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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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


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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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A Hundred Times as Much

Amen I say to you, there is no man who hath left house or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or children, or lands, for my sake and for the gospel, Who shall not receive an hundred times as much, now in this time; houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions: and in the world to come life everlasting. (Mark 10:29)

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Sartorial Miscellany Part Deaux (See Part 1)

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So nice to be able to add modern pictures to my posts, Thank You Your Holiness.

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 Cardinal Pacelli in Germany

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Jackie O with Card. Cushing

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Cardinal Cooke (NYC)

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Sheen & the Muslims

Firstly, I want to Thank You to All who prayed for me these last couple of weeks. I am not in the agony I was in before, but still not feeling well, and am still being “diagnosed”, still taking different tests, etc…Please continue to pray for me as things are still “touch & go” with the pain.  If I don’t get a chance to get back before the 25th.. Merry Christmas!

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Fulton Sheen on the Conversion of the Muslims: Missionaries in the future will increasingly see that their apostolate among the Moslems will be successful in the measure that they preach Our Lady of Fatima. Because the Moslems have a devotion to Mary, our missionaries should be satisfied merely to expand and to develop that devotion with the full realization that Our Blessed Lady will carry the Moslems the rest of the way to her Divine Son.

As those who lose devotion to Mary lose belief in the Divinity of Christ, so those who intensify devotion to her gradually acquire that belief.  (Per Christum Blog post)

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(above pics are of his Episcopal Consecration)(See more pics)

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(More pics of Arch. Sheen at Altar)

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(Website for his cause of Canonization)

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Yo! My Peeps, (I’ll never understand “hip-hop” culture)

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The below pics are from : Time Life pics, and Getty Pics (all water marked right down the middle, so not really suitable for my blog), but you can at least have a looksie at some gorgeous pics, and if you are wealthy enough to indulge in copyrighted pictures, purchase them! And, if feeling charitable, send me a copy! 🙂 Just to go: Time Life imagery, and/or Getty Images and type in, oh I don’t know… Pope Pius, or John XXIII, or whatever and see some super pics.  Don’t ever say I didn’t do anything nice for ya! Also, for Adam, I’ll give you a $1,000,000.00 if you can spot an altar girl in the below pics! (Just joking Adam)  🙂 Here is a sampler:

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