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Archive for October, 2011

What Modern Churchmen Don’t Know

Posted: Monday, October 31st, 2011 @ 10:13 pm in Church Issues, Culture, Liturgical Calendar | Comments Off on What Modern Churchmen Don’t Know

From the commentary on the Feast of Christ the King in the St. Andrew Missal: The Pontiff points out in his encyclical letter on this occasion that people are instructed in the truths of faith, and brought to appreciate the inner joys of religion far more effectually by the annual celebration of our sacred mysteries […]

Blessed Hermann The Cripple

Posted: Thursday, October 20th, 2011 @ 11:03 pm in Saints, Time After Pentecost | 1 Comment »

Back on September 25th was the commemoration of Blessed Hermann The Cripple (he is not on the universal calender).  Hermann was an exceptional figure in the 11th century.  He lived from 1013-1054.  He was born with a variety a maladies including a cleft palate which made it difficult for him to speak, probably some form […]

Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

Posted: Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 @ 10:11 pm in Gueranger, Liturgical Calendar, Saints, Time After Pentecost | Comments Off on Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

“The Church, ever under attack, yet hitherto ever victorious, seemed about to succumb, so undermined were her walls by heresy, so broken by the battering ram of the secular power; while, within the citadel, the ancient faith was sinking under prolonged scandals, leaving the field open to the enterprise of traitors, and multiplying defections in […]