Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Altar of Holy Family


Now a newspaper stand.

Our Lady of the Three Aves

Venerated by St Mechtilde, St Anthony, St Leonard of Port Maurice and St Alphonsus.

Pray for us!

Pictures from a mini-exhibition


New forms of consecrated life in Belgium.

Another Belgian dancing nun!


The Liturgical Life of the Belgians


or why Pope Benedict will restore the Latin Mass and attempt to transform the new Rite.

Fr Zohlsdorf in Rome provides great background.

Staring at a blank wall in Belgium


Vocational literature in Belgium. No wonder no-one is very interested with this ultimately protestant idea of transcendance.

Catechism gone wrong


One of the sessions at Cardinal Danneels Great Evangelisation Extravaganza.

"What are boys for?" - a rather unwise question coming from the ranks of modern prelates.

Cardinal Ricard's sense of priorities

In the last thirty years more mosques and Muslim prayer centers have been built in France than Catholic churches in the last century. Spanish weekly Alba revealed the statistics last week which, they say, indicate a Muslim boom in a nation historically considered “the eldest daughter of the Church.”

Yet, Cardinal Ricard is preoccupied with the continued suppression of the Latin Mass.

Rock around the Clock


At the Cardinal Danneels Evangelisation Extravaganza. I thought they wanted more prayer and more vocations.

Priest are met to act in the person of Christ but this is the image of Christ on the back of the vocations magazine for the French part of Belgium. An alien image if there ever was one.

Power station mass


Many more photos here.

What is it? IV


I receive an e-mail pointing out the similarity between the cross of Cardinal Danneels and the Crux Dissimulata

"An ancient swastika which symbolized the four winds or directions and their corresponding spirits. It was also a "fire and sun symbol occurring initially in Asia and later among the Germanic tribes," according to The Herder Symbol Dictionary. "The cross inscribed in a circle mediates between the square and the circle," emphasizing the "joining of heaven and earth.... and "the perfected human being."

Has all the components, but arranged in slightly different way. Cardinal Danneels did say his aim was not to sanctify but humanise the city. Perfectly humanised!

However, the name Crux Dissimulata (disguised cross) stems from the early Christian world.

"The intention was that no non-Christian would recognize the crux dissimulata as a Christian rallying symbol and object of worship."

A bitter irony for an evangelisation conference in the modern world. This movement to go back to the early Church does have its drawbacks.