March 11th, 2014 by admin
Vatican City, 10 March 2014 (VIS) – At midday today, the first Sunday of Lent, the Holy Father appeared at the window of his study to pray the Angelus…
“Indeed, the devil, to divert Jesus from the way of the cross, presents Him with false messianic hopes:.. economic well-being, as indicated by the possibility of turning stones into bread; a miraculous and spectacular style as seen in the idea of throwing Himself off the highest point of the temple of Jerusalem, to be saved by angels, and finally a shortcut to power and domination, in exchange for His open worship of Satan”.
Jesus, the Pope explained, “firmly rejects all these temptations and reiterates His determination to follow the path set out by the Father, without compromising with sin and with the logic of the world. …
“’Do not test the Lord your God’, because the road of faith also passes through darkness and doubt, and is nourished by patience and perseverance. Finally, remember that it is written: ‘The Lord, your God, shall you worship and Him alone shall you serve’.. Lent is a fitting occasion for all of us to undertake a journey of conversion…”
See also the Monks of Norsia http://osbnorcia.org/2013/02/17/wilderness
February 10th, 2014 by admin
Worldwide Petition as per below on this page.
A direct link in order to complete and send to email@example.com is:
February 8th, 2014 by admin
Ecclesia Dei Society New Zealand is honoured to be part of a worldwide initiative spanning three continents.
This initiative is essential due to the urgent need for traditional priests for Oceania. Only the SSPX [Society of St Pius X] is able to commit priests to regularly providing Extraordinary Form Mass [E.F.] to parts of Oceania. In most parts of Oceania provision of Extraordinary Form Mass does not meet demand or match the specific instruction of Pope Benedict XVI, as contained in Summorum Pontificum and Universae Ecclesiae. For example the largest city in Polynesia [Auckland] has been obliged to reduce the number of E.F.Masses from 17 weekly to 3. E.F. has never been provided on Sunday in the second largest main centre of Hamilton. Also the capital Wellington only has very elderly priests on a roster for Sunday E.F. Masses which means sometimes no Sunday E.F. Mass at all [e.g. no E.F. Mass Christmas Day].
See elsewhere on this website for further information on the New Zealand situation, which will be updated.
See Petition and Information regarding FFIs, below.
Your Excellency, Most Reverend Archbishop Parolin,
Please in your kindness pass this letter on to the Holy Father.
We are scandalized by news garnered from all types of media of what appears to be an agenda aimed to totally alter if not destroy the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate. This religious order lives the poverty of their holy patron. They are thriving in vocations, orthodox and faithful in belief and in practiceto Holy Mother Church, do vitally important missionary work, and are totally obedient to legitimate authority no matter how harsh or seemingly unjust the treatment to which they are subjected.
The actions taken against them have been very public, yet no formal accusations or charges as to deeds orcircumstances have been revealed which warrant such actions as the closure of their seminary and some of their houses, the cessation of all major ordinations, the removal, silencing and relocation of their duly elected superiors, and denial of the right to celebrate the Holy Liturgy in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite EF] without special permission. This is directly in conflict with the rights of every priest as set out in Pope Benedict XVI’s Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum and its explanatory document Universae Ecclesiae. These sanctions placed on this loyal, Catholic order affect not only its members, but also the many laypeople for whom they provide spiritual care, including fulfilling the desire of the faithful for the celebration of the Extraordinary Form of Holy Mass.
Additional concern has arisen with news that a ban has been put on the celebration of Holy Mass in the EF on the First Saturdays in Santa Maria Maggiore, which has been celebrated for the last 7 years, and the cessation of multiple other Masses celebrated in the Extraordinary Form both in Italy and around the world. Do we have to fear that this is the beginning of a new ban for the Vetus Ordo?
We and all those signing this letter in petition form urgently request either full disclosure of the offences committed by the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate that so greatly affect both its members and members of the laity, or the restoration of the Order of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate to a state of self-determination. We also request the full and worldwide implementation of the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum, truly a gift from Pope Benedict XVI, that verifies the legitimacy of the spiritual aspirations and particular path to which we and many others are drawn.
We are writing to express our deep concern and promise to pray for the above mentioned intentions.
Asking for your blessing, we remain in Jesus and Mary
Date: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Country: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Signature (and in CAPITAL LETTERS)
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8. Feb. 2014
Due to the [incorrectly undertaken] Apostolic Visitation – by Mons. Vito Angelo Todisco and his manipulation of the data, as well as vague and false accusations, the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate [FFI] are suffering from suppression and psychological violence. Since July 2013 Commissar Fidenzio Volpi OFMCap doesn’t bring peace but even more suffering to many Friars and Sisters of the FI and the associated laypeople.
But not only the FFI are under fire – as well other traditional communities could follow and the implementation of the Motu propio Summorum Pontificum could be hindered/affected.
Therefore an international group of laypeople have written a petition:
Starting at the 8th of February 2014 all Catholics worldwide are called to give a sign to the Holy Father and all Prelates involved.
Please find the text of the petition on this site and here http://www.ecclesiadei.nl/dossier_ffi.html. a list of relevant documents (also in different languages) for further information.
Please print out the petition, sign it and ask other Catholics to support this initiative. Then send in the sheet(s) of paper to the given postal address or scan it in and send it to the given eMail-address.
January 24th, 2014 by admin
Excerpts from the POPE’S MESSAGE FOR THE 48TH WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL COMMUNICATIONS
Vatican City, 23 January 2014 (VIS)
“Dear Brothers and Sisters,
“Today we are living in a world which is growing ever ‘smaller’ and where, as a result, it would seem to be easier for all of us to be neighbours…
The walls which divide us can be broken down only if we are prepared to listen and learn from one another. We need to resolve our differences through forms of dialogue which help us grow in understanding and mutual respect. A culture of encounter demands that we be ready not only to give, but also to receive…
“This is not to say that certain problems do not exist…
The world of communications can help us either to expand our knowledge or to lose our bearings…
We need, for example, to recover a certain sense of deliberateness and calm. This calls for time and the ability to be silent and to listen. We need also to be patient if we want to understand those who are different from us. People only express themselves fully when they are not merely tolerated, but know that they are truly accepted…
We will also learn to appreciate more fully the important values inspired by Christianity, such as the vision of the human person, the nature of marriage and the family,…the principles of solidarity and subsidiarity, and many others.
January 20th, 2014 by admin
Please note changes to Traditional Mass Times Page.
More changes will be made asap upon notification.
Regrettably notification is not always able
to be made right away – same with changes.
EDSNZ requests your patience and prayers.
January 20th, 2014 by admin
Please note: ALL Masses on this site must be checked before attendance.
This is regrettable but necessary due to the fluid situation in New Zealand, everywhere.
EDSNZ does its best to advise and keep up with situations.
At present EDSNZ is again pre-occupied with attempting to find
replacement Traditional Priests from around the world.
None are being fully trained in Oceania.
A general shortage of all priests adds to the dilemma.
The sole and diocesan Traditional Mass Centre in Oceania
[apart from FSSP, FSSR, SSPX] is under threat.
More news of all Extraordinary Form Mass situations in NZ will be posted soon.
EDSNZ is grateful for efforts made by our bishops for this Form of Holy Mass and requests your prayers.
November 10th, 2013 by admin
Barcelona (Agenzia Fides) – A new, modern means of communication and analysis: this is how the new website of the Council of European Episcopal Conferences (CCEE) presents itself on-line.. The website was presented on the occasion of the meeting of CCEE’s Commission for Social Communications, taking place at this time in Barcelona in Spain (8-10 November)…Alongside sections which illustrate the management of the European episcopal body and its members, there are various sections which enable an in-depth examination of the various areas of work tackled by the Council, through its commissions, working groups or institutional meetings…(Agenzia Fides 09/11/2013)
“I saw many pastors cherishing dangerous ideas against the Church. . . . They built a large, singular, extravagant church which was to embrace all creeds with equal rights: Evangelicals, Catholics, and all denominations, a true communion of the unholy with one shepherd and one flock. There was to be a Pope, a salaried Pope, without possessions. All was made ready, many things finished; but, in place of an altar, were only abomination and desolation. Such was the new church to be, and it was for it that he had set fire to the old one; but God designed otherwise.”
–from Life and Revelations of [Ven.] Anne Catherine Emmerich, Vol. 2, pp. 352-353
November 9th, 2013 by admin
Vatican City, 8 November 2013 (VIS) – This morning a press conference was held in the Holy See Press Office to present the first issue of the new series of the journal “Latinitas”, published by the Pontifical Academy Latinitas, instituted by Pope Benedict XVI in November 2012. The speakers were Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, president of the Pontifical Council for Culture; Professor Ivano Dionigi, president of the Pontifical Academy for Latin and rector of the University of Bologna, and the writer Valerio Massimo Manfredi.
The first issue will include an article responding to the questions, “Latin for whom? Why Latin?” by the new director Ivano Dionigi, following an epigraph dedicated to Pope Francis.
The journal is divided into three sections: scientific (“Historica et philologica”); “Humaniora”, dedicated to contemporary literature in Latin, and “Ars docendi”, which considers didactic issues related to classical languages and cultures, ranging from antiquity to the present day.
The volume is completed by an appendix in Latin with “Breves de Academiae vita notitiae”, a brief summary of the main activities of the academy, the “Argumenta” or abstracts of the contributions to the journal in accordance with current international norms for scientific publications, and a useful “Index universus”. The new “Latinitas” will publish articles in Latin and, for the first time, in Italian and other languages.
July 23rd, 2013 by admin
Ordination at the Fraternity of St. Peter’s Roman Parish, Santissima Trinità dei Pellegrini in Rome, Italy. June 22, 2013. Credit: Alan Holdren/CNA.
Rome, Italy, Jun 29, 2013 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- For the first time since coming into clear union with the Pope, the religious institute the Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer celebrated the priestly ordination of two of its members on June 22.
Father Magdala Maria and Father Yousef Marie were ordained alongside Fr. Massimo Botta of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter by Archbishop Guido Pozzo, head of the Office of Papal Charities, in Rome.
Both orders are dedicated to celebrating the liturgy in the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite – as was done prior to the reforms of the Second Vatican Council.
The Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer, also called the Transalpine Redemptorists, were founded in 1987 and were associated with the Society of St. Pius X.
After Benedict XVI issued a document affirming the value of the extraordinary form, also called the traditional Latin Mass, the Transalpine Redemptorists responded by petitioning the Vatican to regularize their situation…
“It’s also a great grace for the Fraternity, because this is the first time that we’ve had ordinations in Rome.”
The Transalpine Redemptorists are based in a monastery on an island in the north of Scotland and also have a monastery in New Zealand. Fr. Magdala Maria is a New Zealander, and Fr. Yousef Marie is from Lebanon.
- See more at: http://papastronsay.blogspot.co.uk/#sthash.pZTTkwld.dpuf
[report taken from blogspot]
July 9th, 2013 by admin
Vatican City, 7 July 2013 (VIS) – The joy of consolation, the Cross and prayer were the reference points in Christian mission proposed by Pope Francis to the young seminarians, novices and all those who participated in Mass celebrated this morning in St. Peter’s Basilica…
“The first element: the joy of consolation. The prophet Isaiah is addressing a people that has been through a dark period of exile, a very difficult trial. But now the time of consolation has come for Jerusalem; sadness and fear must give way to joy. …
“The second reference point of mission is the Cross of Christ. Saint Paul, writing to the Galatians, says: ‘Far be it from me to glory except in the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ’. … In his ministry Paul experienced suffering, weakness and defeat, but also joy and consolation…
“Finally the third element: prayer. In the Gospel we heard: ‘Pray therefore the Lord of the harvest, to send out labourers into his harvest’. The labourers for the harvest are not chosen through
advertising campaigns or appeals of service and generosity, but they are ‘chosen’ and ‘sent’ by God. It is He who chooses, it is He who sends … it is He who gives the mission. For this, prayer is important. The Church, as Benedict XVI has often reiterated, is not ours, but God’s; and how many times do we, consecrated men and women, think that the Church is ours!
“Jesus sends his followers out with no ‘purse, no bag, no sandals’. The spread of the Gospel is not guaranteed by the number of persons, nor by the prestige of the institution, nor by the quantity of available resources. What counts is being permeated by the love of Christ, allowing oneself be led by the Holy Spirit and to graft one’s own life onto the tree of life, which is the Lord’s Cross…
Later Pope Francis said: “Beware, however: the purpose is not to socialize, to spend time together – no, the purpose is to proclaim the Kingdom of God, and this is urgent! There is no time to waste in small talk, no need to wait for the consent of all – it is necessary to go out and proclaim…
today more than ever before, we need to return to the essentials of the Christian faith, to deepen it, and to measure current issues by it…[all emphasize added]