June 19 – Day 3 of the Infant King Novena at the Shrine of Christ the King in Chicago

June 19 – Day 3 of the Infant King Novena at the Shrine of Christ the King in Chicago. 

 Let us adore the Infant King who promises, “The more you honor Me, the more I will bless you!”

Join us in PRAYER:
O Divine Infant Jesus, I have recourse to Thee. Please, through Thy Blessed Mother, assist me in this necessity …mention intention…, because I firmly believe that Thy Divinity can help me. I hope with confidence to obtain Thy holy grace. I love Thee with all my heart and with all the strength of my soul. I repent sincerely of my sins and I beg Thee, O Good Jesus, to grant me the strength to triumph over them. I resolve never more to offend Thee and I come to offer myself to Thee with the intention of enduring everything rather than to displease Thee. Henceforth, I desire to serve Thee with fidelity and, for the love of Thee, O Divine Infant, I will love my neighbor as myself.

All-powerful Infant, O Jesus, I implore Thee again, assist me in this need. Grant me the grace of possessing Thee eternally with Mary and Joseph and of adoring Thee with the angels in the Heavenly Court. Amen.

 

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2013 Vatican Chief Justice: Nancy Pelosi Must Be Denied Communion

Cardinal Raymond Burke

Cardinal Raymond Burke, archbishop emeritus of St. Louis, MO, and prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura at the Vatican.

This is an old article but worth reading again…

(CNSNews.com) —  Because of her longstanding support for abortion, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), a Catholic, must be denied Communion under the law of the Catholic Church, said Cardinal Raymond Burke, head of the highest court at the Vatican.

Cardinal Burke referenced his remarks about Pelosi to Canon Law–the law  governing the Catholic Church–and specifically Canon 915, which says those Catholics who obstinately persevere “in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to Holy Communion.”

“Certainly this is a case when Canon 915 must be applied,” said Cardinal Burke in an interview reprinted on Sept. 5 in The Wanderer, a national Catholic weekly. “This is a person who obstinately, after repeated admonitions, persists in a grave sin–cooperating with the crime of procured abortion–and still professes to be a devout Catholic.”

“This is a prime example of what Blessed John Paul II referred to as the situation of Catholics who have divorced their faith from their public life and therefore are not serving their brothers and sisters in the way that they must–in safeguarding and promoting the life of the innocent and defenseless unborn, in safeguarding and promoting the integrity of marriage and the family,” said the cardinal.

 

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

In mid-June at a Capitol Hill press conference, Pelosi was asked if there is a moral difference between aborting a baby at 26 weeks and what Dr. Kermit Gosnell did in Philadelphia in delivering babies alive at 23 weeks and then severing their spinal cords to kill them?

 

Pelosi did not answer the question directly but said, “As a practicing and respectful Catholic, this is sacred ground to me when we talk about this. I don’t think it should have anything to do with politics, and that’s where you’re taking it and I’m not going there.”

It was in reference to that quote that Cardinal Burke was asked, “How are we to react to such a seemingly scandalous statement? Is this a case where Canon 915 might properly be applied?” Burke replied: “Certainly this is a case when Canon 915 must be applied.”

The cardinal went on to say: “What Congresswoman Pelosi is speaking of is not particular confessional beliefs or practices of the Catholic Church. It belongs to the natural moral law which is written on every human heart and which the Catholic Church obviously also teaches: that natural moral law which is so wonderfully illumined for us by Our Lord Jesus Christ by His saving teaching, but most of all by His Passion and death.”

 

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St. Thomas More (1478-1535)

“To say that these are simply questions of Catholic faith which have no part in politics is just false and wrong,” said Card. Burke.  “I fear for Congresswoman Pelosi if she does not come to understand how gravely in error she is. I invite her to reflect upon the example of St. Thomas More who acted rightly in a similar situation even at the cost of his life.”

 

St. Thomas More (1478-1535) was Lord Chancellor of England under King Henry VIII. When Henry VIII broke with Rome and declared himself head of the church in England, More refused to swear allegiance to the  king’s Oath of Supremacy. As a result, Henry VIII had More beheaded. More’s last words were, “The king’s good servant, but God’s first.”

Pelosi has a long history of supporting abortion and and has a 100% rating byNARAL Pro-Choice America.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church says, “Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion. This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable. Direct abortion, that is to say, abortion willed either as an end or a means, is gravely contrary to the moral law.”

The Catechism further says: “From its conception, the child has the right to life. Direct abortion, that is, abortion willed as an end or as a means, is a ‘criminal’ practice (GS 27 § 3), gravely contrary to the moral law. The Church imposes the canonical penalty of excommunication for this crime against human life.”

Obituary | The Rev. Kenneth Walker, FSSP

fr-kenneth-walker-fssp-ripRev. Kenneth Walker FSSP Rev. Kenneth Walker FSSP, 28, died Wednesday, June 11, 2014 in Phoenix, AZ., as a result of injuries he received in a break-in at the Mater Misericordia Parish Rectory in Phoenix. He was born September 13, 1985 at Poughkeepsie, NY, the son of Thomas Walker and Marypat Luber. He was baptized on October 13 of the same year at St. Mary’s Church in Wappingers Falls, NY. During his high school years, his family discovered and began attending the Traditional Latin Mass. He was strongly influenced by both the Mass and the devotion of his family, and began considering a vocation to the priesthood. After high school, he attended Our Lady Seat of Wisdom, Barry’s Bay, ON, pursuing a classical formation in liberal arts from the fall of 2003 until April 2005. After the influence of his parents, Fr. Walker always credited the College as being essential to his formation in the faith prior to entering the seminary. Fr. Walker was accepted to the Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary, the Fraternity of St. Peter’s International House of Formation for English speakers in Nebraska, in the fall of 2005, and began the normal course of studies and formation. His dedication to fulfilling the ideals with which he approached the priesthood was evident in his time in seminary. He performed very well academically, always receiving high marks in his courses. He immersed himself in the fullness of the program of formation, from the life of prayer and liturgy to recreation with other seminarians – especially in his love of playing soccer, a popular sport at the seminary. After completing the First Year of Spirituality, he was first incorporated into the FSSP, received the cassock, and received Tonsure from Bishop Alvaro Corrada, SJ, on October 6, 2006. After five more years of prayer, work, and study, Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz ordained him to the subdiaconate on January 29, 2011. He was permanently incorporated into the FSSP on March 18, and on the next day, March 19, 2011 – the feast of St. Joseph – he was ordained a deacon by Bishop Czeslaw Kozon of Copenhagen. As a deacon, he traveled to the Fraternity’s other seminary in Wigratzbad, Germany for several months in order to complete further studies and gain the perspective of the Fraternity’s international presence. He also assisted for a number of months at the Mater Misericordiae Mission of the FSSP in Phoenix, AZ. Interestingly, he performed his first Baptism on October 13, 2011 – the anniversary of his own Baptism. Returning to Nebraska in May of 2012, he made a retreat in preparation for his priestly ordination, the culmination of his seven years of studies and prayer life. On May 19, 2012, Kenneth Walker was ordained to the Holy Priesthood of Christ our Savior in Lincoln, Nebraska by Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz. He offered his first Mass at the Chapel of Sts. Peter and Paul at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary, and was assisted by Fr. John Berg, Superior General of the FSSP. He received his first priestly assignment that summer, returning to Mater Misericordiae in Phoenix as an assistant priest under Fr. Joseph Terra, FSSP. Survivors include his mother, Marypat Luber (George Green) and their daughter, Stephanie; his father, Thomas (Amy) Walker, siblings, Tavia (Jack) McGowan, Raul (Fawn) Contreras, Thomas (Theresa) Walker, Sasha (Thomas) Keys, Travis Contreras, Cassy (Luke) Harbin, Katie Contreras, Rosie (John Mark) Hoffman, Matthew (Mary) Contreras and Joseph Walker; 13 nieces and nephews; a grandmother Peggy Ann Smith; aunts and uncles, Mary (Steven) Dubuis, Peter Walker, Christopher (Megumi) Walker, Carol Walker, Barbara (Gary) Curtis, Patricia (Daniel) Lucari, James Walker, Jonathan Walker, Jack (Eileen) Luber, Bruce (Carol) Luber, Ann (Thomas) Dumbroski, Peter (Lisa) Luber; Robert (Patricia) Smith, Kathy Plumb, Nina (Robert) Wolfe, Penny (Brian) Menning, Mark Smith, Steven (Angela) Smith and Francis (Pam) Smith: numerous cousins. Requiem Mass will be at 11:00 A.M. Friday, June 20, 2014 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Newbury. Fr. Walker will lie in state on Thursday, June 19, 2014 from 2:00 until 5:00 P.M. at Piper Funeral Home in St. Marys. There will be a Rosary recited at 7:00 P.M. Thursday evening at Sacred Heart Church. Interment will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, St. Marys. Memorial contributions may be made in Fr. Walker’s name and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple St., St. Marys, Kansas 66536. Online condolences may be sent to http://www.piperfuneralhome.com. Rev. Kenneth Walker FSSP – See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/cjonline/obituary.aspx?n=Kenneth-Walker&pid=171395253#sthash.MqRXpwfc.dpuf

June 18 – Day 2 of the Infant King Novena at the Shrine of Christ the King in Chicago

June 18 – Day 2 of the Infant King Novena at the Shrine of Christ the King in Chicago

With unfathomable love in His Sacred Heart, the Infant King promises, “The more you honor Me, the more I will bless you!”

Join us in PRAYER:
O Divine Infant Jesus, I have recourse to Thee. Please, through Thy Blessed Mother, assist me in this necessity …mention intention…, because I firmly believe that Thy Divinity can help me. I hope with confidence toobtain Thy holy grace. I love Thee with all my heart and with all the strength of my soul. I repent sincerely of my sins and I beg Thee, O Good Jesus, to grant me the strength to triumph over them. I resolve never more to offend Thee and I come to offer myself to Thee with the intention of enduring everything rather than to displease Thee. Henceforth, I desire to serve Thee with fidelity and, for the love of Thee, O Divine Infant, I will love my neighbor as myself.

All-powerful Infant, O Jesus, I implore Thee again, assist me in this need. Grant me the grace of possessing Thee eternally with Mary and Joseph and of adoring Thee with the angels in the Heavenly Court. Amen

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Reminder: Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus (starts today, June 18)

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Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
O most holy Heart of Jesus, fountain of every blessing, I adore You,
I love You, and with a lively sorrow for my sins, I offer You this poor heart of mine. Make me humble, patient, pure and wholly obedient to Your will. Grant, good Jesus, that I may live in You and for You. Protect me in the midst of danger; comfort me in my afflictions; give me health of body, assistance in my temporal needs, Your blessing on all that I do, and the grace of a holy death.
An Indulgence of 500 Days
(Apostolic Brief, Dec. 4, 1915; S.P. Ap., Nov 8, 1934)
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May the Heart of Jesus be loved everywhere.
Indulgence of 100 Days, once a day (Leo XIII, Sept 7, 1897)

Jesus, meek and humble of Heart, make my heart like unto Thine.
Indulgence of 300 Days (Pius X, Sept 15, 1905)

May the Heart of Jesus in the most Blessed Sacrament be praised,
adored, and loved with grateful affection, at every moment, in all the
tabernacles of the world, even to the end of time.
Indulgence of 100 Days, once a day (Pius IX, Feb 29, 1868)

Sweet Heart of my Jesus, make me love Thee ever more and more!
Indulgence of 300 Days, each time (Pius IX, Nov 26, 1876)

Sweet Heart of Jesus, be my love.
Indulgence of 300 Days, once a day (Leo XIII, May 21, 1892)

Heart of Jesus, burning with love of us, inflame our hearts with love of Thee.
Indulgence of 100 Days, once a day (Leo XIII, July 16, 1893)

From the Diocese of Oakland | A Sung Requiem Mass June 28th

A sung requiem Extraordinary Form Mass (Latin) for the repose of the soul of Rev. Kenneth Walker, FSSP, will be celebrated Saturday, June 28, at 8:30 am in the Carmel of the Discalced Carmelite Nuns in Canyon.  All are welcome.  Many of the nuns knew Fr. Walker from his time studying in Nebraska, before their move to Canyon and his to Phoenix.

 Directions to the Carmel:

From downtown Moraga, take Canyon Road to the east, past Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School.  At the intersection with Pinehurst Road (less than two miles), turn right.  Approximately one-half mile past the Canyon Post Office, turn right on McCosker Ranch Road.  This is an easily-missed dirt and gravel road; look for the McCosker Ranch sign.  Once on McCosker Ranch Road, follow the signs for the Carmel.