Tuesday, March 31, 2015

St. Balbina - Saints

St. Balbina - Saints



St. Balbina, Roman Catholic Women Martyr, Patron of struma, scrofulous diseases. Balbina died for the faith and was buried on the Appian Way. Her relics were later enshrined in St. Balbina's Church on the Aventine. Feastday March 31

Monday, March 30, 2015

St. John Climacus - Saints

St. John Climacus - Saints



St. John Climacus, Roman Catholic monk called “Climacus” from the title of his famous book, The Climax, or The Ladder of Perfection. Feastday Mar.30

Sunday, March 29, 2015

St. Mark - Saints

St. Mark - Saints



St. Mark, Martyred Roman Catholic Bishop of Arethusa, on Mount Lebanon. He destroyed a local pagan temple, enraging the pagan populace. Emperor Julian the Apostate ordered that Mark and other Christians rebuild the temples that they had destroyed. Mark fled rather than comply, but he surrendered when members of his flock were arrested. He was tortured by being dragged through the streets, but he remained so loyal to Christ and the Church that he was set free. Emperor Julian pardoned him. Feastday Mar. 29

Saturday, March 28, 2015

St. Venturino of Bergamo - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Venturino of Bergamo - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Venturino of Bergamo, Roman Catholic Dominican Monk, known for helping to organize a crusade, at the behest of Pope Clement VI (r. 1342-1352), against the Islamic Turks who were then menacing Europe. Feastday March 28

Bl. James Claxton - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. James Claxton - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. James Claxton, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. He was hanged, drawn, and quartered at Isleworth. Feastday Mar.28

Friday, March 27, 2015

St. Augusta - Saints

St. Augusta - Saints



St Augusta, Roman Catholic Virgin martyr, the daughter of the duke of Friuli, in Italy. It is reported that the duke was so infuriated by Augusta's conversion to Christianity that he killed her with his own hand. Her shrine is near Treviso, in northern Italy. Feastday Mar.27

Thursday, March 26, 2015

St. Margaret Clitherow - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Margaret Clitherow - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Margaret Clitherow, Roman Catholic English Martyr. She was born in Middleton, England, in 1555, of protestant parents. Possessed of good looks and full of wit and merriment, she was a charming personality. In 1571, she married John Clitherow, a well-to-do grazier and butcher (to whom she bore two children), and a few years later entered the Catholic Church. Her zeal led her to harbor fugitive priests, for which she was arrested and imprisoned by hostile authorities. Recourse was had to every means in an attempt to make her deny her Faith, but the holy woman stood firm. Finally, she was condemned to be pressed to death on March 25, 1586. She was stretched out on the ground with a sharp rock on her back and crushed under a door over laden with unbearable weights. Her bones were broken and she died within fifteen minutes. Her feast day is March 26th.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Bl. James Bird - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. James Bird - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. James Bird, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. He refused to take the Oath of Supremacy and was hanged, drawn, and quartered at Winchester. Feastday March 25

St. Dismas - Saints

St. Dismas - Saints



St. Dismas,the Good Thief crucified with Christ on Calvary. The other thief is known as Gestas. A completely unsubstantiated myth from the Arabic Gospel of the Infancy that enjoyed great popularity in the West during the Middle Ages had two thieves who held up the Holy Family on the way to Egypt. Dismas bought off Gestas with forty drachmas to leave them unmolested, whereupon the Infant predicted that they would be crucified with Him in Jerusalem, and that Dismas would accompany Him to Paradise. His feast day is March 25th.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

54 Paintings of the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ » CatholicViral

54 Paintings of the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ » CatholicViral

St. Timolaus

St. Timolaus



St. Timolaus & Companions, Eight Roman Catholic Martyrs who were beheaded at Caesarea, in Palestine, during the reign of Emperor Diocletian. According to the historian Eusebius of Caesarea, the names of the other martyrs were: Dionysius (two by this name), Alexander (two by this name), Romulus, Pausis, and Agapius. Feastday Mar.24

Monday, March 23, 2015

St. Toribio Alfonso de Mogrovejo - Saints

St. Toribio Alfonso de Mogrovejo - Saints



St. Toribio Alfonso de Mogrovejo, Roman Catholic Priest. Patron of Native rights; Latin American bishops and Peru. Feastday March 23

Sunday, March 22, 2015

St. Nicholas Owen - Saints

St. Nicholas Owen - Saints



St. Nicholas Owen, Roman Catholic Jesuit lay brother and English Martyr. He died from vicious torture in the tower of London. Feastday Mar.22

Friday, March 20, 2015

St. John, Sergius, & Companions - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. John, Sergius, & Companions - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. John, Sergius, & Companions. Roman Catholic Monks who resided in the laura, or an eremetical monastery, of St. Sabas, near Jerusalem. They were martyred by a band of Arabs who devastated the community. One of the wounded monks, named Stephen, composed a poem in honor of the martyred and to commemorate the event. Feastday March 20

St. Photina - Saints

St. Photina - Saints



St. Photina, Roman Catholic Martyr. Photina was the Samaritan woman with whom Jesus spoke at the well as was recounted in the Gospel of St. John, chapter four. Deeply moved by the experience, she took to preaching the Gospel, received imprisonment, and was finally martyred at Carthage. Feastday March 20

Thursday, March 19, 2015

St. Adrian - Saints

St. Adrian - Saints



St. Adrian Roman Catholic Martyr and disciple of St. Landoald. He was begging for alms when set upon by thieves and slain near Maastricht, Netherlands. Feastday Mar.19

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

St. Edward the Martyr - Saints

St. Edward the Martyr - Saints



St. Edward the Martyr, Roman Catholic  English King. Edward ruled only three years when he was murdered. Feastday March 18

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Bl. Peter Lieou - Saints

Bl. Peter Lieou - Saints



Bl. Peter Lieou, Roman Catholic Priest and Chinese Martyr. A Chinese native, he was converted to Catholicism and was consequently exiled to Mongolia in 1814. Permitted to return in 1827, he soon assisted the spread of Catholic missionary efforts and, during the persecution of Christianity by the Chinese government, managed to make his way into a prison where he gave comfort to Christian prisoners. He was caught and strangled. Feastday March 17

Monday, March 16, 2015

Bl. John Amias - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. John Amias - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. John Amias, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. Hanged, drawn, and quartered at York with Blessed Robert Dalby, Feastday March 16

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Bl. William Hart - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. William Hart - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. William Hart, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. He was hanged, drawn, and quartered at York. Feastday Mar.15

St. Leocrita - Saints

St. Leocrita - Saints



St. Leocrita. Roman Catholic Virgin Martyr. She lived in Cordoba, Spain, with her Muslim Moorish parents until her conversion. St. Eulogius sheltered her. They were both scourged and beheaded. Feastday Mar.15

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Bl. Dominic Jorjes - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Dominic Jorjes - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Dominic Jorjes. A Roman Catholic martyr of Japan, a Portuguese who settled in that country. He was arrested for sheltering Blessed John Spinola. He was burned alive in Nagasaki, Japan, on November 18.Feastday Mar.14

Martyrs of Valeria - Saints

Martyrs of Valeria - Saints



Martyrs of Valeria, two Roman Catholic Monks and Martyrs. Two monks hanged from a tree by the Lombards. Pope St. Gregory I the Great reported that after dying, the monks could be heard singing Psalms.Feastday Mar.14

Friday, March 13, 2015

Teresa Beem: A Seventy-day Adventist Who Became Catholic - The Journey H...


Bl. Agnello of Pisa - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Agnello of Pisa - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Blessed Agnellus of Pisa, O.F.M., was an Roman Catholic Italian Friar Minor and founder of the Franciscan Order in England. Feastday Mar.13

St. Ramirus and Companions - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Ramirus and Companions - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Ramirus and Companions, Roman Catholic Martyrs of Spain. Ramirus served as prior of St. Claudus Monastety in Leon, Spain. The community was set upon by the Visigoths who, as Arians, opposed orthodox Christianity. The abbot, St Vincent, was put to death, followed two days later by Ramirus and the entire community. Feastday Mar. 13

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Urge Legislators to Vote “No” on Assisted Suicide

Thursday, March 12, 2015

THE CRISIS of CILVILIZATION


Ever since the disaster of the Protestant Reformation our civilization has been falling into ever deepening crisis, the solution to which Hilarie Belloc says. "Does not permit of indefinite delay.

Catholicism built the Western World from Roman times through the dark ages to the high middle ages but the false social philosophy of the Protestant Reformation, based on Calvinism, has been causing an ever deepening breakdown of our Catholic built Western World.

Belloc shows Reformation’s evil results in the economic sphere through the dissolving of Catholic restraints on usury and unbridled competition.

He claims that "Calvin opened the door to the domination of the mind by money"

Thus the Protestant Reformation has led to our present disastrous economic situation, where there are on the one hand, a few wealthy men and on the other a multitude of ‘wage slaves’ who have neither a secure ‘status’ nor a place in society, nor any property, except for their labour, upon which to rely on for their daily bread.

Furthermore he shows how this situation contrasts sharply with that of the middle ages, where security of status, with a sufficiency of material goods, was the rule, which thus supported the catholic goal of frugal comfort and family security in this life and salvation in the next, as opposed to the Calvinist ideal of acquiring material wealth, even at the expense of the welfare of one’s neighbor.

He concludes by stating that only a return to Catholicism will remedy the crisis of our crumbling world.

He sees a threefold remedy of reform.
The better distribution of property
. The public control of monopolies
The reestablishment of those principles and that organization which underlay the conception of the guild.
But institutions do not arise of themselves nor are they preserved by mere verbal regulations. They come from the spirit of which they are the product, namely in this case Catholicism.

Jean Cauvin (or Calvin), For John Calvin it was who set up a counter-Church.

This man was a Frenchman, Jean Cauvin (or Calvin), the son of an ecclesiastical official, steward and lawyer to the See of Noyon.

After the excommunication of his father for embezzlement and the confiscation by his Bishop of much of the income which he, Jean Calvin, himself enjoyed, he, John, set to work, and a mighty work it was. It would be unjust to say that the misfortunes of his family and the bitter private money quarrel between himself and the local hierarchy was the main driving force of Calvin's attack.

He was already on the revolutionary side in religion; he would perhaps have been in any case a chief figure among those who were for the destruction of the old religion. But whatever his motive, he was certainly the founder of a new religion.

For John Calvin it was who set up a counter-Church.

He proved, if ever any man did, the power of logic, the triumph of reason, even when abused, and the victory of intelligence over mere instinct and feeling.

He framed a complete new theology, strict and consistent, wherein there was no room for priesthood or sacraments; he launched an attack not anti-clerical, not of a negative kind, but positive, just as Mohammed had done nine hundred years before.

He was a true heresiarch, and though his effect in the actual imposition of dogma has not had a much longer life than that of Arianism yet the spiritual mood he created has lasted on into our day. All that is lively and effective in the Protestant temper still derives from John Calvin.

Though the iron Calvinist affirmations (the core of which was an admission of evil into the Divine nature by the permission of but One Will in the universe) have rusted away, yet his vision of a Moloch God remains; and the coincident Calvinist devotion to material success, the Calvinist antagonism to poverty and humility, survive in full strength.

Usury would not be eating up the modern world but for Calvin nor, but for Calvin, would men debase themselves to accept inevitable doom; nor, but for Calvin, would Communism be with us as it is today, nor, but for Calvin, would Scientific Monism dominate as it (till recently) did the modern world, killing the doctrine of miracle and paralysing Free Will.

This mighty French genius launched his Word nearly twenty years after the religious revolution had begun: round that Word the battle of Church and counter-Church was fought out; and the destruction of Christian unity, which we call the Reformation, was essentially for more than a century to become the product of a vivid effort, enthusiastic as early Islam had been, to replace the ancient Christian thing by Calvin's new creed.

It acted as all revolutions do, by the forming of "cells." Groups arose throughout the West, small highly disciplined societies of men, determined to spread "the Gospel," "the Religion", it had many names.

The intensity of the movement grew steadily, especially in France, the country of its founder.

The Reformation, unlike all the other great heresies, led to no conclusion, or at least has led to none which we can as yet register, although the first upheaval is now four hundred years behind us.

The Arian business slowly died away; but the Protestant business, though its doctrine has disappeared, has borne permanent fruit.

It has divided the white civilization into two opposing cultures, Catholic and anti-Catholic.

But at the outset, before this result was reached, the challenge of the reformers led to fierce civil wars

St. Peter of Nicomedia - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Peter of Nicomedia - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Peter of Nicomedia, Roman Catholic Martyr. According to tradition, he was a chamberlain at the court of Emperor Diocletian at Nicomedia. Arrested for being a Christian when the last great persecution of the Church was launched at Diocletian's command, Peter was cruelly tortured by having the flesh stripped from his body and salt and vinegar poured and rubbed into the wounds. Finally, he was roasted to death over a fire. He is ranked as one of the first victims of the last persecution by the Roman Empire. Feastday Mar.12

Bl. Joseph Tshang-ta-Pong - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Joseph Tshang-ta-Pong - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Joseph Tshang-ta-Pong, Roman Catholic catechist and Martyr of China, put to death for the faith.Feastday Mar.12

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

St. Eulogius of Cordoba - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Eulogius of Cordoba - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Eulogius of Cordoba, Roman Catholic Martyred priest of Cordoba, Spain, slain by the Moors Muslims. He was one of the Martyrs of Córdoba. He flourished during the reigns of the Cordovan emirs Abd-er-Rahman II and Muhammad I. Feastday Mar 11

St. Aurea - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Aurea - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Aurea, Roman Catholic Nun, During the Moorish Muslim occupation of Spain, she became a nun at a nearby Benedictine San Millan de la Cogolla abbey and lived as a solitary famed for her visions and miracles. Her feast day is March 11th

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

St. John Ogilvie - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. John Ogilvie - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online





St John Ogilvie, Roman Catholic Jesuit Priest and Scottish Martyr. After three trials, John was convicted of high treason because he converted Protestants to the Catholic Faith as well as denied the king's spiritual jurisdiction by upholding the Pope's spiritual primacy and condemning the oaths of supremacy and allegiance. Sentenced to death, the courageous priest was hanged at Glasgow in 1615 at the age of thirty-six. His feast day is March 10.

Martyrs of Armenia - Saints

Martyrs of Armenia - Saints



Martyrs (Forty) of Armenia, Roman Catholic soldiers martyred by Emperor Licinius Licinianus at Sebaste, in modern Armenia. They are also called the Martyrs of Sebaste. The martyrs were forced to march naked upon the ice of a frozen lake after they refused to abjure the faith. Feastday March 10

Monday, March 9, 2015

St. Frances of Rome - Saints

St. Frances of Rome - Saints



St. Frances of Rome, Obl.S.B. Roman Catholic wife, mother, mystic, organizer of charitable services and a Benedictine oblate who founded a religious community of oblates, who share a common life without religious vows. Feastday Mar.9

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Sts. Perpetua and Felicity - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Sts. Perpetua and Felicity - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Sts. Perpetua and Felicity, Roman Catholic Martyrs, Perpetua was a married noblewoman, said to have been 22 years old at the time of her death, and mother of an infant she was nursing. Felicity, a slave imprisoned with her and pregnant at the time, was martyred with her. Feastday Mar.7

Bl. John Ireland - Saints

Bl. John Ireland - Saints



Bl. John Ireland, Roman Catholic English Martyr and chaplain to St. Thomas More. He became a pastor at Eltham, Kent, prior to his arrest for resisting the supremacy of King Henry VIII of England over the Church of England. Executed at Tyburn, he died with Blesseds Jermyn Gardiner and John Larke. Feastday Mar.7

Friday, March 6, 2015

St. Colette - Saints

St. Colette - Saints



St. Colette, Roman Catholic Nun, foundress of the Colettine Poor Clares, better known as the Poor Clares. Due to a number of miraculous events claimed during her life, she is venerated as the patron saint of women seeking to conceive, expectant mothers and sick children. Feastday Mar.6

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Journey Home - April Bright - 2015.2.16 - Former United Pentecostal


St. Oliva - Saints

St. Oliva - Saints



St. Oliva, Roman Catholic Woman Martyr. She was executed in the last year of the reign of Emperor Hadrian. Her relics are venerated at Saint Afra's Church, Brescia. Feastday Mar.5

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

St. Lucius I - Saints

St. Lucius I - Saints



St. Lucius I, Roman Catholic Priest and elected Pope to succeed Pope St. Cornelius on June 25, 253, and ruled only eighteen months. He was exiled briefly during the persecution of Emperor Gallus, but was allowed to return to Rome. Feastday March 4

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

St. Katharine Drexel - Saints

St. Katharine Drexel - Saints



St. Katharine Drexel, Roman Catholic American Nun. Katharine founded the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament for Black and Native American peoples, whose members would work for the betterment of those they were called to serve. Feastday March 3

Sunday, March 1, 2015