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  • What is Sacred Music? It’s a Bit More Complex than You May Think

    03/02/2016 7:52:38 AM PST · by Salvation · 33 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-01-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What is Sacred Music? It’s a Bit More Complex than You May Think Msgr. Charles Pope • March 1, 2016 • There was a discussion a few years ago on my Facebook page about Church music. My parish, Holy Comforter-St. Cyprian in Washington, D.C., was featured on EWTN’s nightly news (see video below); the discussion centered on that report.Among the many forms of music we use here at my parish, gospel music is predominant at our 11:00 AM Mass. While many of the comments on the Facebook page were encouraging and supportive of this music, there were still a...
  • Dietrich Buxtehude Complete Organ Works Vol I,Ton Koopman

    02/14/2016 7:58:34 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | various | Dieterich Buxtehude
    Dietrich Buxtehude Complete Organ Works Vol I,Ton Koopman
  • Berlioz - Te Deum, op.22 - Abbado (1981)

    01/27/2016 7:18:05 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1849 | Hector Berlioz
    Berlioz - Te Deum, op.22 - Abbado (1981) En 1981, Claudio Abbado donnait une saisissante interprétation du "Te Deum" d'Hector Berlioz, dans le cadre somptueux de la cathédrale St Alban, près de Londres, à la tête des musiciens de l'Orchestre des Jeunes de la Communauté Européenne (EUYO), formation qu'il avait fondée trois ans plus tôt. L'occasion de revoir le maestro Abbado, et le ténor mexicain Francisco Araiza (Te ergo quaesumus) dans cette oeuvre de premier plan, rarement donnée, qui trouve ici sa version de référence.
  • Sacred Choral Music by The Boy Choristers of Canterbury Cathedral

    12/20/2015 3:00:39 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | Nov 15, 2014 | NeuroticFilmsOficial
  • Ambassador: (Despite Obama’s Requests) Israel Will Not Turn Over Christian Holy Sites to Islam

    10/17/2015 12:28:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Oct 16th, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Israeli Ambassador: (Despite Obama’s Requests) Israel Will Not Turn Over Christian Holy Sites to Radical Islam [ Full title ]. In May 2011 Barack Obama urged Israel to hand over half of Jerusalem, the Wailing Wall, The Temple Mount, Old Jerusalem, and the tomb of Jesus Christ to the Hamas-Fatah terrorist organizations. ... In December 2013, Barack Obama again urged Israel to hand over ancient Christian and Jewish holy sites to Islamist terrorists. ... On Friday – Palestinian terrorists set fire to Joseph’s Tomb – a Jewish holy site. ... Israeli Ambassador to the US, Ron Dermer ... warned America...
  • AGNUS DEI - Sacred Choral Music - The Choir of New College, Oxford. E.HIGGINBOTTOM [Full Album]

    12/12/2015 11:50:24 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1996 | Performers: Choir of New College of Oxford
    A gorgeous anthology of famous Sacred Masterpieces performed by the Choir of New College of Oxford, conducted by Edward HIGGINBOTTOM. VOL. I Recorded in New College Chapel-Oxford-England, january/april 1996. [DDD /HD] [....] TRACKS LIST / TIMING : total time : 72,36mn. 00:00 1 BARBER : Agnus Dei 08:00 2 FAURE : Cantique de Jean Racine 13:25 3 PALESTRINA : Kyrie (Missa Papae Marcelli 17:42 4 MOZART : Ave Verum Corpus 20:50 5 BACH : Jesus joy of man's desiring -Jesus bleibet meine Freude 23:49 6 RACHMANINOV : Ave Maria 27:18 7 ELGAR : Lux Aeterna 31:50 8 GORECKI : Totus...
  • 4 Mt Kinabalu nudists remanded

    06/10/2015 10:43:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    New Straits Times ^ | June 10, 2015 | Arnaz M. Khairul
    It is only a matter of time before notorious Canadian nudist Emil Kaminski arrives in the clutches of police after four of his accomplices, including two women, were today served with four-day remand orders in the Kota Kinabalu Magistrates Court following their arrests yesterday. The quartet - two Candian brothers aged 22 and 23, a Dutch national and a British woman - were detained separately, three surrendered at the Kota Kinabalu District police headquarters and the other was arrested before boarding a flight at the Tawau Airport.
  • I’ve Been Through the Innerwebz on a Post with No Name (Ann Barnhardt)

    01/27/2015 2:08:19 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies ^ | January 23, 2015 | Ann Barnhardt
    1.  The aberrosexual NFL washout Michael Sam “proposed” to the guy whose body he uses for masturbatory friction on the cupola of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome – exactly, directly over the tomb of St. Peter.  Because there was no other place on the surface of the earth that these shameless sodomites could have mocked and aped the sacrament of marriage.  They had to do it whilst LITERALLY dancing on the grave of St. Peter. Folks, the objective of these people and their satanic agenda is not, never has been, and never will be a “peaceful co-existence”.  The order of progression,...
  • Sacred Art Class at The Thomas More College of Liberal Arts

    01/04/2014 4:41:23 PM PST · by annalex · 10 replies
    The Thomas More College of Liberal Arts ^ | DECEMBER 30, 2013 | David Clayton
    Sacred Art Class at TMC by David Clayton on December 30, 2013 A chance to learn sacred art whatever your level, and to subsidise TMC students so that they can attend for free. I will teach this and it is offered free to Thomas More College students (who have to pay just the standard weekly charge for room and board in the dorm. Even though I am Artist in Residence at the college it is difficult for the students to get intensive tuition. To learn art properly needs blocks of time and this is difficult to organise in the packed...
  • Why Are Some Democrats Increasingly Calling Abortions “Sacred?”

    08/27/2013 7:57:09 AM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    Life News ^ | Keith Riler
    My heart was warmed by the Rochas, young Hispanic parents of five who were interviewed about a Houston newborn abandoned behind a dumpster near their home. About the abandoned and overexposed baby Mrs. Rocha said, “If I would have found him, I probably would have kept him.” Commenting on the baby’s parents, she added, “God’s watching everything… it’s going to come back and haunt them.” Voters like the Rochas must be saddened by the Democratic Party’s treatment of the little guy. Consider Wendy Davis, rising Democrat star. Ms. Davis is a Texas state senator, revered in some circles for her...
  • Houston Planned Parenthood Abortion Center Called "Holy and Sacred Ground"

    06/02/2013 7:42:31 AM PDT · by Mean Daddy · 33 replies ^ | June 1, 2013 | Stephen Ertelt
    Houston, TX ( – The gigantic abortion facility planned Parenthood now runs in Houston is a seven story, 78,000 square foot center that will eventually do abortions later in pregnancy. But, one Planned Parenthood official recently offered up a blasphemous prayer using religious terms for it. As Jim Sedlak of STOPP International noticed in a news report, the pro-abortion official referred to the place built for the purpose of killing unborn children in abortion as “sacred and holy ground.” “Planned Parenthood is so much more than people think, and it is all of our job to tell everyone that it...
  • Why Seminarians Should Study Sacred Art and Architecture

    01/18/2013 7:03:53 AM PST · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | 1/18/13 | Duncan G. Stroik
    One of the recommendations of Vatican II was that priests be formed in the arts: “During their philosophical and theological studies, clerics are to be taught about the history and development of sacred art, and about the sound principles governing the production of its works. In consequence they will be able to appreciate and preserve the Church’s venerable monuments, and be in a position to aid, by good advice, artists who are engaged in producing works of art” (Sacrosanctum Concilium, 129). This is not a bad idea, considering that priests are the caretakers of the Church’s artistic patrimony. Each pastor...
  • Holder to black leaders: 'Sacred' right to vote under attack

    05/30/2012 2:22:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/30/12 | JOSEPH WILLIAMS
    Attorney General Eric Holder told a council of African American church leaders Wednesday that the "sacred" right to vote is under assault nationwide, with federal lawsuits and at least a dozen state laws that could weaken — or block — minority access to the ballot box this fall. Forty-seven years after President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, "overt and subtle forms of discrimination still exists," Holder said in a speech before the Council of Black Churches. The twin factors of lingering bias and systematic assaults from the right, he said, means that "for the first time in our [lifetimes],...
  • The ‘Simple English Propers’—a Sacred Music Revolution? [Catholic Caucus]

    06/21/2011 4:02:15 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 12 replies
    Catholic Phoenix ^ | June 20, 2011 | Denys Powlett-Jones
    A parish music director in Phoenix has recently completed a major project in the renewal of sacred music, one that could have a revolutionary impact upon the celebration of the Ordinary form of the Mass all over the English-speaking world, as the latter prepares for the renewal of sacred language on its way this winter, courtesy of the new translation of the OF Roman Missal.Adam Bartlett, director of music at St. Joan of Arc parish, is the composer and compiler of the Simple English Propers, an anthology of music for the Mass that is unlike anything else available in English...
  • Nothing Sacred (For the Left, every text is ‘living’)

    01/11/2011 7:46:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/11/2011 | Dennis Prager
    A number of well-known spokesmen on the left have voiced reservations, not only about the Republican decision to have members of Congress — both Republicans and Democrats — read the Constitution aloud at the opening of the latest session of Congress, but also about Americans’ veneration of the Constitution. Three examples: In a recent appearance on MSNBC, Washington Post staff writer Ezra Klein said: “The issue with the Constitution is that the text is confusing because it was written more than a hundred years ago and what people believe it says differs from person to person.” Joy Behar asked her...
  • North Korea 'ready for sacred war' with the South

    12/23/2010 9:51:42 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 1+ views
    BBC News ^ | 12/23/10 | BBC
    Invited dignitaries watched the live exercises along with the South Korean president North Korea is ready for a "sacred war of justice" using a nuclear deterrent, its armed forces minister has said. Kim Yong-chun accused South Korea of making preparations for war by holding live-fire exercises near the border. The drills are one of the largest in South Korea's history, involving tanks, helicopters and fighter planes. North Korea shelled a Southern island last month killing four people - the first time Northern shells had killed civilians since the 1950-53 war. South Korean President Lee Myung-bak has promised immediate retaliation to...
  • The First Friday Devotion in the Catholic Church [Catholic Caucus]

    11/05/2010 1:54:49 AM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies · 3+ views ^ | not given |
      The First Friday Devotion in the Catholic Church History of First Friday First Friday devotions among Catholics are related to devotion to the Sacred Heart of Christ. First Friday practices date to the last decades of the 17th century, when Jesus appeared to St. Margaret Mary and spoke to her of His Sacred Heart. Among the promises Our Lord revealed to St. Margaret Mary, the 12th specifically referenced practices for Fridays:In the excess of the mercy of my Heart, I promise you that my all powerful love will grant to all those who will receive Communion on the...
  • Illegal sperm company pair found guilty

    09/18/2010 8:03:56 AM PDT · by tlb · 25 replies
    Metro ^ | 18th September, 2010 | staff
    Two men have been found guilty of running an internet company that illegally provided sperm from anonymous donors. Ricky Gage, 49, and Nigel Woodforth, 43, were both convicted on three counts under the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990. They operated the company from the basement of Mr Woodforth's home in Reading, Berkshire, introducing donors to women who were trying to conceive. Nearly 800 deliveries were found to have been completed by the illegal firm, which provided the two men with earnings of Ł250,000. Speaking at Southwark Crown Court, judge Deborah Taylor warned Mr Gage and Mr Woodforth that she...
  • Travel Like a VIP on a Small Budget in Asia

    04/30/2010 12:29:29 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 16 replies · 583+ views
    Associated Content ^ | April 30 2010 | Alice Winters
    Rarely are currency exchange rates as good for the American dollar as that of Asian countries. In Asia, the American dollar carries a lot of clout and with the recent devaluation of the USD; it is a good thing that these countries offer an excellent trip for so little cost to Americans.
  • Cops: Spat over arrows and turkeys led to bar stabbing

    04/17/2010 8:03:51 AM PDT · by DManA · 15 replies · 521+ views
    Duluth News Tribune ^ | April 17 2010 | News Tribune,
    A dispute over blessed arrows and turkeys apparently led to the stabbing at a Virginia bar on Tuesday that left one man in the hospital and another facing felony charges. . . . Police found TwoCrow being supported by another man, gasping for breath and kicking his legs. TwoCrow was taken to Virginia Regional Medical Center and later airlifted to St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth for treatment of a laceration to the lower portion of his heart. He was listed in good condition on Friday. . . . When police interviewed TwoCrow at the hospital on Wednesday, TwoCrow told...
  • Should Private Colleges That Raise Billions Receive Public Funds?

    02/20/2009 1:53:28 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 11 replies · 385+ views ^ | April 3, 2008 | Erin Strout
    Should Private Colleges That Raise Billions Receive Public Funds? As state lawmakers crunch budget numbers in New York, some leaders of the State University System are wondering why private institutions with the ability to raise money on their own are still receiving public funds, according to The Buffalo News. Columbia University has received $32-million in state funds, and New York University has collected $50-million, the newspaper reports. Meanwhile, Columbia is in the middle of a $4-billion fund-raising campaign and NYU is raising $2.5-billion in private donations. “At a time when we’re facing budget cuts, is it appropriate?” asked Marsha S....
  • Obama: McCain Trying to Make Voters 'Sacred' of Me

    07/30/2008 11:23:39 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 90 replies · 118+ views
    Obama: McCain Trying to Make Voters 'Sacred' of Me July 30, 2008 2:13 PM ABC News' Sunlen Miller Reports: While campaigning in a traditionally Republican district, Sen. Barack Obama attempted to beat back rumors about him– telling the Springfield, Missouri crowd that Republicans and Sen. McCain are trying to make voters “scared” of him because they don’t have another strategy. “Nobody thinks that Bush or McCain have a real answer for the challenges we face. So what they are going to try to do is make you scared of me,” Obama warned, “You know he's not patriotic enough. He's got...
  • Disposing of Catholic Sacred Articles on Ebay

    03/29/2008 6:46:12 AM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies · 580+ views
    Pewsitter ^ | March 27, 2008 | Hugh McNichol
    March 27, 2008 - As a Catholic Church, we need to be quite sensitive about the disposition of sacred articles that are no longer being used in our parishes. A trend developing is finding Catholic sacred articles on places such as E-Bay or other online salvage sites. The real problem with these sites is that there is no attempt to reuse, or restore the items for their proper liturgical and devotional use. They are simply sold to the highest bidder. Whether the buyer is another Catholic Church, an individual, a bar, a nightclub or anything else is not even...
  • Pontiff: Sacred Music Enriched by Past and Present

    10/15/2007 4:27:57 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies · 57+ views
    Zenit ^ | October 15, 2007
    VATICAN CITY, OCT. 15, 2007 ( Sacred music is a treasure of inestimable value, greater even than that of any other art, says Benedict XVI. The Pope said this Saturday during a visit to the newly refurbished Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music, the Vatican press office said today. At the institute, the Holy Father was welcomed by Cardinal Zenon Grocholewski, prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education and chancellor of the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music, and the institute's president, Monsignor Valentin Miserachs Grau. The pre-eminence of sacred music over other art forms, the Pontiff explained during his address, "is...
  • Archaeologists Granted Access To Japan's Sacred Tombs

    09/20/2007 11:59:40 AM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 83+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 9-20-2007 | Justin McCurry
    Archaeologists granted access to Japan's sacred tombs The divine origins of Japan's imperial family come under scrutiny as it allows limited access to two burial sites. Justin McCurry in Tokyo Thursday September 20, 2007 Guardian Unlimited (UK) Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko attend the opening ceremony of the World Athletics Championships in Osaka last month. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images Japan's imperial household agency is to open the doors to some of the country's mysterious imperial tombs early next year after decades of pressure from archaeologists, in a move expected to anger ultra-conservatives. Experts have long been denied access to the...
  • The Recovery of the Sacred

    07/01/2007 11:28:08 AM PDT · by Atheist2Theist · 1 replies · 115+ views
    Diocese of Patterson site ^ | 7/1/2007 | Bishop Arthur Joseph Serratelli
    The Dutch historian and philosopher of religion Gerardus van der Leeuw once said, “The modern man is not capable of finding himself in several circles simultaneously as his primitive cousins did. ‘When we dance, we do not pray; when we pray, we do not dance. And when we work, we can neither dance nor pray.’” In a word, the sense of the sacred has disappeared. But not completely nor irretrievably. The Liturgy of the Church is a moment where all the dimensions of our lives come before the living God. It is the place where we have an active encounter...
  • The Recovery of the Sacred

    06/30/2007 10:17:05 AM PDT · by Theoden · 3 replies · 214+ views
    RC Diocese of Paterson ^ | 6/30/2007 | Bishop Arthur Serratelli
    The Recovery of the Sacred The Dutch historian and philosopher of religion Gerardus van der Leeuw once said, “The modern man is not capable of finding himself in several circles simultaneously as his primitive cousins did. ‘When we dance, we do not pray; when we pray, we do not dance. And when we work, we can neither dance nor pray.’” In a word, the sense of the sacred has disappeared. But not completely nor irretrievably. The Liturgy of the Church is a moment where all the dimensions of our lives come before the living God. It is the place where...
  • The Loss of the Sacred

    06/25/2007 3:29:14 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies · 249+ views
    RC Diocese of Paterson ^ | June 25, 2007
    In the 17th century, Descartes, the father of modern philosophy, rejected the philosophical traditions of Aristotle and the Scholastics.  For Descartes, the very fact that we think is the proof that we exist.  Cogito, ergo sum.  I think, therefore I am.  He rejected the use of his senses as the basis for knowledge.  In so doing, he wounded the unity between mind and body found in classical philosophy.  Over the course of time, the wound has widened.  The spiritual and the material have drifted apart.  The sacred and the secular clearly divided.Besides modern philosophy, other factors have contributed to the...
  • Bp. Serratelli steps up (Catholic Caucus)

    06/19/2007 3:54:23 PM PDT · by Frank Sheed · 60 replies · 637+ views
    What Does the Prayer Really Say ^ | June 19, 2007 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    19 June 2007 Bp. Serratelli steps up CATEGORY: SESSIUNCULUM — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf @ 10:31 am His Excellency Arthur J. Serratelli, Bishop of Patterson (NJ) since 2004 has begun a series of articles on the sense of the sacred.  I tip my biretta in his direction for this good initiative.  o{]:¬)Here is an excerpt from the first offering (my emphases and comments).  Living in our world, we breathe the toxic air that surrounds us.  Even within the most sacred precincts of the Church, we witness a loss of the sense of the sacred [Do my eyes deceive?  I think...
  • Sacred Cave Of Rome's Founders Discovered, Archaeologists Say

    01/26/2007 2:52:55 PM PST · by blam · 22 replies · 1,118+ views
    National Geographic ^ | 1-26-2007 | Maria Cristina Valsecchi
    Sacred Cave of Rome's Founders Discovered, Archaeologists Say Maria Cristina Valsecchi in Rome for National Geographic News January 26, 2007 Archaeologists say they have unearthed Lupercale—the sacred cave where, according to legend, a she-wolf nursed the twin founders of Rome and where the city itself was born. The long-lost underground chamber was found beneath the remains of Emperor Augustus' palace on the Palatine, a 230-foot-tall (70-meter-tall) hill in the center of the city. Archaeologists from the Department of Cultural Heritage of the Rome Municipality came across the 50-foot-deep (15-meter-deep) cavity while working to restore the decaying palace. "We were drilling...
  • Tribes:Using reclaimed water at ski resort sullies their religion

    09/15/2006 5:29:48 AM PDT · by radar101 · 17 replies · 483+ views
    KVOA-Tucson | 15 SEPT 2006 | DAVID KRAVETS
    Attorneys for Southwestern Indian tribes have urged a federal appeals court to block the proposed expansion of an Arizona ski resort they say already desecrates land they hold sacred and sullies their religious beliefs. During Thursday's hearing, a panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals appeared skeptical about allowing Arizona Snowbowl to become the nation's first ski resort to use 100 percent reclaimed water _ treated sewage _ to make snow. Hopi attorney Scott Canty said it is up to the deities, not man, to make snow. "To usurp their authority is a crime, an insult," he said....
  • Flag burner to face diggers

    08/22/2006 4:51:50 AM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 15 replies · 595+ views ^ | 22 August 2006
    A TEENAGER who burnt an Australian flag taken from an RSL club during Sydney's racial unrest will come face to face with club members as part of his punishment. The 17-year-old pleaded guilty to removing the flag from the Brighton-Le-Sands RSL club and burning it in a reprisal attack following the Cronulla riot on December 11 last year. In Bidura Children's Court today, the teenager from Hurstville, who cannot be named, was ordered into youth conferencing with the club. He is expected to meet with diggers to discuss how the crime affected them and what the flag means to war...
  • Sacred Cow Burgers farewell.

    08/01/2006 4:43:37 PM PDT · by steveo · 134 replies · 6,674+ views
    email ^ | 08-01-06 | Jay D. Dyson
    Hello folks, Sorry that this message isn't a notification of a new parody, but I figure this is a necessary note to send. The long and short of it is this: after three years as Butcher of Sacred Cow Burgers, I have decided to hang up my cleaver. I figured I should let you all know why. Foremost in the making of this decision is a very happy turn of events: I am going to be a father. My wife informed me of this miraculous news just days before Father's Day of this year. The responsibility of becoming a parent...
  • Vatican liturgical official seeks recovery of the sacred

    06/23/2006 4:32:56 PM PDT · by Frank Sheed · 34 replies · 607+ views
    Catholic World News On-Line ^ | June 23, 2006 | Phil Lawler
    Vatican liturgical official seeks recovery of the sacred Vatican, Jun. 23 ( - The secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship has conceded some "negative results" of liturgical changes since Vatican II, and voiced his support for reform of the post-conciliar liturgy, in an interview with the I Media news agency. Archbishop Albert Malcom Ranjith Patabendige Don told I Media that the Council fathers had hoped to reinvigorate the sense of an active encounter with God through the liturgy. "But unfortunately," he said, "after the Council, certain changes were made rapidly, without reflection, in a burst of enthusiasm, in a...
  • Musician to Five Popes: Don Lorenzo Perosi

    12/02/2005 8:52:54 AM PST · by kjvail · 7 replies · 401+ views
    Seattle Catholic ^ | 12/2/05 | Dr. Michael Dubiaga, Jr
    Composers of excellent sacred music have seldom enjoyed the musical recognition their works deserve. Don Lorenzo Perosi, whom critics once lauded as belonging to "the front rank of contemporary musicians," is today scarcely known outside Europe. As an advisor to popes from Leo XIII to Pius XII, Perosi remained an influential director and prolific composer at the Sistine Chapel for more than half a century. The present essay aims to re-introduce this remarkable priest and artist to persons interested in Catholic musical culture. Lorenzo Perosi was a youthful musical prodigy whose remarkable talents and personal piety brought rapid advancement at...
  • Oh, These Immigrants!

    11/29/2005 3:56:14 AM PST · by F14 Pilot · 12 replies · 705+ views
    Rooz Online ^ | Tuesday, Nov 29, 2005
    The question one hears among Iranians these days is this: “If a group of second generation immigrants that had retuned to Iran staged an uprising and set cars and schools ablaze, how would they be dealt with?” The answer is that each and every one of the participants would be immediately detained and crushed with full force. And if the “sacred” regime would not oblige with this suppression, the vigilantes would not stand by to allow some “rogues” put the cars that are more-precious-than-the-life-of-their-owners on fire in hundreds but would step in and respond. So while the above question has...
  • East Beats West in Sense of Sacred, Says Cardinal Ouellet

    10/22/2005 6:09:56 AM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies · 350+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | October 21, 2005
    Canadian Evaluates Synod VATICAN CITY, OCT. 21, 2005 ( Despite increased popularity in Eucharistic adoration, the West still has a ways to go in rediscovering the sacredness of the liturgy, says the archbishop of Quebec. Cardinal Marc Ouellet, president of the Synod of Bishops' commission for writing the final message, made these and other comments in an interview with Inside the Vatican, in which he assessed the synod on the Eucharist. "My feeling at this point, and we are close to the end, is that the synod has been successful," he said. The cardinal said a key to its success...

    07/31/2005 1:02:50 PM PDT · by Siobhan · 105 replies · 4,033+ views
    Various | J+M+J 31 July A.D. 2005 | Siobhan
    A Novena of Fasting and Prayers This may be appropriate when keeping a fasting novena before the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary, Mother of God Prayer of Consecration In union with all mankind, in communion with the entire Church, and with our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, we address to you O Father, this supplication especially for our country, through the heart and the hands of the Virgin Mary. Father, send your Holy Spirit, so that each one of us might become an instrument of your peace, From hunger and war, deliver us! From nuclear war, from incalculable...
  • Bring Back the Bells [and the Sacred Music]

    06/30/2005 10:03:07 PM PDT · by Salvation · 53 replies · 1,129+ views ^ | 06-30-05 | SpiritDaily
    BRING BACK THE BELLS: MASS SEEN AS IN REAL NEED OF RETURN TO SENSE OF SACREDWe all remember that during the election of Pope Benedict XVI, the Vatican initiated a new backup system in announcing the decision. Instead of just using smoke, the Church instituted the ringing of bells as a confirmation.We suggest that the Church take it another step and institute (or should we say, "re-institute") the bells during Mass. Bring those bells back into the liturgy!Many of us remember how, before the reforms of Vatican II, bells were jingled during Consecration. There were three long rings as the...
  • On Not Getting the Koran - (rapid spread of Newsweek rumor re: "Koran down toilet at Gitmo")

    05/12/2005 6:37:48 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 27 replies · 2,271+ views
    Yesterday that recently vanquished cliché, the Arab street, returned to remind us that there are some things that even the most enlightened Westerners don't get about Muslims -- their fanaticism about the Koran. Newsweek, which had only a few months ago been jubilantly celebrating the new People Power rising up in the Middle East, apparently ran an article in which it was alleged that interrogators at Guantanamo Bay, in order to annoy the Muslim inmates, had deposited copies of the Koran on or in the toilet bowls of the prison facility. There was even a rumor that a copy of...
  • eBay Repents, will ban Sacred Items including Eucharistic Hosts

    05/04/2005 9:00:53 AM PDT · by WildReeling · 9 replies · 383+ views
    email | May 3 2005 | eBay
    This is an excerpt from an email ebay is now sending out: "We understand that the listing of the Eucharist was highly upsetting to Catholic members of the eBay community and Catholics globally. Once this completed sale was brought to our attention, we consulted with a number of our users, including members of the Catholic Church, concerning what course we should take in the future should a similar listing appear on our site. We also consulted with members of other religions about items that might also be highly sacred and inappropriate for sale. As a result of this dialogue, we...
  • San Diego Altar Boy Answers His Vocation in Chicago (Chad Wanted More)

    01/30/2005 4:00:38 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies · 389+ views
    San Diego News Notes ^ | February 2005 | JAMES MCCOY
    Chad Wanted MoreEditor's note: Chad McCoy and James McCoy are not related. Chad McCoy was born an uncle. His mother and father had 13 sons and daughters, but they wanted more. Brother Chad — now 24 yet the baby of the family still — can't number his nieces and nephews for the reporter on the phone. He was born an uncle. But it would take him more than twenty years to find what God had in mind for him since before he was born. Like his siblings, he could have married and had a passel of kids. But he wanted...
  • An Open Challenge to Young Traditional Catholics

    01/11/2005 11:59:47 PM PST · by GratianGasparri · 21 replies · 1,088+ views
    Tomorrow Christendom ^ | Dom Gerard Calvet, O.S.B.
    We exhort young people, born into this society of audio-visually conditioned robots, to rise up against the reign of untruth. Leave television to its willing slaves; read the masters of your religious and national culture, read your mystics, your thinkers, your poets. Seek after truth, obey it as you would a sovereign, don’t let yourself be closed in by worldly or ecclesiastical conformity. To bind oneself unconditionally to an ideology or a religion, beyond what is just and unjust, is a properly satanic aberration. Totalitarian states that alternate between lies and violence (lies to cover up the violence, and violence...
  • Tomorrow Christendom: A Blueprint to Restoring Catholic Tradition

    01/08/2005 12:25:01 PM PST · by GratianGasparri · 3 replies · 393+ views
    Author House Books ^ | Pentecost 1985 | Dom Gerard Calvet, O.S.B.
    Dear pilgrims of Notre-Dame, [snip] The Christian life is a pilgrimage, often painful, which passes through Golgotha, but is illumined by the splendours of the Spirit. And which leads to glory. Oh! We may well be persecuted, but I forbid that we be pitied. For we belong to a race of exiles and voyagers, gifted with a prodigious power of invention, but refusing—that is its religion—to be distracted from the things of Heaven. [snip] If we seek to pacify the earth, to beautify the earth, it is not in order to replace Heaven, but so that the earth be Heaven’s...
  • Contact your bishops immediately! Liberal Bishop to Lead USCCB Liturgy Committee

    11/16/2004 11:29:34 AM PST · by GregY · 123 replies · 1,637+ views
    The bishops have apparently now voted Bishop Trautman as head of the Bishops Committee on the Liturgy. This is horrible, horrible news for those of us who are more traditional on matters liturgical. In this America article, Bishop Trautman expresses his views about the wretched oppression Rome is visiting upon the Church with its attempts to reform the liturgy.
  • Straights Answers: Why Do Priests Use Incense?

    07/21/2004 7:51:24 PM PDT · by NYer · 37 replies · 4,363+ views
    Catholic Herald ^ | Fr. William Saunders
    Why do priests use incense at Mass? — A reader in AlexandriaIncense is an aromatic substance which is the resin from certain trees. When burned over charcoal, the incense produces a sweet smelling aroma. To make the smoke thicker and to enhance the fragrance, sometimes other perfumes are blended with the incense.The use of incense in the ancient world was common, especially in religious rites where it was used to keep demons away. Herodotus, the Greek historian, recorded that it was popular among the Assyrians, Babylonians and Egyptians. In Judaism, incense was included in the thanksgiving offerings of oil, grain,...
  • Father Violette's letter to the faithful

    08/04/2004 8:46:41 AM PDT · by AskStPhilomena · 8 replies · 342+ views
    Society of Saint Pius X, Canadian District ^ | July 2004 | Father Violette
    The month of July brings the good tidings of more priestly ordinations from our seminaries. Indeed, Providence has given our Society 15 new priests. On June 19, at St Thomas Aquinas Seminary in Winona, H. L. Bishop Williamson ordained 4 priests and 3 deacons. The ceremony was very well attended and Our Lord provided perfect weather. A week later, on June 26, H. L. Bishop Tissier de Mallerais ordained 3 priests at Sacred Heart Seminary in Zaitzkofen, Germany. Finally Bishop de Galarreta ordained 10 priests: 8 for the SSPX and 2 for the Capuchin order of Morgon, France. Three deacons...
  • The Heart of All Hearts

    06/17/2004 11:50:36 AM PDT · by AskStPhilomena · 4 replies · 54+ views
    Christ or Chaos ^ | 17th June 2004 | Dr Thomas Droleskey
    Et verbum caro factum est et habitavit in nobis: et vidimus gloriaim ejus, gloriam quasi Unigeniti a Patre, plenum gratiae et veritatis. And the Word was made Flesh and dwelt amongst us. And we saw his glory--glory as of the only-begotten of the Father--full of grace and of truth. The Word was made flesh and dwelt amongst us when He was conceived as a helpless embryo in Our Lady's virginal and immaculate womb. The Co-Eternal Word, the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity, took upon Himself that which He did not have from all eternity with the Father: a human...
  • The Sacred Muslim Practice of Beheading

    05/16/2004 11:38:23 AM PDT · by Paul Ross · 36 replies · 313+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 13, 2004 | Andrew G. Bostom
    The Sacred Muslim Practice of BeheadingBy Andrew G. | May 13, 2004 Reactions to the grotesque jihadist decapitation of yet another "infidel Jew," Mr. Berg, make clear that our intelligentsia are either dangerously uninformed, or simply unwilling to come to terms with this ugly reality: such murders are consistent with sacred jihad practices, as well as Islamic attitudes towards all non-Muslim infidels, in particular, Jews, which date back to the 7th century, and the Prophet Muhammad's own example. According to Muhammad?s sacralized biography by Ibn Ishaq, Muhammad himself sanctioned the massacre of the Qurayza, a vanquished Jewish tribe. He appointed...

    01/09/2004 4:56:28 PM PST · by servant675 · 139+ views
    The following is a copy of an e-mail sent to the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace on Dec. 16, 2003: ------------------------------- This is the title I gave to this e-mail: UNHOLY ALLIANCE - CARDINAL RENATO MARTINO AND SADDAM HUSSEIN. Contents: International News - December 16, 2003 Cardinal Backs Trial for Saddam Hussein December 16, 2003 02:51 PM EST VATICAN CITY - A top Vatican cardinal said Tuesday Saddam Hussein should face trial for his crimes, but stressed the Vatican's opposition to the death penalty and criticized the U.S. military for portraying him "like a cow" having his teeth checked....