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Calm Down John BUTTON'S BLOG - February 16, 2014 ... would crush liberty in the name of the Church. Let me start with a few vignettes. I was an eyewitness, or heard a detailed firsthand account, of each of these events, or else will provide a link to document it. - Just after the Chinese government crushed the demonstrations at Tiananmen Square, a seminarian explained to me that he wished he "could have driven one of the tanks" that ran over the demonstrators and their makeshift Statue of Liberty. "Americanism is a far greater ...http://patrick-button.blogspot.com/2014/02/calm-down-john.html
Our Lady of Pontmain VULTUS CHRISTI - January 18, 2014 ... ran towards the barn. Other children saw the vision too. A blue oval with four candles surrounded the beautiful Lady. The Parish Priest and the Sisters from the school began prayers and hymns. But, Pray, My Children They said the Rosary followed by the Magnificat . Then a banner unfurled itself between the oval and the roof of the house. Letter by letter, a message was written in the sky. The children read out the words, while the crowd sang the Litanies of ...http://vultus.stblogs.org/index.php/2014/01/our-lady-of-pontmain-2/
A Question of Truth TEN THOUSAND PLACES - January 7, 2014 ... thus the meaning of our common path. Lumen Fidei, 25 Reflection – The Year of Faith ended and we were not quite at the half way point reading through this encyclical. It's so full of fine, clear teaching that I thought I would just periodically revisit it on the blog. It seems to me that Pope Benedict (and yes, this is clearly his work here) is touching upon a key point here, one that is factually a serious impediment in our efforts to proclaim the Gospel and the Church's teachings, ...http://frdenis.blogspot.com/2014/01/a-question-of-truth.html
Christus Mansionem Benedicat! MAN WITH BLACK HAT - January 6, 2014 ... holy water known as "Epiphany water." The blessing for it, which takes place only for this occasion, is to be found in the traditional Rituale Romanum , and includes a prayer of exorcism. The blessed chalk and the holy water are then taken home, to be used that evening. + + + We begin with the Sign of the Cross, and the words of Psalm 71(72) "Deus, judicium": Give the King your justice, O God, * and your righteousness to the King's son; That he may rule your people righteously * and the poor ...http://manwithblackhat.blogspot.com/2014/01/christus-mansionem-benedicat.html
Hope of Thy Children Scarred by Sin VULTUS CHRISTI - December 7, 2013 ... moral suffering. The Immaculate Virgin Mary is ever-ready to intervene in the lives of her children. She is the Mother of Mercy, the Consoler of the Afflicted, the Health of the Sick, and the Mediatrix of All Graces. I thank the Mother of God for her interventions in the lives of those whom I have entrusted to her care, and magnify with her the Most Holy Trinity. Here is the prayer, first in my English translation,and then in the original French text. Efficacious Consecration ...http://vultus.stblogs.org/index.php/2013/12/immaculata-hope-of-thy-childre/
Figures of Advent COUNTERCULTURAL FATHER - December 6, 2013 the advice of The Dumb Ox on Twitter, I recently bought Fr Alfred Delp's Advent of the Heart . I had not previously known of this heroic young Jesuit priest, who was arrested and ultimately executed by the Nazis. This book contains both sermons he preached before his imprisonment, and also meditations which he wrote (while handcuffed and under watchful guard) and had smuggled out of prison. It also has the texts of the Mass (EF) in Latin (and translated into English) for the four ...http://ccfather.blogspot.com/2013/12/figures-of-advent.html