Saturday, July 16, 2005


a lay Catholic woman advising the anglicans to ordain women to their already invalid orders.

Fiat Mihi

my favorite blog shuts up shop. The first but not the last blog to describe Cathcon as "the most depressing blog on the web".

Pray for the writer and her mother.

My house shall be called a house of prayer

but you have turned it into a concert hall for performances of the "mass" of fools, a medieval satire on the Mass.
Stations of the Cross erected in Lille Cathedral for the Jubilee Year 2000. A faith in abstraction, not Faith in Christ.

Today is the Feast of Our Lady of Carmel


Flos Carmeli,
vitis florigera,
splendor caeli,
Virgo puerpera

Mater mitis,
sed viri nescia,
esto propitia,
Stella maris.

Radix Jesse,
germinans flosculum
hic adesse,
me tibi servulum,

Inter spinas
quae crescis lilium,
Serva puras
mentes fragilium

fortis pugnantium,
furunt bella,
tende praesidium

Per incerta,
prudens consilium,
Per adversa,
juge solatium

Flower of Carmel,
tall vine blossoming laden;
Splendour of heaven,
child-bearing yet maiden.
None equals thee.

Mother so tender,
who no man didst know,
on Carmel's children
thy favours bestow.
Star of the Sea.

Strong stem of Jesse,
who bore one bright flower,
be ever near us
and guard us each hour,
who serve thee here.

Purest of lilies,
that flowers among thorns,
bring help to the true heart
that in weakness turns
and trusts in thee.

Strongest of armour,
we trust in thy might:
under thy mantle,
hard press'd in the fight,
we call to thee.

Our way uncertain,
surrounded by foes,
unfailing counsel
you give to those
who turn to thee.

Instrumentum laboris of the 11th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

The Eucharist: Source and Summit of the Life and Mission of the Church

We're not moving

Jesus nicknamed St. James the Great the 'Son of Thunder' for his fervent temperament.: Like the saint for which their church is named, former parishioners of St. James the Great Parish in Wellesley are starting to make some rumblings of their own as their round-the-clock vigil continues into its ninth month.

As they prepare to celebrate the feast of St. James next weekend, vigilers said they are united and energized as ever, despite the Archdiocese of Boston's continued assertions that the parish will remained closed."