Readings & Reflections: Friday of the Twenty-eighth Week in Ordinary Time & St. Paul of the Cross, October 20,2017

Readings & Reflections: Friday of the Twenty-eighth Week in Ordinary Time & St. Paul of the Cross, October 20,2017

Paul Danei was born in 1699 A.D. in Ovada, Genoa, Italy. He lost ten of his fifteen siblings to illness. Yet his devout mother made time to read her eldest son, sharing with him the writings of the Desert Fathers. In his teens, he began following a regimen of prayer. At seventeen, Paul felt a call to a life of strict penance. In prayer at twenty-six, while on retreat, he conceived the rule of the new order: men who would embrace monastic austerity as the foundation for their public proclamation of the Passion of our Lord, now called Passionist, an order of men committed to a life of rigorous penance for the sake of preaching to the poor. Paul and his younger brother John began preaching, and others joined them – the first Passionists. Their distinctive sign is the black badge bearing a white cross on top of a white heart. The Passionist, according to Paul, is “a man totally God-centered, totally apostolic, a man of prayer, detached from the world, from things, from himself so that he may in all truth be called a disciple of Jesus Christ.” Twelve “retreats,” Passionist monastic houses, were formed in his lifetime. Paul died in 1775 A.D. read more

Pope Francis to Methodists: Thank God we have freed ourselves from mutual suspicion

Pope Francis to Methodists: Thank God we have freed ourselves from mutual suspicion

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Published on Oct 19, 2017

SUBSCRIBE 61K 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 met with the World Methodist Council to commemorate 50 years of Catholic Methodist dialogue.

True Dialogue Gives Us Courage

Pope Marks 50 Years Methodist-Catholic Discussions

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“As a result of these fifty years of patient, fraternal dialogue, we can truly say to one another in the words of the Apostle Paul: “you are no longer strangers,” Pope Francis said October 19, 2017, during an audience in the Consistory Hall with a Delegation of the World Methodist Council, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Methodist-Catholic theological dialogue. read more

Pope Francis at Santa Marta: There are Pharisees in the Church today like in the time of Jesus

Pope Francis at Santa Marta: There are Pharisees in the Church today like in the time of Jesus

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Published on Oct 19, 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/ “There are many today. For this reason it is necessary to pray for our pastors,” he said.

Santa Marta: Open the Door

The Gift of God’s Salvation

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“The gift of God’s salvation opens the door to all,” Pope Francis said on October 19, 2017, in his homily at mass in Santa Marta, according to Vatican Radio. The Pope recalled the story in the Gospel of Luke where the Scribes and Pharisees thought themselves righteous – but Jesus explained that only God is just. read more

ST. ISAAC JOGUES AND COMPANIONS DIED TO SAVE SOULS

ST. ISAAC JOGUES AND COMPANIONS DIED TO SAVE SOULS


by Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th.  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  October 19, 2017

Pope Emeritus Benedict: “Those who are not baptized are forever lost”

On the feast day of St. Isaac Jogues, John de Brebeuf and Companions, who died saving the souls of native North Americans, it’s valuable to honor the Faith that so motivated them to such heroic sacrifices.

They didn’t have a reasonable hope that all men were saved. This notion crept into the heads of many Catholics in the confusing period following the Second Vatican Council. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, in a 2015 interview, speaks of the lack of missionary zeal, following the council which resulted from an erosion of the doctrine that outside the Church there’s no salvation: read more

BEN SHAPIRO: MAN MADE IN THE IMAGE AND LIKENESS OF GOD IS THE BASIS OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION

BEN SHAPIRO: MAN MADE IN THE IMAGE AND LIKENESS OF GOD IS THE BASIS OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION

Ben Shapiro: Man Made in the Image and Likeness of God Is the Basis of Western Civilization by Rodney Pelletier  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  October 19, 2017

Speaks to students at University of Tennessee, Knoxville

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (ChurchMilitant.com) – Ben Shapiro declares before a packed house the United States was founded on principles from “Athens” and “Jerusalem.”

Speaking to a large crowd at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee, on October 18, Shapiro laid out the argument that America was founded on Judeo-Christian moral values, and “right reason is what is going to endow you with a life of happiness and meaning.”

Shapiro called “the first fundamental basis of Western civilization” the “idea that we, each of us and every one of us, is made in the image of God.”

He went on to declare the second “fundamental basis of Western civilization” is an idea of the Greek philosopher, Aristotle, who determined that a person must use their reason in order to act virtuously. read more

CHURCH MILITANT HEADLINES, OCTOBER 19, 2017

CHURCH MILITANT HEADLINES, OCTOBER 19, 2017

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October 19, 2017

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Polish Bishops to Release Practical Guidelines for Implementation of Amoris Laetitia
Explains the meaning of pastoral accompaniment. FULL STORY COMING SOON

Czech Republic May Elect Anti-Establishment Billionaire Prime Minister
Andrej Babis has been called the Czech Donald Trump. FULL STORY

Explosive New Allegations of Clinton-Russia Cover-Up
DOJ suppression of Russian racketeering plot involving Clintons, Obama. FULL STORY

ISIS No Longer a Terror State
Liberation of Raqqa major victory over terrorist organization. FULL STORY read more

THE VORTEX: NOT WELL RECEIVED – So, you can just ignore it

THE VORTEX: NOT WELL RECEIVED – So, you can just ignore it

October 19, 2017

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Father James Martin’s heretical claim that a dogmatic teaching of the Church does not have to be obeyed because it hasn’t been received is flat-out evil. It’s a lie. But then again, his attempts at normalization of sodomy is straight from the Father of Lies himself, so you can’t really be surprised by any of this. But you should be angry with righteous anger on a number of levels — his lies, the support of his lies from various senior clergy in the hierarchy, the silence surrounding his lies from so many other clergy and bishops. read more

Pope Leo XIII: “Taxing the Rich Does Not Help the Poor”

Pope Leo XIII: “Taxing the Rich Does Not Help the Poor”

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In Quod Apostolici Muneris (1878), Pope Leo XIII deplores those who “under the motley and all but barbarous terms and titles of Socialists, Communists, and Nihilists, are spread abroad throughout the world,” striving in alliance for “the purpose long resolved upon, of uprooting the foundations of civil society at large.”  It may sound odd to our ears, that socialists, whose prescriptions for society are many and comprehensive, should be united with nihilists, who by definition believe in nothing.  But Pope Leo, beginning as always from a rich view of human nature grounded in reason and elevated by relevation, sees the alliance we miss—and by implication he includes as well the fellow traveler, secular liberalism, friendlier to the free market but ultimately also an enemy to man. read more

Readings & Reflections: Thursday of the Twenty-eighth Week in Ordinary Time & Sts. John de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues & Companions, October 19,2017

Readings & Reflections: Thursday of the Twenty-eighth Week in Ordinary Time & Sts. John de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues & Companions, October 19,2017

Father John de Brebeuf and his eight companions, all associated with the Jesuits, were among the first missionaries to the native people of North America. Their work among the Huron, Iroquois, and Mahawks saw little progress while they lived; the natives blamed the “blackrobes” for every misfortune. The missions grew, watered by their blood, which was spilled in various massacres from 1642 to 1649. In the years that followed, many of the remaining natives accepted Christ, most notably Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, who was born in the same village near Auriesville, New York, were three martyrs attained their crowns. read more

Archbishop Auza: Keep Space Safe

Archbishop Auza: Keep Space Safe

Space not a Place for Militarization and Weaponization

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Archbishop Auza UN TV Screenshot

The international community must safeguard the peaceful nature of outer space, preventing it from becoming an area for militarization and weaponization, according to Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations.

His comments came on October 18, 2017, during the First Committee debate on Agenda Item 97, dedicated to the “Prevention of an Arms Race in Outer Space,” at the United Nations in New York. read more