Sacred to which god?

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During a speech and press conference today, pro-abortion Texas lawmaker Wendy Davis said she would consider running for governor. The abortion activist also pulled a page from Nancy Pelosi’s playbook by calling defending late-term abortions “sacred ground.”

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Why the “Spirit” of Vatican II wasn’t the Holy Spirit

But what exactly was the “etiology” of the new “spirit”?

The post-council spirit. . . .intends to annihilate all the forms which try to establish the distinction between the sacred and the profane.

Let us not forget something rather comical – that these destructions have operated in the name of a spirit of community, although, as can be seen, nothing has come of this effort but the disappearance of mutual relations, the destruction of all the cohesion among the ordered elements.

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Editor’s note: The “Spirit” of Vatican II is … in terms the Church prefers to use … “seriously disordered”.

One would think that 1900+ years of Catholic Church Tradition would have been prized, as something that gives a reasonable degree of dependability, along with solidity and stability to the Body of Christ. Which it truly does.

Instead, we have pearls cast before swine, by those who were supposed to be acting as shepherds!

Father Z: If you sell a sacred thing which was blessed with a constitutive blessing, it loses its blessing and must be reblessed or reconsecrated.

Selling blessed objects is not necessarily a sin.  There are various decent reasons why one would sell a blessed object.  There are bad reasons as well.  Some things, such as statues or things of various age or artistic merit will have great monetary value.   Other things have a particular rareness or association which makes them valuable, even though they in themselves are not much to look at.

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Mass, priesthood and sacrifice must never be separated


We must never lose sight of Mass as propitiation, or of the priest as offering sacrifice to God.  This deep current in Holy Mass must inform every word and gesture, ornament and sign.

For example, when the priest is standing at the altar in the place of Christ, Head of the Church (in persona Christi capitis), he isn’t always talking to you in the congregation– or at least he shouldn’t be.  If Father’s style during Mass, his ars celebrandi as Benedict XVI calls it (cf. Sacramentum caritatis) reflects talk show host chumminess or open mic night at the Ha Ha Club rather than the priest renewing our deliverance from eternal damnation, perhaps it would be good gently and respectfully to help him get reoriented.

Tell him your aspirations for our sacred liturgical worship.  Treat Father like a priest, not a pal.  Support clerical dress, especially the use of the cassock – at least in church.  Provide materially for liturgical decorum through the purchase of worthy vestments and vessels.  Do not praise liturgical abuse.  Pray, fast and give alms for the intentions of your priests.  Pray for and encourage vocations to the priesthood.

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The proper term “Matrimony” has only ONE definition

The name of the seventh sacrament of the Catholic Church is Matrimony.

The definition of the word “matrimony” is derived from the fact that the principal object which a female should propose to herself in marriage is to become a mother; or from the fact that to a mother it belongs to conceive, bring forth and train her offspring.

There’s no room here for anything other than a purely heterosexual orientation.

If homosexuals feel as though they need some sort of purely civil, legal framework in order to formalize their seriously disordered personal arrangements, they ought to be able to come up with a proper and specific name for it, rather than attempting to misappropriate and misapply that which is sacred.

Something that would look good on a certificate … ensconced perhaps … in an expensive, designer frame!

Do you see Church tradition just like a family or a cultural tradition?

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 Q: Do you see Church tradition just like a family or a cultural tradition?

A: God took the trouble of sending his divine son Jesus, who died for us, and who established ONE holy, Catholic, and apostolic church, for the purpose of our salvation.

Then he assigned the Holy Spirit as the constant advocate and guide of that church.

Sacred Tradition is the way the Holy Spirit guides the authentic Church, from age to age.

Everything and anything else has about as much religious significance as April Fool’s Day.