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  • [Catholic Caucus] Dedication of the Basilica of Saint Savior (Gueranger)

    11/08/2017 9:31:26 PM PST · by CMRosary · 2 replies
    White Double of the Second Class IN THE fourth century of our era, the cessation of persecution seemed to give the world a foretaste of its future entrance into eternal peace. “Glory to the Almighty! Glory to the Redeemer of our souls!” wrote Eusebius at the opening of the tenth and last book of his History. Himself a witness of the triumph, he describes the admirable spectacle everywhere displayed by the dedication of the new sanctuaries. In city after city the Bishops assembled, and crowds flocked together. From nation to nation, the goodwill of mutual charity, of common faith,...
  • Marijuana activists plan eclipse service in DC basilica to bring peace

    08/14/2017 1:05:39 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 5 replies
    A group that believes cannabis has a secret historical role in Christianity is forging ahead with plans to visit the largest Roman Catholic church in the nation during next week's solar eclipse, where members intend to light incense doused with cannabis-infused olive oil. Yet church leaders say the event won't happen. Anne Armstrong, founder and deaconess of Rhode Island's Healing Church, said the Monday afternoon service could "end degeneration, disaster and war" by consecrating the Americas to the Virgin Mary. ... "I don't anticipate any trouble, but if there is, we'll go outside," she said. "If they tell us to...
  • 1,600-Year-Old Basilica Found Underwater in What Was Ancient Nicaea

    06/28/2017 6:49:52 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Aleteia ^ | 6/28/17 | Zelda Caldwell
    Archaeologists in Turkey suspect the church may have been built in the year 325, following the First Council of Nicaea.The remains of a 1,600-year-old Byzantine basilica have been discovered at the site of the Councils of Nicaea, at the bottom of a lake in northwest Turkey. “We have found church remains. It is in a basilica plan and has three naves,” said Mustafa Şahin, an archaeology professor at Bursa Uludağ University, told Hurriyet News. Plans are now underway to open an underwater museum to allow tourists to view the foundation of the church, which was found lying in 5-7 feet...
  • Voices Grow Louder in Turkey to Convert Hagia Sophia From a Museum Back to Mosque

    06/28/2017 6:56:00 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 29 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 6/24/17 | Umar Farooq
    As the time for afternoon prayers approaches, Onder Soy puts on a white robe and cap and switches on the microphone in a small 19th century room adjoining the Hagia Sophia. Soon, Soys melodic call to prayer rings out over a square filled with tourists hurrying to visit some of Turkeys most famous historical sights before they close for the day. The room Soy is in built as a resting place for the sultan and now officially called the Hagia Sophia mosque fills up with around 40 worshipers, drawn not by the modestly decorated space itself, but by...
  • The Basicila of Norcia is destroyed by Earthquake.

    10/30/2016 7:14:09 AM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    Monks of Norcia ^ | October 30, 2016 | The Monks of Norcia
    Dear friends, Around 7:40 AM, a powerful earthquake struck close to Norcia. The monks are all safe, but our hearts go immediately to those affected, and the priests of the monastery are searching for any who may need the Last Rites. The Basilica of St. Benedict, the historic church built atop the birthplace of St. Benedict, was flattened by this most recent quake. May this image serve to illustrate the power of this earthquake, and the urgency we monks feel to seek out those who need the Sacraments on this difficult day for Italy. Relying, as ever, on your prayers...
  • Basilica of St. Benedict 'Destroyed' in Central Italy's Latest 6.6-Magnitude Quake

    10/30/2016 1:47:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Sunday, October 30, 2016, | Nicole Hensley
    The centuries-old Basilica of St. Benedict in Norcia already damaged in a spate of strong quakes in central Italy was "destroyed" early Sunday in the latest and greatest of tremors, its monks said. The monastery was among dozens of building in towns scattered throughout the mountainous region to collapse during the 6.6-magnitude quake that struck around 7:40 a.m., according to reports. There was no immediate reports of fatalities, but officials with Italys civil protection agency said there were injuries following the seismic activity. First responders rushed to piles of rubble searching for trapped victims after the tremor woke...
  • San Benedetto basilica in Norcia is destroyed by earthquake

    10/30/2016 12:00:27 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | October 30, 2016 | Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Rome
    The basilica of San Benedetto had withstood the tests of time since the end of the 14th century. But on Sunday, the church that paid homage to the patron saint of Europe, Saint Benedict, was reduced to a heap of rubble after a 6.6-magnitude earthquake ripped through the town of Norcia where it stood in the main square. The basilica was considered one of the regions most spiritually important sites. Now, only its medieval facade still stands, and centuries of work and other renovations to the interior, including a complete restructuring that was completed at the end of the 18th...
  • Watch: Live Stream of Funeral Services of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

    02/20/2016 8:39:14 AM PST · by grimalkin · 30 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 2/20/2016 | Breitbart
    Saturday, the funeral services of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will be held in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. at 11 a.m. ET.
  • Sacred Monkeys in the Vatican

    01/06/2016 3:26:50 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | 12/18/15 | John Vennari
    Our present generation of Rex Mottrum Catholics, rendered clueless and gullible by post-Conciliar leadership, thrill at Francis' ecological lightship --- one of the most preposterous and blasphemous jokes of all.
  • Serra canonization: Mission vandalism mars sainthood celebration

    09/27/2015 5:21:19 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 14 replies
    Monterey Herald ^ | 09/27/15, | Tom Leyde
    Carmel >> A special Mass celebrating the canonization of Saint Junipero Serra was marred on Sunday by vandalism at Carmel Mission Basilica. A 6-foot tall bronze statue of Serra in the mission courtyard was pushed over and the staff in the statues hand was broken. A fountain next to the statue was splattered with paint, as were the doors of the cathedral.
  • A Homily for the Feast of St John Lateran

    11/09/2014 6:20:29 AM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-09-14 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Archdiocese of WashingtonA Homily for the Feast of St John Lateran By: Msgr. Charles PopeToday is the Feast of St. John Lateran in Rome. This is the Pope’s true Cathedral (not St. Peters). And thus, in celebrating this Feast, we celebrate the unity of the Church. The Pope’s work is to unite and strengthen the members of the Church whom the devil would like to sift (divide) like wheat (see Lk 22:31ff). On this feast we do well to examine a few teachings about the Church that the readings supply.I. The Shock of the Church - One of the more...
  • Left-wing anarchists blamed for Zaragoza Basilica bombing [Spain]

    10/02/2013 12:11:00 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 10 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | 10/02/2013 | Anne Sewell
    A small bomb consisting of a camping gas cylinder combined with gunpowder exploded in Zaragoza Basilica in Spain on Wednesday afternoon. No one was injured and left-wing anarchists against the Bourbon monarchy are being blamed. The bomb exploded in the central area of the Zaragoza Basilica of our Lady of the PIllar (Baslica de Nuestra Seora del Pilar de Zaragoza) at around 13:50 local time. There were no injuries and no damage to the Baroque church was reported. Spanish news agency Efe is reporting that police suspect left-wing anarchists in the placing of the home-made device. Reportedly the bomb bore...
  • Dolan to celebrate Mass as cardinal at Holy Hill

    01/20/2012 8:30:43 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    JS Online ^ | 1-19-12 | Annysa Johnson
    In his tenure as archbishop of Milwaukee, soon-to-be Cardinal Timothy Dolan forged a special relationship with the National Shrine of Mary, Help of Christians, at Holy Hill. A Mary devotee, Dolan helped to win the Hubertus shrine's Vatican designation as a basilica, and he presided over a special Mass celebrating that honor in November 2006. Dolan will return to Holy Hill on April 28, this time as a cardinal, for a Mass of Thanksgiving to commemorate his elevation in the Roman Catholic Church. "It's a great honor. We're very excited. We think this is the first time a cardinal has...
  • The Church Built on Peter

    06/29/2011 5:46:53 AM PDT · by Not gonna take it anymore · 282 replies
    The Integrated Catholic Life ^ | June 29, 2011 | Fr. Roger Landry
    After St. Peter died upside down on a cross in the Circus of Caligula and Nero, the surviving Christians obtained his body and buried him quickly nearby, on the steeply sloping Vatican Hill to the north of the Circus. That hill had become a makeshift graveyard four months earlier after the fire of Rome had killed so many residents of the metropolis that their loved ones began to use any open spot they could find on the roadsides radiating outside the city. . . . When the tropaion of Peter was found underneath the high altar during archaeological escavations in...
  • Pontifical TLM in Washington DC Cancelled (Catholic Caucus)

    03/11/2011 7:35:02 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 13 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | 03/11/2011 | Father John Zuhlsdorf
    Keep in mind that the Pontifical Mass was to be celebrated in honor of the anniversary of the election of Pope Benedict. This year will also bring the 60th Jubilee of the Holy Father's ordination. The Paulus Institute had organized the Lenten Mass in honor of the Holy Father on the sixth anniversary of his election to the papacy. It was to have been the second such Mass, the first having been offered at the National Shrine last year before a capacity congregation of over 4,000. Unfortunately, this year’s scheduled celebrant, Archbishop Augustine DiNoia of the Congregation for Divine Worship...
  • Our Lady of Good Counsel [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    04/26/2010 10:00:00 PM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies · 194+ views
    CatholicCulture.org ^ | not given | Zsolt Aradi
    Our Lady of Good Counsel by Zsolt Aradi The majesty of the Roman countryside has remained unchanged for centuries. Just to the south of the city rise the famous Castelli Romani, the Roman Castles, the popular name given to the hills and townships in Rome's immediate neighborhood. These hills are studded with the palaces of the once rich nobility of Rome who leave the city whenever the depressive and humid scirocco hits the Eternal City. The Castelli Romani are still a part of Rome, yet once we enter that district around Palestrina, popularly called Ciociaria, we are in a...
  • Extraordinary Form, Basilica of the National Shrine [Washington, DC], Upper Church (Catholic Caucus)

    01/20/2010 7:46:25 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 3 replies · 402+ views
    New Liturgical Movement ^ | 01/19/2010 | Jeffrey Tucker
    Dario Cardinal Castrilln Hoyos, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei," is the Celebrant and Homilist at an extraordinary form Mass at the National Shrine, Upper Church, Saturday, April 24, 2010, 1:00pm. This is surely the first time in the post-conciliar period (corrections welcome). Here is the item....
  • Archbishop seeks basilica status for Little Italy's St. Patrick's Old Cathedral

    06/08/2009 1:30:13 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies · 505+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 6/8/2009 | Lore Croghan
    The city's new archbishop gave the city's oldest Catholic cathedral a surprise gift for its 200th birthday. Archbishop Timothy Dolan will ask the Pope to bestow the title of basilica on Little Italy's St. Patrick's Old Cathedral, which began its bicentennial celebration on Sunday. The venerable Mott St. church would be the first in the Archdiocese of New York to get the prestigious designation, given only to churches of the highest historic and spiritual significance. "I just think it deserves it," said Dolan, who made the surprise announcement from the altar while celebrating a bicentennial Mass yesterday. "I'm so proud...
  • Pilgrimage 'for family': Spring Grove group walks 13 miles to basilica (Catholic Caucus)

    08/06/2008 9:32:33 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 7 replies · 76+ views
    The Evening Sun ^ | 8/5/2008 | Steve Marroni
    The group walked along Route 116 with a red banner bearing a lion and a cross. Some carried rosaries. Some prayed. Some chatted with their friends, while others just quietly reflected It was a 41/2-hour trek, spanning 13 miles. There was plenty of time for all of it. Walking under the hot sun, 13 members of the Spring Grove chapter of Tradition, Family and Property made a pilgrimage Monday morning to Sacred Heart Basilica in Conewago Township.... And, their goal was to pray the rosary for the family structure in America at the country's oldest stone church, and the first...
  • FSSP's Solemn High Mass in the Crypt Church (Catholic Caucus) (Graphic Heavy!)

    06/08/2008 10:02:59 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 6 replies · 76+ views
    ...[T]he Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter ended their annual pilgrimage of reparation with a Solemn High Mass in the Crypt Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Fr. Jonathan Romanoski, FSSP, assisted by his brother priests and seminarians of the Priestly Fraternity, offered the first Solemn High Traditional Latin Mass in the Crypt Church in over 40 years. It truly was a memorable occasion. Father Romanoski had been ordained only the week before on 30 May 2008 by Dario Cardinal Castrillon Hoyos in Lincoln, Nebraska. The main altar of the Crypt Church before Mass. The...