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January 17 - Saint Anthony of the Desert

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Patriarch of Monastic Life (251-356) Saint Anthony was born in the year 251, in Upper Egypt. Hearing at Mass the words, If you would be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, he gave … More
"As late as 1054, Cardinal Humbert of Silva Candida – a most implacable defender of papal authority – expressed the rights of the laity as follows: “According to the decrees of the holy fathers, … More
catholicherald.co.uk

The laity used to help choose bishops. It’s a tradition worth resurrecting | Catholic Herald

“The Church is not a democracy,” we are often told. That’s sort of true, but it isn’t meant to be a vast centrally-controlled bureaucracy either. As …
https://catholicherald.co.uk/commentandblogs/2019/01/17/the-laity-used-to-help-choose-bishops-its-a-tradition-worth-resurrecting/

Unless you repent, you will perish! (Lk 13:3) /Open letter to the Bishops of Germany/

Dear Bishops of Germany, at this historic time, make a true diagnosis of the state of German theology and admit the disastrous fruits it has borne for both the Church and the world. We witness mass …
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St Anthony of Egypt

"O God, who brought the Abbot Saint Anthony to serve you by a wondrous way of life in the desert, grant, through his intercession, that, denying ourselves, we may always love you above all things. … More
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Six French Priests Arrested for Non-Sexual “Abuses”

French Police arrested on January 16 six priests of the Old Rite Institut de la Sainte-Croix de Riaumont, a community of Benedictine oblates which runs a residential village for about 30 boys and a …
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Rock and roll nuns in Panama

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AFP on Jan 17, 2019 With millions of YouTube views and hits on Spotify and iTunes, a group of young nun rockers play one of their biggest gigs next week, and thousands of Catholics, perhaps … More
The Chinese Communist Party is executing a plan for “retranslating and annotating” the Bible, to find commonalities with socialism and establish a state enforced “correct understanding” of the text.… More
theguardian.com

In China, they’re closing churches, jailing pastors – and even rewriting scripture

China’s Communist party is intensifying religious persecution as Christianity’s popularity grows. A new state translation of the Bible will establish…
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/13/china-christians-religious-persecution-translation-bible
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Medjugorje Shrine Will Be Enlarged

A group of architects are preparing the extension of the shrine of the [false] apparitions in Medjugorje, Bosnia, according to Archbishop Henryk Hoser, the Apostolic Visitator to Medjugorje. Hoser …
charisma
It is unfair to call it false - no such official qualification for that. Using 'alleged' is the proper word. No news editor is entitled to change/… More
Tesa
"Putting the cart before the horse" - first facts then [never] approval.

Evangelicals Criticise “Evangelical” Pope Francis

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Another Bomb Will Explode in the Vatican in a Few Months A book is about to be published in the coming months which deals with the grooms of homosexual Roman Curia prelates since the time of John … More
Holy Cannoli
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At the Amazonian Synod "the deeper agenda will be the ordination of mature married men—viri probati—to the priesthood. Proponents will argue that this dramatic change in the Church’s longstanding … More
firstthings.com

Nothing About Us Without Us | George Weigel

Recent synodal history suggests that more will be afoot at the Amazonian Synod than what its announced theme suggests.
https://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2019/01/nothing-about-us-without-us
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Is Curia Cardinal Farrell now under investigation?

Source, banksofthetrinity.tumblr.com
mamecc
.. and the stars in the sky keeps falling and falling ... mmm, one wonders ..
Tesa
Wasn't it rumored that Cardinal Farrell was featured in the dossier that was presented to Pope Benedict before he stepped down?
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C.S.Lewis - The Poison of Subjectivism

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This abridged essay contains the essence of Lewis’ arguments in his fascinating short book ‘The Abolition of Man/Humanity’. www.amazon.com/…/0060652942 ‘The Abolition of Man’, a series of three … More
CatMuse
Splendid!
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Surrender and its results.

For Catholics, surrender to the [gay] world is not in our vocabulary.
Tesa
“A time is coming when men will go mad, and seeing someone who is not mad, they will attack him, saying, ‘You are mad, you are not like us.’” - St. … More
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Questionable Vatican Advisor Makes Questionable Claims About "Deaconesses"

Women served in the first millennium as deacons “in sacramental roles,” Phyllis Zagano claimed in front of a gullible AmericaMagazine.org (January 15). Zagano is a dissident American theologian and …
Tesa
Here is an Explanation, why not dwightlongenecker.com/catholic-women-… More
Tesa
There is no evidence of women deacons in Rome but many in the "Nestorian' Church".
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haaretz.com

Israeli museum to remove divisive 'McJesus' sculpture

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https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-israeli-museum-to-remove-divisive-mcjesus-sculpture-1.6849081
Lalanz
Hell is hot pray for them
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Lalanz
It’s really simple, when women look into the mirror, they can ask themselves, do I look and act like the Virgin Mary? If not, they are on their way … More
mattsixteen24
Hijacked feminism???? Feminism is from the devil! This video is trash. It misleading. All waves of feminism are satanic. Just look how this woman is … More
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Kooky Wife of Demoted Steubenville Professor Compares Husband to Elijah and Critics to Prophets of …

Suzanne M. Lewis, the wife of Steubenville English Professor Stephen Lewis, took to web portal Patheos a few days ago to lash out at her husband's …
http://mahoundsparadise.blogspot.com/2019/01/kooky-wife-of-demoted-steubenville.html
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Read that, wildly narcissistic. Anyhow the husband was educated in Modern Philosophy, produced no English Lit papers except one, yet is a Professor … More
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Unthinkable today

This is the hallway of the house of the Rev'd. Dr. Claude Jenkins, Regius Professor of Ecclesiastical History at Oxford, circa 1934. Apparently he had some 30,000 books
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He had 30'000 books? And how could he find them?
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