Category Archives: Modern Martyrs

Please pray for this dead Chinese bishop

In your charity will you stop and pray for this man?
From UCANEWS:

Restrictions in place for bishop’s funeral
Officials say ‘no’ to honoring status of Changzhi prelate who died last week
ucanews.com reporter, Changzhi
China
May 30, 2012Government officials have barred the Church community from … Continue reading

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Possible miracle through intercession of a former Nazi camp military chaplain

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If you don’t pray for miracles, you won’t receive them.
From time to time God intervenes in the natural course of things to change that course, not in a way that is contrary to nature’s laws, … Continue reading

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INDIA: Priest beaten, threatened with death by Hindus during Holy Week

While we concern ourselves with the monumental question of blessings during Communion (which, yes, it is wrong to do though it is not a matter of maximum weight in our scales of liturgical abuses), this is what is going on … Continue reading

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John Allen’s outstanding talk on the world-wide war on Christians

I have been waiting for the video of the closing “liturgy” of the L.A. Three Days of Darkness … Religious Ed Congress.
In looking for it, I found a video of a talk by my friend the nearly ubiquitous John L. … Continue reading

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NIGERIA: Muslim attack on Catholic church – 4 dead, others wounded

There has been another attack in Nigeria by Muslim suicide bomber on a Catholic church. 4 DEAD.
Coming to a neighborhood near you… though it will probably be a different set of activists before these other killers get around to it.
Sts. … 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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Religious Persecution and Martyrdom

A reader sent me this.
It contains comments made by His Eminence Francis Card. George, Archbishop of Chicago.
In 2010, Cardinal Francis George of Chicago outlined the degree to which he believed religious freedoms (in the United States and other Western societies) … Continue reading

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Appeal to authorities for Chinese New Year: release of three bishops and of six priests who have disappeared

I hope other bloggers will pick this up and share it with their own readers.
Perhaps after reading this you could stop for a moment and say a Memorare for the missing priests and bishops as well as for the softening … Continue reading

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Nigeria: More Christians killed, probably by Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram

From CWN:
Gunmen kill 4 Nigerian Christians
Gunmen on the outskirts of Potiskum, a northeastern Nigerian city of 200,000, have killed four Christians who were fleeing the area in the wake of previous attacks. The Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram is suspected … Continue reading

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Feeling safe about being a faithful Catholic, are you?

OMI‘s have a video about their Spanish Martyrs.
There is an odd liturgical moment, in which, during the Mass as it was during the 30′s, the priest turned around at the elevation of the Host.  I think the producers are familiar … Continue reading

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