Monthly Archives: June 2016

MADISON 1 July: Pontifical Mass at Throne for Suffering and Persecuted Christians Around the Globe

UPDATE:
I’ll pass this along…
From the Chancellor of the Diocese of Madison:
With this email I convey the dispensation of the Most Rev. Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison, granted to any of those who assist piously in the Pontifical Mass for … Continue reading

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Of Islamic Terror, Anniversaries and You

Yesterday, the Vigil of Peter and Paul, was the 2nd anniversary of ISIS (which Pres. Obama  – what a guy – called the “JV team”) declaring a “caliphate”.
Dates are important to Christians.  Dates are important to Islamic terrorists.  They attack on … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Collect Sts. Peter & Paul (2002MR): “holy and venerable joy”

The Collect for the Novus Ordo the the Mass of the Solemnity of Sts Peter and Paul is in part inspired by that of the parallel prayer in the 1962 Missale Romanum.  However, it seems also to be a new creation, though … Continue reading

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SSPX Communique: We do “not seek ‘primarily’ a canonical recognition”

A Communique from the SSPX’s chief, Bp. Bernard Fellay, with my now oft-imitated, legendary treatment:
At the conclusion of the meeting of the major superiors of the Society of Saint Pius X that was held in Switzerland, from June 25 to 28, … Continue reading

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Wherein Pope Francis wears a maniple and kisses the foot of his predecessor

From a reader…
I have been watching the Holy Father offer Mass for the feast of St. Peter and St. Paul. It appears that he is wearing a maniple! HERE
I first notice it at 31:32.
Okay… let’s have a look. I provide the … Continue reading

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28 June – Vigil of Sts. Peter and Paul: Firm upon the Rock of Apostolic Faith

During this Fortnight For Freedom we observe (not celebrate!) the Vigil of the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul.
Vigils in the liturgical calendar are not just reminders that tomorrow is a feast.  They are also reminders to prepare for the feast! … Continue reading

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VIDEO – Nigel Farage, who spearheaded Brexit, addressed European Parliament

You might find this interesting. Nigel Farage, who spearheaded Brexit, addressed European Parliament.

Below is part of the transcript Farage’s speech to the European Parliament on 28 June (FULL HERE):
Isn’t it funny? When I came here 17 years ago and I … Continue reading

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Video of a 1st Mass in 1954

One of you kind readers sent me a link to a video of the 1st Mass on Trinity Sunday in 1954 of Fr. Gerald Coates.  The video was posted by the Tower Convent School (in West Sussex, founded in 1903 by … Continue reading

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The assault on religious liberty continued today at SCOTUS

The assault on religious liberty, indeed on the first two Amendments, continues today with another SCOTUS decision.
From LifeSite:
Just one day after issuing a major ruling striking down a portion of a pro-life law in Texas saving thousands of babies from abortion … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI’s address for his 65th anniversay, Francis’ response

Benedict XVI, cent’anni, doesn’t appear in public very often.  He just gave his first public address since his resignation in the Sala Clementina (alas, not from the central, raised chair). Benedict appeared on the occasion of his 65th anniversary of ordination to … Continue reading

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