Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Fr Frank Pavone "not now nore has ever been suspended"


We are happy to announce that the Vatican has upheld Father Frank Pavone's appeal and has declared that Father Pavone is not now nor has ever been suspended. Father Pavone remains a priest in good standing all over the world.

We were confident all along that a just decision would be made by the Vatican's Congregation for the Clergy. While we fully agree that Bishop Zurek has rightful authority over the priests of his diocese, we also see the urgent need for Father Pavone to be allowed to conduct his priestly ministry outside the diocese of Amarillo for the good of the pro-life movement.
This is great and wonderful news! Pray for him!
Here is the full article

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Looking for Tom...

There have been European Robins hanging around my house lately, I think one of them may have been Tom! I'm keeping my eyes peeled.

Monday, 25 June 2012

Most of us are taking our Summer holiday now. We should pray, fast, and say the Rosary daily, say the Divine Mercy chaplet, and go to Adoration. We now have the extra time, and even if you don't get a summer holiday as the majority, you can still use your extra time adore Our Sovereign Lord and King, to praise His Blessed Mother, and to praise the Saints for their glorious intercession on our behalf....especially pray for those who need it.




Also don't forget to visit the new website for the Year of Faith!

Friday, 22 June 2012

I haven't been around

So I don't know if you've noticed I haven't posted in a while? I've been busy. It's been hectic. I'll soon be involved with the Duke of Edinburgh programme, so things are about to get hectic-er. BUT! I'll still find time to post. That'll be my Summer resolution, to post every day. I'll stick to my resolution, as I don't make New Years resolutions.

Anyways in the mean time I'll let you know something about Tom, the bird on my door. Well he's gone now, it's but an empty nest. It's sad, but as long as he attends Catechism classes I won't worry about him.


Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Wonderful news!

A former Atheist, the very Leah Libresco, is converting to Holy Mother Church! She has, by the grace of God of course, decided to come home!
Please say a prayer for her as she swims this Tibre which can be rough on the waves! Here is her blog.
Pray, pray, pray!

Friday, 15 June 2012

Oh Sacred Heart!

This beautiful picture is fromhere.

Laws banning euthanasia deemed "unconstitutional"

I'd like to know what constitution they're reading.
VANCOUVER - A B.C. Supreme Court has ruled the laws banning doctor-assisted suicide are unconstitutional.
B.C. Supreme Court Justice Lynn Smith declared the laws invalid, but also suspended her ruling for one year to give Parliament time to draft legislation with her ruling in mind.
Smith also granted Gloria Taylor an exemption in her ruling, allowing the ailing West Kelowna, B.C., woman to seek a physician-assisted suicide during the period her ruling is suspended if she wants.
In a 395-page ruling, Smith says the provisions in the Charter of Rights unjustifiably infringe on Taylor's rights to life, liberty and security of persons.
She says the laws are discriminatory for those who are grievously ill or physically disabled who want to have some control over their circumstances at the end of their lives.
While Smith says risks exist to allowing doctor-assisted suicide, but they can be largely avoided through carefully-designed and well-monitored safeguards.
They are not discriminatory. A family member of mine was able to use assisted suicide, but she did not. Terminally ill with cancer, in pain, she never even thought of using such. She said she had no right to end her life, it wasn't her decision and it wasn't the doctor's decision either. It was God's.

Read the article here.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

PRAY!

Bp Fellay is in Rome.

You know what to do dear readers.

Pray!

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Don't forget about the Eucharistic Congress! Remember! The Church is Ireland, needs prayers, and it is by the Grace of God that the congress was held in Dublin this year!
http://www.iec2012.ie/


Friday, 8 June 2012

Growing Up

Isn't growing up hard to cope with? Especially if you're a bird's landlord.

The wee birdy is growing up!

He's got feathers and everything!

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

A new missal!

Corpus Christi Watershed are at it again! Now they're producing an affordable handmissal for the TLM!Click the link below and go to their website!
http://www.ccwatershed.org/Campion/


Monday, 4 June 2012

Prayer for the Holy Father



V. Oremus pro Pontifice nostro Benedicto.
R. Dominus conservet eum, et vivificet eum, et beatum faciat
eum in terra, et non tradat eum in animam inimicorum eius.

Pater Noste,  Ave Maria

Deus, omnium fidelium pastor et rector, famulum tuum
Benedictum, quem pastorem Ecclesiae tuae praeesse voluisti,
propitius respice: da ei, quaesumus, verbo et exemplo,
quibus praeest, proficere: ut ad vitam, una cum grege sibi
credito, perveniat sempiternam. Per Christum, Dominum
nostrum. Amen.


V. Let us pray for Benedict, our Pope.
R. May the Lord preserve him, and give him life, and make
him blessed upon the earth, and deliver him not up to the
will of his enemies.

Our Father,  Hail Mary.

O God, Shepherd and Ruler of all Thy faithful people, look
mercifully upon Thy servant Benedict, whom Thou hast chosen
as shepherd to preside over Thy Church. Grant him, we
beseech Thee, that by his word and example, he may edify
those over whom he hath charge, so that together with the
flock committed to him, may he attain everlasting life.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.


Epilogue
I have not said anything about the leaked documents of our Holy Father, and I'll say that I only hope the poor soul who has committed such a crime converts and turns himself in.

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Trinity Sunday

All praise be to the FATHER:
All praise be to the SON:
All praise be to the HOLY GHOST:
Forever Three in One

Most blest, adored TRINITY,
One LORD one GOD be praised!
Glory eternally be THINE!

Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto,: Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeculorum.+AMEN+

Fr Hunwicke, Welcome home!

I have just read on the Transalpine Redemptorist's blog about the Deaconing of Fr Hunwicke! Say a prayer for him!

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Gift of Finest Disobedience!

You had better be careful, my dear readers. You see those sisters above? They've got a praise scarf - locked and loaded, ready to fling at you should you support the Vatican's malevolent interference and request that they actually obey as they professed they would in 19hipsty7.

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) has a Vatican call for reform of their group, saying that it has “caused scandal and pain throughout the church community, and caused greater polarization.”
After a 3-day meeting in Washington, the national board of the LCWR issued a stinging reply to a Vatican investigation of the group’s activities. The board said that the report was “based on unsubstantiated accusations and the result of a flawed process that lacked transparency.”
The LCWR, an umbrella group that represents most of the women’s religious orders in the US, was the subject of a Vatican investigation that found “serious doctrinal problems which affect many in consecrated life.” The investigation, which reported widespread departures from fundamental Catholic teachings, prompted an April announcement from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) that a thorough reform of the group was needed, and Seattle’s Archbishop Peter Sartain had been appointed to supervise that process.
In their June 1 response, the LCWR board members protested the Vatican intervention, saying that “the sanctions imposed were disproportionate to the concerns raised and could compromise their ability to fulfill their mission.” The LCWR leaders said that they will travel to Rome later this month to meet with Cardinal William Levada, the prefect of the CDF, and with Archbishop Sartain. They said they would then confer with their members about an appropriate response.
Sister Pat Farrell, the LCWR president, told reporters that the group’s board had met in a mood of “deep, deep sadness” because of the Vatican’s stand. She said that the LCWR would not issue a full response to the Vatican’s investigation until after meeting with members during the summer and convening a national convention in August.
Pour yourself a strong cuppa: no milk, no sugar. Penance, these are Ember Days!, and read on.

Hatched

Guess what happened last week?

The egg hatched. The picture is blurry, because as I said I don't want to go near the nest...and so I have to zoom.

It's not the prettiest lookin' thing, but I say within a week or two we'll have a cute little birdie.

It is that month, the glorious month!

June. It is the month o the most venerable, most adorable, most glorious, most holy, most Sacred Heart of Our Lord and Saviour: Jesus Christ.

 
O sweet Jesus, whose overflowing charity for men is requited by so much forgetfulness, negligence and contempt, behold us prostrate before Thy altar eager to repair by a special act of homage the cruel indifference and injuries, to which Thy loving Heart is everywhere subject.
Mindful alas! that we ourselves have had a share in such great indignities, which we now deplore from the depths of our hearts, we humbly ask Thy pardon and declare our readiness to atone by voluntary expiation not only for our own personal offences, but also for the sins of those, who straying far from the path of salvation, refuse in their obstinate infidelity to follow Thee, their Shepherd and Leader, or, renouncing the vows of their baptism, have cast off the sweet yoke of Thy law.
We are now resolved to expiate each and every deplorable outrage committed against Thee; we are determined to make amends for the manifold offences against Christian modesty in unbecoming dress and behaviour, for all the foul seductions laid to ensnare the feet of the innocent, for the frequent violation of Sundays and holidays, and the shocking blasphemies uttered against Thee and Thy Saints. We wish also to make amends for the insults to which Thy Vicar on earth and Thy priests are subjected, for the profanation, by conscious neglect or terrible acts of sacrilege, of the very Sacrament of Thy divine love; and lastly for the public crimes of nations who resist the rights and the teaching authority of the Church which Thou hast founded.
Would, O divine Jesus, we were able to wash away such abominations with our blood. We now offer, in reparation for these violations of Thy divine honour, the satisfaction Thou didst once make to Thy eternal Father on the cross and which Thou dost continue to renew daily on our altars; we offer it in union with the acts of atonement of Thy Virgin Mother and all the Saints and of the pious faithful on earth; and we sincerely promise to make reparation, as far as we can with the help of Thy grace, for all neglect of Thy great love and for the sins we and others have committed in the past. Henceforth we will live a life of unwavering faith, of purity of conduct, of perfect observance of the precepts of the gospel and especially that of charity. 
We promise to the best of our power to prevent others from offending Thee and to bring as many as possible to follow Thee.
O loving Jesus, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary our model in reparation, deign to receive the voluntary offering we make of this act of expiation; and by the crowning gift of perseverance keep us faithful unto death in our duty and the allegiance we owe to Thee, so that we may all one day come to that happy home, where Thou with the Father and the Holy Ghost livest and reignest God, world without end. Amen.