The Sunday Scrum

Today is the feast day of St Adelaide.

Also called Aleydis, a contemplative and miracle worker born in Schwaerbeek, Belgium, who was placed in a Cistercian convent at La Cambre when only seven years old. She grew up in this religious community and was beloved because of her humility and goodness. The nuns, however, discovered that Adelaide had contracted leprosy and were forced to isolate her for health reasons. Adelaide suffered this in silence, facing her physical and mental agonies alone. She received many graces, including visionsand ecstasies and many miracles were credited to her intercession. Going blind and becoming paralyzed, Adelaide died on June 11, 1250.

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    Comments: 17

    1. Teresina June 15, 2014 at 6:08 pm

      Church gets a makeover – what a difference!

    2. IAGHW June 15, 2014 at 7:41 pm

      Very nice indeed… *sigh*…

    3. Rubyshine June 15, 2014 at 8:38 pm

      Makes you wonder why they got rid of the beauty to begin with.


    4. bamac June 16, 2014 at 10:27 am

      Thank you for that Teresina … beautiful…. if only they had added altar rails as well … but then ….

    5. Benedicta June 17, 2014 at 11:01 pm

      Thank you Mrs Mac

      Robert has been fully Baptised and Confirmed in the Church and has received Our Lord in the Eucharist.

      Holy results in the company of your holy prayers….

      Great work….thumbs up for those like you who pray for souls to be received into the Catholic faith…a real journey home.


    6. Teresina June 18, 2014 at 12:51 am

      Good news, Benedicta!  Deo gratias!

    7. bamac June 18, 2014 at 10:18 am


       Thank you for the wonderful news …  but even more,  thank you God and Your holy Mother … you have made my day for sure!

      Mrs Mac

    8. withhope June 18, 2014 at 4:10 pm

      Regarding people turned into ecclesiastical scavangers: "You are fully-fledged members of the baptised Faithful, for heaven's sake: why are you scurrying about like ecclesiastical scavengers, hoping for a scrap or two to fall from the table for your very existence?"

      The Priest who preached this homily delivered on May 18, 2014, has been dismissed because of this homily. Would you dismiss him?

    9. Teresina June 18, 2014 at 9:56 pm

      Withhope, absolutely not – Mrs Mac has an excellent link to a Michael Voris video expose on last week's Sunday Scrum of what is happening with Holy Innocents and Cardinal Dolan who is said to have personally ordered the priest's dismissal.  It is one of Michael Voris' best videos.

    10. bamac June 19, 2014 at 7:20 pm


      Here is the limnk again that Teresina mentioned …. it more than answers your question by explaining the motive behind the whole senario,

      God Bless

      Mrs Mac

    11. bamac June 19, 2014 at 7:23 pm


      Here is the link that Teresina mentioned  … it more than answers your question,

      God Bless,

      Mrs Mac


    12. bamac June 19, 2014 at 7:25 pm

      OOPS! Sorry for the repeat… I'll blame my computer

      Mrs Mac

    13. bamac June 20, 2014 at 6:27 pm


      Here is a bit of positivity church-wise  … God Bless Cardinal Pell for starting this yearly so well attended procession…

      Mrs Mac

    14. Teresina June 21, 2014 at 12:02 am

      Thanks, Mrs Mac, you and Withhope may enjoy this – it is the annual procession of Our Lady of Christchurch which Bishop Jones has now placed in the hands of the Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer.  Bishop Jones and Bishop Meeking join in this procession which takes place with a 9 day novena in May:

    15. bamac June 21, 2014 at 10:11 pm

      Thank you for te links … nostalgia for sure …altar boys in liturgical attire… something I haven't seen for a long time … so any more things as well … with all the problems in our Holuy Mother Church  it is heart warming to see something like those two processions

      God Bless, Mrs Mac

    16. bamac June 22, 2014 at 2:45 pm


      Some posts back now you gave us a link that took us to a Regina site which was really worth while … i have been getting their newsletters since a big thank you .

      Today I received this , the first eppisode of a new series which I enjoyed and thought maybe Withhope and others might to .   We hear so much of how much Faith is suffering in America … this shows another side to the story ,

      God Bless

      Mrs Mac

    17. Teresina June 22, 2014 at 3:30 pm

      Thank you, Mrs Mac, that is a very edifying video and I find Regina Magazine is excellent as it has such a diverse range of issues and gives great hope for a genuine springtime for the Church, Deo gratias.

      I mentioned about the murder of the young Fraternity of St Peter priest, Fr Walker.  This has shocked many because he had been ordained only two years.  His fellow priests, both from the FSSP and from those in his diocese and his bishop were very saddened – the diocesan priest who led the rosary at a vigil at the cathedral broke down and the rosary was continued by the congregation.  I am sure the sadness is not just because he was such a young priest but because priests, in general, are very precious to Catholics and we need them.  What has been written about him applies to all our priests who give us their lives for Christ:   

      "The superior general of the Fraternal Society of St. Peter, the Very Rev. John Berg, wrote very moving words about Father Walker, including these: "In an age where we seem so centered upon 'clerical stars' and are constantly searching for the 'newest approach to evangelization,' the life of our confrere gave witness to one of the greatest priestly virtues, a quiet and consistent strength, which is a mark of the Good Shepherd who watches vigilantly over His flock in season and out of season."

      Further, Father Berg wrote, "There was an innocence to Fr. Walker which is rarely found in this valley of tears. . . . His reason for becoming a priest was already beautifully formulated in his application to the seminary." Father Walker wrote:

      God, in His infinite love, desires all men to be saved and so achieve their true end. Along with the Church, then, I am deeply grieved by these errors concerning the nature and dignity of man accepted by so many people in the world, which deviate them from their supernatural end. In full view of the situation in the world, then, the only vocation that I could be satisfied with, as a work, would be one that would be dedicated to bringing people to salvation in whatever way God wills for me to do so.


      These profound words written by Father Walker before he was accepted for entry into the seminary say a great deal about what it means to love Christ so much that witnessing about Him is central to everything we do in life.

      Even in his death, Father Walker's words should carry profound meaning for those of us lay Catholics serving God to the best of our humble ability. And, of course, they should touch the heart of every Catholic priest."