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St. Paul Miki and Companions - A CATHOLIC MOM IN HAWAII - February 5, 2016 We celebrate the feast of the Japanese martyrs on February 6th. Father Paul Miki, a Jesuit and twenty-five other Catholics sang the Te Deum as they were forced to walk 600 miles from Kyoto to Nagasaki, where they were crucified on February 5, 1597. The concentration of Catholic Christians were then in Nagasaki, Japan. It was thanks to Saint Francis Xavier that the Catholic faith was first brought to the Japanese people. It ...http://hicatholicmom.blogspot.com/2016/02/st-paul-miki-and-companions.html

Ss. Fabian and Sebastian, Martyrs ATONEMENTONLINE - January 19, 2016 January 20th is the commemoration of two great 3rd century martyrs – one a pope, and one a soldier. St. Fabian was simple farmer but was an extraordinary person, who took his Catholic faith very seriously. One day he came into the city of Rome from the countryside, but this wasn't just any day – it happened to be the day when a new pope was being chosen. Who knows? Perhaps Fabian had come to ...http://atonementparish.blogspot.com/2016/01/ss-fabian-and-sebastian-martyrs.html

For the Confused... THAT THE BONES YOU HAVE CRUSHED MAY THRILL - January 18, 2016 Just a few of the items found in the home of a traditional Catholic ... If, like me, you are confused by Pope Francis's words today on the Church, ecclesiastical tradition, 'obstinacy' to new(ness) and its relation to 'divination', please find below an explanation of what the Catechism teaches on such matters. Not that we need a Catechism anymore, for Truth itself, in the person of the Pope, has spoken... In fact, let's burn those Catechisms with all its references to ...http://thatthebonesyouhavecrushedmaythrill.blogspot.com/2016/01/for-confused.html

Feast of St. Marcellus I A CATHOLIC LIFE - January 16, 2016 ... dispersed and hidden from practicing the Faith openly during the demonic onslaught brought on by Diocletian. Pope St. Marcellus I also served in immitation of our Lord, the Good Shepherd, as he sought to welcome back and absolve from sin those who had denied the Faith for fear of being murdered. However, when a group of the apostacized, known as the Lapsi, refused to do penance, St. Marcellus refused to allow their return to ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/myST/~3/cfSkMf6CvTs/feast-of-st-marcellus-i.html

Important - Lutheran World Federation, Pontifical Council for Christian Unity Launch "Common Prayer" Service Extolling M RORATE CÆLI - January 14, 2016 By their fruits... Last year saw unprecedented expressions of "openness" on the part of some Vatican officials (including the Pope) and official Catholic structures towards Lutheranism. First there was the support expressed by a Vatican spokesman for the renaming of a square in the central part of Rome after Martin Luther , support that was never disowned by any higher ecclesiastical authority in Rome. Adventists and Lutherans had been trying since 2009 to ...http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2016/01/important-lutheran-world-federation.html

Liturgical Notes on the Feast of the Holy Innocents NEW LITURGICAL MOVEMENT - January 4, 2016 In the Missal of St Pius V, the feast of the Holy Innocents is celebrated in violet vestments, rather than the red used on all the other feasts of Martyrs. It is also the only feast on which the Gloria in excelsis is omitted, and with it, the Te Deum in the Divine Office; furthermore, the Alleluia at Mass is replaced with a Tract, and Benedicamus Domino is said in place of Ite, missa est , as in Advent and Lent. This custom is attested in the 9th century by Amalarius of ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheNewLiturgicalMovement/~3/lOzA3_NmUXQ/liturgical-notes-on-feast-of-holy.html

Dulia and Hyperdulia: Do Catholics Really Worship Mary? SEASONS OF GRACE - December 26, 2015 ... wants to protect society from the Catholic Church. In his or her mind, prayer to the Mother of God is the ultimate evidence of apostasy: The Bible clearly says that we should have no false gods, and by gosh (he thinks), praying to Mary is just off-the-charts idolatry. Why, doesn't Exodus 34:14 mean ANYTHING to you? Do not worship any other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God. Exodus 34:14 (NIV) So let's talk about it. The Catholic Church ...http://kathyschiffer.com/why-do-catholics-do-that/dulia-and-hyperdulia-do-catholics-really-worship-mary/

Saint Peter Canisius – Doctor of the Catechism TOM PERNA - December 21, 2015 ... woman that became Peter's stepmother who educated him well in the ways of God. He said as a boy he wasted a lot of time, but that's hard to believe since he received his Master of Arts degree at the age of nineteen at the University of Cologne. Although he studied Canon Law for a short time at Louvain, at the bequest of his father who wanted him to be a lawyer, he refused marriage, took a vow of celibacy, and began to read and study theology. After attending a ...http://tomperna.org/2015/12/21/saint-peter-canisius-doctor-of-the-catechism/

Entering the Year of Mercy: Are You Willing to Take the "Rahner Challenge"? THE YEAR OF MERCY AND SANCTITY MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A BENEDICTINE BLOG) - December 20, 2015 The oficial logo of the Year of Mercy December 8, 2015 by Carl McColman Patheos: Carl Colman - A Contemplative Faith So today is the fiftieth anniversary of the closing of the Second Vatican Council. It's also the beginning of the Jubilee Year of Mercy as declared by Pope Francis. Which is a wonderful way to honor Vatican II — a year devoted not only to seeking God's mercy, but to reflecting on how the Body of Christ can be mercy, can bring mercy to a world that ...http://fatherdavidbirdosb.blogspot.com/2015/12/entering-year-of-mercy-are-you-willing.html

Feast of All Dominican Saints A CATHOLIC LIFE - December 12, 2015 ... Vatican II; however, my order and those attached to Catholic Tradition still retain it on November 12th. In Short Lives of the Dominican Saints , by A Sister of the Congregation of St. Catherine of Siena, 1901, we read: "It may not be without interest to record in this place the number of Saint Dominic's children who, up to the present date, A.D. 1900, have received the honours of canonization and beatification. The canonized Saints of the Order are 14 in ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/myST/~3/kwBo6nA84lc/feast-of-all-dominican-saints.html

Pope St. Damasus I ATONEMENTONLINE - December 10, 2015 ... 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/2015/12/pope-st-damasus-i.html

Encounter With Young Ugandans: The Blood of Martyrs Flows in Your Veins VIS NEWS - HOLY SEE PRESS OFFICE - November 29, 2015 ... screens installed in the area. The civil authorities responsible for education and sport were also present in Kololo along with, in a special area, 200 young deaf people, refugees, and chaplains for youth pastoral ministry. On the stage there were another fifty young people, a couple from each diocese in the country and a group of orphans. The Pope set aside his prepared discourse, which we reproduce below, preferring instead to converse informally with those present after listening to the ...http://visnews-en.blogspot.com/2015/11/encounter-with-young-ugandans-blood-of.html

At the Munyonyo Shrine: May the Martyrs Obtain for You the Grace to Be Wise Teachers VIS NEWS - HOLY SEE PRESS OFFICE - November 28, 2015 ... first four martyrs were killed, including St. Andrew Kaggwa, patron of Ugandan catechists. Every year catechists gather in the area of the shrine of Munyonyo, now entrusted to the Conventual Franciscans, where a new Church able to hold a thousand people is being built. Among the catechists attending the meeting with the Holy Father there was also a representation of teachers from the Uganda National Council of Laity, as laypeople have played, and continue to play, a very ...http://visnews-en.blogspot.com/2015/11/at-munyonyo-shrine-may-martyrs-obtain.html

First Sunday of Advent 2015 IGNATIAN SPIRITUALITY: SET THE WORLD ABLAZE - November 25, 2015 ... a charade. The world continues to go to war. The world has not chosen a peaceful path. There are wars everywhere, and hate." While the world is in a dark state, we are called to deeper trust in the Lord who will keep us from tribulations of the day. We need to trust in the Lord's power to win out over the dark forces. Therefore, we are asked to stay vigilant and notice all the tiny works of good that are being done. We are to raise our heads and understand that these events ...http://predmore.blogspot.com/2015/11/first-sunday-of-advent-2015.html

ACN News - Pope Francis in Uganda—honoring Martyrs, Firing Up the Faith A CATHOLIC MOM IN HAWAII - November 23, 2015 By Claire Creegan Pope Francis' scheduled Mass in Uganda in observance of the 50 th anniversary of the canonization of the Ugandan Martyrs will help revitalize the faith of one of Africa's youngest Churches, a local Church official said. In an interview with international Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), Msgr. John Baptist Kauta, secretary general of the bishops' conference of Uganda, described how the country's violent ...http://hicatholicmom.blogspot.com/2015/11/acn-news-pope-francis-in-ugandahonoring.html

A Kingdom That Shall Never Be Destroyed YOUR DAILY TRIPOD - November 23, 2015 Memorial of Saint Andrew Dung-Lac, Priest, and Companions, Martyrs By Melanie Rigney "… the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that shall never be destroyed or delivered up to another people; rather, it shall break in pieces all these (other) kingdoms and put an end to them, and it shall stand forever." (Daniel 2:44) Give glory and eternal praise to him. (Daniel 3:59b ) Then he said to them, "Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will ...http://yourdailytripod.blogspot.com/2015/11/a-kingdom-that-shall-never-be-destroyed.html

The Feast of St Martin NEW LITURGICAL MOVEMENT - November 11, 2015 ... vincens, junctus caelicolis / Coronatur. Rejoice, o Sion, who recall the day when Martin, equal to the Apostles, overcoming the world, is crowned among those that dwell in heaven. The full text of the sequence, here called "Prosa", is given from the Paris Missal of 1602. (Click to enlarge) The first Responsory of his Office also compares Martin to the Apostles, although somewhat more obliquely. R. Hic est Martínus, electus Dei Póntifex, cui Dóminus post ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheNewLiturgicalMovement/~3/qfj7Xtmgtys/the-feast-of-st-martin.html

I Think What Is Happening Today Has to Be the Unfolding of the Third Secret ... ABBEY ROADS - November 4, 2015 ... beatifications she told the pope we were "going towards it with great strides." Which is why I think we are there now. "I saw the Holy Father in a very big house, kneeling by a table, with his head buried in his hands, and he was weeping. Outside the house, there were many people. Some of them were throwing stones, others were cursing him and using bad language. Poor Holy Father, we must pray very much for him." - Blessed Jacinta Consider Jacinta's vision in light of how the Holy Father is ...http://abbey-roads.blogspot.com/2015/11/i-think-what-is-happening-today-has-to.html

All Saints and All Souls IGNATIAN SPIRITUALITY: SET THE WORLD ABLAZE - November 1, 2015 All Saints Day Originally the word "saint" was synonymous with "martyr," i.e., someone who witnesses faith in Christ even to death. After a martyr's death, local Christians endeavored to bury the body in a tomb that would be accessible to the faithful. On the anniversary of the martyr's death, Christians would gather to pray and celebrate the Eucharist "in memory of those athletes who have gone before, and to train and make ready ...http://predmore.blogspot.com/2015/11/all-saints-and-all-souls.html

Novena to St. Martin De Porres CATHOLIC FIRE - October 26, 2015 ... and his Blessed Mother to give us the grace of true humility that we may not become proud, but may be contented with the gifts that God gives us. Obtain for us the light of the Holy Spirit that we may understand, as you did that pride is an obstacle to union with God, and that true happiness comes only from doing the will of God. Amen. Recite one Our Father, ten Hail Marys, one Glory Be. St Martin de Porres, pray for us. Second Day St Martin's Love of God St Martin was entirely filled with the ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/10/novena-to-st-martin-de-porres.html