Monday, 28 June 2010

Well, my blooging friend, the Hermit, who wrote the blog "Vocation Station", has pulled his blog off the air. I will miss reading his wonderful posts. If you're reading, God Bless.

Sunday, 27 June 2010

Magnificat

And for your listening pleasure, I have UpLoaded this video to the YouTube

The Aquinas Cathechism Review, in a Nutshell!

The Aquinas Catechism is on of THE best catechisms that I have read. It explains the faith in a way that just about anyone could understand. The way that it does this is very interesting, too. It takes the three most popular prayers, the Our Father, Apostles Creed, and Hail Mary, and he explains each part, or, stanza. For example, he would take "I Believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, the Communion of Saints", and would explain what we believe about that, and what the heretics falsely believed on their part. This catechism will wrong the false beliefs that others have about the church, and will praise those who DO know what the church teaches. I would recommend this catechism as the next step up from the Baltimore Catechism, and almost on the same level as the official Catechism of the Catholic Church. To say, I give this very fine catechism 5 stars. The wonderful Sophia Instute sent me a lovely free copy of this book to review. God Bless them!

Our Blessed Mother truly works in wondrous ways!

This, from the CNA.

Worcester, Mass., Jun 26, 2010 / 01:14 pm (CNA).-
 “When I grow up, I want to be like him,” The 5-year-old was talking about the priest. But while still a child the boy fell in love – with the image of Our Lady of Fatima. “If I find a woman who looks like her, and has her characteristics, I’ll marry her,” he decided.

“For 34 years I’ve never met that woman,” he says now. “I guess the Blessed Mother wants me. I’m all hers. Like John Paul II said, ‘Totus Tuus Maria.’”

This is the story of Deacon Lowe Bretaña Dongor, who is to be ordained a priest today at St. Paul Cathedral. Now he’s sparking an interest in priesthood in today’s children.
Deacon Dongor, son of Nelly Bretaña Dongor and the late Ramon Dongor, was born Feb. 17, 1976 in Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo, in the Philippines. He is the first Filipino to be ordained for the Worcester Diocese.

His parents had the most important influence on his vocation, taking him and his siblings to church, he says.

Also influential was his great-aunt, Dominican Sister Vincenta Bretaña, a religious for 50 years. She said devotion to the Eucharist and the Blessed Mother were most important, and those devotions kept him in seminary, he says.

“When you see the Virgin Mary carrying the baby, that’s me,” Deacon Dongor says, telling about his collection of Madonna and Child statues. “She’s my Mother. Especially being a priest, there are times in your life when you’re down. In the Philippines, when we get hurt, we always cry, ‘Mom!’”

“When I leave the country, will you be my mother?” he asked her before coming to the United States.

That opportunity came because of priestly aspirations. He’d attended Barotac Nuevo High School, and, in Manila, the University of Santo Tomas and Adamson University. He was at Our Lady of the Angels Seminary in Quezon City when he met Father Peter R. Precourt. Father Precourt, an Augustinian of the Assumption then with the congregation in Worcester and now pastor of St. Anne and St. Patrick Parish in Sturbridge, was meeting with men interested in an Assumptionist vocation.

In 2003 he and other Filipinos came to Worcester to live with the Assumptionists and study at Assumption College. After a couple years, Deacon Dongor left.

“I enjoyed more working with the people in the parish,” he says. “I felt that I was called to be a diocesan priest.” He found the diocese’s priests very supportive, he says. His parish summer internships were at St. Joseph’s, Charlton; Holy Angels, Upton; St. Christopher’s, Worcester, and St. Bernadette’s, Northborough.
He recently invited students at St. Bernadette’s Elementary School to his ordination and talked about vocations, he says. A third-grader said he wanted to be a priest and marry a model. He explained that priests don’t marry, and the child later announced, “I dumped that model; I want to be a priest.”

When he told children about vocations at his parish assignment in Baltimore, a fifth-grader said he wanted to be a priest, Deacon Dongor says.
“I’ve been talking to his parents since then,” he says. “I said to him, ‘You’re very young. Enjoy your life, but hold on to that calling. Always listen to the call of God.’”

“I always told people, ‘It’s not bad to dream, but you need to work hard on that dream and pray harder, because one day that dream will come true,’” Deacon Dongor says. “I guess I can testify to that.”
His dream of having his mother and nephew attend his ordination fell through; the United States Embassy in Manila turned them down, he says. So he plans to go to the Philippines July 6-30, and celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving July 11 in the Basilica of St. Anthony de Padua in Barotac Nuevo. On such occasions, the family feeds the whole town, problematic since his family is poor, he says.

“When I was in the Philippines, I was an activist,” he says. “I belong to these poor people. If you don’t speak on behalf of them, who will? Jesus did so. … I guess in some ways I can do something. I myself am an immigrant to this country.”
Not forgetting how he got here, he has Father Precourt vesting him and Father Dennis Gallagher, Assumptionist regional superior, preaching at his Mass of Thanksgiving at 4 p.m., today at St. Christopher’s.

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

The truth is, yes......they're/we're good at it.

Would it, could it be possible that the Holy Father would bring back the tiara? For his Papal Visit of Britain? What do you, dear readers think?
The poll is on the sidebar!

Also, let us not harm our eyes, but rather, pray for the parish of which this horrid scene was captured, and where this horrid "procession" played out.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Be Amazed

I am sorry, I have not posted in 6 days. Time, where is it to. Yesterday, I attended Mass at a small almost chapel-Church. It is very beautiful, and it is not the richest parish in the world, either. It had two altars. One to offer the TLM, and another for the NO. The tabernacle was right in the middle of the church, on the high altar. It had to side-chapels. One to St Agnes and the Infant of Prague, and another to the most Blessed Virgin, and the Lord our God, Jesus Christ. It had a statue of the Pièta. I had to attend the NO, since I wouldn't be in the area for the TLM. Now, I must say, the people are just normal ordinary people, who strive to live every day as Our Lord did. They are simple, humble people of a British/Irish/Scottish heritage. The parish is not rich, and the attendance is not the highest, but what reverence did I encounter. Yes, unfourtunately there was an EMHC (even though there were roughly 40 people in attendance). But, still, it was sublime. Only one hymn was sung, since there was no organ player or choir. The hymn was divided into two parts, one to sing at the beginning and the second at the end. "Holy God we Praise thy Name" it was. There were no shananigans, no foolishness, no clapping, nor heretical homilies.  The black was said, and the red was done. See, just because there is a small attendance, that doesn't mean you need to attract more people by making the Mass into a theatrical performance.....and best of all, thought the community is getting smaller, the attendance is going up. You see, the reverence is attracting people from te neighbouring comunities. Now. Take that, progressive hippies.

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

La lumière au bout du tunnel!

We all know about the Daughters of Charity's infamous, beautiful habit. Especially on St. Catherine Labouré. I was browsing the website of the Daughters of Charity in France. I see the light at the end of the tunnel. They are wearing a habit. Now, it's not the one with the cornette, but it is a "modified" one. A blue suit with a veil. Most of the sisters of the website are wearing one. Now, could this mean a gradual return to the traditional habit? The cornette? I hope so!


Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Doing it right.

The Traditional Latin Mass. It is the most beautiful thing on this side of heaven, it gives true Glory and worship to the Lord. Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, Sinless and Pure. Pray for us, Pray for the Pope, Benedict, who is leading the church with orthodoxy.

The Pope in the Tempest

Not to long ago, I recieved a movie from Tiber River, which I am to review, about Pope Paul VI. Now, Pope Paul VI was one of the more....progressive Popes, after all, he instituted the Mass in the verncaular, and various other changes which I don't want to get into this moment (for then the post will be forever). Anyhow, the movie was titles "Pope Paul IV: The Pope in the Tempest". It is a long, and I mean long movie. It is worth the almost 4 hours. It was the most beautiful movies that I have seen for a long time, next to Karol, and a moview on St. Bernadette Soubirous which I saw on EWTN once (keep in mind, I am yet to see the new moview about Our Lady of Fatima!). It starts off when he is a Priest. It goes through all the major events in his life. I actually understand him more than I did. He was very mis-understood. He was mostly misunderstood by those who wanted progressive changes. I don't think you could fit it into one exact genre. It is dramatical, yet comedical (that is a word, right?). I particularly like the scene when he is saying Mass, and one of the altar boys whispers loudly to the next one "Wake up! Wake up!" and Father turns around to look at what they were doing. Hehe. Another scene, is when people are trying to decieve him into believeing in Birth Control and other contraception stupidity. But, he knew in his mind what they were telling him was wrong. I got overly excited during the TLM scenes(I considered putting a cassock and surplice on).

The movie was produced by Ignatius Press (guarenteed orthodoxy).
Tis in Italian, with subtitles.

Monday, 14 June 2010

And to mend my mistakes....

Sorry I haven't posted in a while. To make-up for my tardyness and for slacking off of my duties to ye readers, I will post a CHORAL MASTERPIECE!

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Congratulations Cleansing Fire!

WOOHOO! Cleansing Fire (my absolute favourite blog) is at a new URL. It is now an official WEBSITE! God Bless You, Cleansing Fire. I look forward to reading posts, and posts, and more posts, and posts from the new authors!
http://www.cleansingfiredor.com/

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Detest blasphemy

You have probably noticed, at the top of the page, there is a little note. Please, send your email. It is pre-written. It is a protest against the Austin City Theatre for showing that blasphemous, heretical, stupid play "The Greates Story Ever Told". What stupidity is in this play. What blasphemy, for it portrays the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, as a...lesbian. Please! Protest! We can NOT accept this!! NEVER!

Monday, 7 June 2010

England

Type of the West, and glorying in the name
More than in Faith's pure fame!
Oh. trust not crafty fort nor rock renowned
Earned upon hostile ground;
Wielding Trade's master-keys, at thy proud will
To lock or loose its waters, England! trust not still.

Dread thine own power! Since haughty Babel's prime,
High towers have been man's crime.
Since her hoar age, when the huge moat lay bare,
Strongholds have been man's snare.
Thy nest is in the crags; ah, refuge frail!
Mad counsel in its hour, or traitors, will prevail.

He who scanned Sodom for His righteous men
Still spares thee for thy ten;
But, should vain tongues the Bride of Heaven defy,
He will not pass thee by;
For, as earth's kings welcome their spotless guest,
So gives He them by turn, to suffer or be blest.

John Henry Cardinal Newman

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Corpus Christi

 Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Pray for Us.
O My Jesus, Forgive us our Sins, Save us from the Fires of Hell, Lead all souls into Heaven, especially those in most need of thy mercy. Amen.
Hail mary, Full of Grace, the Lord is with Thee, Blessed art Thou amongst women, and Blessed in the fruit of Thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, Pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death, Amen.
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, have Mercy on me, a Sinner.

Saturday, 5 June 2010

A voice from afar...

Weep not for me;—
Be blithe as wont, nor tinge with gloom
The stream of love that circles home,
Light hearts and free!
Joy in the gifts Heaven’s bounty lends;
Nor miss my face, dear friends!


I still am near;—
Watching the smiles I prized on earth,
Your converse mild, your blameless mirth;
Now too I hear
Of whisper’d sounds the tale complete,
Low prayers, and musings sweet. 


A sea before
The Throne is spread;—its pure still glass
Pictures all earth-scenes as they pass.
We, on its shore,
Share, in the bosom of our rest,
God's knowledge, and are blest

John Cardinal Henry Newman

Good Morning!

Let us start the day with some choral magnificence from Winchester Cathedral Choir.

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Turkish Bishop Stabbed to Death

It is with great sorrow that I present this to you, for he was a good man. He was the Apostolic Vicar in Anatolia...read.....
A Roman Catholic bishop was stabbed to death in southern Turkey on Thursday, a day before he was scheduled to leave for Cyprus to meet with the pope, officials and reports said.


Catholic Bishop Luigi Padovese speaks during a service at Santa Maria Church in Turkey's Black Sea city of Trabzon in this picture taken Feb. 5, 2007. Padovese was stabbed to death in his home in southern Turkey on Thursday. (Umit Bektas/Reuters)

Luigi Padovese, the pope's apostolic vicar in Anatolia, was attacked outside his home in the Mediterranean port of Iskenderun. Dogan news agency video footage of the scene showed the bishop lying dead in front of a building.

Mehmet Celalettin Lekesiz, the governor for the province of Hatay, said police immediately caught the suspected killer.

He said the man, identified only as Murat A., was Padovese's driver for the last four and a half years and was mentally unstable.

"The initial investigation shows that the incident is not politically motivated," Lekesiz said. "We have learned that the suspect had psychological problems and was receiving treatment."

Meeting in Cyprus

Padovese, who is the equivalent of the bishop for the Anatolia region, was scheduled to leave for Cyprus on Friday to meet with the pope, who is visiting the island, and fellow bishops from around the region for preparations before the church's synod of bishops on the Middle East. The Synod is scheduled for October.

No one answered phones at his church in Iskenderun.

Vatican spokesman Rev. Federico Lombardi told The Associated Press in Rome that the Vatican felt "immense pain, consternation, bewilderment and stupor" over the death and noted that it showed the "difficult conditions" that the Catholic community in the region lives in.

He said the pope's upcoming visit to Cyprus and the upcoming synod of bishops on the Middle East showed "how the universal church is in solidarity with this community."

Latest attack

The killing is the latest in a string of attacks in recent years on Christians in Turkey, where Christians make up less than one per cent of the 70 million population.

In 2007, a Roman Catholic priest in the western city of Izmir, Adriano Franchini, was stabbed and slightly wounded in the stomach by a 19-year-old man after Sunday Mass. The man was arrested.

The same year, a group of men entered a Bible-publishing house in the central Anatolian city of Malatya and killed three Christians, including a German national. The five alleged killers are now standing trial for murder.

The killings — in which the victims were tied up and had their throats slit — drew international condemnation and added to Western concerns about whether Turkey can protect its religious minorities.

In 2006, amid widespread anger in Islamic countries over the publication in European newspapers of caricatures of Islam's Prophet Muhammad, a 16-year-old boy shot dead a Catholic priest, Father Andrea Santoro, as he prayed in his church in the Black Sea city of Trabzon. The boy was convicted of murder and sentenced to 18 years in prison.

In a 2006 telephone interview with The Associated Press, following another knife attack that injured another priest, Padovese expressed concern over the safety of Catholic priests in Turkey.

"The climate has changed," he said. "It is the Catholic priests that are being targeted."

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2010/06/03/turkey-bishop-murder-stabbed.html#ixzz0pq4W5Z9P
Though CBC was not the most reliable new source, it's what I could find. I am praying for the repose of the soul of the good Priest.

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Come let us adore him

We must be careful not to follow the Devil's flock. There are people in the Church who are going this way, and do not realize it. We must not be fooled by fake miracles and heretical "apparitions". The Blessed Sacrament is the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Our Lord.
Come let us Adore Him,
Christ the Lord


Bless Virgin Mary, Mother of God, Pray for Us, For we are sinners, Pray for Us, now and at our Death. Amen.