public office while openly condoning the taking of innocent human life in the womb or, as in this case, those engaged in disordered and deviant sexual lifestyles who use our Churches as their field for engaging in sacrilegious and anti-Catholic action in order to continue their efforts to force their propaganda on the public.

Preaching without words

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The pantomine preaching of Christoph Schwager, who claims to be a Catholic theologian. The Church has used images and symbols to explain Catholicism since the beginning. But instead of pointing to the great images, so often reproduced on this blog, this man is self-referrential. And what does he say. NOTHING. He runs a course called My own Clown.


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Catholic laity for tolerance of Islamic traditions

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German orginal from AFP

Cathcon translation
The construction of mosques in Germany should, in the opinion of the Central Committee of German Catholics (ZdK) "completely natural." Islamic prayer locations should not only be in backyards, said ZdK-Präsident Hans Joachim Meyer in the "Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung." Rather, the Muslims had a right to "worthy houses of God." At the same time, when mosques are built, it should be born in mind that they are being introduced into an image of the city, which has developed historically. Meyer argued that in dealing with Islam in Germany all fundamental western values should be adhered to "without any concessions". At the same time, however traditions should be respected and Muslims tolerated. This included the wearing of head scarves. " In the Catholic Church, the times when a woman was required, not to go to Church in trousers but with a covered head are also was not so long ago," said the ZdK-Präsident. Meyer said that it was important that an Islam in Western Europe, based on freedom and tolerance, was developed. "We want to contribute to this." The Christian-Islamic dialogue is only beginning and had to be conducted “without any naïvety”.


You ain't seen liturgical abuse

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until you see the sort of madness the Bishop of the Diocese of San Bernardino is prepared to preside over. He can be seen recessing, along with the Catholic faith, one might add.



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Latin Mass in Mexico

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with spectacular back drop.

Bavarian leader speaks out

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saying mosques must not dwarf churches :

When the mosques in our cities are bigger than cathedrals and churches, then we must tell our Muslim fellow citizens: 'No, that is going too far.'

Church towers, not minarets, should be what you see when you look out across the state,

Feast of St Teresa

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It pleased the Lord that I should sometimes see the following vision. I would see beside me, on my left hand, an angel in bodily form -- a type of vision which I am not in the habit of seeing, except very rarely. Though I often see representations of angels, my visions of them are of the type which I first mentioned. It pleased the Lord that I should see this angel in the following way. He was not tall, but short, and very beautiful, his face so aflame that he appeared to be one of the highest types of angel who seem to be all afire. They must be those who are called cherubim: they do not tell me their names but I am well aware that there is a great difference between certain angels and others, and between these and others still, of a kind that I could not possibly explain. In his hands I saw a long golden spear and at the end of the iron tip I seemed to see a point of fire. With this he seemed to pierce my heart several times so that it penetrated to my entrails. When he drew it out, I thought he was drawing them out with it and he left me completely afire with a great love for God. The pain was so sharp that it made me utter several moans; and so excessive was the sweetness caused me by this intense pain that one can never wish to lose it, nor will one's soul be content with anything less than God. It is not bodily pain, but spiritual, though the body has a share in it -- indeed, a great share. So sweet are the colloquies of love which pass between the soul and God that if anyone thinks I am lying I beseech God, in His goodness, to give him the same experience.

During the days that this continued, I went about as if in a stupor. I had no wish to see or speak with anyone, but only to hug my pain, which caused me greater bliss than any that can come from the whole of creation. I was like this on several occasions, when the Lord was pleased to send me these raptures, and so deep were they that, even when I was with other people, I could not resist them; so, greatly to my distress, they began to be talked about. Since I have had them, I do not feel this pain so much, but only the pain of which I spake somewhere before -- I do not remember in what chapter. The latter is, in many respects, very different from this, and of greater worth. But, when this pain of which I am now speaking begins, the Lord seems to transport the soul and to send it into an ecstasy, so that it cannot possibly suffer or have any pain because it immediately begins to experience fruition. May He be blessed for ever, Who bestows so many favours on one who so ill requites such great benefits.

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The Truth About ...

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... Church Conversions :

Its perhaps for this reason that developers, rather than individual buyers, are more inclined to take on full scale church conversions, although smaller chapels which can more easily be transformed into single homes are definitely a manageable private project for those sufficiently inspired. Check with the local church authorities is the advice dispensed by all denominations, but keep an eye on Save Britain's Heritage list of likely candidates and English Heritage's Buildings at Risk register too. At the moment the latter two have a couple of dozen religious structures in need of redemption, so if you're in the market for a large Catholic Church in Preston or a Baptist Chapel in Southwark, London this is the place to look.

Fatima’s giant church

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is hiding no secrets ?

Friends of Star Trek are up in arms

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after I identified the altar in this church as being from the USS Enterprise. It is in fact of Klingon design.