More “programs” or Divine fire? The Catholic choice

More “programs” or Divine fire? The Catholic choice

By Dr. Jeff Mirus | Aug 30, 2016

Unlike a great many other societies throughout history, our society still seems to place considerable value on helping the poor, particularly in terms of social justice. This arose as a direct result of Christianization, but we are now in an interim stage of spiritual decline in which our concern for the poor is mostly a convenient vestige of what it used to be. Modern pundits, who take pride in whatever “virtues” they still find congenial, have no trouble arguing that—See? See!—religion is not necessary for obvious good to be done.

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Spanish diocese reprimands priest for blessing gay couple’s ‘marriage’, considers punitive measures

Spanish diocese reprimands priest for blessing gay couple’s ‘marriage’, considers punitive measures

[More than a slap on the wrist or the back?]

Matthew Cullinan Hoffman

August 30, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — A Spanish priest who carried out a marriage-like “blessing” of a homosexual couple after the registration of their civil “marriage” last week has been reprimanded by his diocese and apologized, according to chancery officials.

The diocese of Segorbe-Castellón in the Spanish province of Valencia issued a statement noting that the actions of Fr. José García, who conducted the ceremony on July 30, “gravely contradict” the teachings of the Catholic Church on the immorality of homosexual behavior.

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Not sure how to vote in the U.S. election? Here’s Cardinal Burke’s advice

Not sure how to vote in the U.S. election? Here’s Cardinal Burke’s advice

Pete Baklinski

ROME, Italy, August 30, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — Cardinal Raymond Burke, one of the most outspoken defenders on Catholic teaching regarding life, marriage, sexuality, and the family, weighed in on the upcoming U.S. election, telling reporters that the faithful must vote for the candidate who will do the most to “advance” the protection of human life, defense of the family, respect for freedom, and care for the poor.

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Cardinal Burke: ‘Highly questionable’ to say Islam worships Christian God and is therefore peaceful

Cardinal Burke: ‘Highly questionable’ to say Islam worships Christian God and is therefore peaceful

Claire Chretien

ROME, Italy, August 30, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — It is “highly questionable” to say Catholics and Muslims worship the same God and Islam is a religion of peace, Cardinal Raymond Burke said on a call with reporters Monday.

Burke, an American, is the former Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, the Vatican’s highest court. He is now the patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.

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Catholic Action: It’s Up to Us Now

Catholic Action: It’s Up to Us Now

Written by Michael Matt | Editor
9/29/16

On June 11, 1905, Pope St. Pius X promulgated the great encyclical, Il Fermo Proposito, on Catholic Action. Therein he defined Catholic action for lay Catholics living then and now:

“To restore all things in Christ” has always been the Church’s motto, and it is especially Our own during these fearful moments through which we are now passing. “To restore all things”—not in any haphazard fashion, but “in Christ”; and the Apostle adds, “both those in the heavens and those on earth” (Eph. 1:10). “To restore all things in Christ” includes not only what properly pertains to the divine mission of the Church, namely, leading souls to God, but also what We have already explained as flowing from that divine mission, namely Christian civilization in each and every one of the elements composing it. (§6)

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Starting Monday Off Right: Demons In Disguise Edition

Starting Monday Off Right: Demons In Disguise Edition

Ann Barnhardt
9/29/16

Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

PATER NOSTER, qui es in caelis, sanctificetur nomen tuum. Adveniat regnum tuum. Fiat voluntas tua, sicut in caelo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidianum da nobis hodie, et dimitte nobis debita nostra sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris. Et ne nos inducas in tentationem, sed libera nos a malo. Amen.

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Cardinal Parolin Sells Out to Beijing

Cardinal Parolin Sells Out to Beijing

by Christopher A. Ferrara
August 29, 2016

For too long now, the Vatican Secretary of State, elevated to unprecedented prominence by the post-Vatican II reforms masterminded by Cardinal Villot, has endangered the integrity of the Faith in order to serve the worldly dictates of Vatican diplomacy. So it has been with the Message of Fatima and the Third Secret in particular, which none other than the Vatican Secretary of State (Cardinal Sodano and his successor Cardinal Bertone) has reduced to a generic prescription for prayer and penance, excising the Consecration of Russia and reducing the Secret to a mere depiction of 20th century events.

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Detroit Establishing Traditional Latin Mass Parish

Detroit Establishing Traditional Latin Mass Parish

Institute of Christ the King to take over downtown Detroit parish in October

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by Rodney Pelletier • ChurchMilitant • August 29, 2016

DETROIT – A parish solely dedicated to the Traditional Latin Mass is being established in Detroit.

Archdiocese of Detroit Auxiliary Bishop Donald Hanchon made the announcement on August 28 during a town hall meeting at St. Joseph Church. The church, currently part of Mother of Divine Mercy parish, will be leased to the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest (the Institute) and renamed St. Joseph Oratory.

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Hillary Emails Reveal Plot Against Church

CM Exclusive: Hillary Emails Reveal Plot Against Church

Emails are also damning indictment of US bishops and their failure to fight against contraception

by Maxwell Douglas • ChurchMilitant • August 19, 2016

A Church Militant exclusive reveals Hillary Clinton and the political elite are “fighting a battle” against the Catholic Church. In March, Wikileaks released emails sent to and from Clinton’s private email server while she was Secretary of State.

Church Militant discovered leaked emails between Clinton and Neera Tanden denouncing the Catholic Church’s opposition to Obamacare’s 2012 contraception mandate.

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Novena in honour of Our Lady’s Nativity- Aug.30-Sept 7

Novena in honor of Our Lady’s Nativity
(“Maria Bambina” novena)

Holy Child Mary of the royal house of David,
Queen of the angels, Mother of grace and love,
I greet thee with all my heart.
Obtain for me the grace to love the Lord faithfully during
all the days of my life. Obtain for me, too, a great devotion
to thee, who are the first creature of God’s love.
(Hail Mary)

O heavenly Child Mary, who like a pure dove was born
immaculate and beautiful, true prodigy of the wisdom of
God, my soul rejoices in thee. Oh! Do help me to preserve
the angelic virtue of purity at the cost of any sacrifice.
(Hail Mary)

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September: Month dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows

www.catholictradition.org/Passion/pieta.htm
SPECIAL 30 DAY NOVENA
THE PIETA

It has long been a custom in the Church to say this prayer of petition on 30 consecutive days. It is also recommended as a Lenten devotion as well as for all Fridays of the year.

Ever glorious and blessed Mary, Queen of Virgins, Mother of Mercy, through that sword of sorrow which pierced thy tender heart whilst thy only Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord, suffered death and ignominy on the Cross; through that filial tenderness and pure love He hast for thee, while from His Cross He recommended thee to the care and protection of His beloved disciple, Saint John, take pity, I beseech thee, on my poverty and need; have compassion on my anxieties and cares; assist and comfort me in all my infirmities and miseries. Thou art the Mother of Mercies, the only refuge of the needy and the orphan, of the desolate and afflicted.

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What is the ‘ordinary magisterium’? A brief history of a disputed idea

What is the ‘ordinary magisterium’? A brief history of a disputed idea

History suggests Cardinal Burke is right about the authority of Amoris Laetitia

[Nonetheless, Pope Francis settled the issue with his statement in a December 2014 interview published worldwide including America magazine: “I wrote an encyclical … and an apostolic exhortation. I’m constantly making statements, giving homilies. That’s magisterium.”]

by Kurt Martens
Professor of Canon Law at the Catholic University of America
posted Tuesday, 30 Aug 2016

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Texas Catholic college president removed for offensive remarks

Texas Catholic college president removed for offensive remarks

[Not a Cardinal Newman Society recommended college]

Catholic World News – August 30, 2016

The governing board of a Catholic college in San Antonio has fired its president of 31 years.

The decision to remove Louis Agnese, president of the University of the Incarnate Word, took place two weeks after he made remarks about African-Americans, Native Americans, Hispanics, and Mormons at a luncheon for students.

Reference: UIW fires President Louis Agnese after controversial comments (San Antonio Express-News)

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Pope Emeritus Benedict’s Ongoing Support of the Francis Papacy

Pope Emeritus Benedict’s Ongoing Support of the Francis Papacy

BY MAIKE HICKSON ON AUGUST 29, 2016

Last week saw yet another instance of Pope Emeritus Benedict giving an interview and insisting upon his unconditional support of Pope Francis and his work. EWTN reported on 28 August 2016 about this new statement of the former pope as follows:

Speaking about Pope Francis, Benedict said that obedience to his successor “was never in discussion,” but that since Francis’ election, a feeling of “deep communion and friendship” has arisen between the two.

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And I thought I had some hot opinions on Francis: Terrorist Bear, and You too, There

And I thought I had some hot opinions on Francis: Terrorist Bear, and You too, There

St. Corbinian’s Bear: How can a man who says Catholics who actually believe the Church has the absolute truth are potential terrorists be Catholic? How can a man who apparently believes the Church holds only a partial and provisional truth that must be supplemented by non-Christian religions, be Pope?

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Papal Airplane

August 29, 2016
Posted by Tantumblogo

Some blogs I don’t get to read often enough. St. Corbinian’s Bear is definitely one of those. I have read a few posts in recent weeks, and meant to rip off some of his stuff, but never got around to it. That is, until today. I knew Bear had always been very concerned about Francis’ pontificate, but I thought he sort of followed the Voris line for a while of not overtly criticizing the Bishop of Rome. That apparently has gone out the window, because the Bear rips Francis limb from limb in his most recent post (and not for the first time, I might add).

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