Monthly Archives: December 2013

“Sacred Exchange”

+ J.M.J. Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ What more could we leave to everyone than what St. Paul the Apostle commends today in the Sacred Traditional Liturgy of the Holy Church. These things speak and … Continue reading

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‘Christian’ Condescension

+ J.M.J. Feast of St. Thomas the Apostle “O Orient, splendor of Light Eternal, and Sun of Justice, come and enlighten them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death” (today’s “Great Antiphon”). Thus the authentic Catholic position vis-a-vis the … Continue reading

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“Fratres in unum[?]”

+ J.M.J. Fourth Day of Novena in honor of the Nativity of the Lord and Savior Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity (Ps. 132.1, in today’s Office for Vespers). CNA (Catholic News Agency) reports the … Continue reading

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“Dirigite Viam Domini!”

+ J.M.J. First Day of Novena in honor of the Nativity of the Lord and Savior Make straight the way of the Lord! (St. John the Baptist quoting the Prophet Isaias in the Holy Gospel yesterday, Gaudete Sunday) But how, what must we … Continue reading

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“Rejoice…,” but “in the Lord!”

+ J.M.J. Gaudete Sunday Advent is a season of penance in preparation for the coming of God Himself. God Himself will come and will save… (Prophet Isaias 35.4). Therefore, the voice of one crying in the wilderness: Make straight the way of the Lord (from … Continue reading

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Deus Terribilis Est!

+ J.M.J.T. Feast of the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception I will put enmities between thee and the Woman, and thy seed and Her seed: She shall crush thy head (Gen. iii.15). Behold, how the Word of God which divides … Continue reading

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“Virtutes Caelorum Movebuntur”

+ J.M.J First Sunday of Advent The powers of heaven shall be moved (from today’s Holy Gospel, Lk. 21.25-33). Most certainly, this passage does not refer to the celestial hierarchy in perfect union with the King of kings and Lord of lords for … Continue reading

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