Monthly Archives: April 2013

MARTYROLOGY-MAY 2

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

At Alexandria, the birthday of St. Athanasius, bishop of that city, confessor and doctor of the Church, most celebrated for sanctity and learning. Although almost all of the world had formed a conspiracy to persecute him, he courageously defended the Catholic faith, from the reign of Constantine to that of Valens, against emperors, governors, and a multitude of Arian bishops, whose underhanded attacks forced him to wander as an exile over the whole earth without finding a place of security. At length, however, he was restored to his church, and after overcoming many trials, and winning many crowns by his patience, he departed for heaven in the forty-sixth year of his priesthood, in the time of the emperors Valentinian and Valens. read more

MARTYROLOGY-MAY 1

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

The birthday of the blessed apostles Philip and James. Philip, after having converted nearly all of Scythia to the faith of Christ, went to Hieropolis, a city in Asia, where he was fastened to a cross and stoned, and thus ended his life gloriously. James, who is also called the brother of our Lord, was the first bishop of Jerusalem. Being hurled down from a pinnacle of the temple, his legs were broken, and being struck on the head with a dyer’s staff, he expired and was buried near the temple. read more

Kentucky woman “ordained”

Kentucky woman ordained as priest in defiance of Roman Catholic Church

www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/28/us-usa-religion-womenpriests-idUSBRE93Q0EE20130428

Rosemarie Smead, a 70-year-old Kentucky woman, sings with the audience before being ordained a Roman Catholic priest, during a Celebration of Ordination at St. Andrew’s United Church of Christ in Louisville, Kentucky April 27, 2013. Smead was ordained as part of a dissident group operating outside official Roman Catholic Church authority. REUTERS-John Sommers II
Rosemarie Smead, a 70-year-old Kentucky woman, weeps openly as almost the entire congregation comes to lay their hands on her head in blessing, as she was ordained a Roman Catholic priest during a Celebration of Ordination at St. Andrew’s United Church of Christ in Louisville, Kentucky April 27, 2013. Smead was ordained as part of a dissident group operating outside official Roman Catholic Church authority. REUTERS-John Sommers II
The processional enters the Church sanctuary for the Celebration of Ordination of Rosemarie Smead into the priesthood during a service at St. Andrew’s United Church of Christ in Louisville, Kentucky April 27, 2013. Smead was ordained as part of a dissident group operating outside official Roman Catholic Church authority. REUTERS-John Sommers II read more

MARTYROLOGY-APRIL 30

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

St. Catherine of Siena, virgin of the Third Order of St. Dominic, who on the previous day went to her heavenly Spouse.

At Saintes in France, blessed Eutropius, bishop and martyr, who was consecrated bishop and sent to France by St. Clement. After preaching for many years, he had his skull crushed for bearing testimony to Christ, and thus gained victory by his death.

At Cordova in Spain, the holy martyrs Amator, a priest, Peter, a monk, and Louis. read more

Girl brings First Communion [on the hand] to ailing father

Source: USA Today

Girl brings First Communion to ailing father

Sean Dobbin, Rochester (N.Y.) Democrat and Chronicle 

4:27 p.m. EDT April 27, 2013

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Erin Day is 8 years old, and most of the time, Erin Day acts 8 years old.

She fusses when her mother tries to put on her jewelry.

When she poses for photographs, she presses her glasses to her face, giggles, and says it’s her brainy look.

And she recently got a toy stuck in her hair, and responded by chopping some of it off.

But Erin knows what’s important to her, and what’s important to her father, who is currently awaiting a heart transplant at a local hospital. In March, Tim Day’s heart weakened to the point where he needed to be admitted to the hospital’s heart ward full time. He can’t leave hospital grounds for fear of infection, and an IV cart accompanies him wherever he goes. read more

MARTYROLOGY-APRIL 29

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

St. Peter, a martyr of the Order of Preachers, who was slain for the Catholic faith on the 6th day of April.

At Rome, the birthday of St. Catherine of Siena, virgin of the Third Order of St. Dominic, renowned for her holy life and her miracles. She was inscribed among the canonized virgins by Pope Pius II. Her feast, however, is celebrated on the following day.

At Paphos in Cyprus, St. Tychicus, a disciple of the blessed Apostle Paul, who called him in his Epistles, “most dear brother,” “faithful minister,” and “fellow-servant in the Lord”. read more

John Vennari: Vatican II Estab’mt Collapsing Under Its Own Decay

Why Do You Love Decay?

26/04/13 11:42

Some pointed questions for our Church leaders

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Why Do You Love Decay?
The 50th Anniversary of Vatican II

By John Vennari

The best way to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Vatican II is to bury the Council. We should be way beyond merely combing through the Council documents pointing to what is good, what is not trustworthy and what is contrary to Tradition.

Rather, I believe we should also mount a no-compromise offensive, asking our Church leaders to explain their fervor for inherently flawed documents; why they insist, contrary to their duty to teach the Catholic Faith integral and inviolate, on passing off damaged goods as quality merchandise. read more

MARTYROLOGY-APRIL 28

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

St. Paul of the Cross, priest and confessor, founder of the Congregation of the Cross and Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ. He went to his repose in the Lord on the 18th of October.

At Ravenna, the birthday of St. Vitalis, martyr, father of the Saints Gervase and Protase. When he had taken up and reverently buried the body of blessed Ursicinus, he was arrested by the governor Paulinus, and after being racked and thrown into a deep pit, was covered with earth and stones, and by this kind of martyrdom went to Christ. read more

SSPX falsely accused: “Resistance to what?”

We present here in 3 parts a public conference given by Fr. Daniel Themann on April 16 at St. Mary’s, Kansas, which answers some questions from the so-called “Resistance” concerning the SSPX’s recent discussions with Rome.

Fr. Themann carefully outlines necessary principles for properly understanding the situation while contrasting examples of Archbishop Lefebvre during his own talks with the Holy See, particularly of what led up to the “May Protocol”.

sspx.org/district_news/2013/sspx_falsely_accused_resistance_to_what_4-23-2013.htm read more

Controversial drag show held at University of San Diego despite protests

Source: 10news.com

Controversial drag show held at University of San Diego despite protests

SAN DIEGO – A controversial drag show was held Thursday night at University of San Diego after Catholics, in the days leading up to the event, tried to have it shut down.

Cameras were not allowed in but the show was sold out.

As this year’s Supreme Drag Superstar was beginning inside USD’s Shiley Theatre, so was another on the other side of campus.

A group of devout Catholics, some students, prayed the rosary in protest of the show, which they say goes against everything the Catholic Church teaches and has no place on campus. read more