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  • [Catholic Caucus] The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist (Gueranger)

    06/23/2018 9:58:50 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Double of the First Class (with an Octave) The Voice of one crying in the wilderness: “Prepare ye the way of the Lord; behold thy God!” Oh! in this world of ours grown now so cold, who can understand earth’s transports at hearing these glad tidings so long expected? The promised God was not yet manifested; but already have the heavens bowed down to make way for his passage. No longer was he “the One who is to come,” he for whom our fathers, the illustrious saints of the prophetic age ceaselessly called, in their indomitable hope. Still...
  • NATIVITY OF CHRIST. Divine Liturgy in English (Orthodox Christmas)

    01/07/2018 7:07:38 AM PST · by NRx · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 6 2018 / Dec 25 2017 (Old Calendar) | Russian Orthodox Cathedral of St John the Baptist
    Merry Christmas everyone. Christ is born! Glorify Him!
  • [Catholic Caucus] Eerie and ominous sign appears as Pope Francis visits Vatican Nativity

    01/02/2018 8:03:45 PM PST · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | January 2, 2017 | Anthony H. Wagner
    Would Pope Francis say anything about this years Vatican nativity scene which was so clearly meant as a nod to the LGBT lobby when he paid it a visit on New Years Eve? He spoke not a word of course, but instead blessed it and chuckled as a few dignitaries, responsible for what some have called a hideous and sacrilegious crche, gave him a guided tour. And yet something very eerie and ominous happened that evening. At exactly the same time as the Pope left St. Peters Basilica and walked to the crche in St. Peters Square, a...
  • Eerie and ominous sign appears as Pope Francis visits Vatican Nativity

    01/03/2018 6:39:58 AM PST · by MNDude · 23 replies
    Would Pope Francis say anything about this years Vatican nativity scene which was so clearly meant as a nod to the LGBT lobby when he paid it a visit on New Years Eve? He spoke not a word of course, but instead blessed it and chuckled as a few dignitaries, responsible for what some have called a hideous and sacrilegious crche, gave him a guided tour. And yet something very eerie and ominous happened that evening. At exactly the same time as the Pope left St. Peters Basilica and walked to the crche in St. Peters Square, a...
  • Topless female activist tries to swipe baby Jesus statue from Vatican Nativity scene

    12/25/2017 6:40:53 PM PST · by Morgana · 46 replies
    Fox ^ | December 25, 2017 | fox
    A bizarre scene unfolded in Vatican City on Christmas Day when a topless female activist, while screaming God is woman, attempted to snatch a baby Jesus statue from a Nativity scene but was quickly whisked away by police as she lunged for it. The woman, who also had God is woman painted in black on her bare back, was seen jumping over a guardrail and charging toward the Nativity scene in St. Peters Square, Reuters reported.
  • Topless activist tries to steal Nativity baby Jesus at the Vatican

    12/25/2017 1:53:02 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 59 replies
    NY Post ^ | Dec 25, 2017 | Emily Saul
    A topless activist tried to snatch the baby Jesus from the Nativity scene in St. Peters Square in Rome on Monday. The Christmas shenanigan unfolded as the activist, with the radical womens group Femen, jumped over the railing around the scene and lunged for the statue of Jesus before she was foiled by a Vatican gendarme. The woman screamed, God is woman! and had the same slogan painted on her back. The drama took place a mere two hours before Pope Francis delivered his Christmas tidings to some 50,000 people in the square. The woman was identified on Femens Web...
  • Vintage Christmas Friday

    12/22/2017 4:44:32 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 19 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 12-22-17 | MOTUS
    I know its FLOTUS Friday but since Melania and Barron are already in Mar a Lago for Christmas I think we should just let them enjoy the holiday. And while Im not tired of winning yet, I am tired of news and politics in general. So what do you say we spend this Friday before Christmas reminiscing: post your favorite vintage Christmas memory from any or all categories: Toys:I had this panda! Till my little brother accidentally ripped his head off.Decorations: Pretty sure these wouldnt pass the 21st century PC testAds: Been a long, long time since these would be...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Begin Novena in Honor of the Infant Jesus (the Nativity of Our Lord)

    Read/print the novena here.
  • Florida Satanic Nativity Display Fail

    12/08/2017 6:29:58 PM PST · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 12/7/17 | Rodney Pelletier
    BOCA RATON, Fla. ( - Catholics celebrate after a satanic display fails to go up near a public nativity scene in Florida. In November, nearly 50,000 people signed a petition started by Return to Order an organization associated with the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) asking the city of Boca Raton to shut down a satanic display in Sanborn Square. The satanic display, consisting of an upside-down pentagram with the words "In Satan we trust" and "May the children hail Satan," has been erected for the last two years by Preston Smith,...
  • Massachusetts church adds list of mass shootings to nativity scene

    12/05/2017 6:24:42 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 5, 2017
    A church in Massachusetts hopes to inspire its parishioners to take action by placing a list of recent mass shootings inside its nativity scene, Boston 25 News reported. St. Susannas Parish in the town of Dedham posted a list of cities where the shooting occurred and the death tolls directly behind the infant Jesus, Mary and Joseph, the report said.
  • Trump White House displays stunning nativity set with baby Jesus

    11/27/2017 11:43:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 11/26/2017 | Claire Chretien
    WASHINGTON, D.C., November 27, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – A new video of the White House’s Christmas decorations shows a beautiful traditional nativity set with a baby Jesus in a manger. “The White House at Christmas traditionally has been a magical place for children,” The White House Historical Association explains. Since the 1800s, the White House has been home to Christmas trees (except under conservationist Teddy Roosevelt), elaborate decorations, and many Christmas parties and festivities. A video released by First Lady Melania Trump shows Christmas trees, lights, bows, cookies, and ornaments decorating the White House for the Trumps’ first Christmas there....
  • Trumps first White House Christmas includes annual Nativity scene

    11/25/2017 8:07:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 25, 2017 | Julia Manchester
    First lady Melania Trump is set to unveil the White Houses holiday decor on Monday, marking the Trump family's first Christmas in the White House. The first lady received a tree on Monday along with first son Barron Trump, and has shared several sneak peeks of the Christmas decor on social media. One key element that has yet to be revealed is a Nativity scene, the White House confirmed on Saturday. Heres a look at what this holiday season involves at the White House: 50th anniversary of Nativity scene display The first lady's office confirmed to The Hill that the...
  • The Star

    11/25/2017 6:06:00 PM PST · by Salvation · 12 replies
    Catholic Sentinel ^ | November 23, 2017 | John Mulderig
    The Star A-I (PG) John Mulderig Thursday, November 23, 2017 4:50 AM NEW YORK (CNS) — A holiday treat suitable for all but the tiniest, "The Star" (Sony) is a delightful animated version of the Christmas story told from the perspective of some of the animals present in the manger. Director Timothy Reckart and screenwriter Carlos Kotkin skillfully balance religious themes such as the importance of prayer and the value of forgiveness with a more secular message about pursuing your dreams. They also throw in a healthy dose of straightforward entertainment. They work their way into the biblical narrative of...
  • Populist French Mayor Told to Remove Nativity from City Hall

    11/14/2017 5:27:36 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/14/17 | Chris Tomlinson
    Populist mayor of Bziers Robert Mnard has been told by a French court to permanently take down a nativity scene from the city hall, but Mnard has vowed to let it stand. The controversy surrounding the placement of the nativity scene began in 2014 shortly after Mnard had been elected mayor of the city. Complaints were lodged against the religious scene, with some claiming that it violated the strict secularisation laws in France, and now the administrative court of appeal of Marseille has judged that the 2014 nativity had no place in the city hall, LExpress reports. Mnard, despite the...
  • [Catholic Caucus]

    09/14/2017 10:12:15 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    “Praise and glory be to thee, O holy Trinity, who hast brought us all to this day’s solemnity. Praise be to thee also, O holy Mother of God, scepter of the orthodox faith: through thee the Cross triumphs, and man is called back to heaven; through thee the idols are overthrown, and the nations are brought to repentance.” Such words as these, which the Church borrows from her doctors to close the bright Octave, were doubtless sung in prophecy by the angels around the new-born babe Mary. And such, in the light of the ages since elapsed, must needs...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Sixth Day Within the Octave of the Nativity (Gueranger)

    09/12/2017 9:34:06 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    HOW beautiful are thy first steps, O prince’s daughter! Our eyes are never weary of contemplating in thee the marvel of harmonious sweetness united to the strength of an army. Blessed child, continue to grow in grace; may thy course be prosperous; may thy royalty be strengthened and established. But the Church will not wait till thou be grown up, to sing to thee her beautiful antiphon: Rejoice O Virgin Mary; thou alone hast destroyed all heresies throughout the world. Heresy, Satan’s denial of what God affirms by his Christ, this is the great struggle, or rather the only...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Fifth Day Within the Octave of the Nativity

    09/12/2017 4:17:34 AM PDT · by CMRosary · 2 replies
    WHO is she that cometh forth as the morning rising, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, terrible as an army set in array?” Such is thy growth, O Mary! Not the holiest life, were it even of patriarchal duration, will ever attain the degree of progress made under the influence of divine power by the soul of the most pure Virgin, in these few days elapsed since her coming on earth. First, there is the progress of her intellect: not subject to the obscurity which envelopes the minds of all men at their entrance into the world,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] 4th Day/Octave of Nativity; Commem. Protus & Hyacinth, Martyrs (Gueranger)

    09/10/2017 10:08:06 PM PDT · by CMRosary · 1 replies
    Red Simple “Dimitte me, jam enim ascendit aurora; let me go for it is break of day;” such were the words which put an end to the struggle between the Angel and the Patriarch on the banks of the torrent. Blessed dawn, which triumphed over God himself! How long had been that night, during which the human race had been struggling by its supplications and tears! Ever since the fall, the Angel of justice had been guarding the entrance to the true land of promise; at every turn he was to be found, resisting in his inexorable vengeance poor,...
  • Second Day Within the Octave of the Nativity

    09/08/2017 10:26:46 PM PDT · by CMRosary · 6 replies
        LET US make man to Our image and likeness. “And God made man; He modelled him,” says Tertullian, “to the image of God, i.e. of Christ. Wonderful deed, to fashion this slime of the earth! God seems to be absorbed in it; He makes it the work of His hand and of His heart; counsel, wisdom, providence, and above all love, trace the lines. As He forms each lineament of this clay, He has in mind Christ who is to become man. This slime of the earth, stamped with the image of the Christ to come, is...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Gueranger)

    09/07/2017 10:15:07 PM PDT · by CMRosary · 2 replies
    1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Double of the Second Class (with a Simple Octave) LET us celebrate the Nativity of the Virgin Mary; let us adore her Son, Christ our Lord. Such is the invitation addressed to us today by the Church. Let us hearken to her call; let us enter into her overflowing joy. The Bridegroom is at hand, for his throne is now set up on earth; yet a little while, and he will appear in the diadem of our human nature, wherewith his Mother is to crown him on the day of the joy of his heart, and of ours....