Monthly Archives: January 2013

Our Lady of Lourdes novena Feb 2-10

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Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes

O ever Immaculate Virgin, Mother of mercy, health of the sick, refuge of sinners,
comfort of the afflicted, thou knowest my wants, my troubles, my sufferings.
Deign to cast upon me a look of mercy. By appearing in the Grotto of Lourdes,
thou wert pleased to make it a privileged sanctuary, whence thou dispenses thy favors,
and already many sufferers have obtained the cure of their infirmities, both spiritual and corporal.

I come, therefore, with unbounded confidence, to implore thy maternal intercession.
Obtain, O loving Mother, the granting of my requests.
(make your request)
I will endeavor to imitate thy virtues, that I may one day share thy glory, and bless thee in eternity. Amen. read more

Most Holy Face of Jesus novena Feb 3-11

Novena in Honor of the Most Holy Face of Jesus
This novena prayer may be said at any time, but especially in the nine days leading up to the Feast of the Holy Face on Shrove Tuesday

“I firmly wish that my face reflecting the intimate pains of my soul, the suffering and love of my heart, be more honored! Whoever gazes upon me already consoles me.” (Our Lord Jesus Christ to Sister Pierina)
www.holyface.org.uk/content/holyfacenovena.htm

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DAILY PREPARATORY PRAYER

O Most Holy and Blessed Trinity, through the intercession of Holy Mary, whose soul was pierced through by a sword of sorrow at the sight of the passion of her Divine Son, we ask Thy help in making a perfect Novena of reparation with Jesus, united with all His sorrows, love and total abandonment. read more

Lefebvrians: “Rome criticises us for wanting to safeguard the Catholic faith”

01/31/2013

Lefebvrians: “Rome criticises us for wanting to safeguard the Catholic faith”

The Lefebvrian Superior Bernard Fellay celebrates a priestly ordination in Paris and returns to the question of SSPX-Holy See relations in light of Di Noia’s letter

ANDREA TORNIELLI
VATICAN CITY

“We are prepared to die to safeguard the Catholic faith, lose everything to safeguard the faith and Rome condemns us for this…,” said the Superior of the Society of St. Pius X, Bishop Bernard Fellay, at the end of his homily last Sunday, when he celebrated the priestly ordination Fr. Bertrand Lundi in the Church of Saint-Nicolas du Chardonnet, in Paris.

In his homily, the Lefebvrian bishop also referred to the state of relations between the SSXP and the Holy See, stating: “This is our story, the story of the Fraternity, the story of our founder. And this story, my dear brothers, continues. I would go as far as to say that given this sublime reality, it is nonsense (“est une bagatelle”) to talk about an agreement, or lack there of, with Rome.” read more

MARTYROLOGY-FEBRUARY 1

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

St. Ignatius, bishop of Antioch and martyr, who gloriously suffered martyrdom on the 20th of December.

At Smyrna, St. Pionius, priest and martyr, who, after writing apologies for the Catholic faith, and after suffering imprisonment in a loathsome dungeon, where by his exhortations he encouraged many of his brethren even to martyrdom, and after enduring excruciating pains from being pierced with nails and laid on a hot fire, ended happily his life for Christ. With him suffered fifteen others. read more

MARTYROLOGY-JANUARY 31

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

At Turin,the birthday of St. John Bosco, confessor, founder of the Salesian Congregation and of the Institute of the Daughters of Mary, Help of Christians. Conspicuous for his zeal for souls and for the propagation of the faith, he was canonized by Pope Pius XI.

At Rome, on the road to Ostia, the holy martyrs Cyrus and John, who were beheaded after suffering many torments for the name of Christ.

At Alexandria, in the time of Emperor Decius, the birthday of St. Metran, martyr, who, because he refused to utter blasphemous words at the bidding of the pagans, had his body all bruised with blows, and his face and eyes pierced with sharp pointed reeds. He was then driven out of the city and stoned to death. read more

MARTYROLOGY-JANUARY 30

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

St. Martina, virgin and martyr, who is commemorated on her birthday, the first day of this month.

At Edessa in Syria, in the reign of Trajan, St. Barsimaeus, bishop, who converted many Gentiles to the faith, sent them before him to gain their crown, and then followed them with the palm of martyrdom.

At Antioch, the passion of the blessed Hippolytus, priest, who for a short time deceived by the Novatian schism, was converted by the grace of Christ, and returned to the unity of the Church, for which and in which he afterwards underwent a glorious martyrdom. Being asked by the schismatics, which was the better side, he said that he detested the doctrine of Novatus, and that the faith which the Chair of Peter taught ought to be professed, after which he was beheaded. read more

The Vatican’s strong defense of the Jews [from the comments of “The head of a schismatic Roman Catholic sect”]

GUEST COMMENTARY: The Vatican’s strong defense of the Jews

 and  | Jan 28, 2013 | (RNS) The head of a schismatic Roman Catholic sect known as the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) recently labeled Jews “enemies of the Church.”

The comments from Bishop Bernard Fellay could have triggered a public clash between Catholics and Jews, as in 2009 when then-SSPX Bishop Richard Williamson denied that 6 million Jews died in the Holocaust.

But rather than spark a crisis, Fellay has instead motivated Catholic Church officials to directly repudiate him and his teaching with strongly worded pledges of friendship with Jews.

“It is absolutely unacceptable, impossible, to define the Jews as enemies of the Church,” said the Vatican’s top spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi. “Anti-Semitism in all its forms is a non-Christian act and the Catholic Church must fight this phenomenon with all her strength.” read more

MARTYROLOGY-JANUARY 29

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

St. Francis de Sales, bishop of Geneva, confessor and doctor of the Church, special patron before God of all Catholic writers in explaining, promoting, or defending Christian doctrine either by publishing journals or other writings in the vernacular. He departed to heaven on the 28th of December, but because of the transfer of his body on this day, his feast is now celebrated.

At Treves, the death of the blessed bishop Valerius, disciple of the apostle St. Peter. read more

MARTYROLOGY-JANUARY 28

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

St. Peter Nolasco, confessor, who founded the Order of Our Lady of Ransom for the redemption of captives, and who fell asleep in the Lord on the 25th of December.

At Rome, the second feast of St. Agnes, virgin and martyr.

At Alexandria, the birthday of St. Cyril, bishop of that city, a most celebrated defender of the Catholic faith, who died in peace, with a great reputation for learning and sanctity. His feast, however, is kept on the ninth of February. read more

BP Williamson Declares Pope Has Lost His Authority

From Bishop Williamson’s latest internet posting..

Yet at Vatican II the official Church gave way to it [liberalism], by for instance declaring (“Dignitatis Humanae”) that every State must protect rather its citizens’ freedom-from civil constraint in the practice of their choice of religion than their freedom-for the practice of the true religion. And now the leaders of a certain religious Society want to put it under the authority of the Vatican II Romans. For the true religion, such action is, as Archbishop Lefebvre called it, “Operation Suicide”. But then liberalism is intrinsically suicidal. read more

El Liberalismo es Pecado: 127 Years Later, It Still Is!

From Bishop Williamson’s most recent edition of “Eleison Comments”, a necessary reminder….

Ole!

Number CCLXXXIX (289)

26 January 2013

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LIBERALISM – BLASPHEMY

Is liberalism really as horrible as it is made out to be ? This or that person is accused of being a “liberal”, yet a number of those accused vigorously deny that the label attaches to them. Who is right? Accusers or accused ? Since “liberalism” is one name for the all-embracing error of modern times, responsible for throwing souls without number into the fires of Hell, it surely deserves one more approach. read more

MARTYROLOGY-JANUARY 27

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

St. John Chrysostom, Bishop of Constantinople, confessor and doctor of the Church, and the heavenly patron of preachers, who fell asleep in the Lord on the 14th of September. His holy body was brought to Constantinople on this day in the reign of Theodosius the younger; it was afterwards taken to Rome and placed in the basilica of the Prince of the Apostles.

At Brescia, the birthday of St. Angela Merici, virgin, who belonged to the Third Order of St. Francis, and who founded the Order of the Nuns of St. Ursula, whose principal aim is to direct young girls in the ways of the Lord. By a decree of Pope Pius IX her feast is celebrated on the 31st of May. read more

Superbowl To Be Used To Promote Sodomite “Marriage”

Baltimore Ravens Linebacker Plans to Use Super Bowl to Promote Same-Sex Marriage
By Noel Sheppard | January 25, 2013 | 09:50

Can the Super Bowl be a platform for same-sex marriage?

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo hopes so, and dreams of celebrating a victory in New Orleans two Sundays from now by dancing with Ellen Degeneres.

According to New York Times columnist Frank Bruni, Ayanbadejo awoke early Monday morning after his team’s surprise victory over the New England Patriots to write an email message to “Brian Ellner, a leading marriage-equality advocate with whom he had worked before, and Michael Skolnik, the political director for Russell Simmons, a hip-hop mogul who has become involved in many issues, including same-sex marriage.” read more

MARTYROLOGY-JANUARY 26

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

St. Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna and martyr, who gained the crown of martyrdom on the 23rd of February.

At Hippo in Africa, the holy bishop Theogenes and thirty-six others, who, despising temporal death, obtained the crown of eternal life in the persecution of Valerian.

At Bethlehem of Judea, the death of St. Paula, widow, mother of St. Eustochium, a virgin of Christ, who abandoned her worldly prospects, though she was descended from a noble line of senators, distributed her goods to the poor, and retired to our Lord’s manger, where, endowed with many virtues, and crowned with a long martyrdom, she departed for the kingdom of heaven. Her admirable life was written by St. Jerome. read more

MARTYROLOGY-JANUARY 25

Martyrology-January 25th
Roman Martyrology-January 25th-on this date in various years-

The conversion of St. Paul the Apostle, which occurred in the second year after the Ascension of our Lord.

At Damascus, the birthday of St. Ananias, who was a disciple of our Lord, and baptized the apostle Paul. After he had preached the Gospel at Damascus, Eleutheropolis, and elsewhere, he was scourged under the judge Licinius, had his flesh torn, and lastly being overwhelmed with stones, ended his martyrdom. read more