Sunday, July 31, 2011

Raymond Arroyo interviews Cardinal Wuerl

update......Instead of a funeral in the U.S., a memorial Mass for Archbishop Sambi will be held at noon in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 14. The Mass will be televised on EWTN.......

Last Friday, EWTN's Raymond Arroyo chose Cardinal Wuerl as the person to eulogize the Papal Nuncio, Pietro Sambi. RIP.

It was very fitting that Arroyo should interview Cardinal Wuerl about Archbishop Sambi. Cardinal Wuerl is deeply indebted to Archbishop Sambi. When Pietro Sambi came to America, Wuerl was an embattled progressive bishop in Pittsburgh . Wuerl is now head of the most prestigious see in America and has been promoted to Cardinal as well. As Arroyo pointed out in his interview, Archbishop Sambi was the man most influential in picking American bishops, archbishops and cardinals since his arrival in 2006. Cardinal Wuerl, being Sambi's top pick, must be considered the epitomy of the American episcopacy Sambi was trying to shape.

Wuerl's 2006 installation Mass as D.C.'s archbishop included at least two striking previews of the now infamous papal Mass Wuerl would choreograph for Holy Father's 2008 visit: multicultural/multilingual performances --and prominent pro-choice politicians receiving Holy Communion, in the former case, from the Nuncio himself.

Since his promotion to the United States' chief see, Cardinal Wuerl's pronouncements have been in line with his liturgical practices. He has been outspoken about a pro-choice politician's right to Holy Communion. It would seem Cardinal Wuerl's defense of pro-choice politicians; AND his fondness for Raymond Brown hermeneutics; AND his enthusiasm for loud, non-traditional liturgies work to drown out the Holy Father's 'cri du coer'. I cannot see many logical explanations as to why Wuerl was moved from Pittsurgh to D.C.

Either the Holy Father deliberately elevates leaders who march to a dissonant tune to carry out his reforming mission, or else the Holy Father was convinced by his 'man on the ground' that Wuerl was a good pick to run things in America. (As well as being convinced by the same man that the American Church could do without bishops like Martino of Scranton who had the nerve to deny the Vice President of the U. S. Holy Communion. )

Let us all pray for the Nuncio's soul . His funeral will be held under Cardinal Wuerl's auspices [pray for him too!] and which will be certainly well-attended by pro-choice Catholic politicians.

update......Instead of a funeral in the U.S., a memorial Mass for Archbishop Sambi will be held at noon in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 14. The Mass will be televised on EWTN.......

Let's pray the funeral will not become a scandal and occasion of sin to Catholics who would like to see the Church speak clearly to politicians who flaunt the Church's teachings and then present themselves for Holy Communion. I suspect we will simply see cameras switched off for Holy Communion, as was the case with Senator Kenedy's Funeral. That is one way to avoid scandal.

There is another way to avoid giving scandal: Don't do scandalous things!

Corpus Christi Monsignor explains the multiplication of the "Loaves and Fishes" clearly and traditionally

btw, it's NOT about Jesus shaming the crowd into pulling out picnic baskets which were hidden under their dish-dashes!

Prior to dismissing the faithful, Monsignor also reminds them that each time Jesus becomes present in the Eucharist, a greater miracle occurs than the "Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes". It is Heaven itself breaking in on us!

then click on button for video of English Mass (you should see two huge bouquets of flowers on each side of the altar, if you have the correct Sunday)

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Head of CDW calls on Catholics everwhere to kneel for Holy Communion [the beginning of the end of this blog!]


Victory is in sight! The Holy Father's humble example of kneeling Communion has fallen on many deaf ears but not all ears are deaf! Cardinal Canizares hears and he-as head of the CDW- is in the position to do something!

This was just made known to us by "Surge Propera" blog. Cardinal Canizares, the head of the CDW, has recommended that all Catholics (period) receive Communion kneeling and on the tongue. (period)

The Cardinal said this in a July 27? interview with (ACI/EWTN Noticias)

"Yo creo que es necesario para toda la Iglesia que la comunión se haga de rodillas"

Which is roughly translated "I believe it is necessary for the entire Church to receive Communion kneeling"

The ACI interview follows in Spanish.....Somebody get me a translation!! (please).......

Cardenal Cañizares: Es recomendable comulgar en la boca y de rodillas
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REDACCIÓN CENTRAL, 27 Jul. 11 / 12:04 am (ACI/EWTN Noticias)En entrevista concedida a ACI Prensa, el Prefecto de la Congregación para el Culto Divino y la Disciplina de los Sacramentos en el Vaticano, Cardenal Antonio Cañizares Llovera, señaló que es recomendable que los católicos comulguen en la boca y de rodillas.
Así lo indicó el Purpurado español que sirve en la Santa Sede como máximo responsable, después del Papa, de la liturgia y los sacramentos en la Iglesia Católica, al ser consultado sobre si es recomendable que los fieles comulguen o no en la mano.
La respuesta del Cardenal fue breve y sencilla: "es recomendable que los fieles comulguen en la boca y de rodillas".
Asimismo, al responder a la pregunta de ACI Prensa sobre la costumbre promovida por el Papa Benedicto XVI de hacer que los fieles que reciben la Eucaristía de él lo hagan en la boca y de rodillas, el Cardenal Cañizares dijo que eso se debe "al sentido que debe tener la comunión, que es de adoración, de reconocimiento de Dios".
"Es sencillamente saber que estamos delante de Dios mismo y que Él vino a nosotros y que nosotros no lo merecemos", afirmó.
El Purpurado dijo también que comulgar de esta forma "es la señal de adoración que es necesario recuperar. Yo creo que es necesario para toda la Iglesia que la comunión se haga de rodillas".
"De hecho –añadió– si se comulga de pie, hay que hacer genuflexión, o hacer una inclinación profunda, cosa que no se hace".
El Prefecto vaticano dijo además que "si trivializamos la comunión, trivializamos todo, y no podemos perder un momento tan importante como es comulgar, como es reconocer la presencia real de Cristo allí presente, del Dios que es amor de los amores como cantamos en una canción española".
Al ser consultado por ACI Prensa sobre los abusos litúrgicos en que incurren algunos actualmente, el Cardenal dijo que es necesario "corregirlos, sobre todo mediante una buena formación: formación de los seminaristas, formación de los sacerdotes, formación de los catequistas, formación de todos los fieles cristianos".
Esta formación, explicó, debe hacer que "se celebre bien, para que se celebre conforme a las exigencias y dignidad de la celebración, conforme a las normas de la Iglesia, que es la única manera que tenemos de celebrar auténticamente la Eucaristía".
Finalmente el Cardenal Cañizares dijo a ACI Prensa que en esta tarea de formación para celebrar bien la liturgia y corregir los abusos, "los obispos tenemos una responsabilidad muy particular, y no podemos dejarla de cumplir, porque todo lo que hagamos en que la Eucaristía se celebre bien será hacer que en la Eucaristía se participe bien".

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"Clerical Whispers" blog reports Archbishop Sambi's Death

His funeral will be August 6th at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in D. C.

May God grant him mercy!

[Everyone, please do say an Ave for the Archbishop!]

Sunday, July 24, 2011

"Te Deum" Blogger calls for Kneeling Catholic to come out of the anonymity closet

Maybe I deserve it! But my BFF over at Te Deum [whose blog name I wanted to use, but she had already owned it] wants her virtual friendship ring back! I commented on her Nuncio Sambi post and Te Deum responded.............

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Diane M. Korzeniewski, OCDS said...
To "K.C." who submitted a comment:Given the gravity of Archbishop Sambi's illness, it was truly disappointing to see your comment which I promptly rejected. Being well familiar with your blog and your line of thought on things, I think it's time you man-up and come out from behind that pseudonym. You might think twice before you blog or comment when you can't hide behind anonymyity.[[you can say that again! I wouldn't blog or comment about anything!! Call me paranoid! my feelings won't be hurt.]]

As an aside, there is more to Catholicism than what you paint. 1 Corinthians 13:1* If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2* And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 If I give away all I have, and if I deliver my body to be burned, * but have not love, I gain nothing. 4 Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; 5* it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6 it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. 7* Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never ends; as for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For our knowledge is imperfect and our prophecy is imperfect; 10 but when the perfect comes, the imperfect will pass away. 11 When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became a man, I gave up childish ways. 12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall understand fully, even as I have been fully understood. 13 So faith, hope, love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
Sun Jul 24, 12:02:00 PM 2011<<<<

btw, if someone is curious to know what I wrote--it's gone now off into cyber limbo-- but I think it contained basically the following....

1) Te Deum's utube video of the papal nuncio at a pro-life rally seemed to show him only reading the Holy Father's letter (not really speaking his own words).

2) It is hard to find any articles where the nuncio condemns abortion or homosexual marriage or stemcell research.

3) It is very easy to find pictures of the nuncio yukking it up with pro-choice politicians and giving at least one of them a very public hand Communion.

4) I will pray for the nuncio's soul....

[Is that about it, Diane?]

BTW everyone, please do pray for the Nuncio's soul, and that he will in the future refrain from giving scandal to those of us who like to see the Church's positions portrayed with clarity and less nuance, and apparent contradiction.

[[update! Since the Nuncio has passed away RIP, I'm not accepting any more comments. Sorry, Tancred! ]]

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Bishop Mulvey Explains 1.2 million dollar sexual abuse settlement

>>>...Doing all in my power to protect our children and young persons from any type of abuse by church workers has always been a priority. As part of that responsibility, and following the recent settlement of the lawsuit aginst the Diocese of Corpus Christi regarding allegations of sexual abuse made against the late Monsignor Hugh Clarke, I felt the need to reach out and reassure you of my continuing commitment in this area.

The case against Monsignor Clarke was brought by three individuals who alleged sexual abuse more than 35 years ago and was settled by agreed mediation. Monsignor Clarke passed away in 2002. It was alleged thatthe Diocese knew, or should have known about Monsignor Clarke's alleged propensities and should not have allowed him to continue in ministry. Because of these allegations, and to try and bring closure and healing to the three plaintiffs, these claims were settled [[for $1.2 million.]] I ask that you join me in keeping these individuals and their families in your prayers....

Sincerely yours in Christ
Most Rev Wm Michael Mulvey STL DD
Bishop of Corpus Christi<<<<


[[via Drudge and the Daily Mail]]

"150 human animal hybrids grown in UK labs: Embryos have been produced secretively for the past three yearsRead more:

The British Parliament gave permission for human animal embryo experiments in 2008...

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

U.S.' New Papal Nuncio Vigano: Advocate for Middle East Christians

>>>The archbishop pointed to the issue of globalization and the problems associated with it, namely "the political and economic changes which are often uncontrolled" Turning to the Middle East he encouraged Interpol to pay more attention the the crimes commited against Christians in the region and spoke of the attack on the Church in Iraq which left 52 dead, including 2 priests.<<<

Archbishop Vigano replaces Pietro Sambi (DEO GRATIAS!!!!)
Perhaps this picture best sums up out-going Sambi's "predominantly cordial" [[whispers in the loggia's phrase]]attitude towards President Obama and his policies.

or this post.....

('nuff said!)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles blows away Cardinal Schonborn's balloon mass!

Which of these pictures is an accurate re-enactment of the ancient Vestal Virgin procession and which is this year's concluding Mass for the LA Religious Education conference held in March of this year? It's a good thing the real Vesta people are all dead or else they would be suing us for copyright violation!!!

We cannot credit Cardinal Mahony for such goings-on any more. (link from 2011 religious ed conference)

Nor for this: (link from 2011 youth congress)

Certainly Opus Dei's only "Numerary" bishop deserves full credit, given his presence and his presiding and his jurisdiction. Want to see the Precious Blood consecrated in Koolaid pitchers? see 1:07:00 of the video.

btw, No kneeling for the Eucharistic prayer (see 1:11) No kneeling at Communion and Zero kneeling Catholics [I keep telling you people---if you could make Catholics kneel for Jesus with nuvo-vesta Masses or by banging tambourines around their ears, then I would be a big fan!--]

Thanks, Laudemgloriae for this link.

Somebody! Please! Give me some good news!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Archbishop Nichols pressures Catholics in UK to stop kneeling for Communion

and to begin practicing hand Communion.... the Archbishop of Westminster has prepared the following statement to be read in all his parishes .....

>>>"The usual practice in our parishes is for the Sacred Host to be received on the hand, standing, and – when practical and prudent to do so reverently- for the Precious Blood to be received from the Chalice, also whilst standing. This practice of standing is now confirmed in the Liturgical Norm for England and Wales, just recently approved by the Congregation for Divine Worship in Rome...." <<<

His Emminence later goes on to footnote that kneeling for Communion has not been totally banned, as his preceeding bluster "approved by the Congregation for Divine Worship in Rome"!!! seems to imply.

Thank you 'reluctant sinner blog' for the heads up!

The CDW's weakness in publishing its norm

is being exploited to the fullest extent in order to marginalize those Catholics who wish to accept the Holy Father's invitation to kneel for Communion. Bishop Athanasius Schneider has warned us already not to expect the 'collegial' bishops to fall in line with the Holy Father.

Get Ready! The powerful people that run things do not like kneeling, period! Is that a news flash or what?!!

Catholics of UK! The Holy Father wants you to kneel for Jesus. Archbishop Nichols wants you to 'stand up'. Who will you follow?

Focolare chief priest, Fr. Silvano Cola, says humanity's 'collective consciouness' has matured

This link explains how Focolare and Father Silvano say we must adopt a "new type of behavior" which fits our new modern collective consciousness.

Father Cola (RIP)>>>>>>.....The considerations we will make may sound like a criticism of the past. However, they should not be regarded as negative. Obviously with time a new consciousness emerges and with it a new type of behaviour which automatically seems to deprecate former ways. My intention in this article is not to criticize the past. All that was done in the past was perhaps the best for those times, for those people, in that situation and for the collective consciousness of that historic moment. At present the collective consciousness of humanity seems to have matured, resulting in a new step forward. This requires a change in the way we read the Gospel .....

Focolare views traditional practices as a necessary crutch for rigid, old-fashioned people who aren't ready for the coming change....

......we preserve what is still useful to assist those who are unable to change their own ways of thinking and consequently unable to change their way of acting. At the same time we should allow for the possibility of something new, even if small, which is more adapted to the maturity of today's collective human consciousness.....

The late Father Silvano has a South Texas connection.....

Sisters and brothers, as the Pope prepares for another Assissi prayer meeting, I think it is important for us to understand the Focolare. They were the spiritual architects for the first two meetings.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Thursday's July 7 Cristiada showing was '1st Director's Cut'

from Director Wright's facebook page......

Cristiada [DIRECTOR DEAN WRIGHT] What a great audience we had! It was a thrill for you all to see the movie at this stage. This was my official first "Director's Cut". We're making just a few changes based on the great comments we got - trimming the running time - then it's out to the world. Thanks for coming and being a part of the creative process!!......

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Children and Latin Chant

Thanks, Father Ray Blake!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Where's my Corpus Christi Procession post?

Sisters and Brothers!

I was asked by a friend of Bishop Mulvey to please take the post down. This friend is quite certain the Bishop did not intentionally slight our Celebration and that it has all been an unhappy coincidence. Yes, I know, others have copied my post in its entirety, therefore it will live on in cyberdom. I can't control that.... carping has served to stoke the fires of an unrelated controversy. A controversy I am thankfully ignorant of. I don't know if those fires need to be stoked, --I am assuming they should not be [or at least it's not my place to play of role of Mrs. O'leary's cow!]--hence my post, which caused my 'hit meter' to overheat, is gone. Now I shall get back to my regular followers: me, myself and I.

Please, everyone, before you 'go off ' on bishops and priests, do say a prayer for your target and do a 'google' on the sin of detraction!! I have been, rightly, called to task for detracting remarks I have made in the past. Try not to put yourself in the same position!

Thanks for reading this.

k. c.

Diane of Te Deum>>>>>Diane M. Korzeniewski, OCDS said...
KC - Perhaps some months from now, you could send a letter to Bishop Mulvey and ask him to have a Corpus Christi procession. We know of very orthodox priests who cannot kneel during Mass due to knee or back problems. Similarly, a procession in the hot Texas sun could be difficult for some bishops and priests if they suffer from high blood pressure or other health conditions. You might ask Bishop Mulvey that if his schedule or other thing prohibits him from leading the procession next year, if priests of the diocese can lead it in his name. Perhaps he would lead a Holy Hour in the cathedral before it begins. Also, some dioceses may have trouble securing necessary permits. The best way to get more Corpus Christi processions is to first pray, then to write charitable letters to the bishop and let God take it from there.
July 3, 2011 9:18 PM

K.C. replies:

Right, Diane! Better sugar than vinegar!