Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Friday, January 13, 2017

John Paul Sonnen: Legatus Speaker

Yours truly is more than happy to visit your Legatus chapter to speak on subjects ranging from religious tourism to the Crusades, Freemasonry, the Spanish Inquisition, Christian culture and more.

I have been to enough rubber chicken dinners in my life to really appreciate the fine meal, devout prayer time, lively Christian fellowship and great talk on Catholic themes. 

Spokesman for Order of Malta: The chancellor was suspended because trust...

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Incorrupted Saints

A Word About the Supression of the Jesuits

Many orders need to be suppressed.  You know an order is in its terminal stage when the members sit around the dining room table talking about how great gay marriage is.  Or when they sulk at breakfast because the order's investments did not fare so well the day before on the NYSE.  Or when TV rules the house.  We still await a true renewal of religious life.    

Rome Quotes

"Can. 871 Aborted foetuses, if they are alive, are to be baptised, in so far as this is possible."

-Code of Canon Law

Canon 870 - Baptism of Abandoned Babies

Can. 870 "An abandoned infant or a foundling is to be baptised."

 http://www.catholicnews.com/services/englishnews/2017/infant-safe-after-being-found-abandoned-at-minnesota-cathedral.cfm

We Support the Cardinal Patron and the Prince and Grand Master

The Order of Malta has finally realized that it has a voice. If they had recognized the legitimacy of the meddling by the Vatican Secretary of State, the integrity and sovereignty of the SMOM would have been eroded and they would have been rendered a useless remnant of a bygone heritage. This statement is a firm long overdue Declaration of Independence for the world's smallest sovereign entity. Bravo Prince & Grand Master. It takes an Englishman to put his big foot down and say enough and stand for justice and right. The issue here has nothing to do with condoms. It is all about sovereignty and the authority of the Grand Master and Sovereign Council. This is Malta's finest hour since the resistance to the French invasion of the Island of Malta by Napoleon.

 http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/news/2017/01/11/knights-of-malta-refuse-to-assist-irrelevant-papal-probe/?utm_content=bufferfe103&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

How to Lay Out Vestments and Brilliant Ways to Lay Out the Amice

http://www.mariansisters.com/blog/amice-art-a-simple-manifestation-of-beauty

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

American in Cuba

Yours truly with the glorious Cathedral of Havana, located just a brisk walk from the port.

What can I say?  Visiting here is magical.  It is hands down one of the most satisfying and interesting places I have ever visited anywhere in the world.  To each his own; this place is a home for me.

With great emotion does one pray here for the liberty of a persecuted Catholic people.  An island paradise, rich with history, culture, potential, tourism and everything else.  One can see why the devil targeted it.

Castro left this beautiful land in a maximum state of abject poverty.  Everything is totally falling apart.  He blamed the blockade, but of course everyone knows his family never went hungry.

At least Castro is gone and the nation can heal and move on.  Meanwhile, America slides closer to socialism with every Bernie Sanders supporter.   I would love to see some dynamic new missioners evangelize the entire island from this church.   The potential for evangelization is overwhelming.   

#letlibertyring 

Havana Cathedral Altar

Sadly, when the sanctuary was wreckovated in recent years, the baldachin that was formerly here was placed in a side chapel. 

Havana Cathedral Tiara Keyhole


Havana Cathedral Confessional


Plaza de La Catedral in Havana Cuba


One of my most favorite places in the world.  The square in front of the Cathedral.  A splendid old colonial neighborhood.

Latin Inscription in Havana Cathedral


Havana Cathedral Latin Inscription


Tomb of Bishop Inside Havana Cathedral with Inscription in Latin





Jesuit Statue in Havana Cathedral


Statue of St. John Paul II in Havana Cathedral

They have great devotion to him.  He never forgot them.  He kept his promise and came in AD 1998.

Havana Cuba Cathedral Chair



Bishop's Throne in Havana Cathedral Sacristy


Outdoor Manger Scene in Historic Downtown Havana, Cuba

Seen in the lower right of the photo, in front of the glorious Cathedral of Havana.  One of my most favorite places in the world to visit and pray. 

Arms of Venerable Pius XII in Havana., Cuba, Cathedral



Some work was done in the sanctuary during the reign of Pius XII.  His arms shine down upon the liturgies. 

Outdoor Manger Scene in Downtown Havana, Cuba


Located in front of the Cathedral. 

Nice to see this, even in a Communist country. 

This would never be allowed in many places in the U.S. today. 

How Communist have we become?

Un Rimedio al Logorio della Vita Moderna

Know your history and liturgical culture and pass this on to your kids!