Pope Francis’ General Audience: The relationship between faith and hope
Published on Mar 29, 2017
“Faith teaches us to hope against hope by putting our trust in God’s word.”
Today the pope reflected on St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans, in which he emphasized the necessity of putting our hope, and faith, to “accept the promise of new life given to us in the Lord’s resurrection.”
The Resistance Movement that Church Militant began a number of months back has really started to catch on, we are very pleased to report. In the past few weeks, we have spoken at various conferences with hundreds of people in attendance at each of them and expressing great enthusiasm for our work at whipping up a movement to resist the evil so manifest in the Church.
At the talks, we go straight at the roots of the crisis that need resisting and support has been wonderful. The crowds are attentive, enthused, anxious to listen and determined to do what they need to do to resist the loss of Catholic identity.
[From Vatican Radio]Pope Francis on Tuesday encouraged Christians to get on with things, living life with joy.
Speaking during the homily during Mass at the Casa Santa Marta, he urged them to avoid complaining and not to let themselves be paralyzed by the ugly sin of sloth.
The Gospel story at the heart of Pope Francis’ reflection tells of a man who had been ill for thirty-eight years. He was lying at the side of a pool called Bethesda with a large number of ill, blind, lame and crippled who believed that when an angel came down and stirred up the waters the first to bathe in the pool would be healed. When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had been ill for a long time, he said to him: “Do you want to be well?”
THE VORTEX: DEMOCRATIC PARTY PARISHES – This is one destination you want to avoid
March 28, 2017
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This Vortex is coming to you from Manhattan in the archdiocese of New York. If I may ask each of you today to offer a short prayer for my mother — Anne Josephine. Today would have been her 83rd birthday. God rest your soul, Mum, and eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord.
A very disturbing trend has been developing over the past few years in major urban centers like New York. Call it the development of “destination parishes” — the process whereby a Catholic parish slowly converts from concentrating on the Church’s mission of salvation to focusing on more earthly cares. Unsurprisingly, talking points of the new social justice parishes happen to align almost perfectly with the talking points of the Democratic Party on every single issue with the exception of abortion. Abortion is never really promoted in the destination parishes — it’s just that its completely ignored.
THE VORTEX: A CARDINAL, A MONSIGNOR AND A PRIEST – They did more than just walk into a bar
March 27, 2017
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This Vortex is coming to you from the New York archdiocese, where lots of questions about various issues remain covered up by officials. Before we get into many of them, let’s make clear from the outset that we sent an email to Joe Zwilling, communications director for New York, asking him for comment. As he usually does, the director of communications refused to engage in any communication, choosing instead to ignore the email.
We asked about the as-yet still unresolved case of Fr. Peter Miqueli, the priest whose sordid sexual actions shed a whole new light on the homosexual priests scandal in New York. You will recall that the secular New York media ran wild with front-page stories for three days in a row about Miqueli’s relationship with pay-for-gay prostitute Keith Christ. Parishioners in two different parishes — St. Frances Cabrini on Roosevelt Island and St. Frances de Chantel in the Bronx — each accuse Miqueli of embezzling enormous sums of money to pay for his sexual liaisons with Crist.
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