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Food For Thought
“The legalization of the termination of pregnancy is none other than the authorization given to an adult, with the approval of an established law, to take the lives of children yet unborn and thus incapable of defending themselves. It is difficult to imagine a more unjust situation, and it is very difficult to speak of obsession in a matter such as this, where we are dealing with a fundamental imperative of every good conscience — the defense of the right to life of an innocent and defenseless human being.”
- Bl. John Paul II
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“I expect to die in bed, my successor will die in prison and his successor will die a martyr in the public square. His successor will pick up the shards of a ruined society and slowly help rebuild civilization, as the church has done so often in human history.”
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"All laws which are repugnant to the Constitution are null and void."
- Marbury v. Madison, 5 U.S. 137, 176
Even More Food For Thought
"Men by their constitutions are naturally divided into two parties: 1. Those who fear and distrust the people, and wish to draw all powers from them into the hands of the higher classes. 2. Those who identify themselves with the people, have confidence in them, cherish and consider them as the most honest and safe, although not the most wise depositary of the public interests."
- Thomas Jefferson to Henry Lee, 1824. ME 16:73
Daily Archives: 2 December 2008
From rogueclassicism … a little cluster from the persecution under Valerian:
iv nonas decembres c. 255 A.D. — martyrdom of Hippolytus c. 256 A.D. — martyrdom of Aurelia and Paulina 259 A.D. — martyrdom of Pontian
From a reader:
I went to confession last evening at my parish after the Advent Penance Service, and one of the visiting priests (there were several), after hearing my sins, said something like "Your sins are forgiven, go in peace." No … Continue reading
From a reader. I will include his name here, Philip Johnson, for I asked you to pray for him in another entry and he chimed in.
This is Philip Johnson, the Naval Officer who is dying of brain cancer (PhilipGerardJohnson.blogspot.com). I … Continue reading
An alert reader sent this article from The Liguorian with this interesting comment:
"A TLM article in a "mainstream" Catholic publication published by the Redemptorists may measure the pace of the Benedictine reform."
Let’s have a look with my emphases and comments. … Continue reading
From a reader:
I am singing in a small Gregorian chant "schola" that my wife has organized. My voice continues to be mediocre, but one thing that I find myself drawn to is the resuscitation of my high school Latin. We are … Continue reading
The other day our friend John Sonnen reported with photos about the Pontifical TLM celebrated at Santa Maria degli Angeli in Rome celebrated by Dario Card. Castrillon Hoyos of the P.C. Ecclesia Dei.
Subsequent to the wonderful Mass Italian journalist Bruno … Continue reading
We continue to look at our prayers for Mass during Advent.
SUPER OBLATA (2002MR)Placare, Domine, quaesumus,nostrae precibus humilitatis et hostiis,et, ubi nulla suppetunt suffragia meritorum,tuae nobis indulgentiae succurre praesidiis.
This prayer is identical to the Secret of the older, 1962 editio typica … Continue reading
We continue with our glance at the Collects of the days of Advent.
COLLECT: Propitiare, Domine Deus, supplicationibus nostris, et tribulantibus, quaesumus, tuae concede pietatis auxilium, ut, de Filii tui venientis praesentia … Continue reading