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Rome Reports: Benedict XVI ‘escapes’ to Castel Gandolfo to pray to Our Lady, and listen to classical music
Liberals are not only attempting to destroy our families and society, they have their sights set on the Catholic Church.
A Traditional Latin Mass at St. John Berchman Cathedral in Shreveport, La.
Pope Benedict XVI has made it clear the Traditional Latin Mass is to be used and encouraged in our Dioceses. No longer do the priests need permission from the Bishops to celebrate Mass the way it had been for the previous 1300 -1500 years. Until Vatican II and those who used the simple changes in the 1968-69 Novus Ordo Mass to twist sweeping changes that we now see.
Because of the strong religious and family traditions in the South we are seeing a revival of the TLM as this example from the All Souls Day Mass at the Cathedral in Shreveport, La. If you have not been to a TLM Mass it is worth the effort to encourage your Parish or Diocese to start holding this form of the Mass. The Reverence, Pioty and Sacredness of the TLM is something to experience for you and your family. Such solum worship and prayer to our Eternal Father is a natural fit for the many traditions Southerners pass from one generation to the next, as we progress thorough this life.
“Because of the historical French and Spanish influences, there is a prevalent culture surrounding the dead of Louisiana. It is not uncommon for families to prepare for the feast of All Soul’s by cleaning and painting the family plot and graves, which are uniquely above-ground, encased in brick or cement because the water-table precludes ground burial. As a result, a necropolis is formed which leaves the impression that the dead are still among us, not hidden. Perhaps this is why over 500 people attended the evening Mass during a torrential rain and thunderstorm, to connect with their dead.”
Their is no reason for immigrants not to respect and adopt the host countries culture, or commit crimes against the host country citizens. As well, the host country or employers should not abuse the immigrants. Slavery is at an all time high world wide especially in Africa and Asia. To help the common man, woman and families, the Church and free countries should work together to put international pressure on the corrupt governments, that do not allow their citizens dignity, freedom or free enterprise to provide for themselves and families.
“In an age of globalization, all people should be recognized as members of “one human family,” Pope Benedict XVI said in his message for the World Day for Migrants and Refugees.
The Pope’s message urged nations to respect the rights of refugees and migrants, especially those who are fleeing from war or persecution. “At the same time,” he said, “states have the right to regulate migration flows and to defend their own borders.” The Pontiff went on to say that immigrants have “the duty to integrate into the host country, respecting its laws and its national identity.”
The World Day for Migrants and Refugees will be observed on January 16, 2011. The Pope’s message for the occasion was released by the Vatican on October 26.
The Pope’s message sounded several familiar themes, urging governments to recognize the right of migrants to be treated with dignity and respect, and preserved from violence and exploitation. Christian faith, he reminded his readers, requires us to “recognize each other as brothers and sisters in Christ.” Yet his statement was more explicit than other recent Vatican pronouncements in recognizing the right of nations to regulate immigration and the need for immigrants to accept the laws and cultural norms of their host nation.”
Thank you Pope Benedict XVI.