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Is Jesus “Re-Sacrificed” at Every Mass?

Is Jesus “Re-Sacrificed” at Every Mass?

Pascal Dagnan-Bouveret (1852–1929), “The Last Supper” Pascal Dagnan-Bouveret (1852–1929), “The Last Supper” BLOGS  |  AUG. 19, 2017 Is Jesus “Re-Sacrificed” at Every Mass? If Jesus is our high priest forever, He is still offering Himself, out of time, because that’s what priests do. By Dave Armstrong

The Bible plainly rules out the notion of Jesus being “re-sacrificed”:

Hebrews 7:27 (RSV) He has no need, like those high priests, to offer sacrifices daily, first for his own sins and then for those of the people; he did this once for all when he offered up himself. (cf. 9:12)

Hebrews 9:24-26 For Christ has entered, not into a sanctuary made with hands, a copy of the true one, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God on our behalf. [25] Nor was it to offer himself repeatedly, as the high priest enters the Holy Place yearly with blood not his own; [26] for then he would have had to suffer repeatedly since the foundation of the world. But as it is, he has appeared once for all at the end of the age to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. (cf. 9:27-28) read more

Readings & Reflections: Monday of the Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time & St. Pius X, August 21,2017

Readings & Reflections: Monday of the Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time & St. Pius X, August 21,2017

Born in 1835 A.D. in the village of Riese, Italy, to a seamstress mother and cobbler father, Giusseppe Sarto spent most of his priestly life ministering to the people in and around Venice. As pastor, he gave to the poor from his own modest household. As bishop and then Patriarch of Venice, he reformed lax seminaries, yet still found time to teach catechism to children. Elected Pope Pius X in 1903, he led the Church with forthright teachings on the importance of catechesis, Catholic Action, and the errors of Modernism. He condemned the Modernist heresy and promoted the catechesis of adults and children, priestly formation, and frequent reception of the Eucharist. He extended the age of First Communion to children as young as seven. “I was born poor, I lived poor, I die poor,” was his final testament. Many miraculous cures were attributed to this “pope of the Eucharist” during his lifetime. He died in 1914 A.D. read more

MARIE STOPES BOTCHES 400 ABORTIONS IN TWO MONTHS

MARIE STOPES BOTCHES 400 ABORTIONS IN TWO MONTHS


by Stephen Wynne  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  August 18, 2017

Latest in a string of accidents at major UK abortion provider

LONDON (ChurchMilitant.com) – In the first two months of 2017, the U.K.’s biggest abortion mill bungled almost 400 abortions.

British healthcare regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), reported last month that 373 “failed terminations of pregnancy” occurred in January and February at facilities run by the country’s Planned Parenthood counterpart, Marie Stopes International.

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Pope Francis’ Angelus Address: On the Need for Unwavering Faith

Pope Francis’ Angelus Address: On the Need for Unwavering Faith

The Evangelical Episode of the Canaanite Woman “Helps Us to Understand that We Are All in Need of Growing in Faith and of Strengthening Our Trust in Jesus”

Angelus / Foto: Francesco Sforza – © PHOTO.VA – OSSERVATORE ROMANO

Here is a ZENIT translation of the address Pope Francis gave today before and after praying the midday Angelus with those gathered in St. Peter’s Square.

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Before the Angelus

Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning!

Today’s Gospel (Matthew 15:21-28) presents to us a singular example of faith in Jesus’ meeting with a Canaanite woman, a foreigner for the Jews. The scene unfolds while He is on the way to the city of Tyre and Sidon, northwest of Galilee: it’s here that the woman implores Jesus to heal her daughter who, the Gospel says, “is severely possessed by a demon” (v. 22). Initially the Lord seems not to listen to this cry of grief, so much so as to arouse the intervention of the disciples, who intercede for her. Jesus’ apparent detachment doesn’t discourage this mother, who insists on her invocation. read more

Cardinal Tagle’s statement on drug-related killings in the Philippines

Cardinal Tagle’s statement on drug-related killings in the Philippines

Posted by  | Aug 20, 2017 

A letter from His Eminence Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle will be read in all masses (August 20) after communion.

(English Version)

Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Archdiocese of Manila,

On August 12-17, 2017, I participated in the meeting of Caritas Latin America held in El Salvador, a country where many people had been killed in a civil war. Until now it still contends with armed groups. In El Salvador, I heard news of the increase of killings in our own country due to an intensified war against illegal drugs. I am inviting you to reflect, pray and act. read more

Readings & Reflections with Cardinal Tagle’s video: Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time A & St. Bernard of Clairvaux, August 20, 2017

Readings & Reflections with Cardinal Tagle’s video: Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time A & St. Bernard of Clairvaux, August 20, 2017

Pope Benedict XVI wrote that “faith makes us light, enabling us to escape our own gravity, which drags us down. The terrible trial of a chronically ill child could have wrecked the Canaanite woman’s spirit, weighing her down with despondency and defeat. But faith lifts her from the heaviness of hopelessness and carries her to the “holy mountain” who is Christ. The promise proclaimed by Saint Paul – that God desires to have mercy on all – moves the woman beyond the burden of fatalism and doubt. Before the Answer who is Christ she will not take no for an answer. Even Christ’s silence does not dissuade her. Instead, it serves to steel her belief, showing her a new tack by which to beg for what God is eager to give her. ‘My God, your silence replies better than the many fervors of my love for you’” (Marthe Robin). read more

Readings & Reflections: Saturday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time & St. John Eudes, August 19,2016

Readings & Reflections: Saturday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time & St. John Eudes, August 19,2016

John was born in 1601 A.D., in Ri, France. Before his birth, his parents who had been praying for an end to their infertility, offered him to God through Mary. John took a vow of chastity at fourteen. He studied with Jesuits at Caen, France. Drawn by the Christ-centered teachings of Cardinal Berulle, he was ordained a priest of the Oratory. At this time the devastating Thirty Years War had all but destroyed the faith of the peasants. John threw himself into mission work, enthusiastically preaching over a hundred six-to-eight-week missions to the countrymen. Struck by the great need for well-educated and self-giving priests, he founded the Society of Jesus and Mary (Eudists) in 1643 for the education of seminarians. The order of Our Lady of Charity of the Refuge was established for the care of women who had been drawn into prostitution. He taught others to entrust themselves to the hearts of Jesus and Mary. To his priests: “Our wish, our object, our chief preoccupation must be to form Jesus in ourselves, to make his spirit, his devotion, his affections, his desires, and his disposition live and reign there. All our religious exercises should be directed to this end. It is the work which God has given us to do unceasingly.” John died in 1680 A.D. Pope Leo XIII declared him the “father, doctor, and apostle of the liturgical cult of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. read more

THE ANTI-CATHOLIC HISTORY OF THE KKK

THE ANTI-CATHOLIC HISTORY OF THE KKK


by Stephen Wynne  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  August 18, 2017

Members of the Church persecuted alongside African-Americans, Jews

DETROIT (ChurchMilitant.com) – The Ku Klux Klan hates Catholics.

Founded by disbanded Confederate soldiers on Christmas Eve, 1865, the secret fraternal society quickly transformed into a paramilitary group bent on fighting Reconstruction and the advancement of African-American, Jews and Catholics.

The KKK’s decidedly anti-Catholic bent appealed broadly to Protestant America. Philip Jenkins, Baylor University professor of history, writes, “The Klan was above all a Protestant movement, whose events were accompanied by beloved hymns like ‘Onward Christian Soldiers,’ but its trademark anthem was ‘The Old Rugged Cross.'” read more

HOMOSEXUALIST JAMES MARTIN TO ADDRESS D.C. SEMINARY ALUMNI

HOMOSEXUALIST JAMES MARTIN TO ADDRESS D.C. SEMINARY ALUMNI


by Rodney Pelletier  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  August 18, 2017

WASHINGTON (ChurchMilitant.com) – Jesuit homosexualist James Martin is scheduled to address alumni at a prominent Washington D.C. seminary.

Martin, known for his advocacy of same-sex genital acts and transgender ideology — both in contradiction to Catholic Church teaching — is scheduled to speak for Alumni Days 2017 at Theological College, the seminary and theology school for Catholic University of America.

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