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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Feast of the Holy Sepulchre

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 In the Latin Church the second Sunday is called from its Gospel the Sunday of the Good Shepherd and from the Introit "Misericordias Domini"; in many dioceses (Seville, Capuchins) it is called the feast of Our Lady Mother of the Good Shepherd (d. 2nd cl.); 

 THE Good Shepherd is risen 

 The introit for the Gospel- Ego Sum Pastor Bonus
   

The Gospel
  


John 10 [11] I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd giveth his life for his sheep. [John 10:11] [Latin] [12] But the hireling, and he that is not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and flieth: and the wolf catcheth, and scattereth the sheep: [13] And the hireling flieth, because he is a hireling: and he hath no care for the sheep. [14] I am the good shepherd; and I know mine, and mine know me. [15] As the Father knoweth me, and I know the Father: and I lay down my life for my sheep. [16] And other sheep I have, that are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice, and there shall be one fold and one shepherd [11] ego sum pastor bonus bonus pastor animam suam dat pro ovibus [John 10:11] [English] [12] mercennarius et qui non est pastor cuius non sunt oves propriae videt lupum venientem et dimittit oves et fugit et lupus rapit et dispergit oves [13] mercennarius autem fugit quia mercennarius est et non pertinet ad eum de ovibus [14] ego sum pastor bonus et cognosco meas et cognoscunt me meae [15] sicut novit me Pater et ego agnosco Patrem et animam meam pono pro ovibus [16] et alias oves habeo quae non sunt ex hoc ovili et illas oportet me adducere et vocem meam audient et fiet unum ovile unus pastor 

The whole of the Mass here.  See my earlier blogs today on the complete failure of pastoral care in the Dutch church since the Council.   They were so proud that they produced the Dutch Catechism but they have passed the faith onto few and abused many within the flock entrusted to them.

At Jerusalem and in the churches of the Franciscans (and Passionists who St Paul of the Cross modeled on the Franciscans) it is called the feast of the Holy Sepulchre of Christ;


This place was sanctified by the Blood of Christ
 
This was filmed on July 15, the anniversary of the dedication of the Holy Sepulchre
in the Greek Church it is called ion myrophoron (Sunday of the women who brought ointments to the sepulchre of Christ)


; the Armenians celebrate on this Sunday the dedication of the first Christian church on Mount Sion, the Church of the Most Holy Saviour and also the location of the house of Caiaphas, where Jesus was abused by the Roman soldiers.



Long film about Armenians in Jerusalem-  if I should forget you, O Jerusalem, let my tongue cleave to the roof of  my mouth.



And finally, in England, this Sunday was kept, prior to the liturgical reforms of Pope St Pius X as the Feast of the Blessed Martyrs of the College of Douai.

Destruction of the Sacred Heart Church in Arnhem

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The last Mass will take place tomorrow. The Church is a fundamental part of the history of the town as it was one of the main assembly points for the civilian population to evacuate during the great battle during the Second World War. What war did not achieve, the post-conciliar church has. For indeed the Second Vatican Council was a reform too far. Brilliant but wrong in its conception, bravely implemented leading to nothing but destruction. St Eusebius Church, from where the first video's opening shots were filmed lost its tower during the battle, to be restored again after the war.

Sent from the confessional to be castrated

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Kerk drong bij chirurgen aan op castratie homo’s :: nrc.nl

The Roman Catholic Church in the fifties and sixties urged surgeons to castrate homosexual boys and men. This is evident from statements made by scientists who were interviewed this morning by the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament.

Professor of medical history, Mart van Lieburg reported that he had spoken with two surgeons. They confirmed that they received direct orders from a bishop to perform castration. van Lieburg did not identify the bishop. After the hearing van Lieburg nuanced his statement: "I spoke with two surgeons. From one of them I heard that the bishop, who incidentally is still alive, called for the castration of a homosexual man." (Cathcon- seems he thought “order” was a bit strong- but, that said, in the

Historian Marnix Koolhaas also reported that priests who acted as confessors to homosexual boys referred them directly to surgeons. That numbers are involved, Koolhaas does not known. "But it could have been a practice that was not unusual," said Koolhaas.

Chamber considers investigation into the role of psychiatry in castration in the sixties
Parliament heard the scientists following reports in the NRC Handelsblad. This newspaperreported last month how a minor boarding school boy who had reported abuse by Catholic brothers of the Harreveld Home.Then he was transferred to a Catholic psychiatric hospital in Boekel. From there, he was castrated in a Catholic hospital because he was homosexual.

The House is considering an investigation into the role of psychiatry in the castration of boys and men in the sixties of the last century. The role of justice would be further investigated. The scientists warned MPs that researchers delving into the archives of should be given "political cover". Without that, it is not certain that all archives will be opened. "Many archives are indeed private property," said historian Theo van der Meer.
(Cathcon- one only has to see the legal and ecclesiastical somersaults being performed in Belgium to see how difficult it is for material to be used in investigations).

Surprised to find room on archival material on dozens of old sex offenses
Prior to the scientists, Han Moraal of the College of the Procurator-General was heard. He surprised, reports news agency Novum, the MPs with the announcement that the Public Prosecutor on Monday accidentally stumbled on archival material of dozens of sex offenses against clergy in the fifties and sixties This is an archive of correspondence of a former attorney general from Den Bosch. In it mention is made of 54 dossiers relating to sex offenses against clergy. In 22 cases, a conviction was obtained. In another eighteen cases a prosecution took place, but it is unclear what the outcome was. It will be further investigation.

Morale also announced that the National Police has conducted several investigations of abuse within the Harreveld home, in which nineteen clergy were be involved. This led to six convictions. Nothing was found about the forced castrations of young people who had stayed in Harreveld.  According to Moraal, the justices had in the fifties and sixties had worked well.  "Their investigations led to prosecutions." His statement is contrary to media reports, showing that especially in the southern provinces Catholic clergy often could count on special treatment from Catholic prosecutors.

Moraals does not expect to be able to obtain more information. The prosecutors have already done research on criminal abuse in the Catholic church, but that was limited to the years between 1980 and 2010. Further information had been found only due to pure chance, he said. The House was not entirely reassured. Member of Parliament van Toorenburg (Christian Democrat) was shocked by the fact that jusy with a little digging new information had still come to light . Also the member of Parliament, Arib (Socialists) asked why the prosecutors had not really investigated. "Here I am quite surprised."