"The Five Wounds of the Liturgical Mystical Body of Christ"

"The Five Wounds of the Liturgical Mystical Body of Christ"
"The Five Wounds of the Liturgical Mystical Body of Christ" according to Bishop Athanasius Schneider: 1. Mass versus populum. 2. Communion in the hand. 3. The Novus Ordo Offertory prayers. 4. Disappearance of Latin in the Ordinary Form. 5. Liturgical services of lector and acolyte by women and ministers in lay clothing.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

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Original - Prayer to St. Michael

“O Glorious Prince of the heavenly host, St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in the battle and in the terrible warfare that we are waging against the principalities and powers, against the rulers of this world of darkness, against the evil spirits. Come to the aid of man, whom Almighty God created immortal, made in His own image and likeness, and redeemed at a great price from the tyranny of Satan.

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“Fight this day the battle of the Lord, together with the holy angels, as already thou hast fought the leader of the proud angels, Lucifer, and his apostate host, who were powerless to resist thee, nor was there place for them any longer in Heaven. That cruel, ancient serpent, who is called the devil or Satan who seduces the whole world, was cast into the abyss with his angels. Behold, this primeval enemy and slayer of men has taken courage. Transformed into an angel of light, he wanders about with all the multitude of wicked spirits, invading the earth in order to blot out the name of God and of His Christ, to seize upon, slay and cast into eternal perdition souls destined for the crown of eternal glory. This wicked dragon pours out, as a most impure flood, the venom of his malice on men of depraved mind and corrupt heart, the spirit of lying, of impiety, of blasphemy, and the pestilent breath of impurity, and of every vice and iniquity.

“These most crafty enemies have filled and inebriated with gall and bitterness the Church, the spouse of the immaculate Lamb, and have laid impious hands on her most sacred possessions. In the Holy Place itself, where the See of Holy Peter and the Chair of Truth has been set up as the light of the world, they have raised the throne of their abominable impiety, with the iniquitous design that when the Pastor has been struck, the sheep may be.

“Arise then, O invincible Prince, bring help against the attacks of the lost spirits to the people of God, and give them the victory. They venerate thee as their protector and patron; in thee holy Church glories as her defense against the malicious power of hell; to thee has God entrusted the souls of men to be established in heavenly beatitude. Oh, pray to the God of peace that He may put Satan under our feet, so far conquered that he may no longer be able to hold men in captivity and harm the Church. Offer our prayers in the sight of the Most High, so that they may quickly find mercy in the sight of the Lord; and vanquishing the dragon, the ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, do thou again make him captive in the abyss, that he may no longer seduce the nations. Amen.

V. Behold the Cross of the Lord; be scattered ye hostile powers.
R. The Lion of the tribe of Judah has conquered the root of David.
V. Let Thy mercies be upon us, O Lord.
R. As we have hoped in Thee.
V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come unto Thee.

Let us pray.
O God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we call upon Thy holy Name, and as supplicants, we implore Thy clemency, that by the intercession of Mary, ever Virgin Immaculate and our Mother, and of the glorious St. Michael the Archangel, Thou wouldst deign to help us against Satan and all the other unclean spirits who wander about the world for the injury of the human race and the ruin of souls. Amen.”

Roman Raccolta, July 23, 1898, supplement approved July 31, 1902,
London: Burnes, Oates & Washbourne Ltd., 1935, 12th edition.

Saturday, September 28, 2013



I never imagined that I would ever be inspired much less edified by the papacy of Alexander VI. However, it is precisely just such an example of the divine origin of the papacy as that of Rodrigo Borgia who became Alexander VI. I was reminded reading the posting in Rorate Coeli Blog that in spite of his often scandalously sinful personal life, that he kept intact in its' purity the liturgy, mission and doctrine of the holy, Roman Church.

 It is encouraging to me to be reminded that God can (and does) write straight the crooked lines of weak and unfortunately even immoral Churchmen. God can use the most wretched of us to accomplish His designs and bring greater good from even the most miserable of people and circumstances. This is for me a great consolation especially living in times such as these. 

I (as many of us) have been disheartened and saddened in the past few months sifting through utterances from Rome. I have often given in to melancholy.  I was so distressed last night that I found it difficult to even pray. This is the work of the enemy. We cannot afford to give in to such temptation. We must continue to pray without ceasing and to fight the good fight. 

We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed;"  2 Corinthians 4:8-9

Thursday, September 26, 2013


Some years ago, I had the great grace to make the 75 mile "Pilgrimage of Restoration" on foot from Lake George to Auriesville in the state of New York. I believe very firmly that it was through the blood and continued intercession of the North American martyrs that my own faith was restored to an increased zeal and vigor. I do not think I realized at the time just how much this work of the Holy Ghost upon my soul would be. I am ashamed to say that although I made the pilgrimage with faith, piety and devotion, my mind and heart were in many ways "stuck in Egypt". I deeply regret that though I am grateful that this exercise in faith is still bearing fruit in my own life spiritually. I was edified and moved to tears in the past few days viewing some television documentaries about the lives of the North American martyrs. One of the narrators in one particular film said, "You will never be the same after being here" (referring to Auriesville, NY).  I can vouch for that. I have never been to the Canadian shrine. Though, I feel very inspired to do so. Let us ask for many graces on this their feast day. Let us pray for a Catholic restoration in North America and the world.  If you have never made the pilgrimage of restoration, I would urge you to consider doing so. Here is their webpage: PILGRIMAGE OF RESTORATION

here is a link to more information regarding the lives of The North American Martyrs

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Cardinal Ranjith, "the time of the Reform of the Reform" for the "liturgy of all time"

A translation of a posting from the excellent Italian Catholic Blog of Don Luciano Micheli

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Reform of the Reform and "liturgy of all time"

Cardinal Ranjith, "the time of the Reform of the Reform" for the "liturgy of all time"

On the New Liturgical Movement blog the contents of the letter written by Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith were published - Cardinal Ranjith the former secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship - addressed to the participants of this meeting a Vox. The letter is a strong and important statement in defense of the Vetus ordo (Traditional Mass) and the urgent and timely reform of the Reform of the liturgy of Paul VI.

The authority of this prelate also lends more weight using clear and explicit words that come at a period now ready to receive them and make them fruitful, since now the permitted bad-interpretation and incorrect application of the conciliar texts of Vatican II (also recognized by the Cardinal in his letter), and especially following the "condemnation" of the pestilential "spirit of the Council", now recognized as the major culprit responsible for the problems of the Church and Liturgical Reform (unwanted, as well as made, by the Council Fathers).


I wish to express first of all, my gratitude to all of you for the zeal and enthusiasm with which you promote the cause of the restoration of the true liturgical traditions of the Church. 

As you know, it is worship that enhances faith and its heroic realization in life. It is the means with which human beings are lifted up to the level of the transcendent and eternal: the place of a profound encounter between God and man. 

Liturgy for this reason can never be what man creates. For if we worship the way we want and fix the rules ourselves, then we run the risk of recreating Aaron's golden calf. We ought to constantly insist on worship as participation in what God Himself does, else we run the risk of engaging in idolatry. Liturgical symbolism helps us to rise above what is human to what is divine. In this, it is my firm conviction that the Vetus Ordo represents to a great extent and in the most fulfilling way that mystical and transcendent call to an encounter with God in the liturgy. Hence the time has come for us to not only renew through radical changes the content of the new Liturgy, but also to encourage more and more a return of the Vetus Ordo, as a way for a true renewal of the Church, which was what the Fathers of the Church seated in the Second Vatican Council so desired. 

The careful reading of the Conciliar Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy,Sacrosanctum Concilum shows that the rash changes introduced to the Liturgy later on, were never in the minds of the Fathers of the Council.

Hence the time has come for us to be courageous in working for a true reform of the reform and also a return to the true liturgy of the Church, which had developed over its bi-millenial history in a continuous flow. I wish and pray that, that would happen.

May God bless your efforts with success.

+Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith
Archbishop of Colombo

This is a translation of an open letter to Pope Francis regarding his "Ramadan Letter" to Muslims by a Priest (Guy Pagès, born in 1958 , is a Catholic priest of the diocese of Paris, blogger and podcaster French.Ordained a priest in 1994 . During his early years he was a missionary in the Islamic Republic of Djibouti for him to specialize in Islam 2 . Back in France and lacking ministry, Father Pagès is charged by his superiors with a mission of evangelization by internet 3 . He shared on multimedia platforms YouTube , Dailymotion and GloriaTV, chronic videos on the news, Islam, the major themes of the doctrine of the Church as well as catechesis . It also creates the blog Islam & Truth , Catholic blog and very critical of Islam. ) from the Blog ' Muniatintrantes'

Open Letter to the Pope

Open letter from a priest who writes to the Pope to Muslims

Don Guy Pagès - Paris
I start from  Traditio Liturgical  the Open Letter from a Catholic priest of the diocese of Paris to the current pope. The indication that it yields underlines the bloggers who posted them, is that   the direction impressed by the Catholic hierarchy is not the same as found at its base. This also means that any forced change of the liturgy in the West does not necessarily reflect the will of the people.

Most Holy Father, Praised be our Lord Jesus Christ, who gave you the mission to guide his Church!

Let me on behalf of countless people shocked by   your letter to the Muslims  on the occasion of ' Id al-Fitr , and by virtue of canon 212 § 3 [2]: "   In accord with the knowledge, competence, and prestige which they possess , they have the right, indeed at times the duty to manifest to the sacred pastors their opinion on matters which pertain to the good of the Church and to make their opinion known to the other faithful regard for the integrity of faith and morals, with reverence toward their pastors, and attentive to common advantage and the dignity of the person  , " to share his reflections of this open letter.

Greeting with "   great pleasure  " Muslims on the occasion of Ramadan, considered time spent '  in fasting, prayer and almsgiving , "he seems unaware that the fast of Ramadan is such that " the average cost of a family that makes it increases 30%  "[3], which alms are accessible only to needy Muslims and the Muslim prayer consists in refusing five times a day faith in the Trinity and Jesus Christ, to ask for the grace not to follow the path of Lost as that of the Christians ... In addition, during Ramadan, is a dizzying increases in crime  [4]. Is there really any reason one can praise these practices ?

His letter states that we must have respect for Muslims and "   especially for their religious leaders  , " but you do not say in what way.  Since you are talking to them as Muslims, it follows that this respect is also for Islam. Now what Islam does for a Christian though, since  it "  denies the Father and the Son  "(1 John 2: 22), is presents as one of the most powerful Antichrists that there are, in number and violence (Ap 20, 7-10)? How can we value both Christ and what is opposed to Him?

Your message goes on to note that "   the size of the family and society are particularly important for Muslims in this period  "of Ramadan, but what it does not say is that Ramadan serves as a powerful means of social conditioning, of oppression, subjugation and Islamic totalitarianism, in short of total denial of respect it evoked ... Thus Article 222 of the Moroccan Penal Code states: "   Whoever, known for his membership in the Muslim religion, ostensibly breaks the fast in a public place during the period of Ramadan, without grounds permitted by this religion, shall be punished with imprisonment from one to six months and a fine  . " And this is Morocco's moderate ...

What kind of "   parallel  "can be found among"   the size of the family and the Muslim society "and"   the Christian faith and practice  ", since the state of the Muslim family includes polygamy (Qur'an 4, 3, 33, 49 , 52, 59), repudiation (Qur'an 2, 230), and Legal ontological inferiority of women (Qur'an 4, 38, 2, 282, 4, 11), the need for the husband to beat his wife (Qur'an 4 , 34), etc..? What are the similarities there may be between the Muslim society built for the glory of the One and that, in fact, can not tolerate otherness or freedom, or, therefore, to distinguish the religious and spiritual spheres from the rest? "   Between us and you enmity and hatred forever until you believe in Allah alone!  "(Quran 60: 4). What are the similarities with the Christian society, built for the glory of the Triune God that promotes respect for legitimate differences? Rather, for "  parallel ", one should not understand what you do not like and approach but since, on the contrary, absolutely not approaching? In which case, the misunderstanding may serve to clarify your  statement?

You propose to your interlocutors to reflect on "   the promotion of mutual respect through education  , "suggesting that they share with her ​​the same values ​​of humanity,"   mutual respect  . " But this is not the case. For a Muslim, it is not human nature to be a reference, nor the good knowable by reason: the 'man and his well'm not the one who invokes the Koran. The Qur'an instructs Muslims that Christians, because they are Christians "   are unclean  "(Quran 9, 28),"  the worst of creation  "(Qur'an 98: 6),"   the vilest of animals  "(Quran 8:22, cf . 8.55) [5] ... Why Islam is the true religion (Qur'an 2, 208, 3, 19, 85), which shall rule over all the others, to eradicate them completely (Qur'an 2, 193), and those who are not Muslims can only be perverts and cursed ( Koran 3, 10, 82, 110, 4, 48, 56, 76, 91, 71, 44, 9, 17,34, 11, 14, 13, 15, 33, 14:30, 16.28 to 9; 18, 103 -6, 21, 98, 22, 19-22, 55, 25, 21, 33, 64, 40, 63, 48,13), that Muslims must fight constantly (Qur'an 61, from 4.10 to 2, 8, 40, 2, 193) by deception (Qur'an 3, 54, 4, 142, 8, 30, 86,16), terror (Qur'an 3,151, 8, 12, 60, 33, 26, 59, 2), and all types of punishment (Koran 5, 33, 8, 65, 9, 9, 29, 12, 25, 77), such as beheading (Koran 8, 12 Koran 47, 4) or the crucifixion (Koran 5, 33 ) to eliminate (Koran 2, 193, 8, 39, 9, 5, 111, 123, 47, 4) and finally destroy (Koran 2, 191, 4, 89, 91, 6, 45, 9, 5, 30, 36, 73, 33, 60-2: 66, 9). "   O ye who believe! Fight to death the unbelievers who are near to you and that you are in the cruelty ..."   (Qur'an 9, 124)  "   May Allah curse them!  "(Quran 9, 30 cf. 31, 51, 4, 48) ...

Holy Father, you can never forget, when you go to the Muslims, you can not go outside of the Koran? You appeal "   to respect every person [...] First of all, for his life, to physical integrity, to his dignity with rights which its reputation, its heritage, its ethnic identity and cultural, his ideas and his policies  . " It can not affect the provisions given by Allah, which are immutable and I have listed some of them. But if we respect "   others' ideas and policy choices  , "as we can, then, oppose the stoning, amputation and all sorts of other abominable practices commanded by   Sharia ? Its good speech can not shake the Muslims who do not have lessons to learn from us, being "   impurities  "(Quran 9, 28). And if, despite everything, applaud as they did in Italy, it is because the policy of the Holy See serves greatly to their interests by passing their religion as respectable in the eyes of the world, thinking that leads to consider the universal values ​​she preconizzati. .. The applaud as long as it will be, as in Italy, a minority. But when they will no longer be, what happens will happen everywhere are the majority: every Muslim group does not have to disappear (Qur'an 9:1; 47, 4, 61, 4, etc..) Or pay the   jyzaia  to buy the right to survive (Qur'an 9, 29). You can not ignore all this, but how can it, hiding it in the eyes of the world, promote the expansion of Islam in front of innocent or naive so abused?Maybe she observes the compliments that have been sent as a sign of fertility of his attitude?Then she ignores the principle of   takyia  who commands us to kiss the hand that a Muslim can not cut (Qur'an 3: 28, 16, 106). But they are worth such exchanges of courtesy? St. Paul did not say: "   If I seek to please men, I will not be the servant of Christ  "(Gal. 1: 10)? Jesus said cursed those who are the object of veneration by all (Lk 6, 26). But if your natural enemies praise her, who does not praise?   The Church's mission is to teach good manners to live in society?  St. John the Baptist would have died if he had simply wanted to wish a good party to Herod? Maybe tell you that there is no comparison with Herod, because Herod was living in sin and that it was the duty of a prophet denouncing sin?

But if every Christian has become a prophet, the day of his baptism, and if sin is not believing in Jesus, the Son of God, Savior (Jn 16: 9), what exactly do you glory l 'Islam, how could a Christian who does not denounce the sin that is Islam and call them to conversion "in season and out of season" (2 Tim 4, 2)? Since the aim of Islam is to replace Christianity that would pervert the revelation of pure monotheism with faith in the Holy Trinity, since Jesus is not God, it is neither dead nor resurrected, there would have been no redemption, and Its mission would be reduced to nothing, because they do not denounce Islam as the predicted Imposter (Mt 24, 4, 11, 24) and the predator par excellence of the Church? Instead of hunting the wolf, Vatican diplomacy gives the impression of preferring the nutrition of flattery, not seeing that this is just waiting to be well nourished to do what is everywhere has become sufficiently strong and vigorous. We need to remember the martyrs Christians living in Egypt, Pakistan and wherever Islam is in power? How can the Holy See, to take responsibility for endorsing Islam by presenting it as a lamb, while it is a wolf in sheep's clothing? In Akita, the Virgin Mary warned us: "   The devil introduction in the Church is because it is full of people who accept compromises  '...

Holy Father, how can your letter which stated that "   in particular between Muslims and Christians, we are called to respect the other's religion, its teachings, its symbols and values  ​​"? How can we respect Islam, which continually blasphemes the Holy Trinity and our Lord Jesus Christ, the Church accused of having falsified the gospel and trying to supplant it (Rev. 12: 4)? As St. Irenaeus wrote Against Heresies St. John Damascene   On heresies  where there are "   many laughable absurdity contained in the Koran  , "St. Thomas Aquinas, with his   Summa against the Gentiles  and all the saints who are committed to criticize the false religions were not then true Christians, though today it retroactively condemned the actions as those of some rare contemporary apologist?

The scope of cooperation between reason and faith, so encouraged by Pope Benedict XVI, you should exclude the religious? If you follow your appeal expressed by this letter,  Holy Father, then we must ask with the Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC) [6], the condemnation throughout the world for any criticism of Islam, and then cooperate with the 'OIC to spread Islam teaches that, again, the corruption of Christianity that will be replaced by Islam ... Why you should put together the OIC in a museum Christian apologetic?

If it is true that you can not sow among thorns (Mt 13, 2-9), but that one must first weed to start sowing, it is also true that you can not begin to proclaim the Good News of salvation to a ' Muslim soul by How long been vaccinated and immunized, from early childhood, against the Christian faith (Qur'an 5, 72, 9, 113, 98, 6 ...) filling it with prejudice, slander and all sorts of lies about Christianity. Therefore one must necessarily begin to criticize Islam "   his teachings, symbols and values  ​​"to destroy itself the falsehoods that make enemy to Christianity. St. Paul not only asks to use "   weapons of defense of justice  , "but also"   offensive weapons  "(2 Cor 6, 7). Where are these in the life of the Church today?

Oh, sure, join in the joy of good people ignorant of God's will and wish them a happy Ramadan may not seem like a bad thing in itself, just as St. Peter when he thought legitimized Jewish customs ... in fear of the "   proto-Muslims  "that the Nazarenes were Jews! But Saint Paul corrected him in front of everyone by showing that he had more important things to do than trying to please the false brethren (Gal. 24, 11-14, 2 Cor 11, 26; Koran 21, 93, 60, 4, etc.) . If Paul is right how can you say that we should not criticize "  the religion of others, its teachings, its symbols and values  ​​"? Not wanting to criticize Islam, your letter also justifies the bishops who go to the ceremony of laying the first stone of a mosque. What they do is, even in their case, a matter of courtesy in the desire to please everyone and promote civil peace.

Tomorrow, when their people will become Muslims, they will say that it was their bishop, rather than keep them in Christianity, has shown them the way to the mosque ... It may as well say the same thing in regard to the Holy See, as they will have learned not to think about the true Islam but to honor it as good and respectable in itself ...

Your letter justifies your wishes for Ramadan by saying that "   It is clear that when we show respect for the religion of others or when we offer our best wishes on the occasion of a religious festival, we just try to share in his joy without this Therefore, to refer to the content of his religious convictions  . " How to rejoice with a joy that glorifies Islam? The attitude as predicted, the Holy Father agrees to that commanded by Jesus: "   Let your conversation be 'yes yes', 'no no': the rest comes from the evil one  "(Mt 5, 37)? And even if you could believe not to sin by wishing a happy Ramadan, because of a mental reservation that denies the link between Islam and Ramadan (a denial indicating that this behavior still poses problems), this accords with the pastoral charity which wishes to be a shepherd  who cares about how his actions will be understood by his interlocutors? In fact they can think of Muslims when they hear us wish them a happy Ramadan, except that we're idiots, incomprehensibly obtuse, certainly cursed by Allah, not to become ourselves Muslims as we recognize their religion not only as an asset (because able to give them the joy that hope), but certainly superior to Christianity (since it comes after it). Or they may think we are hypocrites, not daring to tell them what we think in the face of their religion which is equivalent to recognize that we are afraid of them as if they were already our masters? They may have a different interpretation if they think of Muslims?

Many Muslims have expressed their joy as you honor their religion. How will they ever be converted, if the Church encourages them to practice Islam? How can the Holy See announce the falsity of Islam and the duty to abandon it to save himself by receiving holy baptism?   Everything does not promote religious relativism for which the differences between religions are unimportant as it is all that is good in 'man who would be saved regardless of the religions?

The early Christians refused to participate in the civil ceremonies of the Roman Empire they were supposed to burn incense before a statue of the emperor, a ritual apparently very commendable as promoting coexistence and unity of different peoples and many major religions of the Roman Empire. The early Christians, for whom the uniqueness of the Lordship of Jesus was more important than any reality of this world, even the esteem of their fellow citizens, they have preferred to sign with their blood the originality of their message. And if we love our neighbor, whoever they are, including Muslims, as members of the human species like us, wanted and loved from all eternity by God, redeemed by the Blood of the Lamb without spot, Jesus taught us to deny any human bond that is opposed to his love (Mt 12, 46-50, 23, 31, Lk 9, 59-62, 14, 26, Jn 10, 34, 15,25). How fraternity then you might call "   brothers  "Muslims (see his statement of 29.03.2013)? There is a brotherhood that transcends all human things including that of communion with Christ, rejected by Islam, and that could be the only important? The will of God is that we believe in Christ (Jn 6: 29), that "   we do not recognize any other in the flesh  "(2 Cor 5: 16).

Perhaps the Vatican diplomacy thinks that in their silence about what Islam is, will save the lives of the poor Christians in Muslim countries? No, Islam will continue to haunt them (cf. Jn 16, 2) and even more if you do not see any objection to that because that is its raison d'etre (Qur'an 9: 30). These Christians, like all Christians, do not expect, rather, that she reminds them that this is the legacy of every disciple of Christ, that of being persecuted in his name (cf. Mt 16, 24, Mk 13, 13, Jn 15, 20) and that is a very great grace of which are to be welcomed? Jesus has commanded us not to fear the torments of persecution (Luke 12, 4) and, to the brothers persecuted for our faith, rallegrasi eighth beatitude (Mt 5, 11-12). This joy is not perhaps the best testimony?

Which best service we can give devout Muslims when we are not afraid of dying, since they are certain to go to enjoy the Uri that Allah has promised them as a reward for their crimes? What better service if you do not give them their lives for love of God and the salvation of others?

His letter refers to the testimony of St. Francis but does not say that St. Francis sent the brothers to evangelize Morocco, knowing that most likely would have been martyred, what actually happened. It does not say that he himself undertook to evangelize the Sultan Al Kamil Al Malik [7]. The charity complaint lies and calls to conversion.

Most Holy Father, we make it hard to find in your message to the Muslims the echo of the charity of St Paul commands: "   Do not you put a yoke with unbelievers that it is not for you, because what is the relationship between justice and lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? Or what is the relationship between the faithful and the unfaithful?  "(2 Cor 6:14-15), or those of the sweet St. John not to accept anyone who discards the Catholic Faith, not even greet him under pain of participating in his "  evil deeds  "(2 John 7, 11) ... Greeting the Muslims during Ramadan, do not participate in their evil deeds? Who hates today, even a garment spotted by the flesh (cf. Jude 23)? The doctrine of the Apostles is no longer present?

Yes, the Second Vatican Council calls Christians to forget the past, but this can not mean anything else but forget all resentment to the violence and injustices suffered by Christians over the centuries, and what interests us, inflicted on them by the Muslims. Forget the past does not mean to condemn ourselves to relive the same evils of that time?   Without having a memory there can still be an identity? Without memory, we could still have a future?

Most Holy Father, have you read the Open Letter of Magdi Cristiano Allam, [8] former Muslim baptized by Pope Benedict XVI in 2006, who announced to leave the Church because of its compromise with the Islamization of the West? This letter is a terrible thunder in the sky in front of the apathy and cowardice of the Church and should be a big warning to us!

Most Holy Father, as the diplomacy is not covered by the charism of infallibility and his message to Muslims to mark the end of Ramadan is not a magisterial act, I take the liberty to criticize openly and respectfully (canon 212 § 3). Surely you considered that before we talk about "   theology  "with Muslims, it was necessary to have their hearts by teaching the duty, however elementary, to respect others. I wanted to tell you that we believe that such teaching should be done without any reference to Islam, in order to avoid any ambiguity in this regard.Why not at the first of the year or at Christmas?

It was certainly not without reason that Benedict XVI has lifted the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue and transferred its powers to the Pontifical Council for Culture ...

That said, I renew my pledge of allegiance to the Chair of St. Peter, in faith in his infallible magisterium, wanting to see the same done by all Catholics shaken in their faith for your message to Muslims to mark the end of Ramadan.
Don Guy Pagès

 "In accord with the knowledge, competence, and prestige which they possess, they have the right, indeed at times the duty to manifest to the sacred pastors their opinion on matters which pertain to the good of the Church, and to make it known to other faithful regard for the integrity of faith and morals, with reverence toward their pastors, and attentive to common advantage and the dignity of the person "[Can. 212, § 3 "As well as stool, urine, meat, wine," says Ayatollah Khomeny, Principles in political, philosophical, social and religious Éditions Libres Hallier, Paris, Catholique ]

From the English Catholic Blog 'The Muniment Room'


Struggling With Pope Francis

Of course, there's nothing he says that can't be explained, and sometimes he explains it himself when he says something different in one audience from what he said in an interview; and if he doesn't, you can always rely on Fr Z to explain what he said, even while the Tabletistas are dashing down the wrong track.  He never attacks the deposit of the Faith: we know, because other people explain his comments and put them into a proper context.  But I find the hermeneutic of Pope Francis baffling.  How is it that somebody so wise, so clever, so holy, seems not to care about expressing himself in a way that allows people not just to draw wrong conclusions, but to pin them fairly and squarely on him?

If he stuck for a year to his homilies and avoided all other public utterances (he can say what he likes on the phone as long as nobody is recording him) we might begin to appreciate the radicalism of his Faith, the challenge that the Truth he expresses at times so clearly means for the way we live, the gentleness of his continuity with B16 and JP2 (rabbit hole: is this mutatis mutandis what JP1 would have been like?), and appreciate his obvious holiness as a complement to the obvious holiness of his predecessor, and therefore another challenge to the rest of us.

Instead I read in a Spanish newspaper yesterday that the Pope wants to appoint a female Cardinal, a deaconess in an order of the early Church that he will restore.  He won't, of course, because it's an ontological impossibility: but how many readers of an article by a Spanish version of an ACTA follower will understand that the author has twisted the Pope's words to suit his agenda?  How many people seeing the Pope wonder why so many disciplinary matters are referred to Rome may conclude that the hierarchy of E&W's not acting against heterodox Bishops is because they aren't heterodox, rather than because the CBCEW is a capon in a farmyard full of menace?  How many people see his looking at the synodality of the Orthodox as a belied in the dogmatic infallibility of Bishops' Conferences, when Orthodox orthodoxy is rooted in the orthodox mission of the Bishop as an individual, not as a team member?

Maybe I'm missing something.  Maybe the Tabletistas were right all along.  Maybe the Pope's words are right and will have a magical effect on those who aren't orthodox Catholics which will bring them into the Church in droves.  Maybe he's right to make us question what we actually believe in, and that's what he's trying to do.

It's a funny way to be right, though.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013



A "middle class holiness"?

"There are the saints of every day Saints" hidden ", a sort of " middle class of holiness, "as the words of a French author, this is " middle class of holiness " which we can all take part. "(Homily of Pope Francis, Saint Paul Outside the Walls, Sunday, April 14)
Well no. No French writer has ventured to use such an expression. And it is happily so. Because it would be contrary to the Gospel, to the teaching of the Church Fathers, and the whole of Catholic tradition (including in particular the universal call to holiness of Vatican II ), to imagine a "middle class of holiness. " The first step towards canonization is the decree of heroic virtues. There are no middle class heroes. And the "holiest of all days," which will not be canonized, puts as much in practice the heroic virtues. There is no holiness without heroic virtues. So there is no "middle class of holiness."
Is as a "French author" had advanced adventurously the term "middle class of salvation." This is Malègue Joseph, author of a now-forgotten saga which was critically acclaimed ... and ...  by Paul VI, who had considerable success in the inter-war period, Augustin or Master is here . At his death, Joseph Malègue left another unfinished saga: Black stones. The middle classes of salvation . Into three parts. The second is incomplete, and it is especially in the third, non-existent, it was clear what he meant by "middle class of salvation."
The little that we guess is that it was rather (and logically) a pejorative, so down to what the Pope calls the "middle classes of holiness." Joseph Malègue opposes the "middle classes of salvation" (bourgeoisie practitioners mired in its class and its interests) in the world of saints, even if he ultimately, in his notes, connects the two ...
These two worlds are outlined in this brief excerpt from the second part (found here ), which shows a priest who approves a marriage of convenience: "It was very good, a" good "human, a secular good of a good convenience, rank, family, social base and worldly. The softest priest and yet himself more mortified with all his Lenten fasting of seventy-five years, which they had not about all his austerities, who was to die the following year, at the end of all his task, sweet death exhausted, placed himself at the height of his parishioners with spontaneous simplicity, to see them as their interests and calculations near the level they were visible, with rational clarity and their neatness which they needed, in the columns of credit and what they owed. "
That's what the parishioners of the "middle classes of salvation." There really was nothing to show as an example ...

According to "Sentire cum Ecclesia" (see below), the term "middle class holiness" was used by Joseph Malègue (plural, which is why Google did not give me reference).Duly noted. There has been a French writer to talk about "middle class of holiness" and a pope to repeat it. This does not affect my review.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Oremus pro pontifice nostro Francisco

Oratio pro summo Pontifice
Prayer for the Pope

Oratio pro summo Pontifice: Prayer for the Pope


V. Oremus pro Pontifice nostro Francisco.
R. Dominus conservet eum, et vivificet eum, et beatum faciat eum in terra, et non tradat eum in
 animam inimicorum eius.  
Pater Noster, Ave Maria.
Deus, omnium fidelium pastor et rector, famulum tuum Franciscum, quem pastorem Ecclesiae
 tuae praeesse voluisti, propitius respice: da ei, quaesumus, verbo et exemplo, quibus praeest, 
proficere: ut ad vitam, una cum grege sibi credito, perveniat sempiternam. Per Christum, Dominum
 nostrum. Amen.


V. Let us pray for Francis, our Pope.
R. May the Lord preserve him, and give him life, and make him blessed upon the earth, and 
deliver him not up to the will of his enemies. [Ps 40:3]
Our Father, Hail Mary.
O God, Shepherd and Ruler of all Thy faithful people, look mercifully upon Thy servant Francis,
 whom Thou hast chosen as shepherd to preside over Thy Church. Grant him, we beseech Thee,
 that by his word and example, he may edify those over whom he hath charge, so that together
 with the flock committed to him, may he attain everlasting life. Through Christ our Lord. 
Pope Francis


Stay With Me, Lord Prayer
 by Padre Pio
Stay with me, Lord, for it is necessary to have Thee present so that I do not forget Thee. Thou knowest how easily I abandon Thee. 
Stay with me, Lord, because I am weak, and I need Thy strength that I may not fall so often.
Stay with me, Lord, for Thou art my light, and without Thee I am in darkness. 
Stay with me, Lord, to show me Thy will.
Stay with me, Lord, so that I hear Thy voice and follow Thee. 
Stay with me, Lord, for I desire to love Thee very much and to be in Thy company always.
Stay with me, Lord, if Thou wisheth me to be faithful to Thee. 
Stay with me, Lord, for as poor as my soul is I want it to be a place of consolation for Thee, a nest of love.
Stay with me, Jesus, for it is getting late and the day is coming to a close, and life passes; death, judgment, eternity approaches.
It is necessary to renew my strength, so that I will not stop along the way and for that, I need Thee. It is getting late and death approaches, I fear
the darkness, the temptations, the dryness, the cross, the sorrows. O how I need Thee, my Jesus, in this night of exile!
Stay with me tonight, Jesus, in life with all it’s dangers. I need Thee.
Let me recognize Thee as Thy disciples did at the breaking of the bread, so that the Eucharistic Communion be the Light which disperses the darkness,
the force which sustains me, the unique joy of my heart.
Stay with me, Lord, because at the hour of my death, I want to remain united to Thee, if not by communion, at least by grace and love.
Stay with me, Jesus, I do not ask for Divine consolation, because I do not merit it, but the gift of Thy Presence, oh yes, I ask this of Thee!
Stay with me, Lord, for it is Thou alone I look for, Thy Love, Thy Grace, Thy Will, Thy Heart, Thy Spirit because I love Thee and ask no other reward
but to love Thee more and more.
With a firm love, I will love Thee with all my heart while on earth and continue to love Thee perfectly during all eternity. Amen

Friday, September 20, 2013

Lord, give us a new St. Pius X!


Lord, give us a new St. Pius X!

We have the honor to present the sermon delivered by the Reverend Father Anderson Batista da Silva at the parish of San Juan Bautista, in El Paso, Texas, USA, the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost -  July 18, 2010, on the centenary of the very current Charter Encyclical  Notre Charge Apostolique, St. Pius X, about the errors of the Sillon movement .  
Dear brothers, this time I will speak only in Spanish.
This year we celebrate the centenary of a document of Pope St. Pius X of great importance. The document is called Nostre Charge Apostolique , a letter that the Holy Father wrote on August 25, 1910, the day of St. Louis King of France to the French bishops. And speaking of that letter? He spoke of a Catholic movement called Sillon, which began praised by the Pope, began to attract many Catholics, but that ended up misrepresenting themselves. The Holy Father and the bishops began to draw attention for correction, but the Sillon declined to answer the call of the Holy Father for correction and continued with their doctrines. So, St. Pius X, with holiness and strength wrote that document refuting the errors of the Sillon and speaking of true action of Christians in the world.
Our Lord in today's Gospel says that the sons of Darkness are more shrewd in their business than the children of Light
St. Pius X says this and teaches us how to be clever. What is the purpose of our ministry? The Pope begins his document:
Our Apostolic office imposes on us the obligation to ensure the purity of the faith, for the integrity of Catholic discipline and preserve the faithful of the dangers of error and evil, especially when the error and evil is present with a language attractive, covering the ambiguity ideas and expressions of misunderstanding with the ardor of feeling and sound of words can inflame hearts with love of things seductive but disastrous. "
Here ends the quotation from the Holy Father.
It is interesting that the Holy Father speaks at the beginning which is the burden of pastors and bishops. What is your first task, as Supreme Pastor of the Church, which is the burden of their own pastors of the Church?
Firstly, ensure the purity of the faith.
Pastors should first ensure the purity of the faith, for the integrity of Catholic discipline and preserve the faithful of the danger of error and evil.
Today, unfortunately, it seems that the theme of freedom, solidarity, immigration, water, land reform and the economy draws more attention of the shepherds guarding the purity of the faith, than the integrity of Catholic discipline and preservation the faithful of the dangers of error and evil.
There are dangers, there are dangers to the faithful "and St. Pius X said it a hundred years ago. What would he say if he were here with us today?
But St. Pius X said, " especially when that danger and this error come in attractive language . " The error is most dangerous when presented with attractive language. It's obvious! The poison is placed in the most delicious cake. The poison often has this compelling presentation, covering the ambiguity of ideas. Errors and heresies are always contradictory, but covering the ambiguity of these ideas with enticing words, and beautiful sounding words - to be spoken and heard. St. Pius X said that can inflame the hearts; [who] hear the erroneous doctrine with this misconception, as it sets hearts aflame. And this is the truth, but it inflames hearts with love of things alluring but fatal.
The supernatural issues are those in charge of the shepherds. What is the purpose of the Church? The Church is not Greenpeace. There is an NGO that has to deal with politics and the things of society. The Church is the Mystical Body of Our Lord Jesus Christ, and its end is to glorify God, and to save souls. So what are the duties of the pastors of the Church? Caring for the orthodoxy of faith, caring for the teaching of right morals, to ensure a worthy celebration of the Eucharist, taking care of the spiritual life of souls. But, unfortunately, this is not what we see commonly.
The Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, the bishops gathered in southern Brazil, my nation, at the end of last year, said these words: " The faithful feel cheated and disappointed "when they see their pastors give in, talking about topics such as equality, freedom, the economy, immigration and so on., but fail to speak of supernatural themes and fundamental truths of the faith, " as sin, grace, theological life - faith, hope and charity - the last things "- death, judgment and hell and paradise.
Unfortunately, the attempt to make of our Lord Jesus Christ one political messiah, deliverer of the Church and a simple instrument to make, in the story, his utopia, is widespread.
Many think of the church as an institution to help them live right here on Earth, to live well here, so that I feel very comfortable here, but never for Heaven Beyond the narrow gate and the wide gate that leads to destruction. [Avoidance] speak of sin that leads to death, talking about the judgment of God, that is, the end of life, as says St. John of the Cross, we will be judged by love, will be judged for everything we do.
Nowadays, the confusion is so great that we can see in many circles in many places. Here I remember a slogan from a Christian Catholic training institute, near here that spoke about the Church's future and that there was an adult Christianity taught there, where there is preaching the Gospel, the Gospel is lived. What a mess of ideas! What a mess! They have an adult Christianity. What the Church has taught for 2000 years maybe, for them, is something for children.
However, they may also have forgotten what our Lord said in the Gospel today: "The children belong to the kingdom of heaven [...]"
They said: "Here we do not preach the Gospel, if he lives," as if the Church had never lived the Gospel, as now a newly discovered experience a new, new wine ...
The confusion also extends when we look at the opening that has been compared to everyone, charity toward all, openness, love ...
If I go to a Protestant church and pray there with them, they will say: "Look! Watch! Father' is ecumenical! That's good. "
If I'm with the Muslims, they say: "Look! As he converses with other religions, good! Because God is everywhere. "
If I am with the Masons, they say: "Look! The priest is open to the world, talks to everyone! "
However, if I go near the SSPX, say: "Oh! Excommunicated! Schismatic "What wrong with him?!
There is something wrong with the thinking of these people.
If I am with the world, with other religions, and dialogue, [people say]: "He is a man of dialogue, is all, open to all."
But if I take Tradition and love that I am celebrating this Mass - the Mass that saints celebrated for centuries and centuries of the Church - I am rejected as a madman, a fanatic, a fundamentalist, one anathema, a schismatic.
However, these adjectives do not appear to Muslims, who do not believe in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Masons, who reject the Church, the Protestants who do not accept to Our Blessed Mother, [nor] the Eucharistic presence of Our Lord.
For them there! Excommunication, not charity!
St. Pius X says that the error presents itself as something good. The Sillon, this move to St. Pius X in his encyclical condemns Notre Charge Apostolique , trying to be a political and social role of Catholics in social and political life, but no relation to faith. What is absurd, because it is impossible to speak of the reality of God without speaking. It is impossible to build a world without God.
it's Already been tried- Babel. The city built against God and without God is absurd. Liberal thinking [is] to want to be Catholic, but when entering in universities, offices or in Congress, as a hat removes the Catholic faith. But when dealing with laws, teachings, communications, politics, society, no, nothing of the word of God or faith.
It is as impossible to refer to reality making abstraction of God as it is impossible to see without light.
Said St. Pius X in his encyclical: " They, the Sillon, formed a special concept of human dignity, freedom, justice and brotherhood, and to justify their social dreams, appeal to the Gospel interpreted in their own way, and the which is more severe, a Christ disfigured and diminished . "
So that they have the true Gospel. The Church, no. They would know that it was like the Lord, but the Church does.
And through it all, we have to do many things. Should change the Mass because the Mass is a supper; [say] Our Lord celebrated in this way, with everyone sitting in the dining room ... As if the Church was wrong for twenty centuries.
St. Pius X continues: " We know who boast of raising human dignity and condition, long overlooked, the working classes [...] her dream is to replace the traditional and natural bases and promise a future city built on other principles who dare to declare more fruitful, more beneficent than the principles on which rests the current Christian society . "
They - says St. Pius X - teach that the traditional doctrine of the Church does not equal your version of the faith, because they will build a new world. novus ordo . novus ordo saeculorum . A new world ... without God, without the Church, without the grace of the Sacraments.
Firmly responds St. Pius X: " No, Venerable Brethren - and it must be recognized strongly in these times of social and intellectual anarchy - the city will not be built otherwise than that by which God has built; society  did not build the Church did not lay the foundation and did not direct the work, no, civilization is no more to be invented nor the new city to be built in the clouds. It existed and exists, it is Christian civilization, it is the Catholic City. It only establishes it and restore it incessantly about their natural and divine foundations against attacks of the ever new unhealthy utopia, rebellion and wickedness: instaurare omnia in Christo ".
Restore everything in our Lord Jesus Christ. This was the papal motto of St. Pius X. What can we conclude from these words? Firstly, it is very interesting to note: St. Pius X said in his time, ie, a century ago, there was a social and intellectual anarchy. What would he say if he saw what happens today in the Holy Church of God, everywhere?
Pope Benedict XVI said, last year, on 09 January in a letter to the Bishops: faith is, in many parts of the earth, like the flame of a candle - to the point of being extinguished.
I think St. Pius X would not say, as others have said, the joys and hopes of the modern world are the same joys and hopes of the Church. No! Because the joy of the world is that of sin, is the joy of the carnival, is the joy of a party that forgets God is the joy of the foolish virgins who didn't put the oil in their lamps.
And the hopes of the modern world are in a new world without God, without the Church - right here would be heaven
Our joys and our hopes are supernatural; joys we have the Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ. And our hope is not heaven and earth.
St. Pius X also recalls that the model of civilization is not to be invented, we should not build a novus ordo saeculorum as Freemasonry, but whether to restore Christian civilization.
And that civilization is this? Civilization [is that] which has the Catholic Church as his soul, the same civilization that gave rise to the university, the hospital, great works of art and architecture; saw emerge charity and saw men and women give his life only to glory of God. The civilization that gave rise to one of the most beautiful architectural works, if not the most beautiful of human history: the Gothic Cathedral, pointing to heaven and giving glory to God for the perfection of carved stone and the stained glass, which made ​​the man could look at the sun; signal Church itself that allows us to look to God to look at her.
But St. Pius X also recalls that " there is always renewed attacks of utopia unhealthy, rebellion and wickedness. "There are always new attacks this Christian Civilization.
Pius XII, once told us three attacks on Christian civilization, and from them we can talk, perhaps a fourth attack.
The first attack on Christian civilization was the cry in the sixteenth century, "Christ Yes, Church No".Protestantism: the Church does not need to have faith in Christ. I do not need the Church, the Pope I do not need, do not need priests to forgive sins, do not need priests to celebrate Mass [is what they say].
The second major attack came with the French Revolution and the Masonic ideal: "God yes, not Christ!", All religions are good because, deep down, none of them could speak truly of God. God could not reveal himself; God would be a great architect of the universe or a great watchmaker. There would be no true religion but a vague idea of God.
Then the atheism of the nineteenth century, with its strength in communism, said: "God is dead. Man is God. "
During the twentieth century, we also emerge an even bigger mess: the man is not [only] God. Pantheism, the New Age and have said so many things: nature is God, the man is more in the nature.
My brothers, this thought, unfortunately, is not only outside the precincts of the Church. The smoke of Satan has entered the Church. Not you? We see today just like Protestants Catholics say, "Christ yes, the Church no!"?"I do not need the priest to [receive] the sacraments. We are all priests alike. I will go directly to God. " And there is disobedience to liturgical laws, canonical, faith, morals: me and Christ, many Catholics say.
But also, how many Catholics do not say all religions are good and will save everyone? It is the Masonic mentality.
But also the mentality communist liberation theology and all similar trying to harmonize the Gospel to Marx: "adult Christianity".
How many Catholics are confused by this cultural revolution in which we live. [They] say: I am Catholic, but pro-abortion or, as you have seen recently, people very well with PhDs in theology in favor of homosexual unions.
Instaurare omnia in Christo says St. Pius X. I want to finish now and unfortunately I can not read the rest because too much time has passed.
On this trip to the United States and El Paso, I could be in the first church dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus in this country, in Pennsylvania, the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. And there ask a Grace of God: Grace Benedict XVI or his successor ... I'm asking the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary grace - and I think we should all ask for it - a new St. Pius X for the Church. A pope holy and strong enough to shake the enemies outside the Church and drive - or correct - the enemies that are inside it. The wolves in sheep's clothing that are in the sacred precincts making suffer the Sacred Heart of Our Lord.
This, I believe, is our mission and of all Christians: pray, pray and pray. Fight the devil, the world and the flesh, against temptations, and submit ourselves to the perennial teaching of the Magisterium of the Church. Ask for help from God and his Blessed Mother: her, may our thoughts and our hearts. And now also, at your feet, learn to say - and I repeat the thought of a holy priest who helped me a lot: "I have in mind, lips and heart one aspiration: Roma, Roma, Roma".
Let us pray to the Immaculate Heart of Mary that the Church will soon be out of this crisis and many souls to be saved, we save ourselves - do not consider ourselves better than anyone, because it is an unmerited grace to be here today. And as the Cristeros I want to end this sermon with the highest praise that a sinful soul and little one can say to the world that pursues God and his Church: Viva Cristo Rey! Amen In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen