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  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-28-16

    07/30/2016 3:04:30 PM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-28-16 | Revised New American Bible
    July 28, 2016 Thursday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Jer 18:1-6 This word came to Jeremiah from the LORD:Rise up, be off to the potter’s house;there I will give you my message.I went down to the potter’s house and there he was, working at the wheel.Whenever the object of clay which he was makingturned out badly in his hand, he tried again,making of the clay another object of whatever sort he pleased.Then the word of the LORD came to me:Can I not do to you, house of Israel,as this potter has done? says the LORD.Indeed,...
  • Pope Francis to Youth: God Prefers Us to be Sinful and Weak [Catholic Caucus]

    07/30/2016 2:33:20 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 19 replies
    Manhound's Paradise ^ | July 30, 2016 | Manhound
    Yes, Bergoglio said this to young people, many of whom are wrestling with all sorts of temptations right now. For the record, saying God wants us to be morally weak is a vicious and damnable lie. From Catholic News Agency: God prefers us weak, Pope Francis says off-the-cuff to youth Krakow, Poland, Jul 30, 2016 / 09:28 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The weaker we are, the more God's mercy can transform our lives. Pope Francis made these impromptu remarks on Saturday to crowds of young people gathered outside of Krakow’s St. John Paul II shrine. “Today, the Lord wants us to...
  • Anglican Orders

    07/30/2016 1:16:52 PM PDT · by NRx
    Fr Hunwicke's Mutual Enrichment ^ | 07-30-2016 | Fr. John Hunwicke
     It was the view of pope Leo XIII that Anglican Orders were null and void, in the sense that they were not identical with the sacerdotal Orders which the Church considers herself to inherit from the Apostles. That is still the official juridical view of the Catholic Church. What is often not noticed is that this is also now the view of the Church of England.  Since the 1990s, the Church of England has entered into formal relationships with ecclesial bodies which undoubtedly lack Catholic Orders. The 'Porvoo' arrangement inserts her into the Porvoo Communion in which, even where there...
  • Court Upholds Priests 'Seal of Confession' in Sexual Abuse Case

    07/30/2016 12:32:11 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    WBRZ2 ABC News ^ | 7/29/16 | Lee Polowczuk
    BATON ROUGE - A win for the Roman Catholic Church for the Diocese of Baton Rouge today in a legal case that centered around a church doctrine prohibiting a priest from revealing what is said inside a confessional. A state appeals court affirmed that Father Jeff Bayhi does not have to reveal any conversation between him and a woman who claims she was sexually abused by a now deceased parishioner. Rebecca Mayeux claimed in a lawsuit against the Church that she told Bayhi about the alleged behavior in 2008 and that those statements between the two should be included during...
  • Pope Spoke of ‘Decentralizing’ Decisions on Communion for Divorced/Remarried: Polish Bishops’ Head

    07/30/2016 12:24:18 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 7/29/16 | Pete Baklinski
    KRAKOW, Poland, July 29, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – The head of the Polish bishops conference says that in a private meeting this week Pope Francis held with the country’s bishops, he spoke of allowing local bishops conferences to make decisions about the controversial practice of giving Communion to those who are divorced and remarried. “The Holy Father says that general laws are very hard to enforce in each country, and so he speaks about decentralization,” Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki told reporters after a July 27 closed-door meeting with the Pope in Krakow. The pope had traveled to Poland for World Youth Day....
  • Greenlighting ISIS: Pope Carpet-Bombs Just War Theory

    07/30/2016 8:04:02 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 21 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | July 29, 2016 | Hillary White
    Pope Francis has again said stupid things about war. In his latest plane presser on the way to Poland (dear Lord, are we going to have two of these for every trip from now on?!) he has again parroted the boilerplate leftist blither we were taught to recite in the 70s in our hippie free schools. CNA reports his comments: “When I speak of war, I talk about it seriously, but it’s not a war of religion. It’s a war for money, for resources, for nature, for dominion. This is the war,” Pope Francis told journalists on his July 27...
  • San Jose diocese says gay is ok [Catholic Caucus]

    07/30/2016 7:35:44 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Church Militant ^ | July 28, 2016 | Rodney Pelletier
    The diocese of San Jose is saying its LGBT ministry will not "elaborate" on Church teaching on "sexual morality, conscience, and personal sin," while claiming that gay people can't change their sexual orientation. The document "Guidelines for the Catholic LGBT Ministry Council" bears the name of Bp. Patrick J. McGrath and is the guide by which Catholic parishes are to deal with LGBT people. It maintains from the outset that the guidelines "do not presume any particular social or psychological analysis of sexuality in our society, except for a generally accepted premise that individuals do not choose and cannot change...
  • The Doctrine of the Twelve Apostles: the Didaché

    07/30/2016 4:23:16 AM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    Aletelial ^ | January 15, 2016 | Daniel Esparza
    The Didaché, a brief, anonymous Christian treatise, was written between the years 65 and 80 (according to most scholars) and held in the highest esteem by the early Church Fathers.It is considered that the Didaché, also known as “the Teaching of the Twelve Apostles,” or simply “The Teaching” (“Didaché” means “teaching” in Greek), is a letter that belongs to the very first Christian corpus of literary production. It is considered the first and oldest written catechism, and as such has been respected and preserved to this day. Both the author and the place where the Didaché was written remain unknown. The original...
  • Insightful Profile of the Pope’s “Mouthpiece” – Fr. Antonio Spadaro [Catholic Caucus]

    07/29/2016 6:53:28 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | July 29, 2016 | Steve Skojec
    Canadian Catholic journalist Lianne Laurence has written a profile offering new insight into the role that Fr. Antonio Spadaro, SJ — editor of the Italian Jesuit magazine, La Civiltŕ Cattolica — plays in divulging the mind of his close friend, Pope Francis. In a new interview at World Youth Day, Fr. Spadaro gives details on his relationship with Francis that help paint a picture of how attuned he is to the mind of the pope. The fortnightly journal is reviewed by the Vatican’s secretary of state before publication, and is seen as reflecting the “official” views of the Holy See....
  • With 'Way of Mercy,' youths show Francis desire to welcome migrants

    07/29/2016 5:59:08 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | July 29, 2016 | Joshua J. McElwee
    Using dramatic dance to show the separation caused by imprisonment and even a rock-climbing wall to equate the need to forgive each other's offenses to getting up after you fall down, the youths presented the pontiff with what they called "The Way of Mercy." They started the event by tying the condemning of Jesus to death to the need to shelter pilgrims, who they identified today as migrants entering Europe to flee war and violence. Among those carrying the cross at the first station were two Syrians living as refugees in Italy.
  • The humble speak for God, Pope says at Czestochowa (+ report from fellow freeper)

    07/29/2016 2:01:28 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    cna ^ | July 28, 2016 | Ann Schneible
    Czestochowa, Poland, Jul 28, 2016 / 04:44 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Those who embrace their own littleness become the “spokespersons” of God, Pope Francis said during Mass at the shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, celebrating the 1050 anniversary of Poland becoming a Christian nation. It was the first major event of the Pope's trip to the country for the 31st World Youth Day.“To be attracted by power, by grandeur, by appearances, is tragically human,” the pontiff said in his homily. “But to give oneself to others, eliminating distances, dwelling in littleness and living the reality of one’s everyday life:...
  • The Agony and Ecstasy: How Was Scripture Inspired?

    07/29/2016 1:45:37 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies
    Catholic Exchange ^ | July 27, 2016 | STEPHEN BEALE
    Ezekiel had his fantastic vision of fire, wind, and four living creatures. John ate a sweet-and-sour scroll out of the hand of a giant angle. Isaiah had his lips scorched by a burning coal from the heavenly altar. Paul was in a catatonic state for three days. Then there’s the agonized lament of Jeremiah:You seduced me, Lord, and I let myself be seduced; you were too strong for me, and you prevailed. All day long I am an object of laughter; everyone mocks me. Whenever I speak, I must cry out, violence and outrage I proclaim; The word of...
  • French Religious Leaders Ask Hollande for Increased Security

    07/29/2016 10:15:14 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    ANSA News ^ | 7/28/16
    (ANSAmed) - PARIS, JULY 28 - French religious leaders met on Wednesday with President Hollande to ask for increased security in places of worship, following the attack in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray on Tuesday in which two armed teens claiming allegiance to ISIS took four people hostage and killed 84-year-old Catholic priest Father Jacques Hamel. On Tuesday, Hollande spoke with Pope Francis and said France will "do everything to protect our churches and our places of worship". French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said the country's anti-terrorism operation "Sentinelle" will increase military presence to 10,000 soldiers, 4,000 assigned to Paris and the remaining distributed...
  • Anglicans to Build New Centre in Spain for Pilgrims on 'The Way' to Santiago de Compostela

    07/29/2016 10:08:46 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 7/28/16 | Ruth Gledhill
    A new $5 million Anglican Centre is to be built in Spain in Santiago de Compostela, the end of the world-famous Catholic pilgrimage route the Way of St James. The Reformed Episcopal Church of Spain, which is part of the Anglican Community under the authority of the Archbishop of Canterbury, is to begin fundraising with the help of Trinity Church, Wall Street in the United States. The new Anglican centre in Spain will have instant and enormous appeal to Christians from through the Anglican Communion worldwide. Santiago de Compostela is believed to be the burial site of the disciple James,...
  • The Pope’s comments on Fr Hamel’s murder were very mysterious

    07/29/2016 9:53:21 AM PDT · by surroundedbyblue · 18 replies
    Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | July 29, 2016 | Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith
    am still trying to work out what it was the Pope meant to say when he spoke on the plane to Poland, saying that “It’s war, we don’t have to be afraid to say this … a war of interests, for money, resources. I am not speaking of a war of religions. Religions don’t want war. The others want war.” This is presumably a literal translation of what he said in Italian, but even in Italian it seems rather vague. What are these “interests”, or vested interests as we would put it in English? And who are the “others” who...
  • POLAND PLAYS A WAITING GAME: HOW SENIOR CLERGY ARE BIDING THEIR TIME FOR A MORE CONSERVATIVE POPE

    07/29/2016 9:43:22 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 25 replies
    The Tablet ^ | July 27, 2016 | Jonathan Luxmoore
    The more liberal Francis was always going to have a problem with Poland's more traditionalist Catholic hierarchy Poland plays a waiting game: how senior clergy are biding their time for a more conservative pope. The Polish bishops will have given Pope Francis a suitably polite welcome on his arrival in Krakow this week. But behind the scenes, they are determined to ignore most of what he says and sit out his papacy in the hope of getting a more conservative successor.
  • Speaking Truth To The Pope; Speaking Truth To Muslims

    07/29/2016 4:54:01 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | July 29, 2016 | Danusha V. Goska
    On Wednesday, July 27, Pope Francis arrived in Krakow, Poland, in order to celebrate World Youth Day. As part of this trip, the pope commented on controversy surrounding Muslim migration to Europe. Many of these comments reveal an apparent ignorance of Polish history and current reality, a privileging of Marxist and culturally relativist worldviews that distort reality, and an abandonment of true Christian ideals. I write as a devout Catholic. I wish my pope would read what I write here.
  • Head of Polish Bishops: Pope Francis Listened to Us

    07/28/2016 7:32:15 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 7/27/16 | Edward Pentin
    Despite some reports expecting Pope Francis to criticize Polish bishops on their approach to immigration and other issues at tonight’s meeting in Krakow, the atmosphere was “very warm” and the Pope listened to their concerns, the president of the Polish bishops’ conference has said. One of those concerns relates to ambiguous passages in his post-synodal apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia and the need for their clarification — a matter that the bishops raised with the Pope, according to sources. Speaking to reporters at the end of the Pope’s first day in Poland, Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki said the issue of migrants and...
  • Theological Censures Against Amoris Laetitia Revealed

    07/28/2016 7:23:39 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    OnePeter5 ^ | 6/27/16 | Steve Skojec
    "The apostolic exhortation Amoris laetitia, issued by Pope Francis on March 19th 2016 and addressed to bishops, priests, deacons, consecrated persons, Christian married couples, and all the lay faithful, has caused grief and confusion to many Catholics on account of its apparent disagreement with a number of teachings of the Catholic Church on faith and morals. This situation poses a grave danger to souls.” So begins the 13-page document sent by an international group of Catholic theologians, pastors, historians, and scholars “to every one of the Cardinals and Patriarchs, of whom there are 218 living at present.” Though the document...
  • Dublin Archbishop Rebukes Cardinal Burke's Comments on Islam

    07/28/2016 7:11:22 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    The National Catholic Reporter ^ | 7/28/16 | Sarah McDonald
    Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin has said recent comments by Cardinal Raymond Burke on Islam's desire to govern the world are unhelpful at a time when Europe reels in the aftermath of a spate of terror attacks. The archbishop decried the murder of elderly French priest, Fr. Jacques Hamel, in Normandy as "something that no religion would stand over," adding that the atrocity in the small parish church of Saint Etienne du Rouvray has been "horrifying to everyone" and that people have been "absolutely stunned by the brutality" of it. Speaking from Poland where he is attending World Youth Day,...
  • “Sandwiched between two forms of dhimmitude: Koran or Agenda-driven”

    07/28/2016 4:01:03 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | July 27, 2016 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Fr. Jacques Hamel (+2016) At the online site of the excellent Regina magazine there is a good piece about the rock and the hard place, the Scylla and Charybdis, the fire and the frying pan, the deep blue sea and the devil, betwixt which we find ourselves. A Catholic Caught Between Jihad and the AgendaISIS has made its intentions clear: “the Christian community… “will not have safety, even in your dreams, until you embrace Islam. We will conquer your Rome, break your crosses, and enslave your women….”It happened yesterday, but it could have been the 700’s. Yesterday, Pere Jacques Hamel,...
  • POLISH BISHOPS VOW TO REFUSE COMMUNION TO DIVORCED AND REMARRIEDS [Cath Caucus]

    07/28/2016 10:15:50 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 71 replies
    The Tablet ^ | July 28, 2016 | Christopher Lamb
    Announcement highlights tensions between Francis and Polish hierarchy after closed door meeting last night A senior bishop has said that the Church in Poland will refuse communion to divorced and remarried Catholics despite the landmark family document from Pope Francis which opened up the possibility. Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki, the President of the Polish Bishops’ Conference, said that giving communion could not be allowed following a period of pastoral discernment - something which Francis has advocated - adding that if remarried divorcees had a valid first marriage they cannot receive the eucharist. His remarks came just hours after the Pope’s arrival...
  • Syriac Patriarch Warns of Despair Among Displaced Iraqi Catholics

    07/28/2016 6:32:10 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Crux ^ | 7/28/16 | Doreen Abi Raad
    In a wide-ranging interview for CRUX, the spiritual leader of the world's 200,000 Syriac Catholics describes the growing despair of the Iraqi refugees, the war in Syria, Bashar Assad, and the causes of Islamic fundamentalism.LEBANON - The displaced Syriac Catholics of the Iraqi areas of Nineveh and Mosul are fast losing hope that they will ever return home, according to their spiritual leader, Syriac Catholic Patriarch Ignace Joseph III Younan. Some 100,000 Iraqi Christians were forced to flee to the Kurdistan region in the north in the summer of 2014, where they are languishing in expectation of a return that...
  • Catholic Parish Priest Given Right to Preach in [Anglican] St Anne’s Cathedral (N. Ireland)

    07/28/2016 6:24:58 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    News Letter ^ | 7/27/17
    St Anne’s Cathedral has appointed a Roman Catholic priest as one of its canons for the first time. Father Edward O’Donnell, parish priest of St Brigid’s in south Belfast, is now one of three “ecumenical canons” at the Church of Ireland cathedral. he dean of the cathedral, the Very Reverend John Mann, said the title allows him to help lead worship – meaning he can preach, as well as read scripture and prayers. To take part in services, they must first be invited by Dean Mann. Dean Mann said Fr O’Donnell may well take part in this year’s traditional Black...
  • Pope Francis Calls on Poles to Show Compassion to Migrants

    07/28/2016 6:19:05 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 21 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 7/27/16 | Junno Arocho Esteves
    Francis has arrived in Poland at the start of World Youth Day 2016Pope Francis has urged Poles to show compassion to migrants, after arriving in Kraków for World Youth Day. Cloudy skies and a light drizzle did little to dampen the spirits of pilgrims cheering loudly as the Pope’s plane landed in Kraków on July 27. The arrival ceremony at Kraków’s John Paul II International Airport was marked by the presence of hundreds of Polish men and women, dressed in traditional clothes and dancing. Stepping down from his plane and before he departed for Wawel Castle, Pope Francis was greeted...
  • At WYD, Vatican releases teen sex-ed program that leaves out parents and mortal sin [Cath Caucus]

    07/27/2016 7:21:26 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 27, 2016 | Pete Baklinski
    "More souls go to hell because of sins of the flesh than for any other reason," Our Lady of Fatima warned the three young seers in 1917. But this message, unfortunately, is entirely absent from the Vatican’s newly released sex-ed program for teens. Instead, sexual sins are not mentioned at all. The 6th and 9th commandments are ignored while sexually explicit images and immoral videos are used as springboards for discussion.
  • Priest tells pro-abort Catholic Tim Kaine: “Don’t show up in my communion line.”

    07/27/2016 3:29:28 PM PDT · by NYer · 20 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | July 26, 2016 | JOHN WHITE
    Another election, another pro-abortion “Catholic” on the democrat ticket. Hillary Clinton has named Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia as her vice-presidential pick, making this the fourth consecutive election to see a Catholic nominated to one of the top two spots by the democrats.  Of course, like almost every other democrat who claims to be Catholic and aspires to any political office higher than deputy street cleaner, Kaine has removed his soul, slapped a “personally opposed” label on it, and sold it outright to Satan. Oh, that crosses the line does it?  How dare I judge someone’s soul? You know...
  • WSJ Writer [from Iran] Announces Conversion to Catholicism -- honors Fr. Jacques Hamel

    07/27/2016 11:53:52 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 21 replies
    ChurchMilitant.com ^ | July 27, 2016 | Joseph Pelletier
    NEW YORK (ChurchMilitant.com) - Following news of the murder of a French priest by ISIS militants Tuesday, an editorial writer for the Wall Street Journal is announcing his conversion to the Catholic faith. In a tweet posted Tuesday, Sohrab Ahmari stated "this is the right moment to announce that [he is] converting to Roman Catholicism." The message was prefaced by the hashtag #IAmJacquesHamel, referring to the 84-year-old priest murdered Tuesday morning by Islamic terrorists while celebrating morning Mass at his parish in Normandy, France. Ahmari noted he is currently under instruction at the London Oratory, shorthand for the Brompton...
  • Pope Francis: ‘Every Religion Wants Peace’

    07/27/2016 9:37:40 AM PDT · by detective · 96 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Jul 2016 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    In a brief address aboard the papal plane en route to Krakow for World Youth Day, Pope Francis expressed his conviction that the world is at war, but it is not a religious war, since every religion wants peace. The Pope told journalists traveling with him that the world is not only insecure, it is at war. “But it’s a real war, not a religious war,” Francis said. “It’s a war of interests, a war for money. A war for natural resources and for the dominion of the peoples. Some might say it’s a religious war. Every religion wants peace....
  • A Christian Duty in the Face of Terror

    07/27/2016 7:53:41 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    lifezette ^ | July 26, 2016 | Fr. George Rutler
    A Christian Duty in the Face of Terror After another devastating ISIS attack in France, this time against a priest in his 80s while he was saying Mass, the answer isn’t just, “Do nothing.” As racism distorts race and sexism corrupts sex — so does pacifism affront peace. Turning the other cheek is the counsel Christ gave in the instance of an individual when morally insulted: Humility conquers pride. It has nothing to do with self-defense. Christ warned the apostles, as shepherds, to beware of wolves. The Catholic Church has always maintained that the defiance of an evil force is...
  • Pope Francis: ‘The World is at War, But it is Not a War of Religions’

    07/27/2016 7:29:10 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 54 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 7/27/16 | Staff Reporter
    The Pope spoke to reporters on his flight to Poland for World Youth DayPope Francis says the world is at war, but has stressed that it’s not a war of religions. Francis spoke to reporters on the papal plane en route from Rome to Poland, where he began a five-day visit for World Youth Day. Asked about the slaying of an 85-year-old priest in a Normandy church on Tuesday, Francis replied: “the real word is war…yes, it’s war. This holy priest died at the very moment he was offering a prayer for all the church.” He added: “I only want...
  • Christ’s Body – My Choice?

    07/27/2016 6:45:38 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 26, 2016 | Editors
    EDITORIAL Last week, Bishop Francis DiLorenzo, the Virginia bishop for Hillary Clinton’s pro-abortion Catholic running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine, put out a press release announcing his decision not to enforce Canon 915, saying that for “Catholics in public office,” “worthiness to receive the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist” is a matter for each person “to decide through an upright and informed conscience.” In other words, Bishop DiLorenzo has gone out of his way to make clear that, the ongoing scandal of Kaine’s weekly public reception of Holy Communion while supporting pre-born child killing on the campaign trail will continue indefinitely...
  • Ten Thousand Thanks Could Never Be Enough - A Meditation on the Astonishing Depth of Every Gift

    07/27/2016 6:15:41 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-26-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Ten Thousand Thanks Could Never Be Enough - A Meditation on the Astonishing Depth of Every Gift Msgr. Charles Pope • July 26, 2016 • In developing gratitude, we do well to remember how intertwined our lives are. None of us lives in isolation—none of us can. We may think we’re pretty self-sufficient, but we drive on roads that others built and paid for, and we do so in cars developed and built by others. We use electricity powered by coal that others mined, converted to power in power plants we neither built nor run, and delivered to us...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-27-16

    07/26/2016 8:20:39 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-27-16 | Revised New American Bible
    July 27, 2016 Wednesday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Jer 15:10, 16-21 Woe to me, mother, that you gave me birth!a man of strife and contention to all the land!I neither borrow nor lend,yet all curse me.When I found your words, I devoured them;they became my joy and the happiness of my heart,Because I bore your name,O LORD, God of hosts.I did not sit celebratingin the circle of merrymakers;Under the weight of your hand I sat alonebecause you filled me with indignation.Why is my pain continuous,my wound incurable, refusing to be healed?You have indeed become...
  • Tears of Joy, and of Reparation

    07/26/2016 7:09:35 PM PDT · by Brian Kopp DPM · 21 replies
    onepeterfive.com ^ | July 5, 2016 | Dr. Brian Kopp
    Tears of Joy, and of Reparation By Dr. Brian Kopp on July 5, 2016 1P5 BlogEditor’s note: in March, we shared the news with our readers that 1P5 contributor Dr. Brian Kopp had suffered a series of debilitating strokes that were, at the time, life-threatening. By God’s grace, Brian pulled through, and is making progress in his physical recovery. This is his first contribution since that time. Please pray for his continued healing. I went to my parish for the Traditional Latin Mass today. It was the first time I went there with a pair of forearm crutches instead of...
  • Pope Francis Condemns "Barbarous Murder" Of Priest In French Church

    07/26/2016 2:52:57 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 55 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 26, 2016 | Thomas D. Williams, PH.D
    In a Vatican statement Tuesday, Pope Francis announced his “most radical condemnation” of the terrorist attack, in which two men slit the throat of a priest during morning Mass and took several other people hostage, seriously wounding one of them.
  • ISIS knifemen 'forced French priest to kneel and filmed themselves slitting his throat

    07/26/2016 10:41:17 AM PDT · by NYer · 116 replies
    Mirror ^ | July 26, 2016
    The ISIS terrorists who carried out the France church attack forced a parish priest to kneel before filming themselves slitting his throat, it has emerged. Father Jacques Hamel, 86, was made to get to his knees before he was brutally butchered at the church in Normandy today, says a nun who escaped the attack. His two murderers captured the slaying on a mobile phone, according to Sister Danielle, who was one of several worshippers taken hostage during morning mass. They then performed a 'sermon' around the altar in Arabic - as armed cops rushed to the scene and terrified...
  • Pope Francis Faces Tepid Welcome in Migrant-Wary Poland

    07/26/2016 9:02:42 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/26/16 | Maja Czarnecka
    Warsaw (AFP) - A portrait of Pope Francis hanging in Warsaw's St. Saviour Church is flanked by another, much larger one, showing the smiling late Polish-born pontiff and saint, John Paul II. In Poland, Karol Wojtyla is still "The Pope". Experts say Francis will have a hard time winning over hearts and minds in the devout central European country as he arrives Wednesday for his first visit, part of the week-long World Youth Day faith extravaganza. While Poland shunned refugees over alleged security risks amid Europe's worst migration crisis since World War II, Francis encouraged open doors and charity for...
  • Pro-abort VP candidate Tim Kaine Gets Standing O at Mass, Bishop Mum on Denying Communion

    07/26/2016 8:58:34 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 33 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 7/26/16 | Claire Chretien
    RICHMOND, Virginia, July 26, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Pro-abortion Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Senator Tim Kaine received a standing ovation at his parish on Sunday and several Catholic priests praised his nomination. Meanwhile, as Catholics call for Kaine to be denied Communion in accord with the Church’s laws, his bishop in the Diocese of Richmond has issued a statement saying that Catholics have a duty to determine their own worthiness “through an upright and informed conscience.” Kaine and his wife were “like every other married couple going to church on a Sunday morning — if every other couple were met by...
  • Catholic Priest to Tim Kaine: ‘Don’t Show Up in My Communion Line’

    07/26/2016 8:54:50 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 7/25/16 | Claire Chretien
    WASHINGTON, D.C., July 25, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — A Catholic priest asked that pro-abortion Vice Presidential nominee Tim Kaine “do us both a favor” and not show up in his Communion line. “I take Canon 915 seriously. It'd be embarrassing for you & for me,” tweeted Dominican Father Thomas Petri, the vice president and academic dean of the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies. Canon 915 of the Code of Canon Law instructs that those “persevering in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to Holy Communion.” The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches,...
  • On eve of Pope Francis visit to Poland, country refuses the red-carpet treatment

    07/26/2016 8:52:09 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 26, 2016
    Pope Francis is set to arrive Wednesday in Poland, but the homeland of Saint Pope John Paul II – Francis’ most popular modern-day predecessor -- is not rolling out the red carpet for the pontiff whose social agenda has alienated many in the conservative nation.
  • And with Sweet Sleep Mine Eyelids Close - A Meditation on a Beautiful Hymn of the Night

    07/26/2016 8:03:36 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-25-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    And with Sweet Sleep Mine Eyelids - A Meditation on a Beautiful Hymn of the Night Msgr. Charles Pope • July 25, 2016 • One of the great night prayer hymns, “All Praise to Thee My God This Night,” appears in numerous hymnals of the English tradition. Sadly, it is not in our current breviary, but I hope that the new one might feature it. It was written by Thomas Ken in 1709 and is most often sung to the beautiful tune of Tallis’ Ordinal, which you can hear in the video below.Ideally, night prayer should include acts of...
  • California’s War on My Religious College and Others

    07/26/2016 7:37:08 AM PDT · by detective · 10 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | July 25, 2016 | Katrina Trinko
    I had a very weird college experience. My memories aren’t of frat parties, of slugging down drinks in games of quarters or beer pong, of losing my voice cheering at big football games, and of hearing how evil Western civilization is in the classroom. Instead, when I think of my four years at Thomas Aquinas College, I think of drawing Euclidean propositions on a chalkboard, of lively debates about Aristotle’s claims about ethics, of earnest discussions about things as obscure as the nature of being.
  • Priest murdered, hostages taken during Mass at French church

    07/26/2016 5:35:16 AM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 26, 2016
    PARIS –  Two attackers reportedly shouted "Allahu Akbar" before slitting the throat of an 84-year-old priest and critically injuring at least one other person during a Tuesday morning terror attack on a church near the Normandy city of Rouen, officials said.The terrorists, who French President Francois Hollande said had pledged their allegiance to ISIS, were later shot and killed by police."[ISIS] has declared war on us," Hollande said Tuesday. "We must fight this war by all means, while respecting the rule of law -- what makes us a democracy." The priest, identified by Sky News as Jacques Hamel, was dead...
  • World Youth Day Kicks Off In Krakow

    07/26/2016 2:08:32 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 19 replies
    townhall.com ^ | July 25, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    World Youth Day, a weeklong gathering of Catholic young people, has begun in Krakow, Poland. The festivities will continue until July 31. Pope Francis will arrive in Poland on Wednesday and will celebrate Mass with the pilgrims on Saturday and Sunday. Pope Francis will also make a visit to Auschwitz while he is in Poland. Krakow was announced as the 2016 host city at the conclusion of 2013's World Youth Day in Rio. World Youth Day's next dates and location will be announced at the end of Sunday's Mass. Attendance at past World Youth Days has ranged from 400,000 to...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-26-16, M, Sts. Joachim & Anne, Parents/Blessed Virgin Mary

    07/25/2016 10:30:33 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-26-16 | Revised New American Bible
    July 26, 2016 Memorial of Saints Joachim and Anne, Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary Reading 1 Jer 14:17-22 Let my eyes stream with tearsday and night, without rest,Over the great destruction which overwhelmsthe virgin daughter of my people,over her incurable wound.If I walk out into the field,look! those slain by the sword;If I enter the city,look! those consumed by hunger.Even the prophet and the priestforage in a land they know not. Have you cast Judah off completely?Is Zion loathsome to you?Why have you struck us a blowthat cannot be healed?We wait for peace, to no avail;for a time...
  • Macy’s Fires Catholic Over Transgender Bathroom Incident

    07/25/2016 4:17:33 PM PDT · by detective · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Jul 2016 | Lana Shadwick
    A senior store detective at Macy’s has been fired from his job after he intervened when a female customer reported that a man entered the women’s bathroom. After he was asked to leave the restroom, the man complained saying he believes he is really a female. The woman and her daughter were frightened by the man’s presence. The case is now before the New York State Division of Human Rights, reports the ChurchMilitant.com.
  • My mother was advised to abort me, says Cardinal Burke in new book

    07/25/2016 3:45:01 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | July 25, 2016
    The cardinal said the devil tries to sow doubt in Catholics' minds about defending human life publicly Cardinal Raymond Burke has revealed that his mother was advised to abort him.In a new book-length interview with the French journalist Guillaume d’Alançon, Cardinal Burke says that when his mother was pregnant with him, she became seriously ill and a doctor advised her to have an abortion.According to Cardinal Burke, the doctor said: “You already have five children, it is important for you to be in good health so as to take care of them”.“My parents refused,” says the cardinal, who is now chaplain...
  • Benedictine hermit produces gourmet vinegar used in NYC restaurants

    07/25/2016 2:26:29 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    Aletelial ^ | July 25, 2016 | John Burger
    What’s that old saying? You can attract more with honey than with vinegar? Brother Victor Antoine d’Avila-Latourrette proves it wrong.That long French name might ring a bell with readers who are familiar with a number of spiritually-themed cookbooks that were published in recent years, Twelve Months of Monastery Soups and The Monastery Garden Cookbook among them.But to locals in the lower Hudson Valley region of New York, Brother Victor Antoine’s name conjures up images of an essential ingredient. Turns out this hermit monk has what aficionados call a “mother,” with a lineage going back four decades.“The term refers to the...
  • Pope Scraps Official Discourse to Polish Bishops in Favour of Private Meeting

    07/25/2016 10:52:03 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 39 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | 7/25/17
    (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has decided to scrap a previously scheduled official discourse to Polish bishops on the first day of his apostolic journey to Poland, in favour of a private encounter with them during which the Pope and the bishops will be able to listen to each other and converse in total freedom. Speaking to Vatican Radio, Father Federico Lombardi SJ, Director of the Holy See Press Office, explained that the Pope wants the occasion to be as spontaneous and authentic as possible: a moment in which the bishops and the Pope will be at ease and free to...