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Readings & Reflections: Friday of the Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time & St. Lorenzo Ruiz & Companions, September 22,2017

Readings & Reflections: Friday of the Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time & St. Lorenzo Ruiz & Companions, September 22,2017

Lorenzo was born in Manila of a Chinese father and a Filipino mother, both Christians. Thus he learned Chinese and Tagalog from them and Spanish from the Dominicans whom he served as altar boy and sacristan. He was a full member of the Confraternity of the Holy Rosary under Dominican auspices. He married and had two sons and a daughter.

Jesus was accompanied in his journeys by the Twelve “and some women who had been cured of evil spirits and infirmities.” The “presence of many witnesses” makes it possible for us to “pursue righteousness, devotion, faith, love.” The communion we share in faith rescues us from “foolish and harmful desires” help us “lay hold of eternal life.” read more

Pope Francis to Antimafia Parliamentary Commission: Corruption is contagious and parasitic

Pope Francis to Antimafia Parliamentary Commission: Corruption is contagious and parasitic

ROME REPORTS in English

Published on Sep 21, 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 said fighting the mafia means acting on two levels: political and economic.

Pope’s Address to Anti-Mafia Commission of Italian Parliament

Oppose in Every Way the Grave Problem of Corruption

Pope to Italian Parliament Anti-Mafia Commission © L'Osservatore Romano

Pope To Italian Parliament Anti-Mafia Comimssion © L’Osservatore Romano

Pope Francis said “it becomes decisive to oppose in every way the grave problem of corruption that, in contempt for the general interest, is the fertile ground in which the mafias take root and develop.” read more

Pope Francis confirms “zero tolerance” for pedophilia in the Church

Pope Francis confirms “zero tolerance” for pedophilia in the Church

ROME REPORTS in English

Published on Sep 21, 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/ “The Church has become aware too late about pedophilia,” he said.

Pope to Members of Pontifical Commission – Protection of Minors

“Profound Pain I feel in My Soul for the Situation of Abused Children”

abuse commission sept 2017

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“I wish to share with you the profound pain I feel in my soul for the situation of abused children,” Pope Francis wrote in a text provided to members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors at its meeting September 21, 2017 in the Apostolic Vatican Palace. read more

Pope Francis in Santa Marta: To reach Jesus, Christians must admit they are sinners

Pope Francis in Santa Marta: To reach Jesus, Christians must admit they are sinners

ROME REPORTS in English

Published on Sep 21, 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 said even St. Joan of Arc was accused of being a witch and St. Teresa suspected of heresy.

Santa Marta: Recalling the calling of St. Matthew

“The door to meet Jesus is to recognize ourselves as we are, the truth. Sinners.”

Mass at Santa Marta © L'Osservatore Romano

Mass At Santa Marta © L’Osservatore Romano

“The door to meet Jesus is to recognize ourselves as we are, the truth. Sinners. Pope Francis stressed this during the morning mass at the Santa Marta in the Vatican on September 21, 2017. He reminded those who know doctrine well not to forget “the first commandment of love “. read more

CATHOLIC COLLEGE DISINVITES PRO-GAY SPEAKER FOLLOWING CHURCH MILITANT EXPOSURE

CATHOLIC COLLEGE DISINVITES PRO-GAY SPEAKER FOLLOWING CHURCH MILITANT EXPOSURE


by Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th.  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  September 21, 2017

Madonna University has a history of supporting the acceptance of homosexual behavior

LIVONIA, Mich. (ChurchMilitant.com) – Michigan’s Madonna University has canceled a pro-gay speaker after Church Militant reported on the dubious event. Turns out that the institute has a history of supporting the acceptance of homosexuality.

On Friday Church Militant reported that pro-LGBT speaker and author, Dr. M. Shawn Copeland, was slated to speak September 20 on social justice at Madonna, the Catholic university run by the Felician sisters in Livonia, Michigan. Copeland’s invite was extended via Madonna’s Center for Catholic Studies and Interfaith Dialogue (CCSID), which has pro-LGBT Sr. Nancy Marie Jamroz, C.S.S.F. as its director. read more

CARDINAL FERNANDO FILONI RALLIES CATHOLICS TO EVANGELIZE JAPAN

CARDINAL FERNANDO FILONI RALLIES CATHOLICS TO EVANGELIZE JAPAN

by Stephen Wynne  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  September 21, 2017

Says the time has come to “resume missio for non-Christians”

NAGASAKI, Japan (ChurchMilitant.com) – A leading Vatican prelate is calling on Catholics to resume the evangelization of Japan.

Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, told an audience in the archdiocese of Nagasaki Tuesday that the time has come to “resume missio for non-Christians.” Catholics, he said, must “put in the eyes of non-Christians the identity of Jesus through their lives, approaching them all with patience and friendship.” read more

MINNESOTA BISHOP MICHAEL HOEPPNER  SETTLES CIVIL LAWSUIT ALLEGING COVERUP OF SEXUAL ABUSE

MINNESOTA BISHOP MICHAEL HOEPPNER  SETTLES CIVIL LAWSUIT ALLEGING COVERUP OF SEXUAL ABUSE


by Anita Carey  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  September 21, 2017

First of its kind litigation against a bishop aims to “use civil litigation to seek justice”

CROOKSTON, Minn. (ChurchMilitant.com) – A Minnesota bishop has settled a civil lawsuit against him for allegedly covering up a claim of sexual abuse from 1971.

Ron Vasek filed a first of its kind personal injury lawsuit against Bp. Michael J. Hoeppner of the diocese of Crookston on May 9, claiming that Hoeppner pressured Vasek to sign a letter recanting his story of sexual abuse in the diocese by refusing to ordain him a deacon and hurting his son’s priestly career. read more

CHURCH MILITANT HEADLINES, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

CHURCH MILITANT HEADLINES, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

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September 21, 2017

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Former Vatican Doctrine Chief Critical of Pope’s Theological Rigor
Cdl. Gerhard Mueller says concepts of faith and mercy taken out of context.  FULL STORY

Catholic University Cancels Pro-Gay Speaker After Church Militant Report 
Madonna University says media misconstrued topic of lecture. FULL STORY

Catholic Apostolate Exposing Population Control Threat
Lepanto Institute launching free webinar exposing globalist efforts to eliminate the poor. FULL STORY

Finland’s Population Collapsing
Contraception mindset has dropped the number of births to its lowest point in 148 years. FULL STORY read more

THE VORTEX: COMFORT CATHOLICISM

THE VORTEX: COMFORT CATHOLICISM

Give it up before you are damned.

September 21, 2017

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The entire trend in the Church these days — promulgated by the Church of Nice — could easily be termed “Comfort Catholicism.” It’s all about how the Church must make you feel comfortable, unchallenged, accommodated — a safe space for your soul. The Church is not meant to be a place for a soul mired in sin to feel comfortable. Quite the opposite. It is meant to shine the light of God into our inner recesses and make us set about cleaning them up, coming to terms with them. But that is not what is preached by either the homosexualists or a large part of the New Evangelization bandwagon. read more

Archbishop Socrates Villegas on martial law anniversary: ‘We can demand true change’

Church people join ‘End Tyranny’ rally

Posted by  | Sep 21, 2017 |     

Church people walk towards Rizal Park in Manila for “End Tyranny” rally and to call on the government for an end to extrajudicial killings in the country, Sept. 21, 2017. – Read the source: http://cbcpnews.net/cbcpnews/church-people-join-end-tyranny-rally/

Archbishop Socrates Villegas on martial law anniversary: ‘We can demand true change’

Posted by  | Sep 21, 2017 |     

Archbishop Socrates Villegas during the closing Mass of the Second Synod of Lingayen – Dagupan on Sept. 9 at the Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Manaoag. PHOTO COURTESY OF SABINS STUDIO

DAGUPAN City– Marking the declaration of Martial law in the country 45 years ago, Lingayen – Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas rallied the faithful to stay vigilant and to “keep on demanding” change. read more