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  • Catholic churches in France vandalized, set on fire & smeared with excrement

    03/23/2019 2:18:51 PM PDT · by robowombat · 16 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | 23 Mar, 2019 13:37 | Cardinal Robert Sarah
    Catholic churches in France vandalized, set on fire & smeared with excrement There has been hostility to the Catholic Church in France for centuries, but this kind of thing did not happen. Could it have anything to do with the introduction into France of a large population of people who believe that Christianity is a false religion and that they are commanded to fight unbelievers so that Allah may punish them by the hands of the believers (cf. Qur’an 9:14-15)? Possibly not. But possibly. Catholic churches in France are being targeted with arson attacks, vandalism, desecration of holy statues, and...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 03-24-19, Third Sunday of Lent

    03/23/2019 9:35:05 PM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies ^ | 03-24-19 | Revised New American Bible
    March 24 2019 Third Sunday of Lent Reading 1 Ex 3:1-8a, 13-15 Moses was tending the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian. Leading the flock across the desert, he came to Horeb, the mountain of God. There an angel of the LORD appeared to Moses in fire flaming out of a bush. As he looked on, he was surprised to see that the bush, though on fire, was not consumed. So Moses decided, “I must go over to look at this remarkable sight, and see why the bush is not burned.” When the LORD saw him...
  • Priest stabbed live on TV at Canada’s biggest church

    03/23/2019 10:09:09 AM PDT · by hiho hiho · 41 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | March 23, 2019 | JULIEN BESSET
    <p>MONTREAL (AFP) — A priest was stabbed in front of his congregation live on television during morning mass on Friday at Canada’s biggest church, in what police described as an isolated incident.</p> <p>Footage broadcast on a Catholic television station and picked up by the top-rated CTV network showed a man in jeans, parka and white baseball cap approach Claude Grou at St Joseph’s Oratory in Montreal, in front of 60 horrified parishioners.</p>
  • Why Were Non-Catholic 'Observers' Influencing Vatican II's Documents?

    03/23/2019 10:34:47 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | March 22, 2019 | Stephen Kokx
    Mar 22 Why Were Non-Catholic 'Observers' Influencing Vatican II's Documents? Editor’s Note: In this new article, CFN contributor Stephen Kokx quotes testimony from several sources which demonstrate that a variety of non-Catholics (mostly Protestants) who were invited to the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) as “observers” clearly influenced the discussions—and even the documents—of the Council. As one quoted source reveals, “[A]lthough we had no direct ‘voice’ on the council floor, we did indeed have an indirect voice through the many contacts that were possible with the Fathers and their indispensable strong arms, the periti.”A little less than 100 years prior to...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-23-19, OM, St. Turibius of Mogrovejo

    03/22/2019 9:32:30 PM PDT · by Salvation · 25 replies ^ | 03-23-19 | Revised New American Bible
    March 23 2019 Saturday of the Second Week of Lent Reading 1 Mi 7:14-15, 18-20 Shepherd your people with your staff,the flock of your inheritance,That dwells apart in a woodland,in the midst of Carmel.Let them feed in Bashan and Gilead,as in the days of old;As in the days when you came from the land of Egypt,show us wonderful signs. Who is there like you, the God who removes guiltand pardons sin for the remnant of his inheritance;Who does not persist in anger forever,but delights rather in clemency,And will again have compassion on us,treading underfoot our guilt?You will cast into...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-22-19

    03/22/2019 9:12:16 PM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies ^ | 03-22-19 | Revised New American Bible
    March 22 2019 Friday of the Second Week of Lent Reading 1 Gn 37:3-4, 12-13a, 17b-28a Israel loved Joseph best of all his sons,for he was the child of his old age;and he had made him a long tunic.When his brothers saw that their father loved him best of all his sons,they hated him so much that they would not even greet him. One day, when his brothers had goneto pasture their father's flocks at Shechem,Israel said to Joseph, "Your brothers, you know, are tending our flocks at Shechem.Get ready; I will send you to them." So Joseph went...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-21-19

    03/22/2019 7:31:34 PM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies ^ | 03-21-19 | Revised New American Bible
    March 21 2019 Thursday of the Second Week of Lent Reading 1 Jer 17:5-10 Thus says the LORD:Cursed is the man who trusts in human beings,who seeks his strength in flesh,whose heart turns away from the LORD.He is like a barren bush in the desertthat enjoys no change of season,But stands in a lava waste,a salt and empty earth.Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD,whose hope is the LORD.He is like a tree planted beside the watersthat stretches out its roots to the stream:It fears not the heat when it comes,its leaves stay green;In the year of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-20-19

    03/22/2019 7:06:21 PM PDT · by Salvation · 9 replies ^ | 03-20-19 | Revised New American Bible
    March 20 2019 Wednesday of the Second Week of Lent Reading 1 Jer 18:18-20 The people of Judah and the citizens of Jerusalem said,“Come, let us contrive a plot against Jeremiah.It will not mean the loss of instruction from the priests,nor of counsel from the wise, nor of messages from the prophets.And so, let us destroy him by his own tongue;let us carefully note his every word.” Heed me, O LORD,and listen to what my adversaries say.Must good be repaid with evilthat they should dig a pit to take my life?Remember that I stood before youto speak in their...
  • Catholic priest 'failed to maintain proper boundaries' in additional report, Diocese of Austin says

    03/22/2019 5:51:44 AM PDT · by buffyt · 21 replies
    KVUE Austin News ^ | March 20, 2019 | Andrew Wilson
    A Catholic priest, who was arrested for allegedly groping a woman in October 2018, has been removed from the Diocese of Austin after the diocese said he "failed to maintain proper boundaries with an adult" in an unrelated incident in February. According to the affidavit for the arrest of Gerold Langsch, 75, the victim suffers from several medical conditions and was put in hospice care after falling ill from diabetes. However, police said the victim, who is still alive, was fully aware of what was happening when she made the allegations. Police said the victim's ex-husband contacted the Knights of...
  • Twelve French Churches Attacked, Vandalized In One Week (By Moslems)

    03/21/2019 6:06:23 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Mar 2019 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    A dozen Catholic churches have been desecrated across France over the period of one week in an egregious case of anti-Christian vandalism. The recent spate of church profanations has puzzled both police and ecclesiastical leaders, who have mostly remained silent as the violations have spread up and down France. Last Sunday, marauders set fire to the church of Saint-Sulpice — one of Paris’ largest and most important churches — shortly after the twelve-o’clock Mass. Police have concluded that the fire was the result of arson and are now looking for possible suspects. The restoration of the church from the damage...
  • NY Bill Would Require Priests to Violate Confessional Seal

    03/20/2019 6:37:58 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 94 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 3/15/19 | Stephen Wynne
    CARE Act aimed at clamping down on child abuseALBANY, N.Y. ( - Under a proposed New York law, Catholic priests would be required to report cases of child abuse revealed inside the confessional. With the clerical sex abuse crisis continuing to unfold across the state's eight dioceses, on Thursday, Assemblywoman Monica P. Wallace (D-Cheektowaga) introduced the CARE Act, a bill to force clergy of all faiths to notify law enforcement of child abuse. Under current state law, dozens of professions are required to report harm to children, but a "clergy privilege" provision exempts priests from revealing crimes revealed in confession....
  • Anti-Catholic Climate Worsens in France

    03/20/2019 6:52:41 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    The Tablet (UK) ^ | 3/11/19 | Jonathon Luxmoore
    France currently 'worst country in Europe' for 'secularist, anti-religious intolerance'French monitoring groups have cited an increase in attacks on churches and religious sites, with a record 47 documented in February, despite appeals for better protection from the country's Catholic bishops. The groups' report said 15 vandalism attacks had been registered nationwide during the month, along with 15 robberies, 10 acts of profanation and one torching incident. It added that the worst had occurred at the gothic cathedral of Saint-Denis, near Paris, the historic burial place of French monarchs, which assailants had entered by smashing a historic stained-glass window, before wrecking...
  • 'I'll go to jail for my beliefs' says devout Catholic mother set to be questioned by police

    03/20/2019 9:27:06 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 19, 2019 | Joe Middleton, Terri-ann Williams, Steve Doughty
    A devout Catholic and mother is the subject of a five-month police investigation - after she was accused of calling a transgender woman a 'he' on Twitter.  Caroline Farrow, a broadcaster and writer for Roman Catholic newspapers, said she had a phone call from an officer on Monday asking her to attend an interview. Mrs Farrow, 44, said she may have posted the suspect tweet following an appearance on Good Morning Britain last September, during which she took part in a debate on transgender children. She said she was prepared to go to jail, adding: 'I don't know what I...
  • Catholic Church scandal: 395 Illinois priests, deacons accused of sexual misconduct

    03/20/2019 7:39:58 PM PDT · by BipolarBob · 56 replies
    USA Today ^ | 3/20/2019 | Aamer Madhani
    Nearly 400 Catholic clergy members in Illinois have been accused of sexual misconduct
  • TWO NEW HYMNS TO ST. JOSEPH (by Mrs Don-o)

    03/19/2019 4:46:31 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 23 replies
    My Musical Muse | March 19, 2019 | Mrs Don-o
    Hymn to St. JosephTune of: "Be Thou My Vision" Blessed Saint Joseph, how great was your worth, You provided your strength for God's Son upon earth, The guardian of Jesus! Ah, then you will be, As spouse of Our Lady, a father to me. You to your family were father and guide, Jesus and Mary felt safe at your side; Blessed Saint Joseph, how safe I would be, O Church's protector, if you were with me. Provider for Mary, and support of her Child Life’s ways can be weary, the desert is wild; Wilderness around us, no safety in...
  • And in the Morning Watch the Lord … Cast a Glance” - A Meditation on the Look of the Lord

    03/19/2019 8:35:06 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-18-19 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posted on March 18, 2019March 18, 2019 by Msgr. Charles Pope “And in the Morning Watch the Lord … Cast a Glance” - A Meditation on the Look of the Lord There is an astonishing verse in the Exodus account, which is read this week in the Office of Readings. The Lord had parted the waters of the Red Sea with a strong eastern wind and the Israelites had just made the crossing with the Egyptians in hot pursuit.And in the morning watch, the Lord in the pillar of fire and of cloud, cast a glace on the Egyptian...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-19-19, SOL, Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    03/18/2019 9:54:06 PM PDT · by Salvation · 17 replies ^ | 03-19-19 | Revised New American Bible
    March 19 2019 Solemnity of Saint Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary Reading 1 2 Sm 7:4-5a, 12-14a, 16 The LORD spoke to Nathan and said:"Go, tell my servant David,'When your time comes and you rest with your ancestors,I will raise up your heir after you, sprung from your loins,and I will make his kingdom firm.It is he who shall build a house for my name.And I will make his royal throne firm forever.I will be a father to him,and he shall be a son to me.Your house and your kingdom shall endure forever before me;your throne shall...
  • The Mature Christian

    03/18/2019 8:16:47 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-17-19 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posted on March 17, 2019March 17, 2019 by Msgr. Charles Pope The Mature Christian As a kind of follow-up to yesterday’s Gospel of the Transfiguration, we do well to reflect a little further on the Lord’s intention in leading Peter, James, and John up a high mountain. The Church teaches us His purpose in the Preface for the Second Sunday of Lent:For after he had told the disciples of his coming Death, on the holy mountain he manifested to them his glory, to show, even by the testimony of the law and the prophets, that the Passion leads to...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-18-19, OM, St. Cyril of Jerusalem

    03/17/2019 10:40:06 PM PDT · by Salvation · 41 replies ^ | 03-18-19 | Revised New American Bible
    March 18 2019 Monday of the Second Week in Lent Reading 1 Dn 9:4b-10 "Lord, great and awesome God,you who keep your merciful covenant toward those who love youand observe your commandments!We have sinned, been wicked and done evil;we have rebelled and departed from your commandments and your laws.We have not obeyed your servants the prophets,who spoke in your name to our kings, our princes,our fathers, and all the people of the land.Justice, O Lord, is on your side;we are shamefaced even to this day:we, the men of Judah, the residents of Jerusalem,and all Israel, near and far,in all...
  • Fire guts Paris’ historic St. Sulpice church

    03/17/2019 7:49:25 AM PDT · by robowombat · 30 replies
    News Agency Of Nigeria ^ | 17 Mar, 2019 14:16
    Fire guts Paris’ historic St. Sulpice church Fire at the Saint Sulpice Church in Paris as recorded by a passerby Fire has been reported at Paris’ historic St. Sulpice church, built in the 19th Century. According to Le Parisien, firefighters are extinguishing the blaze, which burst through the doors of the 19th Century building. The wooden doors were on fire, and a stained glass window was damaged. The rest of the damage “seems minor,” the daily newspaper said. Dramatic footage shared on social media shows the interior of the church in flames, with smoke billowing up to its arched roof....