Daily Archives: 7 March 2012

DETROIT 10 March: Lenten Symposium on Martyrdom with Card. Burke

A Lent Symposium will be held in Detroit on Saturday 10 March with the theme ‘The Christian Vocation: The Call to Martyrdom’.
Card. Burke will speak on Christian Martydom. Bishop Bernard A. Hebda, of Gaylord, MI, will speak about … Continue reading

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Under pain of death, everyone was to sacrifice to the gods and obtain a certificate.

After a lull in the official persecutions of Christians, in A.D. 250 the Emperor Decius determined that Christians were the enemies of the Roman Empire.
Sound like any American President you know?  But I digress.
At that time in the Empire there … Continue reading

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HOUSTON 9 March: Mass and Prayer Rally during Pres. Obama’s campaign stop

I like this approach.
The pro-abortion, pro-infantide, anti-Catholic, anti-1st Amendment Pres. Obama – about whose scantily documented past we really don’t know very much – will be in Houston… fund-raising on the pretext of doing something “presidential”.
The Archdiocese, on the other hand, is … Continue reading

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“The Church will become small and will have to start afresh …”

Back in 1969 theologian Joseph Ratzinger made some comments about our Catholic future.  They were included in his  Faith and the Future published by Ignatius Press in 2009.
The church will become small and will have to start afresh more or … Continue reading

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