Monday, May 21, 2018

Mother of Christ and Mother of the Church celebrated on the Monday after Pentecost

CONGREGATIO DE CULTO DIVINO ET DISCIPLINA SACRAMENTORUM
DECREE
on the celebration
of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Mother of the Church
in the General Roman Calendar
The joyous veneration given to the Mother of God by the contemporary Church, in light of reflection on the mystery of Christ and on his nature, cannot ignore the figure of a woman (cf. Gal 4:4), the Virgin Mary, who is both the Mother of Christ and Mother of the Church.
In some ways this was already present in the mind of the Church from the premonitory words of Saint Augustine and Saint Leo the Great. In fact the former says that Mary is the mother of the members of Christ, because with charity she cooperated in the rebirth of the faithful into the Church, while the latter says that the birth of the Head is also the birth of the body, thus indicating that Mary is at once Mother of Christ, the Son of God, and mother of the members of his Mystical Body, which is the Church. These considerations derive from the divine motherhood of Mary and from her intimate union in the work of the Redeemer, which culminated at the hour of the cross.
Indeed, the Mother standing beneath the cross (cf. Jn 19:25), accepted her Son’s testament of love and welcomed all people in the person of the beloved disciple as sons and daughters to be reborn unto life eternal. She thus became the tender Mother of the Church which Christ begot on the cross handing on the Spirit. Christ, in turn, in the beloved disciple, chose all disciples as ministers of his love towards his Mother, entrusting her to them so that they might welcome her with filial affection.
As a caring guide to the emerging Church Mary had already begun her mission in the Upper Room, praying with the Apostles while awaiting the coming of the Holy Spirit (cf. Acts 1:14). In this sense, in the course of the centuries, Christian piety has honoured Mary with various titles, in many ways equivalent, such as Mother of Disciples, of the Faithful, of Believers, of all those who are reborn in Christ; and also as “Mother of the Church” as is used in the texts of spiritual authors as well as in the Magisterium of Popes Benedict XIV and Leo XIII.
Thus the foundation is clearly established by which Blessed Paul VI, on 21 November 1964, at the conclusion of the Third Session of the Second Vatican Council, declared the Blessed Virgin Mary as “Mother of the Church, that is to say of all Christian people, the faithful as well as the pastors, who call her the most loving Mother” and established that “the Mother of God should be further honoured and invoked by the entire Christian people by this tenderest of titles”.
Therefore the Apostolic See on the occasion of the Holy Year of Reconciliation (1975), proposed a votive Mass in honour of Beata Maria Ecclesiæ Matre, which was subsequently inserted into the Roman Missal. The Holy See also granted the faculty to add the invocation of this title in the Litany of Loreto (1980) and published other formularies in the Collection of Masses of the Blessed Virgin Mary (1986). Some countries, dioceses and religious families who petitioned the Holy See were allowed to add this celebration to their particular calendars.
Having attentively considered how greatly the promotion of this devotion might encourage the growth of the maternal sense of the Church in the pastors, religious and faithful, as well as a growth of genuine Marian piety, Pope Francis has decreed that the Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church, should be inscribed in the Roman Calendar on the Monday after Pentecost and be now celebrated every year.
This celebration will help us to remember that growth in the Christian life must be anchored to the Mystery of the Cross, to the oblation of Christ in the Eucharistic Banquet and to the Mother of the Redeemer and Mother of the Redeemed, the Virgin who makes her offering to God.
The Memorial therefore is to appear in all Calendars and liturgical books for the celebration of Mass and of the Liturgy of the Hours. The relative liturgical texts are attached to this decree and their translations, prepared and approved by the Episcopal Conferences, will be published after confirmation by this Dicastery.
Where the celebration of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church, is already celebrated on a day with a higher liturgical rank, approved according to the norm of particular law, in the future it may continue to be celebrated in the same way.
Anything to the contrary notwithstanding.
From the Congregation of Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, 11 February 2018, the memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Lourdes.
Robert Card. Sarah
Prefect
+ Arthur Roche
Archbishop Secretary

Saturday, May 19, 2018

DnA Live from the KIOSK EP18 Sr. Philomena, Sr. Teresa & guest priest, Fr. Dennis Hayes, CC

From Left to Right:
Fr. Dennis Hayes C.C., Sr.. Philomena, Angelina Girard, Dennis Girard, Sr. Teresa Catherine

Dennis and Angelina Girard have a program every Wednesday Live from  the Marian Kiosk at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
 
Their  guests on Wednesday May 16, 2018 were two Sisters from  the Queenship of May Community and Father Dennis Hayes C.C.

You can  Listen to their Wonderful and Inspiring testimonies below
 
 
 

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Thursday, May 10, 2018

March for Life, Ottawa Canada, May 10, 2018


Again this year we had counter protesters. If they want to protest the March so be it, but I don't believe they should be allowed to block our route which they have done for the last three years and the police do nothing about it. There seems to be as many police as those protesting the March.

If you use twitter let Mayor Jim Watson, the Ottawa Police, Charles Bordeleau and your councillor know your thoughts on this

@OttpoliceMedia @ChiefBordeleau @JimWatsonOttawa

And It’s obvious that they don’t have a clue of what it means to be pro life.  Pro life  means loving all persons: the unborn child and his or her mother and father, the elderly, the disabled, persons of all ages, Faiths and Creeds and Colour. It means ensuring the dignity of all human life because life is sacred.
 
They have a one track mind and it’s sad actually. “My body my choice"  is their main slogan but they have other nonsensical ones too like “this is what democracy looks like” yeah right, and of course the good anti Catholic one that we are all familiar with
“keep your rosaries off my ovaries” They get away with this one because it’s ok in Canada to be anti Catholic.

I wonder if these protesters know that that there is no legal recognition for a "woman’s choice" when she becomes the victim of a violent crime.
 
And I'll bet they are completely unaware that there is no Constitutional Right to Abortion in Canada
 
What a sad uninformed group of people and this is largely due to the lies that are fed to them by the majority of our politicians  and  the mainstream media and the Universities.  

I would take a guess that the majority of these protesters will have a change of heart someday especially if they loose a child to abortion or they see firsthand the grief suffered by someone they love who regrets their abortion . I can't lie, they do make me angry but what they need is our prayers

Birthright of Ottawa
http://birthright-ottawa.org/about/about.htm

Adoption Information
http://www.adoptionincanada.ca/
Counter Protesters

See also from
Run With Life Blog

March for life 2018 - the real reason the police do nothing
and
March for Life 2018

 
Excellent Article by  Jonathon Van Maren
click here
 
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My Photos and Videos

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Mass at St. Patrick Basilica
Homily by Cardinal Collins  


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Mass at Saint Patrick Basilica
Blessing and Dismissal

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Tanya Granic Allen
On Parliament Hill
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More Speeches
Felicia's Story and MP Harold Albrecht 


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Short scenes from the March



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Some of the Youth outside the Church

 
 
Having Lunch