Following is a detailed article about Mel Gibson and the possibility of Part 2. If made, it is unlikely I will see it, because Jesus' face will be on screen. I would rather see the face turned or in shadow. "Jesus Wept" by James Tissot (French), which shows Christ covering His face with His hands, is what I prefer. www.brooklynmuseum.org/opencollection/objects/4536 Let me know if you see the film.
Le Barroux is in southern France and three hours from Monaco. If it is where a young American wants to go, he must go because it is his appointed home. I would give him support. Per Wikipedia, in May 2014 the Abbey had 57 members: 26 priests, 21 brothers, five novices, one deacon, one student, and one temporarily professed, with 44 being the average age, making 1970 the median birth year then.
Based On/Inspired By Translation: it is likely that what you are about to see is revisionist history, rewritten to exclude facts. That is what Hollywood is very good at doing, now, and Viola Davis is an example of selling one’s soul to the devil. The lure of wealth is too great for some.
My disclaimer: I did not see the film. The amount of gratuitous violence in movies today makes me stay away.
One of my short stories has a violent scene lasting 15 minutes in real time. Ironically, that scene is the one most liked by my SFPD reader. The remaining stories and the novel have little violence and focus on solving crime.
Why make such a film? Being a victim feels good. You get to blame everyone else for your problems, and a film such as this one reinforces your self-pity. This attitude is the exact opposite of a proper Catholic. My religion teaches that seeking truth and justice are worthy causes, but circumstantial suffering is salvific, and one of its best practitioners is Joan of Arc.
The pandemic, so it is called, was the greatest event in modern times. Why? It sent many Catholics and non-Catholics to the Latin Mass because the Latin Mass churches never closed. Church closures were the first sign of coming oppression by totalitarian regimes and the false church. For me, neither source of persecution was easy to recognize in the beginning. I’m not sure why. However, since March 2020, events, news media, and social media cleared up any confusion I ever had.
All these priests knew each other because they were educated at the same colleges, Douay and Rheims, the places that produced the first English Bible, 1582 & 1609-10.
courtesy of the Latin Mass Society of England and Wales
Anna Karenina, 2012, Keira Knightley in black. Someone has a bloody lip.
A non-Catholic gave me the film, The Chosen. I put it on the bookshelf. Today, I was alerted to its horrific flaw. In this clip, Mary says about Our Lord, “He doesn’t need me anymore.” This is absolute heresy. When I saw the title of the clip, as if His birth were a mere remembrance, I knew there was something wrong. Toss the film out.
The woman who gave me the film passes out her tracts. I have never said an unkind word to her. When I showed her my Missal, she asked if the Bible was in it. What did she think was in it? I know how Chopin felt, in need of air.
The fourth Joyful Mystery of the Rosary is Jesus’s presentation at the temple and Simeon receiving Him. Published biographies of Maximus the Confessor, Venerable Maria of Agreda, and Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich each give an account of Mary’s presentation at age three and Simeon receiving.
historical explication on "pure" with Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur at
The YouTube poster responded to my comment. He said, “Merci le puy du fou pour avoir ramener cette medaile en france cest son pays.” Translated – “Thank you le puy du fou for bringing this medal back to France, its country.” Le Puy du Fou is a tourist attraction in France. Jacob (23) chose Joan of Arc (19), France’s greatest saint, as his Confirmation name. I recommend the film, The Trial of Joan of Arc (1962). The dialogue is the transcript of her trial in 1431. She outsmarted all the learned men.
The medal is a ring, a silver-gilt hoop featuring the inscriptions “IHS” and “MAR” as abbreviations for Jesus and Mary and is said to have been a First Communion gift to Joan from her parents. https://www.france24.com/en/20160304-joan-arc-ring-france-england-puy-du-fou That is President Macron speaking.
Hunter Biden starred. One of my students loves Horrible Histories, the books! Next clip is funny, too.
Funniest film I ever saw is Employees' Entrance, starring Warren William, who runs his successful department store as absolute dictator, but the film is for men only, unless you are both a lady and a male chauvinist pig, like my mother was. 5 stars.
Literary tension - big little scene - 4 stars. Tom Jones is the first English novel.
The Confraternity is a lay group within the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter.
Update: I fixed the link to the film, Mass of the Ages. It is under the More Tab, New Movie. Parts 1 and 2 can now be viewed. The movie must be seen. Whole sections of the Mass were expunged, which then admitted the butchered language of the new Mass. The expungements are shown at 41 & 55 minutes of Part 2.
Deena talks about wanting everything we had before 1960 (see How Many post). Desiring the Latin Mass is not desiring a return to the past. The Latin Mass is eternal, outside of time.
Deanna stars in Christmas Holiday from 1944. In the Solemn High Mass scene are snippets from a real Midnight Mass celebrated at the former Cathedral of Saint Vibiana of Los Angeles. Durbin was a good singer.
Andrew (14) was doing additional training before Mass yesterday. At a High Mass, there are levels of increasing responsibility. Here is a short list from the top down: Master of Ceremonies, Crucifer (Head Server), Acolyte 1-Book Bearer, Acolyte 2-Bells, Thurifer and Boat Bearer. Altar boys are ages 7 - 18.
We had a visitor, Father Zachary Akers, FSSP, also a good singer, Director of Development, Clarks Summit, PA.
Domine, non sum dignus ut intres sub tectum meus...
Lord, I am not worthy that Thou shouldst enter under my roof...
Tectum in Latin means roof. The word “protect” came into English by way of the Latin verb protegere, a combination of pro, meaning “in front”, and tegere, meaning “to cover”. When you protect something, in a way you’re covering it or shielding it from harm. Hence, tectum, roof.
Found Vek as a young boy singing in Czech, 1972 TV series, scene set in 1779, "Vek check!"
Alexander (8), the boy I am tutoring this summer, received his black shirt in the mail today, part of the uniform he wears in a rock band. He has a drum set and an electronic keyboard.
F.L. Vek release date – September 12, 1972 (Czechoslovakia); run time 11 ½ hours
I love this clip from a television series, F.L. Vek. It has everything I would want. I wish I could have watched it.
From IMDb reviewer www.imdb.com/title/tt0267176/
“F. L. Vek is a legendary TV serial based on the novel by Alois Jirásek, famous Czech author of historical novels. Its central character is Frantisek Ladislav Vek, literary projection of an interesting historical person living in years 1769 and 1847. The serial catches his childhood in the village, teenage years in one Prague cloister where he was educated, young years in Prague where he was studying philosophy, and adult age after his comeback to the village. He was a big lover of art and music.
“His life was an encounter between longing and need, art and the conventional life of a village merchant, obligation and love, Catholicism and protestantism. He was a big patriot, and he consorts with many Czech artists of the time (so the serial is full of historical men and women). He also met W. A. Mozart and sang in the premiere of his opera Don Giovanni. The important theme of the time was the Czech language (in relationship with the German language) which was viewed as one main element of nationality. And the fight for it was the leitmotiv of all Vek’s life.
“This serial, which reflects the epoch of the birth of the independent Czech nation, was pictured in the similar time of 1971 when the idea of the so-called Prague Spring (1968) was suppressed by starting Normalization. The serial represents national trust in social and political changes reflected in the Czech National Revival. There were many analogies between those and these days (e.g., censorship, religion submission, totalitarianism, domiciliary search and revolt against it, braveness of revivalists...).”
Complete review on IMDb. I shortened the review, edited it slightly to fix the English, and highlighted the portion that makes the series relevant to today. Note period continuity: Missa Tridentina is the Latin Mass, and the money collector is audaciously in the choir loft!
“Right as Episode II was approaching 1.5 million views, it was removed from YouTube over an unjust copyright strike. While we fight to get Episode II back on YouTube, we encourage everyone to visit latinmass.com/watch where you can watch the films without all those annoying ads - and in 4K!” - Cameron O'Hearn
Episode II traces the backdoor replacement of the Latin Mass with the modern Mass in the late 60s. Large sections were cut out and parts were rewritten, resulting in a dumbing-down of language and an insult of Brobdingnagian proportions to all, especially people who love words and even those who think otherwise.
Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi, Lex Vivendi. The way we worship is the way we believe is the way we live. One must wonder who is behind the strike.
Take me there and then press fast-forward, projecting all that stuff and me to the present.
Deus vult! Deus vult! Deus vult!
Released June 17, 2022
“This is because, besides making an overwhelmingly large percentage of the population uncomfortable, every time it pops up in a movie or TV show it comes off sounding like a lesson on the subject, instead of a natural part of the story. No one wants to pay for a lecture, when the idea was entertainment – it ruins the whole experience.” – Patriot Mom Digest, dated June 22, 2022
Patriot Mom sums up why I cut cable television permanently. No one will lecture me about what is right and wrong. I received my moral education from my parents and the Catholic catechism.
My salvation depends on it, not on instructions from for-profit companies.
Kiss … my … shoe.
I wait for this papa substitutio to arrive. It might be a long wait. YouTube removed the television clip. This is a phone recording posted to YouTube.
Winsome Sears is an American politician serving as the 42nd lieutenant governor of Virginia. Before that she served on the Virginia Board of Education. In 2021 Sears became the first woman and the first Jamaican-born American citizen elected to statewide office in Virginia. She refers to the Borg, Star Trek - see below.
Mass of the Ages Part 2 is released today. The link is under the More tab, New Movie. The film traces the history of the radical changes to the Mass after Vatican II. The changes appear graphically at about 37 minutes. Whole portions of the Mass were scratched and worse. I am proud to say that I am a contributing producer. Cameron O’Hearn is the young director and producer with over six years creating Catholic documentaries. He and his wife and four children attend the Latin Mass.
c. 1935 Paramount publicity photo
I watched When Were You Born, (1938) a fast-moving comedy/crime. Wong was the star, quite good and quite elegant.
Turner Classic Movies is stuck on racism…wokeism. They are missing the point, which Catholics understand, and my parents understood. Christ gives each person a challenge, a cross, to tailor that person unto His likeness.
My parents’ approach to raising children was made to order, fitting exactly into His quadrating hands. They said, “If you have a problem, overcome it. If you can’t, live with it. It will make you a better person. Otherwise, you will turn into a crybaby, whining, ‘Poor me.’”
Christ has a lot of work to do on the TCM hosts. Hired for a documentary were Asian American “professors” and Hollywood actresses to proclaim the unjust treatment of Japanese Americans in WWII, bring that forward to the present, and conclude that Asian Americans are still mistreated.
Then these woke women moved on to the Vietnam War, in which they did not participate. I have a very dear friend who lived through the war and fled Vietnam. She is a huge Trump supporter. The “professors” and actresses are expressing mere opinions, unqualified opinions at that. I listen to people who have real experience, not imaginary hurts and self-pity.
I have written extensively about the Vietnamese diaspora. My intimate contacts in San Francisco and San Jose informed the novel, short stories, and blog entries. These friends are some of the finest people I have ever met, and I will defend them to the last man, woman, and child.
Read my entry titled, China Censorship. I quote a conversation between a China-based publisher and my friend who is now living in America. She told me that her column was reduced from 4,000 words to 2,200 words to eliminate anything favorable to the West.
TCM, I pray for your enlightenment, though I have little hope for it. God must make the first move. All I can do is make my little protest here.