Readings & Reflections with Cardinal Tagle’s video: First Sunday of Lent B & Blessed John of Fiesole, February 18,2018

Readings & Reflections with Cardinal Tagle’s video: First Sunday of Lent B & Blessed John of Fiesole, February 18,2018

Noah endured the forty-day devastation of the flood. In a similar way, the Spirit today drives Jesus into forty-day trial of the desert. Satan conspires to make Jesus compromise his relationship as Son toward his Father. But Jesus remembers how the flood ends with God’s promise, “I will establish my covenant with you.” The Father now perfects that promise in the flesh of his own Son who will “show sinners the way” so that “he might lead you to God.” The temptations make Jesus only more certain of his Sonship. Through our trials the Father’s care shines. read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen to Pope Francis on China: ‘You’re Putting Wolves Before Your Flock,’ Will ‘Make a Massacre’

Cardinal Joseph Zen to Pope Francis on China: ‘You’re Putting Wolves Before Your Flock,’ Will ‘Make a Massacre’

By Michael W. Chapman | February 14, 2018 | 4:21 PM EST

Cardinal Joseph Zen,  Bishop Emeritus of Hong Kong. (YouTube) 

Cardinal Joseph Zen, who has defended the real, underground Catholic Church in Communist China for decades, said Pope Francis’s plan to unify the  real church with the government-run church — the Catholic Patriotic Association (CPA) — for diplomatic reasons, would result in “putting wolves” before “the flock” and would lead to a “massacre” of the faithful Catholics.

The remarks of Cardinal Zen, 86, were reported in the Wall Street Journal on Feb. 14. read more

Readings & Reflections: Saturday after Ash Wednesday & The Seven Holy Founders of the Servite Order, February 17,2018

Readings & Reflections: Saturday after Ash Wednesday & The Seven Holy Founders of the Servite Order, February 17,2018

The seven men who are honored on this date entered the Confraternity of the Blessed Virgin in Florence from 1225 to 1227 A.D. On the feast of the Assumption, they shared a vision of Mary that led them to seek solitude together in a house outside the city. A second vision of Mary holding black robes, and an angel with a scroll emblazoned with the words “Servants of Mary,” gave them their habit and title. The Rule of Saint Augustine was adopted, and ecclesiastical approval was given in 1304. The Servites, as they came to be called, are especially devoted to the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary. They are one of the five original mendicant orders. read more

Pope Francis asks those who fast to also live with “Christian coherence”

Pope Francis asks those who fast to also live with “Christian coherence”

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Published on Feb 16, 2018

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/ The pope recalled an anecdote from his childhood: a friend’s mother who slapped the cleaning lady.

Santa Marta: Pope Says No Fake Fasting!

‘A true Christian must be consistent, not putting himself on show, never despising others or engaging in quarrels or disagreements.’

Santa Marta – © Vatican Media read more

BOKO HARAM SURVIVOR SPEAKS: Catholic teenage girl in Nigeria survived attacks, lives in refugee camp

BOKO HARAM SURVIVOR SPEAKS: Catholic teenage girl in Nigeria survived attacks, lives in refugee camp

Boko Haram Survivor Speaks by David Nussman  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  February 16, 2018 YOLA, Nigeria (ChurchMilitant.com) – A displaced Catholic teen in Nigeria is getting spotlighted in the Catholic media world.

This week, Catholic websites have shed light on the dramatic story of Rebecca Peter, a 15-year-old Catholic girl who has been displaced from her home since 2014. The story was first brought to lightby Aid to the Church in Need, an international non-profit helping persecuted Christians around the globe.

In August 2014, Boko Haram members raided the village of Wuro Ngayadi, where the girl lived with her five siblings and her parents. She and other villagers darted away amidst a hailstorm of bullets. read more

THE ONE TRUE FAITH REVISITED: BREAKING OF THE BREAD

THE ONE TRUE FAITH REVISITED: BREAKING OF THE BREAD


by Church Militant  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  February 16, 2018

Revisiting the digitally remastered 4th season of our flagship show

God taught man in the Old Testament about the horror of sin by mandating that it be remedied by bloody sacrifice. This was a preparation for the New Testament in which Christ, the Lamb of God, would be sacrificed on the Cross for the sins of mankind.

In 1 Peter 1:18, St. Peter affirms, “[Y]ou were not redeemed with corruptible things … but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb unspotted and undefiled.” In Hebrew 9:22, St. Paul says, “[W]ithout shedding of blood, there is no remission.” read more

CHURCH MILITANT HEADLINES, FEBRUARY 16, 2018

CHURCH MILITANT HEADLINES, FEBRUARY 16, 2018

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

February 16, 2018

Diocese of Syracuse to Pay Off Abuse Victims
Compensation fund to follow model of NY archdiocese. FULL STORY

Pennsylvania Catholics Plan Protest of Cdl. Roger Mahony
Pope appoints Mahony special envoy to Scranton anniversary Mass. FULL STORY

Hong Kong Catholics Claim Site Hacked 
Site contained petition to Vatican to reconsider its stance towards Communist China. FULL STORY

Lawmakers Mull Holding Bannon in Contempt
Former White House Chief Strategist refused to answer multiple questions before House Intel Committee.  FULL STORY read more

THE VORTEX: QUEER AS A BELL – And they aren’t done yet

THE VORTEX: QUEER AS A BELL – And they aren’t done yet

February 16, 2018

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In case anyone needed any proof that the homosexualists within the Church see themselves as “on the march,” all you need to do is read their own blogs and publications. Last week, we mentioned a posting in the little-read blog Daily Theology (DT), which had picked up on a New York Times piece maligning Church Militant for calling out Fr. James Martin’s heresy. Well, in a response to that DT posting came another DT posting this week not only poorly thought out but also going through a virtual, top-20-type list of all things gay in the Church, in addition to, of course, bashing Church Militant. read more

Bishop Richard Malone: Consider this… Immediate Action Needed! Against Gov. Cuomo’s non-fiscal budget bill that includes expansion of late-term abortions

Bishop Richard Malone: Consider this… Immediate Action Needed! Against Gov. Cuomo’s non-fiscal budget bill that includes expansion of late-term abortions

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Published on Feb 16, 2018

Bishop Richard J. Malone calls people to action in New York State, against Gov. Cuomo’s non-fiscal budget bill that includes expansion of late-term abortions. Legalizing infanticide. NYSCatholic.org buffalodiocese.org

He performed 1,200 abortions: In new videos, he wants you to see what abortion really looks like

By Ben Johnson, Feb 24, 2016 – 9:36 am EST February 24, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Lila Rose believes if Americans had to face the reality of abortion, they would become pro-life overnight. She announced last night that she has teamed up with former abortionist Dr. Anthony Levatino to launch a new website bringing the medical facts of how abortions take place to every American.

AbortionProcedures.com, which went online this morning, is precisely what it says it is. The new website features Dr. Levatino, who has performed more than 1,200 abortions, describing the most common methods of abortion as each one is depicted in animation.

“These videos were peer reviewed by doctors and medical professionals,” Lila Rose told LifeSiteNews during a call last night.

Each of the videos lasts three to four minutes and details the facts of the procedure and the medical risks associated with them. read more

The Seven Last Words of Christ: Reflections for Holy Week by Rev. Dr. Mark D. Roberts

The Seven Last Words of Christ: Reflections for Holy Week by Rev. Dr. Mark D. Roberts

The First Word:
“Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they’re doing.”
(Luke 23:34)

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Copyright © 2007, Linda E. S. Roberts. For permission to use this picture, please contact Mark.

Reflection

It makes sense that the first word of Jesus from the cross is a word of forgiveness. That’s the point of the cross, after all. Jesus is dying so that we might be forgiven for our sins, so that we might be reconciled to God for eternity.

But the forgiveness of God through Christ doesn’t come only to those who don’t know what they are doing when they sin. In the mercy of God, we receive his forgiveness even when we do what we know to be wrong. God chooses to wipe away our sins, not because we have some convenient excuse, and not because we have tried hard to make up for them, but because he is a God of amazing grace, with mercies that are new every morning. read more