Monthly Archives: November 2013

MARTYROLOGY-DECEMBER 1

Martyrology-December 1st
Roman Martyrology-December1st-on this date in various years-

For 2013 The first Sunday of the Advent of our Lord Jesus Christ.

The prophet Nahum, who was buried in Bagabar.

At Rome, the holy martyrs Diodorus, a priest, and Marian, a deacon, with many others, while they were observing the birthdays of the martyrs in the catacombs. They were made partakers in the glory of martyrdom when the persecutors, by order of Emperor Numerian, walled up the door of the oratory and piled up a great mass of stones against it. read more

The St Andrew Christmas Novena

The Saint Andrew Christmas Novena is often called simply the “Christmas Novena” or the “Christmas Anticipation Prayer,” because it is prayed 15 times every day from the Feast of Saint Andrew the Apostle (November 30) until Christmas. The First Sunday of Advent is the Sunday closest to the Feast of Saint Andrew.

Saint Andrew Christmas Novena
Hail and blessed be the hour and the moment in which the Son of God was born of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in piercing cold. In that hour, vouchsafe, O my God! to hear my prayer and grant my desires, through the merits of Our Saviour Jesus Christ, and of His Blessed Mother. Amen. read more

MARTYROLOGY-NOVEMBER 30

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

At Patras in Achaia, the birthday of the apostle St. Andrew, who preached the gospel of Christ in Thrace and Sythia. He was apprehended by the proconsul Aegeas, imprisoned, and severely scourged, and finally, being hung on a cross, he lived two days on it, teaching the people. Having besought our Lord not to permit him to be taken down from the cross, he was surrounded with a great brightness from heaven, and when the light disappeared he breathed his last. read more

Pope Francis Canonizes Single Turkey In Annual Vatican Tradition

From The Onion:

VATICAN CITY—Declaring the 10-pound bird worthy of the church’s veneration to a crowd of thousands in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis celebrated a hallowed tradition on Thursday by canonizing a turkey from a local farm, a Thanksgiving ritual dating back more than three centuries to the pontificate of Innocent XII. “Dear brothers and sisters, it is my deepest joy today to present the life and witness of this humble bird to the Church and welcome him to cluck and cackle among the saints in God’s Kingdom of Heaven,” Pope Francis recited in accordance with the teaching of the Second Vatican Council, invoking the name of God three times before inscribing the newly beatified bird, named St. Gobbler, in the catalogue of saints. “Like those who came before, this pure and simple bird lived a life in consecration of Christ the Lord, his gentle gobbles spreading goodness and grace throughout Applewood Farms. May this noble and dignified bird forever bear witness to the Glory of God on earth and shine light in the hearts of the faithful on this most holy day.” Vatican sources say the ceremony was far less controversial than last year’s posthumous canonization of St. Wattle, a 23-pound wild turkey who was burned alive as a heretic in 1690. read more

MARTYROLOGY-NOVEMBER 29

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

The Vigil of St. Andrew, apostle.

At Rome, on the Salarian Way, the birthday of the holy martyr, Saturninus, an aged man, and the deacon Sisinius, in the time of Emperor Maximian. After a long imprisonment, by order of the prefect of the city they were placed on the rack, stretched with ropes, scourged with rods and whips garnished with metal, then exposed to the flames, taken down from the rack and beheaded. read more

MARTYROLOGY-NOVEMBER 28

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

At Corinth, the birthday of St. Sosthenes, disciple of the blessed apostle Paul, who is mentioned in his Epistle to the Corinthians. He was chief of the synagogue when converted to Christ, and as a glorious beginning, consecrated the first fruits of his faith by being scourged before the proconsul Gallio.

At Rome, St. Rufus, who was martyred with all his family by Diocletian.

In Africa, under the Arian king Genseric, in the persecution of the Vandals, the holy martyrs Papinian and Mansuetus, bishops, who, for the Catholic faith, were burned in every part of their bodies with hot plates of iron, which ended their glorious trial. At this time also, other holy bishops, Valerian, Urban, Crescens, Eustachius, Cresconius, Crescentian, Felix, Hortulanus, and Florentian ended the course of their lives in exile. read more

John Vennari on the “Bergoglio Exhortation”

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Pope Francis and the Old Covenant
The Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium

By John Vennari

On Tuesday November 26, Pope Francis released his Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium, “On the Proclamation of the Gospel in Today’s World”. It is a ponderous text of more than 51,000 words.

The document is guided by the new orientation of Vatican II, though it bears the personal stamp of Francis. For now, we will focus on one section of the Exhortation that deals today’s religion of Judaism. read more

Akita Go BOOM! (Another one bites the dust)

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This is merely an FYI in case someone wandered onto AQ “believing” in the phony “apparitions of Akita.”

The article in French stipulates that medical tests turned up THREE DIFFERENT BLOOD TYPES from what were purported to be exuded matter from the statue which became a prop for the allegations.

So, as popes of yore would say when the umpteenth “holy seer” or “miracle of the week” was brought to their attention – “Buh bye!” read more

MARTYROLOGY-NOVEMBER 27

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

At Antioch, the holy martyrs Basileus, bishop, Auxilius, and Saturninus.

At Sebaste in Armenia, in the reign of Emperor Diocletian and under the governor Maximus, the holy martyrs Hirenarchus, the priest Acacius, and seven women. Struck with the constancy of these women, Hirenarchus was converted to Christ, and with Acacius died under the axe.

In Galicia, on the River Cea, the Saints Facundus and Primitivus, who suffered under the governor Atticus. read more

The ‘Pope Francis Effect’ Doesn’t Really Exist in the U.S.

Source: The Wire.com

The ‘Pope Francis Effect’ Doesn’t Really Exist in the U.S.

ABBY OHLHEISER
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Cool Pope Francis is so rad at being Pope that some have started anticipating the start of a global “come to Jesus (or Francis) moment” among Catholics. Termed the “Pope Francis Effect,” the theory goes that Francis is inspiring many Catholics to start becoming more active in the church again. And while one poll tracking church attendance in Italy seems to suggest that Francis is filling the pews, a new analysis of Catholic attendance in the U.S. suggests that the Francis Effect is not so much in effect in the States. According to Pew, Catholic identification and weekly Mass attendance has held steady since the Pope’s election last spring. read more

MARTYROLOGY-NOVEMBER 26

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

At Fabriano in Piceno, St. Sylvester, abbot, founder of the Congregation of Sylvestrine monks.

At Alexandria, the birthday of St. Peter, bishop of that city, graced with every virtue, who was beheaded by command of Galerius Maximian.

There suffered also at Alexandria in the same persecution the holy martyrs Faustus, a priest, Didius, and Ammonius; likewise four bishops of Egypt, Phileas, Hesychius, Pachomius, and Theodore, with others numbering six hundred and sixty, whom the sword of persecution sent to heaven. read more

MARTYROLOGY-NOVEMBER 25

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

At Alexandria, St. Catherine, virgin and martyr, in the time of Emperor Maximinus. For the confession of the Christian faith she was cast into prison, endured a long scourging with whips set with metal, and finally ended her martyrdom by having her head cut off. Her body was miraculously carried by angels to Mount Sinai, where pious veneration is paid to it by great gatherings of Christians.

At Rome, St. Moses, priest and martyr, who, along with others detained in prison, was often consoled by the letters of St. Cyprian. He withstood with unbending courage not only the heathen, but also the Novatian schismatics and heretics, and according to the words of Pope St. Cornelius, he was finally crowned with a martyrdom which fills the mind with admiration in the persecution of Decius. read more

Immaculate Conception Novena Nov. 29- Dec.7

O IMMACULATE Virgin! Mary, conceived without sin!
Remember, thou was miraculously preserved from even the shadow of sin,
because thou was destined to become not only the Mother of God,
but also the mother, the refuge, and the advocate of man;
penetrated, therefore, with the most lively confidence in thy never-failing intercession,
we most humbly implore thee to look with favor upon the intentions of this novena,
and to obtain for us the graces and favors we request.

(Here form your petitions.) read more

Novena to Saint Nicholas Nov. 27-Dec. 5

St. Nicholas, Glorious Confessor of Christ,
assist us in thy loving kindness.

Glorious St. Nicholas,
my special Patron from thy throne in glory,
thou dost enjoy the presence of God,
turn thine eyes in pity upon me
and attain for me from our Lord
the graces and help that I need
in my spiritual and temporal necessities

(and especially this favor provided that it be profitable to my salvation).

Be mindful likewise,
O Glorious and Saintly Bishop,
of our Sovereign Pontiff of our Holy Church
and of all Christian people.
Bring back to the right way of salvation all those who are living steeped in sin,
blinded by darkness of ignorance, error and heresy.
Comfort the afflicted,
provide the needy.
Strengthen the fearful,
defend the oppressed,
give health to the infirm.
Cause all [people] to experience the effects
of thy powerful intercession
with the supreme giver
of every good and perfect gift.
Amen. read more

Teen Sodo-scientist Wins Rome’s Applause

A sodomite teenager sez: ” It’s really amazing to be recognized by the Vatican, especially as a gay scientist,” he said. “I mean this would be unheard of just a few years ago. To be part of this bridge of progress is really amazing. It just shows how much the world has grown to accept people that are gay and are LGBT. It’s really amazing.”

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[ Yeah, things are really lookin’ good for the future over there at the Motel 6 in Sereno Nuovo Roma, ain’t they? ] read more