Wednesday, 23 January 2013
I am glad that as of 23:21 GMT, 39 people have voted on the poll, but it really is not enough for me to change too many ideas for posts. I would like more feedback, please. The really interesting twist for me is the number of readers wanting more on the lives of the saints. Cool. And, important. And, I shall do more on the saints and martyrs........and stuff for the Millennials. And for guys...........and, and, and......
For those going to the March for Life this Friday, here is a tip from Rorate Caeli:
The parish that offers the only public traditional Latin Mass in Washington, D.C., will be the site of all the Masses: Saint Mary, Mother of God, church at 5th and H streets, Northwest. The closest Metro station is Gallery Place / Chinatown, using the 7th and H street exit and walking two blocks to Old Saint Mary's.
Here is a list of traditional Latin Masses scheduled to be offered there on Friday, 25 January, before and after the March for Life:
7 a.m. Low Mass
8 a.m. High Mass for the feast of the conversion of Saint Paul, with Saint Peter commemorated, in remembrance of, and for the respose of, the soul of Miss Nellie Gray. Organized by the Paulus Institute for the Propagation of Sacred Liturgy, the Mass will be offered by Father Gregory Pendergraft, F.S.S.P. The parish schola of men will chant the propers of the Mass, and a mixed choir will sing Josef Gabriel Rhineberger's "Mass in G" and polyphonic motets. Details may be found here.
After the 8 a.m. High Mass, it is likely that several visiting priests will offer TLMs at the three altars in the sanctuary. In the past, the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate and various diocesan clergy have offered traditional Latin Low Masses at the main and side altars on the morning of the March. "Concelebration" -- traditionalist style.
6 p.m. Pontifical High Mass to be offered by Bishop Joseph Perry of the Archdiocese of Chicago. Organized by Michigan, a young adult group, this will be a Requiem Mass for the repose of the souls of Catholics who worked for the pro-life cause, such as Miss Nellie Gray. The parish schola of men will chant the propers and ordinary of the Mass, and a mixed choir will sing polyphonic motets. Father Gregory Pendergraft, F.S.S.P., will be the MC. It will be followed by an Italian dinner for young adults. Details may be found here.
I am thinking of St. Veronica today, the woman who braved the evil people surrounding Jesus to wipe His Holy Face.
I compare her to those who stand up against abortion, facing hostile crowds and jeers, in order to stand up for the victims who cannot cry out, except for vengeance to God.
Vera Icon, true image, which is what we are to become as children of God and heirs of Heaven.
Abortion stops that process of holiness. To me, the real evil of abortion is that all those infants never had a chance to be the great saints they could have been: an Augustine, or a Bernard, a Teresa, or a Veronica.
The true image was crumpled, stuck with scissors, vacuumed out, thrown into a bin. The true image was laid aside to die if coming into the world alive.
We, as Catholics in sanctifying grace, are becoming the truest image God has created us to be. We are becoming the person, body and soul, called into existence by God, Who, with the father and mother create the new being.
But so many.....
How many great men and women would there be in America today, up to 55 million, who could have changed the course of history? New moral and genuine leaders to stem the tide of socialism and atheism...new musicians creating new symphonies and chants to God....new artists creating beauty to bring men back to God...new bishops and priests who would change the course of history by strong leadership...perhaps, even a new president or prime minister, if killed in Britain...all destroyed in agony and shame.
Vera icon. We are made in the image and likeness of God, but as St. Bernard says, we have kept the image but lost the likeness in sin.
Babies of abortion, forgive us.
A few months ago, I wrote on St. Benedict's Rule against laughter. Some readers responded that they thought this was extreme. Actually, the nuns taught us that as girls and women we were not to laugh out loud, but smile quietly if appropriate. It was a sign of a lady, but then my education was of the finishing school type, which I wish would come back.
Recently, being around some young women who were plainly laughing too loudly in front of young men, I realized the wisdom of his statement for the laity even more than before.
There is nothing wrong with smiling and laughing is a subdued way.
But, too much of what is laughter falls into these categories.
One, sarcasm which mostly is sinful. This is not the same as wit, but negative and hurtful.
Two, flirting, which is a sin.
Three, laughing at the expense of others.
Four, folly, which includes laughing at rude or unbecoming speech.
Five, just plain silliness or foolishness, which is a waste of time and energy.
Six, gossipy laughter, again a sin.
Seven, laughter which is cynical and against rules and regulations which are fair and good. This is serious. Cynicism is also a great sin and reveals a lack of humility and purity of heart. To be cynical is to lack Faith.
Eight, laughter can be connected to slander and other sins, such as deceit or a lack of charity in speech towards a person or persons. Calumny also may be sometimes connected to laughter and derision.
Nine, the private joke is too often a sign of pride, even among cliques. This is obvious.
Ten, loud laughter is just plain rude, but society has almost forgotten good breeding and manners.
The tenth step of humility is that he should not be ready and quick to laughter, for it is written, “The fool raises his voice in laughter".
Catholic schools in Blitar agree to provide Islamic lessons
Nice to see on the blogs this morning in England a strong reaction for the implementation of a referendum NOW.
Money and business should not determine freedoms. Localized power in the hands of one's own government should. Either one is British or European, but to be European is not to be in control of one's own national destiny.
The Labour Party is out of touch.
From the Financial Times. I cannot reproduce the speech here, so go to the link.
IMO, not strong enough.....the referendum should happen now.
Do you think retro-futurism is modest?
Not the tight trousers and short skirts....of course. Women looking like machines?
Jane Jetson wearing trendy 2013 tights, no long sleeves, and short skirt. Tights are now called leggings.
Cartoons setting trends? Very European and could be less provocative...skirts are in, but way too short.
Girls and moms in church with leggings and nothing else but a large sweater form normal attire in Ireland. The women in Surrey have much better taste. Well, girls...cover up.
From modest clothes blog...Modest (Monday) Mom Blog....
From Deborah and Co. website...
From Deborah and Co. website...
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for me...but, what do you think?
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