Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Pope Francis General Audience 2016.08.31

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Why do the terrorists hate the Catholic Church so much? - Living Faith - Home & Family - News - Catholic Online

Why do the terrorists hate the Catholic Church so much? - Living Faith - Home & Family - News - Catholic Online

Bl. Richard Bere - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Richard Bere - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Richard Bere, Roman Catholic Monk and English Martyr. When he and his fellow monks voiced their opposition to the planned divorce of King Henry VIII from Catherine of Aragon, they were starved to death in Newgate Prison. Feastday Aug.31

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Princess Diana's Great-Great-Great Uncle

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Princess Diana's Great-Great-Great Uncle: The Honorable George Spencer, son of the 2nd Earl Spencer, now known as Servant of God Father Ignatius Spencer, is thus the Great-Great...

Amazing but true: many people still don’t know how pro-abortion Hillary Clinton is and why pro-lifers support Donald Trump

Amazing but true: many people still don’t know how pro-abortion Hillary Clinton is and why pro-lifers support Donald Trump

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Pope: The works of mercy are gymnasiums of charity

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St. Pelagius, Arsenius, and Sylvanus - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Pelagius, Arsenius, and Sylvanus - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Pelagius, Arsenius, and Sylvanus, Martyrs in Spain, they were hermits who resided in the area around Burgos, in Old Castile, who were put to death by Muslim Moors. Feastday Aug.30

St. Richard Martin - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Richard Martin - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Richard Martin, Roman Catholic English Martyr, a devout Catholic. Arrested for giving shelter to priests, he was hanged, drawn, and quartered at Tybum with Blesseds Richard Leigh, Edward Shelley, John Roche, Richard Flowers, and St. Margaret Ward. Feastday Aug.30

Bl. Richard Leigh - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Richard Leigh - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Richard Leigh, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr, arrested for being a priest and, with Blesseds Richard Martin, Edward Shelley, John Roche, Richard Flowers, and St. Margaret Ward, was executed at Tybum. Feastday Aug.30

Bl. Edward Shelley - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Edward Shelley - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Edward Shelley, Roman Catholic English Martyr, He sheltered priests and was hung at Tyburn. Feastday Aug.30

30th August - St Margaret Clitherow, St Fiacre - Independent Catholic News

30th August
 - St Margaret Clitherow, St Fiacre - Independent Catholic News: Martyr. Margaret Clitherow was born in 1555, in Middleton, Yorkshire, into a Protestant family. Her father Thomas Middleton was Sheriff of York from 1564 to 1565. Margaret was married at the age of 15 to John Clitherow who had a thriving butchery trade; the couple had three children and lived in The Shambles. Although her husband remained a Protestant, Margaret converted to Roman Catholicism three years

Monday, August 29, 2016

29th August - 
SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST 
St John the Baptist - Independent Catholic News

29th August - 

St John the Baptist - Independent Catholic News: Most information about St John comes from the Gospels. The Roman historian Josephus also mentions him. He was the son of Zachariah a Temple priest and Elizabeth, a quite old cousin of the Virgin Mary. An angel foretold his birth, adding that he would prepare people for the Lord. Scriptures tell us that when Mary, who was pregnant with Jesus, came to visit Elizabeth, the infant John leapt in his mother's womb in recognition of the Lord.

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Jihad attacks Catholic priest and attempts to detonate suicide bomb during Sunday Mass - Asia & Pacific - International - News - Catholic Online

Jihad attacks Catholic priest and attempts to detonate suicide bomb during Sunday Mass - Asia & Pacific - International - News - Catholic Online

Bl. Richard Herst - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Richard Herst - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Richard Herst, Roman Catholic English Martyr, hanged at Lancaster on August 29 because of his refusal to deny Catholicism. Feastday Aug.29

Sunday, August 28, 2016

28th August 
- St Augustine of Hippo - Independent Catholic News

28th August 
- St Augustine of Hippo - Independent Catholic News: Bishop and doctor of the church, St Augustine was born in Tagaste, Algeria, in 354. The son of a pagan father and a Christian mother, St Monica, he was brought up a Christian but not baptised. Augustine studied rhetoric at Carthage and became a lawyer, but he gave this up and took up teaching and further study. For nine years he was absorbed by philosophy and Manichaeism, completely rejecting Christianity and following a hedonistic lifestyle.

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Bl. Thomas Felton - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Thomas Felton - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Thomas Felton, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr, hanged at lsleworth, London. Feastday Aug.18

Bl. Robert Morton - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Robert Morton - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Robert Morton, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. He was executed at Lincoln's Inn Fields, London. Feastday Aug.28

Bl. William Dean - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. William Dean - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. William Dean, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr, originally a minister who was converted to Catholicism,  executed in Nile End Green, London.Feastday Aug.18

Bl. Hugh More - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Hugh More - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Hugh More, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr He was a native of Lincolnshire, educated at Oxford. After converting while at Reims, Hugh was martyred at Lincoln’s Inn Fields by hanging. Feastday Aug.18

Bl. William Guntei - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. William Guntei - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. William Guntei, Roman Catholic Priest and Martyr of Wales. A native of Raglan, Gwent, Wales, he was a Catholic who received ordination at Reims, France, in 1587. He returned to England to work for the Catholic mission. Captured, he was hanged at Shoreditch. Feastday Aug 28

St. Edmund Arrowsmith - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Edmund Arrowsmith - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Edmund Arrowsmith, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. He was convicted of being a Catholic priest, sentenced to death, and hanged, drawn, and quartered at Lancaster on August 28th. Feastday aug 28

Bl. Thomas Holford - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Thomas Holford - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Thomas Holford, Roman Catholic English Martyr. Raised a Protestant, he worked as a schoolmaster in Herefordshire until converting to the Catholic faith. He left England and was ordained at Reims in 1583. Going home, he labored in the areas around Cheshire and London until his arrest. He was hanged at Clerkenwell in London. Feastday Aug.28

Friday, August 26, 2016

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Coincidentally: Katherine of Aragon's Grave

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Coincidentally: Katherine of Aragon's Grave: When two stories about Katherine of Aragon's grave at Peterborough Cathedral appear in my in-box, I just can't ignore the coincid...

The Saints Teach Us How to Trust God

The Saints Teach Us How to Trust God: Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. -Hebrews 10:23 In His Sermon on the Mount, Jesus speaks very movingly about the need to rely on our Father’s loving care: “Do not be anxious about your life, what you shall eat or what you shall drink, …

Pope: A narrow door, but a door that’s always open

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Bl. Thomas Percy - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Thomas Percy - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Thomas Percy, Roman Catholic English Martyr. For three years in prison, refusing fervently to abjure his faith in return for his freedom. Thomas was finally beheaded at York. Feastday Aug 26

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Only Jesus is Enough

Only Jesus is Enough: Some of Jesus’ commandments to us seem a bit out of reach. For example, he commands us, “Be perfect, as your heavenly father is perfect” (Matt 5:48). “Be merciful, as your Father is merciful” (Luke 6:36). Be like God. We are even to become one with him. This is the whole purpose of God becoming …

Bl. Louis Sotelo - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Louis Sotelo - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Louis Sotelo, Franciscan martyr of Japan. Louis Was a noble of Spain, who was ordained and sent to Manila, Philippines, in 1601. He went to Japan in 1603 but was exiled. Returning to Spain in 1613, he visited Rome in 1622, and then went again to Japan. He was arrested in Nagasaki and burned alive at Shimabara. Feastday Aug 25

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Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Elizabeth I and Her Catholic Subjects

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Elizabeth I and Her Catholic Subjects: Jessie Childs, the author of God's Traitors: Terror & Faith in Elizabethan England , had this article ("Elizabeth I's War...

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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24th August 

- Saint Bartholomew - Independent Catholic News

24th August 

- Saint Bartholomew - Independent Catholic News: Biblical scholars these days generally think St Bartholomew was the same person as Nathaniel. Nothing is known for certain about him. The Roman Martyrology says he was one of the apostles who went to India and Armenia, and was eventually tortured and put to death there. Jesus said Bartholomew was a man without deceit. The surprised future disciple asked Jesus: 'How do you know me?' Jesus answered:

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

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Daily Reading for Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 HD

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Coincidences on August 22

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Coincidences on August 22: On August 22nd, 1553, John Dudley, the First Duke of Northumberland, was executed for his role in the attempted coup d'etat to place hi...

22nd August
 - Saint Symphorian - Independent Catholic News

22nd August
 - Saint Symphorian - Independent Catholic News: Saint Symphorian. Martyr. This third or fourth century saint was one of the most revered martyrs of Roman Gaul. A fifth century church was built in his honour at Autun, near the place of his death. According to tradition, St Symphorian was accused of showing contempt for the goddess Cybele during a festival in her honour. He was dragged before the governor and flogged but refused to recant.

St. Rose of Lima and the Fragrant Love Born of Suffering

St. Rose of Lima and the Fragrant Love Born of Suffering: With St. Rose of Lima we find another astounding saint and loving hound of the Lord, and yet, at a superficial level, her life and her lessons may seem very odd, extreme, and strange to us today. Although known for her surpassing beauty and her childlike heart, she is perhaps known best for self-inflicted penitential suffering and self-mortification hardly surpassed in the life of any saint, and an earthly death at merely thirty-one years of age.

Monday, August 22, 2016

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St. John Kemble - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. John Kemble - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. John Kemble, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. At the age of eighty-one, he was arrested at Pembridge Castle, the home of his brother. He was falsely charged in the Titus Qates Plot and condemned for being a Catholic. He was hanged, drawn, and quartered at Hereford. Feastday Aug 22

Bl. Richard Kirkman - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Richard Kirkman - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Richard Kirkman, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr, he was arrested near Wakefield. He was hanged, drawn, and quartered near York with Blessed William Lacey, on August 22, for denying the supremacy of Queen Elizabeth I as head of the Church of England. Feastday Aug 22

Under Mary's Holy Name: Victory in Vienna, September 12, 1683

Under Mary's Holy Name: Victory in Vienna, September 12, 1683: As Christian Europe tore at her own throat during the Thirty Years War (1618-1648) the Ottoman Turks missed a golden opportunity to strike their centuries-old enemy.  Why?  They were themselves absorbed with war in Persia.  Moreover, they were beset by a turbulent period of harem intrigue and governed—or not—by a string of ineffectual and self-indulgent …

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Angelus Domini 2016.08.21

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St. Cyriaca - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Cyriaca - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Cyriaca, Roman Catholic Widowed Martyr and patroness of St. Laurence, sometimes called Dominica. St. Laurence, deacon and martyr, used Cyriacas villa in Rome to distribute alms to the poor. She was scourged to death for the faith. The church of St. Mary in Dominica was named after her. Feastday Aug. 21

21st August 
- Saint Pius X - Independent Catholic News

21st August 
- Saint Pius X - Independent Catholic News: Pope. Born in 1835, he was the son of a shoemaker and postman who lived near Treviso in Italy. Pope Pius went to the local village school before joining the seminary near Padua. He spent the next 17 years in parish work before being appointed chancellor of the diocese in Treviso. Nine years later, he became bishop of Mantua, then patriarch of Venice and cardinal.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

20th August
 - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux - Independent Catholic News

20th August
 - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux - Independent Catholic News: Cistercian monk and abbot of Clairvaux, St Bernard was born in 1090 near Dijon in Burgundy. As a young man he was known for his charm, wit, eloquence and learning. At the age of 22, together with 32 companions, including four of his brothers, he became a monk at a poverty-stricken reformed monastery at Citeaux.

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St. Leovigild and Christopher - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Leovigild and Christopher - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Sts. Leovigild and Christopher, Martyrs of Cordoba, Spain, put to death under the Muslim ruler of Cordoba, Abd al-Rahman II. Leovigild was a priest and Christopher was a monk. Feastday Aug 20

Islamophobic abuse and social media - BBC News

Friday, August 19, 2016

19th August - Saint John Eudes - Independent Catholic News

19th August - Saint John Eudes - Independent Catholic News: French priest. Founder of the Congregation of Jesus and Mary. St John was born in 1601 to a farming family in Ri, Normandy. He was educated by the Jesuits at Caen. In 1623, inspired by Philip Neri, he joined the French Oratorians, staying with them for 20 years, preaching and caring for the sick during a series of epidemics that swept through France. He was one of the most popular preachers of his day. He also found many women's refuges. In 1643

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: What I'm Reading Now: Margaret Pole

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: What I'm Reading Now: Margaret Pole: On Tuesday, August 23, I'll be one of the stops on the Amberley Publishing blog-tour for Susan Higginbotham's Margaret Pole: The C...

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Bl. Bartholomew Monfiore - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Bartholomew Monfiore - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Bartholomew Monfiore, Bl. James Denshi, Bl. Paul Sanchiki, Roman Catholics and martyrs of Japan. Japanese crew members of Blessed Joachim Firayama's ship. Arrested for his Christian faith, he was beheaded at Nagasaki. Feastday Aug. 19



Bl. John Foyamon, Roman Catholic Martyr of Japan. A scribe on the ship carrying Blessed Peter Zufliga, he was beheaded at Nagasaki with Blesseds John Yano and John Nangata. Feastday Aug. 19



Bl. Thomas Koyanangi, Roman Catholic Japanese martyr. Arrested as a passenger on the ship of Blessed Joachim Firayama-Diz, he was beheaded at Nagasaki, Feastday Aug. 19

Thursday, August 18, 2016

In Christ, We’re Not Afraid Anymore

In Christ, We’re Not Afraid Anymore: Demons are real. Evil spirits exist. They hate you. They hate me. They hate the lunatic boy in the gospel (Matt 17:15, 18). The demon torments this boy and causes him to fall often into fire and often into water, just to hurt him, or even to try to kill him (Matt 17:15; Mark 9:22). …

Oppose Egg Donation Research Compensation Bill

Oppose Egg Donation Research Compensation Bill

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Bl. James Guengoro - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. James Guengoro - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Blesseds James, Thoffias and Mary Guengoro Japanese martyrs. James was the son of Blesseds Thoffias and Mary Guengoro. James was only two at the time of his crucifixion at Kokura. Feastday Aug. 18

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

17th August
 - Saint Jeanne Delanoue - Independent Catholic News

17th August
 - Saint Jeanne Delanoue - Independent Catholic News: Foundress of the Sisters of Providence, St Jeanne was born in Saumer, in France in 1666. As a young woman she had a reputation for being small, flirtatious and bossy. When she grew up she took charge of the family draper's shop. At the age of 26, she met the Abbe Genetau and a visionary called Francoise Suchet. From this point she gave all her goods to the poor and turned her home and shop into a hostel for them.

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Bl. Caspar and Mary Vaz - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Caspar and Mary Vaz - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Caspar and Mary Vaz, Roman Catholic Martyrs of Japan. They were husband and wife and tertiaries of St. Francis. Both of them and several others with them were martyred in Nagasaki. Caspar was burned alive, and Mary was beheaded. Feastday Aug. 17

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Pope: Women should be freed from violence and slavery

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Bl. John of Saint Martha - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. John of Saint Martha - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. John of Saint Martha, Roman Catholic Franciscan Martyr of Japan. He was born in Prados, Spain, in 1578, and ordained a Franciscan in 1606. Sent to Japan, he mastered that nation's language and worked in the missions. He was arrested in 1615 and spent three years in prison before being beheaded. John was beatified in 1867. Feastday Aug 16

St. Stephen the Great - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Stephen the Great - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Stephen the Great, Roman Catholic King. He gave his patronage to Church leaders, helped build churches, and was a proponent of the rights of the Holy See. Stephen also crushed the pagan counter reaction to Christianity, forcibly converting the so-called Black Hungarians after their failed rebellion. In recognition of his efforts, Stephen was anointed king of Hungary in 1000, receiving the cross and crown from Pope Sylvester II. Feastday Aug 16

Bl. Mary Magdalen Kiota - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Mary Magdalen Kiota - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Mary Magdalen Kiota, Roman Catholic Dominican tertiary and Japanese Martyr. A princess of Japan and relative of a local lord, she was a Dominican tertiary. Arrested for sheltering missionaries, she was burned alive at Nagasaki. Feastday Aug. 16

Monday, August 15, 2016

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Hail Mary - Gentle Woman

Theotokos: Mary is the Mother of God and the Mother of the Church - U.s. - News - Catholic Online

Theotokos: Mary is the Mother of God and the Mother of the Church - U.s. - News - Catholic Online

15 August - Saint Tarcisio - Independent Catholic News

15 August - Saint Tarcisio - Independent Catholic News: Tarcisius was a twelve-year-old acolyte who lived in 3rd century Rome during a time of persecution, when Christians gathered in the Catacombs for Mass. Each day a deacon would be sent to the prisons to carry the Eucharist to Christians who had been condemned to death. One day there was no deacon and so Tarcisius was sent. He was stopped by a crowd of boys on the Appian Way who beat him

Pope: The Church doesn't need bureaucrats, she needs impassioned missionaries

Pope: Church doesn't need bure: The Church doesn't need bureaucrats, she needs impassioned missionaries with fire in their hearts, Pope Francis told pilgrims in St Peter's Square during the Angelus on Sunday. He warned that without this fire, the Church risked becoming a cold or merely lukewarm Church, made up of cold and lukewarm Christians, and urged his listeners to reflect on their own attitudes. Quoting from Jesus' words where he said: 'I have come to bring fire to the earth and how I wish it were blazing already!'

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: " Ignem veni mittere in terram"!

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: " Ignem veni mittere in terram"!: Yesterday the Sunday Gospel was from St. Luke (12:49-53): Jesus said to his disciples:“I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I ...

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Why Do Young Women Choose To Become Nuns?

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St. Maximilian Kolbe - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Maximilian Kolbe - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Maximilian Kolbe, in 1941 he was arrested again and sent to the concentration camp at Auschwitz. On July 31, 1941, in reprisal for one prisoner's escape, ten men were chosen to die. Father Kolbe offered himself in place of a young husband and father. And he was the last to die, enduring two weeks of starvation, thirst, and neglect.Feastday Aug.14

St. Otranto Martyrs ~ Antonio Primaldo - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Otranto Martyrs ~ Antonio Primaldo - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online





St. Otranto Martyrs, Antonio Primaldo was martyred in 1480 by Ottoman invaders after he refused along with approximately 800 others, to convert to Islam. Primaldo will be beautified and elevated to sainthood in a ceremony on May 12, 2013 by Pope Francis.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

13th August - 
Saint Benilde - Independent Catholic News

13th August - 
Saint Benilde - Independent Catholic News: De La Salle brother and teacher. Born in 1805, at Thuret, Puy de Dome, in France, Pierre was educated by the De la Salle brothers and joined them in 1825. He excelled at cooking and teaching. Two years after his profession he was made superior of his community and school at Billom. In 1841 he was entrusted with the foundation of Saugues where he spent the rest of his life as superior and headmaster.

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Saint of the Day - 13 August - St. Hippolytus

St. Hippolytus - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Hippolytus - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Hippolytus, Roman Catholic Martyr of Rome with Concordia and other companions. Feastday Aug 13

Friday, August 12, 2016

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St. James Nam - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. James Nam - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. James Nam, Roman Catholic Vietnamese martyr. A native of Vietnam, he became a priest and joined the Paris Society of Foreign Missions. Seized in the anti Christian persecutions, he was beheaded with Sts. Anthony Dich and Michael My.  Feastday Aug.12

St. Anthony Peter Dich - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Anthony Peter Dich - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Anthony Peter Dich. Roman Catholic Martyr of Vietnam. He was a native of Vietnam, a farmer who was beheaded for sheltering a priest, St. James Nam. Anthony was canonized in 1988. Feastday Aug.12

St. Michael My - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Michael My - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Michael My, Roman Catholic Martyr of Vietnam. He was the mayor of a town in Vietnam when the persecution of Christians started. Michael was martyred with Blessed Anthony Dich, his son-in-law, and with St. James Nam. Feastday Aug. 12

Thursday, August 11, 2016

12th August - 
St Jane Frances de Chantal -- Widow and foundress of the Order of the Visitation.
St Jane Frances de Chantal - Independent Catholic News

12th August - 

St Jane Frances de Chantal - Independent Catholic News: Widow and foundress of the Order of the Visitation. Born of a noble Burgundian family, in 1572, St Jane Frances married a baron at the age of 20. Three of their children died very young but four survived. After only nine years of married life, her husband was killed in a hunting accident. Three years later she met St Frances de Sales, who became her guide and counsellor. When her children became older, she

Mother Angelica’s Ten Eucharistic Lessons

Mother Angelica’s Ten Eucharistic Lessons: Mother Angelica left us many priceless pearls, none of which are sugar coated. “I live because of the Eucharist”. With these poignant words of Mother Angelica reveal her identity as an apostle of the Eucharist.

Don't Give in to Discouragement

Don't Give in to Discouragement: Psychologists tell us that one of the chief evils of our age, an evil apparently less evident in earlier ages, is that of easy defeat. Be this as it may, most people who are honest with themselves would probably have to admit to indulging in despondency. They are fortunate if they have nothing worse to …

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St. Clare - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Clare - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Clare, Roman Catholic Nun. Foundress of an order of nuns now called "Poor Clares." Patron of sore eyes. Feastday Aug. 11

St. Philomena - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Philomena - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Saint Philomena, Roman Catholic Virgin and Martyr. Patroness of the Living Rosary and the Patroness of the Children of Mary, is the only person recognized as a saint solely on the basis of her powerful intercession, although pertinent revelations regarding her life have been recorded. Her relics are now preserved in Mugnano. Feastday Aug. 11

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The Prophetic Dream of Don Bosco and the Leadership of the Pope - U.s. - News - Catholic Online

The Prophetic Dream of Don Bosco and the Leadership of the Pope - U.s. - News - Catholic Online

10th August - 
10th August- Saint Laurence, 
Saint Laurence - Independent Catholic News

10th August - 

Saint Laurence - Independent Catholic News: St Laurence was a deacon who worked closely with Pope Sixtus II. He was martyred a few days after him during the persecutions of the Emperor Valerian. According to the legends, in the three days before he was executed he gave everything he owned to the poor. The prefect of Rome had ordered him to bring him the wealth of the church. Instead he gathered thousands of lepers, blind and sick people, orphans and widows, brought them to the prefect

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St. Asteria - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Asteria - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Asteria, Roman Catholic laywoman and Virgin Martyr, sister of St. Grata. Asteria and her sister were martyred at Bergamo, in Sicily, Feastday Aug. 10

St. Lawrence - Martyr - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Lawrence - Martyr - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Lawrence, Roman Catholic Priest and Martyr. Saint Lawrence was one of seven deacons who were in charge of giving help to the poor and the needy. Feastday Aug,10

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

The ‘Mad Virtues’ of a Secular Society

The ‘Mad Virtues’ of a Secular Society: It’s not just evil that plagues us. It’s also misplaced good things. So, G.K. Chesterton suggests in a particularly insightful passage in Orthodoxy: The modern world is not evil; in some ways the modern world is far too good. It is full of wild and wasted virtues. When a religious scheme is shattered (as Christianity …

Pope Francis tells the TRUTH about transgenderism HD

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St. Edith Stein - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Edith Stein - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Edith Stein, Roman Catholic Nun. Teresa was arrested, and was sent to the concentration camp Teresa died in the gas chambers of Auschwitz. Feastday Aug. 9

Monday, August 8, 2016

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St. Mary of the Cross MacKillop - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Mary of the Cross MacKillop - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Mary of the Cross MacKillop, Roman Catholic Nun. together with Father Julian Tenison Woods, founded the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart and a number of schools and welfare institutions throughout Australasia with an emphasis on education for the poor, particularly in country areas. She is the only Australian until now, to be recognised by the Roman Catholic Church as a saint. Feastday Aug. 8

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Judith Durham Danny Boy (With introduction To Song) 1968

Judith Durham - Morning Has Broken

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Bl. John Felton - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. John Felton - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. John Felton, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. John nailed a copy of the Bull of Pope St. Pius V excommunicating Queen Elizabeth I to the doors of the bishop of London’s residence. Arrested and imprisoned, he was racked three times before being martyred in St. Paul’s churchyard. Feastday Aug.8

8th August 

 - Saint Dominic - Independent Catholic News

8th August 

 - Saint Dominic - Independent Catholic News: Founder of the Dominicans. St Dominic was born at Calaruega in Castile in 1170, the youngest son of the town warden. His uncle educated him and he became an Austin Canon at Osma cathedral. In 1201, he was made sub-prior. Three years later, on his way to Denmark he met the Cathars for the first time. These were a popular sect that lived communally and had a number of extreme beliefs including the idea that the body was of no importance.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

7th August - St Cajetan - Independent Catholic News

7th August - St Cajetan - Independent Catholic News: Founder and reformer. The son of a count, Cajetan was born in Vicenza, Italy, in 1480. He graduated from the University of Padua with law degrees. After working in the papal offices in Rome he was ordained a priest in 1516 and returned to to his home city. In spite of opposition from his family, he began organising charitable work among the sick and poor of the city, eventually founding the Congregation of Clerks Regular, or 'Theatans'

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St. Claudia - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Claudia - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Claudia, Roman Catholic mother of Linus, who became the second Pope. Feastday Aug 7

St. Cajetan - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Cajetan - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Cajetan, Roman Catholic priest and religious reformer, who helped found the Theatines. Patron of workers; gamblers; job seekers; unemployed people; Albania; Italy; Malta; Argentina; Brazil; El Salvador; Guatemala. Feastday Aug 7

Saturday, August 6, 2016

6th August 

- Saint Sixtus - Independent Catholic News

6th August 

- Saint Sixtus - Independent Catholic News: Pope and martyr. St Sixtus was a Greek philosopher who became a Christian and was made Pope in 257. In that year, the Emperor Valerian issued his first decree condemning Christianity. He ordered that the farms and estates, honours, goods and even lives of those who refused to renounce their faith should be sacrificed.

6th August 

- Saint Sixtus - Independent Catholic News

6th August 

- Saint Sixtus - Independent Catholic News: Pope and martyr. St Sixtus was a Greek philosopher who became a Christian and was made Pope in 257. In that year, the Emperor Valerian issued his first decree condemning Christianity. He ordered that the farms and estates, honours, goods and even lives of those who refused to renounce their faith should be sacrificed.

Good News for the Digital Pews: Reflecting on San Bernardino 12/2

Good News for the Digital Pews: Reflecting on San Bernardino 12/2: Bishop Barnes at City Vigil    ‘We believe that love is greater than hate’ Bishop Gerald Barnes joined San Bernardino ...

What is Evangelization? - Evangelization and Adult Faith Formation - San Bernardino, CA

What is Evangelization? - Evangelization and Adult Faith Formation - San Bernardino, CA

Year of Faith - Introduction

Daily Reading for Saturday, August 6th, 2016 HD

St. Hormisdas Pope - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Hormisdas Pope - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Hormisdas Roman Catholic Pope from 514-523, successor to St. Symmachus. One of his great achievements was the ending of the Acacian Schism which had divided the Eastern and Western Churches since 484. The Church in Constantinople was reunited to Rome in 519 as a result of the confession called the Formula of Hormisdas.Feastday Aug. 6

Martyrs of Cardena - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Martyrs of Cardena - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Martyrs of Cardena, Roman Catholic Benedictine monks in the monastery of Cardena, Spain, under Abbot Stephen. More than two hundred monks here were put to death by the Muslim Arabs during their conquest of the Spanish peninsula. Feastday Aug. 6

Friday, August 5, 2016

5th August
 - Saint Oswald of Northumbria - Independent Catholic News

5th August
 - Saint Oswald of Northumbria - Independent Catholic News: King and martyr, St Oswald was the son of Ethelfrith, king of Northumbria. When Edwin seized the kingdom in 616, he fled to Scotland with his family and became a Christian at Iona. When Edwin died in 633, the royal exiles returned to Northumbria. Oswald's brothers, Osric and Eanfrid, were killed by the tyrannical British king Cadwalla. Although he had a much smaller army, Oswald beat Cadwalla's forces at a battle near Hexham. Cadwalla was killed.

Daily Reading for Friday, August 5th, 2016 HD

St. Addal - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Addal - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Addal, Roman Catholic Priest and Martyr. A disciple of Christ sent by St. Thomas to the court of King Abgar the Black, the second century Osroene ruler. Legendary accounts claim Abgar wrote to Christ asking Jesus to cure him of an intolerable and incurable illness. Feastday Aug. 5

Thursday, August 4, 2016

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4th August - 
Saint John Vianney - Independent Catholic News

4th August - 
Saint John Vianney - Independent Catholic News: Patron saint of parish priests. St John Vianney 'the Cure D'Ars' was the son of a farmer. Born in 1786, he grew up during the aftermath of the French Revolution when clergy were outlawed and many schools were closed. He had little education, but at the age of 20, began training for the priesthood. His studies were interrupted by military conscription. Like many others, he deserted and got back to the seminary.

Pope Francis’ visit to the Portiuncula in Assisi

Francis warns against 'ideological colonization' of family, reaffirms contraception ban - National Catholic Reporter

Francis warns against 'ideological colonization' of family, reaffirms contraception ban - National Catholic Reporter

Daily Reading for Thursday, August 4th, 2016 HD

Bl. William Horne - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. William Horne - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. William Horne, Roman Catholic Carthusian lay brother and English Martyr. A member of the London Charterhouse of the Carthusians, he was arrested for opposing the religious policies of King Henry VIII (r. 1509-1547), which included the imprisonment of Catholics and the destruction of monasteries. William was executed at Tyburn with two companions. Feastday Aug. 4

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Pope Francis General Audience 2016.08.03

Daily Reading for Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 HD

St. Lydia Purpuraria - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Lydia Purpuraria - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Lydia Purpuraria, Roman Catholic,and Paul's first convert at Philippi. She was baptized with her household, and Paul stayed at her home there. Feastday August 3.

Summer Reading with the Saints

Summer Reading with the Saints: The lives of the Saints have been a source of transformation. Down the centuries these lives have changed other lives. What would have become of St. Ignatius of Loyola without his reading of books on holy men and women during his convalescence, or of Edith Stein without her all night reading of St. Teresa of …

Striving to be Rich Like Jesus

Striving to be Rich Like Jesus: The Psalmist prays emphatically, “May the gracious care of the Lord our God be upon us; prosper the works of our hands for us! Prosper the works of our hands!” These words remind us that there is nothing wrong with striving for more of the things of this life so as to improve our present …

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

We Are A Work in Progress

We Are A Work in Progress: Workshops for teachers, spring training for Baseball players, ongoing courses for professionals, coaching, reviewing, updating, cutting away the dead branches and debris—life demands constant labor to improve, upgrade and perfect. Even more important must be the constant labor at ongoing formation for followers of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.   All of us are a work …

Daily Reading for Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 HD

St. Eusebius of Vercelli - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Eusebius of Vercelli - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Eusebius of Vercelli, Roman Catholic Bishop and defender of The Faith against the Arian heresy. Feastday Aug 2

Monday, August 1, 2016

1st August 
- Saint Alphonsus Liguori - Independent Catholic News

1st August 
- Saint Alphonsus Liguori - Independent Catholic News: Bishop and founder of the Redemptorists. St Alphonsus was born in 1696 near Naples, the son of a Neapolitan nobleman. He studied law and became a distinguished and eloquent barrister. One day his rhetoric carried him away. He forgot to read an important point in a document and lost a case worth a large fortune. From that time onwards, he abandoned law and studied to be a priest.

Pope: This is war, but not a war of religions

Pope: Make “human bridges” to fight violence

Daily Reading for Monday, August 1st, 2016 HD

St. Sofia - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Sofia - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Sofia, Eastern allegory explaining the cult of Divine Wisdom, Faith, Hope, and Charity were the daughters of Wisdom (known as Sofia in the Roman Martyrology on September 30th), a widow in Rome. The daughters suffered martyrdom during Hadrian's persecution of Christians: Faith, twelve, was scourged and went unharmed when boiling pitch was poured on her, was beheaded; Hope, ten, and Charity, nine, were also beheaded after emerging unscathed, from a furnace; and Wisdom died three days later while praying at their graves. Feast day - August 1st.

Bl. Thomas Welbourne - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Thomas Welbourne - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Thomas Welbourne, Roman Catholic School master and English Martyr. He worked as a schoolmaster until his arrest for preaching the Catholic faith. He was arrested and condemned with Blesseds John Fuithering and William Brown. He was hanged, drawn, and quartered at York. Feastday Aug. 1

The Blessed Martyrs of Nowogródek, also known as the Eleven Nuns of Nowogródek or Sister Stella and Companions.

The Blessed Martyrs of Nowogródek, also known as the Eleven Nuns of Nowogródek or Sister Stella and Companions were a group of Roman Catholic nuns from the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth killed by the Gestapo in August 1943 in present-day Belarus. Feastday Aug.1