Wednesday, December 21, 2011

FW: Michael Voris to Speak at AOTM January 10, 2012

After a month off, the AOTM welcomes back Michael Voris on January 10, 2012 to kick off the New Year.
In all ages the faith is a battle and ours is no different.  What makes these days particularly difficult is the confusion and disorientation so often present in those very places from which clarity and order should come.  Even those who strive to be faithful Catholics can sincerely wonder whose example to follow.  During particular troubled times in the history of the Church, the Italians are known to remark that "Peter is sleeping."  Amidst scandals and dereliction of leadership, who could be faulted for asking the same question today?
It was said, at another troubled time in the soul Christendom, that "the men at arms will give battle and God will grant them victory."  This requires, however, that men are willing to pick up their arms and fight.  Our age is in need of Catholic action as much as any, but too few men are willing to take up the standard and proclaim the truth and put it into action.  On January 10, 2012 we will tackle this weighty topic.
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Botched Abortion at Sioux City Planned Parenthood Lands Woman in the Hospital

Botched Abortion at Sioux City Planned Parenthood Lands Woman in the Hospital 

December 21, 2011


Sioux City, IA - An ambulance responded to an emergency call from Planned Parenthood of the Heartland in Sioux City, Iowa, at approximately 1:30 pm on Tuesday and transported a patient to a local hospital. Sidewalk counselors recalled seeing the same woman earlier in the day as she entered the clinic for an abortion. Her condition is unknown at this time.


Sherill Glassmaker, a pro-life activist who was just leaving a neighboring pregnancy resource center, noticed the ambulance in the parking lot and began taking pictures to document the incident.


A paramedic working for Siouxland Paramedics took time out from his job to approach Glassmaker and complain about her presence, but did acknowledge that he was responding to a 911 call for emergency medical assistance.


As Glassmaker prayed aloud for the injured patient, Planned Parenthood's security guard mocked and threatened to file charges against her in an obvious effort to intimidate her for documenting the incident.


Abortionist Nicola Moore, a Massachusetts abortionist who flies to the mid-west to do abortions for Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, was believed to be the abortionist on duty at the time of the incident.


Operation Rescue had earlier "outed" Moore as the "Fly in Abortionista" featured in a recent magazine article. An Operation Rescue undercover investigation revealed that Planned Parenthood was engaged in the experimental "telemed abortion" scheme, in which dangerous abortion pills are dispensed to women over an Internet connection without the presence of a licensed physician or a physical examination by qualified personnel.


"According to our investigations, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland has long been engaged in practices that endanger the lives of women. This is yet another reason why Planned Parenthood does not deserve even one cent of our tax dollars," said Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Policy Advisor for Operation Rescue.


"Women who patronize Planned Parenthood or any other abortion clinic literally risk their lives. We plan to file complaints concerning this incident with the appropriate Iowa oversight agencies in order to protect women from Planned Parenthood's unscrupulous practices."

HT Operation Rescue

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

PRESS RELEASE: St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish Named a Minor Basilica by Vatican




PRESS RELEASE: St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish Named a Minor Basilica by Vatican


Through the faculties granted by the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments has declared that Saint Stanislaus Kostka Parish, Winona, Minn., has assumed the status of "Minor Basilica," emphasizing the special bond that the parish has with the Pope and with the whole Catholic Church.  This Decree was made on November 10, 2011 and announced to the congregation this past weekend.  Read the FULL PRESS RELEASE attached to this email or online at


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

FW: Fighting the Scourge of Pornography


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An important new tool in the war against pornography has been released by Anteroom Pictures. I'm referring to a brilliant documentary which ought to receive the widest possible distribution. See Pornography—or Persons as Objects. On a related matter, I've been on the lookout for some time for evidence that the Catholic orphanage system in the 19th and 20th century cannot simply be dismissed as a haven for pedophiles. The real story is far closer to what you would expect. See my review of Edward Rohs' new book, Growing Up in Catholic Orphanages.

Deep personal commitment is vitiated by both abuse and pornography. Interestingly, the Vatican newspaper has just reprinted the third part of On the Pastoral Care of the Divorced and Remarried , issued by the CDF under Cardinal Ratzinger in 1998. This deals with the objections against the Church's policies: The Pastoral Approach to Marriage Should Be Founded on Truth.

Bishop Robert Lynch of St. Petersburg has also called attention to the threats to religious liberty in President Obama's new health care plan. (One wonders how many of these attacks stem from an essentially pornographic understanding of human sexuality.) See Bishop Lynch's recent address: Health Care Law May "Thwart" Both Your Religious Liberty and Your Freedom of Conscience Protection.

In this context, one does not wish to ignore the Feast of Saint Ambrose tomorrow, the great Bishop of Milan who baptized Saint Augustine when he was ready to leave his sensual attachments behind.

But of course the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception on Thursday, a holy day of obligation, is even more relevant. Pope Pius IX proclaimed the Immaculate Conception in Ineffabilis Deus on December 8, 1854.

I know not everyone can take this day off from work, but I hope you will make a point of treating it as the great feast that it is!

Jeff Mirus
Trinity Communications

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Another Extraordinary Form Mass in the Diocese of Winona - Immaculate Conception - Mass in Wabasha...

Mass will be at St. Felix for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception - I have to work - I am bummed.



Father Cook will be offering the Extraordinary Form of the Mass on Thursday at 6:30 a.m. at St. Felix, Wabasha.


A group will depart from the Winona State Newman Center at 5:30 a.m. (Mmmm. Nothing like waking up on a crisp winter morning to experience the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass!)


All the cool kids are doing it… because after all, none of us really have anything better to do than to receive the flesh of the God of the Universe in honor of the BVM… begging her intercession and maternal protection over all that we do.


We should be back in Winona by 8:30 a.m. (probs earlier, but its better safe than sorry). Even if you can't attend, be sure to invite friends, family, coworkers, classmates… even people who you really, really dislike. All are welcome.


Also, if you would be willing to drive, please let me know.


In Christ Jesus,

Alison Mary.


Happy Feast of St. Nicholas - who is Santa Claus?

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Monday, December 5, 2011

FW: e5 Men Fasting Reminder - Annoucing New Website

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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Midnight Mass Christmas 2011 Diocese of Winona Extraordinary Form

Yep - that's right.  This year there will be two - not one - two Midnight Masses in the Diocese of Winona celebrated in the Extraordinary Form according to the 1962 Missal.  Two separate Priests from the DOW are doing this for the faithful.  Praise God.  And thank you to these wonderful Priests!!!

Fr. Patrick Arens of 
ST.  MARY’S-CHATFIELD Parish Center Office 507-867-3922 and
-not sure which Church this will be at - call for more info

and Fr. Cook of St. Felix and St Agnes

Fr. Cook will be saying the Extraordinary Form Midnight Mass at, yes, Midnight to celebrate the birth of Our Lord.  (Mass will be at St. Felix.)  It has also been said there will be a choir from Winona coming up to help the angels welcome the Lord.  I cannot say how much I am anticipating this glorious evening.  Midnight Mass AT Midnight.  Singing.  Glorious.

More from St. Felix

On July 7, 2007, Pope Benedict XVI issued a document called Summorum Pontificum (Supreme      
Pontiffs), which generously gives all priests permission to celebrate Mass (either publicly or privately) according to the rubrics of the 1962 Missal without special permission from the Bishop or the Holy See. This Mass, promulgated by Pope Saint Pius V in 1570 and later reissued by Pope Blessed John XXIII in 1962, is sometimes referred to as theTridentine Mass or the Traditional Latin Mass. This Traditional Latin Mass is in contrast with the New Latin Mass (Novus Ordo), which was introduced as a part of the reforms of the Second Vatican Council and promulgated by Pope Paul VI.  Pope Benedict is calling the Novus Ordo the 
“ordinary expression” of the Liturgy in the Latin Rite, and the Traditional Latin Mass (1962 Missal) the “extraordinary expression” of the Liturgy in the Latin Rite.  Both Masses are forms of the one Roman Rite. The pastor can offer one Mass on Sunday using the “extraordinary form” and even offer 
Masses in the “extraordinary form” during the week. The Faithful can request to have a  Funeral Mass said using the  "extraordinary form” (i.e., a Traditional “Requiem Mass”). In  addition, the Faithful can request that their pastor perform the Sacraments of Baptism, Penance, Holy Matrimony, and 
Anointing of the Sick using the earlier ritual. I am explaining this document, Summorum Pontificum, as background to the following:

Every Saturday morning I will offer a Low Mass (no music; no sermon) at 8:00 a.m. in St. Felix Church according to the rubrics of the 1962 Missal. Everyone is invited to attend these Latin Masses on Saturday morning – in the extraordinary form.” There will be booklets provided containing the Ordinary (unchanging) parts of the traditional Mass; bringing an old traditional Latin Mass  missal is  suggested.  I will hear confessions after Mass on Saturday mornings beginning at 9:00 a.m. until all confessions are heard - Fr. Cook

Can I just say I am glad to be living in the Diocese of Winona now.
From the Bulletins of St Felix - Wabasha and St. Agnes - Kellogg

On Sunday evenings during Advent, we will have      
Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament from 
7:00-8:00 p.m. in the Church of St. Agnes. Everyone is welcome to 
participate in this beautiful hour of prayer and Adoration of the 
Blessed Sacrament which will include: (1) a short reflection; (2) time 
for silent reflection; and (3) sung Sunday Vespers. Vespers is the Latin 
name for the official Evening Prayer of the Church, and it consists of 
a hymn, three psalms, a reading, the Canticle of Mary, and prayers of 
intercession. When I was ordained a deacon in 1996, I promised to 
pray Vespers for you every day. It is important to remember,     
however, that Vespers is not just for priests and deacons to pray.  
According to the Second Vatican Council, “Pastors should see to it 
that Vespers is celebrated in common in church on Sundays and on the 
more solemn feasts. The laity are encouraged to pray Vespers with the 
priests, or among themselves, or even individually.” (Sacrosanctum Concilium, 
#100) Please join us for Benediction and Vespers tonight, Sunday, 
December 4 at 7:00 p.m. at the Church of St. Agnes.

In anticipation of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on 
December 12, please join us the Knights of Columbus for a special 
hour of prayer at St. Felix Church on Tuesday, December 6 at    
7:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 8, the Church celebrates the   
Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin 
Mary. On December 8, 1854, Pope Pius IX declared infallibly that 
the Blessed Virgin Mary was preserved from all stain of original sin at 
the first moment of her conception in the womb of her mother,    
St. Ann. The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception is always 
a HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION for all Catholics living in the U.S.A. 
because Mary, the Immaculate Conception, is the patroness of the 
United States of America. 

The Mass Schedule for the Immaculate Conception is as follows:

Wednesday      December 7    7:00 p.m.        St. Felix    CCD Classes

Thursday         December 8    6:30 a.m.*  St. Felix Latin

Thursday         December 8    11:00 a.m.  St. Felix School Mass

Thursday          December 8    6:30 p.m.  St. Agnes

*Yes, this Mass does begin at 6:30 in the morning!  This early Latin                    
Mass will be completed by 7:30 a.m. so that you can fulfill your      
obligation to attend Mass and still get to work or school.  This Mass will 
be a “Low Mass” – there will be NO music or sermon at this Mass.  (Thank you, Father for the EF Mass)

Advent is our opportunity to prepare for the coming of 
the Lord at Christmas. The most important way to have “every 
heart prepare Him room” is by making a good confession. Whether 
you have been away from the Sacrament of Penance for one month 
or several years, now is the time to receive the Lord's mercy and 
forgiveness in this beautiful sacrament. “He was born to give us 
second birth,” and that second birth comes to us in the confessional.