Just to throw a monkey in the works, the Ember week for summer (know as Whit Embertide) is always during the octave of Pentecost. (Note: there is no octave on the new calendar). That means this week is Ember week. So, Wednesday (tomorrow), Friday and Saturday are days of fast and abstinence on the old […]
Archive for May, 2007
Dignitatis Humanae (english | latin) is the Vatican II document on religious liberty. It is one that radical traditionalist general take as a slam dunk against Vatican II. I read it a few years ago and I didn’t notice any heresy in it then, but that was before I knew anything about the traditionalist movement […]
Pentecost is also known as Whitsunday, and the entire octave of Pentecost as Whitsuntide. Pentecost is often considered the second greatest feast on the liturgical calendar following only Easter. These two feasts are the oldest in the liturgical cycle. Just as Easter corresponds to the Jewish Passover, Whitsunday corresponds to the Pentecost of the Israelites […]
Friday the 25th is the feast of Pope Gregory VII (among others).Â His birth name was Hildebrand and he became a Benedictine monk at the famous Cluny Abby.Â He was named prior of the abby and known for his excellent administrative skills.Â He was later named a cardinal and was the chief counselor of several […]
This Thursday (the 17th) is Ascension Thursday. The Feast of the Ascension is a holy day of obligation, but in many places (including most U.S. dioceses) the Bishop’s Conferences have move the feast to the following Sunday (the 20th). The Ascension closes out our Lord’s life on Earth until he comes again at the […]
I forgot to post a reminder ahead of time, Monday through Wednesday this week are Rogation days.Â Please pray for safety from calamities, and for good crops.Â If there is a traditional community near by, you might even be able to join a procession!Â Please consider some amount of fasting as well.
Here is another quote from the same essay in Flee to the Fields. “The Land Movement is realist. It rejects fashion; it rejects that denial of free will which is involved in the dogma of inevitable progress. It will put back the clock as far as may be necessary to ensure the happiness and integrity […]
“No man who believes in God can deny assent to the proposition that if a thing ought to be done, it can be done.” From Harold Robbins’ essay “The Line of Approach” in “Flee To The Fields, The Founding Papers of the Catholic Land Movement.“
It seems today is the Feast of Our Lady of Pompei.Â I used to go to parish named after this Marian title, but I never knew anything about it.Â At the link above is some good information along with an excellent prayer for today.
Tomorrow is the Feast of St. Athanasius. Like St. Anselm last month, Athanasius is a doctor of the Church and another model bishop for our times. During the terrible Arian heresy of the fourth century Athanasius doggedly clung to the true faith. Many (perhaps most) bishops and emperors had given themselves over to this heresy […]