St. Perpetua’s Non-Silence

St. Perpetua’s Non-Silence

The enduring impact of the martyrdom of Perpetua and Felicity, still remembered in Mass. One must at crucial moments ask: “What part of myself am I willing to surrender?”

Randall Smith
Scanlan Professor of Theology at the University of St. Thomas in Houston
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2017

“We want to talk to you about same-sex marriage.” We were still in the first week of a summer course that I was teaching to a group of international students, when two young women from the Netherlands approached me with this request. Fearing this might be a conversation loaded with land mines, I demurred. read more

UNBELIEVABLE! Homosexual(ist) Jesuit Fr. James Martin to be keynote speaker at October meeting of Knights of the Holy Sepulchre

UNBELIEVABLE! [Homosexual(ist) Jesuit Fr. James Martin to be keynote speaker at October meeting of Knights of the Holy Sepulchre]

“The reach of the homomafia has no end”

Michael Voris
The Vortex
August 16, 2017

TRANSCRIPT

By now it should be clear that homosexual(ist) priest Fr. James Martin, S.J. must have some pretty powerful protectors within the Church, clerics who are either homosexual themselves or in league with such men for whatever reason. In a stunning development, Church Militant has learned and confirmed that the sodomy-promoting Fr. Martin has been selected as the keynote speaker for this coming October’s big deal meeting for the very big deal Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. read more

Irish Priest and Association of “Catholic” Priests Protest Against “Male-Only” Deacons

Irish Priest and Association of “Catholic” Priests Protest Against “Male-Only” Deacons

en.news
8/16/17

Father Roy Donovan, parish priest of Caheronlish, Limerick, has objected to the decision by his Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly of Cashel & Emly to introduce the permanent diaconate in his archdiocese. Donovan called on the archbishop to wait until the completion of a report by the papal commission on women deacons.

He further believes that “a woman could celebrate the Eucharist even better than a man being more familiar with the shedding of blood. A woman saying ‘this is my body, this is my blood’ can give more meaning to the Eucharist than any male celibate.” read more

Limbo

May I pick the educated minds of the Angelqueen readers?

I am related to a family of apparently orthodox Catholics who have finally got around to having their latest child baptised 1year and 4 months after her birth.

This has upset me greatly, because I still believe that the only sure entry to Heaven, and the Beatific Vision, for a child under 7 years old, is by baptism. In other words I still believe in Limbo.

However when I mentioned this to the mother many months ago she dismissed my concerns saying the Church no longer teaches Limbo and that children will not go to Hell and therefore unbaptised children must go to Heaven. read more

High security at Lourdes to protect pilgrims from those whose religion Pope says is peaceful

High security at Lourdes to protect pilgrims from those whose religion Pope says is peaceful

[Or is it to protect pilgrims from the likes of those Alt-Rightists in Charlottesville?]

AUGUST 15, 2017 BY ROBERT SPENCER

Pope Francis has declared: “Authentic Islam and the proper reading of the Koran are opposed to every form of violence.”

So why the high security at Lourdes? Send those extra police officers home. Ground that aerial team. End those traffic controls. Retract those bollards permanently. It’s a religion of peace! What are Lourdes authorities so nervous about? read more

An Oxford University freshman with a 12-year “Catholic” education: “The extent of my religious education: ‘Love God, draw a rainbow’”

An Oxford University freshman with a 12-year “Catholic” education: “The extent of my religious education: ‘Love God, draw a rainbow’”

Oakland Bishop Michael Barber: “Students should be able to articulate the answers to three questions when they leave your school: ‘Why do I believe in God?’ ‘Why do I believe in Jesus Christ?’ ‘Why do I believe in the Catholic Church?'”

AUGUST 15, 2017 BY CAL-CATHOLIC DAILY

The following is by Most Rev. Michael C. Barber, SJ, Bishop of Oakland, California: read more

Pro-sodomy Vatican advisor slams the ‘tyranny of tradition’ that forbids Communion for adulterers

Pro-sodomy Vatican advisor slams the ‘tyranny of tradition’ that forbids Communion for adulterers

Claire Chretien

BRISBANE, Australia, August 15, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – A Dominican priest who previously said sodomy can express Christ’s “self-gift” criticized “the tyranny of tradition at the exclusion of creativity” in a recent talk about Amoris Laetitia.

Dominican Father Timothy Radcliffe, appointed as a consultor for the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace by Pope Francis, has a history of downplaying or outright contradicting the Catholic Church’s teachings on sexual morality. He was the Master of the Order of Preachers from 1992 to 2001. read more

Please pray for 10 year old Samantha.

Samantha was coughing up blood last night.
Her mom took her to emergency but being a very small hospital they couldn’t find out what was wrong.
She was transferred by ambulance this morning to a larger hospital where they have more equipment
and specialists to find out what is wrong.
Please, please pray for this little girl.
I will update as I find out more.
Thank you my friends!

A Thought-Provoking Angelus Address

A Thought-Provoking Angelus Address

by Christopher A. Ferrara
August 14, 2017

At the Angelus on August 13, Pope Francis gave a brief address that provokes thought, although perhaps not in the way he intended. Speaking on the Gospel account of Peter walking on the water until his fear overcomes his faith, so that he must call out to the Lord to save him, Francis observed that “today’s Gospel reminds us that faith in the Lord and his words does not open us a path where everything is easy and quiet; it does not spare us from the storms of life. Faith gives us the reassurance of a Presence that pushes us to overcome the storms of life, [it is] the certainty of a hand that grabs us to help us cope with difficulties, pointing us towards the way even when it is dark. Faith, in short, is not a loophole out of the problems of life, but is a support on the journey and gives it meaning.” read more

Evangelization, Vatican II, and Censorship

Evangelization, Vatican II, and Censorship

ERIC SAMMONS
8/15/17

Evangelization can be frustrating. After 25 years evangelizing in my personal life and in official roles with the Church, including as a diocesan Director of Evangelization, I know this well. Few Catholics, of course, would be surprised that evangelization can be arduous. They may be surprised, however, at the way censorship in the Church poses a threat to evangelization. The little-known truth is that certain viewpoints, even though compatible with Catholic theology, are censored both by the institutional Church as well as many orthodox Catholic organizations—viewpoints that directly impact the success of evangelization efforts. read more

German Bishop: Homosexuality is Not a Sin

German Bishop: Homosexuality is Not a Sin

en.news
8/15/17

Father Peter Kohlgraf, the appointed bishop of Mainz, Germany, was asked by the daily Mainzer Allgemeinen Zeitung whether homosexuality is a sin. His answer, “The Catholic Church has never claimed that.”

Merriam-Webster dictionary defines homosexuality as the tendency to direct sexual desire toward another of the same sex or as sexual activity with another of the same sex. The Catechism of the Catholic Church calls this “acts of grave depravity”, which “under no circumstances can they be approved” (CCC 2357). read more

Bishop Attacks A Straw Man

Bishop Attacks A Straw Man

en.news
8/15/17

Radical Bishop Mario Grech of Gozo, Malta, published a pastoral letter on “hope” using it to hammer those who criticize his controversial permission for adulterers to receive Holy Communion.

“Unfortunately, there exist prophets of doom, who in their religious zeal, are more prone to focus on the defect rather than the much good there is in man; they get stuck in considering the mistake rather than appreciating the efforts, however small but sincere, that a person tries to make to rise up on his feet; they are more interested in defending the letter of the law than the person.” read more

Those Who Promote Illegal Mass-Immigration Are Guilty

Those Who Promote Illegal Mass-Immigration Are Guilty

en.news
8/15/17

The Vaticanist Marco Tosatti asks on his blog how many lives of those who drowned in the sea, would have been saved, if Pope Francis “would have uttered words of lawfulness and wisdom” instead of encouraging illegal mass-immigration.

He refers to Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti of Perugia, Italy, who said to the daily Avvenire “that there is no woman among the [illegal] migrants who arrived in Italy without having been raped.” read more

Sodomite “Pilgrims” Greet Pope Francis

Sodomite “Pilgrims” Greet Pope Francis

en.news
8/14/17

During the Angelus of Pope Francis on Sunday, August 13, a banner appeared carrying the text “Gay and lesbian pilgrims greet Pope Francis”. According to the Communist Italian paper Il Manifesto it belonged to a group of [dissident] “Catholic” homosexualists who undertook a march from Siena to Rome. Vatican security did not intervene to remove the provocation.

[Addendum by AQ moderator Tom from Fr. Gruner goes to … (Not necessarily to show agreement with Fr. Gruner but a double standard by Vatican officials and security in treating “controversial” left- and right-wing Catholics] read more