Greetings to you all on a hot St. Louis Sunday. There are a number of items I wanted to touch on today, so let's get to it:
1. Canon Matthew Talarico of the ICRSS celebrated Mass today at the Oratory, and delivered an amazing sermon on meekness and gentleness. I have already asked I'm for the text, and when I have that I will post it. In case you didn't know, Canon Talarico was one of the two ordinands in Cardinal Burke's history-making Mass in 2007--pictured at the bottom of this blog.
2. I have the opportunity to make a visit to some beautiful pilgrimage churches in Quebec in the upcoming little while. I hope to have some photos to post as I do.
3. In news of more import to the Church, Rorate is posting a French media outlet report that a denouement in the SSPX situation will occur before the end of May. I pray this is so, and that reconciliation is the result, if it be God's will. Cardinal Burke, among others, is calling on the faithful to pray for it.
4. Contrast the respectful discourse between Pope Benedict and Bishop Fellay with the shrill shrieking from the LCWR as they and their supporters do everything they can to avoid obeying lawful authority and abandoning the many heresies that they promote. Now one could say that both the SSPX and the LCWR had obedience issues (though I would not call them identical issues in kind or amount), but there is no hint of heresy in the positions of the former. Their comrades in left-"Catholicism" are red-herring-ing as well as they can at the moment.
5. Next, down in Fort Worth, TX, the College of St. Thomas More has changed its name to the College of Saints John Fisher and Thomas More, or Fisher-More College for short. More updates from this traditionally-oriented Catholic College will be found at its website.
6. Oh yeah-- the French have put the Socialists into power. I mean the party that calls themselves Socialists, not the less-strident group of Socialists led by Sarkoszy. France is home to lots of bad, and good, in politics, philosophy and theology. Yet another pendulum swing...
The photo above is of the Place de Bastille. Perhaps a prayer for all the Catholics killed by the Revolution (in all its manifestations), might be in order. St. Louis IX, pray for us. St. Joan of Arc, pray for us.
Have a great week.