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Living With the Holy Spirit P R WOMAN FOR CHRIST - May 21, 2015 ... City guided his flock with a steady hand. He lived in intimacy with the Holy Spirit. If certain violent events or horrendous natural disasters are shown to us through the media, we can still keep our peace. Martinez wrote: "The first path to peace is faith. In fact, if we lived by faith, we would live in peace." Martinez wrote a classic book called "The Sanctifier" which has been printed many times, and remains a best-seller. In the handy sized book "Secrets ...http://prwomanforchrist.blogspot.com/2015/05/living-with-holy-spirit.html

The Holy Martyrs of Mexico ATONEMENTONLINE - May 20, 2015 "¡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/2015/05/the-holy-martyrs-of-mexico.html

The English Martyrs ATONEMENTONLINE - May 4, 2015 The English Martyrs include 284 men and women who gave their lives during the 16th and 17th centuries. They were martyred simply because they remained steadfast in their Catholic faith. What had happened? 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 ...http://atonementparish.blogspot.com/2015/05/the-english-martyrs.html

Depression and the Saints DA MIHI ANIMAS - May 4, 2015 The following comes from the Catholic Exchange: Depression can often have a physiological aspect, which means that an examination by a physician will frequently be a good starting point in addressing the situation and any underlying problems. Severe, ongoing depression isn't something we should become resigned to or attempt to cope with alone; professional assistance should generally be obtained, usually after a doctor has ruled out a physical or chemical cause. But ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2015/05/depression-and-saints.html

The English Martyrs: A Contemporary Reflection CATHOLIC COMMENTARY - May 3, 2015 ... martyrs in some sense and those whose deaths were more the result of a political endeavour. In very different times, both Pope Francis and Pope Benedict have identified in the moment of martyrdom - that is, of death suffered in consequence of a profession of or living out of the Christian faith - a moment of particular ecumenical significance. It is indeed, they suggest, a moment of perfection of Christian unity. See my earlier post in this subject here . Pope ...http://rccommentary2.blogspot.com/2015/05/the-english-martyrs-contemporary.html

Relics, 5th Sunday of Easter, Year B FATHER DYLAN'S SERMONS - May 2, 2015 ... may ask what they will, and they will get it (Jn 15:7). The experience of the Church down the centuries has shown us that the saints, those who "remained" in Him, and in "His word" have worked great wonders by their prayers, and so Christians down the centuries have called out to the saints to ask them to pray on our behalf. Their lives on earth manifested their closeness to the Lord; they are now already in heaven; and so we ...http://fatherdylanjames.blogspot.com/2015/05/relics-5th-sunday-of-easter-year-b.html

UPDATED: Who Are the Ethiopian Martyrs? SERVANT AND STEWARD - April 22, 2015 ... only a couple of days after the Islamic State martyred 21 Copts on the shores of Libya before we learned the names and some of the stories of those who refused to renounce their faith in Christ Jesus and died with his name upon their lips on 13 February 2015. By means of just one example, the BBC published such an article on 15 February 2015 . The Islamic State martyred 30 Ethiopian Christians three days ago, ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/OhEL/~3/YwkrPf1uT9Y/who-are-ethiopian-martyrs.html

Armenian Orthodox and Catholic Relations BYZANTINE, TEXAS - April 13, 2015 ... Armenian Orthodox theologians continue discussions aimed at full unity, Pope Francis and Catholicos Karekin II of Etchmiadzin, patriarch of the Armenian Apostolic Church, commemorated the already-achieved unity of Armenian Catholic and Orthodox martyrs in heaven. Pope Francis concelebrated Mass April 12 with Armenian Catholic Patriarch Nerses Bedros XIX Tarmouni in the presence of Catholicos Karekin and thousands of Armenian ...http://byztex.blogspot.com/2015/04/armenian-orthodox-and-catholic-relations.html

Pope Marks First Genocide of 20th Century COMMUNIO - April 12, 2015 ... delivered spoke the world in the presence of the President of Armenia, Serž Azati Sargsyan, Catholicos Karekin II, Catholicos Aram I, and the Catholic Patriarch Nerses Bedros XIX, of the Great Evil of killing people, the first genocide of the 20th century. Dear Armenian Brothers and Sisters, A century has passed since that horrific massacre which was a true martyrdom of your people, in which many innocent people died as confessors and martyrs ...http://communio.stblogs.org/index.php/2015/04/32197/

In Defense of Holy Images—The Victory of the Resurrection NEW LITURGICAL MOVEMENT - April 6, 2015 ... sculptures or statues—in short, any art that seeks to bring the holy ones into our midst or, more properly, to bring us into contact with their glory. In response to heretics who were rejecting and destroying holy images (the iconoclasts), the seventh Ecumenical Council of the Catholic Church, called the Second Council of Nicaea (787), unambiguously affirmed the constant teaching and tradition of the Church: We declare that we preserve ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheNewLiturgicalMovement/~3/eCqrM6raPk4/in-defense-of-holy-imagesthe-victory-of.html

St. Margaret of Clitherow: Patron of Businesswomen, Converts, and Martyrs CATHOLIC FIRE - March 26, 2015 The saint of the day for March 26th is St. Margaret Clitherow, patron of businesswomen, converts, and martyrs. Margaret was born in Middleton, England, in 1555, of protestant parents. An attractive woman full of wit and cheer, she had a charming personality. In 1571, she married John Clitherow, a well-to-do butcher (to whom she bore two children). She was a good housewife, capable in business, dearly loved by her husband, whose only regret was that she would not attend ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/03/st-margaret-of-clitherow-patron-of.html

Africa's Hour MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A BENEDICTINE BLOG) - March 18, 2015 Africa's Hour It has the highest number of converts to the Catholic faith. And it also has the highest number of martyrs. As at the dawn of Christianity. The past and present of a continent that has ever more influence in the Church worldwide by Sandro Magister ROME, March 11, 2015 – It is the continent with the highest number of converts and martyrs. And yet it is also the most overlooked and undervalued, on the part ...http://fatherdavidbirdosb.blogspot.com/2015/03/africas-hour.html

A Miracle in Egypt SUFFERING WITH JOY - March 5, 2015 March 5, 2015 A miracle has occurred in Egypt, a blessing bestowed by God through the fruits of the martyrs of the Coptic Church. Samir Khalil Samir has written about it in AsiaNews.it , but he doesn't call it a miracle. Those of us who see with the eyes of faith, though, recognize an outpouring of grace that should inspire all of us to more fervent prayer for the conversion of Muslims. I'll come back to that politically incorrect phrase ...http://sufferingwithjoy.com/2015/03/05/a-miracle-in-egypt/

Ways to Help the Christians Persecuted by the Islamic State SERVANT AND STEWARD - March 2, 2015 One of my friends in Rome asked me this past weekend what she could do - in addition to prayer - to help our brothers and sisters in Iraq and Syria who are suffering for the sake of the name of our Lord Jesus Christ (cf. Matthew 10:22 ). It is an excellent question, and one I was very happy to answer. In these Lenten days we strive to be ever more conformed to the Redeemer by dedicating ourselves to increased prayer, fasting, and almsgiving because "prayer is good ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/OhEL/~3/YBuXgRwBLts/ways-to-help-christians-persecuted-by.html

A Retreat for the Mind: Plugging the Conference on the Future of the Catholic Literary Imagination BACK BAY VIEW - February 25, 2015 Two days before the world's paparazzi arrived in LA for the Academy Awards, USC's Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies hosted a conference on The Future of the Catholic Literary Imagination . More excited about the line-up of speakers for this event than about any of the celebrities in all the movies I haven't seen, I made the pilgrimage to LA and back two days in a row for a celebration of all that is good in the world of letters. I still feel a ...http://backbayview.blogspot.com/2015/02/a-retreat-for-mind-plugging-conference.html

A Martyr Is Mourned in Ukraine As West Placates Russia CRISIS MAGAZINE - February 23, 2015 Almost exactly a year ago, Bohdan Solchanyk , a lecturer on modern history at the Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU), was murdered by a government sniper in Kiev as hundreds of thousands of people protested the almost unimaginable corruption and cynicism of former president Viktor Yanukovych and his Russian puppet regime. About a week later, the head of the Department of Pastoral Care at UCU, Fr. Yuriy Sakvuk , visited Franciscan University to explain for faculty and ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CrisisMagazine/~3/lI_TVrAXmjQ/martyr-mourned-in-ukraine

Lent and the Ecumenism of Blood. THE CITY AND THE WORLD - February 18, 2015 ... ISIS. Last summer I noted that iconoclasm kills , and the victims of the current wave of iconoclasm represented by ISIS have included the vulnerable Christian communities of Iraq and Syria and, it now appears, Egyptian Christians as well. Though I have been following this tragedy for a long time, I have been particularly moved in recent days by the testimony of Chaldean Catholic Archbishop Bashar Warda , who laments that, after centuries of faithful ...http://jesuitjoe.blogspot.com/2015/02/lent-and-ecumenism-of-blood.html

The Pope Receives the Representatives of the Church of Scotland (Reformed) VIS NEWS - HOLY SEE PRESS OFFICE - February 16, 2015 ... were received this in audience this morning by the Holy Father who, in his greeting, expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to meet and share with them a common commitment to the service of the Gospel and the cause for Christian unity. "Scotland's rich cultural and historical traditions have been shaped by outstanding saintly witnesses to Christ from various confessions", he observed. "The present state of ecumenical relations in Scotland clearly shows that what we, as ...http://visnews-en.blogspot.com/2015/02/the-pope-receives-representatives-of.html

The Oriental Orthodox Churches and Rome: An Ecumenism Forged by the Blood of Martyrs MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A BENEDICTINE BLOG) - February 13, 2015 ... Friday received the participants in a meeting - this week - of the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Oriental Orthodox Churches. Below, please find the official English text of the Holy Father's remarks. Dear Brothers in Christ, With great joy I welcome you, the members of the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Oriental Orthodox Churches. Through ...http://fatherdavidbirdosb.blogspot.com/2015/02/the-oriental-orthodox-churches-and-rome.html

St. Paul Miki and Companions: Martyrs CATHOLIC FIRE - February 5, 2015 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://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/02/st-paul-miki-and-companions-martyrs.html