Monthly Archives: August 2016

Novena in honour of Our Lady’s Nativity- Aug.30-Sept 7

Novena in honor of Our Lady’s Nativity
(“Maria Bambina” novena)

Holy Child Mary of the royal house of David,
Queen of the angels, Mother of grace and love,
I greet thee with all my heart.
Obtain for me the grace to love the Lord faithfully during
all the days of my life. Obtain for me, too, a great devotion
to thee, who are the first creature of God’s love.
(Hail Mary)

O heavenly Child Mary, who like a pure dove was born
immaculate and beautiful, true prodigy of the wisdom of
God, my soul rejoices in thee. Oh! Do help me to preserve
the angelic virtue of purity at the cost of any sacrifice.
(Hail Mary) read more

September: Month dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows

It has long been a custom in the Church to say this prayer of petition on 30 consecutive days. It is also recommended as a Lenten devotion as well as for all Fridays of the year.

Ever glorious and blessed Mary, Queen of Virgins, Mother of Mercy, through that sword of sorrow which pierced thy tender heart whilst thy only Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord, suffered death and ignominy on the Cross; through that filial tenderness and pure love He hast for thee, while from His Cross He recommended thee to the care and protection of His beloved disciple, Saint John, take pity, I beseech thee, on my poverty and need; have compassion on my anxieties and cares; assist and comfort me in all my infirmities and miseries. Thou art the Mother of Mercies, the only refuge of the needy and the orphan, of the desolate and afflicted. read more


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

St. Raymund Nonnatus, cardinal and confessor, of the Order of our Lady of Ransom for the Redemption of Captives. His birthday is commemorated on the 26th of August.

In Tuscany, on Mount Senario, the birthday of St. Bonajuncta, confessor, one of the seven founders of the Order of Servites of the Blessed Virgin Mary, who gave up his soul into the hands of the Lord while he was preaching to his brethren on the Passion of our Saviour. his feast is kept with that of his companions on the 12th of February. read more


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

The feast of St. Rose of St. Mary, virgin of the Third Order of St. Dominic, whose birthday is recalled on the 24th of August.

At Rome, on the Ostian Way, the martyrdom of the blessed priest Felix, under Emperors Diocletian and Maximian. After being racked he was sentenced to death, and as they led him to execution, he met a man who spontaneously declared himself a Christian, and was forthwith beheaded with him. The Christians, not knowing his name, called him Adauctus, because he was added to St. Felix and shared his crown. read more


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

The beheading of St. John Baptist, who was put to death by Herod about the feast of Easter. However, his solemn commemoration takes place today, when his venerable head was found for the second time. It was afterwards solemnly carried to Rome, where it is kept in the church of St. Sylvester, near the Campus Martius, and honoured by the people with the greatest devotion.

At Rome, on Mount Aventine, the birthday of St. Sabina, martyr. Under Emperor Hadrian, she was struck with the sword, and thus obtained the palm of martyrdom. read more


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

At Hippo in Africa, the birthday of St. Augustine, bishop and famous doctor of the Church. Converted and baptized by the blessed bishop Ambrose, he defended the Catholic faith with the greatest zeal against the Manicheans and other heretics, and after having sustained many other labours for the Church of God, he went to his reward in heaven. His relics, owing to the invasion of barbarians, were first brought from his own city into Sardinia, and afterwards taken by Luitprand, king of the Lombards, to Pavia, where they were deposited with due honours. read more

Jorge, call on line 2: Pius XI CONDEMNED Sex Ed

From TIA website:

Sex Education Classes Are Forbidden

Today, when it has become common for many Catholic schools to include sex-education classes in their curriculums, it seems very timely to remind parents that this teaching has been forbidden by the Church. When the child reaches the age of puberty, a father or a mother should instruct him or her with due prudence. But public sex-education classes are clearly condemned as a grave danger. You can read below.

Pius XI

Another very grave danger is that naturalism which today is invading the field of education in that most delicate matter of purity of customs. Far too common is the error of those who, with dangerous assurance and under an ugly term, propagate a so-called sex-education, falsely imagining they can forearm youths against the dangers of sensuality by purely natural means, such as a foolhardy initiation and precautionary instruction for all indiscriminately, even in public; and, worse still, by exposing them at an early age to the occasions, in order to accustom them, so it is argued, and as it were to harden them against such dangers. read more


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

St. Joseph Calasanctius, priest and confessor, who founded the Order of Poor Clerics Regular of the Mother of God of the Christian Schools. He fell asleep in the Lord on the 25th of August.

At Potenza in Lucania, the passion of Saints Arontius, Honoratus, Fortunatus, and Sabinian. They were the sons of Saints Boniface and Thecla, and were condemned to death by the judge Valerian in the reign of Emperor Maximian. Their feast, together with that of the other twelve holy brethren, is celebrated on the first of September. read more


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

At Rome, St. Zephyrinus, pope and martyr, whose birthday falls on the 20th of December.

At Cardona in Spain, the birthday of St. Raymund Nonnatus, cardinal and confessor, of the Order of our Lady of Ransom for the Redemption of Captives, renowned for holiness of life and for miracles, whose feast is observed on the 31st of August.

At Rome, during the persecution of Valerian, the holy martyrs Irenæus and Abundius, who were thrown into a sewer from which they had taken the body of blessed of Concordia. Their bodies were drawn out by the priest Justin, and buried in a crypt near St. Lawrence. read more


Martyrology-August 25th
Roman Martyrology-August 25th- on this date in various years-

At Carthage, St. Louis IX, king of France and confessor, illustrious for holiness of life and glorious miracles. His bones were later translated to Paris.

At Rome, the birthday of St. Joseph Calasanctius, priest and confessor, noteworthy for his holy life and miracles. He founded the Order of Poor Clerics Regular of the Mother of God of the Christian Schools. The Sovereign Pontiff, Pius XII, named him as heavenly patron of all Christian schoolchildren. His feast is on the 27th of August. read more

Novena to St. Pius X. Aug 25-Sept 2

Glorious Pope of the Eucharist, St. Pius X, you sought to “restore all things in Christ.”
Obtain for me a true love of Jesus so that I may only live for Him.
Help me to acquire a lively fervor and a sincere will to strive for sanctity of life,
and that I may avail myself of the riches of the Holy Eucharist, which is sacrifice and sacrament.
By your love for Mary, Mother and Queen, inflame my heart with a tender devotion to her.

Blessed model of the priesthood, obtain for us holy and dedicated priests
and increase vocations to the priesthood and religious life. read more

SEE UPDATE IN 8th REPLY: NOT TRUE!!! (Does FSSP Now Withhold Absolution Unless Penitent Endorses the NO?)

This might just be a false report so I’m phrasing the subject as a question.

Someone I know through a Facebook forum (a person of sound mind, piety and character as far as one can determine such things through the internet) reported this morning that a friend had informed them that following a recent FSSP retreat, it is now the policy of the Fraternity to withhold absolution in cases where the penitent refuses to endorse and accept the Nervous Ordeal liturgy.

While the entire proposition is utterly preposterous and directly conflicts with the moto proprio of 2007 under Benedict XVI (the absolute right of every Catholic to assist at the Roman Rite of immemorial tradition,) this is a matter that certainly “could” be the case in the light of everything since 2013. read more

He Called Her A Bigot

The media types are in an uproar because Donald Called Hillary a bigot. What is a bigot? Merriam-Webster’s first definition of the term is: “a person who strongly and unfairly dislikes other people, ideas, etc.” Is there any doubt that Hillary strongly dislikes traditional Catholics who defend the right to life of the infant in the womb? Is there any doubt that Hillary strongly dislikes traditional white males and females who strongly oppose Planned Parenthood’s attempt to profit from the sale of aborted fetal parts? Is there any doubt that Hillary strongly dislikes African-Americans who oppose her attempts to co-opt their legitimate grievances as her campaign’s central platform? Same said for the Hispanics who see her trying to co-opt their grievances. Is there any doubt that Hillary strongly and unfairly dislikes those who oppose her “pay-to-play” schemes? Come on, folks, do not be deceived by this person from Satan’s lair. read more

Keep Your Powder Dry, Guys and Gals

By that I mean don’t answer any questions from the poll-takers or the media operatives. Keep them guessing right up ’til voting time. So many of these so-called gurus are calling the election for Clinton already with nary a vote being cast. Smile at them, be courteous and polite but refuse to answer their questions. You have no obligation to do so. At the same time, rest easy because the election result is not in their hands but in God’s hands and He will have the final say. read more


Catholic Action League News Analysis
by C. J. Doyle

In an article in The Hill, Carl Anderson, the leader of America's largest Catholic organization, the Knights of Columbus, has called upon Catholic elected officials who support legal abortion—despite their personal views—to resign from public office.

Anderson urged them to embrace what he described as "the John F. Kennedy option," invoking the words of JFK in his September, 1960 speech before the Greater Houston Ministerial Association. There, the then presidential candidate told the Protestant gathering "… if the time should ever come — and I do not concede any conflict to be remotely possible — when my office would require me to either violate my conscience or violate the national interest, then I would resign the office; and I hope any conscientious public servant would do likewise." read more