Bergoglio calls a notorious Italian murderer after he wrote to the Pontiff asking for forgiveness!

St. Gregory the Great is not impressed with Bergoglio

Death Penalty Inappropriate “No Matter How Serious the Crime!” “All Christians and people of good will are thus called today to struggle not only for abolition of the death penalty, whether it be legal or illegal and in all its forms, but also to improve prison conditions, out of respect for the human dignity of persons deprived of their liberty.” – Bergoglio

Pope Francis-Bergoglio ‘calls murderer who asked for forgiveness!’

Bergoglio allegedly telephoned a murderer who wrote to him asking for forgiveness 25 years after he killed his parents.

Pietro Maso, now 45, beat his mother and father repeatedly with heavy kitchen saucepans and then suffocated them to death to collect his inheritance.

He spent 22 years in jail before he was released in 2013.

In the same year, Maso allegedly wrote to the Pontiff saying he was sorry for his crime.

“I wrote a letter to the Pope in which I asked forgiveness for what I did 25 years ago and that I was praying for peace,” Maso told Italian weekly magazine Chi. “After a few days the telephone rang.

“I was with Stefania, my girlfriend. I pick up and I hear: ‘It’s Francis, Pope Francis.’”

He told the magazine that following the phone call, he committed himself to “helping others” for the rest of his life.

The Vatican said it was unable to comment on private phone calls made by Pope Francis.

It would not be the first time the Pontiff has made unexpected phone calls to members of the public.

In 2013, a 19-year-old information technology student from near Padua in northern Italy received a phone call from Pope Francis after writing him a letter expressing hopes he would find a job at the end of his studies.

In fact it was the Pope’s second attempt to reach the young student after a first call went unanswered.

Two years later, the Pope telephoned a sick Italian man, who promptly hung up the phone thinking he was being pranked.

Maso murdered his parents in April 1991, when he was just 20 years old, with the help of three accomplices. It remains one of the most infamous domestic murders in recent Italian history.

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Late court plea to spare US man in case watched by Bergoglio

Pope Francis, a death penalty opponent, is closely following the case, said Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schonborn at a press conference Monday.

With moral support from Pope Francis, attorneys for a man scheduled to be executed Wednesday in Texas presented to the US Supreme Court their case for an 11th-hour reprieve. Richard Masterson, 43, admitted that he strangled Darin Honeycutt, a transvestite.

On Friday, the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles refused a request for a stay of execution. Masterson, who is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection, would be the second person executed in the United States in 2016.

                      How convenient…  

Victim died of a heart attack during consensual sexual relations. Honeycutt asked to be choked to reach a state of erotic asphyxiation, a practice that deprives the brain of oxygen to reach a more intense orgasm!

Late court plea to spare US man in case watched by Bergoglio

Bergoglio Calls for Abolition of Death Penalty

 

After Rome’s synagogue, Bergoglio the heretic now set to visit mosque!

brace yourselves francis praising other religions

The Heresies of Apostate Francis-Bergoglio knows no bounds!!

Bergoglio appears set to become the ‘first pope’ to visit the Great Mosque of Rome, one of the largest Islamic places of worship outside the Arab world, not long after visiting the city’s historic Great Synagogue.

Although the Vatican hasn’t confirmed it, the president of the Union of Italy’s Islamic communities said Tuesday that the visit could happen on Jan. 27. His visit to the city’s historic Great Synagogue came on Jan. 17.

Speaking to the Italian network TV2000, sponsored by Italy’s Catholic bishops, Imam Izzedin Elzir also said a delegation from the community of Rome’s mosque will be in the Vatican Tuesday afternoon to emphasize the importance of the decades-old dialogue with the Catholic Church.

“Today more than ever it’s necessary to stress the importance of this dialogue,” Elzir said. “There’s no doubt that the pope’s visit will help this process.” The Islamic leader, who has met Francis on different occasions, also said that the pontiff’s humility and closeness has had a positive impact in the Muslim community.

Elzir said that a papal visit to the mosque would be an “an important gesture which shows that religions dialogue, talk to each other, [and] visit each other’s places of worship.”

Amid growing violence perpetrated by Islamic-inspired terrorists in the Middle East, Europe, and the United States, Elzir said those who use the name of God to justify killing have “nothing to do with religion, but are instead pursuing political interest and power.”

Elzir concluded the interview with TV2000 praising Francis, saying that the Argentine pontiff is “not only good for the Christian world but for all mankind, because he’s addressing issues dear to believers and non-believers.”

If Francis does visit the Mosque of Rome, he would be the first pope do so. It would be Francis’ fourth visit to a mosque as pope. It would mark the ninth time overall that a pope has entered an Islamic place of worship.

The pope has made interreligious dialogue one of the cornerstones of his papacy, and has maintained a close friendship with both Jewish and Islamic leaders, such as Rabbi Abraham Skorka and Muslim leader Omar Abboud, both from Argentina.

When he announced the Extraordinary Holy Year of Mercy, Francis noted that both Judaism and Islam “consider mercy to be one of God’s most important attributes” and said he trusted the Jubilee “will foster an encounter” with these religions.

Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are the three major Abrahamic religions; that is, monotheistic faiths emphasizing and tracing their common origin to Abraham or recognizing a spiritual tradition identified with him.

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Catholics, community react to priest’s arrival amid sex abuse backdrop!

Never-ending Scandals of Newchurch - Sanctus Gregorius ora pro nobis! Sancta Maria, Mater Dei ora pro nobis!

Newchurch and Year of False Mercy Hoax…

Once again Newchurch of filth shows how little it cares about the poor innocent victims by their satanic pedophile and enabling clergy! So much for Zero Tolerance!

“The church is demonstrating that it is willing protect those who have hurt children—because they place the reputation of the clergy above all else.”  Samantha Pearl, parent

BATTLE CREEK, MI – A pastor was sick. Another priest was available.

When Archbishop John Nienstedt celebrated three Masses at St. Philip Catholic Church this weekend, he was merely helping out his old friend Fr. John Fleckenstein, who is ill. He plans to continue to help as needed for about a six months.

In the eyes of the Diocese of Kalamazoo, it’s just a matter of old friends who made an arrangement between themselves in a way that does not violate any rule of the Diocese, a spokesperson said.

Nienstedt may have passed muster with church leaders. But many parents, community members and former victims of sexual abuse are angered by the arrival of the archbishop who is embroiled in one of the ugliest clergy sex scandals in the country, at the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

Nienstedt and his high-ranking clergy were accused of repeatedly ignoring warnings, for years, about sexually abusive priests, and of failing to contact law enforcement to report possible criminal acts they knew about.

“The entire nation’s Roman Catholic child sexual abuse scandal just moved to Battle Creek,” said former Catholic priest and monk Patrick Wall, now a Minnesota attorney, about the decision to allow Nienstedt to fill in as a temporary volunteer priest here.

Osborn told parents Nienstedt has not been “appointed, assigned or hired” by the Diocese, that he will not be scheduled for any interaction or involvement with schools, and that Bishop Bradley approved the arrangement after assuring Nienstedt was a priest in good standing as well as receiving “additional assurances regarding Archbishop Nienstedt.”

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The church announced the move in a bulletin earlier this month. Nienstedt, 68,will celebrate some of the weekend and weekday Masses, visit the sick in the hospital, visit the sick and homebound, and celebrate Mass for the nursing home and assisted living facilities,” Fleckenstein’s memo said. “He will also celebrate some Masses on Sundays around the Diocese when there is a priest who needs to be away. … While the Archbishop is not ‘assigned’ to the parish, I’m grateful he will assist us in these next few months. RT.com

Ss. Fabian, Pope and Sebastian Martyrs – Mass Propers

Pope Fabian

                  January 20

The Liturgical Year – Ven. Dom Guéranger

ST. FABIAN, POPE AND ST. SEBASTIAN, MARTYRS

Two great Martyrs divide between them the honours of this twentieth day of January:—one, a Pontiff of the Church of Rome; the other, a member of that Mother-Church. Fabian received the crown of martyrdom, in the year 250, under the persecution of Decius; the persecution of Diocletian crowned Sebastian, in the year 288. We will consider the merits of these two champions of Christ separately.

SAINT FABIAN

St. Fabian, like St. Clement and St. Antherus, two of his predecessors, was extremely zealous in seeing that the Acts of the Martyrs were carefully drawn up. This zeal was no doubt exercised by the clergy in the case of our holy Pontiff himself, and his sufferings and martyrdom were carefully registered; but all these interesting particulars have been lost, in common with an immense number of other precious Acts, which were condemned to the flames, by the Imperial Edicts, during the persecution under Diocletian. Nothing is now known of the life of St. Fabian, save a few of his actions as Pope; but we may have some idea of his virtues, by the praise given him by St. Cyprian, who, in a letter written to St. Cornelius, the immediate successor of St. Fabian, calls him an incomparable man. The Bishop of Carthage extols the purity and holiness of life of the holy Pontiff, who so peaceably governed the Church amidst all the storms which then assailed her. There is an interesting circumstance related of him by Eusebius. After the death of St. Antherus, the people and clergy of Rome assembled together, for the election of the new Pontiff. Heaven marked out the successor of St. Peter: a dove was seen to rest on the venerable head of Fabian, and he was unanimously chosen. This reminds us of the event in our Lord’s Life, which we celebrated a few days back, when standing in the river Jordan, the Dove came down from heaven, and showed him to the people as the Son of God. Fabian was the depository of the power of regeneration, which Jesus, by his Baptism, gave to the element of water; he zealously propagated the Faith of his Divine Master, and, among the Bishops he consecrated for divers places, one or more were sent by him into these western parts of Europe.

We give, at once, the short account of the Acts of St Fabian, as recorded in the Liturgy.

   Fabian, a Roman by birth, governed the Church from the reign of Maximian to that of Decius. He divided the City into seven parts, which he consigned to as many Deacons, and to them he gave the charge of looking after the poor. He created also a like number of Subdeacons, who were to collect the Acts of the Martyrs, written by seven Notaries. It was he decreed, that, every year, on the fifth Feria, our Lord’s Supper, the Chrism should be renewed, and the old should be burnt. At length, on the thirteenth of the Calends of February (January 20), he was crowned with martyrdom, in the persecution of Decius, and was buried in the cemetery of Callixtus, on the Appian Way, after reigning fifteen years and four days. He held five ordinations, in the month of December, in which ordinations, he made two and twenty Priests, seven Deacons, and eleven Bishops for divers places.

     Thus didst thou live out the long tempestuous days of thy Pontificate, O Fabian! But thou hadst the presentiment of the peaceful future reserved by God for his Church, and thou didst zealously labour to hand down to the coming generations the great examples of the Martyrs. The flames have robbed us of a great portion of the treasures thou preparedst for us, and nave deprived us of knowing the Fabian who so loved the Martyrs, and died one himself But of thee, Blessed Pontiff! we know enough to make us thank God for having set thee over his Church in those hard times, and keep this day as a feast in celebration of thy glorious triumph. The dove, which marked thee out as the one chosen by heaven, showed thee to men as the visible Christ on earth; it told thee that thou wert destined for heavy responsibilities and martyrdom; it was a warning to the Church, that she should recognize and hear thee as her guide and teacher. Honoured thus with a resemblance to Jesus in the mystery of his Epiphany, pray to him for us, that he mercifully manifest himself to our mind and heart. Obtain of him, for us, that docility to his grace, that loving submissiveness to his will, that detachment from all created things, which were the support of thy life, during those fifteen years of thy ever threatened and anxious pontificate. When the angry persecution at length broke on thee, it found thee prepared, and martyrdom carried thee to the bosom of that God, who had already welcomed so many of thy martyred children. We, too, are looking for that last wave, which is to break over us, and carry us from the shore of this present life to eternity — oh! pray for us, that it may find us ready! If the love of the Divine Babe, our Jesus, be within us; if, like thee, we imitate the simplicity of the dove;—we shall not be lost! Here are our hearts—we wish for nothing but God—help us by thy prayers.

Madonna between St John the Baptist and St Sebastian by Pietro Perugino

Madonna between St John the Baptist and St Sebastian by Pietro Perugino

                   SAINT SEBASTIAN

      At the head of her list of heroes, after the two glorious Apostles Peter and Paul, who form her chief glory—Rome puts her two most valiant Martyrs, Laurence and Sebastian, and her two most illustrious Virgins, Cecily and Agnes. Of these four, two are given us by the Calendar of Christmastide as attendants in the court of the Infant Jesus at Bethlehem. Laurence and Cecily will come to us further on in our year, when other Mysteries will be filling our hearts and the Liturgy: but Christmas calls forth Sebastian and Agnes. Today, it is the brave soldier of the pretorian band, Sebastian, who stands by the Crib of our Emmanuel; tomorrow, we shall see Agnes, gentle as a lamb, yet fearless as a lion, inviting us to love the sweet Babe, whom she chose for her only one Spouse.

     The chivalrous spirit of Sebastian reminds us of the great Archdeacon; both of them, one in the sanctuary, and the other in the world, defied the tortures of death. Burnt on one side, Laurence bids the tyrant roast the other; Sebastian, pierced with his arrows, waits till the gaping wounds are closed, and then runs to his persecutor Dioclesian, asking for a second martyrdom. But, we must forget Laurence today, to think of Sebastian. We must picture to ourselves a young soldier, who tears himself away from all the ties of his home at Milan, because the persecution there was too tame, whereas, at Rome, it was raging in wildest fierceness. He trembles with anxiety at the thought, that, perhaps, some of the Christians, in the Capital, may be losing courage He has been told that, at times some of the Emperor’s soldiers, who were soldiers also of Christ, have gained admission into the prisons, and have roused up the sinking courage of the confessors. He is resolved to go on the like mission, and hopes he may also receive the blessing of martyrdom. He reaches Rome, he is admitted into the prisons, and encourages to martyrdom such as had been shaken by the tears of those who were dear to them. Some of the gaolers, converted by witnessing his faith and his miracles, became Martyrs themselves; and one of the Roman Magistrates asks to be instructed in a religion which can produce such men as this Sebastian. He has won the esteem of the Emperors Diocletian and Maximian-Hercules for his fidelity and courage as a soldier; they have loaded him with favours; and this gives him an influence in Rome, which he so zealously turns to the advantage of the Christian religion, that the holy Pope Caius calls him the Defender of the Church.

     After sending innumerable martyrs to heaven, Sebastian, at length, wins the crown he had so ardently ambitioned. He incurs the displeasure of Diocletian by confessing himself a Christian; the heavenly King, for whose sake alone he had put on the helmet and soldier’s cloak, was to him above all Emperors and Princes. He is handed over to the archers of Mauritania, who strip him, bind him, and wound him, from head to foot, with their arrows. They left him for dead, but a pious woman, named Irene, took care of him, and his wounds were healed. Sebastian again approaches the Emperor, who orders him to be beaten to death in the circus, near the Imperial Palace. Such are the Soldiers of our new-born King! but, oh! how richly does he repay them for their service! Rome, the Capital of his Church, is founded on seven Basilicas, as the ancient City was on its seven hills; and the name and tomb of Sebastian grace one of these seven sanctuaries. The Basilica of Sebastian stands in a sort of solitude, on the Appian Way, outside the walls of the Eternal City; it is enriched with the relics of the holy Pope and Martyr Fabian; but Sebastian, the valiant leader of the pretorian guard, is the Patron, and, as it were, the Prince of the holy temple. It was here that he wished to be buried, as a faithful guardian, near the well wherein the bodies of the holy Apostles had been concealed, lest they should be desecrated by the persecutors.

heretic!!

In return for the zeal of St. Sebastian for the souls of his Christian brethren, whom he preserved from the contagion of paganism, God has made him the Protector of the Faithful against pestilence. A signal proof of this power granted to the holy Martyr, was given at Rome, in the year 680, under the Pontificate of St. Agatho.

Let us now listen to our holy Mother the Church, who thus speaks of her glorious Martyr, in the Office of his Feast.

Sebastian, whose Father was of Narbonne, and his Mother a lady of Milan, was beloved by Diocletian on account of his noble birth and his virtues. Being a captain of the pretorian cohort, he was able to give assistance and alms to the Christians, whose faith he himself followed, though privately. When he perceived any of them trembling at the great tortures of the persecutors, he made it his duty to encourage them; and so well did he do it, that many would go, and, for the sake of Jesus Christ, would freely offer themselves to the executioners. Of this number were the two brothers Mark and Marcellian, who were in custody under Nicostratus, whose wife, named Zoe, had recovered her speech by the prayer made for her by Sebastian. Diocletian, being told of these things, summoned Sebastian before him and after upbraiding him, in very strong words, tried every means to induce him to turn from the faith of Christ But, finding that neither promises nor threats availed, he ordered him to be tied to a stake, and to be shot to death with arrows. Everyone thought he was dead; and a pious woman named Irene, gave orders that his body should be taken away, during the night, and buried; but she, finding him to be still alive, had him taken to her house, where she took care of him. Not long after, having quite recovered, he went before Diocletian, and boldly chided him for his wickedness. At first, the Emperor was struck dumb with astonishment at the sight, for he had been told that Sebastian was dead; but, at length, the strange event and the Martyr’s sharp rebuke so inflamed him with rage, that he ordered him to be scourged to death with rods. His body was thrown into a sewer, but Lucina was instructed by Sebastian, in her sleep, both as to where his body was, and where he wished to be buried. Accordingly, she buried him at the Catacombs, where, afterwards, a celebrated Church was built, called Saint Sebastian’s.

Hymn in honour of St. Sebastian

 (From the Ambrosian Breviary)

Let us all, in humble supplication,

and with becoming sweetness of

voice, celebrate in sons’ the

feast-day of our dear fellow-citizen,

Sebastian the Martyr.

This noble champion of Christ,

fired with the love of battle, leaves

his country, where danger too tamely

threatened him, and hastens to the

hot battle-field at Rome

His soul enlightened with the sublime

dogmas of faith, and full of heavenly

courage, he condemns the worship of

idols, and hopes that a martyr’s bright

trophy may be his.

He is bound with many thongs to the

huge trunk of a tree, and on his naked

breast receives the Quivering arrows.

There stood his body like a forest of iron darts,

while his soul, more unflinching than brass,

despises the weapons as harmless things, and

bias them do their worst.

Streams of blood flow from the wounds,

leaving but a lifeless body; but a holy woman

comes by night, and heals the gaping wounds.

The cruel goading gives our soldier heavenly

strength; again he urges the tyrant to his work,

and, this time, dies under the wounding lash.

And now, most brave of warriors! now that

thou art throned in the high heavens, drive

pestilence away, and mercifully protect the

bodily health of thy fellow-citizens on earth.

To the Father, and to the Son, and to thee,

O Holy Spirit, may there be, as there ever hath

been, glory for ever and ever. Amen.

We find the following Prayer in the Gothic Missal

                  Prayer

O God, who, by thy most blessed

Martyr Sebastian, hast infused courage

into the hearts of thy faithful, since thou

didst make him, while concealed under

the service of an earthly commander, a

perfect soldier of thine own: grant, that

we may ever fight to secure thy praise;

confirm our speech with the teachings

of thy justice; enlighten our heart with

the love of thy love, and, having freed

our flesh from its concupiscence, secure

it to thyself with the nails of thy cross.

Angels take pity on St. Sebastian by Peter Paul Rubens

Angels take pity on St. Sebastian by Peter Paul Rubens

     Brave Soldier of our Emmanuel! thou art now sweetly reposing at the foot of his throne. Thy wounds are closed, and thy rich palm-branch delights all heaven by the freshness of its unfading beauty. Look down upon the Church on earth, that tires not in singing thy praise. Each Christmas, we find thee near the Crib of the Divine Babe, its brave and faithful sentinel. The office thou didst once fill in an earthly prince’s court, is still thine, but it is in the palace of the King of kings. Into that palace, we beseech thee, lead us by thy prayers, and gain a favourable hearing to our own unworthy petitions.

      With what a favourable ear must not our Jesus receive all thy requests, who didst love him with such a brave love! Thirsting to shed thy blood in his service, thou didst scorn a battle-field where danger was not sure, and Rome, that Babylon which, as St. John says, was drunk with the blood of the Martyrs, Rome alone was worthy of thee. And there, it was not thy plan to secure the palm of martyrdom only for thyself; the courage of some of thy fellow-Christians had wavered, and the thought of their danger troubled thee. Rushing into their prisons, where they lay mutilated by the tortures they had endured, thou didst give them back the fallen laurel, and teach them now to secure it in the grasp of holy defiance. It seemed as though thou wast commissioned to form a pretorian band for the King of heaven, and that thou couldst not enter heaven unless marshalling thither a troop of veterans for Jesus.

     Thy turn came at last; the hour of thy confession was at hand, and thou hadst to think of thine own fair crown. But, for such a soldier as thou, Sebastian, one martyrdom is not enough. The archers have faithfully done their work—not an arrow is left in their quivers; and yet, their victim lives, ready for a second sacrifice, such were the Christians of the early times, and we are their children!

    Look, then, O Soldier of Christ! upon us, and pity us, as thou didst thy brethren, who once faltered in the combat Alas! we let everything frighten and discourage us; and, oftentimes, we are enemies of the Cross, even while professing that we love it. We too easily forget that we cannot be companions of the martyrs, unless our hearts have the generosity of the martyrs. We are cowardly in our contest with the world and its pomps; with the evil propensities of our nature, and the tyranny of our senses—and thus we fall. And when we have made an easy peace with God, and sealed it with the sacrament of his love, we behave as though we had now nothing more to do than to go on quietly to heaven, without further trials or self-imposed sacrifices. Rouse us, great Saint! from these illusions, and waken us from our listless life. Our love of God is asleep, and all must needs go wrong.

     Preserve us from the contagion of bad example, and of those worldly maxims which gain currency even with Christian minds, because Christian lips call them rules of Christian prudence. Pray for us, that we may be ardent in the pursuit of our sanctification, watchful over our inclinations, zealous for the salvation of others, lovers of the Cross, and detached from earthly things. Oh! by the arrows which pierced thee, we beseech thee shield us from those hidden darts, which satan throws against us.

      Pray for us, that we may be clad with the armour of God, described to us by the great Apostle. May we have on the breastplate of justice, which will defend us from sin; the helmet of salvation, that is, the hope of gaining heaven, which will preserve us from both despair and presumption; the shield of faith, which will ward off the darts of the enemy, who seeks to corrupt the heart by leading the mind into error; and lastly, the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, whereby we may put all false doctrines to flight, and vanquish all our vices; for heaven and earth pass away, but the word of God abides for ever, and is given us as our rule and the pledge of our salvation? Defender of the Church! as the Vicar of Christ called thee, lift up thy sword and defend her now. Prostrate her enemies, and frustrate the plots they have laid for her destruction. Let her enjoy one of those rare periods of peace, during which she prepares for fresh combats. Obtain for Christian soldiers, engaged in just wars, the blessing of the God of Hosts. Protect the Holy City of Rome, where thy Tomb is honoured. Avert from us, by thy intercession, the scourge of pestilence and contagion. Hear the prayers, which, each year, are addressed to thee for the preservation of the creatures, given by God to man to aid him in his daily labour. Secure to us, by thy prayers, peace and happiness in this present life, and the good things of the life to come.

HOLY SACRIFICE OF THE MASS, FROM THE RISING OF THE SUN AND EVEN TO IT'S GOING DOWN, MY NAME WILL BE GREAT...

Wednesday of the Second Week after Epiphany

St Fabian, Pope and Sebastian, Martyrs  

Double – Red Vestments

Missa ‘Intret in conspectu’

INTROIT – Psalm 78: 11, 12, 10

Intret in conspectu tuo, Domine; gemitus compeditorum: redde vicinis nostris septuplum in sinu eorum: vindica sanguinem sanctorum tuorum, qui effusus est. Ps. Deus venerunt gentes in hereditatem tuam; polluerunt templum sanctum tuum: postuerunt Jerusalem in pomorum custodiam. Gloria Patri.

Let the sighing of the prisoners come in before Thee, O Lord; render to our neighbours sevenfold in their bosom; revenge the blood of Thy Saints, which hath been shed. Ps. O God, the heathens are come into Thine inheritance: they have defiled Thy holy temple: they have made Jerusalem as a place to keep fruit. Glory be to the Father.

St Sebastian Healed by an Angel by Giovanni Baglione

St Sebastian Healed by an Angel by Giovanni Baglione

COLLECT

O almighty God, have regard to our weakness: and since the weight of our own evil deeds oppresses us, may the glorious intercession of Thy blessed Martyrs, Fabian and Sebastian, protect us. Through our Lord.

EPISTLE – Hebrews 11: 33-39

Brethren, the saints through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought justice, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, recovered strength from weakness, became valiant in battle, put to flight the armies of foreigners: women received their dead raised to life again: but others were racked, not accepting deliverance, that they might find a better resurrection; and others had trial of mockeries and stripes, moreover also of bands and prisons: they were stoned, they were cut asunder, they were tempted, they wandered about in sheep-skins, and in goat-skins, being in want, distressed, afflicted of whom the world was not worthy: wandering in deserts, in mountains, and in dens, and in caves of the earth. And all these were found approved by the testimony of faith, in Christ Jesus our Lord.

GRADUAL – Exodus 15: 11, 6

God is glorious in His Saints, wonderful in majesty, doing wonders. Thy right hand, O Lord, is glorified in strength; Thy right hand hath broken the enemies.

ALLELUIA – Psalm 144: 10, 11

Alleluia, alleluia. Thy Saints shall bless Thee, O Lord; they shall speak of the glory of Thy kingdom. Alleluia.

Ecce merces vestra multa est in caelo. Behold, your reward is very great in heaven.

Ecce merces vestra multa est in caelo. Behold, your reward is very great in heaven.

GOSPEL – Luke 6: 17-23

At that time, Jesus coming down with them, stood in a plain place, and the company of His disciples, and a very great multitude of people from all Judea and Jerusalem, and the sea coast both of Tyre and Sidon, who were come to hear Him, and to be healed of their diseases. And they that were troubled with unclean spirits, were cured. And all the multitude sought to touch Him, for virtue went out from Him, and healed all. And He, lifting up His eyes on His disciples, said: Blessed are ye poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. Blessed are ye that hunger now: for you shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for you shall laugh. Blessed shall you be when men shall hate you, and when and when they shall separate you, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake. Be glad in that day and rejoice; for behold, your reward is great in heaven.

OFFERTORY – Psalm 31: 11

Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, ye just; and glory, all ye right of heart.

SECRET

O Lord, graciously receive the offerings consecrated to Thee, by the merits of Thy blessed Martyrs Fabian and Sebastian, and grant that they may prove to us an abiding source of strength. Through our Lord.

HOLY SACRIFICE OF THE MASS -

COMMON PREFACE

It is truly meet and just, right and for our salvation that we should at all times and in all places, give thanks unto Thee, O holy Lord, Father almighty, eternal God: through Christ our Lord. Through Whom the Angels praise Thy Majesty, Dominations worship, Powers stand in awe. The Heavens and the Heavenly hosts together with the blessed Seraphim in triumphant chorus unite to celebrate it. Together with them we entreat Thee, that Thou mayest bid our voices also to be admitted, while we say in lowly praise:

SANCTUS

Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus Dóminus, Deus Sábaoth. Pleni sunt coeli et terra glória tua. Hosánna in excélsis. Benedíctus, qui venit in nómine Dómini. Hosánna in excélsis.

Jesus heals the Great multitudes those that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, - Raphael, The Healing of the Lame Man (1515)

COMMUNION – Luke 6: 6, 8, 19

A multitude of sick, and they that were troubled with unclean spirits, came to Him; for virtue went out from Him and healed all.

POSTCOMMUNION

We who are refreshed by the sacred gifts, of which we have partaken, beseech Thee, O Lord our God, that through the intercession of Thy holy Martyrs Fabian and Sebastian, we may ever feel within us the power of that which we celebrate. Through our Lord.

UPDATED!! BERGOGLIO AIDING AND ABETTING PEDOPHILE CRIMINALS – Protesters occupy cathedral of Chilean bishop charged with covering up abuse!!

Resist Bergoglio

THE ABSOLUTELY DISASTROUS APPOINTMENT OF PEDOPHILE AND ENABLER NEWBISHOP  BARROS  IS STILL NOT GOING AWAY!!!! BERGOGLIO PROTECTS THESE MONSTERS.

THE DEVIL LIVES IN THE VATICAN! BERGOGLIO SHOULD STEP DOWN OR BE MADE TO STEP DOWN FOR THE GOOD OF ALL!!! GOD’S INNOCENT CHILDREN BEING RAPED, SCARRED FOR LIFE MEANS NOTHING TO MONSTER BERGOGLIO!!! BUT DON’T TAKE MY WORD FOR IT! Just ask Saunders, who as a child was abused by two priests.  Critic of Vatican refuses to step down from sex abuse commission. Is removed Anyways from Francischurch thugs!

7 February 2016

Catholics Demand Pope Fire Bishop Complicit in Sex Abuse!!

The appointment of Juan Barros as bishop of Osorno in 2015 sparked controversy as the cleric is accused of protecting a notorious child-abusing priest.

Outraged Chilean Catholics are asking Pope Francis to fire a controversial bishop accused of shielding a pedophile priest.

Letters addressed to Pope Francis were delivered Sunday by Juan Carlos Cruz, a Chilean who was sexually abused by a Catholic priest as a teenager, and Peter Saunders, a British member of an advisory committee to the pope on sexual abuse in the church. The pair left the letters with a cardinal to be delivered to the Pope.

Catholics in Chile wrote to the Holy See to demand that Juan Barros, controversially appointed bishop of Osorno, be removed from his post. Hundreds outraged by the appointment protested in southern Chile last year to try to block Barros from being ordained, but Pope Francis dismissed the outcry, claiming the accusations against Barros had been invented by a bunch of “leftists.”

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DEVIL LIVES IN THE VATICAN 2

January 2015

The disastrous appointment of Bishop Barros hand-picked by Bergoglio is not going away!! 

Once again Protesters occupy cathedral of Chilean bishop charged with covering up abuse!

Barros cannot cry ignorance, he was in the room where the sexual abuse took place!!

“This man [Barros] was standing next to us when we were abused,” Juan Carlos Cruz told CNN Chile. “Juan Barros is a bad man for many reasons. I find it incredible that he is taking over a diocese like Osorno.” A second victim, James Hamilton, has also testified that he saw Barros in the room while the abuse took place. “This is who gets named to be bishop of Osorno? For those of us who know the truth of this story – and apparently the Vatican also know – this it is unbelievable,” he told CNN.

Around 1,300 laymen, 30 priests and almost half of Parliament wrote to Bergoglio last year asking him to replace Madrid.

ROME — Laypeople in Chile opposed to Pope Francis’ appointment of a bishop with ties to the country’s most notorious abuser priest have occupied the local cathedral, demanding the bishop’s resignation.

The demonstration came on Saturday, the anniversary of the day Pope Francis announced the appointment one year ago.We’re Catholics who oppose the pastoral exercise of Bishop.

[Juan de la Cruz] Barros,” the group, which calls itself the “Lay Men and Women of Osorno,” write in a statement issued Saturday night.

Osorno is a small diocese in southern Chile with a Catholic population of roughly 125,000. Francis appointed Barros its bishop in January 2015.

On Saturday, Osorno’s Cathedral of St. Matthew was occupied by some 30 people carrying signs demanding Barros’s resignation.

On the same day, Pope Francis welcomed the top three representatives of the Chilean Catholic hierarchy to the Vatican, presumably, in part, to discuss the controversy around Barros.

The choice of Barros a year ago sparked nationwide protest, since he’s been accused of concealing sexual abuse allegations against the Rev. Fernando Karadima, a well-known local priest with strong ties to the country’s elite.

In 2011, Karadima was sentenced by the Vatican to a life of “penance and prayer” after being found guilty of pedophilia and abuse of his ecclesiastical position.

Victims of Karadima have accused Barros and three other Chilean bishops — Andrés Arteaga, Tomislav Koljatic, and Horacio Valenzuela — of covering up for Karadima while he sexually abused followers during the 1980s and 1990s.

The four bishops have defended their mentor and tried to discredit the victims, even after the Vatican determined the accusations had merit. However, there’s been no confirmation of any formal charges against the bishops for concealing crimes, either under the Church’s canon law or Chilean civil law.

In their statement, the protesters described their takeover of the cathedral as a “liturgical occupation.”

They accused the papal ambassador in Chile, Italian Archbishop Ivo Scapolo, and the local hierarchy of “negotiating” away their diocese, and requested a meeting to have an “open, fraternal, and power-free” dialogue.

The solution to this “grave crisis,” they wrote, will come only with Barros’s resignation.

“Because we’re a part of the people of God, despite the suffering caused by not being heard and [being] abandoned, we manifest yet again our option for dialogue,” they wrote.

Around 1,300 laymen, 30 priests and almost half of Parliament wrote to Bergoglio last year to make clear to him that they did not want Bishop Barros as their bishop! 

Politician Fidel Espinoza, right, and fellow Chileans protest as Bishop Juan Barros conducts his first service as bishop in Osorno cathedral, south of Santiago. Photo - Reuters

Politician Fidel Espinoza, right, and fellow Chileans protest as Bishop Juan Barros conducts his first service as bishop in Osorno cathedral, south of Santiago. Photo – Reuters

Protesters shouted as bishops and priests entered the cathedral. 

Barros was installed in the diocese last March, in a ceremony that had to be cut short because of protests. While the bishop was celebrating the Mass, many in attendance screamed “pedophile” and “get out!” at Barros, who had served as Chile’s military chaplain prior to the transfer to Osorno.

In a video making the rounds on social media, filmed during a Mass before the occupation of the cathedral on Saturday, a woman is seen asking the bishop to resign.

“Please go away, make no more damage, so that this church can finally be united,” a woman who approached Barros during Communion tells him. “God bless you,” was his response, to which she says, “Yes, but you leave Osorno.”

In the background, a second person, presumably the one holding the camera, keeps asking, “Juan Carlos Cruz, do you remember the name Juan Carlos Cruz?”

Cruz is one of Karadima’s victims, and together with James Hamilton and Fernando Batlle, is currently battling the Chilean Church in court, asking for $700,000 in compensation.

“In this Jubilee Year of Mercy, we ask: When will there be mercy for Osorno?” the protesters wrote in their manifesto.

Since the appointment of Barros, Church officials have been mostly quiet. The man behind the appointment however, hasn’t. In a video released last October (but filmed in St. Peter’s Square five months earlier), Pope Francis accused critics of “foolishness.”

With no prompting, Francis tells Jaime Coiro, a former spokesman of the Chilean bishops, that the local Church in Chile has “lost its head,” allowing a group of politicians to judge a bishop “with no proof whatsoever.”

“Think with the head, don’t be led around by the nose by these leftists who are the ones who put this [opposition] together,” the pope is heard saying.

The “leftists” to whom Francis referred are presumably 51 members of Chile’s Congress, most from the Socialist government of President Michelle Bachelet, who signed a petition opposing Barros’s nomination.

Regarding the accusations against the four bishops, the pontiff said in the video that they were “dismissed by the judicial courts.”

“I am the first one to judge and punish someone who’s being accused of these things, but in this case, there’s no proof. On the contrary,” Francis said in the video. “From the heart, I tell you. Let’s see if you help me with this, but don’t be led by the nose by these who’re trying to create a havoc, that are looking for slander.”

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ANTI-CAPITALIST, JESUIT POPE BERGOGLIO PENS A ANTI-CATHOLIC BOOK!!

Jesus betrayed by Judas 'Bergoglio'

“But this is your hour and the power of darkness.” – JESUS  Luke  22:53

Bergoglio is our Chastisement…

“Newpope Judas Bergoglio pens an anti-Catholic book… the ultimate betrayal!!”

Long gone are the days for True popes! Oh for the good old days of Pre-Conciliar Popes when encyclicals and letters, were in fact Catholic and for Catholics!

In his latest ploy to undermine God and the sacrum depositum fidei! Judas Bergoglio pens a book for the ‘secular world’ and as usual bashes true Catholics! Marxist Bergoglio is hoping to $$$ cash in on book sales which for the most part will only represent His anti-Catholic views.

 Bergoglio has called for a church devoted to the poor, a church that returned to its roots and the original healing ministry of Jesus. It was critical of self-righteous bureaucrats who would glorify themselves rather than Christ, and deplored those “dour judges bent on rooting out every threat and deviation” from doctrine. 

He emphasizes moral sincerity over dogma, an understanding of the complexities of the world and individual experience over rigid doctrine. 

He insists that his now-infamous “Who am I to judge” comment about gays was merely a repetition of the church’s teaching on homosexuality. (??)

The cry of Sodom and Gomorrha

SODOMY AN ABOMINATION TO GOD And the Lord said: The cry of Sodom and Gomorrha is multiplied, and their sin is become exceedingly grievous.

Sodomy is one of the four sins which cries to heaven for vengeance. An abomination to God!

“Truly, this vice is never to be compared with any other vice because it surpasses the enormity of all vices. It defiles everything, stains everything, and pollutes everything. And as for itself, it permits nothing pure, nothing clean, and nothing other than filth. – St. Peter Damian

“No sin in the world grips the soul as the accursed sodomy; this sin has always been detested by all those who live according to God. Deviant passion is close to madness; this vice disturbs the intellect, destroys elevation and generosity of soul, brings the mind down from great thoughts to the lowliest, makes the person slothful, irascible, obstinate and obdurate, servile and soft and incapable of anything; furthermore, agitated by an insatiable craving for pleasure, the person follows not reason but frenzy. They become blind and, when their thoughts should soar to high and great things, they are broken down and reduced to vile and useless and putrid things, which could never make them happy.  Just as people participate in the glory of God in different degrees, so also in hell some suffer more than others. He who lived with this vice of sodomy suffers more than another, for this is the greatest sin.” – St. Bernardine of Siena

The thing that the church needs most today is the ability to heal wounds and to warm the hearts of the faithful; it needs nearness, proximity. I see the church as a field hospital after battle. A person once asked me, in a provocative manner, if I approved of homosexuality. I replied with another question: Tell me: when God looks at a gay person does he endorse the existence of this person with love, or reject and condemn this person. We must always consider the person. The dogmatic and moral teachings of the church are not all equivalent. The church’s pastoral ministry cannot be obsessed with the transmission of a disjointed multitude of doctrines to be imposed insistently. If the Christian is a restorationist, a legalist, if he wants everything clear and safe, then he will find nothing. The view of the church’s teaching as a monolith to defend without nuance or different understandings is wrong. In his first book aimed at a general readership (secular, anti-catholic world), as usual Bergoglio chastises true Catholics  in the Church, saying they are undermining mercy in the name of doctrine!

Pope Francis claims he is a ‘sinner in God’s mercy’ who could have ended up in jail and reveals one of his nieces has married a divorced man 

  • Pope Francis reveals his ‘special relationship’ with prisoners in new book 

  • He reveals how the Catholic Church should be more welcoming of gays 

  • Book, which includes a series of interviews, to be published in 86 countries

Bergoglio has described himself as a ‘sinner’ in need of God’s mercy, as he reveals how the Roman Catholic’s debates over divorce have impacted on his own family. 

In the first book of his papacy, the Pope – a frequent visitor to prisons – told how he could have been in jail if he was wasn’t a pontiff and refers to his ‘special relationship’ with convicts. 

The revelation came as he declared one of his nieces had married a divorced man in the book The Name of God is Mercy.

Pope Francis, pictured here kissing a statue of baby Jesus a Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, described himself as a 'sinner' in need of God's mercy 

In extracts, Francis said: ‘I have always been very much attached to them, precisely because of the awareness that I have of being a sinner.’

‘Every time I cross the doorway of a prison, I always ask myself, “Why are they are here, and not me?” I should be here, I should deserve to be here. Their fall could have been mine. I don’t feel superior to those in front of me.’

The book will be published on Tuesday in 86 countries and compromises a series of interviews, some of them highly personal, with the 79-year-old Argentine-born pope.

The pope, interviewed by veteran Vatican reporter Andrea Tornielli, talks of the power of ‘shame’, describing it as guidance from God for providing a moral path.

He said: ‘Shame is a grace: When we feel God’s mercy, we really are ashamed of ourselves. Despite all our past of wretchedness and sin, God remains faithful to us and raises us up.’

And turning to the jubilee year he launched on December 8, whose theme is divine mercy, the pope said: ‘The church condemns sin, because it has to tell the truth: this is a sin. But at the same time, it embraces the sinner who acknowledges what he is.

I hope that the jubilee will show the face of a Church which is rediscovering the womb of mercy…

‘A Church that goes out into the world… a field hospital whose characteristic is to spring up wherever there’s fighting. Not some elaborate structure, kitted out with everything… (but) a mobile structure, for saving (people), for fast intervention.’

Proselytism is solemn nonsense 1

The Pope also lays out his case for emphasizing the merciful face of the Catholic Church, saying God never tires of forgiving and actually prefers the sinners who repent over self-righteous moralizers who don’t.

In the book, he condemns what he calls the ‘scholars of law’ — the doctrinaire-minded rigorists who throughout the history of the church have challenged Jesus’s message of unconditional love and mercy for even the most wretched of sinners.

He says often these self-righteous Christians are hypocrites themselves, using the law to hide their own ‘deep wounds.’

‘These are men who live attached to the letter of the law but who neglect love; men who only know how to close doors and draw boundaries,’ Francis is quoted as saying.

The Vatican is officially launching the book Tuesday with a high-level panel discussion featuring Francis’ secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, and ‘Life Is Beautiful’ actor Roberto Benigni, signaling the importance Francis places on getting the message out.

His thoughts around the church's teaching on homosexuality are also addressed in the book The Name of God is Mercy

In the book, he also calls for the Church to be more welcoming of gays. 

He insists that his now-infamous “Who am I to judge” comment about gays was merely a repetition of the church’s teaching on homosexuality. (???!)

Francis won praise from gays with the comment, uttered during his first press conference in 2013. 

Resist Bergoglio - An Absolute Heretic!!! He only leads souls to Hell....

If anyone says that it is possible that at some time, given the advancement of knowledge, a sense may be assigned to the dogmas propounded by the church which is different from that which the church has understood and understands: let him be anathema!

But many conservatives have criticized the remark as vague and incomplete since church teaching also holds that gay acts are ‘intrinsically disordered.’

Francis says the church has long held that gays should be treated with dignity and respect and seen as individuals. And he goes to some length throughout the text to cite scripture and previous popes to make clear that his radical agenda is fully rooted in the church’s basic teachings.

An extract read: ‘People should not be defined only by their sexual tendencies: Let us not forget that God loves all his creatures and we are destined to receive his infinite love.’

ANTI-CAPITALIST BERGOGLIO PENS BOOK FOR WHOM HE SERVES… THE ANTI-CATHOLIC/CHRISTIAN SECULAR WORLD

Related:

Enemy within Bergoglio the heresy machine opens up his big mouth again…

Bergoglio spouting his anti-catholic views  again “And he opened his mouth unto blasphemies against God…” (Apoc 13:6)

BLASPHEMY!

From the “You can’t make this stuff up department!”

God is NOT God according to anti-pope Bergoglio… 

Bergoglio the Imposter “Pope” Francis claims Jesus Christ had to “Beg Forgiveness” of Mary and Joseph for Staying at Temple in Jerusalem! God is NOT God according to anti-pope Bergoglio… Words failed us when we were notified today of the following text in “Pope” Francis’ sermon for the Feast of the Holy Family, which in the Novus Ordo Sect was observed this past Sunday, December 27. Prepare to become first disbelieving, then very furious as you read the latest blasphemy uttered by the Argentinian apostate Jorge Bergoglio (“Pope Francis”):

 

FEAST OF THE MOST HOLY NAME OF JESUS – MASS PROPERS

Feast of The Holy Name of Jesus - In nomine Jesu omne genu flectatur coelestium, terrestrium et infernorum - Philippians 2 - 10

Ut in nomine Jesu omne genu flectatur caelestium, terrestrium et infernorum. That in the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those that are in heaven (angels) on earth(men) and under the earth (devils). 

Sunday January 3   

THE MOST HOLY NAME OF JESUS         

By St. Alphonsus de Liguori

“His Name was called Jesus.” This great Name of Jesus was not given by man, but by God Himself: ‘The Name of Jesus, says St. Bernard, was first preordained by God. It was a new Name: “A new Name, which the mouth of the Lord shall name.” A new Name, which God alone could give to Him whom He destined for the Saviour of the world. A new and an eternal Name; because, as our salvation was decreed from all eternity, so from all eternity was this Name given to the Redeemer. Nevertheless this Name was only bestowed on Jesus Christ in this world on the day of His circumcision: “And after eight days were accomplished that the Child should be circumcised, His Name was called Jesus.” The Eternal Father wished at that time to reward the humility of His Son by giving Him so honourable a Name. Yes, while Jesus humbles Himself, submitting in His circumcision to be branded with the mark of a sinner, it is just that His Father should honour Him by giving Him a Name that exceeds the dignity and sublimity of any other Name: “God hath given Him a Name which is above all names.”

And He commands that this Name should be adored by the angels, by men, and by devils: “That in the Name of Jesus every knee should bow of those that are in heaven, on earth, and under the earth.”  If, then, all creatures are to adore this great Name, still more ought we sinners to adore it, since it was in our behalf that this Name of Jesus, which signifies Saviour, was given to Him; and for this end also He came down from heaven, namely, to save sinners: “For us men and for our salvation.” He came down from heaven, and was made man. We ought to adore Him, and at the same time to thank God who has given Him this Name for our good; for it is this Name that consoles us, defends us, and makes us burn with love.

Come to me, all you that labour, and are burdened, and I will refresh you. St. Bernard

Sermon – St Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux

It is not idly that the Holy Ghost likeneth the Name of the Bridegroom to oil, when He maketh the Bride say to the Bridegroom: thy Name is as oil poured forth. Oil indeed giveth light, meat, and unction. It feedeth fire, it nourisheth the flesh, it sootheth pain; it is light, food, and healing. Behold, Thus also is the Name of the Bridegroom. To preach it, is to give light; to think of it, is to feed the soul; to call on it, is to win grace and unction. Let us take it point by point. What, thinkest thou, hath made the light of faith so suddenly and so brightly to shine in the whole world but the preaching of the Name of Jesus? Is it not in the light of this Name that God hath called us into His marvellous light, even that light wherewith we being enlightened, and in His light seeing light, Paul saith truly of us Ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord.

This is the Name which the Apostle was commanded to bear before Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel, the Name which he bore as a light to enlighten his people, crying everywhere The night is far spent, the day is at hand; let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light, let us walk honestly as in the dayligth, He pointed out to all that candle set upon a candlestick, preaching in every place Jesus and Him crucified. How did that Name shine forth and dazzle every eye that beheld it, when it came like lightning out of the mouth of Peter to give bodily strength to the feet of the lame man, and to clear the sight of many a blind soul? Cast he not fire when he said In the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.

The Name of Jesus is not a Name of light only, but it is meat also. Dost thou ever call it to mind, and remain unstrengthened? Is there anything like it to enrich the soul of him that thinketh of it? What is there like it to restore the fagged senses, to fortify strength, to give birth to good lives and pure affections? The soul is fed on husks if that whereon it feedeth lack seasoning with this salt. If thou writest, thou hast no meaning for me if I read not of Jesus there. If thou preach, or dispute, thou hast no meaning for me if I hear not of Jesus there. The mention of Jesus is honey in the mouth, music in the ear, and gladness in the heart. It is our healing too. Is any sorrowful among us? Let the thought of Jesus come into his heart, and spring to his mouth. Behold, when the day of that Name beginneth to break, every cloud will flee away, and there will be a great calm. Doth any fall into sin? Doth any draw nigh to an hopeless death? And if he but call on the life-giving Name of Jesus, will he not draw the breath of a new life again?

January 1 - Circumcision - Bellini - C.1500

Homily by St Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux.

1st on the Circumcision.

Behold a mystery, great and full of wonder! The Child is circumcised, and His Name is called Jesus. Why are these two things thus mentioned together? It would seem that circumcision should rather be for the saved than for the Saviour; that the Saviour ought rather to be Circumciser than circumcised. But behold here the Mediator between God and men, how even from His childhood He joineth the things of the Highest to the things of the lowest, the things of God to the things of men. He is born of a woman, but her womb is made fruitful without the loss of the flower of her virginity. He is wrapped in swaddling-bands, but these swaddling-bands are a theme for the jubilation of angels. He is laid in a manger, but a bright star standeth in heaven over the place. So also in His circumcision, the ceremony gave proof of the reality of the Manhood which He had taken, and that Name which is above every name proclaimed the glory of His Blessed Majesty.

Why Jesus beareth not that Name as others have borne it before Him, as a vain and empty title. It is not in Him the shadow of a great Name, but the very meaning of that Name. That His Name was revealed from heaven, is attested by the Evangelist, where it is written, Which was so named of the Angel before He was conceived in the womb. After Jesus was born, men called Him Jesus, but angels called Him Jesus, before He was conceived in the womb. The One Lord is the Saviour of angels and of men; of men, since His Incarnation; of angels, from the beginning of their creation. His Name, saith the Evangelist, was called Jesus, which was so named of the Angel before He was conceived in the womb. In the mouth therefore of two or three witnesses is every word established; and that word whereof the Prophet spoke as cut short, is set forth at length in the Gospel the Word made Flesh.

It is no wonder that it should be at His circumcision that the Name of Jesus (which is, being interpreted, Saviour) is given to the Child Who is born unto us, for it was then that He for the first time shed that sinless Blood Which is the mean whereby He hath chosen to work out our salvation. It is no matter for the speculation of Christians why the Lord Christ was pleased to be circumcised. He was circumcised for the same reason for which He was born, and for which He suffered. Neither one nor the other was for Himself, but all for the sake of the elect. He was not born in sin; He was not circumcised to separate Him from sin; neither did He die for sins of His own, but for ours. Which was so named of the Angel before He was conceived in the womb. The Angel indeed gave Him that title of Saviour, but not for the first time. Saviour is His Name from everlasting; He hath it of His own proper nature to save. This title He hath in Himself, not by the gift of anything that He hath made, be it man or Angel.

HOLY SACRIFICE OF THE MASS, FROM THE RISING OF THE SUN AND EVEN TO IT'S GOING DOWN, MY NAME WILL BE GREAT...

From the rising of the sun even to the going down, my name is great among the Gentiles, and in every place there is sacrifice, and there is offered to my name a clean oblation: for my name is great among the Gentiles, saith the Lord of hosts. – Malachi 1:11

FEAST OF THE MOST HOLY NAME OF JESUS 

Commemoration for Octave Day of St. John, Apostle

Double of the Second Class / White Vestments

Missa ’In nomine Jesu’

In the Name of Jesus let every knee bow, of those that are in heaven, on earth  and under the earth.            

INTROIT – Philippians 2:10-11

In nomine Jesu omne genuflectatur, cælestium, terrestrium, et infernorum: et omnis lingua confiteatur, quia Dominus Jesus Christus in gloria est Dei Patris. Ps. 8. 2. Domine Dominus noster: quam admirabile est nomen tuum in universa terra. V. Glória Patri.

In nomine Jesu omne genuflectatur…

In the Name of Jesus let every knee bow, of those that are in heaven, on earth, and under the earth; and let every tongue confess that the Lord Jesus Christ is in the glory of God the Father. Ps. O Lord, our Lord, how wonderful is Thy Name in the whole earth. Glory be to the Father.

In the Name of Jesus let every knee bow…

COLLECT

Deus, qui unigenitum Filium tuum, constituisti humani generis Salvatorem, et Jesum vocari jussisti: concede propitius; ut, cujus sanctum nomen veneramur in terris, ejus quoquo aspectu perfruamur in cælis. Per eumdem Dominum nostrum.

IHS monogram, Montmorency, France - Most Holy Name of Jesus

O God, Who didst appoint Thine only-begotten Son the Saviour of mankind, and didst bid that He should be called Jesus: mercifully grant that we may enjoy the vision of Him in Heaven, Whose holy Name we venerate on earth. Through the same our Lord.

COMMEMORATION FOR OCTAVE DAY OF ST. JOHN, APOSTLE

Do thou, O Lord in Thy goodness shine upon Thy church that being enlightened by the doctrines of blessed John Thine Apostle and Evangelist she may attain everlasting gifts. Through our Lord.

EPISTLE – Acts 4: 8-12

In diebus illis: Petrus repletus Spiritu Sancto, dixit: Principes populi et seniores, audite: Si nos hodie dijudicamur in benefacto hominis infirmi, in quo iste salvos factus est, notum sit omnibus vobis, et omni plebi Israel: quia in nomine Domini nostri Jesu Christi Nazareni, quem vos crucifixistis, quem Deus suscitavit a mortuis, in hoc iste adstat coram vobis sanus. Hic est lapis, qui reprobatus est a vobis ædificantibus: qui factus est in caput anguli: et non est in alio aliquo salus. Nec enim aliud nomen est sub cælo datum hominibus, in quo oporteat nos salvos fieri.

In those days: Peter filled with the Holy Ghost, said to them: Ye princes of the people and ancients, hear: If we this day are examined concerning the good deed done to the infirm man, by what means he hath been made whole, be it known to you all, and to all the people of IsraeI, that by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth, Whom you crucified, Whom God hath raised from the dead, even by Him this man standeth before you whole. This is the stone which was rejected by you the builders, which is become the head of the corner: neither is there salvation in any other. For there is no other name under heaven given to men, whereby we must be saved.

GRADUAL – Psalm 105: 47

Salvos fac nos, Domine, Deus noster, et congrega nos de nationibus: ut confiteamur nomini sancto tuo, et gloriemur in gloria tua. V. Tu, Domine, pater noster, et redemptor noster: a sæculo nomen tuum.

Save us, O Lord our God, and gather us from among the nations: that we may give thanks to Thy holy Name, and may glory in Thy praise. V. Thou, O Lord, art our Father and Redeemer, Thy Name is from eternity.

ALLELUIA – Psalm 144: 21

Alleluia, alleluia. V. Laudem Domini loquetur os meum, et benedicat omnis caro nomen sanctum ejus. Allelúia V. Laudem Domini loquetur os meum, et benedicat omnis caro nomen sanctum ejus. Allelúia.

Alleluia, alleluia. V. My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord, and let all flesh bless His holy Name. Alleluia.

GOSPEL – Luke 2: 21

In illo tempore: Et postquam consummati sunt dies octo, ut circumcideretur puer vocatum est nomen ejus Jesus, quod vocatum est ab Angelo priusquam in utero conciperetur.

At that time: After eight days were accomplished that the child should be circumcised; His Name was called Jesus, which was called by the Angel before He was conceived in the womb.

SERMON 

The Power of the Holy Name of Jesus – Fr Isaac Mary Reylea

Fr Isaac Mary Reylea on The power of the name of “Jesus”. Do not use His name in vain or in common talk but use it in reverence & love. It is the most sacred name & do not use as blasphemy. In 1274 the Council of Lyons commanded ALL to bow their head when hear the Holy Name of “Jesus.”

OFFERTORY – Psalms 85: 12, 5

Confitebor tibi, Domine Deus meus, in toto corde meo, et glorificabo nomen tuum in æternum: quoniam tu, Domine, suavis et mitis es: et multæ misericordiæ omnibus invocantibus te, alleluia.

I will praise Thee, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify Thy Name for ever; for Thou, O Lord, art sweet and mild, and plenteous in mercy to all that call upon Thee, alleluia.

MEDIATIONS FOR JANUARY DEDICATED TO THE MOST HOLY NAME OF JESUS

SECRET

Benedictio tua, clementissime Deus, qua omnis viget creatura, sanctificet, quæsumus, hoc sacrificium nostrum, quod ad gloriam nominis Filii tui, Domini nostri Jesu Christi, offerimus tibi: ut majestati tuæ placere possit ad laudem, et nobis proficere ad salutem. Per eumdem Dominum nostrum.

May Thy blessing, by which all creatures live, hallow, we beseech Thee, most merciful God, this our sacrifice which we offer to Thee to the glory of the Name of Thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, that it may please Thy majesty and bring Thee praise, and avail us unto salvation. Through the same our Lord.

SECOND SECRET FOR THE OCTAVE OF ST. JOHN

Receive, O Lord, the gifts we bring to Thee on the feast of him, by whose pleading we hope to be delivered. Through our Lord.

PREFACE OF THE NATIVITY

Vere dignum et justum est, tibi semper, et ubíque grátias agere: Dómine sancte, Pater omnípotens, ætérne Deus: Quia per incarnáti Verbi mystérium, nova mentis nostræ óculis lux tuæ claritátis infúlsit: ut dum visibíliter Deum cognóscimus, per hunc in invisibílium amórem rapíamur. Et ídeo cum Angelis et Archángelis, cum Thronis et Dominatiónibus, cumque omni milítia cæléstis exércitus, hymnum glóriæ tuæ cánimus sine fine dicéntes…

HOLY SACRIFICE OF THE MASS -

Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus Dóminus, Deus Sábaoth. Pleni sunt coeli et terra glória tua. Hosánna in excélsis. Benedíctus, qui venit in nómine Dómini. Hosánna in excélsis.

It is truly meet and just, right and availing unto salvation that we should at all times and in all places give thanks unto Thee, O holy Lord, Father almighty and everlasting God. Because by the mystery of the Word made flesh the light of Thy glory hath shone anew upon the eyes of our mind: that while we acknowledge Him to be God seen by men, we may be drawn by Him to the love of things unseen. And therefore with Angels and Archangels, with Thrones and Dominations, and with all the heavenly hosts, we sing a hymn to Thy glory, saying without ceasing…

Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Sabaoth! Heaven and earth are full of Thy glory! Hosanna in the highest! Blessed is He that cometh in the Name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!

COMMUNION – Psalms 97: 3

Omnes gentes quascumque fecisti, venient, et adorabunt, coram te, Domine, et glorificabunt nomen tuum: quoniam magnus es tu, et faciens mirabilia: tu es Deus solus. Alleluia.

All the nations Thou hast made shall come and adore before Thee, O Lord; and they shall glorify Thy Name: for Thou art great, and dost wonderful things: Thou art God alone, alleluia.

POSTCOMMUNION

Omnipotens æterne Deus, qui creasti et redemisti nos, respice propitius vota nostra: et sacrificium salutaris hostiæ, quod in honorem nominis Filii tui, Domini nostri Jesu Christi, majestati tuæ obtulimus, placido et benigno vultu suscipere digneris; ut gratia tua nobis infusa, sub glorioso nomine Jesu, æternæ prædestinationis titulo gaudeamus nomina nostra scripta esse in cælis. Per eundem Dominum nostrum.

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SECOND POSTCOMMUNION FOR THE OCTAVE OF ST. JOHN

We who have been refreshed by heavenly food and drink, humbly entreat Thee, O our God, that we may be strengthened also by the prayers of him, in whose commemoration we have received them. Through our Lord.