Saturday, March 03, 2007

Urgent Action Item!

Protest the Discovery Channel for their film, the Lost Tomb of Jesus

Inside France, Mass outside the walls

Who needs Churches?

"Liturgical" chaos

You would have a hard time recognising

St Luke in this piece of art in the Cathedral of Metz, but there he is!

All you need is love!

A slogan learnt in the 1960s, but not quite what

the Church, Tradition and Scripture teach.

Church of St François Molitor


Consecrated by the Archbishop of Paris 2005.

There are some protestants whose "theology" is so radical that they retain a table for "communion" but it just gets smaller and smaller.

Here the sanctuary is elongated but will be progressively squeezed, so the end effect will be two groups of laity staring at each other up close either in mutual love, but more likely mutual hate.

The Archbishop has had much to preoccupy in recent weeks. But he can be rest assured that the Society of Saint Pius X will be making no attempt to occupy the parish above.

Francisan novitiate

now an environmental project

This is what takes place in their chapel on sunday. I have no idea if it is meant to be a Mass.

Note the three altars behind, now a convenient shelf for candles.

Goodbye to Archbishop Marini


not a moment too soon for the Master of Papal Ceremonies, a disciple of the disgraced and destructive Archbishop Bugnini.

Freemasons. Rome has spoken. The case is closed

Regent Restates Vatican's Anti-Masonry Position

Says Its Philosophies Are Incompatible With Church

ROME, MARCH 2, 2007 ( The Church has not changed its ruling on Catholic membership in the Masons, said the regent of the Apostolic Penitentiary.

Bishop Gianfranco Girotti made this statement Thursday at a conference on the topic of Freemasonry held at the St. Bonaventure Pontifical Theological Faculty.

The bishop presided over the congress held in cooperation with the Socio-Religious Research and Information Group of Italy. Officials of Masonic associations and grand masters also took part in the meeting.

Bishop Girotti reminded his listeners that the Church has always criticized the concepts and philosophy of Freemasonry, considering them incompatible with the Catholic faith.

He mentioned the last official reference document, "Declaration on Masonic Associations," which was signed by the then prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, on Nov. 26, 1983.

The text states that since the principles of Masonic associations "have always been considered irreconcilable with the doctrine of the Church," membership in them, therefore, "remains forbidden."

"The faithful who enroll in Masonic associations are in a state of grave sin and may not receive holy Communion," adds the declaration signed by Cardinal Ratzinger, who is now Benedict XVI.

Father Zbigniew Suchecki, an expert in the subject, quoted number 1374 of the Code of Canon Law, which reads: "Whoever is inscribed in an association that plots against the Church must be punished with a just penalty; whoever promotes or directs that association, must be banned."

"Masonry's attempts to express divine truths are based on relativism and do not agree with the principles of the Christian faith," said the Conventual Franciscan.

Bishop Girotti made reference to the statements of some priests who have declared publicly their membership in Masonry and called for the intervention of "their direct superiors," not excluding the possibility that "measures of a canonical character might come from the Holy See."