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  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, 07-02-17, Saint Oliver Plunkett

    09/23/2017 6:33:29 PM PDT · by Salvation ^ | 07-02-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Oliver Plunket | Edward Luttrell Saint Oliver Plunkett Saint of the Day for July 2 (November 1, 1629 – July 1, 1681)  Saint Oliver Plunkett’s Story The name of today’s saint is especially familiar to the Irish and the English—and with good reason. The English martyred Oliver Plunkett for defending the faith in his native Ireland during a period of severe persecution.Born in County Meath in 1629, Oliver studied for the priesthood in Rome and was ordained there in 1654. After some years of teaching and service to the poor of Rome he was appointed...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, 07-01-17, Saint Junipero Serra

    09/23/2017 6:26:05 PM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies ^ | 07-01-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: Portrait of Fray Junipero Serra | Detroit Publishing CompanySaint Junipero Serra Saint of the Day for July 1 (November 24, 1713 – August 28, 1784)  Saint Junipero Serra’s Story In 1776, when the American Revolution was beginning in the east, another part of the future United States was being born in California. That year a gray-robed Franciscan founded Mission San Juan Capistrano, now famous for its annually returning swallows. San Juan was the seventh of nine missions established under the direction of this indomitable Spaniard.Born on Spain’s island of Mallorca, Serra entered the Franciscan...
  • Vatican Reacts to Trumps Rocket Man Speech, No Place for Military Superiority, Unilateralism

    09/23/2017 6:11:52 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/21/17 | Thomas D. Williams
    In a strongly worded address before the United Nations Wednesday, a Vatican spokesman denounced President Trumps threats against North Korea as deplorable. Speaking in New York at the 10th Conference for the entry into force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, Archbishop Paul R. Gallagher, the Vaticans Secretary for Relations with States, noted that the rising tensions over North Koreas growing nuclear program are of special urgency, while sharply criticizing President Trumps handling of the situation. The international community must respond by seeking to revive negotiations, Gallagher said. The threat or use of military force have no place in countering proliferation,...
  • Farewell to the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family

    09/23/2017 6:07:04 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 9/23/17 | Dr. Mark Latkovic
    The JPII Institute I knew and have known was already theological and already scientific. So why the changes?The news from the Vatican this past week that the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family would be no moreor, should I say, would be rebooted with a new name: John Paul II Pontifical Theological Institute for Marriage and Family Scienceswas like a punch in the stomach. Surprising, but not shocking. Let me explain why. I was a member of the first graduating class of the Washington, D.C. sessionone of many branches founded after the school was founded...
  • Conservative Theologians Accuse Pope of Spreading Heresy

    09/23/2017 3:52:08 PM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 1 replies
    NY Times ^ | September 23, 2017 | AP
    VATICAN CITY Several dozen tradition-minded Roman Catholic theologians, priests and academics have formally accused Pope Francis of spreading heresy with his 2016 opening to divorced and civilly remarried Catholics. In a 25-page letter delivered to Francis last month and provided Saturday to The Associated Press, the 62 signatories issued a "filial correction" to the pope a measure they said hadn't been employed since the 14th century. The letter accused Francis of propagating seven heretical positions concerning marriage, moral life and the sacraments with his 2016 document "The Joy of Love" and subsequent "acts, words and omissions." The initiative...
  • And So It Begins: "FILIAL CORRECTION OF POPE FRANCIS For the Propagation of Heresies"

    09/23/2017 3:48:11 PM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 10 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | September 23, 2017 | See Signatories
    RORATE Note: There will many Catholics, even traditionalists, whose first defeatist reaction will be to belittle this effort. But the wise, the learned in history, will understand that this is just the first part, the first piece of the puzzle, with next steps still to come in a long and extended process. This first step is an initiative of a theological nature that will likely lead, God willing, to an initiative of a canonical nature from those who have the mandate to act. And so it begins: __________________________________ Documents contained below: * (1) Filial Correction on Account of the Propagation...
  • Catholic Caucus: Cardinal Burke: urgency to resolve dubia weighs very heavily on my heart

    09/23/2017 3:36:10 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | September 22, 2017 | Claire Chretien
    Two of the four dubia Cardinals seeking moral clarity from Pope Francis over his controversial teachings on marriage and family have died. But this will not stop the remaining two cardinals from continuing the important work of resolving the dubia, said Cardinal Raymond Burke, one of the dubia signers, in a new interview. In a wide-ranging interview with the Diocese of Parramattas Catholic Outlook, Burke said the urgency of a response to the dubia derives from the harm done to souls by the confusion and error, which result, as long as the fundamental questions raised are not answered in accord...

    09/23/2017 3:12:34 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Church Militant ^ | September 23, 2017 | Christine Niles
    Jesuit Fr. James Martin, well-known for his attempts to normalize homosexuality in the Church, claims ex-gays lead a less "integrated life" than current gays. In an August 29 interview with Brandon Ambrosino, a gay man engaged to his male partner, Martin said: I know just for the record that a lot of the people who are critiquing me online are self-professed ... former gays. So it's a lot of former gaypeople. And I would say that there's a lot of conflict going on. So it's sad because what happens is their own junk inside gets focused outwards on people who...
  • Pope to EU Churches: Combat intolerance against migrants

    09/23/2017 10:10:06 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 29 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | September 22, 2017 | News.Va (Official Vatican Network)
    Pope Francis on Friday urged Churches in Europe to step up efforts to combat intolerance, discrimination and xenophobia against migrants and refugees. The popes words came in a meeting with national migration directors under the auspices of the Council of European Bishops Conferences or CCEE. He said he was saddened to see that Catholic communities in Europe were also defensive and unwelcoming towards migrants, justifying their attitudes on grounds of conserving their cultural and religious identity.Listen: Pope Francis said we must recognize and understand this sense of unease, in light of the economic crisis which has left deep wounds in...
  • Begotten Son

    09/23/2017 9:31:27 AM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies ^ | 08-23-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Begotten Son Jesus Christ shares in the nature of the Father from whom all fatherhood has its origin Msgr. Charles Pope 8/23/2017 Question: In the Nicene Creed, a line confuses me about Jesus: “... the only begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages.” If Jesus was eternally with the Father before his incarnation, how can we say he is “begotten … before all ages”? His physical body was only conceived in time. — Richard Smith, Garden Valley, Idaho Answer: You imply by your question that only human beings are begotten, and this somehow is tied only to...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Does Francis Want Ethics of the Rich? By Father Reto Nay

    09/23/2017 8:14:32 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | September 23, 2017 | Fr. Reto Nay
    The webpage of the German Bishops explained on September 20, that Pope Francis dismantled the Family Institute in Rome, in order to turn it into a "think tank for Amoris Laetitia", Francis' document, which, in contradiction to the Gospel, demands Holy Communion for adulterers. The article is written by chief-editor Thomas Jansen. He argues that Francis punished the Family Institute because its professors criticised Francis' arguments at the last Synod of the Family. For Jansen it is clear that the orientation of the Institute was "too conservative", by which he means, "too Catholic". He suggests that Francis intends replacing...
  • The Next Scandal in the Church?

    09/23/2017 7:22:18 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | September 23, 2017 | William Kilpatrick
    In a recent article, Fr. James Schall, S.J. argues that The only real way to eliminate the historic aggressiveness of Islam is to convert its believers. Yet if you had to bet, the conversion of the world to Islam is, in the long run, more likely than its conversion to Christianity. From a purely human perspective, the conversion of Muslims is a tall order. Its not just that Islam is a tough nut to crack, its also that some today usually Catholics have an aversion to conversion. (Even the pope had denounced proselytism.) In good multicultural fashion, they...
  • Catholic Caucus: Bergoglio's overreach with the tolerance of perverts exposes his hypocrisy ...

    09/22/2017 9:34:07 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Vox Cantoris ^ | September 22, 2017 | Vox Cantoris
    Bergoglio's overreach with the tolerance of perverts exposes his hypocrisy. Is James Martin next? There were remarks made yesterday by Jorge Bergoglio, the man thrust upon the Chair of St. Peter by malefactors, on the matter of child abuse. Edward Pentin reported on Twitter that the Vatican media were instructed only to report the "prepared text" on the abuse of minors. The Bergoglian regime has learnt well from Peron on the manipulation of the truth and the control of the message. Too bad it can't hide from Internet reality. After some blowback they relented that the casual remarks would need...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Linus, Pope/Martyr; Commem. St Thecla, Virgin/Martyr (Gueranger)

    09/22/2017 9:27:33 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Red Semidouble THE lives of the first Vicars of Christ are buried in a mysterious obscurity; just as the foundations of a monument built to defy the ravages of time are concealed from view. To be the supports of the everlasting Church is a sufficient glory: sufficient to justify our confidence in them, and to awaken our gratitude. Let us leave the learned to discuss certain points in the following short Legend; as for ourselves, we will rejoice with the Church on this feast, and pay our loving veneration to the humble and gentle Pontiff, who was the first...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Begin Novena in Honor of the Guardian Angels

    09/22/2017 9:22:41 PM PDT · by CMRosary · 4 replies
    Read/print the novena here.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-23-17, M, St. Pius of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio)

    09/22/2017 8:10:17 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies ^ | 09-23-17 | Revised New American Bible
    September 23, 2017 Memorial of Saint Pius of Pietrelcina, Priest Reading 1 1 Tm 6:13-16Beloved:I charge you before God, who gives life to all things,and before Christ Jesus,who gave testimony under Pontius Pilatefor the noble confession,to keep the commandment without stain or reproachuntil the appearance of our Lord Jesus Christthat the blessed and only rulerwill make manifest at the proper time,the King of kings and Lord of lords,who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light,and whom no human being has seen or can see.To him be honor and eternal power. Amen. Responsorial Psalm Ps 100:1b-2, 3, 4, 5R....
  • Catholic Caucus: A NOBLE BEAUTY (the Traditional Latin Mass) Exclusive interview with...

    09/22/2017 6:27:27 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    o clarim ^ | September 22, 2017 | Aurelio Porfiri
    A NOBLE BEAUTY Exclusive interview with Dr Peter Kwasniewski We celebrate this year the 10th anniversary of the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum, a document released by Pope Benedict XVI that liberalized the use of the pre-Vatican II Missal. If we want to know something more about the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (the pre Vatican II Mass), we could read Noble Beauty, Transcendent Holiness (2017, Angelico Press) by Peter Kwasniewski, a very well known scholar in the field of liturgy. Dr Peter Kwasniewski, choirmaster at the Wyoming Catholic College (USA), certainly presents very strong arguments to defend...
  • Pope Francis Strongly Criticises Catholics Who Refuse to Accept Migrants

    09/22/2017 4:47:23 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 51 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 9/22/17 | Staff Reporter
    The Pope said he was concerned about 'signs of intolerance, discrimination and xenophobia' in EuropePope Francis has criticised Catholics who refuse to accept migrants and refugees into their countries, saying they often cite an ill-defined moral obligation to preserve the original cultural and religious identity of their nations. The temptation of exclusivism and cultural fortification has arisen among Catholics at times in the past, but the Holy Spirit always helped us to overcome it, guaranteeing a constant opening to the other, the Pope said during a meeting with the directors of migrant and refugee services from the bishops conferences of...
  • What Happened at the Vaticans Bio-Extinction Conference

    09/22/2017 4:43:03 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 9/21/17 | Stefano Gennarini
    A conference sponsored by two pontifical academies embraced a kind of environmental determinism that looks at human reproduction as a mere bio-technical issue.A papal commission is reviewing Humanae Vitae ahead of its 50th anniversary in 2018. Some worry the commission is part of a conspiracy to change the teaching of the Church on spousal love and procreation. Its hard to say. On the positive side, a review of Blessed Paul VIs final encyclical could clear away many misconceptions about the magisterial teaching on the transmission of life, chief among them the notion that the Church should sanction population control to...
  • Syrian Christians Advance Against IS in De-Facto Capital Raqqa

    09/22/2017 4:37:43 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Die Welt ^ | 9/20/17 | Karlos Zurutuza
    The battle for "Islamic State" stronghold Raqqa has reached its final stages, according to the Syrian Democratic Forces, the US-backed multi-ethnic alliance fighting IS. Karlos Zurutuza reports from Raqqa.Getting to the headquarters of Syriac fighters in Raqqa involves driving mostly across a desert. The route is exhausting and not entirely safe but, for the time being, it's the only chance to avoid the area still under the control of the Islamic State (IS). Once in the south western outskirts of the city, you just have to follow your ear: the base of the Syriac Military Council (MFS) is right next...