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Category Archives: Modern Martyrs
Today is the Feast of Sts. Vincent and Anastasius. Their church Rome is of interest. It faces the famous Trevi fountain. It is the place where the entrails of lots of Popes were kept. You read that right. Back in … Continue reading
This comes a little late in the day, but on 10 October in 1982 John Paul II canonized St. Maximilian Kolbe. Paul VI had beatified him as a confessor, but JP2 canonized him as a martyr. St. Maximilian’s case is … Continue reading
Chalice used for target practice by Islamic militants displayed to raise awareness of persecuted Christians
From CNA: Chalice shot by ISIS militants to be displayed in Spanish churches CNA Staff, Aug 28, 2020 / 06:11 pm MT (CNA).- As part of an effort to remember and pray for persecuted Christians, several churches in the Diocese … Continue reading
14 August – LIVE VIDEO Traditional Latin Mass – 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5): Vigil of the Assumption (St. Maximillian Kolbe)
Daily, I live-stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). Today: Vigil of the Assumption Prayers Added: St. Maximillian Kolbe After Mass: Exorcism Against Satan and Fallen Angels Will you please tell … Continue reading
6 July – Traditional Latin Mass – St. Maria Goretti, Virgin & Martyr – LIVE VIDEO: 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5)
I will LIVE stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). Today: St. Mary Goretti, Virgin and Martyr Prayers Added: For the sting of conscience After Mass: Prayer in time of pandemic … Continue reading
Michael Matt of The Remnant posted a video of a talk about the China/Vatican secret agreement given by Steven Mosher, head of the Population Research Institute.
Approval of miracles will lead to canonization and beatification. A surprise and a request from @FatherZ
At Vatican News we see that a miracle was approved for Bl. Charles de Foucauld, Apostles to the Muslims. This will lead to his canonization. Also of interest is the miracle approved for Ven. Pauline-Marie Jaricot, foundress of the Society … Continue reading
Many people don’t realize that Holy Church considers some Old Testament figures to be saints with their own feast days. We don’t celebrate them at the altar, but they have their day. Actually, if there were no other saint in … Continue reading
My good friend, His Hermeneuticalness, Fr. Tim Finigan, has posted a wonderful short video talk about the English Martyrs, whose Feast was celebrated yesterday in England. You won’t be disappointed!
From a reader… QUAERITUR: Father, if a priest catches China Flu while hearing confession and dies of it, is he not a martyr? Why the fuss; mask up, disinfect, wash hands, hear confession. If my priest believes what the Church … Continue reading
Wherein Fr. Z is moved to pray to martyred nuns, newly discovered, about something that happened today. – UPDATED
UPDATE 20 Jan 2020 I received this nice note today: I cannot tell you why you were drawn to our martyred sisters, but I can tell you this: The order suddenly has an influx of vocations and discerners particularly in … Continue reading
The great Chinese prelate Joseph Card. Zen has sent a letter to all of the members of the College of Cardinals. HERE It includes Dubia of the cardinal regarding “Pastoral guidelines of the Holy See concerning the civil registration of … Continue reading
The Vatican changed its stance toward the Church’s presence in China. What fruits have come from this change? The following piece has lots of photos at the original page, which you can visit. From Bitter Winter: Xi Jinping Portraits Replace … Continue reading
At the Pontifical Mass at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception last week (HERE with VIDEO), you could tell that quite a few of the congregants were unfamiliar with the Traditional Mass by the fact that they sang the Pater … Continue reading
I don’t think there is any way to avoid this conclusion: the Holy See sold out our Chinese brothers and sisters. From CNA: Chinese Catholics barricade themselves in church to prevent demolition Beijing, China, Nov 1, 2019 / 09:07 am … Continue reading
Today is the feast of St. Edith Stein, co-patroness of Europe. Ethnically Jewish, she converted and entered Carmel as Sr. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross. In 1942 she was rounded up by the Nazis and sent to Auschwitz, where she … Continue reading
In 1794, the Place de la Nation on the east side of Paris was called the Place du Trône-Renversé… Toppled Throne Square. In 1792 a guillotine was set up here and the killing began. Robespierre and Barère made terror an … Continue reading
Today is the Feast of José Sánchez del Río. I would very much like a relic of this wonderful saint for our time. Anyone? I suspect many people, perhaps even among the readers here, have convinced themselves that the persecution … Continue reading