Saturday, April 30, 2005

50th Anniversary of Austria's freedom

Thanks to the Rosary alone.

The Secretary of the Austrian Prime Minister telephoned Father Pavlicek from the Moscow negotiations, with the request

"Please can there be a storm of prayer!"

And what a Prime Minister, who thanks God and Our Lady in such terms:

“Today, we, whose hearts are full of faith, cry out to Heaven in joyful prayer: We are free. O Mary, we thank Thee!”

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

O Lord, give your Church many holy priests to offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Posted by Hello

Corpus Christi 2002, Holy Trinity, Boston

Only the sworn enemies of the beautiful and the true would think of closing this Church.

Prayers that German Catholic church may avoid closing

Holy Trinity, Boston: "We're basically asking for an explanation as to why the church should be closed. We never got one.''

Clerical confusion from Fr Van der Biest

The priest of the Church of the Minimes simultaneously permits Kurdish hunger strikers to occupy the Church, but is completely opposed to them commiting suicide in the Church. Some modern clerics are not known for their consistency.

Before the disco, go to Church.

Saturday night Masses with live bands or DJs! If the Church gives the impression that Catholic life is all about discos, then she should not be surprised when the young lapse in droves. Mass is the supreme Sacrifice, not one long disco party. Posted by Hello
And have the priests forgotten how to preach? Unused pulpit left in a side chapel. Posted by Hello
Restore the dignity of the Mass! Altar in Geel, Belgium Posted by Hello

River Valley Health Authority - Mission, Vision, Values

Mission, Vision, Values One of their hospitals has banned the Bible:

"Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital is the regional referral centre for the most complex cases in the region. This 350-bed facility offers a full range of specialized (secondary, elevated secondary and tertiary care) services, as well as dedicated family practice, surgical, palliative care and geriatric units, an active emergency department, and a high volume ambulatory care program."

They say:
Caring. We are compassionate and sensitive to the needs and
experiences of others.

They do:
Ban the Bible from the hands of those most in pastoral need.

Hypocrisy Stalin would have been proud of you. He also destroyed Churches.

To protest:
River Valley Health
700 Priestman Street,
PO Box 9000
Fredericton, NB
E3B 5N5
Phone: (506) 452-5678
Fax: (506) 452-5670

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

The dignity of the Mass must be restored

The Altar in Heaven surrounded by Angels bearing the Instruments of the Passion

From the Roman Canon

Priest. Supplices te rogamus, omnipotens Deus, jube haec perferri per manus sancti Angeli tui in sublime altare tuum, in conspectu dininae majertatis tuae: ut quoquot ex hac altaris participatione, sacrocanctum Filii tui Corpus, et Sanguinem sumpserimus, omni benedictione coelesti et gratia repleamur. Per eumdem Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.

P. Most humbly we implore You, Almighty God, bid these offerings to be brought by the hands of Your Holy Angel to Your altar above, before the face of Your Divine Majesty. And may those of us who by sharing in the Sacrifice of this altar shall receive the Most Sacred Body and Blood of Your Son, be filled with every grace and heavenly blessing, Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
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The Coronation of Our Lady, Enguerrand Quarton

A great site on a great Catholic artist. Difficult to find a more Catholic picture than this. The Charterhouse which originally commissioned the work was secularised in the French Revolution and has now become a centre for theatrical studies.

My house shall be called a house of prayer

but this former Catholic Church is now an art theater, the home of the "Sick and Twisted Animation Festival".

Monday, April 25, 2005

Two Grey Sisters from Aarschot (see story below). They were a diocesan congregation founded in 1655 by Maria Fabri of Diest. They still have a house in Rillaar. They are called Grey Sisters on account of the colour of their choir dress. Posted by Hello

The reality

of ecumenical partnership.

"Following a recent sermon by Canon Michael Kennedy in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, when he said that Canon Hilary Wakeman’s book, Saving Christianity, would have been better called Abandoning Christianity (report, last week), the Gazette asked Canon Wakeman for her views on those fundamental Christian doctrines which Canon Kennedy had identified in questioning her theological judgement: the incarnation, the atonement, the resurrection and the Trinity"

Should Rome sign an ecumenical agreement with Canon Kennedy or with Canon Wakeman?

Convent of the Holy Sepulchre, Baden-Baden, Germany

closed 2003.

The auction raised 200,000 euro. 380 years end like this.
St Peter enthroned with four angels, one on the left bearing the Keys, one on the left bearing the Tiara. Carving supporting the pulpit in the Parish Church of Mol, Belgium. May St Peter pray for the new Pope! Posted by Hello

Sunday, April 24, 2005

May Our Lady of Mount Carmel pray for the Pope. Posted by Hello
The Triple Tiara symbolising prophetic office, priesthood and kingship. Posted by Hello

You have dethroned him.

The Pope is no longer crowned with the Triple Tiara and the social reign of Christ the King is rejected.

Chapel dedicated to Christ the King in the Church of St Dympna, Geel, Belgium Posted by Hello

Now used as storage for the rest of the Church.
The Cultural Centre "Het Gasthuis", Aarschot, Belgium now welcomes you like this to a former Church and Convent of the Grey Sisters. They left in 1970 and could have little guessed what would become of the Church. There has been a Church on this site since the 12th Century.  Posted by Hello

Inside the Church dances and other events now take place. Posted by Hello

They even have an event called "Art Babel"! See other photos here.

While outside the Church stands an enormous obscene statue, mocking the memory of Catholicism. Posted by Hello

Once a Church is sold nothing can protect the building.

Friday, April 22, 2005

ebay- sign the petition and circulate to everyone!

On my e-mail

"It is my intuition that eBay people would sell their mother, if they could find a buyer. But it is also my intuition that they cannot ignore this petition if many people endorse it. Please, sign the petition to eBay, and tell them to add the Eucharist to the "List of Items Prohibited for Sale". If you want to make a comment, tell eBay for instance that a consecrated Host is likely stolen property, and that they are at risk helping selling it."

The Petition - sign now!
It is the Mass that matters. The Little Child Jesus in the Host.  Posted by Hello
"Open your heart to Jesus and close it to everything else" Posted by Hello
The dignity of the Mass must be restored. The altar erected for the 1949 German Catholic Day, where no-one can have doubted the presence of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament. Posted by Hello
An old illustration of St George, inspired by the Holy Spirit. Posted by Hello

Life of St. George

from the Golden Legend.

St George's Day

May St George, the Bringer of Victory, pray for us! His Feast Day is today. Posted by Hello

Papal hymn

O Roma felix - O Roma nobilis.
Sedes es Petri, qui Romae effudit sanguinem,
Petri, cui claves datae sunt regni caelorum.
Pontifex, Tu successor es Petri;
Pontifex, Tu magister es tuos confirmas fratres;
Pontifex, Tu qui Servus servorum Dei,
hominumque piscator, pastor es gregis,
ligans caelum et terram.
Pontifex, Tu Christi es vicarius super terram,
rupes inter fluctus, Tu es pharus in tenebris;
Tu pacis es vindex, Tu es unitatis custos,
vigil libertatis defensor; in Te potestas.
Tu Pontifex, firma es petra, et super petram hanc aedificata est Ecclesia Dei.
O felix Roma - O Roma nobilis.

A translation (of sorts)
O Rome immortal, city of martyrs and saints,
O immortal Rome, accept our praises.
Glory in the heavens to God our Lord
And peace to men who love Christ!
To you we come, angelic Pastor,
In you we see the gentle Redeemer.
You are the holy heir of our Faith,
The comfort and pride of those who believe and fight.
Force and terror will not prevail,
But truth and love will reign.

Hail, O Rome, eternal abode of memories;
A thousand palms and thousand altars sing your praises.
O city of the Apostles, mother and guide of the elect,
Light of the nations, and hope of the world!
Hail, O Rome! Your light will never fade;
the splendour of your beauty disperses hatred and shame.
O city of the Apostles, mother and guide of the elect,
Light of the nations, and hope of the world!

Monday, April 18, 2005

Pray the Rosary for the defeat of the enemies of the Church, both within and without. Pope Pius V and the Battle of Lepanto. Posted by Hello

The First Day of the Conclave

Exeunt omnes- let all now leave. Posted by Hello

The Triple Crown- a detailed history for reading while all wait.

Sunday, April 17, 2005

Veni, Creator Spiritus

for the Conclave

The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit by a master theologian.

Timeless Antiques in Belgium

It was not the Church that benefited in the last forty years, but the dealers.

Church of the Minimes, Toulouse, France

Now a Cultural Centre specialising in children's theatre, it seems.

The Augustinian Church, Toulouse

Now a museum, but in 1793, a victim of the French Revolution. It has many fine religious works of art.
The honour due to the Blessed Sacrament. A tabernacle that cannot be missed in Turnhout, Belgium.  Posted by Hello
Muslims failing to keep holy the Christian sabbath, as the Church of the Minimes in Brussels becomes a centre for their protest. Any attempt to go and pray in the Church would have been met with an angry response. The demonstration was covered by the Belgian television. Posted by Hello
Pub decorations in the Netherlands Posted by Hello
Forty years ago, this was a Catholic school in Turnhout, but now it is a clothes shop, marketing such brands as Hooligan. The shop also sells heavy metal recordings, the titles of which are far too odious to cite here.
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