The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have recently released new guidelines – Sexually Transmitted Infections: condom distribution scheme. As part of this scheme, NICE are recommending increased availability of condoms to children as young as 13.
From the Catechism of Saint Robert Bellarmine:
The introit of the Mass signifies the desire which the Holy Fathers had for the coming of Christ.
The Kyrie eleison signifies the words of these Patriarchs and Prophets who sought from God the desired coming of the Messiah at such a time.
The Gloria in excelsis means the Lord’s Birth.
The subsequent Oratio or Collect signifies His presentation and offering in the Temple. The Epistle, customarily said at the left side of the altar (right to us) signifies the preaching of St. John the Baptist, inviting men to Christ.
The Graduel, or response to the Epistle, signifies the Life arising from the preaching of St. John. The Gospel, customarily read at the right side of the altar (our left), signifies the preaching of Our Lord whereby we move from the left to the right, ie. from temporal things to eternal ones, and from sin to grace, where the Lights are carried and the incense is enkindled and the Holy Gospel illumines the whole world, and it was filled with the sweet odour of Divine glory.
The Creed signifies the conversion of the Holy Apostles and of the other disciples of Christ.
The Secret, which immediately follows the Creed, signifies the secret plots of the Jews against Christ.
The Preface, sung in a high voice, customarily ends with the Hosanna in excelsis, and it signifies the solemn entry of Christ into Jerusalem which He made on Palm Sunday. The Canon which comes after the Preface, represents the Passion of our Lord.
The Elevation of the host teaches that Christ was Lifted up on the Cross.
The Paternoster, the prayer of Christ hanging on the cross.
The fraction of the Host shows the wound that was made upon Him by the lance.
The Angus Dei signifies the weeping of Mary when Christ was taken down from the cross.
The Communion of the priest signifies the burial of Christ.
The chant which follows with great joy shows the Lord’s Resurrection.
The Ite Missa est, signifies the Ascension.
The Final Blessing of the priest relates the coming of the Holy Spirit.
The Last Gospel that is read at the end of Mass, signifies the preaching of the Holy Apostles when, filled with the Holy Spirit, they began to preach the Gospel through the whole world, and began the conversion of the nations.
I once assisted at a Corpus Christi procession in the diocese of Feldkirch in Austria, presided over by the bishop, who is a member of Opus Dei. At the station altars, the bishop turned his back on the monstrance while reciting the prayers (2). I said to myself that if a child saw that, he could no longer believe that the Lord is present in the Sacred Host, because the little one knows very well that when you are talking to someone, you don’t turn your back on him.
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The Una Voce Scotland website is back online.
-Try following the instructions!
We all came with a set. For those of us who have lost theirs – Here they are again:-
- I am Yahweh your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. You shall have no gods except me. You shall not make yourself a carved image or any likeness of anything in heaven, or on the earth beneath or in the waters under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them.
2. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.
3. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
4. Honour your father and your mother.
5. You shall not kill.
6. You shall not commit adultery.
7. You shall not steal.
8. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbour.
9. You shall not covet your neighbour’s wife.
10. You shall not covet your neighbour’s goods.
The meaning of Life is:
-‘all things were made through Him, and without Him was not anything made that was made.’(John 1:3) ‘for ‘In Him we live and move and have our being’;’(Acts 17:28)
The purpose of Life is:
-‘to know Him, love Him and serve Him in this world and to be happy with Him for ever in the next’(Penny Catechism 2)
When we struggle:
-‘and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age.’(Matthew 28:20)
Holy Mary Mother of God – Pray for us.
In the above, Cardinal Sarah refers back to THIS
Even if you have read it before, it is well worth re-reading and reflecting upon.
The third secret of Fatima talks about a Bishop dressed in white – ‘we had the impression that it was the Holy Father’.
I wonder what time will show? – We have indeed a Bishop dressed in white in the Vatican who was previously the Holy Father! – passing through the half ruined city of the present day Church with his eyes still on the cross of Christ…..
The Immaculate Heart of Mary (162 Broomfield Road, Balornock G21 3UE) Now also has a Traditional Mass on Saturday mornings at 9.30 am.
Also, on Holidays of Obligation there is a Traditional Mass at 12.30pm and Midnight Mass at Christmas.