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General Catholic Discussion / Re: FSSP priests attacking SSPX?
« Last post by awkwardcustomer on Today at 08:50:35 AM »
Answering awkward customer (in part),

I do use the term Conciliar Church, and I consider it a separatist movement, not in jurisdiction but in belief.  It consists of leadership that has voluntarily separated itself from much of the deposit of faith while pretending it is the full Catholicism sufficient to attain salvation.  But if I followed that "Catholicism," I would surely, from the Church's own body of Tradition, put myself in mortal danger of Hell.

Yes, but is the Conciliar Church an institution and an entity in its own right?  If Francis is Pope (!!!) is he Pope of the Catholic Church, the Conciliar Church, or both?

I'm thinking out loud and don't know the answers myself.

Meanwhile, are the Conciliar Modernists not simply 'cuckoos in the nest'? 
Ask a Traditionalist / Re: Would this be a sin?
« Last post by MilesChristi on Today at 08:39:57 AM »
Not a sin. If you want to write a paper on WWII, you are going to have to quote FDR.
General Catholic Discussion / Re: FSSP priests attacking SSPX?
« Last post by bigbadtrad on Today at 06:23:10 AM »
I do use the term Conciliar Church, and I consider it a separatist movement, not in jurisdiction but in belief.  It consists of leadership that has voluntarily separated itself from much of the deposit of faith while pretending it is the full Catholicism sufficient to attain salvation.  But if I followed that "Catholicism," I would surely, from the Church's own body of Tradition, put myself in mortal danger of Hell.

Just asking sincerely but if the Conciliar Church is a separatist movement how do they have jurisdiction if by following that same jurisdiction you would surely put yourself in mortal danger of Hell? Jurisdiction would lose it's meaning entirely unless it had any authority wouldn't it?

Not that I disagree with you, in fact I do, but I have a hard time understanding how jurisdiction would have any meaning moving forward.

"Feast of St. Joseph
Seven days before the Feast of the Annunciation (25 March) which commemorates Gabriel's visit to Mary announcing that she is to give birth to the Messiah, we meet St. Joseph, her spouse."

From Fr. Butler's Lives of the Saints, March 19.—ST. JOSEPH, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin and Patron of the Universal Church.

ST. JOSEPH was by birth of the royal family of David, but was living in humble obscurity as a carpenter when God raised him to the highest sanctity, and fitted him to be the spouse of His Virgin Mother, and foster-father and guardian of the Incarnate Word. Joseph, says the Holy Scripture, was a just man; he was innocent and pure, as became the husband of Mary; he was gentle and tender, as one worthy to be named the father of Jesus; he was prudent and a lover of silence, as became the master of the holy house; above all, he was faithful and obedient to divine calls. His conversation was with angels rather than with men. When he learned that Mary bore within her womb the Lord of heaven, he feared to take her as his wife; but an angel bade him fear not, and all doubts vanished. When Herod sought the life of the divine Infant, an angel told Joseph in a dream to fly with the Child and His Mother into Egypt. Joseph at once arose and obeyed. This sudden and unexpected flight must have exposed Joseph to many inconveniences and sufferings in so long a journey with a little babe and a tender virgin, the greater part of the way being through deserts and among strangers; yet he alleges no excuses, nor inquires at what time they were to return. St. Chrysostom observes that God treats thus all His servants, sending them frequent trials to clear their hearts from the rust of self-love, but intermixing seasons of consolation. "Joseph," says he, "is anxious on seeing the Virgin with child; an angel removes that fear. He rejoices at the Child's birth, but a great fear succeeds: the furious king seeks to destroy the Child, and the whole city is in an uproar to take away His life. This is followed by another joy, the adoration of the Magi; a new sorrow then arises: he is ordered to fly into a foreign unknown country, without help or acquaintance."

It is the opinion of the Fathers that upon their entering Egypt, at the presence of the child Jesus, all the oracles of that superstitious country were struck dumb, and the statues of their gods trembled and in many places fell to the ground. The Fathers also attribute to this holy visit the spiritual benediction poured on that country, which made it for many ages most fruitful in Saints. After the death of King Herod, of which St. Joseph was informed in another vision, God ordered him to return with the Child and His Mother into the land of Israel, which our Saint readily obeyed. But when he arrived in Judea, hearing that Archelaus had succeeded Herod in that part of the country, and apprehensive that he might be infected with his father's vices, he feared on that account to settle there, as he would otherwise probably have done for the education of the Child; and therefore, being directed by God in another vision, he retired into the dominions of Herod Antipas, in Galilee, to his former habitation in Nazareth. St. Joseph, being a strict observer of the Mosaic law, in conformity to its direction annually repaired to Jerusalem to celebrate the Passover. Our Saviour, now in the twelfth year of His age, accompanied His parents thither. Having performed the usual ceremonies of the feast, they were returning with many of their neighbors and acquaintances towards Galilee; and never doubting but that Jesus was with some of the company, they travelled on for a whole day's journey before they discovered that He was not with them. But when night came on and they could hear no tidings of Him among their kindred and acquaintance, they, in the deepest affliction, returned with the utmost speed to Jerusalem. After an anxious search of three days they found Him in the Temple, discoursing with the learned doctors of the law, and asking them such questions as raised the admiration of all that heard Him, and made them astonished at the ripeness of His understanding; nor were His parents less surprises on this occasion. When His Mother told Him with what grief and earnestness they had sought Him, and asked, "Son, why hast Thou thus dealt with us? behold Thy Father and I sought Thee in great affliction of mind," she received for answer, "How is it that you sought Me? did you not know that I must be about My Father's business?" But though thus staying in the Temple unknown to His parents, in all other things He was obedient to them, returning with them to Nazareth, and there living in all dutiful subjection to them. As no further mention is made of St. Joseph, he must have died before the marriage of Cana and the beginning of our divine Saviour's ministry. We cannot doubt that he had the happiness of Jesus and Mary attending at his death, praying by him, assisting and comforting him in his last moments; whence he is particularly invoked for the great grace of a happy death and the spiritual presence of Jesus in that hour.

Reflection.—St. Joseph, the shadow of the Eternal Father upon earth, the protector of Jesus in His home at Nazareth, and a lover of all children for the sake of the Holy Child, should be the chosen guardian and pattern of every true Christian family." Happy Feast!

See also:

The Feasts and Eight Promises of St. Joseph
The Feasts of St. Joseph:

The primary feast of St. Joseph is March 19 because it is believed that his death occurred on that date.

This feast was fixed in the 15th century and was extended to the whole Church by Pope Gregory XV in  1621.

On the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, 1870, Pope Pius IX ordered that St. Joseph's feast day was to be a double of the first class.

Holy Mother Church dedicates the entire month of March to St. Joseph, as well as the First Wednesdays

<May 1 was established as the Feast of St. Joseph the Workman by Pope Pius XII in 1955, chosen to coincide with Labor days in many nations. In addition there were two other feasts no longer
on the official calendar.

The Eight Promises of St. Joseph

  1. God will grant special graces to those that do not know me, to have a great devotion to me.
2. God will bless all who are married and the blessing in their family will be without limit.
3. Those married and without children will be blessed with offspring.
4. God will give special graces to be delivered from temptations and the attacks of the devil.
5. They shall have a good and happy death.
6. They shall overcome their trials and tribulations.
7. God shall grant them immediate help when they invoke my intercession, for the demons have extreme dread of the invocation of my name.
8. For all those who embrace a St. Joseph cenacle, they shall obtain a more fervent love for Jesus and a true devotion to Most Holy Mary.
Father Timothy Reid and Archbishop Alexander Sample say the Traditional Mass has made them better Priests and Bishops, and enabled them to better appreciate the mystery of Holy Mass and the Treasure of Tradition. Yet, they still offer the New Mass. Thoughts?

“The Latin Mass Has Made Me a Better Priest.”

Posted by Brian Williams

As the Church nears the tenth anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI’s landmark Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum, another anniversary recently occurred at St. Ann Catholic Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. It has been 9 years since the Latin Mass returned to Charlotte. Since that first Low Mass, offered on a Saturday morning (May 31, 2008), the traditional Mass has continued to grow in availability and popularity in the city.

I recently asked the pastor of St. Ann’s, Fr. Timothy Reid (a Methodist convert who recently appeared on EWTN’s The Journey Home) how offering the ancient rite has impacted him as a Priest:

“After 9 years of offering the Latin Mass, I can say that it’s made me a better priest. I’ve loved being steeped in its Tradition and being formed by its rubrics and prayers. Most importantly, offering the Latin Mass has improved the way I offer the Novus Ordo Mass. The discipline that the Latin Mass requires in offering it has certainly carried over into the way I offer the Novus Ordo Mass. I’ve certainly experienced the mutual enrichment that Pope Benedict XVI hoped would happen when the Latin Mass and Novus Ordo are offered side by side, and I believe our parish has, too. I definitely have a renewed and greater appreciation for the awesome dignity of the Mass.”

Fr. Reid’s response shouldn’t surprise us. In fact, I’ve heard similar sentiments expressed by other Priests who offer the Traditional Latin Mass. To a man they have expressed an enhanced understanding of the Holy Sacrifice, as well as their Priesthood, through exposure to the older rite.

You may recall that Archbishop Alexander K. Sample of Portland, Oregon discussed these very same benefits when he addressed the Sacra Liturgia conference in Rome in 2013. At the time he noted:

All of this is why I would urge bishops to familiarize themselves with the usus antiquior as a means of achieving their own deeper formation in the Liturgy and as a reliable reference point in bringing about renewal and reform of the liturgy in the local Church. Speaking from personal experience, my own study and celebration of the older liturgical rites has had a tremendous effect on my own appreciation of our liturgical Tradition and has enhanced my own understanding and celebration of the new rites.

Echoing the very same sentiments expressed by Fr. Reid, Archbishop Sample further noted:

The bishop should also encourage his seminarians to familiarize themselves with that usus antiquior, not just for the possibility that they may…be called upon to celebrate this form of the Mass for the benefit of the faithful, but indeed for the future priest’s own appreciation of the deep and rich liturgical tradition from which the reformed rites flow…

The simple truth is that the Roman Rite has two forms presently: the Ordinary Form (the Mass introduced in 1970), and the Extraordinary Form (a liturgy which dates back to the earliest centuries, largely unchanged since the first millennium).

Isn’t it time for the Church to listen to men who offer both forms of the Roman Rite, like Archbishop Alexander Sample and Fr. Timothy Reid? Hasn’t the time come for all Priests in the Roman Rite, and particularly for seminarians, to deepen their understanding of the Sacrifice of the Altar by learning the Traditional Latin Mass?"
Ask a Traditionalist / Re: Would this be a sin?
« Last post by rosenley on March 18, 2019, 08:09:56 PM »
It's not a sin. Although, I think it would be beneficial to make a side note (anywhere in the publication or beside where the citation appears in the book) that your quotes don't equal endorsements. I haven't seen anything like it before, but if it's seriously weighing on your conscience, it is best to do it to make yourself feel better.
Family Life / Re: Reading Aloud to Children EWTN Raymond Arroyo
« Last post by Stu Cool on March 18, 2019, 06:58:44 PM »
So I am in the midst of reading her book and it is pretty good.  However, she added an anecdote about two men who adopted a boy from Russia and how they had to read aloud to him every night to help him learn English.  It has left a pall on the rest of the book. 
Arts and Leisure / Re: Gardening with Jim Kovaleski
« Last post by Philip G. on March 18, 2019, 06:56:52 PM »
Jim is really a pioneer for urban gardeners.  He has been able to find all sorts of loopholes in order to be quite successful.  He takes advantage of his towns free composting program.  He has a well on his little property.  He rents the yards of his neighbors.  He used to have to evade the authorities/local laws against gardens in the front yard; he had to design his vegetable gardens in an ornate decorative fashion(borders, shapes, circles, diversity/no monocrop).  He delivers it on his bike and makes use of minimalist type ways.  He is an inspirational person.  And, in his free time he reads lots of books.  I have learned a lot from him. 
Doom porn?
Just google west coast earthquake and read what the scientist have been saying for the past few years
How can traditional Catholics unite the clans? Michael Matt of the Remnant and RemnantTV and Dr Taylor Marshall of New Saint Thomas Institute discuss the history of the Latin Mass movement and its theological origins with leaders like Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, the Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX), Michael Davies, and the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter (FSSP). To use a term from Braveheart, is there a way to "unite the clans" and join together in apostolates? Dr Marshall also explains his recent interest and appreciation for Archbishop Lefebvre and his biography.

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