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Blog-Fast

Hello Folks, just letting you know this blog will be on Hiatus from now until Christmas. I wish you all a blessed and properly spent Advent. I will pray for all who visit here, as I hope you will be kind enough to pray for me. Just to give you an update on the health issues I asked for prayers for a few months ago , they seem to have mostly subsided. It appears to be a inflamed tooth, or jaw issue, and I believe things are getting better (Subjective Advise from “Dr. Ken”: Never get an Apico!).  I sincerely thank all who prayed for me. It seems God just thought I needed to be humbled, have my Faith tested, and gain a healthier Charity/Sympathy/Empathy for people who are suffering. I believe He has accomplished His goal, as I hope I will never ignore sick/suffering people. Again, have a Good Advent, and I will see you again in Christmastide!

A few thing to keep you amused/edified ’til I come back:

Truly wonderful concert from Westminster Cathedral, gorgeous!

A movie about the Real St. Nicholas (no really, the Matryed Bishop in Asia Minor)

To look at nifty pics in my abscence , go to Carolina Cannonball, who seems to have quietly slipped into into an imago-phile blog (The best kind of blog IMHO!)

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Ildefonso Schuster was born on January 18, 1880 in Rome, Italy. Schuster was created cardinal-priest by Pope Pius XI on July 15, 1929, receiving the title of Ss. Silvestro e Martino ai Monti on July 18, 1929. He was consecrated on July 21, 1929 in the Sistine Chapel by Pius XI personally. Schuster died on August 30, 1954. Cardinal Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli (future Pope John XXIII) celebrated his funeral.The diocesan process of his cause for sainthood was opened  by archbishop Giovanni Battista Montini (future Pope Paul VI). His tomb was opened and his body found to be intact on January 28, 1985. Schuster was beatified on May 12, 1996 by Pope John Paul II. (Wiki Post on the Cardinal)

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De Jure/De Facto

De Jure:
It is, therefore, permissible to celebrate the Sacrifice of the Mass following the typical edition of the Roman Missal promulgated by Blessed John XXIII in 1962 and never abrogated. Catholic priests may use the Roman Missal published by Blessed Pope John XXIII in 1962….For such celebrations, the priest has no need for permission from the Apostolic See or from his ordinary. (Summorum Pontificum)

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De Facto:
Italian bishop suspends priests for insisting on Latin Mass: Bishop Renato Corti of Novara, Italy, has suspended 3 priests who refused to celebrate Mass on Sunday, according to the newspaper La Stampa. (WDTPRS post)

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Just interesting things

Just an interesting Holy Card of Pius XII showing him leading the sheep away from dangers (check out the wolves in sheeps clothing).

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Also: notice the Throne:

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Last time on the Sedia Gestatoria…

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And the closest since….They pushed JPII around on a platform during his visit to Mexico…

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Fostering Vocations

Fostering Vocations

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Guaranteeing “vocation shortages” for the next 30 years:

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What Next? The Camelaucum?

Could he? Would he? If not the Tiara, why not it’s predecessor? Why not? He did bring back the older style Pallium. The Camelaucum: The pontifical mitre is of Roman origin: it is derived from a non-liturgical head-covering distinctive of the pope, the camelaucum, to which also the tiara is to be traced. The camelaucum was worn as early as the beginning of the eighth century, as is shown by tho biography of Pope Constantine I (708- 815) in the “Liber Pontificalis”. The same headcovering is also mentioned in the so-called “Donation of Constantine”. The Ninth Ordo states that the camelaucum was made of white stuff and shaped like a helmet. The coins of Sergius III (904-11) and of Benedict VII (974-83), on which St. Peter is portrayed wearing a camelaucum, give the cap the form of a cone, the original shape of the mitre.

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