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Vatican II

Month of Mary 24 – Marian Consecration & Vatican II

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

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Month of Mary #24 ( 11min) Play – Father Joachim tells us that our final guide, St. John Paul II, is a triple blessing. Not only is he a saint and theologian, he is also a Pope, and as Pope, developed his Marian Teachings from those of the Second Vatican council. So, before we start with St. John Paul II, we look at the teachings of Vatican II, particularly the Eighth Chapter of the Constitution on the Church, Lumen Gentium, as it speaks of Mary’s “Maternal Mediation” which is not a repudiation of Jesus’ sole mediation, but a profound participation in it. Father stresses that Mary’s cooperation with the work of her Son didn’t end after the Nativity, Ministry, Crucifixion, Resurrection, or Ascension, but continues to this very day and with us.

The excerpt from Lumen Gentium may be found here (from paragraphs 61 & 61): http://bit.ly/S4OALj

Today’s Prayer: Come, Holy Spirit, living in Mary. Fill my heart with praise to God for giving me Mary as my spiritual mother.

Ave Maria!

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Feb 27 – Homily – Fr Matthias: Salt is Good…If It is Salty

Thursday, February 27th, 2014
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Homily #140227n ( 06min) Play – Our Lord asks, “Salt is good, but if salt becomes insipid, with what will you restore its flavor?” Likewise, Christians are good, but only if they maintain their “flavor.” This means the universal Christian apostolate of seeking our salvation as well as our neighbors’, which means we must beware of the corrupting force of the world and actively fighting against it. The Second Vatican Council tells us, “… the member who fails to make his proper contribution to the development of the Church must be said to be useful neither to the Church nor to himself.”
Ave Maria!
Mass: Thursday 7th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: jam 5:1-6
Resp: psa 49:14-15, 15-16, 17-18, 19-20
Gsp: mar 9:41-50

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Vatican Insider Interview of FFI General Secretary

Friday, September 20th, 2013

“The Franciscans of the Immaculate under attack by outside lobbies”

Interview with the new secretary general Father Alfonso Bruno, accused of “treason” by some traditionalist groups

Vatican Insider

Andrea Tornielli
Rome

Controversy is yet to subside after the appointment of a Commissioner for the Franciscans of the Immaculate. In this interview, the new secretary general explains why.

Father Alfonso Bruno, is your appointment as Secretary-General by the Commissioner a choice in favor of friars critical of the founder?

“The Secretary-General, in accordance with the Constitutions of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate, art. 100, ‘assists the Common Father in his personal contacts and correspondence with those outside the Institute; he redacts the acts of the Council; he takes care of the General Archives; he keeps up-to-date the records and statistics on the friars, houses and projects.’ It is a technical role and one of service for the benefit of the whole community, far removed therefore from any factionalism or partisanship. During the first weeks of his mandate, the Apostolic Commissioner spoke first personally, and then on August 30, 2013 in a recorded meeting, with all members of the former government of which I also was a part. After this meeting he insisted that I accept the appointment. His judgment was made after having prayed and thought about it, although I cannot enter into his ‘mens’. Aware of the ongoing tensions and conscious of my apostolic commitments, I did not want to assume this burden, which is challenging as regards both the time and energy required to carry it. Fr. Fidenzio Volpi, who took over the authority of the institute, told me: ‘It is the will of God, you have to help the Church … it is for the good of your religious family.’ I am a religious priest and as such in the Rule of St. Francis have professed obedience to and reverence for the Pope. I embraced my cross with the courage of faith, certain that the grace of God will support me in carrying out the mission entrusted to me.” (more…)

Video – Conferences #191: A Year of Faith in Mary Part 3

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012
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Conferences #191 – Fr. Elias Mills F.I. ( 48min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

We received this gift of faith in baptism, a supernatural dogmatic faith.

Vatican II is the greatest grace given to the 20th century. (more…)

Video – Conferences #190: A Year of Faith in Mary Part 2

Monday, October 22nd, 2012
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Conferences #190 – Fr. Elias Mills F.I. ( 78min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

We received this gift of faith in baptism, a supernatural dogmatic faith.

Vatican II is the greatest grace given to the 20th century. (more…)

Video – Conferences #189: A Year of Faith in Mary Part 1

Sunday, October 21st, 2012
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Conferences #189 – Fr. Elias Mills F.I. ( 35min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

We received this gift of faith in baptism, a supernatural dogmatic faith.

Vatican II is the greatest grace given to the 20th century. (more…)

Traditionalist Sleight of Hand

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Recently within certain circles a debate has arisen as to whether the Second Vatican Council is actually in continuity with sacred Tradition.  The debate stems from an address given by Pope Benedict to the Roman Curia on December 22, 2005, in which he spoke famously of the “hermeneutic of continuity.”  It is contended by some that at that time the Holy Father actually invited the debate.

In that address the Holy Father rejected the modernist idea that the Council was a kind of constitutional convention that changed the nature of the Church, and that the actual texts of the Council were compromises between conservatives and liberals, which had to be interpreted according to their innovative spirit.  (This is the origin of the amorphous “spirit of Vatican II”.)  This notion constitutes the “hermeneutic of rupture,” and is corrected by the “hermeneutic of continuity,” which simply means (more…)