Monthly Archives: July 2016

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

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

Pope and pop rock Catholic youth party

Pope and pop rock Catholic youth party

Agence France-Presse
July 31st, 2016

BRZEGI, Poland — Saints dropping disco moves and nuns belting their hearts out rocked the final night of a Catholic youth extravaganza headlined by Pope Francis in Poland on Saturday.

A grinning Francis was cheered on by over one million pilgrims from around the world as he arrived and walked through a special Holy Door with six youngsters he then insisted hitch a lift with him in his pope-mobile.

He used his prayer to urge “dull kids” to swap their sofas and video games for walking boots so life does not pass them by, and got everyone to hold hands, forming a human chain across the vast plain near Krakow. read more

Over 2.5[?] million pilgrims at pope fest finale in Poland

Over 2.5[?] million pilgrims at pope fest finale in Poland

[“Pick a number”: 1, 1.5, 1.6, 2, 2.5, 3 million or more!?]

Francis whipped out technology metaphors for today’s chat and app-happy pilgrims, telling them to “download the best link of all, that of a heart which sees and transmits goodness without growing weary”

Daily Monitor
SUNDAY JULY 31 2016

In Summary: The medieval centre of Krakow has been overrun all week by flag-waving groups from China to Samoa and Mexico, who were entertained between masses with concerts, break-dancing and football matches read more

The Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, comes out of the closet as an Islamist

The Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, comes out of the closet as an Islamist

Posted by Barona on Saturday, 30 July 2016

Diarmuid Martin, the Archbishop of Dublin who will go down in history as the grossly incompetent and homosexualist pandering churchman, while once Catholic Ireland threw in with the horror of “same-sex marriage”.

Was it to apologize for his disgraceful, cowardly lack of stewardship of Catholics in Ireland? Was it to apologize for the disastrous catechesis which led 90% of young voters to vote in favour of homosexuality and against Holy Matrimony? Was it to call for repentance of himself and his fellow churchmen in allowing the plague of homosexuality to spread with such ease amongst Irish society and the clergy? read more

Canonize Father Hamel? There’s Cause For Pause

Canonize Father Hamel? There’s Cause For Pause

[No “Santo subito”]

POSTED BY RESTORE-DC-CATHOLICISM ON SATURDAY, JULY 30, 2016

Already on the blogosphere there are calls for the canonization of Father Hamel, the French priest murdered by Islamic terrorists while saying Mass in his parish church. Of course I understand that he was murdered by Islamic terrorists because they despise the Faith and that is a factor in the canonization process. I don’t believe that’s an overriding factor and there may be other facts to consider. read more

Paris Cardinal Vingt-Trois “Violent” and “Homophobe” After Attacks

Paris Cardinal Vingt-Trois “Violent” and “Homophobe” After Attacks

Text: Andres Becker
Trans: Tancred
6/30/16

(Paris) During the Office for the soul of Abbé Jacques Hamel, Cardinal André Vingt-Trois denounced secular ideology yesterday, which is promoted by France, and where Islamic terrorism thrives in its soil. For this truth that the Archbishop of Paris dared to utter, he was insulted and ridiculed.

Since the attacks of Islamic State (IS) on the editors of the radical leftist satire sheet Charlie Hebdo and the Jewish supermarket Hyper Cacher was perpetrated by French citizens with immigrant backgrounds, France now asks how it is possible that “Frenchmen” can so despise their own country. read more

Mindong (China) Bishop Mgr Vincent Huang Shoucheng dies

Mindong (China) Bishop Mgr Vincent Huang Shoucheng dies

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[Requiescat in pace/拉丁语〕愿灵安眠〔基督教徒墓碑用语,略/May he rest in peace]

Wang Zhicheng
07/30/2016

Unrecognised by the Chinese government, he was liked by both official and underground Catholics as a humble and capable pastor. Almost everyone in Diocese of Mindong belongs to the underground Church, 80,000 out of 90,000 members. The authorities would like to see a low profile funeral, with the body without Episcopal insignia. The faithful plan otherwise. Mgr Huang spent 35 years in prison, house arrest and forced labor. He ordained his successor, Mgr Vincent Guo Xijin, in 2008. read more

Greenlighting ISIS: Pope Carpet-Bombs Just War Theory

Greenlighting ISIS: Pope Carpet-Bombs Just War Theory

Written by Hilary White
7.29.16

Pope Francis has again said stupid things about war. In his latest plane presser on the way to Poland (dear Lord, are we going to have two of these for every trip from now on?!) he has again parroted the boilerplate leftist blither we were taught to recite in the 70s in our hippie free schools.

CNA reports his comments:

“When I speak of war, I talk about it seriously, but it’s not a war of religion. It’s a war for money, for resources, for nature, for dominion. This is the war,” Pope Francis told journalists on his July 27 flight from Rome to Krakow. “Could one think of a religious war? No. All religions want peace. Others want war,” he said. “Is that clear?” read more

San Jose diocese says sodomy is ok

San Jose diocese says sodomy is ok

LGBT ministry will not “elaborate” on Church teaching on sexual morality

[No longer a sin crying to heaven for vengeance]

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JULY 29, 2016 BY CAL CATHOLIC ADMIN

The diocese of San Jose is saying its LGBT ministry will not “elaborate” on Church teaching on “sexual morality, conscience, and personal sin,” while claiming that gay people can’t change their sexual orientation.

The document “Guidelines for the Catholic LGBT Ministry Council” bears the name of Bp. Patrick J. McGrath and is the guide by which Catholic parishes are to deal with LGBT people. read more

Insightful Profile of the Pope’s “Mouthpiece” – Fr. Antonio Spadaro

Insightful Profile of the Pope’s “Mouthpiece” – Fr. Antonio Spadaro

[How many mouthpieces does the Pope have?]

BY STEVE SKOJEC ON JULY 29, 2016

Canadian Catholic journalist Lianne Laurence has written a profile offering new insight into the role that Fr. Antonio Spadaro, SJ — editor of the Italian Jesuit magazine, La Civiltà Cattolica — plays in divulging the mind of his close friend, Pope Francis.

In a new interview at World Youth Day, Fr. Spadaro gives details on his relationship with Francis that help paint a picture of how attuned he is to the mind of the pope. read more

The Catholic Church and the Conversion of Jews

The Catholic Church and the Conversion of Jews

BY DR. JOHN R.T. LAMONT ON JULY 29, 2016

The prayer for the conversion of the Jewish people in the traditional liturgy of Good Friday has been the object of criticism by representatives of the bishops’ conferences of Germany, and of England and Wales. Spokesmen for both these conferences have requested that this prayer be removed from the traditional liturgy and that it be replaced by the Prayer for the Jews contained in the Novus Ordo missal of 1970. This is a question of enormous importance, both in itself and for the further issues it raises. It accordingly demands a response. read more

Abortion and deportation: not morally equivalent

Abortion and deportation: not morally equivalent

By Phil Lawler | Jul 29, 2016

Explaining why he believes that neither the Democratic nor the Republican party deserves Catholic votes, Bishop Daniel Flores sets out a sound moral premise, but then jumps from it to an unwarranted conclusion.

Bishop Flores, you may recall, finds the Democrats unacceptable because they favor unrestricted legal abortion, and the Republicans unacceptable because they favor — or at least their presidential candidate favors—mass deportation of undocumented immigrants. Regarding the latter policy, he says: read more

Pelosi and Pelosi’s God

Pelosi and Pelosi’s God

By Phil Lawler | Jul 29, 2016

Former Speaker Nancy Pelosi told a PBS audience this week that white male voters have been stupid:

They voted against their own economic interests because of guns, because of gays, and because of God: the three G’s. God being the woman’s right to choose.

That last sentence is stunning, isn’t it? After this week’s Democratic convention, it does almost seem that the party’s leaders are preparing to make abortion an object of worship. But I think that Pelosi intended that remark to be ironical; I think she meant that dumb white male voters see abortion as an offense against God. read more