Monthly Archives: January 2015

MARTYROLOGY-FEBRUARY 2

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

The Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, called by the Greeks the Hypapante (meeting) of the Lord.

At Caesarea in Palestine, St. Cornelius, a centurion, whom the blessed apostle Peter baptized, and raised to the episcopal dignity in that city.

At Rome, on the Salarian Way, the passion of St. Apronian,, a notary. While he was yet a heathen, and was leading St. Sisinius out of prison to present him before the governor Laodicius, he head a voice from heaven saying: Come, ye blessed of my Father, possess the kingdom which I have prepared for you from the beginning of the world.” At once he believed, was baptized, and after confessing our Lord, received sentence of death. read more

A Farewell to Alleluia

Father Francis X. Weiser, S.J. describes the traditions related to ceasing using Alleluia during Lent.

Alleluia, or hallelujah, is one of the few Hebrew words adopted by the Christian Church from apostolic times. It means “Praise the Lord!”

On Saturday before Septuagesima Sunday this ancient and hallowed exclamation of joy and praise in the Christian liturgy is officially discontinued in the Western Church to signify the approach of the solemn season of Lent. According to the regulation of Pope Alexander II (1073) the Alleluia is sung twice after the prayers of the Divine Office, and not heard again till the solemn vigil service of Easter, when it once more is used as a glorious proclamation of Easter joy. The Greek Church, however, still retains the Alleluia even in Lent. read more

Roman Bar Rumors – A “Third” Vatican Council to be Called by Jorge?

[ A “resistance” site mentioned, without affirmation or support, that some blogger in Rome who frequents locales in Rome visited, in turn, by Curial staffers, has reported that a draft document “exists” in which Jorge is planning to call a third council. I doubt it. Anyway, my edited response to that post follows… (I’d cite the site, but it would only give most of the good people on AQ gastric distress so, in the interest of public health, I’ll refrain.) It is not of great consequence, anyway – despite the “back of mind” worries we all have about this, the most shocking papacy since Benedict IX, the teenager pope, declared, “I am Caesar AND God!” and went on to twice sell his papacy, retire awhile, and then repurchase it. / gpmtrad ] read more

Our Lady of Lourdes novena Feb 2-10

Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes

O ever Immaculate Virgin, Mother of mercy, health of the sick, refuge of sinners,
comfort of the afflicted, thou knowest my wants, my troubles, my sufferings.
Deign to cast upon me a look of mercy. By appearing in the Grotto of Lourdes,
thou wert pleased to make it a privileged sanctuary, whence thou dispenses thy favors,
and already many sufferers have obtained the cure of their infirmities, both spiritual and corporal.

I come, therefore, with unbounded confidence, to implore thy maternal intercession.
Obtain, O loving Mother, the granting of my requests.
(make your request)
I will endeavor to imitate thy virtues, that I may one day share thy glory, and bless thee in eternity. Amen. read more

MARTYROLOGY-FEBRUARY 1

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

For 2015 Septuagesima Sunday, on which the canticle of the Lord, Alleluia, ceaseth to be said.

St. Ignatius, bishop of Antioch and martyr, who gloriously suffered martyrdom on the 20th of December.

At Smyrna, St. Pionius, priest and martyr, who, after writing apologies for the Catholic faith, and after suffering imprisonment in a loathsome dungeon, where by his exhortations he encouraged many of his brethren even to martyrdom, and after enduring excruciating pains from being pierced with nails and laid on a hot fire, ended happily his life for Christ. With him suffered fifteen others. read more

UltraLeft “Scared” of John Vennari in re. Francis As “Hero” of the Left

[ The raw comedic value of this incoherent, hysterical screed is substantial! Cin cin! / gpmtrad ]

www.rawstory.com/rs/2015/01/here-are-5-scary-ultra-right-wing-catholics-who-are-outraged-the-cool-pope/

Pro-Pope fever has swept the imagination of those who love both Christian principles and progressive thinking. The approval rating is soaring sky-high for the man in the funny hat. Francis has graced the covers of The Advocate and Rolling Stone and was voted Time’s Man of the Year. Obama even gave PF a shout out in his State of the Union address this week: “As His Holiness, Pope Francis, has said, diplomacy is the work of ‘small steps.’ These small steps have added up to new hope for the future in Cuba.” Pope Francis has his own fanzine and smartphone app. The man even tweets! read more

MARTYROLOGY-JANUARY 31

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

At Turin,the birthday of St. John Bosco, confessor, founder of the Salesian Congregation and of the Institute of the Daughters of Mary, Help of Christians. Conspicuous for his zeal for souls and for the propagation of the faith, he was canonized by Pope Pius XI.

At Rome, on the road to Ostia, the holy martyrs Cyrus and John, who were beheaded after suffering many torments for the name of Christ.

At Alexandria, in the time of Emperor Decius, the birthday of St. Metran, martyr, who, because he refused to utter blasphemous words at the bidding of the pagans, had his body all bruised with blows, and his face and eyes pierced with sharp pointed reeds. He was then driven out of the city and stoned to death. read more

Louie Verrecchio “In Conversation” With “Guess Whom?”

www.harvestingthefruit.com/conversations/

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Today I’d like to launch a new feature called Conversations with Francis. Whether it’s a one-time thing or not remains to be seen.

For better or worse (and we all know which one), we have a pope who frequently expresses himself with the kind of theological precision that one might expect from a guy in a bar mixing it up religious with his buddies over a couple of cold ones.

Thanks to the efficiency of global communications, the pope’s words are almost immediately broadcast to the waiting ears of impressionable people worldwide, and this on a near-daily basis. read more

Cause Opened For The Sister of St. Therese of Lisieux

Some Pleasant News, For A Change

www.catholicherald.co.uk/news/2015/01/28/cause-of-st-therese-of-lisieuxs-sister-is-opened/

Léonie Martin had a troubled childhood and was almost forgotten after her death

A French bishop has officially opened the beatification Cause of Léonie Martin, the sister of St Thérèse of Lisieux.

Bishop Jean-Claude Boulanger of Bayeux-Lisieux opened the diocesan stage of the Cause on Saturday at a Mass at the Monastery of the Visitation in Caen, north-west France, where Léonie lived from 1899 until her death in 1941, aged 78. read more

A Survey of Evil

A bit of housekeeping on the YouTube front. Yes, YouTube scrubbed my ARSH 2011 “Islamic Sexuality: A Survey of Evil” video series from MY YouTube account, which is why I strongly encourage and appreciate other people MIRRORING my YouTube stuff. Mirroring is the ultimate hedge against censorship. I don’t care about my own personal view count – none of my vids are monetized. I just want the info out there. That’s the point. So, here it is in one video. There are countless mirrors though if you type “Ann Barnhardt Islamic Sexuality” into the YouTube search box. read more

MARTYROLOGY-JANUARY 30

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

St. Martina, virgin and martyr, who is commemorated on her birthday, the first day of this month.

At Edessa in Syria, in the reign of Trajan, St. Barsimaeus, bishop, who converted many Gentiles to the faith, sent them before him to gain their crown, and then followed them with the palm of martyrdom.

At Antioch, the passion of the blessed Hippolytus, priest, who for a short time deceived by the Novatian schism, was converted by the grace of Christ, and returned to the unity of the Church, for which and in which he afterwards underwent a glorious martyrdom. Being asked by the schismatics, which was the better side, he said that he detested the doctrine of Novatus, and that the faith which the Chair of Peter taught ought to be professed, after which he was beheaded. read more

How Well Ann Coulter Sums Up Our Plight

[While I continue to hope for Ann’s conversion (her Dad died a Catholic, and she loved him VERY much) she continues, despite her secular environment, to write of things that ought to put even the most “challenged” neo-cons and Neo-Kathlyx in their place during this, our ongoing, insufferable crisis.. “]

Anyway, here’s a pull quote worth pondering. The applications to a Church standing around, picking its nose, while a maniac raw Leftist pope runs amok, simply abound. [ gpmtrad ] read more

Sinning (in feminine) against the Holy Ghost

Sinning (in feminine) against the Holy Ghost

Taken from: exorbe.blogspot.mx/2015/01/pecando-en-femenino-contra-el-espiritu.html

Translated from the Spanish by Roberto Hope

To us Catholics, this aberration affects us by contagion of proximity and confusion, product all this of the disgraceful secondvaticanist ecumenicism, which very soon degenerated into an exaggerated benignity and gullibility the size of the Roman Cloaca Maxima, capable not only of hobnobbing and getting friendly with what is most traditionally anti-catholic, but also of propitiating and engendering the monstrous interreligious cohabitations in Assissi. read more

MARTYROLOGY-JANUARY 29

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

St. Francis de Sales, bishop of Geneva, confessor and doctor of the Church, special patron before God of all Catholic writers in explaining, promoting, or defending Christian doctrine either by publishing journals or other writings in the vernacular. He departed to heaven on the 28th of December, but because of the transfer of his body on this day, his feast is now celebrated.

At Treves, the death of the blessed bishop Valerius, disciple of the apostle St. Peter. read more