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  • Bones of Thomas Becket to Return to Canterbury - via Hungary

    01/22/2016 6:27:35 AM PST · by marshmallow · 22 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1/21/16 | John Bingham
    Relics which escaped Reformation and became a symbol of resistance to Communism return to site of murder after 800 years in gesture of unity between Anglicans and CatholicsA fragment of bone believed to come from the body of Thomas Becket is to return to England from Hungary for the first time in more than 800 years in a vivid symbol of reconciliation between Anglicans and Roman Catholics. The relic, held in the Basilica of Esztergom, the country's most important Catholic church, is to form the centrepiece of an elaborate week-long "pilgrimage" to London and Canterbury involving the Hungarian President Janos...
  • Trump Praises St. Thomas Becket as Martyr for Religious Freedom

    12/29/2020 5:54:08 PM PST · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    The White House on Tuesday issued a proclamation praising St. Thomas Becket, an English archbishop who was martyred 850 years ago after conflict with King Henry II over the rights of the Church. “Before the Magna Carta was drafted, before the right to free exercise of religion was enshrined as America’s first freedom in our glorious Constitution, Thomas gave his life so that, as he said, ‘the Church will attain liberty and peace,’” President Donald Trump wrote in a Dec. 29 proclamation. “To honor Thomas Becket’s memory, the crimes against people of faith must stop, prisoners of conscience must be...
  • New evidence helps form digital reconstruction of most important medieval shrine [Thomas a Becket]

    07/11/2020 3:51:52 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | July 6, 2020 | Taylor & Francis Group
    "Unfortunately," Dr John Jenkins, historical researcher on the reconstruction team, says, "there are no contemporary comparators for it; the closest are the shrine bases of St Edward the Confessor at Westminster and St Etheldreda at Ely, both of mid- to late-13th-century date. "So, therefore, our CGI reconstruction uses all currently available evidence including eye-witness accounts; theories from past historians for potential usage of the shrine; date of construction; materials used; specific features; accessibility and location with the church; similar examples elsewhere; as well as those who created it; to reconstruct how the shrine could have looked." Crucially, the team's design...
  • Thomas Becket: Alpine ice sheds light on medieval murder

    04/06/2020 1:42:44 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 29 replies
    BBC ^ | March 31, 2020 | Matt McGrath
    Lead and silver are often mined together and in this period, mines in the Peak District and in Cumbria were among the most productive in Europe. The researchers were able to match the physical records from the ice with the written tax records of lead and silver production in England. Lead had many uses in this time, from water pipes to church roofs to stained glass windows. But production of the metal was clearly linked to political events according to the authors of this latest research. "In the 1169-70 period, there was a major disagreement between Henry II and Thomas...
  • St. Thomas Becket’s Bloodied Tunic to Return to Canterbury

    03/05/2020 7:30:31 PM PST · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    Aleteia ^ | 3/3/20 | J-P Mauro
    The loan from the Vatican comes to honor the 850th anniversary of his martyrdom.Canterbury Cathedral is preparing to celebrate the 850th anniversary of the martyrdom of St. Thomas Becket, one of England’s most revered medieval saints. To honor the occasion, the Vatican has agreed to loan Canterbury a holy relic of the patron saint of the city of London: the bloodied garment he was believed to have worn at the time of his murder. The Guardian reports that the garment is a religious vestment known as a tunicle, an article of clothing similar in style to a dalmatic, which was...
  • Thomas Becket’s Bloody Tunic Returns to Canterbury 850 Years After He Died

    11/05/2018 4:44:33 PM PST · by marshmallow · 31 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 11/4/18 | Catherine Pepinster
    Vatican to send back historic relic worn by archbishop as he was brutally murderedA bloodstained tunic belonging to Thomas Becket is to be returned to Britain from the Vatican to help mark the 850th anniversary of the murder of the former archbishop of Canterbury and the 800th anniversary of the creation of his shrine. Canterbury Cathedral, where Becket was killed in December 1170 following a bitter dispute with King Henry II, became a shrine after Pope Alexander III made Becket a saint following the murder. It drew thousands of pilgrims from England and across Europe until the shrine was destroyed...
  • [St]Thomas Becket's Personal Book of Psalms 'Found in Cambridge Library'

    10/02/2016 5:06:03 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 36 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 10/1/16 | Alison Flood
    <p>A Cambridge academic believes he has discovered Thomas Becket’s personal book of psalms, an ancient manuscript the martyred saint and so-called “turbulent priest” may have been holding when he was murdered in Canterbury Cathedral in 1170.</p> <p>Dr Christopher de Hamel, a historian at Cambridge University, stumbled across the book during a conversation with a colleague. De Hamel, author of the just-released Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts, had said that books belonging to saints were generally not used as relics, and his fellow historian replied that he knew of an exception.</p>
  • Proclamation on 850th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of Saint Thomas Becket

    12/29/2020 10:43:09 AM PST · by grey_whiskers · 21 replies
    The White House ^ | Dec 28, 2020 | President Donald J. Trump
    Just an excerpt: “A society without religion cannot prosper. A nation without faith cannot endure — because justice, goodness, and peace cannot prevail without the grace of God. NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim December 29, 2020, as the 850th anniversary of the martyrdom of Saint Thomas Becket. I invite the people of the United States to observe the day in schools and churches and customary places of meeting with appropriate ceremonies...
  • Proclamation on 850th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of Saint Thomas Becket

    12/29/2020 6:15:57 AM PST · by KierkegaardMAN · 22 replies
    White House ^ | Donald J Trump
    ...NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim December 29, 2020, as the 850th anniversary of the martyrdom of Saint Thomas Becket. I invite the people of the United States to observe the day in schools and churches and customary places of meeting with appropriate ceremonies in commemoration of the life and legacy of Thomas Becket. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-eighth day of December, in the year of...
  • Syrian Mercenary Fighting Armenians: We Were Told to ‘Slaughter All Civilians’

    11/05/2020 6:17:13 PM PST · by xomething · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/05/2020 | Gabrielle Reyes
    A Syrian mercenary recently captured while fighting for Azerbaijan against Armenia in its ongoing war over Nagorno-Karabakh said on Wednesday that his recruiters instructed him and fellow mercenaries to “slaughter all civilians and soldiers” of an Armenian village they attempted to capture. Armenian forces captured Syrian national Yusuf Alaabet al-Hajji in recent days and “is currently remanded into custody facing international terrorism charges, among others,” Armenian state news agency Armenpress reported on Wednesday. Hajji told Armenian investigators that Turkish forces recruited him in Syria to fight for Azerbaijan for “a 2000-dollar monthly payment.” In his testimony, Hajji detailed how Turkish...
  • Pope’s Imam Demands Global Blasphemy Law

    10/30/2020 9:48:15 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 24 replies
    Church Militant ^ | October 30, 2020 | Jules Gomes
    Pope’s Imam Demands Global Blasphemy Law Nice jihad: Bishops mum on Islam's teaching on mocking Muhammad NICE, France ( - Pope Francis' Muslim dialogue partner Grand Imam Ahmad al-Tayyeb has demanded an international law banning criticizing or insulting Islam — a day before three Catholics were slaughtered in Nice's Notre-Dame Basilica.  Brazilian-born Simone Barreto Silva, killed in Notre-Dame Al-Tayyeb, who signed the Abu Dhabi Human Fraternity pact with Pope Francis, said the republication of Muhammad cartoons by French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in early September were "an explicit act of hostility" against Islam and its prophet. "Cartoons insulting our great prophet, which are...
  • Pope says 'lady' COVID must be obeyed, forgoes mask

    10/28/2020 9:46:03 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    reuters ^ | 10/28/2020
    Pope Francis on Wednesday described the COVID-19 pandemic as a tough “lady” taskmaster who must be obeyed...
  • Priest: Silent bishops will have blood of aborted babies on their hands if Biden wins presidency

    10/27/2020 7:02:33 PM PDT · by Misty Delta · 6 replies
    LIfeSiteNews ^ | Oct 26, 2020 | Stephen Kokx
    Embattled pro-life Catholic priest Fr. James Altman has tripled down on his defense of unborn children, despite liberal clergy, and even his own bishop, attacking him for stating that no Catholic can vote Democrat due to the party’s championing of abortion on demand. During an interview with LifeSiteNews correspondent Danielle Zuccaro at the priest’s home parish St. James the Less last week, Altman emphatically stated that US bishops who refuse to warn Catholics about voting for Joe Biden would have “blood on their hands” if Biden wins the presidency on November 3rd. “There’s been way too much consistency on the...
  • What the Catholic legal tradition has to offer the United States

    10/27/2020 11:45:25 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 26 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | Oct 2020 | Mary Farrow
    The nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court would make her, if confirmed, the sixth Roman Catholic on the nine-person court. The Catholic Church has already contributed much to the United States’ legal system - including “the whole idea of law in general,” Fr. Pius Pietrzyk, OP, told CNA. “It’s the development of canon law (the law that governs the Church) that gives both the United States and Europe their modern notions of law..." While aspects of canon law were present since the early days of the Church, the use of the term ‘canon law’, as...
  • Vatican and Beijing Renew Secret Agreement

    10/26/2020 7:26:20 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    The Holy See and the Chinese government announced on October 22 that they have agreed to a two-year extension of their secret agreement governing the appointment of Catholic bishops. A Vatican statement announcing the renewal said: The Holy See considers the initial application of the Agreement—which is of great ecclesial and pastoral value—to have been positive, thanks to good communication and cooperation between the Parties on the matters agreed upon, and intends to pursue an open and constructive dialogue for the benefit of the life of the Catholic Church and the good of Chinese people.In renewing the accord, the Vatican...
  • Antonio Socci: Real Aim of Film ‘Francesco’ Is to Bring Down Trump, Elect Biden

    10/26/2020 7:17:17 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 27 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 10/26/20 | Antonio Socci
    Pope engages Catholics to advance 'globalist ideology'First published by LiberoJust this morning, Bergoglio has announced the creation of 13 new cardinals (of whom 9 are electors). They are all ultra-Bergoglians. The hasty announcement at this moment, right on the eve of the U.S. election, is significant: Trump has strong momentum and now the Bergoglian Vatican is very afraid that he may be re-elected. Bergoglio, along with the entire globalist establishment, has declared war on Trump. If Trump really wins, then this pontificate, which is already in sharp decline, would be finished indeed, since it has crushed itself on China and...
  • Charity Launches Asylum Petition for Pakistani Christian Girl Forced to Convert to Islam

    10/26/2020 7:44:05 PM PDT · by xomething · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/26/2020 | Thomas D. Williams PHD
    A Catholic charity has launched a campaign urging Prime Minister Boris Johnson to grant UK asylum to a young Christian girl in Pakistan receiving death threats from a Muslim rapist who forced her to marry him and convert to Islam. During the coronavirus lockdown, Mohamad Nakash kidnapped at gunpoint Maira Shahbaz, a 14-year-old Catholic girl from the Punjab Province, gang-raped her with two other accomplices, blackmailed her, and forced her to convert to Islam. In early August, the Lahore High Court ruled that Shahbaz had voluntarily converted to Islam and therefore is legally married to Mr. Nakash, who claimed that...
  • Mazie Hirono Says ‘Hell No’ On Senate Floor While Casting Vote Against Amy Coney Barrett

    10/26/2020 6:12:45 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 133 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 26, 2020 | Scott Morefield
    Democratic Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono said “hell no” while casting her vote against Judge Amy Coney Barrett on the floor of the U.S. Senate. A Republican-majority Senate confirmed President Donald Trump’s pick to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by a 52-48 margin Monday night. While the roll-call vote was being conducted, Hirono could be seen walking up to the table and entering her vote against Barrett by saying “hell no” while putting her thumb down. WATCH:
  • Mexican Broadcaster: Vatican Held Back Pope Francis' Words on Same-Sex Civil Unions in 2019 Interview Footage

    10/25/2020 5:15:21 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 10/23/20 | Hannah Brockhaus
    Vatican City, Oct 23, 2020 / 08:50 am MT (CNA).- A Mexican broadcaster said Thursday that the Vatican held back footage from a 2019 interview that it conducted with Pope Francis, in which the pope called for the passage of civil union laws for same-sex couples. That footage appears in a documentary on Pope Francis released this week, but the Vatican has not yet explained the situation. A spokesman for Televisa told the Washington Post Oct. 22 that “Someone at the Vatican gave us the part that we did broadcast, and later they gave the rest of the material to...
  • Your thoughts on forgiving Donald Trump

    10/24/2020 10:27:39 PM PDT · by robowombat · 73 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | OCT 23, 2020 3:00 PM | Reporter Staff
    Your thoughts on forgiving Donald Trump Oct 23, 2020 by NCR Staff Opinion This article appears in the Your thoughts feature series. View the full series. In the latest Soul Seeing column, Mike Leach talks about how he need to forgive President Donald Trump, even though it's hard to do so. "How do I forgive someone I don't even know but who drives me nuts every time I see him boast and lie and cheat?" he writes. Following are letters to the editor responding to the column. The letters have been edited for length and clarity. You can join the...