Readings & Reflections: Thursday of the Third Week of Lent & St. Turibius of Mongrovejo, March 23,2017

Readings & Reflections: Thursday of the Third Week of Lent & St. Turibius of Mongrovejo, March 23,2017

Once Jesus had driven out demon, “the mute man spoke.” Cynical crowds conclude that Jesus “drives out demons” by “the prince of demons.” To test Jesus, they ask Jesus “for a sign.” Wouldn’t having a conversation with the once-mute man be sign enough? Not for them, for, in their contempt, “the Word itself is banished from their speech.” They need One stronger than “a strong man fully armed” to take away the armor” on which they rely. Come, Christ, take away my armor – the hardness of my evil heart.

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Pope Francis: The world needs people capable of sowing hope

Pope Francis: The world needs people capable of sowing hope

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March 22, 2017. He also said that today’s refugee crisis is the worst since World War II

Published on Mar 22, 2017

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“We are called to spread hope by supporting and encouraging one another”, he said.

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INTERNET HACKERS UNEARTH ANTI-CATHOLIC NORTH KOREAN TV SKIT

INTERNET HACKERS UNEARTH ANTI-CATHOLIC NORTH KOREAN TV SKIT

Internet Hackers Unearth Anti-Catholic North Korean TV Skit Print Friendly and PDF by Max Douglas  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  March 22, 2017

PYONGYANG, North Korea (ChurchMilitant.com) – Hackers claim they have hacked into and recorded a North Korean television station that displayed a blasphemous anti-Catholic bias.

Sometime in March, the supposed North Korean live stream was hacked, recorded and posted to the message board and website 4Chan. The hackers recorded a ballet performance, which shows a Catholic priest in the likeness of St. John Vianney. He is preaching “the faith” to a woman and her child, only to have the priest turn on the family. The priest is portrayed abusing the boy and binding the boy to an apple tree. He then stabs the boy with a cross and kills him.

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FEAST OF THE ANNUNCIATION MARCH 25 — THE DAY CHRIST DIED

FEAST OF THE ANNUNCIATION MARCH 25 — THE DAY CHRIST DIED


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

The day Mary conceived Christ in her womb was the same day she laid Him in the tomb

Most Catholics know the Angel Gabriel appeared to Mary on March 25, which resulted in the Incarnation. Many Catholics are unaware, however, that so much else has occurred on March 25 — from Abraham attempting to sacrifice his son Isaac to the Heavenly Father sacrificing his Son Jesus.

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, in his 2000 book Spirit of the Liturgy wrote, “Jewish tradition gave the date of March 25 to Abraham’s sacrifice. … It was also considered, very early on, as the day of Christ’s death and eventually as the day of His conception.”

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AFRICA: NO COMMUNION TO CIVILLY REMARRIED

AFRICA: NO COMMUNION TO CIVILLY REMARRIED


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

Fr. Odozor: “We settled that long ago. They can’t”

ROME (ChurchMilitant.com) – The principal organizer of a major African conference held in Rome this week said Africans know that civilly remarried Catholics can’t receive the sacraments — and they’re ok with it.

Nigerian Fr. Paulinus Odozor during an interview in Rome Monday related that the African bishops have no interest in changing Church teaching to allow the divorced and civilly remarried to receive the sacraments. When asked about this specific issue, the priest answered, “No, because we settled that long ago. They can’t.” He added, “Everyone’s okay with it.”

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CHURCH MILITANT HEADLINE, MARCH 22, 2017

CHURCH MILITANT HEADLINE, MARCH 22, 2017

Get briefed on today’s top stories with Christine Niles.

March 22, 2017

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African Bishops Put Foot Down on Communion for Divorced & Remarried
Nigerian theologian says, “We settled that long ago. They can’t.” FULL STORY COMING SOON

Billionaire Pedophile Embroiled in Court Battle
Jeffrey Epstein is notorious for the Lolita Express, which reportedly took Bill and Hillary Clinton to Caribbean mansion where they had sex with minors. FULL STORY 

British Prof: Sex-Selective Abortions Should Be Allowed at Any Stage
This after House of Commons votes to decriminalize abortion. FULL STORY 

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THE VORTEX: GAY PRIESTS COST MONEY – The price is too high

THE VORTEX: GAY PRIESTS COST MONEY – The price is too high

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March 22, 2017

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This Vortex is coming to you from Manhattan, where the archdiocese of New York is facing a cash crisis because it has a gay priest crisis. Right behind me is a prized Manhattan property known as the Villard Houses. The property is on Madison Avenue in midtown Manhattan, directly behind St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The mansion used to be the residence of the archbishops of New York and is extremely valuable — worth hundreds of millions.

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In This Age of Relativism, We Must Speak the Truth

Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought.

It’s okay.

It’s okay to say that something is True. That it is Right. That it is Good.

Now, if you would have said this to me in my childhood, I likely would likely have furrowed my brow, squinted my eyes and said, “Duh.”

Not anymore.

To assert something as True, Right and Good today is almost scandalous. After all, we live in the Great Age of Relativism. This is where the unjudging open-mind reigns supreme. It is where we are to uncontroversially float amongst diametrically opposed, fiercely contradictory orthodoxies and dreamily nod in agreement that all are true and good and equal at the same time.

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CBCP Statement in Solidarity with Earth Hour – Archbishop Socrates Villegas

And God saw that it was good…

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CBCP Statement in Solidarity with Earth Hour

God saw all that he had made…and it was all very good! The Christian must nurture earth and care for creation, for so is the Creator paid homage and done reverence. Creation bears the Divine imprint, and they who deface it transgress against God’s sovereignty.

For too long now, we have dealt with earth as a treasure-trove to be plundered at will, exploited to the hilt. We have been sufficiently warned: There is only so much abuse the environment can take before it pays us back in full. The right to a healthful ecology that the Constitution guarantees us all will soon become hollow words when our wells run dry, our fields become arid as wastelands, our air, heavy with lethal pollutants. In many cities of the world, these are realities. And in the Philippines, even as the rape of our forests, the pollution of our waters and the carbon footprint edges closer to irreversible proportions, many continue to pay no heed.

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Readings & Reflections: Wednesday of the Third Week of Lent & St. Nicholas Owen, March 22,2017

Readings & Reflections: Wednesday of the Third Week of Lent & St. Nicholas Owen, March 22,2017

Whoever “glorifies the Lord” by teaching the commandments is the greatest in the kingdom. Why? “Every teaching of the divine commandments greatly emphasizes that honest love may overcome a perverse love, and that delight in justice may destroy the desire for sin” (St. Leo the Great). “Teach your children and your children’s children.”

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Opening Prayer

“Lord Jesus, grant this day, to direct and sanctify, to rule and govern our hearts and bodies, so that all our thoughts words and deeds may be according to your Father’s law and thus may we be saved and protected through your mighty help.”  In your Mighty Name, I pray. Amen.

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