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Friday, September 03, 2004

If you love- Si Diligis.

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The Venerable Pope Pius XII on the Canonisation of Pope Saint Pius X

All Holy Popes, pray for us!

(And the Feast of All Holy Popes is celebrated on July 4)

Pope Saint Pius X

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His life and several excellent quotes.

"Truly we are passing through disastrous times, when we may well make our own the lamentation of the Prophet: 'There is no truth, and there is no mercy, and there is no knowledge of God in the land' (Hosea 4:1). Yet in the midst of this tide of evil, the Virgin Most Merciful rises before our eyes like a rainbow, as the arbiter of peace between God and man."

Church of St Pius X to close

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Obviously a faithful congregation "In fact, the Church meets none of the archdiocese's criteria for closing":but they have all that land. They even made a contribution to the Promise for Tomorrow fundraisers. This is the thanks that they get.

And who took the decision to close the Church on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception? Our Lady under this title is the Patron Saint of the United States and to whom the US armed forces were dedicated by Pope Pius XII in 1942. (So much for the theory that Pope Pius XII was a crypto-fascist!)

Today is the Feast of St Pius X.

Faithful Voice

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How Voice of the Faithful has confused the faithful and also shows that the Diocese are pursuing other agendas as well.

To Build a Stronger Church

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Start the process of closing Churches. with a few kind words.

Keeping the faith

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Latest news from St Albert's Church. The sit in continues.

"The four weekend masses are invariably packed, with 1,500 people attending regularly." So why even think of closing this Church?

The Franciscans in Glasgow

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St.Francis Church: "Little did I imagine that the church that captivated me for nearly thirty years would eventually close. "

The Franciscan Order have now moved to the former St.Luke's Church on Ballater Street and renamed it Blessed John Duns Scotus but it is, in the opinion of many, a fraction of its former self.

And they kept the relics of St Valentine in a box. What wonderful devotion to their inheritance!

Shrine of St Valentine, Whitefriar Street, Dublin

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However, the Irish Carmelites treat St Valentine better.

My house shall be called a house of prayer

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But St Francis, Glasgow has been converted into a community education centre. The Church was one of the three Churches in the world with relics of St Valentine but these have now been transferred to Blessed Duns Scotus Church.

Save Our Building From Destruction

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The Church bureaucracy can generate report after report at great cost saying how important local communities are, and then destroy the oldest building at the heart of a village.