Readings & Reflections: Thursday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time & St. Joan of the Cross, August 17,2017
The key to forgiving others is remembering just how much we ourselves have been lavishly, undeservedly forgiven. Our recollection of such a miracle of mercy moves us eagerly to forgive “seventy-seven times” those who offend us, delighting to see their sins “flowing downstream” like the waters of the Jordan until they “disappear entirely.”read more
Pope Francis has sent his condolences August 16, 2017 to the loved ones of the victims of the floods and tragic mudslide early August 14 in Sierra Leone’s capital of Freetown. More than 300 have been reported killed, but the number is expected to rise.read more
Iranian actress Aideen Strandson quietly renounced Islam while still living in her homeland. After seeing footage of a woman being stoned to death, she recalled, “I decided at that moment, I don’t want to be a Muslim anymore.” Shortly after, she said, “I had a dream about Jesus. He was sitting near me, and he took my hand.”read more
By now it should be clear that homosexualist 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
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.
Cardinal Robert Sarah: The new revolutionaries are trying to destroy the Christian family
by Nick Hallett posted Wednesday, 16 Aug 2017
Cardinal Sarah (CNS)
People once again need to rise up like the Vendée Catholics and Royalists, the cardinal added
Modern Western advocates of abortion and population control in Africa are like the French revolutionaries who massacred the people of Vendée, Cardinal Robert Sarah has said.
In a homily honouring the Vendée martyrs, published online by Famille Chrétienne, Cardinal Sarah praised the region and its inhabitants for resisting atheistic republicanism during the Revolution, but said that the Church and the traditional family still faced persecution.read more
Readings & Reflections: Wednesday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time & St. Stephen of Hungary, August 16,2017
Stephen was born in 925 A.D. and baptized at the age of ten alongside his father. At the age of twenty-five he was crowned the first king of Hungary. As a young man, he united the disparate tribes of the Hungarians and strove to Christianize the Hungarian tribes by founding monasteries, building churches, and abolishing pagan laws. To his kingly accomplishments Stephen added the witness of a saintly family life. He, his wife, Gisela, and his son, Emeric, are all venerated in Hungary. It is said that Stephen wrote the Admonition, advice letters, for Emeric: “Be humble in this life, that God may raise you up in the next…. Be gentle so that you may never oppose justice. Be honorable so that you may never voluntarily bring disgrace upon anyone.” In the year 1000 A.D., Pope Sylvester II granted him the authority to establish episcopal sees, and acknowledged him as king. Henceforth, Stephen worked tirelessly to replace pagan practices with an authentic Christian culture. He built and endowed churches and established tithes to support priests. He gave tenderly to the poor from his own resources. After a long illness, Stephen died in 1038, and he was canonized in 1083. He is the first king and patron saint of Hungary.read more
Mary, the ‘1st disciple,’ gave us the greatest gift, and she leads us on our pilgrimage our life and faith.
Francis stressed this during his Angelus address today at noon to the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Today, Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Gospel presents to us the young woman of Nazareth that, having received the Angel’s announcement, left in haste to be close to Elizabeth, in the last months of her miraculous pregnancy.read more
The Assumption of Mary: 12 Things to Know and Share
August 15 is the Assumption of Mary. Here are 12 things to know and share…
By Jimmy Akin, August 15,2017
August 15 is the solemnity of the Assumption of Mary.
In the United States, it is a holy day of obligation (in years when it does not fall on a Monday).
What is the Assumption of Mary, how did it come to be defined, and what relevance does it have for our lives?
Here are 12 things to know and share . . .
1) What is the Assumption of Mary?
The Assumption of Mary is the teaching that:
The Immaculate Mother of God, the ever Virgin Mary, having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory [Pius XII, Munificentissimus Deus 44].read more
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