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Faith Resources Newsletter - Number 63 - June 2016

The devil is not greatly afraid of the discipline and other instruments of penance. That which beats him is the curtailment of one’s food, drink and sleep. There is nothing the devil fears more, consequently, nothing is more pleasing to God.
Saint John Vianney

Message from the Manager
Welcome to the June 2016 edition of our newsletter. This month has not only been marked by heavy rain and storms, but there are many wonderful Catholics experiencing great suffering during the prolonged election campaign in our beautiful country. We must be ever mindful to keep God in our hearts and minds at all times and remember that no matter what happens it is part of God’s providential plan. The family is the fundamental building block on which society is built and it is being attacked from every angle. Devotion to the Sacred Heart, praying the rosary and prayers to our Guardian Angel will help us forge ahead. Giving children good reading material about the lives of the Saints and the right way to live will also help. They need heroes and heroines who lead good moral lives. Thank you for your continued prayers and financial support.

Gai Smith

Featured items

Devotion to the Sacred Heart by Mary Frances Lester
This affordable booklet is filled with the treasures to be found in the veneration of the Sacred Heart. Besides containing an explanation of the symbolism found within the Image of the Sacred Heart, it also includes explanations of the 9 First Fridays, known as The Great Promise, the miraculous cure of St. Gemma Galgani and many exhortations to offer reparation to the Sacred Heart. Our Lord said “I set neither limit nor measure to My gifts of grace for those who seek them in My heart."

Devotion to the Sacred Heart by Mary Frances Lester $5.50
The Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus by Fr John Croiset S.J. $27.50
Statues of the Sacred Heart of Jesus:
100mm $20.00
150mm $27.50
250mm $45.00
300mm $79.00
Devotion to the Sacred Heart by Glynn MacNiven-Johnston $7.00
The 12 Promises of the Sacred CD by Raymond de Souza $5.00

For children:
Saint Margaret Mary and the Promises of the Sacred Heart of Jesus by Mary Fabyan Windeatt
This story is written for children eight and up about the revelations of the Sacred Heart of Jesus to a humble French nun, including the First Friday Promises, her childhood sufferings, troubles in the convent, her confessor and spiritual advisor, St. Claude de la Colombiere, and the apparitions.

Saint Margaret Mary and the Promises of the Sacred Heart of Jesus by Mary Fabyan Windeatt $22.00
Other novels suitable for children 8 and up include:
Saint Francis Solano by Mary Fabyan Windeatt  $20.50
Saint Joan The Girl Soldier by Louis de Wohl $16.00
Saint Anthony and the Christ Child by Helen Walker Homan $14.00
A Book of Angels by Marigold Hunt
The author provides a timely book for the 8-16 year old that presents an exciting and informative account of the activities of angels in the Old and New Testaments. Her entertaining style elucidates the inspiring angelic biblical stories in a way that will help youth better understand God's purpose for angels, what they do, and to develop a greater appreciation and familiarity with Scripture.
Angels and Devils by Joan Carroll Cruz
This is the best and most thorough book about the Angels ever written. The famous author talks about their traditional definitions and activities, asking and answering virtually every conceivable question about them leaving no doubts about the angels, whether good or bad.

A Book of Angels by Marigold Hunt Special Price $24.20 (reduced from $27.95)
Angels and Devils by Joan Carroll Cruz $25.95
Under Angel Wings True Story of a Young Girl and Her Guardian Angel by Sr Maria Antonia $17.60
St Michael and the Angels compiled from Approved Sources by TAN Books $16.50
Statues of St Michael:
100mm $20.00
150mm $27.50
300mm $80.00
The Angels in Catholic Teaching and Tradition by Fr Pascale Parente $19.95
Angels (and Demons) What Do We Really Know About Them? by Peter J Kreeft $21.95
All About the Angels by Fr Paul Sullivan $21.00

Orthodoxy by G K Chesterton
G K Chesterton is one of the most celebrated and esteemed figures in modern literature. He was a phenomenally prolific writer and the depth and range of his works are astounding. Chesterton discovered that Orthodoxy is the only satisfactory answer to the perplexing riddle of the universe. His style is witty, humorous and engaging. He appeals to all age groups and reading his works will open your eyes and minds to the absurdity of the modern mind and the profound beauty of the Universe and its creator. All G K Chesterton’s works are highly recommended.

Orthodoxy by G K Chesterton $24.95
The Ballad of the White Horse by G K Chesterton $24.95
The Holiness of G K Chesterton introduced and edited by William Oddie $22.95
A Theology of Wonder G K Chesterton’s Response to Nihilism by Brian P Gillen $23.95
The Ball and the Cross by G K Chesterton $19.50
Lepanto by G K Chesterton $22.00

A Man of Good Zeal by John E Beahn
This novel written in 1958 is based on the Life of St. Francis de Sales and tells the inspiring story of how Francis risked his life to win thousands back to the Catholic faith, transformed the Diocese of Geneva as its bishop, and wrote the spiritual classics that eventually led Rome to name him a Doctor of the Church. The author, John Edward Beahn (1910-1990) was born in Philadelphia, served in the United States Army during World War II, and became a business executive who discovered his writing gifts later in life. He contributed articles to several Catholic magazines and wrote popular biographical novels of the saints.

A Man of Good Zeal by John E Beahn  $19.95

Other titles available for $19.95 include:
A Rich Young Man (1953), about St. Anthony of Padua
A Man Born Again (1954), about St. Thomas More
A Man Cleansed by God (1959), about St. Patrick's Confession.

Also available:
Three Irish Saints by Kevin Vost $25.00

A Mother’s Rule of Life How to Bring Order to your Home & Peace to Your Soul by Holly Pierlot
Motherhood and home schooling overwhelmed Holly. The house was dirty and the laundry undone. She felt frustrated and discouraged. She couldn't find time for her children or her husband nor could she find time for prayer. Today, everything's better because Holly brought change with what she calls her Mother's Rule of Life, a pattern for living that combines the spiritual wisdom of the monastery with the practical wisdom of motherhood. Holly still home schools, but the house is cleaner, she gets more done, and the kids are happier. There is less stress and less housework.

A Mother’s Rule of Life How to Bring Order to your Home & Peace to Your Soul by Holly Pierlot $24.20

Other Books that will help families especially fathers and mothers:
The Temperament God Gave Your Kids by Art and Laraine Bennett $19.95
The Temperament God Gave Your Spouse by Art and Laraine Bennett $27.50
The Temperament God Gave You by Art and Laraine Bennett $25.00
Mothering Matters by Dr Peter Cook $24.95

Angel in the Waters by Regina Doman $13.60
The Father of the Family by Clayton C Barbeau $23.90

A Distant Prospect by Annette Young
This well-written and engaging book has to be one of the best books available for teenagers and adults. Not only does it give an accurate historical and geographical picture of life in Sydney in the late 1920s, it explores the consequences of war and conflicts and the effects they have on the minds of teenagers and their families. The strength that the Catholic Faith gives to those who suffer is more than evident. There is adventure, romance, resentment and forgiveness and more besides.

A Distant Prospect by Annette Young $25.00

Other books suitable for teenagers and adults include:
The Shadow of the Bear by Regina Doman $22.00
Black as Night by Regina Doman $23.50
Waking Rose by Regina Doman $26.50
The Midnight Dancers by Regina Doman $22.00
Alex O’Donnell and the Forty Cyber Thieves by Regina Doman $22.00
Rapunzel Let Down by Regina Doman (17 years and up) $29.00
I Am Margaret by Corinna Turner
This is the first novel in the thrilling I Am Margaret series by Corinna Turner. It is a future dystopian thriller retelling the story of St. Margaret Clitherow and highly recommended for teenager 15 and up and adults.
I Am Margaret by Corinna Turner Special price of $24.95

Other books suitable for teenagers and adults include:
The Three Most Wanted by Corinna Turner Special Price $24.95
Liberation by Corinna Turner Special Price $24.95
Bane’s Eyes by Corinna Turner (Available in Australia on 13th July 2016) Special Price $24.95
Someday: Retells the 2014 Nigerian Schoolgirl kidnapping with a twist by Corinna Turner $22.95

The John Paul 2 High series by Christian M Frank
When their parents decide to start a new high school, George, Celia, Liz, Brian, J P and James are all thrown together, although they have almost nothing in common. George and Celia attended the local Catholic high school, Brian and James were homeschooled , Liz wants to attend a school where she can play sport, and J P appears only to want to make trouble...or is that the poltergeist?

The John Paul 2 High novels are highly recommended for teenagers and young adults. Through fractured relationships Christian Frank explains the truths of the Catholic Faith and how it helps young people in their lives.

Catholic Reluctantly John Paul 2 High Book 1 by Christian M Frank $18.95
Trespasses Against Us John Paul 2 High Book 2 by Christian M Frank $18.95
Summer of My Dissent John Paul 2 High Book 3 by Christian M Frank $18.95
Undercover Papist John Paul 2 High Book 4 by Christian M Frank $18.95
Near Occasions John Paul 2 High Book 5 by Christian M Frank $19.95
Reflections on the Natural Law by Father John Flader
The Natural Law is the basis for the English system of Common Law, as is applied in Australia. In this talk Fr Flader explains this fascinating topic in a way that makes it readily accessible and he shows the relevance of the Natural Law to present day society with particular emphasis on immoral legislation such as that which is becoming more prevalent in Australia. Both the CD and the DVD are available in this one set.
Reflections on the Natural Law $14.95

Professor Solomon's Introduction to Philosophy
For those who wish to obtain an understanding of philosophy Professor Solomon's Introduction will assist them to understand the Church’s philosophy and the reasons underlying her teachings. It is a useful text to assist with interpretation of the philosophical principles raised by Fr Flader in the 'Reflections on the Natural Law' CD/DVD.
Professor Solomon's Introduction to Philosophy  $15.00

Cardinal Newman Catechist Consultants — 22nd June, 2016 — HANDOUTS n. 134
“Clear, brief and easily assimilated by all”
Australian Ordinariate for Convert Anglicans
Download as a PDF

ITS FULL NAME is the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross (OLSC for short). Personal means it is for a particular category of persons, namely former Anglicans and their families. Also admissible for membership are converts from Protestant denominations and validly baptized Catholics who never received further sacraments.
Ordinariate means a non-territorial diocese overlapping the ordinary dioceses of Australia.
An Ordinariate is a new category not in The 1983 Code of Canon Law. The only other ordinariate in Australia is for the armed forces, formerly called a vicariate, and whose present ordinary is a bishop.
It is not worldwide like the Personal Prelature of the Holy Cross and Opus Dei, which has a vicar in Sydney for all Australia and a bishop in Rome.
An Ordinary is its head cleric, meaning the one who holds ordinary authority, usually a bishop, but it can be a priest who is then privileged to use ‘pontificals’, meaning mitre, and pastoral staff.
Monsignor Harry Entwistle became the Ordinary for Australia by his ordination as a Catholic priest, 15th June, 2012. He is a married man and formerly an Anglican bishop of the Traditional Anglican Community which separated from the Church of England over the ordination of women. As an Ordinary, he has full ‘ordinary authority' with the other ‘Ordinaries’ who are bishops of dioceses and equal status with them in the Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference. As an Ordinary, he gives all the sacraments including Confirmations but not Ordination to diaconate, priesthood or episcopate.
In the United States and Canada, former Anglicans (i.e. Episcopalians) have the Ordinariate of the Chair of St Peter with a recently ordained bishop as Ordinary.
In England, there is the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walshingham and its Ordinary is a priest.
These Ordinariates are part of the Roman (Latin) Rite, which itself is distinct from other Rites in union with the Pope, such as Chaldeans, Maronites, Melkites, Syro-Malabar, Ukrainians, all flourishing in Australia.
These in turn are distinct from the Eastern Churches which are separated from the Pope, e.g. Greek Orthodox and Russian Orthodox and various others.
The three ordinariates share this new missal mandated in December, 2015 as an authorized variant of the Roman Rite. Though with smaller congregations it has equal status with the 1962 Latin Missal (for the ‘extraordinary form’) and our new 2011 Missal and it looks the same in size, ribbon markers, tabs and red cover.
These ordinariates have their own Rituals for Baptism, Matrimony and Funerals. All are redolent of The Book of Common Prayer (BCP from 1549-1662) in those texts which were completely Catholic,
While only for use within the ordinariates, their existence is comforting for the liturgically oppressed.
The Council of Trent 1545-1563 declared all liturgical rites have equal status. This eluded some apologists in the 1950s who thought that the Roman Rite was the only one recognized in the Catholic Church. Here in Australia, it was not till 1973, when our Maronites got their own Archbishop, that Roman Rite Catholics discovered that the Latin Rite of the Mass was not universal throughout the whole Church.
Here was a delightful irony. The usual apologetic in the Catholic schools for having Mass in Latin was that it was universal throughout the world, which was not true, and that it was possible for Australians touring overseas to go to a familiar Mass in Latin anywhere in the world, which was not true either. The further irony was that most Catholics in Australia did not have the money to tour the world and, just when they did, the Roman Rite Mass went into the vernacular.
The translations for our so-called English Mass were shameful both to our holy religion and to the English language, right from the start on 26th July, 1964, in part-English part-Latin. It mutated through aggravating changes of rubrics, prayers and translations until the Novus Ordo about 1970, which was worse. It is only since 2011 that we have had a decent translation, though it lacks the sacral language of Thou, Thee, Thy, Thine (with matching verb) of the Ordinariate Missal as in the laity’s Missals till 1962 — archaisms called “prayer book English”.
Its contents combines:
·         Structure of the Roman Rite;
·         Sacral English of the Anglican BCP;
·         with texts and rubrics a medley derived from:
1. pre-reformation missals and selected BCP texts.
2. pre-Vatican II Latin Missal in Sacral English.
3. Novus Ordo Roman Missal in Sacral English.
4. High Church Anglican sources that borrowed from pre-VCII Roman Missal, thus restoring features of the traditional Latin Mass unwisely dropped from the Novus Ordo.
The default setting is the priest facing the liturgical east, ad orientem, “leading the people to the altar”.
The Introductory Rite is BCP and the Penitential Rite just before the Offertory. An alternative are the old Prayers at the Foot of the Altar, with Psalm 43 [42] and the double Confiteor, priest first then people, with triple beating of the breast and with the double listing of the saints.
lntroits structured as in Extraordinary Rite with an Entrance Antiphon, a Psalm Verse, “Glory be the Father” etc and repeating the Antiphon.
Collects are sometimes straight out the BCP with our customary Trinitarian long-endings.
The Sign of the Cross is made by everyone at the end of the Gloria, Nicene Creed and Sanctus (and Apostles' Creed when used at Evening Prayer).
Bible Readings from our current lectionary.
Offertory prayers: default setting Extraordinary Rite, said silently by the priest, but in sacral English. The alternative is the Novus Ordo Offertory aloud, also in Sacral English.
There are fewer Prefaces, and they always conclude:
Therefore, with Angels and Archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we land and magnify thy glorious Name; ever more praising thee, and saying...
Eucharistic Prayer is the Roman Canon in sacral English and compulsory on Sundays. On weekdays a shorter option is Prayer n, 2. There are no others.
At the Consecration, for both Host and Chalice, the priest genuflects before and after the elevations.
Acclamations as in Novus Ordo but Sacral English.
The Prayer of Humble Access from the BCP is said by priest and people before Holy Communion:
We do not presume
to come to this thy Table, O merciful Lord,
trusting in our own righteousness,
but in thy manifold and great mercies.
We are not worthy
so much as to gather up the crumbs under thy Table..
But thou art the same Lord
whose property is always to have mercy.
Grant us therefore, gracious Lord,
so to eat the flesh of thy dear Son Jesus Christ,
and to drink His Blood,
that our sinful bodies may be made clean by his body,
and our souls washed through his most precious Blood,
and that we may evermore dwell in him, and he in us. Amen.
Holy Communion is normally given to communicants kneeling and under both kinds.
The Last Gospel is an option at the end of Mass: “In the beginning was the word...” (John 1:1-14). It is recommended for Christmastide through to the Lord's Baptism or even until Candlemas.
CHOICE of TEXTS and where to go to Mass
The local priest chooses among the options, always making allowance for the customs of his congregation.
Diocesan Novus Ordo Catholics disillusioned with antics might try an Ordinariate Mass where available. Alas, Australia has only about 13 Ordinariate Masses.
Some Catholics in Australia have “gone Anglican” in cafeteria Christianity, believing and doing what they like, with liturgies lacking the sense of the sacred and some even unorthodox.
The Ordinariate Missal can be used even with “ordinary Catholic” visitors in a majority, Ordinariate priests use our Novus Ordo Missal for non-ordinariate parish Masses. Diocesan priests use the Ordinariate Missal for an Ordinariate congregation.
Since the Ordinariate is completely Catholic, Diocesan Catholics and Ordinariate Catholics can receive Holy Communion and Confession in either.
Pope Benedict hoped the Ordinariate liturgy, the Latin language Extraordinary Rite and the Novus Ordo would mutually interact as part of “the Reform of the Reform” of the latter, which some eagerly await.
There is some hope there may be a future Ordinariate for Lutherans similar to that for Anglicans.
WORSHIP & PRAYER an Ordinariate Mass Book
This is a wire-bound attractive booklet, especially helpful for those not used to Ordinariate liturgies.
It offers a particular selection of the options for Holy Mass, plus people’s responses; Evening Prayer (equivalent to Vespers and Compline), Benediction; and Prayers for Personal use, which include these samples:
For Peace
O God, from whom all holy desires, all good counsels and all just works do proceed: Give unto thy servants that peace which the world cannot give; that both hearts may be set to obey thy commandments, and also, that by thee we being defended from the fear of our enemies may pass our time in rest and quietness; through the merits of Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen.
For Aid against all Perils
Lighten our darkness, we beseech thee, O Lord, and by thy great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night; for the love of thy only Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman
O Lord, support us all the day long of this troublous life, until the shades lengthen, and the evening comes, and the busy world is hushed, and the fever of life is over, and our work is done. Then, Lord, in Thy mercy, grant us a safe lodging, holy rest, and peace at the last; Through Jesus Christ our Lord.
For the Church
Gracious Father, we humbly beseech thee to bless thy holy Catholic Church, and fill it with truth and grace. Where it is corrupt, purge it; where it is in error direct it; where anything is amiss, reform it; where it is right, strengthen and confirm it; where it is wanting, supply it; where it is divided and torn apart, heal the breaches thereof; for Jesus Christ’s sake, our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
For the Pope
O God, the pastor and ruler of all the faithful, mercifully look upon thy servant Pope N, whom thou hast been pleased to set as pastor over thy Church: grant him we beseech thee, to be in word and conversation a wholesome example to the people committed to his charge, that be with them may obtain unto everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord Amen.
Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross
Almighty God, Lord of all nations, through the intercession of Our Lady of the Southern Cross may the people of our Ordinariate and all who live in this ancient land be gathered together to form one holy people in her Son, working together for Thy kingdom, in unity and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For more information, see the Ordinariate website or phone 08 9422 7988 (note Western Australia time is two hours earlier than EST).
Worship & Prayer, 23 pp wire bound, still available from CNFRI for $10.
As a convert, I am entitled to join the Ordinariate, but am too old to cope with changing from one Missal to another.
Father James Tierney

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