Sunday, March 30, 2008

Confirmation Sermon

Bishop Bernard Tissier De Mallerias delivers his
Confirmation Sermon at St. Thomas Becket Catholic Church - Veneta, Oregon
April 24, 2006

Saturday, March 29, 2008

The Face Of Radical Islam

[**Warning: Contains Graphic And Violent Scenes**]

Geert Wilders' film about the Quran (English)
LiveLeak pulls “Fitna” after receiving “very serious” threats.

The Story of a Convert from Islam – Baptized by the Pope at St. Peter's

Vatican Aide Responds to Muslim Professor

Sunday, March 23, 2008

He's Alive

Jesus-He's Alive-Don Francisco

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Oratio Jeremiae

The prayer of Jeremiah from Lamentations 5 sung on Holy Saturday in the service of Tenebrae according to Dominican chant.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Apostolic Blessing

Blessing given by Pope Benedict XVI after the Academic Mass at St Peters on 23 October 2006.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Pluscarden Abbey

Pluscarden Abbey, near Elgin, Scotland, is a monastery of the Valliscaulian Order, founded in 1230 near Elgin, Scotland, by King Alexander II of Scotland. In 1454, the Benedictine rule was adopted there; in 1586, one monk survived. The confiscated property later came into the possession of John Crichton-Stuart, 3rd Marquess of Bute, who translated the breviary into English. Laterly, the monastery was elevated to the status of an abbey.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

"As a bishop I cannot be silent"

The auxiliary bishop of Karaganda in Kazakhstan has spoken with Gloria.TV about his new book "Dominus est" in which he sharply criticises the practice of communion in the hand.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Pluscarden Abbey

One of Northern Scotland's most unusual attractions and one which is unique in Britain, is Pluscarden Benedictine Abbey, near Elgin.

It is the only medieval monastery in Britain still inhabited by monks and being used for its original purpose.

Pluscarden Abbey as we know it today owes its foundation to King Alexander II of Scotland in the year 1230. At the same time grants were made to two other sister houses, The community that served these churches was one of French Valliscaulians, a little-known order that shared some of the strictness of the Carthusian discipline with the spirit of fellowship that existed among the Cistercians, and only at these three places was this order represented in Scotland or England.
Committed to no external duties, the monks of Pluscarden conceive their primary service to lie in prayer, regular observance, the common life.

Pluscarden has chosen to keep Latin in the Mass and the divine office, except for readings. The whole office, the opus Dei as drawn by St. Benedict, has moreover been retained and apart from Vigils, is sung, with the community Mass as the liturgical point of focus; as well as grace in the refectory together with such devotions as are prompted by the season. When not at work in the grounds, or at the crafts which are carriedon in workshops and studios, the monks are employed either in the domestic jobs which inevitably take up the day in a monastery which does not engage paid labour or in the lectio (meditative reading and study) to which St. Benedict gives much prominence in his Rule. Thus the monks do their own laundry, mending, cooking, painting, repairing and maintenance generally.

Sunday, March 2, 2008


An exploration of vocations to the priesthood.