Thursday, October 25, 2012

What the Fanon Looks Like

Here one can see the embroidered cross on the front of the fanone. 

Franciscans in Italy

Seen everywhere. 

Mater et Capvt

Civitas Lateranensis. 

Our Catholic Language

Image from the Internet. 

Untold Story: Christians Under Attack

Image from the Internet. 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Pope in India

Il fanone del Romano Pontefice - insegna pontificale unica che identifica la persona del papa.

"Grazie a Monsignor Marini per questa reintroduzione coraggiosa,
che simboleggia lo scudo della fede, le polemiche saranno molte, ma la liturgia deve riscoprire sempre le sue antiche tradizioni." 


The Papal Vestment

"The Pope has been hitherto the only prelate in the Catholic Church who licitly celebrates Mass wearing nothing at all distinctive of his rank; keep the fanon and this problem has been solved."  -Gregory di Pippo

Rome Quotes

"If you die before you die, you will not die when you die.”

-Popular Motto on Mount Athos

Obama in Bed with the Abortion Industry

Rome at Dusk: Peacock of the Passionist General House

On the Caelian Hill/Collis Caelius.

Rome at High Noon: Old Pozzo (Well) of Passionist General House

On the Caelian Hill/Collis Caelius.

Rome Monk

Stazione Roma San Pietro. 

Obama's Anti-Catholic War

Image from Facebook. 

How Is a Catholic to Vote?

Image from Facebook. 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Unique Reverence of the Extraordinary Form

Holy Mass

For many it is just "Mass," but it is always a good idea for us to be in the habit of referring to it as, "Holy Mass." 

Pivs X

Usus Antiquior Sung Mass in Pantheon

The cultural movement Rinnovamento nella Tradizione and the association of Mafalda e Giovanna di Savoia

invite all to their annual Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form
celebrated in the presence of members of the Royal Family at the Basilica of Santa Maria ad Martyres - the Pantheon - on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 12 o'clock noon.  

See here:

Catholic Book Publishing: Support the Good Guys

Check out their site, see what you like, and order.

Tell your friends.

Some real gems here.

A personal favorite is anything Christopher Dawson.

See here:

Monday, October 22, 2012

Continued Prayers for the Butler

Yours truly took this pic last year, but we need to continue to pray for the conversion of the butler and the others involved.

The butler had been involved with the goofy Cistercian abbey linked to the Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem (where I even saw him once with his family).  Then in 2011 the abbey was suppressed by a decree of the Congregation for Religious, approved by the Holy Father, following the results of an Apostolic Visitation

Roman Travertine

Catholic Vietnam

Dedicated to Bao. 


Image from the Internet. 


De Communi pastorum: pro papa.


Deus, dives in misericórdia,
qui beátum Ioánnem Paulum, papam,
univérsae Ecclésiae tuae praeésse voluísti,
praesta, quaésumus, ut, eius institútis edócti,
corda nostra salutíferae grátiae Christi,
uníus redemptóris hóminis, fidénter aperiámus.
Qui tecum.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

"Hermeneutic of Continuity"

The premier papal vestment.

Many thanks to Kosciol Na Starej Fotografii on Facebook.

Fanon explanation can be found here:

Perigrinatio Vitae

A fine Catholic blog...

from Rome!

Thanks, Mary Ann!

Where Did the Vatican II Chairs End Up?

Everywhere.  You can see many of them (and even the confessionals they built for the bishops), here and there in suburban Rome parishes.  These in the photo can be seen across the street from the Vatican inside inside Sts. Michele e Magno:

From the Vatican: Centro Culturale Lepanto

Catholic heroes.  The good guys.  Go Fabio.  Forza!

If You Could Live Anywhere in the World?

Meglio vivere proprio qua, vero?

From the Tomb of Pius XII

Pont Max!

Rome Walks

Word is on the streets Coke is finally doing away the old glass bottles.  Sad. 

Rome's Port Gets a New Look

Since the bombings of WWII, the port of Rome has not been a pretty place.

This is changing.

Over the last several years they have done a lot to bring back the beauty.

This is the new look - a former parking lot and before that a former train yard.

There is no word for this effort in Italian, and so they use the English word " restyling." 

Fanon: Grazie a Dio!


Thanks, Summer!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Make Your Sacristy Complete


Get it here:

Minnesota Marriage Amendment: Voting Yes to Help Save Civilization

Polygamy for the Islamist immigrants is next.  And euthanasia to save Medicare and Social Security. Before it is too late we need to gain what ground we can. 

A Little Humor Now and Then

Catholic Memes on Facebook always has the best.

See Beyond the Liberal Media

Image from the Internet. 

Should You Vote?

Image from the Internet. 

Catholics Vote Romney-Ryan

Horresco referens, our people already elected a mad socialist once. 

Let's not make the same mistake again.

Democracy is so - vote for the lesser of two evils.

Go team Romney!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


Datvm Romae. 

Rome Scene

Fabulous Fabrizio, uno dei ultimi veri romani.