Magnus J., RIP

Magnus J., RIP +

I learned this afternoon that a wonderful gentleman I knew awhile back, Magnus, was beaten to death recently.  He was 82.

Please pray for the repose of his soul.  He was a very simple, very kind man.

MARTYROLOGY-SEPTEMBER 27

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

At Aegea, during the persecution of Diocletian, the birthday of the holy martyrs Cosmas and Damian, brothers. After miraculously overcoming many torments from bonds, imprisonment, fire, crucifixion, stoning, arrows, and from being cast into the sea, they were beheaded. With them are said to have suffered three brothers: Anthimus, Leontius, and Euprepius.

At Paris, the birthday of St. Vincent de Paul, priest and confessor, founder of the Congregation of the Mission and of the Sisters of Charity, an apostolic man and father to the poor. Pope Leo XIII appointed this saint as the heavenly patron before God of all charitable societies in the world which in any way whatever draw their origin from him. His feast is celebrated on the 19th of July.

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MARTYROLOGY-SEPTEMBER 26

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

At Nicomedia, the birthday of the holy martyrs Cyprian and the virgin Justina. Under Emperor Diocletian and the governor Eutholmius, Justina suffered greatly for the faith of Christ, and thus converted Cyprian, who, while a magician, had endeavoured to bring her under the influence of his magical practices. She afterwards suffered martyrdom with him. Their bodies were exposed to the beasts, but were taken away in the night by some Christian sailors, and carried to Rome. They were subsequently taken into the Constantinian basilica, and buried near the baptistry.

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MARTYROLOGY-SEPTEMBER 25

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

At Emmaus, the birthday of blessed Cleophas, disciple of Christ. It is related that he was killed by the Jews for the confession of our Lord, and honourably buried in the same house in which he had entertained him.

At Amiens in France, in the persecution of Diocletian, blessed Firminus, bishop. Under the governor Rictiovarus, after many torments he suffered martyrdom by being beheaded.

At Rome, on the Claudian Way, under Emperor Antoninus, St. Herculanus, soldier and martyr, who was converted to Christ by the miracle wrought during the martyrdom of the blessed bishop Alexander. After enduring many torments he was put to the sword.

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MARTYROLOGY-SEPTEMBER 24

Martyrology-September 24th
Roman Martyrology-September 24th- on this date in various years-

The feast of our Lady of Ransom, Foundress of the Order for the Redemption of Captives. The apparition of the same Blessed Virgin occurred on the 10th of August.

At Brescia, the death of St. Anathalo, bishop. He was a disciple of the blessed apostle Barnabas, and succeeded him as bishop of the Milanese church.

In Hungary, St. Gerard, bishop of Chzonad and martyr, patrician of Venice, called the apostle of the Hungarians. During a journey from the town of Chzonad to Alba Regalis he was attacked by the pagans near the river Danube, stoned by them, and then pierced with a lance. He was thus the first to adorn his native land with a noble martyrdom.

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Pope Francis to journalists: Belief in God isn’t necessary, only honesty

Pope Francis to journalists: Belief in God isn’t necessary, only honesty

Posted by Paul Anthony Melanson on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2016

Francis just told journalists:

“The question here isn’t to believe in God or not. The question is to be or not to be honest with oneself and with others. This is the journalist’s job -we might say his mission too-: to get as close as possible to the truth and never to say or write anything that one knows, in his conscience, to be false.”

This isn’t the teaching of Vatican II’s Inter Mirifica:

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More Evidence of the “effect” of Pope Francis upon the Church and family

More Evidence of the “effect” of Pope Francis upon the Church and family

[Carol McKinley’s version of With Burning Concern: We Accuse Pope Francis?]

Posted by TTC (The Tenth Crusade) on Sunday, September 25, 2016

A plethora of Catholic writers could spend 24/7 citing examples of ‘the Pope Francis effect’ and we still wouldn’t be able to keep up with it. To some extent, all the theological bases have been covered and you wonder how much more we can say.

I often wonder, is he finished now?

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Priest: ‘You might not have a church to go to if you don’t vote the right way in November’

Priest: ‘You might not have a church to go to if you don’t vote the right way in November’

Claire Chretien

NAPLES, Florida, September 23, 2016 (American Life League via LifeSiteNews)—We are at a “precarious moment in our history” when churches must speak truth to power or risk the loss of a lot more than their tax statuses, former Ave Maria Law School chaplain Father Michael Orsi said in a blistering speech at a National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children event on September 10.

Orsi, now on the pastoral team of St. Agnes Church in Naples, Fl said, “For too long, pastors and churches have been bullied into believing that they can say nothing political from the pulpit,” said Orsi. The regulation that is used to silence them “was a piece of spite work” against non-profits that had opposed President Lyndon Johnson, he said.

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The Camel, The Tent, and The Nose

The Camel, The Tent, and The Nose

SEPTEMBER 3, 2016
Timothy Dempsey

The Gay and Lesbian Alumni Association of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s (GALA) has applied to the Notre Dame Alumni Association (NDAA) for official recognition.

NOTRE DAME, IN – GALA has for some years sought, and has had some success in gaining, a foothold on campus. It achieved one of its most important goals with the university’s recognition of a student LGBT club. Its target now is official approval as an alumni group.

While GALA’s goal of eliminating discrimination against LGBT students is praiseworthy, its celebration of same-sex marriage, promotion of same-sex marriage on campus, and sponsorship of training of students certainly is not. The NDAA should no more approve this organization than it would one with racial discrimination or abortion as a goal and an ambition to influence students and events on campus.

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Paul Likoudis, RIP

I was just informed that Paul Likoudis, husband, father and the son of James and Ruth Likoudis, passed away after a lengthy illness.

I met Paul only once, a number of years ago. He made important contributions as a Catholic journalist ( the Wanderer ) in uncovering grave problems arising from within the USCCB as well as a number of related areas of concern.

Please pray for his soul and for his bereaved family.

Requiem aeternam dona ei Domine et lux perpetua luceat ei Requiescat in pace Amen +

Assisi

Assisi

It is silly and meaningless. Perhaps under Francis it becomes non- or barely religious and more a political meeting.

Posted by Fr Ray Blake on Friday, September 23, 2016

Assisi: as Fr Lucie Smith says [in the Catholic Herald] needs revamping, it is a bit like any ecumenical event, it becomes self-referential, a bit ‘same old’ a bit dull. I have always justified it to those Catholics who disapprove of ‘Assisi’, as being the Pope being recognised in some sense as ‘leader’ of all ‘faith communities’, I admit its not necessarily good theology.

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New York parish promotes ‘Catholic’ gay activist rally that includes Mass

New York parish promotes ‘Catholic’ gay activist rally that includes Mass

Claire Chretien

NEW YORK, September 23, 2016 (LifeSiteNews)—A Catholic parish is promoting a pro-homosexual “Pilgrimage of Mercy” and not planning on denying its participants Holy Communion when they attend Mass as part of the pro-LGBT event in October. The parish is also hosting a speaker from the nation’s leading homosexual lobby group, the Human Rights Campaign, today. The Archdiocese of New York declined to comment on both events.

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A Meme from the Mean

A Meme from the Mean

Written by Michael Matt | Editor
9/22/16

A man willing to speak the truth in an alethephobic world is a man ready to hear a lot of this: You’re so mean! And you know what? If you want to get your message out you’d better fix your tone!”

Truth these days has an automatic tonal problem however it’s presented, whereas every manner of deceit is music to the modern ear. I don’t’ know how it happened but we’ve become so fragile, so feckless.

Remember when this guy was a hero of the silver screen?

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