Please note: All Saints Day, November 1st, will be celebrated in the EFLR at St. Anthony with Fr. Hay. Be there or be square.
Jim Spencer has contributed (again) this week with two short but informative pieces on the definition of the Immaculate Conception and the Primacy of the Pope from The Catechism of the Council of Trent. Thank you Jim.
Michael O'Neil reminds us that Sarah's Hope is having a book sale. Information below.
Travelers Mr. Blake Butterworth and family were guests at St. Anthony this past Sunday and sent warm greetings via this blog. Thanks for reading Sir, stay in touch and the next time you visit come downstairs for donuts after mass.
Happy Birthday of sorts to Venite Missa Est! as we celebrate our 200th post. Actually there have been many more posts than this but the blog in this incarnation hits 200 posts as of this writing.
The Feast of the Motherhood of the Blessed Virgin Mary
The New Marian Missal, Regina Press, 1962
“For the honor of the Holy and Undivided Trinity, for the glory and adornment of the Virgin Mother of God, for the exaltation of the Catholic faith and the increase of the Christian religion, We declare, pronounce and define, by the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, of the Blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, and Our own, that the doctrine which holds that the most Blessed Virgin Mary, in the first instance of her conception, was, by the singular grace and privilege of God, in view of the merits of Christ Jesus, the Savior of the human race, preserved free from every stain of original sin, has been revealed by God and is therefore to be firmly and constantly believed by all the faithful. Wherefore if any should presume, which God forbid, to think otherwise in their hearts than We have defined, let them know and be certain that they have been condemned by their own judgment, that they have made a shipwreck in faith, that they have fallen away from the unity of the Church; and furthermore, that, should they dare to manifest in word or writing, or in any other external way, what they think in their hearts, they subject themselves by this very act to the penalties prescribed by the law.”
Books for Life Book Sale
Please donate for our 14th GIANT SALE, which will be held Saturday., Nov. 5th
(Also accepting donations of videos, CD’s, DVD’s and games)
Drop off times:
Anytime since we now have a cabinet on south side of bldg.
Please call 209-5029 to set time to drop off larger amounts.
N. St. Francis & 35th St. (directions from 37th St. N. & Bdwy. Go east 3 blks. Turn S. to 35th } S. side of red school bldg.)
Sale Times: 7:30 A.M. TO 7 P.M. Sat. Nov. 5th
Place: 35th & N. St. Francis (Wichita) (directions from 37th St. N. & Broadway. Go east 3 blocks, urn south to 35th } S. side of red school building.)
Suggested donations for sale items:
Hardbacks $1.00 each Paperbacks 50 cents each
Kids’ Books 25 cents each
Contact Tony at 209-5029, www.sarahshope.com
What is Christian Culture? It is essentially the Mass.That is not my or anyone's opinion or theory or wish but the central fact of two thousand years of history. Christendom, what secularists call Western Civilization, is the Mass and the paraphenalia which protect and facilitate it. All architecture, art, political and social forms, economics, the way people live and feel and think, music, literature- all these things, when they are right, are ways of fostering and protecting the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
To enact a sacrifice, there must be an altar, an altar has to have a roof over it in case it rains; to reserve the Blessed Sacrament, we build a little House of Gold and over it a Tower of Ivory with a bell and a garden round about with roses and lilies of purity, emblems of the Virgin Mary- Rosa Mystica, Turris Davidica, Turris Eburnea, Domus Aurea- who carried his Body and His blood in her womb, Body of her body, Blood of her blood. And around the Church and garden, where we bury the faithful dead, the caretakers live, the priests and religous whose work is prayer, who keep the Mystery of Faith in its tabernacle of music and words in the Office of the Church; and around them the faithful who gather to worship and divide the other work that must be done in order to make the perpetuation of the Sacrifice possible - to raise the food and make the clothes and build and keep the peace so that generations to come may live for Him, so that the Sacrifice goes on even until the consummation of the world.
From John Senior's "The Restoration of Christian Culture"
Early Nano Technology
from Nanite News @ nanitenews.com
Stained glass windows that are painted with gold purify the air when they are lit up by sunlight, a team of Queensland University of Technology experts have discovered.
Associate Professor Zhu Huai Yong, from QUT's School of Physical and Chemical Sciences said that glaziers in medieval forges were the first nanotechnologists who produced colors with gold nanoparticles of different sizes.
Professor Zhu said numerous church windows across Europe were decorated with glass colored in gold nanoparticles.
"For centuries people appreciated only the beautiful works of art, and long life of the colors, but little did they realise that these works of art are also, in modern language, photocatalytic air purifier with nanostructured gold catalyst," Professor Zhu said.
He said tiny particles of gold, energised by the sun, were able to destroy air-borne pollutants like volatile organic chemical (VOCs), which may often come from new furniture, carpets and paint in good condition.
"These VOCs create that 'new' smell as they are slowly released from walls and furniture, but they, along with methanol and carbon monoxide, are not good for your health, even in small amounts," he said.
"Gold, when in very small particles, becomes very active under sunlight.
"The electromagnetic field of the sunlight can couple with the oscillations of the electrons in the gold particles and creates a resonance.
"The magnetic field on the surface of the gold nanoparticles can be enhanced by up to hundred times, which breaks apart the pollutant molecules in the air."
Professor Zhu said the by-product was carbon dioxide, which was comparatively safe, particularly in the small amounts that would be created through this process.
He said the use of gold nanoparticles to drive chemical reactions opened up exciting possibilities for scientific research.
"This technology is solar-powered, and is very energy efficient, because only the particles of gold heat up," he said.
"In conventional chemical reactions, you heat up everything, which is a waste of energy.
"Once this technology can be applied to produce specialty chemicals at ambient temperature, it heralds significant changes in the economy and environmental impact of the chemical production." Note: This story has been adapted from a news release issued by the Queensland University of Technology