Wednesday, November 30, 2005

More newspeak

Now possible to grow stronger by closing Churches.

Roman women

are converts to convents

Shame and scandal.

Anglican "church" attempts to fill ancient but suppressed See of York, England Strangely, the "rite" including the annointing of the Dr Sentamu's children.

The Catholic Bishops of Leeds and Middlesbrough and Archbishop of Birmingham assisted at the "enthronement" of the "Archbishop" of York. Earlier Dr Sentamu had declared his belief in the faith to which the 'historic formularies' of the Church bear witness, the notoriously anti-Catholic Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion and the Calvinist 1662 Book of Common Prayer.

Followed by tribal dancing.

And by way of background on the anglicans.
Bishop backs panty parties to spread anglican "church" message.
What is the point of ecumenical relations with the anglican "church"?


Life at Tyburn Monastery

Monday, November 28, 2005

The Lifeteen phenomenon

affects for the worse even a Missionary of Charity.

At a Lifteen event.

A Sister on drums.

Accompanying a Franciscan (of some sort) on guitar

Lifeteen does not exactly encourage respect for the Blessed Sacrament

It just proved all to much for their founder
The fish was an early Christian symbol for Christ. But a crucified fish, never. The Lifeteen logo itself is not specifically Christian and images of Our Crucified Lord are strangely absent from Lifeteen events. A sign of moral cowardice or unbelief or both.

According to the out-of-office message from Lifeteen, "The Lifeteen website continues to change and get better everyday". In contrast, to the organisation itself.

Inexcusable heresy

and schism.

Our Monastery

The new and the old home for Irish Redemptoristines.

Kloster Machern

another of Napoleon's victims.

Former monastery home

with artistic touch. Ireland was once a Catholic country.

Villa Veneta Hotel, Hotel Villa Luppis

was Camaldolite monastery until stolen by Napoleon. More history here.

Welcome To Spa At The Monastery

formerly Holy Cross Monastery owned by the Christian brothers. Closed due to the scandals, they have not even removed "In Hoc Signo Vinces- In this sign thou shalt conquer" from the building.

Convent of Irsee in Germany

now a conference centre.

Sunday, November 27, 2005

What we have lost

- must-see video. Takes some time to download.

Lost sheep

"No wonder those from the closed parishes feel abandoned. Where is the reaching out from the bishop to shepherd the faithful and by those from the remaining parishes?":

Bristol Cathedral

The old and the new.

Ronald Reagan's A Time for Choosing - 1964

on the choice between collaboration and resistance, true for politics and true for the Church when it accomodates to the world.

"Admittedly there is a risk in any course we follow other than this, but every lesson in history tells us that the greater risk lies in appeasement, and this is the specter our well-meaning liberal friends refuse to face--that their policy of accommodation is appeasement, and it gives no choice between peace and war, only between fight and surrender. If we continue to accommodate, continue to back and retreat, eventually we have to face the final demand--the ultimatum. And what then? When Nikita Khrushchev has told his people he knows what our answer will be? He has told them that we are retreating under the pressure of the Cold War, and someday when the time comes to deliver the ultimatum, our surrender will be voluntary because by that time we will have weakened from within spiritually, morally, and economically. He believes this because from our side he has heard voices pleading for 'peace at any price' or 'better Red than dead,' or as one commentator put it, he would rather 'live on his knees than die on his feet.' And therein lies the road to war, because those voices don't speak for the rest of us. You and I know and do not believe that life is so dear and peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery. If nothing in life is worth dying for, when did this begin--just in the face of this enemy? Or should Moses have told the children of Israel to live in slavery under the pharaohs? Should Christ have refused the cross? Should the patriots at Concord Bridge have thrown down their guns and refused to fire the shot heard 'round the world? The martyrs of history were not fools, and our honored dead who gave their lives to stop the advance of the Nazis didn't die in vain. Where, then, is the road to peace? Well, it's a simple answer after all."

To praise, to preach, to bless


Dominican sisters become the last word in the decadent fashion of modern religious life. Thanks to Kronika Novus Ordo. See also the "Clown Nuns" and many more photos here.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

More "Dialogue Interreligieux Monastique

aka DIMitude
"The Cross and the lotus fraternise"

Hail the Cross Our only Hope!

Not the lotus

"Brahma, the creator came forth from the lotus that blooms from the navel of Vishnu."


to meet parishioners "'He will have to face this parish that has been suppressed,' said long-time parishioner Margie O'Brien. 'He will hear our story which I think he has not heard before.'"

Mass for fairies


Friday, November 25, 2005

The splendor of the Catholic Faith.

A feastday in Belgium
Low Masses- one at each altar

High Mass

Archbishop of Dublin

also inhabits strange parallel world.


The International Committees of Benedictine and Cistercian monks and nuns for promoting dialogue between monks of different religions and, more specifically, on the level of spiritual experience. And closely related: the state of dhimmitude.

More pagan visits here.

So much for the Monastery living by the spirit of their Founder (as recommended at the time of the Second Vatican Council).
"In 527, therefore, St Benedict travelled to Monte Cassino, 85 miles southeast of Rome, on the summit of which stood an altar to Apollo; there he tore down the pagan shrine and established the greatest and most famous of all monasteries, which became the home of the Benedictine Order. The place itself was symbolic, for as on the massive rock he built a temple to God, so also upon enduring foundatiuons he built a temple of the Spirit. When he died there were 14 Benedictine communities, and by the 14th century there were over 30,000.

At Monte Cassino he established his famous Rule which changed and renewed the monastic life of Europe. He provided against vagabondage, immorality, and other evils then prevalent in religious houses. A monk was to be a soldier of God, "a member of a spiritual garrison holding duty for Christ in a hostile world"; and to be always on duty. It was a great and happy brotherhood with a strong family unity, so that wherever its members went they felt a common bond, and drew their strength from their home at Cassino, built upon the rock."

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Ecumenical "Eucharist" in Austria

becomes an advert for bottled water.

Harry Potter Mass

A Mass in Switzerland receives a visitor.

Not-so-stealthy nun

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Paganism also in evidence.

Flower Power Mass


Also in Papua New Guinea

Trainers for a quick getaway of the Divine Word Missionary from an unidentified locations

Feast of St John of the Cross


Benedictine Abbey

sells most of the monastery to a doctor's practice.


gets into Top 10 in Poland!

Rich place, cheap talk

More hypocrisy from the ecclesiastical bureaucrats

A risk too far

Ecumenism finally about to be put in the deep freeze in the United Kingdom.

Feds end a probe of the protection of sexually abusive priests

by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston without seeking indictments of former top officials.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Celebrating Nostra Aetate

Rabbi who was pleased to see Cardinals at a conference sitting like students at the feet of rabbis.

The Archbishop of Paris who believes that the result of liturgical reform Catholics now listen to the Hebrew scriptures during Mass. The only problem is that preaching has died in the last forty years and not that many comprehend what they hear

He also came out with a comment worthy of Orwellian newspeak, "Dialogue is the reverse of relativism".
Denying relativism is one thing, affirming the Truth of the Catholic Faith is another.

Boston Archbishop does good, Finally!

Archbishop pulls out of Catholic Charities fundraiser

[The Guest of Honour] has consistently supported legalized abortion on demand and has been a stalwart proponent of homosexuals, even sponsoring a "gay prom" for local high-school students at City Hall. When a Massachusetts court cleared the way for legal recognition of same-sex marriages, Mayor Menino personally welcomed the first homosexual applicants arriving at City Hall for marriage licenses.

Guest of Honour. What a Catholic! Where's the honour!

Vatican Issues a Qualified Ban

on Gays in Priesthood

"A spokesman for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles said the instructions would have little, if any, effect on how seminaries in the Los Angeles area admit candidates."

There must be two Archdioceses of Los Angeles.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Vatican document on homosexuals and seminaries-

full text

Notes of a Thirsty Scribe

choosing fear over principle


Lifeteen Masses

in St Timothy's Church, the home parish of their founder who has just been arrested.

Untrustworthy, morally, liturgically and spiritually.

'"Get more out of the Mass". Totally wrong idea. "Getting something out of it" is the catch cry of the bored, self-absorbed, worldly man.' To quote MurphE on the Free Republic site.

When the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass has been reduced to a theatrical performance, no surprise the Church looks like a theatre.

While the Mass becomes primarily a performance, the font becomes a pool.

More likely here that Faith goes down the drain than sins are washed away.

Promoting Lifeteen Mass but where is the leaven of Christ?

You'll never experience Mass the same way again. (You will be relieved to know!)

"Only 12 more weeks to go". Hopefully before the whole wretched, failed and corrupt attempt at evangelising youth has the shutters slammed down on it forever. The priest is innocent until proven guilty. But his pastoral work is also a crime against the Church for which he will never be tried. For this he is guilty. See unbelievable pictures and "They were consciously choosing a new program with this questionable leadership,' she said. 'It's morally reprehensible." and "Life Teen is like a precious gem in the Church's crown"!!!

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Pope speaks

to the Austrian bishops
"You, dear brothers in the episcopacy, know this well: there are some topics relating to the truth of the faith, and above all to moral doctrine, which are not present in the catechesis and preaching of your dioceses to a sufficient extent, and which sometimes, for example in pastoral outreach to youth in the parishes or groups, are either not confronted at all or are not addressed in the clear sense understood by the Church. Thanks be to God, it is not like this everywhere. Perhaps those who are responsible for the proclamation [of the Gospel] are afraid that people may draw back if they speak too clearly. However, experience in general demonstrates that it is precisely the opposite that happens. Don't deceive yourselves! Catholic teaching offered in an incomplete manner is a contradiction of itself and cannot be fruitful in the long term. [You can say that again]. The proclamation of the Kingdom of God goes hand in hand with the demand for conversion and with the love that encourages, that knows the way, that teaches that with the grace of God even that which seemed impossible becomes possible. Think of how, little by little, religious instruction, catechesis on various levels, and preaching can be improved, deepened, and, so to speak, completed!"

Catholic bishops

now think the Apocalypse of St. John is symbolic. So they won't be ready when it happens!

E(e)rie Benedictine Nuns

The way they are.

The way they were.

Small wonder then that Benedictine schools are closing.

More baby than Father.

A Dominican on pilgrimage in Poland.

Another Dominican giving a lecture on justice.

Dominicans who have neither forgotten St Dominic and St Thomas Aquinas, nor their Lord.
Our Lord after a fire started by enemies of the Catholic Church in a Church in Porto Belo, Brazil.
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Friday, November 18, 2005