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General Catholic Discussion / Re: TLM at Notre Dame
« Last post by The Harlequin King on Today at 10:23:41 AM »
This Mass was celebrated in 2013:

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General Catholic Discussion / Re: TLM at Notre Dame
« Last post by The Harlequin King on Today at 10:22:08 AM »
On the Cramner table...  ::)

The most recent TLM at Notre Dame, which was Friday of Passion week, was celebrated on the high altar.
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General Catholic Discussion / Re: Church Bombings in Sri Lanka
« Last post by Serendipity on Today at 08:53:06 AM »
Pope Francis has taken to Twitter to condemn the attacks: https://twitter.com/Pontifex/status/1120280874153652224

"Today, too, let us join in prayer with the Christian community of Sri Lanka, which was struck by terrible violence on Easter Sunday. We entrust to the risen Lord the victims, the wounded and all the suffering. #PrayForSriLanka"

Also speaking out yesterday:

At least he said Christian. Mostly other leftists called the murder victims 'Easter worshippers' as though they were adherents of some Anglo-Saxon goddess, perhaps, or just something stops them speaking His name.

Indeed, this has not gone un-noticed, there have been several news items condemning the use of such language
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So in other words ecumenical councils and the popes who preside over them are only valid if they measure up to your standards of catholicity. In other words, the authority of the Church is subject to your personal approval. What a wonderfully subjective religion  ::)

Yes, this is what it boils down to, isn't it. It's all part of the same old wrong idea that "all councils are infallible", that so many people wrongfully believe is a teaching of the Church.

The thing that is really crazy, is that if in fact the Church ever taught that all councils are infallible, which it never did, but if in fact it did, then all trads who reject V2, are sinning because no matter what, we all would be bound to accept V2 as being an infallible council - because that's what the Church teaches, period. But the Catholic Church teaches no such thing. 

So, as far as trads rejecting V2 while insisting that the Church teaches that all Councils are infallible, what we have here are disobedient people because they reject a Church teaching, proving they have no faith whatsoever in what they wrongfully say the Church teaches. To crawfish out of it, they claim popes are not popes, usually as if they are eyewitnesses to the fact and always as if the Church supports them in this additional wrong idea.
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How do you know that there was no valid Vicar of Christ to either call or close the First Vatican Council?

You mean - how do I know there wasn't no valid Vicar of Chirst at Vatican I, meaning how do I know there was a valid Vicar of Christ at Vatican I?  Of course, the same question could be asked of any Council. 

Vatican I was Catholic and its documents contain no heresies.  Therefore we can asssume that a valid Vicar of Christ opened and closed that Council.

Whereas, Vatican II wasn't Catholic and its documents contain heresies. Therefore we can, or should, assume that there was no valid Vicar of Christ at that gathering.

So in other words ecumenical councils and the popes who preside over them are only valid if they measure up to your standards of catholicity. In other words, the authority of the Church is subject to your personal approval. What a wonderfully subjective religion  ::)
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How do you know that there was no valid Vicar of Christ to either call or close the First Vatican Council?

You mean - how do I know there wasn't no valid Vicar of Chirst at Vatican I, meaning how do I know there was a valid Vicar of Christ at Vatican I?  Of course, the same question could be asked of any Council. 

Vatican I was Catholic and its documents contain no heresies.  Therefore we can asssume that a valid Vicar of Christ opened and closed that Council.

Whereas, Vatican II wasn't Catholic and its documents contain heresies. Therefore we can, or should, assume that there was no valid Vicar of Christ at that gathering.
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St. Catherine gained great graces for the Pope and the Church, because of her great holiness and her unceasing prayers. She is a model to us of how victories for the Church are won and great calamities averted or mitigated. Let us strive to imitate her in this our own time.

"O Supreme Physician

O Supreme Physician! O unspeakable Love of my soul! I have recourse to Thee. O infinite and eternal Trinity, I, though unworthy, ardently sigh for Thee! I turn to Thee in the mystical body of Thy holy Church, so that Thou mayest wash away with Thy grace all stains of my soul. I beseech Thee through the merits of St. Peter, to whom Thou hast committed the care of Thy Bark, to delay no longer to help Thy Spouse, who hopes in the fire of Thy charity and in the abyss of Thy admirable wisdom. Despise not the desires of Thy servants, but do Thou Thyself guide Thy holy Bark. O Thou, the Author of peace, draw unto Thyself all the faithful; dispel the darkness of the storm, so that the dawn of Thy light may shine upon the Head of Thy Church, and pour down upon him zeal for the salvation of souls. O eternal and merciful Father, Thou hast given us the means of restraining the arms of Thy justice in the humble prayer and ardent desires of Thy devoted servants, whom Thou hast promised to hear when they ask Thee to have mercy upon the world. O powerful and eternal God, I thank Thee for the peace which Thou wilt grant to Thy Spouse! I will enter into Thy gardens, and there I will remain until I see the fulfilment of Thy promises, which never fail. Wash away our sins, O Lord, and purify our souls in the blood which Thy only-begotten Son shed for us, so that with joyful countenances and pure hearts we may return love for love, and, dying to ourselves, live for Him alone. Amen ...

O Supreme and Ineffable God

O Supreme and Ineffable God, I have sinned! Therefore, I am unworthy to pray to Thee. But Thou canst make me less unworthy. Punish my sins, O Lord, but turn not away from my misery. From Thee I have received a body which I offer to Thee. Behold my body and my blood! Strike, destroy, reduce my bones to dust, but grant me what I ask for the Sovereign Pontiff, the one Bridegroom of Thy Spouse. May he always know Thy will, may he love it and follow it, so that we may not perish. O my God, create a new heart in him! May he ever receive an increase of Thy grace; may he never tire of bearing the standard of Thy holy cross; and may he bestow the treasures of Thy mercy upon unbelievers as he bestows them upon us who enjoy the benefits of the passion and blood of Thy most beloved Son, the Lamb without a spot. O Lord, eternal God, have mercy on me for I have sinned."

From: https://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/st-catherine-of-siena-mystic-and-doctor-of-the-church/
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Our Lord Jesus said, "But Jesus said to them: Suffer the little children, and forbid them not to come to me: for the kingdom of heaven is for such." (Mat 19:14), which shows us it is our right and duty to pray for little children, that they may grow up to be the Saints God wills them to be; as well also for those who may have died in infancy, that the Mercy of God may give them Baptism. Let us offer all those who are little children today to God and ask His Mercy, that they may grow up to be the great Saints of tomorrow.

Sixth Day
Today bring to Me the Meek and Humble Souls and the Souls of  Little Children,


and immerse them in My mercy. These souls most closely resemble My Heart. They strengthened Me during My bitter agony. I saw them as earthly Angels, who will keep vigil at My altars. I pour out upon them whole torrents of grace. I favor humble souls with My confidence.   

Most Merciful Jesus, You yourself have said, "Learn from Me for I am meek and humble of heart." Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart all meek and humble souls and the souls of little children. These souls send all heaven into ecstasy and they are the heavenly Father's favorites. They are a sweet-smelling bouquet before the throne of God; God Himself takes delight in their fragrance. These souls have a permanent abode in Your Most Compassionate Heart, O Jesus, and they unceasingly sing out a hymn of love and mercy.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon meek souls, upon humble souls, and upon little children who are enfolded in the abode which is the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. These souls bear the closest resemblance to Your Son. Their fragrance rises from the earth and reaches Your very throne. Father of mercy and of all goodness, I beg You by the love You bear these souls and by the delight You take in them: Bless the whole world, that all souls together may sing out the praises of Your mercy for endless ages. Amen.
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"Tertullian invokes Pilate as a witness to the death and resurrection of Christ and of the truth of Christianity—and explains that this is why he is mentioned in the Nicean Creed. St. Augustine saw Pilate as a prophet of the Kingdom of God (cf. sermon 201). Hippolytus draws a parallel between Pilate and Daniel—in so far as both proclaim themselves absolved from the shedding of innocent blood (Daniel 14:40). Other Church Fathers likened Pilate to the Magi, who also recognized Jesus as King of the Jews. Pilate’s wife is honored by the Greek Church on October 27. The Ethiopian Church venerates both Pilate and his wife on June 19." https://www.commonwealmagazine.org/saint-pontius-pilate

But also, Pontius Pilate is added to the Creed, because Roman records themselves testify that Jesus Christ was crucified under Pontius Pilate, when Tiberius Caesar was Emperor, so that all the world may know the Life and Death of Jesus Christ is a patent historical fact. It is almost universally agreed even among the most shamelessly liberal secularists that Pontius Pilate was governor of Judaea between 26 to 36 A.D. Since the Lord Jesus began His ministry in the 15th year of Tiberius, and was then just about 30 years old, the date of His death, as scholars even of a liberal persuasion are increasingly recognizing as an entirely certain historical fact, was on April 3, 33 A.D: This is Nisan 14 in the Jewish calendar, Passover in that 33rd year. http://www.ncregister.com/blog/jimmy-akin/when-precisely-did-jesus-die-the-year-month-day-and-hour-revealed

Because the Saviour wanted the whole world to know the Truth of His Miracle and Sign that was the Resurrection, since all our salvation begins from the saving profession of that wonderful Truth, therefore He first willed that the fact of His public death be indisputable.

We see clearly that early Church Historians had no hesitation in saying that Historians like Josephus (who testifies, in all copies we have, plainly to the Resurrection of Jesus!) Officials like Pilate, and Rabbis like Gamaliel who were contemporaries of Christ or His Apostles attest to His Resurrection or had become Christian, sometimes secretly for fear of others, because of the manifest fact of His Resurrection that had changed their hearts.

This is Bp. Eusebius, in Church History: "Chapter 2. How Tiberius was affected when informed by Pilate concerning Christ.
1. And when the wonderful resurrection and ascension of our Saviour were already reported abroad, in accordance with an ancient custom which prevailed among the rulers of the provinces, of reporting to the emperor the novel occurrences which took place in them, in order that nothing might escape him, Pontius Pilate informed Tiberius of the reports which were reported abroad through all Palestine concerning the resurrection of our Saviour Jesus from the dead. 2. He gave an account also of other wonders which he had learned of him, and how, after his death, having risen from the dead, he was now believed by many to be a God." http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/250102.htm

The Acts of Pilate are also related in the Gospel of Nicodemus, the converted Pharisee who helped Joseph of Arimathea bury Christ Our Lord. A book does not need to be canonical, divinely inspired and inerrant in order to have historical value and a witness of Tradition.

https://www.sacred-texts.com/bib/lbob/lbob10.htm So I hope that answers your objection, SJ. And thanks, Mike, I agree with you. :)
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Ask a Traditionalist / Re: Fear of death
« Last post by Davis Blank - EG on Today at 02:49:45 AM »
Even minor irritations in my throat can initiate my gag reflex which sends me into a complete panic.  I absolutely cannot tolerate gagging.  My experience is just a tiny minuscule fraction of your ordeal but nonetheless I can sense the terror that it causes you and you have my sympathies.

Just because St. Lawrence was able to face death so boldly does not mean that God requires that of anyone.  Its simply that he, for whatever reason, was able to.  Some people hurt themselves.  Some people gag themselves.  Some people have very high tolerances for pain.  Some people have very low response to fear or dangerous situations.

Other people do not.  Others, such as myself, have low tolerance for pain and overreact to threats.  My body passes out at the sight of blood and sometimes even the mention of it - been that way since as long as I can remember, never been able to "get over it."  It's the way I am.  How in the world would Jesus punish me for fainting when it's not something I desire or want to do, but instead suffer my body as I black out?

And so too with you.  For whatever reason, your body reacts in these terrible ways to these stimuli (as I would too!), how can God whom is love itself hold that against you?  He's not going to judge you for going into a panic that your mind could not get itself out of.
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