Saturday, October 24, 2009
I found this excellent apologetics site, in support of Venerable Pope Pius XII.
Please take a look at this site and "arm" yourselves with the truth it gives concerning the "Angelic Pastor".
And sign these petitions for his beatification:
It all started last sunday when, for the first time in almost 40 years a Pontifical High Mass was celebrated in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite in Saint Peter's Basilica.
Then, later on this week there was the momentus note issued by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, concerning Personal Ordinariates for Anglicans entering into the Catholic Church. For updates on this "Return of the Anglicans" into full Communion with the See of Rome, I highly recommend that you visit this excellent blog, Rorate Caeli.
Then came the surprising news from Bishop Fellay of the SSPX. Well, all I can pray is that the Doctrinal discussions between the SSPX and Rome bear fruit, and bring these sons of Holy Mother Church back into full Communion with her. And at the way things have been happening, I wouldn't be surprised if our Holy Father manages to pull that off too!
But, as if all this wasn't enough! I discovered another bit of excellent news. Bishop Tichon, head of the diocese for Central and Western Europe of the Patriarchate of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church has expressed a desire for a "speedy reunion" with the Catholic Church! See the article here at: New Liturgical Movement.
God bless our Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI! May he live a long and happy life! God save our Pope, God bless our Church, God save us! Amen!
Friday, October 23, 2009
Santiago, Chile, Oct 22, 2009 / 01:03 pm (CNA).
In an interview with the Chilean daily, “El Mercurio,” the Superior General of the Society of St. Pius X, Bernard Fellay, acknowledged that the Vatican is considering the possibility of converting the Lefebvrist group into a personal prelature as part of the discussions aimed at bringing about reconciliation.
Fellay, who visited members of the SSPX movement in Chile, is one of four bishops whose excommunication was lifted by Pope Benedict XVI last January. Asked about the speculation that the Society of Pius X could be made into a personal prelature similar to Opus Dei, Fellay responded, “There is a lot of truth to that. I think the Vatican is moving towards that kind of canonical solution.”He also noted that the controversy unleashed by Bishop Richard Williamson’s statements on the Nazi holocaust “was a well-planned attack, not against the Society, but directly against the person of Pope Benedict XVI, in order to tarnish his gesture.”
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
"Czech it out"(1) at:
(1) Sorry, that was terrible...But how often do you get to use the word Czech?
To see some images of this glorious Mass, visit:
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Joaquin Navarro-Valls, who was the Vatican's official spokesman for 22 years, said in an interview that the Church currently has one of the brightest Popes in history, and that one of the most unique aspects of Benedict XVI is his confidence in the rationality of individuals.
Navarro-Valls, who worked for almost two years with Benedict XVI, was interviewed by the Spanish daily El Mundo about his work at the Vatican and some aspects of the two Popes he served under.
Speaking about Benedict XVI, he said he considers him "the Pope with the largest and most brilliant personal bibliography in all of Church history. His conceptual wealth is fascinating. And I think people also outside the Catholic circles are aware of it. "
The former Vatican spokesman does not believe that the Holy Father is a cold person. "I would say the opposite. The manner in which he is moved—which is more frequent than believed—is to not react passionately in response to things,” he said.
He also found that the most unique aspect of his Pontificate is his "confidence in the rationality of people, in their ability to seek the truth," and the great obstacle he faces is, "as he himself said a few days before he was elected pope, the dictatorship of relativism."
Regarding his time with Pope John Paul II, which he has chronicled in some 600 pages of notes, Navarro-Valls said, "A year and a half ago, an American publisher offered me a $1.5 million to write that book. The problem is partly that in recent years I have accepted a number of professional commitments that have absorbed my time. I would have to set aside all of that and spend one and a half years locked in my room in order to write that book. For me it would be a moral imperative to write it, because John Paul was much loved but not entirely known,” he said.
According to Navarro-Valls, the late Pope’s “character and person were not sufficiently known.” For example, he noted, John Paul II “had a very great sense of humor. Even when we had to deal with tragic problems never lost his positive view.”
Regarding the cause of beatification of John Paul II, Navarro-Valls said that "from a strictly technical standpoint, it could be all set before the end of the year. The two steps that remain, technically speaking, are the decree on his virtues and the declaration of a miracle, several of which have been attributed to him, with one that is particularly clear. After that, everything depends on the Holy Father."
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Well, paging through my copy of Denzinger, I came across a letter written by Saint Athanasius which praised the Pontiff for his part in fighting the Arian heresy! This was somewhat of a shock to me, and at first I thought I was reading the text wrong. But I didn't let it bother me too much until I started to come into conflict with fellow Traditional Catholics, who brandished this case as a definate historical proof of a valid case of resisting the Pope when he seems to be the cause of troubles in the Church. (Could the Pontiff ever be?)
Anyways, it seems that someone else, with more knowledge and authority than I, has shed some light on this case of Pope Liberius and his role during the Arian heresy.
Visit this link to learn more: