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October Party & Communion from Heaven
Jesuits Promoting ‘Gay’ Priests
Taking advantage of the debates on homosexuality in the Youth Synod 2018, the Jesuit magazine
is now defending the ordination of overtly “gay” men to the priesthood.
You may read a news report
Keep up the
t against this vice against nature.
In Jesus through Mary,
Radical Abortion Law in Colombia
I am sad to inform you that on October 17, 2018, the Supreme Court of Colombia
approved that abortion
can be done on a child in the womb of his mother until the moment before his birth.
When Justice goes against Nature and against God, the day is not far away when people will take justice into their own hands.
Be prepared proud judges…
is a bit outdated but my heart stopped when I saw it. Sister Cora celebrates "the Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion" and does a "wonderful job"....
I thought you’d like to see it.
May God have mercy on us!
Does your monthly Traditional Mass includes Pope Francis in the Canon?
Yes, it does. The priest prays by name for Pope Francis:
Oremus pro Pontifice nostro Francisco
TIA correspondence desk
My Mother had me find this as it is a favorite from her early school days in the '30s.
Thought you all would enjoy it.
October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came:
The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The Sunshine spread a carpet,
And everything was grand,
Miss Weather led the dancing,
Professor Wind the band.
The Chestnuts came in yellow,
The Oaks in crimson dressed;
The lovely Misses Maple
In scarlet looked their best;
All balanced to their partners,
And gaily fluttered by;
The sight was like a rainbow
New fallen from the sky.
Then, in the rustic hollow,
At hide-and-seek they played,
The party closed at sundown,
And everybody stayed.
Professor Wind played louder;
They flew along the ground;
And then the party ended
In jolly "hands around."
Fatima Children’s First Communion
Lately, I have been reading more about
Our Lady of Good Success,
and consequently, about
Our Lady of Fatima
as well. This leads me to a conundrum.
I write to seek your perspective on Sts. Jacinta and Francisco Marto, who received their First Communion from the hands of an Angel:
These are my queries:
Was it acceptable for the children to receive First Communion from an Angel, and not a priest?
Was this actually a real Communion or was it just symbolic? Of course I believe in the Real Presence, I am just wondering how an Angel could celebrate Mass, or elsewise acquire Consecrated Hosts and the Precious Blood.
Was it acceptable that they received under both species?
I was alarmed to read this
which says the Angels prophetically "re-introduced" communion under both species into the Latin Rite. This is frightening to me since I believe it is progressivism and a total novelty to reintroduce that custom, even if it was ever the custom of the ancient Church in the first place.
It seems to me that the message of Fatima, even in this particular case, is being distorted to promote the bad post-Vatican II innovations.
I look forward to hearing your insights on this matter, and I thank you for answering my previous question regarding the
TFP and Bishop Mayer
. TIA is an invaluable resource.
We thank you for your constant support and your questions. We regret not having had the time to answer them before now.
We believe that your questions are based in a presupposition that is uncertain. Indeed, what we know is that the Angel gave Communion to the children. It is not stated that the Angel was ordained a priest or celebrated the Mass from where those Species were taken.
According to some pious and credible revelations, after Our Lord instituted the Eucharist, He wanted that the first person to receive it to be Our Lady. So, He ordered an Angel to bring Communion from the Cenacle to her. Ven. Mary of Agreda also records this in
The City of Go
Assuming that this is true, the fact that the Angel gave Communion to Our Lady meant neither that he was a priest nor that he had celebrated the Mass. He was just a minister who brought the Communion to her. The priest was Our Lord himself.
So, an analogous thing should be supposed in the scene of the First Communion of the three children in Fatima. The only fact that is revealed to us is that the Angel brought the Communion to them. We believe that it is correc to assume that he brought that Communion from another Mass celebrated by a priest. From here, we are free to suppose a number of things: that he took the Communion from any Mass in earth or even that he could have taken that Communion from Heaven.
With this presupposition we respond to your questions:
Yes, it was acceptable for the children to receive Communion from the Angel;
There is nothing that induces us to believe that the mentioned Angel was not a real angel and the Communion was not the consecrated Host and Wine;
It was acceptable to receive the Communion in both species, as it is perfectly correct for Catholics to accept Communion in both species when they assist at the Catholic Eastern Rites.
The elucubration you found on a website affirming that because the Angel gave them Communion under two species, this would have introduced this custom in the Latin Rite is baseless. For, since the first idea that comes to mind when we read about this incident is that the Angel took that Communion from Heaven and we don’t know what ritual is used in the Masses celebrated in Heaven.
You are right in your assumption that the interpretations you mentioned are distorted.
TIA correspondence desk
Posted November 1, 2018
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