Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Michael Davies, Pope Benedict and the Motu Proprio

"I have been profoundly touched by the news of the death of Michael Davies. I had the good fortune to meet him several times and I found him as a man of deep faith and ready to embrace suffering. Ever since the Council he put all his energy into the service of the Faith and left us important publications especially about the Sacred Liturgy. Even though he suffered from the Church in many ways in his time, he always truly remained a man of the Church. He knew that the Lord founded His Church on the rock of St Peter and that the Faith can find its fullness and maturity only in union with the successor of St Peter. Therefore we can be confident that the Lord opened wide for him the gates of heaven. We commend his soul to the Lord’s mercy.” …Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger,"

Of your charity, pray for the repose of the soul of Michael Davies, who died Sept 25, three years ago.

Douai Abbey School

no Catholics educated in luxury appartments.

Double life of a showbiz Catholic priest

A sad tale from once Catholic Ireland.

Trendiness can fill concert halls but not Churches.

Following discernment

Parochial blending! - a new phrase for closure of a perfectly viable parish. The Holy Rosary when prayed leads to victories not defeats like this.

Surely some mistake

Anglicanism as a model for the Catholic Church.

Forty Hours Devotion in Thanksgiving for the Holy Father's Motu Proprio


From Friday, September 14th to Sunday, September 16th, the Shrine of Christ the King celebrated the Forty Hours Devotion in thanksgiving for His Holiness's motu proprio, Summorum Pontificum. The Forty Hours Devotion takes place over a period of three days. Whether in a contiguous period of forty hours or whether the Blessed Sacrament is reposed during the night, the same liturgical privileges and indulgences apply. We were particularly blessed as this was the first time Holy Mass was celebrated in our church building since its closure in 2002.

The Institute is now in charge of restoring its interior, for which it needs to raise all the funds. "

Diocese of Tulsa

"Fifty Attend First Latin Mass in Collinsville "

Father Generosity

opposes the Latin Mass.

Feast of St Januarius


At Pozzuoli in Campania (Italy), the holy martyrs Januarius, Bishop of the city of Benevento, Festus his deacon; Desiderius, lector, Sosius, a deacon of the church of Miseno, Proculus, a deacon of Pozzuoli, Eutychius, and Acutius. All these were chained, imprisoned, and then beheaded, in the persecution of the Emperor Diocletian. The body of St. Januarius was taken to Naples and honorably buried in the Church. Here, the blood of the blessed martyr is still kept in a glass vessel, and when placed near his head is seen to liquefy and bubble up as if just shed. A duplex feast. From the Marytrology.

Summorum Pontificum

seen as unifying.:

"The President of the Italian bishops' conference called Benedict XVI's recent letter on the expanded use of the Latin Mass an invitation to unity.

Archbishop Angelo Bagnasco said this Monday when he opened the conference's Permanent Council meeting. The papal document 'Summorum Pontificum,' issued 'motu proprio' (on his own initiative), which eased restrictions on the use of the 1962 Roman Missal, is a 'unitive measure that will serve to invigorate the Christian community,' the archbishop said."

In contrast, the Bishop that can tolerate everything ... apart from the Latin Mass.

Bishop Generosity

Bishop Walter Mixa, seen here surrounded by Deacons
who caused a storm in Germany by suggesting government childcare plans threatened to turn women in birthing machines is interpreting the Motu Proprio of the Pope that there should be at least 25 people asking for a Latin Mass and that they should be from the same parish.

Each of the attendees have got to bring their identity card with them to prove that they have permanent residence in the parish and affirm their belief in the teachings of all 21 Ecumenical Councils of the Church.

Strongly support the latter idea but only if the Bishops posts guards at all the parish churches in his Diocese demanding this oath from every attendee Sunday by Sunday. Sorry being sarcastic!

Strong protest on the way to Ecclesia Dei Commission.

He preached wine

and servcd water. Commentary in German on the way the Latin Mass Society celebrated the Motu Proprio, with errr... a new Mass. Cathcon quoted!

Cathcon is back in town

with the observation that there is no excuse for modernism. How can anything be ever justified with the "pastoral needs of the modern world"?
Heaven, hell, death and judgement are faced by all ages including our own.