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Vatican Media: Byzantine Liturgy Ressembles Roman Mass, Not Novus Ordo

Read this morning in Gueranger's "Liturgical Year" how this feast is associated with several political/military victories of Christian rulers. Seems other feasts (ex. O. L. of the Rosary) also have that background, though the Vatican 2 church downplays it.
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Waterloo looms: Vatican’s Hitmen Struck Again - But This Time the Victim Is Fighting Back

I read their excellent magazine, and have been edified by it. The latest issue discussed the rule of Our Lady as Queen after the triumph of her Immaculate Heart. I was so refreshed . but got the uneasy feeling that the "powers that be" could/would not let that stand. Other noteworthy articles: a defense of the natural law (contra Francis' dismissal of the Decalogue), praise for the soldiers of …More
I read their excellent magazine, and have been edified by it. The latest issue discussed the rule of Our Lady as Queen after the triumph of her Immaculate Heart. I was so refreshed . but got the uneasy feeling that the "powers that be" could/would not let that stand. Other noteworthy articles: a defense of the natural law (contra Francis' dismissal of the Decalogue), praise for the soldiers of the Franco regime in the Spanish civil war (contra Francis' esteem for Communists), and exhortation to modesty in women's dress (contra Francis' capitulation toward modern feminism). Well at least we know that the Vatican is reading good material - though unfortunately it's in order to oppose it's source!
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Harm to Children ‘Irreparable,’ EPA Whistleblower Says

Article not what one expected. Really complaint from a disgruntled employee & whistleblower from the Trump administration. But a good point was made that could be applied to doctors who have been vocal about the dangers concerning measures/vaccines of this 'pandemic' Quote: "“The old playbook was attack the science,” Etzel told the Guardian. “The new playbook is destroy the scientist.”"
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Pope’s Swiss Guard Gets Ready for FEMALE Members

Well, one wonders if this might be done to limit - let us say - the "near occasions of sin" for prelates from encountering male Swiss guards in elevators. 😉 Plus surprised at the cushy barracks for the soldier/police force of the Vatican. Looks more like a private club. [full disclosure: no disrespect to the fine men who have served honorably in the Swiss guard. I know one who after his stint …More
Well, one wonders if this might be done to limit - let us say - the "near occasions of sin" for prelates from encountering male Swiss guards in elevators. 😉 Plus surprised at the cushy barracks for the soldier/police force of the Vatican. Looks more like a private club. [full disclosure: no disrespect to the fine men who have served honorably in the Swiss guard. I know one who after his stint went on to become a monk. Now there's the ideal!]
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Schizophrenic? Yesterday He Performed Old Rite Ordinations - Today He "Prohibits" Roman Rite

No surprise with these 'turncoat" prelates. Recall Cardinal Dolan was once considered such a conservative threat that the NCR was up in arms when he assumed the leadership of the USCCB. Well we know how that turned out...
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Bp. Bad-to-the-Bone Gruss of Saginaw, MI, with his gang, er, seminarians

Well I suppose this is a step up from the tap-dancing seminarians at the North American College, but can we have enough of trying to make clergy & future priests look "hip" and "relevant" and have holy ones instead?? 🤔
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As the Jewish perfidy begins their unholy 'new year' of Rosh Hashana which is a rejection Christ …

Show of hands. How many of you had the priest AT MASS wish "happy New Year" to our "elder sisters & brothers in the faith" during the homily? Yep. That's what I got. Funny, there were no Jews in attendance, so I guess it was just educating us trad anti-Semites!
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The National Cathedral Of Ghana

I dunno, if someone showed this building to me and asked me to identify it - I'd guess airport terminal! Looks very "Crystal cathedral" like inside.
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Loyal Till Death: Communiqué of the Superiors General of the Ecclesia Dei Communities

Yes, so did I Scapular. I am a member of a Church with a long tradition. Not a 'fan club' or 'cult of personality' that follows the whims of the current leader.
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Archbishop Gänswein Suggests a Very Private Solution

The old "soft-sell" approach, which rarely brings results. Notice actually taking action is to risk falling into "fundamentalism". This brainy crowd at the Vatican like to lob labels at anyone who tries to contend for the faith in these times of crisis. How about one back at them = Quietism.
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Media Hype and Real Life

Yep. Also I was watching the Weather Channel just this afternoon on coverage of hurricane Ida where they once again had the classic "weatherman in rain slicker trying to stand against the gale force strong winds" while guys in T-shirts casually stroll by talking on their cell phones!
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Outcry: Rabbinic Magisterium "Corrects" Francis

Anyone reading the epistles of St. Paul seriously knows that he wasn't criticizing the keeping of the Natural Law as enshrined in the Decalogue (that's binding on ALL men, not just Christians & Jews BTW) but the Jewish ceremonial laws, such as circumcision and keeping kosher. These are the practices that don't make one righteous, only the grace of Christ. It boggles the mind that a pope doesn't …More
Anyone reading the epistles of St. Paul seriously knows that he wasn't criticizing the keeping of the Natural Law as enshrined in the Decalogue (that's binding on ALL men, not just Christians & Jews BTW) but the Jewish ceremonial laws, such as circumcision and keeping kosher. These are the practices that don't make one righteous, only the grace of Christ. It boggles the mind that a pope doesn't seems to get this.
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Compulsory Retirement Age for Popes?

One wonders if this is some kind of retroactive move to undo Benedict XVI description of "Pope Emeritus" fulfilling a contemplative role. In other words, another strike at pesky "Trads."
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Praying to a Prime Minister?

I thought St. Benedict, along with Sts. Cyril & Methodius, and Bridget of Sweden are the patron saints of Europe. You know, back when it was Christendom!
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BREAKING: Jorge Mario Bergoglio to resign in December

I think the latter (or possibly both). He's dropped this "hint" many times. There's nothing narcissistic personalities like most than draw attention to themselves and keep people off-balance. It's a rush when others "beg" them to stay on for the sake of the institution!
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Chicago Mayor, A Non Catholic Lesbian, Takes Communion (Video)

El Greco I believe.
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Zen, Schneider: Old Rite Catholics Will Fight

The last sentence is key. The whole issue hinges on "what" Vatican II taught/reformed/promulgated. I used to be a hermeneutic of continuity supporter, but I got to say it's difficult to hold onto that position in these current chaotic times.
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Lima Archbishop Has “No Need For Priests”

Our diocese tried that approach, lay "pastoral administrators" - all women (of course!) and most quit because they said there was not much to do, except Sunday when the 'man' (priest) would come and draw the attention to him. Don't know what they expected. Most Catholic go to Church on Sunday for MASS. That's why the real goal is women's ordination - so the ladies can have authority.
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Francis Talkes At the Phone - During General Audience

I dunno if he (Francis) has any sense of propriety. Didn't he recently make a priest take his (Francis') call while the latter was in the midst of celebrating Mass! BTW this action is forbidden by liturgical rubrics!
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Britney Spears’ “Conversion” Spread Across The Internet – Even Deleted

Yeah. I kinda thought this was a sort of publicity stunt or off-hand comment. Of course in today's 'woke' world one can "identify" as anything and later change your mind! Seems I remember that other poor lost woman Megan Markle claimed to be Catholic simply because she went to a Catholic girls' school run by an order of liberal nuns. Her Majesty, the Queen was right to at least get her baptized …More
Yeah. I kinda thought this was a sort of publicity stunt or off-hand comment. Of course in today's 'woke' world one can "identify" as anything and later change your mind! Seems I remember that other poor lost woman Megan Markle claimed to be Catholic simply because she went to a Catholic girls' school run by an order of liberal nuns. Her Majesty, the Queen was right to at least get her baptized before she "married" Prince Harry. Might have been better to have called the whole thing off!