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  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Veronica Giuliani, 07-10-17

    12/13/2017 11:41:08 AM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies ^ | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: Statue of Saint Veronica Giuliani | Mercatello sul Metauro, Marches, Italie | photo by Adri08Saint Veronica Giuliani Saint of the Day for July 10 (December 27, 1660 – July 9, 1727)  Saint Veronica Giuliani’s Story Veronica’s desire to be like Christ crucified was answered with the stigmata.Veronica was born in Mercatelli, Italy. It is said that when her mother Benedetta was dying she called her five daughters to her bedside and entrusted each of them to one of the five wounds of Jesus. Veronica was entrusted to the wound below Christ’s heart.At the age...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Augustine Zhao Rong and Companions, 07-09-17

    12/13/2017 11:36:22 AM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies ^ | 07-09-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: Stained glass window of Saint Augustine Zhao Rong and companions | The Hong Kong Catholic Cathedral of The Immaculate Conception | photo by hugo poon Saint Augustine Zhao Rong and Companions Saint of the Day for July 9 (d. 1648 – 1930)  Saint Augustine Zhao Rong and Companions’ Story Christianity arrived in China by way of Syria in the 600s. Depending on China’s relations with the outside world, Christianity over the centuries was free to grow or was forced to operate secretly.The 120 martyrs in this group died between 1648 and 1930. Eighty-seven of...
  • Ca th Cauc:Heres why every argument allowing Communion for remarried ultimately fails

    12/13/2017 9:54:56 AM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    LlifeSite News ^ | December 12, 2017 | Diane Montagna
    As lovers of the papacy, the critics of Amoris Laetitia wish to spare Pope Francis a fate worse than Honorius, the only pope to have been formally condemned for heresy. But, at the same time, those who close their eyes to the present situation are only encouraging him down that path. Professor Claudio Pierantoni These remarks, by Italian philosopher and Church historian, Professor Claudio Pierantoni, have come in response to Rocco Buttigliones latest interview with Vatican Insider. Rocco Buttiglione is an Italian philosopher and politician, and author of the recent bookRisposte amichevoli ai critici di Amoris laetitia (Friendly Responses to...
  • Look for Christ in Advent and Do Not Be Dismayed

    12/13/2017 8:39:26 AM PST · by Salvation · 21 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-12-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Look for Christ in Advent and Do Not Be Dismayed Msgr. Charles Pope • December 12, 2017 • Wedding at Cana, “Do whatever he tells you.”During Advent we are reminded to look to Christ and ask for His presence in our life so that we can become deeper, brighter, and richer by His grace. One of our unfortunate tendencies is to be dismayed by the world around us. We must be soberly aware of both the events and conditions in our world—sober, not drunk with excessive attention on 24/7 news feeds.In our spiritual lives, too, we ought to be...
  • Metro Allows Ads From Pro-Abortion Group Denies Ad Celebrating Christmas and Jesus Birth

    12/13/2017 6:52:44 AM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Dec. 12, 2017 | Tony Perkins
    When it comes to advertising on the D.C. metro, free speech is in for a bumpy ride. In a classic case of viewpoint discrimination, a federal judge is siding with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) for turning down ad space to the Catholic Church. WMATA defended the move by saying it bans religious, political, or advocacy messages (depending on whos defining them, apparently, since the Human Rights Campaign still enjoys a prominent space in the subways line-up). Even so, the Archdiocese of Washington complains, nothing about their message was overtly spiritual. The scene is three wise men, two...
  • Student group at a Catholic university persecuted for its support of traditional marriage

    12/12/2017 9:45:41 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    The College Fix ^ | December 11, 2017 | Coy Westbrook, Texas A&M
    Love Saxa stands it groundIt is rare to find students at modern American colleges that are fiercely committed to the traditional view of marriage as a lifelong institution involving one man and one woman.One such group of students exists at Georgetown Universitya Catholic institution. Yet it was recently subjected to a barrage of criticism and activist efforts that very nearly cost it its official status as a university organization, and it continues to betargeted by opponents.This fall, Love Saxa, a student group committed to the Catholic Churchs teaching on marriage, was accused of being a hate group because it did...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Lucy, Virgin and Martyr (Gueranger)

    12/12/2017 9:04:11 PM PST · by CMRosary
    Red Double THERE COMES TO US today the fourth of our Wise Virgins, the valiant Martyr Lucy. Her glorious name shines on the sacred Dyptich of the Canon of the Mass together with those of Agatha, Agnes, and Cecily; and as often as we hear it pronounced during these days of Advent, it reminds us (for Lucy signifies Light) that He who consoles the Church, by enlightening her children, is soon to be with us. Lucy is one of the three glories of the Church of Sicily; as Catania is immortalized by Agatha, and Palermo by Rosaly, so is...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Wednesday of the Second Week of Advent (Gueranger)

    12/12/2017 9:02:23 PM PST · by CMRosary
    Regem venturum Dominum, venite, adoremus. Come, let us adore the King our Lord, who is to come. De Isaia Propheta. From the Prophet Isaias. Cap. xvi. Ch. xvi. Emitte agnum, Domine, dominatorem terrae, de petra deserti ad montem filiae Sion. Et erit: sicut avis fugiens, et pulli de nido avolantes, sic erunt filiæ Moab in transcensu Arnon. Ini consilium, coge concilium; pone quasi noctem umbram tuam in meridie; absconde fugientes, et vagos ne prodas. Habitabunt apud te profugi mei; Moab, esto latibulum eorum a facie vastatoris: finitus est enim pulvis, consummatus est miser, defecit qui conculcabat terram. Et praeparabitur...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Mexican Death Saint Displayed in Catholic Sanctuary

    12/12/2017 8:39:51 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Church Militant ^ | December 8, 2017 | Alexander Slavsky
    A Washington State Church displayed a pagan altar honoring adevotion condemned by at least one high-ranking Vatican cardinal and multiple bishops around the world. In November, St. Augustine Catholic Church in Oak Harborallowed for a woman to set-upaSantaMuerte (Saint Death)displayin the church around the Feast of All Souls, November 2.It wasremoved two days laterafter a parishionercomplained about the sacrilege. Cristian Cadavid described the cult shrine as "blasphemy and affected the faith of many (especially the ones that know anything about the 'santamuerte')." The parish has, according to Cadavid, built the display in the past in an effort to be...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-13-17, M, St. Lucy, Virgin and Martyr

    12/12/2017 8:39:17 PM PST · by Salvation · 28 replies ^ | 12-13-17 | Revised New American Bible
    December 13, 2017 Memorial of Saint Lucy, Virgin and Martyr Reading 1 Is 40:25-31 To whom can you liken me as an equal?says the Holy One.Lift up your eyes on highand see who has created these things:He leads out their army and numbers them,calling them all by name.By his great might and the strength of his powernot one of them is missing!Why, O Jacob, do you say,and declare, O Israel,"My way is hidden from the LORD,and my right is disregarded by my God"? Do you not knowor have you not heard?The LORD is the eternal God,creator of the ends...
  • Cath Cauc: Pope: 'La Guadalupana' shows that everyone has a place in the Church

    12/12/2017 8:29:13 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    CNA/EWTM ^ | December 12, 2017 | Elise Harris
    Pope Francis marked the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Tuesday saying the "mestizo" Virgin is a concrete sign that the Church is for everyone, especially the poor and marginalized. Noting how Juan Diego, when Mary first appeared to him, had said that he was no one and wasn't worthy, the Pope said this sentiment can often be felt today in Latin America's indigenous and Afro-American communities, which, in many cases, are not treated with dignity and equality of conditions. This feeling of shame and unworthiness, he said, is also shared by many women who are excluded because of their...
  • On Evangelization and Mission, Should We Listen to Jesus or The Novelties of Bergoglio

    12/12/2017 6:00:15 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    During the press conference on the airplane returning from Bangladesh on December 2, the French journalist Etienne Loraillre posed this question to Bergoglio:Which is your priority: to evangelize or to dialogue for peace?The response of Bergoglio after a series of incredible absurd statements ended with these unheard of terms: And your question: what is the priority, peace or conversion? But when you live with testimony and respect, you make peace. Peace starts to break down in this field when proselytism begins, and there are so many ways of proselytism, but this is not evangelical. In practice, Bergoglio is...
  • Evangelical Mega-Church Leads Congregation in Consecration to Sacred Heart of Jesus Prayer

    12/12/2017 5:34:21 PM PST · by marshmallow · 63 replies
    Church POP ^ | 12/11/17
    This is certainly surprising! During a recent Friday night service, a pastor at New Life Church, an evangelical Protestant megachurch in Colorado Springs, CO, reportedly led the congregation in something you wouldnt normally expect: the Sign of the Cross and a prayer of a consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Redditer /u/MarvelDCgoodwithme, who is Catholic, explained on the /r/Catholicism subreddit that his Protestant mother attends the church and thought the prayer sounded Catholic. So she took pictures of a few of the slides with the prayer, which you can see at the bottom of this article. And sure enough,...
  • Pro-life Leaders from 13 Countries Accuse Pope Francis of Failing to Uphold Church Teaching

    12/12/2017 5:21:31 PM PST · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 12/12/17 | Staff Reporter
    One signatory accused the Pope and other members of the hierarchy of spreading errorsLeaders of pro-life organisations from across the world have signed a letter accusing Church leaders, including Pope Francis, of undermining their movement through ambiguous statements and actions contrary to Catholic teaching. The letter says that over the past 50 years the pro-life movement has relied in a particular way on the immutable teaching of the Catholic Church, which affirms the moral law with the greatest clarity. However, the signatories say that in recent years that teaching has increasingly been replaced by ambiguity, and even by doctrines directly...
  • Michael Hichborn: CCHD Offered Me a Grant, Hoped I would Stop Investigating Other Grantees

    12/12/2017 2:37:04 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Lepanto Institue ^ | December 12, 2017 | Michael Hichborn
    Yesterday, someone forwarded to the Lepanto Institute an email from Ralph McCloud, the Executive Director for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD). McClouds email was written to address recent concerns raised by the Lepanto Institute regarding CCHD grants. You can read McClouds email here. In typical fashion, McCloud never actually addressed any specific concerns, but stressed the CCHDs procedure for allegedly ensuring a high standard of accountability. At the beginning of the letter, McCloud said the following:In years past, CCHD staff met with Mr. Hichborn of the Lepanto Institute with no positive results. Additionally, the CCHD Subcommittee asked that...
  • Planned Parenthood Uses Baptist, Catholic, Methodist, Lutheran and Episcopal Labels to Push...

    12/12/2017 2:35:35 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Dec. 12, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    FULL TITLE: Planned Parenthood Uses Baptist, Catholic, Methodist, Lutheran and Episcopal Labels to Push Fundraising Campaign Trying to claim the moral high ground, the abortion chain Planned Parenthood created a new social media campaign this week to make it look like it receives a lot of religious support. In essence, the abortion group is saying: Look! Were a great cause. Religious people support us, and you should, too! Just ignore the fact that Planned Parenthood is responsible for destroying the lives of about 320,000 unborn babies each year something most religious people find morally repugnant.That it has been caught...
  • Pledge of fidelity to the authentic teaching of the Church by pro-life and pro-family leaders

    12/12/2017 1:24:55 PM PST · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    Fidelity Pledge ^ | 12th December, 2017 | various signees
    Pledge of fidelity FAITHFUL TO TRUE DOCTRINE, NOT TO ERRING PASTORSPledge of fidelity to the authentic teaching of the Church by pro-life and pro-family leaders Pledge of fidelity FAITHFUL TO TRUE DOCTRINE, NOT TO ERRING PASTORSPledge of fidelity to the authentic teaching of the Church by pro-life and pro-family leaders The number of innocent children killed by abortion during the last century is greater than that of all the human beings who have died in all the wars in recorded history. The last fifty years have witnessed a continual escalation in attacks on the structure of the family as designed...
  • Cath Cauc: Cardinal Kasper: the controversy over Amoris Laetitia is now over

    12/12/2017 12:45:57 PM PST · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | December 12, 2017 | Staff Reporter
    The publication of the Pope's letter to the Buenos Aires bishops mean the matter is 'hopefully' settled, the cardinal saidThe controversy over Amoris Laetitia has come to an end, Cardinal Walter Kasper has said.The admission of divorced and remarried people to the sacraments in certain individual cases is now the only correct interpretation of the document, he claimed, following the official publication of the Popes letter to the Buenos Aires bishops.In an op-ed for the German language edition of Vatican Radio, translated by CNA, Cardinal Kasper said that with the official publication of the letter from Pope Francis to the...
  • Fifth Day Within the Octave of the Immaculate Conception (Gueranger)

    12/12/2017 12:13:51 PM PST · by CMRosary · 10 replies
    White Semidouble LET US CONTEMPLATE the sentiments of profound respect and maternal tenderness, which fill the soul of our Blessed Lady, now that she has conceived Jesus in her chaste womb: he is her God, and yet he is her Son. Let us think upon this wonderful dignity bestowed upon a creature; and let us honor the Mother of our God. It was by this mystery that was fulfilled the prophecy of Isaias: Behold, a Virgin shall conceive and bear a Son; and that of Jeremias: The Lord hath created a new thing upon the earth; a Woman shall...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Tuesday of the Second Week of Advent (Gueranger)

    12/12/2017 12:11:43 PM PST · by CMRosary
    Regem venturum Dominum, venite, adoremus. Come, let us adore the King our Lord, who is to come. De Isaia Propheta. From the Prophet Isaias. Cap. xiv. Ch. xiv. Prope est ut veniat tempus ejus, et dies ejus non elongabuntur. Miserebitur enim Dominus Jacob, et eliget adhuc de Israel, et requiescere eos faciet super humum suam; adjungetur advena ad eos, et adhaerebit domui Jacob. Et tenebunt eos populi, et adducent eos in locum suum; et possidebit eos domus Israel super terram Domini in servos et ancillas: et erunt capientes eos qui se ceperant, et subjicient exactores suos. Et erit in...