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The Last Supper

 

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The Last Supper; Duccio di Buoninsegna; 1308-1311

FROM the first letter of Paul to the Corinthians, 11. 20-32, which is the Epistle for Holy Thursday in the Traditional Latin Mass, Paul criticizes those who treated the Eucharist with irreverence and those who did not recognize the real presence of Christ in the bread and wine:

Brethren: When you come therefore together into one place, it is not now to eat the Lord’ s supper. For every one taketh before his own supper to eat. And one indeed is hungry and another is drunk. What, have you not houses to eat and to drink in? Or despise ye the church of God; and put them to shame that have not? What shall I say to you? Do I praise you? In this I praise you not. For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, that the Lord Jesus, the same night in which he was betrayed, took bread. And giving thanks, broke, and said: Take ye, and eat: this is my body, which shall be delivered for you: this do for the commemoration of me.  (Continued)

They Only Needed Mentors

 

IN the wake of the Nathan Trapuzzano murder, a woman whose husband was also recently murdered by black teens in Indianapolis (not that it’s a trend or anything) has called on men to mentor young black boys to prevent brutal crimes, reports The Daily Mail.

Sgt. First Class Jim Vester, 32, of the Indiana National Guard was killed in Indianapolis in December after arranging to buy an iPad via Craigslist. His body was left in a parking lot. Vester had a one-year-old son and was married.

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Sgt. First Class Jim Vester

His wife, Jamie, told Fox News this week:

“I’m really calling out to the males to get out there and mentor those boys and maybe we could prevent some of this violence. Every single person could use somebody to love them and be there for them.

If only Tyron Kincade, 19, and Tyshaune Kincade, 18,  (pictured below) had received more mentoring from white men, they might not have slain a white man for nothing and then boasted about their ‘thug life’ on Facebook.

How many people need to be killed by black supremacists before whites stop blaming it all on their lack of compassion? Maybe fifty or sixty thousand more victims? Or will the stupidity never end?

And, what the heck is one “mentor” in the face of an entire culture of racial entitlement, barbaric music and lawlessness?

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A Murder in Multicultural Canada

 

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Gurpreet Ronald is charged with murder in the death of Jagtar Gill

WANDA SHERRATT writes:

The top news in our city this week is a murder case which seems to draw together a lot of themes that I frequently read about on your blog. This awful murder story in Ottawa is a stew of multiculturalism, infidelity, religion, physical appearance and women’s work outside the home.

A Sikh woman, Jagtar Gill, 43, was murdered in her home on January 29th. It was quite a gruesome murder; she was bludgeoned and then slashed to death. Her two younger children were in school at the time, and her husband and 15-year-old daughter had just gone out to buy cake and flowers, because it was the couple’s wedding anniversary.  (The daughter discovered the body when she and her father returned home.) (Continued)

 

Christ Mocked, Hieronymous Bosch; 1495-1500

Christ Mocked, Hieronymous Bosch; 1495-1500

Crux Fidelis

 

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THE Consortium Vocale Oslo sings Crux Fidelis (Faithful Cross), from its CD of Gregorian chants for Lent and Holy Week, Exaudium EumCrux Fidelis is sung as a hymn on Good Friday during the Adoration of the Cross and in the Liturgy of the Hours during Holy Week. It is part of a larger sixth-century composition by Saint Venantius Honorius Clementianus Fortunatus which begins Pange lingua (‘Sing, my tongue’). It was originally composed for a procession that brought a portion of the true Cross to Queen Radegunda in 570, wife of the Frankish king Clotaire I.

Here is one English translation:

Faithful cross, above all other,
One and only noble tree:
None in foliage, none in blossom,
None in fruit thy peer may be.
Sweetest wood and sweetest iron,
Sweetest weight is hung on thee!

Gregorian chant is prayer and song, biblical exegesis and meditation. The chants, which have their musical origins in the ancient Jewish synagogue service, once brought the Old Testament Psalms, in a perfect blending of text and music, to a world without books. Albert Schweitzer, of the vocal group, writes:

What makes Gregorian chant so popular today is its religious power that appeals to the deeper levels of the human heart; its spiritual and transcendental dimensions. (Continued)

 

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Lily (detail), Leonardo da Vinci; 1480-85

The Government Just Wants to Know You Better

 

KADIE writes:

Recently, we received something in the mail called the American Community Survey.  Initially, I thought it was junk mail due to the fact that is was addressed to “Resident.” But, upon further investigation, I realized it was legitimate.  In asking around among family and friends, no one had ever heard of it.  So, I Googled it to find plenty!

It is a long form of the Census sent to a few million people per year.  It is 28 pages long and their estimated time to complete it is 40 minutes.  So, I began to peruse it before tackling the job.  It began with the usual questions you’d expect to find on the census and other questions whose answers can be obtained from the IRS, banks, employers, etc.  But then, to my shock and horror, the questions became increasingly personal and invasive. (Continued)

Government, Indian-Style

 

ANTI-GLOBALIST EXPATRIATE writes:

“In India, Politics is Criminal.” According to The Diplomat:

In total, one-third of all of the MPs in India’s current parliament, elected in 2009, are accused of crimes ranging from electoral misconduct and rape to murder. Despite the seriousness of these charges few, if any, will ever face a judge or jury.

 And the other two-thirds haven’t been charged yet. They’re obviously keeping up with their bribe payments.

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Facts about the Resurrection

 

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The Incredulity of Saint Thomas, Caravaggio; 1601-02

THE Resurrection of Christ is most often thought of as a religious event, but it was first and foremost an historic event. Here is a brief summary of what we know from the New Testament accounts, which were consciously written as history and have as much authenticity as most universally accepted (by professional historians and laymen) ancient documents; from general knowledge of that era and from elementary interpretation of all this:

*Eyewitnesses described the crucifixion of Jesus in detail. John said that he saw blood and water pour forth from Christ’s lanced heart right before his death. (Jn 19:34-35)

*Roman soldiers faced the death penalty if they did not successfully execute someone condemned to death.

*Jesus’s body was handled and wrapped in cloth. Eyewitnesses testified that it was placed in a tomb covered with a boulder. Roman soldiers guarded the tomb. They would have faced severe penalty if they left it unguarded.

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Leo the Great on the Resurrection

 

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THIS excerpt is taken from a sermon on Our Lord’s Resurrection by Pope Leo I, also known as St. Leo the Great, who died in 461 and whose feast day was traditionally observed today. Pope Leo is famous for having persuaded Attila the Hun in 452 to turn back from his invasion of Italy.

The whole of the Easter mystery, dearly-beloved, has been brought before us in the Gospel narrative, and the ears of the mind have been so reached through the ear of flesh that none of you can fail to have a picture of the events: for the text of the Divinely-inspired story has clearly shown the treachery of the Lord Jesus Christ’s betrayal, the judgment by which He was condemned, the barbarity of His crucifixion, and glory of His resurrection. But a sermon is still required of us, that the priests’ exhortation may be added to the solemn reading of Holy Writ, as I am sure you are with pious expectation demanding of us as your accustomed due. Because therefore there is no place for ignorance in faithful ears, the seed of the Word which consists of the preaching of the Gospel, ought to grow in the soil of your heart, so that, when choking thorns and thistles have been removed, the plants of holy thoughts and the buds of right desires may spring up freely into fruit.  (Continued)

Accused Murderer Laughs

 

IT IS a common belief among whites that blacks commit terrible crimes out of despair. Perhaps despair over fatherlessness. Or despair caused by poverty. Or despair over the difficulty in finding a job. Or despair due to racism.

This idea may involve some projection on the part of whites for blacks in general appear to be less prone to despair than whites. As measured on personality tests, such as the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory, blacks have higher self-esteem than whites, as Michael Levin points out in his book Why Race Matters. The significantly higher suicide rate of whites is more evidence of this disparity in the races. The root causes of these differences may be found in the entirely different environments in which the races developed over time, with the conditions of life in Africa requiring less group cohesion and cooperation than those in Northern climates.

Another piece of evidence against the despair theory is the lack of remorse often shown by black criminals. According to Levin, “the criminal behavior of young black males just does not look like an expression of despair. In account after account, these individuals often come across as full of themselves and unrepentant.”

Simeon Adams, the 16-year-old who appeared today in court on charges of shooting the newlywed Nathan Trapuzzano in Indianapolis last week, offers an especially disturbing example of this lack of remorse. Here he is as he was led to court in photos provided by Fox News. A video is available here. This is not the smile of an inexperienced criminal. By the latest count, Adams, who wears a bandage because he was shot in the neck in another incident after the Trapuzzano shooting, had been charged with 29 serious and violent offenses in the last six years and spent a total of 50 days in juvenile detention in all, WRTV reports.  ”At nine years old, police said he and three friends were arrested for tossing huge rocks onto traffic from the Interstate-65 Bridge at MLK Street,” The Daily Mail reported.

 

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A Bereaved Wife

 

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The Daily Mail

IN a moving interview with The Daily Mail, Jennifer Trapuzzano, pictured above with her parents and brother, talks about her husband, Nathan, who was shot to death in a mugging during a morning walk in Indianapolis on April 1. Jennifer, 25, is expecting her first child next month.

“‘He had told me he thought he was made for great things, not in an arrogant or presumptuous way’, she said.”

The night before he was killed, the couple had coincidentally talked about his dying.

‘I don’t know why, but we talked about him passing. We were lying in bed and I told him, “I don’t know what I’d ever do without you.”

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Jennifer Trapuzzano at her wedding last year

Trapuzzano regularly attended a Latin mass and “was always inviting people to come.” His funeral was packed, so in that sense he got his wish.

The Vatican II Church Becomes Luther’s Church

 

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Notre Dame de Paris

THERE are few things a true Catholic wishes more than unity with Protestants. God loves unity. He is unity. His revelation could not possibly be consistent with the doctrinal chaos that sprang from the Protestant revolution. A Catholic could not possess true charity toward the Protestant unless he wished with all his heart for the latter to join the one, holy, undivided, visible body that is the Mother Church, the only path to personal salvation and the only force that can defeat in the social and political realms the organized opposition to the supernatural life that has triumphed over the modern world. Either Catholicism is utterly false or the claim of Protestantism of a loose, invisible Church is false. They cannot both be true.

The Novus Ordo Church of Jorge Bergoglio, aka “Pope” Francis, has decided that Catholicism is false. It has announced a grand Commemoration of the Reformation in 2017, in which the differences will be wiped away in a collective act of submission by the Vatican II sect. See the report at The Remnant Newspaper.

My heart goes out to those Catholics who are not sedevacantists. This must come as a kick in the teeth. You are now Lutheran too.

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“Friends” Help Woman Starve to Death

 

WESLEY J. SMITH at the Center for Bioethics and Culture has a good post on the sad story of Dorothy Conlon, a Florida woman who at the age of 86 decided to end her life even though she was still in good health. As extensively reported in the Sarasota Herald Tribune, Dorothy recruited a group of friends to accompany her through the process. It was all done in a very civilized, neo-pagan kind of way, with farewell notes to friends and relatives. Until the actual dying started. The friends, initially willing to help, were taken off guard, especially by the nastiness of their dying friend, who bossed them around and ordered them to accomplish last-minute organizational tasks while she was dying from lack of food and water. In short, Dorothy was, forgive the expression, a bitch at the end, which is not surprising for someone who was so controlling as to demand that death come before its time. After all, it wasn’t as if she was going to live forever anyway.

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Coming to a “Catholic” Church Near You

 

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WHO are you to judge?

There are several links at Novus Ordo Watch about the baptism last week of a child of lesbian “mothers” at the Cathedral of Cordoba in Argentina, initially reported at Tradition in Action. It was all done with the approval of the Novus Ordo hierarchy and the enthusiastic support of Argentinian President Cristina Kirchner, who is the godmother (she is shown in the photo held by one of the “mothers.”) There is nothing spontaneous or unexpected about this. It’s the culmination of many years of revolutionary theology within the phony church. Waiting for the congratulation call from Francis and official surveys — funded by left-wing Jews — of the American “Catholic” idiocracy saying it fully approves.

Poor baby. Just a little political pawn of worldwide revolution. The two rather non-maternal figures flanking the couple are the mothers of the “mothers.” This maternal hit squad, absent of men, will apparently guide this little one toward her future of maladjustment.

Below is Francis, the pseudo-pope, kissing President Kirchner in gratitude for a gift last year.

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