Archive for December, 2017

Source of the Mass: https://thesundaymass.org/watch-the-sunday-mass/849-feast-of-the-holy-family-mass-2017-12-31


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The hidden sacrament is revealed:

There is, brethren, one God, the knowledge of whom we gain from the Holy Scriptures and from no other source. Whatever things the Holy Scriptures declare, at these let us look; and whatever they teach, let us learn it; and as the Father wills our belief to be, let us believe; and as he wills the Son to be glorified, let us glorify him; and as he wills the Holy Spirit to be bestowed, let us receive him. Not according to our own will, nor according to our own mind, nor yet storming by force the things which are given by God, but even as he has chosen to teach them by the Holy Scriptures, so let us discern them.
God, subsisting alone, and having nothing coeval with himself, chose to create the world. And conceiving the world in mind, and willing and uttering the Word, he made it; and at once it appeared, formed it in the way he desired. For us it is sufficient simply to know that nothing was coeval with God. Outside him there was nothing; but he, while existing alone, yet existed in plurality. For he did not lack reason, or wisdom, or power, or counsel. All things were in him, and he was the All. At a time and in a manner chosen by him he made his Word manifest, and through his Word he made all things.
He bears this Word in himself, as yet invisible to the created world. He makes him visible, uttering the voice first, and begetting him as Light of Light. He presents him to the world as its Lord; and whereas the Word was visible formerly to God alone, and invisible to the world which is made, God makes the Word visible in order that the world might see him and be able to be saved.
This is the mind which came forth into the world and was manifested as the Son of God. All things came into being through him, and he alone comes from the Father.
He gave us the Law and the prophets; and in giving them, he made them speak by the Holy Ghost, in order that, receiving the inspiration of the Father’s power, they might declare the Father’s counsel and will.
Thus, then, was the Word made manifest, even as the blessed John says. For he sums up the things that were said by the prophets, and shows that this is the Word, by whom all things were made. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. All things were made by him, and without him nothing was made. And later, The world was made by him, and the world did not know him; he came to his own, and his own did not receive him.
(Franciscan Roman Breviary)

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Published on Dec 28, 2017

When even the more conservative bishops such as Alexander Sample find it necessary to partner with Evangelical outfits such as the ‘non-denominational’ ministry, ‘Young Life, to try to get disenfranchised Catholic kids to come back to the Church, it’s obvious there’s a big problem. Just 50 years after Vatican II the Catholic world has lost its Catholic identity to such an extent that the bishops are reduced to consulting non-Catholic ministries to help them stop the hemorrhaging of Catholic young people out of the Church. One wonders if a non-denominational Protestant partnership can help resolve problems caused by a largely Protestantized Catholic liturgy. But there is a Catholic alternative that is working and that is taking root all over the world. What is it? It’s called going back to the future, and it’s an international Catholic youth movement based on the Traditional Latin Mass.

Music Credit: “Song of Kings”, by Clamavi De Profundis








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“Thursday morning, Church Militant Executive Producer Simon Rafe reflected on his experience, noting a “lack of faith” among some who asked questions, although the night was not a total loss. “There were a couple of people I had good conversations with,” Rafe commented. “One man in particular had come seeking genuine answers.”

Rafe continued, “To be honest, that single interaction was worth being sworn at, told to go to Hell, called a child molester and stand in the cold for an hour.”

Source Article:  https://www.churchmilitant.com/news/article/noel-night

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“When Mr. Van Elslander gets a project in his head, it moves faster than anything we could imagine … in three weeks, we were able to tack some of them down because of (him.)”

Source Article: https://www.churchmilitant.com/news/article/detroit-business-owner-donates-20-million-to-franciscans

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The Church and the world do urgently need intrepid and candid witnesses of the whole truth of the commandment and of the will of God, of the whole truth of Christ’s words on marriage. Modern clerical Pharisees and Scribes, those bishops and cardinals who throw grains of incense to the neo-pagan idols of gender ideology and concubinage, will not convince anyone to either believe in Christ or to be ready to offer their lives for Christ – said + Athanasius Schneider, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Saint Mary in Astana, Kazakhstan in interview with Izabella Parowicz.

Source: Against Pharisees

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Source Article: http://www.aquinasandmore.com/blog/what-you-should-know-about-advent/

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