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“I adore Thee, my God, by the Cross…”

Saturday, August 27th, 2016

From: What Jesus Saw from the Cross, by A. G. Sertillanges, O.P.

“I adore Thee, my God, by the Cross, by Jesus on the Cross, with Jesus on the Cross, as Jesus adored Thee on the Cross, in a spirit of commemoration and trust, but also in a spirit of obedience and sacrifice…. I ask of Thee all that I need in the name of the Cross, that is, in the name of the same memory, in the name of the same merits, to which I humbly unite those things that are wanting, according to the exhortation of the Apostle.”

(Cf. Colossians 1:24)

The Mass is too long…

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

The Mass is TOO LONG

Quotes of Pope St. Pius X

Thursday, August 21st, 2014
Photo and Relic of St. Pius X in Rectory Chapel

Photo and Relic of St. Pius X venerated in the Rectory Chapel

Where is the road which leads us to Jesus Christ?  It is before our eyes: it is the Church.  It is our duty to recall to everyone, great and small, the absolute necessity we are under to have recourse to this Church in order to work out our eternal salvation.

It is an error to believe that Christ did not teach a determined body of doctrine applicable to all times and to all men, but rather that He inaugurated a religious movement adapted, or to be adapted, to different times and different places.

“Progress” of dogmas is, in reality, nothing but corruption of dogmas … I absolutely reject the heretical doctrine of the evolution of dogma, as passing from one meaning to another, and different from the sense in which the Church originally held it. And likewise, I condemn every error by which philosophical inventions, or creations of the human mind, or products elaborated by human effort and destined to indefinite progress in the future are substituted for that Divine Deposit given by Christ to the faithful custody of the Church . . . Condemned and proscribed is the error that dogmas are nothing but interpretations and evolutions of Christian intelligence which have increased and perfected the little seed hidden in the Gospel.

For, since it is the will of Divine Providence that we should have the God-Man through Mary, there is no other way for us to receive Christ except from her hands.

The Child is not found without Mary, His Mother . . . If, then, it is impossible to separate what God has united, it is also certain that you cannot find Jesus except with Mary and through Mary.

Bearing in her womb the Savior, Mary can also be said to have borne all those whose life the Savior’s life enshrined. All of us, then, as many as are knit to Christ  . . . have come forth from Mary’s womb: one body, as it were, knit together with its Head.

The Rosary is the most beautiful and most rich in graces of all prayers.  It is the prayer that touches most the heart of the Mother of God…and if you wish peace to reign in your homes, recite the family Rosary.

 

Prayer to St. Joseph by Pope St. Pius X

Glorious St. Joseph, model of all who are devoted to labor, obtain for me the grace to work in the spirit of penance in expiation of my many sins; to work conscientiously by placing love of duty above my inclinations; to gratefully and joyously deem it an honor to employ and to develop by labor the gifts I have received from God, to work methodically, peacefully, and in moderation and patience, without ever shrinking from it through weariness or difficulty to work; above all, with purity of intention and unselfishness, having unceasingly before my eyes death and the account I have to render of time lost, talents unused, good not done, and vain complacency in success, so baneful to the work of God. All for Jesus, all for Mary, all to imitate thee, O patriarch St. Joseph! This shall be my motto for life and eternity.Where is the road which leads us to Jesus Christ?  It is before our eyes: it is the Church.  It is our duty to recall to everyone, great and small, the absolute necessity we are under to have recourse to this Church in order to work out our eternal salvation.

Quote of the Week: Thank you, Damian Thompson!

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

From Damian Thompson – April 19, 2010

“Correctly orientated worship, believes Pope Benedict, is a sine qua non for the operation of the redeeming love of Christ in the world. That is why his request that priests should say Mass facing a crucifix on the altar is so important to him; he would prefer that the celebrant faced eastwards, in the same direction as the congregation, but at least the central crucifix helps ensure that the consecration is not directed at the people, which would make it more like a Protestant shared meal than a sacrifice.

But Catholics should ask themselves: when did they last visit an ordinary parish church and see a priest observing the Pope’s wishes? Just as the correct orientation of the altar matters enormously to Benedict XVI, so the disregard of this reform tells us a lot about the fundamental disconnection between the Pontiff and his priests.

This disconnection is made possible by the immense power of the bishop and the diocese in the Church – a power that also made possible the sheltering of so many clerical sex abusers not just from the police but also from the Vatican. Much of this power is derived from Scripture: the diocese has been the fundamental unit of the Church since its institution. A crucial problem is that the Vatican – a tiny organisation, really, about the size of a middle-sized American corporation – has neglected its historic role of aligning Catholic bishops with their Pontiff. Benedict XVI wants to reform the Church; but how can he do so when the dicasteries (major departments) are run by cardinals and archbishops of widely differing degrees of loyalty and mental alertness?…”

For the whole article/blog post, go to:

 http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/damianthompson/100035325/benedict-xvi-after-five-years-time-is-running-out-for-a-great-reforming-pope/ 

Quote of the Week…

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

George Cardinal Mundelein

“But after all, for us Catholics…a church….is more that just an ordinary spacious attractive meeting house.  It is even more than just a house of prayer.  It is the place for us where the living Presence of the Godhead dwells, it is the great audience chamber where the God made Flesh and Dwelt Among us is here constantly, here ready for you at all times, to listen to your prayers and your petitions.  It is the one place, the one spot perhaps for each of us that is intimately connected with the most important, the greatest events of our lives.”

  

– George Cardinal Mundelein, Archbishop of Chicago, 1939

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: Bishop Kicanas of Tucsan, Arizona

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

ARIZONA BISHOP SMILES AFTER BEING ELECTED VICE PRESIDENT OF USCC“Scripture tells us that the Christian citizen must ‘render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God, the things that are God’s.’   The press can’t help us with that task, because it doesn’t know, and often doesn’t want to know, the difference.   What we owe Caesar above all is honest, vigorous, public moral witness on abortion and every other vital social issue, whether Caesar likes it or not. Our moral witness needs to be formed not by the nightly news, but by learning and living an authentic Catholic faith.   And when it is, we’ll be the kind of citizens who can appreciate the genuine service our news media provides to society.  We’ll also be the kind of citizens who demand that our news media act with the sobriety, integrity, fairness and honesty their vocation requires.”

(from an address at the National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management by Bishop Gerald Kicanas, Bishop of Tucsan, June, 2009)

    

Great quote from a wise woman!

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

by Dr. Alveda King

Niece of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.dr-alveda-king

“The great irony is that abortion has done what the Klu Klux Klan only dreamed of…. Roughly one quarter of the black population is now missing!”

Quote of the Week: from Archbishop Chaput

Saturday, November 29th, 2008

Archbishop Charles Chaput, OFM, Cap.

From RENDER UNTO CAESAR, by the Archbishop of Denver, The Most Rev. Charles J. Chaput, OFM, Cap:

“Americans have always believed in nonsectarian public institutions. But the founders never intended a nation that privatizes religion and excludes it from involvement in public affairs. Nor did they create any such nation. The secularism proposed today for our public life is not religion-neutral: It is antireligious.”