Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Sacrifice of the Lamb

Here is a good article on the sacrifice of the lamb in the Jewish temple cult. The Bear bets there are some things there you didn't know. h/t Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, St. Benedict Center (catholicism.org).

Agnus Dei, by Francisco de Zurbarán

Another good find from catholicism.org (always linked to in the sidebar under St. Benedict Center) is the Creed of Pope Pius IV or Tridentine Creed in both melifluous, polysyllabic Latin and English. Now that's a creed! The Bear wonders what a creed produced by Vatican II would look like. Deo gratias it did not occur to them. How many Catholics would be able to subscribe to this creed today? It is one of four authoritative creeds, but, like the Athanasian Creed, isn't seen much these days.

Finally, also via The Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, St. Benedict Center, at catholicism.org, a wonderful answer from 1973 to a French Catholic who had lost his faith due to Vatican II and its sequelae. It was originally written by Jean Ousset, and is translated and republished in The Remnant.

St. Benedict Center is associated with the memory of Fr. Feeney. The Bear says this so if you know the whole story about Fr. Feeney of Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus fame and still think he was a bad man, you can avoid the great stuff they make available if you want to keep your browser history clean of "Feeneyism." But the Bear would say, your loss.

Otherwise, they have a great Facebook feed and are always coming up with wonderful stuff. Here's their website. The Bear finds their status a bit murky, but, hey, they're certainly more legit than an anonymous large omnivore! Seriously, unless you want to call EENS heresy (which would be difficult, since it's infallible doctrine) there's nothing but solid Catholic material.

UPDATE: Here is a link to their own discussion of their status within the Church.


  1. The Second Vatican Council did not produce a creed, but Paul VI did, three years after its close.


  2. Interesting. It appears Pope Paul wanted to to make sure nobody went nuts with V2?

  3. Having read his own books I concluded that Fr. Feeney was a mighty unpleasant man but reading the St. Benedict Center stuff has always been educational.


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