Monday, 27 May 2013

THE CATECHISM OF POPE PIUS X & ON MODERNISM

THE CATECHISM OF POPE PIUS X


Q: Where are the members of the Church to be found?

A: The members of the Church are found partly in heaven, forming the Church Triumphant; partly in purgatory, forming the Church Suffering; partly on earth, forming the Church Militant.

Pope Pius X On Modernism




Despite a relatively hard reputation Pope Pius X was in reality an extremely kind man, and Pope, who was born poor and who said that he wanted to "die poor". The video contains a talk concerning Pope Pius X and modernism.



Monday, 20 May 2013

PENTECOST

PENTECOST
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'Moments ago these were frightened men who gathered only behind locked doors, in secrecy. They were huddled together in fear. But now they go forth to the crowds and boldly proclaim Christ. They have gone from fear to faith, from cowardice to courage, from terror to testimony'.

THE ONE TRUE CHURCH 
FOUNDED BY CHRIST IN THE UPPER ROOM AT PENTECOST, 33AD
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Thursday, 16 May 2013

JEAN VANIER SEEING GOD IN OTHERS

JEAN VANIER
SEEING GOD IN OTHERS

The Catholic hero and role model Jean Vanier (founder of L'Arche) is well known for stating that every time we come into contact with someone with a disability, it is at these moments that we have an experience of God whilst we are on earth. This belief was central to the L'Arch Communities he founded around the world.


Jean Vanier's father was Governer General of Canada. He gained a Ph.D as well as becoming a QC, but ultimately, through his faith, gave it all up to found the L'Arche communities.



In 1964, through Vanier's friendship with a priest named Father Thomas Philippe, he became aware of the plight of thousands of people institutionalised with developmental disabilities. In Trosly-Breuil France he founded the first L'Arche community. He initially believed that he could teach them something about life. He soon discovered that in fact it was the 
other way around.



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He is one of the people I am most inspired by. Beyond this he seems to have a tangible connection to God.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

STUNNING 12 MINUTE VIDEO OF THE BIBLICAL CATHOLIC TRUTHS CONCERNING MARY

STUNNING 12 MINUTE VIDEO OF THE BIBLICAL CATHOLIC TRUTHS
CONCERNING MARY


Even if you know the theology already it is worth watching as someone has put a considerable amount of effort into this piece of work. They have succinctly and beautifully summarised all the primary articles 
in 12 minutes.


Friday, 10 May 2013

Fr. HUGH THWAITES CAUSE FOR BEATIFICATION & HOW TO LOSE THE CATHOLIC FAITH

Fr. HUGH THWAITES
HOW TO LOSE THE CATHOLIC FAITH & CAUSE FOR BEATIFICATION.






Fr. Hugh was an inspiration to many, so much so that some young Catholics have created a facebook page to start to highlight the 'Cause for Beatification of Fr. Hugh Thwaites'. Other links are featured below.






Thursday, 9 May 2013

Ascension Thursday in the Latin Rite & The Litany of the Saints in Latin.

THE LITANY OF THE SAINTS IN LATIN.

There is no reason to post this today apart from the fact that it is a work of great beauty of... 



In the Traditional Latin Rite it is Ascension Thursday

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

THE CROWNING OF MARY AT ST. MARY'S CATHOLIC CHURCH LOUTH

THE CROWNING OF MARY
AT ST. MARY'S CATHOLIC 
CHURCH LOUTH

Quite a lot of people are very happy 
about this happening once again.....


It has has not been done for many years and it has therefore been suggested that I post about it. 
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So here is a wonderful picture.
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Monday, 6 May 2013

VERY RARE FOOTAGE OF POPE PIUS XII SPEAKING IN ENGLISH

POPE PIUS XII's 
ADDRESS TO THE BRITISH 
EIGHTH ARMY

I was fascinated by this very rare footage of Pope Pius XII speaking in English and elevating our great English Saints. There is no quarter given to ecumenism here and this is quite a powerful speech.




This Papal address was to the British Eighth Army and Canadian troops. For a brief (10 minute) video on the pontificate of Pope Pius XII click below. It is interesting to observe that he has a very similar charismatic screen presence to Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen.


Saturday, 4 May 2013

THE CROWNING OF MARY QUEEN OF HEAVEN

THE CROWNING OF MARY
QUEEN OF HEAVEN

By his encyclical Ad Caeli Reginam, Pope Pius XII, recognising traditional precedents, proclaimed the "Queenship of Mary". While May devotions may differ in various countries, the Marian title Queen of May exists identically in several countries as manifested in Marian songs such as:


Hail Virgin, dearest Mary! Our lovely Queen of May! O spotless, blessed Lady, Our lovely Queen of May. Your children, humbly bending, Surround your shrine ... 

O Mary we crown thee with blossoms today!
Queen of the Angels and Queen of the May.
O Mary we crown thee with blossoms today,
Queen of the Angels and Queen of the May.