Monthly Archives: October 2012

MARTYROLOGY-NOVEMBER 2

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

The Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed.

At Pettau in Styria, the birthday of St. Victorinus, bishop of that city, who, after publishing many writings, as is attested to by St. Jerome, was crowned with martyrdom in the persecution of Diocletian.

At Trieste, blessed Justus, who fulfilled his martyrdom in the same persecution under the governor Manatius.

At Sebaste in Armenia, the Saints Carterius, Styriacus, Tobias, Eudoxius, Agapius, and their companions, martyrs under Emperor Licinius. read more

The God of Christians and the god of muslims – the same?

I’ve been having a back and forth on a local blog and the latest submission for the ‘who you worship and who I worship sit on the same throne’ crowd is this:

Christians and Muslims believe in the same God, the one God

Along the path marked out by Abraham in his submission to the divine will, we find his descendant, the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Jesus, who is also devoutly invoked by Muslims, especially in popular piety.

2. We Christians joyfully recognize the religious values we have in common with Islam. Today I would like to repeat what I said to young Muslims some years ago in Casablanca: “We believe in the same God, the one God, the living God, the God who created the world and brings his creatures to their perfection” (Insegnamenti, VIII/2, [1985], p. 497). The patrimony of revealed texts in the Bible speaks unanimously of the oneness of God. Jesus himself reaffirms it, making Israel’s profession his own: “The Lord our God, the Lord is one” (Mk 12:29; cf. Dt 6:4-5). This oneness is also affirmed in the words of praise that spring from the heart of the Apostle Paul: “To the king of ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen’”(1 Tm 1:17). read more

Michael Moore Ad Has Seniors Cussing, Threatening Romney

Michael Moore Ad Has Seniors Cussing, Threatening Romney

Washington, DC — In a disgusting, exploitive attack on America’s seniors, a new ad produced by liberal activist Michael Moore and the pro-abortion left-wing group MoveOn shows seniors cussing out presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

www.lifenews.com/2012/10/30/michael-moore-ad-has-seniors-cussing-threatening-romney/

MARTYROLOGY-NOVEMBER 1

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

The Festival of All Saints, which Pope Boniface IV, after the dedication of the Pantheon, ordained to be kept generally and solemnly every year on the 13th of May, in the city of Rome, in honour of the blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, and of the holy martyrs. It was afterwards decreed by Gregory IV that this feast, which was then celebrated in many dioceses, but at different times, should be on this day kept by the whole Church in honour of all the saints. read more

Dumbing Down the Catholic Faithful

Dumbing Down the Catholic Faithful

Every day we are being led down the primrose path by those who are supposed to be our leaders in the Faith. The most recent example is the appointment of a man to the position of Prefect of the CDF who has previously written material casting doubt on the perpetual virginity of the Virgin Mary and, if that wasn’t enough, on the Eucharist itself.

Bishop Gerhard Ludwig Müller, the newly-appointed Prefect of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), in his 900-page work “Katholische Dogmatik. Für Studium und Praxis der Theologie” (Freiburg. 5th Edition, 2003), Müller denies the dogma of the Perpetual Virginity of the Blessed Virgin Mary claiming that the doctrine is “not so much concerned with specific physiological proprieties in the natural process of birth (such as the birth canal not having been opened, the hymen not being broken, or the absence of birth pangs), but with the healing and saving influence of the grace of the Savior on human nature.” read more

MARTYROLOGY-OCTOBER 31

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

The Vigil of All Saints.

At Rome, the Saints Ampliatus, Urbanus, and Narcissus, who are mentioned by St. Paul in his Epistle to the Romans. They were put to death by the Jews and Gentiles for the Gospel of Christ.

At Constantinople, St. Stachis, bishop who was consecrated first bishop of that city by the blessed apostle Andrew.

At Saint Quentin in France, the martyr St. Quentin, a Roman citizen and senator, who suffered under Emperor Maximian. By the revelation of an angel, his body was found incorrupt after a lapse of fifty-five years. read more

Pro-Abortion Biden Claims He’s a “Practicing Catholic” In New Ad

Pro-Abortion Biden Claims He’s a “Practicing Catholic” In New Ad

Washington, DC — In a last-ditch effort to get Catholic voters to support pro-abortion President Barack Obama, Vice-President Joe Biden, who also backs abortion, has released a new web ad. In the ad, he claims he is a “practicing Catholic” and he claims Obama’s record matches Catholic doctrine.

www.lifenews.com/2012/10/29/pro-abortion-biden-claims-hes-a-practicing-catholic-in-new-ad/

MARTYROLOGY-OCTOBER 30

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

In Sardinia, the birthday of St. Pontian, pope and martyr. In the company of the priest Hippolytus, he was exiled by Emperor Alexander, and achieved martyrdom by being scourged. His body was brought to Rome by blessed Pope Fabian and buried in the cemetery of Callistus. His feast, however, is celebrated on the 19th of November.

At Aegea in Cilicia, in the reign of Diocletian, under the governor Lysias, the martyrdom of Saints Zenobius, bishop, and his sister Zenobia. read more

Siscoe-Krah Interview in Remnant

www.remnantnewspaper.com/Archives/2012-1031-siscoe-krah-interview.htm

Krahgate

An Interview with Maximilian Krah
By Robert J. Siscoe POSTED: 10/27/12
REMNANT COLUMNIST
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Maximilian Krah

(www.RemnantNewspaper.com) Several years ago, internet rumors began to circulate about a scandal brewing inside the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX). According to these rumors, in early 2009, a Jewish Freemason named Maximilian Krah was appointed to the board of a newly founded corporation. This corporation was to serve as the financial vehicle for the investments of the SSPX. The board included the Superior General of the SSPX, Bishop Fellay, his first assistant, Fr. Nicholas Pfluger, the SSPX Bursar General, Fr. Emeric Baudot, and the purported Jewish Freemason, Maximilian Krah, who had a general power of attorney and hence access to the funds. read more

MARTYROLOGY-OCTOBER 29

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

The holy bishop Maximian, martyr, and Valentine, confessor.

At Sidon in Phoenicia, St. Zenobius, a priest. When the last persecution was raging, by exhorting others to martyrdom, he himself was deemed worthy of it.

In Lucania, the holy martyrs Hyacinth, Quinctus, Felician, and Lucius.

At Bergamo, St. Eusebia, virgin and martyr.

At Jerusalem, the birthday of blessed Narcissus, a bishop distinguished for holiness, patience, and faith, who went to the kingdom of God at the age of one hundred and sixteen years. read more

The useful lesson from the recent trial – Bishop de Galarreta’s Tradition Days’ conference

The useful lesson from
the recent trial

Bishop de Galarreta’s Tradition Days’ conference

10-22-2012  |  DICI
www.sspx.org/sspx_and_rome/bishop_de_galarreta_conference_10-13-2012.htm
On Saturday, October 13, 2012, on the occasion of the Tradition Days in Villepreux (France), Bishop Alfonso de Galarreta gave this conference, in which he analyzes the state of the relations of the Society of St. Pius X with Rome.

read at DICI >  |  hear the sermon at La Porte Latine >


Dear confreres, dear religious, very dear faithful, dear friends,

My intention is to speak to you about the qualities of the spiritual, Christian, Catholic militia, about the conditions that the combat for the faith must assume, and obviously to tell you a few words about the situation of the Society vis-à-vis Rome.

The Book of Job says: “Militia est vita hominis super terram et sicut dies mercenarii dies ejus” (Job 7:1). Man’s life on earth is a time of military service, and his days are like those of a mercenary. This is Scripture, the Book of Job, that offers this very interesting image.

If the life of every man on earth is a combat, then much more so the life of the Catholic, of the Christian who is baptized and confirmed and therefore engaged in this combat for Christ the King. And I would say that if the life of every Christian is a combat, then the life of a Christian today is par excellence a struggle, a combat, a time of service.

In this sentence we find a statement of the necessity of combat; it is necessary, it is our human condition, and that is not something new; always and everywhere people have had to fight. There is a combat in life, but above all a combat in order to win eternity, which implies many things.

This is why a combative spirit is necessary. What is required on the part of a soldier? Certainly, that he be capable of struggling, of fighting, that he be courageous and valiant.

This very short text refers to Providence, because both a soldier and a mercenary are at the service of a master, and therefore we battle for God, we fight for Our Lord Jesus Christ. Our Lord Jesus Christ is our Head, He is our Master, but He is also the Lord of history, and His Providence governs all particular circumstances.

St. John of the Cross says that everything is Providence, in the sense that everything that happens to us is sent to us in an altogether conscious and deliberate way by Providence.

A supernatural view of the combat of faith

A soldier, then, and a mercenary struggle and fight for a victory, and if life here below is a combat, that means that the victory is not on this earth. If our whole life is a combat, that means that our victory is in Eternity.

I think that we have to keep this supernatural, Faith-filled view of combat.

We struggle in this life on earth for an eternal crown. But that does not mean that you are to be demobilized, because a Christian, a Catholic knows that this combat is waged in this life, that it is very real, that one must fight. But knowing that the definitive victory is found in Eternity, we do not really need, so to speak, to have victory in this life, if God does not want it, since our victory, ultimately, is to win Eternity both for us and for those dear to us.

Moreover this short verse from Job shows us other aspects of this combat, for example: it is laborious – laborious in the etymological sense of the word. The combat for the Faith, the supernatural, spiritual combat, involves sufferings and trials, contradictions, and even defeats in this life.

St. Teresa of Avila has one very beautiful passage in which she says that what is demanded of the Christian is not to win but to struggle, or rather she shows that fighting for the Faith is already the Christian’s victory.

And one author said: Indeed, God does not require victory of us, but He requires that we not be vanquished. This reflection is quite interesting; you see how you can apply all this very well to the crisis in the Church today.

God does not ask us to conquer; He is the one who gives the victory, if He wills, when He wills, as He wills. That costs Him absolutely nothing. But what He demands of us is to defend the good that we have and not to be conquered.

The teaching of Cardinal Pie

There is a passage by Cardinal Pie that I would like to read to you; it is filled with Faith and instruction, and it is admirably well expressed.

Cardinal Pie (1815-1880)

The wise man of Idumea said: “The life of man on earth is a combat” (Job 7:1), and this truth is no less applicable to societies than to individuals. Being composed of two essentially distinct substances, every son of Adam carries within him, like Isaac’s wife, two men who contradict and fight one another (Genesis 25:22). These two men, or, if you prefer, these two natures have contrary tendencies and inclinations. Drawn by the law of the senses, the earthly man is in a perpetual uprising against the heavenly man, who is ruled by the law of the spirit (Galatians 5:17). This is a deep-seated antagonism, which could end here below only by the shameful defection of the spirit, surrendering its arms to the flesh and placing itself at the latter’s discretion.[1] read more

MARTYROLOGY-OCTOBER 28

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

In Persia, the birthday of the blessed apostles Simon the Canaanite and Thaddeus, who is also called Jude. Simon preached the Gospel in Egypt, Thaddeus in Mesopotamia. Afterwards, entering Persia together, they converted to Christ a numberless multitude of the inhabitants, then underwent martyrdom.

At Rome, the holy martyrs Cyril and Anastasia the Elder, virgin. In the persecution of Valerian, under the prefect Probus, Anastasia was bound with chains, buffeted, subjected to fire and scourging, and, as she remained immovable in the confession of Christ, her breasts were cut away, her nails plucked out, her teeth broken, and her hands, feet, and head severed from her body. Adorned with her sufferings as with so many jewels, she went to her Spouse. At her request, Cyril gave her some water to drink, and for his reward became a martyr. read more

SSPX.org Commentary on Washington Post Article

Washington Post: SSPX has solution to Vatican II debacle!
10-23-2012

SSPX.ORG COMMENTARY

Source: sspx.org/news/washington_post_sspx_solution_to_vatican_ii_debacle_10-23-2012.htm

We reproduce below an article published on October 11, 2012 in the National section of The Washington Post that mentions the SSPX.

“The critique of the Second Vatican Council has been part of the continual struggle that Archbishop Lefebvre carried out against Modernism before, during and after the Council:
Continuing the Tradition of the Church is essential to our work. Practically that means working for the building up of the Church by the catechism, by the sacraments, by preaching, pure and simple… read more

MARTYROLOGY-OCTOBER 27

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

The vigil of the holy apostles Simon and Jude.

At Avila in Spain, under the governor Dacian, the Saints Vincent, Sabina, and Christeta. They were first stretched on the rack in such a manner that all their limbs were dislocated; then stones being laid on their heads, and their brains beaten out with heavy bars, their martyrdom was fulfilled.

At Tilchatel in France, St. Florentius, martyr.

In Cappadocia, the holy martyrs Capitolina, and Erotheides, her handmaid, who suffered under Diocletian. read more