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Sunday, August 26, 2007

Barn Mass

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Part I think of a marriage guidance course. They need a liturgical guidance course, as well.

Not to be confused with the world-famous Barney Blessing

Female extraordinary minister handles the very Blood of Christ

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In Bruges, Belgium, a relic of the Blood of Christ is kept, which survived the French Revolution by being buried in the walls of a Carmelite Monastery.

The relic is still regularly venerated, as can be seen from the video, which can be seen along with my pictures of the Annual Procession of the Holy Blood and below pictures of a veneration.




Normally, a priest carries one of the most precious relics of Christendom, but sometimes a Member of the Ancient and Noble Confraternity of the Holy Blood is allowed the privilege.

Being in Bruges on Saturday, we made it to the Basilica of the Holy Blood in time for the veneration.

The extent of my horror can only be imagined when the priest came out of the sacristy, followed by a female extraordinary minister of the Eucharist, bearing the relic. They processed to the special platform built for the veneration, the priest saying a few prayers before the woman raised the relic, as a blessing for the congregation, and then presided as the congregation came forward for their personal veneration.

The priest, who can only just be seen in these pictures (sorry, about the poor quality- borrowed a friends camera) sat idly by. Here the woman is holding up the relics, which can just be seen.


The woman was wearing the pseudo-priestly robes that have been so often highlighted on Cathcon.





Will post shortly details of how to protest this outrage.

Alien image of Our Lady in Bruges, Belgium

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Click to see many others alien images of Our Lord

The Great Escape.

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Following her springing of her husband, Lord Nithsdale from the Tower of London, Lady Nithsdale was described by King George as having done him "more mischief than any woman in Christendom". This is the altar that was erected in the English Convent in Bruges by friends to honour the Great Escape. It is no longer used, rather a recently made table.

Our Lady, St Francis and St Dominic

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Our Lady and their Orders will save the Church.

Banal and decadent

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A first Communion card from 1975

Mickey Mouse Mass

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Found one at last! Somewhere in Austria, 2002.

Mickey interviewed during Mass.

Veneration of a "mouse basket" placed in front of the Tabernacle.

See also Mickey Mouse Tabernacle

More Churches destroyed and vandalised

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in the post-Conciliar time than during the Second World War. At a guess, the numbers are close but this is almost certainly true. Private Paul Oglesby, 30th Infantry standing in reverence before an altar in a damaged Catholic Church. Note: pews at left appear undamaged, while bomb-shattered roof is strewn about the sanctuary. Acerno, Italy. September 23, 1943