Dedicated to the use, promotion and organization of traditional Catholic liturgy in the Diocese of Ossory, Ireland.
All Masses announced are in accordance with the Roman Rite no later than the 1962 Missal.
Pope Benedict XVI
"Beauty... is not mere decoration, but rather an essential element of the liturgical action, since it is an attribute of God Himself and His revelation."
(Pope Benedict XVI, Sacramentum Caritatis, 35)
17 October 2011
The desecration of the church of St. Marcellino e Pietro al Laterano
Barbarians and vandals once more in Rome!
Pray for these people, and the Holy Father.
The church is situated near the Lateran basilica and was targeted during the so called “day of rage”.
Saturday’s violent clashes in central Rome included an attack by
protesters on the church of Santi Marcellino e Pietro al Laterano in
which a crucifix and a statue of the Virgin Mary were destroyed. The Vatican described the violence of the 'protest' as horrific, during which the church was desecrated by some protesters, other property damaged, and over 130 people injured throughout the course of the day. The 18th-century church is near St John Lateran square where much of Saturday’s violence occurred.
“When I came down, I saw the entrance door had been smashed in,”
the church’s parish priest, Father Giuseppe Ciucci, was quoted by
Italian media as saying. “The Virgin Mary’s statue, which
was near the entrance, had been taken away and I saw it had been thrown
into the street and smashed,” he said. “I went into the
sacristy and I saw the door there was also destroyed. The large crucifix
at the entrance had been vandalized,” he added.