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On Tuesday Father Jacques Emily decried the 'second scandal of Assisi' that will see a convoy of leaders from false religions on equal footing with the Vicar of Christ, thus demeaning the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church and furthering the course of destruction. Rather than achieving the desired 'peace' such actions only bring more disharmony as Fr. Emily pointed out, relying also on what happened 16 years ago in direct contradiction to Pope Pius XI's encyclical on rejecting ecumenism. It's just more of the same ol' same ol' as Father emphasized in Another Abomination in Assisi.
The Twelve Promises of the Sacred Heart
Yesterday we continued with the excellent work by Father Joseph McDonnell, S.J. first written during the Pontificate of Pope Saint Pius X and which, now out of print, Catholic Family News has given us permission to reprint following their publishing of it. It is a beautiful meditation and commentary that should encourage more devotion to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus with Part Seven - Meditation on the Fourth Promise.
White Smoke, Black Fire!
In the fourth episode of Chapter Five in Part II - "The Smoldering" a stunned Pat Gallagher began to learn more about the terrorism of the Legion of the Basilisk and the biblical reptilian link from his host Fasif Khadid as the latter began to relate the incredible causes and effects that have led to these dire times.
Council of Vienne
Six years into the 'Avignon Exile' which would last from 1305-1377, the Council of Vienne lasted two years. It was called in 1311 by the first of the Avignon Popes Pope Clement V in the city of Vienne just south of Lyons. Though the Patriarchs of Antioch and Alexandria joined the Pope, it was a noticable difference from the last Council for far fewer bishops and dignitaries attended. Nevertheless, the council suppressed the Knights Templars and Jacques de Molay, the one who laid the satanic seeds of Freemasonry. They had abused their privileges after the Crusades. Politics also played a huge role in this council with King Philip IV ruler of France being reinstituted in the Church after his legendary excommunication battle with Clement's predecessor Pope Boniface VIII who had issued his famous ex cathedra bull Unam Sanctam. The Council also condemned the heresies of the Beghards and Bequines as well as that of Quietism. For the full documents of the fifteenth Ecumenical Council see COUNCIL OF VIENNE
Monday Editor Michael Cain highlighted a week which magnifies how the magnificent truths of Holy Mother Church have been twisted into saltless, profane pretzels of politically-correct pastoral pabulum. He illustrated how, in conceding so much, we have allowed the pc police to shove their agenda down our throats. That's tough to swallow! We could ask if this is anyway to live, but for the 44 million unborns, who are victims of Roe vs. Wade, any way to live would have been a better alternative. Yet, compromise is curtailing the chances of future preborn innocents by selling out principle all for the purpose of ecumenism and humanism. Is it all worth it? Definitely not as he pointed out in his commentary Something loyal Catholics find hard to stomach!
Standing with the Church Militant On the BattleLine
In Monday's issue Atila Sinke Guimar„es continues a multi-part series The Ideal of the Universal Republic
Blessed by the Conciliar Pontiffs first carried in Catholic Family News on the alarming trend of the post-conciliar pontiffs to cater to the idea of a Universal Republic. Atila documents how the League of Nations and ultimately the United Nations came to be. In this process the Catholic state which had been the ideal throughout Europe was sacked in favor of the modern state which even the post-conciliar pontiffs have embraced as Atila illustrated in the second installment of his column In league with the League of Nations and the UN
Test your knowledge of the Faith and Church History:
Answer to yesterday's quiz:
The subject matter of the Papal Bull Immense aeterni by Pope Sixtus V in 1588 was on the Reform of the Curia. It was something that Pope Saint Pius V had been working on but never completed. With great severity Sixtus took charge of reform of the Church in following through on what the Council of Trent had drawn up. It was Sixtus V who also completed the work on the magnificent dome of St. Peter's Basilica and had the obelisk in St. Peter's Square erected.
Day of a grieving sister martyred while praying at the tomb of St. Agnes
Today is the 1, 698th commemoration of the death of Saint Ermerentiana who was the foster sister of Saint Agnes. St. Ermerentia was stoned to death on this date in 304 while grieving at the tomb of her late relative just a few days after Agnes' death. Like Agnes, Ermerentiana also died a virgin and martyr. She is considered the Patron saint for those with Stomach Ailments.
A man slipped into the confessional: "Bless
me, Father, for I have sinned."
"Tell me your transgression, my son,"
said the priest.
"I stole some lumber, Father." "How much lumber did
you steal?" asked the priest.
"Well, I was able to build my St. Bernard dog a
doghouse with it."
The priest began to reply, "Well, that doesn't seem so
bad--" but the penitent interrupted him.
"Father, I also built a
"Well my son," said the confessor a bit more gruffly, "that's a bit more serious."
"Father! I have to get this off my chest. I built a doghouse, a four-car
garage, and...a five bedroom, three bath house with the lumber I stole!"
Shock registered in the priest's voice. "That is most serious
indeed, my son! I'm afraid that I'm going to have to have you make a
A perplexed look came over the penitent's face before he
responded. "Father, I don't have any idea how to make a novena, but if
you've got the blueprints, I've got the lumber!"
In each issue we will feature a special prayer to enhance your Catholic devotions
The Apostle's Creed in Latin
Credo in Deum Patri omnipotentem, Creatorum Caeli et terrae; et in Iesum Christum, Filium Eius, Unicum, Dominum nostrum, Qui conceptus est de Spiritu Sancto, natus ex Maria Virgine, passus sub Pontio Pilato, crucifixus, mortuus et sepultis; descendit ad inferos; teritie die resurrexit a mortuis; ascendit Caelos, sedet ad dexteram Die Patris omnipotentis; inde venturis est judicare vivos et mortuos. Credo in Spiritum Sanctum, sanctam Ecclesiam Catholicam, sanctorum communionem, remissionem peccatorium, carnis resurrectionem, vitam aeternam. Amen.
For past prayers posted thus far, see Devotions and Reflections
Liturgy of the Saints|
This is Respect Life Week and Promoting Christian Unity - through conversion, not compromise!
MONDAY, January 21:
Feast of Saint Agnes, Virgin who was beheaded by Diocletian in 304 She is the Patron Saint of the Children of Mary.
TUESDAY, January 22:
Feast of Saint Vincent of Zaragoza, Deacon martyred in 304. He is the Patron Saint of Seafarers and Winegrowers. Traditional Feast of Saint Anastasius, a Persian Monk who was martyred in 628.
WEDNESDAY, January 23:
Traditional Feast of Saint Raymond of Penafort, Priest and Patron Saint of Canon Lawyers who died in 1275, and Saint Emerentiana, foster-sister of St. Agnes, who was also a virgin and martyred in 304. Historical Feast of Saint Ildefonsus, a bishop who died in 667.
THURSDAY, January 24:
Traditional Feast of Saint Timothy, Bishop and Martyr who was a companion of the Apostle Paul and who died in 97 A.D. In the new liturgy Saint Francis de Sales, Bishop and Doctor of the Church and Patron of Catholic Journalism, is observed.
FRIDAY, January 25:
Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul.
SATURDAY, January 26:
Traditional Feast of Saint Polycarp, Bishop who was martyred in 166. In the new liturgy it is the feast of Saints Timothy and Titus, bishops. Historical Feast of Saint Paula, Widow who assisted St. Jerome in translating the Latin Vulgate Bible. She died in 404.
SUNDAY, January 27:
Traditionally Septuagesima Sunday; the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time in the new. Also the Traditional Feast of Saint John Chrysostom, Bishop and Doctor of the Church. The golden-voiced preacher died in 407. In the new liturgy it is the feast of Saint Angela Merici, Virgin and Foundress of the Ursulines who died in 1540. For reflections on Septuagesima Sunday, see Fr. Cusick's reflections
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