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Archive for December, 2007

My “Religious” New Years Resolution: (as opposed to my “temporal” resolution: quit smoking) To Pray for the Dead More, as so many Catholics now assume that Grandpa automatically reaches the Beatific Vision directly after death. No one prays for them anymore, as they are not told the Truth. Every funeral is now a Canonization.

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Funeral of Bishop Heylien in France

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Death of Bl. John XXIII

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Death of St. Pius X

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Before/After

I always wondered while looking on old Papal Functions why things just looked more “mystical” or just had a strange ambience lacking in the modern functions. (Besides the obvious changes in Liturgy, Vestments, etc). Well, then I saw two pics I had saved, and noticed the change in lighting. Compare the 2 below pics of St. Peter’s. Notice the difference in lighting, the old pic (on top) has the chandeliers stringed together. The new pic (on bottom) has no chandeliers.

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Getting Better All the Time

 2006:

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2007:

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Maybe in a few years he’ll go the whole 9 yards, and we’ll see something like this: 2009?

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“Making America Catholic” by order of Pope Pius X, published in 1923:

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To Visit In Their Tribulation

And if any man think himself to be religious, not bridling his tongue, but deceiving his own heart, this man’s religion is vain. Religion clean and undefiled before God and the Father, is this: to visit the fatherless and widows in their tribulation: and to keep one’s self unspotted from this world. (James 1: 26)

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Links about Mother Theresa: (Link 1) (Early Years in Macedonia)

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Et Homo Factus Est

Merry Christmas!

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Cardinal Siri

For my friend Leo at Far Sight, who beat me to the punch. More pics of Cardinal Siri (Found here).  Also, just letting you know my old blog, http://hallowedground.blog-city.com will be taken down on Dec 31st, so if you want anything there, go and get it!

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