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Pope St. Damasus I: A Great Devotee of the Saints CATHOLIC FIRE - December 11, 2014 Today Catholics commemorate Pope St. Damasus I, who led the Church through a critical part of the fourth-century Arian controversy over Jesus' divinity. Pope Damasus I made decisions that shaped the future of Western Catholicism and the universal Church. During his pontificate, Latin became the official liturgical language of the Roman Church, which had used Greek extensively in the past. The same Pope authorized St. Jerome to revise the Latin translation of the Bible into ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2014/12/pope-st-damasus-i-great-devotee-of.html

Pope St. Damasus I ATONEMENTONLINE - December 10, 2014 ... riots that broke out over the election of his successor. Most people favoured the deacon Damasus, a Roman who was of Spanish descent. Damasus was a very faithful man who upheld the fullness of the Catholic faith, and although there were some who supported another man whom they tried to install as pope, but Damasus finally was installed, with the Emperor Valentinian interceding to expel the anti-pope. A time of ...http://atonementparish.blogspot.com/2014/12/pope-st-damasus-i.html

Feastday of St. Bibiana A CATHOLIC LIFE - December 2, 2014 ... daughter of the Christians Flavian and Dafrosa. Flavian was tortured and sent into exile where he died, and Dafrosa was beheaded. All of this occurred under the rule of Apronianus as Governor of Rome - he was made Governor by Julian the Apostate in 363. The daughters of these two martyrs were Bibiana and Demetria. Demetria, after confessing her Faith in the Catholic Faith, was slain. Bibiana was put to great ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/myST/~3/NNeY_tmtSCg/feastday-of-st-bibiana.html

What Hierarchy Really Means CRISIS MAGAZINE - December 1, 2014 ... other hand, he should also be the most attractive example. Francis neatly falls into this discussion. His various gestures, on the one hand, have made him shockingly popular, so it seems he is trying to be evangelizer-in-chief by being the most attractive example. But on the other hand, his positions on many issues are quite unclear (at least for the majority, who do not read carefully). At best, he seems to be erring on the side of example, without clarity. At worst, he seems ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CrisisMagazine/~3/pl1bU_zA5Ik/hierarchy-really-means

First Sunday of Advent IGNATIAN SPIRITUALITY: SET THE WORLD ABLAZE - November 26, 2014 ... for whom we looked; let us rejoice and be glad." Thursday : (Isaiah 26) They shall sing in the land of Judah, "A strong city have we, Open up the gates to let in a nation that is just, one that keeps faith." Friday : (Isaiah 29) They shall keep my name holy and they will see the day when the deaf hear, the blind see, the lowly find joy, and the poor rejoice. Saturday : (Isaiah 30) People of Zion, weep no more. The Lord will be known to all the nations and everyone shall see ...http://predmore.blogspot.com/2014/11/first-sunday-of-advent.html

A Letter From St. Paul COFFEE AND CANTICLES - November 24, 2014 This is a chapter of my upcoming book, But There's More! Catholic Stories to Amaze You. Naturally, many Coffee&Canticles readers will guess the "punch line" ahead of time. "I, Paul, a prisoner for the sake of Christ.... When St. Paul wrote this epistle, so many years ago, he probably had no idea what an impact it would have. Naturally, he hoped it would console Christians, young in their faith, who were dismayed ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CoffeeAndCanticles-TheDivineOfficeInYourLife/~3/Aojk-SdwGLY/a-letter-from-st-paul.html

St. Andrew Dung-Lac and Companions, Martyrs CATHOLIC FIRE - November 23, 2014 Today the Church celebrates the memorial of St. Andrew Dung-Lac, priest and martyr, and companions, martyrs. There are 117 martyrs in this group and although they died at different times, they were all canonized by Pope John Paul II on June 19, 1988. Of the group, 96 were Vietnamese, 11 were Spaniards, and 10 were French. There were 8 bishops, 50 priests and 59 lay Catholics in the group. Of the priests, 11 were Dominicans, 10 belonged to ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2014/11/st-andrew-dung-lac-and-companions.html

Champion of Medjugorje Shrine IN GOD'S COMPANY 2 - November 8, 2014 ... hobbies included gardening, growing fruit and vegetables and making jam, watch and clock repairing and overseeing building projects for members of his family. A polyglot who proudly sported a gold fáinne, his other languages included a good mastery of Croatian, in which he heard confessions. He died while on a visit to the Marian shrine at Medjugorje, in Bosnia Herzogovina, where he had been ministering to pilgrims from Ireland during the last decades of ...http://ingodscompany2.blogspot.com/2014/11/priest-champion-of-medjugorje-shrine.html

Veni Creator Spiritus - Let Us Again Remember Those Heroic, Holy and Royal Carmelites of Compiegne ROMAN CHRISTENDOM - November 6, 2014 ... cannot suppress a chuckle whenever I see Irish republicans warmly attached to such royalist devotions!). She was the last one before the Prioress to mount the scaffold to die. To the end, she encouraged her Sisters to persevere. When a charitable person offered a glass of water to one of the Sisters, Mother Henriette told her: "In Heaven, my Sister, in Heaven we will soon have water aplenty to drink." The late Brazilian Catholic scholar, politician and activist, Professor ...http://romanchristendom.blogspot.com/2014/11/veni-creator-spiritus-let-us-again.html

Sunday Word, 02 Nov 14 TO FIND FRUIT - November 2, 2014 ... Catholic contours of practice and affection. Praying for the departed faithful is an ancient practice of the church. The church prays "for all in Christian and catholic fellowship departed, even without mentioning… their names, under a general commemoration." 1 Each mass allows us, at once locally and universally, to plead for all the dead: Grant them, O Lord, we pray, and all who sleep in Christ, a place of refreshment, ...http://findfruit.blogspot.com/2014/11/sunday-word-02-nov-14.html

The Holy Origins of Halloween SOUTHERN FRIED CATHOLICISM BLOG - October 31, 2014 ... We still have sermons that St. John Chrysostom preached for some of these commemorations in that city. In the Christian West, the feast day honoring "All Holy Martyrs" was introduced in the year 609. That year, the Roman Emperor Phocas gave the Pantheon (one of Rome's oldest and most important pagan temples) to Pope Boniface IV. On May 13 of that same year, Pope Boniface rededicated the Pantheon as a church honoring "St. Maria ad Martyres," or "Holy Mary and All the ...http://southernfriedcatholicism.blogspot.com/2014/10/the-holy-origins-of-halloween.html

Blessed Karl of Austria — Sanctity and Perfection in His Footsteps NEW LITURGICAL MOVEMENT - October 27, 2014 ... Daniela Petchik [Juventutem DC recently sponsored a mass in the Extraordinary Form at St. Mary, Mother of God Catholic Church in Washington, D.C., on the feast of Blessed Karl of Austria (October 21). A reception followed, with speakers H.I.R.H. Prince Bertrand of Orleans-Braganza, the Prince Imperial of Brazil (Vassouras Line); Raymond de Souza; and Juventutem DC leader Daniela Petchik. Miss Petchik was kind enough to provide us with her own remarks, which serve as a ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheNewLiturgicalMovement/~3/euieRrlOZrQ/blessed-karl-of-austria-sanctity-and.html

World Mission Sunday COSMOS + SUN - October 17, 2014 ... with me here. St. Isaac Jogues with missing fingers 1. Sunday we mark 368 years since the martyrdom of St. Isaac Jogues, who died in upstate New York. And he was by no means the only Jesuit who died for the faith on this continent. In 1571, eight Jesuits died as martyrs here in what is now Virginia. We salute these greatest of American heroes. Before George Washington's ...http://frmarkdwhite.wordpress.com/2014/10/17/world-mission-sunday/

October, the Month Dedicated to the Most Holy Rosary G-MANS JOURNEY - October 5, 2014 ... dispel the darkness of heresy and the light of the Catholic Faith would shine forth in all its splendor. Pope Gregory XIII assured us that the Rosary was instituted to implore the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary and to appease the anger of God. Pope Pius IX said, "Have courage, my dear children! I exhort you to fight against the persecution of the Church and against anarchy, not with the sword, but with the Rosary, with prayer and good example." He ...http://gman59.blogspot.com/2014/10/october-month-dedicated-to-most-holy.html

Saint Jerome Quote SAINT QUOTE OF THE DAY - September 30, 2014 You say in your book that while we live we are able to pray for each other, but afterwards when we have died, the prayer of no person for another can be heard.... But if the apostles and martyrs while still in the body can pray for others, at a time when they ought still be solicitous about themselves, how much more will they do so after their crowns, victories, and triumphs? -- Saint Jerome from " Against Vigilantius" You can help support ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SaintQuoteOfTheDay/~3/9W8MGPluIY0/saint-jerome-quote.html

Out and About: Animal War Memorial-Reagan Memorial-Tyburn Convent GEM OF THE OCEAN - September 28, 2014 ... Guide. Quite easy to miss if you just have a regular sized A-Z, because it's not showing on either the standard A-Z or the wire bound more detailed mini-pocket A-Z that most London residents have. The memorial runs for the width of the median. Not far from the War Memorial is the US embassy on the west side of Grosvenor Square. On the SW corner of the square stands the relatively new Reagan Memorial. Sadly, some pinhead spray painted some green crap at the base of the statue. There is also a ...http://gemoftheocean99.blogspot.com/2014/09/out-and-about-animal-war-memorial.html

Salesian Spanish Martyrs: Blessed José Calasanz Marqués, SDB and Companions DA MIHI ANIMAS - September 22, 2014 ... the Black Cordelias site: Professed priest of the Salesian Society of Saint John Bosco, born in Azanuy (Huesca), Spain, November 23, 1872, died at the Bridge of St. Josephon the road to Valencia, Spain, July 29, 1936. He is buried at the cemetery Benimaclet in Valencia. Pope John Paul II beatified him on March 11, 2001 together with 232 other victims of the Spanish Civil War from the Diocese of Valencia. Roman Martyrology: At Valencia in Spain, Blessed Joseph Calasanz ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2014/09/salesian-spanish-martyrs-blessed-jose.html

They Call Me the Bacon Priest NORBERTINE VOCATIONS - September 21, 2014 ... in Need to our parishes to tell us about the work of that venerable charity, and encourage the parishioners to include ACN in their almsgiving. As we have written before on our website, ACN has Norbertine origins, for it was founded by the Norbertine priest, Werenfried van Straaten, who was a Canon of Tongerloo (latterly, of Orange). You can read about his life here . Father Werenfried sprinkling the crowd, which had come to hear him preach from his mobile ...http://norbertinevocations.wordpress.com/2014/09/21/they-call-me-the-bacon-priest/

Beatification of Paul Yun Ji-Chung CATHOLIC AMERICAN EYES IN KOREA - September 9, 2014 Beatification of Paul Yun Ji-chung and 123 martyr companions at the Gwanghwamun Gate recently was a memorable day for our Christians. An essay in the Catholic Times reflects on the meaning of what happened on that day: Korean history and Catholic history came together. Before we lose the enthusiasm, the essayist wants us to reflect on three points that arise from the beatification. Blessed Paul Yun was the first one on the list of ...http://catholicamericaneyesinkorea.blogspot.com/2014/09/beatification-of-paul-yun-ji-chung.html

"OF ONE MIND WITH THE CHURCH" : POPE FRANCIS CONFIRMS THAT ARCHBISHOP ROMERO'S CAUSE IS MOVING FORWARD by Mark Gordon MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A BENEDICTINE BLOG) - August 30, 2014 ... forward. "I see Oscar Arnulfo Romero as a great witness of the faith and a man who was thirsty for social justice," said Cardinal Müller at the time, noting that as early as 2007 Pope Benedict XVI said he thought Romero "worthy of beatification." These developments are of particular importance to Catholics in Central and South America, especially the poor, who view Romero as a champion of their cause for social, political ...http://fatherdavidbirdosb.blogspot.com/2014/08/of-one-mind-with-church-pope-francis.html

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