Saturday, April 14, 2007

O Filii et Filliae
Traditional French Melody
Composed by Fra. Jean Tisserand, OFM d. 1494

Refrain: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

O fillii et filliae
Rex coelestis, Rex gloriae
Morte surrexit hodie. Alleluia

Et mane prima sabbati,
Ad ostium monumenti
Acceserunt discipuli. Alleluia

Et Maria Magdalene,
Et Jacobi, et Salome
Venerunt corpus ungere. Alleluia

In albis sdens Angelus
Prae dixit mulieribus
In Galliae-a est Dominus. Alleluia

Et Joannes Apostolus
Cucurrit Petro citius
Monumento venit prius. Alleluia

Discipulis astantibus,
In medio stetit Christus,
Dicens: PAX VOBIS OMNIBUS. Alleluia

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Pope Leo XIII to Cardinal Guibert, Archbishop of Paris
Letter Epistola tua June 17, 1885
"By certain indications it is not difficult to conclude that among Catholics-doubtless as a result of current evils-there are some who, far from satisfied with the condition of 'subject' which is theirs in the Church, think themselves able to take some part in her government, or at least, think they are allowed to examine and judge after their own fashion the acts of authority. A misplaced opinion, certainly. If it were to prevail, it would do very grave harm to the Church of God, in which, by the manifest will of her Divine Founder, there are to be distinguished in the most absolute fashion two parties: the teaching and the taught, the Shepherd and the flock."
In so many things are we Catholics considered "fools in Christ", even though we speak the Truth. When confronted with endless throngs of lay theologians, it becomes eminently necessary to ask this all-important question: "Who is your bishop?"

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Alleluia! Bishop Vezelis' sermon for Easter Sunday's Pontifical High Mass, along with the plain chant Credo III.


Monday, April 02, 2007

Palm Sunday Sermon from the Portiuncula