We expressed our affection for the Extraordinary Form and the Church’s hard teachings. The official write-up downplayed both
This year’s synod, the 2018 Synod of Bishops on Youth, Faith, and Vocational Discernment is slated to begin in October, but the preparation has already been underway for months.
By and large, members of the Facebook groups voiced a desire for orthodox teaching and reverent liturgy, including specific references to promoting the Extraordinary Form. On the writing prompt concerning the resources in the Church which promote spiritual growth, I counted over almost 30 specifically mentioning the Latin Mass. The basic tenor of the comments was the same: the youth’s ordinary experience of the Sacred Liturgy in the post-conciliar Church left them wanting something “more”, and many of these young people found their desire for transcendence and awe within the Extraordinary Form, a desire that could not be satiated by banal folk music and anthropocentric liturgical behaviour.
Regarding Church doctrine, the vast majority of the youth expressed the importance of right belief, sound moral teaching, and not shying away from some of the hard truths of the Catholic faith. As the period for commenting came to a close, I and several others were confident that the final document would reflect our concerns.
However, when the final document was released and made public, it seemed as if an entire group of the youth was simply ignored.
Hoy, sábado 24 de febrero, él vuelve a la carga con la conferencia que pronunció esta mañana en Sydney, promovida por la Universidad Notre Dame, de Australia.
En ella, el padre Weinandy describe y denuncia el atentado de gravedad sin precedentes que algunas teorías y prácticas “pastorales” alentadas por el papa Francisco están llevando a cabo contra la Iglesia “una, santa, católica y apostólica” y en particular contra la Eucaristía, que es “cima y fuente” de la vida de la Iglesia misma.
An immigrant crisis of unprecedented proportions has brought with it problems which Sweden hadn’t known previously, such as polygamy and underage brides. Recently, two juvenile immigrant girls in Karlskrona were reported to be staying with their husbands. Neither of the girls was separated from their adult men, even though minors are not allowed to tie the knot in Sweden.
One of the cases involves an underage wife who came to Karlskrona with her husband and a small child. In the other case, the girl was pregnant upon arrival. Despite these obvious violations of Swedish law, Karlskrona Social Committee chairperson Ingrid Hermansson of the Center Party defended the municipality’s decision. The rule of the thumb in such cases, the community acts “for the child’s best” interest.
Fr. James Martin introduces rock band Metallica with the devil horns sign (Screenshot: The Colbert Report, 09/24/13)
Join faithful Catholics in this prayerful petition to cancel Fr. James Martin’s Commencement address at Catholic Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama on May 5, 2018.
According to media reports, Fr. James Martin, S.J.:
- Supports transgenderism for children
- Said that Catholics should “reverence” homosexual unions
- Favors homosexual kissing during Mass (sacrilege against God)
- Tweeted a blasphemous photo of Our Lady of Guadalupe to 169,000 followers (Dec. 12, 2017)
- Received an award from New Ways Ministry, a group condemned by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Fr. Martin’s attempt to promote unnatural vice inside the Church, prompted Catholic leaders to cancel two of his talks in 2017. The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre disinvited Fr. Martin from speaking at its gala event in New York City.
ROME, December 15, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Facebook has nixed a photo of this year’s Vatican nativity scene, referencing its policy against “sexually suggestive or provocative” images, Breitbart reported.
The Vatican crèche was donated by the ancient Abbey of Montevergine in the Campania region of southern Italy. Its scenery and crib figures, in 18th-century Neapolitan costumes, were produced by artisans in a local workshop. It incorporates vignettes representing the corporal works of mercy, including visiting the sick and imprisoned, burying the dead, and clothing the naked.
“It was this last element that excited the censors at Facebook,” Breitbart said. The manger scene prominently features the figure of a naked man lying on the straw, being offered a cloth by a pilgrim, just opposite where the figure of the baby Jesus will be placed on Christmas Day.
An ad featuring the image of the scene was rejected by Facebook with the following explanation: “Your ad can’t include images that are sexually suggestive or provocative.”