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Monday, 31 December 2018

Greg Burke and Paloma Garcia Ovejero resign immediately from Vatican Communications


With immediate notice, Greg Burke and Paloma Garcia Overjero have resigned from the top of Vatican Communications.

Good.

Even they've had enough.

More to come on this, no doubt.

https://www.ncronline.org/news/vatican/vatican-press-office-director-and-deputy-resign-apparent-sign-tensions


Rosica blasphemes The Holy Family - Again!


Once again, Father Thomas J. Rosica of dying Congregation of St. Basil has blasphemed The Holy Family. The first was during the first Synod on the Family when he Tweeted the following:


An early start on reporting the filth of 2019.


Blessings this Christmastide

Dear Friends, 

Yes, I write "friends." My readers have been and remain extremely loyal to this writer and this little blog. Your comments edify me and often amuse me. I dare not name any of you, lest I forget one, but you are all very special to me, very appreciated. I've never really put any severe restrictions on the combox, though on a few occasions I do admit to not approving a few. To all of you, thank you, God bless you and let us pray for one another.

Blogging has been very light this last two weeks, a few posts on music most of which I did at one sitting the week before Christmas and then used a schedule setting to post them. I hope you've enjoyed the music and found it helpful. I felt it important for my own needs to leave the filth of the corruption of the Church behind for a while and focus on Christmas and home. There will be much more to come in Anno Domini MMXIX, to be sure. Even this very day.


It's been a very hard year around here. As some of you know, we lost our little Roxy. She came here on September 12, 2001 and was about six months old at the time, a rescue from a puppy-mill by the Ontario SPCA. She entered into our hearts and took part of it with her when she died in September. In November 2017, she was diagnosed with third-stage kidney disease. Yet, with two great veterinarians, one who specialized in holistic treatments, her kidneys barely deteriorated, but it took a lot of work and attention. In the end, it was a brain tumor to which we can look back and see the signs that were similar to dementia and coordination loss. Unless one has had a dog or a cat of course, one cannot understand that the sense of loss is profound. It is not like the loss of a child, the dog is not human. But it is the loss of one's greatest and most loyal companion who does not understand betrayal and only wants to love. Roxy rests in the garden under the watchful gaze of St. Francis of Assisi and a little Christmas tree.

May you be blest by the Christ Child, the Word Made Flesh, in this holy Christmastide and in the coming year. 

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Tuesday, 25 December 2018

This day the Christ is born!

Hódie * Christus natus est: hódie Salvátor appáruit: hódie in terra canunt Angeli, lætántur Archangeli: hódie exsúltant justi, dicéntes: Glória in excélsis Deo, allelúja. 
This day the Christ is born this day the Saviour is appeared; * this day the Angels sing praise in the earth and the Archangels rejoice; this day the righteous are glad and say: Glory to God in the highest. Alleluia.









Of the Father's Love Begotten








O Magnum Mysterium

GREAT mystery,
and wonderful sacrament,
that animals should see the new-born Lord,
lying in a manger!
Blessed is the Virgin whose womb
was worthy to bear
the Lord, Jesus Christ.
Alleluia!

Tomas Luis do Victoria

 

Giovanni Gabrieli 



Morton Lauridsen 

Monday, 24 December 2018

When the sun shall have risen

CUM ortus fúerit sol de cælo, videbitis Regem regum procedéntem a Patre, tamquam sponsum de thálamo suo.



WHen the sun shall have risen from heaven, ye shall see the King of kings proceeding from the Father, as a bridegroom from his chamber.






Sunday, 23 December 2018

Our Lady's Expectation

Today, as well as being the Fourth Sunday of Advent, is the ancient Expectatio Partus of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

The machinations of Annibale Bugnini were well on their way in the middle 1950’s with the planned reforms given to us by Pope John XXIII in the Missal of 1962 revisions. There was a removal of certain Octaves, a simplification of Feasts and a virtual elimination of Commemorations. These are additional Collects, Secrets and Postcommunions in the Mass. They can be when a particular Mass for a Saint was a First Class or on certain other days such as Ferials in Advent, and so on. On Sundays, there were, prior to 1962, three of these, the one Proper to the Day, generally one of the Blessed Mother and a third for the Pope or the priest’s choice. It could be confusing for the faithful as these were not printed in hand missals, and translations were never provided. It was an easy target for the radical reformers and because we are frozen at 1962 as per Summorum Pontificum, you might only hear them at Mass in an independent chapel that might refuse the Missal of 1962. The Society of St. Pius X, Fraternity of  St. Peter would follow 1962.

Commemoration of the EXPECTATION OF OUR LADY

Collect— O God, Who didst will that at the message of an angel Thy word should take flesh in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary: grant that we, Thy suppliants, who believe her to be truly the Mother of God, may be helped by her intercession with Thee. Through the same Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. 
Secret—Strengthen in our minds, O Lord, we beseech Thee, the mysteries of the true faith, that, confessing Him Who was conceived of the Virgin to be true God and true man, we may deserve, through the power of His saving resurrection, to attain everlasting joy. Through the same Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, Forever and ever. 
Postcommunion—Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts, that we, to whom the incarnation of Christ Thy Son was made known by the message of an angel, may, by His passion and cross, be brought to the glory of His resurrection. Through the same Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God Forever and ever

For those attending Mass according to the modernist Rite of Pope Paul VI you will notice something interesting. The Collect, which originated as the Postcommunion prayer of the Mass for December 18, as above, is the familiar prayer recited at the Angelus.


Pour forth, we beseech you, O Lord,
your grace into our hearts,
that we, to whom the incarnation of Christ your Son
was made known by the message of an angel,
may by his passion and cross
be brought to the glory of his resurrection.
Through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen.


Before the 2011 correction of the horrid and often Pelagian translations of the prayers in the Third Typical Edition of the Roman Missal, it read:

Lord, fill our hearts with your love, and as you revealed to us by an angel the coming of your Son as man, so lead us through his suffering and death to the glory of his resurrection.

Seriously? How did those of those originate from the same Latin text but reveal two different results? The simple people of faith for a thousand years knew this prayer by heart. We think of it when we see the painting by Jean Francoise Millet, The Angelus. 

Image result for the angelus painting

We see more clearly how evil was the spirit of the radicalistic reformers and modernists before and following Vatican II. Our ancestors, in their simple times, knew more than us. We have no excuse to not know what was stolen from us. This was evident this past week in reading the Office from the Divino Afflatu of St. Pius X, Pope and singing the Mass yesterday for the Ember with its Lessons, Graduals, Canticle of the Three Children and Tract.


Here is a little history on the Feast from the Catholic Encyclopedia.

(Exspectatio Partus B.V.M.)


Celebrated on 18 December by nearly the entire Latin Church. Owing to the ancient law of the Church prohibiting the celebration of feasts during Lent (a law still in vigour at Milan), the Spanish Church transferred the feast of the Annunciation from 25 March to the season of Advent, the Tenth Council of Toledo (656) assigning it definitely to 18 December. It was kept with a solemn octave. When the Latin Church ceased to observe the ancient custom regarding feasts in Lent, the Annunciation came to be celebrated twice in Spain, viz. 25 March and 18 December, in the calendars of both the Mozarabic and the Roman Rite (Missale Gothicum, ed. Migne, pp. 170, 734). The feast of 18 December was commonly called, even in the liturgical books, "S. Maria de la O", because on that day the clerics in the choir after Vespers used to utter a loud and protracted "O", to express the longing of the universe for the coming of the Redeemer (Tamayo, Mart. Hisp., VI, 485). The Roman "O" antiphons have nothing to do with this term, because they are unknown in the Mozarabic Rite. This feast and its octave were very popular in Spain, where the people still call it "Nuestra Señora de la O". It is not known at what time the term Expectatio Partus first appeared; it is not found in the Mozarabic liturgical books. St. Ildephonsus cannot, therefore, have invented it, as some have maintained. The feast was always kept in Spain and was approved for Toledo in 1573 by Gregory XIII as a double major, without an octave. The church of Toledo has the privilege (approved 29 April 1634) of celebrating this feast even when it occurs on the fourth Sunday of Advent. The "Expectatio Partus" spread from Spain to other countries; in 1695 it was granted to Venice and Toulouse, in 1702 to the Cistercians, in 1713 to Tuscany, in 1725 to the Papal States. The Office in the Mozarabic Breviary is exceedingly beautiful; it assigns special antiphons for every day of the octave. At Milan the feast of the Annunciation is, even to the present, kept on the last Sunday before Christmas. The Mozarabic Liturgy also celebrates a feast called the Expectation (or Advent) of St. John the Baptist on the Sunday preceding 24 June.

A few years ago, I discovered the text to a wonderful hymn by Father Faber of the Oratory, a contemporary of Blessed John Henry Newman, Cong. Orat. Faber was a prolific hymn-writer, the most famous of which is Faith of Our Fathers.  We will sing of Our Lady's Expectation at the end of Mass today.

Our Lady's Expectation 

Like the dawning of the morning
On the mountains’ golden heights,
Like the breaking of the moon-beams
On the gloom of cloudy nights;
Like a secret told by Angels,
Getting known upon the earth,
Is the Mother’s Expectation
Of Messiah’s speedy birth.

Thou wert happy, Blessed Mother,
With the very bliss of Heaven,
Since the Angel’s salutation
In thy raptured ear was given;
Since the Ave of that midnight,
When thou wert anointed Queen,
Like a river over-flowing
Hath the grace within thee been.

On the mountains of Judea,
Like the chariot of the Lord,
Thou wert lifted in thy spirit
By the uncreated Word;
Gifts and graces flowed upon thee
In a sweet celestial strife
And the growing of thy Burden
Was the lightening of thy life.

And what wonders have been in thee
All the day and all the night,
While the angels fell before thee,
To adore the Light of Light.
While the glory of the Father
Hath been in thee as a home,
And the sceptre of creation
Hath been wielded in thy womb.

And the sweet strains of the Psalmist
Were a joy beyond control,
And the visions of the prophets
Burnt like transports in thy soul;
But the Burden that was growing,
And was felt so tenderly,
It was Heaven, it was Heaven,
Come before its time to thee.

Oh the feeling of thy Burden,
It was touch and taste and sight;
It was newer still and newer,
All those nine months, day and night.
Like a treasure unexhausted,
Like a vision unconfess’d,
Like a rapture unforgotten,
It lay ever at thy breast.

Every moment did that Burden
Press upon thee with new grace;
Happy Mother! Thou art longing
To behold the Saviour’s Face!
Oh his Human face and features
Must be passing sweet to see
Thou hast seen them, happy Mother!
Ah then, show them now to me.

Thou hast waited, Child of David,
And thy waiting now is o’er;
Thou hast seen Him, Blessed Mother,
And wilt see Him evermore!
O His Human Face and Features,
They were passing sweet to see;
Thou beholdest them this moment,
Mother, show them now to me. Amen.



Let us break from the filth

For a few days now, let us break from the filth in the Church and enjoy our faith and the Word come to Earth in the bosom of our families. 

God bless.




Saturday, 22 December 2018

Ember Saturday of Advent - Have you discovered it yet?



Sung Ember Saturday Latin Mass in Toronto

Sabbato Quattuor Temporum Adventus: Missa “Veni, et osténde”

Today is Ember Saturday in Advent. It is a day of Fast and Partial Abstinence as we prepare for one week from today the coming of the Lord. Today is a Major Feria, not Privileged Station at St. Peter’s. In the first ages ordinations took place in Rome only in the month of December usually at the tomb of St. Peter. The Pope alone inherits the plenitude of St. Peter’s primacy, and in the Twelfth Century it came to be the rule that the papal consecration alone was carried out at the altar over the tomb of the Apostle. The long Mass contains the traces of the fast which began after supper on Friday and lasted until the dawn of Sunday; in that period there was no Mass on Saturday. St. Gregory shortened the primitive vigil and the Mass assumed the form in which we have it today. The Mass includes the great canticle of the Blessings which, in the earlier rite formed the morning doxology. According to the Pontifical now in use, Tonsure is conferred after the Kyrie Eleison; the ordination of Porters follows the first lesson; of Readers, the second; of Exorcists, the third; of Acolytes, the fourth; of sub-deacons, the fifth. Deaconship is conferred at the end of the Epistle; the priesthood is conferred after the first versicle of the Tract. Christianity came into a world in which events were carefully noted; the oriental religions arose in a primitive world lost in the haze of primitive barbarism. It is for this reason that St. Luke begins the narrative of the Gospel of Jesus with chronological notes concerning the rulers who were then controlling the destinies of Palestine. The Messias assumes the consoling name of Emmanuel, God with us. The Word Himself will soon come to make, His dwellIng-place amongst us and to redeem us, and in order to show by His very name all this merciful plan of salvation, He will be called Emmanuel and Jesus– that is, Savior.

INTROIT Ps 79:4, 2.
Come, O Lord, from Your throne upon the Cherubim; if Your face shine upon us, then we shall be safe. Ps 79:2 O Shepherd of Israel, hearken, O Guide of the flock of Joseph! V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. R. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Come, O Lord, from Your throne upon the Cherubim; if Your face shine upon us, then we shall be safe.
Collect
Let us pray.
V. Let us kneel.
R. Arise.
O God, You Who see how we are troubled by our evil tendencies, mercifully grant that we may find consolation in Your coming. Who livest and reignest with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. R. Amen
Lesson  Isa 19:20-22
Lesson from the book of Isaias: In those days, they shall cry out to the Lord against their oppressors, and He shall send them a Savior to defend and deliver them. The Lord shall make Himself known to Egypt, and the Egyptians shall know the Lord in that day; they shall offer sacrifices and oblations, and fulfill the vows they make to the Lord. Although the Lord shall smite Egypt severely, He shall heal them; they shall turn to the Lord and He shall be won over, and the Lord, our God, shall heal them.
Gradual Ps 18:7, 2.
At one end of the heavens He comes forth, and His course is to their other end. V. The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament proclaims His handiwork.
Collect
Let us pray.
V. Let us kneel.
R. Arise.
Grant, we beseech You, almighty God, that we who are heavy-laden under the yoke of sin may be delivered from the bondage of old by the long-awaited new birth of Your only-begotten Son. Who livest and reignest with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. R. Amen
Lesson  Isa 35:1-7
Lesson from the book of Isaias: Thus says the Lord: The desert and the parched land will exult; the steppe will rejoice and bloom. They will bloom with abundant flowers, and rejoice with joyful song. The glory of Lebanon will be given to them, the splendor of Carmel and Saron; they will see the glory of the Lord, the splendor of our God. Strengthen the hands that are feeble, make firm the knees that are weak, say to those whose hearts are frightened: ‘Be strong, fear not! Here is your God, He comes with vindication; with divine recompense He comes to save you.’ Then will the eyes of the blind be opened, the ears of the deaf be cleared; then will the lame leap like a stag, then the tongue of the dumb will sing. Streams will burst forth in the desert, and rivers in the steppe. The burning sands will become pools, and the thirsty ground, springs of water, says the Lord almighty.
Gradual Ps 18:6-7
He has pitched His tent in the sun, and He comes forth like the groom from his bridal chamber. V. At one end of the heavens He comes forth, and His course is to their other end.
Collect
Let us pray.
V. Let us kneel.
R. Arise.
Saddened by the guilt of our deeds, we, Your unworthy servants, beseech You, O Lord, to gladden us by the coming of Your only-begotten Son. Who livest and reignest with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. R. Amen
Lesson Isa 40:9-11
Lesson from the book of Isaias: Thus says the Lord: Go up onto a high mountain, Sion, herald of glad tidings; cry out at the top of your voice, Jerusalem, herald of good news! Fear not to cry out and say to the cities of Juda: ‘Here is your God! Here comes with power the Lord God, Who rules by His strong arm; here is His reward with Him, His recompense before Him. Like a shepherd He feeds His flock; in His arms He gathers the lambs, carrying them in His bosom, the Lord, our God.’
Gradual Ps 79:20; 79:3
O Lord God of Hosts, restore us; if Your face shine upon us, then we shall be safe.
V. Rouse Your power, O Lord, and come to save us.
Collect
Let us pray.
V. Let us kneel.
R. Arise.
Grant, we beseech You, almighty God, that the coming festival of Your Son may bring us healing today and rewards eternal. Through the same Jesus Christ, thy Son, Our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. R. Amen.
Lesson  Isa. 45:1-8
Lesson from the book of Isaias: Thus says the Lord to His anointed, Cyrus, whose right hand I grasp, subduing nations before him, and disarming kings, opening doors before him and leaving the gates unbarred: I will go before you and level the mountains; bronze doors I will shatter, and iron bars I will snap. I will give you treasures out of the darkness, and riches that have been hidden away, that you may know that I am the Lord, the God of Israel, Who calls you by your name. For the sake of Jacob, My servant, of Israel. My chosen one, I have called you by your name, giving you a title, though you knew Me not. I am the Lord and there is no other, there is no God besides Me. It is I Who arm you, though you know Me not, so that toward the rising and the setting of the sun men may know that there is none besides Me. I am the Lord, there is no other; I form the light, and create the darkness, I make well-being and create woe; I, the Lord, do all these things. Let the Just One descend, O heavens, like dew from above, like gentle rain let the skies drop Him down. Let the earth open and a Savior bud forth; let justice also spring up! I, the Lord, have created this.
Gradual Ps 79:3, 2, 3.
Rouse Your power, O Lord, and come to save us. V. O Shepherd of Israel, hearken, O Guide of the flock of Joseph! From Your throne upon the Cherubim, shine forth before Ephraim, Benjamin and Manasse.
Collect
Let us pray.
V. Let us kneel.
R. Arise.
Heed in Your mercy, we beseech You, O Lord, the prayers of Your people, that we, who are justly chastised for our sins, may be consoled by the coming of Your goodness. Who livest and reignest with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. R. Amen
Lesson  Dan. 3:47-51
Lesson from the book of Daniel: In those day, the Angel of the Lord went down into the furnace with Azaria and his companions, drove the fiery flames out of the furnace, and made the inside of the furnace as though a dew-laden breeze were blowing through it. And the flames rose forty-nine cubits above the furnace, and spread out, burning the Chaldeans nearby, the king’s men who were stoking the furnace. And the fire in no way touched them or caused them pain or harm. Then these three in the furnace with one voice sang, glorifying and blessing God:
HYMN Dan. 3:52-56
Blessed are You, O Lord, the God of our fathers, praiseworthy and exalted above all forever. And blessed is Your holy and glorious name, praiseworthy and exalted above all for all ages. Blessed are You in the temple of Your holy glory, praiseworthy and glorious above all forever. Blessed are You on the holy throne of Your kingdom, praiseworthy and exalted above all forever. Blessed are You upon the sceptre of Your divinity, praiseworthy and exalted above all forever. Blessed are You Who look into the depths from Your throne upon the Cherubim, praiseworthy and exalted above all forever. Blessed are You Who walk upon the wings of the wind, and on the waves of the sea, praiseworthy and exalted above all forever. Let all Your Angels and Saints bless You, and praise You and exalt You above all forever. Let the heavens, the earth, the sea and all the things that are in them bless You, and praise You and exalt You above all forever. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, praiseworthy and exalted above all forever. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Praiseworthy and exalted above all forever. Blessed are You, O Lord, the God of our father, praiseworthy and exalted above all forever.
Collect
V. The Lord be with you.
R. And with thy spirit.
Let us pray.
O God, You Who tempered the flames of fire for the three young men, mercifully grant that the flames of sin may not burn us, Your servants. 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.
EPISTLE 2 Thess. 2:1-8
Lesson from the second letter of St Paul the Apostle to the Thessalonians: We beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together unto Him, not to be hastily shaken from your right mind, nor terrified, whether by spirit, or by utterance, or by letter attributed to us, as though the day of the Lord were near at hand. Let no one deceive you in any way, for the day of the Lord will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and is exalted above all that is called God, or that is worshipped, so that he sits in the temple of God and gives himself out as if he were God. Do you not remember that when I was still with you, I used to tell you these things? And now you know what restrains him, that he may be revealed in his proper time. For the mystery of iniquity is already at work; provided only that he who is at present restraining it, does still restrain, until he is gotten out of the way. And then the wicked one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will slay with the breath of His mouth and will destroy with the brightness of His coming. R. Thanks be to God.
GRADUAL Ps 79:2-3
O Shepherd of Israel, hearken, O Guide of the flock of Joseph! V. From Your throne upon the Cherubim, shine forth before Ephraim, Benjamin and Manasse. V. Rouse Your power, O Lord, and come to save us.
GOSPEL St Luke 3:1-6
Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, when Pontius Pilate was procurator of Judea, and Herod tetrarch of Galilee, and Philip his brother tetrarch of the district of Abilene, during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiphas, the word of God came to John, the son of Zachary, in the desert. And he went into all the region about the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins, as it is written in the book of the words of Isaias the prophet. The voice of one crying in the desert, ‘Make ready the way of the Lord, make straight His paths. Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low, and the crooked ways shall be made straight, and the rough ways smooth; and all mankind shall see the salvation of God.’
OFFERTORY Zach 9:9
Rejoice heartily, O daughter of Sion, shout for joy, O daughter of Jerusalem! See, your King shall come to you, a just Savior is He.
The Advent Prose
R/ Drop down, ye heavens, from above,
and let the skies pour down righteousness.
Be not wroth very sore, O Lord,
neither remember iniquity for ever:
the holy cities are a wilderness,
Sion is a wilderness,
Jerusalem a desolation:
our holy and our beautiful house,
where our fathers praised thee. R/
We have sinned, and are as an unclean thing,
and we all do fade as a leaf:
and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away;
thou hast hid thy face from us:
and hast consumed us, because of our iniquities. R/
Ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord,
and my servant whom I have chosen;
that ye may know me and believe me:
I, even I, am the Lord, and beside me there is no Saviour:
and there is none that can deliver out of my hand. R/
Comfort ye, comfort ye, my people,
my salvation shall not tarry:
I have blotted out as a thick cloud thy transgressions:
Fear not, for I will save thee:
for I am the Lord thy God,
the Holy One of Israel, thy Redeemer. R/
SECRET
Look with favor, we beseech You, O Lord, upon the offerings here before You, that they may be beneficial for our devotion and for our salvation. 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.
PREFACE of the Common
It is truly meet and just, and profitable unto salvation, that we should at all times, and in all places, give thanks to thee, O Holy Lord, Father Almighty, eternal God, through Christ, our Lord. Though whom the angels praise thy majesty, the dominions adore it, the powers are in awe. Which the heavens and the hosts of heaven together with the blessed seraphim joyfully do magnify. And do thou command that it be permitted to us join with them in confessing thee, while we say with lowly praise:
COMMUNION ANTIPHON Ps 18:6-7
He has rejoiced as a giant to run the way: at one end of the heavens He comes forth, and His course is to their other end.
POSTCOMMUNION
We beseech You, O Lord our God, that the sacrament You have given as the bulwark of our atonement may be made a saving remedy for us in this life and in the life to come. 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.

Friday, 21 December 2018

Francis calls on predator clergy to turn themselves in to "human justice" but why should we believe that this will do anything?

In the annual Christmas address and greetings to Cardinal and other Vatican officials, Pope Francis has called upon priests and clergy who have abused children to turn themselves over to civil authorities and to prepare for their own divine judgement. He continued by expressing his "heartfelt thanks" to journalists, and presumable bloggers, who "sought to unmask these predators and give voice to the victims." 

Francis chose to quote from St. Matthew, "Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea." The picture below was taken by this writer recently at a historical mill just north of Toronto. It is a fitting reminder for these damnable perverts. 

Yet, it is Catholic bloggers such as this writer, Michael Voris, Michael Matt, Michael Hichborn, Louie Verrecchio and writers and researchers and lawyers such as Elizabeth Yore and Randy Engel who have been testifying and proclaiming from the ramparts for years, and all of us have been ignored or relegated as "divisive" or "hysterical" or "uncharitable" or having "messiah complexes." 

Now, even after he mocked the victims in Chile and then affirmed one in his homosexuality expects the Catholic faithful to believe that he is serious.

Surely, we can support him when he calls upon these perverts, these malefactors and wretched predators to turn themselves over to civil authorities. Surely, we can support him when he calls upon them to prepare for "divine judgement." But what he has said is not enough, it does not go near far enough and it does not deal with the source of the problem. 

Pope Francis specifically refers to those priests who abused minors, a horrendous crime against God and man, against the spiritual and physical. Yet, the abuse of minors is only on the radar because it is, of course, "illegal." But while every one of these predators must be punished, must be tried in courts and defrocked from the priesthood, Francis is leaving something out.

While some victims were girls and women, the overwhelming majority of victims were young boys and teenagers. This tells us that it is a problem of sodomites in the priesthood. But the abuse of children is only part of the problem. The ongoing sexually perverse corruption of homosexuality in the priesthood and episcopacy is the source of the problem. It is fair to say that a sodomitical act between two consenting priests or a priest and layman or seminarian is not under civil law, "illegal." But it is under God's law. It is under all the moral law. 

Where is the action on the  part of Pope Francis to remove from the clerical state any priest, bishop or cardinal who has engaged in sodomitical acts with anyone? Where is the commitment to rid the clergy of all men who or so inclined and the absolute refusal to ever ordain one?

Do not be fooled. This is deflection and spin.

It is nowhere near enough.

Thursday, 20 December 2018

The Vortex—The Ever-Tightening Noose

The Church in America and around the world is going to be brought to its knees. 

Good.

The fact is, these priests, bishops, cardinals and even the current Pope are criminals. They have engaged in sodomitical rape or they have covered it up. They have stolen money from the people and have worked against true evangelisation.

Let it all fall to the ground. The Church is not found in buildings or a false hierarchy of frauds and satanists. They have betrayed Christ and you and me.

Damn them all, (if they do  it repent. Better?)


New sexual assault charges laid in Toronto's Basilian St. Michael's College School crimes

More arrests into the perversion at St. Michael's College School in Toronto.

A clearer indication that goodness, discipline and knowledge founded upon Our Lord Jesus Christ has been lacking in the families, Basilians, leadership and teachers at this place.


Just for fun!

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

"The faithful are at risk when they are offered confusion and superficiality in place of systematic thought. In short, the Vatican has become a theological Chernobyl. We are in dangerous territory.”


Pope Francis’ new comments on the death penalty are incoherent and dangerous



Pope Francis says that his innovative teaching “does not imply any contradiction” of the Church’s tradition but, one has to say reluctantly, it indeed does.



By Father George Rutter
Debate has always been an invigorating and constructive way of defining and refining views, assuming that the debaters have minds of probity and reason. This is increasingly absent in our culture, where subjectivism rules, and where there is only one debater, and his opponent is a straw man of his own construction.
Yet when one reads the “spontaneous remarks” of Pope Francis on various subjects of the day, the quality of reasoning and information of facts is so fugitive, that frustration yields to sheer embarrassment. There is, for example, the Holy Father’s remarks to youth in Turin on a hot June day in 2015: even a Reuters press release said that his smorgasbord of concerns, from bankers to the weapons industry to Nazi concentration camps, was “rambling.” While constrained by respect for the Petrine office, and aware of the strains that imposes, it is distressing to look for a train of thought and find only a train wreck.
Read the rest at Catholic World Report
https://www.catholicworldreport.com/2018/12/18/pope-francis-new-comments-on-the-death-penalty-are-incoherent-and-dangerous/

One more thing ...

I am calling on Steve Skojec, Michael Voris, Frank Walker, Louie Verrecchio, Ann Barnhardt, Michael Matt and Hilary Jane Margaret White provided she behaves, and any other bloggers to meet in Toronto in February for a Blog Conference and to bury these hatchets.

Others?

If any are interested, write me at voxcantoris (at) rogers (dot com)

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

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No more One Peter Five

Update: Sadly, Mr. Skojec has proved my point and has now sniped at me for this action. Clearly, if the combox is any judge, many share my views, for whatever they are worth. I have no time to debate with him, nor energy, Christmas is coming. He tagged me on a post and now I am inundated. I have removed the tag and blocked him. If anyone has an issue, feel free to write me at voxcantoris (at) rogers (dot com). God bless him but I'm done...

And the fact remains, Skojec has allowed abuse of Miss Barnhardt in commentary far beyond what is reasonable. 


ENOUGH!

The post below, "The Devil is dividing and people are blind to it," has had thousands of views. It was motivated by a derogatory Facebook post by Steve Skojec responding to something which inflamed him written by Ann Barnhardt. Rather than privately reach out to Ann, Skojec took after her on Facebook and the gang up has been disgraceful. It continues.

A few people, this writer included, have tried to point out that it has gone too far and overboard. Skojec refuses to see his continuing error and mocks when he is corrected.

In March 2015, Thomas Rosica attempted to undertake a vexatious and frivolous lawsuit. Steve Skojec, a man I did not know, never communicated with, wrote a snarky comment on his Facebook akin to "well, I've heard all about him" or something like that, it has been a long time to remember it exactly. I wrote to him privately to correct him. I believe that I know who was behind that and it is right up her alley.

Given the continuing situation, One Peter Five is now removed from the blog roll and there will be no future links to it. I can no longer recommend it, notwithstanding whatever good they have written. I have already removed Hilary Jane Margaret White's "What's Up With the Synod." 

I predict its demise within months. Not because of me, not at all, but because of its founder and owner.


Monday, 17 December 2018

Francis Bergoglio condemns all his predecessors over capital punishment

Bishop of Rome Bergoglio today condemned all of his predecessors for ignoring the "primacy of mercy over justice," and has doubled-down on his previous comments stating that capital punishment is "always inadmissible," emphasis added. Bergoglio was speaking before a delegation of the International Commission Against the Death Penalty, the full report can be read at LifeSiteNews.

It is heretical and it is unprecedented. Never before has a Pope contradicted his predecessors -- all of them. He even contradicts the LORD himself who ordered capital punishment many times in Holy Scripture. It is certainly fine for an individual to hold a position in opposition to capital punishment. However, the Church does not have the right to state that is "always inadmissible." 

Well friends, this is where we are today. It is all new and as that Masonic head of the Grand Orient Lodge of Italy said, "With Francis, nothing will be the same again." For surely we have all been taught recently by the great and powerful Rosica that Francis ''breaks Catholic traditions whenever he wants” because he is “free from disordered attachments."

Bergoglio is a danger to the faith. If a Pope can contradict all of his predecessors on one matter than why not more? Berogoglio then can also be contradicted, a future Pope can and most certainly will declare this man a heretic and possibly an anti-pope. His work will be anathematized. Diana Montagna at LifeSiteNews has done interviews on how Bergoglio, has "sawed off the branch on which he sits" by his words. 

Bergoglio is a danger to the faith!

This won't end well for Bergoglio.

May he repent before his last breath.

And may St. Joseph open his eyes or close them, as heaven sees fit. 


10 Reasons to Attend the Latin Mass with Eric Sammons and Dr Marshall

Canadian Jesuits

Sometimes, a blog post writes itself.

This is one of those times.

(Visible now?)



Which make this most likely.





Sunday, 16 December 2018

This is the Record of John

 


This Is the Record of JohnThis is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou? And he confessed and denied not, and said plainly, 'I am not the Christ.' And they asked him, What art thou then? Art thou Elias?  And he said, 'I am not.'  Art thou the prophet?  And he answered, 'No.' Then said they unto him, What art thou? that we may give an answer unto them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself? And he said, 'I am the voice of him that crieth in the wilderness: make straight the way of the Lord.'

 

Saturday, 15 December 2018

The scandal of St. Brigid's Ottawa

A comment writer in the post below referred me to a video of a certain priest. That priest was once the pastor and "Superior" of the never erected Ottawa Oratory of St. Philip Neri at St. Brigid's parish in Lowertown. 

It was in this church, back in 1987 while working on Parliament Hill, that this writer learned to sing Gregorian chant and polyphony in the context of a properly sung Novus Ordo Mass. 

The treatment endured by those nine brave souls from Vancouver who ventured east to establish an Oratory in Ottawa was scandalous and a dark day in Canadian Catholic history. I imagine that Joseph Aurele Plourde had much to answer for at his particular judgement for the injustices caused to those men and the Catholic faithful who flocked to this church in Lowertown for the real Catholic faith properly interpreted after Vatican II. The thrust of opposition came from St. Joseph's parish, now a "gay" friendly centre whose pastor at the time was Douglas Crosbie, OMI, now the Bishop of Hamilton. Of the four priests, one has passed, two are now in Vancouver and one left the priesthood. Of the five brothers, two at least, were ordained, one in Ottawa and one in Vancouver.

This picture is St. Brigid's today. It was sold by the Archbishop of Ottawa for a paltry $450,000.00 for use as a secular arts centre and which can never be sold to any Catholic group. That was put in to keep it from ever falling into the hands of the SSPX.

Perhaps some day, I will understand how the selling of this Church and the bowing to municipal historical demands to leave the Altar Stones intact reconciles with the Pontifical Mass according to the Roman Missal frequented by ++Prendergast, SJ after such a tragedy as this.




Friday, 14 December 2018

The Devil is dividing and people are blind to it. Wake up and stop it now!

Last night on the Facebook of Steve Skojec of OnePeterFive, I read a comment of his to a post by Ann Barnhardt. The comments back were deplorable and shameful. I won't quote them or link them but they are degrading to Ann, notwithstanding her original post.

Voris once again recently called the Society of St. Pius X schismatic. Voris and Skojec have enmity. Verrecchio and Voris have enmity. Skojec and Voris. Skojec and Verrecchio? Michael Matt and The Remnant seem to be hated by everyone. Hilary White detests everyone.

The SSPX is not the problem. 

Sedevacantists, whom I allow to comment here, are not the problem. They have reacted to a scandalous situation the best way they know how. I have more in common with my sedevacantist friend in South Africa than with the Catholics in my diocesan territorial parish. 

The SSPX and Sedes are the least of the problem. 

This writer has for months been hearing "rumours" now confirmed, of gossip, calumny and detraction against him here in my own Archdiocese. I have put up with at least seven years of public defamation. I have gone to priests to seek remedy who have done nothing to help, but I am thankful to the three who were not cowards, who did and I thank them.

On a personal note, the worst part is that these people ate my food, enjoyed my drink and the hospitality of my wife and me all the while sharing in defamation and calumny. I've been called divisive, toxic and diagnosed as suffering from a "messiah complex." I am somehow responsible for all the failures of the Latin Mass in Toronto to thrive and grow (neither are true." It is allegedly the fault of this writer that certain priests no longer "offer" the Holy Mass publicly and that one wanted out of the "circuit" and back into a novus ordo pastorship. This writer and his wife have been publicly accused of adultery by a certain blogger and another group of so-called Catholics tried to discredit my name with the Foederatio Internationalis Una Voce which included slandering my character and good name to the entire Governing Council. One youngster even demanded that I remove myself from any work as I was accused of "being a bad example" to youth, though nobody could tell me how. This blog has been accused by all these of being "polemical" and discrediting that Latin Mass and traditional movement. I was even accused by some ecclesiastical officials in Toronto of deceiving a priest by booking a church for a concert and substituting, surreptitiously, with a Latin Mass. To this day, the priest who brought this accusation to me in his own accusatory manner has yet to confirm if he corrected the calumniators nor apologize for his own rash judgement.

I'm now accused of being a "Neo-Trad!" what that means.

More? My support of Donald J. Trump as President of the United States and Douglas Ford as Premier of Ontario gives a bad name to the Latin Mass movement and shows that I'm really a modernist and closet Freemason because I believe in freedom of speech and freedom of the press. My wife has been looked down upon for applauding Kelly Ann Conway and told she was supporting a "feminist." Did I write that this Catholic "wife" is a freelance "journalist" who deplores "freedom of the press" because it is masonic and whose very abode is dependent on the Crown worn by a Monarch who is head of schismatic and heretical sect? I am allegedly "toxic" which is what the person declared in public regarding me.

Yet, in spite of all of this sorry defamation, notwithstanding Rosica's frivolous and vexatious lawsuit and more behind the scenes, notwithstanding a certain episcopal leader pounding his fist on the desk at the mention of my name; in spite of it all, I'm still here. Still working, still chanting in two dioceses and still organising Latin Masses for the faithful who can come if they want or not. I am still training and teaching those who want to learn to chant in spite of the fact that others in a disgraceful show of snobbery, don't think the neophytes good enough. 

The Devil hates you, he hates me. He hates Christ and His Church and he hates the Latin Mass and the work needed to carry out its growth.

Skojec, Voris, Barnhardt and the others all do good, they could all do better if they laid down their swords. Those people that have undermined this writer and my work (and they know who they are). They are shameful, cowardly and deceitful and they have been told. All of this proves that the Devil does not want peace. All those that have done the above are the ones who are divisive. These people have segregated Catholics into Conservative or Neo-Cath, or Neo-Trad or Rad-Trad, Mad-Trad and Glad-Trad and it must stop. They are the divisive ones. They are the ones bringing shame upon the movement. Not this writer.

Now, I am off my for my therapy for my delusions of grandeur and messiah complex and then make mincemeat which the above calumniators and gossipers will not enjoy this Christmas. 

No, not one!


Thursday, 13 December 2018

What care I, if evil people call me evil?

Psalm 34

Judica, Domine, nocentes me. David, in the person of Christ, prayeth against his persecutors: prophetically foreshewing the punishments that shall fall upon them.

[1] For David himself. Judge thou, O Lord, them that wrong me: overthrow them that fight against me. [2] Take hold of arms and shield: and rise up to help me. [3] Bring out the sword, and shut up the way against them that persecute me: say to my soul: I am thy salvation. [4] Let them be confounded and ashamed that seek after my soul. Let them be turned back and be confounded that devise against me. [5] Let them become as dust before the wind: and let the angel of the Lord straiten them.

[6] Let their way become dark and slippery; and let the angel of the Lord pursue them. [7] For without cause they have hidden their net for me unto destruction: without cause they have upbraided my soul. [8] Let the snare which he knoweth not come upon him: and let the net which he hath hidden catch him: and into that very snare let them fall. [9] But my soul shall rejoice in the Lord; and shall be delighted in his salvation. [10] All my bones shall say: Lord, who is like to thee? Who deliverest the poor from the hand of them that are stronger than he; the needy and the poor from them that strip him.

[11] Unjust witnesses rising up have asked me things I knew not. [12] They repaid me evil for good: to the depriving me of my soul. [13] But as for me, when they were troublesome to me, I was clothed with haircloth. I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer shall be turned into my bosom. [14] As a neighbour and as an own brother, so did I please: as one mourning and sorrowful so was I humbled. [15] But they rejoiced against me, and came together: scourges were gathered together upon me, and I knew not.

[16] They were separated, and repented not: they tempted me, they scoffed at me with scorn: they gnashed upon me with their teeth. [17] Lord, when wilt thou look upon me? rescue thou my soul from their malice: my only one from the lions. [18] I will give thanks to thee in a great church; I will praise thee in a strong people. [19] Let not them that are my enemies wrongfully rejoice over me: who have hated me without cause, and wink with the eyes. [20] For they spoke indeed peaceably to me; and speaking in the anger of the earth they devised guile.

[21] And they opened their mouth wide against me; they said: Well done, well done, our eyes have seen it. [22] Thou hast seen, O Lord, be not thou silent: O Lord, depart not from me. [23] Arise, and be attentive to my judgment: to my cause, my God, and my Lord. [24] Judge me, O Lord my God according to thy justice, and let them not rejoice over me. [25] Let them not say in their hearts: It is well, it is well, to our mind: neither let them say: We have swallowed him up.

[26] Let them blush: and be ashamed together, who rejoice at my evils. Let them be clothed with confusion and shame, who speak great things against me. [27] Let them rejoice and be glad, who are well pleased with my justice, and let them say always: The Lord be magnified, who delights in the peace of his servant. [28] And my tongue shall meditate thy justice, thy praise all the day long.

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

McCarrick's Victim Speaks Out on McCarrick and St Gallen Mafia





"What is the connection between the St Gallen Mafia meeting in Switzerland and the early studies of ex Cardinal Theodore McCarrick in Sankt Gallen Switzerland? Informed Catholics know that the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and the election of Pope Francis were tied to the Saint Gallen Mafia, but McCarrick's victim James Grein breaks open the story. Dr Taylor Marshall interviews "James" Grein from the New York Times story, and reveals how the young Theodore McCarrick made connections with his family in Sankt Gallen Switzerland and how this event shaped McCarrick's ecclesiastical career and the movement against Pope Benedict XVI with his eventual resignation. Archbishop Vigano's testimony and the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI make sense now in light of this discovery of McCarrick's historic connection with the city of Sankt Gallen Switzerland. James Grein also explains the importance of McCarrick as a fundraiser and the importance of the Vatican Bank in the pontificate of John Paul II. If you are interested in the resignation of Pope Benedict and the unusual election of Pope Francis, you must see this video to connect the dots." ... Dr Taylor Marshall