Thursday, October 04, 2007


accompany closing of St. Paulinus Church in Clairton

"The building committee studied the architecture of many European churches to come up with a design. 'The works of Medieval craftsmen were copied in several instances,' church history indicates. That includes the bell tower, which was modeled after the towers of the walled city of Carcassonne, France, and the ciborium, a wooden canopy over the altar, which was said to be made of the wood from abandoned riverboats and decorated with designs copied from a cathedral in Sicily."

Pope Pius XII, at the altar


The Pope with first Communicants
And for good measure, a glorious picture of Breton first Communicants.

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Global Masses


Brought to you by the Kolping Movement, well-known already to Cathcon readers for their liturgical excellence.

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Paris mosque and Catholic university

team up to train imams

Meditation at the Carmel Seminary which is at the heart of the Institute.

Nuns' Evictions

pose perception problem for Catholic Church

In the court of the Maharaja

Indians knelt

so why don't the Missionaries of Charity, in front of Christ the King, who welcomes all of wbatever caste to his court.

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Polish Bishops' Guidelines on the implementation of the Motu Proprio

a souvenir from Germany:

"At the recent meeting of the German bishops, a representative of the Polish episcopacy also participated. Now one knows why from Przemyslaw Bentkowski.
In the meantime it has become clear, Bishop Stanislaw Budzik of Tarnów (55) did at home after his participation in the meeting of the German bishops in Fulda.

This is because on 3 October the Polish bishop conference also published Guideline on the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum

They agree to a large extent with the Guidelines of the German bishops. In certain respects, however they are even sharper in their demands.

Thus the Polish bishops demand, for example, that the Sermon during the old Mass should agree “with the teaching of the Second Vatican Council”

Cardinal Ratzinger
"A bishops' conference as such does not have a mandatum docendi (mandate to teach). This belongs only to the individual bishop or to the college of bishops with the pope."

For those that want a headache, a learned work supporting episcopal conferences.

Collegiality is a weapon with which to beat the Pope, and was even criticised by one of the Orthodox and one of the protestant periti at the Second Vatican Council. It was, in fact, Cardinal Ottaviani who said that the only time the apostles displayed collegiality was when they all ran away.

As the beauty of Our Lady's face can be seen in this icon, so the glory of the Lord should be seen again in the liturgy.

What will he tell them?

Arcbbishop to celebrate Mass at gay-friendly parish.

If this is what bingo is like in this parish, I dread to think how the Mass is celebrated. Warning- offensive material in the video.

Thanks again ever-excellent

Liturgy in the same parish, complete with stealth priestesses.

Feast of St Francis

At Assisi in Umbria, the birthday of St. Francis, deacon and confessor. He was the founder of three Orders, namely: the Friars Minor, the Poor Clares, and the Brothers and Sisters of Penance. His life, replete with holiness and miracles, was written by St. Bonaventure. A totum duplex feast of the first class.

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