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Traditional Lenten Friday Mass Followed By Stations Of The Cross At Holy Innocents NYC Beginning at 6:00pm -followed by Outdoor candlelit Procession to Herald Square for persecuted Christians – See flyer for more details ->
Or See The HI Bulletin For the week and or specific address/direction info – On the link ->
ICKP Lenten Day of Recollection for Young Adults in Missouri – On Novus Motus Liturgisucs
Sursum Corda is a nationwide initiative of the Institute of Christ the King which aims to foster the spiritual lives of young adults. Tomorrow, March 30, it will offer a Lenten day of recollection for Catholic young adults (18-35), at the church of St Brendan, located at 615 S Washington St in Mexico, Missouri.
First Saturday High Mass In Reparation To The Immaculate Heart Of Mary – In Raritan, NJ At The Shrine Of The Most Blessed Sacrament @ 11am- Seek Flyer for more details
Catholic Underground New York – 1st Saturday Vespers And Adoration – April 6th At 7:00pm @ OL of Good Counsel NYC – Convivium and Entertainment Hour In The Underground Space To Follow The Hillbilly Thomists – Dominican Friars = ending with N.O. Compline – links below
https://www.catholicunderground.net/ The Hillbilly Thomists – Dominican Friars Province of St. Joseph At Catholic Underground April 6th https://opeast.org/2017/12/the-hillbilly-thomists/
Catholic Artists Society Of NY On April 13th presents a talk by Fr. Robert Imbelli –At The Catholic Center At NYU The Catholic Artist as Custodian of Real Presence – On CAS – An Association of Artists and Media Professionals
Una Voce NY Quarterly Newsletter March 2019 – PDF on the link ->
Romantic Love (Part 2) – By David Lane On Tradition Restored
In Order Not to Lose a Priest in Winter (of the Church) We Recommend the Soutane! FSSP -On The Eponymous Flower
Book Review On Msgr. Annibale Bugnini. How New Can Something Be Which is Only Fifty Years Distant From Us – On The Eponymous Flower
Orthopraxic Action Based on our traditional Faith
Please Sign The Petition – Tell the Catholic University of San Diego to CANCEL Its Sinful “Drag Show” on Campus – TFP Student Action
New Jersey: Assisted Suicide Bill Set to Pass – Catholicism.org
New Jersey Passes Bill Making It 7th State to Legalize Assisted Suicide, Will Force Taxpayers to Fund Suicides | LifeNews.com
Petition update · Nationwide protests against U.S. law 115-171 (ACT S.447) · Change.org
“We Say NO to the Giveaway of Heirless Property” – Upcoming Protest Also In NYC As One Of The Cities
Devotions To Our Lady The Mother Of The Son Of God
Why Promote Devotion to St. Mariana de Jesús, Lily of Quito? | Apostolate of Our Lady of Good Success, Inc.
Links between Our Lady of Good Success in Quito & Madrid by Marian Therese Horvat, Ph.D. – On TIA
Pilgrimage to Quito 2019 – On The Militia Immaculatae (Of The Traditional Observance !)
Angels Took the House of Our Lady of Nazareth to Loreto – American TFP
The Writings of St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe On The Militia Of The Immaculata
Fifth Marian Dogma | Why We Need the Fifth Marian Dogma Now
April 1 – Precursor of Our Lady of Fatima – Nobility and Analogous Traditional Elites
Count St. Nuno Álvares Pereira, Constable of Portugal
From the Propers of Traditional Mass For Friday after the 3rd Sunday of Lent
Introit Psalm 85
Show me, O Lord, a token for good: that they who hate me may see, and be confounded because Thou, O Lord,have helped me and consoled me. (Ps 85: 1) Incline Thy ear, O Lord, and hear me: for I am needy and poor. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Show me, O Lord, a token for good: that they who hate me may see, and be confounded because Thou, O Lord, have helped me and consoled m
Accompany our fasts, we beseech Thee, O Lord, with thy benignant favor, that as in the body we abstain from nourishment, so in the spirit we may fast from vice. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who lives and reigns with Thee in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, forever and ever
Lord, repay us not according to the sins we have committed, nor according to our iniquities.
The Holy Innocents, Martyrs
— The Massacre of the Innocents (c.1585) by Jacopo Tintoretto (1518-1594), Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Venice.
The Holy Innocents are the children who were slaughtered at the orders of King Herod, in the hope that by killing every boy born in Bethlehem at the same time as Jesus, he would succeed in killing the new-born King of the Jews.
There was nothing about those baby boys that made them deserve death. Look at any one of them, and you can see that he had no chance to do anything, or be anyone, or become anyone. He had done nothing. He had done nothing bad, he had done nothing good. He was born, and then he died, and that was all there was to him. So passive are these babies that some people find it hard to understand how they can share the title of “martyr” with people like St Stephen (the day before yesterday), who insisted on preaching the truth until his hearers stoned him for it, or St Thomas Becket (tomorrow), who insisted on living the truth until his king had him killed because of it. These children did not insist on anything except their mothers’ milk; and unlike Stephen and Thomas, there was no voluntary act of theirs that we can see as making the difference between being martyred and not being martyred.
So in our rational human terms these children are a puzzle, and that is one reason why God has inspired the Church to celebrate this very feast – to show us how inadequate our seemingly rational, worldly-wise thoughts are. As he reminds us again and again throughout salvation history, his thoughts are not our thoughts. Babies may not rank high on the scale as far as our human calculus is concerned; but then neither do sparrows, and yet God has told us that God sees and counts every one of those.
The Holy Innocents can stand, therefore, for the “unimportant” and “unnecessary” pawns, child and adult alike, that permeate the whole of human history, the ones who can be sacrificed for some greater cause because they “don’t really matter”; the eggs that were broken to make an omelette… or even broken to make nothing at all. There are plenty of them, one way or another. The feast of the Holy Innocents reminds us that in God’s eyes (that is, according to the true value of things), no-one is unimportant, no-one is unnecessary, no-one “doesn’t really matter.” However meaningless their lives and deaths may seem to us, they shine glorious in heaven.
On a more personal level, the honour given to the Holy Innocents reminds us that if we suffer or even die for God’s sake, it has value even if we have little or no say in it ourselves. Honouring them effectively honours also the martyrdom of the people these children could have become, and their children’s children as well; and at the same time we can remember the contemporary and continuing massacre of those who die before birth for the convenience of those who have them killed.