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Friday, September 10, 2004

Just incredible.

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Cardinal Mahoney on the liturgy.:

"We have not become aware of any serious abuses".

He either doesn't know or more likely doesn't want to know.

Let's not also forget this man spent 193 million on a new Cathedral; yes, that's right 193 million dollars.
Perhaps Cardinal Mahoney can come to a closing parish and explain this expenditure.

Perhaps Cardinal Mahoney should also explain why on the cover of a great book by Michael Davies, Liturgical Time Bombs in Vatican II, we see a picture of the opening of Cardinal Mahoney's Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

There is another Church dedicated to Our Lady of the Angels but in Liverpool, UK. Closed by Archbishop Kelly. See earlier posts.

Note September 4 each year is observed as the Feast of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles, and recalls the founding of the City in 1781, originally called El Pueblo de nuestra Señora, Reina de los Angeles. The Feast of Our Lady of the Angels in kept otherwise throughout the Church on August 4

Conference for Pastoral Planning and Council Development

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And this is just SURREAL! Diocesan officials can go to conferences to plan the way that they close Churches. And I bet each Diocese picks up the bill. You can even get a certificate.

They even have an Episcopal Moderator by the name of Bishop Howard Hubbard.

Serve Jesus Christ, not the bureaucratic system.

Synod of Montreal

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Amalgamate, twin and gather and claim that is benefiting mission.

And shout aloud about consulting. Before the laity come to the conclusion that they are being ignored.

Bringing New Life

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Bishop claims to be bringing new life to his Diocese by closing Churches. See earlier reports on the way the news was slowly leaked that they intended to close a bigger number of Churches than expected.

It would help if his ''Pastoral" letter was not a dead link!

Italian festival marks 93 years

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Parish celebrates the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross in traditional style.

Here is a Novena for the Feast.

Priest speaks out against Diocese

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"This (sale of Our Lady Help of Christians) was not my idea," said Fleming, a 10-year Concord priest. "There would be no need to be here if the Archdiocese listened to me."

Our Lady Help of Christians, pray for us!

St Francis Church, Northampton

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And St Francis was told by God to restore the Church.

The Curé d'Ars Prayer Group

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Every Diocese should have one. Imagine how much ill could have been avoided with such a movement of Catholic prayer.

Needless to say, the Diocese has given permission for a Latin Mass. Not many but it is a start on a long road to restoration of Catholic Faith and practice.

The Terrible Twins

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Voice of the Faithful and the Diocese scrapping at the closure of St Albert's Church.

All seem to have forgotten that the mission of the Church is to save souls. This doesn't involve closing Churches.

The Cure d'Ars on the salvation of souls. If the Church had followed the same policy in his day, he wouldn't have had a parish to go to. His parish was so run down, that it would have been closed years before.

Letter to the press

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The Catholic Church extends in time and space far beyond Boston in 2004.

Christ promised that the gates of hell would not prevail against her.

But why damage people's faith by closing Churches? Why be economical with the truth? That is the way of the world, it should not be the Church's way.

Maybe the openess to the world commended by the Second Vatican Council has gone far too far!

And who was St Albert?

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Nothing other than a genius He wrote on botany, mineralogy, astronomy, physics, chemistry, cosmography and also philosophy and theology, in 38 volumes. He is thus known as the Universal Doctor and the Patron of Scientists. He was a professor and defender of St. Thomas Aquinas. He came Bishop became Bishop of Ratisbon. Feast Day 15 November.

He was so devoted to Our Lady that a biographer called him "the secretary of the Blessed Virgin Mary."

St Albert, pray for us!

Boston Catholics Sue to Keep St Albert's Church Open

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Radio coverage from NPR Morning Edition