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.”
“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.
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.
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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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.
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.
‘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.
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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