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Posted by james0235 on June 6, 2010

This seemed a fitting quote as we approach the end of the Year of the Priest:

Who then is the priest? He is the defender of truth, who stands with angels, gives glory with archangels, causes sacrifices to rise to the altar on high, shares Christ’s priesthood, refashions creation, restores it in God’s image, recreates it for the world on high and, even greater, is divinized and divinizes.

St. Gregory of Nazianzus, quoted in Catechsim of the Catholic Church 1589

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The Most Important Person on Earth

Posted by james0235 on May 9, 2010

“The Most Important Person on earth is a mother.  She cannot claim the honor of having built Notre Dame Cathedral. She need not.  She has built something more magnificent than any cathedral – a dwelling for an immortal soul, the tiny perfection of her baby’s body…The angels have not been blessed with such a grace.  They cannot share in God’s creative miracle to bring new saints to Heaven.  Only a human mother can.  Mothers are closer to God the Creator than any other creature; God joins forces with mothers in performing this act of creation…What on God’s good earth is more glorious than this: to be a mother?”

Joseph Cardinal Mindszenty

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Posted by james0235 on February 1, 2010

The next great heresy is going to be simply an attack on morality; and especially on sexual morality. And it is coming, not from a few Socialists surviving from the Fabian Society, but from the living exultant energy of the rich resolved to enjoy themselves at last, with neither Popery nor Puritanism nor Socialism to hold them back… The roots of the new heresy, God knows, are as deep as nature itself, whose flower is the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eye and the pride of life. I say that the man who cannot see this cannot see the signs of the times; cannot see even the skysigns in the street that are the new sort of signs in heaven. The madness of tomorrow is not in Moscow but much more in Manhattan – but most of what was in Broadway is already in Piccadilly.

G. K. Chesterton, G. K.’s Weekly, June 19, 1926

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Posted by james0235 on December 7, 2009

Recently while surfing the interweb I came across this one. It is apparently attributed to several different people – the most likely seems to be Max Lucado.

“A woman’s heart should be so hidden in Christ that a man should have to seek Him just to find her.”

I like it. And I’ll do it.


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Recently Heard at Mass

Posted by james0235 on December 4, 2009

Recently heard at Mass from a newly ordained priest:

“Go in peace, the Mass is ended…er…uh…the other way around.”

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A Proper Understanding of the Gift of Tongues From the Liturgy of the Church

Posted by james0235 on May 30, 2009

An exposition of Ecclesiastes by St Gregory of Agrigentum:

The disciples spoke in the language of every nation. At Pentecost God chose this means to indicate the presence of the Holy Spirit: whoever had received the Spirit spoke in every kind of tongue. We must realise, dear brothers, that this is the same Holy Spirit by whom love is poured out in our hearts. It was love that was to bring the Church of God together all over the world. And as individual men who received the Holy Spirit, speaks in the language of every people.

Therefore if somebody should say to one of us, “You have received the Holy Spirit, why do you not speak in tongues?” his reply should be, “I do indeed speak in the tongues of all men, because I belong to the body of Christ, that is, the Church, and she speaks all languages. What else did the presence of the Holy Spirit indicate at Pentecost, except that God’s Church was to speak in the language of every people?”

This way the way in which the Lord’s promise was fulfilled: No one puts new wine into old wineskins. New wine is put into fresh skins, and so both are preserved. So when the disciples were heard speaking in all kinds of languages, some people were not far wrong in saying: They have been drinking too much new wine. The truth is that the disciples had now become fresh wineskins, renewed and made holy by grace. The new wine of the Holy Spirit filled them, so that their fervour brimmed over and they spoke in manifold tongues. By this spectacular miracle they became a sign of the Catholic Church, which embraces the language of every nation.

Keep this feast, then, as members of the one body of Christ. It will be no empty festival for you if you really become what you are celebrating. For you are the members of that Church which the Lord acknowledges as his own, being himself acknowledged by her, that same Church which he fills with the Holy Spirit as she spreads throughout the world. He is like a bridegroom who never loses sight of his own bride; no one could ever deceive him by substituting some other woman.

To you men of all nations, then who make up the Church of Christ, you the members of Christ, you, the body of Christ, you, the bride of Christ – to all of you the Apostle addresses these words: Bear with one another in love; do all you can to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. Notice that when Paul urges us to bear with one another, he bases his argument on love, and when he speaks of our hope of unity, he emphasises the bond of peace. This Church is the house of God. It is his delight to dwell here. Take care, then, that he never has the sorrow of seeing it undermined by schism and collapsing in ruins.

Saturday of the 7th week of Eastertide, Office of Readings

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Fr. Jenkins of Notre Shame Has Priest Arrested

Posted by james0235 on May 17, 2009

“We’re Catholic priests! Why would you arrest a Catholic priest for trying to stop the killing of a baby?”
Fr. Norman Weslin

On May 15, 2009 Fr. John Jenkins, C.S.C, president of Notre Shame University, had an 80 year old brother priest arrested for trespassing. Fr. Norman Weslin, O.S. was protesting the recent scandalous actions of the pro-abortion Fr. Jenkins.

“Shame on Fr. Jenkins!”

“Woe to those who call good evil and evil good”
Isaiah 5:20

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Blessed Is The Wood

Posted by james0235 on April 10, 2009

I first came across this one a few years ago. And it never seems to be far from my mind in Holy Week:

For blessed is the wood by which righteousness comes.
Wisdom 14:7 RSVCE


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Posted by james0235 on August 12, 2008

Ned Flanders: “What do you think, reverend?”

Reverend Lovejoy: “Once something has been approved by the government, it’s no longer immoral.”

$pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling)

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Posted by james0235 on July 15, 2008

Continuing with this month’s theme of the Most Precious Blood:

Christ’s Blood is the precious source of salvation for the world precisely because it belongs to the Word who became flesh for our salvation.

The sign of “blood poured out”, as an expression of life given in bloodshed as a witness to supreme love, is an act of divine condescension to our human condition. God chose the sign of blood because no other sign suggests a person’s total involvement so eloquently.

(Pope John Paul II, Christ’s Blood, Source of Salvation, July 1, 2000)

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