All posts by Romeo Hontiveros

Readings & Reflections: Saturday of the Thirty-second Week in Ordinary Time & Dedication of St. Peter & St. Paul Basilicas, November 18,2017

Readings & Reflections: Saturday of the Thirty-second Week in Ordinary Time & Dedication of St. Peter & St. Paul Basilicas, November 18,2017

This feast celebrates the dedications of two of the four major basilicas of Rome.

Saint Peter’s Basilica was originally built in 323 by the emperor Constantine.  The basilica was constructed over the tomb of Peter the Apostle, the Church’s first Pope.  After standing for more than a thousand years, Pope Julius II ordered the building to be torn down due to structural concerns.  The construction of the new church spanned over 200 years before its completion. It was dedicated on Nov. 18, 1626.  It is considered the most famous church in Christendom. read more

Pope Francis in Santa Marta: The beauty of death is it’s an encounter with the Lord

Pope Francis in Santa Marta: The beauty of death is it’s an encounter with the Lord

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Published on Nov 17, 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/ He explained that death does not have to be seen as a negative experience.

Santa Marta: ‘Stop to Think of Death’

To Prepare Oneself for ‘the Encounter with the Lord’

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“Stop to think of death,” was Pope Francis advice in the morning mass he celebrated at Santa Marta, in the Vatican, on November 17, 2017. Not to have a morbid imagination, he specified, but to prepare oneself for “the encounter with the Lord.” read more

MUSLIM SPEAKER CANCELLED AT PUBLIC SCHOOL AFTER PARENTS COMPLAIN

MUSLIM SPEAKER CANCELLED AT PUBLIC SCHOOL AFTER PARENTS COMPLAIN

Muslim Speaker Cancelled at Public School After Parents Complain by David Nussman  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  November 17, 2017

Catholic parish invites Islam apologist to offer talk

BRISTOL, Conn. (ChurchMilitant.com) – A Muslim woman set to talk at a public school on Islam will no longer be speaking after parents pushed back against the administration. The event was canceled for safety concerns. Her talk will now be offered at an interfaith service at a local Catholic parish.

Annam Choudhry’s speech was scheduled for November 20 at Northeast Middle School in Bristol, Connecticut. Embittered residents blasted the event on social media and wrote complaints to the school. Some invoked the separation of Church and State, while others accused school administrators of being anti-Christian.

Several faculty members claimed they received threatening emails, according to a report Thursday from local news outlet Hartford Courant. These alleged threats caused administrators to cancel the event. read more

CALIFORNIA TO BE CONSECRATED TO IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY

CALIFORNIA TO BE CONSECRATED TO IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY

California to Be Consecrated to Immaculate Heart of Mary by Stephen Wynne  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  November 16, 2017

Committed Catholics launch initiative for conversion of Golden State

LOS ANGELES (ChurchMilitant.com) – A century after the Our Lady’s apparitions at Fatima, committed Catholics are banding together to consecrate California to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Targeting the Culture of Death, the consecration will intercede “for the unborn, sick, elderly, unwanted and for an end to the violence, sex abuse, drugs, alcoholism and sex trafficking.” Organizers are asking participants to come together from noon–2 PM PST on December 9 “in public, around churches close to you or near the California coastline” to “pray for the conversion of California and in reparation for sins in our state.”

On Thursday, Church Militant spoke with the pioneer of Consecration Day, director, writer and storyboard artist Angelo Libutti. read more

NEW YORK CATHOLICS HIT BACK AT CORRUPTION

NEW YORK CATHOLICS HIT BACK AT CORRUPTION

NY Catholics Hit Back at Corruption by Christine Niles, M.St. (Oxon.), J.D.  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  November 16, 2017    17 Comments

Parishioners deliver stinging rebuke to archdiocese

NEW YORK (ChurchMilitant.com) – New York Catholics are pushing back against corruption in the archdiocese. After Fr. Peter Miqueli was cleared of all wrongdoing — a priest sued for allegedly embezzling $1 million from two parishes to use on a gay-for-pay prostitute — parishioners of St. Frances de Chantal in the Bronx are slamming the archdiocese and the district attorney for protecting a bad priest.

“We contest your praise of the ‘diligent efforts’ of the DA,” read parishioners’ November 10 letter to Bp. Gerald Walsh, Vicar for Clergy, “and question the fact that a ‘thorough investigation’ could have been accomplished without interviews of several parishioners with first-hand knowledge and physical evidence regarding Peter Miqueli’s illegal activities, notably, the piles of cash witnessed on the floor of Miqueli’s living quarters.” read more

CHURCH MILITANT HEADLINES, NOVEMBER 17, 2017

CHURCH MILITANT HEADLINES, NOVEMBER 17, 2017

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November 17, 2017

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Consecrate California
Laymen launch initiative to consecrate their state to the Immaculate Heart.  FULL STORY

NY Cancels CCHD Collection
Will start collecting donations for Catholic Charities of NY instead.  FULL STORY COMING SOON

New Petition to Disinvite Fr. James Martin From Spring Hill     
Jesuit college in Alabama scheduled the pro-gay priest to speak in May. FULL STORY

Belgian Priest Prosecuted for Failing to Report Planned Suicide
Fr. Alexander Stroobandt claims privilege of confessional seal. FULL STORY read more

THE VORTEX: HERE WE GO AGAIN – Using your money to fund the Party of Death

THE VORTEX: HERE WE GO AGAIN – Using your money to fund the Party of Death

November 17, 2017

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It’s now the week leading up to American Thanksgiving, and that means that the bureaucrats who run the U.S. bishops’ conference are going to be passing out the CCHD envelopes in parishes all over America this weekend. Don’t give them a dime.

For those of you who may not know about the CCHD — the Catholic Campaign for Human Development — it’s been a source of scandal for the bishops’ conference for decades. It was the brainchild of modernist churchman Cdl. Joseph Bernardin of Chicago back in 1970 and allegedly began in response to the race tensions from the 1960s. The bishops identified that some of the poverty in America among black Americans as owing to racism, so they established what was then called the Campaign for Human Development. It was to raise a few million dollars and then close shop. But like all cash cows, once the bishops saw it generated a few million bucks a year at the annual collection, they kept it going in perpetuity. read more

Mormon Secrets: What the Missionaries Don’t Tell – They say they are Christians, but there’s a lot they are hiding from you!

Mormon Secrets: What the Missionaries Don’t Tell – They say they are Christians, but there’s a lot they are hiding from you!

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Published on Oct 6, 2014

When the Mormon missionaries come knocking at your door, there is more than meets the eye. They say they are Christians, but there’s a lot they are hiding from you! What would it look like if they were actually honest? Let’s find out!