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Joseph Ratzinger - The Feast of Faith"In those situations where homosexual unions have been legally recognized or have been given the legal status and rights belonging to marriage, clear and emphatic opposition is a duty. ... If all Catholics are obliged to oppose the legal recognition of homosexual unions, Catholic politicians are obliged to do so in a particular way, in keeping with their responsibility as politicians." CDF 2003
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"We as Catholics have not properly combated (the culture) because we have not been taught our Catholic Faith, especially in the depth needed to address these grave evils of our time. This is a failure of catechesis both of children and young people that has been going on for fifty years. It is being addressed, but it needs much more radical attention... What has also contributed greatly to the situation is an exaltation of the virtue of tolerance which is falsely seen as the virtue which governs all other virtues. In other words, we should tolerate other people in their immoral actions to the extent that we seem also to accept the moral wrong. Tolerance is a virtue, but it is certainly not the principal virtue; the principal virtue is charity... Charity means speaking the truth. I have encountered it (not speaking the truth) many times myself as a priest and bishop. It is something we simply need to address. There is far too much silence — people do not want to talk about it because the topic is not 'politically correct.' But we cannot be silent any longer."
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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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“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.”
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"One of the most dangerous errors is that civilization is automatically bound to increase and spread. The lesson of history is the opposite; civilization is a rarity, attained with difficulty and easily lost. The normal state of humanity is barbarism, just as the normal surface of the planet is salt water. Land looms large in our imagination and civilization in history books, only because sea and savagery are to us less interesting."
- C.S. Lewis
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Charles Pierre Péguy Notre Patrie, 1905"If I ought to write the truth, I am of the mind that I ought to flee all meetings of bishops, because I have never seen any happy or satisfactory outcome to any council, nor one that has deterred evils more than it has occasioned their acceptance and growth."
St. Gregory Nazianzus ep. 131 - AD 382“We will conquer your Rome, break your crosses, and enslave your women. If we do not reach that time, then our children and grandchildren will reach it, and they will sell your sons as slaves at the slave market.”
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Here is your HHH UPDATE for Day 10 of… HEART WATCH! Fr. Finigan is in the hospital after a “Minor Cardiac Episode.” The other day Father was transferred to a spiffy new clinic whence he has a view of Parliament. (Thanks for … Continue reading
Here is your HHH UPDATE for Day 3 of… HEART WATCH! Fr. Finigan is in the hospital after a “Minor Cardiac Episode.” “Minor”? Pffft. What’s that? Minor, perhaps in that it could have been worse, but there’s no “minor: when it … Continue reading
My good friend Fr. Tim Finigan, His Hermeneuticalness, the PP in Margate, is presently in the hospital. HERE In your kindness will you remember him in your prayers? Say a Rosary for him.
At the UK’s Catholic Herald, for which I write a weekly column, find the following: Nearly 500 priests in England and Wales urge synod to stand firm on Communion for the remarried Priests says that doctrine and practice must ‘remain … Continue reading
I saw at the blog of my friend, (still) the P.P. of Blackfen, His Hermeneuticalness himself, Fr. Finigan, that he has hacked his Kindle. Don’t have a Kindle yet. What on earth are you waiting for? USA HERE (for one … Continue reading
My friend the still-parish priest of Blackfen, still-Dean of Bexley, His Hermeneuticalness, Fr. Tim Finigan has drilled into a kerfuffle which illustrates how sides are being formed concerning Communion for the divorced and, subsequently, civilly remarried. Finigan describes the situation. … Continue reading
I note with approval the appointment of a new Archbishop of Liverpool. Most Rev. Malcolm McMahon, Bishop of Nottingham has been translated. My English clerical friends are writing with their views and I am, so far, optimistic! Yes, yes… … Continue reading
His Hermeneuticalness, the mighty P.P of Blackfen, the Dean of Bexley, the indominable Fr. Timothy Finigan opines on the situation the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate are faced with. The Commissar appointed by the Prefect of the Congregation for Religious, João … Continue reading
My good friend, the Dean of Bexley, the PP of Blackfen, His Hermeneuticalness, Fr Timothy Finigan, has a good post useful for our reflection: The book of meditations which I am using at the moment looks at the person of … Continue reading
I had a note from a friend in London who is the media coordinator for Westminster Cathedral. Of late he has set up some new social media opportunities for the great church. Facebook Twitter Flicker Take a look at those. … Continue reading
At the blog Defende nos in proelio there was a great post about what happens when you put Z-Swag on your car. Go over there and spike their traffic. It involves Fr. Finigan, and a car blessing and a run … Continue reading
His Hermeneuticalness, my friend Fr Tim Finigan, has a good post which merits your attention. Read the whole thing there, but here is a sample: Popes may also teach privately. Such teaching would be expressed, for example, in sermons, interviews … Continue reading
Originally Published on: Sep 7, 2013 @ 15:17 My friend Fr. Ray Blake, parish priest of St. Mary Magdalen in Brighton, England, was treated shamefully by a malicious newsie for a thoughtful, serious, introspecive piece he wrote on his blog about the … Continue reading
My friend Fr. Tim Finigan, His Hermeneuticalness, has a good post at his blog about “When people walk away with Holy Communion” A sample: It happens from time to time that someone will come up for Holy Communion which they … Continue reading
His Hermeneuticalness is Down Under at the moment and he caught sight of some Z-Swag! Check it out.