Readings & Reflections: Tuesday of the Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time & St. Januarius, September 19,2017

Readings & Reflections: Tuesday of the Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time & St. Januarius, September 19,2017

The martyrdom of Januarius is well attested by ancient authorities. The earliest testimony about Januarius is the record of the priest Uranius, who, in 432 A.D. wrote of the miraculous appearance of Januarius, “bishop and martyr and glory of the church of Naples,” to Saint Paulinus of Nola on his deathbed. According to traditions, Januarius was a bishop of Benevento in Italy, received word that the deacons Sossus and Proclus and the laymen Euticius and Acutius were imprisoned under the brutal emperor Diocletian. Januarius prepared to visit the men in prison. The Romans arrested Januarius with his companions Festus and Desiderius on their way to perform this work of mercy. All seven men were sentenced to death and exposed to wild beasts. When the beasts refused to attack them, the men were beheaded in the year 305 A.D. Since 1389 A.D., a vial of his solidified blood housed in Naples is said to liquefy miraculously when brought out for veneration on the saint’s three feast days. This much-studied occurrence continues to defy full scientific explanation. His relics were brought to Naples, which lies in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, an active volcano. When Mount Vesuvius erupted in 1631 A.D., prayers to the saint are believed to have protected the city from destruction. Over the centuries, the phenomenon has moved the hearts of countless visitors to Naples, notably Blessed John Henry Newman and Saint Alphonsus Liguori. read more

Pope Francis in Santa Marta: Not praying for world leaders is a sin

Pope Francis in Santa Marta: Not praying for world leaders is a sin

ROME REPORTS in English

Published on Sep 18, 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/ September 18, 2017. He says Christians must pray for their leaders, even if they don’t agree with them.

At Santa Marta Pope Urges 5 Minutes of Prayer for Those in Power

‘It Is a Sin Not to Pray for Rulers’

Mass at Santa Marta © L'Osservatore Romano

Mass At Santa Marta © L’Osservatore Romano

Take five minutes today to reflect on the duty to pray for rulers, requested Pope Francis during the morning Mass at Santa Marta Residence, on September 18, 2017. “It’s a sin not to pray for rulers,” he warned. read more

CHURCH MILITANT HEADLINES, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017

CHURCH MILITANT HEADLINES, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017

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Fr. James Martin Wants Faithful Media Censored
Blames Church Militant and others for getting his lectures canceled. FULL STORY

EU Lawmakers Say Pro-Life Cause Is Violence Against Women
Calls denial of contraception and abortion a “crime against humanity.”  FULL STORY

Catholic Hospitals in Belgium Facing Action 
Vatican ultimatum requires renouncing support for euthanasia or lose status as Catholic. FULL STORY

England to Be Rededicated as Dowry of Mary
Novena to Our Lady of Walsingham begins Friday. FULL STORY read more

THE PERFIDIOUS JAMES MARTIN S.J. IS A LIAR LEADING SOULS TO PERDITION

THE PERFIDIOUS JAMES MARTIN S.J. IS A LIAR LEADING SOULS TO PERDITION

The Perfidious James Martin SJ by Church Militant  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  September 16, 2017

James Martin SJ is a liar leading souls to perdition

By Austin RuseJames Martin SJ gallivants around the country telling young men and women that their sexual lifestyles are acceptable to the Church, which is not true; that the Church welcomes them no matter what they may be doing, which is certainly not true.

James Martin SJ tells them that the teachings of the Church will probably change to reflect such approval and that this is the best of all possible worlds, which is not true. None of this is clear in his much-discussed book in which he only calls for dialogue, but all of this is clear in his public pronouncements including at a recent appearance at Fordham University, discussed below. read more

THE VORTEX: STOP LYING! So many lies

THE VORTEX: STOP LYING! So many lies

September 18, 2017

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Holy Cow did social media ever blow up this weekend, involving the heresy-preaching, pro-sodomy priest Fr. James Martin and Church Militant. Late Friday, Church Militant broke the story that the seminary at Catholic University of America had canceled Martin’s speaking event at an upcoming event the first weekend of October. That started it. The priest blamed Church Militant, in part, for the cancellation and started whining about it on Twitter. His allies in the Associated Press and other secular media came screaming to his defense. Church Establishment types — like Fox News consultant and Cdl. (Timothy) Dolan mouthpiece Fr. Jonathan Morris — came out of the woodwork, accusing Church Militant of being “demonic,” and the rest is history. And all of this since just Friday night. Clearly, Church Militant has kicked the hornet’s nest of homosexuality in the clergy. read more

Fr. Chito Suganob rescued from Maute captivity near a mosque in Bato, Marawi City

Fr. Chito Suganob rescued from Maute captivity near a mosque in Bato, Marawi City

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Fr. Teresito “Chito” Suganob pleads for help in a video that circulated online a week after his abduction.

MANILA— After being held hostage by terrorist gunmen for nearly four months, Fr. Teresito “Chito” Suganob has finally been rescued.

Government security forces were recovered the priest along with another hostage near a mosque in Bato, Marawi City on Saturday night, Sept. 16.

“He was rescued with another individual at about 11pm Saturday,” Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza told CBCPNews. read more

Readings & Reflections: Monday of the Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time & St. Joseph of Cupertino, September 18,2017

Readings & Reflections: Monday of the Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time & St. Joseph of Cupertino, September 18,2017

Saint Paul asks “that supplications, prayers, petitions, and thanksgiving be offered for everyone.” All prayer, in effect, mirrors the actions of the elders who “approached Jesus and strongly urged him to come.” Even though the centurion is never face to face with Jesus, he grows from faith to greater faith. Lord Jesus, say the word. Make happen the healing that I need to live. read more

Pope Francis’ Angelus Address: On Forgiveness

Pope Francis’ Angelus Address: On Forgiveness

ROME REPORTS in English

Published on Sep 10, 2015

Click here to receive the latest news: http://smarturl.it/RomeReports Visit our website to learn more: http://www.romereports.com/ Pope Francis focused his Thursday morning Homily at Casa Santa Marta on forgiveness and what it means for Christians to be merciful. He said that those who can’t pardon other people cannot call themselves Christian.

“Whoever Has Experienced the Joy, the Peace and the Interior Freedom that Comes from Being Forgiven, Can Open Himself in Turn to the Possibility of Forgiving” read more

Readings & Reflections with Cardinal Tagle’s Video: Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time A & St. Robert Bellarmine, September 17,2017

Readings & Reflections with Cardinal Tagle’s Video: Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time A & St. Robert Bellarmine, September 17,2017

With a vengeance, the forgiven servant says to his debtor fellow servant, “Pay back what you owe.” I so doing, the ingrate refuses “mercy to another like himself.” However, “the vengeful will suffer the Lord’s vengeance, for he remembers their sins in detail.” And that is the one thing we hope with all our heart that God will forget. The “math” of mercy is very simple: “Forgive your neighbor’s injustice; then your own sins will be forgiven.” How else dare we “expect healing from the Lord.?” Thus, “none of us” is to “live for oneself”; rather, “we live for the Lord” and by the Lord: the “Lord of both the dead and the living” will endow us with the power to forgive others as he himself does. read more

Readings & Reflections: Saturday of the Twenty-third Week in Ordinary Time & Sts. Cornelius and Cyprian, September 16,2017

Readings & Reflections: Saturday of the Twenty-third Week in Ordinary Time & Sts. Cornelius and Cyprian, September 16,2017

Cornelius and Cyprian have shared this feast since ancient times. His successor Fabian having perished in the brutal Dioclesian persecution, Cornelius was elected bishop of Rome in 251 A.D. with the almost certain knowledge that he would die a martyr’s death. In 252 A.D., the plague entered Rome, and the Romans blamed the disease and resulting pestilence on the Christians. As punishment, Cornelius was exiled to Civitavecchia. Letters of support and appreciation came to him from Cyprian who had been elected bishop of Carthage in North Africa in 248 A.D., Cyprian supported Cornelius, consistently urging the unity of the Church in his many pastoral letters. “No one can have God as his Father who does not have the Church as his Mother,” he wrote. Cornelius was martyred in 253 A.D. Cyprian was martyred in Carthage in 258 A.D. Their prayers are still invoked in the canon of the Mass. read more

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