Readings & Reflections: Friday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time & Blessed Luke Belludi, February 24,2017

Readings & Reflections: Friday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time & Blessed Luke Belludi, February 24,2017

When a husband is joined to his wife, “they are no longer two but one flesh.” Each has found a faithful friend, and “a faithful friend is a sturdy shelter… is beyond price… is a life-saving remedy.” The spousal friends whom “God has joined together” in the Sacrament of Marriage “no human being must separate.”

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Opening Prayer

“Lord Jesus, your call to holiness extends to all in every state of life. Sanctify our lives — as married couples and as singles — that we may live as men and women who are consecrated to you.”. In your Name, I pray. Amen.

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In Santa Marta, Pope Francis calls for conversion from scandal and living a double life

In Santa Marta, Pope Francis calls for conversion from scandal and living a double life

Published on Feb 23, 2017
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February 23, 2017. “So many Christians act one way and live in another way,” he says.

Pope’s Morning Homily: No Double Lives, Convert

At Casa Santa Marta, Francis Reflects on How Scandal Destroys

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No more double lives. Convert now…

According to Vatican Radio, Pope Francis gave this advice to faithful during his daily morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta, as he reflected on how converting shouldn’t be on our list of procrastinated items, because scandal destroys.

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MALTA PRELATE THREATENS SEMINARIANS WHO WON’T AGREE ON AMORIS LAETITIA

MALTA PRELATE THREATENS SEMINARIANS WHO WON’T AGREE ON AMORIS LAETITIA

by Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th.  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  February 22, 2017

Abp. Scicluna: If you disagree, “the seminary gate is open”

FLORIANA, Malta (ChurchMilitant.com) – Priests in Malta are alleging they’re undergoing intimidation for clinging to magisterial teaching and canon law regarding marriage, while like-minded seminarians are being shown the door by their archbishop.

Malta’s Abp. Charles Scicluna is verifying that he’s told his seminarians this month that if they disagree with his interpretation of Amoris Laetitia, which extends the sacraments to sexually active adulterers, then “the seminary gate is open” — meaning they can leave.

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CHURCH MILITANT HEADLINES, FEBRUARY 23, 2017

CHURCH MILITANT HEADLINES, FEBRUARY 23, 2017

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February 23, 2017 14 Comments

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President Trump Drops Obama Transgender Mandate
The guidance letter recommends individual states define bathroom policies. FULL STORY 

More than 200 Trump Rioters Indicted
On Tuesday the self proclaimed anti-fascists were charged for violently protesting the inauguration.FULL STORY

Campuses Ask Students to Inform on One Another
A new report details how so-called Bias Response Teams are essentially asking students to punish other students for politically incorrect speech. FULL STORY COMING SOON

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THE VORTEX: FR. ROSICA’S SECRET – Fr. Rosica has a question to publicly answer

THE VORTEX: FR. ROSICA’S SECRET – Fr. Rosica has a question to publicly answer


February 23, 2017

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Fr. Thomas Rosica — there is something desperately wrong with this priest. And it raises a number of questions. First on background, he threatened a lawsuit against a Catholic blogger, who questioned his dissent and then withdrew the threat when his superiors ordered him.

He misled reporters on an almost daily basis at the 2014 and 2015 Synods on the Family in Rome, injecting his own bias into the daily summaries on the private discussions of the bishops in the Synod Hall in the Vatican. On a very regular basis, he kept suggesting and implying that the bishops were being more accepting of homosexuality. The international secular media ran wild with the stories, which turned out to be flat out false. We had discussions and dinners with bishops and others who were inside the hall and they each assured us that the topic barely came up if at all.

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Archbishop Socrates Villegas decries ‘rape’ of EDSA spirit

Archbishop Socrates Villegas decries ‘rape’ of EDSA spirit

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MANILA, Feb. 23, 2017— Archbishop Socrates Villegas of Lingayen-Dagupan has decried the “rape” of EDSA People Power with the “four glorious days of February 1986 now dimmed”.

Amid the “relentless killings of the poor in the name of change”, he said “the glory now flickers in the darkness of fear and terror again”.

As the number of suspected drug users and pushers reaches more than 7,600 in seven months, he said it is quite possible the death toll exceeds the number of martial law victims.

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Readings & Reflections: Thursday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time & St. Polycarp, February 23,2017

Readings & Reflections: Thursday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time & St. Polycarp, February 23,2017

Polycarp was one of the “Apostolic Fathers,” those Fathers of the Church who learned the Faith directly from the Twelve Apostles. In his youth, Polycarp heard the preaching of Saint John. During his years as bishop in Smyrna, he wrote many pastoral letters, only one of which survives, a missive to the faithful at Philippi. According to Saint Jerome, this letter was still being read in the churches of Asia almost three hundred years after Polycarp’s death. Of Polycarp, Saint Irenaeus of Lyons attested, “At all times he taught the things which he had learnt from the Apostles, which the Church transmits, which alone are true.” Polycarp suffered martyrdom around the year 155 A.D.

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Pope Francis: “Human pride destroys nature”

Pope Francis: “Human pride destroys nature”

Published on Feb 22, 2017

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February 22, 2017. He strongly denounces water pollution, and calls for peace in “martyred” South Sudan.

GENERAL AUDIENCE: Pope: ‘Let Us See Ourselves, World With Christ’s Eyes’

Official Synthesis of the Catechesis — February 22nd 2017

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‘Let us see ourselves and the world with Christ’s eyes,’ encouraged Pope Francis during the General Audience of February 22, 2017.

Continuing his catecheses on Christian hope, the Pope meditated on how Saint Paul reminds us that creation is God’s gift, which reveals to us His loving plan, and what this means to faithful on a practical level.

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THE DOWNLOAD—MARXISTS IN THE CHURCH

THE DOWNLOAD—MARXISTS IN THE CHURCH

The Download—Marxists in the Church Print Friendly and PDF by Christine Niles, M.St. (Oxon.), J.D.  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  February 22, 2017

Exposing the agenda of the World Meeting of Popular Movements

At the heart of every revolution, whether inside or outside the Church, is rebellion — rebellion against the Divine Law, rebellion against civil law. We see the lines being drawn more sharply now, with the ramped-up protests and violent riots throughout the nation by leftist groups opposing the Trump administration and political conservatives, breaking civil law by destroying property and assaulting opponents.

We’re also seeing enemies of Truth within the Church emerging with greater boldness, operating more freely and out in the open. Their latest manifestation is last weekend’s World Meeting of Popular Movements (WMPM), an ostensibly Catholic event whose advisory committee is populated with members pushing a liberal, social justice agenda.

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CHURCH MILITANT HEADLINES, FEBRUARY 22, 2017

CHURCH MILITANT HEADLINES, FEBRUARY 22, 2017

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February 22, 2017

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Cardinal Burke Suspended From Spiritual Duties at Knights of Malta
Albrech von Boeselager claims Archbishop Angelo Becciu is now acting as spiritual patron of the order. FULL STORY 

Catholic Medical Mission Board Distributing Condoms
Michael Hichborn of the Lepanto Institute released the findings today. FULL STORY

Chaldean Catholic Bishop Defends Trump
“Mr. Trump has no one to apologize to for his immigration doctrine for the simple reason that coming to America is not a right but a privilege.” FULL STORY 

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