Monthly Archives: September 2013

A Childrens’ Literature Author Writes the Pope ( This Is Really Good! )

An Open Letter to Pope Francis from a famous writer of children’s books, Silvana De Mari, slightly edited.
Dearest Papa Francesco,

I address you in a familiar manner because I now realize how much you love being an ordinary person, without frills, without gold and without ermine, an ordinary person, like anybody else. An ordinary person who likes to watch soccer. An ordinary person who like many chat amiably in the airplane … A common person like many others. We need a Pope . read more

Louis Verrechio: According to St. Pius X, “F” IS a Modernist

I have little doubt that the title to this piece pretty much guarantees that the majority of Cotton Candy Catholics won’t even bother to read it. You see, for those who prefer to dwell in that fairy tale version of Catholicland wherein nary a crisis endures, the very question alone is like a serial killer making a cameo appearance in a child’s bedtime story.

Even so, it is an important, and eminently fair question for well-grounded Catholics to ask nonetheless. read more

Prayers for Mr. Mike

Received from a dear friend of mine in Calgary.

Hi Cindy, I am requesting prayers for a father of 14 children, one who is presently in the Seminary at Winona Minne.
He was diagnosed with cancer and given a few weeks to live after he refused Chemo.
He has been to Lourdes and is awaiting a miracle for OUR Great Healer to cure him.
I sent for Holy Oil from a friend in Ontario who had Blessed Andres oil, and he anoints daily with that .
Thanks in advance, Cindy as I no longer can enter the angelqueen network. read more

Torah! Torah! Torah!

Pope Francis Taking Ecumenism to a New Level

[ This was just forwarded to me by John Vennari… ]

‘Argentina’s Rabbi Abraham Skorka, who has stayed with Pope Francis since September 25, tells how Pope Francis and he are making history by their friendship, and reveals that they dream of travelling together to the Holy Land soon’,

by Gerard O’Connell, Rome [Vatican Insider]

‘Never before in the history of Christian-Jewish relations have a Pope and a Rabbi celebrated their friendship by living in the Vatican together for several days, sharing all meals, including on two Jewish festivals and the Sabbath at which the Rabbi said prayers in Hebrew, and discussing what more they can do together to promote dialogue and peace in the world. read more


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

In Bethlehem of Juda, the death of St. Jerome, priest and doctor of the Church. Excelling in all kinds of learning, he imitated the life of the most approved monks, and disposed of many monstrous heresies with the sword of his doctrine. Having at length reached a very advanced age, he rested in peace and was buried near the manger of our Lord. His body was afterwards transferred to Rome, and placed in the basilica of St. Mary Major. read more

Marini to be named Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship?!?!?

Marini to be named Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship?!?!?

September 27, 2013 By  16 Comments … Is your bar stocked? It’s gonna be a long papacy. 
Looking at the bright side; if the rumors prove to be true at least that Bad Vestmentsblog might get regularly updated now. I’ll just be staying drunk till the next conclave, m’kay.

Around the web: Archbishop Piero Marini: ‘Civil Right’ to Unnatural Unions and from 2010, Good Article on the Papal Master of Ceremonies, Once the Modernist Gloss is Wiped Away.

“Love for the poor and the divine liturgy go hand in hand, love for the poor is liturgy” (Pope Benedict XVI, 1 October 2008). read more


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

On Mount Gargano, the commemoration of the blessed archangel Michael. This festival is kept in memory of the day when, under his invocation, there was consecrated a church, unpretending in its exterior, but endowed with celestial virtue.

At Auxerre, St. Fraternus, bishop and martyr.

In Thrace, the birthday of the holy martyrs Eutychius, Plautus, and Heracleas.

In Persia, the holy martyrs Dadas, a blood relative of King Sapor, Casdoa, his wife, and Gabdelas, his son. After being deprived of their dignities, and subjected to various torments, they were imprisoned for a long time and finally put to the sword. read more


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

In Bohemia, St. Wenceslas, duke of Bohemia and martyr, renowned for holiness and miracles. Being murdered by the deceit of his brother, he went triumphantly to heaven.

At Rome, St. Privatus, martyr, who was cured of ulcers by blessed Pope Callistus. In the time of Emperor Alexander he was scourged to death with leaded whips for the faith of Christ.

In the same place, St. Stacteus, martyr.

In Africa, the Saints Martial, Lawrence, and twenty other martyrs. read more


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

At Aegea, during the persecution of Diocletian, the birthday of the holy martyrs Cosmas and Damian, brothers. After miraculously overcoming many torments from bonds, imprisonment, fire, crucifixion, stoning, arrows, and from being cast into the sea, they were beheaded. With them are said to have suffered three brothers: Anthimus, Leontius, and Euprepius.

At Paris, the birthday of St. Vincent de Paul, priest and confessor, founder of the Congregation of the Mission and of the Sisters of Charity, an apostolic man and father to the poor. Pope Leo XIII appointed this saint as the heavenly patron before God of all charitable societies in the world which in any way whatever draw their origin from him. His feast is celebrated on the 19th of July. read more


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

At Nicomedia, the birthday of the holy martyrs Cyprian and the virgin Justina. Under Emperor Diocletian and the governor Eutholmius, Justina suffered greatly for the faith of Christ, and thus converted Cyprian, who, while a magician, had endeavoured to bring her under the influence of his magical practices. She afterwards suffered martyrdom with him. Their bodies were exposed to the beasts, but were taken away in the night by some Christian sailors, and carried to Rome. They were subsequently taken into the Constantinian basilica, and buried near the baptistry. read more

Ask Vladimir Putin to request the consecration of Russia this October 13th

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Ask Vladimir Putin to request the consecration of Russia this October 13th
As many Catholic readers already know,

Pope will consecrate world to Immaculate Heart of Mary
CWN – August 21, 2013

Pope Francis will consecrate the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary at a Vatican ceremony on October 13.
The “Marian Day” ceremony, organized by the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization, will be held on the anniversary of the final appearance of the Virgin Mary at Fatima. For the occasion, the original statue of Our Lady of Fatima will be brought from the shrine in Portugal to the Vatican, for public veneration on October 12 followed by the consecration ceremony the following day.
Pope Francis will also speak on Marian devotion, and preside at Eucharistic adoration, and lead the Rosary with audio links to Marian shrines around the world on the eve of the consecration. read more

Putin again

20 September 2013, 10:03
Russia will defend national identity, based on religious values – Putin

Valdai, September 20, Interfax – People will lose their human dignity without values enshrined in Christianity and other world religions, without moral standards that have taken millennia to take shape, President Vladimir Putin.

“We believe that it is natural and appropriate to defend those values. Any minority deserves respect for its distinctive identity, but the rights of the majority must not be questioned,” Putin said during a meeting of the Valdai discussion club. read more


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

At Emmaus, the birthday of blessed Cleophas, disciple of Christ. It is related that he was killed by the Jews for the confession of our Lord, and honourably buried in the same house in which he had entertained him.

At Amiens in France, in the persecution of Diocletian, blessed Firminus, bishop. Under the governor Rictiovarus, after many torments he suffered martyrdom by being beheaded.

At Rome, on the Claudian Way, under Emperor Antoninus, St. Herculanus, soldier and martyr, who was converted to Christ by the miracle wrought during the martyrdom of the blessed bishop Alexander. After enduring many torments he was put to the sword. read more