Friday, August 31, 2012

Pontificia Academia Latinitatis: Foveatur Lingua Latina!

Erga Summum Pontificem sensum gratitudinis patefacio eique summas gratias ago ob huius rei curam. Nunc vero spero me cras Romam profecturum! Valete omnes et singuli linguae latinae cultores!

See here.

Yours Truly Modeling 1950s Yacht

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Decollatione S. Ioannis Baptistae (Beheading of St. John the Baptist) in Canada

St. John the Precursor reproached Herod for his unlawful union. He was then beheaded. Let this be a lesson for us today.

From the Roman Missal for August 29: "I spoke of Thy testimonies before kings, and I was not ashamed."

The great Canadian, Fr. William Ashley, celebrated Solemn High Mass in the Usus Antiquior at the talk of the town - Vancouver's newest church, the gorgeous church of the Assumption in Port Coquitlam.

Many thanks to the celebrated celebrant, as well as to the kind pastor, Fr. Ron Thompson, for his wonderful hospitality. And to the seminarians from Mission and the fine choir and servers. And to the fine deacons - one who is the youngest priest in the Archdiocese of Vancouver, the gifted Fr. Pablo.

Such a lovely way to end the summer.

And an effective way to introduce the lay faithful to our liturgical patrimony - with baby spoonfuls. In a parish setting. On a weekday. This is how it's done. With treats in the vestibule after.

The raiment of sanctity in this rite is a bold display of Catholic spirituality - and kids, parents, and young families are in need. We have never been in more need of the past. Remember this. And rejoice.

Monday, August 27, 2012

John XXIII in Cappa Magna

NAC Ordinations: Bring Back the Roman Chasuble

We still use the old dalmatics. How bout the old chasubles, too?

E allora? Come no?

King of Mercy

We must speak more and more of the mercy of God.

Catholic Japan

What the Fisherman's Ring Looks Like

A Nun's Touch

Recently, yours truly was a guest in a convent.

All of the bed linens and blankets (and altar linens) were labeled in this manner.

Ah, the good old days!

Dedication: In Latin

Internet Evangelization on YouTube: How It's Done

What Is This?

Sunday, August 26, 2012

2016: Obama's America - STOP the Obamination

Obama's War on Christian Civilization

Image from the Internet.

Protocol: When Christian Monarch Meets Pope

Chimney in Sistine Chapel

People on tour in the Sistine Chapel are often interested to know where the chimney is placed in the rear of the chapel, seen here in 1978. It is installed during the Sede Vacante, after a pope passes, and taken down, after the election.

Mt. Baker

Mount Baker, USA, seen from Canada.

Catholic Ukraine: Bishop Budka

Budka the Great.

Thanks, Athanasius!

Two Popes

Luciani turns 100.

Romney on Catholic TV -- EWTN

Pray for Christians Persecuted by Islam

Image from the Internet.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

What is Wrong with this Picture?

A kitchen table is the daily Mass "table" inside the tabernacle chapel of a prominent local monastery.

I complained to a monk, dressed in lay clothes, who laughed and explained that the monks only want one "altar" in the church, and thus the dining room table.


There is a name for everything.

Two Future Popes in "Cappello Romano"

Siri: Santo Svbito


The Feet of Our Lady: PAX

Quebec craftsmanship...from the good old days.

B-25 Mitchell

Invented in 1940.

Just glorious to see and hear it roar through the air.

The genius of man.

Note to LCWR...

Taken from a local secular newspaper.

This is news for a lot of people.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Annual Vancouver Pilgrimage to Lourdes Grotto at Mission

Joyful arrival of the bishop, vested in historic antique cope.

Annual Vancouver Pilgrimage to Lourdes Grotto at Mission

The Eucharistic procession, after Mass, leading up to the shrine.