Tuesday, November 08, 2005

French intifada

targets churches

Diocese of Buffalo

downsizes. What a tragedy! They say times have changed; the truth is human beings still need salvation. They forget this in all their rhetoric.

Mass no longer a sacrifice in Austria?

Images from the Youth Masses promoted by the Cardinal Archbishop of Vienna

God bless our mouths, so that we can find the correct word.
Words fail. What is the woman in red doing lined up with the priests? This is during the closing blessing!!- as it says on the right of the video projection.

Pope Benedict to the Austrian bishops

"Thanks to the presence of the Risen Lord, we can face reality fearlessly and optimistically, yet without losing our capacity to call things by their name, objectively and without seeking to obscure their real nature."

So what is the real nature of the Youth Mass of the Cardinal Archbishop of Vienna? In the West, as Christ is the leaven of the sacrifice, leavened bread should not be used. Using leavened bread does not exclude the intention to offer sacrifice but once leavened bread is used, it leaves open the possibility that the intention is defective.

Taken with the liturgical chaos in the Diocese of Linz, this means that at least two Austrian dioceses are out of control. And has the teaching of Catholic Faith and morals been restored in the Diocese of St Poelten?

The reality which can be seen by all. Unless of course, you're blinkered like these participants in a Viennese youth Mass.

Please come to St. Brigid Landmark Hearing

Wednesday, Nov. 9, City Hall Room 263, at 1 p.m.
Dear Friends:

A San Francisco Board of Supervisors Committee will vote on St. Brigid’s Landmark Application on Wednesday, November 9, 1 p.m., City Hall, room 263.

Please come to this pivotal committee hearing which will decide if St. Brigid, and its magnificent interiors, will become a city landmark.

While the city’s Planning Commission and its Landmarks Advisory Board recommended that both the inside and outside of St. Brigid be protected by as city landmarks, the proposed ordinance now before the Board of Supervisors only provides minimum protections for the exterior of the building.

What’s going on here? Well, on October 24 defying an order from the Department of Building Inspection, San Francisco’s Archdiocese went into St. Brigid and took out many of the church’s 100-year-old artwork and statues – after many members of this committee spent the weekend standing vigil at the church.

There are still many treasures remaining in the church: the Ruffatti organ, magnificent statuary, both from local and Irish artists, the intricately carved Italian marble altars, and the glorious jewel-like stained-glass windows.

But while those things, said the Planning Commission, create the majesty of the church, and resonate with the spirits of 100 years of San Francisco Catholics, they might prove inconvenient for St. Brigid’s new owner, Alicia Stephens, and her Academy of Art College – who have yet to announce specific plans for how they intend to use St. Brigid.

Please come to the hearing, and let our elected officials know how you feel.

This will be the last chance for the public to testify in detail about St. Brigid.