Thanks to Bishop Jaime Soto for Outdoors Eucharistic Adoration at an Abortion Business that Later Closed

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Sep 272018
 

It was outside an abortion business on Ethan Way by the California State Exposition, in the City of the Most Blessed Sacrament, on Thursday, October 30, 2014. The abortion business later closed. The hymn in the podcast, below the photos, was played during the Exposition.

Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence (Picardy)

1 Let all mortal flesh keep silence,
and with fear and trembling stand;
ponder nothing earthly minded,
for with blessing in His hand
Christ our God to earth descendeth,
our full homage to demand.

2 King of kings, yet born of Mary,
as of old on earth He stood,
Lord of lords, in human vesture –
in the body and the blood.
He will give to all the faithful
His own self for heavenly food.

3 Rank on rank the host of heaven
spreads its vanguard on the way,
as the Light of light descendeth
from the realms of endless day,
that the pow’rs of hell may vanish
as the darkness clears away.

4 At His feet the six-winged seraph,
cherubim, with sleepless eye,
veil their faces to the Presence,
as with ceaseless voice they cry,
“Alleluia, alleluia!
Alleluia, Lord most high!”

John Senior’s list of 1,000 Good Books

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Dec 292017
 

One Thousand Good Books that Should Be the Foundation of Christian Cultural Renewal.

College is the place for GREAT Books, K-12 (& adulthood) is the place for GOOD Books.

Students who don’t study, first, the book of nature, and the good books, no matter how smart, will revert to a Cliff Notes interpretation of the arts & letters of Western Civilization.

Dr. James Taylor on the topic of using the Good Books and the Great Books as part of teaching literature (Circe Institute, 2003, 56 minutes)

Propaedeutics or propedeutics is an historical term for an introductory course into a discipline, that is an art, or science.
Trivium - grammar, logic, and rhetoric. Quadrivium - arithmetic, geometry, music, and astronomy.

The favorite song of these boys who’d been roughing it…by the end of camp…was a very melancholy Irish song….
(Margaret Berry, The Flower of Sweet Strabane – If I was king of Erin’s isle…)

John Senior’s 1,000 Good Books Enumerated

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Additional Videos:
Catholic Homeschool Radio Program 9: John Senior’s Great Books Program
John Senior, Going Against the Grain, Diocese of Wichita

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Fr. James Schall’s Books Worth Reading

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Jan 052018
 

Christian Knights Participate in the Liturgy Most by Devout Reception of Holy Communion

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Dec 242017
 

A Catholic Knight:
A Gentleman – A Man

  • Who is Mature and Pious.
  • Who is Willing to Make Sacrifices.
  • Who is Courageous in the Face of Challenges and of evil.
  • Who is Loyal to Those to Whom He Owes Services and Debts, and
  • Who Would Rather Die Than Sin.
     
  • He is Aware of a Hierarchy of Loves in His Life
  • He strives always to keep his Divine Captain and his King on the throne of his heart, and
  • He is willing to take on every task that his Lord sets him to.


  • Seek Justice.
  • Love Mercy.
  • Walk Humbly with your God.

Instruction on Sacred Music (“De Musica Sacra”) • Issued by Pope Pius XII in 1958

Fr. John Zuhlsdorf – Fr. Z’s Blog
Fr. Z – “Joe Bag of Donuts”

Address to Conference for Clarity on The Dubia

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Apr 252017
 

The Roots of the Present Crisis

Douglas Farrow, Professor of Christian thought and holder of the Kennedy Smith Chair in Catholic Studies at McGill University, Montreal; given in Rome, on April 22, 2017

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It is not too much to speak of a crisis in the Church today, a crisis in several dimensions. There is a crisis of morality. There is a crisis of doctrine. There is a crisis of authority. There is a crisis of unity.

True, such crises are more common than some like to think. Perhaps the closest analog, however, comes from the sixteenth century. Half a millennium ago, the fathers of Trent had to defend the sacraments governing confession, communion, and conjugality from coordinated, if somewhat chaotic, attacks. The same three sacraments are threatened again today. They had to defend the Church’s unity and authority against the Protestant principle – against the inevitably divisive claim that the meaning of holy scripture could be determined independently of tradition and without accountability before the entire Church. That too is necessary today. They had to weed out persistent abuses both in the sacramental life and in the governance of the Church, while striving to recover a unified vision of Christian existence in which justification and sanctification, freedom and obedience, hold together. This also is urgently required in our own time. Continue reading »


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