Tuesday, December 02, 2008

God forbid, St Dominic and St Thomas intercede for us!

Cherie Blair invited to Catholic University.

The sanctity of Pope Pius XII in the face of evil

by one who was there, the Secretary of Cardinal Tisserant.

The life of the Pope in pictures


15 secs in there is a picture of the displaced altar, which is the third picture in this Cathcon report.

When liturgical barbarians arrived in the Pope's home parish

Move the Church!

An Intriguing Solution to Northeast Church Closures and Southeast Church Construction

Latest Catholic video news!


Death of Communism in Cuba

Abortion tourism to the Czech Republic. No surprise in one of the most anti-Catholic countries in Europe. The Communists encouraged the elevation of Jan Hus as a national hero. Communism may be dead but belief in Jan Hus continues. Few believe in God.

Obama seeking support from Anglicans

Solitude and Communion. The Pope on virtual reality.

Parish at risk of excommunication

for all the right reasons.

Scenes of Parish life. Openess to all and everybody and everything. The death of Catholicism.

Liturgical excellence
Idiosyncratic reading of the Bible
Ballooning Congregration
Hands on Cross

Stealth Priestess

Pseud0-Native Spirituality

Its that cross again

Pagan goddess delivers human rights message

The Principal Altar!

Parish Christmas Card- the Nativity!

No respect for episcopal authority

See also more on their invalid baptisms - even the Anglicans (for the most part) manage to baptise validly and also the Buddha statue.

Direct action removing the statue.

Unam Sanctam on the statue.

Taizé comes to Brussels!

Cathcon can't wait for this joyous occasion.

Five days with tens of thousands of young adults from all over Europe and further afield…
… seeing the Church in a new light
– a leaven of communion in the human family.

Encountering a city
through people we meet…
… preparing a future of peace
beyond the barriers which separate us.

Praying together in song and silence…
… discovering the beauty of an inner life
and a communion with God .

Welcomed by families and churches
in Brussels and the surrounding area…
… seeking a meaning to life and living faith
in the midst of today’s challenges.

Beginning a “pilgrimage of trust”
in our own lives…

Epidemic of Liturgical Dancing breaks out in Italy


And worse!

This exhibition, I think, can claim some sort of tradition.

As they carry on outside!

United States- under the Patronage of Mary Immaculate

With enthusiastic acclaim and with unanimous approval and consent the Fathers [of the Council] have chosen the Blessed Virgin Mary, conceived without sin, as the Patroness of the United States of America; without, however, adding the obligation of hearing Mass and abstaining from servile work on the feast of the Conception of Blessed Mary. And, therefore, they decided that the Supreme Pontiff be humbly asked to transfer the solemnity, unless the feast fall on a Sunday, to the nearest Sunday, on which both private and solemn Masses may be celebrated of the feast thus transferred, and the vesper office of the same feast may be recited.

Shea tells us that it was 'to gratify a pious desire pervading the whole United States,' that 'the Fathers of the Council petitioned the Sovereign Pontiff to ratify their choice of the Blessed Virgin Mary, conceived without sin, as Patroness of the United States, and to transfer the solemnization of the feast to the following Sunday.'

Vigil of the Feast of St Francis Xavier


On Sancian, an island of China, the birthday of St. Francis Xavier, priest of the Society of Jesus, confessor, and Apostle of the Indies. He was famed for his conversion of the heathens, his supernatural gifts and miracles. Rich in merit and good works, he died in the Lord. The Sovereign Pontiff, Pius X, chose and appointed him the heavenly patron of the Society and the work for the Propagation of the Faith. By order of Pope Alexander VII, his feast is celebrated on December 3.

Bet the Bishops of the world

won't like opening the New Year's post from Rome