I am a Christian layman who loves the faith. In today's times, where organized religion is seen as unpopular or evil, where the majority of people who claim faith know nothing of it or keep it hidden in fear of offending someone, I proudly stand with Christ and His Church, and see no need to hide the faith in my private life. And so I keep this blog to post media that demonstrates what the Christian faith really looks like, especially a side that not everybody knows or remembers. For my personal blog, visit allofthegrero.tumblr.com

31st July 2014

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Sweet Heart of my Jesus, make me to love Thee always!

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Sweet Heart of my Jesus, make me to love Thee always!

27th July 2014

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27th July 2014

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Little S. Hugh 27 July
"This year [1255] about the feast of the apostles Peter and Paul, the Jews of Lincoln stole a boy called Hugh, who was about eight years old. After shutting him up in a secret chamber, where they fed him on milk and other childish food, they sent to almost all The cities of England in which there were Jews, and summoned some of their sect from each city to be present at a sacrifice to take place at Lincoln, in contumely and insult of Jesus Christ. For, as they said, they had a boy concealed for the purpose of being crucified; so a great number of them assembled at Lincoln, and then they appointed a Jew of Lincoln judge, to take the place of Pilate, by whose sentence, and with the concurrence of all, the boy was subjected to various tortures. They scourged him till the blood flowed, they crowned him with thorns, mocked him, and spat upon him; each of them also pierced him with a knife, and they made him drink gall, and scoffed at him with blasphemous insults, and kept gnashing their teeth and calling him Jesus, the false prophet. And after tormenting him in divers ways they crucified him, and pierced him to the heart with a spear. When the boy was dead, they took the body down from the cross, and for some reason disemboweled it; it is said for the purpose of their magic arts." - Matthew Paris 

This story is false, plain and simple. Do not spread falsehoods about the Jewish religion, or anybody for that matter.
1. Human Sacrifice is contrary to Judaism in any form, as is the consumption of blood. The basis of this is from the Bible itself, Genesis and Leviticus among other books.
2. The Jews have never been a unified body like the Church. The practice of Judaism in each congregation is based on the interpretation of the local rabbi. Jews do not need to meet up with other congregations to fulfill the demands of their religion. Thus any ideas about secret meetings of ‘all the jews’ are unlikely, not to mention practically impossible for 13th century European Jews.
3. The Catholic Church has enough demons to fight in the devil, the flesh, and the world without making demons of the Jews. The splendor and integrity of the Faith (not to mention the salvation of souls) is in no way endangered if the story of Little Hugh is relegated to ‘prioresses’s tales’ where it belongs.
Learn about the history of Jewish blood libel here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_libel
Fortunately there actually exists a canonized 13th century St, Hugh of Lincoln, bishop and confessor, if you feel so inclined to ask his intercession. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_of_Lincoln

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Little S. Hugh 27 July

"This year [1255] about the feast of the apostles Peter and Paul, the Jews of Lincoln stole a boy called Hugh, who was about eight years old. After shutting him up in a secret chamber, where they fed him on milk and other childish food, they sent to almost all The cities of England in which there were Jews, and summoned some of their sect from each city to be present at a sacrifice to take place at Lincoln, in contumely and insult of Jesus Christ. For, as they said, they had a boy concealed for the purpose of being crucified; so a great number of them assembled at Lincoln, and then they appointed a Jew of Lincoln judge, to take the place of Pilate, by whose sentence, and with the concurrence of all, the boy was subjected to various tortures. They scourged him till the blood flowed, they crowned him with thorns, mocked him, and spat upon him; each of them also pierced him with a knife, and they made him drink gall, and scoffed at him with blasphemous insults, and kept gnashing their teeth and calling him Jesus, the false prophet. And after tormenting him in divers ways they crucified him, and pierced him to the heart with a spear. When the boy was dead, they took the body down from the cross, and for some reason disemboweled it; it is said for the purpose of their magic arts." - Matthew Paris 

This story is false, plain and simple. Do not spread falsehoods about the Jewish religion, or anybody for that matter.

1. Human Sacrifice is contrary to Judaism in any form, as is the consumption of blood. The basis of this is from the Bible itself, Genesis and Leviticus among other books.

2. The Jews have never been a unified body like the Church. The practice of Judaism in each congregation is based on the interpretation of the local rabbi. Jews do not need to meet up with other congregations to fulfill the demands of their religion. Thus any ideas about secret meetings of ‘all the jews’ are unlikely, not to mention practically impossible for 13th century European Jews.

3. The Catholic Church has enough demons to fight in the devil, the flesh, and the world without making demons of the Jews. The splendor and integrity of the Faith (not to mention the salvation of souls) is in no way endangered if the story of Little Hugh is relegated to ‘prioresses’s tales’ where it belongs.

Learn about the history of Jewish blood libel here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_libel

Fortunately there actually exists a canonized 13th century St, Hugh of Lincoln, bishop and confessor, if you feel so inclined to ask his intercession. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_of_Lincoln

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27th July 2014

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Vestment Embroidery Work of the Dominican Nuns of Galway

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26th July 2014

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Santa Missa Tradicional na Capela Nossa Senhora das Dores em Brasília - Brasil.

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24th July 2014

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Ordinatio Sacerdotalis Iosephi Ratzinger (1951)

22nd July 2014

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21st July 2014

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En la festividad del santo, 21 de julio, nada mejor que esta imagen del pintor alemán Gebhard Fugel (1863-1939), titulado “El Niño Jesús se aparece a San Lorenzo de Brindisi durante la Misa”.

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En la festividad del santo, 21 de julio, nada mejor que esta imagen del pintor alemán Gebhard Fugel (1863-1939), titulado “El Niño Jesús se aparece a San Lorenzo de Brindisi durante la Misa”.

21st July 2014

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A Catholic Mass
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A Catholic Mass

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20th July 2014

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18th July 2014

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15th July 2014

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Frescos of Carmelite Saints at Stella Maris Monastery located on Mount Carmel in Haifa, Israel

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15th July 2014

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The Sacred Vessels and Items of the Sanctuary

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The Sacred Vessels and Items of the Sanctuary

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13th July 2014

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A Survival Guide to Divine Liturgy - Saint Elias Church →

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12th July 2014

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Tunicle of St. John Gualberto

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Tunicle of St. John Gualberto