The last couple weeks have been pretty hard. Lots of bad news.
Do you have some good new for everyone?
The last couple weeks have been pretty hard. Lots of bad news.
Do you have some good new for everyone?
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St. John Eudes
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“He [Satan] will set up a counter-Church which will be the ape of the Church because, he the devil, is the ape of God. It will have all the notes and characteristics of the Church, but in reverse and emptied of its divine content. It will be a mystical body of the anti-Christ that will in all externals resemble the mystical body of Christ. In desperate need for God, whom he nevertheless refuses to adore, modern man in his loneliness and frustration will hunger more and more for membership in a community that will give him enlargement of purpose, but at the cost of losing himself in some vague collectivity.”
“Who is going to save our Church? Not our bishops, not our priests and religious. It is up to you, the people. You have the minds, the eyes, and the ears to save the Church. Your mission is to see that your priests act like priests, your bishops act like bishops.”
- Fulton Sheen
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- C.S. Lewis
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"But if, in any layman who is indeed imbued with literature, ignorance of the Latin language, which we can truly call the 'catholic' language, indicates a certain sluggishness in his love toward the Church, how much more fitting it is that each and every cleric should be adequately practiced and skilled in that language!" - Pius XI
"Let us realize that this remark of Cicero (Brutus 37, 140) can be in a certain way referred to [young lay people]: 'It is not so much a matter of distinction to know Latin as it is disgraceful not to know it.'" - St. John Paul II
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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Want one? I do exchanges with military and LEOs, etc.
If you travel internationally, this is a super useful gizmo for your mobile internet data. I use one. If you get one through my link, I get data rewards.
Visits tracked by Statcounter since Sat., 25 Nov. 2006:
His Excellency David O’Connell CM, Bishop of Trenton, will be celebrating a Solemn Pontifical Mass on Tuesday 27 November at 7pm at St. Hedwig’s Church, 872 Brunswick Ave, Trenton NJ. The choir will be from the Westminster Choir College. It will be broadcast on EWTN!
And I’ll be 2nd MC!
After 3+ years, I finally received the Sacrament of Reconciliation yesterday, and later, received the Eucharist at Mass for the first time in as long a period of time. The election results prompted me. I was so disgusted and disheartened that moral decay won out, that I figured if I wanted there to be less filth in the world, I had to start with myself and get a thorough cleansing.
Thank God for the priest who heard my confession. He was good about asking and answering questions; I could tell, unlike what some other posters here have said about their experiences, that my confessor genuinely cared about this sacrament, and the anonymous penitent he counseled.
your comment just cured my election blues. seriously, that made my week.
as for me, my LSAT scores are in and it looks like i’m really going to be applying to law school after all!
The Sicilian Woman: That’s good news for me aswell! I’m continuing to pray for you and your other intentions.
Some musical friends and I have just started up a polyphony group in Beijing and will be taking part in a Latin songs event put on by the Classics Department of Beijing Foreign Studies University this coming Sunday the 18th. We have chosen the name Novem Portae Polyphonia (Nine Gates Polyphony) in reference to the nine gates of the city wall of Peking of old. We hope to become a regular part of the musical scene here and be spreading more a cappella and polyphony in China’s cultural center!
jmgazzoli, will that be a OF or EF Pontifical Mass?
The Month of Mary celebrations began in Chile :)
My extremely modern fifteen year old daughter told me that she wants to take instruction in Catholicism. :)
Weddings are for sure up . . . another one called in over the weekend.
Our first child was born a week ago. She is perfectly healthy, as is her mother. She also decided not to come in the middle of Hurricane Sandy, dedpite my wife being five dqys past her due date at the height of the storm.
Plus, last night, after thirteen days without electricity or heat, my parents, siblings and three sets of aunts/uncles had their power restored.
Still got my new job. Starting to find my feet doing it, although it’s still very hard work dealing simultaneously with people and tons of information. My family is well also.
Curiously, the new season premiere episode of My Little Pony told the story of a land once held together by love, which was falling apart because the inhabitants had been caused to forget their history by an evil overlord. Only love, self-sacrifice, and the recovery of memory and identity for the citizens, were able to save the day. (And no, I don’t think it was intended as a political or religious parable; but good art often latches onto things that are in the air, regardless of intention.)
The young transitional deacon in our parish gave a strong homily at the vigil Mass this weekend. I was deeply delighted to get a homily with quotes from Blessed John Paul II and other solid teaching in it!
And I was at a silent retreat last weekend where the priest sat in the confessional for several hours each day just to be available! I think every single participant could have gone to confession three or four times and not kept him busy. Another impressive dedication to God.
St. Peter Church in Steubenville has had many amazing things happen in the past 6 mo. We have a new Pastor, and an Associate (newly ordained). Both celebrate Mass in a very reverent way, whether N.O. or TLM, and both are able to do the TLM. Their homilies are solid, some of the best I have ever heard. About a month ago the Latin Mass returned to a once a month schedule (a low Mass) Now it has been changed to every Sun. at 12 noon. As of a few days ago, at all week day Masses 8a.m. and 5:15 p.m. and Sat. 8a.m. we use the altar rail for communion. We are so very thankful! Thanks be to God!
On Saturday (November 10), my husband graduated from college with his bachelor’s degree. His college career started in 1993, when he was 18 years old. Nineteen years later, after a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, his parents’ divorce, our marriage, and six kids (four on earth, two in heaven), and going to three different universities in two different states, off and on… he finally reached his goal. The last two and a half years, he was taking classes full-time while working full-time and being a full-time parent.
Words cannot express my pride in him.
For the last 2 weeks, a local parish has been having EF Low Masses on Saturday, with the hopes of training up servers for a regular Sunday EF Mass at another nearby Parish. Three of my boys are in training, which was difficult to attend in the past due to distance. Our family has been traveling 40 – 60 minutes for EF Masses at FSSP parishes. The most heartening news is these are diocesan priests doing this of their own volition, fulfilling the needs of those who are local asking for the Extraordinary Form. What a blessing. God Bless our Holy Priests.
Two years ago I had a brain tumor (benign) removed though the doctor could not take all of it because it was impinging on my speech center. As it was I had trouble speaking/reading/writing for weeks post-op.
According to the latest MRI none of the tumor remains, not even scar tissue from the operation. My surgeon has pronounced me cured.
So thanks to God & all who prayed for me!
My son, laid off and with children, will begin a new job tomorrow!
My daughter had her baby boy this morning: Grandchild # 13.
Born at home but she had to go to the hospital for a bleeding problem.
Please pray for her.
Daughter-in-law will be a monthly contributing author for a National Catholic Magazine.
It starts in February.
Prayers offered for all.
My job search is looking up. My wife and I have taken baby steps towards reconciliation now that (hopefully) her affair is over. Please continue to pray for us and our three young boys.
My wife is a pediatrician from Brazil. She’s having to complete residency for a second time to practice in the US. She began the residency in July and she has to take a practice board exam each year of the three year residency. The national avg. for 1st yr. residents was 156, 2nd yr. – 280, 3rd yr. – 335. My wife scored 410.
At the special Mass to begin the Year of Faith our Archbishop used incense. This may not seem like a big thing to some, but in our Archdiocese this must have been hard for the professional liturgists to swallow.
Holy Rosary in Indianapolis, home of both the EF and OF, will as of 2 December 2012, host also the AU (Anglican Use). That means 3 Sunday Masses, and 3 choirs (plus the Latin schola). Can’t speak for the OF choir, but the EF music is very good, and I suspect the AU will be as well (based on the reputation of a few members).