1917 Code Canon 1262 - "While assisting at Sacred Rites, whether in Church or outside, women should have their heads covered and should be dressed modestly, especially when they approach the holy altar." Canon 340 required all bishops to make a report to the Holy See once every 5 years concerning the state of his diocese in 4 areas - no. 4 is: On modesty of dress. Prayer for the Seven Gifts of the Holy Ghost O Lord Jesus Christ, Who before ascending into Heaven didst promise to send the Holy Ghost to finish Thy work in the souls of Thine Apos- tles and Disciples, deign to grant the same Holy Ghost to me, that He may perfect in my soul the work of Thy grace and Thy love. Grant me the spirit of Wisdom, that I may despise the perishable things of this world and aspire only after the things that are eternal; the spirit of Undestanding, to enlighten my mind with the light of Thy divine truth; the spirit of Counsel, that I may ever choose the surest way of plea- sing God and gaining heaven; the spirit of Fortitude, that I may bear my cross with Thee and that I may overcome with courage all obstacles that oppose my salvation; the spirit of Knowledge, that I may know God and know myself and grow perfect in the science of the Saints; the spirit of Piety, that I may find the service of God sweet and amiable; the spirit of Fear, that I may be filled with a loving reverence to- wards God and may dread in any way to displease Him. Mark me, Dear Lord, with the sign of Thy true disciples, and animate me in all things with Thy Spirit. Amen. Holy Ghost, God of Love, I adore Thee really and truly in my soul. Oh, give me Thy holy love. Holy Ghost, God of Peace, really and truly in my sould, give me Thy blessed peace, which surpasses all understanding. Holy Ghost, God of Light, really and truly in my soul, give me Thy blessed light, that I may see all things clearly. Holy Ghost, God of Joy and Consolation, really and truly in my soul, fill me with Thy joy and consolations. Holy Ghost, God of Strength, really and truly in my soul, give me Thy divine strength, that I may do all things well. Holy Ghost, God of infinite Sweetness and Goodness, really and truly in my soul, give me Thy seven Gifts, and Thy 12 Fruits. O most sweet Jesus, through Thy bloody sweat Thou didst suffer in the Garden of Gethsemane, have mercy on the Holy Souls in Purgatory. O Most sweet Jesus, through the pains which Thou didst suffer during Thy most cruel scourging, have mercy on the Holy Souls in Purgatory. O most sweet Jesus, through the pains Thou didst suffer in Thy most painful crowning with thorns, have mercy on the Holy Souls in Purg- atory. O most sweet Jesus, through the pains Thou didst suffer in carrying Thy Cross to Calvary, have mercy on the Souls in Purgatory. O most sweet Jesus, through the most cruel pains which Thou didst suffer in Thy most cruel Crucifixion, have mercy on the Holy Souls in Purgatory. O most sweet Jesus, through the anguish of Thy most bitter dereliction on the Cross, have mercy on the Holy Souls in Purgatory. O most sweet Jesus, through the immense pain which Thou didst suffer in breathing forth Thy blessed soul, have mercy on the Holy Souls in Purgatory. Amem. Stations of the Cross Rosary Sign of the cross-The Apostle's Creed-Our Father-3 Hail Mary's- in honor of titles: 1. Mary Ever Virgin 2. Mother of God 3.The Immacul- ate Conception. First decade: Jesus is condemned to Death Our Father-Glory Be Small beads: Jesus, Mary, I love you, save souls, save the consecrated Large Beads: O My Jesus...then: Blessed be the Wounds of our Lord that takes away our iniquities-Blessed be the Precious Blood of Jesus that washes away our sins. Continue for all 14 decades. At the end say "Hail Holy Queen", then Memorarae. Finally: Memorarae to St. Joseph Remember, O most chaste Spouse of the Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone implored your help and sought your intercession was left unassisted. Full of confidence in your power, I fly unto you, and beg your protection. Despise not, O foster-father of the Redeemer, my humble supplication, but in your bounty, hear and answer me. Amen. ______________________________________________________________________ Ut UNUM SINT #84 the creation of a "common martyrology" containing "saints" from Catholic, orthodox, and protestant religions. #95 the restructure of the Papacy along ecumenical lines #46 "IT IS A SOURCE OF JOY" that in some circumstances Protestants may receive the Eucharist. #16,42,58 Pope praises 1993 directory. The Directory: #133,114,81,68 [51,70] 91,137,112,1855 [23,79,81,125] 206,138,139,16 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- A Covenant with God O my God, all my desire is before Thee, but, inasmuch as the necess- ities of life prevent the constant application of my mind to Thy pra- ise, I make with Thee this covenant, desiring that it may remain in force throughout my life. With every beating of my heart; at every temptation; every time that I shall pass before a Cross or a church; whenever I meet anyone; ever- ytime I breathe, or move, or speak, or act, or work, or suffer, or pray, or eat, or drink, or rest, or recreate, I desire and intend to offer Thee, as many times as there are seconds in the day, grains of sand on the earth, and particles in the air, all the merits of OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, His fasting and penances, His Sacred Passion and Most Precious Blood, His humiliations and death; all the Masses that have been or ever will be celebrated; all the merits of the BLESSED VIRGIN MARY and those of all the Saints; the labors of all Apostles, the blood of martyrs, the purity of Virgins, the austerities of Peni- tents, the prayers of our Holy Mother the Church; in a word, all the meritorious works that have been, or ever will be performed until the end of time. This offering I make to Thee, O my God, in order to obtain the pardon of all my sins; those of my relatives, friends, and enemies; those of all infidels, heretics, Jews, and all bad Christians; for the triumph of Thy Holy Church, the accomplishment of Thy Holy Will upon earth as in Heaven; the acquisition of all virtues, especially ___; the grace of a happy death; and the deliverance of all souls in Purgatory, for whom I desire to gain all possible indulgences. By this offering, I desire to thank Thee for all the natural and supernatural benefits, known and unknown graces that have been , or that shall be granted to myself, to my relations and friends, and to all mankind, even until the end of time. In a word, I desire to make of the remainder of my life one long act of love, hoping in this manner to offer some reparation for the time I have lost in Thy service, and to render to ThyInfinite Majesty all the glory of which Thou hast been despoiled.
Children of the Father Foundation, Inc. 222 South Manoa Road, Suite 250, Havertown, PA 19083, call 610-853-9801 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Signim Magnum 1967 Pope JPII May 13, 2000 Beat. speech Smart Computing May 98 Feb 2000 2 April 1984 Weekly English ed. L'Osservatore Romano ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Only Priests Have Power To Consecrate And Administer The Eucharist It must be taught, then, that to priests alone has been given power to consecrate and administer to the faithful, the Holy Eucharist. That this has been the unvarying practice of the Church, that the faithful should receive the Sacrament from the priests, and that the officiating priests should communicate themselves, has been explained by the holy Council of Trent, which has also shown that this practice, as having proceeded from Apostolic tradition, is to be religiously retained, particularly as Christ the Lord has left us an illustrious example thereof, having consecrated His own most sacred body, and given it to the Apostles with His own hands. prayers2.doc w 4.1 spacing 0.8
Instruction on the Proper Implementation of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy/ Inter oecumenici 9/26/64 Second instruction on the Proper Implementation, etc. Tres abhinc annos 5/4/67 Instruction on the Worship of the Eucharistic Mystery Eucharisticum mysterium 5/25/67 Apostolic Constitution on the Roman Missal/Missale Romanum 4/3/69 GIRM 3/26/70 Instruction on Facilitating Sacramental Eucharistic Communion in Particular Circumstances/Immensae Caritatis 1/25/73 On Holy Communion and the Worship of the Eucharistic Mystery Outside of Mass/Eucharistiae Sacramentum 6/21/73 Nuper Edita Instructio 1/27/65 Per Instructionem Alteram 5/18/67 Aussitat Apres - on translating the Canon of the Mass - Consilium Cum Oecumenicum Concilium - CDF Mysterium Filii Dei - Blessed Trinity, Incarnation - errors abut them Comme Le Prevoit (consilium) on translations of the Mass for celebrat- ing with people. Eucharisticum Mysterium 5/25/67 Christian Faith and Demonology Inter Oecumenici Instruction on the Liturgy 9/26/84 M: The Church has made no declaration one way or the other on it's validity or falsity. Hello Martin, and all. The bishop made his official statement. Read the following from Catholic World Report: World Watch - Bosnia (November 2001 issue) Medjugorje as a source of division Prelate complains of “disobedient” Franciscans Cardinal Vinko Puljic of Sarajevo, speaking at the Synod of Bishops in Rome, has complained that the reported Marian apparitions of Medjugorje are a source of division in the Church. Cardinal Puljic spoke on the general theme of how bishops should be involved in “overcoming the divisions existing in the Church and in today’s world.” He argued: “Europe can no longer be divided into Eastern and Western Europe. The world cannot remain divided between North and South.” Then, turning his attention to his own land of Bosnia-Herzegovina, the cardinal said that the unity of the Church is threatened by the disobedience of the Franciscan monks serving at Medjurgorje, who “impose their own points of view” with the aid of “pseudo-charisms.” Although the local bishop has never officially rendered a verdict on the authenticity of the reported Marian apparitions at Medjugorje, the hierarchy has generally shown signs of skepticism, and cautioned against excessive enthusiasm. This stance has frequently produced conflicts with the Franciscan pastors who have energetically promoted visits and devotion to the Medjugorje site. And now this from the January 2002 Letters section: Error on Medjugorje I was very disappointed to read in the last paragraph of the November, 2001, “World Watch” article on Bosnia-Herzegovina, the statement that “the local bishop has never officially rendered a verdict on the authenticity of the reported Marian apparitions in Medjugorje.” This statement is incorrect. Bishop Ratko Peric, the individual designated to rule on possible supernatural events in his diocese, is ordinary of the diocese that includes Medjugorje. He has repeatedly attempted to clarify the nature of the “apparitions” in Medjugorje. He has, however, little support even in the Vatican because of the hundreds of millions of dollars involved in the Medjugorje travel and hospitality industry and because of political intrigues. I would like to quote a statement from Bishop Peric’s Confirmation homily, which he gave at St. James Church in Medjugorje on July 1, 2000: The official statements of the Church, starting from the local bishop up to the bishop’s conference, have not in this case (regarding the apparitions) recognized a single “apparition” as authentic. The Church clearly declared that it is impossible to affirm that these events involve supernatural apparitions. For this reason I wrote decisively and clearly on February 14, 1998 to the local pastor: “Therefore, let no official church premises belonging to the parish be used for these so-called, presumed and imagined ‘apparitions,’ which have never been recognized nor accepted by the Catholic Church.” The parish priest willingly obeyed. Therefore I hereby declare with no doubt in my mind, as the local ordinary and bishop, that not a single so-called “apparition” nor so-called “message” convinces me that these events involve supernatural appearances. Surely Cardinal Vinko Puljic, who made a statement in the article that Medjugorje is a source of division in the Church, is in agreement with Bishop Peric. I can’t help but wonder how a statement that ignores the facts about the local ordinary’s judgment on Medugorje could have crept into this article. —Laurette Elsberry of Sacramento, California Your criticism is justified. Bishop Peric’s judgment was clear and decisive. The local ordinary has indeed rendered his verdict, and the sentence that you cite was inaccurate. We regret the error. —The Editor The local bishop has spoken. Rome has not contrasicted him. M: Several religious orders, like the Franciscans or the Jesuits, are not subject to local ecclesiastical authority. Unless the bishop has no authority at all, he can say who does or does not operate in his diocese. Period. By the logic you claim, anybody can set up shop in a diocese any where and the bishop has no say on anything. If what you say is right, then why does the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter need permission to go into and operate in a diocese? By your logic, they should be able to go anywhere, set up shop, and no bishop can touch them. Oh, if that were only the case... M: While this one is more difficult to follow, the advocates argue that Our Lady continuously speaks about God's love for ALL of mankind, Muslims, Jews, Christians, and even the unbelievers. But, she also says that all men are equal, but all religions are not. I don't see what is so hard to follow. Even the Catechism of the Catholic Church declares indifferentism to be a sin. M: But, she also says that all men are equal, but all religions are not. Sorry, Martin. You have been badly misinformed. From: Svetozar Krljevic O.F.M., The Apparitions of Our Lady of Medjugorje, Franciscan Herald Press, 1984) Page 95:'God presides over all religions as a king controls his subjects, through his priests and ministers. Mary emphasized, how- ever, that Jesus Christ is the only mediator of salvation.' Is there an essential difference among, say, Catholics and Protest- ants-in belonging to and praying in a particular church or commun- ity? The Virgin answered: "It is not equally efficacious to belong to or pray in any church or community, because the Holy Spirit grants his power differently among the churches and ministers. All believers do NOT pray the same way. It is intentional that all apparitions are under the auspices of the Catholic Church." Now, granted at first what I quote is from the author, but I will address that a little later, but what about the quote, supposedly the Virgin said? At best that reply is confusing, at worst it is heresy, because she seems to be saying that it doesn't matter what church you pray in, whether it be Catholic or Protestant. Think about this, am I supposed to believe that a Protestant, who is objectively, at least, in mortal sin, praying in his barren church, is going to offer a more efficacious prayer than a Catholic in the state of grace praying in front of the Blessed Sacrament? Or any other scenario you could name? I don't deny that all people, regardless of religion, receive graces, no doubt about it they do, but to essentially say that the prayer of someone who, in fact, rejects Christ, can offer a more efficacious prayer than someone who is united to Him, is preposterous. ------------------------------------------------------------------- This is the continuation of my last post. But maybe that isn't enough. So here is a quote from: Janice T. Connell, The Visions of the Children, The Apparitions of the Blessed Mother at Medjugorje, St. Martin's Press, August 1992) Page 119, the 2nd question: Q. Is the Blessed Mother calling all people on earth to be Catholic? A. NO. THE BLESSED MOTHER SAYS ALL RELIGIONS ARE DEAR TO HER AND HER SON. She says it is we who have made divisions. She says we are all children of God our Father. Jesus redeemed all. Not everyone accepts redemption. We have to choose God, choose heaven. What more needs to be said. One of the so-called "visionaries", out of her own mouth has given proof that Medjugorge is phony, is not of God, preaches indifferentism, and denies that the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church founded by Jesus is in fact just that. No, Medjugorje teaches that the Catholic Church is just another religion that is dear to "Her and Her Son." Medjugorje teaches that it doesn't matter what religion you belong to. It is an insult to God, to the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Apostles, and the thousands and thousands of martyrs who died for the Catholic Faith. God always calls all people to join His Church, and Mary who is Mother of the Church and of us all wants ONLY what God wants. "Our Lady of Medjugorje" is not the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God. It is none other than satan. Oh, I know, what about all the good fruits? Well, let's compare. Bayside, New York is condemned, but it had many good fruits, convers- ions, return to the Sacraments, apparent miracles, etc. And so did Necedah, Wisconsin, and others, but they are condemned. So, why is Medjugorje such a big deal? Easy. MONEY, EMOTION, CHARISMATICS. Here is one of the messages, taken from medjugorje.org: October 1, 1981 Are all religions the same? "Members of all faiths are equal before God. God rules over each faith just like a sovereign over his kingdom. In the world, all religions are not the same because all people have not complied with the commandments of God. They reject and disparage them." Are all churches the same? "In some, the strength of prayer to God is greater, in others, smaller. That depends on the priests who motivate others to pray. It depends also on the power which they have." Why do You appear to us so often and to others who do not follow God's path?* "I appear to you often and in every place. To others, I appear from time to time briefly. They do not yet follow the way of God completely. They are not aware of the gift which He has made them. That, no one deserves. with time, they also will come to follow the right way." * This must be about other apparitions in Hercegovina. If this all doesn't prove that Medjugorje is phony, and hence condemned by its own words, then a million Papal statements condemning it will mean nothing to anyone at all. Granted, some good has come from Medjugorje, but plenty of eveil has come from it, divorces, disobedience, priests involved with the apparitions having children out of wedlock........... The case is closed. Something to Consider................. DEATH JUDGMENT HEAVEN HELL This is the ultimate reality, people. Solution: DAILY MASS DAILY HOLY COMMUNION DAILY ROSARY DO YOUR DAILY DUTY WEAR THE BROWN SCAPULAR READ THE BIBLE READ OTHER GOOD SPIRITUAL BOOKS VISIT JESUS IN THE BLESSED SACRAMENT LIVE A GOOD LIFE STRIVE FOR HOLINESS God bless you all. Shawn http://www.cwnews.com/news/viewrec.cfm?RefNum=17748
Divine Mercy, I trust in Thee. gushing forth from the bosom of the Father, greatest attribute of God, incomprehensible mystery, fount gushing forth from the bosom of the Father, greatest attribute of God, incomprehensible mystery, fount gushing forth from the mystery of the Most Blessed Trinity, unfathomed by any intellect, human or angelic, from which wells forth all life and happiness, better than the heavens, source of miracles and wonders, encompassing the whole universe, descending to earth in the Person of the Incarnate Word, which flowed out from the open wound of the Heart of Jesus, enclosed in the heart of Jesus for us, and for sinners, unfathomed in the institution of the Sacred Host, in the founding of Holy Church, in the Sacrament of Holy Baptism, in our justification through Jesus Christ, accompanying us through our whole life, embracing us especially at the hour of death, endowing us with immortal life, accompanying us every moment of our life, shielding us from the fire of hell, in the conversion of hardened sinners, astonishment for angels, incomprehensible to Saints, unfathomed in all the mysteries of God, lifting us out of every misery, source of our happiness and joy, in calling us forth from nothingness to existence, embracing all the works of His hands, crown of all God's handiwork, in which we are all immersed, sweet relief for anguished hearts, only hope of despairing souls, repose of hearts, peace amidst fear, delight and ecstasy of holy souls, inspiring hope against all hope, Eternal God, in whom mercy in endless and the treasury of compassion inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase Thy mercy in us, that in difficult moments we might not despair nor become despondent, but with great confidence submit ourselves to Thy holy will, which is Love and Mercy itself. ______________________________________________________________________ 3-16-02 Hello, Father. Would you please forward this to the General questions forum, there bin is full. Thank you. Hello. 1st, I realize that this will probably never be posted on the forums, and that's ok. The truth is there for those who want the truth, and for those who do not, it is their loss. Regarding the answer given to the question on Fatima, (answered on 2-21-02) about the "Consecration of Russia", I refer you to the words of none other than Pope John Paul II himself, and I quote: "In a special way we entrust and consecrate to you those individuals and nations which particularly need to be thus entrusted and consecrated." "Enlighten especially the peoples whose consecration and entrustment by us you are awaiting." - Pope John Paul II March 25, 1984 They can be found right on the EWTN website at: http://www.ewtn.com/library/PAPALDOC/CONSECRA.HTM Now unless "Sister Lucy" has become the Pope, and I missed out on that bit of news, I respectfully ask that this obvious lie be stopped. I seem to recall that the 8th Commandment is "Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor." I am tired of this tired old lie being rehashed over and over. For 'theologians' who claim to be 'loyal to the Pope', it seems strange that an obvious contradiction of the Pope can be carried on for so long. It also seems strange that people who claim that the Pope is the final judge on the authenticity of an apparition, are somehow unable to accept the very words spoken by the Pope himself, and which have been public for nearly 20 years; and instead, substitute the words of letters from Sister Lucy that may, or may not be authentic. I don't care if Fr. Fox says he got them from Sister Lucy, I want PROOF; DOCUMENTED, IRREFUTABLE PROOF, that they came from her. It is all too easy to draw up letters and claim they came from somebody. So, with all due respect, have the guts to listen to the POPE. Oh, and I know that it is a common claim that the Pope said he consecrated Russia. If so, I want the name of the document, or video tape of the news coverage of said statement. I want to hear it form his own mouth. Otherwise, please have the intgrety and honesty to say that you have been promoting a lie, and ask forgiveness. ------------------------------------------- I came across your blogspot, and frankly I think you have way to much time on your hands, and way too little charity. I find it interesting that you claim you have never read the Talmud. Well, Mr. Betts, then how do you know what it says? I think you should at least have the decency to read the book and THEN comment on what Robert Sungenis has said. All I see are wild accusations of "anti-semitism" and "plagarism" and the like. As for Mario Derksen, I found it interesting that you jumped all over him for the article he posted on Escriva. Did you even READ that article? I dpoubt it, I think all you saw was that it was by Fr. Peter Scott, and decided that was all you needed to know. I for one do not support the SSPX, but I also don't go ballistic when I see anything having to do with them on somebody's website. I think you need to spend more energy and webspace on your prayer life than in this "campaign" against Sungenis. Naturally, I expect that you will start trashing me because I tried to defend Sungenis. Call me a "radtrad" and whatever other names you like, I don't care. I have a life. It's one thing to point out where someone has gone wrong on something, but when you devote an entire website to it, then it's a sign that you need to get out more. Let's face it, the real problem with Sungenis isn't that he's "anti-semitic", it's that he doesn't believe that Pope John Paul II is god, as so many "conservatives" seem to. At no time in the history of the Church has there been such a "cult of personality" as with this Pope, even Pope John XXIII wasn't treated like this one is. I'm still waiting to see the "conser- vatives" show a Church teaching which proves that the Pope is infallible in everything he says or does. BTW, by all means post this e-mail on your site, IN ITS ENTIRETY, if I see it on your site, and anything is missing, rest assured I will be sending a copy of this e-mail to all the organizations you listed to have them boycott Sungenis. After all, don't you think CHARITY is something we should exercise at all times? Shawn Albert