Has the “Church of Darkness” Eclipsed the True Church?

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Read this post, then watch the short video with Father Albert of the Fatima Center. It’s worth your time.
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Interesting commentary from Father Albert of the traditional Dominican community of the Holy Rosary in Belgium.  I do not think he quite answers the question posed to him definitively, which posited that the Church in Rome, that is to say, the curia and the institutional hierarchy, are becoming so estranged from the Catholic Faith as to become “the seat of antichrist” (boy, won’t prots have a field day with that), but he notes that while the Church has not quite reached the point that the antichrist is literally reigning in it, much of the institutional hierarchy is preparing the way for that terrible eventuality.

Most troubling, the Church has, since Vatican II, and to a greater and greater extent as the years pass, lost those four distinguishing marks that reveal her to be the True Church and Bride of Jesus Christ, those being: holiness, unity, catholicity, and apostolicity.  Such is Father…

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Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Octave Day of St Stephen, First Martyr of the Church

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saint_Stephen_MartyrOctave Day of St Stephen, Deacon & Protomartyr: Missa “Sederunt principes”

The Jewish origin of Saint Stephen is universally acknowledged; he is known and loved everywhere as the first follower of Christ to give to his martyred God love for love, blood for blood. It is not certain whether he was among the seventy-two disciples of Jesus; some believe he was of the Greek tongue and not a native of Palestine. He studied with Saint Paul and Saint Barnabas under the famous Doctor of the Law, Gamaliel, who, being a member of the Sanhedrin, attempted to stop the persecution of the Apostles. (Acts of the Apostles 5:34-40) What is certain, however, is that he distinguished himself among his brethren as an admirable Christian, replete with the gifts of the Holy Spirit. To his great beauty and angelic chastity were joined humility, patience, gentleness and charity, so perfect that they drew…

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Saint Alphonsus – we must all be martyrs, either of the sword, or of patience

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In keeping with the previous couple of posts, some exegesis on suffering from St. Alphonsus I found helpful.  I pray you do, as well.  Minimal commentary on this one, I probably say too much as it is:

He that loves God in suffering earns a double reward in paradise.  St. Vincent de Paul said that it was a great misfortune to be free from suffering in this life. And he added, that a congregation or an individual that does not suffer, and is applauded by all the world, is not far from a fall. [AHEM cough-choke-gag]  It 06956ce2b3was on this account that St. Francis of Assisi, on the day that he had suffered nothing for God, became afraid, lest God had forgotten him.  St. John Chrysostom says, that when God endows a man with the grace of suffering, he gives him a greater grace than that of…

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Hero or knave? Man destroys secular, pagan art in cathedral

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A disgruntled custodian at the Omaha cathedral destroyed secular displays installed in the nave and side chapels of the cathedral for an upcoming flower show.  Why a cathedral would have a flower show is beyond me, but the displays were worse. Now, this man has a bit of troubled history – he has served time in federal prisons for trespassing into secure facilities where nuclear weapons are stored – but he seems to be one of those rare creatures, a relatively orthodox Catholic who happens to be on what many might call the liberal side of things.

I wonder what you think?  Is he a hero for fighting the ongoing secularization and indifferentism in the Church, or is he a wrong for going much too far and physically destroying ostensibly valuable property?  I’ll let you know what I think at the end (my emphasis and comments):

Mark Kenney, 59…

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The Church Fathers for Lent Vol 3 – Free Catholic Audiobook

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The third volume of the Church Fathers for lent, for the third week of lent.  These homilies from lent by the Saints will be very helpful for preparing for Easter.  Especially timely for today is a a homily by St. Pacian on the need for repentance before communion.

On This Disc:

  1. Fasting by St. John Chrysostom
  2. Christs Spiritual Cures by St. Augustine
  3. Repentance before Communion by St. Pacian.
  4. Regulation of Virtues by St. Gregory the Great.
  5. The Pool of Bethesda by St. Augustine.
  6. Love and Obedience Better than Miracles by St. John Chrysostom.
  7. Meekness by St. John Chrysostom.

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All of these readings are from the Readings From the Fathers For Lent Selected From the Library of the Fathers published in 1852  are in the public domain.

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The Pilgrimage of Egeria – Free Catholic Audiobook

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Around 381-384 AD, a woman named Egeria made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land and other Biblical sites of interest. She wrote all about it to her women friends at home. Come along on her travels! (From Maria Lectrix Audio)

Egeria, Etheria or Aetheria was a woman, widely regarded to be the author of a detailed account of a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The long letter, dubbed Peregrinatio (pilgrimage) or Itinerarium Egeriae, is addressed to a circle of women at home. Historical details it contains set the journey in the early 380s, making it the earliest of the kind. It survives in fragmentary form in a later copy – lacking any title, date and attribution. (From Wikipedia)

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