Over five hundred faithful and friends of the Institute — a much larger crowd than expected—participated in a pilgrimage to the National Shrine of Our Lady Help of Christians at the Basilica of Holy Hill near Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Saturday, May 23. Large chapters of faithful from St. Stanislaus Oratory in Milwaukee, from St. Joseph’s Oratory in Green Bay, From St. Mary’s Oratory in Wausau, from St. Mary’s in Cashton, from St. Mary Oratory in Rockford, and from the Shrine of Christ the King in Chicago, as well as pilgrims from the Deep South and Eastern seaboard States all converged on Holy Hill in thanksgiving to the Blessed Virgin Mary for graces received by the Institute, especially the Pontifical Right status granted by the Holy See last autumn. Despite an ominous weather forecast, sunshine broke through the threatening clouds as the pilgrims walked in procession up the hill praying the Rosary and singing Marian hymns.
Inside the crowded Basilica Reverend Canon Olivier Meney, Rector of St. Stanislaus Oratory in Milwaukee, was the celebrant of a beautiful Solemn High Mass, for which many members of the choirs of the participating apostolates joined together to provide the beautiful choral music and Gregorian Chant. From Rome Monsignor R. Michael Schmitz, Provincial Superior for the United States, sent a letter to the pilgrims conveying the best greetings and blessing of Archbishop Raymond L. Burke, Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signature in the Vatican, and of Monsignor Gilles Wach, Founder and Prior of the Institute. After an outdoor picnic lunch, the faithful gathered once again for a spiritual meditation, Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, and the renewal of the Consecration of the Institute to Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception.
A wonderful manifestation of the family spirit of the Institute, this pilgrimage expressed the power of charity to unite the faithful in the sacred Liturgy of Holy Mother Church. It is indeed through charity that the harmony of God’s objective truth must be reestablished in its rightful place of precedence over subjective human reality both in society and in our own individual lives. In the sermon of the Solemn High Mass Reverend Canon Matthew Talarico reminded the faithful that they share in the mission of the Institute of Christ the King: veritatem facientes in caritate, “Living the Truth in Charity.” The Catholic Faith, as well as Catholic culture and identity, can be resumed in this phrase of St. Paul. Following the example and invoking the intercession of Our Lady and of the patron saints of the Institute, we must strive to benefit from the graces we receive from the Liturgy in order to make God’s truth loved by those whom we meet each day. This involves practicing charity even in the little details of daily life at home, in the workplace, at school, as well as teaching children the truth in a manner which is both gentle in its firmness and loving in correction, so that the goodness and beauty of God’s truth may attract people of today’s world to seek salvation in Christ and His Church.
Ah, the moments that touch a parent’s heart…
Their first tooth.
Their first step.
Their graduation day.
Their gender reassignment surgery.
Colleen Hammond has an excellent post on the subject of Gardasil and its safety– so good that I will post it here in its entirety.
Gardasil Kills and Maims, but FDA Only Warns about Fainting
by Colleen on June 11, 2009
Ya think they’d mention the deaths…?
I’ve blogged various stories and warnings about Gardasil in the past couple of years, and Judicial Watch has been following the killer vaccine Gardasil for much longer. In the first few months after Gardasil’s release, there were reports of up to 20 deaths, 140 “life threatening” reactions, 10 spontaneous abortions, and 6 cases of Guillain-Barre from the Gardasil vaccine reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). THOSE ARE ONLY THE REPORTED SIDE EFFECTS.
Well, now at least the FDA is admitting to the fainting issue…
Here’s the story in the Wall Street Journal:
The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday strengthened warnings on Merck & Co.’s Gardasil vaccine about fainting after receiving reports of “traumatic injuries” among some vaccine recipients.
In a posting aimed at health-care professionals posted on the agency’s Web site, the FDA said all vaccine recipients should remain seated or lying down and be closely observed for 15 minutes following vaccination, “to prevent falls and injuries.”
Gardasil was approved in June 2006 and is designed to protect against four strains of the human papillomavirus, or HPV, two of which account for about 70% of cervical-cancer cases. It’s recommended that girls ages 11 to 12 receive the vaccine in a three-dose series before they are sexually active, and it coincides with recommendations on other vaccines.
The FDA said that since October 2007 a discussion about fainting has been in Gardasil’s labeling for both the health-care provider and the patient. However, warnings about fainting have been strengthened and moved to a more prominent place on the drug label and on information that is supposed to be given to patients before they are vaccinated. The new materials were approved by the agency Wednesday.
What do they have in common?
They are all fundamental human rights:
…France’s highest court has inflicted an embarrassing blow to President Sarkozy by cutting the heart out of a law that was supposed to put France in the forefront of the fight against piracy on the internet.
The Constitutional Council declared access to the internet to be a basic human right, directly opposing the key points of Mr Sarkozy’s law, passed in April, which created the first internet police agency in the democratic world. …
Today is the great feast of Corpus Christi. A reminder that for anyone interested in celebrating this feast, on its traditional day in the calendar, in the ancient form of the Roman Rite, there will be a Solemn High Mass and procession with the Blessed Sacrament tonight at 6:30pm at St. Francis de Sales Oratory (map and directions at link).
ADORO te devote, latens Deitas, quae sub his figuris vere latitas: tibi se cor meum totum subiicit, quia te contemplans totum deficit.
Visus, tactus, gustus in te fallitur, sed auditu solo tuto creditur; credo quidquid dixit Dei Filius: nil hoc verbo Veritatis verius.
In cruce latebat sola Deitas, at hic latet simul et humanitas; ambo tamen credens atque confitens, peto quod petivit latro paenitens.
Plagas, sicut Thomas, non intueor; Deum tamen meum te confiteor; fac me tibi semper magis credere, in te spem habere, te diligere.
O memoriale mortis Domini! panis vivus, vitam praestans homini! praesta meae menti de te vivere et te illi semper dulce sapere.
Pie pellicane, Iesu Domine, me immundum munda tuo sanguine; cuius una stilla salvum facere totum mundum quit ab omni scelere.
Iesu, quem velatum nunc aspicio, oro fiat illud quod tam sitio; ut te revelata cernens facie, visu sim beatus tuae gloriae. Amen.
HIDDEN God, devoutly I adore Thee, truly present underneath these veils: all my heart subdues itself before Thee, since it all before Thee faints and fails.
Not to sight, or taste, or touch be credit hearing only do we trust secure; I believe, for God the Son has said it- Word of truth that ever shall endure.
On the cross was veiled Thy Godhead’s splendor, here Thy manhood lies hidden too; unto both alike my faith I render, and, as sued the contrite thief, I sue.
Though I look not on Thy wounds with Thomas, Thee, my Lord, and Thee, my God, I call: make me more and more believe Thy promise, hope in Thee, and love Thee over all.
O memorial of my Savior dying, Living Bread, that gives life to man; make my soul, its life from Thee supplying, taste Thy sweetness, as on earth it can.
Deign, O Jesus, Pelican of heaven, me, a sinner, in Thy Blood to lave, to a single drop of which is given all the world from all its sin to save.
Contemplating, Lord, Thy hidden presence, grant me what I thirst for and implore, in the revelation of Thy essence to behold Thy glory evermore. Amen.