Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Traditional Latin Mass training for priests and transitional deacons: September 4-8 at Delaware beach location

Take part in training week at accommodations on the ocean block in beautiful Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, for priests and transitional deacons on the traditional Latin low Mass September 4-8, 2017.

Low Mass offered daily with morning training period following.  Afternoons free for recreation.

12 places available. Shared rooms. Meals on your own. Kitchen available. No pets; no smoking.

Contact Father Cusick at mcitl DOT blogspot DOT com AT gmail DOT com for further details.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Is pornographic, physiological sex education in public libraries a matter of free speech? less Bill of Rights, more Quanta Cura!

Have you heard Catholics or others say that pornographic sex ed in a public library is free speech? This is the logical conclusion of our "Classical Liberal" constitutional philosophy of government... less Bill of Rights, more Quanta Cura!

Here is what the Bible has to say about impurity:

"3But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not so much as be named among you, as becometh saints: 4Or obscenity, or foolish talking, or scurrility, which is to no purpose; but rather giving of thanks.  5For know you this and understand, that no fornicator, or unclean, or covetous person (which is a serving of idols), hath inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God."

- Eph 5, 3-5

The standard of the Scripture, God's Word, is that we are not even to speak about such things. As Catholic Christians we let the Scriptures, not law, define for us what is impure or pornographic, possibly leading to sexual arousal.

Physiological sex ed is never, according to Church teaching, ever to be taught in a group context. As well, the latency period of each child must be extended for as long as possible. You and I don't determine what is and what is not arousing for others. The standard is Jesus Christ and, therefore, total chastity without compromise. This is who we are to be and to encourage in others at all times.

From Quanta Cura:

"3. But, although we have not omitted often to proscribe and reprobate the chief errors of this kind, yet the cause of the Catholic Church, and the salvation of souls entrusted to us by God, and the welfare of human society itself, altogether demand that we again stir up your pastoral solicitude to exterminate other evil opinions, which spring forth from the said errors as from a fountain. Which false and perverse opinions are on that ground the more to be detested, because they chiefly tend to this, that that salutary influence be impeded and (even) removed, which the Catholic Church, according to the institution and command of her Divine Author, should freely exercise even to the end of the world -- not only over private individuals, but over nations, peoples, and their sovereign princes; and (tend also) to take away that mutual fellowship and concord of counsels between Church and State which has ever proved itself propitious and salutary, both for religious and civil interests."

"(T)hey do not fear to foster that erroneous opinion, most fatal in its effects on the Catholic Church and the salvation of souls, called by Our Predecessor, Gregory XVI, an "insanity," viz., that "liberty of conscience and worship is each man's personal right, which ought to be legally proclaimed and asserted in every rightly constituted society; and that a right resides in the citizens to an absolute liberty, which should be restrained by no authority whether ecclesiastical or civil, whereby they may be able openly and publicly to manifest and declare any of their ideas whatever, either by word of mouth, by the press, or in any other way." But, while they rashly affirm this, they do not think and consider that they are preaching "liberty of perdition..."

Read the entire Encyclical Letter of Pope Pius IX here: Quanta Cura

Last words of Saint Catherine of Siena: Purification of the Holy Church

“After all these tribulations and miseries, in a way beyond all human understanding, God will purify Holy Church by awakening the spirit of the elect. This will lead to such an improvement in the Church of God and such a renewal in the lives of her holy pastors that at the mere though of it my spirit exalts in the Lord. The bird who now is ugly and ill-clothed will then, as I have told you often before, be most beautiful, adorned with precious gems and covered with the diadem of all virtues. All the faithful will rejoice to be honored by such pastors, and even unbelievers, attracted by the sweetest odor of Jesus Christ, will return to the Catholic fold and be converted to the true Pastor and Bishop of their souls. Give thanks to the Lord, therefore, who after the tempest will give His Church a period of splendid calm.”

                                - St. Catherine of Siena (her very last words)

First seen on iPadre blog. Republished here to make grammatical corrections. 

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Dominica in Albis: How was it that the Body of the Risen Lord was a real Body, if It was able to pass through closed doors into the assembly of His disciples?


From the Holy Gospel according to John
John 20:19-31
In that time: Now when it was late that same day, the first of the week, and the doors were shut, where the disciples were gathered together, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them: Peace be to you. And so on

Homily by Pope St Gregory the Great.
26th on the Gospels.
When we hear this passage of the Gospel read, a question straightway knocketh at the door of our mind. How was it that the Body of the Risen Lord was a real Body, if It was able to pass through closed doors into the assembly of His disciples? But we ought to know that the works of God are no more wonderful when they can be understood by man's reason, and faith has lost her worth when her subject-matter is the subject-matter of human demonstration. Nevertheless, those very works of our Redeemer which are in themselves impossible to be understood, must be thought over in connection with other of His works, that we may be led to believe in things wonderful, by mean of things more wonderful still. That Body of the Lord, Which came into the assembly of the disciples through closed doors, was the Same, Which at Its birth, had become manifest to the eyes of men by passing out of the cloister of- the Virgin's womb without breaking the seal thereof. What wonder is it if that Body Which had come out of the Virgin's womb, without opening the matrix, albeit It was then on Its way to die, now that It was risen again from the dead and instinct for ever with undying life, what wonder is it, I say, if that Body passed through closed doors?
But Thou Lord

Friday, March 24, 2017

MD Catholic Conference WILL NOT Oppose MD Bill Funding Planned Parenthood

By Georgia Kijesky

Dear Friends for Life ~

Charles County Right to Life reports that the MD State Legislature plans on specially protecting funding for Planned Parenthood in our state by replacing their federal funding with our state tax dollars if the Federal Government follows through with their plan to defund the abortion giant. As of today, 3/24, the bill (HB 1083) passed the house (90-54), a veto-proof majority if Gov. Hogan were to veto the final bill. The companion bill, SB 1081, was given a favorable report by the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee and now awaits a Senate vote. 

The Maryland Catholic Conference (MCC), the lobbying arm of Archdiocese of Washington, Archdiocese of Baltimore and The Diocsese of Wilmington (Eastern shore of MD), 
has publicly stated that theywill not oppose this abomination.http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/bs-md-planned-parenthood-20170308-story.html
(**Anna Kephart, interviewed in this Baltimore Sun article, showed up & spoke at the St. Mary's Library Board Public meeting this past
Tuesday, wearing her bright, hot pink Planned Parenthood T-Shirt***)

Please contact these Dioceses and express your outrage with the MCC's disregard for this crucial pro-life issue. Then, call your Senator and ask him
to oppose this legislation (see contact info below). 

Also, let your Pastors know the MCC's position concerning their official stance. There is NO mention of these bills on their website:www.mdcathcon.org







Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Maryland March for Life Rescheduled for Monday, April 3rd

Maryland March for Life RESCHEDULED 

NEW DATE - The Maryland March for Life has been rescheduled for the evening of Monday, April 3rd, 2017

40 Days for Life founder David Bereit will now speak at the Rally on Lawyer's Mall. 

Additional details will be forthcoming; please be on the lookout for a follow-up email later in the week.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Maryland March for Life Cancelled for Tonight

MD March for Life Cancelled for tonight

A message from the Maryland March for Life:

"Due to safety concerns brought about by the winter weather advisory that will be in effect this evening for most of the state of Maryland, the Maryland March for Life and all surrounding activities are cancelled for Monday, March 13, 2017We are exploring the possibility of rescheduling for an upcoming date--please stay tuned."

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