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4Th Sunday Of Advent & Assassination

22 Dec

For a Uniformed Member of The NYPD Service , quite teary eyed, entered Holy Child Jesus Roman Catholic Church in Richmond Hill, Queens this morning, informing the Pastor, The Most Reverend Octavio Cisneros, of The Assassination of NYPD Officers Ramos and Liu. The Officer was in tears.
A Couple Of Days ago, at Our Lady Queen Of Martyrs Roman Catholic Church in Forest Hills, Queens, the Parish Administrator, Fr Francis Passenant, spoke of Death and Christmastide, in that when a loved one dies, it is marked with the time of year, yet when it is Christmastide, the Mourning is more enhanced than normal.

In Brooklyn yesterday, two NYPD Cops sat in an 84th Precinct Police Cruiser across the street from the Tompkins Houses.
Meanwhile, their murderer, who earlier that day, shot his ex girlfriend in The Baltimore Area. He operated via Twitter and Facebook, bragging about what he was doing. He approached the Police Cruiser and Blasted the car full of bullets, killing Officers Ramos and Liu. This Gutless Braggart then ran down into the IND Subway G Line. Sensing that he was going to be caught, he put his gun to his head and shot himself in the head to his death.

Now I did something different for Mass, for I went to Holy Child Jesus Roman Catholic Church in Richmond Hill, Queens.

For the Peace Prayer of St Francis Of Assisi was sung at the Offertory and I started to become Teary Eyed over the Assassination of The Two Cops, as I was singing.

I was once a Peace Officer myself, & it is an awesome responsibility. But one may have Colleaugues who are pretty far less than honorable. They may even try to have you set up and seriously injured. Now I have an idea just how Frank Serpico must have felt.

The Game is dangerous at times. Yesterday was one of those days. A Tarpon Springs, Florida Cop was also murdered in the Line of Duty. Ironically, he was for 5 1/2 Years, a Member of The NYPD Uniformed Service.

Requiscant In Pace, Amen

M

The Papal Obama Castro Brothers Affair & Cuba

22 Dec

I have not gone to 8AM Mass at Our Lady Queen Of Martyrs at Ascan Avenue and Queens Blvd in Forest Hills, Queens in a week. But, today I decided to go. It was a good day to discuss the USA Resumption of Diplomatic Relations with Cuba, starring Fidel and Raoul Castro, both  Beneficiaries of a Catholic School Education at the Hands of The Jesuits, Barack Hussain Obama, who had no such Education with The Jesuits, and The Jesuit, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, now known as Pope Francis I. The Conversation was Lively, to say the least.

The Last Time I had a Good Cuban Cigar was when I resided in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn. A 1st Cousin had returned from Montreal, Quebec, Canada and he had a few Cuban Stogies on him. A Cuban Cigar in Brooklyn in 1981 was a Rarity.

I met a Most Dear Friend, one who aided me greatly during the 2013  Personal Emergency. But, she like me, found something rather amiss.
It involved the USA President, Mr Barack Obama and The Jesuit In Chief, Who is The Vicar of Christ, Papa Bergoglio, Pope Francis I as well as Fidel and Raoul Castro, the Dictators of Cuba since 1959, who were taught by The Jesuits. Never have the Castro Brothers had a day like they had on Wednesday. For you see, that the US Government is resuming Diplomatic Relations with Cuba, for the 1st Time since 1960 when there was this Country, called “The Evil Empire”, then called The Union Of The Soviet Socialist Republics, of which Russia was the largest of those Republics and Marxist Atheists to boot.

It was 1961 & 1962 @ St Sylvester School in the City Line Section of Brooklyn, just across a wide street from Cypress Hills, Brooklyn, called Atlantic Avenue(Alanic in Brooklyn Patois), where I 1st heard of Fidel Castro from a Nun called Sister Margaret Angela, SCH(Sisters of Charity of St Vincent De Paul-Halifax, Nova Scotia). As we were wee children being prepared Doctrinally for 1st Penance and 1st Holy Communion in May, 1962, we were told about about Cuba and Fidel Castro, a Communist(& “A Bad Catholic”, was Sister’s Precise¬† Words to describe the Stogie Smoking Dictator in Cuba). A Roman Catholic called John Fitzgerald Kennedy, was President of The United States of America. In those days of Communist Party Russia and Christian USA, just a bit before the Start of The Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, when Vocations and Catholic Schools were flourishing. Two current Roman Catholic Priests who I know from Forest Hills, Queens, were Juniors in their Respective Catholic High Schools(Cathedral Preparatory Seminary High School in Brooklyn, and Archbishop Molloy High School in Briarwood, Queens, with both bearing the Title of Monsignor, and One of Them being Pastor of The Parish where he was Baptized, both Priests being of Irish Descent).
For those of you who are Old Enough to remember Air Raid Sirens, there were Air Raid Drills which were conducted. Most Often, Air Raid Sirens let people know that it was 12:00 Noontime. The nearest siren is still located at Atlantic and Nichols Avenue, Equidistant from both St. Sylvester School and where I lived in Cypress Hills.

Mr Obama was less than a Year Old, and Jorge Mario Bergoglio was a Jesuit Brother, about to enter the Seminary, where Leftist Jesuit Seminary Professors were running the show in South America, preaching the Unusual Philosophy of “Liberation Theology”, a cross between Catholic Theology and Marxism.

Cuba is a old, broke country, but still Communist with no freedom of Speech. But, suddenly, Cuba will be the beneficiary of The US $$$.

For my Most Dear Friend, what is disturbing is that Mr Obama, who, as it turns out, is the ONLY Illinois State Senator to actually vote for that Hideous Murder Procedure called Partial Birth Abortion, and is called by her, “The Baby Killer In Chief”, could look to keep Castro’s  “Island Worker’s Paradise” Alive, she also refers to Obama as The Devil. What infuriates her as much is that she does NOT Trust Pope Francis I at all, claiming that he sounds like a Moron and a Devil. Add the way the Franciscan Friars of The Immaculate are being hacked to shreds by this Pope & she was more infuriated.
I would not say that this Pope is a Moron. Rather, he can be confusing when he speaks in vague, Modern Jesuitical Terms. The Man is a Modernist Theologian. And that is not a Good Sign for One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. His bit about the Eastern Orthodox Churches getting together with The Catholic Church in Reunion, well there is a lot more than the Filioque separating the Churches. There are many issues separating the two, all of it doctrinal.
But, this conversation is about Cuba, and since Barack Obama leans so far to the Left, as does The Jesuit Jorge Mario Bergoglio, that to go into Cuba, which is about as Freedom Minded as North Korea(NOT), utterly incenses her.
It infuriates me as well.

And to Michael Voris, what the Pope said in this case, is NOT The  Result of another sure fire “Bad Translation.” I realize that this might be “The Party Line” @ CMTV, but why anybody would go to do business with Fidel and Raoul Castro is beyond me. No Doubt, Michael, you will blame the Cuba Affair on Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan, as you blame him for Blizzards in Ferndale, MI..

Like my Most Dear Friend, I read “The Remnant Newspaper” and “The Wanderer” and “Catholic Family News” & “Harvesting The Fruit of Vatican II.” They are where The Accuracy” is.

Kyrie Elaison!

M, Eh!

“Irish Schola” On Veetle

18 Dec

Due to Streamago misfiring, due to lack of Data Coverage at Hibernian Hall in Babylon, NY, the Traditional Forest Hills, Queens Channel, stationsquarestudios on Veetle.com, carried the 48 Minute, 2 Second Live Web Telecast Feed. The repeat was simulcast on Veetle and on Facebook.
At end of live transmission, there were 23 Views, but on repeat, 16 New Views were recorded.

It was 48 Minutes, 2 Seconds of Irish Music and Culture, mostly in Gaelic, with English and Latin as the Secondary Languages.

It was fun & The View #s have kept rising, since going to replay.

Slainte!

M

On “The Bishop of Bling”(Purged For Orthodoxy)

17 Dec

Actually, it was just another chance for Pope Francis I to crack down on “A Narcissistic, Self Absorbed, Promethean, Neo Pelegian Ordinary With an orthodox drift.”
The “Bishop of Bling”, you see, is loyal to the Magisterium of The Catholic Church, which most of Germany’s Bishops, most certainly are NOT. The Bishop of Bling was actually singled out, because he suspended one of his priests for the Sacramental Blessing of the “Marriage” of two Gay Men. This Bishop was not popular with the Secular Media, nor with other Roman Catholic Bishops.

The Renovation of The Local Diocesan Centre was only a quarter of The cost of The one in Munich.

So WHY was so much negative attention showered on this Bishop? Quite Simply, there is no room for Catholic Orthodoxy in the current state of affairs in the Roman Church. 

One wonders just WHAT does Pope Francis I mean by a “Poor” Church?

Kyrie Elaison!

M

7:00PM Mass At St. Agnes East 43rd Street-Unique

15 Dec

Okay, due to a couple of guys playing “Cowboys and Indians” on Metropolitan Avenue in Middle Village, Queens, I could neither make it to the Byzantine Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom at St George Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Manhattan’s East Village at 4:00PM nor the 5:15PM at St. Agnes on East 43rd Street(Venerable Archbishop Fulton J Sheen Place), but I did make it to the 7PM Mass at St Agnes.
I am gladdened by the 7:00PM Mass.
You know how I usually rant about the Novus Ordo Mass, with Songs like “Maple Sugar Candy Barf” and “Come Have A Couple Of Beers”, but this Mass of The Roman Rite of The Ordinary Form actually was what was intended by The Second Vatican Council. The 7:00PM Mass had quite a good, young, large crowd. In this Parish, Musical Standards, which complement the Mass, are quite high. Fr Johny Domenic, a Priest of The Salesian Order, founded by St. John Bosco, offered the Mass.
The Entrance and Communion Antiphons were sung in Latin. The Kyrie was chanted in Greek. The Sanctus and Agnus Dei were chanted in Latin. Many Young Adults were in attendance. There were families there. NOTHING from Dan Schutte, Marty Haugen, David Haas, Bernadette Farrell, J. Michael Joncas, etc, is ever played there. This Parish, after all, is the place where the Tridentine Latin Mass came out of The Proverbial Catacombs 25 Years Ago.
The Holy Gospel According to Saint John is about St. John The Baptist being questioned as to who he is. He told people that he preaches for people to prepare the way of
The Lord by Repentance.
There were no Lectors at this Mass as Fr Domenic read all the Sacred Readings and Announcements. One such announcement is that on Tuesday, 12/16/2014 will be Fr Domenic’s 40th Anniversary of his entering Religious Life with the Salesian Order and 30th Anniversary of his Priestly Ordination. He will offer the 5:10PM Mass followed by a reception.
I like the option of being able to kneel for Holy Communion, so I opted to kneel for receiving Communion.
Thursday Evening at 6PM at St Agnes, the Schola Cantorum Choir will be having a Sing Along at St. Agnes Church.
Meanwhile, I will be at Holy Innocents for Tridentine Latin Mass this evening and Wednesday Evening.
Outside of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, St. Agnes has the most Masses in the R C Archdiocese of New York. Many Roman Catholics of The R C Diocese of Brooklyn, also head there.

As much of a Traditional Latin Mass Catholic which I am, this rendition of The Novus Ordo Mass is quite beautiful. You won’t regret going to it. Gregorian Chant and Plainsong plus the Kneeling for Holy Communion Option at St Agnes on East 43rd Street(Venerable Archbishop Fulton J Sheen Place) in Midtown Manhattan, is the Roman Church where this takes place. I rarely have any liking for the Novus Ordo Mass, but this is Grand Liturgy, Catholic Style.

Deo Gratias!

M

“Decisions, Decisions” On Mass

14 Dec

Since the Porcelain Throne has been where I have been seated this morning, I am out of Tridentine Latin Mass Options.
However, I do know how to avoid Novus Ordo Masses which play such music as “Maple Sugar Candy Barf” and “Come And Have A Couple Of Beers.”
At 4PM, the Byzantine Option in the Byzantine Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church of St. George in the East Village of Manhattan on East 7th Street by Mc Soreley’s Ale House, may be exercised with The Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, in English, in the 27th Sunday After Pentecost(Julian Calendar). Byzantine Chant is rather beautiful and this Mass is penitential & Sacrificial in nature.

There is a Novus Ordo Mass at 5:10PM at St Agnes on East 43rd Street(Venerable Archbishop Fulton J Sheen Place), where the Entrance and Communion Antiphons are sung in Latin. Today, on the Gregorian Calendar, it is 3rd Sunday Of Advent.

The “Music” of Dan Schutte(Another Reason Why Today’s Jesuits Are in need of Being Suppressed), Marty Haugen, David Haas and Bob Hurd, will not be sung at either Parish. The “Hymn” called “Maple Sugar Candy Barf”(A title culled from a Dear Friend, who utterly despises this “Novus Ordo Mass Muzak” with “A Purple Passion”), will be sung in neither Parish.

Either Way, the Mass will be for God’s Glory and Grace.

Kyrie Elaison!

M

This Morning At OLQM Had No Kick To It

13 Dec

This is WHAT I get for going to the Tridentine Latin Mass, with the Byzantine Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, is the realization that the Current Roman Rite Mass, is a really Banal “On The Spot Product”, especially in a “Foreign Language” called English.
It really is NOT The Roman Rite, especially with the Protestant Style Table Altar, with the Priest facing “Versus Populum”, as if the Mass was a Classroom, options such as a Cut Down “Kyrie”, an Offertory which speaks not of Propitiary Prayers for the Faithful, both Living and Dead, nor of Sacrifice, as that would offend Protestants, but of Filler until the Consecration Part of the Mass, officially called “The Lord’s Supper or Mass”, which is what the Anglican “Archbishop” of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer, called The Liturgy, shorn of Sacrifice. The Prayers of The Faithful, which come from the Byzantine Divine Liturgies of St Basil The Great and St John Chrysostom, essentially are much more powerful in the Byzantine Rite, as the Greeting Prayer at the Opening of The Ordinary Form Mass, is much more fitting as the Opening of The Eucharistic Anaphora in the Byzantine Rite. The Presentation Of The Gifts of merely transferring the Bread and Wine from an Aisle Table to the Priest standing on the Periphery of The Sanctuary, is an Ancient Roman Rite Custom, discarded in the 12th Century as no one made Eucharistic Bread or aged Wine by that time, that having been turned over to the Monasteries with Monks doing this.
The Reading of Scripture:
The Form in the Tridentine Latin Mass is Collect, Epistle, Gradual, Alleluia(Tract), Sequence, Gospel & Homily, which came from the 6th Century AD, from Pope St Gregory The Great. This replaced Collect, Old Testament, Responsorial Psalm, New Testament, Responsorial Psalm, Alleluia(Tract), Gospel and Homily.

In the Tridentine Latin Mass, it is only two readings, that of Epistle and Gospel. In the Novus Ordo, it is Collect, Old Testament, Responsorial Psalm, New Testament, Alleluia(Tract) Gospel.

One can see why Pope St Gregory The Great did changes to the Roman Rite Catholic Liturgy, as he realized that The Roman Rite is New Testament Based and that this is to get the laity to pay attention to the Word of God, and into the Contemplation of The Mystery, hence the Roman Gradual and Alleluia(Tract) before The Gospel. What was restored to the Sacred Readings came via an Anglican “Bishop”, a form discarded by Pope St Gregory The Great.

As far as the Banality of The Ordinary Form Mass, copying the Byzantine and Antiochian Rites in a haphazard manner, confuses The Faithful. With 17 Eucharistic Anaphoras, it is in reality the destruction of The Roman Rite. The destructive changes in the Roman Canon, including turning Mysterium Fidei into a chant, supposedly adapted from Byzantine Practice, confuses The Faithful in regards to Transubstantiation.

But allowing Protestants to assist the writing of The Current Mass says that all this False Ecumenism, led to the Systemic Disbelief in the Corporeal Real Presence of Christ in The Holy Eucharist. The Current Mass does NOT present the Belief of The Sacrifice at Calvary. It presents the belief in a Holy Meal if nothing else.

Restore the Tridentine Latin Mass to Sunday. Relegate the Ordinary Form Mass to weekday celebrations.

It Will Work. Trust me on this one.

Kyrie Elaison!

M