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Friday 30 May 2014

Monsignor Vincent Foy - 75 years a priest!

It was June 3, 1939 and three months before Adolf Hitler invaded Poland setting off the death of millions in Europe. That war would change the plans of the Archbishop of Toronto for his new priest -- instead of studying Canon Law in Rome, Catholic University in Washington would have to suffice.

So began the priestly life of Vincent Foy. Born in Toronto in 1915, he was the second of a family of eight children. He knew at the age of ten that he would be a priest; his mother was dying and he prayed to God to save her and in exchange he would offer his life as a priest. As evidenced by his soon to be 99 years and his 75 years as a priest, God answered his prayer and Vincent kept his promise. When this writer was only a year-old, Father Foy was named a Domestic Prelate by Venerable Pius XII.

Monsignor Foy served many parishes in the Archdiocese of  Toronto and on did much of his work on the Marriage Tribunal. Monsignor Foy was an ardent opponent of the infamous Winnipeg Statement and made no apologies for it. He was the pro-life hero in Canada, inspiring countless numbers to this day. He took on the powers that would undermine the faith be they bishops or Council "periti." He has served Christ, His Church and all of us. He even has a web page!

Next Saturday, June 7, 2014, is the Vigil of Pentecost. On that day, a Solemn Mass will be held in Toronto at St. Lawrence the Martyr Catholic Church to adore God and to thank Our Lord Jesus Christ for the gift of this priest as we acknowledge and celebrate the 75 years of priesthood of Monsignor Vincent Foy. He is the oldest living priest in the Archdiocese of Toronto and the only one who has reached this milestone. Monsignor's trusted and loyal secretary has done a search with the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and they can find no record of a priest in Canada serving that long; certainly priests over 100 but not serving that long. Then Archbishop McGuigan tried to ordain him at the age of 23 but could not gain permission and he needed to wait one more year -- and even 24 was unheard of.

Photo By Ruane Remy Catholic Register, Toronto
The Mass will be according to the Roman Missal of 1962 and is known as the Mass in the Presence of a Greater Prelate. For those interested in such matters liturgical, this is one small step removed from a Pontifical Mass in the traditional rite of the western Church. Thomas Cardinal Collins will Preside and deliver the Homily. This is the first time that the Ordinary in Toronto has participated in a liturgy according to the 1962 Roman Missal since 1965 and the first time for a Cardinal in Canada since that year. 

What an incredible opportunity also for the whole liturgical movement of the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. The question arose immediately; "How do we present this liturgy, --as a fly in amber or in the light of what we have known had gone wrong with the traditional liturgy for most of the first half of the last century and what we have learnt had gone wrong for the last fifty years with the reform?" 

"How can we respect the liturgical purity necessary whilst accomplishing the 'actuoso participatio' long desired by St. Pius X, Pope as articulated in Tra le sollecitudini and recognising the liturgical praxis today and the pedagogical state of liturgical formation."

In the liturgy properly understood, everyone has a role in actual participation. This means we understand what is being done, we watch, we sing, we pray, we listen; we stand, we sit, we kneel. We absorb the liturgy and we express ourselves inwardly and outwardly. It is important to understand that the people have become now the liturgical choir. They must take their role and not be excluded from this actuoso participation; this is the essence that St. Pius X and Dom Gueranger and the liturgical movement were trying to elevate us to; not the "active motion" that has come to be the dominant characteristic of our liturgical worship but the full, conscious, actual and complete participation with everyone undertaking that which is properly theirs.

First, a complete missalette is necessary to aid the faithful in a comprehensive understanding of the Mass side-by-side Latin and English. We no longer carry one to Mass as our parents and grandparents did.

Secondly, the Schola has its role in all the Propers, the full Choir its role in the glorious musical offerings and again, the People take their proper role in fully sung responses and the Mass Ordinary and verbal petitions at the appropriate place.

Let us fill this Church to honour God and thank Our Lord for Monsignor Foy's 99-years on this earth and 75 as a priest in the same liturgy in which he was ordained with even a choral acknowledgement to the choir director of that special day in 1939, Monsignor John Edward Ronan.

~ Music Notes ~

Organ preludes
Jesu Joy of Man's DesiringJohann Sebastian Bach
Prelude and Fugue in C majorJohann Sebastian Bach  
Prelude and Fugue in F major-Johann Sebastian Bach
Variations on Veni CreatorMaurice Duruflé
Processional Hymn: Come Down, O Love DivineDown Ampney
Introitus: Cum sanctificatus—schola
Kyrie: Missa de Angelis—organ, all
Gloria: Missa de Angelis—organ, all
Alleluia: Alleluia, Confitemini Domino—Schola
Tractus: Laudate Dominium—Schola
Offertorium: Emmitte—Schola
Motet: Sacerdotes Domini—William Byrd
Sanctus: Missa de Angelis—organ, all
Agnus Dei: Missa de Angelis—organ, all
Communio: Ultimo—Schola
Motet: Ave Verum Corpus—Wm. Byrd
Chant: Veni Creator Spiritus— Rabanus Marus
Reprise of Variations on Veni Creator by Durufle 
Ablutions: Ubi Caritas—children Chant
Ubi Caritas—M. Duruflé
Marian Antiphon: Regina Caeli—Msgr. J.E. Ronan
Recessional Hymn: Holy God, We Praise Thy NameGrosser Gott
Organ Postlude: Toccata Charles Widor

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Wednesday 28 May 2014

Toronto Solemn Latin Mass - Ascension "THURSDAY" of the Lord.

While the Una Voce Toronto Schola Tridentina and all ready themselves for this, we have this important work for the Lord and His Church and people of Toronto to do on Ascension Thursday.

Franciscan Friars and Sisters - scandalous treatment!

While some on this sometimes unfortunate medium prefer to mock and slander in a manner unfit for Catholics, particularly when it comes to name-calling and mocking those who love the traditional Church and this abused and maligned Order, let us join our friends at Rorate in this appeal and leave the muckrakers to themselves and their own puerile and dyspeptic mutterings. May they be enlightened to obtain the most necessary spiritual and psychological help that their behaviour and their slander gives evidence to.


on behalf of the Franciscan Friars and Sisters of the Immaculate

Regardless of your opinion on specific Church matters, please spread as widely as possible this appeal to prayer for justice and peace regarding the recently initiated visitation (with intervention tones) of the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate decided by the Congregation for Religious.

We join Italian website Corsia dei Servi in this appeal, and ask all to join in prayer to the Lord and His Virgin Mother.
She's paying attention - and He's listening to Her


After hearing the news about the appointment of a visitator to the Institute of the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate, we are more than ever convinced that these days being Catholic is a problem for some Vatican authorities. We have decided (at least for the time being) to suspend any comment or publication whatever related to this incredible and disconcerting affair: let this be a time of prayer and staying spiritually close to the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate. 

 For this reason, we ae launching a Rosary Crusade appeal, requesting the help of everyone that intends to support the Fathers, Brothers and Sisters who are being hit and persecuted so unjustly, through the recitation of at least a decade of the Rosary every day, dedicated to the Franciscans of the Immaculate.

Editorial Staff

Monday 26 May 2014

A bishop living up to his name!

“Out of concern for safeguarding the reverence that is due Our Lord in the Eucharist, and to avoid scandal, one could possibly apply this norm even in the case of a pro-abortion Catholic politician who is extremely vocal about his position.”

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Wednesday 14 May 2014

Cardinal Collins calls on Justin Trudeau to recant -- not even Pope Francis is good enough for the Liberal Party!


Archbishop Terence Prendergast, S.J. of Ottawa
Archbishop Richard Smith of Edmonton
Bishop Fred Henry of Calgary
Bishop Christian Riesbeck, Auxiliary Bishop of Ottawa
Reverend Raymond J. de Souza, Priest & Journalist

Toronto Archbishop Thomas Cardinal Collins has issued a clear and direct letter to federal Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau. 

Every bishop in Canada needs to follow this example of making it abundantly clear to this little fascist that professes to be a practicing Catholic exactly how wrong-headed he is. 

It is time Justin to wake up; read between the lines of this letter, it is your warning of what will come next.

God bless Cardinal Collins for his clarity and steadfastness. Thank you Your Eminence.

Mr. Justin Trudeau, MP 
Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada 
House of Commons, Ottawa 

May 14, 2014 

Dear Mr. Trudeau,
I am deeply concerned about your decision that citizens who, in conscience, seek to assure the protection of the most vulnerable among us are not acceptable as candidates in your party.
Just last week Pope Francis sent a message of support for thousands of your fellow citizens who gathered on Parliament Hill to peacefully affirm the right to life, and the need to protect the vulnerable. He assured them of his spiritual closeness “as they give witness to the God-given dignity, beauty and value of human life.” It is worth noting that if Pope Francis, as a young man, instead of seeking to serve in the priesthood in Argentina, had moved to Canada and sought to serve in the noble vocation of politics, he would have been ineligible to be a candidate for your party, if your policy were in effect.
Among the two million Catholics of my archdiocese, there are members of all political parties, including your own. I encourage all of them, of whatever party, to serve the community not only by voting but by active engagement in political life as candidates. It is not right that they be excluded by any party for being faithful to their conscience.
Political leaders surely have the right to insist on party unity and discipline in political matters which are within the legitimate scope of their authority. But that political authority is not limitless: it does not extend to matters of conscience and religious faith. It does not govern all aspects of life.
The patron saint of politicians is St. Thomas More. He came into conflict with the political authority of his day on a matter of conscience. The king claimed control over his conscience, but Thomas was “the king’s good servant, but God’s first.” Political leaders in our day should not exclude such people of integrity, no matter how challenging they find their views.
I urge you to reconsider your position.

Sincerely yours, 

Thomas Cardinal Collins 
Archbishop of Toronto

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Saturday 10 May 2014

Justin Trudeau: Baby killing advocating fascist

How it is possible for anyone to think that killing a child in its mother's womb should be legally permissible? The absurdity of this question escapes my reason. Watching some of the comments from abortion advocates interviewed during the recent March for Life in Ottawa made it abundantly clear how illogical, how perverse, and how darkened the intellects are of these people. You don't have to be Catholic or even believe in God to know that abortion is the killing of a baby. 

In 1968, a Catholic Minister of Justice educated by Jesuits and given every privilege in life appeared on the scene and ushered in the "right" to abortion; later that year, he became Prime Minister. He loved Castro and Mao, the former attended his funeral along with Jimmy Carter, well; you're known by the company you keep. He was given a glorious Catholic funeral at Notre Dame Basilica in Montreal. A scandal given what he stood for as Prime Minister.

Now his intellectually challenged son with nice hair is leader of the same Liberal Party, a party that I grew up with around the house that was once the party of the Catholic immigrant long used and abused by these creeps.

When he's not attending parades of men celebrating once criminal activity with other men (elminated from the Criminal Code by his father) alongside child pornographers, Justin Trudeau claims to be a practising Catholic. He has again said, and on the eve of the March for Life, that there is no conscience for a Liberal Party candidate or Member of Parliament, one must be pro-abortion because friends, being pro-choice is being pro-abortion and anti-life.

There is much more wrong with this slimy poseur with his father's sense of morality and his mother's intellect. His admiration of dictatorships and communist China being one. 

If you are a Catholic and you vote Liberal under this policy, notwithstanding that the Conservative Government has not and probably will not address the matter, you will have undertaken a grievous act in the next election.

You cannot vote Liberal or NDP when any party imposes such a position. The issue is one of life of the unborn and it is a matter of freedom of consciences. 

Justin Trudeau has proved what he is. 

A fascist.


It is time for the Canadian bishops to act against this man who professes to be a practising Catholic.

Sign this petition.

Friday 9 May 2014

Who is he to judge?

Given that Cardinal Kasper has pronounced that Francis, Bishop of Rome has pronounced that "half of all marriages are invalid" I pronounce with the same authority that half of all ordinations are invalid.