FSSP Establishes New Apostolate in Minneapolis

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On July 3, 2013 Fr. Bauknecht and Fr. Harkins assumed pastoral responsibilities of All Saints Catholic Church which is located 435 4th Street NE Minneapolis, MN 55413

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Pontifical Low Mass at WYD

His Excellency, Bishop Marc Aillet, Ordinary of Bayonne, offered a Pontifical Low Mass at the Church of Saint Francis de Sales for Juventutem pilgrams at World Youth Day. Juventutem  is an international movement that was established in 2004 of young Roman Catholics between the ages of 16 to 30 who are attached to the Traditional Latin Mass (Extraordinary Form).  The aim of the society is to foster and strengthen relationships between these young people at the national and international levels, and to encourage and assist them in developing their faith.

Cardinal Canizares calls for Communion on tongue, kneeling

The prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship has strongly endorsed the practice of receiving Communion on the tongue, while kneeling. Cardinal Antonio Canizares Llovera told the Catholic News Agency that the traditional posture is a “sign of adoration that needs to be recovered.” When Catholics receive Communion while standing, they should show their reverence with a bow, the Spanish cardinal said; but in practice few people do that. He said: “I think the entire Church needs to receive Communion while kneeling.”

Source(s): these links will take you to other sites, in a new window. •Spanish cardinal recommends that Catholics receive Communion on the tongue (CNA)

A Boy and His Angel

A Boy and His Angel

By Samuel Mitchel, KC*HS 

Paperback, 100 pages

A Boy and His Angel

Preview/Purchase at Lulu.com or Amazon.com or Holy Family Bookstore in Carmel, IN.

 

This summer, I’m going to be a hero, Philip Connelly thought as he lay under a large maple tree on his parents’ farm. He thought that there had to be something he could do that would be important, and remembered by people everywhere, and for all time. But, what could it be? Would it happen this summer, and how would anyone know when he lived on a farm far from any large city? Philip is a teen growing up on a farm in Indiana. This summer will see him mature in many ways: physically, mentally and spiritually. When he was a small boy, Philip thought he could see an angel. But, that was some time ago, and during this period of change in his life, he’ll once again meet that angel! Join Philip as his angel shows him scenes from the lives of saints that parallel his life such as Augustine, Benedict, Scholastica, Catherine of Siena and others.

About the author: Samuel Mitchel is the secretary/treasurer of Una Voce Carmel, a member of the St. John Bosco Latin Mass Community and parishioner of Holy Rosary (Indianapolis). He is also a knight commander with star in the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. Sam, his wife Anne and children reside on a small farm in central Indiana.

Please Vote “Yes” Here!

By Dan Gilgoff, God & Country US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT

Rhode Island Rep. Patrick Kennedy’s bishop asked him to forgo communion because of his support for abortion rights. The vast majority of American Roman Catholic bishops have declined to make such requests, but a growing number are making headlines for doing so.

What do you think of the practice?

There are a lot of in-between positions here, so explain your vote here by clicking on the link below and vote, yes!

http://www.usnews.com/blogs/god-and-country/2009/11/23/should-bishops-ask-officials-to-skip-communion-over-abortion.html

Benedict XVI: Remission of excommunication an act of mercy

Translated Version:

Decree Lifting Traditionalist Bishops’ Excommunication

Decree Lifting Traditionalist Bishops’ Excommunication

“A Sign for the Promotion of Unity in Charity”

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VATICAN CITY, JAN. 25, 2009 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the decree released Saturday by the Congregation for Bishops, advising of the lifting of excommunication of the four bishops ordained without papal permission by Marcel Lefebvre in 1988.

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With a letter of Dec. 15, 2008, sent to His Eminence Cardinal Darío Castrillón Hoyos, president of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, Monsignor Bernard Fellay, in his name and in that of the other bishops consecrated June 30, 1988, again requested the lifting of the excommunication latae sententiae formally declared by decree of the prefect of this Congregation for Bishops on July 1, 1988.

In the mentioned letter, Monsignor Fellay affirms, among other things:

“We are always fervently determined in the will to be and to remain Catholics and to place all of our strength at the service of the Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ, which is the Roman Catholic Church. We accept all of her teachings with a filial spirit. We firmly believe in the primacy of Peter and in his prerogatives and because of this, the present situation makes us suffer so much.”

His Holiness Benedict XVI, paternally sensitive to the spiritual unrest manifested by the interested parties because of the sanction of excommunication, and trusting in the commitment expressed by them in the cited letter to spare no effort in going deeper in the necessary conversations with the authorities of the Holy See in matters still unresolved, and to be able to thus arrive quickly to a full and satisfactory solution of the problem existing from the beginning, has decided to reconsider the canonical situation of the bishops Bernard Fellay, Bernard Tissier de Mallerais, Richard Williamson and Alfonso de Galarreta, which arose with their episcopal consecration.

With this act it is desired to consolidate the mutual relations of trust, [and] to intensify and make more stable the relationship of the Fraternity of St. Pius X with the Apostolic See. This gift of peace, at the end of the celebrations of Christmas, also aims to be a sign for the promotion of unity in charity of the universal Church, and with this means, come to remove the scandal of division.

It is desired that this step be followed by the solicitous fulfillment of full communion with the Church of the Society of St. Pius X, thereby witnessing to authentic fidelity and a true recognition of the magisterium and the authority of the Pope, with the proof of visible unity.

In virtue of the faculties that have been expressly conceded to me by the Holy Father, Benedict XVI, in virtue of the present decree, I lift from Bishops Bernard Fellay, Bernard Tissier de Mallerais, Richard Williamson and Alfonso de Galarreta the censure of excommunication latae sententiae declared by this congregation on July 1, 1988, and declare void of juridical effects beginning today the decree published then.

Rome, Congregation for the Bishops,

Jan. 21, 2009
Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re
Prefect of the Congregation for Bishop