Monthly Archives: December 2012

MARTYROLOGY-JANUARY 2

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

The Feast of the most holy Name of Jesus.

The Octave of St. Stephen, the first martyr.

At Rome, the commemoration of many holy martyrs, who, despising the edict of Emperor Diocletian, which ordered that the sacred books should be delivered up, preferred to offer their bodies to the executioners rather than to give holy things to dogs.

At Antioch, the passion of blessed Isidore, bishop.

At Tomis in Pontus, in the time of Emperor Licinius, three holy brothers, Argeus, Narcissus, and the young man Marcellinus. This last, being enrolled among the new soldiers, and refusing to serve, was beaten almost to death, and for a long while kept in prison. Being finally cast into the sea, he finished his martyrdom, and his brothers were beheaded. read more

MARTYROLOGY-JANUARY 1

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

The Circumcision of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the octave of his Nativity.

At Rome, under Emperor Alexander, St. Martina, virgin, who endured various kinds of torments, and being beheaded, received the palm of martyrdom. Her feast is kept on the 30th of this month.

At Caesarea in Cappadocia, the death of St. Basil the Great, bishop, confessor, and doctor of the Church, renowned for his learning and wisdom and gifted with every virtue, who during the reign of Emperor Valens wonderfully displayed his talents as he defended the Church with great constancy against the Arians and Macedonians. His feast, however, is appropriately kept on the 14th of June, the day on which he was consecrated bishop. read more

MARTYROLOGY-DECEMBER 31

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

At Rome, the birthday of Pope St. Silvester I, confessor, who baptized Emperor Constantine the Great, and confirmed the council of Nicaea. After performing many other holy deeds, he rested in peace.

At Rome, on the Salarian Way, in the cemetery of Priscilla, the holy martyrs Donata, Paulina, Rustica, Nominanda, Serotina, Hilaria, and their companions.

At Sens, the blessed Sabinian, bishop, and Potentian. They had been sent there to preach by the Roman Pontiff, and that metropolitan church was illustrated by their confession and martyrdom. read more

A Call 4 Caution Vs. Beatification of Paul VI

Attention Facebook users:
I have started a group titled:

A Call for Caution against the beatification of Paul VI

www.facebook.com/groups/220774561390684/

The group is meant to be a resistance to the beatification,
as well as educational concerning the Catholic Faith.

Please feel free to join and follow the posts;
and posters may respectfully I ask you to please stay on topic.

– John Vennari

MARTYROLOGY-DECEMBER 30

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

At Rome, the birthday of St. Felix I, pope and martyr, who governed the Church during the reign of Emperor Aurelian. His feast day is celebrated on the 30th of May.

At Spoleto, the birthday also of the holy martyrs Sabinus, bishop, Exuperantius and Marcellus, deacons, and also Venustian, governor, along with his wife and sons, under Emperor Maximian. Marcellus and Exuperantius were first racked, then severely beaten with rods; afterwards being torn with iron hooks, and burned in the sides, they fulfilled their martyrdom. Not long after, Venustian was put to the sword with his wife and sons. St. Sabinus, after having his hands cut off, and being a long time confined in prison, was scourged to death.
The martyrdom of these saints is commemorated on the same day, although it occurred at different times. read more

MARTYROLOGY-December 29

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

At Canterbury in England, the birthday of St. Thomas, bishop and martyr, who, for the defence of justice and ecclesiastical immunity, was struck with the sword in his own basilica by a faction of wicked men, and thus went to Christ as martyr.

At Jerusalem, holy David, king and prophet.

At Arles in France, the birthday of St. Trophimus, mentioned by St. Paul in his Epistle to Timothy. Being ordained bishop by that apostle, he was the first sent to preach the gospel of Christ in that city. From his preaching, as from a fountain, according to the expression of Pope St. Zosimus, all France received the waters of salvation. read more

B – 1 Bob & Cd. Dolan

From Christian Order Website:

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Did the press photos of Cardinal Dolan laughing and joking with Barack Obama at the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Dinner, held in New York on 18 October, tip the crucial Catholic vote in favour of Obama on 7 November? It is a question that should haunt His Eminence for the rest of his life. But since he will not give it a second thought it is necessary to restate the enormity of his betrayal, as explained by Dr Claude Newbury in the Open Letter previously posted here. This further powerful appeal to the Cardinal to withdraw Obama’s dinner invitation was sent to the Wall Street Journal by former California Congressman ROBERT DORNAN, under the heading: “Cardinal Dolan – it’s not too late!” The WSJ declined to print it as an Op-Ed. It was then amended and sent directly to Cardinal Dolan on 16 October. Subsequently, it was widely distributed to scores of major media, Vatican sites, offices of the New York Archdiocese, etc. Congressman Dornan received no response. read more

MARTYROLOGY-DECEMBER 28

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

In Bethlehem of Juda, the birthday of the Holy Innocents, who were slain for Christ by Herod the king.

At Lyons in France, the birthday also of St. Francis de Sales, bishop of Geneva and confessor. Because of his burning zeal for the conversion of heretics and his learning, Pope Alexander VII placed him among the number of the saints, and his feast is observed on the 29th of January, on which day his holy body was translated from Lyons to Annecy in Savoy. Pope Pius IX decreed him a doctor of the universal Church, and Pope Pius XI constituted him the heavenly patron of all Catholic writers who explain, promote, or defend Christian doctrine by publishing journals or other writings in the vernacular. read more

Babe Ruth’s last message: The kids can’t take it If we don’t give it!

Babe Ruth’s last message: The kids can’t take it If we don’t give it!

BABE RUTH

As far as I’m concerned, and I think as far as most kids go, once religion sinks in, it stays there—deep down.

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Bad boy Ruth—that was me.

Don’t get the idea that I’m proud of my harum-scarum youth. I’m not. I simply had a rotten start in life, and it took me a long time to get my bearings. read more

MARTYROLOGY-DECEMBER 27

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

At Ephesus, the birthday of St. John, apostle and evangelist. After writing his gospel, and after enduring exile and writing the divine Apocalypse, he lived until the time of Emperor Trajan and founded and governed the churches of all Asia. Worn out with age, he died in the sixty-eighth year after the passion of our Lord and was buried near Ephesus.

At Constantinople, the holy confessors Theodore and Theophanes, brothers, who were brought up from their childhood in the monastery of St. Sabas. Afterwards, they strove zealously for the veneration of holy images against Leo the Armenian, and at his command they were scourged and banished. After his death they again firmly opposed Emperor Theophilus, who was imbued with the same impiety, and were scourged a second time and driven into exile, where Theodore died in prison. Theophanes, after peace had at length been restored to the Church, was made bishop of Nicaea, and there, famous for his glorious witness of the faith, rested in the Lord. read more

MARTYROLOGY-DECEMBER 26

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

At Jerusalem, the birthday of St. Stephen, the first martyr, who was stoned to death by the Jews shortly after the Ascension of our Lord.

At Rome, St. Marinus, a man of senatorial rank. In the time of Emperor Numerian and the prefect Marcian, he was arrested for the Christian religion, racked and torn with iron claws like a slave, then thrown into a boiling cauldron; but being delivered because the fire became like a dew, he was exposed to the beasts without being injured by them, and finally being led to the altar, the idols of which toppled over at his prayer, he was struck with the sword, and thus obtained the triumph of martyrs. read more