Monthly Archives: September 2014


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

The Feast of the holy Guardian Angels.

At Rome, the martyrdom of St. Modestus, a Sardinian, deacon and martyr, who was racked and burned with fire by Emperor Diocletian. His holy body was afterwards translated to Benevento and buried there in a church named after him.

In the vicinity of Arras, the martyrdom of blessed Leodegarius, bishop of Autun. After being subjected to various insults and torments for the truth, he was put to death by Ebroin, chief minister of Theodoric. read more


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

St. Remigius, bishop of Rheims and confessor, who fell asleep in the Lord on the 13th of January, but is commemorated on this day because of the translation of his body.

At Rome, blessed Aretas and five hundred and four other martyrs.

At Tournai in France, St. Piaton, priest and martyr, who went from Rome to France to preach, together with blessed Quinctinus and his companions. Afterwards, his martyrdom was completed in the persecution of Maximian and he passed from earth to heaven. read more

Cardinal Kasper: Some Fear a Domino Effect at the Synod on the Family

Cardinal Kasper: Some Fear a Domino Effect at the Synod on the Family

Gerard O’Connell | Sep 29 2014 – 2:54am | 4 comments

Not since the Second Vatican Council has a gathering of representatives of the world’s Catholic bishops sparked such interest and controversy as the extraordinary synod of bishops on the family which opens in the Vatican on October 5. While the agenda is very wide, public interest has mainly focused on how this synod, and the follow-on synod in October 2015, will address the situation of Catholics who are divorced and remarried, and whether they can be re-admitted to communion. read more

Novena to Our Lady of the Rosary Sept 28 – Oct 6

(This novena is so incredibly important, especially in light of the current persecution of the Christian world! The traditional feast day of Our Lady of the Rosary and her victory at Lepanto occurs on October 7th.)

Begin with the prayer below for each day. Then continue with the Fatima Novena prayers.

The Fatima Novena Prayer to Our Lady of the Rosary

O Immaculate Heart of Mary, my Mother, I come to thee this day as a little child in prayer.
I beg to make this offering of my heart as simple and childlike as I can. The three little ones of Fatima have taught us what pleaseth thy maternal heart. I earnestly desire that all the people of the world be brought back to a humble knowledge and love of the Sacred Heart of thy dear Son. I pray, dear Mother of my God, that the indescribable beauty and the glow-white purity of thine own Immaculate Heart may so captivate our souls that we will detest all sin and dedicate our lives to the honor and glory of the God who created us. 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


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

briefly: how to follow comments

Hopefully, there is a constant stream of new readers here, and some might not be all that familiar with blog sites. So…

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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

Cupich played race card in Oct. 2008 to help Obama

Obviously worried that Catholic voters would vote against Obama because of his 100% abortion-loving beliefs, Cupich wrote in America mag to muddy the waters with his implications that opposition to Obama comes from “racism”.

The reality is that Obama had won the primaries over Hillary, who had nearly identical policies, precisely because he’s black. Obama and his media allies then went on to also play the race card against McCain. Cupich, in his effort to actively help the radical leftist Obama, showed his own terrible liberal bigotry by playing the same race card. 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

Medical Condition Leads to House Arrest for Former Nuncio [pedo Wesolowski]

The Vatican has announced that the Holy See’s former nuncio to the Dominican Republic, Archbishop Josef Wesolowski, has been placed under house arrest inside the Vatican City State for the abuse of the minors in the Latin American state.

The decision, which appears not to have a precedent in modern Vatican history, was taken by the Vatican Criminal Court that is investigating the case

But wait:

This declaration would seem to suggest that Wesolowski, a Polish citizen who has been deprived of diplomatic immunity by the Vatican in the summer after he was condemned, would in fact have been put in prison if he did not have health problems. read more

Priest removes married gay couple from parish ministry

September 19, 2014 by Deacon Greg Kandra

On Aug. 6, four days after the Rev. Samuel Spiering arrived as the new administrator of St. Leo the Great Catholic Church in Lewistown, he met with parishioner Paul Huff to ask him if he and his partner, Tom Wojtowick, had gotten married.

After Huff confirmed the fact, the priest asked to meet with the two men the next day. At that second meeting, Spiering dismissed the pair from their volunteer posts in the church and told them they could no longer receive Communion read more

Cupich: “We cannot politicize the communion rail”

Translating his libspeak: “we cannot let morals and that religion stuff get in the way of a happy-joy communion party”

Note the title of the article chosen for the Chicago story (done by Jay Levine): “New Archbishop Draws Line In Sand Against Church Hardliners”

So line up all you Pelosis and Bidens, get your butts kissed by a genuine Catholic archbishop. How about communion for Obama, too? Yes, just like the serial groper and abortion lover Bill Clinton got in Africa. read more