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  • Church MilitantTV: Catholic Voter Quandary

    08/25/2012 12:30:50 PM PDT · by sayuncledave · 31 replies
    Church Militant TV ^ | August 24, 2012 | Michael Voris
    Hello everyone and welcome to The Vortex where lies and falsehoods are trapped and exposed. I’m Michael Voris. A big question has erupted lately around the question of how should Catholics vote. The choice for faithful Catholics isn’t between Obama and Romney. The idea of voting for Obama is simply off the table. No the choice is between voting for Romney or not. Under the “or not” category that could mean either just not voting for president at all, voting for a 3rd party guy or writing someone in. Now immediately – the knee jerk and valid response on the...
  • Please, pray for Joanna Gatten

    07/30/2012 7:42:58 AM PDT · by sayuncledave · 32 replies
    Vanity | July 30, 2012 | myself
    Please pray for the repose of the soul of my dear cousin, Joanna Gatten, who died this morning, after a long battle with cancer. She was a good Catholic, devoted wife, mother of four great and grown children. Should your beliefs exclude the possibility of such, may I please ask your kind prayers for her husband Jim, a better man than I'll ever be, and for their four children.
  • Major League Soccer All-Star Rediscovers Beauty of Catholic Faith

    07/27/2012 8:28:05 AM PDT · by sayuncledave · 6 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | July 25, 2012 | Trent Beattie
    Eddie Gaven is in his 10th season of Major League Soccer. His career includes an MLS All-Star Game appearance in 2004 and an MLS Cup victory with the Columbus Crew in 2008. These are impressive accomplishments for anyone, but what makes them even more so is that Gaven is only 25. In 2003, the Hamilton Township, N.J., native was the youngest player up to that point to sign an MLS contract. He was only 16 at the time. While Gaven’s soccer career was pursued with youthful zeal, his Catholic faith was left to decay. The restoration of his faith started...
  • St. Thomas More:"An Act of Parliament, directly oppugnant..." [Catholic Caucus}

    07/09/2012 3:17:14 AM PDT · by sayuncledave · 4 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | July 9, 2012 | William Roper
    All which notwithstanding the jury found him guilty, and incontinent upon the verdict the Lord Chancellor [for that matter chief commissioner] beginning in judgment against him, Sir Thomas More said to him, "My Lord, when I was towards the law, the manner in such case was to ask the prisoner before judgment, why judgment should not be given against him." Whereupon the Lord Chancellor staying his judgment, wherein he had partly proceeded, demanded of him what he was able to say to the contrary. Who then in this sort mildly made answer: "Forasmuch as, my Lord, this indictment is grounded...
  • French Revolution martyr beatified [Catholic Caucus]

    05/03/2012 5:07:39 AM PDT · by sayuncledave · 6 replies
    Catholic ^ | May 2, 2012 | Catholic World News
    French Revolution martyr beatified Father Pierre-Adrien Toulorge (1757-93), a Norbertine priest martyred during the French Revolution, was beatified on April 29 at the cathedral in Coutances, France. Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, presided at the beatification, which was attended by 1,500 faithful and hundreds of priests and religious. When Father Toulorge was sentenced to death, a nun who was arrested with him wept, prompting this rebuke from the priest: Madame, the tears you are shedding are unworthy of you and me. What would worldly people say if they knew that having renounced the...
  • Rorate Caeli: Rome-SSPX: "We cannot be 88ers" [Catholic Caucus]

    04/30/2012 8:36:51 AM PDT · by sayuncledave · 1 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | April 30, 2012 | Father Michel Simoulin
    Rome-SSPX: "We cannot be 88ers" From the May 2012 issue of Seignadou, the newsletter of the chaplaincy of the Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX) for the schools of the Traditional Dominican Sisters of Fanjeaux (France) - chaplain, Father Michel Simoulin, SSPX: Following our Jubilee [pilgrimage] in the year 2000, Rome took the initiative of establishing new relations. Today, the same Cardinal, having become Pope, has told us that the Tridentine Mass has never been abrogated (July 7, 2007: "It is, therefore, permissible to celebrate the Sacrifice of the Mass following the typical edition of the Roman Missal promulgated by...
  • Meditating on Good Friday with St. Francis de Sales

    04/07/2012 5:41:33 AM PDT · by sayuncledave · 2 replies
    Catholic Champion ^ | April 6, 2012 | Matthew Bellasario
    Meditating on Good Friday with St. Francis de Sales But could God not have provided the world with a remedy other than that of His Son's death? Certainly, He could have done so, and by a thousand other means. Could He not have pardoned human nature with absolute power and pure mercy, not invoking justice or the intervention of any creature? Doubtless He could, and who would have dared to question or criticize Him? No one, for He is Sovereign Master and can do all He wills. Besides, if He had wanted some creature to undertake our redemption, could He...
  • Caussin in Lent: Jesus flies from scepters and runs towards the Cross [Catholic Caucus]

    03/18/2012 5:21:15 AM PDT · by sayuncledave
    Rorate Caeli ^ | March 17, 2012 | New Catholic
    Caussin in Lent: Jesus flies from scepters and runs towards the Cross Fr. Nicolas Caussin, S.I., confessor to Louis XIII exiled by Cardinal Richelieu and heavily criticized by many Jansenists, is well-known as the author of "La Cour Sainte" ("The Holy Court"). In his "Entretiens" ("Entertainments") for Lent, some of his sermons for the Season are presented in a devotional format: an examination of the traditional scriptural readings for the day in the Roman Rite followed by the aspirations of the soul thirsty for Christ. He is our main inspiration for seasonal posts this Lent. ________________________________________ "When, therefore, Jesus had...
  • A Call from the FSSP French District: offer up your Lent for Catholic Unity [Catholic Caucus]

    02/26/2012 3:25:52 AM PST · by sayuncledave · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Rorate Caeli ^ | February 24, 2012 | Rorate Caeli
    From the website of the "French District of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter" (FSSP): Offering up our Lent for Catholic Unity (Last modification: 02.24.2012, 0827) In this Lenten season, some among our friends have taken the initiative of offering up their struggles and sacrifices for reconciliation and unity between all Catholics. At a moment in which the dialogue between the Society of Saint Pius X [SSPX] and the Holy See reaches a decisive point for the future, the District of France [of the FSSP] encourages its friends to double their fervor in prayer. P.S. reading material to enrich our...
  • Dr. Edward Peters:Nancy Pelosi deserves to be taken seriously. Very Seriously.

    02/08/2012 2:56:01 AM PST · by sayuncledave · 39 replies · 1+ views
    In The Light Of The Law ^ | February 7, 2012 | Dr. Edward Peters, J.D., J.C.D., Ref. Sig. Ap.
    In March 2010, I expressed the view that Nancy Pelosi’s protracted and public anti-life conduct, which she repeatedly justifies with (twisted takes on) the Catholic faith, sufficed, in my view, to bring about her debarment from the reception of holy Communion under Canon 915. If Pelosi’s “prolonged public conduct does not qualify as obstinate perseverance in manifest grave sin,” I wrote two years ago, “then, in all sincerity, I must admit to not knowing what would constitute obstinate perseverance in manifest grave sin.”It’s now February of 2012, and nothing in Pelosi’s conduct over the last 23 months suggests any emendation...
  • ‘I am going to stick with fellow Catholics’ in Pres. Obama’s war on Catholics. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

    02/07/2012 4:02:46 PM PST · by sayuncledave · 17 replies
    What Does The Prayer Really Say? ^ | February 7, 2012 | Father John Zuhlsdorf
    />Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), catholic and openly an abortion absolutist, is from the Archdiocese of San Francisco, but she spends most of her time in Washington DC. She has at least quasi-domicile in the Archdiocese of Washington DC. She is Archbishop Niederauer’s and Card. Wuerl’s subject it seems, and yet – year after year – she, saying openly that she is “catholic”, runs her mouth off with deeply and stupidly wicked remarks such as what follows.From Life Site News: Pelosi: ‘I am going to stick with fellow Catholics’ in supporting Obama birth control mandate BY CHRISTINE DHANAGOMFebruary 6, 2012 ( –...
  • A letter from Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr concerning HHS edict

    01/27/2012 8:58:28 AM PST · by sayuncledave · 1 replies
    The Catholic Telegraph ^ | January 26, 2012 | Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr
    A letter from Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr concerning HHS edict January 26, 2012 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I write to you concerning an alarming and serious matter that negatively impacts the Church in the United States directly, and that strikes at the fundamental right to religious liberty for all citizens of any faith. The federal government, which claims to be “of, by, and for the people,” has just dealt a heavy blow to almost a quarter of those people – the Catholic population and to the millions more who are served by the Catholic faithful. The U.S. Department...
  • Father Z: Octave For Unity: Day 1 [Catholic Caucus}

    01/18/2012 2:54:41 PM PST · by sayuncledave · 1 replies
    What Does The Prayer Really Say? ^ | January 18, 2012 | Father John Zuhlsdorf
    Today we begin what was called for decades the Church Unity Octave, 18-25 January inclusive. The purpose of the octave is to pray for the unity of the whole Catholic Church. This octave was originally approved by St. Pope Pius X in 1909. Benedict XV extended it for use in the universal Church in 1916. It’s observance is option, but it was highly recommended. January 18 through 25 Official Octave Prayer (to be recited daily) ANTIPHON: That they all may be one, as Thou, Father, in Me and I in Thee; that they also may be one in Us; that...
  • Father Z: Archbp. Nienstedt and MN bishops defend marriage. [Catholic Caucus]

    01/16/2012 4:54:00 PM PST · by sayuncledave · 3 replies
    What Does The Prayer Really Say? ^ | January 16, 2012 | Father John Zuhlsdorf
    A week or so ago I posted about Archbishop John Nienstedt’s (St. Paul and Minneapolis) initiative to promote a defense of true and natural marriage in an amendment to the State Constitution of Minnesota. His Excellency indicated to the priests of the Archdiocese that if they had an objection to his intiatives, they should not make those objections a matter of public scandal (my description… because that is what objections would cause). In the past some priests of the Archdicoese have publicly attacked their Archbishop, even in the local newspaper. Now I read in the Strib that there may be...
  • Ann Barnhardt: I'm Calling For A General Financial Market Strike

    12/21/2011 7:04:01 AM PST · by sayuncledave · 26 replies ^ | December 20, 2011 | Ann Barnhardt
    I have received a few emails asking if I was still content with my decision to shut down my brokerage. Not only am I content, but after seeing the news that broke over the weekend, I am of the considered opinion that the entire financial blogging community should formally call for a general financial market strike. And I’m not kidding. A couple of things have happened regarding the MF Global mess that I don’t think got the attention they should have because they broke over the weekend. So let me fill you all in. First, all notions of personal property...
  • Pope Benedict: Everyone should pray the psalms, Liturgy of the Hours (Catholic Caucus)

    11/16/2011 10:05:35 AM PST · by sayuncledave · 10 replies
    What Does The Prayer Really Say? ^ | November 16, 2011 | Father John Zuhlsdorf
    Pope Benedict during his Wednesday Audience said: “I would like to renew my call to everyone to pray the Psalms, to become accustomed to using the Liturgy of the Hours, Lauds, Vespers, and Compline.” From VIS: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 PRAYING THE PSALMS ENRICHES OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD VATICAN CITY, 16 NOV 2011 (VIS) – During today’s general audience in St Peter’s Square, attended by over 11,000 pilgrims, the Holy Father imparted the final catechesis of his cycle dedicated to the Psalms. He focused on Psalm 110, which “Jesus Himself cited, and which the authors of the New Testament referred...
  • May I ask for your prayers for my cousin, please?

    11/10/2011 2:32:29 AM PST · by sayuncledave · 17 replies
    myself | November 10, 2011 | myself
    Some of you may remember my asking for your kind prayers for my cousin, Joanna, mother of friend, dear friend, stalwart Catholic. I've received an update from my mother I'd like to share, and, if I am not imposing, I would like to ask your prayers again. First, though, the update: " am so sorry to tell you that the spots in Joanna's lungs are stage 4 cancer. She had very bad pain in her side over the weekend, and Heather took her to the hospital in Detroit where all her surgeries have been done. An emergency room intern, when...
  • All Souls' Day [Catholic Caucus]

    10/29/2011 5:20:51 AM PDT · by sayuncledave · 3 replies
    Intermountain Catholic ^ | October 28, 2011 | Christine Young
    SALT LAKE CITY — In the calendar of the Catholic Church, All Souls’ Day is celebrated on Nov. 2, unless it falls on a Sunday, then it is celebrated on Nov. 3. The day commemorates all the faithful departed. It comes from the ancient pagan Festival of the Dead. The pagan belief was that souls of the dead would return for a meal with the family, so candles were lit in windows to guide the souls back home and another place was set at the table. Children would go through the village asking for food to be offered symbolically to...
  • All Saints' Day [Catholic Caucus]

    10/29/2011 5:16:40 AM PDT · by sayuncledave · 2 replies
    Intermountain Catholic ^ | October 28, 2011 | Most Reverend John Wester
    Today I’m going to say a word about All Saints’ Day. Quite often, people will ask about saints, and how the Catholic Church sees the saints. As a matter of fact, a lot of people misunderstand what the Catholic Church teaches about saints. I’ve heard non-Catholics say to me, ‘You worship the saints, but we worship Jesus.’ That’s not quite true. The saints are not worshiped. The saints are human beings, they lived on the face of this earth. But they are people whom the Church has declared to be saints. That is to say that the Church acknowledges that...
  • The American Form of Government (Youtube)

    10/23/2011 11:25:16 AM PDT · by sayuncledave · 2 replies
    The Market Ticker ^ | October 23, 2011 | Unknown (found via Market Ticker)
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