Monthly Archives: July 2015

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

Six California hospitals to cease being Catholic

No comment from any Church authorities (diocesan, national or the Vatican) on this alienation/”fire sale” of Church property for $250,000,000 – compared to an earlier offer of $843,000,000 from another source (kiboshed by Gov. Brown’s hand-picked attorney-general)

Six California hospitals to cease being Catholic

BlueMountain will “recapitalize” the hospital chain

July 30, 2015 by Admin
cal-catholic.com/?p=19822

The following comes from a July 30 National Catholic Reporter article by Monica Clark [with comments that the Church should get out of the healthcare business and let the state take over] read more

Who’s on First?

With all the statements being made today by members of the hierarchy, including those by the current occupant of the Chair of Peter, as well as those of the Cardinal-Archbishop of New York and that Cardinal from the Kasper clan, it reminds me of the Abbott & Costello skit: “Who’s on First.” www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTcRRaXV-fg
Except. of course, that’s it’s not funny when the question is asked concerning the leadership of the Catholic Church. In fact, it brings to mind the question of whether we really do have a Pope, or is it two, at the present time? We do know that Christ promised that He would be with His Church until the end of time and the gates of hell would not prevail against it but, really, doesn’t it seem like that is what’s happening today? Nevertheless, we must trust Christ’s words and soldier on, so-to-speak, until such time as the Holy Spirit sees fit to end the confusion and set things right. And, we can be sure that this will happen and continue our prayers to that effect. At least that’s my suggestion. 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

Fourteen Holy Helpers novena July 30- Aug 7

The Fourteen Holy Helpers are a group of early martyrs
who have been collectively invoked since the 14th century
in response to the Black Plague which devastated Europe.

They are: Ss. George, Blaise, Pantaleon, Vitus, Erasmus (Elmo),
Christopher, Giles, Cyriacus, Achatius, Dionysius (Denis), Eustace,
Catherine of Alexandria, Margaret and Barbara.
In the 16th century, Pope Nicholas V attached certain indulgences to their devotion.

O Faithful servants of God and powerful protectors of man, Holy Helpers!
Since Our Lord appointed you the heavenly advocates for our needs on earth,
I confidently turn to you for help in my distress.
Countless numbers praise you for aiding them with counsel in doubt,
with consolation in anxiety, with health in illness, with safety in danger,
with delivery from prison, and with help and assistance in all tribulations.
Therefore I, too, have recourse to you, and implore you not to refuse me your aid. 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

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

Lepanto Inst: Vatican Pushing Communist Goals

www.lepantoinstitute.org/sustainable-development-goals/vatican-pushing-communist-goals/

Lepanto Inst: Vatican Pushing Communist Goals

This coming November, the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for Science is holding a workshop intended to figure out how to indoctrinate your children in the Sustainable Development Goals. This comes on the heels of the Vatican nuncio to the United Nations announcing “verbatim” support for the SDGs, and after Catholic Relief Services president, Dr. Carolyn Woo echoed Pope Francis’ call for support for the SDGs as well. read more

Vatican Bozo Hammered by Spanish Bishop!

eponymousflower.blogspot.com/2015/07/for-consultor-of-pope-celebration-of.html

[ More thrilling news about Team Bergoglio’s overflowing Insanity on Parade extravaganza ]

Monday, July 27, 2015

For Consultor of the Pope The Celebration of the Eucharist is “Magical, Not Religious”

The “erotic Buddhist” Pablo d’Ors a heretic

(Rome / Madrid) The writer, a Catholic priest and “erotic Buddhist” Pablo d’Ors from Spain has been a consultant since 1 July 2014, Adviser, for the Pontifical Council for Culture at the Vatican (see Pontifical Cultural Council for Women priests -? The “Erotic Buddhist” that Francis made ​​the Consultant ). His appointment has already caused amazement. Now Msgr. Jose Rico Paves, the auxiliary bishop of Getafe in Madrid, has accused Pablo d’Ors who wrote an essay in an article published on June 26 of a “Wealth of Doctrinal Heresies”. The President of the Pontifical Council for Culture, Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, just appeared in the headlines because of his active participation in the Pachamama cult, a Pagan Mother Earth Cult .

The essay by Pablo d’Ors appeared in the Spanish magazine Vida Nueva (New Life) with the subtitle “A dedicated voice in the Church.” The Consultant maintains therein that the actions in the Eucharistic celebration are “fundamentally magical and not religious.” Pablo d’Ors: “The sacraments of the Church mean nothing to the vast majority, to those who belong to it, as good as nothing. A character whose meaning they do not understand, it’s not a sign, but magic. The Christian rites and symbols have degenerated to, for the majority of believers, pure magic.” Words and gestures to “be carried out automatically and in an irrational manner, do not connect with the transcendent,” said the Spaniard, whom Pope Francis has made ​​a consultant. read more

A Skeleton, a Catholic Relic, and a Mystery About American Origins

[Hat-tip to HowlinglyAbsurd]

www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2015/07/a-skeleton-a-catholic-relic-and-a-mystery-about-americas-origins/399743/

A Skeleton, a Catholic Relic, and a Mystery About American Origins

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A newly discovered artifact buried with one of Jamestown’s most prominent leaders suggests he could have been a crypto-Catholic.

Adrienne LaFrance | Jul 28, 2015

After 400 years in the Virginia dirt, the box came out of the ground looking like it had been plucked from the ocean. A tiny silver brick, now encrusted with a green patina and rough as sandpaper. Buried beneath it was a human skeleton. The remains would later be identified as those of Captain Gabriel Archer, one of the most prominent leaders at Jamestown, the first permanent English colony in America. But it was the box, which appeared to be an ancient Catholic reliquary, that had archaeologists bewildered and astonished. read more

Please Pray for My Godchild: CA State Bar Exam

Please pray for a truly deserved good result for my godchild,
Mia.

She turned in an excellent account of herself in law school and it was all by dint of her amazing self-discipline, focus and relentless hard work.

She begins the CA State Bar Exam on Tuesday morning, July 28, and the torture goes on for three days.

My sincere thanks for your charity in remembering her in this stressful time.

Patrick

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

Prayer Request for a Young Trad Mother

My friends, in your charity, please pray for Michelle M. and her husband and their three little ones.

I was notified a short time ago that Michelle is in hospital with what might be a serious problem. I have no further word.

She home schools her little ones, is a brilliant religious artist and a deeply committed traditional Catholic.

My sincere thanks for your compassion and intercession.

Patrick