Thursday, 28 November 2013
Tuesday, 26 November 2013
Posted by Vox Cantoris at 11/26/2013
Monday, 25 November 2013
Why is Father Tom Rosica and Salt + Light suing a group of faithful Chinese Canadian Catholics and better still, why are they "Tweeting" it for all to see?
Here even is this from their blog is the statement of claim.
Father Tom Rosica is Excecutive Producer of Salt + Light and a Vatican spokesman.
Who does this on Twitter?
How ugly is this for to air such as this in public!
Monday, 18 November 2013
Sunday, 17 November 2013
Our City has been much in the news lately with the tragic personal situation involving our Mayor, Rob Ford.
First and foremost, this is a personal tragedy for him and his family. I've met Rob Ford. I've had him respond numerous times to concerns as a Councillor and as Mayor. I've seen Rob Ford in action with disadvantaged youth and heard the testimony of those who know the good this man has done. For five years, he has been slandered, attacked, insulted, mocked, besmirched, ridiculed and bullied. He has fallen victim to his own demons and it was those people who did the above who drove him to it. Yes, he opened the bottle. Yes, he put the pipe in his mouth; but these wretched demons handed him the bottle and lit the match.
I voted for Rob Ford the last time. If he is able to get the help he needs and runs again, I will vote for him again.
Toronto Catholic Witness has written the most accurate and pointed summation of all that has been going on that can be summed up with this:
"Rob Ford is essentially a poke in the eye of Toronto's elites on the part of middle class suburbanites who feel disenfranchised and taken advantage of. Indeed, it is hard to imagine a greater insult to the powers that be than to foist an overweight, football loving, beer swilling mayor on them".
On this Sunday, my fellow Torontonian Catholics, let us say a prayer for Rob, first and foremost for his health of mind, body and soul and for his family. I have and will continue to do so.
It would to well for us all to remember the maxim of St. Philip Neri when considering whether to mock him or not, "There, but for the grace of God, go I."
Posted by Vox Cantoris at 11/17/2013
Saturday, 2 November 2013
There is a young seminarian well known to me studying in a the Seminary of St. Philip Neri of the Institute of Christ the King, Sovereign Priest in Gricigliano, Italy. As one might expect, he comes from a home-schooled family of eight children. He is well-respected by the seminary and is doing well in his courses. He is known to me personally as is his family. He is being supported by many people in his studies but it is not enough. He prays daily at Mass for all of his benefactors.
I am going to be right up front.
Funds are needed to aid in the continuing of his formation for his tuition. The goal is to raise $10,000 in Canadian funds by Christmas. This will cover all of his needs this year and get him started on next year.
I can personally attest to this young man and his family.
If you are in Canada, you can make a donation to the Toronto Traditional Mass Society and a grant will be sent directly to support him at 100% of your donation for which you will receive a tax receipt for 2013. Outside of Canada, the receipt may apply.
You may also make the donation directly here through Canada Helps.
You may also donate by cheque with a note Seminarian JH and mail a contribution to:
Toronto Traditional Mass Society
3701 Lakeshore Boulevard West
STATION LONG BRANCH
P.O. Box 48577
For more information, please write to me at
God bless you.
Posted by Vox Cantoris at 11/02/2013
Sunday, 27 October 2013
Christ the King! Ghent Altarpiece
In 1969, the Feast was transferred in just one more of a flurry of liturgical changes issued by Pope Paul VI in his motu proprio Mysterii Paschalis.
The scripture readings though are different. According to the Roman Missal of 1962, we read an Epistle from the Letter of St. Paul to the Colossians, 1:12-20 while the Gospel is that of St. John 18:33-37. In the Revised Lectionary for the Ordinary Form, we read in Year A for the Lesson, Ezekiel 34:11-12,15-17; the Epistle is from the First Letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians 15:20-26,28 and the Gospel is from St. Matthew 25:31-46. In Year B, our current year as this is written, we will read the Lesson from the prophet Daniel 7:13-14, the Epistle from the Apocalypse of St. John, 1:5-8 and the Gospel is from St. John, 18:33-37. In Year C the Lesson is II Samuel 5:1-3, the Epistle is St. Paul's Letter to the Colossians 1:12-20 (as in the EF, above) with the Gospel from St. Matthew 25:31-46. The Responsory (the correct name for the "Responsorial" psalm) and the Gospel verse vary, if sung from the Graduale Romanum, 1974, they are static as in the Proper referred to above.
There are arguments for both; on a personal note, and I would never presume to be an expert liturgist, but I can see the reasons for the original decision by and liturgically for the change; there is a reason behind Pope Paul VI's argument. However, Pope Pius XII had a reason for instituting this feast and if he believed that it was the eschatological dimension that was necessary to associate with it, he would have done so. That eschatological event is the Gospel for the Last Sunday after Pentecost so the debate is moot it is there. The feast was instituted to tell us, now, in this secular world that Christ is King of the Social Order in the here and now, not just in that which is to come.
In the last paragraph of Father Z's article while finding it hard to "find fault" with the new prayers he goes on to write that "The change of placement of the feast and the change of theology of the prayers probably reflect the soft approach to Communism adopted by Rome in those years, called ostopolitik." When we compare the prayers, there is a clear de-emphasis on "triumphant language and imagery " It was as if "the writers of the newer prayers did not want to give the impression that Christ was to be accepted as Lord and King by political entities in this earthly existence."
|Fr. F.W. Faber, Cong.Orat.|
Posted by Vox Cantoris at 10/27/2013
Saturday, 19 October 2013
Is it not bad enough? Some of the Holy Father's language and verbiage are already confusing enough and we've seen how the lame stream media have manipulated his words; but to see this in a Catholic newspaper owned by the Archdiocese of Toronto is quite another thing.
When my "gift" subscription (I don't know who my benefactor is, but there is a parish out there "ordered" to pay for 50 copies to keep it afloat that has me on their list), I was stunned.
The headline on the cover of the October 20 edition:
"I think this is the moment of mercy" ... "Pope seeks reveiw of divorxe, annolment so barred Catholics can return to Church? Page 11...
And on Page 11:
"Pope raises hopes of unmarried Catholics - Call of synod on marriage and family could soon reopen door to sacraments to divorced."
Clearly, when our beloved Pope Emeritus spoke of the "Council of the Media" he had this kind of manipulation in mind.
The article is written by Michael Swan.
From my letter to Jim O'Leary, Editor:
I suggest a front page retraction is in order.
Wednesday, 16 October 2013
+ Martha Joan Stephen Domet +
August 15, 1915 - October 16, 2006
|Martha on her 90th birthday|
Today, October 16 according to the calendar for the usus antiquior or the Traditional Latin Mass calendar is the Feast of St. Hedwig a medieval Polish duchess who died on October 14, 1243. She was also maternal aunt of St. Elizabeth of Hungary incidentally my maternal grandmother's name. So it was then for me a serendipitous moment when at the Mass I attended that morning, at the Toronto Oratory, the Epistle was read from the First Letter of Blessed Paul the Apostle to Timothy:
Posted by Vox Cantoris at 10/16/2013
Friday, 11 October 2013
Wednesday, 9 October 2013
The pitting of one against
another by the secularists and Catholic-haters continues. We've seen it
continuously since March, how all of a sudden, the Church and its Chief
Shepherd have discovered humility. How we're all now like little hippie
Franciscans, quick; come give me a hug, let's make a felt banner and hold hands
and sing kubaya.
|St. Pio of Pietrelcina celebrating the Holy Sacrifice the day before his death|
|Raymond Cardinal Burke celebrating the Holy Sacrifice|
Sunday, 6 October 2013
Battle of Lepanto
Posted by Vox Cantoris at 10/06/2013
Wednesday, 2 October 2013
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Wednesday welcomed Pope Francis' recent remarks that the Catholic Church must shake off an obsession with teachings on abortion, contraception and homosexuals, saying the pontiff was showing incredible humility.
Posted by Vox Cantoris at 10/02/2013
Tuesday, 1 October 2013
When one wakes to a world where the to find that "The most serious of evils that afflict the world in recent years are youth unemployment and the solitude in which the old are left" when I nursed my mother to the day she died in my home and raised my son who is now 24, gainfully employed, on the other side of the continent, one can imagine how hard it is to hold my tongue. Truly, these are problems which afflict modern society due to globalist economic dominance and family breakdown; but, "the most serious?"
Murder of innocents.
Radical secular atheism.
Abuse of drugs and exploitation of the poor.
Sodomic cultural domination and the destruction of marriage.
Exploitation of the poor and feeble minded?
Breakdown of the family.
I thought the "most serious of evils" were these.
The fact is, youth unemployment and abandonment of the elderly are not evils, they are symptoms of the evils I've just listed.
But who am I too judge.
Oh, and "modernism" is a heresy.
Posted by Vox Cantoris at 10/01/2013