For bloggers and readers who may wish to attend the traditional Latin Mass on New Year’s Day, the Masses available include:
Society of St Pius X in Edinburgh – 12.30pm
Society of St Pius X in Glasgow – 6.30pm
Immaculate Heart of Mary, Archdiocese of Glasgow – 12 noon.
In the January newsletter, not yet published due to holidays, we are asking readers to make a special effort to bring to the Pope’s attention at the beginning of this new year, the increasing urgency of the Consecration of Russia to Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart, in order to achieve world peace: write to His Holiness Pope Francis, Apostolic Palace, 00120 Vatican City. (Do not add ‘Rome’ or ‘Italy’)…
That’s one New Year’s resolution done and dusted!
Now share any favourite hymns and prayers, videos, jokes and stories, to ease us into the new year and a new decade.
All of the UK political parties are pro-abortion – with the exception of The Brexit Party, which has no stated policy on abortion – so we ought to pray very especially to Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Unborn, that, somehow, the result of tomorrow’s election will lead to a change of heart, and ultimately a repeal of the 1967 Abortion Act. It would be wonderful if – at the very least – none of the pro-abortion activists fighting for the complete decriminalisation of abortion, are re-elected. Decriminalisation means that babies can be killed up to and including birth – even after birth. Even the minimal protection offered by current abortion legislation will be swept away by total decriminalisation.
If you are wavering about how to vote, and not sure that “a single issue” should prevent you from voting for a pro-abortion party, check out the facts – including the graphic information about what actually happens during an abortion – here and reflect that future generations will look back in total horror at the fact that we allowed the murder of unborn babies as a matter of legal entitlement. Reflect, too, that, at our Judgement on death, we will, surely, look back in horror if we facilitated, in any way, the murder of innocent, unborn children. So, let’s ask Our Lady of Guadalupe to guide us as we decide how best to use our vote on 12 December.
On this beautiful Feast, we remember the miracle of Our Lady’s conception in her mother’s womb, at which time she was, exceptionally, redeemed by being conceived without the stain of Original Sin – unique among human beings.
As always with Feast day threads, feel free to ask questions, discuss related issues, and share your favourite prayers, hymns and stories about graces obtained through the intercession of Our Lady.
Below, listen to the beautiful sermon delivered by Father Linus Clovis, well known pro-life priest who, to our delight, accepted our invitation to address our Conference in June, 2016 on the topic “Francis – A Pope For Our Times.” Here, he recounts two amazing miracles which are associated with the Miraculous Medal…
Only last Sunday after Mass, I was introduced to a young non-Catholic man who, for the first time, had attended the traditional Latin Mass, and in the course of the conversation he explained that he had turned his back on his worldly, Godless life. He was now “researching” the Faith and had been learning quite a bit about the crisis in the Church. It was a very interesting chat, but what struck me most forcibly was that a young mother who was participating in the conversation chose a moment to offer the young man a Miraculous Medal on a blue thread (encouraging him to find a chain in due course!) And, with the medal, she gave him a small explanatory booklet. In very few words, she exhorted him to wear the medal round his neck, as this was be the best possible help he would get in his research… He accepted the medal and booklet, so please pray for him.
It got me thinking, though, that many, probably most, Catholics would have held back, keen to be “prudent”, not want to put the young man off the Church by appearing to be too pushy.
Thus, it would be useful to learn from others the various ways in which each of us might spread devotion to this powerful sacramental. The young mother mentioned above, tells me that she carries some medals and leaflets with her when out and about, with the aim of trying to distribute one at every opporunity.
Your ideas – and stories of miracles associated with the medal – are very welcome on this thread.
Happy Feast of the Miraculous Medal, to one and all…
As the priest interviewed in the video indicates, silence is not an option at this late stage in the crisis. We must all speak out now, in every way possible, to highlight the “new pathways” being pursued by Pope Francis, to create what is, in fact, a new Church, opposed to the Church founded by Christ, true God and true Man. It is difficult to see how anyone, priest, religious or lay person, can remain silent at this point and still be confident of salvation. Or is this a case of “the lady doth protest too much?”
Even the once-papolatrist organisations and individuals who refused to criticise the Pope because he is the Pope, have been shocked into speaking out since the election of Pope Francis, albeit belatedly realising the gravity of the crisis in the Catholic Church
And now, by all accounts, the Amazon Synod (6 to 27 October) is about to reveal the reality and the depth of this crisis; many of us know that there has been a schism for many years now, as the Vatican has separated itself, bit by bit, from Catholic Tradition. It’s not disobeying a pope in a particular instance which causes schism, as is clearly explained here
Now, however, it seems that the real schism – a rejection of the Faith as it has been handed down to us – is about to become undeniably manifest, if the forecasts are correct, that Pope Francis intends to change the very basis of Christianity – the deposit of Faith.
But, what can anyone actually do to prevent this? There is no authority on earth above the pope. Divine intervention, then? And just what do the Fatima and Quito prohecies about the Church in our times, teach us about the way forward?