Saturday, September 10, 2005


Katechismus für Käßmann A brilliant campaign. Sadly the link is all in German, however some short details. Frau Käßmann is a Lutheran "bishop" who criticised the Catholic Church for attaching an indulgence to attendance at WYD. So a group of bloggers have clubbed together to send her a Catholic Catechism (sadly the modern version with its very weak explanation of indulgences). She has described the action as tasteless. Not half as tasteless as her comments. Why invite these people, when they hate Catholicism so much?

Sale of St. Brigid Church, San Francisco protested

Catholic financier offers makes big offer to avoid the Church being closed.
But not big enough for the Archdiocese!
"Are they here to do business and make a profit, or are they here to save souls?"

Father Coco and the Jesuit jazz combo


The Jesuits- a once great army that has given up the fight.

No wonder that they are almost always the first to leave town.

Take, O Lord, and receive my entire liberty, my memory, my understanding and my whole will. All that I am and all that I possess You have given me: I surrender it all to You to be disposed of according to Your will. Give me only Your love and Your grace; with these I will be rich enough, and will desire nothing more.
St Ignatius, founder of the Jesuits

Feast of St Nicholas of Tolentino

An Augustinian and Patron of the Holy Souls in Purgatory

Saying Mass

With Our Lady of Sorrows (in this her month)

His devotion to Our Lady rescues souls.

"It is a holy and wholesome thing to pray for the dead, that they may be loosed from their sins." [II Macc. 12: 46] Our Lord shed tears in seeing the tomb of Lazarus, and the Church, well acquainted with the feelings of her Divine Founder, is incessantly recommending charity for the Souls suffering in Purgatory. One of her eminent Doctors, St. Thomas Aquinas, has said that: "Of all prayers, the most meritorious, the most acceptable to God are prayers for the dead, because they imply all the works of charity, both corporal and spiritual." More devotions here.

Many more wonderful images here. This year is the seventh centenary of his death.