Friday, June 03, 2005

"Consecration of my family to the Sacred Heart", "Sacred Heart of Jesus be blessed a thousand times", among many others. Votives like this have been ripped out of Churches all over Europe, either smashed or finding their way onto antique markets. Posted by Hello
Over the altar, "Come to me all that labour". 4th Antiphon of Vespers today Posted by Hello
Sacred Heart of Jesus I trust in you. Posted by Hello

Pope Benedict

and the purification of the Catholic Church. Pictures from the Pope's birthplace coming soon.

New Haven St. Boniface Church

If St Paul on his missionary travels had found a community of 140, he would have rejoiced. He would have seen them as an opportunity for preaching the Gospel all the more.

Historic trust lists all the Catholic churches

in Greater Boston

Immaculate Heart Church's closure in Newark

opens a wound for its faithful

Today is the Feast of the Sacred Heart.

O Jesus, meek and humble of Heart, make my heart like unto yours. Posted by Hello

And June is the Month of the Sacred Heart
from the Catholic Encyclopaedia
This devotion, long privately practised, was approved by Pius IX, 8 May, 1873 (Rescr. auth., n. 409), and urgently recommended by Leo XIII in a letter addressed by the Cardinal Prefect S.R.C. to all the bishops, 21 July, 1899. Indulgences: (a) seven years and seven quarantines each day for performing the devotion publicly or privately; (b) if the devotion is practised daily in private, or if a person assists at least ten times at a public function, a plenary indulgence on any day in June or from 1-8 July (Decr. Urbis et orbis, 30 May, 1902); (c) the indulgence toties quoties on the thirtieth of June or the last Sunday of June (26 Jan., 1908) in those churches where the month of June is celebrated solemnly. Pius X (8 Aug., 1906) urged a daily sermon, or at least for eight days in the form of a mission (26 Jan., 1908); (d) to those priests, who preach the sermons at the solemn functions in June in honour of the Sacred Heart and to the rectors of the churches where these functions are held, the privilege of the Gregorian Altar on the thirtieth of June (Pius X, 8 Aug., 1906); (e) plenary indulgence for each Communion in June and to those who promote the solemn celebration of the month of June ("Acta Pontificia", IV, 388, 8 Aug., 1906).
See this Heart which has so loved humankind. Posted by Hello

Mass Times

Msgr Ronnie Knox, former Chaplain to Oxford University said that those attending an evening Mass on Sunday were half way to atheism. What would he have made of a 22.00 Mass.

My house shall be called a house of prayer

but you have turned it into a polling station. At least they voted against the godless European constitution. Didn't stop the Cardinal Primate of the Netherlands voting for the Constitution.But the modern Dutch were rather more concerned about economics than theology.

'Offensive' hospital bibles may be banned

in Leicester

Protest to the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust should be addressed here.

Tel: (0116) 258 8715.