The pope is sowing division, not tradition-minded people, and I don't like people who divide, especially those on our side who nitpick over theology. Stop it! That is why I follow Anthony Stine, Return to Tradition, YouTube. Apparently, many agree with me; he has 122,000 subscribers. He said that Bishop Strickland was told why he was canned but was not given a copy of the accusations. No Catholic due process. See bishopstrickland.com.
A subscriber asked about this.
St. Robert Bellarmine (1542-1621), On the Roman Pontiff, De Romano Pontifice, lib. II, cap. 30.
“Therefore, the true opinion is the fifth, according to which the Pope who is manifestly a heretic ceases by himself to be Pope and head, in the same way as he ceases to be a Christian and a member of the body of the Church; and for this reason he can be judged and punished by the Church.
“This is the opinion of all the ancient Fathers, who teach that manifest heretics immediately lose all jurisdiction, and outstandingly that of St. Cyprian (lib. 4, epist. 2) who speaks as follows of Novatian, who was Pope in the schism which occurred during the pontificate of St. Cornelius: ‘He would not be able to retain the episcopate, and, if he was made bishop before, he separated himself from the body of those who were, like him, bishops, and from the unity of the Church.’”
We are all talking about this.
Matt Fradd (YouTube’s Pints with Aquinas) interviews lawyer John Salza on the question “Has Pope Francis Lost His Office?” Salza says with superabundant confidence that there are several steps to be taken. Lawyers advise and bear no practical responsibility for the results of their advice.
None of the cancelled priests are heretics, and I am not a heretic. I listen to the FSSP (my priests) and the wise.
SSPX seminarians sing Compline. The official public prayer life of the Church is the Mass and the Liturgy of the Hours.
So, is it the SSPX men you want to suppress, or the FSSP or ICKSP? Francis and his allies do. Will you stand with us, or bail by keeping quiet? Are you man enough to fight, or submissive sheep?
And what’s the issue with Latin? It’s not easy, but it’s not hard. The last song is Salve Regina. A priest must dedicate himself to his new mother, Mary, the Church, and that is the only woman in his life. My mother knew, and that was a problem for her, which is okay. I acquiesced. One day I will find out if that was His general plan all along.
Cancelled! No church-given assignment, residence, or income. Burke has family in the US. That is how Francis punishes people for publicly affirming Catholic truths. Francis is a modernist Pontius Pilate, whose only famous line was, “Quid est veritas?” (What is truth?)
Why is americium used in a smoke detector instead of a more available and cheaper radioactive isotope?
Answered by Silk Road, Quora
Americium is a radioactive metal that spits out alpha particles, which are like tiny bullets made of helium nuclei.
Alpha particles can ionize the air, which means they knock off electrons from the air molecules and make them charged.
Smoke detectors have a chamber with two metal plates that have opposite charges. The ionized air allows a small electric current to flow between the plates.
When smoke gets in the way, it blocks the alpha particles and reduces the ionization. The current drops and the alarm rings.
Americium is preferred because it has a long half-life of about 432 years, which means it stays radioactive for a long time and doesn't need to be replaced often.
It emits alpha particles with a low energy of about 5.5 MeV, which means they can be easily stopped by a thin layer of foil or ceramic.
This makes americium safe to handle and prevents any radiation from escaping the detector.
Americium is relatively cheap and easy to make from plutonium-241, which is a waste product of nuclear reactors.
(Americium is a synthetic chemical element; it has symbol Am and atomic number 95, and was named for the USA, where it was first made in 1944.)
“A secretive surveillance initiative, managed by the White House, grants law enforcement agencies unprecedented access to trillions of American phone records, raising significant privacy and legal concerns.
“A Wired investigation has revealed a secret White House surveillance program that permits federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to access an extensive array of U.S. phone records. Known as Data Analytical Services (DAS), this program functions in partnership with telecom giant AT&T, offering a comprehensive analysis of American call records to law enforcement agencies at all levels of government.
“This deal not only involves direct phone contacts of criminal suspects but extends to their social networks as well, snooping on individuals who have not been suspected of any criminal activity at all.”
Police State – 1984
Because I am on the internet, I get multiple spam calls and emails every day, but protection against phishing is paid. That said, bad people get more sophisticated with each passing day. Stay away from TikTok and Instagram.
Where is it? Morrocco?
It is the home of the Naval Station Rota (Spanish: Base Naval de Rota), a Spanish-U.S. naval base commanded by a Spanish rear admiral.
Located in Rota in the Province of Cádiz, NAVSTA Rota is the largest American military community in Spain, housing the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps, with small U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force contingents on the base.
Teachers with their students from Colegio Carmelitas process. Cádiz is an island, and the school is across the water. Rota - roll, list.
Catholic school kids are a society unto themselves. I know; I was one of them. We were both loving and mean to each other, and very suspicious of outsiders. My sense of loyalty emanated therefrom.
Joaquin Phoenix/Ridley Scott
Gone with the Wind (1939) - Battle of Atlanta (injuries)
Zulu (1964) - Battle of Rorke's Drift (firing by ranks)
“…She teamed up with a United States Senator from Indiana, Mike Braun, in a bipartisan letter to the Health and Human Services Department inspector general to reveal some of her concerns surrounding Obamacare.”
“‘In functioning markets, generic drugs cost 80 to 85 percent less than their name-brand equivalents, giving patients much-needed relief from high drug costs and saving taxpayer dollars. But patients – including patients in public health care programs like Medicare and Medicaid – who either use or are compelled to use vertically integrated specialty pharmacies are not seeing this relief,’ wrote Warren.”
“The letter from the two senators continued with more mind-blowing ‘epiphanies.’
“‘By owning every link in the chain, a conglomerate like UnitedHealth Group – which includes an insurer, a PBM [pharmacy benefit manager], a pharmacy, and physician practices – can send inflated medical payments to its pharmacy. Then, by realizing those payments on the pharmacy side – the side that charges for care – rather than the insurance link of business appears to be in compliance with MLR [medical loss ratio] requirements, while keeping more money for itself,’ said the senators.”
A little complicated for us, but I think we get the drift.
When reading about Francis, I return to this anthem for reassurance.
“Senatus PopulusQue Romanus” the Senate and the People of Rome
The Covenant of the Islamic Resistance Movement - Hamas
This is not the Catholic understanding of martyrdom. Christ is the perfect example. His human will accepted the Crucifixion.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church, Paragraph 475, states: “Similarly, at the Sixth ecumenical council, Constantinople III in 681, the Church confessed that Christ possesses two wills and two natural operations, divine and human.”
Church councils convened throughout history to reject the screwball ideas that people came up with regarding the faith, and councils will occur again.
Trent was the best!
“…Most studies have shown that religious involvement and spirituality are associated with better health outcomes, including greater longevity, coping skills, and health-related quality of life (even during terminal illness) and less anxiety, depression, and suicide….” Mayo Clinic
We welcomed 32,000 new citizens since June 24, 2022, the date Roe v. Wade was overturned. That is one hell of a lot better than 11 million unauthorized persons.
We can afford 32,000 bambinos.
I saw a bill. “If you require an overnight stay in a hospital in the US, the average cost is $11,700. Uninsured patients have a lower average cost at $9,300 per day, with Medicare hovering around $13,600.”
Someone pays the bill. Nothing is free.
October 3, 2004, so declared
Josef Dr. Ketzer, my tutor in Austria and a devout Catholic, will like this post.
His wife is from China.
“The color azure ultimately takes its name from the intense blue mineral lapis lazuli. Azure also describes the color of the mineral azurite, both in its natural form and as a pigment in various paint formulations.
“To preserve its deep color, azurite was ground coarsely. Fine-ground azurite produces a lighter, washed-out color. Traditionally, the pigment was considered unstable in oil paints and was sometimes isolated from other colors and not mixed.” Source: Wikipedia
azurite photo courtesy of gft.com
This is my first time posting his music.
This is good for young musicians and their first duet.
“His ‘Ave Maria’ dates from 1825 [he was 28], apropos of which he writes that at the time he was filled with overpowering devotion to the Blessed Virgin.”
Franz Schubert never married. He met Therese Grob in 1814. He was 17, but the Marriage-Consent Law passed in 1815 required that he show he had the financial strength to support a family. In this life we experience time passing, but not so in the next. Maybe you can say a little prayer to help him along in case.
Follow-up for 11/26/2023 post. I provided no translation for the finale of Vivaldi's Juditha.
The battle of Lepanto, fought off the west coast of Greece on October 7, 1571, in the Ionian Sea just below the Adriatic, was a victory for the Holy League over the Ottoman Empire, which saw most of its fleet sunk or captured.
The Holy League was an alliance of Catholic maritime states. Don John of Austria, half-brother of Philip II of Spain, was named by Pope Pius V as overall commander of the fleet and led the center division, assisted by Papal captain Marcantonio Colonna (on the right) and the Venetian Sebastiano Venier (on the left).
Colonna was a duke and Roman aristocrat who served as Viceroy of Sicily for the Spanish Crown and had the rank of Captain General of the Church. This battle saved Christendom and ranks up there with VE Day, May 8, 1945.
With a heart for justice, Judith raised a sword against the enemies of God’s people (Old Testament), and the city of Adria, a Venice possession, gave its name to the Adriatic Sea. Queen Judith was a type for The Queen, Mary, the mother of God.
Some time ago, James Martin, SJ, posted a YouTube video saying the Catholic Church is against war. He is, and he is ignorans.
My recommendation is to buy coffee elsewhere. They are not regularized Carmelites. What prompted me to break my silence and speak about them is the failure of the bishop, and he has had plenty of time, to close the operation.
The most internet searches for sheet music this week came from South Korea, which makes sense. Boy groups and girl groups are big there. K-pop debuted in the mid-1990s. BTS, Blackpink, SEVENTEEN, and others combine traditional Korean sounds with Western musical influences like hip-hop, electronic dance, and R&B.
Top global trends last week, how to play:
Guitar has been surpassing piano for some years now, but piano is still a good starting point for learning how to read music.
Current California debt is $586 billion; current United States debt is $33 trillion.
I say we dump all politicians and elect accountants. They would never let a state, a nation go into debt. They would say, “I’m sorry, there is no money for that.” My parents ran the household as if they were accountants. I operated my business that way, and the same for my household.
graph courtesy of accountsjunction.com
Re Papa Stronsay entry
“Devil does not bring sinners to Hell with their eyes open: he first blinds them with the malice of their own sins. He thus leads them to eternal perdition. Before we fall into sin, the enemy labors to blind us, that we may not see the evil we do, and the ruin we bring upon ourselves by offending God. After we commit sin, he seeks to make us dumb, that, through shame, we may conceal our guilt in confession.”
So, that quote the monks might have spoken to the complainer, and he whimpered.
photo courtesy of BBC Radio 4
This is another report about people who want to destroy us.
Pope Benedict XVI gave canonical recognition to the Transalpine Redemptorist monks on the Orkney islands where dipping your toe in the sea is not very pleasant.
I became aware of the monks several years ago and admired their fortitude. A video of theirs is in the blog.
They founded two monasteries, one in the USA and one in New Zealand.
The story is about the New Zealand monastery.
Credit goes to the YouTube channel, True Christianity Catholic & Apostolic, for the video.
He also gets credit for my second list of prelates cancelled by Francis.
The SSPX is mentioned. They are doing just fine.
Notice how these stories are multiplying? Those who oppose us are worried about numbers.
nocturne John Field No. 5; epic poem Coleridge “Rime of the Ancient Mariner”; novel Herman Wouk The Caine Mutiny; apology Act of Contrition; prayer Our Father; oratorio Vivaldi Juditha
Sung in Latin as written in 1716
Part 1 00:00 Chor: arma, caedes, vindictae, furores 04:24 Aria Holofernes: Nil arma, nil bella 08:05 Aria Vagaus: Matrona inimica 13:01 Aria Juditha: Quo cum patriae me ducit amore 17:20 Aria Abra: Vultus tui vago splendori 20:38 Vagaus and Choir: O quam vaga, venusta, o quam decora 22:26 Aria Vagaus: Quamvis ferro et ense gravis 27:23 Aria Juditha: Quanto magis generosa 36:15 Aria Holofernes: Sede, o cara 40:50 Aria Juditha: Agitata infido flatu 44:48 Vagaus and Choir: O servi, volate 48:58 Aria Juditha: Veni, veni, me sequere fida 56:29 Aria Abra: Fulgeat sol frontis decoræ 01:00:37 Choir: Mundi rector de caelo micanti
Part 2 (see YouTube) In Si fulgida, the first violins do that beautiful slide. The little lady is a very expressive opera singer. I wouldn’t want her yelling at me. The finale is the part everyone knows. In Mundi rector, the choir turns its back to the soloist.
Update: The orchestra answered me. The reed instrument in Veni, veni is a chalumeau.