Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Greeting to Archbishop Marini


who may or may not become a Cardinal in his new role as President of the Commission for International Eucharist Conferences. God bless Marini, but keep him as far away as possible from the celebration of any Mass, other than his own.

Liturgical cold beckons

When you try to say Mass without the walls.

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Fresh Air Masses

Brought to you by the once Catholic Kolping Movement. Their youth work is quite active, even impressive but it is all worthless if nourished by the spirituality shown in the Masses here.

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Missionaries of Charity Formation House in Rome

Showing how much they outwardly express love of Our Lord.
See A Saint's Dark Night on the crisis of Faith of their founder.
Father Garrigou-Lagrange OP on the night of the senses which can be used as a measure of the true nature of this crisis. An Indian bishop responds.
Thanks to

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Guidelines of the Swiss Bishops on the Motu Proprio

from the ever-excellent

“The Guidelines have been almost word for word taken over from those of the German Bishops' Conference. A significant difference is an allegedly necessary "permission by the local bishop". In addition, they seem to concern only German-language parishes.”

See Micromanaging Bishops.

Bishop Josef Stangl

Principal consecrator of the future Bishop of Rome

His Diocese hosted the Joint Synod of the German Dioceses from 1971-75, which was meant to implement the Second Vatican Council in Germany.

Bishop Post-Conciliar

For some people, this Synod was the high point of their lives- the future Cardinal Lehmann among them. I have a fat book on what it decided that the Second Council had decided for the religious communities. This is all at several degrees removed from the operation of the Holy Spirit in the one True Fold of the Redeemer.

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Incredible but true

Seminary mag's 'gay' ads cause stir:

"St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary recently sent out two vocation-recruiting catalogs to prospective seminarians. One version — which contained only articles and no advertisements — targeted straight men. The other version — which did contain advertisements, including the one pictured below, with two bare-chested men standing next to each other in a hot tub — targeted homosexual men."

Before piety became decadent


It first became sentimental. Prayer cards from the 50s or early 60s.

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Indulgences to be gained for the Recitation of the Rosary

a) The faithful, whenever they recite a third
part of the Rosary with devotion, may gain :

An indulgence of 5 years (Bull "Ea quae ex fidelium", Sixtus IV, May 12, 1479 ; S. C. Ind., Aug. 29, 1899 ; S. P. Ap., March 18, 1932).

A Plenary Indulgence. on the usual conditions, if they do this for an entire month. Pius XII Jan. 22, 1952.

) If they recite a third part of the Rosary in
company with others, whether in public or in
private, they may gain:
An indulgence of 10 years, once a day;

A plenary indulgence on the last Sunday of each month) with the addition of confession. Communion and a visit to a church or public oratory, if they perform such a recitation at least three times in any of the preceding weeks.

If however they recite this together in a family group, besides the partial indulgence of 10 years, they are granted :

A plenary indulgence twice a month, if they perform this recitation, daily for a month, go to confession, receive Holy Communion, and visit some church or public oratory (S. C. Ind., May 12, 1851 and Aug. 29, 1899; S. P. Ap., Mar. 18, 1932 and July 26, 1946).

The faithful who daily recite a third part of the Rosary with devotion in a family group besides the indulgences already granted under b) are also granted a Plenary Indulgence on condition of Confession and Communion on each Saturday, on two other days of the week, and on each of the Feasts of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Universal Calendar namely— The Immaculate Conception, the Purification, the Apparition of our Blessed Lady at Lourdes, the Annunciation, the Seven Dolours (Friday of Passion Week), the Visitation, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel ; Our Lady of the Snows, the Assumption, the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin, the Seven Dolours (Sept. 15), Our Lady <>f Ransom, the Most Holy Rosary, the Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. (S.P. Ap. Oct. 11, 1959)

c) Those who piously recite a third part of the Rosary in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament, publicly exposed or even reserved in the tabernacle, as often as they do this, may gain :

A plenary indulgence, on condition of confession and Communion (Apostolic Brief, Sept. 4, 1927).

Note: 1.
The decades may be separated, if the entire chaplet is completed on the same day (S. C. Iml.. July 8, 1908.)

If, as is the custom during recitation of the Rosary, the faithful make use of a chaplet, they may gain other indulgences in addition to those enumerated above, if the chaplet is blessed by a religious of the Order of Preachers or another priest having special faculties. (S. C. Ind., April 13, 1726. Jan. 22. 1858 and Aug. 29, 1899). Raccolta 395

Devout Exercises
The faithful who at any time of the year devoutly offer their prayers in honor of our Lady of the Rosary, with the intention of continuing the same for nine consecutive days, may gain :

An indulgence of 5 years once on any day of the novena;

A plenary indulgence on the usual conditions at the close of the novena (Pius IX, Audience Jan. 3, 1849; S. C. Bishops and Religious, Jan. 28. 1850; S. C. Ind., Nov. 26, 1876 ; S. P. Ap., June 29. 1932V
Raccolta 396

The faithful who resolve to perform a devout exercise in honor of Our Lady of the Rosary for fifteen uninterrupted Saturdays (or these being impeded, for as many respective Sundays immediately following) if they devoutly recite at least a third part of the Rosary or meditate on its mysteries in some other manner may gain :

A plenary indulgence on the usual conditions, on any of these nlteen Saturdays, or corresponding Sundays (S. C. Ind., Sept. 21, 1889 and Sept. 17, 1892 ; S. P. Ap.. Aug. 3, 1936). Raccolta 397

The faithful who during the month of October recite at least a third part of the Rosary, either publicly or privately, may gain :

An indulgence of 7 years each day ;

A plenary indulgence, if they perform this devout exercise on the Feast of the Rosary and throughout the Octave, and moreover, go to confession, receive Holy Communion and visit a ehurch or public
oratory ;

A plenary indulgence, with the addition of confession, Communion and a visit to a church or public oratory, if they perform this same recitation of the holy Rosary for at least ten days ufter the Octave of the aforesaid Feast (S. C. Ind., July 23, 1898 and Aug. 29, 1899 ; S. P. Ap., March 18. 1932).
Raccolta 398

A 500 day indulgence may he gained once a day by the faithful who, kissing a blessed Rosary, which they carry with them, at the same time recite the first part of the Hail Mary up to "Jesus" inclusive. (Congregation i>f the Sacred Apostolic Penitentiary. March 30, 1953.)

The 54 Day Rosary Novena is an uninterrupted series (if Rosaries in honor of Our Lady, revealed to the incurably sick Fortuna Agrelli by Our Lady of Pompeii at Naples in 1884. On March 3rd of that year, after Fortuna and her relatives had begun a novena of Rosaries for a cure, Our Blessed Mother appeared tohersaying: "Make three novenas and you will obtain your request.*'

Later Our Blessed Lady said to her : "Whoever wishes to receive favors from me should make three novenas of the prayers of the Rosary in petition and three novenas in thanksgiving."

The devotion consists of the Rosary of petition said every day for twenty-seven days ; then regardless of whether or not you have received your request immediately begin the Rosary of thanksgiving every dav for twenty-seven days.

Cathcon comment
Like the Mass, Indulgences are better unreformed!

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'Letter to the German Bishops'

from Fr Hubert Jedin in 1968.:

"I am convinced that the true and the good which has emerged from the new awakening of the Church at the Council and through the Council up to today can only be fruitful if it is separated from error. The longer the painful operation is put off, the greater will be the danger that valuable sources of strength are going to be lost because they will be amalgamated with error. Then there will occur among us not only a separation from the Church, but a defection from Christianity itself. The more clearly the bishops speak and the more decisively they act, the greater the chance to maintain the movement of awakening within the Church and thereby to uphold the Church."

Pope's brother attends Latin Mass in Regensburg.

video here. The Pope's brother complains in his interview that the tune of a hymn to Mary (Ave Maria by Gounoud) was played on the organ during Communion. The commentator then says that he was, however, very happy with the Mass as a whole. Several more people are then interviewed echoing this view.

See Cathcon pictures and report here of the Mass.

What remains?

When liturgy is interculturated.

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Just join the queue

Stealth priestess spotted in the Netherlands.

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The ayes have it

this Belgian poll is only just in favour of the return of Latin in the Mass