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  • [Catholic Caucus] Resolute Catholicism

    05/07/2018 7:27:15 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Torch of the Faith ^ | May 7, 2018 | admin
    In the previous article, I mentioned Blessed Sr. Maria Restitua Kafka in the context of Cardinal Reinhold Marx's latest demonstration of his un-Catholicity. As you know, His Eminence has railed against the Bavarian state for ordering all official buildings to display a Crucifix. Moving onto more hopeful and positive things, the faithful witness of Blessed Sr. Kafka is a beautiful example upon which all Catholics could fruitfully meditate; thus deriving encouragement, strength and a desire to emulate such heroic virtue for God's greater glory. Quite simply, because of her deep love for Christ, Sr. Kafka was resolute in her...
  • A Different Look at the Cross

    03/16/2018 8:48:38 AM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-15-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Different Look at the Cross Msgr. Charles Pope • March 15, 2018 • When I was young and throughout my seminary years, I usually contemplated the crucifix and Jesus’ suffering on the Cross somberly. It was my sin that had put Him there, that had made Him suffer. The Cross was something that compelled a silent reverence in me, and suggested that I meditate deeply on what Jesus had to endure. I would often think of John, Mary, and the other women beneath the Cross, mournfully beholding Jesus’ slow, painful death.These were heavy and somber notes, but deeply...
  • Red Cross Demands Branches Remove Crucifixes To Be More Secular

    12/05/2017 5:30:20 AM PST · by blam · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12-5-2017 | Chris Tomlinson
    Volunteers have criticised the Red Cross charity after receiving a communication telling them to remove crucifixes from the walls of their branches as the organisation looks to become more secular. The Belgian branches of the international aid organisation received an email from the Provincial Committee of the Red Cross in Lige to remove all crucifixes. Andr Rouffart, president of the Red Cross in Verviers, said: We were asked to respect the principles of the Red Cross, and not to distinguish between race or religious belief 7sur7 reports. Mr. Rouffart said there had been pushback from volunteers and other members on...
  • Note found inside an 18th century Jesus statue's bottom may be a 'time capsule'

    11/29/2017 8:03:20 AM PST · by mairdie · 6 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 29 November 2017 | Ana Lacasa
    Restorers of an 18th century wooden statue of Jesus Christ have reportedly found a calligraphed note that a priest hid in the Messiah's rear end. The note dates back to 1777 and is signed by Joaquin Minguez, priest of the cathedral of Burgo de Osma at the time, the statue's restorers claim. It reportedly discusses popular Spanish pastimes, the local village's economy, political and religious matters, famous people, and other topics.
  • Pope Franciss Communist Mentor

    05/01/2017 8:04:02 PM PDT · by drpix · 31 replies
    spectator.org ^ | 5/1/2017 | George Neumayr
    After Pope Francis early in his papacy decried capitalism as "trickle-down economics" a polemical phrase coined by the left during the Reagan years that Francis frequently borrows radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh commented, "This is just pure Marxism coming out of the mouth of the Pope." Talk show host Michael Savage called him "Lenins pope." Pope Francis took such comments as a compliment. "I have met many Marxists in my life who are good people, so I dont feel offended," he told the Italian press. Pope Francis grew up in socialist Argentina, an experience that left a...
  • Christian teacher in Berlin banned from wearing crucifix necklace

    04/11/2017 5:08:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 11 April 2017 17:17 CEST+02:00
    Berlins neutrality law is most often discussed in relation to the Islamic headscarf. But one Christian teacher has found that it applies to other religions as well. A Protestant teacher working in the Wedding district of Berlin was told to immediately stop wearing her cross necklace, the German Catholic News Agency (KNA) reported on Tuesday. Consistorial president of the Berlin-Brandenburg Protestant Church Jrg Antoine confirmed last week that the woman had been given the instructions, which were based on Berlins neutrality law that prohibits teachers and other public sector workers from wearing religious symbols. The neutrality law has generally applied...
  • Crucifix, Trump chalkings reported as 'hate incidents' at UW-L

    09/28/2016 3:38:45 AM PDT · by detective · 21 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Sep 27, 2016 | Anthony Gockowski
    A report released by the University of Wisconsin-La Crosses Hate Response Team shows that more than 10 percent of reported hate incidents were determined to be fake or frivolous. In fact, the report notes that 28 of 192 reports were found to be either completely fake or not a bias/hate incident, accounting for 14 percent of all incidents reported.
  • GRAPHIC: Oklahoma City mother accused of killing daughter by forcing crucifix down her throat

    08/31/2016 6:41:05 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    KFOR (Oklahoma) ^ | August 29, 2016 | Abby Broyles
    OKLAHOMA CITY - A metro mother is accused of murdering her own daughter, because she thought she was possessed by the devil. The woman is accused of killing her daughter with a crucifix. Juanita Gomez is facing a first degree murder charge. Court documents show Juanita admitted to police she forced a crucifix down her daughters throat and watched her daughter die.
  • Amateur archaeologist finds Denmarks oldest crucifix

    05/17/2016 8:42:20 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 14 replies
    cphpost.dk ^ | 5-17-16 | Christian W
    When amateur archaeologist Dennis Fabricius Holm got off work early last Friday and decided to spend a couple of hours searching a little field in Funen with his metal detector, little did he know he was about to make history. Holm stumbled across one of the most extraordinary finds in recent times near the little town of Aunslev when he discovered a crucifix that dates back about 1,100 years Denmarks oldest crucifix ever found. It could rewrite Danish history. Its a completely sensational find that dates back to the first half of the 900s, Malene Refshauge Beck, a curator...
  • 1,100 year-old Denmark crucifix may change history

    03/17/2016 12:25:44 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 71 replies
    www.thelocal.dk ^ | 03-17-2016 | Staff
    A cross discovered by an amateur Danish archaeologist may "change history" according to an expert, who believes the cross may date from before Christianity is thought to have reached Denmark. An amateur archaeologist on the island of Funen made a startling discovery last week a necklace resembling Jesus on the cross. But after posting a picture of the discovery on Facebook, Dennis Fabricius Holm quickly found that the item may have a lot more significance than he had initially thought. I finished work early last Friday, so I decided to spend a couple of hours searching with my metal...
  • The Pope, the Video and the Concealed Crucifix

    01/13/2016 8:17:47 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 11 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | 1/11/16 | The White Rose
    As many observed, Pope Francis’ January intention video does not include a crucifix, as the most sacred symbol of Christianity. But it is much worse, than a missing crucifix. The Pope’s very own crucifix is obscured and hidden. We see the chain around his neck, but the crucifix is invisible in the video. The Pope’s cross, which he always wears is concealed and obscured during the 1 1/2 minute “we are all one faith” video. The strategic placement of the Pope’s handheld script, in front of his crucifix hanging from his neck. Significantly, his script is held to block the...
  • Muslims Convert Africans: ‘I Bear Witness That Jesus Is The Slave of Allah And His Messenger’…

    12/02/2015 7:14:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 2, 2015 | 3:49 PM EST | Michael W. Chapman
    Video footage of Muslim missionaries preaching and converting Africans in the Christian-majority states of Malawi and Uganda, show the Islamic leaders teaching the people to "bear witness" that Allah is god, his messenger is Muhammed, and "Jesus is the slave of Allah and his Messenger." Many of the people repeating the Islamic instructions are young but there are also many middle-aged and older people and, in one case, an apparently former Christian teen who is ordered to tear a crucifix from around his neck and "bear witness" to Allah. ...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-14-15, FEAST, Exaltation of the Holy Cross

    09/13/2015 8:56:34 PM PDT · by Salvation · 39 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 09-14-15 | Revised New American Bible
    September 14, 2015 Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross Reading 1 Nm 21:4b-9 With their patience worn out by the journey,the people complained against God and Moses,Why have you brought us up from Egypt to die in this desert,where there is no food or water?We are disgusted with this wretched food! In punishment the LORD sent among the people saraph serpents,which bit the people so that many of them died.Then the people came to Moses and said,We have sinned in complaining against the LORD and you.Pray the LORD to take the serpents from us.So Moses prayed...
  • Pat Buchanan: Is capitalism diabolic?

    07/19/2015 3:11:41 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 32 replies
    tbo.com ^ | 7-19-15 | Pat Buchanan
    On arrival in La Paz, Pope Francis was presented by Bolivian President Evo Morales with a wooden crucifix carved in the form of a hammer and sickle, the symbol of Lenin, Stalin, Mao and Fidel. Had Pope John Paul II been handed that crucifix, he might have cracked it over Evos head. For John Paul II had seen up close what communism did to his country, his church and his people in 45 years of Bolshevik rule. On his arrival in the Nicaragua of Daniel Ortega in 1983, Pope John Paul castigated a priest-collaborator who dared to serve that...
  • Pope Francis - he was not offended by Hammer-and-Sickle "crucifix"

    07/13/2015 7:11:19 PM PDT · by NRx · 39 replies
    Rorat Caeli ^ | 07-13-2015 | Rorate Caeli
    Full title: "For the record: Pope Francis personally clarifies that he was not offended by Hammer-and-Sickle "crucifix", explicitly acknowledges the Marxism of its Jesuit originator -- and praises him." As expected, Pope Francis held an in-flight press conference on his way back to Rome this Monday. As widely reported by secular media, he made use of this opportunity to personally clarify his thoughts about the Hammer and Sickle "crucifix" (and the medallion, the "Order of Fr. Espinal" featuring a smaller version of the same) that were presented to him by President Evo Morales of Bolivia. Catholic News Agency has, thankfully,...
  • Bolivian President Evo Morales presents Pope Francis with communist crucifix

    07/12/2015 9:01:41 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    News.Com ^ | 07/10/15
    BOLIVIAS President Evo Morales handed Pope Francis an unusual and some say provocative gift during the pontiffs visit to the country: a carving of Christ crucified on a wooden sickle and hammer. The sculpted juxtaposition of two of the worlds most potent symbols, Christianity and communism, was made by Jesuit priest Luis Espinal. A poet and artist, Espinal was assassinated in 1980 by right-wing paramilitaries, and the pope paid tribute to him on Wednesday on his way from the airport to La Paz, stopping at the site of his death. Pope Francis is the first Jesuit pope.
  • Pope Francis apparently not amused by 'communist crucifix'

    07/09/2015 11:49:15 AM PDT · by EBH · 70 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 7/9/2015 | Alvaro de Juana and Elise Harris
    When leftist Bolivian president Evo Morales on Thursday presented Pope Francis with a communist crucifix a carving of Christ crucified on the hammer of a hammer and sickle the Pope's only reaction was to say, This is not ok, while shaking his head. Shortly after his July 8 arrival at the Bolivian administrative capital of La Paz, Pope Francis made a courtesy visit to Morales at the Palace of Government. At such meetings, the leaders customarily exchange gifts; Pope Francis gave the Bolivian president a mosaic of the Marian icon of the Salus Populus Romani, her role as...
  • Finding the Good in Good Friday

    04/03/2015 8:16:04 AM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-02-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Finding the Good in Good Friday By: Msgr. Charles PopeWhen I was younger, and through my seminary years, I had usually seen the crucifix and Jesus’ suffering on the Cross in somber tones. It was my sin that put Him there, had made Him suffer. The Cross was something that compelled a silent reverence and suggested to me that I meditate deeply on what Jesus had to go through. I would also think of Mary, John, and the other women beneath the Cross mournfully beholding Jesus as He was slowly and painfully dying. These were heavy and somber notes but...
  • Christ worker in the Vatican Gardens

    03/20/2015 2:53:36 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 2 replies
    News Cattoliche ^ | 3/20/15 | Nicola Nuti
    Pieces of old gates, rusty chains, scrap metal scattered, which together have the form of Jesus, hung on the cross, is what has made a young Argentinean artist, Alejandro Marmo, friend of Francis, also referred to as "the artist of the Pope". "Christ worker", is the name of the work that a few days ago a good impression in the heart of the Vatican Gardens. The irons used for its development are all from a local Pontifical Farms in Castel Gandolfo where these irons and gates abandoned, scraps of yesteryear, were herded.
  • Michigans Underwater Crucifix Draws Record Crowd for Annual Viewing

    03/18/2015 2:26:26 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    kathyschiffer ^ | March 17, 2015 | Kathy Schiffer
    Photo courtesy of Sgt. Dennis Jessick For the last 29 years, the faithful and the curious have braved the harsh Michigan winter on one Saturday in February or March to step onto the frozen surface of Little Traverse Bay, near Bayfront Park in Petoskey.There was a record crowd this year:  According to the Emmet County Sheriff’s Department, 2,021 viewers made the hike on the frozen lake March 7.  Sgt. Dennis Jessick of the Emmet County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team, who organizes the event each year, reported that many of the locals and international visitors stood in line for two and a half...