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From Spanish daily ABC:
The Catholic Church back in the streets

For the first time since the Revolution, a mass  - of Corpus - and a procession will be celebrated in the very center of the capital

The Catholic Church will regain the streets of Mexico City next Thursday ... . Coinciding with the festivity of Corpus [Christi], the Cardinal-Primate Norberto Rivera will celebrate a mass in Tlaxcoaque Square and head a procession to the capital Zócalo, the main public space of the country.
Congratulations to Catholic Mexicans who, for decades, sacrificed so much for it. Today, more than ever, Mexico, besieged by violence - and particularly its capital (with abortion on demand and the destruction of marriage) -, needs public prayers. 

19 comments:

Gratias said...

The procession will carry the relics of Viceroy blessed Juan de Palafox through the old city center to the Mexico City Cathedral at el Zocalo square. Palafox was beatified june 5 in Rome. Apparently processions have been forbidden in Mexico since Benito Juarez confiscated Church properties in the 1850s.

How the Church survived all this anti-clericalism is a miracle in itself. It still is a very Catholic country. One good development was the sainting of Indio Juan Diego, who had the vision of the Virgin of Guadalupe. With this one stroke Bl. John Paul II gained back a lot of ground for Catholics in Mexico.

Processions are a very important form of expression of our Faith. I was very impressed with the exposition of the Holy Sacrament procession from Chartres to Paris organized by the FSSPX, pictures of which I saw below in this blog. Sometimes I feel a new spirit blowing through our Church. Post-post-Conciliar?

New Catholic said...

Of course, the mass will not be the Mass that the Cristeros knew... They would probably not recognize it immediately. But it remains a very significant development.

Anonymous said...

John Paul II was also responsible for beginning the process of restoring the Traditional Latin Mass. He deserves credit for this and for many other things, despite the many bad things of his papacy. We must give credit where credit is due. It was John Paul II who opened the door in 1984; it was John Paul II who greatly improved our situation in 1988; and it was John Paul II who set the crucially-important Campos precedent. May God bless Pope John Paul II for all those things.

P.K.T.P.

Anonymous said...

Mexicans need to start praying to the true God, go to Holy Mass with true devotion, and start going to confession big time.

Too many are falling into occult practices and mixing witchcrat and catholicism.

No wonder they have so many problems, they have turn away from God and Our Blessed Mother.

May the feast day of Corpus Christi give them the graces they need to return to their true faith and may Our Lady of Guadalupe pray for the entire nation which is falling into spiritual ruin.

Hope Springs Eternal said...

Unfortunately,the introduction of Freemasonry around 1825 certainly influenced the direction of the country.

May Blessed Miguel Pro, Mexican Martyr, pray for us and his people!

Anonymous said...

That is a powerful photograph. An absolutely stunning testimony to The Priesthood! What a way to go!

Barbara

shane said...

P.K.T.P., "tradition" contingent on the will and pleasure of the pope is no tradition at all. It is simply legislation.

Adam said...

Shane,

P.K.T.P. isn't saying that Tradition depends on the whims of the reigning Pontiff. Rather, he's saying that Pope John Paul II did several good things for the restoring of Tradition after much of it had been replaced by those who, indeed, thought that it was only legislation.

Anonymous said...

Procession will also return to NYC, from Holy Innocents Church on June 23, for Corpus Christi. Through Manhattan's streets. Powerful witness. I encourage all to spread the word.

Jack said...

Gratias, should holy relics be carried in a procession of the Holy Mysteries?

I'm not questioning the value of either, but I'm not sure about the appropriateness of combining them.

Maybe someone here can clarify.

New Catholic said...

Relics: Wednesday; Corpus: Thursday. Source: linked article.

Long-Skrts said...

Hope Springs Eternal said...

May Blessed Miguel Pro, Mexican Martyr, pray for us and his people!

VIVA!

Viva!
Viva Cristo Rey!
Viva!
Just shouted yesterday.

Viva!
So hated down in Hell.
Viva!
Was shouted by Miguel

Viva!
Viva Cristo Rey!
Viva!
Just shouted yesterday.

Viva!
All Catholic boys should know.
Viva!
This word from Padre Pro.

Viva!
Viva Cristo Rey!
Viva!
Just shouted yesterday.

Viva!
His arms outstretched, they shot.
Viva!
To stop the Catholic plot.

Viva!
Viva Cristo Rey!
Viva!
Just shouted yesterday.

Viva!
The body dropped and died.
Viva!
His blood then multiplied.

Viva!
Viva Cristo Rey!
Viva!
Just shouted yesterday.

Viva!
His blood runs through our veins.
Viva!
A holy hemorrhage rains

Viva!
For Viva Cristo Rey!
Viva!
Forever and today.
VIVA!!

Anonymous said...

Who is this wonderful martyr in the photograph?

New Catholic said...

That is Father Francisco Vera, martyred in Jalostotitlán, state of Jalisco, in April 1927 (as it can be seen, while still vested for Mass).

May he intercede for Mexico and for us.

Anonymous said...

The mass of beatification of Blessed Sister Marguerite Rutan, who was a nun guillotined during the French revolution, took place in an arena where bulls are usually killed by toreros...

I can't believe that the sacrifice of Mass was actually celebrated in such a place. This is really disturbing.

http://www.ktotv.com/videos-chretiennes/emissions/nouveautes/direct-celebration-solennelle-de-beatification-de-soeur-marguerite-rutan/00059879

The first part of this looks more like a sports event than a Catholic celebration. How sad. Blessed Marguerite Rutan deserved a more dignified ceremony

Athunes said...

It was John Paul II who opened the door in 1984; it was John Paul II who greatly improved our situation in 1988;

I think not.
Reviewing that the TLM was not abolished and then restricting it was harmful. The whole thing was an attempt to please people “attached” to the TLM by letting bishops decide whether or not to allow it. His intentions was to appease the “attachers” until they eventually died out and let this mass be a rare occurrence among religious groups here and there.

St. Rafael said...

"it was John Paul II who greatly improved our situation in 1988; and it was John Paul II who set the crucially-important Campos precedent. May God bless Pope John Paul II for all those things."

I cannot let that go. In 1988, Pope John Paul II did not tell the truth about the TLM.

There was a 1986 nine cardinal commission established by the Pope to study the question of whether Paul VI had ever abrogated the TLM. The commission included Cardinals Ratzinger, Oddi, Stickler among other cardinals. They concluded and told JPII that Paul VI had never abrogated the TLM and that any priest was free to say without permission from a bishop or anyone else.

When European bishops complained and twisted the Pope's arm over him freeing the TLM, he came out with the '88 indult that stated the TLM could be said with a bishop's permission. The complete opposite of what the 1986 commission has stated and found. It took the '07 motu to validate the 1986 commission and fix the error of the '88 indult because the TLM was never an indult and had never been abrogated.

Pope John Paul II failed to tell the Church the truth. The Pope and the hierarchy knew the TLM had never been abrogated and where
20+ years late on the revelation of something that was needed back then. Imagine the good that would have been done had it been a lot sooner.

Jordanes551 said...

Pope John Paul II failed to tell the Church the truth.

Or he simply disagreed with the opinion of the Commission. One may believe that in fact he agreed with their opinion but decided to suppress it -- that's possible, but it's impossible to prove.

A Loyal Reader said...

A wonderful article on the Cristeros. Viva Cristo Rey!- "Long live Christ the King!" http://catholicism.org/valor-betrayal-cristeros.html