Monday, June 22, 2009

Mass under the name of Allah!

See 46 minutes in. The banner was already there in 2005.

They have removed statues and replaced them with formless pieces of "modern art".

Examine closely what passes for an altar. Videos here of what it replaced, already ghastly.

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God of Life, Father and Mother

Liturgical abuse in Brussels. 25 minutes in it goes from attrocious to worse.
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Two years earlier with a better view of the ghastly altar, now, horrible to say, replaced with something far worse- pictures to come.
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Out with the old model of priesthood


And in with the new!

And don't panic, they are Anglicans!

As is now he- not the model of priesthood, I originally advertised Fr Cutie as.

What a mistake to make! The Anglicans can keep him, the road back would be as painful as the way out was easy.

One of the last Masses of Joke, the Stealth Priestess

Before she was placed under Vatican ban in 2007. In 2006, she had already attracted Cathcon's attention but I doubt if the events are linked. The priest continues his weary way, but I think is being slowly replaced by other and more varied priests Sunday by Sunday.
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Bowling time again- nun at provincial chapter in Austria

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To be on the way-how an Austrian nun sees religious life


PS the woman in the picture is not the nun!
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Feast of St Alban


After that Julius Caesar, the first emperor of Rome, had divided the land of France, he made a shipping in to Great Britain, which now is called England, in the time of Cassibelaun, king of the Britons. And twice he was driven out, and the third time by the help of one Androgeus, duke of Kent, he had victory and conquered the realm and subdued it to Rome, and made it to pay yearly tribute, and ordained and stablished certain statutes in this land which were long observed and kept. Among which he ordained that none of this land should receive the order of knighthood, but only at Rome by the hands of the emperor, lest peradventure the rude people and unworthy would take upon them that order unworthily, which is of great dignity, and also they should make an oath never to rebel ne bear arms against the emperor, which statutes were used in all places obedient to Rome and under their subjection. Then reigned in the land of Britain, which is now called England, a king named Severus, which for to please the emperor Diocletian, who sent his son that hight Bassianus with many other lords' sons, of Cornwall, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, unto the number of a thousand five hundred and forty, among which was a prince's son of Wales in great array which hight Amphiabel, a goodly young man, and well learned in Latin, French, Greek, and Hebrew. Also there was in his fellowship a lord's son of the city of Verulam named Alban, which was a well disposed and seemly young man, and discreet in his governance. And all this fellowship came prosperously to Rome in the time when Zephyrus was pope of Rome, which saw the great beauty of this young company, and had compassion that they were not christian, and laboured as much as he might to convert them to the faith of Jesu Christ.

And among all other he converted the prince's son of Wales, Amphiabel, and baptized him, and informed him secretly in the faith. And then this holy Amphiabel forsook the pomp and glory of the world, and took on him wilful poverty for the love of Jesu Christ, and ever after continued his life in perfection. Also there were many other converted at that time whom Diocletian did do seek, but none could he find. Then he ordained a day in which these young men should receive the order of knighthood of the emperor's hand; and he himself girded their swords about them and informed them the rule and estate of the order. And when all the ceremonies were done longing to the order, and the oath sworn, Bassanius, son of king Severus, desired of the emperor that he might prove the feats of knighthood there in jousting and tourneying, which was granted to him and greatly allowed for his manly desire and noble request. In which tourney and jousts Bassanius and his fellowship had the prize and victory. And among all other, Alban was the best knight, and most best proved in strength, wherefore he had a sovereign name tofore all other, whose arms were of azure with a saltire of gold, which arms afterward bare the noble king Offa, first founder of the monastery called Saint Albans, and he bearing those arms had ever glorious victory, and after his death he left those arms in the monastery of Saint Alban. Then, when Bassanius and his fellowship had long sojourned in Rome, they asked licence of the emperor to return home into Britain, which the emperor granted to them all, save to Alban, whom for his manliness and prowess he would retain for to be in his service about his person, and so he abode with him there seven years. And after, for divers causes, Maximian, which was fellow to Diocletian was sent in to Britain with a great army for to subdue the rebels, with whom Alban came and was ordained prince of his knights, and so entered into Britain again. In that time Saint Pontian sat in the see at Rome, which by himself and virtuous men that preached, and by showing of miracles, converted unto the faith of Jesu Christ and christened in the city of Rome sixtysix thousand men.

The bookshop in the Cathedral Church of St Alban, now in Anglican hands, told me St Alban did not exist so they did not have any images of him.

His relics however rest behind the High Altar

England's most glorious martyrs- St John Fisher and St Thomas More


Even though today is the Feast of St Alban, the above being celebrated on July 9, posted for the sake of those who follow the new callendar. A card from before their canonisation.
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The answer to the Catholic crisis is not.....

If women's ordination and married clergy were the solution, England would have been converted.

Worldwide Twitter Campaign for Vocations


Worldwide Twitter Campaign for Vocations:

"The world needs priests. In some dioceses, the situation is critical - almost nobody seems to answer the call to the priesthood anymore. The remedy is given by Jesus himself: “The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest.” (Matthew 9, 37-38).

In this Year Of The Priest, join the world wide Twitter Prayer Relay for future priests. Here is how it works:

1 - Choose a day and pray specifically for future priests (you will find prayers in several languages on this website).

2 - Post a Tweet that you are praying for vocations and invite your Twitter followers to do the same. Use #futurepriests in your Tweet so we can assemble all messages related to the campaign on this website.

The goal is to have several people praying for future priests on each day of the Year of the Priest.

On this website, you will not only meet other people who are praying for vocations, but you will be able to see who you are praying for: we will post interviews with seminarians from all over the world, sharing their experiences and telling us about how they discerned the call to the priesthood."

Two whole days of Papal time not wasted on Austria

Latest Newsflash - Inside the Vatican Magazine:

"'Two whole days!' a German friend told me last evening. 'Two whole days the Pope spent with the Austrian bishops this week! He stopped everything and focused only on that! Frankly, I can tell you, he read them the riot act on priestly celibacy, which is much-questioned in Austria. But that he took this amount of time is is unheard of!'"

Tu es Petrus!


Years of the Priesthood

Words of the Holy Curé of Ars

If we really understood what it meant to be a child of God, we would not be capable of doing evil (…) to be a child of God, oh, the beautiful dignity!

God’s mercy is like an overflowing stream. It sweeps away hearts as it passes.

It is not the sinner who returns to God to ask for forgiveness, it is God who runs after the sinner and makes him return to him.

Let us therefore give this joy to this good Father: let us return to him… and we will be happy.

The good Lord is always ready to receive us. His patience waits for us!

There are those who turn a cold heart to the Eternal Father. Oh, how mistaken they are! The Eternal Father, to disarm his justice, gave his Son an excessively good heart: you cannot give what you do not have…

There are those who say: "I have committed too many sins, the Good Lord cannot forgive me”. This is a gross blasphemy. It is the same as putting a limit on God’s mercy, which has none: it is infinite.

Our errors are grains of sand beside the great mountain of God’s mercy.

When the priest gives the absolution, we should think of only one thing: that the blood of the good Lord is poured out on our soul to wash it, purify it and make it as beautiful as it was after baptism.

The good Lord, in the moment of the absolution, tosses our sins behind his back, that is, he forgets them, erases them: they will never again reappear.

We will no longer speak about the sins which have been forgiven. They have been erased, they no longer exist!

The Eucharist and communion

All the good works put together do not equal the sacrifice of the Mass, because they are the work of men, while the Mass is a work of God.

There is nothing as great as the Eucharist.

Oh my children! What does Our Lord do in the Sacrament of his love? He took his good heart to love us, and extracts from this heart a perspiration of tenderness and mercy to drown the sins of the world.

There he is: the one who loves us so much! Why not love him!

The nourishment of soul and body is the blood of a God. If one thinks about it, one could lose oneself for all eternity in this abyss of love!

Come to communion, come to Jesus, come to live of Him, in order to live for Him.

The good Lord, wanting to give himself to us, in the sacrament of his love, has given us a great and profound longing that only he can satisfy.

Holy Communion produces in the soul something like a rush of air on a fire that begins to extinguish, but where there are still many embers!

When we began, if someone were to ask us: "What do you bring home with you?", we could respond: "I bring heaven".

Do not say that you are not worthy of it. It is true: you are not worthy it, but you need it.

Almost Bishop Wagner gives new interview


The parish priest of Windischgarsten in conversation about his absenteeism from the Mass yesterday, Reconciliation, Father Friedl and the division in the Catholic Church.

OÖN: Father, what did you do this afternoon?

Wagner: I was visiting.

OÖN: Did you not think of visiting a Church?

Wagner: The reconciliation Mass? No! I do not know what exactly there is to be reconciled. I see no
need for negotiations. And incidents like the Corpus Christi procession in Linz with the focaccia bread “monstrance” annoy me.

OÖN: This sounds like a convenient excuse.

Wagner: No! I have said about two weeks ago before witnesses that I would participate in the reconciliation Mass. Actions such as those with the monstrance concern the unity of the church.

OÖN: What are you doing for that?

Wagner: There is still much to be done. Catholicism must clearly result. The split in the diocese is
there, you cannot talk nicely around it. If I have a problem today, I must consider it and talk.

OÖN: Did you recently have contact with Bishop Schwarz?

Wagner: We have been on the phone two days ago for half an hour. He invited me to the reconciliation Mass. I told him: Please do it as you want, but we both have nothing to reconcile. Whether he has a strong regard for my person or is concerned about it, I do not care. Everyone has a different lifestyle.

OÖN: Just like the Ungenach priest Josef Friedl.

Wagner: I do not know anything from my side. Do you know of anything ? Supposedly Friedl has changed his attitude, says Schwarz. I hope he is right. This is the best for Friedl and Bishop. A return to celibacy would be good for all concerned.