WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY SEAN SPICER RESIGNS

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer Resigns

Among the few faithful Catholics in the Trump administration

[Replaced by pro-sodomite, pro-abort, pro-tranny “Catholic” venture (or vulture?) capitalist (see LifeSiteNews article in comment below)]

by Christine Niles, M.St. (Oxon.), J.D. • ChurchMilitant • July 21, 2017

WASHINGTON – White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer announced his resignation Friday morning, after he expressed vigorous disagreement with President Trump’s decision to appoint Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci to the post of communications director — a post previously rumored to have been Spicer’s. read more

Novena to St. Dominic. July 26 – August 3

O renowned champion of the faith of Christ, most holy St. Dominic, who did renounce the honor and dignity of an earthly principality to embrace the poor, laborious and mortified life. O burning torch, who being thyself consumed with the fire of Divine Love did incessantly labor to kindle that sacred flame in the hearts of others. Look down upon me from thy throne where thou enjoys the reward of thy labors and obtain that some sparks of that blessed fire be lighted in my soul, to animate and encourage me in any crosses or trials with which it will please the Divine Goodness to send me. read more

MARTYROLOGY-JULY 27

Martyrology-July 27th
Roman Martyrology-July 27th- on this date in various years-

At Nicomedia, the martyrdom of St. Pantaleon, a physician. For the faith of Christ he was apprehended by Emperor Maximian, subjected to the torture and burned with torches, during which torments he was comforted by an apparition of our Lord. He ended his martyrdom by a stroke of the sword.

At Bisceglia in Apulia, the holy martyrs Maur, a bishop, Pantaleon, and Sergius, who suffered under Trajan.

At Nicomedia, St. Hermolaus, priest, by whose instructions blessed Pantaleon was converted to the faith. Also, the Saints Hermippus and Hermocrates, brothers. After many sufferings borne for the confession of Christ, they were condemned to death by the same Maximian. read more

An Atheist Rightly Rebukes a Craven Cardinal

An Atheist Rightly Rebukes a Craven Cardinal

by Christopher A. Ferrara
July 24, 2017

Corrispondenza Romana (CR) has published an exposé on Cardinal Enrico Ezzati, Archbishop of Santiago Chile, who, contrary to the constant teaching of the Church and the Fifth Commandment itself, views the legalization of abortion as a purely political matter in which he will not interfere.

A petition by young Catholic activists and deputies in the Chilean parliament, which is debating whether to end Chile’s absolute ban on abortion, invokes a prior condemnation of abortion by Pope Bergoglio in anticipation of his visit to Chile in 2018. As CR reports, however, in response to the petition Ezzati, as reported in the Chilean daily El Mercurio, declared that the Pope is not “going to cause any type of problem. On various occasions I have assured the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, speaking to the competent authorities, [that] the Pope is coming as a pastor and not a politician.” read more

Michael Matt Interviews Oxford’s Dr. Joseph Shaw

Michael Matt Interviews Oxford’s Dr. Joseph Shaw

TheRemnantvideo
Published on Jul 24, 2017

In this latest installment of The Lake Garda Interviews, Michael chats with Oxford fellow and chairman of the Latin Mass Society of England and Wales, Dr. Joseph Shaw:

– What’s happening with the traditional movement in the UK?
– What is the Latin Mass Society of England and Wales?
– What was the Agatha Christie Indult?
– What’s the attitude among English traditionalists on Brexit?
– How has the pontificate of Pope Francis altered the situation?
– Why are so many Catholics no longer having large families?
– What’s the connection between cultural decay and contraception? read more

The new evangelization in Stupidville, Ohio

The new evangelization in Stupidville, Ohio

Posted by hereisjorgebergoglio on Tuesday, July 25, 2017

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[I can’t embed the video from the Call Me Jorge blog or the source’s Twitter, nor can I find it on the Internet in an embeddable form; thus, you will have to view it at the link in the Twitter source below or the Call Me Jorge title above. – AQ moderator Tom]

source: twitter @KatiePrejean, 23 July 2017

The Day the Music Died

The Day the Music Died

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Tehran Symphony Orchestra musicians rehearsing in 2010, before the orchestra was disbanded by the government in 2012

WILLIAM KILPATRICK
7/25/17

One day, out of curiosity, I Googled “symphony orchestras in the Muslim world.” The results were rather dismal. One site—“About Symphony Orchestras in the Arab World”—contained the following (badly translated) information:

Symphony of Saudi Arabia: “Non-existent…”

The Orchestra of Emirate of Qatar: “This orchestra has no clear identity…100% of foreign elements” [i.e., none of the Qatari orchestra’s musicians are from Qatar]. read more

The Pope Keeps Quiet and Schönborn Speaks for Him. With Arguments Criticized Here One by One

The Pope Keeps Quiet and Schönborn Speaks for Him. With Arguments Criticized Here One by One

Sandro Magister
7/25/17

I have received this from an authoritative churchman and have agreed to publish it without revealing his name.

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EVERYONE IS RESPONDING TO THE “DUBIA” EXCEPT FOR THE POPE. THIS TIME IT WAS SCHÖNBORN’S TURN

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On July 13, 2017 Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, archbishop of Vienna, spoke for four hours in two conferences and a question-and-answer session at Mary Immaculate College in Limerick, Ireland. read more

Pope Francis is “Flirting with the World”

Pope Francis is “Flirting with the World”

en.news
7/25/17

In an interview with La Fede Quotidiana on July 23 Marcello Pera, a philosopher and former president of the Italian Senate, has renewed his criticisms of Pope Francis, “I have many reservations about his interpretation of Catholic doctrine”. It seems to Pera that Francis goes “against the right and established tradition and is flirting with the world.”

Pera believes that Francis follows a sort of “philanthropic humanism” and displays toward the Islamic invasion of Europa “an attitude of capitulation” which Pera sees in Francis also regarding Catholic doctrine. read more

Martin Luther and a ban by Pope Francis, which he himself does not respect!?

Martin Luther and a ban by Pope Francis, which he himself does not respect!?

Does Pope Francis ignore a prohibition imposed by himself?

Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Trans (Google): Pewsitter
July 24, 2017

(Rome) On the 11th of July, the Holy See published the latest motu proprio Maiorem hac dilectionem of Pope Francis on the surrender of life (de oblatione vitae). The church historian Roberto de Mattei, the new pantheon of the martyrs of Pope Francis, was concerned about this law, which was valid for the whole Church. read more

Cardinal Müller: “All Elements of the Lived Faith Have Collapsed”

Cardinal Müller: “All Elements of the Lived Faith Have Collapsed”

Trans: Tancred
7/24/17

Rome (idea) – Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller – until the beginning of July Prefect of the Congregation of the Doctrine and the Faith – has drawn a dramatic image of Christianity and the Catholic Church in Europe. “All the elements of the faith lived, the popular piety, have collapsed”, he said in an interview with the Italian daily “Il Foglio” (issue 21 July). All of Europe is in a “process of forced de-Christianization, which goes far beyond simple secularization.” Man is defined “strictly without God and without transcendence.” In the Catholic Church, participation in ecclesiastical life, the spread of faith and the new vocations of priests and religious, has greatly diminished. Müller warned the church not to waste its powers in internal struggles. According to him, “so-called progressives” seek victory, “persecuting all so-called conservatives” … read more

BREITBART’S SEXY ‘FATHER’ THOMAS WILLIAMS: HIGH-FLYING FRANCISCHURCH ‘CONSERVATIVE’

BREITBART’S SEXY ‘FATHER’ THOMAS WILLIAMS: HIGH-FLYING FRANCISCHURCH ‘CONSERVATIVE’

by Canon212
7/24/17

Post submitted by an anonymous eye-witness source from Western Europe-

At 8:21pm local time on Sunday, May 14, 2017, one day after the one hundredth anniversary of the first appearance of the Blessed Virgin Mary to the three shepherd children in Fatima, an American tour guide in Rome tweeted the following about her husband after he delivered a speech at a small conference in Milan that he organized on the “future of the European Union”: read more

LA ARCHDIOCESE PARTNERING WITH FAMILY PLANNING CLINIC FOR MASS CELEBRATING LIBERATION THEOLOGY ICON BP. OSCAR ROMERO

LA ARCHDIOCESE PARTNERING WITH FAMILY PLANNING CLINIC FOR MASS CELEBRATING LIBERATION THEOLOGY ICON BP. OSCAR ROMERO

by Canon212
7/23/17

Reader submission –

A clinic which prescribes contraceptives conducts “sex education” and provides abortion referrals, is “co-sponsoring” a Mass in honor of newly beatified Oscar Romero. The Mass will be celebrated by Archbishop Gomez on Sunday, August 13, at 12:30pm.

The name of the clinic is Clinica Romero. Clinica Romero is a member clinic of Community Clinic Association which sponsored a recent event at the L.A. Cathedral Conference center highlighting talks by Planned Parenthood officials. The event was cancelled. Numerous clinics belong to Community Clinic Association and the majority of them, if not all, promote contraception as well as other so-called “reproductive services.” read more

MARTYROLOGY-JULY 26

Martyrology-July 26th
Roman Martyrology-July 26th- on this date in various years-

The departure from this life of St. Anne, mother of the Immaculate Virgin Mary, the Mother of God.

At Philippi in Macedonia, the birthday of St. Erastus, who was appointed bishop of that place by the blessed apostle Paul, and was there crowned with martyrdom.

At Rome, on the Latin Way, the holy martyrs Symphronius, Olympius, Theodulus, and Exuperia, who (as we read in the Acts of Pope St. Stephen) were burned alive, and thus obtained the palm of martyrdom. read more

Benedict XVI is silent, but we all know what he thinks

Benedict XVI is silent, but we all know what he thinks

By Phil Lawler | Jul 24, 2017

When Pope-emeritus Benedict praised the late Cardinal Joachim Meisner for maintaining his faith in the Church “even if at times the ship is almost filled to the point of shipwreck,” many readers thought he was referring to the state of Catholicism under Pope Francis. Was he?

Archbishop Georg Gänswein insists that he was not. Indeed the longtime secretary to the retired Pontiff thinks it is “stupid” to use the remark “in an anti-Francis tone.” read more