Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Decimation planned

of the Diocese of Buffalo.


Their website claims, "The Diocese of Buffalo lives out Bishop Kmiec's motto of "Charity and Service" each day". Bit difficult to do this when you are closing Churches.

Priceless Relics Stolen From Catholic Church

in Chicago

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

The Basilica of St. Mary Major, Rome will hold its traditional triduum from August 1 to 3

- part of Cardinal Law's new duties.

Embattled Sacred Heart Catholic Church

in Western Addition, San Franciso being brought by successful litigation attorney for conversion into a school. Mr Furth is also the personal attorney of Bishop Daniel Walsh of Santa Rosa Diocese.

Answers to all the reasons provided by the Diocese.

Holy Rosary Church, Toledo

99 year old parish celebrates last Mass "Three years ago, a quarter-million dollars was spent to renovate this building. This building is in mint condition."

"There is no reason for the Bishop to close this church, other than they are after the money value of the property."

Today is the Feast of St Anne.

Our Lady holds the prophecy of Isaiah 7:12
Behold a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and his name shall be called Emmanuel
Virgo concipiet et pariet filium et vocabitis nomen eius Emmanuhel

Sunday, July 24, 2005

Chapel-closing plans

concealed From Faithful

Judge widens church assets case to all parishioners

A ruling turns the Portland Archdiocese bankruptcy dispute into a class action, with 389,000 Catholics as defendants

New Church opens

in Bostonand is dedicated by the Archbishop.

"O'Malley made his comments from the altar, in front of a 13-foot stained glass window that came to Stoneham from the now-shuttered St. Aidan Catholic Church in Brookline.

It is one of many artifacts that came from closed parishes. Ten stained glass windows came from St. Aidan's and five from St. Margaret's in Brockton. The altar came from Nuestra Senora del Carmen in Lowell, and the statues, a lectern, and crucifix came from St. Joseph's Parish in Hyde Park. Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Revere donated a statue of St. Patrick, and Blessed Sacrament Church in Jamaica Plain gave the church a pair of white marble angels that greet people as they enter the church."

Friday, July 22, 2005

The altar behind contains a First Class relic which should be the object of veneration. A youth group associated with the Passionist order. Posted by Picasa
Today is the Feast of St Mary Magdalene Posted by Picasa

The Doom

Or as these Indiana Benedictine Sisters call themselves "the Dome". Scenes from their daily life.

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Committee to Save St. Brigid’s

gets temporary restraining order to save Church from wrecking ball.

122 out of 355 Churches to close

in the Diocese of Essen(sorry all these documents are in German).

The Diocese are even happy for Catholics and protestants to share buildings. The Diocese that is prepared to sacrifice truth and their Churches for money.

Clearly the beginning of the end for the Diocese. Ironic, they call their plan "Concept for the future".They will just have to buy more tents! And the Bishop is too busy celebrating other people's religions when he should be deeply worried about preserving the Catholic Faith in his own Diocese.

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Sandpit Church

Welcome to the Church of St Maurice in Lille Posted by Picasa

The north aisle has been filled with a pile of dry sand and dead wood. What better symbol could there be of the spiritual desert that the Church has become.  Posted by Picasa

Not least because the way is blocked to the confessionals. (However, the priest does make use of a room for "meet and greet" confessionals). Posted by Picasa

1 Machabees 3:45
Now Jerusalem was not inhabited, but was like a desert: there was none of her children that went in or out: and the sanctuary was trodden down
The south aisle has been turned into a photographic exhibition of interiors. Posted by Picasa

The photographs, as this example shows, have nothing, absolutely nothing to do with Catholicism. Posted by Picasa

However they do obscure a fine painting showing Carmelite saints. Posted by Picasa

This is the "liturgical area" in the nave, which strangely lacks an altar.  Posted by Picasa

There is an altar but it is placed way back. Posted by Picasa

The pulpit from which the Gospel was once preached has become a lighting installation. Posted by Picasa

If you get tired of the sandpit, there is always the meditation space in front of the High Altar to play in.  Posted by Picasa

One of the sources of the problem; a fundraising poster in the Church. "The Church has 100% need of you". This reversal of the truth, gives a Church that is desperate to please, which forgets that it is the Ark of Salvation. The results can be seen in every corner of the Church of St Maurice. Posted by Picasa

St Maurice pray for us! Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Mass of Reparation


Our Lady of China

The Shrine of Our Lady at Tong-Lu was destroyed by the communists. For those interested in Chinese Catholicism, visit the Angry Twins.

Today is the Feast of St Elijah, Founder of the Carmelites


"Cumque pergerent et incedentes sermocinarentur ecce currus igneus et equi ignei diviserunt utrumque et ascendit Helias per turbinem in caelum"
"A fiery chariot, and fiery horses parted them both asunder, and Elias went up by a whirlwind into heaven" (4 Kings 2:11)

Diocese of Toledo's

sense of priorities. Closing Churches on all sides but they simply must have a new parish dedicated to Pope John XXIII. Parishes throughout the US with far more than 287 families on the roster have been closed.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Too busy on the beer

German Franciscans drink
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while their order shuts up shop in Ingolstadt after 730 years. One of the first Franciscan houses in Germany.