Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Rome Quotes

"Sweeter even than to have had the joy of caring for children of my own has it been to me to help bring about a better state of things for mothers generally, so their unborn little ones could not be willed away from them."

-Susan B. Anthony

Return of the Dominican Rite

One of the most picturesque (and enjoyable) gems of Western Liturgy.

Thanks, Fr. Benedict!

Romano: La Marque Préférée des Italiens

Paul in Maniple

Blessed John XXIII Celebrates Usus Antiquior

Christmas Midnight Mass with the Diplomatic Corps.

Remember Persecuted Christians

Never forget that each year countless Christians still shed their blood for the Faith.

The Good Old Days in St. Peter's Square

Buon Compleanno to Mons. Guido Marini!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Monsignor Ignacio Barreiro the Great

Il Monsignore waves goodbye to a cardinal in Rome.

The Monsignor is a legend. Pray for his health and well-being.

Here is the HLI update on his health: www.hli.org.


Read and Know Humanae Vitae

"When the whole world is running towards a cliff, he who is running in the opposite direction appears to have lost his mind."

-C.S. Lewis

The Link Between Contraception and Abortion

"Once you have contraception, abortion inevitably follows."

-Paul Marx, Ph.D.

Why Catholics Vote Pro-Life

Image from the Internet.

The Good Old Days

Image from the Internet.

Mother Angelica the Great: 65 Years a Sister

Pro-Abortion Catholic Politicians

Photo taken at the Canadian Museum of Civilization.

His name was Pierre Trudeau. In some ways he was a bit like the Ted Kennedy of Canada.

Very sad. And very sad to read the autobiography of his bipolar wife, Margaret. He sought to change traditional Western Ethic. Brings to mind this Lord Acton quote, "Political atheism: end justifies the means. This is still the most widespread of all the opinions inimical to liberty."

In his march to power he largely fought on the issue of public morality and used anti-Catholic slogans such as: sin is not a crime; the government has no place in the bedrooms of the nation; private morality is not public morality; this is a pluralistic society; etc.

"These are the days when the Christian is expected to praise every creed except his own." -Chesterton

Faithful Catholics in Politics: Support Them

Catholic Culture: Tea Time After High Mass

How it's done seen in Ottawa, Canada.

Ven Pius XII Celebrates Usus Antiquior

Papal Ceremonies: Exchange of the Keys

Rome Quotes

"I thank God I live in a day when the enemy is outside the Church, and I know what he is doing, but I foresee a day when the enemy will be both outside and inside the Church, and I pray for the poor faithful who will be caught in the crossfire."

-Cardinal Newman

Sunday, January 29, 2012

A Very Rare Sight: Kneeling in St. Peter's Square

Today one really only sees Catholics kneel in Poland. If you have been to Poland, you know exactly what I mean. Everybody enters a church and kneels. When they pray, they kneel. Bishop Sheen always said that half the daily Holy Hour in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament ought to be kneeling in silent prayer. Let your kids see you kneeling at home in prayer. Bring your kids to the Extraordinary Form where they can learn to kneel in prayer, and kneel to receive blessings.

Outdoor Papal Mass in St. Peter's Square

Canadian Flag


Example of a Child Who Has Been Catechised

This boy is a fine example for parents to catechise their kids: www.godvine.com.

What Spoken Latin Sounds Like

See here: http://en.gloria.tv/?media=250012.

Tip of the fedora to the famous Fr. Z!

Stella Artois from Louvain/Leuven

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Rome Quotes

"Planned Parenthood is the most wicked organization on earth, killing our unborn, destroying youth, family, churches, and society with its horrendous sex ed, lies, and blood money."

-Paul Marx, Ph.D.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Prayer Request for Rome's Finest Monsignor

Urgent prayers are asked for the health and well-being of the great Msgr. Ignacio Barreiro.
Il Monsignore was suddenly diagnosed with cancer early this week. He underwent surgery on Thursday, but the cancer is apparently advanced.

Monsignor is one of the few very finest priests in Rome.

He is a brilliant intellectual who has lived a storied life. He has the mind of a rapier.
One of my best Rome memories is attending his Low Mass in Trastevere back in the 1990s at Santa Maria della Luce.
He is faithful and diligent, keen and merciful. A gentleman from the old school. And he smokes wonderful cigars.
Thank you for your prayers for this noble son of Holy Mother Church.

Rome Quotes

"The Church is always defending, on behalf of humanity, what the world at the moment is stupidly attacking."


Abortion is the Most Important Election Issue

"Above all, the common outcry, which is justly made on behalf of human rights-for example, the right to health, to home, to work, to family, to culture-is false and illusory if the right to life, the most basic and fundamental right and the condition for all other personal rights, is not defended with maximum determination."

-John Paul II, Christifideles Laici, 38.

What the Papal Throne in the Vatican Basilica Looks Like

Che peccato they don't use this anymore. The hope was that Mons. G. Marini would bring it back.

Visit the Pauline Chapel

Bacci reads in Latin as the cardinals listen.

In the lower left can be seen Cardinals Pacelli and Schuster.

An Outdoor Statue for Your Yard

Pro-Life Graphics Collection

Personhood Status for the Unborn

In Sacred Memory of Our Fallen

Commemorative plaque located inside a Catholic church in Ottawa, Canada.

"The Greatest Human Rights Abuse of Our Day"

Does this image anger you? Good, then do something about it. Vote pro-life.

Blessed Teresa, Pray for Us!

Image from the Internet.

Minnesota Marriage Protection Amendment

"I don't think it's good enough just to become neutral about marriage. Public policy is about making choices and providing incentives for things we believe are social goods." -Wade F. Horn

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Pius XI Blasts Sex Ed in Schools

"Another very grave danger is that naturalism which nowadays invades the field of education in that most delicate matter of purity of morals. Far too common is the error of those who with dangerous assurance and under an ugly term propagate a so-called sex-education, falsely imagining they can forearm youths against the dangers of sensuality by means purely natural, such as a foolhardy initiation and precautionary instruction for all indiscriminately, even in public; and, worse still, by exposing them at an early age to the occasions, in order to accustom them, so it is argued, and as it were to harden them against such dangers.

Such persons grievously err in refusing to recognize the inborn weakness of human nature, and the law of which the Apostle speaks, fighting against the law of the mind; and also in ignoring the experience of facts, from which it is clear that, particularly in young people, evil practices are the effect not so much of ignorance of intellect as of weakness of a will exposed to dangerous occasions, and unsupported by the means of grace.

In this extremely delicate matter, if, all things considered, some private instruction is found necessary and opportune, from those who hold from God the commission to teach and who have the grace of state, every precaution must be taken. Such precautions are well known in traditional Christian education, and are adequately described by Antoniano cited above, when he says: Such is our misery and inclination to sin, that often in the very things considered to be remedies against sin, we find occasions for and inducements to sin itself. Hence it is of the highest importance that a good father, while discussing with his son a matter so delicate, should be well on his guard and not descend to details, nor refer to the various ways in which this infernal hydra destroys with its poison so large a portion of the world; otherwise it may happen that instead of extinguishing this fire, he unwittingly stirs or kindles it in the simple and tender heart of the child. Speaking generally, during the period of childhood it suffices to employ those remedies which produce the double effect of opening the door to the virtue of purity and closing the door upon vice."

-Pius XI, Divini Illius Magistri, 65-67.

Read and Know Chesterton

Image from the Internet.

Bring Back the Fascia Cardinalizia Mod. "Leoni"

I nappe (solenni).

What the Falda Looks Like

Feel free to put this pic on the Wiki page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falda.

The Good Old Days

"The more lace and brocade the better." -Anonymous Cardinal

Where Cardinal Pacelli Sat During Conclave 1939

The original chair is kept in the Lateran Palace Museum where you can still see it today.

Minnesota Marriage Protection Amendment

"This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy civilizations that disregard it." -Chesterton

Rome Quotes

"Any woman who chooses to have an abortion, no matter how old she is or how many kids she has or when she has them, will have a significantly increased risk for breast cancer."

-Joel Brind, Ph.D.


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Good Old Days in St. Peter's Basilica

Not to bandy the obvious, but it's a pity we did away with all this.

And so sad to see so many in the Vatican even today who are still under the spell of the euphoric '60s revolution.

The indictable liturgical renewal proved in many ways a disaster for Church and State. Not only did our moral and social values go out the window, but so did our liturgical values.

The most effective propaganda of the devil is the half truth. This is because the smell of the truth attracts us. The Church leadership, taught by the revolution sociologist to distrust its traditional moorings, did away with too much too soon.

We need to put down the revolution flute and get back on the track.

Papal Mass in St. Peter's

The Good Old Days in the Vatican

Bring back the scarlet damask and elegant ferraiolo is all I have to say.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Catholics: Go Into Politics

Run for public office. Be a public servant.

We need moral Christian leadership in the public forum.

Roman Style

Rome Quotes

"Abortion kills twice. It kills the body of the baby and it kills the conscience of the mother. Abortion is profoundly anti-women. Three quarters of its victims are women: half the babies and all the mothers."

-Mother Teresa

Pius XII Consecrated Bishop in Usus Antiquior by Benedict XV

Wish I could have been there.

A pope consecrates a future pope a bishop in the Sistine Chapel in 1917 during WWI.

Would be nice to see Latin rite bishops again consecrated in this rite.

Art of Papal Portraits

Papal High Mass

Papal Low Mass

Private papal chapel at Castel Gandolfo.

His valet was his daily altar server.

Greatest Papal Master of Ceremonies at Work: Enrico Dante

Monday, January 23, 2012

Rome Quotes

"The worst that can happen to a civilization is that its women descend to the moral depths of the unchristian men of the age. We are at that stage today."

-Rev. Virgil Michel, OSB, in 1936.

Canon Law on Abortion

"A person who procures a completed abortion incures a latae sententiae excommunication."

-Code of Canon Law, Canon 1398

The Way It Is by Mike Voris

America's Saint

The Gift Of Life - Official Movie Trailer

What the Pope's Office Looks Like

Another super rare image, taken in the 1950s. Today Pope Benedict has his desk on the opposite side of the room.

They say there is even a secret escape door in this room which leads to an outdoor exit located in the cortile on the ground level.

Rare Peek at the Papal Kitchen in the Vatican

Photo taken in the 1950s.

In recent years the kitchen has been since renovated under Paul VI, John Paul II and Benedict XVI.

Canonization of Pius X

An historic moment. There are sill many living today who were there on that great day.