Open to me the portals of repentence, O Christ our God.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Boston Red Sox 2007 World Series Champions!

Congratulations to the Boston Red Sox, and to all of Red Sox Nation!



Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The World Series Between The Boston Red Sox And The Colorado Rockies Tonight

The Boston Red Sox take on the Rockies tonight in the 2007 edition of The Fall Classic.
It's October! It's The Red Sox! It's America's Grand Game!



Sunday, October 21, 2007

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Bishops who resist Summorum Pontificum: “instruments of the devil”

Article reproduced from WDTPRS Blog

A kind reader sent me this fascinating excerpt from a talk given by His Excellency Most Rev. Malcolm Ranjith, Secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments.

the talk was entitled “Faith, Obedience and Theology” and was delivered at the annual meeting of the Dutch Latin Liturgy Association (Vereniging voor Latijnse Liturgie) in ’s-Hertogenbosch (The Netherlands) on 6 October 2007. He gave the talk in English, but the person who sent it to me translated it from Dutch. So, it probably varies a little from the original English, which perhaps someone out there can dig up for us.

Read this, with my emphases.

“The motu proprio Summorum Pontificum on the Latin Liturgy of July 7th 2007 is the fruit of a deep reflection by our Pope on the mission of the Church. It is not up to us, who wear ecclesiastical purple and red, to draw this into question, to be disobedient and make the motu proprio void by our own little, tittle rules. Even not if they were made by a bishops conference. Even bishops do not have this right. What the Holy Fathers says, has to be obeyed in the Church. If we do not follow this principle, we will allow ourselves to be used as instruments of the devil, and nobody else. This will lead to discord in the Church, and slows down her mission. We do not have the time to waste on this. Else we behave like emperor Nero, fiddling on his violin while Rome was burning. The churches are emptying, there are no vocations, the seminaries are empty. Priests become older and older, and young priests are scarce.”

NB: His Excellency has made a connect between Pope Benedict’s decision to promulgate Summorum Pontificum and a remedy for ills in the Church, namely. empty churches, emtpy seminaries. Thus, this is something willed by God, for it comes from Peter as something for the good of the church at its most critical points of attack by the devil, namely, what happens in a church (worship of God and sanctification through the sacraments, especially Holy Mass) and what happens in a seminary (men are formed to be alter Christus). Thus, anyone who resists the provisions of the Motu Proprio, aimed at healing these problems of the Church, actually aids the Enemy of the soul and becomes the devil’s pawns.


Possible Vatican directive on Summorum Pontificum

Vatican directive on Summorum Pontificum
Post taken from Rorate Caeli Blog

Echoing the information reported by Isabelle de Gaulmyn in La Croix on Tuesday, Andrea Tornielli reports today in Il Giornale:

The Pope himself would have been very displeased due to some "resistance" displayed even in Italian dioceses, and it is probable that interpretative norms for the correct application of the document [the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum] in the sense willed by Benedict XVI may be issued soon.


Friday, October 5, 2007

Now That's Manny Being Manny!

Okay, I have been on Cloud 9 for the past couple of hours, since Manny Ramirez hit a game winning 3 Run Home Run over the Green Monster at Fenway Park to beat the los Angeles Angels 6-3. Go to to see the video. GO MANNY! GO SOX!

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Pilgrimage For Restoration Continued, III

The Pilgrims arrive at the place where Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha lived and grew up. upon arriving were prayers and hymns.

From there the Pilgrims have a short walk to the blessed Kateri Shrine where camp is set up, along with an Altar. Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament and Holy Mass(Extraordinary form) are celebrated.

More photos of the Pilgrimage to come.

Blessed Be God, In His Angels And In His Saints!