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Archive for December, 2010

Holy Mary, Mother of God

Friday, December 31st, 2010

Ave Maria Meditations

 
  He chose his Mother … When we reflect upon the joy which it is to ourselves to think of Mary, to brood upon her supernatural loveliness, and to study the greatness of her gifts and the surpassing purity of her virtues, we shall get such faint idea, as lies within our compass, of the unspeakable gladness which it must have been to the Word to have chosen Mary, and to have created her through that very choice.

He must choose a Mother who shall be worthy of being the Mother of God, a Mother suitable to that tremendous mystery of the Hypostatic Union, a Mother fitted to minister that marvelous Body out of her own heart’s blood, and to be herself for months the tabernacle of that most heavenly Soul All God’s works are in proportion. When he appoints to an office, his appointment is marked by extreme fitness. He elevates nature to the level of his own purposes. He enables it to compass the most supernatural destinies by fulfilling it with the most incredible graces. There was no accident about his choice of Mary.   (more…)

Dec 31 – Homily – Fr Angelo: The Spirit of Christmas

Friday, December 31st, 2010
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Homily #101231 ( 07min) Play – Fr. Angelo preaches on the Gospel today from Luke where Our Lady ponders the events of Christmas in her heart and the first reading from Titus where Paul speaks about how Christ poured himself out for us. We still see this principle somewhat alive in today’s society when we say it is better to give than to receive. This is the true Spirit of Christmas and central to Christianity where we become poor in earthly goods and rich in heavenly ones. This was central to St. Francis’ spirituality.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Seventh Day Octave of Christmas: St. Sylvester I, Pope and Confessor – Commemoration – Form: EF, Puer Natus Est
Readings:

1st: tit 3:4-7
Gsp: luk 2:15-20

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Video: IN ITALIAN – Twofold Use of One and the Same Rite

Friday, December 31st, 2010
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Variety #105 – Cardinal Burke ( 17min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!
In his homily, Cardinal Burke focused on the need for beauty and splendor in the sacred liturgy, echoing what His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI wrote in the letter accompanying his Moto Proprio “Summorum Pontificum:” “It is not appropriate to speak of these two versions of the Roman Missal as if they were ‘two Rites’.  Rather, it is a matter of a twofold use of one and the same rite.” And “What earlier generations held as sacred, remains sacred and great for us too, and it cannot be all of a sudden entirely forbidden or even considered harmful.  It behooves all of us to preserve the riches which have developed in the Church’s faith and prayer, and to give them their proper place…”

Ave Maria!

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Video – Fi News #96: Et Incarnatus Est – Music Sample

Friday, December 31st, 2010
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Fi News #96 – A Sample of the Music ( 02min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

Here is a sample of the beautiful music that was sung during the Mass with Cardinal Burke.

Ave Maria!

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Fi News – Studio Nearly Complete

Thursday, December 30th, 2010
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Studio

by friar John Mary

We are pleased to show the looks of the new studio built for Radio CorMariae. After months of day after day work, corresponding to upwards of a thousand man hours, the studio is just about ready for use.

Immaculate Heart statue shrine in studioWe are continuing to wire the final components in the two rooms: one main studio for the board operator along with interview personnel and another room for the production work on the audio files.

Most of the equipment is new, although the console, one of the most important pieces of equipment, is nearly a couple generations old.We are able to use this older console for now as we are learning to crawl in our radio station adventure. For now we are happy to use this one, not to mention the price is right ($0), but later, when we get into some heavy production work, we will need to buy a more state-of-the-art piece of equipment. Without even looking at digital ones, the still-in-use analog consoles start in the range of $5,000 to $13,000.

via Studio Nearly Complete.

Video – Abomination of Desolation Prt 1of2 – Dr. Miravalle: Mcasts95

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

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MaryCast Specials #95 ( 09min) Play – Dr. Mark Miravalle discusses the role of Mary in the end times prophecies of the book of Revelation and the Old Testament. He discusses the purpose of prophecy, Moses and Elijah and the three and a half years of chastisement and Mary as the tabernacle and how this relates to the Abomination of Desolation mentioned in Dan 12.

To ask questions regarding Mary, email Dr Mark Miravalle: marycast@airmaria.com

Ave Maria!

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May 2010: Pope visits Shrine of Fatima in Portugal

Thursday, December 30th, 2010


December 29, 2010. Pope Benedict XVI’s journey to Portugal marked the month of May. The pope travelled to the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima to celebrate the ten year anniversary of the beatification of Jacinta and Francisco, two of the three shepherds to whom the Virgin Mary appeared.

Benedict XVI

“The Virgin Mary came down from heaven to remind us of the Gospel’s truths that are a source of hope for a human race, void of love and without hope of salvation.”

via May 2010: Pope visits Shrine of Fatima in Portugal.

Dec 30 – Homily – Fr Angelo: The Virgin Birth

Thursday, December 30th, 2010
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Homily #101230 ( 12min) Play – In this homily Fr. Angelo defends the Virgin Birth of Our Lady in the face of some otherwise good Catholic apologists who mistakenly think that refuting the Virgin Birth is somehow needed to uphold natural motherhood and the pro-life cause.
Ave Maria! Mass: Sixth Day Octave of Christmas – Second Class – Form: EF, Puer Natus Est
Readings:

1st: tit 3:4-7
Gsp: luk 2:15-20

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Video – Face of Pro-Life #123: Quiet Euthanasia: The Third Way Pt1of2

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010
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Face of Pro-Life #123 – Corinn Dahm with Darlene Wagner ( 30min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

in this part one of a two part series hostess Corinn Dahm discusses with guest Darlene Wagner the increasing rates of euthanasia being committed against our elderly since the Teri Schiavo case. They call it the “Quiet Euthanasia” a “third way” by using dehydration of elderly to quietly sidestep the law.

Ave Maria!

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Dec 29 – Homily – Fr Angelo: Sorry, No Homily Today

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010
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Ave Maria!
Mass: 5th Day Octave of Christmas: St. Thomas of Canterbury, Bishop and Martyr – – Form: EF, Gaudeamus
Readings:

1st: heb 5:1-6
Gsp: joh 10:11-16

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Some Franciscan Churches of Italy | New Liturgical Movement

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

St. Francis of Assisi has always been numbered amongst my favourite saints and continues to be so as a man of the Church who was inspired by the gospels, by the apostolate, by the wonder of God’s creation and by a most literal and heroic poverty, also maintaining his fidelity to the Church of Rome and further understanding the importance of divine worship and that the worship and temple of God should itself not be impoverished.

St. Francis, as with other saints, has much to teach us today. The Holy Father reminded us in an audience earlier this year about St. Francis and his own context:

“Three times the crucified Christ came to life and said to him: “Go, Francis, and repair my Church in ruins.” This simple event of the Word of the Lord heard in the church of San Damiano hides a profound symbolism. Immediately, St. Francis is called to repair this little church, but the ruinous state of this building is a symbol of the tragic and disturbing situation of the Church itself… More at New Liturgical Movement.

Basilica of San Francesco d’Assisi, Assisi

Fi News – Our Duns Scotus Film Selected for World Youth Day Madrid

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

Ave Maria!

Our recently completed feature length film on the life of Bl. John Duns Scotus has been selected as the official movie of the upcoming World Youth Day in Madrid Aug 16-21 2011. Our Italian friars just watched the whole film for the first time as an institute on Sunday, Dec 26. Below is a special poster we made for the occasion complete with the Madrid WYD (JMJ) logo. A rough trailer can be seen here. The DVD should be available with English subtitles in early 2011. We will keep you posted.

The translation of the poster is as follows (more…)

Slaughter of Holy Innocents: then and now

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

Ave Maria Meditations

We remember today, O God, the slaughter of the holy innocents Of Bethlehem by King Herod. Receive, we pray, into the arms of your mercy all innocent victims; and by your great might frustrate the designs of evil tyrants and establish your rule of justice, love, and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

Prayer to end abortion, the present day slaughter of Innocents:

O Almighty God, Creator of Heaven and earth and all things, You create today millions of human beings who are never permitted to see the light of day because of the sin of abortion. Grant to mankind the wisdom to respect human life at every stage of development.

You infuse souls into innocent babies even while still in their mothers’ wombs, their temporary homes. Grant that no one deprives your most innocent ones the privilege of your holy Baptism whereby they may be born again to Your supernatural life by grace. One soul in Your eyes, Almighty God, is of more value than the whole created universe.

Accept the precious blood of Your Son Jesus Christ, present on our altars and in our tabernacles, throughout the world in reparation for the sins of abortive murder. Even before Your Divine Son was born of Mary, dear God, when Your holy Mother greeted Elizabeth shortly after the conception of the Divine Child. Elizabeth asked, “How am I worthy that the Mother of my Lord should come to me?” Long before the birth of the Divine Child the Holy Spirit inspired Elizabeth to call Mary “Mother” and the unborn Child, her “Lord.”

Almighty God, remove the scourge of abortion from the face of the earth. Amen.

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Dec 28 – Homily – Fr Johannes: The Holy Innocents & the Culture of Death

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010
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Homily #101228m ( 14 min) Play – On this Feast of the Holy Innocents, Father reflects on the tragic consequences of the pursuit of power and pleasure, as in the life of King Herod and in our present day Culture of Death.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Holy Innocents – Feast – Form: EF
Readings:
1st: Rev 14:1-5
Gsp: Mat 2:13-18

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Fi News – Pontifical High Mass with Cardinal Burke

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

On Sunday, December 26th, His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke offered a Pontifical Solemn High Mass at the Seminary of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate in Rome. The Mass was offered in honor of Fr. Stefano Maria Manelli, being his patronal feast day, and in thanksgiving for the elevation of His Eminence to the Cardinalate. The Mass was sung by the combined choirs of the Franciscan Friars and Sisters of the Immaculate from various convents of the F.I. in Italy, and was conducted by Sr. Maria Cecilia Manelli and Fr. Giovanni Maria Manelli – resulting in an outstanding example of the magnificence the Mass is meant to have. The Friars and Sisters also had the honor of hosting His Excellency Bishop Gino Reali of the local diocese of Porto-Santa Rufino, Rome.

In his homily, Cardinal Burke focused on the need for beauty and splendor in the sacred liturgy, echoing what His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI wrote in the letter accompanying his Moto Proprio “Summorum Pontificum:” “It is not appropriate to speak of these two versions of the Roman Missal as if they were ‘two Rites’.  Rather, it is a matter of a twofold use of one and the same rite.” And “What earlier generations held as sacred, remains sacred and great for us too, and it cannot be all of a sudden entirely forbidden or even considered harmful.  It behooves all of us to preserve the riches which have developed in the Church’s faith and prayer, and to give them their proper place…”

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