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  1. benedetta says:

    In the Byzantine Rite, Sunday of the Healing of Jarius’ Daughter, among other interesting points, that Catholics must vote with clearly-formed consciences, and must always vote on the side of life.

  2. ex seaxe says:

    Several points about loving God and your neighbour, but most significantly (I summarise) :-
    ‘Love your neighbour as yourself’, do you find yourself sufficiently lovable, or are there failings and blemishes that you feel you ought to address, then GO TO CONFESSION.

  3. Joy65 says:

    Father Wade Menezes gave a VERY good homily. He spoke on many things, some political.

    Then later while he was saying Consecration and was about to raise the Chalice a man stormed up the aisle at the EWTN Chapel shouting obscenities and was stopped before getting to the altar. Poor Father Wade looked shaken up but he composed himself and continued with the rest of the Mass. So very sad. We watched the later replay of the Mass and they had edited out the disturbance.
    Father Son Holy Spirit, Mother Mary, all Holy Saints and angels please surround and protect all clergy and Consecrated Religious from satan and all his evil ways.
    satan is doing his best to tear our Church down.

  4. Joy65 says:

    At our own Mass we had a substitute Priest and he did a very good explanation of the Levitical Priesthood and also the 2 Commandments.

  5. Gab says:

    Good homily from my Parish Priest, ending in the words:

    When you love God and love your neighbour, life becomes less complicated.

  6. JSzczuka says:

    Father gave an excellent homily today at my TLM mass. He related the distress and confusion that we can all be feeling as a result of the present crisis to the way the disciples felt in the storm with Jesus asleep. He admonished us to pray much for Holy Mother Church and to trust that Jesus is Master of the situation. Also, to be well informed but to make sure we are spending as much time in prayer to God about it as we are in reading and talking about what is going on.

  7. I took the opportunity to promote next week’s 40 Hours, tying that to the first commandment. I said a lot about prayer habits helping orient us to God. I talked about the second commandment too.

  8. JillMary says:

    At the TLM- with the current church crisis we may feel like Jesus is asleep in the boat right now and we need to wake him. But he knows what is happening. And while painful, what is happening in the church right now is helping to purify it. God can make use of all circumstances.

  9. Kathleen10 says:

    That today’s situation in the church will be an opportunity to see God make Himself manifest in the world. That we should be at peace as much as we can because God is always in control.

    I saw the video of the EWTN Mass. The man went off just at the consecration. Satan is writhing.
    I’m sure that was disturbing to all present. Thank God EWTN has security. You often see the officer on camera at the start of Mass. They should make sure he’s visible on camera at the start of every Mass.

  10. mikeinmo says:

    Father noted how people are getting tired of all the political ads which seem to have been going on for months. The intensity and dedication of the politicians running for office is endless. Each of us need the same intensity and dedication in working our way to heaven.

    On Tuesday (Election Day), our parish will have all day Eucharistic Adoration after the 8 am Mass, with Benediction at 6 pm. The Rosary will be prayed at the top of each hour from 9 am to 5 pm. We will pray for good outcomes on various ballot issues, and the election of good candidates.

  11. HFL says:

    Fr. Paul Scalia gave an excellent homily at a TLM wherein he noted that, were November 4 not a Sunday this year, we’d be celebrating the feast of St. Charles Borromeo, a leading figure in the Counter-Reformation. He described Borromeo’s early rise through the clerical ranks as a result of nepotism, receiving the tonsure at age 12, and having the income from the rich Benedictine abbey of Sts. Gratinian and Felin turned over to him at the same time by an uncle. Amazingly, when he was 23 years old, he was appointed Cardinal by Pope Pius IV . . . who was also uncle. Importantly, however, despite his meteoroic rise in the clergy resulting from family connections, he was a vigorous opponent of corruption in the church and became a leader in reforming the Church, and organized the third and last session of the Council of Trent. He also had a large hand in the making of the Tridentine Catechism. Fr. Scalia emphasized the similarities between the crises in the Church at the time of St. Borromeo and those of the present time and that, as the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops prepare to meet in their annual assembly next week, we need to pray that someone from among their ranks will exhibit the courage of St. Charles Borromeo and come forward to lead a much needed reform effort today.

  12. Garth Lucas says:

    Yes. The good point was that the first item on the first command is to listen. ‘Hear O Israel . . . ‘. From Fr Paul at St Anne’s in Spitalfiekd London UK

  13. JonPatrick says:

    Byzantine Divine Liturgy (Melkite Greek Catholic Church) our Gospel was the parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus the beggar. In the Western Church there are often these depictions of people in Hell being tortured by various demons. In the East the perception is somewhat different – one example is of people marching down a path to the mouth of a dragon that is about to devour them, but the people are looking back at the image of Jesus and thinking “if only …”. We make the decision every day whether to follow Jesus or to turn away from him in everything we do. The rich man probably had to step over Lazarus every time he went out of his house. He could have arranged to give him the leftovers from his table. But he couldn’t be bothered for whatever reason. Even in Hell he cannot repent of his indifference, he only is concerned about his own suffering and the potential suffering of his brothers.

  14. JesusFreak84 says:

    The priest who gave the sermon at the TLM I attended isn’t part of the Archdiocese (and doesn’t have that parish as his primary “place” for his faculties, however that’s supposed to be worded because I don’t know and Monday has my brain dripping out of my ears right about now,) so he was pretty blunt about how, especially with our current hierarchy (and he did seem to mean both at the Archdiocesan level and the Vatican itself,) it does feel like the Lord’s asleep in his Barque, but Father also listed off Popes, some of whom were far worse than even the most scandalous moments of the current Pontiff, and I noted how many of them are in the dustbin of history and only really remembered by traditionalists, ironically. It would be a great irony if the only ones who remember Pope Francis in a century are precisely the descendants of the traditional Catholics that he belittles now =-\ Father wasn’t focusing just on the crises in the Church, of course; the world at large is in even worse shape and on those issues, we’ve been shaking the Lord in the Barque of Peter to wake up for over a generation now.

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