Friday, 5 May 2017

Pius V

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Today is the Feast of Pope St. Pius V, a priest of the Order of Preachers. Pius V governed the Church during a most tumultuous period, not unlike our own. It is fair to say though, that it is worse today. In his day, the heretics and malefactors were principled men of a modicum of integrity, they left the Church and started their own in their own images. "This time," as Hans Kung reporting remarked a half century ago, "we are not leaving," 

Pius V codified the Roman Missal and promulgated as the norm throughout the Latin Church. This is the Missal we still use today according to Tradition.

The prayer in the Office and Collect of the Mass today is one that should be said aloud by all.

V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come unto thee.
Let us pray.
O God, Who when Thou wast pleased to break the teeth of them that hate thy Church, and to restore again the solemn worship of thyself, didst choose the blessed Pope Pius to work for thee in that matter, grant that he may still be a tower of strength for us grant that we also may be more than conquerors over all that make war upon our souls, and in the end may enter into perfect peace in thy presence.
Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end.
R. Amen.

On a personal note, the hypocrisy of some has never rung louder than yesterday.

Some will discern that of which I write.


Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC said...

Wonderful image of St. Pope Pius V. Do you know where it comes from?

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Anonymous said...

If you're referring to Pope Francis calling the faithful Catholic youth "rigid", I say - thanks be to God for "rigid" Catholic youth!!!
And I also think Francis is the 'pot calling the kettle black'. Unfortunately, he's rigidly UNfaithful to the Catholic religion.

Vox Cantoris said...

Father Calloway, the artists name is Giovanni Gasparro, b. 1983. His web page is currently down but here is a link to his painting of Ven. Pius XII. If you google his name and click on "images" you will see more of his work.

Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC said...

Thanks so much for the info about the artist. I really appreciate it. God bless!

Kathleen1031 said...

My gosh, that is a contemporary painting? He paints like a Master. Lovely!