Monthly Archives: July 2012

MARTYROLOGY-AUGUST 2

Martyrology-August 2nd
Roman Martyrology-August 2nd- on this date in various years-

St. Alphonsus Maria Liguori, founder of the Congregation of our most Holy Redeemer, bishop of Santa Agata dei Goti, confessor and doctor of the Church, who fell asleep in the Lord on the previous day.

At Rome, in the cemetery of Callistus, the birthday of St. Stephen I, pope and martyr. In the persecution of Valerian, the soldiers suddenly entered while he was saying Mass, but remaining before the altar, fearless and unmoved, he concluded the sacred mysteries, and was beheaded on his throne. read more

MARTYROLOGY-AUGUST 1

Martyrology-August 1st
Roman Martyrology-August 1st- on this date in various years-

At Rome, on the Esquiline, the Dedication of the Church of St. Peter in Chains.

At Antioch, the martyrdom of the seven brothers, the holy Machabees, martyrs, and their mother, who suffered under King Antiochus Epiphanes. Their relics were transferred to Rome, and placed in the church or St. Peter in Chains.

At Vercelli, St. Eusebius, bishop and martyr, who, for the confession of the Catholic faith was banished to Scythopolis in Palestine, and thence to Cappadocia, by Emperor Constantine. Afterwards, returning to his church, he suffered martyrdom in the persecution of the Arians. His memory is more especially honoured on the 15th of December, when he was consecrated bishop, and his feast is kept on the 16th of December. read more

Judge says Arizona’s abortion ban can take effect

Judge says Arizona’s abortion ban can take effect

Read more: www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/07/30/judge-says-arizona-abortion-ban-can-take-effect/#Judge says Arizona’s abortion ban can take effect
Published July 30, 2012
Associated Press

PHOENIX – Arizona’s ban on abortions starting at 20 weeks of pregnancy will take effect this week as scheduled after a federal judge ruled Monday that the new law is constitutional.
U.S. District Judge James Teilborg said the statute may prompt a few pregnant women who are considering abortion to make the decision earlier. But he said the law is constitutional because it doesn’t prohibit any women from making the decision to end their pregnancies. read more

Our Lady Of Quito – Our Lady Of Good Success

Mundabor has a good post on Our Lady of Quito, well worth the read for these times.

mundabor.wordpress.com/2012/07/29/our-lady-of-quito-our-lady-of-good-success/

Our Lady Of Quito – Our Lady Of Good Success
JUL 29
Mundabor

A double image of Our Lady Of Quito/ Our Lady Of Good Success.

This is not a scam in Medjugorje style, or a pious fantasy of old maids with an excitable fantasy.

This apparition took place at the beginning of the XVI century, and was approved by the local bishop a short time later. It was accompanied by further miraculous events at the beginning of the XX century, when the events described by the Blessed Virgin were approaching. read more

MARTYROLOGY-JULY 31

Martyrology-July 31st
Roman Martyrology-July 31st- on this date in various years-

At Rome, the birthday of St. Ignatius, priest and confessor, founder of the Society of Jesus, renowned for sanctity and miracles, and most zealous for propagating the Catholic religion in all parts of the world. Pope Pius XI declared him to be the heavenly patron of all spiritual retreats.

At Milan, during the persecution of Antoninus, St. Calimerius, bishop and martyr, who was arrested, covered with wounds, and his throat transfixed with a sword. He completed his martyrdom by being cast into a well. read more

MARTYROLOGY-JULY 30

Martyrology-July 30th
Roman Martyrology-July 30th- on this date in various years-

At Rome, in the reign of Decius, the holy Persian martyrs Abdon and Sennen, who were bound with chains, brought to Rome, scourged with leaded whips for the faith of Christ, and then put to the sword.

At Assisi in Umbria, St. Rufinus, martyr.

At Tuberbum Lucernarium in Africa, the holy virgins and martyrs Maxima, Donatilla, and Secunda. The first two, in the persecution of Valerian and Gallienus, were forced to drink vinegar and gall, then scourged most severely , stretched on the rack, burned on the gridiron, rubbed over with lime, and afterwards exposed to the beasts with the virgin Secunda, twelve years old. But being untouched by them, they were finally beheaded. read more

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. read more

New Catholic liturgy receives mixed reviews

New Catholic liturgy receives mixed reviews

July 27, 2012 12:00 am By Ann Rodgers / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Church musicians gave a lukewarm assessment of the new Catholic liturgy this week at a national gathering of pastoral musicians Downtown, but said that priests who worked hard to make it successful were able to bring new levels of meaning and participation to the Mass.

“One of the things I got most perturbed about with my own colleagues was the pronouncement of failure before implementation,” said Jerry Galipeau, vice-president of World Library Publications, a Chicago company that has published the missal. “It’s like a New York theater critic six weeks before opening, reading the script and declaring the play a bomb. We are about one-tenth of the way through a five-act play right now. It’s a really exciting time to be a Roman Catholic.” read more

A Catholic Hooray for Chick-fil-A: Stand in Solidarity for Marriage on August 1st

By Deacon Keith Fournier
7/27/2012
Catholic Online
Link to original

CHESAPEAKE, VA (Catholic Online) – Next Wednesday, August 1, 2012, I intend to eat a Chick-fil-A sandwich and participate in the National Day of Appreciation for Chick-fil-A.  I hope you join me and thousands of others in responding to the invitation of former Senator Rick Santorum, former Governor Mike Huckabee and Rev. Billy Graham and do the same.

I have long admired Chick-fil-A. It was founded over thirty years ago by an evangelical protestant Christian named Truett Cathy. His son Dan now runs the family owned and family values based company which now operates 1600 stores. It has become a $4 billion dollar a year enterprise.  You can read about this good family and their genuine and living Christian faith here. You might also find their work in philanthropy of interest. Read about it here. read more

Historic French churches face demolition

Source: Deutsche Welle

Religion

Historic French churches face demolition

The French government appropriated all church property in 1907 – including the cost of maintaining them. Increasing numbers of local authorities cannot or will not renovate their churches, as some face demolition.

Lucy Patier shows me round Sainte Marguerite’s church with the tenderness of someone showing you a family photo album. From the smile on the face of the statue of Saint Antoine to the plaque commemorating a Christian girl “martyr” killed during Robespierre’s “Terreur” in 1793. She’s been coming to pray and attend mass in this church since moving to the little village of Sainte Gemmes d’Andigné from the United States a few years ago. read more

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. read more

The Vatican and SSPX – An Organizational Culture Perspective

By: Tradical

Introduction

The recent and continuing interactions between the Vatican and the SSPX have been a great opportunity for prayer and reflection.

The basis for the disagreement is theological and not liturgical. As noted by Dr. Lamont (2012), the SSPX theological position on the four key controversial aspects of the Second Vatican Council are base on prior theological work that resulted from relevant magisterial pronouncements.  So it is difficult to understand the apparent rejection of the theological position of the SSPX. 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

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

The Joy of Clarity

The Joy of Clarity
Commentary on the Declaration of the SSPX’s General Chapter
www.sspx.org/sspx_rome/joy_of_clarity_remnant_commentary_7-23-2012.htm

SSPX.org is pleased to offer this commentary from The Remnant newspaper written by columnist, Brian M. McCall (professor of law who spoke at the 2011 Angelus Press Conference).

The Declaration makes clear that the Society of St. Pius X embraces the authority of the Pope, which is in stark contrast to virtually the rest of the Church which tend to deny it in favor of democratic collegiality. read more