Friday, November 14, 2008

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Bourgois Dissent

Sandro Magister on the Martini Dissent. A must read.

McMahon Dissent

Antonietta Meo, future doctor of the Church?

Restoring the reputation of Pope Pius XII


Defender of Infidelity, more like

Prince Charles to be known as Defender of Faith

A title given to him by the Pope. King Henry VIII has no right to keep it, and the future King Charles III certainly has no right to change it.

Stat Crux dum volvitur orbis

Motto of the Cathusians- the Cross stands as the world turns.

The Crisis in the Church

There is no other answer

The Choice!


Both in Latin, one, the Kenyan Mass, interculturated in a human way, the other, Sarum Rite interculturated in a divine way.

Chemical attack on anti-abortion campaigners


See alleged chemical attack

A saint, he ain't II

How Obama appears on the site of the French left-"Catholic" magazine Golias.

They spend their lives wracked with doubts about the great dogmas of Catholicism, but are swift to place their trust in the children of men.

Psalm 145 1 to 5
1 Alleluia, of Aggeus and Zacharias.
2 Praise the Lord, O my soul, in my life I will praise the Lord: I will sing to my God as long as I shall be. Put not your trust in princes:
3 In the children of men, in whom there is no salvation.
4 His spirit shall go forth, and he shall return into his earth: in that day all their thoughts shall perish.
5 Blessed is he who hath the God of Jacob for his helper, whose hope is in the Lord his God:
Psalm 11
1 Unto the end; for the octave, a psalm for David.
2 Save me, O Lord, for there is now no saint: truths are decayed from among the children of men.
3 They have spoken vain things every one to his neighbour: with deceitful lips, and with a double heart have they spoken.
4 May the Lord destroy all deceitful lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things.
5 Who have said: We will magnify our tongue; our lips are our own; who is Lord over us?
6 By reason of the misery of the needy, and the groans of the poor, now will I arise, saith the Lord. I win set him in safety; I will deal confidently in his regard.
7 The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried by the fire, purged from the earth refined seven times.
8 Thou, O Lord, wilt preserve us: and keep us from this generation for ever.
9 The wicked walk round about: according to thy highness, thou best multiplied the children of men.

Feast of St Serapion

Irish by birth, Serapion was born around 1179. He enlisted as a soldier in the army of his king, Richard the Lion-Heart, and later in the company of the Duke of Austria, Leopold VI the Glorious, he enlisted in his squadron to go to Spain to help the Christian army of Alfonso VIII who was fighting Moslems. Once he was in Spain, Serapion decided to stay in the service of the king of Castile to continue fighting to defend the Catholic faith. There, he had the opportunity to meet Peter Nolasco and his brothers who dedicated themselves to the defense of the same faith except that they were not fighting against the Moors. Instead, they were freeing Christian captives from the power of the Moors and they pledged their own lives in this endeavor.

In 1222, Serapion requested and received the Mercedarian habit. He carried out several redemptions. In the last one which he carried out with his redeeming companion Berenguer de Bañeres, Serapion had to remain as a hostage for some captives in danger of renouncing their faith. The other redeemer traveled quickly to Barcelona to look for the ransom money. Peter Nolasco, who was in Montpellier at the time, wrote an urgent letter to his lieutenant Guillermo de Bas asking him to notify all the monasteries to collect alms and to send them immediately to Algiers. But the money for the ransom did not arrive at the stipulated time and the disappointed Moors inflicted an atrocious death on Serapion. They nailed him on an X-shaped cross, like Saint Andrew’s cross and they savagely dismembered him. The barbarian and cruel King of Algiers, Selín Benimarin, was the one who gave the Church and the Mercedarian Order this saintly martyr on November 14, 1240.

Media vita in morte sumus

Quem quærimus adjutorem nisi te, Domine?
Qui pro peccatis nostris juste irasceris

Sancte Deus, sancte fortis
Sancte misericors Salvator
Amaræ morti ne tradas nos

In te speraverunt patres nostri
Speraverunt et liberasti eos


Ad te clamaverunt patres nostri
Clamaverunt et non sunt confusi


Gloria Patri, et Filio
et Spiritus Sancti