15.9.11

Pope Beatifies Nun Who Gave Serious Prophecies On Coming Chastisement

Blessed Elena Aiello

Yesterday, ... September 14, 2011 the pope beatifies Sister Elena Aiello, a mystic and stigmatic, who reported visions of the Blessed Virgin Mary and prophecies concerning the coming Chastisement of God that will soon be poured out on the whole world. The prophecies she reported are closely related to the Third Secret of Fatima...

In this act it would appear the pope is making a clear statement that the prophecies of Sister Elena are "worthy of belief" and the timing of this beatification is worthy of note as well. It is the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, the fourth anniversary of the effective date for Summorum Pontificum, and the date on which a grand gesture was made on behalf of the Vatican to the SSPX, effectively reinforcing the pope's teaching that Vatican II was merely a "pastoral" council.
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Jhesu+Marie,
Brantigny

13.9.11

Courte Consécration à Saint Michel Archange

Saint Michel Archange, je me consacre à Vous. Je me place moi-même, ainsi que ma famille et tout ce qui m'appartient, sous Votre puissante protection. Faites grandir la ferveur dans mon coeur et souvenez-vous qu'à dater de ce jour, je suis sous Votre protection.

Obtenez-moi la grâce d'aimer de tout mon coeur : Dieu, mon Père, Jésus, mon Sauveur, mon Sanctificateur et Marie, ma douce Mère.

Ainsi soit-il, Amen.

Holy Michel Archangel, I consecrate myself to You. I place myself, as well as my family and all which belongs to me, under Your powerful protection. Increase the fervor in my heart and remember that this day , I am under Your protection.

Obtain for me the grace to like of all my heart: God, my Father, Jesus, my Savior, my Holy Spirit and Mary, my sweet Mother.

Thus it be, Amen


Par Le Sacré Coeur de Jésus, Merci, J'enlève mon béret à vous!

Jhesu+Marie
Brantigny

Presenting Vocations to our Children

As parents we know how important it is for our children to be taught to be open to a vocation. Parents, let your children know the greatness in heeding the call from God. Expose them to the religious life at every opportunity. Let them see the peace and serenity that is found in the religious life.

Vocations to religious life and priesthood begin with parents

Excerpts from Bishop Vasa's column:

A recent issue of L’Osservatore Romano, the weekly Vatican newspaper carried this headline: “A key to holy priests? Holy parents.” That headline led into Pope Benedict’s reflection of May 7, 2006, in which, among other things, he said: “The priest’s mission is irreplaceable, and even if in some regions a scarcity of clergy is being recorded, we must never doubt that God continues to call boys, young men and adults to leave everything and dedicate themselves totally to preaching the Gospel and to the pastoral ministry.”

Then we come to the paragraph that gives rise to the headline: “Moreover, let us not forget that Christian marriage is in all respects a vocation to holiness, and that the example of holy parents is the first favorable condition for the flourishing of priestly and religious vocations.”

If it is true, as the Holy Father offers, that “the example of holy parents is the first favorable condition for the flourishing of priestly and religious vocations,” then clearly prayer for vocations needs to be coupled with a very strong emphasis on the vocation of parents to holiness. The home, with holy parents, without a doubt, needs to be a nursery of priestly and religious vocations. It is in the home where those first inklings of a call to service in religious life are received, heard and fostered. This necessarily involves parents who have a deep and abiding faith and who are eager to respond affirmatively and encouragingly to their sons and daughters when they hint that perhaps they would like to pursue a religious vocation.

We are reminded to pray for vocations to the priesthood and religious life and to pray fot holy families.

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From †Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam†

Dieu le Roy,
de Brantigny

Catholic Vocation links, just a few...
The Jesuits
The Franciscans
The Redemptorists
The Trinitarians
The Dominicans
Catholic Bridge
the Carmelites
Poor Clares
Sisters of St Joseph of Orange
The Dominican Sisters of Hawthorne
Little Sisters of the Poor
More are found here

Pope Benedict and "Crimes against Humanity."

...0ne of the first Christians of this country, speaking some time ago to a new Catechumen who was asking of him some advice before receiving Baptism, answered him: “My brother, I have only two things to say to thee. The first is, that thou wilt never be a good Christian if thou dost not suffer many insults and calumnies for thy faith: when thou shalt see thyself hated by the infidels, even by those who now have most love for thee, then rejoice, and think that truly thou art beginning to be a Christian. The second, that thou take care not to be indignant at those who shall make thee suffer; pray to God for them, and tell him in thy heart that he shall show mercy to them, and enable them to understand the wretched condition in which they live...” Jesuit relations, Vol. XXX. Hurons, Lower Canada: 1667—1669

Abuse victims accuse pope, Vatican officials of crimes against humanity

September 13th, 2011 CNN.

[Updated at 8:40 a.m. ET] Victims of abuse by Catholic priests asked the International Criminal Court to charge Pope Benedict XVI and other top Vatican officials with crimes against humanity, a victims' group announced Tuesday.

The pope and other church leaders "tolerate and enable the systematic and widespread concealing of rape and child sex crimes throughout the world," said the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests and the Center for Constitutional Rights in a joint statement.

They filed more than 20,000 pages of documents with the international court in the Netherlands to support their charges, they said.

Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi told CNN he was aware of the filing but had no comment.

The International Criminal Court did not immediately respond to a CNN question about whether it believed it had jurisdiction to prosecute the pope.

But Barbara Dorris, the president of SNAP, said it was the natural venue for the case.

"We are convinced this is the proper jurisdiction," she told CNN. "Who else can investigate violent crimes of a global magnitude? The ICC was created to deal with widespread systematic violent crimes against humanity."

The executive director of the International Bar Association, on the other hand, said it was unlikely the international court would find there was evidence of crimes against humanity.

"This requires a government policy, a plan, a widespread and systematic attack against a civilian population," Mark Ellis said.

"Not to suggest that victims were not harmed, but to meet the level of crimes against humanity you really have to show that there is a policy or a plan to initiate this," he said.

People can be held responsible for crimes if they knew - or should have known - they were occurring, Ellis said.

But the blind eye victims accuse the Catholic Church of turning to abuse of children by priests does not rise to the level of crimes against humanity, he suggested.

"They are crimes and they are serious, but within the jurisdiction of the ICC you have to be very specific. I don't see that you would be able to tick the boxes necessary" to bring a prosecution, he predicted.

That the defendant is the pope - along with three senior cardinals - also raises "jurisdictional hurdles," he said.

But simply filing the request will force the prosecutor to look at the case, Ellis said.

It "might be beneficial to the plaintiffs to force the court to respond," he said, saying the filing was more than just a publicity stunt.

"It raises the profile of these issues," he said.

In addition to the pope, SNAP and the CCF want prosecutions of Cardinal William Levada, the head of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith; Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican Secretary of State; and Cardinal Angelo Sodano, the Dean of the College of Cardinals.


Once the warfare between the Church and it's enemies were hardly visable, now it becomes more and more evident. The demonizing of the True Church has been a staple of the enemy since the reformation. The Church will always be...

Jhesu+Marie,
Brantigny

12.9.11

Drogheda

...In a furious passion, Cromwell ordered that no quarter was to be given. Mill Mount was protected by a bank and ditch and a timber palisade but these defences were soon broken down and the Royalists put to the sword. Aston was bludgeoned to death with his own wooden leg, which the Parliamentarian soldiers believed to be filled with gold coins. The rest of the garrison fled across the Boyne into the northern part of the town, pursued closely by Colonel Venables' troops who prevented the Royalists from raising the drawbridge behind them...

My late maternal grandfather, an Irishman, sometimes told my brother James and I about Cromwell and his depredations. If he meant to scare us I do not know but sometimes I trembled at the thought of this bloody murdered killing Irishmen for no other reason except that his victims were Irish and Catholic. He did not end the Faith, he strengthened it.

You can see Stephanie Mann's post here.

Jhesu+Marie,
Brantigny