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Archive for September, 2007

Hiatus

Hiatus: Just one more month or so of new HallowedGround posts folks! (I said I would stop posting in  December of 07, but I’m getting tired of trolling for pics, making posts, etc.).  :) I’ll be back next week of so…Until then… just chillin’ like a villian! Just me, and Darwin’s Nephew below ( indeed he was a Monkey’s Uncle ) :

P.S.: There seems to be alot of traffic to the Picture Archive Page, don’t worry the site will stay up forever (or until wordpress goes belly-up) after I stop posting next month.

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The Good Fight

**Before I proceed, I have never attended an SSPX Chapel, I am what was called in pre-Motu Proprio days an “Indulter”**.  However, we would be remiss not to acknowledge the dedication of Archbishop Lefevbre towards the Mass of Ages. Without him (and many others like him) they would have buried Catholic Tradition. There would be no 1983 “indult”, no “Ecclesia Dei”, and no “Summorum Pontificium”. Tradition needed a toe-hold, it survived, and will thrive, and this ecumenism business will eventually fade, as it’s not of the Church. It’s a strange double standard when Protestants are called “Seperated Brethren”, and men like these (missioner bishop in Africa for most of his life) are called “Schismatic” for trying to remain Catholic as it was always practiced. Let us Pray for the Soul of this brave man.

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Archbishop Lefevbre with the “Conservative Coetus” at the Second Vatican Council

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Missionary in Africa

We do not want to break away from the Church; on the contrary, we want the Church to continue. A Church which breaks away from her past is no longer the Catholic Church.  We are certain that the truth will come back. It cannot be otherwise. The Good God does not abandon His Church. ( Archbishops Homily, Geneva, May 15, 1978)

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JPII: The Eucharist

The Church was born of the paschal mystery. For this very reason the Eucharist, which is in an outstanding way the sacrament of the paschal mystery, stands at the centre of the Church’s life. This is already clear from the earliest images of the Church found in the Acts of the Apostles: “They devoted themselves to the Apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers” (2:42). The “breaking of the bread” refers to the Eucharist. Two thousand years later, we continue to relive that primordial image of the Church. At every celebration of the Eucharist, we are spiritually brought back to the paschal Triduum: to the events of the evening of Holy Thursday, to the Last Supper and to what followed it. The institution of the Eucharist sacramentally anticipated the events which were about to take place, beginning with the agony in Gethsemane. Once again we see Jesus as he leaves the Upper Room, descends with his disciples to the Kidron valley and goes to the Garden of Olives. (John Paul II Ecclesia De Eucharistia)

In really superb Traditional Papal vestments (Fanon included):

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Above 2 photos filched from Fr. Tucker’s picture archive.

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19th Century Protestant American nightmare:

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Being presented with a model of St. Mary’s in Cracow:

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Saying Mass (notice thumb and index fingers joined):

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St. John Lateran

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I think a new Cardinal’s obedience:

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For those who always focus on the negative aspects of various Papacy’s, dwell, and advertise them, the Spirit of this post: But Sem and Japheth put a cloak upon their shoulders, and going backward, covered the nakedness of their father: and their faces were turned away, and they saw not their father’s nakedness. (Gen 9:23)

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Kindreds of the Gentiles

All the ends of the earth shall remember, and shall be converted to the Lord: And all the kindreds of the Gentiles shall adore in his sight. (Psalm 21: 28)

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Position on the MP

I normally have a very “local-organic” take on Catholicism. However, there have been some bad, twisting, (and blatantly disobedient)  responses of bishops to the Motu Proprio. My Position on the MP: just call me Johnny Ultramontane:

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Grown Cold

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 And because iniquity hath abounded, the charity of many shall grow cold. (Matt 24:12)

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“A Girl Thing”

Be of good courage and let us behave ourselves manfully for our people, and for the cities of our God: and the Lord will do that which is good in his sight. (Paralipomenon 19:13) 

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Cardinal Heenan

During the Synod of Bishops in Rome in October 1967, after seeing a demonstration of the proposed new Mass, Cardinal Heenan told the Synod: At home it is not only women and children but also fathers of families and young men who come regularly to Mass. If we were to offer them the kind of ceremony we saw yesterday in the Sistine Chapel we would soon be left with a congregation mostly of women and children”. His words of warning went unheeded.

The above is unfortunately true. The only place I have seen a large male presence in church was at the Latin Mass. Something about the Old Ritual speaks to men, whether it’s the Hierarchal/Sacerdotal nature of the ceremony, or the rigidness of the Rubrics, or whatever. The quickest, easiest way to drive men out of anyplace (church or otherwise) is overt emotionalism (holding hands, talk of love, basically anything too saccharine).  The objective nature, quietness, and use of Latin in the Old Mass  provides a “blacket” to express yourself while not feeling like a sappy extroverted buffoon. The expression is kept internal, God can see it, my neighbors should be focusing on Him.

Some Examples of Catholic Masculinity  from the “Before-Time”:

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Do we really want a weak emasculated Catholicism? Remember what is lurking around seeking the ruin of Souls: our “Brothers in Abraham” (puke):

(Picture of anti-Catholic riot in front of Westminster Cathedral, Cardinal Heenan’s seat)

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