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Sunday Sermons of South St. Paul
Father places the suffering of Christ--God and Man--into perspective. How is it possible for God to suffer?
This sermon on the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is as beautiful as it is instructive.
What do Catholics believe? What to you believe about the Sacred Heart of Jesus?
Canada introduced the resolution, which was adopted by consensus.
The U.S. said they supported it in "spirit," but not its call for "comprehensive sexual and health-care services" and "safe abortion where such services are permitted by national law."
"We do not recognize abortion as a method of family planning, nor do we support abortion in our reproductive health assistance," said U.S. First Secretary to the U.N. in Geneva Jason Mack. The U.S. "must dissociate from the consensus," he said as reported by Reuters. READ THE REST HERE.
REMNANT COMMENT: As the LSN story further points out, in April, the Trump administration pulled funding from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) over its cooperation with China's forced abortion regime. President Trump also reinstated the Mexico City Policy preventing U.S. taxdollars from funding abortion and the promotion of abortion overseas. And Trump picked the former governor of South Carolina, pro-life Nikki Haley, to serve as U.S. ambassador to the U.N.
So remind me again: Why does it make absolutely no difference to pro-life America (and to the unborn) that Trump won the last election? Because I'm still a bit unclear on that.
Monsignor Nicola Bux
Edward Pentin's significant interview with Monsignor Bux just in from National Catholic Register:
Theologian and former consulter to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith calls on the Pope to make a declaration of faith, warning that unless the Pope safeguards doctrine, he cannot impose discipline.
To resolve the current crisis in the Church over papal teaching and authority, the Pope must make a declaration of faith, affirming what is Catholic and correcting his own “ambiguous and erroneous” words and actions that have been interpreted in a non-Catholic manner.
This is according to Monsignor Nicola Bux, a respected theologian and former consulter to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith during Benedict XVI’s pontificate.
In the following interview with the Register, Msgr. Bux explains that the Church is in a “full crisis of faith” and that the storms of division the Church is currently experiencing are due to apostasy — the “abandonment of Catholic thought.”
LiturgyGuy.com frontman, Brian Williams writes:
For the past two years the Fort Hood Traditional Latin Mass community has celebrated All Souls Day with an outdoor Mass offered on the hood of a Korean era Army Jeep. While the Mass is offered for the souls of all the faithful departed, it is especially for soldiers who fell in battle, including Father Emil J. Kapaun, chaplain for the 8th Calvary during the Korean War. Fr. Kapaun was famously photographed offering the Mass on the hood of a Jeep during the war, shortly before his capture and eventual death, at the hands of the North Koreans.
Fort Hood’s Latin Mass Community, established in 2015 and comprised of approximately 120 faithful, has been averaging upwards of 50-60 weekly attendees at their Sunday Latin Mass. They have also been profiled on EWTN’s Extraordinary Faith series, in an episode scheduled for broadcast later this year. Unfortunately, all of that may soon be coming to an end.
Like many other service men and women in the Archdiocese for the Military Services, the Traditional Latin Mass community at Fort Hood might become victims to the ongoing vocations crisis. With their current chaplain set to retire from active military duty this summer, they are likely to find themselves without a priest capable of offering the Traditional Mass.
One of the founding members of the Fort Hood Traditional Latin Mass Community, Sergeant Major Johnny Proctor, US Army, III Armored Corps Chaplain Sargeant Major, reached out to Archbishop Timothy Broglio of the Archdiocese for the Military Services for help. More importantly, SGM Proctor wrote the archbishop offering a potential solution to the crisis: invite more traditional priests to consider joining the military as chaplains.
That the military is suffering a priest shortage is undisputed. Archbishop Broglio has said the need for Catholic chaplains is “desperate”, noting that an already bad situation is about to get worse. READ MORE HERE
REMNANT COMMENT: Unfortunately, the Archbishop's response signals trouble for this Latin Mass community. As the headline of the Liturgy Guy article suggests, for some it is apparently better to have no priests at all rather than priests trained to offer the Latin Mass. Why so much fear and apprehension over the Mass saints, martyrs, popes and faithful Catholics attended for almost two thousand years...before the advent of the Second Vatican Council? This is the Mass St. Thomas More heard. This is the Mass of St. Joan of Arc, St Therese, St. Ignatius of Loyola. This is the Mass St. Maximilian Kolbe offered exclusively. The Mass of Pope John Paul’s First Communion and Ordination. The Mass at which Sister Faustina worshipped every day. The Mass of the Cristeros. The Mass Archbishop Broglio's own grandmother had on her wedding day and every day thereafter.
So why is this Mass treated like a dangerous pariah that must always and forever be somehow subservient to the New Mass---a 50-year-old experiment in liturgical innovation that Pope Benedict XVI himself finally admitted on February 14, 2013 (in his last address to the Roman clergy) has been totally "trivialized", to use his own word, and riddled with massive abuses?
Why? Answer this question correctly and you will have unraveled the secret to the entire Modernist revolution in the Church today.
Michael Matt and Chris Ferrara on location in Fatima on the centenary of Our Lady's most public and important apparition.
The Fatima Prayers are omitted from the Rosary at Fatima? Why? Because they mention Hell, and Modernists don't like that word? Has the consecration of Russia occurred exactly as Our Lady requested? Has the entire Third Secret of Fatima been revealed. Did Cardinal Burke exonerate the late Father Nicholas Gruner? What's with all the controversy surrounding Fatima--an apparition approved by the Church and a place visited by 8 of the last ten Popes.