Monday, September 28, 2015

Mass and being in sanctifying grace

"If I assist at the Holy Mass with Faith and the due deep reverence before God, then Jesus takes me with my whole life, work, worries and suffering into His sacrifice on the Cross, in which He gave Himself for the Father for the sake of the salvation of the world, so that we can live in God, from God, and for God now and for ever. The sacramental Communion leads us into spiritual communion with Christ, if we are in the state of Sanctifying Grace – in the Baptismal Grace which we either have preserved in life or have gained back with the help of the Sacrament of Penance – and if we receive it with the love for God above all and with the love for our neighbor as for ourselves. This communion is a unity with Jesus Christ in His true humanity and divinity."

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Cardinal Sarah
The preceding was taken from a Rorate Caeli article by Cardinal Gerhard Müller's review of Cardinal Sarah's book "God or Nothing.  As a side note Fr. Z mentioned that the Apostolic Nuncio gave the seminarians in Washington Cardinal Sarah's Book

We need to be in a state of sanctifying grace otherwise all this about the reform of the reform or restoration of tradition is useless.  Our end is with God and if we do something apart from him its useless.  Join the HOLY LEAGUE

Friday, September 25, 2015

Distributist Brett Fawcett: Americans- Only Pope Francis Can Save You From Socialism

I thought this was interesting and wanted to share.  I dont agree with everything he says but he does a good job explaining a few things

Worth the watch:


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

UPDATED AGAIN (Coulter steps in it) UPDATE: More proof that Sean Hannity is a Modernist (and Ann Coulter runs her mouth)

Your eyes will bleed listening to this dissident:

Oh and if you need more reason not to listen to conservative talk radio like Hannity:


Oh and pray for the Pope and Bishops... Heaven knows we need it right now!!!

Ann Coulter is not a friend of truth, just of her own ideology:

Oh and the great Timothy Stanley responded to be sure

Second update now the fangs come out from Coulter, she is really making a fool of herself:

Damion Thompson responds:

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

What is the meaning of kissing the Gospel ?

After having tasted and experienced in the Gospel how sweet the Lord is, how faultless His doctrine, how good and refreshing His consolations and promises, the heart of the priest overflows with happiness and joy, and he kisses the words of eternal life, in order to testify his profound reverence, his great and ardent love for them. This liturgical kiss, therefore, expresses what is contained in the verses of the Psalm: "More to be desired than gold and many precious stones are the words of the Lord; and sweeter than honey and the honeycomb. Greatly purified by fire is Thy word, O Lord, and Thy servant is exceedingly pleased therewith. Yes, I love Thy Commandments more than gold and precious stones ; they are the delight of my heart ; in my exile, they have become to me a canticle. I opened my mouth and I sighed; for I long for Thy Commandments."  "What the world values most is threefold: riches, whose principal representative and symbol is gold; beauty, represented by precious stones; and pleasure, symbolized by the honeycomb. Yet nothing of all that the earth can bestow is comparable to the joy and refreshment imparted by the word of God" (Reischl). The Gospel bestows that heavenly wisdom of which Solomon says : "I preferred her before kingdoms and thrones, and esteemed riches nothing in comparison of her. Neither did I compare unto her any precious stone: for all gold, in comparison to her, is as a little sand, and silver in respect to her shall be counted as clay. I loved her above health and beauty, and chose to have her instead of light; for her light cannot be put out" (Wisdom 7, 8 10).

Isaiah has a burning coal pressed to his tongue to purify it
If the Gospel is taken into the heart and preserved therein, with all that esteem and submission, love and joy, which the kissing of the book denotes, then is the Gospel also able "to blot out our sins." It is self-evident that no such power of effacing sin may be ascribed to the words of the Gospel, as is peculiar to the forms of the Sacraments of Baptism and Penance: they are only a kind of Sacramental in a more general sense and have, therefore, assuredly a great power of awakening and promoting that disposition of soul by which venial sins are effaced, or which prepares for and renders one worthy of receiving the Sacraments. The word of God, which is accompanied by the interior working of grace, exercises a redeeming, healing and sanctifying influence on man when he is properly disposed, by exciting faith, hope and charity, fear and contrition, conversion and amendment of life. It is not only a powerful means of clearing the soul of the excrescence of sin and imperfection, but it possesses, moreover, other beneficial effects besides. "Are not My words as a fire, saith the Lord, and as a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?" (Jer. 23, 29.) Yea, the words of the Lord are spirit and life: they are powerful, two-edged, penetrating. When Christ on the road to Emmaus "opened" the meaning to the two disciples of "the Scriptures, their hearts burned within them." The word of God has a marvelous power for enlightening the eyes, for imparting wisdom to the lowly and the humble, for rejoicing the heart and refreshing the soul. In like manner, may the living and quickening word of God, which abides forever, impart to us "salvation and protection," * may it purify, consecrate and sanctify our souls ever more and more. For "the Gospel is the power of God unto salvation to every one that belie veth" (Rom. i, i6)."

This exerpt was taken from The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass: Liturgically, Dogmatically and Ascetically Explained by Fr. Nicholas Gihr.  It is well worth the read!

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I would only further note that to clense Isaiah, God sent an angle to put a burning coal on his tongue.  So to, when the Gospel is kissed the priest is cleansed to go forth and proclaim the Gospel to the nations (The left side of the Altar represents the nations See this for more)

Monday, September 14, 2015

Chesterton: "Because it is sense"

I have been asked to explain something about myself which seems to be regarded as very extraordinary. The problem has been presented to me in the form of a cutting from a very flattering American article, which yet contained a certain suggestion of wonder. So far as I can understand, it is thought extraordinary that a man should be ordinary. I am ordinary in the correct sense of the term; which means the acceptance of an order; a Creator and the Creation, the common sense of gratitude for Creation, life and love as gifts permanently good, marriage and chivalry as laws rightly controlling them, and the rest of the normal traditions of our race and religion. It is also thought a little odd that I regard the grass as green, even after some newly-discovered Slovak artist has painted it grey; that I think daylight very tolerable in spite of thirteen Lithuanian philosophers sitting in a row and cursing the light of day; and that, in matters more polemical, I actually prefer weddings to divorces and babies to Birth Control. These eccentric views, which I share with the overwhelming majority of mankind, past and present, I should not attempt to defend here one by one. And I only give a general reply for a particular reason. I wish to make it unmistakably plain that my defense of these sentiments is not sentimental. It would be easy to gush about these things; but I defy the reader, after reading this, to find the faintest trace of the tear of sensibility. I hold this view not because it is sensibility, but because it is sense."

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Just one question

How quickly will they translate the Moto Proprios into various languages?

The midway report came out fast during last years synod... Summorum took forever...

My guess, in his mercy we will receive this within the month...

One for the road

Friday, September 4, 2015

Aurini: Ashley Madison and when it becomes necessary to expose evil actions

The whole of the podcast is worth listening to.  I have posted the embedded posts to Dave Aurini's Soundcloud and Youtube accounts below.  His stuff is good and he is well on the way to embracing The Faith.  He also delves a little into the difference between approching these things in a puritanical manner as opposed to the Catholic way of helping those who battle against lust:

I do recommend Aurini's work in general.  He can be raunchy at times but he is real and on the right path.