Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Wrecked church faces uncertain future

Our Lady and St Patrick pray for them!

See also pictures

Welcome to modern Lent.


Apart from the Yellow Brick road, I have held off until after Easter publishing a series of stories about the way that Lent and Easter have been celebrated in the modern Catholic Church. Here is the first image from the Linz Diocesan Newspaper, which claims that Lent is now about not driving your car and introspection.

Their Lent programme "Linz lives light" Is that in the light, with less food, or without any more concern for religious obligation? Take your pick, they don't know the answer themselves.

Once Catholic Ireland

Church of Ireland minister concelebrates Mass for 1916 anniversary

(HE CLAIMS)"he had shared in the consecration "in all its fullness" and raised the chalice as did the other concelebrants."

They talk about "justice" and then perpetrate this injustice against all those Catholics who suffered in or for Ireland. When you welcome the inheritors of the tradition of your oppressors to attempt to confect a Mass, then the end is not far away for all that you hold dear.

Write and protest to the Diocese! and also to the Augustinians in Ireland and the Prior General in Rome and while you are about it don't forget the "Church" of Ireland
and last but by no means least Cardinal Arinze.

His Eminence Cardinal Francis Arinze
Congregation for Divine Worship
and the Discipline of the Sacraments
00120 Vatican City State

Use the e-mail facility to send this information to friends. Encourage them also to protest.

Lest we forget. St Oliver Plunkett, pray for us! Both he and St Augustine are turning in their graves.

Footnote on Canon Law (even condemned by modern Canon Law)
Can. 900 §1. The minister who is able to confect the sacrament of the Eucharist in the person of Christ is a validly ordained priest alone.

Can. 908 Catholic priests are forbidden to concelebrate the Eucharist with priests or ministers of Churches or ecclesial communities which do not have full communion with the Catholic Church.

From Redemptionis Sacramentorum:

[172.] Graviora delicta against the sanctity of the Most August Sacrifice and Sacrament of the Eucharist are to be handled in accordance with the ‘Norms concerning graviora delicta reserved to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’,[280] namely:

a) taking away or retaining the consecrated species for sacrilegious ends, or the throwing them away;[281]

b) the attempted celebration of the liturgical action of the Eucharistic Sacrifice or the simulation of the same;[282]

c) the forbidden concelebration of the Eucharistic Sacrifice with ministers of Ecclesial Communities that do not have the apostolic succession nor acknowledge the sacramental dignity of priestly Ordination;[283]

d) the consecration for sacrilegious ends of one matter without the other in the celebration of the Eucharist or even of both outside the celebration of the Eucharist.[284]

"[179.] Delicts against the faith as well as graviora delicta committed in the celebration of the Eucharist and the other Sacraments are to be referred without delay to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which “examines [them] and, if necessary, proceeds to the declaration or imposition of canonical sanctions according to the norm of common or proper law”.[288]

Motor Way Church

in Germany- belonging to the Archdiocese of Freiburg. No comment is possible or necessary.

Jog and pray

No more pilgrimages but marathons for this Catholic charismatic group. No need for pilgrimage Churches as destinations in their scheme of things.