Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Vision of Saint Thomas Aquinus

The Vision of Saint Thomas Aquinus
painted by Santi di Tito in 1593 Florence

May He Rest in Peace.

Msgr. William Smith

Te Deum

The Excommunication of Tradition is at an end.


H.H. Benedict XVI

On January 25th 1959 Blessed John XIII called upon the bishops of the Church to gather in the Vatican in council. This gathering of the Catholic episcopacy is known today as the Second General Council at the Vatican. The impact of both the actual teaching of the Council and the event itself have been monumental for the Church in the late XXth Century and early XXIst Century. With fifty years of perspective on the events of the Council how are we to understand this Council, how can we make sense of Vatican II.

The Vatican's daily paper, the L’Osservatore Romano, in its editorial on the anniversary puts the Council in proper perspective by quoting the Holy Father who attended as a young priest at the Council:

The latest Pope, Benedict XVI, who participated fully and enthusiastically at the council as a very young theologian, laid out the Catholic interpretation of the council in 2005: an event that is read not in the logic of a discontinuity that would make it absolutely isolated from tradition; but rather in the logic of a reform that opens it to the future. A council that, like all the others, should be inserted into history and should not be made into a myth, inseparable from its documents, which from the historical point of view cannot be set in opposition to a supposed ‘spirit’ of Vatican II.

Saturday, January 17, 2009


Blessed Henry Suso

Feast: January 3

Thursday, January 8, 2009


Fr. Richard John Neuhaus

Eternal Rest Grant Unto Him O LORD.
May His Soul and the Souls of All the Faithful Departed
Rest in Peace.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Epihany 2009

The Adoration of the Magi

Thursday, January 1, 2009


Holy Mother of God
pray for us who have
recourse to you.