Readings & Reflections: Tuesday of the Twenty-eighth Week in Ordinary Time & St. Ignatius of Antioch, October 17,2017

Readings & Reflections: Tuesday of the Twenty-eighth Week in Ordinary Time & St. Ignatius of Antioch, October 17,2017

St. Ignatius of Antioch was born in Syria of pagan parents. He became a disciple of St. John the Evangelist and became bishop of Antioch ca. 69 A.D. Then he was condemned to death during Trajan’s persecution of Christians. He was taken to Rome under a military guard of 10 soldiers, and during this journey wrote six letters to six churches of Ephesus, Magnesia, Tralles, Smyrna, Rome and Philadelphia. The letters stress the divinity and the humanity of Jesus, his bodily death and resurrection, the central importance of the Eucharist and the bishop for church unity, and the special reverence owed to the church of Rome as the one founded by Peter and Paul. Upon reaching to Rome, he was taken to the Colosseum and thrown to the lions, dying almost immediately. As he wrote in his letters, he described himself as “the wheat of God to be ground by the teeth of wild beast to become pure bread.” He believed that his own discipleship was grounded in his imitation of the sufferings of Christ. For that reason, he welcomed martyrdom ca. 107 A.D. read more

Holy See at UN Urges Dialogue: The Other is a Good for Me – Archbishop Auza

Holy See at UN Urges Dialogue: The Other is a Good for Me – Archbishop Auza

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Archbishop Auza UN TV Screenshot

Holy See at UN Urges Dialogue

The Other is a Good for Me

On October 13, the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the UN sponsored a side event entitled “The Other is a Good for Me: The role of interreligious and intercultural dialogue in addressing violence, conflict and building lasting peace in the world today.” The title is based on a subtitle taken from the book Disarming Beauty by Fr. Julián Carrón, President of Communion and Liberation, which co-sponsored the event. The event – as well as the book – aimed to address the root causes of prevalent social issues, as well as to promote dialogue and the culture of encounter necessary to resolve them. read more

Pope Francis visits FAO: Stop treating hunger like an incurable disease

Pope Francis visits FAO: Stop treating hunger like an incurable disease

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Published on Oct 16, 2017

Subscribe!: http://smarturl.it/RomeReports Visit our website to learn more: http://www.romereports.com/en Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RomeReportsENG/ He gifted a statue of a drowning child refugee, and proposed measures against causes of hunger, like wars and climate change.

Pope Visits FAO, Calls to End Hunger

Must Overcome Obstacles: conflicts and climate change.

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FAO Headquarters © L’Osservatore Romano

“Reflecting on the effects of food security on human mobility means returning to the commitment that gave rise to the FAO, in order to renew it,” Pope Francis said October 16, 2017.  His remarks came during a visit to the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) headquarters in Rome, to mark World Food Day. read more

HOLLYWOOD’S DOUBLE STANDARD ON SEX ABUSE

HOLLYWOOD’S DOUBLE STANDARD ON SEX ABUSE


by Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th.  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  October 16, 2017

“It takes a village to raise a child; it takes a village to abuse one”

Hollywood and their media lapdogs love attacking the Catholic Church for clerical sex abuse scandals, all while protecting their own abusers from scrutiny.

Hollywood produced a 2015 movie, Spotlight, which focused on the Boston Globe’s breaking coverage of the Church’s clerical sex abuse crisis. In the movie, attorney Mitchell Garabedian summed up the Church’s systemic problem of Catholics covering for pedophile priests. “It takes a village to raise a child,” he said. “It takes a village to abuse one.” read more

IRISH PRO-LIFE STUDENT LEADER TARGETED FOR IMPEACHMENT

IRISH PRO-LIFE STUDENT LEADER TARGETED FOR IMPEACHMENT


by Stephen Wynne  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  October 16, 2017

Accused of “undemocratic” behavior by campus abortion activists

DUBLIN (ChurchMilitant.com) – In Ireland, abortion activists are trying to unseat a pro-life student leader for heeding the country’s abortion laws.

Katie Ascough, president of University College Dublin Students’ Union (UCDSU), is fighting to retain her office because she refused to illegally distribute abortion information in a student guide.

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During her campaign for president, Ascough’s pro-life advocacy became an issue of concern for some among the broadly pro-abortion University College Dublin (UCD) student population. She responded with a pledge to refrain from imposing her views on the union if elected and in March was elected head of UCDSU. read more

CHURCH MILITANT HEADLINES, OCTOBER 16, 2017

CHURCH MILITANT HEADLINES, OCTOBER 16, 2017

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Conservative Catholic Elected as Europe’s Youngest Leader
Sebastian Kurz has promised to put Austria first. FULL STORY COMING SOON

Hillary Clinton Jeered in Wales
Brexit leader Nigel Farage says she isn’t relevant. FULL STORY

New Research Confirms Contraception and Abortion Link
Data shows women cannot control fertility with birth control alone. FULL STORY

Transgender Expert Vilified for Sex-Change Regret Study
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THE VORTEX: MORALITY, SCHMORALITY! We’re all good

THE VORTEX: MORALITY, SCHMORALITY! We’re all good

October 16, 2017

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Here’s a simple straightforward question. Is belief in God necessary or not necessary to be moral and have good values? What do you think?

Well, here’s a look at what Americans told Pew Research when they were asked the identical question a month or so ago. Fifty-six percent said belief in God was not necessary to be moral and have good values. Forty-two percent said, yes, belief in God is necessary. Can’t say those findings come as any kind of surprise, really. read more

Church leaders react to deaths of top Marawi siege leaders in the Philippines

Church leaders react to deaths of top Marawi siege leaders in the Philippines

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Government troops guard their positions outside damaged houses in Marawi City, September 19, 2017. VINCENT GO

MANILA— The deaths of key leaders behind the deadly siege in Marawi City is making an impact on the Catholic community.

Omar Maute and Isnilon Hapilon were killed in gunbattle with the government troops past midnight on Monday.

Omar and his brother Abdullah aligned themselves with Hapilon, a leader of the Abu Sayyaf terrorist group and supposed emir of Islamic State group in Southeast Asia.

Bishop Edwin dela Peña is hoping that the death of the terrorist leaders will finally bring an end to the hostilities in the city that erupted since last May. read more

Readings & Reflections: Monday of the Twenty-eighth Week in Ordinary Time & St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, October 16,2017

Readings & Reflections: Monday of the Twenty-eighth Week in Ordinary Time & St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, October 16,2017

The “evil generation seeks a sign, but no sign will be given it.” Why? Because Something Greater is already in their midst – Jesus Christ. The problem is their refusal to use their freedom to see how this sign corresponds with their desires. Those who live “the obedience of faith” recognize that we “are called to belong to Jesus Christ.”

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Pope Francis Declares 35 New Saints: “Christian Life, a Love Story With God”

Pope Francis Declares 35 New Saints: “Christian Life, a Love Story With God”

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Pope Francis on October 15, 2017, created 35 new saints during Holy Mass with the Rite of Canonization of Blesseds Andrew de Soveral, Ambrose Francis Ferro, Matthew Moreira and 27 Companions; Christopher, Anthony and John; Faustino Miguez and Angelo da Acri.  The Mass was held in St. Peter’s Square.

In his homily, the Holy Father referred to the Christian life as a “love story with God.”  He noted that “The Saints who were canonized today, and especially the many martyrs, point the way.” read more