Against the sins of homosexuality (sodomy) the Church has always taught. With Scripture, Tradition and Reason, it is evident that homosexuality is a grave sin that cries to heaven for justice. Lumped together with that detestable act, are bestiality, pedophilia, incest and all unnatural sexual lusts and acts. As Christians we must reject sodomy as a gross sin (like rape, murder, thievery, etc) and do all we can to pray for and guide the erring to justice and virtuous living. Thus we love one another.
Included in the video are 3 paintings of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah with Lot leaving the city. The two songs are a Byzantine Chant “Communion Verse” and Gregorian Chant “Os Iusti”.
In the Mass earth touches Heaven, man ascends, God descends. Every Mass is an encounter with God on the Mountain. Here we sit at the feet of Jesus to learn and be fed.
The Catholic Church, i.e. Church of Christ, has always held abortion at all stages to be the destruction of an innocent life. Long before science had “proven” it, the Church saw that life truly began at the moment of conception. Because it is a full person, he/she is to be protected from conception. I used various authorities of Scripture, Tradition and Canon Law to reaffirm that ALL CHRISTIANS MUST REJECT ABORTION. To support it, to have one, or to perform one is a heinous abomination.
The song in the background is the Illatio from the Mozarabic Rite Liturgy.
Every day of your life, the choices you make determine the man that you are–and will become.
What kind of man do you want to be?
How do you want to be remembered?
What kind of men do you respect?
These are serious questions and Matt is here to help you sort out the answers.
In his new DVD, The Man Talk, Matt Fradd lays out a vision for authentic Catholic masculinity and a plan for how to achieve it. Following the example of some of history’s greatest and wisest Christian men, he shows you how to build the strengths and practice the habits that will make you a true man of God: a man of courage and strength who lives for others, a man who is fully alive.
The need for such men has never been greater, he says, but the obstacles we face have never been tougher. The world presents us with a conflicting vision of manhood: Instead of the pure, selfless love of the saints, we’re told to seek the pleasurable self-indulgence of pornography. We’re told not to give but to “take what we can get”—from women and from the world.
In fact, from when we were young we’ve been taught all kinds of “rules” that men are supposed to live by—rules that actually discourage authentic manhood. Matt reveals five of those rules, and shows you how the only way to become a true, fully alive man is to break each and every one.
Filmed before a live audience, The Man Talk mixes jokes and stories with theology and commonsense human experience to provide a positive, uplifting, and never-dull presentation that men of all ages can enjoy and profit from. Equally perfect for personal viewing or your parish men’s group!
This is a somewhat lesser known Marian hymn. The image is “The Birth of Mary” by Bartolome Esteban Murillo. The Latin lyrics and English translation follow:
Ave plena gratiae, Mater misericordiae, sancta Maria.
Per quam omnis gratiae fons ortus est Ecclesiae, sancta Maria.
Laude digna angelorum, sume laudes peccatorum, sancta Maria.
Spes reorum, spes lapsorum, laetitia beatorum, sancta Maria.
Te Gabriel laetificavit, te Paraclitus obumbravit, sancta Maria.
Pater summus magnificavit dum Filio matrem creavit, sancta Maria.
O gloria! O gaudium! Dum genuisti Altissimi Unigenitum, sancta Maria.
O Domina! O Dominum propitium fac nobis tuum primogenitum, sancta Maria.
Tuum per transiit gladius animam, cum in crucifixi latere defixam cerneres lanceam, sancta Maria.
Vincula, colaphi, corona spinea, arundo, flagella clavique te matrem corde cruentarunt, sancta Maria.
O laetitia! O resurrexit Dominus, en Virgo, vivit tuus Filius, sancta Maria.
O Regina! O regnat, vincit, imperat! Non moriturus tuus unicus, sancta Maria.
Nunc semper choros angelorum exaltata, a dextris Filii mater, regnas, caelesti gloria circumdata, sancta maria.
Nostri memor esto in misericordia, in hac miseria, nos exules reduc ad aeterna tabernacula, sancta Maria.
O Virgo! O Domina! O Mater regina, sancta Maria.
Hail, full of grace, Mother of mercy, holy Mary.
Through you the fountain of all grace flows for the Church, holy Mary.
Graced by the angels’ praises, accept the praise of us sinners, holy Mary.
The hope of the forsaken, the deceased, the joy of saints, holy Mary.
Gabriel rejoiced in you, the Holy Spirit overshadowed you, holy Mary.
The Most-High Father exalted you while creating you as mother of his Son, holy Mary.
O glory! O joy! That you would bear the Son of the Most-High, holy Mary.
O mistress! Intercede for us with the Lord, your first-born, holy Mary.
A sword pierced your soul while the lance pierced the side of the crucified one, holy Mary.
Chains, buffeting, the crown of thorns, the whipping; all bore upon your own heart, holy Mary.
O joy! The Lord is risen! Behold, O Virgin; your Son lives! O holy Mary.
O Queen! He reigns, he conquered, he rules! No more to die, your only Son, holy Mary.
And now, exalted by the angelic choirs, you reign with your Son in the midst of heaven’s glory, holy Mary.
Remember us, in your mercy, we poor ones, who are exiled; lead us to the heavenly sanctuary, holy Mary.
O Virgin! O Mistress! O Mother regal; O holy Mary.
At 16 minutes into the homily the recording fails and has to be restarted. The original homily was over 30 minutes.
Today we see our Lord fulfilling the prophecy of the One to come, the One who is to bring salvation to a fallen humanity. Man rules over man with burdensome minute details, but God lightens our hardships. Great good and evil starts from the top and flows down to us. We have a great responsibility to pray that our Lord and Lady send us God fearing leaders, inside and out the Church.
Mass: 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
1st: lev 13:1-2, 44-46
Resp: psa 32:1-2, 5, 11
2nd: 1co 10:31-11:1
Gsp: mar 1:40-45
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