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  • The Tea Party and a Changing America

    09/24/2010 9:21:14 PM PDT · by Coleus · 3 replies
    the beacon, diocese of paterson, nj ^ | 09.24.10 | Most Reverend Arthur J. Serratelli, S.T.D., S.S.L., D.D
    Last week, the Tea Party-backed candidate Christine O'Donnell came out ahead over nine-term Rep. Mike Castle in Delaware's Republican Senate primary. Likewise, Tea Party-backed Buffalo businessman Carl Palladino stunned the pundits by winning the GOP gubernatorial primary over the party leaders' pick Rick Lazio. On the strength of the Tea Party’s repeated mantra that the people have had enough, Tea Party candidates are now poised to compete for 24 offices in the November elections. The Tea Party movement began in February of 2009. It is a grassroots response by some to the bailout of Wall Street banks and the government’s...
  • The Manhattan Declaration: Christians Confront Caesar

    09/24/2010 9:20:29 PM PDT · by Coleus · 2 replies
    the beacon, Diocese of Paterson, NJ ^ | 2010 | Most Reverend Arthur J. Serratelli, S.T.D., S.S.L., D.D
    The history of the world is the tale of cities that rise and fall. Nineveh, Tyre, Babylon, Jerusalem and Ancient Rome all crumbled and fell.  When the Germanic Odoacer deposed the last Roman emperor in 476 A.D., Rome fell not simply because of the invading vandals, it fell because it was corrupt from within.  Decadence, economic downturn, government incompetence and military troubles helped bring Rome down.   Writing at the time of the Fall of Rome, St. Augustine offered one of the most lasting interpretations of human history seen with the eye of faith and reason as well.  In...
  • How the New Missal is Being Translated, and Why

    06/12/2009 11:44:17 PM PDT · by Salvation · 42 replies · 784+ views ^ | Jun. 10, 2009 | Dr. Jeff Mirus
    How the New Missal is Being Translated, and Why Posted Jun. 10, 2009 11:42 AM || by Dr. Jeff Mirus || Bishop Arthur Serratelli of Paterson (New Jersey) is the chairman of the US Bishops’ Committee on Divine Worship. Last October he addressed the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions on the significance and goals of the revision of the Roman Missal, currently in progress. The revision is proceeding according to the principles set forth in 2001 in Liturgiam authenticam, an instruction of the Holy See which replaced the document in force since 1969, Comme le Prévoit, now regarded as seriously...
  • Bp. Serratelli steps up (Catholic Caucus)

    06/19/2007 3:54:23 PM PDT · by Frank Sheed · 60 replies · 637+ views
    What Does the Prayer Really Say ^ | June 19, 2007 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    19 June 2007 Bp. Serratelli steps up CATEGORY: SESSIUNCULUM — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf @ 10:31 am His Excellency Arthur J. Serratelli, Bishop of Patterson (NJ) since 2004 has begun a series of articles on the sense of the sacred.  I tip my biretta in his direction for this good initiative.  o{]:¬)Here is an excerpt from the first offering (my emphases and comments).  Living in our world, we breathe the toxic air that surrounds us.  Even within the most sacred precincts of the Church, we witness a loss of the sense of the sacred [Do my eyes deceive?  I think...
  • AU (Barry Lynn) Asks IRS to Investigate NJ Catholic Diocese.. for Partisan Electioneering

    10/23/2008 10:47:17 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 43 replies · 893+ views ^ | 10/22/2008 | Lateefah Williams
    Americans United for Separation of Church and State has asked the IRS to investigate the Roman Catholic Diocese of Paterson, N.J. and Rock Christian Fellowship in Espanola, New Mexico. According to AU's letter to the IRS, Roman Catholic Bishop Arthur J. Serratelli has published a letter on Catholic Diocese of Paterson, N.J.'s website and newspaper attacking Barack Obama." The letter criticizes Obama for his pro-choice stance and encourages parishioners not to vote for Obama. AU also wants the IRS to investigate Rock Christian Fellowship in Espanola, New Mexico for posting a large display that encourages voters to support republican candidates...
  • A Politician's Promise: No Right to Life! No Freedom!

    10/15/2008 9:50:45 AM PDT · by Coleus · 8 replies · 601+ views
    theBeacon ^ | 10.09.08 | Bishop Arthur J. Serratelli, S.T.D., S.S.L., D.D
    After committing a murder in Rome, the famous 17th century Italian painter Caravaggio went to Malta to avoid the death penalty. While there, the Great Master of the Order of the Knights of Malta commissioned him to do a painting for the chapel of the Co-Cathedral of St. John in Valletta. Caravaggio chose as his theme the martyrdom of John the Baptist. He produced The Beheading of St. John, his largest work, the only one he ever signed. No doubt the scene touched him personally.    Herod was married to Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife. Because John the Baptist preached against...
  • Bishop Serratelli urges Catholics to stay away from Obama

    10/21/2008 3:37:12 PM PDT · by Coleus · 44 replies · 1,381+ views
    NorthJersey News ^ | 10.21.08 | SACHI FUJIMORI,
    In his weekly column last week, Bishop Arthur Serratelli urged Catholics against voting for Sen. Barack Obama, the Democratic presidential nominee, based on his pro-abortion stance. "Every vote counts. Today, either we choose to respect and protect life, especially the life of the child in the womb of the mother or we sanction the loss of our most basic freedoms," wrote Serratelli in his column that appeared on the Roman Catholic Diocese of Paterson Web site. Stopping short of mentioning the Illinois senator by name, Serratelli, nevertheless, criticized his legislative voting record on abortion issues. "In 2002, as an Illinois...
  • Bishop objects to group in parade (St. Patricks's Day),Serratelli rallies priests against NOW

    02/23/2006 1:17:31 PM PST · by Coleus · 35 replies · 799+ views
    Star-Ledger ^ | 2/23/06 | MAURA McDERMOTT
    The bishop of the Paterson Diocese has asked priests in Morris County to contact organizers of the Saint Patrick's Day parade in Morristown and express their concerns that a group that supports abortion rights plans to participate. In a letter dated Feb. 13, Bishop Arthur Serratelli wrote that the National Organization for Women's support for "abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women ... stands against the teachings of the Church and the Catholic values that St. Patrick in his life as a missionary and bishop worked tirelessly to promote." The county chapter of NOW has marched in the...
  • Politics And Logic by Bishop Arthur J. Serratelli, Diocese of Paterson

    10/27/2004 9:52:01 AM PDT · by Coleus · 9 replies · 1,649+ views
    The beacon ^ | 10.26.04 | Arthur J. Serratelli
    Politics And Logic Undoubtedly one of the most interesting figures to grace the stage of human thought was the 5th century philosopher Socrates.  Even when on trial for his life, he refused to abandon the pursuit of truth.  In defending himself before his accusers, Socrates says, "The unexamined life is not worth living" (Plato, Apology, 38a).  Socrates argues that, for human life to have its proper value, there must be public discussion of the issues of life and virtue as well.  Our nation is just hours away from another presidential election.  Public discussion is intense. The pundits and the...
  • More than 1,000 Teens, the Bishop and the Eucharist

    06/23/2005 10:25:36 PM PDT · by Coleus · 17 replies · 528+ views
    Thebeacon ^ | MICHAEL WOJCIK
    More than 1,000 Teens, the Bishop and the Eucharist Focus on Eucharist is 'historic day' for diocese at its largest gathering of youthMORRISTOWN - Young people from parishes and Catholic high schools from every corner of the diocese - more than 1,000 - came to Delbarton School here May 1to be with Bishop Serratelli for a Day on the Eucharist, guided by the theme "Made Right in God's Sight by Faith." Activities for the day, which was hailed as  the largest gathering of youth in the diocese's history, were designed to awaken thee teens' faith and inspire them to examine...
  • The Eucharist: Eternity and Time Together

    05/14/2005 6:19:26 PM PDT · by Coleus · 1 replies · 270+ views
    Thebeacon ^ | 05.12.05 | Most Reverend Arthur J. Serratelli, S.T.D., S.S.L., D.D
    Across the oceans and the tides of time, at the heart of ancient Rome, there once stood a sports arena on the Vatican hill. In the year 37 A.D., the Emperor Caligula took an obelisk from Alexandria in Egypt and placed it on this spot. This stone rising 83 feet high and weighing 331 tons stood as a symbol of Roman power and the vast kingdom under Caesar. But, like every other kingdom, that great empire died with the death of the last Caesar. Only once did a kingdom begin at the death of its king. At the death of...
  • Bishop Bars Activist, Lesbian/Pro-abortion Writer from Speaking at Catholic Retreat House

    05/12/2005 6:27:14 PM PDT · by Coleus · 83 replies · 1,563+ views
    North Jersey Newspapers | 05.11.05 | Maya Kremen
    Writer banned from speaking at retreat Diocese of Paterson Bishop Arthur J. Serratelli has banned a writer who supports abortion rights and female ordination from speaking to a lay Catholic group on church property. Angela Bonavoglia , a self-de­scribed "itinerant Catholic," was scheduled to speak tonight to a lo­cal branch of the lay group Voice of the Faithful at the Jesuit Loyola Retreat in Morristown. But at the last minute, the diocese asked the Jesuits there to "disinvite" Bonavoglia, saying that her views oppose church doctrine, according to a diocesan spokeswoman. The ban marks the first time a Paterson bishop...
  • Pro-Abortion Catholic Feminist to Speak at Jesuit-Run Retreat House at VOTF Meeting (Take Action)

    05/08/2005 7:16:47 PM PDT · by Coleus · 10 replies · 750+ views
    Listed below is thread on Angela Bonavoglia. She will be speaking at the Loyola Retreat House, Morristown, NJ,  on Wednesday night, May 11, 2005, which is being sponsored by the Voice of the Faithful (VOTF), an apostate Marxist organization run by laypersons who don't like the traditional church. She is a pro-abortion feminist who wants a "new Catholic church" !   Angela's WebsiteContact Angela Here  The Local Catholic Bishop, Most Reverend Arthur J. Serratelli, S.T.D., S.S.L., D.D;  needs to know what is going on in his diocese by religious orders who don't necessarily report to the local ordinary.Here is a story, written by...
  • Whose Moral Values, Deeper Issues

    11/12/2004 9:54:09 PM PST · by Coleus · 8 replies · 1,017+ views
    11.11.04 | Bishop Arthur J. Serratelli, Diocese of Paterson
    Whose Moral Values?  Deeper Issues Just days after the presidential election, the press reported a change the Texas Board of Education made in a high school text.  When speaking of marriage, the textbook would now speak of marriage not as a union of partners but as a union of man and woman.  Not a startling definition in light of the common tradition of humanity stretching far back beyond the pages of Genesis.  Yet what is disconcerting is the remark reported of a board member who refused to endorse the change.  She labeled the change "political agenda."  She argued that the...
  • Vatican Announces New Leader For Paterson NJ Diocese, Bishop Arthur J. Serratelli

    06/01/2004 2:18:54 PM PDT · by Coleus · 27 replies · 4,553+ views
    Vatican Announces New Leader For Paterson NJ Diocese For the last quarter century, Bishop Frank Rodimer has been the head of the Paterson Diocese. He has been a popular bishop. However, there have been some recent sex abuse scandals involving priests. Today, he will be replaced. The Paterson Diocese serves 377,000 Catholics in Morris, Sussex and Passaic counties. For 26 years, it has been run by Bishop Frank Rodimer. But today, he is expected to be replaced by Arthur Serratelli, currently Vicar General, the number two position, in the Newark Archdiocese. The 60-year old Serratelli is highly regarded as smart,...
  • Serratelli named new Paterson (NJ) bishop

    06/01/2004 1:15:50 PM PDT · by sidewalk · 5 replies · 224+ views
    Newsday ^ | June 1, 2004 | WAYNE PARRY
    PATERSON, N.J. -- The Most Rev. Arthur J. Serratelli, a Newark native with a command of Spanish and a preference for conciliation over confrontation, was named the seventh bishop of Paterson on Tuesday by Pope John Paul II. The pope accepted the resignation of Bishop Frank J. Rodimer, 76, who had passed the Vatican's mandatory retirement age for bishops more than a year ago. Serratelli, an auxiliary bishop in the Archdiocese of Newark, where he served as vicar general, did not announce any sweeping reforms, saying he wants to listen and learn from the diocese's 111 parishes. But at a...