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Ite Missa Est. Well, this is the end of the road for HallowedGround. I’m pretty much “blogged out”. Not a bad run, eh? Alot of real great pictures were posted, laughs were had, tears were shed (so melodramatic!). Between work (or possibly in the near future the lack thereof!), and other issues I am just really tired of blogging. Let it be said, that when I first started blogging, I was primarily concerned about the then-fabled “Motu Proprio”. We exhorted each other to pray for it, and the Good Lord being Good was propitious upon his people, and it was issued! Always pray for Pope Benedict XVI. Benedict has put “traditionalism” back into the life of the Church. When I came back to the Church about 5 years ago, it was due in no small part to the Latin Mass. He has taken the Ancient Liturgy from the fringes, and put it back into the Heart of the Church where it belongs. He has given the Church a new, lively step as of late, and things seem like they’re picking up.

If I have said anything to offend anyone, I am sorry. Please pray for this poor sinner, I have always been overly cantankerous.

Yes, the blog will be staying up in perpetuity, or at least until WordPress goes out of business. Also, I promised I would open up the “vaults” when this blogging thing wore out. Please do use them on your blogs, just because I stopped blogging doesn’t mean “Traditional Catholic Visualism” has to end. I have used about 75-80% of the pics I have stored. You can find them in these places:

http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=  (Search under people, and input my screen names): kjk76_88, kjk76_89, kjk76_90, kjk76_91, kking_888, and kking_88

http://photobucket.com/: Go to my accounts: kjk76_79, kjk76_80, kjk76_91, kjk76_92, kjk76_93, kjk76_94, kjk76_95, kjk76_98, kjk76_00, , kking8888, kking_8888, and kking_88888.

Oh.. A Big P.S.:
Due to repeated questions of  “Ken, where do you  get these great pics?”etc…left in the combox of numerous posts, I have promised that I would eventually provide some tips & hints for finding great pics. Well, here you go:

Foreign Ebay always has tons of great “Churchy”  pics, go to Italian Ebay, and put in Papa Pio/Paolo/Giovanni. Or German Ebay and put in Papst Pius/Paul/Johannes. Or any of the foreign ones for that matter. And the same things go for Foreign Google picture searches: Italian Google. Great Example: French Google: type in Soutane. You get the picture!

Thank you all for coming to this blog, I hope it occasionally edified you.

He that giveth testimony of these things, saith, Surely I come quickly: Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. (Book of Revelation)

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Break..

I Shall Return….

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Thanksgiving

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be – That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks – for his kind care and protection of the People of this country previous to their becoming a Nation – for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his providence, which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war –for the great degree of tranquillity, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed – for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted, for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us. George Washington: Thanksgiving Proclamation 1789

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Moderation, or the Turkeys Nocturnal Revenge:

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While this America settles in the mould of its vulgarity, heavily thickening
to empire
And protest, only a bubble in the molten mass, pops and sighs out, and the
mass hardens,
I sadly smiling remember that the flower fades to make fruit, the fruit rots
to make earth.
Out of the mother; and through the spring exultances, ripeness and decadence; and home to the mother.
You making haste haste on decay: not blameworthy; life is good, be it stubbornly long or suddenly
A mortal splendor: meteors are not needed less than mountains:
shine, perishing republic.
But for my children, I would have them keep their distance from the thickening center; corruption
Never has been compulsory, when the cities lie at the monster’s feet there
are left the mountains.
And boys, be in nothing so moderate as in love of man, a clever servant,
insufferable master.
There is the trap that catches noblest spirits, that caught – they say –
God, when he walked on earth. Robinson Jeffers: Shine, Perishing Republic

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Oh Cincinnatus of the Potomac! Weep for the Republic! Leftist Rabble have taken the ramparts…The Leathery Wings of Socialism are casting a dark shadow over our fair land. The Bureaucratic Vampires of the Nanny State are sharpening their teeth, and marking our veins. The Grand Turk has taken the reins…. The Demoniac Party’s planks of Atheism, Socialism, and Pre-Natal Infanticide will be further entrenched into law. My countrymen have become “flakes”, they are the most gullible politically-corrected dullards, they have elected their own chains. I never thought we would buy into Euro-style short-leash Socialism. Evidently they want Big-Daddy government handing out bread. They forget there’s a price attached. They have castrated and lobotomized themselves, and call it Freedom. Elected a man who has done nothing for this country. The Ayatollah Barak-Hussein-Obama will have a Demoniac Majority Congress, and he will stack an aging Supreme Court with like minded men. I just finished watching the crowds on the TV news shows, flashing to triumphant Obama supporters quipped up into a Hitlerite Euphoria. <Sigh>As the Omnipotent state rises, Thank God for the 2nd Amendment. It’s over Johnny, it’s over. America in 30 years: picture the slums of Rio, with snow.
The Obama Youth Brigade circa 2011:

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As for you American “Catholics” out there who voted for this guy…If you’re a Catholic I’m an Algonquin Shaman. You have just added velocity to the downward trajectory of this country, and virtually guaranteed the continuance of child murder for another 30 years. And legalized Homo-marriage. Hang your heads in Shame. Disgusting.

Couldn’t get this song out of my head last night:

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Then get really small nuns…. They eat alot less.

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Photobucket…A Princess! Right before the start of the Latin Mass this Sunday morning at St. Agnes I saw a woman who for some strange reason looked remarkable familiar to me. After a minute or so of squeezing my brain cells I remembered where I saw her, and who she was (I never forgot a face, a name never, I’ve called every woman I’ve ever met Gina!) I saw her a few months ago on an EWTN interview with Marcus Grodi. It was Princess Alessandra Borghese. I checked before I posted this to make sure, and lo and behold, she has a website! She does indeed have an engagement in NYC in early October. During the interview with Grodi, she detailed how she went through a conversion a few years ago, and now speaks throughout Italy, and evidently now the rest of the world, about the Truth and Beauty of the Catholic Faith. She is also an ardent supporter of the Traditional Latin Mass, friendly with Pope Benedict XVI, and associated with the Institute of Christ the King. Small Catholic World indeed!

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Footage of her interview with Marcus Grodi:

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A Breather

I’ll be taking a short break from the blog, most likely I’ll be back by Friday/Saturday.

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A misericordiam from St. Davids Cathedral. The monks used to lean their backsides on the slight ledge during long offices.

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..After the “shrinking ray gun” mishap of 2015….

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I am come in the name of my Father, and you receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him you will receive. John 5:43

With their ears they have been dull of hearing, and their eyes they have shut: lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them. Matt 13:15

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MenachemSchneersonbillboard-1.jpg picture by kking8888One of the many “Anothers”: I remember quite a few years back, when the gentleman on the  billboards (Menachem Schneerson) passed away his followers plastered stickers, and ads throughout NYC emblazoned with the word “Mosiach” (Messiah). Evidently some of the NY Hasidim considered him to be the long-awaitied Messiah. Some of them waited for his Resurrection (perhaps some still are). Some interesting articles below:

NY times Article: The messianists, who say they believe they can hasten the rebbe’s return by persuading as many people as possible that he is the messiah, promote their agenda in the streets, proselytizing regularly in non-Lubavitch neighborhoods, approaching strangers and prodding them to recite Yechi. Their calls are echoed by two messianic talk-radio shows, ”Living With Moshiach” (the Hebrew word for messiah) and ”Moshiach in the Air.”

They are also reclaiming an abandoned element of the religion; Judaism, after all, was the original Western messianic faith. Still, for most Jews today, observant and secular alike, the very concept of a messiah has become, at most, a metaphorical one.

Another Article (Protestant Site): Rebbe Menachem Schneerson wouldn’t be of much interest to most of us outside his movement, except for one fact. Beginning in the1980s, speculation was rife among many followers that the Rebbe was, indeed, the long awaited Messiah, the Moshiach, as they called him. Many Lubavitch were certain that Rebbe Schneerson would reveal himself as Moshiach. You could even see some bumper stickers around New York reading Moshiach Now!

There was only one slight problem. In 1994, the Rebbe died.

Here, though, is the fascinating thing: though Rebbe Schneerson died, RabbiMenachem.jpg picture by kjk76_94speculation that he was the Messiah didn’t. Many followers believed that he would soon be resurrected and assume his rightful position as the Messiah. Rumors abounded that holes were drilled in the top of his coffin so that he could breathe. One Lubavitch newspaper wrote the following about Schneerson–after his death: “May our Master, Teacher, and Rabbi the King Messiah live forever.”
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Nevertheless I say to you, hereafter you shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of the power of God, and coming in the clouds of heaven. Matt 26:64

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Trad?:

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When I first came back to the Church 6 years ago (via the Traditional Latin Mass) I was astounded by the beautiful, dignified, vestments of a type I had never seen before. I speak of the “Roman” or “Fiddleback”, which seemed to disappeared between VatII, and my earliest memories. At the time I thought that the “Roman” vestments were vastly superior to the dowdy horse-blankets I remembered the priests wearing when I was a kid (and more “trad” to boot!). However, over the years my aesthetic sensibilities have changed, and I have seen that the Gothic style is every bit as dignified, and traditional, as it’s Roman cousin. It’s just that the modern interpretation of the Gothic seems to be purposely ugly in the name “simplicity”. Long story short: Both styles are traditional, and dignified if made with their final use in mind: The Greater Glory of God (Post on different vestments styles at NLM)

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Not Trad ?

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Look Familiar?

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(St. Bede’s Vestment Studio)

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Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord.
R. And let perpetual light shine upon them.
P. May the souls of all the faithful departed, rest in peace.
R. Amen.

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Where the Hell is Osama? Did we forget about Bin Laden while fighting for Israel in Iraq? (thanks to AIPAC, and our Evangelical “brethren”). If you would have told me in Sept-Oct 2001 that 7 years later Muhammeds truest son would still be breathing I would have laughed, or have been very angry. But, nonetheless here we are. Justice delayed is justice denied.

In my eyes at least, Bush can partially redeem his otherwise horrible presidency by getting this guy before he leaves office. (Since his malfeasance almost guarantees a Democratic win in the upcoming election, or at best a razor thin Republican win).

President Obama will be too busy building his vision of a Socialism: American Style (Federally mandated sodomite “marriage”, more liberal pre-natal infanticide laws, civilian brownshirsts, Sex ed in Kindergarten, you get the picture..) than hunting down his co-religionists in Afghanistan. (Mrs. Obama is the really scary one). I digress from the filth of politics, back to the question….

What the Hell? Osama is still alive 7 years after murdering over 3000 Americans in our own backyard!

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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 1:27

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Brought to you by a young Stanley Kubrick!..

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Words Never Spoken

“Alright Father Humberto, we’ll build the Reiki center right here in between the Zen Garden and the Ecumenical Chapel.”

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When I was a teenager/early 20′s, and was very far from practicing my Faith, anything like this would have kept me miles away from the Church. A bunch of suggary, “slap-happy” drama-club kids clapping hands, strumming guitars, and saying things like “Ain’t Jesus great, gang!”, or, “Let’s Praise Him” would have led me to a mix of nausea and ridicule. The only reason I would have went would be to meet girls (evidently, from some of the below pics, many boys thought the same).

However, WYD serves a purpose, as it shows in one concentrated locale what Traditional Catholics are fighting against, and why we exist. Is this what Christianity is? Is that it? Hanging out half naked, half drunk (don’t you doubt some are drunk, or worse), and un-reformed at a Giant Woodstock Mass with 100,000 people?  I don’t even want to think about the many acts of Sacrelige such a gathering practically gaurantees. It just creates another generation of half-ass “Catholics”.

From Article on WYD :

Along with the spiritual aspects of the event, the social interaction that comes with hundreds of thousands of young people mingling is also a big attraction for the pilgrims.

“Just the euphoria of everyone coming together, all different countries for one purpose, for peace,” said one young female pilgrim.

“It’s a good time because you can do so many things you don’t expect to be doing and there’s great people, you can be doing partying when you don’t expect to,” said a young male participant. (Article on WYD, and justified response from the local SSPX folks)

Warning: Some of the below pictures from past WYD Masses are scandalous, profane, and indecent. Some might lead to indecent thoughts, and contempt for clergy. **Isn’t that sad, that Mass can lead to indecency?, Speaks volumes!**

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Common Error

Secularists changing BC/AD to BCE/CE (Before the Common Era/Common Era) ? If it ever comes up when chatting with a person of the secularist persuasion, act stupid, and say “BCE ?, oh sure, you mean Before Christ’s Era, and CE, Christ’s Era”? They are making an increasingly common error.

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250,000!

Just saw I hit over 250,000 hits on the blog since it started in March 2007. Not bad for a lil’ old picture blog! Thank you all.

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Stronsay Comes Home to Papa

Very relevant news made public by the Transalpine Redemptorists, children of Saint Alphonsus Maria Liguori and helped throughout their history by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre and the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Pius X (FSSPX / SSPX):

1 July, 2008
Feast of the Precious Blood

My dear friends,

I am happy to inform you that last June 18th, before Cardinal Castrillon and the members of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei in Rome, I humbly petitioned the Holy See on my own behalf and on behalf of the monastery council for our priestly suspensions to be lifted. (Read rest from Rorate Caeli)

These are the guys in this great video:

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Oh Ye Anglicans…

(13th Installation of the Canonization of St. Pius X at Catholic Pictures)

What are you waiting for?! Get on the boat. Cross the Tiber.

At least one Church of England bishop will defect to Rome soon after the Lambeth Conference, I gather from Anglo-Catholic sources. And there could be more to follow.

I can’t tell you much more than that at the moment, because the negotiations with Rome are so sensitive – and the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales, who distrust Anglican traditionalists, are quite capable of throwing a spanner in the works. (Holy Smoke Blog)

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Working it out

(12 Installation of the Canonization of St. Pius X at Catholic Pictures)

Conference call:

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“Hey, you guys work it out down there, you hear?”

B16: “I’m trying Lord, I’m trying”

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 Fellay:

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Seriously though, when are the SSPX ever going to get a deal like this again? The only real condition asked of them is that they do not publicly disrespect the Roman Pontiff (duh!). How much longer can folks stay out of full union with Rome before real problems start to rear their ugly heads? (example:  20 years from now a charming, charismatic bishop takes the place of Fellay, and he just happens to be a complete loon bag heretic, who removes him?). And honestly, do they really think the Church is going to say Vatican II was a mistake? What are the SSPX expecting?, that some future Pope is going to say: “Oops! My Bad!, forget that whole Ecumenical Council!” It’s never going to happen.

However, the teaching (per Benedict and his Hermeneutic of Continuity deal) will be to “see the Council through the lens of Tradition”, and slowly, but surely chip away at some of the nonsense people pass off as being “according to Vatican II”. They must see what he’s doing, right? The “progressives” seem to be more aware then alot of “trads”, as least  they see the writing on the wall.

I have read the new Biography of Archbishop Lefevbre published a few years ago, and he did not seem like the hard-liner folks assume him to have been. I think he would have jumped at this deal. Think of all the good that can come from it: another 300 + priests who say the Traditional Roman Liturgy, and who adhere to the Vigor of the perennial Church fully re-entering the blood stream of the contemporary Church. Either way, we should all pray that God’s will be done.

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Hello All, Over the next week or so, I will be re-posting the pictures of the Canonization of Pope St. Pius X. You might be asking: Why Ken, we have seen them all already, what are you getting lazy with this blogging thing? Woah,…slow down there Punky Brewster! The reason is actually quite simple, and is for your benefit, my dearly beloved viewers. When I first was given the pictures by a Priestly reader (thanks Father!) of my old Blog-city blog, I used flickr instead of Photobucket to host my pictures.

Now, hindsight being 20/20,  I know that Flickr is vastly inferior to Photobucket in every respect, but especially when it comes to showing very large pics. Looking at the Page on the Canonization pics, and comparing them to what they actually look like (in full size), I realized the smaller size really cannot do them justice. So, thanks to switching to Photobucket, and to the recent unveiling of Catholic Pictures (handmaid to Hallowed Ground) , I can now present to you the ceremony in all it’s photographed glory.

Please do look at Catholic Pictures every day for the next 2 weeks or so. I do hope you enjoy them. Here is a snippet of a screen shot for the first in the series: What are you waiting for? Go!

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Serve ye the Lord with fear: and rejoice unto him with trembling. Embrace discipline, lest at any time the Lord be angry, and you perish from the just way. (Psalm 2)

Watch video, then ask the below question…

(Hat tip to CathCaveman for vid)

Could you imagine any of the fellas below doing anything like that? Or any other Catholic Priest from the Apostles - to mid-20th century AD?

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Pope St. Pius X (while Bishop of Mantua) : “A priest must bring his every action, every step, every habit into harmony with the sublimity of his vocation. The priest who at the altar celebrates eternal mysteries, assumes, as it were, a divine form; this he must not relinquish when he descends from the High Mount and departs from the Temple of the Lord. Wherever he is, or in whatever work he engages, he must never cease to be a priest, accompanied by the dignity, gravity and decorum of a priest. He must, therefore, be holy; he must be saintly, so that his words and work express his love, impress his authority, and command respect. Exterior dignity is more powerful than eloquent words…. On the other hand, if he forgets the dignity of his character, if he does not show in his exterior comportment more gravity than seculars, he incurs the displeasure of those very people who applaud his levity but are not slow to despise both him and what he stands for.”

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Cappa Crazy!

You really should go over the the new Far Sight. A newly reinvigorated Leo has been posting some gems. The below pic is mine, but he shows more watered silk in one post than I have in 2 months of posting.

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Brotherly Love

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Some news: At confession this past Saturday, at my regular parish on Staten Island (not St. Agnes in Manhattan). Sitting there with the usual sinners I see every few weeks (5-6 elderly people, that’s it in one of the largest parishes in the NY Archdiocese). Sitting in the back praying, and waiting for the priest to come in at 3:30. Then low and behold at 3:15, I hear the door to the chapel swoosh open. I did not look as I knew it was too early for the priest to show up. But, a couple of the older folks did turn around, and gestured that Father was here. Since I was there first they nodded for me to get going. As I got up, the priest was half way into the confessional. However, I did manage to glimpse a few things: 1: He was young, 2: He was an American (a causian at that!, I mention this as most of the newer priests in the diocese came from someplace else, and that someplace else is almost never Europe. Also, most of us in NY grew up with an almost entirely Irish priesthood. Now, an Irish priest younger than 60 would be as rare as hens teeth!) 3: He was wearing a Cassock!

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You might say: So, Ken what’s the big deal? Well, outside of where I attend the Latin Mass, I have never seen a cassock on a priest. Certainly not at a typical suburban NY parish. 31 years in NY, and this is the first “non-trad” priest I have seen wearing a cassock. From what I gather he is a newly ordained Diocesean priest. And to top it all of, after the absolution, he said “Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, and His mercy endures forever”. I don’t know if I should have, but right before I left the box, I commented it was “nice to see a cassock”. He gave a cursory “thanks”, and that was that. The times indeed are a-changing.

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Pope of the Internet

You have probably heard Catholic blogs being critiqued for their “radical” tendencies, and just general overly opinionated blabbering. Some have even referred to an elusive figure of the “pope of the blogosphere”. While some would say this is only a term to personify this blight, and is not an actual being, I present to you a picture of this quite real, flesh and blood character. Indeed I have had the honour working closely with His Holiness in the past. His papal name, for those in the know is Squirrelius II (there was a first one, but we don’t speak of him since his re-union with “Modernist New Rome”, he was ran over by a car while foraging for nuts shortly after his modernist apostasy. The Lord doth smite him for his capitulation!).

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He extends to all His Apostolic Benediction for the Feast of the Blessed Trinity
(Plenary Indulgence with usual requirements)
(Have a Good Weekend!)

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Some guy in Spain who called himself “Pope Gregory XVII” having a supposed “vision”. Creepy. If you’re out of real, full, juridical union with Rome long enough this is what you will end up with sooner or later.

More info about this cult, from an ex-member (who posted the Youtube clip).

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Oh, those silly trads wanting to restore the Sedia Gestatoria..Don’t they know it’s old-fashioned, and stupid? It’s just so…so…Romish, so particular! Don’t they know it causes ecumenical problems with our seperated Eastern Brethren? How it elevates the Bishop of Rome!

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Whoa! wait, hold on a minute, these fellas don’t look like the Bishop of Rome (the hot pink vestments are a dead give away). These pics are from Episcopal Consecrations of Syrian, and Malankar Bishops. Is there a possibility there is an ancient link with the custom of the Bishop of Rome being carried on his day of Coronation? A common custom of the early Church ?

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(Pics found Here) (Here) (Here) (And Here)

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The Papal Mass today. What can I say ? So nice to see blatant liturgical abuse done in the presence of the Pope. The “lovely” Indian drum music, with Pan piping in the background. How embarrassing for the Church. The whole country/world was watching, and this was the best American Catholicism can offer? When not playing Aztec pagan pipe/drum music, they were doing a Broadway musical performance. I was waiting for Rum Tum Tugger to come out, and dance in front of the Altar. All the music had bells in the background, yet at the consecration,..not one bell.

 At least the Holy Father can see our “Local Liturgical norm” i.e. (silly, banal, and ugly) that American Catholics see at their local parish week in, and week out. The wisdom, and the necessity of the Motu Proprio becomes apparent.  Even the priestly commentator on EWTN mentioned the abuses, and the fact that every liturgical malady that Pope Benedict has spoken out against was on display. This was AmChurch saying: “This is how we do things, and we’re not going to change, Pope or No Pope!”.

Another thing, what was with all the Spanish? Are we “Latin America” now? Weird bi-lingualism. The singing in every language at the end of the mass, how stupid.  My, if only we had a common language! Oh, wait a second what’s that old language that Catholics use to use, uh.., oh Latin. Gosh. It was just a show, with people clapping at ever little thing. Did that seem prayerful to anyone? Was that Worship of the Most High God? Would our ancestors in the faith have seen that as being Catholic? Hopefully the New York Mass won’t be such an embarrassment. Good Grief!

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 He had on the “What the hell was that?” look 

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(Pray for Benedict)

Unease with Pope Benedict XVI’s approach to Islam has led a U.S. Muslim group to decline joining in an interfaith event with him later this week. The pope has been praised by supporters for his frankness in approaching Islam and interfaith dialogue in general, but critics have called him insensitive.

Muslims in many nations reacted angrily when the pope quoted a 14th century Byzantine emperor connecting Islam with violence in a 2006 speech at Germany’s Regensburg University.  “Our going there is more out of respect for the Catholic Church itself,” said Muzammil H. Siddiqi, chairman of the Fiqh Council of North America, which interprets Islamic law. “Popes come and go, but the church is there.” But many Muslims said the pontiff insulted them on Easter Sunday in St. Peter’s Basilica, when he baptized Magdi Allam, an Egyptian-born commentator who has criticized what he called the “inherent” violence in Islam. (Read Rest)

Why wouldn’t they like the last pope better? He let them build this huge Mosque in Rome:

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It would have seemed unthinkable until only recently that a mosque could be built in Rome, the Eternal City and the center of the Roman Catholic Church. In the 1960s, at the time of the Second Vatican Council, when the Church was rethinking its attitudes toward other faiths, a group of Arab ambassadors had raised the idea of a mosque for Rome with the Italian government….
Such a man came in the person of Pope John Paul II. It was his personal intervention that had encouraged the authorities to grant permission for the building of Rome’s mosque. In his tireless work of promoting dialogue and respect between all people of faith, that pope had also once recommended that Roman Catholics join their Muslim friends and fast for world peace on the last Friday of Ramadan. (Read the rest from Muslim site)…..(Another Acount of the Mosque, also picture source)
Oh Yeah, almost forgot, on a completely unrelated note: (Muslim cleric proclaims Rome will soon be conquered by Islam)

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Tagged? Me? Oh, Alright!

Since I was tagged by my homeboy Archistrategos, here it goes:

1) What I was doing ten years ago:

1.a) April 1998 – Don’t Remember, probably working, going to school

2) Five Things in My To-Do List

2.a) Buy my own house
2.b) Quit smoking
2.c) Go back to the gym
2.d) Finishing reading some of the less than great books I’ve bought.
2.e) I don’t have a #5, I’m not very “goal oriented”

3) Things I Would Do if I Were a Billionaire

3.a) Buy my own house
3.b) Build well-stocked, decent homeless shelters where the inhabitants won’t be abused
3.c) Re-equip hospitals in low-income (read:crappy) neighborhoods
3.d) Offer to build seminaries for any order that would offer the TLM exclusively
3.e) Buy everyone in my family their own homes

4) Three of My Bad Habits

4.a) Really, really bad temper
4.b) Snarky, arrogant
4.c) Overly Introspective (folks have commented I always look “self-occupied”)

5) Five Places I Have Visited

5.a) Florida (I realized how much I hated both the heat, and Florida)
5.b) The northern part of eastern U.S. seabord (just driving around)
5.c) Manhattan (I guess it counts, but then again, I’m from here)
5.d) Don’t travel much, I do live in NYC, why leave?
5.e) Besides, I really hate travelling

6) Five Jobs I’ve Had

6.a) Stock boy in various crappy retail establishments as a teenager
6.b) Janitor in an Old Navy store (you know, one of those jobs that the open immigration advocates say Americans “won’t do”, utter nonsense!)
6.c) Customer Relations Rep for Bank of New York
6.d) Network Technician/Engineer
6.e) Website Designer

7) Five Snacks I Enjoy
 
7.a) McDonalds Hot Fudge sunday with french fries (weird combo huh?)
7.b) Anything chocolate (I get along with women quite well)
7.c) Canoli/St.Joseph’s
7.d) Peanut Butter anything
7.e) I don’t know, too much stuff

8 Five Places I’ve Lived

8.a) Queens
8.b) Brooklyn
8. c) Staten Island

There it goes!

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Hey you Mugs!

Hey you Mugs! Go over to Carolina’s place to cast your vote.  I am nominated for most “Underapprieciated”, and “Best Visual Treat”. You know what to do! Tell em’, Puff Doggie Diddy Dog Daddy,whatever!

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Happy Easter Monday! Doesn’t it seem weird to go right back to work right after Easter? So strange, a supposedly “Christian” nation leaves no time to bask in the light of this Feast of Feasts. I guess because there’s no $ to be made in it. Back to the cubicles ye lackeys! :) But, I digress…..First a picture of The Glorified Christ…. 

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Then this….. 

And the Lord said: Simon, Simon, behold Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and thou, being once converted, confirm thy brethren. (Luke 22:31)

Pray for our Pope:

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Knobloch said that she could not envision a continuation of the inter-religious dialogue as long as the old prayer stands. “The inter-religious dialogue has suffered an enormous setback because of this version and I assume that one will find a way very soon to continue the dialogue, but at the moment I don’t see it happening,” she said.”As long as the Catholic Church, that is to say Pope Benedict, does not return to the previous wording, I assume that there will not be any further dialogue in the form that we were able to have in the past,” Knobloch said. (Jews not happy that Benedict concerning “Dialog”)

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The Easter baptism of an Italian Muslim by Pope Benedict was a provocative act that raises questions about the Vatican’s approach to Islam, a leading participant in Christian-Muslim dialogue said on Monday. (Muslims not happy with Benedict concerning “Dialog”) Pray for the man who converted also, “The Religion of Peace” is already breathing fire.

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In an audio recording posted on the Internet coinciding with the birthday of Islam’s founder, bin Laden said the drawings, considered offensive by Muslims, were part of a “new crusade” in which Pope Benedict was involved. (Bin Laden not happy with Benedict)

Modern “liturgists” can’t be too happy with this development either (the white mozetta):

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Also some wise guy on a blog commented he thought the miter Benedict wore on Easter showed Christ petting a dog!?!

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It is actually based on the Mosaic of the Good Sheppard in the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, Ravenna:

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