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Friday, January 30, 2009

The Holocaust

Blessed Charles de Foucauld

With the Pope we express our affection and unquestionable solidarity with the Jewish people. With Blessed Charles de Foucauld, who wished to cry the Gospel with his life, we repeat that we wish the Jewish people to 'look upon us as their brothers', for we deeply love them.
How grateful we are that Pope Benedict lifted the excommunications! Yet we are also, in these same days, humiliated that he has been made into a scandal for his charity; and that the Holy See’s important bonds of friendship with the Jewish people have been damaged. We offer our prayers.
The Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer condemn anti-Semitism and denial of the Holocaust; we refuse and repudiate the strange views of those who support ‘Judeo-Masonic conspiracy plots.’
Last year, the Pope changed the Prayer for the Jews used in the solemn Liturgy of Good Friday. If that Prayer was accepted there would be a change for the better in traditional circles: There would be an end to the modern, anti-Semitic interpretation placed on the old prayer by those who persist in refusing to make the genuflection for the Jews; or who use the word ‘perfidious,’ in spite of it being absent from the 1962 Missal.
Surely now, after this deeply appalling and most shameful episode, that has caused harm to the Mission of the Church, to our Jewish brethren and to individuals; surely, the new Good Friday prayer will be embraced by all who use the old Missal; and the legitimate authority of the Pope will be obeyed. This much at least.

Fr. Michael Mary, F.SS.R.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

News of Great Joy !

"...Based in the faculty expressly granted to me
by the Holy Father Benedict XVI,
in virtue of the present Decree,
I remit
Bishops Bernard Fellay,
Bernard Tissier de Mallerais,
Richard Williamson,
Alfonso de Galarreta
the censure of
latae sententiae excommunication ...
from the Congregation for Bishops,
January 21, 2009.
Card. Giovanni Battista Re
Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops
The Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer
send their heart felt congratulations
to Bishop Fellay
all the members
the Society of St Pius X
on the
"benevolent and courageous act"
of our Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI.
His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI
The Benevolent! The Courageous!
Long may he reign!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

The South wind doth blow

Over the last 2 days Orkney has been going through one of its numerous winter storms. The following videos were taken on Saturday from the Papa Stronsay Pier:

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