Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thanksgiving Day

I noticed this sign the other day posted by our lost brethren. It made me think of the Holy Eucharist and Holy Mass. That indeed is something that we as Catholics should be thankful for. It is my understanding that protestants "celebrate" the remembrance of the Last Supper. However they do not partake of the full benefits that we as Catholics are quite privy too, if we are in a state of grace. They ignorantly deny His Real Presence. This "community thanksgiving dinner" is what we Catholic's call the Holy Mass. Convert and experience the Real Presence. Then you shall see the way, the truth, the light: Jesus Christ. And upon completion of conversion you too can share in the 2000 year tradition and graces only found in Holy Mother Church. Why settle for a fake. Would you waste your money on a fake Rolex or a fake BMW or Mercedes. Nope! I would rather invest in something real and tangible like the Catholic faith because when your soul is on the line, you might want to be right.

The Holy Mass is the highest form of worship. It is the sacrifice of Calvary renewed. One mass gives God more praises and thanksgiving, make more atonement for sin, and pleads more eloquently than does the combined and eternal worship of all the souls in heaven, earth and in purgatory. The Tridentine Mass especially, although it is often scoffed at because of its use of Latin. People freeze and get scared. They only have to learn enough Latin to understand whats going on. I mean that's why a Missal was produced. You can buy one for personal study, or use the church's. It may seem overwhelming, but it is so beautiful. More that than touchy feely, holding hands during the Our Father, desecration of a mass: Novus Ordo. In the words of my fellow Traditional Catholic, the Caveman:

"This Mass (Tridentine) goes back 1,500 years. You can't get much more traditional than that. This is the Mass whose roots, the words of Consecration itself, goes all the way back to the exact words used by Sts. Peter and Paul when they preached in pagan Rome.

This is the Mass that inspired Catholic Warriors to defend Christendom at the Battle of Lepanto, the Battle of Vienna, during the Holy Crusades, etc. This is the Mass that strengthened centuries upon centuries of martyrs as they were led away to be beheaded, burned or have their guts slit open and their insides ripped out... all for the high crime of being Catholic."

In the Holy Mass, it IS Jesus Christ, God as well as Man, who is our intercessor, our Priest, and our Victim. Jesus is truly present in body, soul and divinity. In about the 700th year of Our Lord, in a monestary, a priest of the Order of St. Basil was celebrating the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in the Tridentine form. He had been suffering from the recurring doubts concerning the mystery of transubstantiation (the changing of the bread and wine to the body and blood of Christ). After he spoke the solemn words of consecration the host was suddenly changed into a circle of flesh and the wine transformed into blood. Many verification of this miricle have been performed. the most recent was in 1971 where in a detailed medical and scientific terminology the conclusion was held that: the flesh was indentified as striated muscular tissue of the myocardium (heart wall) having no trace whatsoever of materials or agents used to preserve the flesh from decay. Both the flesh and blood were found to be of human origin and classified as type AB. This is the miracle of Lanciano. The relics are in Church of St. Francis, Lanciano Italy.

We as Catholics have the benefit of attending mass everyday of the week for as long as we have priests. Unlike the protestants who cut themselves off from the benefits of the Mass. Let us pray for their conversion, and for the souls of those in purgatory. Nobody would think about them, but they are there. I bet if they could they would assist in the conversion of their protestant family members, for their sake and the sake of those living outside of the graces of Holy Mother Chuch. I'm sure we haven't heard this enough but we need to pray for our priests, and for our future priests the seminarians. We need more Holy, devout, traditional priests to serve the Tridentine Mass.

Thanksgiving although it is known as a federal holiday is not a holiday. Since 1621, when the Plymouth colonists and their native neighbors shared their first thanksgiving feast, people have gathered to give thanks. Thanksgiving is the very first national "holiday", proclaimed by President George Washington in 1789 as “a day of public thanksgiving and prayer. President Abraham Lincoln revived the Thanksgiving tradition during the Civil War. He asked God to “heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquility, and Union. A Holiday refers to a Holy Day of Obligation in which Holy Mother Church mandates that we are obliged to attend Mass. Let us this year show our thanks to God for all that he has provided for us, and shall continue to provide for us. Let us pray for our servicemen overseas, or nation, and its political leaders that they shall make decisions that are just but also morally adventageous. Especially from a Catholic standpoint. Most importantly let us be thankful for being Catholic and being able to worship via Holy Mass in the Latin rite.

Thank You God for giving us priests that are dedicated to the propogation of the Tridentine Mass! Provide us with an abundance of priests of like dedication.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Dunn's annual Christmas Parade

This Year Council 9001 invested in constructing a float for our "Keep Christ in Christmas" progam where we participate in the City of Dunn's Christmas Parade. THE PARADE WILL START AROUND 3PM ON SATURDAY DECEMBER 5TH. WE WILL BE FLOAT NUMBER 35.
We are treating you to an inside peak on construction and launch of our 'Santa Maria'. Enjoy. Those interesting in viewing the parade will be able to see from the church parking lot!

Training Day for Teddie!

Gerald sneaking off to the laser guided saw.

She may not float, but it's looking good!

profile shot

Day 2 of construction. 2 coats of Dark Oak stain, and a high speed sail with a Crusader Cross. Almost ready to set sail and bring a lot of Catholicism to the streets of Dunn.

Day 3 of construction. Wheeling her out and starting up!

Custom made sign, by Frazzee's Trophy shop in Dunn. The one stop shop for all your creative designs. Quality work!

Added some wave accents!

Profile of finished paint job.

Testing out the flag pole and pulley system! HAHAHA! We won't fly this flag during the parade. Ladies and Gents we WILL fly the Vatican flag on this vessel. That's right! Even though we will probably still get confused with the triple k's. Or the Three musketteers.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Poland Defends Right to Keep Crucifixes in Schools

Friday, November 13, 2009
from Fox News:

WARSAW, Poland — Heavily Catholic Poland has joined the Vatican in criticizing a European court ruling against the display of crucifixes in Italian schools.

Polish President Lech Kaczynski said his country will never agree to remove crosses from its schools.

The Nov. 3 ruling by the European Court of Human Rights does not require that Poland remove the crosses that hang in most public schools. It could, however, eventually force a review of the use of religious symbols in government-run school across Europe.

The decision touched a nerve in Poland, where religious symbols were banned from public buildings under communist rule but embraced with the return to democracy 20 years ago as an expression of national sovereignty.

During Independence Day celebrations on Wednesday in Warsaw, Kaczynski said that "nobody in Poland will accept the message that you can't hang crosses in schools."

"One shouldn't count on that. Perhaps elsewhere, but never in Poland," said Kaczynski.

Lech Walesa, the pro-democracy dissident and former president — himself a believer who often wears a pin of St. Mary on his lapel — also defended his country's right to display a symbol central to the nation's Christian heritage.

"Minorities must know their place," Walesa said on Thursday during an interview with a TVN24 television station. "We must respect minorities but also protect the rights of the majority."

About 90 percent of Poles are Catholic, and regular church attendance today remains much higher than in more secular Western Europe.

Poles' strong identification with the church goes back centuries but in recent decades has been strengthened by Polish-born Pope John Paul II, who led the church for 27 years until his death in 2005.

The Vatican has also denounced the European court's ruling.

Go Poland! If only we could collectively tell Mr. Obama the same thing. We want change alright, just not the social-nazi-ism that he is trying to give us. There is one thing he will learn, don't mess with the Vatican!

Supreme Knight Receives Rome’s ‘Lupa Capitolina’ Award

This just in from Supreme's website:

The mayor of Rome bestowed a prominent honor on Supreme Knight Carl Anderson in recognition of the Order's long-standing contributions to the city.

In honor of nearly 90 years of service by the Knights of Columbus in Rome, the city honored the head of the Order with its ‘Lupa Capitolina’ award October 28.

Supreme Knight Carl Anderson received the award from Rome’s mayor, Giovanni Alemanno, Wednesday, October 28.

“I am honored to receive this award from the City of Rome for the great work the Knights of Columbus have done there for nearly a century,” said Supreme Knight Carl Anderson. “As both the ,‘ eternal city’ and the center of the Catholic Church, Rome has a special place in the hearts of the Knights of Columbus, and we look forward to another 90 years of service in this great city.”

The Knights have been active in Rome since 1920, when a delegation of Knights led by the then Supreme Knight James Flaherty met with Pope Benedict XV. The Pontiff encouraged the Knights to expand their work in Rome.

Later that decade, the Knights opened several recreational facilities use by the youth of Rome. An additional facility was opened in the 1950s.

Today, the Knights continue to operate four of these facilities, which are regularly used by the young residents of Rome. In 1965, the grounds of one of the facilities was donated by the Order for the construction of a papal audience hall, where the pope regularly receives pilgrims visiting the Eternal City.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veterans Day

We here at Council 9001 would like to honor our veterans. Those that died to keep this country free from tyranny. Those who gave their lives so that we can in turn stab them in their backs and undo the very thing they gave their lives up for. Thank you Mr. President for attempting to make the sacrifices that my brother warriors made many years ago null and void, with your sympathetic political correctness mumbo jumbo. Or as you would have it your muslim call to prayer.
We pray for the souls of the 14 victims killed in Ft. Hood by the Muslim Terrorist Nidal Hassan.
They are:
Capt. John P. Gaffaney, 54, of San Diego, Calif., assigned to the 1908th Medical Company, Independence, Mo.

Capt. Russell Seager, 41, of Racine, Wis., assigned to the 467th Medical Company, Madison, Wis.

Staff Sgt. Justin Decrow, 32, of Plymouth, Ind., assigned to the 16th Signal Company, Fort Hood, Texas.

Sgt. Amy Krueger, 29, of Kiel, Wis., assigned to the 467th Medical Company, Madison, Wis.

Spc. Jason Hunt, 22, of Tillman, Okla., assigned to the 1st Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas.

Spc. Frederick Greene, 29, of Mountain City, Tenn., assigned to the 16th Signal Company, Fort Hood, Texas.

Pfc. Aaron Nemelka, 19, of West Jordan, Utah., assigned to the 510th Engineer Company, 20th Engineer Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas.

Pfc. Michael Pearson, 22, of Bolinbrook, Ill., assigned to the 510th Engineer Company, 20th Engineer Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas.

Spc. Kham Xiong, 23, of St. Paul, Minn., assigned to the 510th Engineer Company, 20th Engineer Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas.

Pvt. Francheska Velez, 21, of Chicago, Ill., assigned to the 15th Combat Support Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas.

The unborn child of Francheska Velez.

Mr. Michael Cahill of Cameron, Texas., a civilian employee on Fort Hood.

Whether you, Mr. President want to admit it or not. Islam has no part in the founding of this country. Catholicism has deeper and stronger roots, and beat out protestants sects long before they ever attempted to set sail on the high seas. The Spanish and Portugese fleets were already here before they knew what hit them. And what do you suppose they brought with them on those ships? Thats right, priests. Good ole Catholic Priests that converted many natives to Catholicism. There were no muslims anywhere in the foundations of this continent, nor in this country. This is a Christian nation despite your fantasy that it is a "muslim nation".

God bless our Armed Forces.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Upcomming event: Christmas Parade and Seminarian dinner

On saturday December 5th council 9001will participate in the City of Dunn Christmas parade! The float is under construction. Help us to keep Christ in Christmas and bring a lot of Catholicism to the streets of Harnett County.

Since Holy Father proclaimed this the year of the priest; on december 12th the council will have a seminarian appreciation dinner. We will honor our future priests and show them we care. Tickets will be sold by knights this month at each mass. The cost is $7.00 the menu will consist of spaghetti and salad. We will also receive payment at the door. The dinner will take place after the 5:30pm mass. Proceeds will fund the seminarian scholarship (RSVP) to assist them financialy. If you would like to know more about our sponsored seminarian Brennan Buckler please see our Chancellor of vocations Eddie Sopp. Please help us show our support to our future priests.

All Souls Day

Father Celebrating Mass of All Souls

Please pray for the Soul of my grandmother Guadalupe Aguilar who just passed away on All Saints Eve.

For all the souls of the faithfully departed;

REQUIEM aeternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis. Requiescant in pace. Amen.