Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Puer natus est nobis,
et filius datus est nobis:
cuius imperium super humerum eius:
et vocabitur nomen eius, magni consilii Angelus
-- Prophecy Of Isaias (Isaiah) 9:6
To us is born a child
and to us is given a son:
his dominion is on his shoulders:
and he will be called angel of great counsel
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"Puer natus" is the introit of Christmas Day.
Sandro Magister has posted a new recording of it by the "Cantori Gregoriani" and their Maestro Fulvio Rampion. Please visit Magister's website and read the "listener's guide" which he has provided so that you may more fully appreciate the beauty of the rich Catholic tradition which is Gregorian Chant.
There are some recordings of "Cantori Gregoriani" and their Maestro Fulvio Rampion available for purchase:
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May you have a blessed Christmas.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
And Peter remembering, said to him: Rabbi, behold the fig tree, which thou didst curse, is withered away.Even though I had predicted this was coming, it's still a bit of shock to hear that "Pope Francis is Man of the Year". Uh, "person" of the year.
-- Gospel According to Saint Mark 11:21
It must have been his "humility" that swayed the judges.
As I said on November 7:
It's all good news from the Vatican since Bergoglio was elected. And even though the mainstream press is ignoring this Bozo the Clown moment at the Vatican, I'm sure this will seal Bergoglio's being declared "Man of the Year" for 2013 by the world press. No doubt about it -- he is their man in the Vatican.Over at Catholic News Agency (CNA -- which is run by EWTN) the headline reads "Catholics joyful at Pope's 'Person of the Year' recognition". If they think that "Catholics" are "joyful", they should see how "joyful" the anti-Catholics are!
CNA also tells us that he is the third Pope to receive this "honor".
"Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II have also been named Person of the Year, in 1962 and 1994, respectively."... no comment .... what could I possibly add to that...
This is another sign of the times. It is not Bergoglio who is being "honored" by the secular press, it is the "New Church" of Vatican II. Could it possibly be any more clear?
And now... let the scandals begin... because there will be scandals aplenty. Just look... whenever the Church receives such high "honors"... scandals inevitably follow.
What a sad day. How can any "Catholic" be "joyful" at this news?