Saturday, January 30, 2010

Modern technology provides liturgical solution to the problem of the "people's" altar

Sadly, I can't run the film in reverse.

The odious sin of regicide

King Charles I, King of England executed on this day

He is venerated as a Martyr Saint by Anglo-Catholics and one wonders whether this devotion can be approved under the new arrangements. The Society of King Charles the Martyr has at least three Catholic patrons.

Call of the muezzin alternates with the bells of St Peter's Basilica in the streets of Mainz


More on the "art" installation of Mainz. Will summarise the commentary later.

Any volunteers to help for a similar venture in Turkey, Libya, Egypt and that most progressive of Arab countries Jordan.

Carnival Fools Mass 2009


Yes, that is a priest speaking at the end, although one would not know it.

Beatify Archbishop Romero Now!

The Catholic Church in San Salvador, urges the speedy beatification of Oscar Arnulfo Romero. In a letter, the bishops of the country have asked Pope Benedict XVI to bring the proceedings to an early conclusion. Pope Benedict's predecessor Pope John Paul II initiated the procedure. Oscar Arnulfo Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador, was ambushed and shot dead during Mass 30 years ago, on 24 March 1980.  From Radio Vatican.

The Jesuit that just keeps dancing


Test email for feed

The Society of Christendom have ask to use Cathcon feed for their discussion group.   Any other groups interested should email

Emails show Bishop Williamson continues to deny the Holocaust

Piusbruderschaft: Williamson leugnet weiter den Holocaust - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Nachrichten - Panorama

Richard Williamson: diehard Bishop
Incorrigible Bishop: One year after his Holocaust denial the British Bishop Richard Williamson according to information obtained by Spiegel still maintains his controversial theories. Ultra-conservative SSPX e-mails show that Williamson continues to say that "the six million gassed" is "a complete lie".

Hamburg -- Bishop Richard Williamson further denied the Holocaust. While his arch-conservative SSPX is directly negotiating with Pope Benedict XVI on matters of faith, the British man remains incomprehensible.
A year ago Williamson plunged the Catholic Church into a deep crisis with his views . From internal e-mails of the ultra-conservative SSPX, it is apparent according to information obtained by SPIEGEL that Williamson continues to say that "the six million gassed"is "a complete lie".

On this "fact" a "whole new world order" has been established. The Jews, according to the priest, who is summoned in April to Germany to appear in court charged with racial hatred, "have thanks to the concentration camps found a substitute redeemer."

Williamson has also claims that the "1.3 million deportees" from the camps at Treblinka, Majdanek, Belzec and Sobibor not gassed, but were moved to the parts of the Soviet Union occupied by Germany.
The bishop apparently has further contact with leaders of the revisionist scene, like the Swiss Jurgen Graf.

His own SSPX believe the Englishman, to be "a ticking time bomb", but did not want to expel him. He had many merits. In addition, the SSPX fear that Williamson could consecrate new bishops if he was expelled and so create such a counter-church.

Click on the Bishop Williamson tag to read the whole story from the beginning.

Feast of St Martina of Rome

(seen here on the left- St Agnes on the right).

Hymn by Pope Urban VIII

Citizens of Rome! sing to the celebrated name of the glorious Martina. Sing the praises of this admirable Virgin and Martyr of Christ.

She was born of noble parents, and was brought up in every delicacy, surrounded by all that could pamper nature, and with riches of a princely house at her command.

But she spurns these luxuries, dedicates herself to the Creator of all things, and with a liberal hand distributes her riches to the poor of Christ, that she may gain the riches of heaven.

She shrinks not at the torturing hook, the wild beasts, or the cruel wound-inflicting rods. Angels descend from heaven, comforting her with divine food.

The very lions lose their fierceness, and tamely come crouching at her feet. The sword, Martina 1 gave thee the wished-for death, and death united thee to the choirs of heaven.

Our ceaseless prayers mount up to thee from thine altar, where clouds of incense shroud devotion's love; and thy blessed name banishes that of the false deity Mars.

Do thou protect thy fatherland, and give to Christian countries the rest of holy peace, driving unto Thracian coasts the din of arms and war.

Marshal the armies of princes under the banner of the Cross, deliver Jerusalem from her chains. Avenge innocent blood, and once for all crush down the Turkish foe.

O thou our Patron, and our City's Saint I see this homage of our loving hearts. Hear the prayers of thy Rome, which on this festive day offers thee its hymns and reveres thy name.

O God, whose arm protects the Martyrs, take from us the pleasures which would make us fall. O Triune God I give to thy servants the blessed light, wherewith thy mercy crowns the soul with bliss.


Dancing Indian Jesuit at Retreat House in Germany