John Zmirak & Jason Jones Pen Open Letter to Pope on Muslim Immigration

John Zmirak & Jason Jones Pen Open Letter to Pope on Muslim Immigration

BY STEVE SKOJEC ON JULY 27, 2016

Over at The Stream, John Zmirak and Jason Jones have published an open letter to Pope Francis rejecting his bullying of Christians who do not accept unchecked Muslim immigration as a Gospel imperative:

Your Holiness,

In the light of the recent martyrdom at the altar of Fr. Jacques Hamel at the hands of ISIS militants, and mounting vicious outrages in Western countries — including uncounted acts of sexual aggression violating the modesty and human dignity of women — we Catholic laymen call upon you, with all filial respect, to clarify and correct your previous statements on the proper attitude of Christians toward large-scale Islamic immigration into historically Christian countries.

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Theological Censures Against Amoris Laetitia Revealed

Theological Censures Against Amoris Laetitia Revealed

BY STEVE SKOJEC ON JULY 27, 2016

“The apostolic exhortation Amoris laetitia, issued by Pope Francis on March 19th 2016 and addressed to bishops, priests, deacons, consecrated persons, Christian married couples, and all the lay faithful, has caused grief and confusion to many Catholics on account of its apparent disagreement with a number of teachings of the Catholic Church on faith and morals. This situation poses a grave danger to souls.”

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MARTYROLOGY-JULY 29

Martyrology-July 29th
Roman Martyrology-July 29th- on this date in various years-

At Tarascon, in the province of Narbonne in France, St. Martha, virgin, the hostess of our Saviour and sister of blessed Mary Magdalene and St. Lazarus.

At Rome, on the Aurelian Way, St. Felix II, pope and martyr. Being expelled from his See by the Arian emperor Constantius for defending the Catholic faith, and being put to the sword privately at Cera in Tuscany, he died gloriously. His body was taken away from that place by clerics, and buried on the Aurelian Way. It was afterwards brought to the Church of the Saints Cosmas and Damian, where, under the Sovereign Pontiff Gregory XIII, it was found beneath the altar with the relics of the holy martyrs Mark, Marcellian, and Tranquillinus, and with the latter was put back in the same place on the 31st of July. In the same altar were also found the bodies of the holy martyrs Abundius, a priest, and Abundantius, a deacon, which were shortly after solemnly transferred to the church of the Society of Jesus, on the eve of their feast.

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Modernity as Metaphysical Collapse

Modernity as Metaphysical Collapse

Matthew Hanley on the work of Italian philosopher Augusto Del Noce, who foresaw that the failed Marxist revolution would be reborn in sexual liberation.

The Catholic Thing
7/28/16

Fleeting amusement might be found in observing how international elites will account for their conflicting commitments if transgendered athletes compete in the Rio Olympics next month – i.e. men competing in women’s events, as has already happened in localized competitions. But there is no real consolation in realizing that people do not easily renounce their illusions. It’s still better to seek consolation in the love of wisdom.

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MARTYROLOGY-JULY 28

Martyrology-July 28th
Roman Martyrology-July 28th- on this date in various years-

At Milan, the birthday of the holy martyrs Nazarius and a boy named Celsus. While the persecution excited by Nero was raging, they were beheaded by Anolinus, after long sufferings and afflictions endured in prison.

At Rome, the martyrdom of St. Victor, pope and martyr.

Also at Rome, St. Innocent, pope and confessor, who passed to the Lord on the 12th of March.

In Thebais in Egypt, the commemoration of many holy martyrs who suffered in the persecution of Decius and Valerian. At this time, when Christians sought death by the sword for the name of Christ, the crafty enemy devised certain slow torments to put them to death, wishing to kill their souls much more than their bodies. One of these Christians, after suffering the tortured of the rack, of hot metal plates and of seething oil, was smeared with honey and exposed, in the broiling heat of the sun, with his hands tied behind him, to the sting of wasps and flies. Another, bound and placed among flowers, being approached by a shameless woman for the purpose of exciting his passions, bit through his tongue and spat it in her face.

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At World Youth Day, Vatican releases teen sex-ed program that leaves out parents and mortal sin

At World Youth Day, Vatican releases teen sex-ed program that leaves out parents and mortal sin

Pete Baklinski

ANALYSIS

ROME, July 27, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — “More souls go to hell because of sins of the flesh than for any other reason,” Our Lady of Fatima warned the three young seers in 1917. But this message, unfortunately, is entirely absent from the Vatican’s newly released sex-ed program for teens. Instead, sexual sins are not mentioned at all. The 6th and 9th commandments are ignored while sexually explicit images and immoral videos are used as springboards for discussion.

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Please pray for Julie

I was informed only a few hours ago that one my daughter’s dearest friends, Julie, is awaiting test results for possible cancer.

There simply is not a sweeter kid in this entire pagan wasteland than Julie.

She’s battled diabetes with tremendous courage, been hospitalized for it way too many times, and yet you would never know that she had a care in the world.

I cannot adequately express how her generosity to me, personally, by simply giving me a number of furnishings when I arrived out here in Hell, west of the Mississippi, five years ago, and which have, to this day, been a true Godsend.

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‘Not a religious war,’ Pope says (If not a religious war, what is it?)

‘Not a religious war,’ Pope says (If not a religious war, what is it?)

[Tell that (‘Not a religious war’) to the jihadists]

By Phil Lawler (bio – articles – email) | Jul 27, 2016

Secularists routinely ignore—or worse, deny—the influence of religious beliefs on political affairs. So when secular leaders like President Obama deny that terrorists are inspired by Islam, I can almost understand. But when Pope Francis makes essentially the same claim, I am troubled:

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Sen. Kaine reverses position, opposes Hyde Amendment

Sen. Kaine reverses position, opposes Hyde Amendment

[He must completely conform to Hillary’s agenda]

Catholic World News – July 27, 2016

Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia, the Democratic vice-presidential nominee, has reversed his position on a major piece of pro-life legislation.

Senator Kaine, a Catholic who has said that he is “personally opposed” to abortion although he votes to against any restrictions on the procedure, had supported the “Hyde Amendment,” which bans federal taxpayer funding for abortions. But having been chosen for the Democratic presidential ticket, Kaine has apparently reversed his position. The Clinton presidential campaign has announced that Kaine will now oppose the Hyde Amendment.

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Euthanasia: The conversation has become too quiet

Euthanasia: The conversation has become too quiet

Charlie Lewis

July 26, 2016 (Euthanasia Prevention Coalition via LifeSiteNews) — Perhaps it is just me who has noticed but the conversation around euthanasia has become far too quiet. In my own case, as someone who spent a few years speaking out against euthanasia, as well as writing anti-euthanasia essays, I could count on someone from time to time to comment about the issue and usually commiserate over our mutual opposition.

A few weeks ago, while waiting for mass to begin, a priest offered his condolences. At first I did not get what he meant. But I soon realized it was over the final legalization of euthanasia in Canada.

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Christ’s Body – My Choice!?

Christ’s Body – My Choice!?

EDITORIAL

July 26, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Last week, Bishop Francis DiLorenzo, the Virginia bishop for Hillary Clinton’s pro-abortion Catholic running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine, put out a press release announcing his decision not to enforce Canon 915, saying that for “Catholics in public office,” “worthiness to receive the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist” is a matter for each person “to decide through an upright and informed conscience.” In other words, Bishop DiLorenzo has gone out of his way to make clear that, the ongoing scandal of Kaine’s weekly public reception of Holy Communion while supporting pre-born child killing on the campaign trail will continue indefinitely in his diocese.

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Loyola Marymount University pitches LGBT lifestyle

Loyola Marymount University pitches LGBT lifestyle

Video by notable alumnus tells students to feel comfortable with same-sex relationships

JULY 26, 2016 BY CAL-CATHOLIC ADMIN

The following comes from a July 22 Federalist article by Adam Cassandra:

Refusing to play according to the rules of Catholic morality, Loyola Marymount University (LMU) in Los Angeles has enlisted a notable alumnus to send a message to students that they should be perfectly comfortable with same-sex attraction and same-sex relationships.
The LMU website homepage publicizes a video running more than nine minutes that features former baseball player Billy Bean. Bean was a star at LMU, married a woman he met at LMU (lasting three years), and played eight years in Major League Baseball until 1995.

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The Lake Garda Statement: Regarding the ‘Catholic’ Apotheosis of Luther

The Lake Garda Statement: Regarding the ‘Catholic’ Apotheosis of Luther

Written by Michael Matt | Editor
7/26/16

Final Session of the 24th Annual Roman Forum Summer Symposium

Feast of Saints Cyril and Methodius
July 7th, 2016

Our civilization is so sick that even the best efforts to prop up its few tottering remnants manifest the pathetic illness that has step by step brought the entire structure crumbling down. The disease in question is a willful, prideful, irrational, and ignorant obsession with “freedom”. But this is a malady that gained its initial effective entry into Christendom in union with the concept of the natural world as the realm of “total depravity”.

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Hypocrisy in El Paso: liberals get “mercy,” faithful souls persecution

Hypocrisy in El Paso: liberals get “mercy,” faithful souls persecution

July 26, 2016
Posted by Tantumblogo

Many long-time readers will be familiar with the situation regarding Father Michael Rodriguez and his former parish of San Juan Bautista. Assigned as a sort of punishment, given a parish that had been moribund for years, Father Rodriguez completely transformed the parish and even the neighborhood around it, becoming financially solvent, vastly increasing attendance, and instilling the right practice of the Faith into hundreds of souls. All of this was based on a growing attachment, over a period of some years, to the traditional practice of the Faith and, especially, the TLM.

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Pope Francis faces tepid welcome in migrant-wary Poland

Pope Francis faces tepid welcome in migrant-wary Poland

[Hat-tip to gpmtrad. Thus far only 500,000 of an expected 2,000,000 have registered. Does that mean the rest won’t come or will come as freeloaders? I opine that more (but not 1,500,000) will come and mostly as freeloaders.]

Maja Czarnecka•July 26, 2016

Warsaw (AFP) – A portrait of Pope Francis hanging in Warsaw’s St. Saviour Church is flanked by another, much larger one, showing the smiling late Polish-born pontiff and saint, John Paul II.

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