Posted by: frroberts | August 10, 2017

Resist Google’s Totalitarian Newspeak

My advice: use duckduckgo.com

Original Source

In an over-the-top attempt to prove that irony in Silicon Valley is officially dead, Google just fired one of its top scientists for writing an internal memo that criticized the tech giant for becoming an “ideological echo chamber where some ideas are too sacred to be honestly discussed.” VICE obtained a copy of the the memo and published it on Monday evening.

Rather than being a screed against women or minorities, as the media and their progressive allies have proclaimed, the internal memo from former Google scientist James Damore — entitled “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber” — encouraged Google employees to take account of their own biases as a means of reducing the so-called gender gap in tech employment. In fact, a major purpose of the memo was to brainstorm ideas about how to make Google a more friendly environment for women without resorting to explicit sex-based discrimination.

Posted by: frroberts | August 9, 2017

What I am Reading Now

Milton, Paradise Lost.

Hanson, The Search for the Christian Doctrine of God.

Richard, The Spiritual Conquest of Mexico.

John Paul II: Mary: God’s Yes to Man.

Newman,  An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine.

Posted by: frroberts | August 9, 2017

Pilgrimage 2018: Scotland and England

Cost : $ 2,450 per person (includes breakfast and dinner)

Single supplement   :  $ 700,00

Airfare cost forthcoming and will be additional

Contact robertsc13@udayton.edu for more information.

July 9 Depart from American airport to Glasgow or Edinburgh

Accommodation at the Hotel Apex Grassmarket, 4 *  , https://www.apexhotels.co.uk/apex-grassmarket-hotel

July 10 Day in Edinburgh (Castle, Holyrood House, St. Margaret’s Chapel, Old Town, Cathedral, Arthur’s seat, Roslyn Chapel)

July 11 Day in Edinburgh

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July 12 Depart for York to see ruins of Fountains and Yorkminister, overnight in London

 

Accommodation at the Novotel London West , 4*  , http://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-0737-novotel-london-west/index.shtml

July 13 Day in London

July 14 Day trip to Oxford (Magalden College, Christchurch Meadow, Christchurch Cathedral, Saint Mary the Virgin, Kelbe College– Holman Hunt Painting?, Littlemore–site of Cardinal Newman’s conversion)

July 15 Day in London (various sites)

July 16 Day trip to Canterbury

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July 17 Day trip to Stonehenge

July 18 Depart to return to USA

Posted by: frroberts | August 9, 2017

Friday, August 11, Latin Mass CANCELLED

I will be celebrating the Feast of Saint Clare with the Poor Clares in the morning.

Be sure to attend the Vigil Mass for the Assumption at 7:30pm on August 14 at Saint Patrick.

Posted by: frroberts | August 8, 2017

Juventutem Organizational Meeting

On Thursday, August 17, there will be an initial meeting for those interested in forming a Juventutem Chapter in the Diocese of Lafayette.  We will be meet at the Saint Elizabeth Adoration Chapel in Lafayette (1501 Hartford St., Lafayette, IN) at pm for a Holy Hour followed by dinner at a site that we will arrange after adoration.

 

Juventutem (Latin: Fœderatio Internationalis Juventutem) is an international movement of young Roman Catholics of the ages 16 to 36 who are devoted to the Tridentine Mass.[1] The aim of the society is to foster and strengthen relationships between these young people at the national and international levels, and to encourage and assist them in developing their faith.

Posted by: frroberts | August 8, 2017

Ratzinger Reading List

Introduction to Christianity.

Theological Highlights of Vatican II.

Milestones.

The Ratzinger Report.

Few books map the collapse of Catholicism in the western world that began in the 1960s as well as this short and readable book.  The fact that the author was a leading theologian at Vatican II, the then-Cardinal Prefect for the Holy Office and twenty plus years later was elected Pope lends considerable credibility to his words.  In 1985 Cardinal Ratzinger pointed out that the emperor had no clothes and that first twenty years of attempts at reform that had come in the wake of Vatican II (1962-1965) had done very little if anything to stem the tide of secularization in North America and western Europe.  An argument could even be made that the disintegration of priestly, religious and catechetical life that resulted from ham-handed attempts at aggiornamento had made things much worse than they would have been otherwise.

The first step in healing and recovery is coming to terms with the nature and scope of the problems one faces.   While The Ratzinger Report is on the depressing side, it is a must read for anyone interested in renewal in the Catholic Church.

Salt of the Earth.

God and the World.

Light of the World.

Called to Communion.

Principles of Catholic Theology.

Pilgrim Fellowship of Faith.

The Spirit of the Liturgy.

Jesus of Nazareth: From the Baptism in the Jordan to the Transfiguration.

Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week.

Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives.

Rowland, Ratzinger’s Faith.

Posted by: frroberts | August 7, 2017

The Five First Saturdays

Posted by: frroberts | August 7, 2017

Saint Clare and the Immaculate Heart of Mary

On August 10 at 7:30 at the Poor Clare Monastery (1175 N 300 W, Kokomo, IN) I will be preaching the last night of the nuns’ Saint Clare Novena.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by: frroberts | August 7, 2017

Sunday Traditional Latin Mass

Where: St. Charles Borromeo, 58 W. 5th St., Peru, Indiana

When, 5pm, Sept. 17

Posted by: frroberts | August 6, 2017

Weekly Mass Intentions

Monday, Aug. 7, Jeffery Spahn

Tuesday, Aug. 8, Michael Carpentier

Wednesday, Aug. 9, Conrad Brinkos

Thursday, Aug. 10, Conrad Brinkos

Friday, August 11, Christopher Klicka

Posted by: frroberts | August 5, 2017

Sermoncast: Transfiguration

Posted by: frroberts | August 5, 2017

Transfiguration Sermon Notes

“When men choose not to believe in God, they do not thereafter believe in nothing, they then become capable of believing in anything.” G.K. Chesterton

In the Czech Republic, 72 percent of adults describe “their religion as atheist, agnostic or ‘nothing in particular.’ ”  Only 29 percent of Czechs say they “believe in God.” A mere 9 percent of Czechs say they “pray daily.”

80 percent of Czech women read horoscopes, along with 46 percent of men. A third of Czechs fear black cats and believe Friday the 13th is a “bad day.” Prague’s NMS Market Research firm, in 2015 research, found that 76 percent of Czechs knock on wood “not to spoil something,” 78 percent believe in the power of fate, 62 percent say they believe in lucky numbers, 37 percent believe breaking a mirror causes bad luck and 31 percent affirmed they have a trusted amulet.

We did not follow cleverly devised myths
when we made known to you
the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ,
but we had been eyewitnesses of his majesty….

2 Pet. 1:16

From the Preface of the Transfiguration:  He revealed his glory in the presence of chosen witnesses and filled with the greatest splendor that bodily form which he shares with all humanity, that the scandal of the Cross might be removed from the hearts of his disciples and that he might show
how in the body of the whole Church is to be fulfilled what so wonderfully shone forth first in its Head.

God’s love is stronger than death.  Let us gaze on the face of Christ transfigured in prayer and ask to grow in confidence in the victory that Christ won for us and grab hold of it in our own lives.

 

Posted by: frroberts | August 4, 2017

Of Interest: Juventutem Organizational Meeting

On Thursday, August 17, there will be an initial meeting for those interested in forming a Juventutem Chapter in the Diocese of Lafayette.  We will be meet at the Saint Elizabeth Adoration Chapel in Lafayette (1501 Hartford St., Lafayette, IN) at pm for a Holy Hour followed by dinner at a site that we will arrange after adoration.

 

Juventutem (Latin: Fœderatio Internationalis Juventutem) is an international movement of young Roman Catholics of the ages 16 to 36 who are devoted to the Tridentine Mass.[1] The aim of the society is to foster and strengthen relationships between these young people at the national and international levels, and to encourage and assist them in developing their faith.

Posted by: frroberts | August 4, 2017

My New Parish

 

 

 

 

Posted by: frroberts | August 3, 2017

What I am reading now

Milton, Paradise Lost.

Rowland, Ratzinger’s Faith.

Zmirak, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Catholicism.

 

 

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