wwfed …

... A large group of parishioners of the Iglesia Catolica San Andres padlocked their pastor out of the church Sunday morning to protest his continued assignment to the Spanish-speaking Catholic community of Robeson County. In addition to the lock that had been bolted outside the side door, a sign on the glass read, "Iglesia Cerrada hasta que tengamos nuevo parroco. Justicia!!" That loosely translates to "Church closed until we have a new priest. Justice!"The protesters, who numbered about 150, … [Read more...]

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pictorial tribute…

... "He was one of those chosen few men whose personality is irresistible. Everyone was moved by his simplicity and his angelic kindness. Yet it was something more that carried him into all hearts: and that `something' is best defined by saying that all who were ever admitted to his presence had a deep conviction of being face to face with a saint" (Baron von Pastor) the young man the Bishop the Cardinal the Pope The Canonization The Devotion … [Read more...]

Oath against modernism…

Given by His Holiness Pope St. Pius XSeptember 1, 1910.To be sworn to by all clergy, pastors, confessors, preachers, religious superiors, and professors in philosophical-theological seminaries. I N. firmly embrace and accept each and every definition that has been set forth and declared by the unerring teaching authority of the Church, especially those principal truths which are directly opposed to the errors of this day. And first of all, I profess that God, the origin and end of all things, … [Read more...]

Lectio from the Office of St Pius X …

... Thus says the Lord: Wickedness of our time isthe substitution of the human for God.And I reply: Lord, remind us that it isonly by putting you first hat we will beable to truly love and serve your children. … [Read more...]

the principle of all perfection …

... "The monk in hiding himself from the world becomes not less than himself, not less of a person, but more of a person, more truly and perfectly himself: for his personality and individuality are perfected in their true order, the spiritual, interior order, of union with God, the principle of all perfection." Thomas Merton … [Read more...]

all you do is nun gaze…

... no gender bias here. Since Bernard of Clairvaux is the patron saint of bee keepers, among other things, and is often represented with a bee hive I thought this photo apropos for today... a Cistercian bee keeper. ... and so begins a series of monk gazing photos. enjoy.Note Bene: as with all photographs within the "gazing" series, my sole intent is to show the humanity, humor and beauty within the Catholic religious communities in hopes of fostering vocations. Please pray for an increase in … [Read more...]

reason #2,342,006 why Catholics are cooler…

... My cousin's husband, the pentecostal free-will baptist minister, and her famly do not drink alcohol, affectionately referred to by them as the devil's nectar. I know! … [Read more...]

exulting in joy …

"Ah! from how great bitterness of soul have you often delivered me, O Good Jesus, coming to me!... How often has prayer taken me on the brink of despair, and restored me to the state of soul of one exulting in joy and confident forgiveness. Those who are afflicted in this way, behold they know that the Lord Jesus is truly a Physician Who healeth the broken of heart and bindeth up their bruises" St. Bernard of Clairvaux , Canticles ch.XXAlonso Cano … [Read more...]


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