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St. Bonaventure — On the One and Triune God: in print this fall

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo
Feast of the Holy Name of the BVM, Sept 12, 2014

This is just to let you know that, this fall, The Franciscan Archive is publishing in English the First Tome of St. Bonaventure of Bagnoregio’s Opera Omnia, which includes the first part of the Saint’s great summa of theology, written about 1252 A.D., that is 12 years before the Summa Theologica of St. Thomas Aquinas.

This first volume is all about the Most Holy Trinity, and explains at the university level, the Catholic Dogma and all the principal related doctrines.

You can find more information on how to get a copy at

franciscan-archive.org/bonaventure.html

You can download its Table of Questions from

franciscan-archive.org/bonaventura/bonav-I-TOQ.pdf

And you can see photos of the Book at

franciscanum.wordpress.com/2014/08/27/bonaventure-tome-i-photos/

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Novena to Our Lady of Sorrows Sept 6 – 14

Our Lady of Sorrows Novena Sept 6-14

MOST BLESSED and afflicted Virgin, Queen of Martyrs, who didst stand generously beneath the cross, beholding the agony of thy dying Son; by the sword of sorrow which then pierced thy soul, by the sufferings of thy sorrowful life, by the unutterable joy which now more than repays thee for them; look down with a mother’s pity and tenderness, as I kneel before thee to compassionate thy sorrows, and to lay my petition with childlike confidence in thy wounded heart. I beg of thee, O my Mother, to plead continually for me with thy Son, since He can refuse thee nothing, and through the merits of His most sacred Passion and Death, together with thy own sufferings at the foot of the cross, so to touch His Sacred Heart, that I may obtain my request,
Here pause and name the favors which you are asking Our Sorrowful Mother to obtain for you through this Novena. (Let your secondary intention be to pray for the intentions of all the people making this Novena anywhere in the world. Thus a great mass prayer for all Novena intentions will arise to Our Blessed Mother.)
For to whom shall I fly in my wants and miseries, if not to thee, O Mother of mercy, who, having so deeply drunk the chalice of thy Son, canst most pity us poor exiles, still doomed to sigh in this vale of tears? Offer to Jesus but one drop of His Precious Blood, but one pang of His adorable Heart; remind Him that thou art our life, our sweetness, and our hope, and thou wilt obtain what I ask, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Hail Mary, Virgin Most Sorrowful, pray for us.
(Seven times)

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Novena in Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Novena in Exaltation of the Holy Cross. Sept 5-13

O Jesus, Who by reason of Thy burning love for us hast willed to be crucified and to shed Thy Most Precious
Blood for the redemption and salvation of our souls, look down upon us here gathered together
in remembrance of Thy most sorrowful Passion and Death, and grant the petition we ask for
…( mention here)
Fully trusting in Thy mercy; cleanse us from sin by Thy grace, sanctify our toil,
give unto us and unto all those who are dear to us our daily bread, sweeten our sufferings,
bless our families, and to the nations so sorely afflicted, grant Thy peace,
which is the only true peace, so that by obeying Thy commandments
we may come at last to the glory of Heaven.
Amen.

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The New Blacklist

[Unfortunately the velvet mafia is alive and well not only in the political world and in the private sector, but in the Vatican II church also.]

The New Blacklist
Monday – April 7, 2014 at 11:02 pm

buchanan.org/blog/new-blacklist-6346

By Patrick J. Buchanan
“There is a gay mafia,” said Bill Maher, “if you cross them you do get whacked.”
Maher, the host of HBO’s “Real Time,” was talking about the gay activists and their comrades who drove Brendan Eich out as CEO of Mozilla. Eich, who invented JavaScript and co-founded Mozilla in 1998, had been named chief executive in late March.
Instantly, he came under attack for having contributed $1,000 to Proposition 8, whereby a majority of Californians voted in 2008 to reinstate a ban on same-sex marriage. Prop 8 was backed by the Catholic Church, the Mormon Church and the black churches, and carried 70 percent of the African-American vote.
Though Eich apologized for any “pain” he had caused and pledged to promote equality for gays and lesbians at Mozilla, his plea for clemency failed to move his accusers. Too late. According to The Guardian, he quit after it was revealed that he had also contributed — “The horror, the horror!” — to the Buchanan campaign of 1992.
That cooked it. What further need was there of proof of the irredeemably malevolent character of Brendan Eich?
Observing the mob run this accomplished man out of a company he helped create, Andrew Sullivan blogged that Eich “has just been scalped” by gay activists. Sullivan went on:
“Will he now be forced to walk through the streets in shame? Why not the stocks? The whole thing disgusts me, as it should disgust anyone interested in a tolerant and diverse society.”
Yet, the purge of Eich, who, from his contributions — he also gave to Ron Paul — appears to be a traditionalist and libertarian — is being defended as a triumph of the First Amendment.
James Ball of The Guardian writes that far from being “a defeat for freedom of expression,” Eich’s removal is a “victory — the ouster of a founder and CEO by his own people, at a foundation based on open and equal expression.”
Eich’s forced resignation, writes Ball, “should be the textbook example of the system working exactly as it should.”
Ball seems to be saying that what the gay mob did to Eich at Mozilla is what the heroes of Maidan Square did in driving President Viktor Yanukovych out of power and out of his country.
This is how the democracy works now.
Mitchell Baker, the executive chairwoman of Mozilla Foundation, who escorted Eich out, said in her statement: “Mozilla believes both in equality and freedom of speech.
Equality is necessary for meaningful speech. And you need free speech to fight for equality. Figuring out how to stand for both at the same time can be hard.”
George Orwell, thou shouldst be living at this hour.
What Baker is saying is that you have freedom of speech, so long as you use your speech to advocate equality.
And what do we do with those who use their freedom of speech to express their view, rooted in religion and history, that traditional marriage is not only superior to same-sex marriage, the latter is a contradiction of the natural and moral law.
And what of those institutions that teach and preach that outside traditional marriage sexual relations are wrong?
One such is the 2,000-year-old Catholic Church whose 1976 catechism, “The Teaching of Christ,” describes homosexual acts as “sexual vices” and “sexual perversions.”
Is that just yesterday’s church and yesterday’s belief?
Well, one of the compilers of that catechism was Donald W. Wuerl of Angelicum University in Rome, who would appear to be the same cleric as Cardinal Archbishop Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C., who is now one of the inner circle advising Pope Francis I.
Yet, it is not only Catholic, Mormon, Evangelical and Protestant churches that believe this, but the Islamic faith, perhaps a majority of Americans, and more than a majority of the world’s peoples.
Up until last year, Barack Obama opposed same-sex marriage.
What the Brendan Eich episode teaches us, where a man was driven from a position he had earned, because of his beliefs, and was abandoned and left undefended by false friends and gutless peers in Silicon Valley, is this:
In the new dispensation, opposition to same-sex marriage disqualifies you from leadership and may legitimately be used to bring about the ruin of your career.
This is the new blacklist.
The old blacklist declared that if you were a member of the Communist Party that toadied to Stalin, and you refused to recant and took the Fifth Amendment, you would not be permitted to work in Hollywood. We are Americans, said that Hollywood, and we believe in American values.
Now, nearly seven decades later, the Stalinists of the ’40s are martyr-heroes in Hollywood. And in Silicon Valley conservatives and traditionalists who oppose same-sex marriage are to be denied top jobs and driven into social exile.
The new blacklist means that while diversity of races, genders and sexual orientations is mandatory, diversity of thought and opinion is restricted. In Silicon Valley, they burn heretics.

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Rest in peace, good and faithful servant!

[Requiescat in pace]

rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2014/04/rest-in-peace-good-and-faithful-servant.html

Rest in peace, good and faithful servant!

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We are saddened to hear the news that Fr. Vladimir Kozina died yesterday. Fr. Kozina — who wrote the book “Communism as I know it” and whose parents were assassinated by the communists — kept the Traditional Latin Mass alive in Oakland at St. Margaret Mary Church.

The following is some biographical information and quotes from this great priest, courageously compiled by The Catholic Voice:

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The Pope’s Public Confession

[This guy is no follower of Jesus Christ, or of the teachings of His Catholic Church! “By their fruits you shall know them” May his time on the Chair of Peter be brief!]

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Another Papal Scolding
Written by Christopher A. Ferrara

remnantnewspaper.com/web/index.php/fetzen-fliegen/item/481-another-papal-scolding

The Pope’s Public Confession
“… they make themselves up like little holy cards, looking up at heaven as they pray, making sure they are seen…”

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Mass. AG backing gay couple in lawsuit against Catholic Church

Mass. AG backing gay couple in lawsuit against Catholic Church

March 13, 2014

www.necn.com/03/13/14/Mass-AG-backing-gay-couple-in-lawsuit-ag/landing.html?blockID=863827&feedID=11106

BOSTON (AP) – Attorney General Martha Coakley is arguing that Massachusetts’ anti-discrimination law should apply in the case of a married gay couple who sued the Roman Catholic Diocese of Worcester for allegedly refusing to sell them a Northbridge mansion because church officials were concerned they would host gay weddings.

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Catholic group condemns Walsh on gays in parade

(Way to go C.J Doyle! Marty Walsh is another Irish “catholic” politician here in Massachusetts that is pro-sodomite and pro-abortion. And Boston College educated as well. Gotta love that Jesuit education!)

Catholic group condemns Walsh on gays in parade

www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/02/27/catholic-action-league-condemns-mayor-martin-walsh-for-stance-gays-patrick-day-parade/Z7aZqrh9jklOYA5K0jG5lN/story.html

By Haven Orecchio-Egresitz | GLOBE CORRESPONDENT FEBRUARY 28, 2014
The 2013 edition of Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

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Francis: “Jesus did not have to come to teach us good manners”

Francis: “Jesus did not have to come to teach us good manners”

rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/

Consistory, Feb. 22, 2014
My brother Cardinals, Jesus did not come to teach us good manners, how to behave well at the table! To do that, he would not have had to come down from heaven and die on the Cross. Christ came to save us, to show us the way, the only way out of the quicksand of sin, and this way of holiness is mercy, that mercy which he has shown, and daily continues to show, to us. To be a saint is not a luxury. It is necessary for the salvation of the world. This is what the Lord is asking of us.

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The 2014 Lenten Recipe Thread

Okay folks, here it is: that thread you all wait for each year with fish-baited breath- It’s the 2014 edition of the Angelqueen Lenten food forum! Now I know we are all good Catholics when every Friday rolls around and we remember why that little fishie appears in each block that’s an abstinence day. (Although, I did shock my personal friends a couple years back when I told them I was giving up fish for Lent. I had to reassure them that I was simply going vegetarian on those days. But that’s neither here or there. I have to confess that I did it, because I was hating fish that year. Not very grace-inducing for me, was it?)

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St John Bosco Novena Jan 22-30

Novena to Saint John Bosco
January 22nd-January 30th

Saint John Bosco, father and teacher of the young,
in need of special help, I appeal with confidence to thee, Saint John Bosco,
for I require not only spiritual graces, but also temporal ones, and particularly…
(add your personal intentions here)
May thou, who on earth had such great devotion to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament
and to Mary Help of Christians, and who always had compassion for those who were suffering,
obtain from Jesus and His Heavenly Mother the grace I now request,
and also a sincere resignation to the Will of God.
(Recite the Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be)

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Fight, Children of Light, You, the Few Who Can See

Adoration of the Name of Jesus ElGreco

This article by Jean Vaquié was published originally in the counter-revolutionary journal Lecture et Tradition1 in 1990 and then in issue 156 of Action Familiale et Scolaire (AFS). It was subsequently issued as a supplement to AFS No. 225, February 2013. It was published in English in Apropos No. 21, Lent 2003.

Hat Tip: The Eye Witness

Full Article: Apropos – The Preliminary Battle

EXCERPTS

We may consider it [this article] as a charter for the current counter-revolutionary struggle. The author outlines there three superimposed battles:

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The Malachi Martin files have been added

You can find the link on the right sidebar some ways down the page.

LINK

It was a bit of work to reformat all of it and there still may be a few kinks via the transition. All of the documents should be downloadable in PDF format for archive and/or distribution.

I’ve been meaning to add these for some time, but had been putting it off until a very good priest and great friend of the forum pushed me along.

“The Fiscal Cliff” vs. “The Fiscal Gap” — How much trouble is the US really in?

CBC’s “The Current” played an interview today with Laurence Kotlikoff, an economist at Boston University who ran for President in the past 2012 election with Americans Elect (but who canceled the campaign in the spring). He explains the real extent of the American deficit and debt and the drastic measures needed to keep the US from dropping into insolvency and suffering the same fate as Greece.

Listen to the interview starting at 03:00 at the following address: www.cbc.ca/thecurrent/episode/2012/12/07/laurence-kotlikoff-is-the-united-states-broke/

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