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From: Joachim K11/24/2021 12:37:45 AM
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21 JULY 2021, THE TABLET

Pope’s motu proprio gets mixed reactions in France

by Tom Heneghan


Pope Francis - Global Media Group/SIPA USA/PA Images

Pope Francis’s motu proprio met with mixed reactions in France, a stronghold of adherents to the Latin Mass it tightly regulates, with the bishops giving it a cautious welcome while strict traditionalists howled in protest.

The bishops' conference announced its loyalty to Rome and said all must follow its call for "an authentic Eucharistic renewal,” while also expressing its "attention and esteem" for the traditionalists’ "spiritual zeal ... and their determination to continue the mission together".

They referred to a balance many dioceses had found with Vatican-loyal traditionalists since Pope Benedict XVI’s 2007 motu proprio liberalising celebration of the Tridentine Mass.

Some bishops had few problems with most traditionalist priests but added some tried to present the Tridentine Mass as superior to the Novus Ordo rite.

Among the critics, the ultra-traditionalist Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) complained the loudest.

“The clearly expressed purpose is to make (the Tridentine Mass) disappear,” it said. “This clarification is brutal for those who believed they could trust authorities still imbued with liberal values” — SSPX-speak for non-traditionalists.

The Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter (FSSP), one of the pro-Vatican Ecclesia Dei communities, said the motu proprio was “offending and very violent”.

“They talk about rejecting the Council, but the Fraternity of St. Peter has never rejected Vatican II,” FSSP France superior Fr. Benoît Paul-Joseph said. “There will be no more stability … this is a reining in of the last people loyal to the missal of St. Pius V, whom they’re accompanying therapeutically, like in palliative care.”

The refusal of FSSP priests to concelebrate with diocesan clergy in the ordinary rite prompted Dijon Archbishop Roland Minnerath to terminate their 23-year mission at a church there.

Latin Mass attendees reacted with frustration. "First we had a vaccine passport, now we have a liturgical passport," one sighed at a traditionalist Mass in Lille.

According to Christophe Geffroy, editor-in-chief of the traditionalist monthly La Nef, 85 percent of French priests celebrating in the extraordinary form are loyal to the Vatican.

Most have found a balance, sometimes shaky, between cooperating with the local bishop and defending the extraordinary form. It was this communion that the bishops conference seemed concerned to preserve.

“Little by little, some wanted to say the extraordinary form was better than the ordinary form,” said Arras Bishop Olivier Leborgne, a vice-president of the bishops' conference. “We noticed a certain sliding by some (traditionalists) but we can’t say this is the norm for all of France.”

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To: Joachim K who wrote (7207)11/24/2021 8:36:59 AM
From: Tom Clarke
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A Happy Real American Thanksgiving
BY THOMAS FLEMING

Forget the crack-brained and ne'er-do-well Pilgrims and Puritans, who, because they could not get along with anyone, came to America, where they hoped to enjoy the freedom to persecute and kill anyone who disagreed with their miserable way of life. Forget, too, the race-traitor Squanto, who betrayed his people and culture to welcome aliens into his country. Forget the bogus national holiday reinvented to celebrate the Ein Reich, ein Vereinigung, ein Führer principles of Lincoln and the Roosevelts. You can hear all about their tedious self-serving myths on National Public Radio or in National Public Schools. A story worth telling, however, is how, once upon a time, some footloose Englishmen came to the New World seeking easy gold, free land, and the right to spit tobacco when and where they wanted. As good Anglicans, these adventurers, roughnecks, and proto-cavaliers were too busy minding their business to worry to much about minding yours. The few who survived the initial attempts to settle various spots in Virginia, beginning with Jamestown, were reminded of their own weakness and from time to time their leaders decided it was time to give thanks to the Almighty for letting them survive in this savage land. So, with one accord, the men brought what game they could shoot, along with their jugs of corn-squeezings and stashes of tobacco, whipped out their fiddles, and had themselves a great time.

On these festive occasions, one or another would lead the assembly in prayer, thanking their Creator that he had not seen fit to make them Puritans who despised all the good things He had given them. Being decent Englishmen, they also thanked Him for making them English and for permitting them to persist in their English language, English laws and customs, and English culture. Some renegade from Switzerland, who piped up and said something about America being a city on a hill, recommended they get a royal charter to make everyone celebrate a national holiday in November. The good old boys of Virginia, all with one accord, drove him out of the settlement. Some say, he settled with the Indians, who celebrated their own style of Thanksgiving by feasting off the meat they had carved off his carcass after having had several days of fun with dull knives.

Yes, this is my own exercise in myth-making, but there is more truth than in the National Public ideology of both parties.

Being Anglicans--with a sprinkling, perhaps, of good old god-fearing Lutherans and (here I'm trying to be generous) recovering Presbyterians, they kept their prayers short and to the point, and knowing that better men than themselves had given expression to their sentiments, they said together this prayer:

ALMIGHTY God, Father of all mercies, we thine unworthy servants do give thee most humble and hearty thanks for all thy goodness and loving-kindness to us and to all men. We bless thee for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all for thine inestimable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ, for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory. And we beseech thee, give us that due sense of all thy mercies, that our hearts may be unfeignedly thankful, and that we shew forth thy praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives; by giving up ourselves to thy service, and by walking before thee in holiness and righteousness all our days; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom with thee and the Holy Ghost be all honour and glory, world without end.

fleming.foundation

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To: Tom Clarke who wrote (7209)11/25/2021 10:33:52 PM
From: Joachim K
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' France has neither winter nor summer nor morals. Apart from these drawbacks it is a fine country. France has usually been governed by prostitutes.'

Mark Twain

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'I would rather have a German division in front of me than a French one behind me.'

General George S. Patton

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'Going to war without France is like going deer hunting without your accordion.'

Norman Schwartzkopf

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'We can stand here like the French, or we can do something about it.'

Marge Simpson

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'As far as I'm concerned, war always means failure.'

Jacques Chirac, President of France

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'The only time France wants us to go to war is when the German Army is sitting in Paris sipping coffee.'

Regis Philbin

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'You know, the French remind me a little bit of an aging actress of the 1940s who was still trying to dine out on her looks but doesn't have the face for it.'

John McCain , U.S. Senator from Arizona

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'The last time the French asked for 'more proof' it came marching into Paris under a German flag.'

David Letterman

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'War without France would be like .. World War II.'

Unknown

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'The favorite bumper sticker in Washington D.C. right now is one that says 'First Iraq , then France .'

Tom Brokaw

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'What do you expect from a culture and a nation that exerted more of its national will fighting against Disney World and Big Macs than the Nazis?'

Dennis Miller

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'It is important to remember that the French have always been there when they needed us.'

Alan Kent

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'They've taken their own precautions against al-Qa'ida. To prepare for an attack, each Frenchman is urged to keep duct tape, a white flag, and a three-day supply of mistresses in the house.'

Argus Hamilton

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'Somebody was telling me about the French Army rifle that was being advertised on eBay the other day --the description was, 'Never shot. Dropped once.'

Rep. Roy Blunt, MO

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'The French will only agree to go to war when we've proven we've found truffles in Iraq '

Dennis Miller

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Q. What did the mayor of Paris say to the German Army as they entered the city in WWII?

A. Table for 100,000 m'sieur?

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'Do you know how many Frenchmen it takes to defend Paris ? It's not known, it's never been tried.'

Rep. R. Blount, MO

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'Do you know it only took Germany three days to conquer France in WWII? And that's because it was raining.'

John Xereas, Manager, DC Improv

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French Ban Fireworks at Euro Disney

(AP), Paris , March 5, 2003

The French Government announced today that it is imposing a ban on the use of fireworks at Euro Disney. The decision comes the day after a nightly fireworks display at the park, located just 30 miles outside of Paris , caused the soldiers at a nearby French Army garrison to surrender to a group of Czech tourists.

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To: Joachim K who wrote (7210)11/26/2021 9:35:00 AM
From: Tom Clarke
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There are some redeeming qualities. Singing nuns, for example.


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To: Tom Clarke who wrote (7211)11/26/2021 12:06:14 PM
From: Joachim K
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The Hitman's Bodyguard.


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To: Joachim K who wrote (7212)11/28/2021 6:27:15 AM
From: Tom Clarke
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Walmart pulls children's toy that swears and sings in Polish about doing cocaine

"It's about taking five grams of cocaine and being alone … It's a very depressing song,"

toronto.ctvnews.ca

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To: Tom Clarke who wrote (7213)11/28/2021 1:27:04 PM
From: Joachim K
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The Happy Wanderers.


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To: Joachim K who wrote (7214)11/29/2021 6:17:11 AM
From: Tom Clarke
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Say goodbye to Sitting Bullshit.

Canada’s Indigenous health expert Carrie Bourassa fired when ancestry claims prove false

She’s Sitting Bullshit.

A Canadian medical researcher who rose to become the nation’s top voice on indigenous health has been fired from her government job and her university professorship — after suspicious colleagues investigated her increasingly fanciful claims of Native American heritage and learned she was a fraud.

Carrie Bourassa, a public health expert who served as scientific director of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health, was suspended five days after the state-owned Canadian Broadcasting Corporation published a lengthy expose on her background.

citizenfreepress.com

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To: Tom Clarke who wrote (7215)11/29/2021 1:21:45 PM
From: Joachim K
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Now is the time.

Become a registered Métis citizen...

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To: Joachim K who wrote (7216)12/7/2021 5:52:12 AM
From: Tom Clarke
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As a cardinal, Pope Benedict reportedly called Marcel Lefebvre ‘the most important bishop of the 20th century’

lifesitenews.com

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