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  • The Intense Catholic Spirituality of Mother Cabrini ~ "How grateful we should be to Christianity, which has raised the dignity of woman."

    03/09/2024 11:28:47 AM PST · by Antoninus · 8 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | March 9, 2024 | Florentius
    Yesterday marked the opening of a new film by Angel Studios — Cabrini — and the film has already generated an impressive amount of buzz. Considering the Catholic content of the film, this is somewhat surprising but in a very good way. I haven't seen the film yet, but I intend to over the next week. I'm told that local theaters are basically sold-out this weekend. Of course, nothing produced with religious content is without controversy. Cabrini is being promoted as a sort-of feminist anti-Barbie, which is an interesting tactic. This indicates that the filmmakers are attempting to broaden the...
  • A new movie about a generational heroine: From the same director and screenwriter that gave us The Sound of Freedom

    03/01/2024 10:03:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/01/2024 | Greg Maresca
    When Hollywood produces a film about Italian-Americans, it usually is of a certain vintage, and the purveyors of such art are usually their descendants. In a change of pace, enter the talented duo of director Alejandro Monteverde and screenwriter Rod Barr, who collaborated last year on the highly acclaimed Sound of Freedom, one of the most successful independent films ever. That’s a feat difficult to match, let alone top, but their film Cabrini is poised to do just that, opening in over 3,000 theaters nationwide next week. When Barr was pitched by the film’s producers to write the screenplay of...
  • The Epiphany - Some Ancient Sources

    01/06/2024 10:20:47 AM PST · by Antoninus · 4 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | January 6, 2024 | Florentius
    The Scriptural recounting in the Gospel of Saint Matthew of the mysterious wise men who visited the baby Jesus bearing gifts is one of the most enduring and compelling scenes in Sacred Scripture. The rudimentary nature of St. Matthew’s description of the Magi’s arrival has encouraged a flowering of apocryphal literature across the centuries which has added depth and detail to the occasion of the Epiphany. There are numerous references to the Magi in early post-Scriptural literature. Saint Justin Martyr mentions them prominently in his debate with Trypho (Chapter 78) in the mid-second century AD. Magi were of the priestly...
  • The Martyrdom of Pope St. Silverius -- Starved to death on the Island of Palmarola in AD 538

    11/16/2023 5:04:53 PM PST · by Antoninus · 17 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | November 16, 2023 | Florentius
    Throughout the history of the Church, several Popes have been deposed for a variety of reasons. Pope Liberius was deposed and exiled by the Arian emperor, Constantius II in the mid-4th century. Six hundred years later, Pope Gregory VII was deposed by anti-Pope Clement III, the creature of the Holy Roman Emperor, Henry IV. During the reign of Justinian, Pope Saint Silverius, who I have written about previously on this blog, was not only deposed—he was martyred by the political forces who coveted his ecclesiastical power as head of the Church. In my previous post, I included an excerpt from...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Bishop Strickland: We must follow the example of the saints and martyrs in defense of the faith

    11/01/2023 12:50:24 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | November 1, 2023 | Louis Knuffke
    [Catholic Caucus] Bishop Strickland: We must follow the example of the saints and martyrs in defense of the faithBishop Strickland recalled the example of St. John Fisher, who gave up his life against the heretical claim of Henry VIII to be the head of the Church in England.Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas, told Catholics gathered in Rome at the LifeSiteNews Rome Life Forum that they “cannot play nicely” when heresy threatens the faith, and that this would “mock the blood of the martyrs” which consecrated the city of Rome to Christ. Strickland began his address October 31 by reading...
  • Padre Pio for a new generation of young Catholics: A Review of "Wounds of Love" by Phillip Campbell

    04/25/2023 2:05:09 PM PDT · by Antoninus · 50 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | April 25, 2023 | Florentius
    Like Jeanne d’Arc or Francesco di Bernardone, Francesco Forgione was one of those unique individuals gifted by God to the human race to assure us of His love, His understanding, and above all else, that He is not deaf to our sufferings and entreaties. But unlike these other great visionary saints, Forgione was not a streak of light which flashed across the firmament and returned quickly to heaven. Saint Joan’s mission lasted about two years before she was martyred at age 19. Saint Francis of Assisi was 45 when he passed to eternity, roughly 20 years elapsing between his call...
  • New Orleans Saints, QB Derek Carr agree to four-year, $150 million contract

    03/06/2023 6:42:47 PM PST · by Macho MAGA Man · 8 replies ^ | March 6, 2023 | Kevin Patra
    The New Orleans Saints and Derek Carr have agreed to a four-year, $150 million contract that includes $100 million in total guarantees, NFL Network Insiders Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo reported on Monday morning, per sources informed of the situation. The team has since announced the news. Carr will get $70 million effectively fully guaranteed with $60 million due at signing and another $10 million in Year 3 vesting after Year 1, per Rapoport and Garafolo. Carr's new contract also will include a no-trade clause, Garafolo reported, just as his most recent deal with the Raiders had. "We are excited...
  • Buffalo Bills Safety Jordan Poyer Takes Shot At New York’s Political Leaders

    02/28/2023 6:41:09 AM PST · by Red Badger · 21 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | By Ryan Saavedra • Feb 28, 2023
    Buffalo Bills safety Jordan Poyer took a shot at New York’s political leaders over the weekend for the state’s high taxes, saying that he wants the next team that he plays for to be in a state with a much friendlier tax code. Sports Illustrated explained that part of Poyer’s frustration with New York’s high taxes is the fact that his career in the NFL only recently exploded, despite being over 30. As a result of his recent success, the $5.6 million he earned in 2022 was more than he earned the three previous years combined. “A lot of people...
  • Photos: Heated Abortion Confrontation in NYC

    07/07/2022 6:29:53 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 7/3/22 | Staff
    Hundreds of pro-abortion demonstrators tried to block a monthly pro-life march and prayer vigil at a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Lower Manhattan on July 2, 2022, setting off a tense confrontation. | Jeffrey Bruno/CNAHundreds of pro-abortion demonstrators tried to block a monthly pro-life march and prayer vigil at a New York City Planned Parenthood abortion clinic Saturday, setting off a tense, hours’ long confrontation in Lower Manhattan. With NYPD officers slowly pushing against the crowd, the marchers eventually reached the clinic. There were no immediate reports of arrests. A counter-demonstration organized by NYC for Abortion Rights began Saturday morning...
  • Sean Payton stepping away from Saints in NFL stunner

    01/26/2022 6:56:33 AM PST · by Red Badger · 30 replies ^ | January 25, 2022 2:10pm | By Greg Joyce
    Sean Payton has plenty of options for how he will spend next fall, but one will not be coaching the New Orleans Saints. The longtime head coach announced Tuesday that he is stepping down from his job with the Saints after 16 years at the helm, and while he isn’t ruling out coaching again, he said his plans “are not to be coaching in 2022.” “I don’t know what’s next and it kind of feels good,” Payton said Tuesday during a heartfelt press conference. “I don’t like the word retirement. … I still have a vision for doing things in...
  • New Orleans Saints Have Eight Members Of Organization Test Positive For COVID-19, Sources Say

    09/14/2021 3:41:23 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 30 replies
    ESPN ^ | 09/14/21 | Mike Triplett
    The New Orleans Saints have had eight members of the organization test positive for COVID-19, calling into question their status for Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.The total includes six offensive coaches, one player and a nutritionist, according to a source.The Saints placed wide receiver Michael Thomas on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday. Thomas, who is currently on the physically unable to perform list, is not eligible to return to practice until Week 7 at the earliest. Thomas has been doing his rehab in Fort Worth, Texas with the team, which has been practicing at TCU's...
  • Saints Tickets Are Selling For Less Than $1 After The Team Requires Fans To Be Vaccinated

    08/25/2021 9:50:07 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/23/21 | David Hookstead
    Tickets to the Saints/Jaguars game are outrageously cheap.The Saints are playing the first game in the NFL to require fans to be vaccinated or provide a negative PCR COVID-19 test. What has that done to ticket prices for Monday night? Driven them straight into the ground.According to Darren Rovell, some tickets on the secondary market are selling for less than $1 before fees. of this moment, StubHub has tickets for as cheap as $6. So, while it’s not the lowest on the secondary market, they’re still absurdly cheap. This is honestly insane. Imagine taking your entire family to an NFL...
  • Saints won't issue refund to non-vaccinated fans

    08/19/2021 7:19:46 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 59 replies
    The Red Zone ^ | 8/18/21 | Staff
    If you're a Saints ticket holder and refuse the COVID-19 vaccination or test, you'll not only be barred from entering the Superdome, but you also won't get a refund on your ticket -- i.e., follow their safety protocol or take the monetary loss.
  • Prophecy and pt 15

    Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:( Isaiah 46:9-10)Approximately 30 percent of the Bible is prophecy. In the passage above, the God of the Bible challenges humanity, to believe in Him, who alone “declares the End from the beginning” and whose counsel always stands. How did Peter, Paul and the Apostles of the New...
  • Joan of Arc's Testimony of Her Voices and Her Mission

    05/30/2021 11:17:56 AM PDT · by Antoninus · 21 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | May 30, 2020 | Florentius
    Mark Twain called her: "Easily and by far the most extraordinary person the human race has ever produced." G. K. Chesterton said of her: "She chose a path and went down it like a thunderbolt." St. Therese of Lisieux, writing in a poem acclaimed her: "By a prodigy unique in history, People then saw a trembling monarch Regain his crown and his glory By means of a child's weak arm." She was Saint Joan of Arc and all the superlatives that have been applied to her since her ignominious death at the stake on May 30, 1431 barely seem enough....
  • The enigmatic Saint Vitalis and his magnificent shrine in Ravenna

    04/28/2021 12:17:48 PM PDT · by Antoninus · 20 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | April 28, 2021 | Florentius
    April 28 is the feast day of Saint Vitalis, an ancient Roman martyr about whom very little is known. The summary of his life from Butler's Lives of the Saints contains much of what is known and can reasonably be speculated about Saint Vitalis: Saint Vitalis is honored as the principal patron of the city of Ravenna, in which he glorified God by martyrdom in the persecution of Nero. He was a citizen of Milan, and is said in his acts to have been the father of SS. Gervasius and Protasius. The divine providence conducted him to Ravenna, where he...
  • The Rebel Usurper who Became a Saint ~ Saint Hermengild, prince of Visigothic Spain

    04/13/2021 2:43:09 PM PDT · by Antoninus · 16 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | April 13, 2021 | Florentius
    On April 13, AD 585, the Visigothic prince, Hermengild, was slain while in prison. His crimes were multitudinous. To begin with, he had rebelled against his father, King Leovigild. He made alliances with his father’s enemies, the Seuvi and the Byzantines, both of whom had strong presences on the Iberian peninsula and sought gains at the expense of King Leovigild. Hermengild was subsequently betrayed by the Byzantines who made a separate peace with Leovigild in exchange for a tribute in gold. The young prince and his remaining forces were soon defeated by the king and he was made prisoner. His...
  • 9 Quotes about the Virtue of Confidence from Scriptures and Saints

    03/23/2021 6:28:53 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 1 replies
    This year is marked by gloomy and unknowable prospects. Here are some thoughts on the virtue of confidence that will strengthen the soul. “Have confidence, I have overcome the world.” Our Lord Jesus Christ “And I say to you, Ask, and it shall be given you: seek, and you shall find: knock, and it shall be opened to you.” Our Lord Jesus Christ “Confidence is a hope fortified by solid conviction.” Saint Thomas Aquinas “Advance very simply with the Cross of Our Lord, and have peace with yourself. You will pass through every storm safely, as long as your trust...
  • New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees Retires From NFL After 20 Seasons

    03/14/2021 5:46:37 PM PDT · by White Lives Matter · 50 replies
    ESPN ^ | March 14, 2021 | Mike Triplett
    One of the most prolific careers in NFL history has come to an end, as New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees announced Sunday on Instagram he has decided to retire after 20 seasons. Brees' four children, Baylen, Bowen, Callen and Rylen, announced in a video: "After 15 years with the Saints and 20 years in the NFL, our dad is finally gonna retire. So he can spend more time with us! Yeah!! Brees added a message to the post that read: "After 20 years as a player in the NFL and 15 years as a Saint, it is time I...
  • "Fiery lances and armies appearing from the north." ~ Gregory the Great and the devastation of Roman Italy by the Lombards

    03/12/2021 7:47:00 AM PST · by Antoninus · 9 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | March 12, 2021 | Florentius
    March 12 is the feast day of Pope Saint Gregory the Great on the traditional Catholic calendar. It also marks the date of his death in AD 604. One of the greatest Popes, Gregory reigned for 14 of the most tumultuous years in Church history, preoccupied as it was with the ongoing Lombard invasion of Italy. Wracked with a chronic illness, Gregory nonetheless managed Church and civil affairs with vigor and aplomb as prompted by the Holy Spirit. His reign is often considered the bridge between the ancient Papacy and the medieval Papacy in which the Pope played the role...