Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Happy Birthday, Holy Father

Instauratio Catholica wishes His Holiness a happy and holy 81st birthday. Viva il Papa!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

More From the Religion of Peace- Imam Says Rome Will Soon Be Conquered By Islam

Editor's Note:
If the Holy Father were to proclaim that the Middle East will soon be "conquered by Catholicism", every single sword swinging, burqua wearing Muslim fanatic would be calling for Jihad and demanding his death. We in the west refuse to be swayed by such rhetoric. We take the ramblings of a Muslim "cleric" and say, "it's not our problem. Al-Astal has just had too much sun. There is no way anything he says could be true". His rhetoric, dear readers, should concern every single one of us. Islam is coming to a town, church and civic hall near you and it wants your children, your wives, your mothers and your allegiance. Are we all so blind that none of us can see what is really going on here?
Muslim cleric Yunis Al-Astal proclaims Rome will soon be conquered by Islam
CNA STAFF, Apr 14, 2008 / 09:17 pm (CNA).- A high profile Muslim cleric and Hamas member of the Palestinian parliament gave a sermon last Friday in which he declared that soon Rome, “the capital of the Catholics” will be soon overtaken by Islam.
Yunis al-Astal, the cleric in question, told his listeners that “Very soon, Allah willing, Rome will be conquered, just like Constantinople was, as was prophesized by our Prophet Muhammad. Today, Rome is the capital of the Catholics, or the Crusader capital, which has declared its hostility to Islam…”
The diatribe was aired on Hamas' Al-Aqsa TV and predicted that Rome would become "an advanced post for the Islamic conquests, which will spread though Europe in its entirety, and then will turn to the two Americas, even Eastern Europe."
"Allah has chosen you for Himself and for His religion," al-Astal declared, "so that you will serve as the engine pulling this nation to the phase of succession, security and consolidation of power, and even to conquests through da'wa and military conquests of the capitals of the entire world.
According to FOX News, Al-Astal preached last June that it was the duty of Palestinian women to martyr themselves by becoming homicide bombers.
"When jihad becomes an individual duty, it applies to women too, because women do not differ from men when it comes to individual duties," he said in a June 23, 2007 interview. Al-Astal also called Jews "the brothers of apes and pigs" who should "taste the bitterness of death” in the interview.
The parliamentarian returned to this slur on Friday, saying that Rome “has planted the brothers of apes and pigs in Palestine in order to prevent the reawakening of Islam.”
"I believe that our children, or our grandchildren, will inherit our jihad and our sacrifices, and, Allah willing, the commanders of the conquest will come from among them,” Al-Astal said.
"Today, we instill these good tidings in their souls – and by means of the mosques and the Koran books, and the history of our Prophets, his companions, and the great leaders, we prepare them for the mission of saving humanity from the hellfire at whose brink they stand."
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Benedict XVI

Editor's Note:

Instauratio Catholica welcomes His Holiness, Benedict XVI to the United States. Ad multos annos, Benedictus!
"Ecce sacerdos magnus, qui in diebus suis placuit Deo, et inventus est justus: et in tempore iracundiae factus est reconciliatio."

Sunday, April 13, 2008

The Restoration in Progress: CatholicLatinMass.Org

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This website is awesome! If you have a moment or two, please take a look. Please say a prayer for the fathers of the Institute of Christ the King whose dedication to the holy liturgy made this site possible.

The Restoration in Progress: The Institute of Christ the King's Pilgrimage to Lourdes

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Please click here to view images from the pilgrimage.

On March 29–30, 2008, the Institute of Christ the King conducted a pilgrimage to Lourdes in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady there. The superiors, seminarians, and sisters of the Institute came en masse from Gricigliano, along with many of the Institute's priests from France, led by their Provincial Superior, Abbé Benoît Jayr. They were all joined by a great number of friends and faithful from France, Ireland, Italy, and the United States. The two days were filled with private and scheduled devotions, including the Rosary, Way of the Cross, and an impressive candle procession Saturday evening. Solemn High Masses were celebrated in the upper basilica chapel, which was filled to capacity. On Saturday, the celebrant was Vicar General Msgr. Michael Schmitz, while Msgr. Gilles Wach, Prior General, offered Mass that Divine Mercy Sunday. The Rector of the Shrine, Father Raymond Zambelli, greeted the pilgrims with a warm welcoming speech.
From the Website of the Institute of Christ the King, Sovereign Priest