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Saint of the Day: December 11th - Pope Saint Damasus

Butler'sLivesoftheSaints Prudentius has celebrated the triumph of this holy virgin, who was a native of Merida, then the capital city of Lusitania in Spain, now a declining town in Estremadura, the …More
Butler'sLivesoftheSaints Prudentius has celebrated the triumph of this holy virgin, who was a native of Merida, then the capital city of Lusitania in Spain, now a declining town in Estremadura, the archiepiscopal dignity having been translated to Compostella. Eulalia, descended from one of the best families in Spain, was educated in the Christian religion, and in sentiments of perfect piety, from her infancy distinguished herself by an admirable sweetness of temper, modesty, and devotion; showed a great love of the holy state of virginity, and by her seriousness and her contempt of dress, ornaments, diversions, and worldly company, gave early proofs of her sincere desire to lead on earth a heavenly life. Her heart was raised above the world before she was thought capable of knowing it, so that its amusements, which usually fill the minds of young persons, had no charms for her, and every day of her life made an addition to her virtues.
She was but twelve years of age when the bloody …More
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Peter Kreeft: Christian Themes in 'Lord of the Rings' - Biola University Chapel

Dr. Peter Kreeft explains some of the unseen Christian foundations that undergird "The Lord of the Rings." He shows that the most important character in the series is someone who is never named: God.…More
Dr. Peter Kreeft explains some of the unseen Christian foundations that undergird "The Lord of the Rings." He shows that the most important character in the series is someone who is never named: God. Dr. Kreeft also discusses the multiple Christ-figures in the series as they relate to Jesus' offices of king, prophet, and priest. Chapel from November 18, 2013
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Tolkien fanboys still trying to "Christianize" their fave series. :P Gandalf was a sorceror right down to his witch's hat.
mattsixteen24
The ex-protestant turned VII propagandist. Like Scott Hahn and those "catholic" answer guys.
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Life and Works of St. Maravillas - December 11

laudemgloriae3 SAINT MARÍA MARAVILLAS DE JESÚS (Pidal y Chico de Guzmán) Professed Nun of the Order of Discalced Carmelites (1891-1974) María de las Maravillas was born in Madrid, Spain, on 4 …More
laudemgloriae3 SAINT MARÍA MARAVILLAS DE JESÚS
(Pidal y Chico de Guzmán)
Professed Nun of the Order of Discalced Carmelites
(1891-1974)

María de las Maravillas was born in Madrid, Spain, on 4 November 1891, the daughter of Luis Pidal y Mon, the Marquis of Pidal, and Cristina Chico de Guzmán y Muñoz. At the time her father was the Spanish Ambassador to the Holy See, and she grew up in a devout Catholic family.
María made a vow of chastity at the age of five and devoted herself to charitable work. After coming into contact with the writings of St John of the Cross and St Teresa of Jesus, she felt called to become a Discalced Carmelite. Her father, whom she had faithfully assisted when he became ill, died in 1913, and her mother was reluctant to accept her daughter's decision to enter the Carmelite monastery.
However, on 12 October 1919, María did enter the Discalced Carmelites of El Escorial in Madrid. She made her simple vows on 7 May 1921.
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Prayer for Perseverance in Faith

Father, keep us from vain strife of words. Grant to us constant profession of the Truth! Preserve us in a true and undefiled Faith so that we may hold fast to that which we professed when we were …
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Cuauhtlatoatzin

"The Lord is an everlasting God, he created the boundaries of the earth. He does not grow tired or weary, his understanding is beyond fathoming. He gives strength to the wearied, he strengthens the …More
"The Lord is an everlasting God, he created the boundaries of the earth. He does not grow tired or weary, his understanding is beyond fathoming. He gives strength to the wearied, he strengthens the powerless. Young men may grow tired and weary, youths may stumble, but those who hope in the Lord renew their strength, they put out wings like eagles. They run and do not grow weary, walk and never tire." – Isaiah 40:28-31. St Juan Diego's Aztec name was 'Cuauhtlatoatzin' which means 'talking or singing eagle', and he is believed to be depicted here, with eagle's wings, at the foot of the miraculous image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. As such, he illustrates the prophecy of Isaiah of those who hope in God and "put out wings like eagles".
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Genesis 2: 2 explicity states God "rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had done." and then repeats the point in the next verse. One …More
Genesis 2: 2 explicity states God "rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had done." and then repeats the point in the next verse. One does not "rest from all his work" unless one is, in some way, tired. In terms of teaching authority The Holy Bible beats Saint Singing Eagle, yes? ;-)
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Must-Read: The Traditional Mass in China

We present the interview our friend Massimo Battaglia conducted with Fr. John Song, a Chinese priest who is currently finishing up his theological studies in Germany. His testimony both informs and …
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Our Lady of China pray for our
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How I wish to be able to attend and celebrate the Traditional (Latin) Mass!
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New sun-driven cooling period of Earth ‘not far off’

Nils-Axel Morner, a former head of the Paleo-Geophysics and Geodynamics Department in Stockholm, says a new solar-driven cooling period for the Earth is ‘not far off’.
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A Wolf In Sheeps Clothing, Saul Alinsky And The Church, EWTN

EWTN documentary
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LINK doesn't work.
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Pro-Hindu officials accused of trying to intimidate Christians.
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Indian Jesuit priest remains in jail despite acquittal - ucanews.org

Two rape-related cases filed against Father Alphonse Aind are considered a ploy to harass Christians in Jharkhand
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Antipope of Human Fraternity wants new UN holiday to celebrate the targeting of actual Catholics

Because after all, if Indifferentism is the only religion, then human fraternity is the idol to be worshiped. ROME, December 9, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) …
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Help for Those Struggling with Homosexuality
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Homosexuality | Dads.org

Counselors for Gender Confusion and Homosexuality
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The only remedy for homosexuality is the combination of regular Latin mass, and real catholic priests putting in the time to council
“La verdad es como un león, no tienes que defenderla suéltala, se defendera sola."
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Truth shall set you Free

“ Our own evil inclinations are far more dangerous than any external enemies .” - Saint AmbroseMore
“ Our own evil inclinations are far more dangerous than any external enemies .”
- Saint Ambrose
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"But for at least the past five years, only about 10% of the money collected for Peter’s Pence —more than €50 million was raised in 2018—has gone directly to the sort of charitable causes featured …More
"But for at least the past five years, only about 10% of the money collected for Peter’s Pence —more than €50 million was raised in 2018—has gone directly to the sort of charitable causes featured in advertising for the collection"
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WSJ News Exclusive | Vatican Uses Donations for the Poor to Plug Its Budget Deficit

Every year, Catholics around the world donate tens of millions of dollars to the pope’s main charitable appeal, called Peter’s Pence. Most of that …
foward
Is this the man who continually talks about the poor? Yes, like any other communist demagogue.
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Lay people must not donate 1 dollar to Vatican, Until Francis and gay mafia come out of silence and start answering scandal questions...More
Lay people must not donate 1 dollar to Vatican,
Until Francis and gay mafia come out of silence and start answering scandal questions...
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How to live sanely

Orthodox nuns run a combination orphanage for homeless children and iconography school/workshop in Guatemala.
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"This is what nerds are now: a volunteer army of PR freelancers for the biggest media companies in the world.”
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The Decade Comic Book Nerds Became Our Cultural Overlords

Why do they have to be such sore winners? This piece is part of the gen.medium.com/the-whiplash-decade/home, a package on the wild ride that was …
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Useful idiots only too happy defending their power-fantasy suppliers in the media. Truth is, these movies are just casual escapism for the mainstream…More
Useful idiots only too happy defending their power-fantasy suppliers in the media.
Truth is, these movies are just casual escapism for the mainstream. Some kind of plot, a lot of action, and the best special effects money can buy. It's eye-candy, visual junk food. The strongest and best artistic condemnation of these movies comes from the viewers themeselvs, nerds included.
These movies are forgettable and, thus, soon forgotten. Spiderman appeared, had a few sequels, and then the studio "re-booted" the franchise, essentially making the same movie over again.
Superhero movies have none of the staying power of the classic films that built legendary franchises like Star Wars. The original trilogy continues to have a huge influence on mainstream culture. The same is true for a "one-shot" movie like Jaws, regardless of its horrible sequels. Some of the dialogue from the scripts have developed into established cultural memes in their own right. Even the movie scores are instantly …More
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Media companies are going down, AI is replacing thousands of jobs. 2019 alone, 35000 media jobs have been lost...
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“It remains a spiritual building. It’s better to have Buddhists in it than apartments”
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Dutch officials after church sale: ‘It’s better to have Buddhists than apartments’

The former parish church of the village of Afferden in the Netherlands. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons (CC0 1.0).) What effect does the closure of a chur…

Dale Ahlquist - G. K. Chersterton's «Orthodoxy»

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Scott Hahn - St. Thomas More & St. John Fisher

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SAN ANTONIO, TX: Founding Priest inhibited by Ordinariate

Fr. Phillips turns 70 on Friday the 13th. In that letter, which was read from the raised pulpit at all OLA Masses, Bishop Lopes explained to the "…
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We understand the need for strict implementation (except for McCarrick, Cupich, Wuerl and Tobin) but sometimes there is such strict justice that you …More
We understand the need for strict implementation (except for McCarrick, Cupich, Wuerl and Tobin) but sometimes there is such strict justice that you wouldn't recognize Christ and His message of mercy. It seems to be particularly strict toward TLM priests or am I wrong?
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Man adopts 42 kids, saving them after abortions went wrong

As some countries have adopted policies to virtually eliminate disabled children from being born, one Brazilian man is taking a stand, and demonstrating to all the world that every human life is …More
As some countries have adopted policies to virtually eliminate disabled children from being born, one Brazilian man is taking a stand, and demonstrating to all the world that every human life is precious. Tonio Tavares De Mello has adopted 42 disabled children, and many of those were botched abortions. Tonio visited the U.S. recently with three of his sons to raise awareness for the community known as Jesus Menino (Baby Jesus). To support Tonio and his children, please visit: www.gofundme.com/f/jesus-menino-co… Jesus Menino Community will be featured in www.humanlifemovie.com
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Beautiful story (and charity)
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