Category Archives: General

General discussion and articles that don’t fit into any other category.

President Trump Restores Mexico City Policy Which Stops Taxpayer Funding of Groups That Perform or Promote Abortions Overseas

President Trump Restores Mexico City Policy [Which Stops Taxpayer Funding of Groups That Perform or Promote Abortions Overseas]

The executive order was signed Jan. 23, the Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children.

[Does that include Catholic Relief Services and Caritas International?]

CNA/EWTN News
1/23/17

WASHINGTON — On Monday, President Donald Trump reinstated the Mexico City Policy, an international pro-life regulation that is generally seen as an indicator of an incoming president’s views on abortion.

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What Should We Know About Opus Dei

What Should We Know About Opus Dei

Posted by Chriss Rainey on MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2017

The January 19-25, 2017 issue of the Arlington Catholic Herald READ HERE has brief story about the upcoming election of a new prelate for Opus Dei. A quote from the article gives this information: “Opus Dei has about 92,600 members worldwide; 57 percent are women and 43 percent are men, according to the Opus Dei press office.” Most people I know haven’t a clue what Opus Dei is, what they do, how to join, or any of the other details about its founding, the work it does, the classes of membership or the reasons why people get in it, or what’s more, why they choose to get out of it.

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Bishop’s Inaugural Homily Promises To Put Christ First

Bishop’s Inaugural Homily Promises To Put Christ First

JANUARY 23, 2017 BY EOTT ADMIN

Bishop Thomas Drumpf, in his inaugural homily, promised to make his new diocese great again and to put Christ first.

As he took the oath of bishopric on Friday, Drumpf vowed that “the forgotten Catholic men and women of our diocese will be forgotten no longer.”

“January 20th, 2017, will be remembered as the day the parishioners became the bishop of this diocese again,” Drumpf told the crowd in his speech from the steps of the Cathedral.

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St. Blaise Novena January 25th – February 2nd

Novena to St. Blaise
http://www.moodycatholic.com/images/st_blase.jpg

Say once a day for 9 days, especially beginning on 25 January and ending on 2 February, the eve of the Feast of St. Blaise.

Almighty and eternal God! With lively faith and reverently worshiping Thy divine Majesty, I prostrate myself before Thee and invoke with filial trust Thy supreme bounty and mercy. Illumine the darkness of my intellect with a ray of Thy heavenly light and inflame my heart with the fire of Thy divine love, that I may contemplate the great virtues and merits of the saint in whose honor I make this novena, and following his example imitate, like him, the life of Thy divine Son.

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After 6,000 Exorcisms, Priest Says ‘The Devil Is Afraid of Me’


[Cassock? –Cyprian nasty comment]

www.breitbart.com/national-security/2017/01/21/6000-exorcisms-priest-says-devil-afraid/
by Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D., ex-Maciel cult [another Cyprian nasty comment]
Original article: Hoy Los Angeles (Spanish), Jan. 8

A Mexican priest who has performed more than 6,000 exorcisms in his 40-year career says that he does not fear the devil, because the devil is afraid of him.

In a recent interview, exorcist Father Francisco López Sedano insisted that the devil exists and that he is not a mere personification of evil but an actual being. “Jesus often confronted Satan himself and spoke with him,” he said. “You do not talk with a thing, you talk to a person.”

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Trump’s populism reminds Pope Francis of Hitler, but he won’t judge Trump prematurely

[Pope Francis sent his good wishes and prayers to President Trump, then went on about Hitler in the Spanish daily El Pais.]

From: Pope Francis Takes ‘Wait and See’ Attitude Towards President Trump
www.ncregister.com/blog/edward-pentin/pope-francis-takes-will-wait-and-see-attitude-towards-president-trump
by Edward Pentin, Jan 21, 2017

In a new interview, the Pope warns that populism in a time of crisis is what led to the rise of Hitler and urges dialogue.

On the heels of the presidential inauguration, Pope Francis has said he is taking a “wait and see” attitude about President Donald Trump and wants to deal with “specifics” before making a judgment on the new leader of the free world.

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Dom Gueranger: The First Duty of the Flock

When the shepherd becomes a wolf, the first duty of the flock is to defend itself. The true children of Holy Church, at such times, are those who walk by the light of their Baptism, not the cowardly souls who, under the specious pretext of submission to the powers that be, delay their opposition to the enemy in the hope of receiving instructions which are neither necessary nor desirable.”
Dom Prosper Guéranger ( in “The Litrugical Year” )

[ h/t to Mr. Anthony Murphy for his post on a trad FB forum ]

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Brazil, Africa, Germany… Geography of a Church in Pieces

Brazil, Africa, Germany… Geography of a Church in Pieces

Sandro Magister
1/21/17

For Pope Francis 2017 got off to a bitter start. His popularity remains high, but without a corresponding rise in religious practice. Latin America is even witnessing declines.

The glaring case is Brazil, where those who say they belong to the Catholic Church have plunged over the last two years from 60 to 50 percent of the population, according to a brand-new grassroots survey by Datafolha.

Just half a century ago in Brazil, almost the whole population identified as Catholic. By 2000 the share had gone down to 62 percent and had stabilized there. But now it is again taking a nosedive, precisely during the first reign of a Latin American pope.

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CATHOLIC HOSPITALS DEFY COLORADO’S ASSISTED SUICIDE LAW

Catholic Hospitals Defy Colorado’s Assisted Suicide Law

Pro-suicide advocate: “It has a chilling effect”

by Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th. • ChurchMilitant • January 20, 2017

DENVER – Catholic hospitals in Colorado are refusing to co-operate with the state’s new physician-assisted suicide law.

Begun by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, SCL Health published the following statement this week on their website: “Any of our patients wishing to request medical aid-in-dying medication will be offered an opportunity to transfer to another facility of the patient’s choice.”

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LESBIANS AND MURDEROUS MOTHERS: THE DC WOMEN’S MARCH

Lesbians and Murderous Mothers: The DC Women’s March

To call it the Women’s March is an insult to the millions of decent women who reject these feminists’ agenda and outnumber these feminazis

by Michael Voris, S.T.B. • ChurchMilitant • January 21, 2017

The disgusting scene that unfolded on the streets of Washington, D.C. Saturday, called the Women’s March, needs to be labeled for exactly what it was: a march in support of lesbianism and transgenderism, ensuring that mothers can continue to slice their children to pieces in the womb and that the government will pay for their contraception.

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It’s not just Paul Ehrlich: Vatican also to host talk by radical Population Council

It’s not just Paul Ehrlich: Vatican also to host talk by radical Population Council

Jan Bentz

ROME, January 20, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — The Vatican has invited the infamous Population Council to a conference in February.

Along with “overpopulation catastrophe prophet” Paul R. Ehrlich, the Population Council will be represented at the “Biological Extinction” workshop from February 27 through March 1. The event is organized by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences.

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Pope Francis rebukes ‘lazy,’ ‘egotistical,’ ‘constantly condemning’ Christians

Pope Francis rebukes ‘lazy,’ ‘egotistical,’ ‘constantly condemning’ Christians

Jan Bentz and John-Henry Westen

ROME, Italy, January 20, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Pope Francis continued his veiled criticism of Catholics opposed to “new horizons” in his homily Tuesday morning, labeling them “parked Christians.” He continued with this theme as he has throughout his pontificate, speaking in this morning’s homily of the “egotistical mentaility” of the “doctors of the law” who “constantly condemn” others.

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New 124-page dossier details Georgetown U’s betrayal of Catholic faith

New 124-page dossier details Georgetown U’s betrayal of Catholic faith

January 20, 2017 (CardinalNewmanSociety via LifeSiteNews) — Four years after bestselling author William Peter Blatty filed a canon law petition asking the Vatican to correct serious abuses of Catholic identity at Georgetown University, The Cardinal Newman Society has publicly released extensive documentation that was included in the petition.

The 124-page report released today, including more than 400 footnoted citations, identifies Georgetown faculty members who have advocated for abortion and same-sex marriage and even held high positions in Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion organizations. Other concerns relate to the Jesuit university’s trustees, job and internship programs, student activities, commencement speakers and other topics.

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Fatima versus Martin Luther’s Revolution: The Church in 2017

Fatima versus Martin Luther’s Revolution: The Church in 2017

Christian Browne January 20, 2017

The new year will be one of great commemorations in the Church. We will mark the 500th anniversary of the commencement of the Reformation, dated from October 31, 1517, when, on the vigil of the patronal feast of All Saints’ Church at Wittenberg, the Augustinian priest Martin Luther posted his “95 Theses” in the church square.

In May, the Church will celebrate the centenary of the mysterious and mystical appearances of the Blessed Mother to three peasant children outside their small rural hometown of Fatima in Portugal.

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