Red Will Be Worn This Season – Liberation Theology After The Fall of the Berlin Wall

Is This Song Liberation Theology in the Oregon Catholic Press, and Should We Be Performing It?

Todos te presentamos
Confiando en tu amistad
Nuestro esfuerzo, nuestro sudor
Nuestro diario trabajar
Queremos ver convertidos
Nuestras luchas y el dolor
En tu vida y en tu valor
Derrotando al opresor
Mira las esperanzas de este pueblo que hoy te llama
Mira los sufrimientos de los pobres que te buscan
Atiende el clamor de tu pueblo que está viviendo en la opresión
Queremos resucitar en tu vino y en tu pan
Somos un pueblo hambriento que camina en tierra ajena
Solamente son nuestras la miseria, y las cadenas
Líbranos del egoísmo, la esclavitud y la opresión
Queremos saciar en Tí nuestra sed de salvación
All we present
Trusting your friendship
Our effort, our sweat
Our daily work
We want to see converted
Our struggles and pain
In your life and in your courage
Defeating the oppressor
Look at the hopes of these people calling you today
Look at the sufferings of the poor who are looking for you
Heed the cry of your people who are living in oppression
We want to resurrect in your wine and in your bread
We are a hungry people that walks in a foreign land
Only misery and chains are ours
Deliver us from selfishness, slavery and oppression
We want to quench in you our thirst for salvation

An academic historian assess the history of liberation theology, with the finding that it was primarily responsible for the loss of the faith of millions in Latin America and the incursion of Protestant sects into the life of faith of the common people.

Red Will Be Worn This Season

…[T]he most fundamental evil of the Marxist gospel, which is not its misguided social criteria but the spiritual disaster it has visited on Latin America. Liberation Theology made a reinterpretation of Christianity in which words like “justice” and “hope” were turned into secular slogans, with a meaning related to the class struggle; personal sin was repudiated and projected onto institutions. The laity were organised into “ecclesial base communities,” modelled on the Bolshevik soviets, in which the doctrines of a revolutionary religion were preached. Traditional devotions were forbidden, only communal prayer being admitted as correct. When people went to church they heard a political rant, which assumed that the only needs of the people were material ones. The result was that the faithful turned away in their millions. The vacuum was filled by the Protestant sects, whose evangelisation at least acknowledged that people had souls to save. In a continent which, at the beginning of the 1960s, was almost solidly Catholic, Protestant sects— typically of the most grotesque kind— are now numbered in hundreds, their followers in tens of millions. A watershed in the secession was marked by the murder of Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador in 1980, after which an aggressive campaign sprang up to present this politicised figure as a martyr. 29 Its result was the opposite of that of sanguis martyrum semen Ecclesiae. It was followed by a landslide of Catholics to the sects, which has made Central America, outside Mexico, the site of the strongest advance of Protestantism in the continent, with Catholicism now reduced to about half the population. In Brazil, also in the forefront of Marxist transformation, Catholic membership has fallen to about seventy percent of the country, and that a nominal figure; Mass attendance stands at only twenty percent of the 140 million declared Catholics, and these have been left with only 18,000 priests to serve them. The effects of Liberation Theology provide a yardstick by which the post-conciliar movements in the Church can be measured. When we look at the case of ecumenism, we can only point to its barrenness in tangible results, with no guide to its actual damage; but when it comes to Liberation Theology the injury to the Church can be measured in the loss of many millions of souls. If such a desertion had come after the Church had taken up a Fascist ideology in deference to modern trends, advanced opinion would be quick enough to recognise it as one of the historic blunders of Catholicism, and a morally despicable one. With Liberation Theology, we are a long way from that perception. The benevolence with which its ignes fatui are still judged is a relic of the same illusion that made liberals in the 1960s and 1970s admire the regimes of Mao and Pol Pot and blind themselves to their true character.

Sire, H.J.A.; Sire, Henry. Phoenix from the Ashes: The Making, Unmaking, and Restoration of Catholic Tradition (Kindle Locations 8446-8461). Angelico Press. Kindle Edition.

Viernes Santo, 19 de abril de 2019

Improperios Pueblo Mio – Viernes Santo – Primero parecía simple, pero ahora cuando lo ves todo, en realidad es bastante complicado

Estribillo 1a – Pueblo Mio … Responde Me – Repetir – Cantar dos veces –
1a vez Solo, 2a vez Pueblo

Estrofa 1 – Yo Te Saque … Tu Salvador

Estribillo 2 – Hagios Ho Theos … Ten Piedad de Nosotros

Estribillo 1b – Pueblo Mio … Responde Me – No repetir: Pueblo sin solista canta una vez, no el solista.

Estrofa 2 – Yo Te Guie Currenta … Para Tu Salvador

Estribillo 2 – Hagios Ho Theos … Ten Piedad de Nosotros

Estribillo 1b – Pueblo Mio … Responde Me – No repetir: Pueblo sin solista canta una vez, no el solista.

Estrofa 3 – ¿Que Mas … Tu Salvador

Estribillo 2 – Hagios Ho Theos … Ten Piedad de Nosotros

Estribillo 1b – Pueblo Mio … Responde Me – No repetir: Pueblo sin solista canta una vez, no el solista.

Improperios Pueblo Mio (Todo)



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345 No Hay Amor Mas Grande

304 Perdona Tu Pueblo

494 Yo Te Lo Ofrezco

Cantemos al Amor de Los Amores

Cantemos al Amor de Los Amores

1. Cantemos al Amor de los amores,
cantemos al Señor.
Dios está aquí; venid adoradores,
adoremos a Cristo Redentor.


2. Unamos nuestra voz a los cantares
del Coro Celestial,
Dios está aquí, al Dios de los Altares
alabemos con gozo angelical.


3. Por nuestro amor oculto en el sagrario,
su gloria y esplendor;
para nuestro bien, queda en el santuario,
esperando al justo y pecador.

4. Oh gran prodigio del amor divino,
milagro sin igual;
prenda de amistad, banquete al peregrino,
do se come el Cordero celestial.

5. ¡Jesús potente, Rey8 de las victorias!
¡A ti loor sin fin!
¡Canten tu poder, autor de nuestras glorias,
cielo y tierra hasta el último confín!

6. Tu nombre ensalzamos y alabamos
con toda nuestra voz.
¡Rey de majestad, por siempre te aclamamos,
y Señor de las almas, Cristo Dios!

7. Oh, sí cristianos fervorosos vamos
a Cristo en el altar,
y con fe viva su Cuerpo recibamos cada día
y siempre hasta expirar.

8. Al pie de tu sagrario nos convidas
a recibir tu amor;
porque Tú, Jesús, al alma das la vida y la llenas
de fuerza y de valor.

Good King Winceslaus


Good King Wenceslas looked out
On the Feast of Stephen
When the snow lay round about
Deep and crisp and even
Brightly shone the moon that night
Though the frost was cruel
When a poor man came in sight
Gathering winter fuel
Hither, page, and stand by me,
If thou knowst it, telling
Yonder peasant, who is he?
Where and what his dwelling?
Sire, he lives a good league hence,
Underneath the mountain
Right against the forest fence
By Saint Agnes fountain.
Bring me flesh and bring me wine
Bring me pine logs hither
Thou and I shall see him dine
When we bear them thither.
Page and monarch, forth they went
Forth they went together
Through the rude winds wild lament
And the bitter weather
Sire, the night is darker now
And the wind blows stronger
Fails my heart, I know not how
I can go no longer.
Mark my footsteps, good my page
Tread thou in them boldly
Thou shall find the winters rage
Freeze thy blood less coldly.
In his masters step he trod
Where the snow lay dinted
Heat was in the very sod
Which the Saint had printed

Therefore, Christian men, be sure
Wealth or rank possessing
Ye, who now will bless the poor
Shall yourselves find blessing.

St. Wenceslaus, also known by Vaclav, was born near Prague, and was the son of Duke Wratislaw. He was taught Christianity by his grandmother, St. Ludmila. The Magyars, along with Drahomira, an anti-Christian faction murdered the Duke and St. Lumila, and took over the government. Wenceslaus was declared the new ruler after a coup in 922. He encouraged Christianity. Boleslaus, his brother, no longer successor to the throne, after Wenceslaus’ son was born, joined a group of noble Czech dissenters. They invited Wenceslaus to a religious festival, trapped and killed him on the way to Mass. He is the patron saint of Bohemia and his feast day is Sept. 28.

What Went Wrong? Fr. Paul Mankowski, SJ, 2003

What Went Wrong? Fr. Paul Mankowski, SJ, 2003

Podcast 31 minutes (link above podcast player is for downloading)

What Went Wrong? (And Why) – Fr. Paul Mankowski, SJ

Fr. Paul Mankowski, SJ

(Article linked from Off the Shelf: History Repeats Itself By MICHAEL BRENDAN DOUGHERTY September 9, 2018)

What went wrong, and why? Everyone in the room will rightly understand the question to refer to The Crisis, the daily revelation over the past eighteen months of numberless instances of priestly turpitude, episcopal mendacity, and the resultant bewilderment and fury of the laity. My own take on the problem, which I offer for your consideration, is that the Crisis is chiefly surprising in how unsurprising it is. No one who has been fighting the culture wars within the Church over the past twenty years can fail to recognize his own struggles with a hostile bureaucracy and conflicted hierarchy in the struggles of those pleading for relief from sexual abuse — notwithstanding the disparity in the attendant journalistic drama. In fact, I’d contend that the single important difference in the Church’s failure regarding abusive clergy and the failures regarding liturgy, catechesis, pro-life politics, doctrinal dissent and biblical translation is this: that in the case of the sex abuse scandal we’ve been allowed a look over the bishops’ shoulders at their own memos. Deviant sexual assault has accomplished what liturgical abuse never could: it has generated secular media pressure and secular legal constraints so overwhelming that the apparat was forced to make its files public. Continue reading

Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence (Picardy) – Commemorating Bishop Jaime Soto’s Outdoors Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament

It was outside an abortion business on Ethan Way by the California State Exposition, in the City of the Most Blessed Sacrament, on Thursday, October 30, 2014.

The abortion business later closed.

The hymn hosted below was played during the Exposition.

Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence (Picardy)

1 Let all mortal flesh keep silence,
and with fear and trembling stand;
ponder nothing earthly minded,
for with blessing in His hand
Christ our God to earth descendeth,
our full homage to demand.

2 King of kings, yet born of Mary,
as of old on earth He stood,
Lord of lords, in human vesture –
in the body and the blood.
He will give to all the faithful
His own self for heavenly food.

3 Rank on rank the host of heaven
spreads its vanguard on the way,
as the Light of light descendeth
from the realms of endless day,
that the pow’rs of hell may vanish
as the darkness clears away.

4 At His feet the six-winged seraph,
cherubim, with sleepless eye,
veil their faces to the Presence,
as with ceaseless voice they cry,
“Alleluia, alleluia!
Alleluia, Lord most high!”