Jesuit Abp. Terrence Prendegast of Ottawa sells out the dignity of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame

Jesuit Abp. Terrence Prendegast of Ottawa sells out the dignity of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame

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Posted by Vox Cantoris at Friday, July 28, 2017

Are we to believe that the same Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, S.J. of Ottawa who lead the “consecration” of Canada to the Immaculate Heart of Mary actually believes it?

Which idiot told him that this was a good iea?

What possessed this man, or the Rector to permit this?

What kind of bishop would permit this kind of abomination to be done to the cathedral, and one named after Our Lady? read more

UN Committee Excludes Unborn From Right to Life, Opens Door to Euthanasia

UN Committee Excludes Unborn From Right to Life, Opens Door to Euthanasia

A UN committee based in Geneva is considering taking the unborn child out of the right to life clause in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, a treaty the United States is a party to. This effort has been defeated in the past but this time may pass.

By Stefano Gennarini, J.D. | July 28, 2017

NEW YORK, July 28 (C-Fam) The Human Rights Committee, one of the oldest and better-known UN committees, is considering excluding the unborn child from the “right to life” in international law. read more

Cardinal Mueller’s Day Off

From Your Catholic Week in Review (Cardinal Mueller’s Day Off Edition!)

Michael Hichborn
Lepanto Institute
7/28/17

Most adults will remember the 1980s irreverent yet classic comedy “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” — and though one seriously doubts Cardinal Gerhard Mueller would participate in similar conduct, one almost suspects that Muller might appreciate his time away from the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith as participating in something of similar scale — namely, addressing the division between “Amoris Laetitia” Catholics and “enemies of the Pope” (sic). read more

US Senate again fails to defund Planned Parenthood, repeal Obamacare

US Senate again fails to defund Planned Parenthood, repeal Obamacare

Claire Chretien

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 28, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – The U.S. Senate voted 51 to 49 to reject a “skinny” repeal of Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood in the early hours of the morning on July 28.

The “skinny” repeal of Obamacare would have effectively ended individual and employer mandates to purchase health insurance. It also would have defunded Planned Parenthood, America’s largest abortion provider. 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

Nigerian cardinal: Christianity and Islam are engaged in ‘contest for souls’

Nigerian cardinal: Christianity and Islam are engaged in ‘contest for souls’

Catholic World News – July 28, 2017

The leading prelate in Africa’s most populous nation said that Christianity and Islam are engaged in a “contest for souls.”

“Our evangelizing mission does indeed entail our doing our best to propagate openly the Gospel of Jesus, and to welcome all who freely accept faith in Jesus,” Cardinal John Onaiyekan of Abuja, Nigeria, preached at the ordination of a bishop. “It is in this light that I do not hesitate to declare that it is my desire to ‘Christianize Nigeria’ by all means of peaceful persuasion and conviction.” read more

Here We Go Again: Another Phony Synod in the Works?

Here We Go Again: Another Phony Synod in the Works?

by Christopher A. Ferrara
July 27, 2017

If the run-up to the next worse-than-useless Synod is any indication, — and doubtless it is — we are in for another assault on marriage and family under the guise of defending both. The 2018 Synod, entitled “Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment,” is all about “listening to young people” concerning how they think the Church should address their various situations in life (single, married, divorced, etc.). In other words, the disciples will be instructing the teacher on how to teach them. 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 thee the heavenly advocates for our needs on earth,
I confidently turn to thee for help in my distress.
Countless numbers praise thee 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 thee, and implore thee not to refuse me thy aid. read more

Is Pope Bergoglio a Psychopath?

Is Pope Bergoglio a Psychopath?

[Hat-tip to mary]

A Reflection from a Master in Psychology
Posted May 22, 2014

N.B.: The opinions expressed in this section of Tradition in Action – What People Are Commenting – do not necessarily express those of TIA.

From a psychological perspective, Pope Francis shows all the signs of being a first rate psychopath. There is mounting credible evidence that he is a divisive character who exhibits little regard for the truth. He seems to be particularly adept at dissembling, causing much confusion, and further destroying the truth in the hearts of the faithful. He also seems to be not too shy in using either his charm or his fist to achieve his purposes, to get what he wants, without sufficient regard for the consequences of his words and actions for the faithful, not to mention the rest of the world. read more

60 years of the Chinese Patriotic Association: the Church subordinated to Politics

60 years of the Chinese Patriotic Association: the Church subordinated to Politics

Shan Ren Shen Fu (山人神父)
7/24/17

Although in a low key – perhaps because of talks with the Vatican – the slogan for an “autonomous” and “independent” Church (from the Holy See) is completely subjugated to Party politics. Official bishops die like “state officials” far from the faithful. The Party forces its members to atheism. There are few “witnesses” among official bishops and many “opportunists”. read more

Vatican Secretary of State: too soon to assess Trump presidency

Vatican Secretary of State: too soon to assess Trump presidency

[An attempt to “soothe the waters” after “muddying” them with the Spadaro-Figueroa Civilta Cattolica article?]

Catholic World News – July 28, 2017

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s Secretary of State, said that it is premature to assess the Trump presidency.

The administration is “so different and unique” that it needs “time to find its own balance,” the prelate said in an interview with Il Regno. read more

BELFAST PRIEST OUTRAGED BY HORROR FILM SHOWINGS IN FORMER CATHOLIC CHURCH

BELFAST PRIEST OUTRAGED BY HORROR FILM SHOWINGS IN FORMER CATHOLIC CHURCH

27 July 2017 | by Rose Gamble

The Belfast Film Festival plans to show The Exorcist and The Omen at Holy Rosary Church in Belfast, abandoned since 1980

Belfast priest outraged by horror film showings in former Catholic church
An Irish priest has said the Belfast Film Festival’s decision to screen two horror films in a former Catholic church is “cynical and crass.”

The Belfast Film Festival plans to show The Exorcist and The Omen at Holy Rosary Church in Belfast, a landmark church that has been abandoned since 1980 and is no longer owned by the Catholic Church. read more

Communists Publish List of Forbidden Words

Communists Publish List of Forbidden Words

[Liberal Catholics also have a list of forbidden phrases such as “intrinsically evil” and “objectively disordered”]

en.news
7/28/17

The Communist regime in China has ordered journalists not to call Cardinal Joseph Zen a bishop “emeritus” of Hong Kong but a “former bishop”, reports ucanews.com. This is part of a broader list of “banned” words that the state-run Xinhua News Agency has published.

Catholic bloggers have already challenged the measure on social media. One of them wrote: “I say ‘bishop emeritus’ – now come and arrest me”. read more

Why the Murray Project Failed

Why the Murray Project Failed

THE AMERICAN WAR AGAINST VESTIGIAL MEDIEVALISM

By Will Hoyt
New Oxford Review, July-August 2017

Will Hoyt became well known to NOR readers as “the Berkeley carpenter” during the late 1980s and early 1990s before abruptly laying down his pen and moving to the Allegheny plateau to become a farmer. After a nearly two-decade hiatus, Hoyt has begun to write again while operating an inn for oil and gas workers in eastern Ohio. His articles have appeared most recently in University Bookman and Front Porch Republic. read more

Post Mortem of a Religious Order

Post Mortem of a Religious Order

TIMOTHY J. WILLIAMS
7/28/17

First, a little statement in the interest of complete transparency: This article touches on the issue of fracking for oil and natural gas. I freely acknowledge that I am very “pro-fracking” and have family members in Oklahoma who work in the industry. The practice has been around since the 1940s, and when done properly, it is completely safe and environmentally harmless. And as I write this, I can hear the gentle whir of drilling in the background, from the well pad just 1,500 feet beyond my back pasture. Yes, my rural Ohio property is under lease to a fracking company, and I am blissfully waiting for the mailbox money to start arriving. read more