Friday, September 28, 2007

Fulton Sheen Thought for Today

Noah's ark:

The Church is Like Noah's ark that was full of both clean and unclean animals. It Must have had and unholy smell, and yet it was carrying eight persons to salvation. The world today is tearing up the photographs of a good society, a good family, a happy, individual personal life. But the Church is keeping the negatives . And when the moment comes when the world wants a reprint, we will have them.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Small Short Video from the Pontifical Low Mass

Here is a 60 second video of the second Confíteor at the Low Pontifical Mass that Bishop Finn Prayed in the Extraordinary form

Confíteor Deo omnipoténti,
beátæ Maríæ semper Vírgini,
beáto Michaéli Archángelo,
beáto Joanni Baptístæ,
sanctis Apóstolis Petro et Paulo,
ómnibus Sanctis, et vobis,
fratres (tibi, Pater),
quia peccávi nimis cogitatióne,
verbo et ópere: mea culpa,
mea culpa, mea máxima culpa.
Ideo precor beátam Maríam semper Vírginem,
beátum Michaélem Archángelum,
beátum Joánnem Baptístam,
sanctos Apóstolos Petrum et Paulum,
omnes Sanctos, et vos,
fratres (te, Pater),
oráre pro me ad Dóminum Deum nostrum.

Monday, September 17, 2007

My Photos From Bishop Finn's Pontifical Low Mass

I have returned from Saint Louis and it looks like I'm Late to the Blogging Party, as the Wolftracker, Joe the Dominican , The Timman, and the Benedictine Sisters have all beat me to the punch covering this Awesome First Pontifical Mass of KC-SJ Bishop Finn

Check out their coverage and then, if you like, see a few additional pictures below

Friday, September 14, 2007

EWTN Extraordinary Podcast's

I know many have been searching for the EWTN's Homily from today's Extraordinary Missa solemnis I have found them

Right on EWTN's Website (Link with the rest of the links to the Right)

But i will link to them here as well I think the links will be good for 30 days:

Readings and Homily from the celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass from the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, Alabama on September 14, 2007

Colin Donovan hosts an EWTN Roundtable discussion on the recent Motu Proprio on the celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass issued by Pope Benedict XVI.

The Exaltation of the Cross - A Day to Give Thanks!

Today being the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross is welcomed with the Final effect of Pope Benedict XVI 's Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum Was celebrated world wide by a slew of Extraordinary Form mass' being prayed.

The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter will be continuing the training they have been offering all summer with a Fall and summer session, Kansas City Catholic and Curmudgeon's Cave want to help send those Holy Priests that wish to learn the rubrics and methods of praying the Extraordinary form of the Mass to the next session that the FSSP and Una Voce are putting on in October?

Did you get some Extra Bonus Money?
Have a Spare $300 laying around?
Please consider sponsoring a priest to learn this Holy and August form of the Sacrifice of the Mass. See their blogs for more details

In the same token the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest wishes to give thanks and praise for Summorum Pontificum,

In Thanksgiving for Summorum Pontificum the Holy Father’s document on the classical Latin Mass, the Historic landmark church, the Shrine of Christ the King Sovereign Priest in Chicago, ILL., will have Forty Hours Devotion beginning Friday September 14-Sunday September 16, 2007.

This solemn prayer of thanksgiving also includes “Three Firsts” for the Shrine.

  1. First time the priests and faithful are back in the church proper.
  2. First time the Forty Hours are celebrated at the Shrine.
  3. First time the holy Cross on top of the steeple is illuminated.

Friday, September 14-Exaltatiion of the Holy Cross

High Mass at 7pm, after Mass, Procession and Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament, and the Litany of the Saints. Adoration until 10pm

Saturday, September 15- Seven Sorrows of Our Lady

Sung Mass at 8am, after Mass, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, followed by Adoration until 10pm

Sunday, September 16- 16th Sunday After Pentecost

Low Mass at 8am, followed by Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament.

Solemn High Mass at 10am, before the Most Blessed Sacrament Exposed*,

Followed by Procession, Litany of the Saints, and Benediction.

-Refreshments and good company afterwards-

*Forty Hours Devotion is the only occasion when there can be Mass while
there is Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament.

Last but not Least EWTN had a beautiful Missa solemnis this morning with the Help of the FSSP and the DVD can be bought through EWTN's Religious Catalog

God Bless you and Please pray for our Holy Father in thanks for Summorum Pontificum.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

September 11th 2001 - 6 Years Later

September 11 2001- No matter what you think of the current government administration or who is your candidate for the upcoming elections - 9/11/01 - is something that appears to still be fresh in our minds - I am not a New Yorker , I was not at the Pentagon, I did not happen to be one of the ones in Pennsylvania that tried to fight back, I was a High School Junior, Skipping school that morning to do the things I usually did when I Skipped School. We were confused as the first plane hit and thought it was really strange - we just happened to be near a T.V to watch the Second Plane crash into the other Tower, at that point everyone knew it was no accident.

To this day people still speculate and look for someone to exert their inner grief and pain out on - the current wars we have fought and are continuing to fight some have found solace in, others have found more pain and heartache. - Some conjure Conspiracy theories and others just want to go blindly into battle.

As is most apparent in this nation the more things change.. the more they stay the same. The outcry in the post 9/11 world in 2001 was amazing, the unity, the support, the charity and the love, it was something everyone as a nation could feel and pour their heart, soul, and prayers out to. Six years later we have very little of those emotions left - America as it is , continues on the path of self indulgence - we have failed to learn from the grief and emotions - we are in the midst of massive consumerism, morality and ethics took no lesson from the love and compassion that was poured out , Today the big stories are - "How little of clothes are required to board a flight", "Bisexual Dating After school Special!", "Britney Spears is too fat, too old and too slow!" "Will Mattel make Enough Toys for Christmas?" - Is this what we should be proud of - is this what are troops are dying for?

The Culture of Death continues in this country every day, We want to Kill our babies in the American Holocaust of Abortion, Kill our Children by sending them to war, and Kill our elderly because they cost too much to keep them alive. What is exactly the message we are passing on to future generations? As a young man raising a family where exactly is a safe haven for our children to be children? It's not terrorists from another country that I am frightened of today, its the terrorists that pour out of my television and Computer every day infecting my family with false ideals of Materialism, liberalism, Sex, and Death that the Devil will spin as the "American way"

Would we know how much the modern world has abused freedom, then cast a glance at the two false theories of Liberalism and Totalitarianism?
Liberalism defines freedom as the right to do whatever you please, and that is the way freedom is understood by 90% of young Americans educated in non-religious institutions. If freedom means that, it means anarchy.
Freedom thus becomes a physical power, not a moral power; an absence of law instead of a respect for it; a right without a corresponding duty; a license without responsibility.
Totalitarianism on the other hand defines freedom as a duty to do what you must. If freedom means that, it means tyranny.
Freedom thus becomes a duty without a right, and comes into being only when the individual will identifies itself with the will of the dictator.
Under this system there is no will but the class will or the national will or the race will. The person no longer exists.
Let loose false concepts of freedom like that in the world and you cannot stop war. The first abuse of freedom which identifies it with absence of law or self-expression, creates war through conflicting egotisms; the second abuse of freedom which identifies it with the will of the dictator, begets war through force and violence.
That is not the kind of freedom God gave us; that is the way we distorted it.
True freedom does not man the right to do whatever you I, not the duty to do whatever you must; but it means the right to do whatever you ought- and oughtness implies law, responsibility, purpose. In other words freedom in inseparable from the God of Love Who made us.

Servant of God Fulton Sheen

Monday, September 10, 2007

Light Blogging - Off Duty

Light Blogging til Next week

Heading back to Saint Louis this up coming weekend

Any suggestions for maybe some things I missed on my Previous trip to the Gateway City?

Leave your Suggestions in the Comments.