Monthly Archives: May 2014

Cardinal Tagle clarifies his “Openness” to the Kasper Doctrine


Cardinal Tagle: ‘Church’s mission is salvation, not damnation’


“The Church is a church of salvation, not damnation.” This was the reaction of Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle to a suggestion of some his confreres to excommunicate politicians and legislators who were involved in passing the controversial Reproductive Health (RH) Law.

In an exclusive interview with EWTN’s news director, Raymond Arroyo, over “The World Over Live” program last May 23, Tagle said he was very cautious about the language of excommunication. “I believe excommunication happens in very strict circumstances. You have to judge levels of culpability on a personal level,” he explained. (Tagle was in the US recently and said Mass at the Catholic University of America in Washington DC, where he earned his doctorate in Sacred Theology.) read more

Jorge to Emcee Charismaniac Heresy Fest

From the same folks who put “Medjugoogoo-on-a-shingle” on the Brave New Lurch menu….

Pope to Inaugurate Charismatic Convocation in Rome’s Olympic Stadium

Organizers Ready to Welcome Francis to Event, Expected to Draw 50,000 Worldwide

Vatican City, May 29, 2014 ( Deborah Castellano Lubov | 4645 hits

For the first time in history, a pope will visit the Rome Olympic Stadium for an international charismatic renewal convocation, the Vatican has announced. read more


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

St. Angela Merici, virgin of the Third Order of St. Francis. She was the foundress of the Nuns of St. Ursula, and was called by her heavenly Spouse on the 27th of January in order to receive an incorruptible crown.

At Rome, St. Petronilla, virgin, disciple of the blessed apostle Peter. She refused to marry Flaccus, a nobleman, and was granted three days for deliberation. She spent these days in fasting and in prayer, and on the third day, after having received the Sacrament of the Body of Christ, she yielded up her soul. read more


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

Pope St. Felix I, martyr, whose birthday is commemorated on the 30th of December.

At Torres in Sardinia, the holy martyrs Gabinus and Crispulus.

At Antioch, Saints Sycus and Palatinus, who endured many torments for the name of Christ.

At Ravenna, St. Exuperantius, bishop and confessor.

At Pavia, St. Anastasius, bishop.

At Caesarea in Cappadocia, the Saints Basil and his wife Emmelia, parents of St. Basil the Great, St. Gregory of Nyssa, St. Peter of Sebastopol, bishops, and St. Macrina, virgin. They lived in exile in the deserts of Pontus during the reign of Galerius Maximian, and after the persecution they died in peace, leaving their children as heirs of their virtues. read more

Claim: Vatican Hoarding Second Temple Vessels

Claim: Vatican Hoarding Second Temple Vessels

Rabbi claims that Pope Francis knows full well where Jewish religious objects are being kept, is hiding them to avoid legal consequences.

By Shimon Cohen

The Vatican is evading questions on whether or not it is holding religious artifacts from the Second Temple, Rabbi Yonatan Shtenzel told Arutz Sheva correspondents Wednesday, in what he calls “diplomatic evasion.”

Talmudic sources, including passages from Rabbi Elazar and Rabbi Yossi, note that several of the holy vessels from the Second Temple ended up in the Vatican’s hands, Rabbi Shtenzel said. Artifacts said to be transferred to the religious city-state via the Roman Emperor include the shulchan (Showbread table), the menorah (candelabra), several priestly garments, and others.

More than just an 1800 year-old report, there is recent evidence that the Vatican still has these vessels in its possession, he argued, citing the testimony of several 19th and twentieth century Rabbis. read more


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

For 2014 On Mount Olivet, the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.

St. Mary Magdalene of Pazzi of the Order of Carmelites, and virgin. Her birthday was mentioned on the 25th of May.

At Rome, on the Via Aurelia, the birthday of St. Restitutus, martyr.

At Iconium in Lycaonia, in the time of Emperor Aurelian, the martyrdom of the Saints Conon and his son, a child twelve years of age, who were laid on a grate over burning coals sprinkled with oil, placed on the rack, and exposed to the fire. Finally their hands were crushed with a mallet, and they breathed their last. read more


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

For 2014 The Vigil of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ. and At Rome, the Lesser Litanies in the church of St. Peter.

St. Augustine, bishop of Canterbury and confessor, whose birthday is mentioned on the 26th of May.

In Sardinia, the holy martyrs Aemilius, Priamus, and Lucian, who gained their crowns after being in the combat for Christ.

At Chartres in France, under Emperor Domitian, St. Caraunus, martyr, who was beheaded, and thus acquired the glory of martyrdom. read more


What are we to take from the meeting that took place this past weekend between the leaders of the two churches – the Latin Church based in Rome and the Orthodox Church based in Constantinople? Well, to say that the differences between the two churches are beyond my competency to solve would be an understatement but I do have some thoughts on the matter which I shall state in this post.

First of all, it appears that the things that unite the two churches are far greater than those which divide them. I’m thinking of the Ten Commandments, the Divinity of Christ, the Real Presence in the Eucharist, the necessity of Faith leading towards Salvation. the forgiveness of sins, the Resurrection of the Body, etc. read more


On this day in the USA we remember and pray for all those who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom for as the saying goes: “No greater love hath any man than he who gives up his life for his friends.” We are not celebrating war of paying tribute to those evil men who used the foot-soldiers and those of like rank for their own purposes. They will receive their own reward. Rest in peace, dear comrades.


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

For 2014 At Rome, the Lesser Litanies in the church of St. John Lateran.

St. Venerable Bede, priest, confessor, and doctor of the Church, who went to heaven on the 25th of May.

St. John I, pope and martyr. His birthday is observed on the 18th of May, but his feast is celebrated today because of the translation of his revered body.

At Silistria in Bulgaria, during the reign of Emperor Alexander, the martyrdom of blessed Julius, a veteran soldier in retirement, who was arrested by the officials and presented to the governor Maximus. Having denounced the idols in his presence, and confessed the name of Christ with utmost constancy, he was condemned to capital punishment. read more


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

For 2014 At Rome, the Lesser Litanies in the church of St. Mary Major.

At Rome, St. Philip Neri, priest and confessor, founder of the Congregation of the Oratory, celebrated for his virginal purity, the gift of prophecy, and miracles.

Also at Rome, St. Eleutherius, pope and martyr, who converted to the Christian faith many noble Romans. He sent Saints Damian and Fugatius to England, and they baptized King Lucius, his wife, and almost all his people. read more


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

At Salerno, the death of blessed Pope Gregory VII, a most zealous protector and champion of Church liberty.

At Rome, on the Via Nomentana, the birthday of blessed Urban, pope and martyr, by whose exhortation and teaching many persons, among whom were Tiburtius and Valerian, received the faith of Christ and suffered martyrdom for it. He himself endured many afflictions for the Church of God, and was crowned with martyrdom by being beheaded in the perscucution of Alexander Severus. read more


Martyrology-May 24th
Roman Martyrology-May 24th- on this date in various years-

At Antioch, the birthday of St. Manahen, foster-brother of Herod the Tetrach. He was a doctor and prophet under the grace of the New Testament, and his remains now lie in the city of Antioch.

Also, blessed Joanna, wife of Chuza, Herod’s steward, mentioned by the evangelist St. Luke.

At Porto, the birthday of St. Vincent, martyr.

At Nantes in Brittany, in the time of Emperor Diocletian, the blessed martyrs Donatian and Rogatian, brothers, who, because of their constancy in the faith, were sent to prison, stretched on the rack, and lacerated. Finally, they were pierced through with a soldier’s lance, and then beheaded. read more


Phase I in the Battle

It occurs to me that we must have an effective strategy if we are to regain the Church from the hands of the Modernists. So, this post suggests one strategy that might be employed and by no means does it fail to include the practice of praying for our enemies. In fact, this should be our pre-eminent task before all else.

First, we should consider withdrawing financial support from those who would fail to celebrate the Traditional Latin Mass and the sacraments that were in use until 1962. This includes those priests and bishops who refuse to allow these sacraments in their churches, chapels and oratories. In fact, this may be the most effective means of getting through to these muddle-headed clerics for, as the saying goes, “money talks.” read more