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- billy15: This news really, really saddens me. Especially because I was JUST there on Wednesday afternoon with my family. It wasn’ ;t the first time I was at the parish though. In fact, the...
- acardnal: Video from GloriaTV wherein Henry Sire speaks about his previous book “Pho enix from the Ashes̶ 1; at the Roman Forum. HERE
- cengime: Now some people will stop reminding us that they have shady connection s in Italy and won’ t share their secret inside informatio n on the book’ ;s authorship no matter how much...
- JustaSinner: Break the law, boo hoo, Cali does it all the time; sanctuary state anyone? I’m ready to enlist for a civil war in CA; love to break me some Cali stuff!
- mindpopcornball: If this doesn̵ 7;t get a QUICK, FAIR AND THOROUGH investigat ion, adopt a tactic of the left and start picketing the Cardinal 8217;s home and speaking venues because...
- The Masked Chicken: This brings to mind so many thoughts :) 1. Is confession by telepathy valid? 2. Confessing across a prison glass reminds me, for some reason, of the Monty Python skit, “...
- tamranthor: I would be willing to compromise with the state of California , were they to likewise post, in huge typeface, at every office of every doctor and abortionis t in the state, that abort...
- NBW: The hypocrisy runs deep with Cupich; he invites a pro-homose xual priest to speak at Holy Name and urges us to read Fr. MartinR 17;s book and not to judge̷ 0;.Then he swiftly removes a...
- bobbird: PLEASE NOTE: Thomas Woods would be an excellent consultant regarding the dangers of making a federal case out of these issues. The First Amendment, correctly applied and understood within...
- Geoffrey: Wow! I recently purchased “The Knights of Malta: A Modern Resurrecti on” by H.J.A. Sire. Excellent book. Now the “ins ider” ; details outlined in the Order of...
- jaykay: I got the Kindle version of “Pho enix from the Ashes̶ 1; last year, via a quote and reference in Prof. Kwasniewsk i’s latest book which I was reading at the time. I was...
- JesusFreak84: I honestly presumed the author was a member of the clergy, partially because that would have explained perfectly why the author would use (indeed, need,) a pen name to begin with. I...
- JesusFreak84: The Shrine of Christ the King, Sovereign Priest, recently had to relocate its Masses to the social hall, so the only statue in the newly-dubb ed St. Joseph Crypt Chapel is the huge...
- JesusFreak84: I’ve been to events at St. John Cantius on and off, and I’ve heard Father say some things that I think are nutty, (“Po kemon opens your kids to demonic possess...
- tzabiega: In regards to the question why Father Phillips was part of the Resurrecti onists and not part of the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius that he himself establishe d. I have some thoug...
- New Sister: Likening it to a hearing aid is what I first thought of, too… and recalled seeing these inside the confession als at the St Elizabeth Ann Seaton Shrine, Emmetsburg , MD. https:/...
- New Sister: Likening it to a hearing aid is what I first thought of, too… and recalled seeing these inside the confession als at the St Elizabeth Ann Seaton Shrine, Emmitsburg , MD. https:/...
- Ultrarunner: Confession , any way you look at it, appears to be a dying sacrament or at least one on serious life support. Making it highly available and accessible by way of secure digital voice...
- Blackfriar: I should qualify my earlier remark: when I wrote “ 230; no different to a priest hearing confession using a hearing aid” I was referring to the question of validi...
- LaPucelle: March 22, 2018, Thursday, 6-7:30 pm, Rosary Rally against Fr. Martin’s Lenten talk. In front of the Holy Name Cathedral. Fr. Martin promotes the acceptance of the LGBTQ lifestyle in the...
- Hans: We will be veiling statues in my parish for the first time in anyoneR 17;s memory, though the veils are still being made.
- teomatteo: Age? All I know if I had to carve that by hand-by my self- i’d be really old.
- maternalView: Inside and outside the church everything is dumbed down lest we offend someone. This holds true whether it’s a moral principle or simply a preference . It affects all ages too....
- Anita Moore, O.P.(lay): I add the Litany of St. Joseph to my Sunday Rosary, for the intention of the Universal Church, whose patron he is. We could really use his help right now.
- Fr Martin Fox: When I have had occasion to hear a confession through the glass, I cautioned the penitent about the uncertaint y over his confession being overheard. I understand law enforcemen t...
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- LENTCAzT 2018 30 – Thursday in the 4th Week of Lent: Priests and confidence
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- UK: 29 April 2018 – Rosary on the Coast – London Oratory Trip to Ramsgate
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Grant unto thy Church, we beseech Thee, O merciful God, that She, being gathered together by the Holy Ghost, may be in no wise troubled by attack from her foes. O God, who by sin art offended and by penance pacified, mercifully regard the prayers of Thy people making supplication unto Thee,and turn away the scourges of Thine anger which we deserve for our sins. Almighty and Everlasting God, in whose Hand are the power and the government of every realm: look down upon and help the Christian people that the heathen nations who trust in the fierceness of their own might may be crushed by the power of thine Arm. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. R. Amen.
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In all the hype about limbo these days, keep some things in mind. When he met with the International theological Commission at the end of their work, Benedict XVI didn’t do two things: he didn’t give them a normal … Continue reading
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In the handy volume called Denziger-Schönmetzer (L 5 – pp. 924-5)) there is an appendix on the question of limbo: Here is the text, in Latin (I will add some few abbreviations for clarity):
Peccati originalis poena est carentia visionis … Continue reading
The verb inebrio as you might guess means Ã¢â‚¬Å“to make drunk, inebriateÃ¢â‚¬Â. Pasco means, Ã¢â‚¬Å“to pasture, drive to pasture, to feed, attend to the feeding of; nourish; cherish, cultivateÃ¢â‚¬Â and also Ã¢â‚¬Å“feast, gratifyÃ¢â‚¬Â. Many of you will instantly make the connection of this verb with the moment on the shore of the Sea of Galilee when after His resurrection Jesus heals Peters betrayal and gives him his special role by saying: Ã¢â‚¬Å“Feed my lambsÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ Pasce agnos meosÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ pasce oves measÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ pasce oves measÃ¢â‚¬Â¦Ã¢â‚¬Â (John 21:15-17). Transeo is, Ã¢â‚¬Å“to go over or across, to cross over, pass over, pass by, passÃ¢â‚¬Â or also Ã¢â‚¬Å“to go or pass over into any thing by transformation, to be changed or transformed into a thing.Ã¢â‚¬Â For example, you might like the proverbial chicken Ã¢â‚¬Å“cross overÃ¢â‚¬Â the road or like the shepherds in Luke 2:15 Ã¢â‚¬Å“go overÃ¢â‚¬Â to Bethlehem to see what had happened. Were you to cross over a river, surely you would get wet and your clothes would be tinged and imbued with water. Anything that passes through dye is certainly tinged. Our souls are tinged and permanently marked with the Christian character when we are baptized. We Ã¢â‚¬Å“transitÃ¢â‚¬Â from old death over to new life. Interestingly, the verb inebrio, according to soberingly thorough Lewis & Short Dictionary can also signify of colors, Ã¢â‚¬Å“to saturateÃ¢â‚¬Â as in amethystum inebriatur Tyrio (cf. naturalist C. Plinius Secundus (Pliny the Eldar +AD 79) 9, 41, 65, Ã‚Â§ 139). Perhaps you will remember that in the WDPTRS column for Post communio the 4th Sunday of Lent when I digressed about the purple dye used in the ancient world made from the murex, a seashell toting critter possessed of a tiny gland producing a purple goo endowed with a marvelous staining quality, the best coming from Tyre. The dye produced from the muricidae tinted the hideously expensive cloth that was eventually the Ã¢â‚¬Å“imperial purpleÃ¢â‚¬Â. The odd little adverb quantenus we saw back on the 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time. It means Ã¢â‚¬Å“how far, to what extentÃ¢â‚¬Â and also Ã¢â‚¬Å“whereÃ¢â‚¬Â. The first meaning of the verb percipio is Ã¢â‚¬Å“to take wholly, to seize entirelyÃ¢â‚¬Â and then by extension Ã¢â‚¬Å“to perceive, feel and Ã¢â‚¬Å“to learn, know, conceive, comprehend, understand.Ã¢â‚¬Â The verb sumo, sumpsi, sumptum basically signifies Ã¢â‚¬Å“to take, take up, lay hold of, assumeÃ¢â‚¬Â though by extension it is, Ã¢â‚¬Å“to take for some purpose, i. e. to use, apply, employ, spend, consume.Ã¢â‚¬Â Thus, it can mean Ã¢â‚¬Å“consume, eatÃ¢â‚¬Â. Continue reading