Sunday, 30 May 2010

Could I ask you a question^

The video I posted in my last post....did you like it? The song is "Dominus Illuminatio". "The Lord is my Light". Also, did it sound "New Age" to you? I know there was one picture...of a pentagram, which, by the way, I was unaware of. What do you think?

Dominus Illuminatio

Saturday, 29 May 2010

The Product of Conception

A baby, is not a "product of conception" (as they'll tell you). A baby is a child. It is the result of conception, which is a wonderful thing. A new child is to be born! But, there are people out there who hate children (though they were children once themselves), and want to torture and kill them. They work with Satan, and spend their days in Satan's temples, abortion mills. "Abortion Centers" are not "centers". They are mills, they're factories, they're Satan's temples, they are houses of human slaughter. These "abortion centers" are 100% evil. They want to kill the "product of conception".

On WDTPRS, Fr.Z posted a post about the protest at the Northern Illinois Womens Center (abortion mill), with courageous Priests praying outside the center. Thanks to these wonderful, life-loving Priests, the abortion statistics for the center as (chop) CUT IN HALF.

Read, and see some pictures, some with profane language, here: http://www.prolifecorner.com/node/333.

Thursday, 27 May 2010

You wanna know the truth?

Did you know, that EVERY second a child is slaughtered by the crime of abortion? That EVERY day billions of children are killed in the womb by contraception, and that every day, lives are prevented from being concieved. Thay are the evils of contraception.

"The Pill" allows the life to be concieved, but then kill the new tiny human being, by not letting it attach to the woman's inside. Therefore, the life is not allowed to "implant". He is desposed of in a womens next menstrual period.

Abortion, is the morally evil act, upon which a human life is murdered. Killed....but how? It is violent.

One method that these demonic doctors use to kill, is using a vacuum, 29 times more powerful than a vacuum we use to clean the floor, sucks out the contents of the woman's womb.

Another way, is to stick a metal rod in the baby's soft spot, suck out the brain, crush the skull, and remove all remaining body parts. It is malled like a chicken.

Another common way is to inject a saline solution into the baby's "bag of water", so it will burn the skin off him. The baby convulses in pain for 1 to 2 hours, then dies. The Mother is forced to go into labour, and give birth to a dead baby.

Or, a more common way, an incision is made in the Mother's abdomen. The baby is removed, and left...to die.

The Truth.

LIFE BEGINS AT CONCEPTION.

Look here, for more, http://www.communityofhopeinc.net/Abortion.html

Mass of the Ages

Courtesy of "A Catholic Life"

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Take a Stand

The Upcoming Translation.

I was reading Forest Murmers today, and saw this!

"I`m on the diocesan clergy retreat at Ushaw this week so this is just a quick post. Some priest bloggers have discussed recently using the new translation of the OF Mass before the official launch date. I thought readers might be interested to know that Mass at the retreat today was celebrated by our bishop and priests using the new texts. Everyone dutifully replied `And with your spirit`. No-one died and no horses appeared to be frightened. My impression was that it seemed a bit more wordy but it was a huge improvement on what we have had. I expect we`ll be using the new translation the rest of the week.
UPDATE: 26.05.10 Apparently it was just a one off. Today we returned to the old new Mass. "
Isn't that just WONDERFUL!

For the Record...

Persis has alerted me, that I cam across rather harsh on the OF in my last post. Thank you Persis. For the Record, I have nothing against the OF. What I meant in my last post was why do progressives try to experiment with the OF, and try to make it "today" like. Anyone who was offended, except my deepest apologies! God Bless you!

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

the Dissent from Orthodoxy

The Traditional Latin Mass, is the most beautiful thing on this side of heaven.
                             I don't understand why the dissidents want raging gospel music, and crappy felt banners
            spread all over the church. I don't understand why they want the laity to have more "power",
                                                                            I don't understand why they want to worship themselves.
Anyone know??

God Bless You.

You will notice in the corner there is a ribbon. This is one more step to improve my humble blog with only 9 followers, and approximately 69 readers. Yeah.

Monday, 24 May 2010

'Tis Pentecost

+SALVE REGINA+
Salve, Regina, Mater misericordiae,

vita, dulcedo, et spes nostra, salve.
ad te clamamus
exsules filii Evae,
ad te suspiramus, gementes et flentes
in hac lacrimarum valle.
Eia, ergo, advocata nostra, illos tuos
misericordes oculos ad nos converte;
et Jesum, benedictum fructum ventris tui,
nobis post hoc exsilium ostende.
O clemens, O pia, O dulcis Virgo Maria. Ora pro nobis sancta Dei Genetrix.
Ut digni efficiamur promissionibus Christi.
+SALVE REGINA+

 

Saturday, 22 May 2010

For I am at a loss...

Anyone have any good book suggestions? I am at a loss.

Prayer of our Holy Priests

Keep them; I pray Thee, dearest Lord.


Keep them, for they are Thine

The priests whose lives burn out before

Thy consecrated shrine.

Keep them, for they are in the world,

Though from the world apart.

When earthly pleasures tempt, allure --

Shelter them in Thy heart.

Keep them and comfort them in hours

Of loneliness and pain,

When all their life of sacrifice

For souls seems but in vain.

Keep them and remember, Lord,

they have no one but Thee.

Yet, they have only human hearts,

With human frailty.

Keep them as spotless as the Host,

That daily they caress;

Their every thought and word and deed,

Deign, dearest Lord, to bless.


+Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, Pray for Our Priests+

Thursday, 20 May 2010

What does orthodoxy get us?

You find yourself driving around, visiting various places. I do this alot. I also like to go into any Catholic church I can set my eye on. I will pray, and then judge the orthodoxy (forgive me!). Sometimes you can tell by looking at the outside of a church wether it's orthodox or progressive, but not always. I go in, pray, look around.

I love it when I walk into a church (visibly orthodox from the outside), and see beautiful stained glass windows, gorgeous statues, an astounding sanctuary, tabernacle on the ad orientum altar. The Lady Chapel proudly displayed with a beautiful statue of the Blessed Virgin. The Adoremus hymnal, or St. Basils Hymnal, in the pews. Kneelers, prie dieu. Imagine, walking into a church, and seeing a 12 year boy child praying the Rosary! Kneeling at the Lady altar! Thats what orthodoxy gets you!

However, what disturbs me is when I walk into a supposedly "catholic" church, and then get confuse...because I think I am in a Protestant church! "Welcome to the Praise Catholic Community"! Though I have never seen a church called this, I wouldn't be surprised if I did. Anyhow, I see tabernacles with Our Lord at the side, or at the back of the church! Oh, how clichè! Then I see felt banners with "Jesus Loves EVERYONE" written on them. Pictures of the parishioner of the year pasted in the "porch", and the Glory & Praise hymnal in plain view.

You see, the aesthestics also has something to do with the mood it sets people in. The aesthetics and decorations put people into a solemn, and prayerful mood. Our Lord! Our Lord is present in the tabernacle! In the church! Does he not deserve the most beautiful of beauty? His Blessed Mother looks down and is crying with joy for the beauty which her son is being given! Our Lady, the Mother of God, deserves beautiful statues! Beautiful churches! Beautiful rosaries! Beautiful vestments for the statues! Our Lady, the Mother of Christ. This is the month of May! Statues of Our Lady are now full of flowers, with a glorious, beautiful crown upon her pure head! She is Gods handmaid! Her SON is present in the church! Our Lord! Jesus Christ! Does he not deserve the most beautiful churches? We worship our Lord in the Eucharist! Worship to God, and to God alone!

What about simplicity? The Carmelites have a simplicity, that is so beautiful, and you can tell of their holiness. The Franciscans, have a beautiful simplicity! Just by dressing simply, modestly, we send a message that we will nto be tempted by the Devil, and that we are for God! Simplicity is beauty, also.

God Bless.

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Brotha Lord, Brotha Jesus! Fling of the Night! Where your there?

Here are the rest of the Cd's from the list....

Next I listened to a CD of the "Celtic Mass". I liked on version of the "Celtic Alleluia" on it, it was called "Celtic Alleluia: Sending Forth". The rest, except for the few, had 60's electric pianos and what not.

"Clothed in Love!" was next. In the description it read "this collection offers exuberant, gospel-style music for the liturgy!". I was so excited, I nearly fell outta the chair! (not).  I thought I was at a jazz performance! Horrible! Then I though I was at a broadway show, then I just wanted to die. Okay, not really, but it was horrible. It most DEFINATELY is not fit for the Mass!

I next listened to "Destination Known". I thought it was a car-trip CD at first, an OCP version. The description said "a youth ministers dream come true". Now how, I wonder? This must be a protestant Cd! But No! I click to the songs and up appears the Doxologies, Great Amen, a Gospel Acclamation (which is very badly interpreted by OCP). Almost every song had the same intro, and the same tune. Just different words. It was some sort of mix between pop and gospel music! It was absolutely horrible! (Imagine Simon Cowell saying "absolutely horrible".)

A CD specifically designed for Easter was what I listened to next, called "Easter Praises". I shuttered, I got scared. Now, it is not as bad as I thought! The first Exsultet was my favourite. Though, there was a "spanish exsultet". It was horrible. Something you would hear on a sappy soap-opera. Just because it is in Spanish (though it SHOULD be in Latin), that doesn't mean we have to make it to sound like something you'd see on Spanish tele.

"Find us Ready" was what I played next. To describe it in one word, that word would be "eww".

"God's eye is on the Sparrow!" was what I had to bear through after that. It is music from some guy named Anawim, and Bob Hurd (shutter). It sounded like something you would hear in an Evangelical mega-Church!
I did not like it.

I listened to "Half Way Home" next. It was full of showtime music, with gospel lyrics. Yuck.

I am not even going to talk about what I listened to next. "I Call upon You, God" was it's name. It is gross.

"If God is for Us" contained "reggae hymns" gospel hymns, and traditional 4-part hymns. Reggae is not suitable for the mass, nor is gospel music.

"In Rememberance of You" is a CD of the setting of the mass of the same name. Some of them could sound nice, with the proper Organ and choir.

"Lead us to the Water" was the next on the list. I nearly cried, it was so horrible.

Next was "Let Me Follow", but there were no mp3 samples available.

"Make a Difference" was the next Cd. It was one of those CD's with "revolution christian praise" type style music. It was a CD of the "Mass of the Joyful Heart".

A CD version of the "Mass of Glory" was next. It had a version of the Gloria with clicking fingers and a gospel singer. Exciting.

"Mass of St. Barbara" was what I listened to after that noise. It is a bi-lingual setting of the NO. It was horrible. St. Barbara is crying tears because of it.

"Mass of the Pilgrim Church" was what I listened to next. It was calm, but too modern. It had a "Congregational protestant hymn" twist to it. It just seemed too genericaly protestant.

"May we Praise You" was a setting of the "St. Louis Jesuits Mass". Yep, the St. Louis Jesuits. It was gross.

"Misa del Mundo" was next. Yay. Excuse my fould language, but it was just crap.

"Misa Juan Diego" was next. It is gramatically incorrect, for translated it means "Mass Juan Diego". I just have a feeling that it is named after St. Juan Diego. The GIRM says that is certain countries, people may use their traditional instruments in the Mass. The setting in this mass completely misinterpreted it.

That is enough for today, I don't want to bore you. God Bless!

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Praise Brother Jesus' Name! For I am glad and happy for ma Brotha Jesus' sake!

Now, I recommend that you stay away from hymns with this kind of name. I know the old saying, never judge a book by its cover...but, I can't help but think that a hymn with this kinda name would not exactly...be 100% orthodox in nature. Modern churches are ugly as sin, and so is some of the music. Not only the words, but the setting of hymns and chants can make it sacred. Would a Rose by any other name smell just as sweet? Would a Dominican by another habit look like a Dominican?

God is to be worshipped, not us humans. He deserved the most BEAUTIFUL music that can be found! Our Lord is present in the Eucharist! The Mass is a SACRIFICE! Not a concert! Not a spectacle of flittering dancers! Today, I decided to pick through the website of the OCP. I reqret it wholly. Here is what I found...
(Please note, since I am a TLM'r, I do not know that much about some of these settings).
Well...today, I was looking through the OCP's website. I came across Mass settings on a CD. "Adoramus" featured Father Fabings "Mass of a Loving God". I only like "Adoramus" from the setting, thats it.

Then, I looked at "Alleluia to the End of Time", ooohh, how magical. It contained various settings... mostly from the "Gathering Mass", the most famous setting of the Novus Ordo in England. I suppose it can sound good with an organ and a good choir...possibly. There were songs with guitar intro's....if I could choose a favourite, not that I had any, then, I suppose the one I liked the most, was "I will sing forever of Your love, Lord" I liked the tune.

"Alleluia! Give the Glory!!" was what I listened to next. It was a CD recording of the "Mass of Glory". Listening to it, I thought I was at a broadway musical show. Exciting.

Well, next I listened to "Alleluia! Praise to You, Volume I". It contained parts of the mass from numerous settings. When I listened to  "Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia", it sounded very familiar. Then I realized that it is the most popular setting of the Alleluia for the NO in my area. Though, the way it was sang on the CD was just irreverent. When I heard it before, it was actually quite beautiful. It was played on an organ, with the congregation singing. The "Celtic Alleluia" was on it, which can be quite beautiful when played on the organ, and the choir singing it in a "chantful" way. The way it was sang on the CD was "guitar-happy worship me" style. Eghg.

I listened to the second volume of  "Alleluia Prase to You!" next. I liked the "Alleluia and Versicles", because it was mainly organ! The "Choral Alleluia" was also very reverent! I would rather not talk about the "Hebrews Alleluia". I mean seriously....the Mass is not a concert.

"Always & Everywhere" was what I listened to next. It was by Dan Schutte, so I guess you know what I thought of it....blech.

I suffered through "At the Table of Jesus" next. That title got me really excited! It was a setting for the Mass for children. Ugh, God. Listen: children do not need their own exciting setting. The cover showed a priest holding the hands of children around the altar. Yay. I knew I was in for a treat. It was tagged also as "Ritual Music" Woohoo! The music sounded like it was from a pre-school show explaing the letters of the alphabet. "At the Table of Jesus"...it sounded like a fundamentalist Baptist praise sunday-school song. 'Nuff said.
Oh! And I forgot! It was co-written by Carey Landry! The definition of liturgical disaster.

Next up, I listened to "Behold the Glory of God". It was written by the St. Louis (not) Jesuit, Roc O'Connor. Half the songs sounded like some tribal Indian ritual dance, and 75% had swaying cards. I know for a fact. There was one song called "Lumen Christi". I think it was their attempt at writing a chant...attempt = fail. "Veni, Sancte Spiritus" was on it, the setting of it was not written by the St. Louis Jesuits. So...

"Bloom Where You're Planted" was what I listened to next. It was written by Carey Landry, so I payed no mind to most of it. Blech.

=TO BE CONTINUED=

Monday, 17 May 2010

+OREMUS+

(imagine a Priest chanting it is mass, it makes this post much more better)
I found a chant of "Oremus Pro Pontifice". Pray for the Pope.


Saturday, 15 May 2010

A word to my readers...

Thank you so much! God Bless you!
Why? Because you take time out of your day to read me, that's why!

Also, vote for Cleansing Fire on the Cannonball Awards if you haven't already. They derserve to win, I only want to come in at least 4th place, since I am a new blog and everything!

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Oh, look at the birdie...

I can't post much, because my arms are being crooked, but anyone...followeth me on the Twitter?

Oh, look at the birdie...

I can't post much, because my arms are being crooked, but anyone...followeth me on the Twitter?

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Blessed Virgin Mary, cast unto me, a vision of thy splendour...

St. Catherine Laboure, is, surprisingly not as well known as other saints, such as St. Patrick, or St. Francis. I am sure, that most of you know who she is. St. Catherine Laboure, was a Daughter of Charity, of St. Vincent de Paul.

One night, while she was sleeping, she woke up to the sound of child calling her to the chapel. When she entered the chapel, she immediately fell to her knees in prayer, to the Blessed Virgin who then appeared to her. The Blessed Virgin said to her
"God wishes to charge you with a mission. You will be contradicted, but do not fear; you will have the grace to do what is necessary. Tell your spiritual director all that passes within you. Times are evil in France and in the world."
After this, the Blessed Virgin reappered to her during her eveing meditation. The Blessed Virgin appeared to her, standing in an oval frame, standing on a globe! Around the frame, the words
Ô Marie, conçue sans pèchè, priez pour nous qui avons recours à vous!
Which Means,
O Mary, concieved without sins, Pray for us who have recourse to thee!
The frame started to rotate, and showed a halo of twelve stars around the Blessed Virgin's head! A large M with a cross appeared, with the Sacred and Immaculate hearts beneath. Some of the stars on the halo did not light. The Blessed Virgin responded to her "Those are the graces which people forget to ask". The Virgin to her to tell this to her Father Confessor, and to have a medal struck. "All who wear it will recieve Great Graces!" said the Virgin to Catherine. After two years of investigation, and examination of Catherine's daily life, her Father confessor told the Bishop, and the medal was approved.



Come Back, ye Glorious Readers

I have reverted back to the old template for now. It is causing too much trouble. It is hard to navigate and hard to read. I am working on a different, easier template to read and use. For now, this is the official signature template of the blog! God Bless. If you aren't happy with my decision, and know of a vetter template, please let me know, for you are the readers of the blog, I am the writer. Therefore, whatever is easier for you is the best. I do not want to freexe up anyones computers, and the former template was doing.
God Bless you.
For I am horrible at this sort of thing. This, and book reviews.

Please, don't form Cameronism

Well, Mr. Cameron has assumed the Prime Ministerial throne. Now, Prime Minister Cameron. He is the youngest PM of the UK in 200 years, and is supposedly (capital C) Conservative, not conservative.
Well, congratulations, Mr. Choice

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Nobody likes me.

Yep, nodoby likes me. If they did, I'd have more votes on the Cannonball Awards from the Crescat!
So, you are all going to vote for me, okay?
I even made an election sign!
Now, see, I put hard work into that (typing a few letters, and adding a background and border).
Also, vote for Cleansing Fire, they deserve to WIN, I atleast want to come in 3rd?

God Bless. Also, this week is dedicated to Mystics, so expect some surprises!

Monday, 10 May 2010

The Book Review, Part 2.

It's truly terrible that I have been taking so long to get these up. Anyhow, here it is.

When you read the Aquinas Catechism, it truly is inspiring. It gives such a deep explanaton into the three featured prayers. It dispells the myths about the prayers, and corrects what the heretics preached.
I started off with the Apostles prayer, the first chapter, which was "I Believe in God, the Father Almighty".
I really in particular liked the way our glorious Saint trumped out the hereseys, and told us the proper teaching. St. Thomas, first went to talk on the error of the Manicheans

First, the error of the Manicheans,
who say that all visible created things are from the devil, and only the invisible creation is to be
attributed to God. The cause of this error is that they hold that God is the highest good, which is
true; but they also assert that whatsoever comes from good is itself good.
-The Aquinas Catechism, pg. 20-
The Catechism is a very good catechism for teaching children, and converts about the evils of heresy. In almost EVERY chapter, our glorious Saints talks about the errors people believed of the select part of the prayer.

Saturday, 8 May 2010

Mysticism

I have a new header, as the next week will be devoted to the Mystics of our church...
those who have had visions of the Blessed Virgin, and Our Lord. Those true, those pending, and those false.

God Bless! Also notice the new poll on the side!

The Narnia Bible

It seems that the some-what Catholid friendly publisher, HarperCollins, will be publishing a C.S. Lewis Bible (NRSV). It will contain quotes from the Screwtape Letters, his poetry, and some of his less-known works. You can view some sample pages here.You can buy it on ChristianBook (don't know much about them) here.  Where did I find this out? I found it at Catholic Bibles. (http://www.catholicbibles.blogspot.com/) I have been reading this blog for a while now, and it is a great resource for finding out the new editions of Catholic bibles. God Bless You!
I don't know how it happened, I don't know how it came to be, but the Green Party has elected their first MP in the UK election. How? All they care about is preserving the earths "greenness" and plannting & hugging trees! Excuse my criticalness (if that hath be a word), they're Pro-Choice. That's horrible all together!

The current situation is that the Conservative's are in the lead. Which is strange, because I thought the Labour Party would win hands down, I don't like the Labour Party either, they are socialists. Now, I suppose the Conservative party is a bit better than the Labour Party, the "Libera Democrats" have, basically, no chance.

The Christian Party, Pro-Life as it is, has no chance. The Sinn Fein has 5 seats, and the Plaid Cymru (The Wales Party) has 3 seats.

These are the current results. Also, could anyone tell me is the Conservative party is Pro-Life? I can't find anything.....
Thanks to BBC for this little poll thing! God Bless!

Friday, 7 May 2010

The Book Review, Part 1.

I read the Aquinas Catechism. I did have a hard time finding it, but when I saw Sophia Press had it, I asked to review it. It is the best explanation of the Apostles Creed, Our Father, and the Hail Mary that I have read so far - and believe me, I've read alot! There is no need to tell you the author, it's obvious. It was written by one of the churches greatest Theologians, St. Thomas Aquinas! The review is in two or three parts, because it's long. I don't want to dump too much on you, too fast!

When I received the book in the mail, it was perfect. No bumps, scratches, and the pages were crisp. It has a beautiful cover, with Our Lord with the Flag of Victory printed on the cover.

It is ever-so-easy to read, with a clear font. The text is in the middle of the page, so that makes it spacious.
Sophia Press printed it with great love!

The way it explained the 3 prayers was magnificent! It take each sentence of the prayer and explain it. It explains the errors and heresies that certain people like the Arians believed, about what the prayer said. (You may want to re-read the sentence, I couldn't really explain it).

Part 2 tomorrow. I am being careful, because for a strange reason, I am having trouble wording it correctly. I come to a way, then realize that's not what I meant to say!

God Bless.

Today is the Day.

That I will post my book review of the Aquinas Catechism. It's a classic! Not yet, though, I have to get it ready and stuff. Cheers!

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Thank You, My dear Readers!

Your prayers have worked. Those who prayed for my Grandfather, THANK YOU! He is BETTER! Not completely, but he is out of the hospital!!! And, remember that book review thats teking me ever so long to post? Well, I will tomorrow. It's just become so hectic...I will not let you down no more! God Bless you! Thank you! Ever so much!

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

May, and the Temptation.

Temptation. What is temptation? It's when the Devil tempts you to go farther away from God. We are human. We all give in to temptation. We must strive to detest temptation at it's greatest, no matter how hard it is. Pray to St. Michael, the Archangel. Pray to the sinless Most Blessed Virgin, the holy Mother of God. As for their intercession, which is mightily powerful.

May is the Month of Mary. Our Lady, was sinless, pure, her soul hadn't the slightest mark upon it. Though, we, now, us humans, our souls are marked. We are sinners. To say that you are not with sin, is a mortal sin, in itself. I am a sinner, you are a sinner. What hypocrites are those who say they are not with sin. The only sinless human was the Most Blessed Virgin, Mother of God, Saint Mary.

As May is the month of Mary, it is tradition to crown her with a beautiful Crown, and surround her with beautiful and fragrant flowers, roses. Our Blessed Mother, is our Mother in heaven, the Queen of Heaven. Her intercession is mighty, and very powerful.

Pray the rosary even more, Pray the Chaplet of the Seven Dolours, pray, pray, pray! Lets all empty purgatory with our prayer!

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

God Bless each, and every one of ye!

I apologize heartfully, for not posting yesterday. I have alot to say. My Grandfather has become increasingly sick, and I would be so happy, if you would Pray for him! I am greatfully thankful to to my 9th follower, AthanasiusContramundum! God Bless you! Also...Cleansing Fire is nearing it's first year anniversary! One of my absolute favourite blogs, they are most definately worthy of a Spiritual Bouqet!!! Lets all pray for them, as they add 5 new writers, and soon to-become an actual ".com" website! 

God Bless you! Good Night!

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Prayer Request

Well, as you have probably noticed, there has not been a lot of posts the last few days. That has been because I was with my Grand Father who is very sick. I would like to ask ye, my Loyal Readers, if you would say a prayer for him, in all thy kindess. I will be back to posting tomorrow! God bless you for your kindness! I am praying for each and every one of you myself. Good Night, and God Bless you.