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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

Ss. Margaret Clitherow, Anne Line, and Margaret Ward, Martyrs ATONEMENTONLINE - August 29, 2014 The three martyrs we commemorate on August 30th are numbered amongst the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales, who suffered death for the Catholic faith which had been outlawed in the kingdom. These three women – St. Margaret Clitherow, St. Anne Line, and St. Margaret Ward – were all martyred because they protected Catholic priests from the Elizabethan ...http://atonementparish.blogspot.com/2014/08/ss-margaret-clitherow-anne-line-and.html

"All Are Equal Before God" — Rights of Humanity and a Right of the Aggressor A CATHOLIC CITIZEN IN AMERICA - August 24, 2014 ... reason for United States policy about not paying ransom. Folks who engage in kidnapping or terrorism have to have flexible ethics: I'll get back to that. I learned that James Foley was Catholic from a post by Rebecca Hamilton , on Google Plus — indirectly. For a while, I thought I'd be writing about the Rosary, prayer, and family. Then I ran into this: " ...As Islamic State fighters have swept through northern Iraq, Pope Francis has repeatedly spoken out ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/ACatholicCitizenInAmerica/~3/SlWJ9sDSTWk/all-are-equal-before-god-rights-of.html

Homily - 17 August 2014 - In His Face, They Will See Their Own Faces SERVANT AND STEWARD - August 16, 2014 ... from birds to flowers to forests. Death here has not had the final word; the light of the sun, the seemingly random dropping of seeds by birds, and the waters of many rains have worked their wonders and brought about life, life in abundance. When I stood within that crater, I could not help but wonder if the Iraqi Christians do not feel as if they are presently in such a crater. They stand now in a very bleak land, having fled those who threaten ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/OhEL/~3/T5GsS6tCgh4/homily-17-august-2014-in-his-face-they.html

St. Maximilian Kolbe, Martyr LUNCH BREAK - August 14, 2014 Many people are at least somewhat familiar with the saint whose feast day the Catholic Church celebrates today — namely, St. Maximilian Kolbe , who voluntarily gave up his life in Auschwitz in 1941 to spare the life of one Franciszek Gajowniczek . But what is lesser known is that during the canonization process, a controversy arose in the Church as to whether or not Father Kolbe should be regarded as a martyr. George Weigel writes in Witness to Hope : ...http://jdjansen.blogspot.com/2012/08/st-maximilian-kolbe-martyr.html

Between South and North, "The Quest for Peace Is a Challenge for Each of Us" WHISPERS IN THE LOGGIA - August 14, 2014 ... who were martyred for the faith because they were willing to give their lives for the truth which they had come to believe and by which they sought to live their lives. They teach us how to live fully for God and for the good of one another. A wise and great people do not only cherish their ancestral traditions; they also treasure their young, seeking to pass on the legacy of the past and to ...http://whispersintheloggia.blogspot.com/2014/08/between-south-and-north-quest-for-peace.html

St. Pontian and St. Hippolytus ATONEMENTONLINE - August 12, 2014 ... from 230 to 235. He was a faithful and holy man, and upheld the Catholic faith even when there were those around him who were trying to change it. But he happened to live at a time when the Roman emperor was persecuting the Church horribly, and killing as many Christians as he could find. Pontian was treated in a very cruel way: he was banished to the island of Sardinia, where they mined silver and lead, and where prisoners were forced to work ...http://atonementparish.blogspot.com/2014/08/st-pontian-and-st-hippolytus-martyrs.html

"Give Your Life Away" GOD IS AT WORK IN YOU! - August 6, 2014 ... the Holy Innocents appear and thread their sewing needles with your mystical tears of blood, and then use them to restore the majestic white wedding gown your Divine Bridegroom has outfitted you in, which represents His defiled Bride, the One, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic, and Pro-Life Church. BE DEEPLY MOVED as more small children begin absorbing your mystical tears of blood with cloths which they then press against the bridal gown, restoring It to the whitest ...http://godisatworkinyou.blogspot.com/2014/08/give-your-life-away.html

Muslims Are Crucifying Christians Who Refuse to Convert to the Religion of Peace FR. Z'S BLOG - August 4, 2014 From the Quran: "The punishment of anyone who fights against Allah and His apostle and do mischief in the land is to be killed or crucified or to have their hands and feet from opposite ends or be banished from the land." (Quran: The table spread – Sura 5:33) Won't convert? Won't pay your fine for being an infidel? You have 4 punishments options: public execution (Qatl), crucifixion (Salb) and amputation of one hand and one foot from opposite ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/wdtprs/DhFa/~3/tUzkWMNtOjg/

POPE FRANCIS AND THE EVANGELICALS Br Father Dwight Longenecker MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A BENEDICTINE BLOG) - July 30, 2014 my source: ALETEIA Earlier this year, Pope Francis met with an old acquaintance named Tony Palmer. Palmer, who died tragically in a motorcycle accident last week, was a South African who lived in England. Married to a Catholic Italian, Palmer met the pope when he was a missionary in Argentina. Palmer claimed the title "Anglican Bishop" but he was not a bishop in the established Church of England. Instead it is more accurate ...http://fatherdavidbirdosb.blogspot.com/2014/07/my-source-aleteia-earlier-this-year.html

How Much Do You Treasure 'The Treasure'? FATHER RAY'S 'OTHER' CORNER - July 27, 2014 ... time—sometimes there is no choice but to respond). At the end my boss said, "Well, it's not that your Catholic values and high morals are necessarily bad things, it's just that they are opposed to many of the values here. …" I remember a time in any workplace when it used to be a good thing to have "high morals." For the record, I think this woman handled the situation very well. There are definitely times when God calls us to turn the other cheek when we've been ...http://fatherrays.blogspot.com/2014/07/how-much-do-you-treasure-treasure.html

Blessed Titus Brandsma- Martyr of Dachau MOUNT CARMEL - July 26, 2014 ... well known. I even doubt if he is known at all outside the Order of Carmel. But this man of faith, a priest and a martyr, was a man of our times. He was born in the Netherlands in 1881 and entered the Order as a young man. He was ordained a priest in 1905 and was highly educated. He assumed positions in the academic world as a professor of Philosophy and of history of mysticism. He was a professional journalist and in 1935 was appointed ecclesiastical advisor to ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MountCarmel/~3/biYcF5HjiuQ/blessed-titus-brandsma-martyr-of-dachau.html

Martyrs of Otranto Pray for the Nazarenes JOE CATHOLIC - July 25, 2014 ... remembered that early in his pontificate, Pope Francis canonized the Martyrs of Otranto, 813 men who stood up to the Ottoman Turks who were intent on invading Rome. 800 The events surrounding the martyrdom of Antonio Primaldo and the other 800+ men is fascinating and relevant to events of today. On August 14, 1480, the northern Italian town of Otranto was besieged by a massive invading army of Ottoman Turks. Their leader, ...http://www.thejoecatholic.org/2014/07/martyrs-of-otranto-pray-for-nazarenes.html

Family Life Woven Into the Calendar of the Church SAINT LOUIS CATHOLIC - July 18, 2014 ... daughter turns 20 today. Twenty! Yesterday's feast of the Holy Carmelite martyrs of Compiegne is the feast day of the patron saint of our youngest daughter, who is named after Blessed Juliette Verolot-- who was killed, like her sisters in faith, by a Revolution claiming Reason as its guide and still wreaking destruction today. Our little Juliette turns 6 months tomorrow. Six months! The Liturgical Calendar handed down over ...http://stlouiscatholic.blogspot.com/2014/07/family-life-woven-into-calendar-of.html

Non-Believer Writing a Book About a Catholic Martyr CATHOLIC AMERICAN EYES IN KOREA - July 2, 2014 ... been many books, plays, movies and even an opera about the celibate couple: Lutgarda Yi Sun-i and John Yu Jung-cheol. They are on the list of 124 martyrs who will be beatified on Pope Francis' visit to Korea. We have already written about them in a blog for Oct. 18, 2010. Usually the interest on matters of this type would be limited to those who are Catholic, but a non-believer and university professor has written a book about ...http://catholicamericaneyesinkorea.blogspot.com/2014/07/non-believer-writing-book-about.html

THE HOLY SPIRIT IN THE CHURCH: A Sermon for Pentecost by Metropolitan Anthony of Souroz : OUR FUNCTION DEPENDS SOLELY ON MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A BENEDICTINE BLOG) - June 30, 2014 ... the two versions of Tradition, separated from each other by the schism, are rooted in a more fundamental unity brought about by the Holy Spirit in the celebration of the same Eucharist, then they might be able to accept the need to understand each other, as is being done in the Orthodox - Catholic dialogue. However, I accept the Russian Orthodox claim that this will not happen until we discover the need for each other in our ordinary, day-to-day ecclesial lives. Meanwhile, let ...http://fatherdavidbirdosb.blogspot.com/2014/06/the-holy-spirit-in-church-sermon-for.html

Homily: Nothing Else Really Matters BUKAS PALAD - June 29, 2014 ... the really great apostles and martyrs. Their apostolic lives and their zealous deeds are larger than life, at the least the ordinary life I live. Perhaps, you feel the same way about them. At best, we probably admire them, and from a distance. On a feast like today's, I have often thought, "There's no way I can be like them." But I want to challenge us to put aside this mindset; it is not helpful in approaching today's solemnity. It blinds us ...http://bukas-palad.blogspot.com/2014/06/homily-nothing-else-really-matters.html

What Does the Word 'Pastoral' Mean, Anyway? TEN THOUSAND PLACES - June 28, 2014 ... full confidence, beloved sons, convinced that while the Holy Spirit of God is present to the magisterium proclaiming sound doctrine, He also illumines from within the hearts of the faithful and invites their assent. Teach married couples the necessary way of prayer and prepare them to approach more often with great faith the Sacraments of the Eucharist and of Penance. Let them never lose heart because of their weakness. Pope Paul VI, Humanae ...http://frdenis.blogspot.com/2014/06/what-does-word-pastoral-mean-anyway.html

...and in a Sizzling, Uncomfortable London... AUNTIE JOANNA WRITES - June 23, 2014 ...the annual Martyrs Walk, commemorating those who died in the grim years of the 16th and 17th centuries...and we prayed for religious freedom and a great revival of the Christian Faith in our poor country today. The Walk takes us from Newgate to Tyburn , and we stop at the church of St Anselm and St Cecilia, thinking of Catholic martyrs who suffered at nearby Lincoln's ...http://joannabogle.blogspot.com/2014/06/and-in-sizzling-uncomfortable-london.html

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