Monday, October 31, 2016

31 October - St Wolfgang of Regensburg - Independent Catholic News

31 October - St Wolfgang of Regensburg - Independent Catholic News: Bishop. Born in Swabia, Germany, in 924, Wolfgang was educated at a school located at the abbey of Reichenau. There he met Henry, a young aristocrat who went on to become Archbishop of Trier. Wolfgang taught at his cathedral school and supported his efforts to reform the clergy. After Archbishop Henry died, Wolfgang decided to become a Benedictine monk and moved to an abbey in Einsiedeln, now in Switzerland. After he was ordained a priest, he was appointed director of the monastery school there. Later he was sent to Hungary as a missionary.

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Three Days and the Four Last Things

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Three Days and the Four Last Things: From All Hallows Eve, through All Saints Day, and then on All Souls Day, the Catholic Church is focused on the Four Last Things on these ...

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Bl. John Slade - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. John Slade - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. John Slade, Roman Catholic layman and English Martyr. John denied King Henry Viii’s supremacy in religious matters and was arrested and tried with Blessed John Bodey. They were hanged, drawn, and quartered at Winchester. Feastday: October 30


30th October - St Alphonsus Rodriguez - Independent Catholic News

30th October - St Alphonsus Rodriguez - Independent Catholic News: Spanish layman. Patron saint of Majorca. Born in 1533, Alphonsus inherited the family textile business at 23. Within the space of three years, his wife, daughter and mother died; meanwhile, business was poor. Alphonsus stepped back and reassessed his life. He sold the business and, with his young son, moved into his sisters' home. There he learned the discipline of prayer and meditation.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

29 October - Saint Foillan - Independent Catholic News

29 October - Saint Foillan - Independent Catholic News: Irish monk and missionary. St Foillan was a brother of St Fursey, a 7th century bishop. Together they travelled to East Anglia and established a monastery at Burgh Castle - the remains of which can be seen today. When Penda, King of Mercia invaded they fled to Neustria in France where they were well received by the local King Clovis II.

Martyrs of Douai - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Martyrs of Douai - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Martyrs of Douai, Roman Catholic Priests and Martyrs in England. A group of 160 priests trained at the English College of Douai, in France. They were martyred in England and Wales during the century following the foundation of the famed college by Cardinal William Allen in 1568. All perished at the hands of English authorities while laboring to reconvert the island. Feastday Oct.29

St. Cuthbert Mayne - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Cuthbert Mayne - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Cuthbert Mayne, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. Before being brought to the place of execution, Mayne was offered his life in return for a renunciation of his religion and an acknowledgment of the supremacy of the queen as head of the church. Declining both offers, he kissed a copy of the Bible, declaring that, "the queen neither ever was, nor is, nor ever shall be, the head of the church of England". Feastday Oct.29

Friday, October 28, 2016

28th October - Saint Simon and Saint Jude - Independent Catholic News

28th October - Saint Simon and Saint Jude - Independent Catholic News: Apostles and martyrs. According to Matthew and Mark, Simon was a Canaanite. St Luke described him as a zealot. St Jude is also described as a relative of Jesus and the brother of James. According to Western tradition, Jude joined Simon preaching the Gospel in Persia where both were martyred. In modern times, St Jude has been evoked as the patron of hopeless cases.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Not Buying ‘Death with Dignity’ | NRL News Today

Not Buying ‘Death with Dignity’ | NRL News Today

27th October - Saints Frumentius and Aedeius - Independent Catholic News

27th October - Saints Frumentius and Aedeius - Independent Catholic News: These fourth century saints were probably brothers, from Tyre in Lebanon. They were shipwrecked on the Eritrean cost while on a voyage on the Red Sea, and taken to Axum in Ethiopia which was the capital of a powerful kingdom. The royal family were curious about them and welcomed them into the court - where they were both given influential posts. When the king died they stayed as part of the queen's court. She permitted them to

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

New York Times, Dr. Timothy Quill Promote Physician-Assisted Suicide by Starvation and Dehydration | NRL News Today

New York Times, Dr. Timothy Quill Promote Physician-Assisted Suicide by Starvation and Dehydration | NRL News Today

“Americans ought to know that’s part of being pro-choice” | NRL News Today

“Americans ought to know that’s part of being pro-choice” | NRL News Today

26th October - Blessed Contardo Ferrini - Independent Catholic News

26th October - Blessed Contardo Ferrini - Independent Catholic News: Layman, academic and teacher. Born in Milan in 1859, Contardo Ferrini was the son of a teacher. He first studied law, achieving a doctorate. he then won a scholarship and went on to study Roman-Byzantine law in Berlin. He taught in various schools of higher education until he joined the faculty of the University of Pavia, where he earned a reputation for being an outstanding authority on Roman law.

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Sir Geoffrey Pole, in the Tower

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Sir Geoffrey Pole, in the Tower: According to the Tudor Society Blog, on October 26 in 1538, "Geoffrey Pole, brother of Cardinal Reginald Pole and son of Margaret P...

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Mercy behind prison walls - National Catholic Reporter

Mercy behind prison walls - National Catholic Reporter: Preview: The least likely corporal work of mercy to be fulfilled by countless Catholics during the designated Year of Mercy is visiting those in prison.

25th October - The Welsh Martyrs - Independent Catholic News

25th October - The Welsh Martyrs - Independent Catholic News: The Welsh Martyrs commemorated today are: are the priests Philip Evans and John Lloyd, John Jones, David Lewis, John Roberts, and the teacher Richard Gwyn. Wales also continues to keep 4 May as a separate feast for the 40 Martyrs of England and Wales.

St. John Houghton - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. John Houghton - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. John Houghton, Roman Catholic Carthusian Monk and Protomartyr of the English Reformation. He refused to swear to the Oath of Supremacy, the first man to make this refusal. Dragged through the streets, he was executed at Tyburn with four companions by being hanged, drawn, and quartered. Parts of his remains were put on display in assorted spots throughout London. Feastday Oct.25


Monday, October 24, 2016

Pope: God calls us to be merciful not rigid - Independent Catholic News

Pope: God calls us to be merciful not rigid - Independent Catholic News: Pope Francis warned against rigidity in his homily at Casa Santa Marta on Monday. God gives us the freedom and the gentleness to be merciful, he said. Reflecting on the Gospel reading of the day in which Jesus, who was teaching in the synagogue, healed a crippled woman and ignited the anger of the righteous, Pope Francis said 'it is not easy to keep to the path indicated by God's Law.' Matthew's Gospel tells us that Jesus' action provoked the fury of the leader of the synagogue who was 'indignant that he had cured the woman on the Sabbath'

24th October - Saint Antony Claret - Independent Catholic News

24th October - Saint Antony Claret - Independent Catholic News: Archbishop of Cuba and founder of the Claretians. St Antony was born in 1809 in northern Spain. As a young man he worked with his father as a weaver, before joining the seminary at Vich. He was ordained in 1835 and went to Rome to join the Jesuits as a missionary. But he suffered ill health and had to return to Spain. For some time he worked as a preacher in Catalonia, founding the Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, later known as the Claretians.

The Visceral Reality of God's Love

The Visceral Reality of God's Love: I once heard a preacher tell his congregation that Catholics have a peculiar fascination with the gruesomeness of the crucifixion and that this sick fixation on “gore” was behind the death and darkness now celebrated on Halloween. “They love their crucifixes bloody, the bloodier the better!”, he exclaimed, referring especially to the realistic crucifixes found …

Despatches from the Frontline: The Saints Who Battled Satan

Despatches from the Frontline: The Saints Who Battled Satan: The nights grow darker. The air becomes more chill. There is a feast day approaching: All Saints. Another celebration, albeit of a different hue, precedes it. All Hallows’ Eve, better known as Halloween, will soon be upon us. We will watch as children are dressed in occult-inspired costumes and taken to parties dedicated to dark …

Sunday, October 23, 2016

23rd October - Saint Boethius - Independent Catholic News

23rd October - Saint Boethius - Independent Catholic News: Philosopher, statesman and martyr. Born in Rome around 475, St Severenus Boethius was the son of a rich Christian Roman family. Orphaned as a young child he was brought up by the noble Aurelius Symmachus and eventually married his daughter. By the age of 30 he was famous as a great scholar and is recognised as one of the makers of the Christian West.

St. John of Capistrano - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. John of Capistrano - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. John of Capistrano, Roman Catholic Priest and Martyr. In 1456 at age 70 he led a crusade against the invading Ottoman Empire at the siege of Belgrade with the Hungarian military commander John Hunyadi. St. John, at the age of seventy, was commissioned by Pope Callistus III to preach and lead a crusade against the invading Turks. Marching at the head of seventy thousand Christians, he gained victory in the great battle of Belgrade against the Turks in 1456. Three months later he died at Illok, Hungary. His feast day is October 23. He is the patron of jurists. Feastday Oct 23

Bl. Thomas Thwing - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Thomas Thwing - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Thomas Thwing, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. He was condemned and hanged, drawn, and quartered at York. Feastday Oct.23

Saturday, October 22, 2016

22nd October - Saint John Paul II - Independent Catholic News

22nd October - Saint John Paul II - Independent Catholic News: 'Do not be afraid' was most often-used Biblical quote by Pope John Paul II. Karol Józef Wojty�a was born in the Polish town of Wadowice, a small town 50 kilometres from Krakow, on 18 May, 1920. He was the youngest of three children born to Karol Wojty�a and Emilia Kaczorowska. His mother died in 1929. A sister, Olga, had died before he was born. His eldest brother Edmund, a doctor, died in 1932 and his father,

Newly decorated chapel at Westminster Cathedral honours English martyrs - Independent Catholic News

Newly decorated chapel at Westminster Cathedral honours English martyrs - Independent Catholic News: A new decorative scheme commemorating forty English Catholic martyrs has recently been completed in the Chapel of St George and the English Martyrs in Westminster Cathedral. The chapel will be dedicated by Cardinal Vincent Nichols on 28 October. The chapel contains the cathedral's war memorial and its completion marks the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. The new design by Tom Phillips CBE RA links this event with another chapter in the nation's suffering, that of the English martyrs in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: There's Just Something about Those Thwings

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: There's Just Something about Those Thwings: St. John of Bridlington or St. John Thwing or Thweng, is a Yorkshire saint of the fourteenth century and an ancestor of two recusant era ...

21st October - Saint Hilarion - Independent Catholic News

21st October - Saint Hilarion - Independent Catholic News: Abbot and monastic pioneer of Palestine. St Hilarion was born in 291 in Gaza. He studied at Alexandria, where he became a Christian. After the death of his parents he gave all he owned to his brothers and the poor and went to live as a hermit at Majuma. He followed the same regime as St Antony - a diet of figs, bread, vegetables and oil. First he built a small shelter of reeds, later a stone cell measuring about five feet by four feet.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Cardinal Dolan: The two essential values undergirding civilization: “the dignity of the human person, and the sacredness of human life” | NRL News Today

Cardinal Dolan: The two essential values undergirding civilization: “the dignity of the human person, and the sacredness of human life” | NRL News Today

Clinton affirms support for partial-birth abortion, abortions up until just before birth | NRL News Today

Clinton affirms support for partial-birth abortion, abortions up until just before birth | NRL News Today

Pope Francis: Access to food, water a basic human right - Independent Catholic News

Pope Francis: Access to food, water a basic human right - Independent Catholic News: Pope Francis said on Wednesday, access to food and water is a basic human right, and called on believers and people of good will everywhere to take personal responsibility for the needs of their neighbours. The appeal came during the Holy Father's weekly General Audience with pilgrims in St Peter's Square. The Pope focused on feeding the hungry, the first of the Corporal Works of Mercy, during his catechesis.

20th October - Saint Maria Boscardin - Independent Catholic News

20th October - Saint Maria Boscardin - Independent Catholic News: Nurse and nun. St Maria was born in 1888 to a poor Italian family in Brendola. Her father was a violent alcoholic. She was considered not very bright at school, and was called a 'goose' by the local clergy. In 1904, she joined the sisters of St Dorothy and worked in the kitchens and laundry. In 1907, when she took her final vows she became a nurse in the children's diphtheria ward. St Maria nursed soldiers during the First World War.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

St. Isaac Jogues: Indomitable Saint

St. Isaac Jogues: Indomitable Saint: From the example of St. Isaac Jogues, a man strong in mind and soul, graces poured out, rippling through space and time and still being offered to us today.

19th October - Saint Jean de Brebeuf and Companions - Independent Catholic News

19th October - Saint Jean de Brebeuf and Companions - Independent Catholic News: Jesuit priest and martyr of Canada. Born in 1593 in Normandy, Brebeuf became a Jesuit in Rouen in 1617. His health was so weakened by TB he was not able to study or teach for long periods. But he offered himself for the Canadian mission and sailed for Quebec in 1625. The Huron Indians invited him to live with them. He learnt their language and spent the rest of his life preaching and teaching, sometimes with other missionaries,

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: St. Philip Howard and the North American Jesuit Ma...

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: St. Philip Howard and the North American Jesuit Ma...: Just a reminder that today is the anniversary of St. Philip Howard's death in the Tower of London in 1595. From my blog post at the Na...

Sts. Isaac Jogues and Rene Goupil - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Sts. Isaac Jogues and Rene Goupil - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Sts. Isaac Jogues and Rene Goupil, Roman Catholic Jesuit Priests and Martyrs. Two of the six North American Martyrs. Captured and tortured to death at the hands of the Indians. Feastday Oct 19

St. Laura - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Laura - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Laura, Roman Catholic and Martyr. She was martyred by Muslims who took her captive and scalded her to death by placing her in a vat of boiling lead. She is one of the Martyrs of Córdoba. Feast Day Oct. 19.

St. Theofrid - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Theofrid - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Theofrid  October 19  Abbot and martyr. He was serving as abbot of Carmery-en-Velay when the community was attacked by a band of Saracens. He died as a result of the injuries he received at their hands and was thereafter venerated as a martyr. In some lists he is called Chaffre or Theoftoy.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

18th October - Saint Luke - Independent Catholic News

18th October - Saint Luke - Independent Catholic News: Evangelist. Patron of artists and doctors. All we know of St Luke comes from the New Testament. He was a Greek physician, and accompanied St Paul on some of his missionary journeys. According to tradition he was one of the founder members of the community at Antioch. Luke's Gospels include much of the account of the Virgin Birth of Christ, and some of the most moving parables including the Prodigal Son and the Good Samaritan.

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Tomorrow, On the Son Rise Morning Show

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Tomorrow, On the Son Rise Morning Show: Anna Mitchell and I will discuss the martyrdom in chains of St. Philip Howard tomorrow morning on the Son Rise Morning Show a little afte...

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: The Second Spring and the "Catholic Spring"

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: The Second Spring and the "Catholic Spring": From Crisis Magazine and the inimitable Father George Rutler, this comparison between a great, holy Newman and 21st-century Newman: On ...

Monday, October 17, 2016

6.7 million dead babies–PPFA “just getting started” | NRL News Today

6.7 million dead babies–PPFA “just getting started” | NRL News Today

17th October - Saint Ignatius of Antioch and Saint John the Dwarf - Independent Catholic News

17th October - Saint Ignatius of Antioch and Saint John the Dwarf - Independent Catholic News: Saint Ignatius of Antioch - Bishop and martyr. Born in Syria, Ignatius converted to Christianity and eventually became bishop of Antioch. In the year 107, Emperor Trajan visited Antioch and forced the Christians there to choose between death and apostasy. Ignatius would not deny his faith was condemned to be put to death in Rome. Ignatius is best known for the seven letters he wrote on the long journey from Antioch to Rome.

St. Richard Gwyn - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Richard Gwyn - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Richard Gwyn, Roman Catholic Layman and English Martyr. He Converted from Protestantism, he returned to Wales in 1562, married, had six children, and opened a school. Arrested in 1579, he spent four years in prison before his execution by being hanged, drawn, and quartered at Wrexham on October 15, for being a Catholic. Feastday Oct 17

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Pope canonises seven new saints, including Argentina's 'gaucho priest' - Independent Catholic News

Pope canonises seven new saints, including Argentina's 'gaucho priest' - Independent Catholic News: Pope Francis on Sunday canonized seven new Saints including Argentina's 'gaucho priest' Jose Gabriel del Rosario Brochero. Many flag-waving Argentinians made the journey to Rome for the occasion, among them Argentine President Mauricio Macri and his family. Fr Brochero, who lived from 1840 to 1914, is a popular figure in Argentina known for his work with the sick and dying during the cholera epidemic in Cordoba in 1867. After that, he spent years travelling from village to village by mule, ministering to the people, building churches, chapels and schools,

Saturday, October 15, 2016

15th October - Saint Teresa of Avila - Independent Catholic News

15th October - Saint Teresa of Avila - Independent Catholic News: Foundress of the reformed (Discalced) Carmelites. St Teresa was born in 1515 to an aristocratic family in Avila. As a child she showed precocious piety by playing at hermitages with her younger brother. The pair once ran away from home, hoping to go to Morocco and die as martyrs. After her mother's death when she was just 14, Teresa went through a spell of being very interested in boys and clothes. She was sent to be educated by

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: St. Richard Gwyn, Welsh Schoolmaster and Martyr

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: St. Richard Gwyn, Welsh Schoolmaster and Martyr: Today, in Wales, The Latin Mass Society is honoring St. Richard Gwyn with a Missa Cantata and veneration of relics. In 2011, The ...

St. Callistus - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Callistus - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Callistus, Roman Catholic Layman and Spanish Martyr. Callistus went to France with St. Mercurialis to fight against the Saracens (Muslim Invaders), dying in battle. Feastday Oct 15

St. Callistus - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Callistus - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Callistus, Roman Catholic Layman and Spanish Martyr. Callistus went to France with St. Mercurialis to fight against the Saracens (Muslim Invaders), dying in battle. Feastday Oct 15

Friday, October 14, 2016

14th October - Saint Callistus - Independent Catholic News

14th October - Saint Callistus - Independent Catholic News: Pope and martyr. This early Pope was born a slave, served sentence as a convict, was the champion of forgiveness and died for his Christian faith. Callistus was a slave owned by a Roman Christian called Carpophorus. He was put in charge of a bank, but somehow lost the money deposited by other Christians. He fled from Rome but was captured at Porto, and sentenced to work on a treadmill. His creditors discovered what had happened

Thursday, October 13, 2016

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13th October - Saint Edward the Confessor - Independent Catholic News

13th October - Saint Edward the Confessor - Independent Catholic News: King of England. Born in 1003, Edward was the son of Ethelred the Unready and his Norman wife Emma. He was educated at Ely and then in exile in Normandy, while two Scandinavian kings claimed the English throne in succession. In 1042 he became king. In 1045 he married Edith, daughter of the powerful Earl Godwin. Some historians describe him as a weak ruler who paved the way for the Norman Conquest. Others praise his wisdom

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Pope Francis: God isn't interested in 'cosmetic' religion - Independent Catholic News

Pope Francis: God isn't interested in 'cosmetic' religion - Independent Catholic News: Jesus asks us to perform good deeds with humility and rejects 'cosmetic' religion that is only concerned with outward appearance and pretends to be what it's not - that was the message of Pope Francis at morning Mass in Casa Santa Marta on Tuesday. Reflecting on the day's readings from St Paul's letter to the Galatians and the Gospel account in which Jesus rebukes a Pharisee for being totally concerned with the outward appearance of cleanliness rather than on the inner substance of his faith, the Pope noted that Jesus's answer to the Pharisee who was unequivocal.

12th October - Saint Wilfrid - Independent Catholic News

12th October - Saint Wilfrid - Independent Catholic News: Bishop. St Wilfrid was born in Northumbria in 633, the son of a noble family. He was educated at Lindisfarne, and later studied at Canterbury and then Rome. He returned to become Abbot of Ripon and introduced the Rule of St Benedict and the Western, or Roman, method of calculating Easter. This had been introduced by Kentish missionaries like Paulinus but rejected by monks of Lindisfarne who stuck to the old Celtic system. At the Synod of

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: William Chillingworth and Father John Fisher, SJ

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: William Chillingworth and Father John Fisher, SJ: William Chillingworth was born just six months before Elizabeth I died, on October 12, 1602. He would have an eventful life , including a ...

In Imitation of the Blessed Mother: Receiving the Word of God in Silence

In Imitation of the Blessed Mother: Receiving the Word of God in Silence: In a recent interview, Cardinal Robert Sarah reminds us once again of the need for silence in our lives. He explains: “God is silence, and this divine silence dwells within a human being. By living with the silent God, and in Him, we ourselves become silent. Nothing will more readily make us discover God than …

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Pope John XXIII - Reflection

11th October - Saint John XXIII - Independent Catholic News

11th October - Saint John XXIII - Independent Catholic News: Pope and reformer. Although few people had as great an impact on the twentieth century as Pope John XXIII, he avoided the limelight as much as possible. One writer noted that his 'ordinariness' was one of his most remarkable qualities. Born in 1881, the first son of a farming family in Sotto il Monte, near Bergamo in northern Italy, Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli was always proud of his down-to-earth roots. In Bergamo's diocesan seminary, he

Pope Francis: Every day we are called to renew our trust in Christ - Independent Catholic News

Pope Francis: Every day we are called to renew our trust in Christ - Independent Catholic News: Pope Francis greeted members of the General Assembly of the Pallotine Fathers on Monday. Speaking of the charism of St Vincent Pallotti, who founded the order in Rome in 1835, the Pope said he was 'blessed to recognize that Jesus is the Apostle of the Father - rich in mercy and full of mercy - Christ is the one who fulfills his mission by revealing to everyone the tender love and the infinite mercy of the Father.. Contemplating the life of Jesus and looking at our life as pilgrims in this world with its many challenges, we feel the necessity of a profound conversion and the urgency of

Regarding the Dead in the Light of the Resurrection

Regarding the Dead in the Light of the Resurrection: Jesus, his disciples, and a great crowd following them come to the city of Na’in, which exists to this day – a small village near Nazareth at the foot of Mount Tabor. As they approach the gates of the city, a funeral procession pours out through them. The only son of a widow had died. …

St. Damien of Molokai - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Damien of Molokai - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Damien of Molokai, Roman Catholic Priest and member of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, a missionary religious institute. he was sent to Honolulu, Hawaii, where he Was ordained. For the next nine years he worked in missions on the big island, Hawaii. In 1873, he went to the leper colony on Molokai, after volunteering for the assignment. Damien cared for lepers of all ages, but was particularly concerned about the children segregated in the colony. He announced he was a leper in 1885 and continued to build hospitals, clinics, and churches, and some six hundred coffins. Feastday Oct 11

Monday, October 10, 2016

10th October - Saint Paulinus of York - Independent Catholic News

10th October - Saint Paulinus of York - Independent Catholic News: Monk and first bishop of York. Paulinus was one of the second group of monks sent to England by Pope Gregory the Great in 601. King Edwin of Northumbria, had invited the missionaries because he wanted to become a Christian and marry Ethelburga, the Christian sister of Edbald, King of Kent. Paulinus hoped the Northumbrian people would follow their king's example. After Edwin was baptised, in a wooden church at York,

Why Jesus Is the Bright Morning Star

Why Jesus Is the Bright Morning Star: At the start of the Book of Revelation, the victorious Christian is promised the ‘morning star.’ For someone who is reading the book without aid of a concordance and commentary, the meaning of this gift—its identity—is not revealed, so to speak, until the very end of the book. It is there in Revelation 22:16 that …

St. Daniel - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Daniel - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Daniel, Roman Catholic Franciscan martyr of Morocco, with Samuel, Angelus, Domnus, Leo, Nicholas, and Hugolinus. Daniel was a Franciscan provincial in Calabria, Italy. He and the other friars went on a mission to Morocco to preach to the Muslims. They were arrested in Ceuta, North Africa, and termed madmen. When they refused to convert to Islam, they were beheaded. Feastday: October 10

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Saint of the Day for Sunday, October 9th, 2016 - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Saint of the Day for Sunday, October 9th, 2016 - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Anicet Adolfo, Roman Catholic Priest and Spanish Martyr. joined the Congregation of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, and was one of the martyrs of Turon, who were slain during a violent uprising that preceded the Spanish Civil War

Friday, October 7, 2016

7th October - Our Lady of the Rosary - Independent Catholic News

7th October - Our Lady of the Rosary - Independent Catholic News: The apparition of Our Lady of the Rosary is by tradition attributed to Saint Dominic in 1208 in the church of Prouille, in France. According to the attribution, the Virgin Mary appeared to Saint Dominic and introduced him to the rosary. For centuries, Dominicans became instrumental in spreading the practice of praying the rosary. Today's feast was introduced By St Pius V, who was also a Dominican, in gratitude for the victory of Christian fleets

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: First Friday, Our Lady of the Rosary--and of Guada...

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: First Friday, Our Lady of the Rosary--and of Guada...: Today is the First Friday of the month so my husband and I will attend Noon Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception here in Wic...

Thursday, October 6, 2016

6th October - Saint Bruno - Independent Catholic News

6th October - Saint Bruno - Independent Catholic News: Priest. Founder of the Carthusians. Born in Cologne in 1033 to a noble family, he studied at the cathedral school in Rheims where he was ordained priest and later taught theology for 18 years. When he criticised his archbishop, who obtained his see through simony, he was discharged from his office at the school. In 1084 with six companions, he withdrew to the Grande Chartreuse, a wild and lonely sport in the mountains near Grenoble.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Where do the Candidates Stand on Life? | NRL News Today

Where do the Candidates Stand on Life? | NRL News Today

5th October - Saint Faustina - Independent Catholic News

5th October - Saint Faustina - Independent Catholic News: Mystic. Foundress of the Divine Mercy movement. Saint Faustina was born Helen Kowalska in the village of Glogowiec, Lodz Province in Poland on August 25, 1905. After hearing the Lord's calling from the age of seven she was accepted into the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy as Sister Mary Faustina of the Blessed Sacrament, in Warsaw on 1 August, 1925.

Bl. Robert Sutton - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Robert Sutton - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Robert Sutton, Roman Catholic English Martyr. He was an Anglican minister before his conversion to Catholicism. In 1575, he converted and went to Douai, France. He returned to England and was arrested in London and hanged at Clerkenwell. Feastday Oct.5

Bl. William Hartley - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. William Hartley - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. William Hartley, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. He was an Anglican minister before his conversion to Catholicism. Going to Reims, France, he received ordination in 1580 and went back to the English mission to aid St. Edmund Campion. William was hanged at Shoreditch. Feastday Oct. 5

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: From Montmartre to Tyburn

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: From Montmartre to Tyburn: From The Catholic Herald : The Vatican has agreed to open the Cause for the canonisation of Mother Marie Adele Garnier, the foundress o...

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Nearly 12.5k Muslim refugees vs only 68 Christians admitted to US - U.s. - News - Catholic Online

Nearly 12.5k Muslim refugees vs only 68 Christians admitted to US - U.s. - News - Catholic Online

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

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



St. Peter of Damascus, Roman Catholic Priest and Martyr. The bishop of Damascus, Syria, at the time of the Islamic conquest of the region. He was seized by the Muslims for preaching against Muhammad and condemned to death. His captors tortured, blinded, crucified, and finally beheaded him. Feastday October 4

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: St. Francis of Assisi and the English Franciscans:...

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: St. Francis of Assisi and the English Franciscans:...: On this feast of St. Francis of Assisi, who is probably one of the most popular saints inside and outside of the Catholic Church, some bac...

Monday, October 3, 2016

The importance of continuing to focus on life-saving Hyde Amendment and Clinton’s pledge to eliminate it | NRL News Today

The importance of continuing to focus on life-saving Hyde Amendment and Clinton’s pledge to eliminate it | NRL News Today

Daily Reading for Monday, October 3rd, 2016 HD

3rd October - Saint Gerard of Brogne - Independent Catholic News

3rd October - Saint Gerard of Brogne - Independent Catholic News: Benedictine abbot. The gentle saint was born to a wealthy family in 895 near Fosse, in France. From his youth, he had a reputation for being very friendly and kind. For a time he was a soldier and courtier of the Count of Namur. One day after a hunting trip with friends the group returned to his family estate tired and hungry. After he had invited everyone in to rest and eat Gerard slipped away to a little chapel that on his property and prayed

Global war on marriage, says Pope Francis - Independent Catholic News

Global war on marriage, says Pope Francis - Independent Catholic News: 'A global war' to destroy marriage exists nowadays, said the Pope. It is waged not with weapons but ideas such as gender theory, he added, describing this concept as an ideology that is seizing new ground. The couple who argue and face marital difficulty must make peace before the end of the day, he added.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Two million Americans are alive today because of the Hyde Amendment | NRL News Today

Two million Americans are alive today because of the Hyde Amendment | NRL News Today

1st October - Saint Therese of Lisieux - Independent Catholic News

1st October - Saint Therese of Lisieux - Independent Catholic News: Carmelite nun. Patron of the missions. St Therese was born in 1873 in Alencon in France. When she was 15 she told her father she was so devoted to God she wanted to become a nun. The Carmelites and her bishop thought she was too young, but she persisted and eventually got her way. Therese loved life. She had many dreams and wanted to go to the Far East as a missionary. But it wasn't to be.

Bl. Robert Wilcox - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Robert Wilcox - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Robert Wilcox, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. Robert was arrested in Marshsea. He was hanged, drawn, and quartered with Blessed Robert Widmerpool at Canterbury. Feastday Oct.1


Bl. John Robinson - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. John Robinson - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. John Robinson, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. Ordained in 1585, John went back to England and was executed at Ipswich. Feastday Oct.1

Bl. Robert Widmerpool - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Robert Widmerpool - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Robert Widmerpool. Roman Catholic English Martyr. He was arrested for giving aid to a Catholic priest. Robert was executed by being hanged, drawn, and quartered at Canterbury with Blessed Robert Wilcox. Feastday Oct 1

Bl. Edward James - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Edward James - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Edward James, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. Returning as a missionary to England, he was arrested and martyred at Chichester. Feastday Oct.1


St. Ralph Crockett - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Ralph Crockett - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Ralph Crockett, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. Ralph was martyred at Chichester by being hanged, drawn, and quartered. Feastday Oct.1