Saturday, March 20, 2010
France: Warning Call from the Society of St. Pius X’s District Superior

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Fr. Régis de Cacqueray, Superior of the Society of St. Pius X’s district of France, published an letter entitled: “The Bishops: Guardians of the Faith or Proselytes Protecting Other Cults?”

Fr. de Cacqueray reflects on the role of the bishop, guardian of the flock and preacher of the faith, “successor of the Apostles and martyrs”. Doubtless there have always been good and bad bishops, “there have been heroic bishops and there have been weak bishops. There have been Hilaries of Poitier and Bossuets. There have been Cauchons and Talleyrands. But never before has a nation, formerly so Christian, seen such a confusion touching so closely the Faith. Today, our bishops stand by silent while Christ is attacked. They keep the churches closed to us. And at the very same time they open mosques. They concelebrate with Protestant pastors. They grant diplomas to imams and invite rabbis to preach in their cathedrals. In a word, they comfort souls in their remoteness from Christ and from the Church He founded.”

Continue Reading...

Image: In this photo from October 2009 in which His Excellency Bishop Tissier de Mallerais offered a Pontifical High Mass in the Basilica of St. Pius X at Lourdes in front of 10,000 priests, religious, and faithful, the Superior of France is visible.  Exiting the Sacristy, Bishop Tissier de Mallerais passes before several members of the Italian episcopate. He is preceded by Father Regis de Cacqueray, assistant priest, and Father Jacques Laguérie, deacon.
Retirement of "The People's Altar"

Good news to report from St. Mary's Catholic Church in Salen, South Dakota, whose glorious altar is pictured above. According the "The Salem Sanctuary":

After over two years of catechesis and gradual implementation, our parish now celebrates the Liturgy of the Eucharist ad orientem - in solidarity with the liturgical reforms promoted by our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI. The 1970’s ”People’s Altar” (made from parts of the original Communion Rail) is in safe storage, and a much smaller altar for Masses “versus populum” has been made (to accommodate elderly priests who cannot make the three steps to the altar, etc.).
Pope Benedict XVI to Beatify John Henry Cardinal Newman in September 2010

It's official! In an extraordinary move, Pope Benedict XVI himself will beatify John Henry Cardinal Newman this September in England.

This puts Newman one step away from sainthood!

This is immensely important for anyone who is concerned about the state of the culture and the Catholic Church in America. Cardinal Newman would be the perfect saint for our time.

He can be a powerful patron for the renewal of Catholic identity in Catholic education . . . the embrace of authentic Catholic theology . . . and the exciting reunification with Anglican Christians.

In prayer, God allows us to cooperate with His plans for the Church and the world. For this reason it is so important that you join our Prayer Campaign for Newman's Canonization!

Source: Cardinal Newman Society
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Institute of Christ the King: Video of 2007 Ordinations

Priestly Ordinations For Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest By His Grace, Archbishop Raymond L. Burke Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis June 15 2007.

I am pleased to report that the Institute of Christ the King finally put together a short video of their ordinations at Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest from 2007 and posted them to YouTube.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
First Sunday in Lent: Toronto

Editor Note: The original photo is no longer available.
Originally uploaded by SSPX-Toronto. Several photographs from the First Sunday in Lent (2010) are available now from the SSPX chapel in Toronto. Check out these images.

Psalm 90: 15, 16

He shall cry to me, and I will hear him: I will deliver him, and I will glorify him: I will fill him with length of days. -- (Ps. 90. 1). He that dwelleth in the aid of the Most High: shall abide under the protection of the God of Heaven. V.: Glory to the Father . . . -- He shall cry to me . . .
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Storkie Express

Baptism and Communion InvitationsI just wanted to take a minute and point out the advertisement in the sidebar for Storkie Express, which is especially relevant at this time of year.  As the Solemnity of Easter draws closer, we draw closer to First Communions and the celebrations of the Sacrament of Baptism.

Please consider Storkie Express for both Baptism and Communion invitations.  I have found their products to be truly special - a perfect invitation for a once-in-a lifetime occassion.
Babies and Limbo

I received this question from a friend of mine and I was hoping that others could offer their input on this issue in the comments section.  I have written on the Limbo of the Infants previously which I highly recommend reading [read it now]!

I was listening to Traditional Catholic Radio and they said that unbaptized babies go to Limbo and if we didn't believe that then the consequences would be accepting ecumenism because if unbaptized babies go to heaven so also could unbaptized Muslims. I have a problem with this in that these babies committed no sins whereas these other people have committed sins and are therefore punished for the sins that they commit. Can you perhaps shed some light on this? I am trying to reason through it and right now it doesn't make sense.

God Bless
Friday, March 5, 2010
Gifts for Communion and Confirmation

With the Easter Vigil approaching, I am always reminded of my entrance into the Church at the Vigil in 2004. It was one of the most memorable nights in my life.

I wanted to make everyone aware of these excellent gift ideas if you know of someone that is receiving the Holy Sacraments of First Communion or Confirmation.  Please feel free to share your ideas as well, since it can be difficult to find high-quality and authentically Catholic items for sale.

Confirmation Gift Bible: Douay Rheims Version
First Communion Gift Bibles: Douay Rheims Version
Thursday, March 4, 2010
American Abbeys that Record Their Own Chant?

Hello there,

I am reaching out to you with a completely different matter - not to announce the release of an album or to share the latest news of a current success.

I am reaching out to see if you know of the next project we should be working on. Jade Music has created a reputation for producing and releasing high-quality Gregorian Chant albums. Now we are looking for the next Gregorian Chant album to produce and release.

A couple of years ago, we established a relationship with the Norbertine Fathers of Orange County, CA, when we heard that they had made private recordings in their church for archival purposes. The recordings were of such high quality and beauty that we decided to re-master them in the studio and distribute them domestically and abroad.

If you know of an American abbey that has recorded its own chant without making it available to a larger audience, I look forward to hearing from you; and don't hesitate to spread the word among family and friends.

Warm regards,

Stefan Karrer
Head of Jade Music U.S.
Jade Music / Milan Entertainment, Inc.
3630 Tacoma Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90065
Phone: (818) 849-3349
Fax: (818) 849-3341
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
FSSP Consecrates New Chapel of Sts. Peter and Paul at FSSP Seminary in Denton

On 3rd March 2010, the new church of Sts. Peter and Paul was consecrated at the FSSP seminary of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Denton Nebraska. Below are some photos of the consecration. Please click on them for larger images.

Update: View the videos here!

Copyright Notice: Unless otherwise stated, all items are copyrighted under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. If you quote from this blog, cite a link to the post on this blog in your article.

Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links on this blog are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. As an Amazon Associate, for instance, I earn a small commission from qualifying purchases made by those who click on the Amazon affiliate links included on this website. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Support A Catholic Life. Your Donations Keep Us Updated and Online!