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Philippines: Muslim Extremists Destroy the Cathedral of Marawi

Philippines: Muslim Extremists Destroy the Cathedral of Marawi

Some 15 Faithful Are Abducted, Including a Priest

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Some one hundred extremists of the “Maute” Islamist group affiliated to ISIS, occupied Marawi City, in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), chief town of the Province of Lanao del Sur on Tuesday, May 23, and attacked the local Catholic Cathedral.

Not only did the militiamen destroy the Cathedral and the Bishop’s residence, but they also kidnapped some 15 faithful, among them a priest, some women religious and some lay people who were praying in the Cathedral, on the last day of the Novena to Mary Help of Christians, whose feast is celebrated today.

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19 Points of Advice for Fighting the Devil

 19 Points of Advice for Fighting the Devil

Félix Joseph Barrias (1822-1907), “The Temptation of Christ by the Devil” Félix Joseph Barrias (1822-1907), “The Temptation of Christ by the Devil”

19 Points of Advice for Fighting the Devil

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil… By Patti Armstrong, May 26,2017

The exorcists I consult occasionally for articles have personally seen a lot of the devil’s theatrics: levitation, room temperature suddenly and drastically dropping, people knowing foreign languages they never studied, foul odors, objects flying and other antics intended to intimidate the exorcist. Yet, we are told not to fear evil. The exorcists do, however, strongly warn us to stay away from it and use the protection God gives us.

I put together advice on how to guard against evil taken from two recent interviews with Msgr. John Esseff, a priest in the diocese of Scranton, Pennsylvania for 64 years and an exorcist for over 40 years, and also Bishop Thomas Paprocki of the Diocese of Springfield, Illinois.

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One key reason why Catholics honor Mary

One key reason why Catholics honor Mary

By Sr. Theresa Aletheia Noble | May 23, 2017 PD

It’s a reason all of us can understand when we look at our families.

“Where there is the presence of Jesus, there is the presence of His Mother.” – Fulton J. Sheen

The Catholic devotion to Mary has never come easily to me. I know Mary is, for some people, the way they discovered and really developed a relationship with Jesus. But for me, it was the opposite. Jesus is the one who introduced his Mother to me.

I knew Jesus for several years before I developed or even saw a reason to develop a relationship with his Mother. My devotion to Jesus informed my relationship with Mary. In fact, it becomes clearer to me every day that love for the Word who revealed himself to us as a newborn babe is absolutely inseparable from love for Mary.

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MUSLIMS VENERATE CHRIST’S FOOTPRINT WHERE HE ASCENDED

MUSLIMS VENERATE CHRIST’S FOOTPRINT WHERE HE ASCENDED


by Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th.  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  May 25, 2017

Muslims preserve a chapel sitting on the spot where Christ left His footprint in stone

Christians and Muslims venerate what all believe to be the very footprint made by Christ on the Mount of Olives when He ascended into Heaven 40 days after His resurrection.

The Chapel of the Ascension, a holy site for Christians and Muslims alike, was originally built in the fourth century by Catholics over the rock, which bears the impression of Christ’s feet. This spot is located on the Mount of Olives where Jesus ascended into Heaven.

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‘Comfortable’ Catholics are ‘unwilling’ to see dangers facing Church: Scholar Anna Silvas

‘Comfortable’ Catholics are ‘unwilling’ to see dangers facing Church: Scholar Anna Silvas

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Cassics scholar Anna Silvas, April 22, 2017.
By LifeSiteNews staff, Wed May 24, 2017 – 12:54 pm EST

ROME, May 23, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Too many Catholics are caught up in a “comfortable” Catholicism that makes them unwilling, and even unable, to see the “grave problems” currently besetting the Church, said a renowned theologian and one of the world’s top Catholic experts on the Church Fathers.

“Most Catholics seem to live their life on a sort of comfortable zone, just the way that a lot of bishops live in a sort of safety-first sort of zone,” Australian patristics and classics scholar Anna Silvas said. “It is too disturbing” for those living in such a zone to “pry any more deeply,” because what they might find will challenge them too much, she added.

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Liberalism Brings Slavery When It Confuses License with Liberty

Liberalism Brings Slavery When It Confuses License with Liberty

In my latest essays I’ve noted that there cannot be a “social teaching” unless we know what a society is.  Pope Leo XIII, in his many social encyclicals, expresses the constant wisdom of the Church when he affirms the reality of society—neither a numerical aggregate nor a collective—and when he sees this reality as rooted in man’s nature, created by God.  For it is God, writes Leo in Libertas praestanstissimum (1888), “who has made man for society, and has placed him in the company of others like himself, so that what was wanting to his nature, and beyond his attainment if left to his own resources, he might obtain by association with others.”

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