Showing posts with label Finland. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Finland. Show all posts

Monday, October 8, 2018

9th Native Ordination Since Protestant Revolt

Tuomas Nyyssölä as a deacon

(Helsinki) There are officially only 15,000 registered Catholics in Finland. Nevertheless, the small community of 5.5 million Finns has reason to be happy. With Tuomas Nyyssölä the ninth native priest since the Protestant Reformation has been consecrated.

The Lutheran Revolt was introduced under the King of Sweden, Gustav I. Wasa, 1527/1531.

The ordination took place in August in the city of Lohja, which is an hour's drive east of Helsinki. Two monks arrived from Oregon at the local priory of the male branch of the ancient Birgittine Order.

The Order, also known as the Order of the Most Holy Savior, was founded in 1346 by St. Birgitta of Sweden (1303-1373). Today it consists of several branches. The traditional branch to which the monastery in Oregon belongs, is a contemplative branch. It was recognized in 2012 by the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei.

The new priest had spent some time in the Oregon monastery in order to clarify his vocation.

The Birgittine monks were impressed by the piety of the Catholics of Finland, as reported by the Catholic Herald, especially as they receive Communion kneeling receiving the body of Christ in reverence.

Tuomas Nyyssölä is incardinated in the diocese of Helsinki. On September 22, Bishop Teemu Sippo also consecrated a new deacon.

At Henriks-Cathedral in Helsinki, Holy Mass is also celebrated on the first Sunday of the month in the Immemorial Rite.

Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Katolinen (screenshot)
Trans: Tancred

Sunday, April 3, 2016

"Worrying Trend of Antagonism to Christians" - Arson Attacks Against Churches

Burning Church of Ylivieska
(Helsinki) The number of arson attacks against churches is in a "worrying" trend, says Corrispondenza Romana.  Behind this stands an increasing hostility towards Christians. Two of the latest examples speak for themselves.
On Easter night, a Lutheran church in the Finnish city of Ylivieska was burned.  The old wooden church, which had been built in 1786, was swept away by the flames.  Despite the immediate intervention of the fire brigade, the church could not be saved.
The faithful were appalled. They insisted in celebrating Easter service at the burned church. The firefighters left no doubt. It was arson. Since the fire was set at the Easter Vigil, where the Christians would commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the grave, there is little doubt that this was a targeted anti-Christian action. A 30-year man is said to have been arrested, according to social networks.  

Arsons in Calais

Saint Pierre of Calais
The fire of Ylivieska is not an isolated case.  Last January two Catholic churches in France were set on fire. A church in Fontainebleau and in Veneux-les-Sablons. Both churches are consecrated to Saint King Louis IX. 
Last Tuesday unknown individuals set fire to the Catholic Church of St. Peter of Calais in northern France. Also in this case, no people were injured. The cultural and moral damage, however, is large.
In Calais the rapid deployment of the fire brigade prevented worse. The organ, a lectionary and altar vestments were damaged. The fire had been set at five different locations. The Mass on Wednesday morning has been canceled because the police had closed the church closed for the investigation.
On Wednesday afternoon because of the sacrilegious attack, a rite of reparation took place instead.  Then  Holy Mass was celebrated. Pastor Pierre Poidevin filed a complaint with the police against the unknown persons.
"Calais, which is flooded with  uncontrolled mass immigration, has experienced, simultaneously with complete indifference of the media and authorities, a criminal form of Christian hostility", said press agency Medias Press Info . The arson in the Saint-Pierre Church was no more than an example.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Corrispondenza Romana / No Cristianofobia (screenshots)
Trans: Tancred

Monday, April 18, 2011

Catholic Led Nationalist Party Scores Big in Finland

Editor: At last, someone with sense leading the way. Is he a man in the mold of Gabriel Garcia Moreno, who led Ecudor last century, or perhaps another Antonio Salazar? Btw, if you don't like those wikipedia articles, we encourage you to change them, especially when they attempt to force Marxist reality down people's throats; thanks.
Timo Soini

Timo Soini: "We are not extremists, so you can sleep safely"

A nationalist party has taken nearly a fifth of votes in Finland's general election, the electoral commission says.

The True Finns finished just behind the conservative NCP and the Social Democrats on around 19%.

While the Social Democrats have called for changes on EU bail-outs, including the planned Portuguese rescue, True Finns opposes the plans altogether.

Read further at BBC...

Editor: Changed Bolivia to Ecuador.  St. Gabriel Moreno is of Ecuador, not Bolivia.