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  • Why are so many priests today refusing to preach on the Rosary?

    02/03/2014 9:15:34 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 53 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | February 3, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    In his Encyclical Letter Ingravescentibus malis, Pope Pius XI insisted that, "Among the various public prayers which we successfully address to the Virgin Mother of God the Holy Rosary occupies a particular and distinct place. In the time of the Crusades one voice, one single supplication arose from all people throughout Europe. See here. Today also, the people must seek by their insistent entreaties to obtain from the powerful Mother of God that the enemies of Christianity and human civilization be deterred, and that true peace may shine upon tired and disturbed men." If this be true - and it...
  • Praying in Sickness and Old Age

    08/28/2010 3:36:55 AM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 8/27/2010 | Msgr Charles Pope
    Some of the elderly to whom I bring Communion as well as the sick express regret that their age or illness makes it difficult for them to pray.  In years gone by they were busy at work and raising kids and prayer was difficult then. But now that they have the time they regret they cannot concentrate enough to pray. Others struggle to be able to read any longer. Still others find that their memory has faded and prayers, once well known, are now gone and requests for prayer cannot be remembered.Indeed as the mind grows weaker prayer becomes difficult...
  • An Inspiring and Beautiful Video for Altar Servers

    01/19/2013 3:27:59 PM PST · by NYer · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | January 18, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Video at the bottom of the page was sent to me today and I want to say that I find it beautiful.What makes the video so good is that it inspires a spirituality for the server that includes some of the following encouragement and advisement: That the Mass is mystical, beyond mere human sight, and that the server must learn to be sensitive to what lives beyond ordinary perception and become more spiritually aware.In so doing he should lead others to greater reverence by the example of supreme awareness of the presence of God.He should also, by his reverence...
  • Three Prophetic Insights from Pope Leo XIII That Still speak powerfully 110 Years Later

    04/22/2013 2:07:08 AM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 4/21/2013 | Msgr Charles Pope
    A reader alerted me to an interesting and insightful analysis by Pope Leo XIII of three trends that both alarmed him and pointed to future problems. He wrote of these three concerns in 1893 in the Encyclical on the Holy Rosary entitled Laetitiae Sanctae (Of Holy Joy). The Pope enunciates these three areas of concern and then offers the mysteries of the Rosary as a necessary remedy. Lets look at how the Pope describes the problems and then consider too what he sees as a solution. His teaching is in bold, italic, black. My remarks are in plain text, red.There...
  • Bishops urge daily Rosary, fast and abstinence on Fridays

    12/13/2013 3:16:06 PM PST · by NYer · 29 replies
    California Catholic Daily ^ | December 12, 2013
    Archbishop Cordileone at USCCB meeting in Nov. (photo by Addie Mena of CNA) The following comes from a Dec. 6 press release issued by the U.S. bishops.The U.S. Catholic bishops have launched a pastoral strategy addressing critical life, marriage and religious liberty concerns. The five-part strategy or call to prayer was approved by the bishops in November and is set to begin after Christmas. The overall focus is to invite Catholics to pray for rebuilding a culture favorable to life and marriage and for increased protections of religious liberty.Campaign components include monthly Eucharistic holy hours in cathedrals and parishes, daily...
  • Video: Bishop’s bold statement halts ‘blasphemous’ rosary for gay ‘marriage’ inside cathedral

    10/24/2013 3:39:56 AM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Ben Johnson
    SPRINGFIELD, IL, October 23, 2013 ( – Homosexual activists canceled a planned protest inside a cathedral this week after Bishop Thomas Paprocki issued a statement saying that asking the Blessed Virgin Mary to intercede on behalf of gay “marriage” legislation was a sacrilege he would not tolerate on church property. About a week ago, the Rainbow Sash Movement announced its intentions to silently pray the rosary inside Immaculate Conception Cathedral on Tuesday afternoon, 45 minutes before evening Mass. Their intention? That the state legislature would pass Senate Bill 10, titled the “Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act,” legalizing same-sex “marriage”...
  • Global Rosary at the National Shrine DC

    10/10/2013 12:38:15 PM PDT · by Leo Carpathian · 3 replies
    Basilica of the National Shrine ^ | 10/10/2013 | Communications Department
    Global Rosary at the National Shrine The Basilica of the National Shrine will join Marian Shrines from around the world in praying the Rosary live via satellite on Saturday, October 12, 2013, at 1:00pm. Come pray the Rosary and take part in this live worldwide broadcast event. The afternoon will begin with a welcome message from Pope Francis and will include the arrival of the original statue of Our Lady of Fatima to the Shrine of Our Lady of Divine Love in Rome. Other participating Shrines include Our Lady of Lourdes in France, Our Lady of Czestochowa in Poland, Our...
  • America Needs Fatima Public Square Rosary

    10/09/2013 10:04:57 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 81 replies
  • (Vanity) Thoughts While Praying The Rosary

    10/03/2013 2:55:03 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 5 replies
    grey_whiskers ^ | Oct. 03, 2013 | grey_whiskers
    Thoughts while praying the rosary's 3rd decade this morning. "Repent for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand" When Jesus was teaching, He knew, but the Jewish people didn't, that their world was shortly to change, with the fall and sack of Jerusalem. God was warning about His timetable: that is, He knew what was going to happen, and the consequences of death while unrepentant. He was trying to warn: and yet it seemed to many (with Jesus then, even as it was with Paul later -- recall Jesus saying "if they reject my words, they will reject yours too,...
  • [DEVOTIONAL] The 3:30 Beads!

    10/01/2013 3:44:06 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 31 replies
    10-1-2013 | mlizzy
    The 3:30 Beads In the middle of May, 2010, a FReeper by the name of Irisshlass commented to me:Maybe we Catholics here can form a prayer group and at a certain hour of the day or night, we all say our rosaries in our home. Even though we are not together we are in heart ...I took her suggestion to heart, and we started up a thread for same, and some people joined up to pray. At the time Irisshlass (a.k.a. Maureen, "little Mary") had no idea five short months later (Oct. 3), she would be in eternity with her...
  • BroChoice Activist Writes to Men on “How To Convince A Girl To Get An Abortion”

    08/29/2013 6:16:30 AM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    The BroChoice campaign — which pushes the notion that supporting abortion is a good thing for men to do because it allows them to get out of the responsibility of becoming a parent by pressuring their partner to have an abortion — is getting worse. Now, a writer at a popular blog called Return of Kings has written a manual on “How To Convince A Girl To Get An Abortion.” The column is as sick as the headline sounds. Let’s face it: sexually active people have accidents. Shit happens, that’s life. But we know that men have no reproductive rights...
  • The Pope with a Chotki

    07/27/2013 3:30:18 AM PDT · by NYer · 35 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | July 26, 2013 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    This striking photograph from WYD shows Pope Francis clearly wearing a chotki around his wrist—something I can’t recall seeing with any other pope.What’a chotki? It’s a kind of “prayer rope,” similar to the rosary, used by the Orthodox and Eastern rite Catholics.From Wikipedia: When praying, the user normally holds the prayer rope in the left hand, leaving the right hand free to make the Sign of the Cross. When not in use, the prayer rope is traditionally wrapped around the left wrist so that it continues to remind one to pray without ceasing. If this is impractical, it may be...
  • The Rosary as Survival Manual [Catholic Caucus]

    07/14/2013 3:25:26 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | July 14, 2012 | Bevil Bramwell, OMI
    As our moral environment becomes more challenging, Catholics shouldn’t be caught flat-footed. John Paul II said that in Christianity: “Our spirit is set in one direction, the only direction for our intellect, will and heart is towards Christ our Redeemer, towards Christ, the Redeemer of man. We wish to look towards him-because there is salvation in no one else but him, the Son of God-repeating what Peter said: ‘Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life’” To develop Christ as the focus of mind and heart in the face of so many contrary ideas we...
  • Pope/Traditional groups: "Pelagian turning back...! They count rosaries/Don't Laugh"

    06/19/2013 1:00:37 PM PDT · by Gluteus Maximus · 53 replies
    Rorate-Caeli ^ | 06-19-2013 | Gluteus Maximus
    <p>I share with you two concerns. One is the Pelagian current that there is in the Church at this moment. There are some restorationist groups. I know some, it fell upon me to receive them in Buenos Aires. And one feels as if one goes back 60 years! Before the Council... One feels in 1940... An anecdote, just to illustrate this, it is not to laugh at it, I took it with respect, but it concerns me; when I was elected, I received a letter from one of these groups, and they said: "Your Holiness, we offer you this spiritual treasure: 3,525 rosaries." Why don't they say, 'we pray for you, we ask...', but this thing of counting... And these groups return to practices and to disciplines that I lived through - not you, because you are not old - to disciplines, to things that in that moment took place, but not now, they do not exist today...</p>
  • Catholic Caucus: In Loving Memory Father Matt Robinson, OP

    05/07/2013 7:50:45 AM PDT · by topher · 2 replies
    In Loving Memory of Father Edward Mathias "Matt" Robinson, O.P. Father Edward Mathias ("Matt") Robinson, O.P., passed away peacefully Thursday evening, March 29, 2012, at 9:25pm CDT in Irving. He was born on May 13, 1914, joined the St. Joseph Province of the Dominican Order in 1935, and was ordained to the priesthood on June 7, 1941. Fr. Robinson dedicated a lengthy period of his life in the Diocese of Dallas and served well, upholding Sacred Doctrine and possessing an immense love for the people, for his brother and sister Dominicans, for his beloved Diocese, for the Sacraments, and for...
  • Pope Francis recites the Rosary – POLL [Catholic Caucus]

    05/04/2013 1:47:08 PM PDT · by NYer · 20 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | May 4, 2013 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    POLL BELOWThe Holy Father is, as I type, at Santa Maria Maggiore for recitation of the Most Holy Rosary.Do you say the Rosary?Some shots from the live feed.In Italy it is customary to end the Rosary with recitation of the Litany of Loreto.Some will prefer that Francis use a stole or a cope. But in the past Popes have some times used them, sometimes not.Now for the poll. Anyone can use the poll, but only those who have registered (and whom I have approved) can comment. I cannot tell who you are or how individuals “vote”. I say part or...
  • Loveland school seizes rosary beads from student, says they’re ‘gang symbol’

    09/15/2012 8:29:43 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 36 replies
    KDVR Fox 31 News in Denver ^ | Sep. 14, 2012 | Tammy Vigil
    LOVELAND, Colo. — A student is questioning whether his faith or his fashion is under fire at his high school in Loveland. Thompson Valley High School officials have confiscated his rosary beads twice since school started three weeks ago. And he says they never told him, or his family, why. “They tell me I can’t wear them,” says Manuel Vigil, showing us an identical rosary to the one seized by his school. The junior says he wears rosary beads to protect himself from harm. But his school district thinks the religious necklace will harm students. “That’s typically not what we...
  • Thompson Valley High School student's rosary beads taken away

    09/14/2012 7:11:42 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 28 replies
    KMGH TV ^ | 9/13/2012
    LOVELAND, Colo. - A Thompson Valley High School student had his rosary beads taken away twice in three weeks after school officials said they were gang-related. The Loveland Reporter-Herald reported the story of Manuel Vigil, a junior at the high school. He is also Catholic and his mother told the newspaper that the beads had been especially important to him in dealing with the recent slaying of an uncle. School officials said the beads themselves are not prohibited, but they way they are worn could be gang-related and violate the school's dress code. Loveland Police Sgt. David Murphy, who heads...
  • Retirement home bans seniors from praying the Rosary

    07/17/2012 9:10:55 AM PDT · by dragonblustar · 29 replies
    WPRO News Talk ^ | 7-16-2012 | Dee DeQuattro
    Brook Village Retirement Home in North Providence has banned a small group of residents from praying the Rosary in the common area after one resident complained. Residents tell WPRO’S John DePetro that a group would gather every Monday in the community room at 11:30 a.m. and watch “The Holy Rosary with Mother Angelica and the Nuns of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery,” on the Catholic television network. During the program the group would pray aloud. According to the residents, property manager Carol Conti told the group they could no longer pray aloud in the common space after a resident...
  • The Fifteen Promises Granted to Those Who Recite the Rosary [Catholic Caucus]

    04/07/2012 11:30:15 AM PDT · by Salvation · 10 replies ^ | not given | The via prophecy of the BVM
      The Fifteen Promises Granted to those who Recite the Rosary The Fifteen Promises of Mary Granted to those who Recite the RosaryThe Glory of St DominicGuido Reni 1613 A.D. FrescoSan Domenico, Bologna The Blessed Virgin Mary promised to Saint Dominic and to all who follow that "Whatever you ask in the Rosary will be granted." She left for all Christians Fifteen Promises to those who recite the Holy Rosary. Imparted to Saint Dominic and Blessed Alan Whoever shall faithfully serve me by the recitation of the Rosary, shall receive signal graces. I promise my special protection and the greatest...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - The Rosary

    12/01/2011 8:09:07 AM PST · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    Celledoor.Com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    The Rosary 1076. Why is the Rosary so necessary in the Roman Catholic religion? The Rosary is not a necessary part of the Catholic religion. It is a very useful form of devotion which Catholics are free to adopt or not. Most Catholics are wise enough to adopt it, and the Church makes use of it in her evening devotions very often. 1077. For what reasons are Rosary Beads used by Catholics? In what is known as the Rosary, one undertakes to meditate on each of several aspects of the life and sufferings of Christ, each meditation lasting as long...
  • Person of the Week [My Father in Law serving others]

    11/18/2011 10:21:23 PM PST · by gitmo · 9 replies
    WLOS ^ | November 18, 2011
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  • Town Rejects Rosary as Offensive and the Prayers that Changed Everything

    10/29/2011 6:08:59 AM PDT · by marcbold · 12 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 10-28-11 | Matt Archbold
    Mike Casey is a praying man. The father of two believes in the power of prayer to change things. But it’s easy to believe in the power of prayer when you see how a little prayer can change so many things. It all started simply. Mike Casey wanted to pray. As part of the nationwide “America Needs Fatima” movement, Mike wanted to hold a public rosary in the small Massachusetts town of Upton. It would be one of 7,515 Public Square Rosaries held across the United States on October 15th. Last year, he and a group of others prayed the...
  • Fremont Girl Banned From Wearing Rosary At School

    10/03/2011 3:37:46 PM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    OMAHA, Neb. -- The Catholic church said something that should be a symbol of love has been adopted and abused by gang influences. A sixth-grade girl said she was told that she can't wear a necklace that resembles a rosary because it violates the dress code at the Fremont Public Schools. Elizabeth Carey, 12, said the school adopted a policy last year banning the necklaces. "The principal said I couldn't wear my necklace at all because gangsters were wearing it," she said.
  • No-contact order over a student's rosary

    09/26/2011 2:15:27 PM PDT · by Morgana · 72 replies
    A high school student from Eastern Washington got a restraining order against his principal, after claiming the school leader threatened to use a pocketknife and to cut off a rosary the teen wears around his neck. 18-year-old Roel Corral, a student at Kiona-Benton City High School, is Catholic and wears a rosary to school. He says principal Wayne Barrett told him to remove it and threatened him, according to the Tri-City Herald newspaper which has been following this story. Corral won a court hearing that ordered Barrett to stay at least 100 feet away from Corral, but earlier this week...
  • Collecting 860 rosaries result of a lifelong passion (Catholic Caucus)

    09/03/2011 1:24:50 PM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies
    Edmonton Journal ^ | September 3, 2011 | KRISTIN E. HOLMES
    A selection of Gloria Hoffner's collection includes a Bavarian rosary, circa 1900, bottom left. In a collection of rosaries that numbers 860, the prayer beads that started it all look like supporting players amid the headliners. There are the shimmering (with garnet beads from Bavaria), the miniature (just three inches long), and the relics (filled with soil from Italy's catacombs).The plain ebony strand that travelled with her grandfather from Ireland and the silver beads that spent decades in a mother's handbag have history on their side."I bought it for my mother when I was 19," said Gloria Hoffner, 82, about...
  • Enourmous Rosary floats over Chicago

    08/15/2011 1:08:21 PM PDT · by LuxetSacra · 16 replies · 1+ views
    National Catholic Register ^ | August 15, 2010 | Nathan Joel
    CHICAGO (August 15, 2011) - Just in time for the Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady, a 75-foot rosary floats skyward from Chicago's Michigan Avenue Bridge claiming the Magnificent Mile for Mary. A giant rosary floated gracefully over Chicago's busy tourism district on Friday as thousands looked on. The six-foot gold cross hanging from the rosary sparkled in the sunlight as it very slowly ascended between the Tribune tower and the Wrigley building. The rosary of helium-filled yellow balloons bearing the word LIFE then floated down Michigan Avenue over the Hancock Tower and past North Ave Beach. Cameras and...
  • Public Rosary in San Francisco to draw thousands [Catholic Caucus]

    06/02/2011 6:10:54 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies ^ | June 2, 2011 | Marianne Medlin
    Public Rosary in San Francisco to draw thousands By Marianne Medlin     Father Patrick Peyton addresses the San Francisco Family Rosary Rally, October 7, 1961 San Francisco, Calif., Jun 2, 2011 / 06:01 am (CNA).- Fifty years after a 1961 public Rosary gathered over half a million people in San Francisco, a Catholic lay group is organizing the same event for October of 2011.Rally organizers told CNA on June 1 that "thousands" of Catholic faithful are expected.On October 15, the Bay Area chapter of the Legion of Mary – an international community of lay Catholics – will host their Family Rosary...
  • The Sorrowful Mysteries at Planned Parenthood

    03/24/2011 9:08:02 AM PDT · by Mary Kochan · 4 replies
    Catholic Lane ^ | 3/24/11 | Peggy Bowes
    Last fall, I participated in the 40 Days for Life prayer vigil at our local Planned Parenthood. It was the first time I had done this, and I was a bit fearful. (Will I get arrested? Will people yell at us?) On the contrary, the experience was humbling and incredibly moving. After the 40 Days were over, I often drove to Planned Parenthood and prayed on the sidewalk by myself. I didn’t have any “Choose Life” signs, but I did have my bright red Rosary dangling in front of me as I prayed. I don’t know if anyone realized what...
  • Pope Benedict’s Prophetic Words!

    01/01/2011 1:02:39 AM PST · by mlizzy · 21 replies
    Courageous Priest ^ | 12-31-10 | Kevin Whiteman
    Is Anyone Listening To Peter? A new Dark Age on the horizon?Catholics, Protestants, Agnostics… the vast majority of conservatives of every stripe would agree with this almost non-reported speech made by Pope Benedict XVI on 20 December, 2010.In a speech to Papal representatives from all over the world, the Pope spoke in the context of a the near total collapse in the Western world of any moral consensus rooted in Christian ethics and heritage.In comments aimed directly at the secularization and abandonment of God by the West, Benedict stunned those in a attendance when he stated; “Alexis de Tocqueville, in...
  • Spiritual 9-1-1: Your Spiritual "Chain" of Survival!

    12/10/2010 7:12:02 PM PST · by mlizzy · 2 replies
    Courageous Priest ^ | 12-10-10 | Fr Corapi
    All of us have had times and experiences when we’ve needed help. Spiritual help, right now! In the United States and Canada, the telephone number used to call for police, fire, or ambulance emergency services is “911.” When we call “911″ we need help immediately. Well, it often happens that people, suffering many and various things, need help from God right now. I have a “Spiritual 911″ for you if that’s the case.I received most of the inspiration for this from Mother Teresa of Calcutta, although she didn’t relate any of it to the term “911.”If you find yourself in...
  • Father Corapi: How Do We Prepare Well for the Coming of the Lord

    12/04/2010 11:31:39 AM PST · by mlizzy · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Courageous Priest ^ | 12-3-10 | Fr Corapi
    By Receiving The Eucharist In A State Of Grace And By Praying The Rosary Daily In Preparation For Receiving The Sacraments.Advent is upon us again. This year it would be good for us to live out the meaning of the season, which is “preparation,” preparation for the coming of the Lord. In the liturgical season of Advent we prepare for the coming of the Christ Child at Christmas. We should use this as a warmup for “preparing” to receive God in our soul constantly. The soul in a state of grace is the dwelling place of the most holy Trinity....
  • What is Truth? [preparation/insight regarding the end times]

    12/02/2010 6:55:30 AM PST · by mlizzy · 5 replies
    Spiritual Food for Thought ^ | 12-2-10 | Mark Mallett
    WHAT is truth? That was the question Pontius Pilate posed after Jesus said to him: For this I was born and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice. (John 18:37) Pilate’s question is the turning point, the hinge on which the door to Christ’s final passion was to be opened. Until that point, Pilate resisted handing Jesus over to death. But after Jesus identified Himself as the source of truth, Pilate caves into the pressure—to the alternate "truths" about the Lord—and decides to leave...
  • HISTORY OF THE ROSARY [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    11/11/2010 6:23:54 PM PST · by Salvation · 10 replies
    EWTN and others ^ | October 6, 1994 | Fr. William Saunders
    HISTORY OF THE ROSARY Fr. William Saunders   Please explain the history and background of the rosary. Is it true that the Blessed Mother gave it to St. Dominic? The rosary is one of the most cherished prayers of our Catholic Church. Introduced by the Creed, the Our Father, three Hail Marys and the Doxology ("Glory Be"), and concluded with the Salve Regina, the rosary involves the recitation of five decades consisting of the Our Father, 10 Hail Marys and the Doxology. During this recitation, the individual meditates on the saving mysteries of our Lord's life and the faithful...
  • Facts about the 33 Chilean Miners: Coincidence or Faith? [Catholic Caucus]

    10/21/2010 9:24:35 PM PDT · by Salvation · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Catholic Business Journal ^ | October 20, 2010 | Robert Moynihan
    Facts about the 33 Chilean Miners: Coincidence or Faith? by Robert Moynihan, reporting from RomeOut of the DepthsThe 33 miners who were trapped for nearly 70 days in a Chilean gold and copper mine are all alive and safe.They were freed on October 13, the day of Our Lady of Fatima. But there is more…“De profúndis clamávi ad te, Dómine” (“Out of the depths I have cried unto thee, O Lord”). —Psalm 129, known as the Psalm “De Profundis” (“Out of the Depths”), from its first two Latin wordsThe Mystery of Prayer and RedemptionProse is not adequate to describe what...
  • The Rosary-a tool for evangelization [Catholic Caucus]

    10/07/2010 7:28:00 PM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | October 6, 2010 | Susan Timoney
    The Rosary-a tool for evangelizationBy: Susan Timoney The Rosary and other religious symbols worn as jewelry  or tattoos are getting a lot of attention these days. In a recent blog post in the Washington Post, the author opined that this  is part of a growing movement of separating the spiritual from the religious. Religious jewelry “caters to people who are expressing their personal spirituality rather than an affiliation with organized religion.”Putting my jewelry to workI am someone who owns a rosary bracelet, that though it can easily be mistaken for a silver beaded bracelet, is for me, my traveling rosary, always within easy reach...
  • [CATHOLIC CAUCUS] The Chain that Sets Free

    10/07/2010 3:45:07 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 2 replies
    Vultus Christi ^ | 10-07-10 | Fr Mark Kirby
    Father Francesco Bamonte's witness to the power of the Holy Rosary in his book, Possessioni diabolici ed esorcismo (Paoline, 2006) so impressed me that I decided to translate it for the readers of Vultus Christi. Father Bamonte is one of the teachers of the course on Exorcism and the Prayer of Deliverance given at the Pontifical Atheneum Regina Apostolorum in Rome. Concerning the Holy Rosary, once while the priest placed a rosary around the neck of the person who was being exorcised, all of a sudden the demon began crying out, "It is crushing me, it weighs on me, it...
  • [CATHOLIC/ORTHODOX CAUCUS] 2nd Luminous Mystery: The Wedding at Cana (Patristic Rosary)

    10/07/2010 2:12:49 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | 10/7/2006 | Fr John Zuhlsdorf
    We continue our Patristic Rosary Project today with the:2nd Luminous Mystery: The Wedding at CanaThe late great John Paul II wrote in his letter Rosarium Virginis Mariae wrote: 24. The Rosary is at the service of this ideal; it offers the “secret” which leads easily to a profound and inward knowledge of Christ. We might call it Mary’s way. It is the way of the example of the Virgin of Nazareth, a woman of faith, of silence, of attentive listening. It is also the way of a Marian devotion inspired by knowledge of the inseparable bond between Christ and his...
  • [CATHOLIC/ORTHODOX CAUCUS] 1st Luminous Mystery: Baptism of Jesus by John (Patristic Rosary)

    10/06/2010 10:36:59 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | 10/6/2006 | Fr John Zuhlsdorf
    We continue our Patristic Rosary Project today with the:1st Luminous Mystery: Baptism of Jesus by JohnThe one God had sent to prepare the way and whom Christ Himself would describe as the greatest man born of woman, was a focus of much contemplation by the Fathers and we can only touch the surface of their comments.  Chromatius (+c.406), Bishop of Aquileia, wrote of the Baptist and his significance for us: Hence John prepared these ways of mercy and truth, faith and justice.  Concerning them, Jeremiah also declared, "Stand by the roads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where...
  • [CATHOLIC/ORTHODOX CAUCUS] 5th Joyful Mystery: The Finding in the Temple (Patristic Rosary)

    10/05/2010 2:57:15 AM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | 10/5/2010 | Fr John Zuhlsdorf
    We continue our Patristic Rosary Project today with the:5th Joyful Mystery: The Finding in the TemplePious Jews would go to Jerusalem for the Passover so that they could bring a lamb to the Temple to be sacrificed at the right moment on the right day. Jesus Himself would be nailed to a Cross and die during the slaughter of the lambs in the Temple while the priests lined the stairs to the altar and sang Psalms. In the quiet of the ancient world, when Jerusalem was still on that holy day, Jesus could probabaly hear the crying of the lambs...
  • [CATHOLIC/ORTHODOX CAUCUS] 4th Joyful Mystery: The Presentation (Patristic Rosary)

    10/04/2010 2:56:38 AM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | 10/4/2006 | Fr John Zuhlsdorf
    We continue our Patristic Rosary Project today with the:4th Joyful Mystery: The PresentationWe are made in God’s image and likeness and Christ came into the world to reveal man for fully to him (GS 22). We are radically in unity with Christ and, through Him, with each other. In this light, read the words of 3rd century Alexandria writer Origen (+254): So, when He died, we died with Him, and when He rose, we rose with Him. Likewise, we were also circumcised along with Him. After His circumcision, we were cleansed by a solemn purification. Hence we have no need...
  • [CATHOLIC/ORTHODOX CAUCUS] 3rd Joyful Mystery: The Nativity (Patristic Rosary)

    10/03/2010 6:14:55 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | 10/3/2006 | Fr John Zuhlsdorf
    We continue our Patristic Rosary Project today with the:3rd Joyful Mystery: The NativityChrist came into the world in "the fullness of time" (Gal 4:4). His First Coming was foreseen from all eternity and His Nativity was prepared from the beginning of the history of our salvation. The manner of His birth is significant. St. Leo I, "the Great" (+461; whose Christmas sermons deserve entries apart!) wrote in a letter: His God in that "all things were made through Him and nothing was made without Him." (John 1:3) He is human in that He was "made from woman, made under the...
  • [CATHOLIC/ORTHODOX CAUCUS] 2nd Joyful Mystery: The Visitation (Patristic Rosary)

    10/02/2010 3:56:28 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | 10/2/2006 | Fr John Zuhlsdorf
    We continue our Patristic Rosary Project today with:2nd Joyful Mystery: The VisitationCommenting on Luke 1:39-45, the when Mary journeys to visit her cousin Elizabeth, St. Augustine of Hippo (+430) speaks of the infant John, to be known as the Baptist, leaping in the womb at the sound of Mary’s voice: We see instances of leaping no only in children but even in animals, although certainly not for any faith or religion of rational recognition of someone coming.  But this case stands out as utterly uncommon and new, because it tool place in the womb, and at the coming of her...
  • [CATHOLIC/ORTHODOX CAUCUS] 1st Joyful Mystery: The Annuniciation (Patristic Rosary)

    10/01/2010 5:14:28 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | 10/2/2006 | Fr John Zuhlsdorf
    Because October is dedicated in a special way to the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, during the month I, as a dedicated patristiblogger, will work my way through the Mysteries of the Rosary offering some comments from the Fathers of the Church.  Let’s jump right in! 1st Joyful Mystery: The Annuniciation Commenting on Luke 1:26-38, the announcment of Jesus’ birth, St. Ambrose of Milan (+397) makes a connection between Mary and the Church.  : And, therefore, the Evangelist, who had undertaken to prove the incorrupt mystery of the incarnation, thought it fruitless to pursue evidence of Mary’s...
  • [CATHOLIC CAUCUS] On the Rosary

    09/29/2010 4:16:01 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 20 replies
    Papal Encyclicals Online ^ | 9-29-37 | POPE PIUS Xl
    Ingravescentibus Malis -- Encyclical of Pope Pius XI on the Rosary, 9-29-37 To the Venerable Brethren, Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops, and other Ordinaries in Peace and Communion with the Holy See. More than once have We asserted -- and We recently repeated this in the Encyclical Letter Divini Redemptoris (Acta Ap. Sedis, 1937, Vol. XXIX, p. 65) -- that there is no remedy for the ever-growing evils of our times except a return to Our Lord Jesus Christ and to His most holy precepts. Truly, only He "hath the words of eternal life" (Cf. John, vi, 69), and individuals and...
  • Father Corapi: Do Not Shadow Box

    08/23/2010 12:57:02 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 33 replies
    Courageous Priest ^ | 8-22-10 | Fr Corapi
    Pick Up Your Weapon And Get In The Fight.Dear Friends and Family,One of the most consistent and important themes of my almost 20 years of preaching and teaching has been that of spiritual warfare. This is, in fact, one of the most consistent and important themes of the Church’s preaching and teaching throughout the ages.St. Paul cautioned us in the sixth chapter of his Letter to the Ephesians that, “Our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in regions above…” He was referring to fallen angels, or the demonic...
  • Lists Every Catholic Should be Familiar With: 15 [20] Mysteries of the Holy Rosary & When Prayed

    08/23/2010 9:00:39 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies ^ | not given |
    Lists Every Catholic Should be Familiar With Jump to: The 7 Sacraments (The Holy Mysteries)The 7 Corporal Works of MercyThe 7 Spiritual Works of MercyThe 3 Eminent Good WorksThe 7 Gifts of the Holy Ghost (& the Charismata)The 12 Fruits of the Holy GhostThe 3 Theological VirtuesThe 4 Cardinal VirtuesThe 7 Capital Sins & Their Contrary VirtuesThe 6 Sins Against the Holy GhostThe 4 Sins That Cry Out to HeavenThe 3 Conditions of Mortal SinThe 9 Ways We Participate in Others' SinsThe 10 CommandmentsThe 2 Greatest CommandmentsThe 3 Evangelical CounselsThe 6 Precepts of the ChurchThe Holy Days of Obligation (English)The...
  • It Was the Rosary: Mainz Priest Talks About His Vocation

    08/17/2010 12:23:38 AM PDT · by 0beron
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 08/16/2010 | Tancred
    The mixed marriage of parents of the well-known Mainz Priest, Father Hendrick Jolie, produced an alienation from religion in his family. But suddenly, everything changed and nothing was the same as it was. [] I was not "unpious" as a young person, explained the well-known Mainz Priest, Father Hendrick Jolie, in an interview today with the Linz site ''. The clergyman came from a mixed marriage. "It created a kind of distance from the Church," according to him.
  • Gay Marriage and the End of Christian Civilization

    08/13/2010 12:04:30 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 55 replies
    Human Life International ^ | 8-13-10 | Fr Thomas J. Euteneuer
    Back in the 90s when Fr. Paul Marx, founder of HLI, was asked his opinion about the efforts to legalize "same-sex unions" he commented in his usual forthright fashion, "When they do that," he said, "it's the end." He meant "the end" of the Christian civilization whose values used to form the basis of American common life. Fr. Marx, in a prophetic sense, saw rightly that a society cannot survive the perverse manipulation of the very structure of reality that God Himself has revealed to us, one very fundamental element of which is the institution of marriage. When we allow...
  • Rosary to Halt Construction of NYC Mosque (Catholic Caucus)

    08/12/2010 11:55:14 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 53 replies
    myself | 08/12/2010 | myself
    Pope St. Pius V trusted in the power of Our Lady's intercession through the Holy Rosary to save Christendom. He asked Christians everywhere to pray the Rosary for the victory of the united Christian fleet against the Mohammedan Turks. On 7 October 1571, at the Battle of Lepanto, the Turkish fleet was defeated, and the Catholic Church now celebrates the feast of Our Lady of Rosary every year on October 7. After World War II, Fr. Petrus Pavlicek of Austria led a Rosary Crusade to save his country from communist domination. In 1955, the Soviet forces occupying their zone of...