Monthly Archives: April 2014


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 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


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

TOP THIS! ( Join AQ’s Own “Dead Poets’ Society”)


It’s Spring, the sap is running and it’s time for our forum’s annual Bad Poetry Contest.

To get you in the mood, there follows a dazzlingly deft Chardinian sonnet of sorts to sluice your creative juices! And guess who wrote it? (Be sure to note it), K. Wojtyla was his name.

All AQ members are invited to “Top This” odious ode to incomprehensibility by JP II and we have great gifts for qualifying entrants, too.

This year’s first prize will be… absolutely nothing. We’ll just leave you alone, period. read more

Advice on Surviving the Canonizations


Sunday, April 27, 2014

Advice on Surviving the Canonizations

Written by Chris Jackson | Remnant Columnist

This, no doubt, will be a very tough weekend for many Traditional Catholics to have to endure. The party atmosphere alone will be enough to make us wince. But on top of this, we will have to watch and/or encounter thousands of faithful who will be blissfully unaware that they are witnessing one of the most grievous prudential errors in the history of the Church. Instead they will be laughing, singing, shouting, and cavorting, much like the atmosphere at a World Youth Day. read more


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


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

Modernists Canonize (?) Two of Their Own

Fr. Luigi Villa said all that needs to be said about these so-called canonizations; you can do a Google search on Fr. Villa to read his indictments. All I want to say is the Modernists have so taken control of the Church these days that white seems to be black and right seems to be wrong. We are in the end-times and all that we are seeing today has been foretold in Scripture, mainly the Apocalypse. The real Church, the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church, has taken to the catacombs again; small enclaves of those holding to the true Faith, the true sacraments, the true teachings are everywhere for those who seek them out. Someone, I think it was Sr. Lucy (the real one), said don’t look to Rome for assistance. Of course, this is my take on things and I could be wrong but I don’t think so. See the following taken from: read more


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

For 2014 The Sunday in White, and the Octave of the Pasch.

St. Peter Canisius, priest of the Society of Jesus, confessor and doctor of the Church, who departed to the Lord on the 21st of December.

At Nicomedia, during the persecution of Diocletian, the birthday of St. Anthimus, bishop and martyr, who obtained the glory of martyrdom by being beheaded for the faith. Nearly all his numerous flock followed him. The judge ordered some to be beheaded, others to be burned alive, others to be put in boats and sunk in the sea. read more

“Catholic” John Kerry to give Boston College commencement speech

[A good match: John Kerry’s “Catholicism” is as orthodox as BC’s. Maybe next year BC will have another “Catholic” alumnus, “Catholic” Boston mayor Marty Walsh, give the commencement?]

NEWTON, Mass. (AP) – Boston College says U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will deliver the keynote speech at the school’s commencement exercises next month. read more


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

At Rome, the birthday of St. Cletus, the pope who governed the Church the second after the apostle St. Peter, and was crowned with martyrdom in the persecution of Domitian.

St. Marcellinus, pope and martyr, whose birthday is commemorated on the 25th of October.

At Amasea in Pontus, St. Basileus, bishop and martyr, whose illustrious martyrdom occurred under Emperor Licinius. His body was thrown into the sea, but was found by Elpidiphorus, through the reveleation of an angel, and was honorably buried. read more

AJC Statement on Canonization of Popes John XXIII, John Paul II

Source: AJC

AJC Statement on Canonization of Popes John XXIII, John Paul II

April 23, 2014 – New York — AJC congratulates the Catholic Church on the canonizations of Pope John XXIII and John Paul II.

“We rejoice with our Catholic friends at this unique recognition being given to the two Popes who were also the ones most responsible for the dramatic revolution in Catholic-Jewish relations in our times,” said Rabbi David Rosen, AJC’s International Director of Interreligious Affairs. Rosen will attend the canonization ceremony in St. Peter’s Square on April 27. read more


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

At Rome, the Greater Litanies at St. Peter’s.

At Alexandria, the birthday of St. Mark the Evangelist, disciple and interpreter of the apostle St. Peter. He wrote his gospel at the request of the faithful at Rome, and taking it with him, proceeded to Egypt and founded a church at Alexandria, where he was the first to preach Christ. Afterwards, being arrested for the faith, he was bound, dragged over stones, and endured great afflictions. Finally he was confined to prison, where, being comforted by the visit of an angel, and even by an apparition of our Lord himself, he was called to the heavenly kingdom in the eighth year of the reign of Nero. read more

30 Rock’s Star In Nuovo Roma: The Blunder-Filled World of Weigel

[ AQ’s “Report on the Reporters Division” checks in… ]

NBC is now all palsy-walsy with Neo-Catholic hipster (and banjo virtuoso) George “Declaring Christ the King is Unconstitutional!” Weigel. Indeed, what WOULD John Adams have said about that? Why, let’s ask George!

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Since the Peacock Network awarded Weigel its Strange New Respect trophy (and, no doubt, several of its cuter make-up artistes for his Big Moment on national TV) and made him a consultant for the upcoming, unprecedented, un-vetted and stupifyingly unconventional attempt by a miserablist Argentine Jebbie to defy precedent, Tradition and all common sense next Sunday, EEEEW!TN’s crack “news anchors” (read: Download and quote L’OR and CNS verbatim while smiling like a cherub) have been chasing the poor intellectualoid around the Eternal City the way London’s miniskirted birds mobbed John, Paul, George and Ringo in the opening scene of “A Hard Day’s Night.” read more