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The Bookstore / Re: RULE/MARTYROLOGY THREAD
« Last post by OmniaInstaurareInChristo on Today at 06:31:02 PM »
The reading appointed from the Rule of St. Benedict for November 28:


CHAPTER XLVIII
Of the daily manual labour (cont.)


From the first of October to the beginning of Lent let them apply to reading until the end of the second hour. Let Tierce be then said, and until the ninth hour let all labour at the work that is enjoined them. When the first signal for None is given, let every one break off from his work, and be ready as soon as the second signal is sounded. After their meal, let them occupy themselves in their reading, or in learning the Psalms. During Lent, let them apply themselves to reading from morning until the end of the third hour, and then, until the end of the tenth, labour at whatever is enjoined them. And in these days of Lent let each one receive a book from the library, and read it all through in order. These books are to be given out at the beginning of Lent. Above all, let one or two seniors be appointed to go round the Monastery, at the hours when the brethren are engaged in reading, and see that there be no slothful brother giving himself to idleness or to foolish talk, and not applying himself to his reading, so that he is thus not only useless to himself, but a distraction to others. If such a one be found (which God forbid) let him be corrected once and a second time; and if he do not amend, let him be subjected to the chastisement of the Rule, so that the rest may be afraid. And let not one brother associate with another at unseasonable hours.


Martyrology-November 29th
Roman Martyrology-November 29th-on this date in various years-


For 2020 the first Sunday of the Advent of our Lord Jesus Christ.


The Vigil of St. Andrew, apostle.


At Rome, on the Salarian Way, the birthday of the holy martyr, Saturninus, an aged man, and the deacon Sisinius, in the time of Emperor Maximian. After a long imprisonment, by order of the prefect of the city they were placed on the rack, stretched with ropes, scourged with rods and whips garnished with metal, then exposed to the flames, taken down from the rack and beheaded.


At Toulouse, in the time of Decius, the holy bishop Saturninus, who was taken to the capitol of that city by the heathen and thrown down the steps from the highest part of the building. The fall having crushed his head, dashed out his brain and mangled his whole body, he rendered his worthy soul to our Lord.


Also, the martyrdom of the Saints Paramon and his companions, to the number of three hundred and seventy-five under Emperor Decius and the governor Aquilinus.


At Ancyra in Galatia, St. Philomenus, martyr. During the persecution of Emperor Aurelian, under the governor Felix, he was first exposed to the flames, then having his hands, feet, and head pierced with nails, he fulfilled his martyrdom.


At Veroli, the holy martyrs Blaise and Demetrius.


At Todi in Umbria, St. Illuminata, virgin.


And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.
R. Thanks be to God.


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General News and Discussion / Re: Election Fraud Thread
« Last post by christulsa on Today at 06:04:01 PM »
So Biden ISNíT the better choice then??

And youíre hoping Trump wins???

 :huh:





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You should really seek the advice of a good and holy priest in this situation; not the internet.

Generally speaking, we can discuss Catholic principles, but for particular situations, it's better to ask a priest.
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General News and Discussion / Re: Election Fraud Thread
« Last post by King Wenceslas on Today at 05:16:37 PM »
Well, Trump may tolerate the Homos, but if he loses, Iíll blame in part the ďconservativeĒ purist NeverTrumpers out there perpetually bashing the president, who didnít vote for Trump.  Had they voted, there would be no question Trump won.   They will have the blood of millions of aborted babies on their hands, otherwise saved under a Trump administration.  And thatís just as scandalous as Trump approving of Homo marriage. Iím just sayin.

Not one of the NeverTrumpers. Voted for him. Lesser of two evils doctrine.

Relying on the Stockdale paradox:

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Admiral James Stockdale explained this idea as the following: "You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end ó which you can never afford to lose ó with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be."

In the most simplest explanation of this paradox, it's the idea of hoping for the best, but acknowledging and preparing for the worst.

Always knowing that Christ and his Church will prevail in the end but not denying the grim reality that the Body of Christ finds itself in at this moment in both the spiritual and the physical world. When the Body of Christ has to align itself in the political world with someone like Trump, you know things are really bad. He ain't no Reagan.
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Traditional Catholic Discussion / deleted
« Last post by Kempis on Today at 04:57:35 PM »
Disregard...thank you.
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The Sacred Sciences / Re: How much weight to theological notes?
« Last post by Kent on Today at 04:30:50 PM »
St. John of Damascus was the first to develop an early exposition of this system of gradation.
What an interesting question. I'd like to learn how the Magisterium implemented this in the Dark Ages.

Can you link to where you read about St. John Damascene?  I find that surprising, and imagine it's something else he developed. 


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The Coffee Pot / Re: Second Book is Out
« Last post by james03 on Today at 04:27:08 PM »
Thanks for the support. Sadly this is the only resource available. Unless you want to read 20 books.
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The Bookstore / Re: Normandt' Catholic Meditations
« Last post by Normandt on Today at 04:17:40 PM »
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