Monthly Archives: July 2014

MARTYROLOGY-AUGUST 2

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

St. Alphonsus Maria Liguori, founder of the Congregation of our most Holy Redeemer, bishop of Santa Agata dei Goti, confessor and doctor of the Church, who fell asleep in the Lord on the previous day.

At Rome, in the cemetery of Callistus, the birthday of St. Stephen I, pope and martyr. In the persecution of Valerian, the soldiers suddenly entered while he was saying Mass, but remaining before the altar, fearless and unmoved, he concluded the sacred mysteries, and was beheaded on his throne. read more

IT’S SO VERY HARD NOT TO BE A BLEEPIST.

It’s so very hard these days not to be a bleepist. I mean, from Paul VI to the current occupant we have a group of men that show up so pitifully as Vicars of Christ and Shepherds of the Flock that we almost fall into the trap that Our Lord has forgotten us. But, we know this cannot be and eventually Our Lord will lower the boom and restore all things in Himself. That our spineless and weak-kneed cardinals would elect a man who changed the Holy Sacrifice and put into its place a “banal fabrication” and who canonized a Quran-kisser is enough to boggle the mind of any Catholic who remembered the Church before 1962 and the “new springtime.” So, we plod on secure in the knowledge that Our Lord will not be mocked and that He will punish the evil-doers in good time. read more

MARTYROLOGY-AUGUST 1

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

At Rome, on the Esquiline, the Dedication of the Church of St. Peter in Chains.

At Antioch, the martyrdom of the seven brothers, the holy Machabees, martyrs, and their mother, who suffered under King Antiochus Epiphanes. Their relics were transferred to Rome, and placed in the church or St. Peter in Chains.

At Vercelli, St. Eusebius, bishop and martyr, who, for the confession of the Catholic faith was banished to Scythopolis in Palestine, and thence to Cappadocia, by Emperor Constantine. Afterwards, returning to his church, he suffered martyrdom in the persecution of the Arians. His memory is more especially honoured on the 15th of December, when he was consecrated bishop, and his feast is kept on the 16th of December. read more

MARTYROLOGY-JULY 31

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

At Rome, the birthday of St. Ignatius, priest and confessor, founder of the Society of Jesus, renowned for sanctity and miracles, and most zealous for propagating the Catholic religion in all parts of the world. Pope Pius XI declared him to be the heavenly patron of all spiritual retreats.

At Milan, during the persecution of Antoninus, St. Calimerius, bishop and martyr, who was arrested, covered with wounds, and his throat transfixed with a sword. He completed his martyrdom by being cast into a well. read more

ETERNAL REST GRANT UNTO HIM, O LORD …

We just received word that my wife’s brother, Thomas, passed away due to a heart attack at the age of 73. He left a wife, children and grandchildren and we ask for prayers in his behalf and for his family. Tom struggled like many of us with the goings-on in the Church over the last 50 years but was always faithful himself. O Sweet, Loving and Gentle Jesus forgive him his faults and welcome him into Your bosom for eternity. St. Joseph. patron of the universal church, look after his surviving family. read more

MARTYROLOGY-JULY 30

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

At Rome, in the reign of Decius, the holy Persian martyrs Abdon and Sennen, who were bound with chains, brought to Rome, scourged with leaded whips for the faith of Christ, and then put to the sword.

At Assisi in Umbria, St. Rufinus, martyr.

At Tuberbum Lucernarium in Africa, the holy virgins and martyrs Maxima, Donatilla, and Secunda. The first two, in the persecution of Valerian and Gallienus, were forced to drink vinegar and gall, then scourged most severely , stretched on the rack, burned on the gridiron, rubbed over with lime, and afterwards exposed to the beasts with the virgin Secunda, twelve years old. But being untouched by them, they were finally beheaded. read more

ISRAEL OR HAMAS?

Whose cause is just? The answer IMO is neither. Both claim to worship the one true God but they continue the killing involving innocent civilians. Then, along comes the United States in the person of John Kerry riding in on his white horse and telling both sides, in essence, to “cool it.” Does anyone besides me see anything wrong with this scenario? God will not be mocked and He knows the true motives of those who continue in His name to shed the blood of the innocent in what has always been a political struggle. The same applies to all the two-bit dictators of all the countries of the world that choose war as the means to achieve their ends. In the meantime the Holy Mother of God waits patiently for the world to come to its senses and achieve real peace by following her instructions. read more

BOOM: Vatican Says Nancy Pelosi “Must” Be Denied Communion

I was going to post this as new but looking at the date of the article,2013, I see it is old. I guess when hell freezes over she will be not allowed to receive communion. Till then she can brag about being a catholic in good standing.
New—-> http://conservativetribune.com/pelosi-denied-communion/
Old….> cnsnews.com/news/article/michael-w-chapman/vatican-chief-justice-nancy-pelosi-must-be-denied-communion

MARTYROLOGY-JULY 29

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

At Tarascon, in the province of Narbonne in France, St. Martha, virgin, the hostess of our Saviour and sister of blessed Mary Magdalene and St. Lazarus.

At Rome, on the Aurelian Way, St. Felix II, pope and martyr. Being expelled from his See by the Arian emperor Constantius for defending the Catholic faith, and being put to the sword privately at Cera in Tuscany, he died gloriously. His body was taken away from that place by clerics, and buried on the Aurelian Way. It was afterwards brought to the Church of the Saints Cosmas and Damian, where, under the Sovereign Pontiff Gregory XIII, it was found beneath the altar with the relics of the holy martyrs Mark, Marcellian, and Tranquillinus, and with the latter was put back in the same place on the 31st of July. In the same altar were also found the bodies of the holy martyrs Abundius, a priest, and Abundantius, a deacon, which were shortly after solemnly transferred to the church of the Society of Jesus, on the eve of their feast. read more

Franciscan University

Hello, I’m not sure if I have this in the right place. Can anyone tell me if the Franciscan university in Steubenville, Ohio been taken over by charismatics? Is it still a good Catholic University? Thank you!

MARTYROLOGY-JULY 28

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

At Milan, the birthday of the holy martyrs Nazarius and a boy named Celsus. While the persecution excited by Nero was raging, they were beheaded by Anolinus, after long sufferings and afflictions endured in prison.

At Rome, the martyrdom of St. Victor, pope and martyr.

Also at Rome, St. Innocent, pope and confessor, who passed to the Lord on the 12th of March.

In Thebais in Egypt, the commemoration of many holy martyrs who suffered in the persecution of Decius and Valerian. At this time, when Christians sought death by the sword for the name of Christ, the crafty enemy devised certain slow torments to put them to death, wishing to kill their souls much more than their bodies. One of these Christians, after suffering the tortured of the rack, of hot metal plates and of seething oil, was smeared with honey and exposed, in the broiling heat of the sun, with his hands tied behind him, to the sting of wasps and flies. Another, bound and placed among flowers, being approached by a shameless woman for the purpose of exciting his passions, bit through his tongue and spat it in her face. read more

FAITH ALONE? I DON’T THINK SO.

From Chapter 25 of St. Matthew:
[32] And all nations shall be gathered together before him, and he shall separate them one from another, as the shepherd separateth the sheep from the goats: [33] And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on his left. [34] Then shall the king say to them that shall be on his right hand: Come, ye blessed of my Father, possess you the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. [35] For I was hungry, and you gave me to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave me to drink; I was a stranger, and you took me in: read more

Pirro: Why Isn’t the Pope Helping Christians in Middle East?

What are peoples thoughts on Judge Pirro’s opening statements:
www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2014/07/27/Pirro-Why-Isnt-the-Pope-Helping-Christians-in-Middle-East
Also this:

The Coptic Christian priest on #Justice told a horrific story: The Muslim Brotherhood not only destroyed a 4th century church, they vandalized a priests cemetery, got the bones of the priests from the coffins, crushed them, and set them on fire! This is the bag of bones.
I don’t know how to post a picture.
fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/t1.0-9/p235x350/10376916_10152637821588760_6394433119280998702_n.jpg read more

TLM in Tennessee?

I have a friend who will be in Knoxville, TN for nearly all of August, and she’s looking for TLMs in the area other than the diocesan one where she’s worried about the validity of NO priests. So are there any SSPX, FSSP, ICK TLMs nearby? Thanks for the help.

Mary