Mark 4:20

July 24, 2008

“Et hii sunt qui super bonam seminati sunt qui audiunt verbum et suscipiunt et fructificant unum triginta et unum sexaginta et unum centum.”

Since the publication of “Extraordinary Anniversary” in the July 16 edition of the Phoenix diocesan newspaper, The Catholic Sun, attendance at the weekday offering of the Traditional Latin Mass at St. Charles Borromeo parish has more than doubled.

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Abouna Yacoub Beatified

June 22, 2008

A Lebanese Christian boy, waves by the vatican flag during a ceremony to beatify the Capuchin Father Jacob Haddad in Arabic (Abouna Yacoub), in Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday June 22, 2008. More than 10,000 faithful including top officials gathered in Beirut to witness the beatification of a Maronite Catholic priest who died 54 years ago. Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martins, head of the Vatican’s sainthood office, who is representing Pope Benedict XVI led the open air Mass service. Father Haddad beatification is in the last step before possible sainthood

Passing the Buck?

June 19, 2008

Happy Father’s Day!

June 14, 2008

…of another round of antibiotics. Pneumonia: anathema!

No Pantsuits Here

May 22, 2008

Real women religious take part in a candle-lit Corpus Domini procession, led by Pope Benedict XVI, between the basilicas San Giovanni in Laterano and Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome May 22, 2008.

My TLM server came into the sacristy this a.m. with an interesting account of what he had just experienced.

While filling-up at the gas station, a woman approached him with a gas can, and asked him if he could help her out. He was able to fill her little gas can with two gallons. What has this nation come to?

I was reminded of the early Mel Gibson 1979 Mad Max film. [The story is set in Australia in the near future, depicting a poorly-funded police unit called the Main Force Patrol, which struggles to protect the Outback’s few remaining townspeople from violent motorcycle gangs. The film depicts the future Australia as a bleak, impoverished society that is facing a breakdown of civil order caused by widespread oil shortages.]

…Hmmm.

Consequences

May 18, 2008

If the government of the State of California does not repent of its sin of mockery of Divine and Natural Law, a great chastisement will befall the inhabitants of the state, resulting in a great loss-of-life, and economic disaster.

Nun’s Stories

May 17, 2008

Nuns wave to Pope Benedict XVI as he arrives for his weekly general audience at the Vatican May 14, 2008.

A group of nuns laugh during the visit of the Pope Benedict XVI in Santuario of Nostra Signora della Misericordia before the holy mass in Savona May 17, 2008.

Cinco de Frida

May 5, 2008

VIVA LA VIDA. Frida Kahlo’s final painting 1954. After a living in and out of hospitals her entire adult life, suffering from excruciating pain, infertility, amputation, she died later that year.