Monthly Archives: March 2016

About Cardinal Sarr

Théodore-Adrien Cardinal Sarr, Archbishop Emeritus of Dakar, was ordained by Hyacinthe Cardinal Thiandoum, Deceased Archbishop Emeritus of Dakar, in 1964, who himself was ordained priest by none other than Archbishop Marcel-François Lefebvre in 1949 (Pope Pius XII appointed Marcel, Vicar Apostolic of Dakar, and he was thus consecrated a bishop; the following year, 1948, the pope further honored Bishop Lefebvre by naming him Apostolic
Delegate to French Africa and granting him the title of archbishop). Are the Archbishop’s words: “Tradidi quod et accepi” (I have transmitted what I have received—I Cor. 15:3), inscribed on his tombstone, being followed by his followers in Senegal? Is the Archbishop exercising his influence from the courts of Heaven? We have hope, indeed, that this is true and the modernists in the Hierarchy should shudder at the thought that somehow their disastrous actions will not be sustained. read more


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

At Rome, the passion of St. Theodora, sister of the illustrious martyr Hermes. She underwent martyrdom in the time of Emperor Adrian, under the judge Aurelian, and was buried at the side of her brother, on the Salarian Way, a short distance from the city.

The same day, St. Venantius, bishop and martyr.

In Egypt, the holy martyrs Victor and Stephen.

In Armenia, the holy martyrs Quinctian and Irenæus.

At Constantinople, under Emperor Leo, St. Macarius, confessor, who ended his life in exile for defending the veneration of sacred images. read more


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

At Thecua in Palestine, the holy prophet Amos, whom the priest Amasias frequently had scourged. Ozias, that priest’s son, pierced his head at the temples with an iron spike. Being carried half dead to his own country, he died there, and was buried with his family.

In Persia, during the reign of King Isdegerdes, the deacon St. Benjamin. Because he would not stop preaching the word of God, he had a sharp reed forced under his nails, a thorny stake driven through his body, and thus completed his martyrdom. read more


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

At Rome, on the Appian Way, the martyrdom of the tribune blessed Quirinus, who had been baptized with all his household by Pope St. Alexander when he was imprisoned in their house. Under Emperor Adrian, he was delivered to the judge Aurelian, and because he persevered in the confession of faith, his tongue was torn out, he was stretched on the rack, his hands and feet were cut off, and the sword completed his course of martyrdom. read more

Obama’s FDA approves expanded use of RU-486

[Fox News files this under “Women’s Health”!]

FDA authorizes expanded use of medical abortion pill

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has kicked up a potential abortion hornet’s nest with states that impose restrictions on a common abortion-inducing drug, approving a new label for the medication that relaxes guidelines for using it.

The FDA notified the manufacturer of Mifeprex, a drug previously known as RU-486, in a letter on Tuesday that the drug is safe and effective for terminating a pregnancy in accordance with the new label. Also known as mifepristone, the synthetic steroid drug is used in combination with another drug, misoprostol, to end a pregnancy. read more

Rash of attacks on Our Lady’s statues in the Boston area

Latest: 3 Statues Vandalized At Burlington Catholic Church

3 Statues Vandalized At Burlington Catholic Church

March 29, 2016 10:10 PM By Kate Merrill

BURLINGTON (CBS) – Police are investigating the vandalism of three religious statues at a Catholic church in Burlington.

Father Frank Silva at Saint Margaret’s Church in Burlington saw the destruction right away.

“I immediately noticed the head had been chopped off and as I got closer the hands had been broken off,” Father Silva said.

The statue of the blessed mother desecrated, her head knocked right off. But that’s not all, just up the hill, two more statues were vandalized as well. read more


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

At Heliopolis in Lebanon, under Julian the Apostate, St. Cyril, deacon and martyr, whose body was opened and his liver taken out by the heathens who devoured it like wild beasts.

In Persia, the holy martyrs Jonas and Barachisius, under the Persian king Sapor. Jonas was put under the pressure of a vice, his bones broken, and cut asunder; Barachisius was suffocated by burning pitch being poured into his throat.

At Nicomedia, the passion of the holy martyrs Pastor, Victorinus, and their companions. read more

Let the earth rejoice, even though it is greedily exploited: Pope’s Urbi et Orbi blessing

[While the earth suffers “alteration of natural equilibria,” the pope stays his natural course preaching “climate change,” “weapons of love,” and consideration for migrants.]

Pope’s Urbi et Orbi Blessing

Pope’s Urbi et Orbi Blessing

With the weapons of love, God has defeated selfishness and death.

“O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,
for his mercy endures for ever” (Ps 135:1)

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Happy Easter!

Jesus Christ, the incarnation of God’s mercy, out of love for us, died on the cross, and out of love he rose again from the dead. That is why we proclaim today: Jesus is Lord! read more


Regina caeli laetare, alleluia:
Quia quem meruisti portare, alleluia,
Resurrexit, sicut dixit, alleluia.
Ora pro nobis Deum, alleluia.
V. Gaude et laetare, Virgo Maria, alleluia.
R. Quia surrexit Dominus vere, alleluia.
Deus, qui per resurrectionem Filii tui Domini nostri Iesu Christi
mundum laetificare dignatus espraesta quaesumus, ut per eius
Genitricem Virginem Mariam perpetuae capiamus gaudia vitae. Per
eumdem Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.

Queen of Heaven, rejoice, alleluia:
For He whom thou didst merit to bear, alleluia,
Hath risen, as He said, alleluia.
Pray for us to God, alleluia.
V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia.
R. Because the Lord is truly risen, alleluia.
Let us pray.
O God, who by the Resurrection of Thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ,
hast vouchsafed to make glad the whole world: grant, we beseech Thee,
that, through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, His Mother, we
may lay hold of the joys of eternal life. Through the same Christ
our Lord. Amen. read more


For 2016 On this day, which the Lord hath made, is the Solemnity of Solemnities, and our Pasch; the Resurrection of our Saviour Jesus Christ according to the flesh.
Then the day of the month is announced and the Martyrology for the following day is read according to the usual manner.

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

St. John Capistrano, confessor, a priest of the Order of Friars Minor, who is mentioned on the 23rd of October.

At Caesarea in Palestine, the birthday of the holy martyrs Priscus, Malchus, and Alexander. In the persecution of Valerian, they were living the suburbs of Caesarea, but knowing that in the city the heavenly crown of martyrdom was to be gained, and burning with the divine ardour of faith, they went to the judge of their own accord, rebuked him for shedding in torrents the blood of the faithful, and were immediately condemned to be devoured by beasts for the Name of Christ. read more

Obama Claims Power to Make Churches Fund Abortion

[Pepsi and ExxonMobil are exempt, but not the Little Sisters of the Poor. Sign Ze Papers, Sisters!]
by Ken Klukowski, March 24

The Obama administration is claiming it has the unprecedented power to compel churches to provide abortion-related products and services.

Referring to Obamacare’s abortion-pill mandate during arguments in the Little Sisters of the Poor case at the U.S. Supreme Court, Chief Justice John Roberts asked U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, “Could you apply the same requirements you apply to the Little Sisters to the church entity itself?” read more


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

St. John Damascene, priest, confessor, and doctor of the Church, whose birthday is commemorated on the 6th of May.

At Drizipara in Hungary, St. Alexander, soldier, in the time of Emperor Maximian. Having overcome many torments for the sake of Christ, and performing many miracles, his martyrdom was completed by beheading.

In Illyria, the Saints Philetus, senator, his wife Lydia, and their sons Macedon and Theoprepides; also Amphilochius, an officer in the army, and Chronides, a notary, who were put to death for the confession of Christ after suffering many things. read more

RIP Mr. Campbell

Your prayers are kindly requested for the soul of Mr. Campbell, father of
Fr. Elias and Rev. Fr. Campbell who passed away about a hour and a half ago.
Any prayers will be most gratefully appreciated.

Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon
Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon
Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon

May his soul and all the souls of the Faithful Departed, through the mercy
of God, rest in peace. Amen. read more


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

At Rome, on the Via Lavicana, St. Castulus, martyr, chamberlain in the palace of the emperor. For harbouring Christians, he was three times suspended by the hands, three times cited before the tribunals. As he persevered in the confession of the Lord, he was thrown into a pit, covered with a mass of sand, and thus obtained the crown of martyrdom.

Also at Rome, the crowning of the holy martyrs Peter, Marcian, Jovinus, Thecla, Cassian, and others. read more