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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

Heroic Confidence in the Midst of Impossibilities VULTUS CHRISTI - June 16, 2014 http://vultus.stblogs.org/index.php/2014/06/heroic-confidence-in-the-midst-of-impossibilities/

The Saint of the Day: Anthony of Padua DA MIHI ANIMAS - June 13, 2014 ... Catholics will honor the memory of the Franciscan priest St. Anthony of Padua. Although he is popularly invoked today by those who have trouble finding lost objects, he was known in his own day as the "Hammer of Heretics" due to the powerful witness of his life and preaching. The saint known to the Church as Anthony of Padua was not born in the Italian city of Padua, nor was he originally named Anthony. He was born in Lisbon, Portugal during 1195, the son of an army officer ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2014/06/the-saint-of-day-anthony-of-padua.html

Salesian Polish Martyrs: Young Men of Faith! DA MIHI ANIMAS - June 12, 2014 The Salesian oratory at Pozna┼", Poland, has its martyrs: Edward Klinik (23), Francis Kesy (22), Jarogniew Wojciechowski (20), Czes┼éaw Józwiak (22), and Edward Ka┼║mierski (23). Today we celebrate their memorial and thank God for their witness to the faith and to the Salesian Family! The five young men were fully committed to their human and Christian development and were involved in working ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2014/06/salesian-polish-martyrs-young-men-of.html

Requiem Mass for Peter Geach RIP GODZDOGZ - June 12, 2014 On 24 May, a Requiem Mass was held at Blackfriars, Oxford for the repose of the soul of Peter Geach, who died on 21st December 2013, aged 97. Together with his wife, Elizabeth Anscombe, Peter was an enormously influential philosopher of the 20th century, but also a great witness to the Catholic Faith. At this Requiem organised by their daughter, Sr Tamsin Geach OP, many members of the Geach family were ...http://godzdogz.op.org/2014/06/requiem-mass-for-peter-geach-rip.html

Quick Lessons From the Catechism: The Witness of Martyrdom TOM PERNAÔäó - June 5, 2014 ... on the liturgical calendar, in the Latin Church, the first four saint memorials for the month of June are all martyrs. On June 1, we had St. Justin ; June 2, we had Saints Marcellinus and Peter ; June 3, it was Saint Charles Lwanga and Companions , and now today, June 5, we have Saint Boniface of Mainz . Out of the four memorials dedicated to these martyrs, three of them come from the early centuries of the Church, when of course we know martyrdom was a ...http://tomperna.org/2014/06/05/quick-lessons-from-the-catechism-the-witness-of-martyrdom/

Saints of the Day: Charles Lwanga and Companions DA MIHI ANIMAS - June 3, 2014 The following comes from the Savior.org site: St. Charles was one of 22 Ugandan martyrs who converted from paganism. Though he was baptized the night before being put to death, he became a moral leader. He was the chief of the royal pages and was considered the strongest athlete of the court. He was also known as "the most handsome man of the Kingdom of the Uganda." He instructed his friends in the Catholic Faith and ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2014/06/saints-of-day-charles-lwanga-and.html

Feast of St. Charles Lwanga and Companions HAPPY CATHOLIC* - June 3, 2014 ... the Christian faith. Charles Lwanga, a catechist and a young leader, was martyred in 1886 with a group of Catholic and Anglican royal pages, some of whom were not yet baptized. King Mwanga, who despised the Christian religion, gave orders that all the Christian pages in his service be laid upon a mat, bound, placed onto a pyre and burnt. This took place at Namugongo, just outside Kampala. Catholic Culture I am not sure where I ...http://happycatholic.blogspot.com/2014/06/feast-of-st-charles-lwanga-and.html

Accomplish God's Work YOUR DAILY TRIPOD - June 3, 2014 Memorial of Saint Charles Lwanga and Companions, Martyrs By Beth DeCristofaro … compelled by the Spirit, I am going to Jerusalem. What will happen to me there I do not know, except that in one city after another the Holy Spirit has been warning me that imprisonment and hardships await me. Yet I consider life of no importance to me, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to bear witness to the Gospel of God's grace. ...http://yourdailytripod.blogspot.com/2014/06/accomplish-gods-work.html

"Gay Catholics" Want Patron Saints? You Got Them: St. Charles Lwanga and Companions ABBEY ROADS - June 2, 2014 Pope Paul VI canonized Charles Lwanga and his companions on June 22,1964. The martyrs were not 'homophobic' either. They faced their deaths with courage , rather than accede to the culture of the Ugandan court. They refused to take part in the homosexual acts demanded by King Mwanga. One of the twenty two Ugandan martyrs who converted from paganism, Charles was the chief of the royal pages in the king's court, as such he ...http://abbey-roads.blogspot.com/2014/06/gay-catholics-want-patron-saints-you.html

Meditating on the Ruins IDLE SPECULATIONS - May 29, 2014 ... inspiration for the Romantic movement The book's subtitle was The spirit and beauty of the Christian religion During the Terror his mother and other members of his family were imprisoned and died there. He received the news while in London Here is the text from the original preface of the first edition of 1802, which appears to have been omitted in later editions He describes how his mother died in 1798, with a prayer on her lips for the conversion of her son. ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/Uocyk/~3/UaS1eWU-M5s/meditating-on-ruins.html

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