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Beware the ideas of March? – extraordinary announcement of the Holy See: Pope Francis to consecrate Russia and Ukraine

The Director of the Holy See Press Office Matteo Bruni has today announced that, "On Friday 25 March, during the Celebration of Penance at which he will preside at 17.00 in Saint Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis will consecrate Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The same act, on the same day, will be carried out in Fatima by His Eminence Cardinal Krajewski, Apostolic Almoner, as envoy of the Holy Father.".  https://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/it/bollettino/pubblico/2022/03/15/0177/00384.html#ing

The declaration of the Holy See is of great importance. We appeal to all the bishops of the world to join Pope Francis that same day, fulfilling the request of Our Lady of Fatima who on 13 July 1917 asked for the consecration of Russia to Her Immaculate Heart and on 13 June 1929 communicated to Sister Lucia, in the monastery at Tuy, the request that this consecration be made "in union with all the bishops of the world".

We do not know if this consecration will remove the threat of war, famine, and persecution of the Church and of the Holy Father that Our Lady foresaw at Fatima if the world had not converted, but certainly the act announced by the Holy See is destined to bring great graces to Russia, Ukraine and the whole world. From this moment we gather in prayer, spreading the extraordinary news. (Roberto de Mattei - Lepanto Foundation, Rome) - trans. G. P. Lloyd, 15 Mar 2022 A.D.

			

When a bishop, not only his subjects, is subject to law.

Like it or not, he has a point.

Some years ago Pope Francis said to dissenters agitating to ordain women, that he is “a son of the Church”, and that he cannot change her doctrines to suit himself or others.
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It seems the Cardinal agrees.

After preparing the posts published on this blog earlier today (May 9) and on April 15 we discovered the interview of Gerhard Cardinal Müller which is linked here.

https://newdailycompass.com/en/no-bishop-has-the-right-to-prohibit-public-masses/ “No Bishop has the right to prohibit public [sic*] Masses” interview of Cardinal Gerhard L. Müller, former Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith

* All Masses or other parts of the sacred Liturgy of holy Church are public by their nature and definition.

Is it because praying the sacred Liturgy is an intrinsic good?

Christ is risen!

There are such things as intrinsic evils. Directly killing the innocent — like the pre-born, the elderly, the infirm; or suicide; also, blasphemy, sodomy, and the like.

Are there intrinsic goods? Is the sacred Liturgy one of them? (more…)

A burning question. Sanity wholely for the Masses.

Christ is risen! Truly He is risen!
Khrystos voskres! Vo’instinu voskres!
Christus resurrexit! Vere surrexit!
Xristos anesti! Alethios anesti!

Until we can complete a short treatise in questions & answers about the nearly universal cancellation of the sacred Liturgy (foremost holy Mass) by the world’s bishops during the panic over the coronavirus pandemic, Directors of the NCCL apostolate present the following points of argument for consideration.

Except in cases of excommunication, interdict or similar censure, does a bishop possess the authority to forbid – as many throughout the world of late have – lay faithful from actual participation (viz., to be really present) in a liturgical act of latria, regardless whether the Liturgy prayed is scheduled or not by the bishop, or whether it is declared sine populo, “without the people”, or “private”, “not public” or “publicly cancelled”?

Directors of the NCCL apostolate believe that they (more…)

Send them your virtual (if not exactly vital) support today!

Thanks to bishops worldwide, almost to the man (a term used here lightly), images of clergy praying alone what was once Liturgical — viz., public prayer of the Church — are now ‘live-streamed’ to the faithful on earth, who remain otherwise ‘virtually’ locked-out of the sacred places.

Indeed, in many instances, the bishops have accomplished what no earthly power hitherto (more…)

A project closer to home than usual – but about par for the course in duration.


Many of NCCL’s projects are long-in-the-works, directed quietly, before fruit is born — or noticed. And most are conducted in far-off places across (more…)

“On the Formal Correction of Pope Francis”

papal-coaThe article (linked below) by John R. T. Lamont, DPhill, deftly treats of the process by which a pope may be corrected, and of true & false notions of obedience to ecclesial authority.

http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2017/02/article-on-formal-correction-of-pope.html

May the Holy Ghost ever-guide Mother Church — not least her higher (and lower) clerics — in these turbulent times!

Weighty words from Carlo Cardinal Caffarra

©CRISTIAN GENNARI CITTA' DEL VATICANO 24-3-2006 PIAZZA S.PIETRO PRIMO CONCISTORO INDETTO DA SUA SANTITA' PAPA BENEDETTO XVI CHE CREA 15 NUOVI CARDINALI IMPOSIZIONE DELLA BERRETTA E L'ASSEGNAZIONE DEL TITOLO O DELLA DIACONIA S.E. CARD. CARLO CAFFARRA

Readers are of course free draw their own conclusions of the interview Carlo Cardinal Caffara gave to Matteo Matzuzzi as published in the Italian newspaper Il Foglio on January 14, 2017. (more…)

Romans rejoice – big-time

It’s what Romans do after they endure, by God’s grace. (See this post for that part of the story.)

Shortly after Bishop John Barres announced in early May, 2016, his decision to (more…)