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  • Charlie Gard was baptized, ‘will be in the hands of his loving God’

    07/25/2017 10:39:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 26, 2017 | Claire Chretien
    LONDON, England, July 25, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Baby Charlie Gard was baptized and his parents "trust that soon" he "will be in the hands of his loving God and savior," a Presbyterian minister and human rights activist working with them said. Rev. Patrick Mahoney mentioned this in a Facebook live video shortly after Chris Gard and Connie Yates announced they were ending their legal battle to save their 11-month-old baby's life. "Had Great Ormond Street Hospital allowed this treatment months ago, when Connie and Chris requested it," the chances that Charlie's condition would greatly improve are very high, said Mahoney....
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-26-17, M, Sts. Joachim & Anne, Parents-Blessed Virgin Mary

    07/25/2017 9:33:27 PM PDT · by Salvation · 19 replies ^ | 07-26-17 | Revised New American Bible
    July 26, 2017 Memorial of Saints Joachim and Anne, Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary Reading 1 Ex 16:1-5, 9-15The children of Israel set out from Elim, and came into the desert of Sin,which is between Elim and Sinai,on the fifteenth day of the second monthafter their departure from the land of Egypt.Here in the desert the whole assembly of the children of Israelgrumbled against Moses and Aaron.The children of Israel said to them,"Would that we had died at the LORD's hand in the land of Egypt,as we sat by our fleshpots and ate our fill of bread!But you...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Marguerite d’Youville, 06-15-17

    07/25/2017 9:09:17 PM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies ^ | 06-15-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: Portrait of Mère Marguerite d’Youville (1701-1771) | James Duncan Saint Marguerite d’Youville Saint of the Day for June 15 (October 15, 1701 – December 23, 1771)  Saint Marguerite d’Youville’s Story We learn compassion from allowing our lives to be influenced by compassionate people, by seeing life from their perspectives, and reconsidering our own values.Born in Varennes, Canada, Marie Marguerite Dufrost de Lajemmerais had to interrupt her schooling at the age of 12 to help her widowed mother. Eight years later she married Francois d’Youville; they had six children, four of whom died young. Despite...
  • The Revolution of Vatican II was Misinterpreted?

    07/25/2017 9:05:00 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | July 25, 2017 | David Martin
    It is often voiced by conservatives disheartened by the changes in the Catholic Church that Vatican II was a good council, but that it was misinterpreted. If these good people were better informed as to what took place at the Council, they would never say any such thing. Though Vatican II started with the best resolves, it was hijacked in the opening session by rebel bishops because the pope had planned the Council without their advice and against their designs. We gather that Cardinal Tisserant, the key draftsman of the 1962 Moscow-Vatican Treaty who presided at the opening session, was...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Albert Chmielowski, 06-14-17

    07/25/2017 9:03:41 PM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies ^ | 06-14-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: Opuszczona plebania | Painting by Albert ChmielowskiSaint Albert Chmielowski Saint of the Day for June 14 (August 20, 1845 – December 25, 1916)  Saint Albert Chmielowski’s Story Born in Igolomia near Kraków as the eldest of four children in a wealthy family, he was christened Adam. During the 1864 revolt against Czar Alexander III, Adam’s wounds forced the amputation of his left leg.His great talent for painting led to studies in Warsaw, Munich, and Paris. Adam returned to Kraków and became a Secular Franciscan. In 1888, when he founded the Brothers of the Third...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Anthony of Padua, 06-13-17

    07/25/2017 8:58:54 PM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies ^ | 06-13-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: Baby Jesus and St. Anthony of Padua | Elisabetta Sirani Saint Anthony of Padua Saint of the Day for June 13 (1195 – June 13,1231)   Saint Anthony of Padua’s Story The gospel call to leave everything and follow Christ was the rule of Anthony’s life. Over and over again, God called him to something new in his plan. Every time Anthony responded with renewed zeal and self-sacrificing to serve his Lord Jesus more completely.His journey as the servant of God began as a very young man when he decided to join the Augustinians...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Blessed Jolenta (Yolanda) of Poland, 06-12-17

    07/25/2017 8:54:22 PM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies ^ | 06-12-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: Saint Jolenta of Poland | photo by Karol Ferdynand NeyBlessed Jolenta (Yolanda) of Poland Saint of the Day for June 12 (c. 1235 – June 11,1298)  Blessed Jolenta of Poland’s Story Jolenta was the daughter of Bela IV, King of Hungary. Her sister, St. Kunigunde, was married to the Duke of Poland. Jolenta was sent to Poland where her sister was to supervise her education. Eventually married to Boleslaus, the Duke of Greater Poland, Jolenta was able to use her material means to assist the poor, the sick, widows, and orphans. Her husband joined...
  • Hospital: Charlie Gard’s Parents Shouldn’t be Allowed to Take Him Home to Die

    07/25/2017 8:38:38 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 52 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 7/25/17 | Claire Chretien
    LONDON, England, July 25, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Great Ormond Street Hospital argued in court today that Charlie Gard's parents, who ended their legal fight to save their son from being removed from his ventilator, shouldn't be allowed to take him home to spend his final hours. It's "absolutely tragic ... to see the hospital fight over this issue," human rights activist Rev. Patrick Mahoney, who is in England helping Charlie's parents, told LifeSiteNews. Chris Gard and Connie Yates fought for months in British and European courts for the right to take their 11-month-old son, Charlie, to another hospital for treatment...
  • Karamles, [Iraq] Welcomes Home First Christian Family, After ISIS: "Like Letting Go of a Heavy.."

    07/25/2017 8:32:34 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    AsiaNews ^ | 7/22/17
    Labib Rammo, along with his wife and children, left Ankawa's exile to return home. After three years, "we really feel we are in the right place." Hope to find coexistence with Muslims; Reconstruction a "duty"; Sufferings have "strengthened our faith".Karamles (AsiaNews) - Returning home and to normal life, "is like throwing off, leaving behind a burden that we had been carrying fr too long." Now, for the first time after three years, "we really feel we are in the right place." This is what Labib Rammo, a Christian of the Nineveh plain, tells AsiaNews. His family is the first (and...
  • Pochaev Lavra [monastery] in Ukraine prays for salvation of Russia and restoration of monarchy

    07/25/2017 10:44:05 AM PDT · by NRx · 9 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 07-21-2017 | staff
    Along with the entire Russian and broader Orthodox Church, the Holy Dormition Pochaev Lavra of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate celebrated the memory of the holy Royal Martyrs, killed by the Bolsheviks 99 years ago in 1918, on July 17. In a message posted on the monastery’s site for the feast of All Saints of the Russian Land, the fathers of the monastery speak of their hope in the restoration of the Orthodox monarchy and the importance of venerating all the Russian New Martyrs who suffered under Soviet rule, and especially the Royal Martyrs, and urged the faithful to pray...
  • France currently home to 500-700,000 Orthodox Christians and growing

    07/25/2017 10:35:27 AM PDT · by NRx · 2 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 07-24-2017 | Staff
    Paris, July 24, 2017 Photo:     The Handbook of the Orthodox Church has been published in France, providing comprehensive information and practical information about Orthodox life in France. It presents a detailed map showing the location of all Orthodox parishes, monasteries, and dioceses in France by region, and provides information about Orthodox bishops (members of the Association of Orthodox Bishops), priests, and deacons, and also about clergy who have reposed in recent years. The new publication also contains information on icon workshops, Orthodox choirs, Orthodox periodicals, documentaries and art publications, candle and bookstores, and Orthodox movements in France, reports Sedmitza....
  • An Atheist Rightly Rebukes a Craven Cardinal

    07/25/2017 10:34:27 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | July 24, 2017 | Christoper A. Ferarra
    Corrispondenza Romana (CR) has published an exposé on Cardinal Enrico Ezzati, Archbishop of Santiago Chile, who, contrary to the constant teaching of the Church and the Fifth Commandment itself, views the legalization of abortion as a purely political matter in which he will not interfere. A petition by young Catholic activists and deputies in the Chilean parliament, which is debating whether to end Chile’s absolute ban on abortion, invokes a prior condemnation of abortion by Pope Bergoglio in anticipation of his visit to Chile in 2018. As CR reports, however, in response to the petition Ezzati, as reported in the...
  • 340,000 already venerate relics of St. Nicholas in St. Petersburg

    07/25/2017 10:31:04 AM PDT · by NRx · 6 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 07-25-2017 | Staff
    More than 340,000 pilgrims have made their way to St. Petersburg to venerate the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker in the twelve days since they arrived from Moscow, reports RIA-Novosti. 1,807,600 pilgrims venerated the holy hierarch in Moscow from May 21 to July 12, thus more than 2 million have venerated St. Nicholas in Russia so far. The relics were brought from Moscow to St. Petersburg on July 13 and placed in the Holy Trinity Cathedral at the St. Alexander Nevsky Lavra, where they will remain until July 28. According to the City committee for press and cooperation with...
  • Day of Baptism of Rus’ to be celebrated with wave of bell ringing throughout Russia and abroad

    07/25/2017 10:26:47 AM PDT · by NRx · 5 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 07-25-2017 | Staff
    July 28, 2017, the day of the Baptism of Rus’, when the Church celebrates the memory of the Holy Equal-to-the-Apostles Great Prince Vladimir, will be celebrated with a wave of bell ringing in churches and monasteries throughout Russia and abroad. At noon local time, by the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill, bells will ring out in every church and monastery of the Russian Orthodox Church as part of the “Glory to Thee, O God!” event, reports All parishes of the Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia are also encouraged to participate in the...
  • The Patriarchate of Jerusalem: An Ecclesiastical Neocolonialism? [Orthodox Caucus]

    07/25/2017 10:16:45 AM PDT · by NRx · 2 replies
    Notes on Arab Orthodoxy ^ | 07-25-2017 | Pantelis Kalaitzidis
    After various stormy events and the revelations regarding the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem, we will dare to wonder: does not the most glaring scandal of recent times ultimately lie in the impermissible contempt evinced by the Greek leadership of the the Patriarchate of Jerusalem toward the Arabic-speaking faithful and in the reduction to zero of the "theology of the local church" in favor of a"Brotherhood of the Holy Sepulcher" which, imposed from the outside and constituted on the principle and basis of the (Greek) national community of origin of its members, pursues the defense of the corporate interests of...
  • True Revival - Seeking to Clear the Confusion

    07/25/2017 9:41:31 AM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies
    Westside Christian Fellowshihp ^ | Sept 10, 2011 | Shane Idleman
    Part 1 in a series on genuine revival. (Principles unfold throughout this series; therefore, it’s my hope that readers consider the entire series before drawing conclusions. The need to address revival and the vital role of the Holy Spirit is as relevant today as it has been throughout church history.) “The true saints of God, who have clear heads, and pure, warm hearts, have in all generations had to walk between the two extremes of cold formality on the one side, and wild, ranting fanaticism on the other. Dead formality and the false fire of fanaticism are both Satan’s counterfeits,...
  • Bishop Schneider: Resurrecting a dead hermeneutic

    07/25/2017 8:44:41 AM PDT · by piusv · 2 replies
    Bishop Athanasius Schneider has authored yet another essay (published at Rorate Caeli) on Vatican II, the issues stemming therefrom, and what he considers to be the way forward. Once again, His Excellency is being hailed for his efforts; one of the “money quotes” being: Some of the new statements of Vatican II (e.g. collegiality, religious liberty, ecumenical and inter-religious dialogue, the attitude towards the world) have not a definitive character, and being apparently or truly non-concordant with the traditional and constant statements of the Magisterium, they must be complemented by more exact explications and by more precise supplements of a...
  • Does God Harden Human Hearts?

    07/25/2017 8:06:50 AM PDT · by Salvation · 13 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-24-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Does God Harden Human Hearts? Msgr. Charles Pope • July 24, 2017 • One of the more difficult biblical themes to understand is that of God hardening the hearts and minds of certain people. The most memorable case is that of Pharaoh. Before sending Moses to him, God said that He would “harden Pharaoh’s heart” (Ex 4:21). There are other instances in which biblical texts speak of God hardening the hearts of sinners, even from among His own people.Jesus hinted at such a theme in Matthew 13, when He said that He spoke in parables (here understood more as...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 25 [Prayer and Meditation]

    07/25/2017 7:54:00 AM PDT · by OneVike · 3 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Today's highlighted proverb is, 25:2626 A righteous man who falters before the wicked00 Is like a murky spring and a polluted well. As Christians, we are admonished throughout the Scriptures to be strong, especially in the face of temptation from wicked people around us. As Christians we are all tempted on a daily basis. If you have lived a life of sin before coming to Christ, the temptations to return to the old ways just add to the pressure we are already under by the world. This proverb speaks to us about the destruction that can happen to us...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Pope Keeps Quiet and Schönborn Speaks for Him.

    07/25/2017 7:41:19 AM PDT · by ebb tide
    L' Espresso ^ | June 25, 2017 | Sandro Magister
    I have received this from an authoritative churchman and have agreed to publish it without revealing his name.*EVERYONE IS RESPONDING TO THE “DUBIA” EXCEPT FOR THE POPE. THIS TIME IT WAS SCHÖNBORN’S TURN by ***On July 13, 2017 Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, archbishop of Vienna, spoke for four hours in two conferences and a question-and-answer session at Mary Immaculate College in Limerick, Ireland.The Austrian cardinal spoke in the context of the event "Let's Talk Family: Let's Be Family,” which is part of a series of assemblies organized in preparation for the world meeting of families (1), under the direction of the...