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Ss. Fabian & Sebastian, Martyrs ATONEMENTONLINE - January 19, 2015 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/2015/01/ss-fabian-sebastian-martyrs.html

French Jesuit Journal Publishes Anti-Catholic Cartoons in Solidarity With Charlie Hebdo CATHOLIC CONCLAVE - January 12, 2015 ... dominated by socialism, which originated in the blood-drenched French Revolution. This same tradition which committed the odious sin of regicide and gave the Church new martyrs during the Revolution thought nothing of expelling the religious orders from France in 1905. During the French Revolution itself, malicious cartoons circulating about the King and Queen created the climate for their eventual deaths. They also campaigned for the banning of the Front ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/ZMRq/~3/WiyQDvkYwrQ/french-jesuit-journal-publishes-anti.html

I Was Right - I've Seen All of This Pope-Bashing Before ... ABBEY ROADS - January 11, 2015 ... their faith in the Real Presence and their fidelity to the Pope. Why was I Catholic? The Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist of course - God with us, Our Lady, Mother of God, and Habemus papam - we have a Pope. I loved every pope - and I was grateful for each new pope after his predecessor died. I have said I have favorites among the popes - but it is only about personality. Perhaps the sweetest pope ever ...http://abbey-roads.blogspot.com/2015/01/i-was-right-ive-seen-all-of-this-pope.html

The Epiphany of the Lord IGNATIAN SPIRITUALITY: SET THE WORLD ABLAZE - December 31, 2014 ... their value systems oppose our own and the good that they pursue may seem to us as an evil. We have to figure out how to delicately pursue the good that God intends for us. The wise men gave their word to King Herod and their system of honor impels them to keep the integrity of their word. However, they recognized something in their conscience that informed them they were heading down the wrong path if they ...http://predmore.blogspot.com/2014/12/the-epiphany-of-lord.html

We Remember Today the Holy Innocents, First Martyrs VIVIFICAT! - December 28, 2014 The Holy Innocents : that's the name traditional Catholic piety uses to refer to the children, 2 years and under, that Herod killed in Bethlehem, hoping by this to also kill the Christ Child. Eastern iconography portrays the event as "Rachel Weeping for Her Children," a reference to the Prophet Jeremiah (3:15-17) also echoed in St. Matthew's Gospel (2:16-18): Thus saith the LORD; A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping; Rachel weeping for her ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/cybercatholics/jrWV/~3/oHYVsuLfWns/we-remember-today-holy-innocents-first.html

Reason #10 to Reject the Reformation: The Grand Finale SHAMELESS POPERY - December 22, 2014 ... result is epic: a sort of cosmic vision of the Catholic Church and the Reformation, with (in his words) "all manner of witnesses" called to testify. TENTH REASON: ALL MANNER OF WITNESS Broadly speaking, Campion's order of witnesses are as follows: the witness of the simple, the witness of the Saints, the witness of the damned, and the witness of Christendom itself: 1. The Witness of the Simple Campion begins with a quotation from Isaiah 35:8, " This shall be to you a straight ...http://catholicdefense.blogspot.com/2014/12/reason-10-to-reject-reformation-grand.html

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