25 March 2021


 (1) SOD'S LAW:  I know there are unbelievers ... sodslawdeniers ... out there. I don't know how much evidence you people need. This morning, I got all set-up to watch and listen to the Chrism Mass.

At three minutes to eleven, a fuse blew.

By 11.15, I had rectified matters and was back on track. An hour or so later, the audio link from the Bavarian Chapel Royal failed.

So I missed what looked like a Second Homily at the end of Mass, when Archbishop Claudio gesticulated eloquently at an non-operating mike. 

Or should I simply assume that Providence does not want me to know what he said?

(2) SUPPLICES TE ROGAMUS ...   During this Prayer in the Canon, His Excellency said, not "by the hands of thy holy Angel", but "by the hands of thy Holy Spirit". 

I am hoping ... nay rather, I am praying ...  that this was just a little slip, like a weeny parablepsis, revealing nothing more than that Archbishop Claudio has not often used, or heard used, or had a look at the text of, the Roman Canon/Eucharistic Prayer. This is true of many clergy in today's Church. God bless them all.

What I am afraid of is that this might be the sign of some new daft fad whereby the text of this august and venerable Prayer is corrupted in order to smuggle a byzantinising reference to the Spirit into a euchological context in which it most definitely has no place whatsoever. Not in a million years.

This sort of thing can happen nowadays. Example: those invalid forms of Baptism which the CDF tracked down last year. Father A has some absolutely spiffingly brilliant idea which he shares with Father B and, before you know where you are, Father C has spread it all through his seminary year group. It's more infectious than Covid.

I hope somebody can assure me that I'm paranoid.

(3) ENCAENIARE: A few days ago, at Mattins, S Augustine informed his congregation that this verb is 'still' used when one puts on a new tunic. 

A doctis tantum hoc rogo: does he mean that in his own North African Latin, the verb encaeniare existed with that meaning; or is he saying that the Greeks 'still' use egkainizesthai in this way? 


Unam Sanctam said...

Encæniare, ἐγϰαινίζειν, Initiare, vel aliquid prima exercere, vel induere : unde vestem novam encæniat, qui primo eam induit vel portat. Ita Jo. de Janua ex Papia : Encæniare novum aliquid induere. Durandus lib. 7. Ration. cap. 1. num. 27 :
Nam et si quis tunica induitur, Encæniare dicitur.

Du Cange, Glossarium mediae et infimae latinitatis, ad vocem

However it seems a very secundary sense in the number of quotes.

Mick Jagger Gathers No Mosque said...

(Part Two)


On the institution of the Priesthood of the New Law.

Sacrifice and priesthood are, by the ordinance of God, in such wise conjoined, as that both have existed in every law. Whereas, therefore, in the New Testament, the Catholic Church has received, from the institution of Christ, the holy visible sacrifice of the Eucharist; it must needs also be confessed, that there is, in that Church, a new, visible, and external priesthood, into which the old has been translated. And the sacred Scriptures show, and the tradition of the Catholic Church has always taught, that this priesthood was instituted by the same Lord our Saviour, and that to the apostles, and their successors in the priesthood, was the power delivered of consecrating, offering, and administering His Body and Blood, as also of forgiving and of retaining sins.


All of these entries above represent continuity whereas the teaching of Vatican Two teaches the priest is a minister of the word primarily (just like protestants). This is a dramatic and dangerous rupture:



The Ministry of Priests

Priests' Functions

4. The People of God are joined together primarily by the word of the living God.(1) And rightfully they expect this from their priests.(2) Since no one can be saved who does not first believe,(3) priests, as co-workers with their bishops, have the primary duty of proclaiming the Gospel of God to all.(4) In this way they fulfill the command of the Lord: "Going therefore into the whole world preach the Gospel to every creature" (Mk 16:15),(5) and they establish and build up the People of God. Through the saving word the spark of faith is lit in the hearts of unbelievers, and fed in the hearts of the faithful. This is the way that the congregation of faithful is started and grows, just as the Apostle describes: "Faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ" (Rom 10:17).

To all men, therefore, priests are debtors that the truth of the Gospel(6) which they have may be given to others. And so, whether by entering into profitable dialogue they bring people to the worship of God,(7) whether by openly preaching they proclaim the mystery of Christ, or whether in the light of Christ they treat contemporary problems, they are relying not on their own wisdom for it is the word of Christ they teach, and it is to conversion and holiness that they exhort all men.(8) But priestly preaching is often very difficult in the circumstances of the modern world. In order that it might more effectively move men's minds, the word of God ought not to be explained in a general and abstract way, but rather by applying the lasting truth of the Gospel to the particular circumstances of life.

The ministry of the word is carried out in many ways, according to the various needs of those who hear and the special gifts of those who preach. In areas or communities of non-Christians, the proclaiming of the Gospel draws men to faith and to the sacraments of salvation.(9) In the Christian community, especially among those who seem to understand and believe little of what they practice, the preaching of the word is needed for the very ministering of the sacraments. They are precisely sacraments of faith, a faith which is born of and nourished by the word.(10) This is especially true of the Liturgy of the Word in the celebration of Mass, in which the proclaiming of the death and resurrection of Christ is inseparably joined to the response of the people who hear, and to the very offering whereby Christ ratified the New Testament in his blood. In this offering the faithful are united both by their dispositions and by their discernment of the sacrament.(11)

Mick Jagger Gathers No Mosque said...

Part three:

Following Vatican Two our local Palm Beach County Seminary produces protestants

"Mission Statement
Statue of priest blessing a parishner.
St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary shares in the mission of Jesus Christ “to bring the good news to the poor” (Luke 4:18) in the training of future leaders.

The seminary’s primary mission is to foster the human, spiritual, intellectual, and pastoral formation of candidates for the Roman Catholic priesthood so that as ordained ministers they share the joy of the Gospel with all.

Acknowledging the cultural makeup of Catholics in the United States, the seminary distinguishes itself in offering a comprehensive bilingual formation program, preparing future priests for ministry in both English and Spanish while cultivating a rich and diverse multicultural community.

The secondary mission of St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary is to provide graduate theological education for permanent deacon candidates, clergy, religious, and laity as well as to offer ongoing clergy formation programs so that the evangelizing mission of the Church may continue and broaden its reach."

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Why do so few Priests love The Real Mass?

They have been taught that preaching is more important than sacrifice and the vast majority (prolly over 95% of those who have received Holy Orders) have no idea - NONE - of the four sacrifices on the Real Mass