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St. Christopher Magallanes and His Companions ATONEMENTONLINE - May 21, 2017 "¡Viva Cristo Rey!" ("Long live Christ the King!"). This was the cry of the "Cristeros," Catholics who took up arms in the 1920's in Mexico against the anti-Catholic government led by an evil man named Plutarco Calles, who had instituted and enforced laws against the Church in an attempt to completely erase the Catholic faith in Mexico. Baptisms had been declared illegal; celebrating Mass was ...http://atonementparish.blogspot.com/2017/05/st-christopher-magallanes-and-his.html

St. Venantius of Camerino A CATHOLIC LIFE - May 18, 2017 Double (1954 Calendar): May 18 Today is the Feast of Venantius of Camerino, who suffered martyrdom at a young age for the truths of the Catholic Religion. St. Venantius was born at Camerino in Italy. In the year 250, when he was 15 years of age, he was arrested because of his Christian faith and was condemned by a Roman judge to suffer cruel torments. The steadfastness of the young saint touched even hardened hearts, and many pagans ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/myST/~3/LbdBa1tJUrI/st-venantius-of-camerino.html

Fatima: Mary and the Struggle Against Satan G-MANS JOURNEY - May 14, 2017 Taken from Catholic Exchange; Fatima: Mary and the Struggle Against Satan KATHLEEN BECKMAN "O my Jesus! Forgive us our sins, save us from the fire of hell. Lead all souls to heaven, especially those who are most in need." According the memoirs of Sr. Lucia of Fatima, this prayer was directly taught by the Virgin Mary to the seers. On the one-hundred-year anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima, the universal Church reflects on Mary's ...http://gman59.blogspot.com/2017/05/fatima-mary-and-struggle-against-satan.html

The English Martyrs ATONEMENTONLINE - May 4, 2017 During the 16th and 17th centuries hundreds of Catholics gave their lives in England, martyred simply because they stayed faithful to the Catholic Church. They themselves had not changed, but what changed were the laws of their nation. King Henry VIII had proclaimed himself supreme head of the Church in England, claiming for himself and his successors power over his subjects not only in civil matters, but also in spiritual things. He took ...http://atonementparish.blogspot.com/2017/05/the-english-martyrs.html

ACN News - Remains of Abducted Syrian Christians Are Finally Laid to Rest A CATHOLIC MOM IN HAWAII - May 3, 2017 ... The remains of five Christians abducted by jihadist rebels four years ago from the Christian town of Maaloula have at last been laid to rest in their home town. A solemn ceremony took place April 25, 2017. Earlier that day, a funeral Mass was said in a Damascus suburb by Melkite Catholic Patriarch Gregory III. Sources in the Melkite Catholic Patriarchate told international Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) that ...http://hicatholicmom.blogspot.com/2017/05/acn-news-remains-of-abducted-syrian.html

Raising the Dead in Lent NEW LITURGICAL MOVEMENT - March 30, 2017 ... repeat the Gregorian propers from the previous day, indicating perhaps that their Masses were added by a different Pope.) This change was made in the midst of significant controversies between the Popes and the Byzantine Emperors, first over the Quinisext Synod, and later over the iconoclast heresy. The former, also known as the "Synod in Trullo", was held in Constantinople in 692 to supplement the work of the fifth and sixth ecumenical councils, which had both adjourned ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheNewLiturgicalMovement/~3/hGjElAZKl6o/raising-dead-in-lent.html

USA : Effort to Rescue Blessed Sacrament in Fire Recalled As Act of Great Faith CLERICAL WHISPERS - March 17, 2017 ... George Weinmann and Sister Lilian Marie McLaughlin did not know that by early afternoon they'd perform actions that would cost them their live s - and render them modern-day martyrs in the eyes of many. Yet when danger stared them down, in the form of a fire spreading through St. Philip Neri Church, they responded as only people with great faith might. Weinmann, the pastor, rushed into the burning building to save the Blessed Sacrament inside ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2017/03/usa-effort-to-rescue-blessed-sacrament.html

KOREA – VATICAN : Beatification Process Underway for P'yŏng-Yang Bishop and the Other 213 Martyrs CLERICAL WHISPERS - March 11, 2017 The special committee for the Causes of Saints set up by the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Korea has announced the start of the national process of beatification and eventually canonisation of two groups of martyrs: that of the Servant of God John Baptist Yi Byeok and his 132 companions, and that of the servant of God Mgr Francis Borgia Hong Yong-ho, the first bishop of P'yŏng-yang and his 80 companions. The Vatican gave the committee a "national" and ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2017/03/korea-vatican-beatification-process.html

USA : The Contentious Case of Fulton Sheen's Corpse (Comment) CLERICAL WHISPERS - March 11, 2017 ... corpse of Venerable Archbishop Fulton John Sheen may stand out as one of most bizarre of all. Although the good man died 37 years ago, his body hit the news again because his final resting place couldn't be decided upon outside of court. Though he was born in the Diocese of Peoria, Sheen's public life ended in the Archdiocese of New York, and these two episcopal districts have been duking it out, over who should have his body, in grand style for the last few ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2017/03/usa-contentious-case-of-fulton-sheens.html

Shusaku Endo's "Silence" AGAINST THE GRAIN - February 26, 2017 ... the temptations but the consequences of apostasy were shown by both novel and film in a faithful light: the temptations were beyond ingenious, with the voice of Jesus seeming to come from His image on the fumie itself ("Step on me.") as if Christ Himself were counseling the mercy of apostasy as the path to redemption; and both apostate priests ended their lives by faded into oblivion, morphing into gollum-like shadows of themselves; and the Japanese Catholics (not all, but ...http://christopherblosser.blogspot.com/2017/02/shusaku-endos-silence.html

Is the Orthodox Church in Africa Indicating the Way Forward? MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A BENEDICTINE BLOG) - February 24, 2017 Greek Orthodox in Africa Move Toward Restoring Deaconesses my source: National Catholic Register Icon image of St. Olympias the deaconess (Public domain via CNA) The Patriarchate of Alexandria may become the latest Church to restore the ancient order of deaconess. Nicholas W. Smith and Peter Jesserer Smith ALEXANDRIA, Egypt — The Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa has announced its first formal step toward restoring the ancient office of deaconess. ...http://fatherdavidbirdosb.blogspot.com/2017/02/is-orthodox-church-in-africa-indicating.html

When the Church Thrives, Cultures Thrive CRISIS MAGAZINE - February 23, 2017 ... open the possibility that couples who are divorced and remarried civilly be admitted to the sacraments in the absence of a declaration from the Church that their previous marriage was invalid. Four cardinals—with notably Raymond Burke, an American, among them—have stated that this ambiguity has endangered the traditional Catholic understanding of marriage as well as the sacraments of Confession and the Eucharist. The cardinals have ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CrisisMagazine/~3/S2XgL6JN4Yw/church-thrives-cultures-thrive

Worth Revisiting - The New Evangelization Is Not So New HARVESTING THE FRUITS OF CONTEMPLATION - February 14, 2017 ... of all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit". He did not then, nor does He now, teach that one Church is as good as another. Jesus has called all of us to be members of His One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. Over the ensuing centuries, we Catholics have frequently failed to heed His command, even in current times mistakenly and tragically acting like this was no longer our mission. In the early days of Christ's Church, ...http://harvestingthefruitsofcontemplation.blogspot.com/2017/02/worth-revisiting-new-evangelization-is.html

In Face of Death Some Run CATHOLIC AMERICAN EYES IN KOREA - February 12, 2017 When we think about the history of the Church in Korea we remember the many martyrs but at the same time many were those who wanted to live and turned against the community of faith . After Chu Mun- m o, James (1752-1801) the Chinese priest entered Korea, the Masses were attended with great fervor. However, those who reported the Masses and gave the names of those in attendance to the authorities were also Catholics. ...http://catholicamericaneyesinkorea.blogspot.com/2017/02/in-face-of-death-some-run.html

Samurai Martyr Beatified in Japan CLERICAL WHISPERS - February 11, 2017 A 17th century Catholic Samurai and martyr was beatified during a Mass in ‎Osaka, Japan on Tuesday. Cardinal Angelo Amato, Prefect of the Vatican's ‎Congregation for the Causes of Saints, presided over the Beatification Mass of Justo Takayama Ukon, who was declared a martyr by Pope Francis in January last year. Takayama Ukon was born in 1552 in Japan during the time when Jesuit missionaries were being introduced within the country. By the time Takayama ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2017/02/samurai-martyr-beatified-in-japan.html

Irish Widow Speaks of Pain After Thieves Snatch Rosary Beads From Her Husband's Grave CLERICAL WHISPERS - February 9, 2017 ... thieves snatched rosary beads, blessed in Rome, from the grave of her husband. But pensioner Catherine McNally, a devout Roman Catholic, has vowed: "I will pray for forgiveness for those responsible. "I must do, otherwise how can I be forgiven?" The 82-year-old, originally from Co Kilkenny, still cannot comprehend someone would stoop so low as to steal religious symbols from husband Jim's grave at Brandwood End Cemetery, Birmingham. "Who would so such a ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2017/02/irish-widow-speaks-of-pain-after.html

Last Words of Seven Saint Martyrs, Past and Present BIG C CATHOLICS - February 6, 2017 Although they have not been formally canonized, Blessed Miguel Pro and Father Jacques Hamel are most certainly among the elect in heaven by virtue of their glorious martyrdoms in testimony to the Lord Jesus Christ, our Savior & King. When the court sentenced Stephen to death, the 1st century Protomartyr was taken outside the city to be stoned. Scripture testifies that the participants laid their cloaks at the feet of a young man named Saul (the future ...http://www.bigccatholics.com/2017/02/last-words-of-seven-saint-martyrs-past.html

St. Paul Miki and Companions, Martyrs JEAN M. HEIMANN - February 5, 2017 The saints of the day for February 6 are St. Paul Miki and companions, martyrs. These twenty-six martyrs are sometimes called the martyrs of Nagasaki and the martyrs of Japan. St. Francis Xavier brought the Good News of Christianity to Japan in 1549. Many received the Word and were baptized by St. Francis himself. Although Francis moved on and eventually died near the shores of China, the ...http://www.jeanmheimann.com/2017/02/st-paul-miki-companions-martyrs/