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GUARDIAN OF THE SAVIOUR CHILD

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Technical problems with Google indexing have made it desirable to re-post all of our material. I hope you will find interest in reflecting with me, on the history of the Church over the centuries and during the life of the Blog which began on 14th December 2009. This post first appeared on 19th March 2011.



JOSEPH! to thee by hosts on high
and choirs of Christians, laud be paid!
saintly of life, -by purest tie
joined unto her, the glorious Maid.




When thou didst doubt thy wife's repute,
and mark her great with motherhood,
the angel taught thee that her fruit
came from the Holy Ghost of God.


To clasp the Son, the Lord, was thine,
to share His flight to Egypt's shore,
with tears, to seek in Salem's shrine
Him lost, -with joy, to find once more.


Death brings to other Saints their rest;
through toil they win the victor's place;
thou happier, like the Angels blest,
alive, hast seen God face to face.


Spare us, O Trinity most High!
grant that, with Joseph, we may gain
Thy starry realm, and ceasel…

WANTED - THREE MARTYRS FOR THE FAITH

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WANTED
         THREE BISHOPS PREPARED FOR  MARTYRDOM
Location: QUEENSLAND Specifically TOOWOOMBA (Now available)
BRISBANE (Available 25th July 2011)
ROCKHAMPTON ( Available 4th August 2012)
Applicants should be prepared to encounter organised, anti- Catholic resistance from entrenched highly- salaried ecclesiocrats, spirit of the Council clergy elements accustomed to "doing it their way" and totally unfamiliar with Magisterial documents of the last 40 years. Extraordinary Form is regarded as hostile alien activity. The Holy Spirit is your Spiritual Kevlar Vest, but you must be prepared to be consumed in the effort to salvage these weed-infested Vineyards. APPLY: HOLY SEE QUALIFICATIONS…

CARDINAL PELL ON BISHOPS - ORDINATION OF BISHOP P.A.COMENSOLI

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Technical problems with Google indexing have made it desirable to re-post all of our material. I hope you will find interest in reflecting with me, on the history of the Church over the centuries and during the life of the Blog which began on 14th December 2009. This post first appeared on 9th June 2011. 





In the light of our recent posts, it is good to hear Cardinal George Pell's words at the Episcopal Ordination of Bishop Peter Andrew Comensoli as Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney. His Lordship is now the youngest Bishop in Australia. His Eminence said:


"If we bishops dodge every confrontation, or even most of them, we should not be too surprised when others go missing also."

A little earlier he said:


"Through the wisdom of a succession of bishops and through your own hard work you are unusually well qualified academically, as well as pastorally, to provide leadership in the struggle between good and evil, between the light of faith and the gathering darkness.  You are called…

FATHER KILINKO - CHAPLAIN AT NUDGEE COLLEGE ARCHDIOCESE OF BRISBANE - THE BATHERSBY YEARS 1999

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Technical problems with Google indexing have made it desirable to re-post all of our material. I hope you will find interest in reflecting with me, on the history of the Church over the centuries and during the life of the Blog which began on 14th December 2009. This post first appeared on 2nd JUNE 2011. 

The above photo is interesting because it reveals that Father Peter Dillon and Father John Kilinko were Classmates in the Seminary at Banyo. Father Dillon features in our post: http://vexilla-regis.blogspot.com/2011/05/archdiocese-of-brisbane-bathersby-years_3253.html.

Father John Kilinko has had an interesting Media history.

In 1999 he attracted the interest of the Brisbane Courier-Mail, for publicly pleading for the acceptance back into active ministry of Priests who have abandoned their Priestly duties to devote themselves to female OR MALE SEXUAL PARTNERS. The story run by the Courier Mail was grist for the mill of the radical Left  National Catholic Reporter in the USA, which prom…

HAIL GLORIOUS SAINT PATRICK! BELOVED OF AUSTRALIAN CATHOLICS

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Technical problems with Google indexing have made it desirable to re-post all of our material. I hope you will find interest in reflecting with me, on the history of the Church over the centuries and during the life of the Blog which began on 14th December 2009. This post first appeared on 17th March 2011. Today's Feast Day of Saint Patrick is liturgically celebrated tomorrow the 18th since today is the Second Sunday of Lent.


Australia is a great beneficiary of the work of the spiritual sons of Saint Patrick, the heroic Catholic Priests and people of Ireland. It is the greatest Heritage anyone could have - the Catholic Faith given to us by Christ Our Lord.

Here from the "Breastplate of Saint Patrick" is my preferred translation of the well-known prayer of Saint Patrick :


"Rising I thank You, mighty and strong One
King of Creation, giver of rest.
Firmly confessing threeness of Persons
Oneness of Godhead, Trinity blest.


This day God gives me strength of high heaven
Sun and m…

LETTER TO A SENIOR PRIEST ARCHDIOCESE OF BRISBANE

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11 MARCH, 2001

Reverend & Dear Father

                                      YOUR SERMON - THE TRANSFIGURATION
                                                   SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT

On numerous occasions, I have complimented you on fine sermons. You will I trust, therefore understand that the occasion might arise when I believe I must do the opposite.

Last year, on the same Sunday, my wife and I heard you preach on the same text. We took serious exception to what you said in part, but since the point was not laboured and would have passed many folk by, we remained silent. I did manage to offer you some weeks later, without the need for direct reference to the cause, the relevant extracts from Fr.Toal's SUNDAY SERMONS OF THE GREAT FATHERS.

To-day you returned to your approach to the Transfiguration expanding on the points we find to be in error at some length, to our considerable distress. The substantial errors which formed the basis of your preaching were:
(a) speaking of &qu…

SILENCE IS NO LONGER SAFE

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Saint Basil would have recognised the Post-Conciliar Church. He would not like it, but he would recognise it. He was no stranger to the problems that beset the Church even today. When he uttered the words "Silence is no longer safe", he, like so many of the early Fathers - think of St John Chrysostom - was attacked for his defence of Catholic doctrine. He shared with the others, the stress and strain of teaching, sanctifying and governing in times of great trial.  

Nevertheless, he realised what Saint Augustine ( A.D. 354 -430) would later spell out so clearly,and what the Church reminds Bishops each year in the Reading of the Liturgy of the Hours: that if they do not correct …

IT IS THE MASS THAT MATTERS - 2002 PILGRIMAGE IN BRISBANE

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Technical problems with Google indexing have made it desirable to re-post all of our material. I hope you will find interest in reflecting with me, on the history of the Church over the centuries and during the life of the Blog which began on 14th December 2009. This post first appeared on 31st May 2011.

"AS OFTEN AS YOU DO THIS........"

It took an encounter in a car workshop to set me on my pilgrim way.

I had been saddened and confused by recent events. Two weeks earlier it had been announced that no public Masses were to be celebrated whilst the Diocesan clergy attended from 3rd to 7th June 2002,  a Retreat at Banyo Seminary. A truncated version of the Divine Office Morning Prayer was proposed to take the place of Daily Mass.


In a Northern Suburbs car workshop, I was handed a photocopied slip of paper by a salesman who received one from his boss, who had received one from ......It detailed "Daily Masses celebrated during the month of the Sacred Heart from 3rd June to 7th.…

VOCATIONS CARDINAL PELL SUMS IT UP SUCCINCTLY

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NOT EVERYTHING FROM BRISBANE IS ANONYMOUS

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Technical problems with Google indexing have made it desirable to re-post all of our material. I hope you will find interest in reflecting with me, on the history of the Church over the centuries and during the life of the Blog which began on 14th December 2009. This post first appeared on 24th May 2011.

There has been a bit of Anonymous publication in the Church in Brisbane lately. I would like to underline the fact that Vexilla Regis is not Anonymous and that you can learn more about your scribe, not only in my Profile but also in my Blog:
 "BUT NOUGHT":http://butnought.blogspot.com/.

Thank you for your interest'
God Bless you
TONY DIXON

MORE ANONYMOUS MISCHIEF AT BRISBANE'S SAINT STEPHEN'S CATHEDRAL

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Technical problems with Google indexing have made it desirable to re-post all of our material. I hope you will find interest in reflecting with me, on the history of the Church over the centuries and during the life of the Blog which began on 14th December 2009. This post first appeared on 19th May 2011.



`MORE ANONYMOUS MISCHIEF OFFICIALY DISTRIBUTED
“BISHOPS – VICARS AND AMBASSADORS FOR CHRIST” ( Anonymous Brisbane Document Title) Once again at Sunday Masses at St.Stephen’s Cathedral Brisbane, the congregation was treated to an audio show ( except at 10.00 am when the recorded voice refused to speak!) and on leaving, another superbly designed and printed and totally anonymous text was distributed to those leaving the Cathedral.
This third and final flyer resolves the principal intended message of the three-part series: a distorted version of the meaning and significance of the College of Bishops. and of “collegiality”, that “spirit of the Council” invention.
The central and most prominen…

DOUBTING THOMAS CONSIDERED

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I must admit, that in recent years, I had come to the view that "Doubting"Thomas had been given somewhat of a rough deal over the centuries because his final affirmation of Faith was so great: "My Lord and my God!"

Rather, I came to believe he ought to have been known as "Believing" Thomas. This was an almost sub-conscious process and not the result of any considered study.

Well, last night, in the course of my daily spiritual reading from Fr. Nicola Avancini S.J. 's  (1612-1686) "MEDITATIONS" I was brought up short!

Avancini gets it right :

"III. "But he said to them: Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails and put my fi…