April 25 is honored in the Liturgy by what is sometimes called Saint Mark’s Procession. The term, however, is not a correct one, inasmuch as the Procession was a privilege peculiar to April 25 previously to the institution of the Evangelist’s Feast, which even as late as the 6th century had no fixed day in the Roman Church. The real name of this Procession is The Greater Litanies. The word Litany means supplication, and is applied to the religious rite of singing certain chants whilst proceeding from place to place in order to propitiate Heaven. The two Greek words Kyrie eleison (Lord, have mercy on us) were also called Litany, as likewise were the invocations which were afterwards added to that cry for mercy, and which now form a liturgical prayer used by the Church on certain solemn occasions. MORE
Coast Guard Adm. Paul Zukunft has once again appeared before Congress to basically beg for a scrap or two so the service can compete against Russia in the Arctic.
In a Tuesday hearing with the House Appropriations Homeland Security subcommittee, Zukunft told lawmakers the US had to demonstrate it was “serious” about building a new icebreaker, which would augment an existing active icebreaker fleet with a grand total of one (yes, 1!) the US is currently operating. MORE
The announcement comes about a month after President Trump said his administration would “ban” bump stocks, which he said “turn legal weapons into illegal machines.” MORE
Mount Io spewed smoke and ash high into the sky Thursday in its first eruption since 1768. Japan’s Meteorological Agency on Friday expanded a no-go zone to the entire mountain from previously just around the volcano’s crater. Continue reading
- Mary as Co-Redemptrix
- Third Sunday after Easter
- Saints Soter and Caius
- Family and Marriage
- Articles and notices
Next week I will return to the thesis on Sacrament of Confirmation, concluding the treatise on Mary, Co-Redemptrix, in this issue. In between, on April 25 the Church will be asking Divine intervention as she prays the Litanies and processes through the streets. You may say this is now rarely done, and this may be true. Still, it is part of the Church Tradition and it is wonderful in those communities where it is still possible. The spirit of the liturgy will continue to be that of asking God’s divine intervention that we may be protected from natural disasters, wars, pestilence and famine. Continue reading
X Father Malachi Martin was on the Art Bell show one night talking about the Fatima Secret, the Vatican II Council. I listened to it for over two hours, then he tells everybody he took a vow to never reveal it.
We will get a true pope again some day.
I wrote an article of what he said on the show if anyone is interested.
Alex Jones, (the right wing’s Jesse Jackson) fake news reports are finally coming to an end once this case hits the courts. It’s sad one can’t charge these BUM’S criminally and put them in jail as well.
Three parents whose children were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 filed a defamation lawsuit on Tuesday against Alex Jones, the right-wing conspiracy theorist who has long claimed the shooting was “completely fake” and a “giant hoax” perpetrated by opponents of the Second Amendment. MORE
Funny how the U.S. coordinated the attack during the Octave of a Syrian Pope.
Anicetus was a Syrian from Emesa. He became pope about 155 and actively opposed Marcionism and Gnosticism. His pontificate saw the appearance of the controversy between East and West over the date of Easter. St. Polycarp, a discipleof John, is reported to have visited him in Rome about the dispute, which was to accelerate and grow more heated over the following centuries. MORE
Amid the discussion triggered by Capuchin Father Thomas Weinandy’s recent decision to go public with a critical letter to Pope Francis, one well-known Catholic writer dismissed Weinandy’s claim that Catholics are “scandalized” by the pontiff, saying, “Bosh. Francis is probably the most popular pope in history.” MORE
It was the second time in as many days that Francis has warned about the destructive work of the devil after making headlines recently by seeming to deny the existence of hell. MORE
In case you missed my article on the Creation falling during the same time as first day of the Passion. I became puzzled why Palm Sunday wasn’t one of the mystery’s of the Rosary. In my creation article I point out that Palm Sunday was the first day of the creation. So the significance here is, that the Jews are hailing Jesus as King, King of the Jews on the day He started the creation. Wow, I said this gives Palm Sunday a little more credibility. I decided to check out the Jewish calendar and customs. I have a Jewish teaching Catalog that I use to learn from. Well guess what, The Jews have many New Years or dedication Years. There first Month of the year is not their creation month. Instead Nissan is dedicated to all their “Reign of Kings.” Wow again, here is The King of Kings riding into Jerusalem on a donkey on their Reign of KINGS DAY, (If true) and hardly anyone can see the connection. Oh Oh but wait a minute, I see also that their New Years day is also their day of the creation, but it’s the month of Tishri-our September-October. Obviously one of us has the wrong month? Continue reading