Friday, September 28, 2007

Into the catacombs!

From an email list I belong to...

=== Latest on David Parker: Local newspaper finally "gets it" --
rebukes homosexual group for terrorizing restaurant, causing
cancellation of Parker speech. ===

This Saturday, September 28, David Parker was scheduled to give a
speech to a small group of pro-family people at Valentino's
restaurant in Gloucester.

But earlier this week the restaurant abruptly told the organizer it
was cancelling the event. It turns out that Tom Lang, head of the
homosexual group "KnowThyNeighbor" threatened the restaurant, telling them that if they allowed Parker to speak, Lang's group would stage a public protest outside of the restaurant. Fearing for the safety of their patrons, the restaurant was forced to give in.

Here's the newspaper account of the incident. (Note, that the
restaurant manager originally tried to claim that it was about an
unpaid $100 deposit, which was untrue, and he later admitted the
Speech cancelled amid questions of 'hate speech' versus 'free speech'
(Gloucester Daily Times)

Yesterday, the newspaper published a surprising editorial, backing David Parker and harshly criticizing the Tom Lang and his fellow
homosexual activists. Our thanks to the newspaper for seeing the
truth and not being afraid to say it!
Pressure tactics subvert dialogue (Gloucester Daily Times editorial)

(Note: David Parker will still give his speech, but the group has been
forced to change it to a secret location.)

Civil rights violation?

The Massachusetts General Laws seem pretty clear that using threats
and intimidation to stop someone from exercising his constitutional
rights is a serious Civil Rights violation. That's exactly what seems
to have happened here -- and what the homosexual activists do all the
time to anyone whom they disagree with. We wouldn't be surprised if
David Parker were to pursue this. The question is: Would the District
Attorney have the guts to do his job? We'll keep you informed.

Chapter 12: Section 11H. Violations of constitutional rights; civil
actions by attorney general; venue

Section 11H. Whenever any person or persons, whether or not acting
under color of law, interfere by threats, intimidation or coercion,
or attempt to interfere by threats, intimidation or coercion, with the exercise or enjoyment by any other person or persons of rights secured by the constitution or laws of the United States, or of
rights secured by the constitution or laws of the commonwealth, the
attorney general may bring a civil action for injunctive or other
appropriate equitable relief in order to protect the peaceable
exercise or enjoyment of the right or rights secured. Said civil
action shall be brought in the name of the commonwealth and shall be instituted either in the superior court for the county in which the
conduct complained of occurred or in the superior court for the county in which th person whose conduct complained of resides or has his principal place of business.

Who is David Parker? He's a parent who doesn't agree that children must be indoctrinated in the public school system to accept homosexuality as normal...

It's not just about same-sex marriage in Massachusetts. It's about
deciding how your children are educated. And not allowing others to intimidate you.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Mom always said... (updated)

If you can't say anything nice, then don't say anything at all...

From the one church in the Archdiocese of Boston that offers the TLM,

Title: Hybrid Mass
Date: Sunday September 9, 2007
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Mary Immaculate of Lourdes
Notes: Preces Cantatae alone, possibly with Guitar
No Schola Amicorum or Chant Propers

This experiment will also be repeated on 9/23/07.

There was no experiment, i.e. no guitars, thank goodness! This was reported to me by an attendee of the Mass.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

9/11 two short reminders

8:46 am

9:02 am

Also, the move by Oliver Stone, World Trade Center, was very good.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Another Tridentine Mass to be said in NH (Nashua)

From the St. Patrick parish bulletin...

In response to several requests, the extraordinary form of Mass
according to the Missal of Blessed John XXIII will be celebrated here
at St. Patrick on Sunday, September 16, at 4:00 P.M. Bishop McCormack
is aware both of the requests and the celebration that has been
scheduled in response to those requests. The frequency and times of
future celebrations are matters that will be worked out in the weeks
ahead as we continue to implement the Holy Father's motu proprio under
Bishop McCormack's guidance. Celebrations of Mass under this form
will NOT conflict with the regular Mass schedule that will continue as

Anyone interested in learning more about the Mass as it was celebrated
before the Second Vatican Council is invited to attend a session to be
held on Tuesday, September 11, at 7:00 P.M. in the parish center.

St. Patrick's is located at 29 Spring St., Nashua. The church is wheelchair-accessible.

Gee, this is yet another Tridentine Mass to be said in New England within the past several weeks. Someone said, though, that there wasn't much demand for it here in New England... Hmmmm.

Special Tridentine Mass at Holy Trinity (Boston) - 14 Sept 07

As Kelly (the Lady in the Pew) mentioned, there will be a special Tridentine Mass at Holy Trinity in Boston on September 14th. I wondered how they were able to do that because all the diocesan priests will be in an all-day meeting convened by Cardinal Sean (great timing eh?).

Holy Trinity was blessed to be able to get a religious order priest.

Naming Angels

The other day, Carrie Tomeko blogged about Opus Angelorum and the practice of naming angels. This gets very interesting because she found on Father Z's old forum site a thread which was discussing that very practice. Did you know that there was a document published by the CDF on this topic back in 1984? Father Z quickly translated a bit of it here.

Essentially, this document says that there is not to be diffused the idea that one can know the name of one's guardian angel that that one is not to invoke the (unknowable) names of angels in prayer.

I have not found online an English version of this yet and I do not have the time to translate it at the moment.

What the CDF is warning about is the great spiritual danger that can come to a person from trying to invoke angels by name. The naming of angels is something that should be avoided. Not all angels are the friends of God and man. They are mighty beings that transcend our human nature. Some of them are bent on our eternal damnation. They can apply an angelic intellect in tricking us into the loss of heaven. They do not sleep. These are demonic enemies of the soul. Demons do not relent, unless God and His angels, unless the Church God's priest intervene. The naming of fallen angels is part of the rite of exorcism. It is perilous indeed to anyone without the protection and power that comes from the sacrament of Holy Orders to name angels.

This is a foolish and sentimental practice for most people who are into this sort of thing. But it is not benign. While it is not dangerous in all situations, it is dangerous in some. We just cannot know whom or what we are invoking outside the names of the angels friendly to God whose names appear in Holy Writ: Michael, Gabriel, Raphael.

Fr. Z

Thank goodness for Father Z! I had heard on another forum that it was a good idea/practice to name one's guardian angel and did try it. I never really felt comfortable with it though...


I'm sure you've seen the BDS (Bush Derangement Syndrome) version of this. But now that Fred Thompson has declared, I want this bumper sticker.

Friday, September 07, 2007

Father Corapi 'Facts'

From Faith and Country...

Father Corapi does not know where you live, but he knows where you will die (in order to administer Viaticum...duh).

Every time Father Corapi says Mass, an angel gets its wings.

Father Corapi and God once shared a high-five. The wind that was created caused Hurricane Katrina.

Father Corapi, when he was in the military, once shot down an enemy plane by pointing his finger and shouting, "Bang!"

They say lightning never strikes the same place twice. Neither does Father Corapi. He doesn't have to.

"Abortion clinics, pornography stores...I would move my artillery into place and light 'em up! I would totally liquidate them...speaking metaphorically, of course"

The Soldier's Creed states, "surrender is not an option...except when Father Corapi is in town."

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. The only thing fear has to fear is Father Corapi.

Regardless of race, gender, location, or education level... at one point in your life you have underestimated Father Corapi. You will live just long enough to regret this.

"I am ready and willing to destroy my enemies in close and mortal combat."

Father Corapi's statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary wears combat boots.

Father Corapi's Rosary is made of spent .54 caliber bullet shells. No, really.

When Satan goes to sleep every night, he checks his closet to make sure Father Corapi isn't there.

An apple a day does not keep Father Corapi away. Only going to Mass and confession every day keeps Father Corapi away... sometimes.

(H/T Pro Ecclesia)

Saturday, September 01, 2007

The Fight for Marriage Continues on Several Fronts

My good friend, Scia, from KnowThyFactsNotThyNeighbors has several good posts on the War on Marriage.

The Gay Blackshorts (as Mark Shea likes to call them) are up to their old tricks in Oregon, intimidating people who would dare to sign a petition to get a marriage amendment on their ballot.

Also, how dare Mayor Naugle (Fort Lauderdale FL) try to shut down city bathrooms are cruising sites?! He should just turn a blind eye like Malden's Mayor Howard did last year when the Malden City Hall was highlighted as a great place to meet on a gay cruising website.

The Story of a Crow

An 80 year old man was sitting on the sofa in his house along with his 45 years old highly educated son. Suddenly a crow perched on their window. The Father asked his Son, "What is this?"

The Son replied "It is a crow".

After a few minutes, the Father asked his Son the 2nd time, "What is this?"

The Son said "Father, I have just now told you "It's a crow".

After a little while, the old Father again asked his Son the 3rd time,
What is this?"

At this time some expression of irritation was felt in the Son's tone when he said to his Father with a rebuff. "It's a crow, a crow".

A little after, the Father again asked his Son the 4th time, "What is this?"

This time the Son shouted at his Father, "Why do you keep asking me the same question again and again, although I have told you so many times 'IT IS A CROW'. Are you not able to understand this?"

A little later the Father went to his room and came back with an old tattered diary, which he had maintained since his Son was born. On opening a page, he asked his Son to read that page. When the son read it, the following words were written in the diary: "Today my little son aged three was sitting with me on the sofa, when a crow was sitting on the window. My Son asked me 23 times what it was, and I replied to him all 23 times that it was a Crow. I hugged him lovingly each time he asked me the same question again and again for 23 times. I did not at all feel irritated... I rather felt affection for my innocent child".

While the little child asked him 23 times "What is this", the Father had felt no irritation in replying to the same question all 23 times and when today the Father asked his Son the same question just 4 times, the Son felt irritated and annoyed.

So... If your parents attain old age, do not repulse them or look at them as a burden, but speak to them a gracious word, be cool, obedient, humble and kind to them. Be considerate to your parents. From today say this aloud, "I want to see my parents happy forever. They have cared for me ever since I was a little child. They have always showered their selfless love on me. They crossed all mountains and valleys without seeing the storm and heat to make me a person presentable in the society today". Say a prayer to God, "I will serve my old parents in the BEST way. I will say all good and kind words to my dear parents, no matter how they behave.