Monthly Archives: July 2017

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

Irish Health Minister Pushes Legalizing Abortion Even Before Citizens Vote on Referendum

Irish Health Minister Pushes Legalizing Abortion Even Before Citizens Vote on Referendum

SPUC (Society for the Protection of Unborn Children)
JUL 31, 2017

Irish health minister Simon Harris has defended his decision to start drafting legislation that could legalise abortion, before the committee set up to examine the issue has reported.

A special Oireachtas committee has been set up to consider under what conditions, if any, abortion should be permitted if the Eighth Amendment, which protects the equal right to life of mother and child, was repealed. read more

Military archbishop defends Trump ban on new ‘transgender’ soldiers

Military archbishop defends Trump ban on new ‘transgender’ soldiers

Doug Mainwaring

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 31, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – The Archbishop for the Military Services, USA, issued a statement defending President Trump’s announcement that the U.S. military will no longer accept “transgender” individuals because of the “tremendous medical costs and disruption” it causes.

President Trump’s surprise announcement via Twitter last week was an end-run around the “deep state,” embedded in all levels of the U.S. government that would have set up endless roadblocks for such a policy reversal. read more

Hundreds turn out to pray in reparation during Italian ‘Pride’ festival

Hundreds turn out to pray in reparation during Italian ‘Pride’ festival

Dorothy Cummings McLean

RIMINI, Italy, July 31, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — An estimated 400 Italians joined a rosary procession to do public penance in reparation for the “public scandal” of a seaside town’s second annual homosexual “Pride” celebrations.

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The parade, described as “sombre,” took place as announced in Rimini, Italy on Saturday, July 29. It was organized by the “Comitato Beata Giovanna Scopelli” (Blessed Giovanna Scopelli Committee), which first organized a public penance for “Pride” celebrations in Reggio Emilia on June 3. Since then, similar rosary processions have taken place in several Italian cities, including Milan. read more

Trump’s new pro-abortion, pro-LGBT communications director fired

BREAKING: Trump’s new pro-abortion, pro-LGBT communications director fired

Claire Chretien

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 31, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – President Trump’s new pro-abortion, pro-LGBT communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, has been fired after just 10 days on the job.

The New York Times broke the news July 31, saying it was confirmed by “three people close to the decision.”

The Wall Street Journal reported that Scaramucci, “was removed at the urging of former Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly,” the new White House chief of staff. According to the WSJ, immediately following his swearing-in ceremy, Gen. Kelly had a private meeting with Scaramucci, in which the former communications director was told “he was being forced to resign.” read more

INSIDE THE VATICAN: The Trojan Horse of Population Control

INSIDE THE VATICAN: The Trojan Horse of Population Control

Written by Hilary White
7/31/17

With the breaking of the news into the English language media-sphere the other day, some thoughts converged, into the form of a question: Why would anyone expect Emma “La Bicicletta” Bonino not to be invited to speak at a Catholic Church in Italy? Catholic editorialists are furious that Bonino was invited to speak at the church of San Defendente in Ronco di Cossato, on July 26, 2017, “World Refugee Day”. But there is an underlying tone of defeated routine in their protestations, as though they are objecting out of a dogged sense of duty to fulfill rather than any real outrage; let alone shock. read more

THE MILITARY COUP AGAINST DONALD TRUMP

THE MILITARY COUP AGAINST DONALD TRUMP

Monday, July 31, AD 2017
Donald R. McClarey

Kurt Schlichter, columnist, attorney and retired Army Colonel, has written the first part of a fictional account of a military coup against President Trump in 2018:

But how would one pull off a coup d’etat in the United States? Most of the political hacks had no idea, while the military experts understood the massive challenge. Some answers were obvious – in the Third World, the first thing the plotters take control of are the radio and TV stations and the newspapers. In America, the media was already in the bag. Hell, they would cheerlead a coup. But the actual seizure of power? That was more complicated. read more

FrankenPope-appointed Canadian Cardinal will offer funerals for euthanized: ‘Who are we to judge?’

FrankenPope-appointed Canadian Cardinal will offer funerals for euthanized: ‘Who are we to judge?’

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Cardinal Gerald Lacroix of Quebec City embraces FrankenPope

Lianne Laurence

QUEBEC CITY, July 31, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Cardinal Gérald Lacroix, archbishop for Quebec City and primate of Canada, says he doesn’t oppose church funerals for Catholics who choose to be killed by lethal injection.

But on the other hand, Lacroix says he could foresee denying a Catholic funeral when the euthanized person had publicly advocated for legal euthanasia in direct contradiction to Catholic teaching. read more

Cardinal praises hospital’s ‘outstanding professionalism’ following Charlie Gard’s death

Cardinal praises hospital’s ‘outstanding professionalism’ following Charlie Gard’s death

[“Outstanding professionalism”! What planet is His Eminence living on?]

Catholic World News – July 31, 2017

Following the death of Charlie Gard, Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster offered his condolences to the baby’s family.

The cardinal also praised the hospital, which had waged a successful legal battles against the parents to prevent the child from receiving experimental treatment elsewhere and, in the end, to prevent the child from dying at home. read more

German Diocese Hails Gay March

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German Diocese Hails Gay March

German diocese Rottenburg-Stuttgart advertised on social media the gay march in Stuttgart on July 29 praising a Catholic youth group which asked on the occasion to pray for “tolerance for a more diverse society”.

The diocese also published pictures showing people at a Catholic church in Stuttgart standing around a rainbow flag. Voices on social media pointed out that the Church in Germany has become meaningless by looking for acceptance in the mainstream.

Pro-gay Cardinal Walter Kasper is a former bishop of Rottenburg-Stuttgart. 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

Leftwing Journalist: Francis Is Deliberately Hastening The Collapse of the Church

Leftwing Journalist: Francis Is Deliberately Hastening The Collapse of the Church

en.news
7/30/17

The Catholic Church continues to implode and “Francis seems to be deliberately hastening its inevitable collapse”, writes liberal journalist Robert Mickens in the English-language edition of La Croix. Mickens was suspended in 2014 as The London Tablet’s Rome correspondent after he referred to Benedict XVI as “the Rat”.

Now Mickens hails Francis for laying the “foundation of the ‘deconstruction’” of the current structure of the Church. He believes that Francis wants to “liberate” the Church from philosophical ideas by the means of four sociological principles which he outlined in his apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium: read more

The Three Musketeers of the Court of Pope Francis

The Three Musketeers of the Court of Pope Francis

[Rather, three of the many musketeers of the court of Pope Francis]

Sandro Magister
7/30/17

The classic communist parties had their “organic intellectuals.” But Pope Francis has them, too. Their names are Antonio Spadaro, Marcelo Figueroa, Víctor Manuel Fernández.

The first is an Italian and a Jesuit, director of “La Civiltà Cattolica.” The others are Argentine, and the latter is not even Catholic but a Presbyterian pastor, and in spite of this Francis has put him at the head of the Buenos Aires edition of “L’Osservatore Romano.” read more

Next Stage in the Bergoglian Debacle: Gay Church Comes Out

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Next Stage in the Bergoglian Debacle: Gay Church Comes Out remnantnewspaper.com/web/index.php/articles/item/3310-next-stage-in-the-bergoglian-debacle-gay-church-comes-out

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tobin deadliftJoseph Tobin Pumping iron and welcoming “gay couples” to his cathedral
A Bergoglian cardinal for the new Gay Church

Introduction

As I have noted on these pages more than once, the essential novelty of the Bergoglian pontificate, even in the midst of the turbulent sea of novelty that is the post-conciliar epoch, is its carefully planned and relentlessly executed assault on the Sixth Commandment under the guise of “accompanying and “integrating” public sinners involved in “second marriages” and other “irregular unions” through a vague process of “discernment” of their “concrete situations.”  In other words, a form of situation ethics in matters sexual. This development is simply apocalyptic. There is no other word for what we are witnessing. 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